Open up full-size Photoshop files on your iPad and automatically store them in the cloud as Photoshop cloud documents, without the fear of losing your work. You get the same fidelity, power, and performance no matter what device you're working on, even when you're designing with thousands of layers.
While working with Photoshop on the iPad, tap Create new () from the home screen to easily create a new cloud document.
In the New document panel that opens, you can type a name for your document, set the canvas dimension, change orientation, select resolution, and choose the background content. Currently, Photoshop on the iPad supports RGB 8-bit color mode. Also, you can explore common preset canvas options based on the field of usage: Print, Screen, and Film and video, and find the recently used canvas formats listed under Recent. Tap Create to create a new document and place it in the canvas.
Any document you create in Photoshop on the iPad is a cloud document by default. You can also choose to export your cloud documents in other file formats if required.
Cloud documents give you the ability to work on the go. With Photoshop on the iPad, you can:
- Add photos to your composite.
- Use the selection tools and layer masks to create non-destructive composites.
- Retouch your composite to remove specific parts.
- Paint with Photoshop brushes.
- Work with multiple layers.
- Apply transformations.
- Crop and rotate.
- Use touch shortcuts to speed up your workflows.
In the home screen, tap Import and open () to quickly import a document from:
- Camera Roll: Tap Camera Roll to see all your Camera Roll photos.
- Files: Tap Files to browse through your file Locations on your iPad. You can also add selected files to Favorites and find tagged files under the Tags section.
- Camera: Tap the camera icon to take a new photo with your iPad's camera and open it directly on the canvas.
Any file imported and opened in Photoshop on the iPad is converted to a cloud document by default.
A document you create or open in Photoshop on the iPad is auto-saved to the cloud. You can find your saved cloud documents under the Cloud documents tab in the app home screen, or go to assets.adobe.com and select Cloud documents.
Tap the export () icon to easily export your saved documents in formats other than the default cloud document format. You can use this option to share your document to text, email, or any other application available on your mobile devices, such as Instagram, Facebook, Behance, and more. You can also use the export options to easily work with compatible apps like Fresco, Aero, XD, and others.
Use Publish and export to set your export preferences. Under Format, select an export format — PNG, JPEG, PSD, or TIFF. The default format is JPEG.
Based on the format selected, you can set more preferences:
You can select your desired file size — Large (fastest saving), Medium (medium saving), and Small (slowest saving).
- Quality: Adjust the slider to select the quality of your exported file. The value varies between 0 and 12.
- Format: Select a suitable file export format — Standard, Optimized, or Progressive.
Tap the Export button to export your document with the preferences you have selected above.
Use Quick export > Save Image to quickly save a high-quality JPEG file of your document to the camera roll on your iPad.
Use Quick export > Save to Files to quickly save your document in JPEG format to iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Creative Cloud, or any other third party app, or select On My iPad to save to any location that is already configured in the iPad Files utility.
You can also perform other actions with the image, such as Assign to a contact, Print, or Add to Shared Album.
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.
To save a Photoshop document created on your iPad in Creative Cloud, do the following:
1. Tap the export () icon.
2. Tap Publish and Export.
3. Select a suitable file format for your export. PSD is an option.
4. Choose Creative Cloud from the options available.
5. Navigate to the appropriate location and tap Upload.