Learn about new features available in the May 2020 release of Photoshop on the iPad (version 1.4).
curves adjustments

Make your composites pop using Curves adjustments

Make your composites pop in Photoshop on the iPad by adding specific adjustments to the color and tone of your image using Curves.

Pencil pressure sensitivity

Fine-tune your Apple pencil pressure sensitivity

Adjust the pressure sensitivity of your Apple pencil for more precise brushing experience. Access it under app settings in Photoshop on the iPad.

Make your composites pop using Curves adjustments

Just like in Photoshop desktop, Curves adjustments allow you to make edits to the tonality of a Photoshop document on your iPad. You can easily remove the adjustments at any time and restore the original document. The nature of these edits is non-destructive as the adjustments get added as a new layer.

To apply curves adjustments to your composite, do the following:

  1. Long press  from the taskbar to bring up more add layer options — New layer, Adjustment layer, New empty group, and Paste as new layer. Select Adjustment layer.
  2. Under Adjustments, you can select any of the adjustment options — Brightness/Contrast, Black and white, Color balance, Curves, Exposure, Hue/Saturation, Levels, and Vibrance. Choose Curves
  3. Under Curves in the Layer Properties panel, tap anywhere on the straight diagonal line in the histogram to add nodes. As you add nodes to the diagonal line and move them, the shape of the curve changes, reflecting your adjustments. You can also manually set Input and Output values to apply adjustments instead of setting a node.
  4. Tap  to delete a node.
  5. Tap Reset to reset the curve and remove applied adjustments. 
Using Curves adjustments in Photoshop on your iPad
Using Curves adjustments in Photoshop on your iPad

Fine-tune your Apple pencil sensitivity

You can now adjust the pressure sensitivity of your Apple Pencil for more precise brushing, cloning, and other effects when using brush-based tools in Photoshop on your iPad. 

To fine-tune Apple Pencil settings, tap the App settings icon in the upper-right corner of the home screen and choose Input > Apple Pencil. Adjust the Pressure sensitivity slider to make your brushing experience perfect while working with varying pressure in Photoshop on the iPad.

At the Light end of the slider range, you get dense brush strokes with soft pressure applied on the Pencil, while at the Heavy end of the slider range you need to apply firm pressure on the Pencil to achieve dense brush strokes. It is easier to obtain fine brush strokes when the slider is set toward the Heavy end and bold brush strokes when the slider is set toward the Light end.

Control brush strokes with your Apple pencil pressure sensitivity
Adjust your Apple Pencil pressure sensitivity to find the perfect brushing experience.

To learn more about Apple Pencil pressure sensitivity, see Draw and paint with brushes.

Fixed customer-reported issues

For detailed information, see Fixed issues in Photoshop.