Adobe on Monday announced it is accepting applications to a beta program for its upcoming Photoshop CC for iPad app. The company has been sending out emails to Creative Cloud subscribers, inviting them to apply for the beta program and be among the first to try “Photoshop for the small screen.”
The link in the email will land you to the Google Forms page, which asks users for an email address, full name and explanation as to why they are interested in testing Photoshop on iPad.
Adobe announced last year at an Apple Event that they were going to be bringing full-fledged Photoshop to the iPad. Just like on the desktop, a full toolbar and layer management interface will be available with the same tools, filters, adjustments, and masking options you’ve come to know. These features have been implemented in a new user interface optimized for the iPad’s size and multi-touch display, but appear to respect much of the muscle memory built by longtime Photoshop users. Since Photoshop CC on iPad is built on the same codebase as Photoshop CC on desktop, the app supports PSD files, layers, and other familiar features.
Adobe said, “Real Photoshop is coming to the iPad so you can create something unreal. All your familiar desktop tools and workflows are at your fingertips, from retouching and compositing to spot healing and blend modes. Layers? They’re all here. Resolution? No difference. Your PSDs are exactly the same, whether you’re working on your desktop or a mountain top.”