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Adobe confirms Illustrator for iPad in 2020 and showcases new iOS apps

THE Adobe t that t, today: after finally launching the promised so much Photoshop for iPadThe software giant also made a number of other announcements between new applications, updates to existing products and confirmation of plans that were already being widely commented.

Let's take a look at everything.

Illustrator for iPad

First, the much-awaited news from illustrators and designers around the world has arrived: after the Bloomberg, Adobe today confirmed that it is, in fact, developing a version of the Illustrator for iPad. It will be launched by the end of 2020, according to the company.

The future app will follow Photoshop's iPad steps in that its operation will be fully cloud-based and (almost) fully compatible with desktop versions of Illustrator, with full .ai file support. Adobe will, of course, do a job of adapting all software tools to the touch interface, making users' workflow more organic compared to the iOS interface and fully integrating with Apple Pencil, of course.

According to Adobe, users of all levels can start their projects on any device (be it a computer or an iPad) and continue them on any other of their choice; Apple's tablet experience “has no loss in detail or accuracy,” according to promises.

There are also features unique to the iPad: a tool cited by Adobe allows users to take a picture of a hand-drawn scribble and quickly turn it into vector shapes, of course, with a little help from Adobe Sensei, the machine learning feature. of the company. For those who want to know the latest news, the The verge made a pretty cool preview of what's coming up.

Despite the release date still long gone, Adobe is already opening an exclusive beta version for registered users you can subscribe to this page and await your invitation. Cool, isn't it?


The giant also launched its new app for iOS, the Adobe Aero. As we have already explored in this article, the fully dedicated art software of augmented reality and creating AR experiences without your necessarily knowing programming language or 3D modeling.

Adobe Aero app icon

With a highly visual interface full of tips and guides, the idea is for any user to create their visual experiences without any experience. You have access to a huge library of objects (Adobe Stock) and you can easily modify them to position and animate them as you please in the “real world”; Adobe also offers full integration with Photoshop for importing and creating objects on their own.

Once you build your experiment, you can post it to social media or share it in the app itself for other users to view your creations. Aero j can be downloaded for free from the App Store, and free for Creative Cloud subscribers.

Photoshop Camera

Aero is not the only news in terms of applications, however: Adobe also announced the Photoshop Camera, a new app for iOS and Android that uses Sensei to recognize objects and scenes in your photos and automatically suggest appropriate filters and edies.

The app will work both in real time, with a built-in camera, and with photos already in your library. The filters in question will be from rising artists and, like Instagram or Snapchat, will be constantly updated, including any user creating filters in Photoshop and sending suggestions to Adobe.

Regarding the adjustments, the application will automatically detect aspects such as dynamic range, hue and scene type to suggest the editions but users can also make the modifications manually if they wish. One of Photoshop Camera's most powerful features will automatically identify an object in the scene and allow the user to apply effects around it, such as background blur (bokeh) or the addition of interactive filters.

Unlike Aero, Photoshop Camera is not yet available: Adobe plans to release it on early 2020, and users can sign up to join the testing program on this page.


Did you think it was over? It's not over: Adobe has also released updates for several of its desktop products. Let's take a turn for them.

  • Photoshop: has gained news in the Content Sensitive Fill tool (Content-Aware Fill), now smarter and with three modes of operation (automatic, rectangular and custom). It's faster with new fast action buttons and workflows renewed.
  • Illustrator: It is faster to open files with complex illustrations or multiple embedded images. It features an automatic corrector that works while typing and rendering / previewing effects faster. Files are now saved in the background while working.
  • Lightroom: brings you guided editing tutorials and new export options with resolution adjustment, compression, metadata, names, color space and more. It features faster GPU-accelerated editing and a new edge fill feature using the Content-Aware Fill.
  • InDesign: SVG file support, variable fonts, and quick replacement of images with Adobe Stock files.
  • Dimension: It now detects the illumination of the image you are working on and generates appropriate light effects (from the sun at three or multiple points). You can send projects quickly to Aero.
  • XD: brings the history of cloud issues and can link to your work. Bringing in a new plugin manager and extended support for Creative Cloud libraries the coedition tool is already present, still in beta.

You can now get all the news by updating your software through the Creative Cloud application.

via MacRumors, AppleInsider, Engadget