Adobe Photoshop

Edit, composite, and create beautiful images, graphics, and art on desktop and iPad.

The world’s best imaging and graphic design software is at the core of just about every creative project from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. Now you can harness the power of Photoshop across desktop and iPad to create wherever inspiration strikes. And it’s only available in Creative Cloud.

Creative Cloud is a platform for creativity that connects users, their content, apps, services, hardware, learning content, and community. It gives business customers the creative tools and services they need to collaborate and create their best work, while making software management fast, easy, and flexible.

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Key features

  • Home screen—Get started quickly with the Photoshop home screen. Access it at any time to find out about new features, connect to learning content, and jump right to your open documents.
  • Cloud documents—With Photoshop now on the iPad, use cloud documents to work across Mac, Windows, and iPad; they're saved to Adobe's cloud as you work.
  • Frame tool for easy masking—Turn shapes or text into frames that you can use as placeholders or fill with images. Easily replace an image by dropping another one into the frame — it automatically scales to fit.

 

 

  • Improvements to presets—Explore new swatches, gradients, patterns, shapes, and styles effortlessly. Presets are now more intuitive to use and easier to organize.
  • Live blend mode previews—No more guessing which blend mode to use. Just scroll over the different options to see how they look on your image.
  • Symmetry mode—Paint your brush strokes in a perfectly symmetrical pattern—even on curves. Symmetry mode lets you define an axis or axes and then choose from preset types, including circular, radial, spiral, and mandala.

 

 

System requirements

Windows

  • Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)* or Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 update (64-bit) version 1809 or later
  • 2GB or more of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 3.1GB of available hard disk space for 32 bit installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
  • 1280x800 display at 100% UI scaling with 16-bit color and 512MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2GB is recommended    
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services§

 

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS 10.13, 10,14, or 10.15
  • 2GB or more of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
  • 1280x800 display at 100% UI scaling with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM or more of dedicated VRAM; 2GB is recommended    
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services§    

 

iPadOS (13.1)

Supported iPad models:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (recommended)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch 
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

Supported Apple Pencil models

  • Recommended: Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • Apple Pencil (1st generation)

 

FAQ

What is Photoshop, and who is it for?

Adobe Photoshop is the world’s most advanced digital imaging software, used by photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals. The app gives you the utmost power and creative control for 2D and 3D image manipulation and compositing, video editing, and image analysis. And because Photoshop is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available.

Can I use Photoshop on iPad?

Yes. You can now use Photoshop on your iPad and create anything, anytime, and anywhere.

When you're inspired to create something new, Photoshop on iPad allows you to open and edit large PSDs, create stunning composites, retouch your images, and apply effects while on the go. With Photoshop on iPad, you can untether yourself from your desktop and resume work seamlessly across devices—with the power of cloud documents.

How does Photoshop on the desktop work with Photoshop on iPad?

Any document you create with Photoshop on iPad is automatically saved as a cloud document, so that you can easily access your creative work from iPad to desktop. Cloud documents are automatically synced across devices to create a seamless workflow. For example, if you want to resume your desktop work on the iPad, simply save your PSD as a cloud document.

Which Adobe plans include Photoshop on iPad?

If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud plan that already includes Photoshop, you can simply download Photoshop on iPad.

What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and how does it work with Photoshop?

Lightroom, also included in Creative Cloud, helps you quickly import, process, manage, and showcase volumes of photos. Its tight integration with Photoshop lets you easily take advantage of unrivaled pixel-level retouching and compositing, giving you a complete professional photography solution.

Can I use Photoshop on more than one machine?

Yes. You can download and install Photoshop on multiple computers regardless of operating system. However, activation is limited to two machines per individual associated with the membership.

 

* The 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported. 

 Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803.

 3D features are disabled on computers with less than 512MB of VRAM.    

§ NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy. Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.