Adobe has announced a version of Photoshop for the iPad 2 – Photoshop Touch. The app offers the core Photoshop features (layers, selection tools, adjustments and filters) but with a few tablet-specific twists:
- Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the camera fill feature,
- Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool,
- With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture hard-to-select image elements, and
- Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
One limitation of the app that’s causing some discussion, is that image sizes are limited to 1600 x 1600 pixels. Perhaps that’s an issue to be remedied in a future version of the app. For now, version 1.1.0 is available for US $9.99 in the iTunes store.
Adobe expects to release the following touch apps for the iPad in the coming months: Adobe Collage for moodboards; Adobe Debut for presenting and reviewing creative work; Adobe Ideas for sketching; Adobe Kuler® for exploring color themes; and Adobe Proto for website and mobile app prototyping.
Photoshop touch demonstration by Brian Yap, creative director at US studio, Boxing Clever: