Adobe is selling Photoshop on the iPad and Adobe Fresco Premium together

Photoshop for iPad
Photoshop for iPad (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Adobe is now offering two of its iPad apps in a single bundle.
  • Both Photoshop for iPad and Fresco Premium are included.
  • But in typical Adobe fashion, it's more confusing that it needs to be.

Adobe has today announced that it is now offering Photoshop for iPad and Fresco Premium as a single bundle. But thanks to Adobe's opaque pricing models, it's not as simple as just buying one and getting the other.

Just take a read of this opening paragraph, taken from the Adobe blog.

Today we're proud to announce you can get Adobe Photoshop on the iPad and Adobe Fresco premium — two great apps that work even better together – at one great price. The offer is available to customers who buy Photoshop on iPad or upgrade to Adobe Fresco premium through the App Store, as well as to Creative Cloud customers who buy the Photoshop Single App or All Apps plan on Early adopters who already have a Creative Cloud membership are eligible too. Sweet deal.

I'm sure that is indeed a sweet deal, and maybe it's my almost-40-year-old brain's fault, but I can't quite parse what any of that means. I'm sure you young folks are all over it, though.

All of that aside, there's no denying that Photoshop and Fresco Premium together is a good thing indeed.

Photoshop is the defacto image manipulation app and it's right at home on the iPad. Fresco Premium gives you "access to more than a thousand additional brushes, plus you can import your own brushes," too. All good stuff, I'm sure you'll agree.

Be sure to check the Adobe announcement for some cool ideas and inspiration for what can be done with the two apps in tandem as well.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.