PSA: Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Draw leaving the App Store next month

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What you need to know

  • Adobe will be removing Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw from the App Store on July 19.
  • Both apps will be supported until January 10, 2022.

Adobe has reminded everyone that Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw will no longer be available for download from the App Store as of July 19, 2021. Both apps will continue to be supported through January 10, 2022.

Adobe confirmed the move via a support document that was first spotted by MacRumors.

Adobe suggests that users migrate to Fresco — with the suggestion that they will be able to keep their assets intact.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw will be discontinued for iOS and Android and will no longer be available for download, starting July 19th, 2021. Existing users can continue using the apps until January 10, 2022. For a seamless and interruption-free experience, easily migrate to Fresco with all your assets intact.

Adobe Fresco can be downloaded from the App Store for free right now. The premium features can be unlocked for an additional $9.99, should you so wish.

Adobe Fresco is a free drawing and painting app built especially for iPad with Apple Pencil and iPhone, and designed for artists who draw professionally or paint for passion. Want to take your artwork to the next level? Upgrade to the premium version through the App Store and you'll also get Photoshop on iPad, plus all the premium features of Adobe Fresco, including thousands of exclusive brushes that get updated seasonally.

Want to make the best of Fresco? Check out the best iPad Pro deals and bag yourself a bargain.

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.