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Adobe just released a huge Photoshop update for iPad

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iPad Photoshop (Image credit: Adobe)

What you need to know

  • There's a big new update for Adobe Photoshop.
  • It brings new features for both iPad and the desktop version.
  • There is also an update for Adobe Fresco.

Adobe has just announced a major update to Adobe Photoshop on iPad, as well as its desktop application and Fresco.

Photoshop for iPad now supports two major new features in Adobe's Healing Brush and Magic Wand for correcting imperfections, and there's also a new Canvas Projection feature for collaboration on a larger screen:

Seamlessly share your canvas or collaborate live with others on a larger screen. Connect your iPad to any external monitor or TV display with HDMI or USB-C. This will project your canvas onto that display, full screen and without the Photoshop UI, letting you show your document as you edit it live. You can enable Canvas Projection within the app settings under General > Advanced.

The update means users will now be able to use two of Photoshop's most important features on devices like the M1 iPad Pro (2021), one of Apple's best iPads for drawing and creation.

There's a new Sky Replacement feature for the desktop version that lets you choose and import a new sky for your photos from up to 5,000 options. There's also a new Transform Warp with independent Bezier handles, a new Discover panel, and a new beta program:

Photoshop Beta is debuting this month. It is a new way Creative Cloud members can give feedback to the Photoshop team. Photoshop Beta is an exciting opportunity to test and provide feedback about stability, performance, and occasionally new features by using a version of Photoshop before it is released.

Finally, Adobe Fresco on iPad is getting new color-based Adjustment layers:

In the July release we added color-based Adjustment Layers, so you can change and adjust colors without a permanent commitment. You can apply non-destructive tonal and color edits to any layer or group. It's fun to explore options, and adds further compatibility with Photoshop since any previously applied color Adjustment layer is now editable inside of Adobe Fresco. To get started experimenting with Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, and Color Balance in Adobe Fresco — tap the 'Appearances icon' (those interlocking circles) in the taskbar.

You can read the full release here (opens in new tab).

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.