Adobe Introduces Premiere Rush Video Editing App, Previews Photoshop for iPad


No, the "real" Photoshop will be available for your iPad sometime next year.

If you're ready to graduate from iMovie and dip your toes in the video-editing world, Adobe's newest app is tailor-made for upping your YouTube game.

Premiere Rush CC supports cloud sync so you can work on the same project on an iPhone or an iPad and continue on a Mac. Adobe even showcased the new desktop version of Photoshop at its Adobe Max conference where the new Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) for iPad did impress onlookers.

The announcement comes as part of the next generation of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, with Adobe noting the updates are a "major inflection for the future of creativity".

A new app created to accelerate drawing and painting workflows across devices, Project Gemini, coming first to iPad in 2019, combines raster, vector and new dynamic brushes into a single app experience built for drawing. According to Adobe, Premiere Rush has been created to simplify the video-editing, motion graphics, and audio mixing capabilities of its professional software like Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, and Audition. You can open and edit a PSD on an iPad, open and edit the same PSD on the desktop - whatever order suits your creative needs. Additional features which should prove most interesting include a new blending mode preview mode, truncated layer names, flipped canvas view, locked workspaces, new color wheel, content-aware fill and the new frame tool.

Adobe Premiere Rush CC seems to have borrowed some power and features from Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.

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Photoshop on iPad will make use of the same multi-layered PSD files while offering the same set of tools familiar to long-time desktop users.

This is not the first time a full-powered photo-editing app has been migrated to the iPad, of course.

Anyone wishing to get in on the beta for Project Gemini can get more information about that by completing Adobe's survey for those who are interested in helping out.

What's more, if you've done all you can with a piece within Premiere Rush, it's easy to then transfer that project to Premiere Pro to put on the final touches.

There's a free Starter Plan for the app, while individual subscriptions are $9.99 a month (through or the App Store), or included in several Creative Cloud memberships.