34 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2018 10:51 AM by Warunicorn

    Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?

    thomasglerup Level 1

      Hi Guys!

      I have bought a new iPad Pro, and my plan was to use my Creative Suite on this iPad instead of my Macbook Pro.

      I have downloaded the apps for photoshop, but I really can't find and open my files on dropbox.

       

      Can anyone explain the system?

        • 2. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
          Derek Cross Adobe Community Professional

          These applications are for use on powerful computers.

          • 3. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
            terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

            You currently cannot use Creative Cloud on an IPad pro as it uses the IOS operating system. However, Adobe do have applications that run on IOS devices and have some of the capabilities of Photoshop and Illustrator. These apps are designed for low level work though. You can find those apps in the Apple Store.

             

            It's a little late to tell you, but there are strong rumours in the industry that the next IPad Pro will support both IOS and OSX which would make sense as it would then run the full version of Creative Cloud applications and compete with the Windows platform where the Microsoft Surface Pro already runs Creative Cloud.

             

            iPad Pro: Apple's next-gen device 'could have Mac OS X operating system' | The Independent 

            1 person found this helpful
            • 4. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
              Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

              Just to add: The line of mobile apps are meant to supplement rather than replace what the Creative Cloud desktop apps provide. (e.g., Capture CC's (rather wonderful) tools like creating patterns from images or creating looks for use in the CC desktop apps.)

               

              This may or may not be a moot point in a few years since it's all converging. You can use a Surface Pro like a desktop PC at home and bring it on the go, for example, and have the full suite of CC desktop apps at your disposal.

              • 5. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Terri, I see that link is from 2014. Have you seen anything more recent?

                1 person found this helpful
                • 6. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                  Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                  Apple like to market the iPad Pro as if it is some kind of replacement for a Mac, rather than an oversized phone. Blame Apple Marketing for your problem here, but you need a computer. This is really a deliberate decision: technically it could be a little Mac, but then Apple wouldn't be controlling all sales through the App Store. iOS needs years of work and several major rethinks before it is a suitable platform for serious work like this.

                  • 7. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                    terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                    Hi John , yes the idea seems to have gone of the boil a little. I have a friend at Apple who can't say too much as the company is very sensitive to leaks , but they tell me the idea is still very much under discussion but hasn't been as yet been approved at the highest level of management. I personally just use Windows but would give a lot of consideration to an IPad Pro running OSX. My guess is it wouldn't be cheap though and would be up there challenging the Surface Pro

                    • 8. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                      Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                      The Surface Pro has shown you can have a portable "real" computer/tablet that runs most pro apps. To be fair the MacBook (new) is lighter than the Surface Pro with keyboard cover and works very well. The missing "holy grail" is a touch screen Mac. It's been suggested that Apple would never do that because right now they can sell both an iPad and a Mac to a keen customer, and a touch screen Mac would mean they sold only one product. I think the "Pro" in the name of the "iPad Pro" fools a lot of people. Are there any actual Pro apps in use on the thing?

                      • 9. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                        nickfra Level 1

                        Or Adobe is too lazy to develop something proper. Their code is very old. If Serif can achieve it with Affinity why can't Adobe do it? I can even edit my Hasselblad 50c files in raw and 16 bit on full res on the iPad Pro with Affinity. I have a the major tools I need and it just works perfect!!

                        3 people found this helpful
                        • 10. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                          terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                          I suspect the reason is cost. Adobe does have cut down versions of Photoshop that run under iOs , but they are carefully tailored to the hardware capabilities of the platform. If market research shows a sufficient demand though they'll probably do it, particularly as the iPad Pro is now becoming far more powerful in order to rival the Surface Pro from Microsoft.

                           

                          Being a little mischievous one is tempted to ask if Affinity is so good why would you care if Photoshop was ported to the iPad?

                          • 11. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                            nickfra Level 1

                            Cost? Buy Adobe is hice. And this is the time to awnser Apple'a new iPad Pro! Serif don't have that much money like adobe and they nailed it. And why? I need Lightroom. And with a subscription you always have Lightroom and Photoshop I also use Phocus but I can't use this for my Nikon files. (If you have any suggestions For me...)

                            • 12. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                              pbn Level 1

                              Apologies for hijacking this thread - but I felt it might be relevant:

                               

                              So the latest announcement for the new 10" iPad Pro hits my inbox and where they advertise the new Pencil they use this image (attached).

                              Screenshot_20170613-101004.png

                              It looks like photoshop...but I couldn't be sure.

                               

                              So I contacted support via my Creative Cloud account and the moderator there said "that looks like Photoshop" to which I replied...Great!  But that's new then because afaik you can't run Photoshop on an IPad Pro...

                               

                              ...the Moderator paused (read: spoke to their line manager) then came back saying "...please go to the Forums to discuss any mobile issues you might have..."

                               

                              Does this mean the new 10" will be running OSX or a version that allows or have the good folks at Apple just screwed up and comped an image for their ad that could be considered false advertising?

                               

                              i'd love to know - Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator are dire on the Pro (Currently).

                              • 13. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                nickfra Level 1

                                It isn't photoshop. It looks like a kind of illustration app. And no you can't run OS X. But you can use astropad and use your iPad like a Wacom cintique.

                                1 person found this helpful
                                • 14. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                  pbn Level 1

                                  Beggars the question then:  "what app is it?"

                                  • 15. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                    Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                                    Looks more like Illustrator than Photoshop. But some close peering at screen shots on the web suggest it's an Autodesk app. I found a review which seemed to me to describe everything about why Adobe might not target the iOS market: "a little more expensive than the other apps ... US$8.99". This truly is a race to the bottom.

                                    1 person found this helpful
                                    • 16. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                      nickfra Level 1

                                      if they charge me 199 bucks I would buy it. Is enhancing the workflow. they can also charge it by using your cc account. But overall I think costs isn't the problem. And one tthey have to. Slow but sure the tablet wil conquer the laptop. and I think program makers like Serif are damn smart (and have the balls) to devolop software like these. I'm using both desktop and iPad versions of Affinity for a week now. And I don't miss photoshop....

                                      • 17. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                        terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                                        Below is a list of apps developed for the iPad by Adobe

                                        Creative Cloud is Optimized for Apple’s iPad Pro | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

                                         

                                        There is a compromise solution if you really do want to run the full version of Photoshop or any Mac program , but it requires not only an iPad but also a Mac either desktop or laptop. Basically a wired or Wi-Fi connection is made from the iPad to the Mac and using an app called 'Astro Pad' the iPad will serve as a remote desktop a little like a Cintiq. I don't have it, but have seen it demonstrated at a show and it's quite impressive, retailing at around $20

                                        Astropad | Turn your iPad into a drawing tablet

                                         

                                        2 people found this helpful
                                        • 18. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                          nickfra Level 1

                                          It works perfect. the full version is a couple of buck each month. But you are still connected to a computer. But they do a really good job. Don't compare is with Duet, because Duet has poor image quality.

                                          1 person found this helpful
                                          • 19. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                            terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                                            did you download the trial then? I hadn't noticed there was a subscription version with a lot of extra features.

                                            • 20. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                              nickfra Level 1

                                              Yeah, I have a subscription. I use it almost for a year now It works really good, maybe better then the Cintique. Only thing is, I have the first generation iPad Pro 12,9 inch. And it's screen sucks. So that's a second reason I ordered the new iPad Pro. I know the P3 isn't the same a ADOBE RGB and you can't color profile it. But is is way better. Once old iPad there is less details compared to my Macbook screen (or Cinema Display) ending up missing some spots while retouching. (Sorry for my bad English)

                                              2 people found this helpful
                                              • 21. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                                                sounds good. I'll have to give it a try.

                                                • 22. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                  al• Level 1

                                                  Hi Nick,

                                                   

                                                  Within a certain app called ColorTrue developed by xrite, you can profile your iPad using a ColorMunki or i1 Display Pro, the app allows you to view images and that's pretty much it, even so I think it would be good to get colours sorted out initially or maybe profiling a clients iPad…

                                                   

                                                  link;

                                                   

                                                  X-Rite ColorTRUE Color Management for iPads, Tablets, Smartphones - X-Rite Photo Blog

                                                  2 people found this helpful
                                                  • 23. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                    Sprinkles2013 Level 1

                                                    If Serif can put Affinity Photo (the photoshop competitor) onto an iPad Pro and still have all of the same features as the the Mac and Windows versions, then Adobe can do the same. And Affinity Designer is coming to the iPad Pro in the near future, so I think Adobe needs to rethink their ios apps.

                                                    • 24. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                      MistaTwist Level 1

                                                      It's looks like it's called "Graphic" as seen here:

                                                       

                                                      https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-ipad-pro-drawing-apps/

                                                      • 25. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                        terbitbasuki Level 1

                                                        Hi, i used ipad pro and really tired that adobe can't support any great software for ipad pro right now.

                                                        and i think i'll forget adobe and move into affinity. Adobe is too expensive

                                                         

                                                        To use your adobe files on ipad pro you need adobe cloud to move into dekstop.

                                                         

                                                        You may try Affinity Photo for ipad pro, and Affinity Designer for dekstop. It have similiar functions and ability like adobe photoshop. The plus point, Affinity offer more fair price in single buy for ipad pro also for dekstop use.

                                                         

                                                        Sorry Adobe, you need to work more with your apps and reduce your price.

                                                        2 people found this helpful
                                                        • 26. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                          nickfra Level 1

                                                          Been there done that. The price isn't really an issue it's just 10 bucks. But the iPad support is a huge thing for me. I use Affinity for iPad for over a month now for my professional work. And the workflow is super (it requires a really fast wifi connection because you're working from the cloud). And also the desktop version is super fast (much faster compared to photoshop). I really miss Lightroom, I don't like the mobile version, because I want to have the possibility to work without computer.

                                                          • 27. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                            tehjeffers Level 1

                                                            This is definitely not happening.

                                                            • 28. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                              bellevue scott Level 1

                                                              I've been using the Adobe tools on my ipad pro for a few months now and love them. You can save your files to icloud and then open them and continue work in the full programs on your desktop. The Lightroom mobile companion is also awesome on the ipad, and while not the full version, you can do a lot and then continue on your desktop as it syncs to the cloud.

                                                               

                                                              For drawing on the ipad you might want to buy Procreate. It's only $8, and it's awesome and allows you to draw with the apple pen. It allows for layers as well. When you're done you can export to PSD and save to the icloud, then open them on your MAC desktop and do more detailed work etc in the full version of photoshop.

                                                               

                                                              So while the ipad pro doesn't have the full version, the Adobe mobile tools and Procreate make it a powerful desktop companion.

                                                              • 29. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                                carolinee92257903 Level 1

                                                                so please excuse my ignorance but how does that work? i can open a photoshop  image, complete with layers  on my laptop. i can see that image on the ipad pro, draw on ( using the limited options available ) the changes made appear how on my original psd file in my laptop? as a separate layer?

                                                                • 30. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                                  Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

                                                                  carolinee92257903  wrote

                                                                   

                                                                  so please excuse my ignorance but how does that work? i can open a photoshop  image, complete with layers  on my laptop. i can see that image on the ipad pro, draw on ( using the limited options available ) the changes made appear how on my original psd file in my laptop? as a separate layer?

                                                                  You referring to Photoshop Mix? You can send comps from Mix to Photoshop CC (via Creative Cloud) but not vice-versa. (Not totally, anyway; I believe you can open PSDs saved in CC but I believe the layers merge before import.)

                                                                  • 31. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                                    carolinee92257903 Level 1

                                                                    thank you for your response. so i’m i’m still not clear. To date i have worked on psd files created on my laptop using an external wacom tablet. I could of course switch from layer to layer as i was using it . The difficulty has been that the tablet i am drawing on doesn’t have the image on it. i move the pen on the blank tablet but the results are happening on my screen within the psd file. So no need for the cloud at all. So is my understanding of what you said correct that i would first have to transfer my psd to the cloud then to the ipad in order to work on it AND that once that file is on there i can only use the tools from the limited version of photoshop that can be installed on the ipad? and that actually in order to work on it it would have to be a condensed image ie no layer interaction possible. i’m sorry to sound do stupid but i just don’t understand how it works

                                                                    • 32. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                                      Sprinkles2013 Level 1

                                                                      Affinity Photo for iPad supports .psd documents and doesn’t merge layers.

                                                                      1 person found this helpful
                                                                      • 33. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                                        randyg1 Level 1

                                                                        Can you use a MacBook Pro - sync files within Lightroom and then use a Surface Pro with a full version of Photoshop with the same files??

                                                                        • 34. Re: Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?
                                                                          Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

                                                                          randyg1  wrote

                                                                           

                                                                          Can you use a MacBook Pro - sync files within Lightroom and then use a Surface Pro with a full version of Photoshop with the same files??

                                                                          For...Lightroom CC? Sure. Lightroom Classic CC (the other version of Lightroom) isn't so clear-cut since it uses a local catalog (if I recall; someone correct me if that's not totally true).