2 Questions on Photoshop for iPad?

New Here ,
Nov 05, 2019 Nov 05, 2019

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Is there a way to do a radial gradient?  It only seems to do linear by default. 

Is there a way to make one of the gradient colors transparent?

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Explorer ,
Nov 05, 2019 Nov 05, 2019

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As far as I can tell, the answer to both of those questions is no, currently. I haven't found a way to create a radial gradient. Nor does there appear to be any way to adjust the opacity of an individual color for a gradient. Unfortunately, I think those need to be added to the list of requests.

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Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2019 Nov 10, 2019

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Isn't remarkable that such a ultra basic function is missing on Photoshop for iPad??

A matter of facts, almost every tool filter and adjustment layer is missing, including also liquify etc etc...

Apple iPad have been around for almost ten years now, so Adobe have had a lot of time to build something really good on iPad, but, Adobes ignorance toward the mobile community is clear here...

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May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020

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I'm assuming that they're doing the typical release early, release often, gauge interest and determine which features are most asked for.

While I'm having tons of problems on my mac with stylus pressure, I have been able to switch back to the iPad for some things. But some of these missing features, like radial gradient, straight line lasoo, magic wand, uploadable brushes, etc. are pretty limiting.

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May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020

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Though the iPad has been around for 10 years,  it wasn't really taken seriously as a creative tool by anyone until 4-5 years ago, when the iPad Pro came out.  I understand, it frustrating that there's frustrating that there's features missing,  but they are coming.  Photoshop for the iPad wasn't simply porting the code for the desktop over,  its built from the ground up and they're gradually adding features constantly as they figure out what works on the iPad and what doesn't.  Just have patience 

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Explorer ,
May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020

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Very true. We also need to keep in mind that there are currently inherent limitations in both the iPad hardware iPadOS, they can limit the ability to implement certain features.
Right now, the highest and iPad Pro hardware only has six gigs of RAM (Most models have 4 or less). That is to run the OS, apps, and background processes.

 

Also, up until this point, the iPad has been running the same operating system as the iPhone, and thus stuck with the same limitations. iOS is meant to be a mobile operating system and places a higher precedent on battery life than performance. Intensive memory management on processes, especially background processes, can limit the ability to implement resource intensive operations such as HDR and pano merge. Now that Apple has separated the two operating systems, I hope that they modify iPadOS to behave more like a desktop operating system than a mobile one.

I do believe that Adobe wants to bring these features to the iPad. But they also want to make sure that they work well and offer a positive user experience. Otherwise, there would just be a set of features that don't work well that we would complain about. It's not enough to do it, they want and need to do it right!

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May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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This is not yet added in Photoshop Mobile, but you can request this feature at the Photoshop Feedback site.

 

Add your vote to this thread there:

Photoshop Mobile: Gradient tool options

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