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

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.

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:

What languages are supported in Photoshop on the iPad?

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

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.

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?

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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. Also, if you have a Photoshop single app or Creative Cloud all apps subscription, Fresco is already included in your subscription.  

To check all subscription plans, see Creative Cloud plan.

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.

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 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 Storage                                     
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
To learn more about Creative Cloud, see Common Questions | Creative Cloud.

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

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

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.

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.

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