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P: Smudge tool on mobile

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LEGEND ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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Where is the smudge tool for Photoshop on the iPad Pro? Thank you.

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New Here ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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There isn’t

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LEGEND ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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Ok, thank you. =(

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Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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Adding a smudge tool would be great, or maybe even a mixer brush or blur tool. I feel that especially as someone who uses photoshop to paint, the mobile version has most of the things I need except for the smudge tool and filters like brightness/contrast, so I feel like a smudge tool (and also importing brushes) would make significant improvements for the current app.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 11, 2019 Nov 11, 2019

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Required smudge tool on iPad photoshop to do digital artworks 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Yeah I need the smudge tool for digital painting. Hope this is coming soon.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 15, 2019 Dec 15, 2019

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I completely agree. The smudge tool in PS is key for digital painting. Very disappointing after buying an iPad Pro and the Adobe creative package to find so little in the clunky PS toolkit, with meager options in the other mobile apps that don’t make up the difference. The whole point was to get away from the desktop and take my painting and design with me, not leave all the good tools behind. I’ve been using Adobe products since the 1990s and I feel I got data-minded and dumped with a bunch of stiff, formulaic, milktoast video game tools more than anything else. Pretty heartbreaking. I have better freeware. Hope this improves quickly, feels very rushed to market.

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Explorer ,
Mar 05, 2020 Mar 05, 2020

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Could not agree more!

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Explorer ,
Mar 05, 2020 Mar 05, 2020

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I agree with Brian’s disappointment. The lack of some “basic” tools like smudge and options like import brushes is startling. I am hopeful some of these will come soon. I use Photoshop for painting and creating collages.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 17, 2020 Mar 17, 2020

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Adding a smudge tool would be a great way for artists to blend colors together and allow them to digitally paint.

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New Here ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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Blur/Smudge tool would be handy for my photo editing as well.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 20, 2020 Apr 20, 2020

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Please raise the priority of adding smudge tool to Photoshop mobile on ipad! Artists really miss it.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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Yes yes yes! I am just getting into digital painting ad was super excited to download Photoshop for IPad... only to see that smudge tool is not there. Hopefully adding this does not require a lot and will be in an update very soon!

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LEGEND ,
Apr 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

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Smudge tools

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LEGEND ,
Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

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I’m honestly surprised at how limited PS on a iPad Pro is. No point in even using. I’m canceling my subscription. Procreate sketchbook or and I hate to say it Affinity photo are better options. 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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Photoshop for ipad is unusable for many of us digital artists without a smudge tool. I'd happily switch to PS from Procreate, but not without a smudge tool.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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I bought an iPad Pro, a pen and a keyboard, then subscribed to adobe, based on the promise that this was photoshop on the iPad, not photoshop for the iPad. 

Over a thousand pounds I spent, instead of getting an old iMac, and I had to look my coworkers in the eye and explain why I couldn’t produce images. It’s been the most awful year for many reasons but this has not helped.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Download the app “Affinity Pro” (costs $10) for the iPad. It takes a little getting used to, however it has all the tools photoshop has AND more. I’ve used it for many projects this last year and am impressed. It accepts ALL *.psd files as well. Just allow yourself time to learn it, once you do you will be much happier with it than the very poorly designed photoshop for iPad.

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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It's been a year since I've posted, and this same tool has been at the top of many people's list.  Welcome to the waiting club.  

If the palm rejection feature wasn't so absolutely perfect compared to so many other programs, I don't think I'd be using this program any more.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Literally just bought a brand new iPad Pro and pencil to use strictly for smudge painting. Lol. Wtf. I knew the iPad version would be “slimmer”, but the smudge tool is such a basic editing tool, I was 99% sure the iPad version would have it. Now I’ve found this board with posts about this that are two years old. I’m so frustrated right now. 

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New Here ,
Oct 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021

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It's upsetting that Adobe is the top tier for digital editing and yet they've spread themselves so thin, a simple staple like Smudge is nowhere to be found. Important to note that I get by with an iPad as my sole device and the only incompatible software leaving me hanging is Photoshop.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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The iPad version of Photoshop current doesn't contain the smudge tool that exists on the desktop versions of the app. I would greatly appreciate the tool on iPad as I use Photoshop primarily for digital painting, but I have to resort to using my iPad in sidecar along with my Mac OR using a drawing tablet when using my PC. If I'm ever out and about and want to work on something I have to switch to another app like Procreate because this function is missing and it is key to digital painting and artwork. I hate having to leave to another platform, since it involves converting files back and forth between file types, and having to just switch environments back and forth is a pain.

 

I would love to see Adobe add the smuudge feature to the iPadOS version of Photoshop.

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