Adobe Photoshop iPadOS has two new features: Refine Edges, for faster, more precise selections, and Rotate the Canvas, giving users more control over their workspaces.
Adobe continues to refine the iPad version of Photoshop, which many longtime fans were excited to see.
On July 27, Adobe released two updates to Photoshop for the iPad. Although minor, the updates bring the app closer to how the desktop version works.
Refine edge brush
Refine Edge Brush allows users to select and hide particularly delicate selections – such as hair, fur, and semi-sheer fabrics – with just a few brush strokes. It is also useful for removing a subject from a particularly complex background.
This allows users to achieve precise selections with minimal effort, reducing the time and effort spent in the early stages of a project.
Rotate the canvas
Users will now be able to rotate the canvas in the Photoshop application. To rotate, just use a two-finger twist gesture, which can be combined with a two-finger pinch to zoom.
The rotation can be set to line up at 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees and can easily be reset with a pinch gesture of zoom out. The rotation is also not sticky, so it reverts to the original orientation when closing and reopening a file.
Adobe released several updates to the desktop version of Photoshop last month. The desktop version saw new updates to Adobe Sensei AI, new Camera RAW UX updates, and a font matching service that uses machine learning to identify fonts in images.
Last month’s Adobe Photoshop on iPad update included the ability to quickly transfer images between iPadOS versions of Photoshop and Lightroom, giving users increased control over photo editing.
All Adobe creative software is available as a subscription. Adobe offers several levels of subscriptions. Access to all of Adobe’s Creative Suite costs $ 52.99 per month, while individual apps cost $ 20.99 per month each. Adobe also offers a combined Photoshop and Lightroom bundle for $ 9.99 / month, making it one of Adobe’s more affordable monthly subscriptions.