Nov, 29 2012

Listen up to all you artists out there (and those who think they’re artists but really aren’t): a nice, big upgrade for Photoshop Touch has landed in the Google Play Store! The digital image editing app has received a lot of new and important additions in this latest upgrade.

Perhaps the biggest news is for tablet owners — those who prefer 7 inch slates over the usual 10 inch behemoths will be happy to know that the app has been optimized for your screen size. Your tablet must have at least 1024×600 resolution, but most mainstream 7 inch tablets should be able to meet that requirement no problem.

There are equally important changes for everyone who decides to use this app, though. For starters, brush strokes are said to be a lot smoother compared to before. This should cut down on errors due to minor hiccups and will really help keep your sanity up and frustration down if this is something that was bothering you.

Other changes include the addition of two new effects (lens flare and stamp pattern), an improved grid layout for projects, tutorials and images, the ability to share through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, a new shortcut to access the last five colors you’ve used, and your usual round of unknown bug fixes and under-the-hood enhancements.

Photoshop Touch has blossomed into a great mobile rendition of the world’s most popular and extensive image editing suite. It costs $10, but those who have used it says it’s a blissful experience as of late.

You might expect it to be lacking compared to the desktop suite, and while that assessment is true to some degree (some things just can’t be done right now) you’ll be surprised to see how deep the mobile offering is. You can grab it in the Google Play Store if you’re really serious about digital imagery, and be sure to let us know how you’re liking if you do decide to download it in the comments section below.

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