Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2021 release of Photoshop on the iPad (version 3.0)
Ever wanted to edit raw files on an iPad while on the move? With this release, you can do just that quickly and effectively in Photoshop on your iPad.
Camera raw file formats have unprocessed data from a digital camera’s sensor. You can use the various controls in the Camera Raw mode to process and interpret the raw image data for your photo in Photoshop on the iPad.
To open and adjust your photos, do the following:
Your raw photo with applied edits can now be imported as a smart object or as a pixel layer. By default, your edits get imported to a new cloud document as a Camera raw smart object. For now, you cannot go back to the Camera Raw edit mode in Photoshop on the iPad.
To learn more, check out Work with Camera Raw files.
With this release, Photoshop on the iPad allows you to work with Smart Objects, just as you would on your desktop. Smart Objects preserve an image's source content with all its original characteristics and enable you to apply non-destructive edits to any layer.
To convert a layer into a Smart Object in Photoshop on the iPad, choose a layer in your image then do any of the following:
For now, editing a smart object is not supported on the iPad yet. However, you can open your cloud document with a smart object that you created on your iPad and edit it on the desktop application as needed. At the top of the Layer Properties panel, you will see a dialog that conveys the same message.
To learn more, check out Create and work with Smart Objects.
Sharing your designs and creative work with your teammates and stakeholders just got easier with Photoshop on the iPad! You can easily generate a link to share your cloud documents and add and receive feedback comments.
To generate a shareable link to your cloud document and add/view comments, do the following:
You can tap the comments icon to open the Comments panel and directly start typing your feedback in the Write a comment... box or view the comments provided by other people. Currently, Photoshop on the iPad doesn't allow authoring or viewing pins and annotations.
To learn more, check out Share files and comment in-app.
Set the right exposure for your images by brightening or darkening specific areas with the Dodge and Burn tool.
To work with the Dodge tool or the Burn tool, do the following:
To learn more, check out Adjust exposure in your images with Dodge and Burn.
You can now mirror your screen using AirPlay and project your Photoshop canvas only. To project your canvas, simply navigate to the App Settings > General and enable Canvas projection.
To know more, see Manage app settings.
With this release, the minimum required iOS version to run Photoshop on your iPad is updated to iPadOS 14. To learn more, check out System Requirements | Photoshop on the iPad.
This month's update brings enhancements and fixes for some customer-reported issues. For detailed information, see Fixed issues in Photoshop.