Feature summary | Illustrator on the iPad (October 2022 release)

Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2022 release of Illustrator on the iPad (version 3.0).

Improve productivity with enhanced touch shortcuts

Instead of pressing and holding touch modifiers to keep them selected, you can toggle and lock your primary or secondary touch modifiers and conveniently access alternate actions of a selected tool. Additionally, if you move and set your touch shortcut widget anywhere on your screen, the new location is saved, and you can access it in the next session.

Secondary touch modifier in locked form helping users to access the alternate action of a selected tool.

To learn more about these touch gestures, see Touch shortcuts.

 Quickly save and rename the document

You can use the Save Now option from the title bar or press Cmd + S to manually save your Illustrator cloud document at any point. You can also use the title bar to modify your document's name and rename it.

Tap the name of the document in the Title bar to rename the document.

To learn more about the new options, see Work with documents in Illustrator on the iPad.

Increase precision with snap-in gradients

When applying linear or radial gradients to your artwork, the gradient annotator snaps at every 45-degree angle to achieve precision in controlling colors and shades. 

 gradient annotator snapping at every 45-degree angle to achieve precision

To learn more about the snap-in gradients feature, see Apply colors and gradients.

Control the default style with the keyboard shortcut

You can reset the Appearance settings of your artwork to the default style with the new keyboard shortcut. Any changes to fill, stroke, or gradients, press D to set the default style to a White fill and Black stroke of one point. However, the default style isn't applicable for Basic brushes.

D is the keyboard shortcut to reset the Appearance settings to default style

 To learn more shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts for Illustrator on the iPad.

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