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Adobe Illustrator will arrive on the iPad next year, following the launch of Photoshop

After a recent Bloomberg report confirmed that the launch of Adobe Photoshop for iPad is still on track for the end of 2019, the same media has just shared additional information about Adobe’s plans with the Apple tablet.

According to Bloomberg, Illustrator, the vector graphics editor, will be Adobe’s next app for the iPad , and that it will be a “serious top-level project for creative professionals” .

Adobe Illustrator will arrive on the iPad next year, following the launch of Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator will arrive on the iPad next year, following the launch of Photoshop

The media assured that the team of engineers working on the development of this app has grown significantly over the past year , and the application is expected to offer many of the features present in the desktop version.

Adobe reportedly plans to preview Illustrator for iPad at its Adobe MAX conference in November, before launching the application in 2020.

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In response to reports that Photoshop beta testers are unhappy with the basic and limited functionality of the iPad app, John Gruber of Daring Fireball explains that the app was built using the same code base as the desktop version . This has been interpreted as a “full” version of Photoshop, which is not entirely correct.

In short, these are the functions that will not arrive with Photoshop on the iPad , or at least initially:

  • Canvas rotation
  • Shapes and lines
  • Custom brushes and fonts
  • Color samples
  • Curve Adjustment
  • Smart Objects
  • Grids and guides

Adobe first announced plans to introduce an iPad version of Photoshop in October 2018, promising to launch in 2019. Adobe has been testing the application with beta testers since May, but there is not yet a specific date for its official release .

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