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Illustrator on iPad MAX 2023 (3.0): Enhanced Gradient Snapping, option to lock Primary and more!

Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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The Adobe MAX update for Illustrator on iPad (3.0) is now available for download from the Apple store. 

This update brings to you Gradient Snapping, the option to lock Primary and Secondary screens, and a lot more!


Check out the complete list and a quick tutorial by Laura Coyle below: 




Video tutorial contributed by Laura Coyle:

Laura joined the Adobe community in ‎‎July 2019 and became a community expert in December 2022. She hails from Atlanta and has expertise in various Drawing apps like Illustrator, Illustrator on iPad, Fresco, and Capture. Laura has been a freelance designer for 25 years, working on greeting cards, advertising, and editorial illustrations.



Improve productivity with enhanced touch shortcuts

You can now toggle and lock your primary or secondary touch modifiers and conveniently access alternate actions of a selected tool instead of pressing and holding touch modifiers to keep them selected. Additionally, if you move and set your touch shortcut widget anywhere on your screen, the new location is saved, and you can access it in the next session.

To learn more about these touch gestures, see Touch shortcuts.


Quickly save and rename the document.

Use the Save Now option from the title bar, or press Cmd + S to manually save your Illustrator cloud document at any point. You can also use the title bar to modify and rename your document's name.

See Work with documents in Illustrator on the iPad to learn more about the new options.


Increase precision with snap-in gradients

When applying linear or radial gradients to your artwork, the gradient annotator snaps at every 45-degree angle to achieve precision in controlling colors and shades. 

To learn more about the snap-in gradients feature, see Apply colors and gradients.


Control the default style with the keyboard shortcut

You can reset the Appearance settings of your artwork to the default style with the new keyboard shortcut. Any changes to fill, stroke, or gradients, press D to set the default style to a White fill and Black stroke of one point. However, the default style isn't applicable for Basic brushes.

To learn more shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts for Illustrator on the iPad.





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