You have bought a brand new smartphone and you are so in love with it that you want to become a mobile-only user so you are trying to find alternatives to the most used Desktop programs? Have you taken a great photo with your phone but you feel like it is missing something and you would like to edit it without passing through your computer? Then keep reading this article.

Today I am going to show you how to use Photoshop on iPhone, so that you can edit your photos on the go without resorting to a Notebook or Desktop PC. As opposite of the classic version, Photoshop for smartphone is free, but, obviously, offers many less functions compared to the original one. But let’s not lose time, I’ll leave the judgment to you.

How to Use Photoshop on iPhone

If you want to know how to use Photoshop on iPhone, visit the homepage of Adobe Photoshop Express, the name of the smartphone-version of the homonym program for Macs and PCs, and select, depending if you have got an iPhone, Android, or Windows phone, the right button: App Store for iPhone, Google Play for Android, Windows Store for the Windows phone. This guide will be about Photoshop for iPhone, but, as far as I know, the Android and Windows versions work just alike. Alternatively, you can download it directly on your smartphone using the built-in store.

Once you have downloaded and installed the app, run it. At this point, it will start a quick introduction, with a brief description of the program and a list of its main functions, such as Autocorrect, to balance colors, Borders Pack, to add borders, Red Eye Reduction, to fix red eyes, Adobe Effects Pack and Adobe Camera Pack, 2 extra functions that you can buy or try for free.

How to Use Photoshop on iPhone

Now that you know some of the app’s potential, let’s see how to edit photos with Photoshop on iPhone: in the main window of the app you can select to either use a new photo (tapping on Camera) or an already taken one (tapping on Select Photo). The second option will open your Images app: select so the photo to edit and, in the window that appears, tap on the pencil at the bottom of the screen to edit the photo.

At this point, you can find on the top bar all the effects available to you to edit your photo. Once you have done editing, click on the check mark at the bottom-right of the screen to return to previous window. From this page, you are able to share your photo with your friends through Email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

How to Use Photoshop on iPhone