Edit pictures and graphics professionally with the well-known Adobe Photoshop on the iPad. How the app works exactly, what is possible with it and how you can use it I will explain you in detail in this basic course. First, let's look at how to get and install Photoshop for iPad. Then we create a new project together and take the surface in detail apart to get a better understanding of the app to make us easier can work with it independently. We then go into detail on the tools, including repairs, transforming, the colors, Brushes, erasers, texts as well as pictures and graphic tools count. We also look at the levels and setting levels with corrections and effects in more detail and finally let's take a look at how we do our projects save and export. In a bonus chapter, I'll explain how to switch between the computer version of Photoshop and the iPad version can work together seamlessly if you want. The basic course is always adorned with examples, tasks and tips in order to better understand and intensify what has been learned.
You can also jump to a specific point in the video description or the video just let it run through so you don't miss anything. You can also use this video again as an article on simontutorial.de/photoshopipad read and for more such basic courses, also for all the other Adobe programs you like to subscribe to my channel for free. I'm always happy to rate and share the video. In order to use Adobe Photoshop for the iPad, you need, as the name suggests, an iPad. It is possible that other devices will also be compatible with the app in the future. I have linked a page in the description where you can find all currently compatible device types to see if you own one of these. If you have that, you can simply go to your AppStore and use it to install the app. To use it now, you need to create a free Adobe account or register with an existing one. Unfortunately, the app is not free and can only be purchased with a subscription to normal Photoshop will.
So if you have already subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes Photoshop, you can you just log in with the same Adobe account and use the app on the iPad. If not, you can subscribe to Photoshop in combination with Lightroom as a photo subscription for € 11.89 per month or Adobe Photoshop as a single application for € 23.79 per month. Even when subscribing to all Adobe programs, which you can buy for just under € 60 per month the iPad version of Photoshop is included. In addition to all the Adobe programs, the subscription also gives you cloud storage space as well as access to some Adobe services.
If you want to know exactly what the Creative Cloud is, take a look at my channel over, I already did a detailed basic course there. The first link in the description takes you directly to the current price list and there you can finally subscribe and create an Adobe account, which you can then use can log in to the app to use it. We are now on the Photoshop for iPad homepage. Above we have some tutorials from Adobe, which help us to get started with the program. We can also find further tutorials on the left under Training. Under the tips we can also see our most recently used projects. Under “Your work” we can also find all of our projects under “Cloud documents”. All of our projects are cloud documents, which means that they are automatic save in our Creative Cloud. This enables us to open the entire project directly on the computer in normal Photoshop and keep working on it and vice versa.
More and more programs from Adobe rely on these cloud-based project files, which make it much easier for devices to work independently. We can also create folders in the top right corner to hold our cloud documents to organize. In addition to the name, we also see a preview and the last processing date. Under deleted, we find all recently removed cloud documents. But now we can also create or import a completely new project at the bottom left margin. When importing, we can take pictures directly with our camera as well as on ours Access photos or files from the current device. We can also use Photoshop files that we have saved on this device to have. We can also create a new project via “Create new”. In the new window, we can now set everything important on the right side.
At the top we can give our project a name and set dimensions. For digital projects, it makes sense to work here in pixels and one resolution from 72 ppi. When creating projects for printing, it is best to work with centimeters or millimeters and with at least 300 ppi. We can also set an alignment and a background color. On the left we can also refer to the known dimensions via the upper category access and these are then applied on the right side. Once we have found the right dimensions, we simply click on Create and we can get started right now. Photoshop for iPad is constantly being expanded in terms of functions, so I would just like to shortly afterwards indicate that this basic course was created in February 2020 and only the functions that were available up to now, so don't be surprised if you have more Have options. Before we start working on our project, let's take a quick look the structure of the program and what you can find where so that you can work independently even faster to bypass the program.
In the upper left corner we come back to the start page via the house symbol. Below that we have on the left side all the tools that we will use in the coming Chapters will be looked at closely. At the bottom we also have the colors. Once we have selected a tool, an additional window often opens, what we can move freely over the top. These are individual options for the tools. At the top in the middle we see our project name and next to it the display size of our project.
If we click on it there, we can also change this with an exact value. Otherwise we can do our project, which is in the center of the app, with two fingers Zoom in or out and move. If you want more gesture control for the app and interesting keyboard shortcuts for the others Want to see Adobe programs, take a look at our Instagram account, @simontutorial. At the top right we can undo the last steps using the arrows or repeat. In addition, we can see via the cloud whether we are currently connected to our Creative Cloud to keep our project files up-to-date on all devices. We can export our project using the up arrow. If we click on the question mark, we get all the information about the program, where we can also find help. We can, for example, also connect a keyboard to our iPad to use keyboard shortcuts to use in the app.
On the right side in the program we can also access all functions of the levels, which we will look at in detail in a separate chapter. If we go over the house symbol, we can go back to the start page in the upper right Access Settings in the corner. Here we can specify the color of the program and under input also our gestures and keyboard commands manage. Under Account we see our connected Adobe account and can manage it. Here we can also see our available cloud storage. If you want to know more about the program and its background, you can find it under Info. Now let's look at the heart of Photoshop, all the different tools, which we find on the left edge of the app. We'll now go through them step by step from top to bottom. First of all, we have the move tool. This allows us to easily move and move existing elements in our project. Below that we have the transform tool. Once we have clicked on this, a new window opens in the project, where everyone is now Elements of the current level are selected and have a blue border.
We can use this to scale the elements of a plane using the corner points. We can use the points on the side to distort the elements. Otherwise we can also press and slide to move all elements and over the point also rotate the elements at the bottom. At the left margin we can also switch between different transformation methods. So whether we want to transform completely freely or according to certain principles. For example, the pages are transformed synchronously, in perspective or across the three Points also add individual pivot points. At the top right edge we can also mirror everything horizontally or vertically, i.e. turn it around.
If we are satisfied we can click on done to apply it and back to Processing overview to come. Via cancel we can also discard all transformations that we have just made to have. Next we have the selection tools. If we click on it for a long time, we can choose between the various options switch. Here we have a lasso with which we can freely draw a selection. With the brush selection we can also recognize certain elements in the layer and by painting choose. Finally, we can also make a selection based on a rectangle or circle. Via select motif, we can also recognize and select elements on our current level.
This is very close to the object selection tool from the original Photoshop. If we have now made a selection, we will see further options at the bottom. Here we can remove the selection again and create a layer mask from the selection. With the eraser we can also see the complete content of the selection from the current level remove. Via Invert we can change the selection so that everything is now selected that was before was not selected. Via the three points, we can also transform the selection, where we can then again just come into the transform window and now only the selection and not can transform the whole plane. Finally, we can use the three points to select something similar to what we are doing should help to select all the same things more easily at the same time. We now also have the option of making multiple selections at the same time using the tools to create.
But we can also say via a separate window whether the new selection is in addition to the existing one should be added or subtracted, or just the intersection of both selections should remain. With the various tools and settings, we can make our perfect selection create. Now we have the Brush, Eraser, and Fill Tool next, which we’ve got in the take a closer look at the following chapter. Below that is the repair and stamp tool. The repair tool is useful for removing annoying elements from an image.
With it you can simply move over the desired place, like with a brush, to get a remove the disturbing element, which then happens automatically. This works with small, simple things, with complex retouching you should do the normal thing Grab photoshop. We also have another window here where we can change the size of the brush, as well as the Can adjust sharpness. We can also use the three points to determine whether it is only on the current level or on should be applied to all levels. If we press the repair tool for a long time, we can select the stamp tool. It works in a similar way to the repair tool.
The first thing you have to do is select a place that you want to copy somewhere else. To do this, you have to press the white point and then select a place where you then see a small crosshair. If you now paint with the stamp, you can see which position at the moving crosshairs is applied to the new position. You can also use the options here to set the brush size and sharpness. As well as the transparency and can also select the crosshairs here to reposition it to be able to. Here, too, you can use the three points to determine which levels influence this If you use an Apple Pencil, for example, the tool should also react to pressure should.
Now we have the crop and rotate tool or the crop tool. A new window opens here, which is very similar to the transform window. The difference here, however, is that when we cut out the entire project set and not a single level. Here we can cut our project over the edges. We can also rotate it at the bottom in the middle. At the top left of the middle, we can also see the new aspect ratios and on the right we then accept the changes with “Done” or discard them with “Cancel”.
That was a lot of theory now. Try now to apply the knowledge you have learned so far by using this picture take here, re-transform so that it is straight and also remove the stains and bring the person to the size of the picture. Take a break from the basic course and try to implement it yourself now. You can download the original picture from our template file at simontutorial.de/photoshopipad.
If you don't know how to do something, feel free to rewind or try just around a bit. Because you try to implement it on your own, it sticks more in the long term. I'll show you now how I would have done it. After importing the image into Photoshop for iPad, the first thing I do is remove the spots. To do this, I select the repair tool and just paint over these until they are all Have disappeared. Now I go to cropping to get the perfect image section. So that the person is now even bigger in the picture, I go to the selection tools and say: recognize the motive. Once I've selected that, I'll switch to the transform tool and scale the selection, i.e. our person. I was able to do it that easily now. Now let's look at the brushes, erasers, and paint tools in Photoshop for the iPad at.
Once we have selected the brush from the toolbar, we can simply use our Project start painting. If we have an Apple Pencil, for example, our brush also reacts to pressure and that's how everything works very realistic. But we can now also click on the brush tool again to do different things Select brush. There are different strengths as well as texture brushes with which you can get creative. We also have even more options via the options window, where we can change the size of the Brush can adjust, as well as its opacity and sharpness. Via the three points we can still open the advanced options, where we also do be able to choose a dissolve mode which is responsible for how the brush to other elements or Colors in your project. We can also change the roundness, the angle of the brush texture, and the flow of the brush to adjust. Smoothing is also super practical, which the app can use to add your brushstroke afterwards smooths it and makes it look so straight and “more perfect”. This is super practical, for example, for creating typographies.
Now we also have the eraser under the brush, which is exactly the same from the options works like the brush. So we can also choose the texture and set the options. Just these our existing elements or brushstrokes from the current layer removes and does not paint. But now we also have this white point in the program, which is very practical here can. If we have selected a brush and hold down the point, the current brush becomes directly to the same eraser and so you can easily switch between brush and eraser change and always has the same settings. But now we also have the option of setting a color for the brush, what we basically do it using the two color fields at the bottom of the toolbar can. Once we have opened this, we can pick a color from the color wheel or via the Hue at the bottom.
We also have the option of entering a color code, i.e. HEX code, if we have a specific Want color. This code is unique for each color, with which you can select exactly individual colors. Via HSB we can also set the hue, saturation and lightness based on values. We can also use the three points to switch between the color spaces, if this is for is relevant to you. But now we also have the pipette next to the hex code, or as a single tool the colors. If we have selected this, we will find a crosshair in our project.
If we now slide this onto a certain color in the project, we immediately see that this color is assumed directly in the color field. So we can easily recognize individual colors and use them again. We can now use the colors for the brushes, but also for the fill and gradient tools are these important, which we can also find in our toolbar. With the filling tool we can color an entire empty layer in one color, or individual ones Items or selections with one click. If we click the tool again, we can also open the gradient tool. If we now draw a line on our project, we can see the course directly. The longer we make the line of the gradient, the softer it is. For the gradient we also need the two colors, which we define in the color below can. In principle, I advise you to always create a gradient on a new level, since it otherwise overwrites all elements on the current level.
So far you can only create a linear gradient, but in the future I think we will that certainly expanded. Why don't you try the brush and eraser now and create a gradient or Fill a layer with color to get a feel for these tools. We can now also create texts in Photoshop for iPad. This is easy to do with the text tool. Once we have selected this, we can simply click into our project to add one Create text. A text window opens there with a sample text.
We can now enter our own text using the keyboard. Here we can simply paste copied texts in the upper left margin. We can also move the text in our project using the symbol above our text field and reposition. This can also be done later with the move tool. If we have now selected the text again, we still have a few options that we can offer the right side. Here we can define the font and its style.
Here you can also choose some fonts from your Adobe Fonts. We explained in detail what Adobe Fonts is in a separate basic course. Under this we can also specify the font size as well as the color and the paragraph. So whether the text should be left, right or centered, and whether it should be a block text should. Under Blending Methods we can also choose the opacity and blending method. If we are satisfied with our text, we can click on Done in the top right to go back to come to normal project processing.
We can always open editing by clicking on the text. We can only select certain sections of the text in order to edit only these, like this you can also have several font styles within a text. Texts are also always created on new text layers. In addition to texts, we can also add images or graphics to our project. To do this, we simply click on the image icon in our toolbar. Here we can now take a picture directly with our device camera via camera and then add it to our project.
We can also access image files from our device via files or recordings, to add this. Finally, we also have the option of images from our Creative Cloud libraries where we can then call our individual libraries. But I advise against this as the elements are placed in a compressed manner will. You can basically add JPEG and PNG images from your device. So you also have the option to import transparent graphics in PNG format and to use. If we have selected a file and want to import it, the first thing that opens is the transform window, with which we can then ideally place the image in our project. We already have in the chapter on tools which options you have with transforming discussed in detail.
If we click “Done”, the image was successfully added on its own new level. But now we come to the levels, which I always refer to a bit related. Basically we find everything for the levels on the right edge. Here at the very top we have two different ways of displaying the levels want to leave. I choose the second overview for our basic course because it is simply clearer and is more practical. But what are planes anyway? You can think of them as transparent sheets of paper lying on top of each other. In order to be able to use elements in our project, we must always have them on a Place plane. The levels which are at the top in our overview are also in the foreground of our project. We can also use drag and drop to change the order of the layers. We can also hide individual levels using the eye on the right. We always see a small preview of the layers and the layers are also between normal ones and differentiated text layers.
This is simply because you can make different settings with texts than with normal ones Levels. It is also worthwhile to distribute your elements on individual levels, since you can then use the move tool this e.g. Can move or transform more easily. Under the level overview buttons we can also change the settings for our current open selected level. Here we can rename them by name, but also their opacity or blending method to adjust.
Here you can also add effects and smart filters to the layer and edit them in the future. This is currently not supported but if you have a normal Photoshop file If you open Photoshop for the iPad, these effects are not lost. If you want to know what effects there are and what smart filters are, feel free to ask take a look at our normal Photoshop basic course, we went into it in the chapter of the levels. Link to the basic course in the description. Under Dimensions we can still set these using values for the level. But now we also have further options in the middle on the right-hand side the levels. At the top we can create a level, but also a group or setting level. Groups are useful for grouping several levels, for example to provide an overview not to lose the levels and edit several levels at the same time via the group to be able to, such as Transform or move.
We will take a closer look at what setting levels are in the following chapter. Under the new creation we can also show or hide the level, as well as a Add a layer mask. Then a second preview appears next to the layer. On this layer mask we can paint with black, white or shades of gray. Everything that is white about the layer mask is displayed by the layer. But if we now paint on the layer mask with black, these areas of the layer will not be usable more displayed in the project. So you can simply hide parts of a layer without deleting them, as you can with the eraser would do. We can also show or hide the layer mask. What's still super cool now is the down arrow, which allows us to see the current one Use layer as a clipping mask for the layer below. In other words, the current level takes the form of the lower level. So you can, for example, simply create a single-colored layer with the filling tool and this then add another as a clipping mask to be able to color it separately.
We can now lock the selected level via the three points, so that we can this can no longer edit, as well as delete the mask, if we have one. Here we can also set other things for the mask, how to activate it as a selection, copy or reduce the mask to the level that really doesn't cover the hidden areas more are available. With a normal layer we can delete, rename, add corrections, duplicate, select or connect to the level below. There were now many different options and you probably couldn't remember everything. This is not a problem as soon as you really start working with the app and intensify it you increase the options bit by bit until you can use them intuitively at some point. For the beginning it is important to know what is possible in order to then apply this to be able to. Let's take a closer look at how we can create effects or Apply corrections to our individual levels.
We can just do this directly to our current level when we have the last one Select the button at the level functions. Here we can now add the Gaussian blur. With this we can blur our plane. This effect is irreversible, so once you've applied it, you can Do not remove the effects again. With reverse, we can reverse the color. Now we also have the option of so-called corrections via the properties layer to add. We can also add this via New with a setting level. This effect is then on a separate layer and we can easily use it again remove or apply to other layers. Here we can now, for example, set the brightness and contrast, as well as a black / white Apply filters, or more precise color settings via color balance or hue / saturation do. With every correction we have the possibility to do this under the layer properties set correctly. In the case of black and white, for example, we can set each individual color, how much black it is or should be white.
With the tonal value correction, we can also remove light and dark areas from our layer remove and adjust the exposure in principle. It's worth trying out the individual corrections to get a feeling to get for this. For example, I have now applied the Gaussian soft focus to my picture, as well as a black and white Filters and tonal correction. But I still left one element colored so that it stands out from the rest.
Try it yourself now and pause the basic course. You can download the file as a template from simontutorial.de/photoshopipad and you will also find mine there Project files to understand my workflow. I'll show you now how I did it. The first thing I did was duplicate my image layer and hide the top one. Now I'll select the lower one and apply the Gaussian blur, very lightly. Then I create an adjustment layer, between my two image layers with one Black and white effect and one with the tonal value correction. I then adjust these two appropriately. Now I'll show the top layer and create a layer mask. Now paint everything black on this with the brush except for the area that will remain colored should and so easily I could implement it now. When we are finished with our project, we want to export it too and share with the world.
Our project is always automatically saved as a cloud document in our Creative Cloud. If there is no star in the middle at the top of our project name, it means that all edits are currently saved. If we do not have internet, we will only have your project in the cloud with an active internet connection stored and for as long on your device. Using the up arrow in the upper right corner, we can now also open our project export. With the quick export, we can virtually take a screenshot of our project share via the system dialog. But now we have even more options via publishing and exporting. Here we can now also select our file format, where we also have transparent projects Export as PNG or a normal image as JPEG. We can also save everything as a PSD, i.e. Photoshop file, to structure our layer structure not to lose and to be able to continue working on our project in the future, e.g. on the computer, more on that in a moment. Finally, depending on the format, we can also make our own settings. With JPEG it is the quality that is closely related to the file size and with PNG you can still set something for export time.
If we then click on Export, our system dialog opens again, where we have it can easily share it in other apps or, for example, save it in our pictures or files can. The great thing about Photoshop for the iPad is that it works perfectly with the cloud and desktop versions Collaborate from Photoshop. We will now briefly discuss how this works in this bonus chapter. Since we are working with cloud documents, we can simply open the files on the start screen Select from Photoshop on the computer. But we can also create cloud documents via the computer when saving and then Files that we are working on on the computer can be further processed on our iPad. This is super practical if, for example, you want to continue working on your projects on the go and don't want to or can't lug your computer around with you.
Even if you use Photoshop to draw or paint, this can be useful as you maybe easier to paint on the iPad with, for example, the Apple Pencil, but then can put the final touches on the computer. Since these are cloud documents, they are all stored in your Creative Cloud storage space and this also affects your available storage capacity. So if this is completely exhausted, you can no longer so easily with cloud documents keep working. But basically the cloud documents don't take up much storage space because of that, should that doesn't happen so quickly.
If so, you can also expand your storage space or delete other files from your cloud. But you can also, by simply dragging your Photoshop file onto the iPad or vice versa, edit them on other devices and are not dependent on the cloud. Now you know how to use Adobe Photoshop in a slimmed down version on the iPad can use. You can subscribe to Photoshop directly via the first link in the description get started on the iPad as well as on the computer. At simontutorial.de/photoshopipad you can read this video again as an article read and download my templates from the basic course. For more such basic courses, such as the normal version of Photoshop, you can like to stop by my channel and subscribe to it for free.
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