Procreate – Sketch, paint, create.
By Savage Interactive Pty Ltd
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Apple Design Award Winner 2013
Procreate is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad. It’s packed with features artists love, from true-to-life sets of pencils, inks and brushes, through to advanced layer compositing, 64-bit performance and unique digital tools. And it isn’t just iPad friendly – it’s an iPad exclusive.
Creatives are embracing Procreate for it’s deadly combination of intuitive design, raw processing power and innate understanding of the artistic process allowing them to work with a world of familiar techniques alongside the limitless potential of the digital medium.
Procreate now includes game-changing GPU accelerated filters and adjustments, offering a whole new dimension of expression. Artists can now apply colour adjustments, gaussian blur, sharpen – and more – all in real time.
The list of technical features that have gone into Procreate 2 is impressive, and includes:
• Studio-grade features:
- 64-bit optimised for iPad Air & iPad Mini 2
- Ultra-High Definition 4K Canvas size
- up to 4096 x 4096px (16.7 MP) for iPad 3+
- up to 4096 x 2616px (10.7 MP) for iPad 2/Mini
- Create custom canvas sizes
- OpenGL painting engine – Silica
- 64-bit smudge sampling
- 64-bit color
- Deliciously responsive smudge tool
- Multi-threaded, utilises iPad’s multiple cores
- 250 levels of undo and redo
- Continuous auto-save—never lose work again
- Dropbox integration everywhere
• Beautiful interface designed for iOS 7:
- Charcoal, translucent and blurred interface keeps you focused on your artwork
- Advanced Multitouch functionally built exclusively for iPad®
- Rapidly adjust the brush size & opacity on the fly
• Next generation drawing tools:
- Packed with 120 beautifully made brushes
- Game changing dual texture system
- 30 customisable settings for every brush
- Create your own custom Procreate brushes
- Organise your brushes into your own custom sets
- Share your brushes
• Advanced layering system:
- Dynamic layers–up to 128 layers, depending on size of canvas.
- Lock layer transparency (Alpha lock)
- Copy and paste layers from/to clipboard
- Pinch layers together to merge
- Pinch layers apart to create a new layer
- Swipe a layer to the right to action
- Swipe a layer to the left to alpha lock
- Two finger tap to adjust layer opacity
- 18 Layer Blend modes
- Distort perspective & shear
- Non Uniform & Uniform transformation
- Magnetic smart guide system
• Multi-touch gestures:
- Two finger zoom & rotate canvas
- Three finger tap fullscreen
- 3 finger Z-motion – Instant clear layer
- Quick-pinch shortcut for fit-to-screen
- Three finger swipe (left/right) for undo/redo
- Tap and hold eyedropper shortcut
- Pinch layers together to merge
- Pinch layers apart to create a layer
- Fullscreen adjust layer opacity
- Change artwork orientation
• Redesigned Gallery:
- Drag & drop organising
- Create artwork groups and name them
- Export to Photos, iTunes, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, Weibo and email
- Export as layered native Procreate file, PSD, transparent PNG or JPEG
• Multi-touch selection tool:
- Hybrid Freehand & Polygon selection tool
- Add or inverse selection
• GPU accelerated filters:
- Gaussian Blur
- Hue, Saturation, brightness
- Color Balance
• 1080p video capture:
- Record every stroke in realtime, without delay
- Export HD video files to anyone
- Video management options
What's New in Version 2.0.2
• Fixed issue with strokes missing first segment.
• Small bug fixes and small improvements
• Included latest Pogo Connect SDK
• Fixed pressure data issues for Jot Touch
This One App justifies the cost of an iPad
Procreate has been the best drawing and painting app on the Apple platform for quite some time, not because it has the most features...but because its interface gets out of your way and allows for FAST FAST FAST response. It achieves the elegance of becoming transparent to the artist using it.
I use it for architectural work, and believe it or not, there is no app available that comes close to the precision facility with lines, perspective and shapes as does Procreate with its customizable brushes and versatile transform tool.
Add to this a user community on their site that has posted dozens of in depth tutorials on how to get professional results from this app and Procreate, in version 2, easily maintains its twelve length lead over every other art app out there, regardless of platform.
If you are an artist, Procreate is the deciding factor on why you should buy an iPad.
I have a Wacom, photoshop, painter and decades experience using them... But even sitting at my desk... If I need to do something graphic, I reach for my iPad and Procreate.
It's the best tool for art because it's the tool I Want to use.
This is the first app, I think, I have ever reviewed. I can't begin to explain how awesome this application really is. I usually prefer to sketch on paper physically with a led pencil and this app has changed that completely. I have never used such a fluid and intuitive app, I don't think. This app is reliable and correct on movements and strokes, and feels like you are traditionally painting or sketching, as I usually prefer. This app has not ceased to shock and excite me when I figure out just one more feature that it holds every time I use it. I had to come an honest review because just how insane (in a good way, haha) this app really is. It may just be me, but I recommend this app and you definitely will not regret it once you start playing around with it's cool features! Thank you to whoever developed this app! You're pretty awesome!
Finally, an Art App that I Actually Use
Update: I bought a pressure sensitive stylus (Wacom Intuos Creative) and after 5 minutes with the iBook I learned enough to begin creating a set of brushes (sketching pencils so far) that make the experience even better that the stock brushes.
Not my first art app, but the first one I actually use to supplement my art supplies. The simple interface and the iBook get you started making sketches and simple paintings within minutes. A bit of practice and you're customizing palettes and brushes, importing reference photos, inserting objects and working in layers, if you want to. For me it replaces the simple apps like Paper and the complex apps such as Sketchbook Pro. Just like a pencil or a paintbox, it's a tool that I don't get bored with and I don't outgrow.