At the Adobe Max conference 2019, Adobe announced that its vector drawing software Adobe Illustrator would be coming to the iPad in 2020.
Illustrator for the iPad includes core Illustrator tools like paths, clipping masks, typography and many more features specifically designed to work with the Apple pencil and touch gestures.
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Want to see what you can expect for the app? Our CEO Martin Perhiniak was invited to test the beta version of the app. Check out this weeks tutorial and see our top 5 favourites features we will see on the app. Since it is still on the beta version, we will not be showing you the interface. You can watch the full tutorial here:
Here is an overview of the 5 top features:
1. Pencil Tool
Pencil Tool allows you to create both curve and straight lines and importantly edit and refine each anchor points individually.
2. Symmetry mode
Drawing in Symmetry mode can be a pain on the desktop version. Thankfully on the iPad, it is so much easier. You can draw with the Pencil or Pen tool, and everything will be automatically mirrored using the Symmetry mode. Again you can quickly refine and edit your drawings.
3. Clipping Mask
The Clipping Mask feature is one of my favourites and easiest on the Illustrator for iPad. You simply need to draw over the objects and turn into a Clipping Mask.
4. Radial Repeat
There are two repeat options on Illustrator for iPad, The Pattern and Radial Repeat. This feature allows you to quickly increase the number of elements, centre point, position and size.
5.Type on Path
You can drag and drop text onto an object to easily create typography compositions on paths as well as edit the text.
There's no pricing information yet, but if pricing for Fresco and Photoshop for iPad are any indication, Illustrator for iPad could be included as part of a Creative Cloud subscription and offered at a standalone monthly price for non-Creative Cloud subscribers.
And finally, We have great news for those who cannot wait until the app's official release. Adobe has provided our viewers with early access signup. Just follow the link to sign up for the Beta program.