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iPad Pro now supports Apple Pencil for Adobe Photoshop

A recent fix updating the app for iOS has now made it possible to use the gadget along with the application.

Photoshop Fix has now been released on Photoshop technology in order to make it possible for users of iPhones or the iPad Pro to be able to more effectively retouch and restore images.

The new capability offers greater precision using smooth, liquefy, heal, lighten and other image edits.

The new features for the iPad Pro version of the app have been powered by Adobe CreativeSynch and are designed to allow mobile device users to be able to refine and adapt their creative projects with greater accuracy and efficiency than was previously possible. This is greatly due to the addition of support of the Apple Pencil, which allows an artist to make changes with greater precision than a fingertip.

The most recently updated version of Photoshop Fix for iPad Pro involves a number of new features.

Among the new features in this mobile app include the following:

• The ability to restore and retouch images using tools for greater precision for the structure and appearance the user is trying to achieve. These include liquefy (which lets a user reshape an area by swelling, rotating, pulling or pushing it for effects ranging from drastic to quite subtle), heal and patch (to repair imperfections by using surrounding content that is blended over the zone), smooth (which lets landscapes, skin or other content experience sharpening and smoothing with simple painting techniques) and lighten or darken (where light can be added or removed from specific parts of the image).
• Images can be adjusted and edited with a new range of tools including: color (to create a combination of black-and-white and color or to de-saturate areas to remove color), paint (using an eyedropper to capture sample colors for precise effects and then use an adjustable brush and eraser), adjust (to boost exposure, saturation and contrast control as well as to add vignettes) and defocus (to blur a portion of the image so the viewer’s eye will be drawn elsewhere).
• Images can be sent to desktop Photoshop CC for further editing. The new fix converts the edits made into layers and packages that are all sent as a PSD file to the PC.

The addition of Apple Pencil support when using iPad Pro has been gaining considerable applause as it helps to add precision through the sensitivity of the gadget to tilt and pressure for considerable control in selective edits. The version is now available with additional bug fixes and in 15 more languages than had previously been published.

Mobile commerce is finding success during the holidays

Report highlights the promising growth that mobile commerce is seeing

Mobile commerce say a great deal of success during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a recent report from Adobe. The report shows that many consumers took to their smartphones and tablets to make purchases on Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. These consumers found mobile shopping to be more convenient, with many being able to avoid large crowds because they could shop online. Those visiting physical stores were also able to make convenient purchases, with mobile payments making the checkout process more convenient.

Consumers are spending more money through their smartphones and tablets

The report from Adobe shows that some $11 billion in online sales were reported from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. This represents a 15% increase over the online sales that were seen last year over the same days. Notably, Black Friday stood out as a major success for the mobile commerce sector, with consumers taking advantage of the variety of deals being offered by retailers that were interested in engaging mobile consumers. While mobile commerce saw a significant boost during the holiday shopping weekend, the sector also saw an increase in fraud.

Fraud continues to be a major problem for those participating in mobile commerce

Mobile Commerce Report - holiday shoppingAnother report from iovation, a device intelligence and fraud prevention firm, shows that online retail transactions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday grew by 43% over what they had been in 2014. The firm also found that fraud was a significant issue for the mobile commerce space. According to the firm’s report, approximately 1.06% of all online transactions made from Black Friday to Cyber Monday were fraudulent. Approximately .62% of these fraudulent transactions came from mobile devices.

Retailers are beginning to fight fraud more aggressively

Consumers have shown a great deal of interest in mobile commerce, and more retailers are beginning to engage the mobile space as a result. The fraud problem, however, has made consumers somewhat wary of using their smartphones and tablets to purchase products online and in physical stores. Retailers are becoming more adept at combating fraud, however, which is creating a better environment for mobile commerce as a whole.