Indeed, this is absolutely not “Photoshop on iPad” as stated and promised in the lead up to launch! You must quickly include the Pen tool to create paths as this is a basic essential of compositing! Please do this quickly. Thank you.
In Photoshop (desktop program), I use the pen tool to draw a path on a photo and then apply a layer mask to cut it out. It's the best and most precise way to cut out a photo. The apple pencil would make cutting out photos so much easier, if only the new Photoshop iPad App would incorporate these features.
Please add the Pen tool! Huge part of mine and a lot of peoples workflow! Also would be great to be able to start an edit on Lightroom mobile and then transfer it to photoshop mobile. Do that and it would make this 10x better! Thanks Adobe!
You'll have to be patient. I suspect its going to take a while considering how many demands I see for this, that, and the other. I personally don't need the Pen ahead of a lot of other stuff so consider that too, yours might not be the top priority.