Over the years, Adobe has been bringing several of its professional editing apps over to the iPad. What makes these versions particularly interesting and powerful is that for the most part, they have been built from ground up so that they are optimized for the iPad, as opposed to merely porting the computer version over.
So far, we’ve gotten both Photoshop and Lightroom, but for graphic artists out there who prefer creating vector art, you might be pleased to learn that Adobe has announced that they will be bringing Illustrator over onto the iPad this coming October where it has been optimized for use with the Apple Pencil.
According to Adobe, “Design with precision, as naturally as you would with pen and paper. Create lines, shapes, type, gradients, and effects. Merge or cut graphics with quick Pencil gestures to remove unwanted areas. Make your graphics pop with all new effects such as point gradients, radial repeats, patterns, and symmetry.”
There are actually other vector graphics apps for the iPad, but we suppose for those who are familiar with Illustrator or who want to seamlessly transition between their computers and iPads will find this particularly useful. Illustrator will be free to download, but you will need a subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud in order to use it.