Photoshop on the iPad | Common questions

  1. Photoshop User Guide
  2. Introduction to Photoshop
    1. Dream it. Make it.
    2. What's new in Photoshop
    3. Edit your first photo
    4. Create documents
    5. Photoshop | Common Questions
    6. Photoshop system requirements
    7. Migrate presets, actions, and settings
    8. Get to know Photoshop
  3. Photoshop and Adobe services
    1. Photoshop and Adobe Stock
    2. Creative Cloud Libraries
    3. Creative Cloud Libraries in Photoshop
    4. Grid and guides
    5. Creating actions
    6. Undo and history
    7. Default keyboard shortcuts
    8. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    9. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    10. Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop
  4. Photoshop on the iPad
    1. Photoshop on the iPad | Common questions
    2. Get to know the workspace
    3. System requirements | Photoshop on the iPad
    4. Create, open, and export cloud documents
    5. Add photos
    6. Work with layers
    7. Draw and paint with brushes
    8. Make selections and add masks
    9. Retouch your composites
    10. Work with adjustment layers
    11. Adjust the tonality of your composite with Curves
    12. Apply transform operations
    13. Crop and rotate your composites
    14. Rotate, pan, zoom, and reset canvas
    15. Work with Type layers
    16. Work with Photoshop and Lightroom
    17. Get missing fonts in Photoshop on the iPad
    18. Japanese Text in Photoshop on the iPad
    19. Manage app settings
    20. Touch shortcuts and gestures
    21. Keyboard shortcuts
    22. System requirements 1.x | Photoshop on the iPad
    23. System requirements 2.x | Photoshop on the iPad
    24. Edit your image size
    25. Livestream as you create in Photoshop on the iPad
    26. Correct imperfections with the Healing Brush
    27. Create brushes in Capture and use them in Photoshop
  5. Cloud documents
    1. Photoshop cloud documents | Common questions
    2. Photoshop cloud documents | Workflow questions
    3. Manage and work with cloud documents in Photoshop
    4. Upgrade cloud storage for Photoshop
    5. Unable to create or save a cloud document
    6. Solve Photoshop cloud document errors
    7. Collect cloud doc sync logs
    8. Share access and edit your cloud documents
  6. Workspace
    1. Workspace basics
    2. Create documents
    3. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    4. Microsoft Dial support in Photoshop
    5. Tool galleries
    6. Performance preferences
    7. Use tools
    8. Touch gestures
    9. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    10. Technology previews
    11. Metadata and notes
    12. Quickly share your creations
    13. Place Photoshop images in other applications
    14. Preferences
    15. Default keyboard shortcuts
    16. Rulers
    17. Show or hide non-printing Extras
    18. Specify columns for an image
    19. Undo and history
    20. Panels and menus
    21. Place files
    22. Position elements with snapping
    23. Position with the Ruler tool
    24. Presets
    25. Customize keyboard shortcuts
    26. Grid and guides
  7. Web, screen, and app design
    1. Photoshop for design
    2. Artboards
    3. Export files in Photoshop
    4. Device Preview
    5. Copy CSS from layers
    6. Slice web pages
    7. HTML options for slices
    8. Modify slice layout
    9. Work with web graphics
    10. Create web photo galleries
  8. Image and color basics
    1. How to resize images
    2. Work with raster and vector images
    3. Image size and resolution
    4. Acquire images from cameras and scanners
    5. Create, open, and import images
    6. View images
    7. Invalid JPEG Marker error | Opening images
    8. Viewing multiple images
    9. Customize color pickers and swatches
    10. High dynamic range images
    11. Match colors in your image
    12. Convert between color modes
    13. Color modes
    14. Erase parts of an image
    15. Blending modes
    16. Choose colors
    17. Customize indexed color tables
    18. Image information
    19. Distort filters are unavailable
    20. About color
    21. Color and monochrome adjustments using channels
    22. Choose colors in the Color and Swatches panels
    23. Sample
    24. Color mode or Image mode
    25. Color cast
    26. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    27. Add swatches from HTML CSS and SVG
    28. Bit depth and preferences
  9. Layers
    1. Layer basics
    2. Nondestructive editing
    3. Create and manage layers and groups
    4. Select, group, and link layers
    5. Place images into frames
    6. Layer opacity and blending
    7. Mask layers
    8. Apply Smart Filters
    9. Layer comps
    10. Move, stack, and lock layers
    11. Mask layers with vector masks
    12. Manage layers and groups
    13. Layer effects and styles
    14. Edit layer masks
    15. Extract assets
    16. Reveal layers with clipping masks
    17. Generate image assets from layers
    18. Work with Smart Objects
    19. Blending modes
    20. Combine multiple images into a group portrait
    21. Combine images with Auto-Blend Layers
    22. Align and distribute layers
    23. Copy CSS from layers
    24. Load selections from a layer or layer mask's boundaries
    25. Knockout to reveal content from other layers
    26. Layer
    27. Flattening
    28. Composite
    29. Background
  10. Selections
    1. Select and Mask workspace
    2. Make quick selections
    3. Get started with selections
    4. Select with the marquee tools
    5. Select with the lasso tools
    6. Select a color range in an image
    7. Adjust pixel selections
    8. Convert between paths and selection borders
    9. Channel basics
    10. Move, copy, and delete selected pixels
    11. Create a temporary quick mask
    12. Save selections and alpha channel masks
    13. Select the image areas in focus
    14. Duplicate, split, and merge channels
    15. Channel calculations
    16. Selection
    17. Bounding box
  11. Image adjustments
    1. Perspective warp
    2. Reduce camera shake blurring
    3. Healing brush examples
    4. Export color lookup tables
    5. Adjust image sharpness and blur
    6. Understand color adjustments
    7. Apply a Brightness/Contrast adjustment
    8. Adjust shadow and highlight detail
    9. Levels adjustment
    10. Adjust hue and saturation
    11. Adjust vibrance
    12. Adjust color saturation in image areas
    13. Make quick tonal adjustments
    14. Apply special color effects to images
    15. Enhance your image with color balance adjustments
    16. High dynamic range images
    17. View histograms and pixel values
    18. Match colors in your image
    19. How to crop and straighten photos
    20. Convert a color image to black and white
    21. Adjustment and fill layers
    22. Curves adjustment
    23. Blending modes
    24. Target images for press
    25. Adjust color and tone with Levels and Curves eyedroppers
    26. Adjust HDR exposure and toning
    27. Filter
    28. Blur
    29. Dodge or burn image areas
    30. Make selective color adjustments
    31. Replace object colors
  12. Adobe Camera Raw
    1. Camera Raw system requirements
    2. What's new in Camera Raw
    3. Introduction to Camera Raw
    4. Create panoramas
    5. Supported lenses
    6. Vignette, grain, and dehaze effects in Camera Raw
    7. Default keyboard shortcuts
    8. Automatic perspective correction in Camera Raw
    9. How to make non-destructive edits in Camera Raw
    10. Radial Filter in Camera Raw
    11. Manage Camera Raw settings
    12. Open, process, and save images in Camera Raw
    13. Repair images with the Enhanced Spot Removal tool in Camera Raw
    14. Rotate, crop, and adjust images
    15. Adjust color rendering in Camera Raw
    16. Feature summary | Adobe Camera Raw | 2018 releases
    17. New features summary
    18. Process versions in Camera Raw
    19. Make local adjustments in Camera Raw
  13. Image repair and restoration
    1. Remove objects from your photos with Content-Aware Fill
    2. Content-Aware Patch and Move
    3. Retouch and repair photos
    4. Correct image distortion and noise
    5. Basic troubleshooting steps to fix most issues
  14. Image transformations
    1. Transform objects
    2. Adjust crop, rotation, and canvas size
    3. How to crop and straighten photos
    4. Create and edit panoramic images
    5. Warp images, shapes, and paths
    6. Vanishing Point
    7. Use the Liquify filter
    8. Content-aware scaling
    9. Transform images, shapes, and paths
    10. Warp
    11. Transform
    12. Panorama
  15. Drawing and painting
    1. Paint symmetrical patterns
    2. Draw rectangles and modify stroke options
    3. About drawing
    4. Draw and edit shapes
    5. Painting tools
    6. Create and modify brushes
    7. Blending modes
    8. Add color to paths
    9. Edit paths
    10. Paint with the Mixer Brush
    11. Brush presets
    12. Gradients
    13. Fill and stroke selections, layers, and paths
    14. Draw with the Pen tools
    15. Create patterns
    16. Generate a pattern using the Pattern Maker
    17. Manage paths
    18. Manage pattern libraries and presets
    19. Draw or paint with a graphics tablet
    20. Create textured brushes
    21. Add dynamic elements to brushes
    22. Gradient
    23. Paint stylized strokes with the Art History Brush
    24. Paint with a pattern
    25. Sync presets on multiple devices
  16. Text
    1. Work with OpenType SVG fonts
    2. Format characters
    3. Format paragraphs
    4. How to create type effects
    5. Edit text
    6. Line and character spacing
    7. Arabic and Hebrew type
    8. Fonts
    9. Troubleshoot fonts
    10. Asian type
    11. Create type
    12. Text Engine error using Type tool in Photoshop | Windows 8
    13. World-Ready composer for Asian Scripts
    14. How to add and edit text in Photoshop
  17. Video and animation
    1. Video editing in Photoshop
    2. Edit video and animation layers
    3. Video and animation overview
    4. Preview video and animations
    5. Paint frames in video layers
    6. Import video files and image sequences
    7. Create frame animations
    8. Creative Cloud 3D Animation (Preview)
    9. Create timeline animations
    10. Create images for video
  18. Filters and effects
    1. Use the Liquify filter
    2. Use the Blur Gallery
    3. Filter basics
    4. Filter effects reference
    5. Add Lighting Effects
    6. Use the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
    7. Use the Oil Paint filter
    8. Layer effects and styles
    9. Apply specific filters
    10. Smudge image areas
  19. Saving and exporting
    1. Save files in graphics formats
    2. Save your files in Photoshop
    3. File formats
    4. Save and export video and animations
    5. Save PDF files
    6. Digimarc copyright protection
  20. Printing
    1. Print 3D objects
    2. Print from Photoshop
    3. Print with color management
    4. Contact Sheets and PDF Presentations
    5. Print photos in a picture package layout
    6. Print spot colors
    7. Duotones
    8. Print images to a commercial printing press
    9. Improve color prints from Photoshop
    10. Troubleshoot printing problems | Photoshop
  21. Automation
    1. Creating actions
    2. Create data-driven graphics
    3. Scripting
    4. Process a batch of files
    5. Play and manage actions
    6. Add conditional actions
    7. About actions and the Actions panel
    8. Record tools in actions
    9. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    10. Photoshop UI toolkit for plug-ins and scripts
  22. 3D and technical imaging
    1. Creative Cloud 3D Animation (Preview)
    2. Print 3D objects
    3. 3D painting
    4. 3D panel enhancements | Photoshop
    5. Essential 3D concepts and tools
    6. 3D rendering and saving
    7. Create 3D objects and animations
    8. Image stacks
    9. 3D workflow
    10. Measurement
    11. DICOM files
    12. Photoshop and MATLAB
    13. Count objects in an image
    14. Combine and convert 3D objects
    15. 3D texture editing
    16. Adjust HDR exposure and toning
    17. 3D panel settings
  23. Color Management
    1. Understanding color management
    2. Keeping colors consistent
    3. Color settings
    4. Work with color profiles
    5. Color-managing documents for online viewing
    6. Color-managing documents when printing
    7. Color-managing imported images
    8. Proofing colors

Find answers to the most common questions about Photoshop on the iPad.

Can I use Photoshop on the iPad?

Yes, you can now use Photoshop on your iPad and create anything, anytime, and anywhere.

Download Photoshop on the iPad

When you're inspired to create something new, Photoshop on the iPad allows you to open and edit large Photoshop files, create stunning composites, retouch your images, and apply effects while on the go. With Photoshop on the iPad, you can untether yourself from your desktop and resume work seamlessly across devices — with the power of cloud documents.

Begin creating with Photoshop on the iPad today by subscribing to a Creative Cloud plan that includes Photoshop. Already have an active plan that includes Photoshop? Sign-in with your Adobe ID on your iPad and download Photoshop for the iPad today.

Photoshop on the iPad
Inspiration is everywhere. So is Photoshop!

Which iPad do I need to download and use Photoshop?

To use Photoshop on the iPad, see the list of supported iPad models updated to iPadOS:

 

Minimum requirement

iPadOS version

iPadOS (13.1)

iPad models

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (recommended)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch 
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

Apple Pencil models

  • Apple Pencil (2nd generation) (recommended)
  • Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Third-party styluses are not supported.

For more information, check out System requirements | Photoshop on the iPad.

What languages are supported in Photoshop on the iPad?

On supported devices, Photoshop is available in the following languages:

  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • 日本語
  • 한국어
  • Português
  • Русский 

For more information, check out System requirements | Photoshop on the iPad.

Which Adobe plans include Photoshop on the iPad?

Get Photoshop or a plan that includes Photoshop. You will be able to use Photoshop on your iPad.
Get Photoshop and start working with Photoshop on the iPad.

If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud plan that already includes Photoshop, you can simply download Photoshop on the iPad for a limited time without purchasing another plan — simply sign-in with your Adobe ID.

If you don't have a plan that includes Photoshop, for a limited time, you can purchase the Creative Cloud Photography plan that includes Photoshop on the iPad, Photoshop desktop, Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Spark and Portfolio.  Simply sign-in with your Adobe ID to purchase the Creative Cloud Photography plan.

You can also subscribe to Photoshop on the iPad through the App Store as a single app or as a part of the Design Mobile bundle.

Don't have an Adobe ID? It's free and easy to create one. Click here to quickly create your Adobe ID

Which Adobe plans include both Adobe Fresco and Photoshop on the iPad?

Download Photoshop on the iPad
Download Adobe Fresco on the iPad

When you subscribe to Photoshop on the iPad through the App Store, you get access to both Photoshop on the iPad and Adobe Fresco and vice versa. If you have a Photoshop single app or Creative Cloud all apps subscription, Fresco is already included in your subscription. Also, you can subscribe to Photoshop on the iPad along with Fresco as a part of the Design Mobile bundle through the App Store, if applicable. 

To check all subscription plans, see Creative Cloud plan.

If you accidently end up with two active app subscriptions, check out Cancel a duplicate app subscription.

Can I open and work with Adobe Fresco documents in Photoshop on the iPad?

Photoshop on iPad and Fresco - Better together

Photoshop on the iPad and Adobe Fresco work great together. Fresco is an app built specifically for drawing and painting and is a great companion to Photoshop on the iPad. Enjoy drawing using Fresco on an iPad when you are on the go and access the same artwork anywhere from your iPad in Photoshop. Enhance your drawing further with creative edits in Photoshop on the iPad. Any artwork you create in Photoshop on iPad or Fresco is auto-saved as a cloud document when you are connected to a network.

To learn more about how to seamlessly work in Photoshop and Fresco, see Adobe Fresco and Photoshop.

For some inspiration to get started, see Use Fresco and Photoshop on the iPad to turn yourself into a manga character.

How do I manage my Photoshop on the iPad subscription purchased through Apple App Store?

Any Photoshop on the iPad subscription that you purchase from the App Store is managed through your App Store account. 

For step-by-step instructions, see Apple documentation for View, change, or cancel your subscriptions.

For billing issues or a refund, see Apple documentation for Request a refund for an App Store or iTunes Store purchase.

Is Photoshop on the iPad available in my country?

Photoshop on the iPad is available only in countries where Creative Cloud services are available. See the latest list of countries that support Creative Cloud services.

Adobe Creative Cloud services are currently not available on adobe.com in mainland China. As a result, Photoshop on the iPad is not available in this region.

How does Photoshop on the desktop work with Photoshop on the iPad?

You can access cloud documents from both the desktop or the iPad.
You can access cloud documents from both the desktop or the iPad.

Any document you create with Photoshop on the iPad is automatically saved as a cloud document, so that you can easily access your creative work from iPad to desktop. Cloud documents are automatically synced across devices to create a seamless workflow.

For example, if you want to resume your desktop work on the iPad, simply save your PSD as a cloud document. 

To view your cloud documents, simply navigate to the Cloud documents tab on the home screen. 

How can I open a Creative Cloud file in Photoshop on my iPad?

To open a Creative Cloud file in Photoshop on the iPad, do the following:

1. In the home screen, tap Import and open ().

2. In the Browse panel that opens, select Locations > Creative Cloud to quickly import a file from Creative Cloud.

Note: If you're unable to find Creative Cloud option under Locations, download the Creative Cloud app on your iPad and ensure that you are signed in. To add Creative Cloud under Locations, see the directions listed under 'Use third-party apps' in Files section in Use the Files app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

3. In the Creative Cloud mode, browse through and select a file to open.

Can I turn off auto-save in cloud documents?

Document syncing can't be turned off, but you can choose not to sync over a cellular connection.
Cloud documents are automatically saved to the cloud and help you work seamlessly across devices.

A cloud document is always automatically saved to the cloud — this is what helps you work seamlessly on your creative projects anytime, anywhere, across your devices.

Although cloud document auto-save does not turn off, you can restrict syncing over your cellular network when working on an iPad.

To learn more about cloud documents workflows in Photoshop, see Photoshop cloud documents | Common questions.

How much cloud storage does Photoshop on the iPad provide? Can I upgrade my storage?

Your cloud storage is shared across your Adobe Creative Cloud apps. The amount of your cloud storage is determined by your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription plan.

Plan

Base storage offer                                     

In-app purchase (via Apple App Store)

100 GB

Free trial

2 GB

Creative Cloud Photography plan (20 GB)
(For existing subscribers and new subscribers who purchase this plan by January 31, 2020 )

20 GB

Creative Cloud Photography plan (1 TB) 

1 TB

Photoshop Single App 

100 GB

Creative Cloud All Apps 

100 GB

If your cloud storage goes over your quota, your documents can be saved as a local document only. If you need more cloud storage, easily upgrade your subscription plan to include additional storage at any time. 

What happens to my assets if I close or delete my Adobe account?

Even after your plan expires, your assets are available for download from your account for a limited number of days.
Assets are available for download for a limited period of time even after your plan expires.

If you close or delete your Adobe account, or if your subscription expires, your assets remain in the cloud and available to download for 30 days. After 30 days, you may lose access to some or all of your documents that are saved on the cloud servers. 

To view your assets, go to Creative Cloud web.
To learn more about Creative Cloud, see Common Questions | Creative Cloud.

What are the keyboard and touch shortcuts for Photoshop on the iPad?

To view a list of popular keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop on the iPad, see Keyboard shortcuts.

To learn more about touch shortcuts and touch gestures in Photoshop on the iPad, see Touch shortcuts and gestures.

Simplify your workflows with keyboard and touch shortcuts.
Simplify your workflows with keyboard and touch shortcuts.

How do I suggest a feature or report an issue with Photoshop on the iPad?

Find options in App Settings to send us your feedback and feature requests.
Your feedback is valuable! Send us your suggestions. Connect with us on Adobe forum.

Adobe actively listens to our large community of users. We value your input and make it easy to report issues or request new features for Photoshop on the iPad.

To report a problem, suggest a feature, or take a survey, navigate to App Settings > General > Help > Send feedback.

To ask a question and be a part of community discussions on Adobe Forum for Photoshop, navigate to App Settings > General > Help > Community forum.

To join a discussion or post to the community, go to Adobe Support Community | Photoshop

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