Adobe brings Photoshop on the iPad, free trial available
We reported last month that Adobe may not include some main features in the iPad release, and it looks like that's exactly what happened. The iPad app doesn't offer the same features as the desktop one, at least at launch. The good news is the app does include Apple Pencil for iPad Pro support, and it also allows users to edit PSD files.
According to Adobe, the initial Photoshop release focuses on those features that mostly benefit Apple's tablets like Pencil input and touch, including “core compositing and retouching tools,” TechCrunch reports.
If you're expecting features like support for brushes and masks, as well as smart selection, you won't find them in the first release version of Photoshop for iPad, although Adobe promised to add them later on.
Photoshop for iPad lets you use quick gestures and touch shortcuts to make edits directly on your canvas. Also, thanks to the app's UI, you'll only get the core tools and panes you need to be displayed on the screen so that you can focus on your canvas.
Besides support for brushes and masks, Adobe confirmed that the ability to rotate canvas, refine edge and select subject will be coming soon Photoshop on iPad.