Adobe Inviting Users to Beta Test Illustrator on iPad Ahead of 2020 Launch

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Adobe is in the process of inviting users to beta test its upcoming Illustrator app for the iPad, according to a MacRumors reader and Twitter users.


Illustrator for iPad is designed with an emphasis on Multi-Touch and the Apple Pencil as input methods, and the app also takes advantage of the iPad's hardware, including the camera system. For instance, you can take a picture of a hand-drawn sketch and the app will help you transform it into vector shapes. Files are saved in Adobe's Creative Cloud, so you can start a project on the iPad and continue on the desktop, or vice versa.

Adobe has committed to launch Illustrator for iPad in 2020, but it has yet to provide a specific release date. Users can sign up for early access here.

Illustrator for iPad will follow the release of Photoshop for iPad last year.


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edgonzalez32

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Oh boy! Come test our gimped version of Illustrator for iPad!! Half the features for the same price!!! CALL TODAY!!
It’s called a beta for a reason. But if you want to be like that, remember when Apple overhauled their iWork suite and stripped all of the apps of any sort of functionality and slowly added features back?
 
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macdrej

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It’s called a beta for a reason. But if you want to be like that, remember when Apple overhauled their iWork suite and stripped all of the apps of any sort of functionality and slowly added features back?
Sure, I also remember how everyone was justifiably upset about that. It's hardly a good example to follow. With FCPX, they lost a significant number of users with that approach who moved on and never trusted apple pro apps again.
 

Websnapx2

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Oh boy! Come test our gimped version of Illustrator for iPad!! Half the features for the same price!!! CALL TODAY!!
You know you don't pay for it if you are already getting the suite (or even just the Desktop version). You only ever pay for it if you have no subscription. So you are partially (accidentally) right ("...for the same price!!!"), but only because you will have already paid the price to have the Desktop version — this, like the photoshop version — is more of a companion app than an app meant to completely stand on its own.

That being said, it looks great for either starting a project or quickly modifying one the go, but I don't see a lot of very complex work completely existing solely in this environment. But I can't wait to try.
 

mozumder

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iPads illustrator really needs accurate control over spline curves.. We need that to make fonts. The crappy versions without that kills accurate drawing.

An iPad is the perfect tool to draw fonts, but none of the software currently truly supports it.
 

Greenmeenie

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I have switched from photoshop to affinity photo & from adobe premiere to Lumafusion for video editing on my ipad pro, and I haven’t looked back. So as far as illustrator for the ipad, i do not plan on getting it either. There are plenty of great non subscription based drawing apps for the ipad like Procreate. I really wish Apple would release an ipad pro version of final cut tho. Then i’d have everything I need.
 

Rychiar

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I’ll prob barely use it, much like iPad photo shop. I find it best to just use sidecar with the real Mac app on the iPad screen
 

dontwalkhand

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I have switched from photoshop to affinity photo & from adobe premiere to Lumafusion for video editing on my ipad pro, and I haven’t looked back. So as far as illustrator for the ipad, i do not plan on getting it either. There are plenty of great non subscription based drawing apps for the ipad like Procreate. I really wish Apple would release an ipad pro version of final cut tho. Then i’d have everything I need.
Who knows it may be coming. If you look at Apple’s YouTube channel there’s a video that shows that all of the iPad Pro commercials were edited on iPads with LumaFusion!
 

d0nK

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Might as well use the new 14" mbp for this. ipad is a glorified iphone.
 

AppleZilla

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On my maxed-out 16-inch MBP, Illustrator crashes every time I put it to sleep. With no useful help from Adobe (Nothing they suggested helped), I've gotten in the habit of just quitting the program before I sleep the machine. Hopefully the iPad version doesn't have anything like that annoyance.

I largely have a very good experience with the Adobe programs I use, and believe that the subscription price is worth every penny, so don't lump me in with those whiners.
 

arvinsim

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I only really use Affinity Photo but I have all their apps to show support.

On my maxed-out 16-inch MBP, Illustrator crashes every time I put it to sleep. With no useful help from Adobe (Nothing they suggested helped), I've gotten in the habit of just quitting the program before I sleep the machine. Hopefully the iPad version doesn't have anything like that annoyance.

I largely have a very good experience with the Adobe programs I use, and believe that the subscription price is worth every penny, so don't lump me in with those whiners.
So the solution to your problem is to buy an iPad and move your workflow to your tablet? Look at Mr. Money Pants here!
 

arvinsim

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I have switched from photoshop to affinity photo & from adobe premiere to Lumafusion for video editing on my ipad pro, and I haven’t looked back. So as far as illustrator for the ipad, i do not plan on getting it either. There are plenty of great non subscription based drawing apps for the ipad like Procreate. I really wish Apple would release an ipad pro version of final cut tho. Then i’d have everything I need.
I am pretty much satisfied with Lumafusion. I know that there is Garageband but Logic/Ableton on the iPadOS would be amazing!
 
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