If you’re a vector artist, Adobe Draw is your go-to app for digital drawing. Use customizable brushes to draw, design, and style your art. We’ve included basic shape stencils to speed up your design work— like circles, squares, French curves, polygons, and even speech bubbles for comics. Create on resizable canvases up to a delightfully printable 8k. With one tap, your layered files are sent right to Adobe Illustrator CC, or as a flat image to Adobe Photoshop CC. Show off your drawing process with an automatically created time-lapse video.
Some feature highlights:
• Five customizable brushes with unique tapers - infinitely configurable opacity, size and color
• Insert basic shape stencils or new vector shapes from Capture CC
• Get detailed perfection: zoom 64x for tiny details, with canvas size up to 8k
• Mix photos with vector drawing layers - restack, rename, transform and merge them
• Send your layered illustration to Photoshop or Illustrator
• Optimized for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
• License royalty-free images from Adobe Stock within Draw
MORE STORAGE (Optional in-app purchase)
If you need more Creative Cloud file storage, you have the option of purchasing an additional 20GB for $1.99 (US dollars) a month. The recurring payment is automatically charged to your iTunes account. To stop service, simply go to your account Settings and turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of your billing period. Prorating is unavailable — when you turn off auto-renew, service will continue until the end of that month’s billing period.
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WHAT’S NEW IN DRAW 4.7
Choose how double-tap works with your Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
We’ve added a preference option to control double-tap on the latest iPad Pro with the new Apple Pencil. We think you’ll love adding this time-saving feature to your painting experience, and they even work in full-screen drawing mode. Choose from one of these options under your iPad’s settings for Adobe Draw:
• Switch between brush and eraser - If you find yourself using these two tools a lot, this option lets you work faster.
• Switch between current and last used brush - this allows you to use two brushes at once and switch quickly between them.
• Activate the color picker - If you want a quicker way to pick a color from the canvas, select this option. You can use this in full-screen mode, too!
• Zoom in or out - Zooming in and out of the canvas has never been easier! With this option, double- tap to view the full artwork, and double-tap again to zoom in and work on a detailed region of your painting.
• None - Don’t want to use this feature? That’s cool. Use this to turn the double-tap option off.
Send to Printer:
Now you can send your work directly to the printer from within the app. Simply tap on the share icon, select SHARE -> Image. You’ll be prompted on where to share. Be sure to select Print. Happy printing!
Ratings and Reviews
Mighty for the small projects
As far as the quality and ease of use, this app takes the cake. I’ve struggled to get into digital art because the apps are usually so unfriendly to users, but simplicity and easy to follow tutorials really helped with this app. There’s not a lot of tool options, but they’re all the tool types that I really need. Plus the fact it easily converts to a timelapse is a awesome plus. However, I am sad to say I’m currently looking for a different app as I quickly outgrew my use for this one.
If all you plan to do is sketch something quick, this is the app for you. But any real project worth time and effort causes awful lag. I have my iPad Pro up to date, as well as the app, but my larger projects just can’t be supported by the functions of the app. Sometimes it’s a few second delay for a single line to show, opening and closing layers takes ten seconds to load, the fact that if you forget to “convert to timelapse” every few minutes then it will never load, or the zooming/rotating taking another ten seconds to load. It’s bad enough I don’t want anything more to do with this app anymore. Additionally, I’ve learned to work around the lack of a smudge or blur tool, but there are lots of times it would really be perfect for the looks I’m trying to create.
An essential part of my workflow but needs some tweeks
I use this app non stop. This is my 5th year I think? It’s come a long way and I love it. The time lapse feature is amazing for tutorials.
I want to give this 5 stars but two things are holding it back. I’d like to be able to fuzz the edges of my brush. And I’d love to be able to consolidate stokes into one shape. The reason for this is when I upload the work into the desktop illustrator, it is labeled a “draw layer” and each stroke is its own shape. This makes it very difficult to add finishing touches like gradients etc. strange since the ability to finish projects in illustrator is part of the advertising. I suspect there might already be a fix for it. But the complete lack of tutorials on adobe learn or the forums makes it hard to guess what that might be. Not being able to edit draw layers in the main illustrator is really hurting my workflow. To the point where if it’s a serious project, or one I might need several versions of, I don’t use adobe draw at all. Which is a real shame because it’s nicer to use than the blob brush.
Starts off great, becomes completely unusable over time
I’ve been using this app for about a week now, and I have to say, after growing accustomed to the layout and gestures, I’d really been enjoying it. I made some stuff I was really happy with, and if all had stayed as it was, this would be a 5 star review. However, a few days ago, the app gradually started to have issues, in that it began freezing up every 10 seconds or so, for about 3 seconds every time. To be clear, I have a new iPhone 8 and a new iPad both of which are having this issue. It does it even when you’re doing absolutely nothing in the app, or when you’re drawing, or resizing or pulling up a menu. It just happens inconsistently, and for seemingly no reason. I’ve looked it up online, emailed adobe, and even gone as far as deleting all but 6 simple pieces of my art and bought extra memory for a small price each month. Nothing has improved the problem, I haven’t had a response yet from adobe, and it makes it nearly impossible to complete anything unless you’re content with the program stopping you half way through your pen strokes to have a think every so often. Extremely frustrated and disappointed.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.