What you need to know
- Photoshop for iPad has gained new features previously limited to the desktop.
- iPad users can now take advantage of Content-Aware Fill for the first time.
- Improvements include a new background removal tool.
Adobe has released a big new update for its Photoshop iPad app that adds a raft of new features including a new Content-Aware Fill feature similar to that available on the Mac. Other improvements include a new background removal tool.
Starting with that Content-Aware Fill, Adobe says that it has been able to bring one of Photoshop's landmark features to the Mac for the first time via a one-step action.
The new Photoshop update also adds support for background removal, again via a one-step action that makes it easy to swap out any background before replacing it with another one.
Other improvements in this new release include an update to the Select Subject tool that is designed to make it better at identifying photos of people, including their hair. Photoshop for iPad now also features auto-tone, color, and contrast capabilities to make it easier than ever to make some of the most common adjustments people use the app to carry out.
All of this and more can be found in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop for iPad, available via the App Store. Everyone who already has the app installed should see the update available now while everyone else can download it now for free. Some features require a Creative Cloud subscription, however.
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