Procreate for iPad

Procreate for iPad is a digital and drawing application with the best illustration features. Procreate looks pretty similar to Sketchbook Pro and both these applications have convincing simulations of real-life paintings techniques. But what makes this app stand out is that it’s the first app to focus specifically on making the iPad a drawing and painting tablet.

Procreate for iPad

Procreate is a sophisticated application and required additional functionality and refinement after release. Recently the app making company Savage Interactive released their first patch which has refined the color picker, and added features, such as a 45-degree rotation and x & y-axis flip. The application also boasts a myriad of desktop quality tools, such as brushes, layers and pallets.

Procreate for iPad Procreate for iPad

Procreate uses advanced OpenGL Silica painting engine which has been made exclusively for the iPad. It helps the application to use the GPU (graphical processing unit) to the maximum which results in obtaining an unparalled performance on a mobile device. Procreate uses 64-bit colour sampling to mix paint together effortlessly. The smudge inside is finely tuned to react differently by adjusting the precision pressure slider, which means more the pressure you apply, the more colour will be pushed around.

Procreate for iPad Procreate for iPad


★ Desktop grade brushes and tools:
✓ Desktop grade paint engine, with amazing & precise brush strokes
✓ 16 customisable brush settings for every brush
✓ HD canvas size: 1920 x 1408px (iPad 2 only)
✓ Smudge tool with advanced 64-bit colour calculations
✓ Eraser tools
✓ Duplicate, modify and organise brushes

★ Evolved brush customisation:
✓ Import ANY image as a brush grain or shape, allowing unlimited brush possibilities!
✓ Evolved brush modification with realtime preview of adjustments
✓ Smart tools remember settings as you switch between them
✓ Adjust Grain: movement, scale, zoom and rotation
✓ Adjust Shape: scatter, rotation and randomise
✓ Adjust Dynamics: opacity & size velocity and paint loading & wetness
✓ Adjust Plot: spacing and scatter

★ Advanced layering system:
✓ Up to 16 Layers allowing ease of editing and control
✓ Create, delete and re-order layers
✓ Duplicate Layers
✓ Lock alpha pixels for easy masking
✓ Merge layers up, or down
✓ Layer blend modes: normal, multiply, add, screen, lighten & exclusion
✓ Clear layer
✓ Adjust layer opacity with live thumbnail preview
✓ Flood fill the canvas with any colour

★ Full HSB Colours:
✓ Extra large colour chooser
✓ HSB sliders allow for precision colour picking
✓ Save your favourite colour swatches
✓ Compare current and newly chosen colour
✓ Tap and hold anywhere on the canvas to instantly pick a colour

★ Simple and efficient Interface
✓ Auto-save means you never loose work again
✓ Import images from Photo Library
✓ Two finger pan & zoom navigation from 50% to 6400% zoom
✓ Three finger tap to show 1:1 pixels
✓ Quick-pinch shortcut for fit-to-screen
✓ Flip canvas horizontally and vertically
✓ Synthetic pressure sensitivity (brush fall-off)
✓ Synthetic reverse pressure sensitivity (brush pinch)
✓ Rapidly adjust the brush size, on the fly
✓ Rapidly adjust the brush opacity/pressure, on the fly
✓ Non-interpolated zoom – allows pixel precision
✓ 100 levels of undo and redo

★ Artwork browser:
✓ Name, duplicate and delete your artwork
✓ Export to your artwork to your Photo Library
✓ Export a layered PSD or transparent PNG to iTunes
✓ Email images to anyone
✓ Easy access settings and user guide

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