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Savage Interactive has released a significant update to its iPad illustration app Procreate, bringing a new visual design and additional drawing, layering, and transformation tools. The app also now includes support for the 64-bit A7 processors found on the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, as well as a new ultra-high definition 4K canvas size.
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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.

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 app saw its last major update in August, bringing 1080p HD canvas recording, and was also notable for winning an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2013. Procreate is $5.99 and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: iPad Illustration App 'Procreate' Adds Support for 64-Bit A7 Processor, 4K Ultra HD Canvas Size
 

Klae17

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Is there an app that can make me draw like that? Not help me, make me.
 
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AngerDanger

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I can see why people would want to Procreate with the women in the pictures.

No, seriously, what an odd name.
 
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rtomyj

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This is why I love my iPad and my Nexus 7 is drained of its battery (not through use, but through non use. Kinda ironic, no?).

Meanwhile on Android -
http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/26/chaton-sms-support/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000594&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Come on Samsung. We get it, Google is integrating with SMS to compete with iMessage. So now that two companies are paving way you get the perfect opportunity to upgrade your bloat ware. Why is Samsung competing with Google? Not gonna end well.
 
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Zepaw

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Solid app with a really good interface, I recommend it.

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I can see why people would want to Procreate with the women in the pictures.

No, seriously, what an odd name.

Agreed, though the stylization of it is always something like Procreate.
 
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pgiguere1

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Good that they're offering a larger canvas, but why specifically 4K? It's an illustration app and 4K is a video standard. Just seems like a way to integrate a buzzword.

Might have been a better idea to choose a resolution that's a multiple of the iPad's screen resolution in order to maintain fidelity when you're looking at your illustration in full-screen.
 
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marioguarneros

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I will have to give this a try to start sketching again.

We've come a long way since the capabilities of the first iPad. :D
 
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x-evil-x

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Strangely attracted to that neverending story face girl in the space suit...
 
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nagromme

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A terrific app--an example of the quality app selection that makes every other touch platform unacceptable.
 
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ronaldhennessy

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Good that they're offering a larger canvas, but why specifically 4K? It's an illustration app and 4K is a video standard. Just seems like a way to integrate a buzzword.

Might have been a better idea to choose a resolution that's a multiple of the iPad's screen resolution in order to maintain fidelity when you're looking at your illustration in full-screen.

They actually added the 4k resolution a few updates ago. I'm a amatuer artist that has done sone work in the program for two years and it has improved leaps and bounds. Haven't got the chance to play around with 2.0. but 64-bit performance with the iPad Air/Mini retina sounds promising.
 
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Pie

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Storyboarding

Good that they're offering a larger canvas, but why specifically 4K? It's an illustration app and 4K is a video standard. Just seems like a way to integrate a buzzword.

Might have been a better idea to choose a resolution that's a multiple of the iPad's screen resolution in order to maintain fidelity when you're looking at your illustration in full-screen.

I've been using ProCreate for a couple of years now. I work in advertising and it's great tool for storyboarding ideas for TV commercials. It's great to have preset canvas sizes for 16X9 and 4K for this very reason. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into ProCreate 2. The blurring and sharpening alone will be a great help. This app is on the way to becoming a great all-round image editor.

Best app on the iPad.

Pie

:apple:
 
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himanshumodi

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I of course prefer iPad to any other tablet today for multiple reasons. But THIS app is what really separates iOS from everything else for me.
 
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VPrime

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My favourite drawing/painting app on the iPad.
Great toolset, and very smooth.

Haven't had a chance to play with the new version, but loved the old one :).

Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a drawing/painting app.
 
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Pilgrim1099

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I've been using ProCreate for a couple of years now. I work in advertising and it's great tool for storyboarding ideas for TV commercials. It's great to have preset canvas sizes for 16X9 and 4K for this very reason. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into ProCreate 2. The blurring and sharpening alone will be a great help. This app is on the way to becoming a great all-round image editor.

Best app on the iPad.

Pie

:apple:

It's an excellent app for these reasons but also Sketchbook Prob is also another good one to use. I enjoy both of them and also the desktop version of the latter with my Wacom tablet. Especially when doing storyboards, it's very handy.

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Is there an app that can make me draw like that? Not help me, make me.

I don't think so. You have to practice as illustration is a lifelong skill and passion to master. It's NOT the software or hardware that makes you a better artist but it's HOW you use it that does.

It's only a digital tool.
 
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mixel

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Procreate + Adonit Jot Touch (4 preferably) = The best thing I've ever done with the iPad.

I'd rather be using that setup than a Cintiq for a lot of tasks. It's mind glowingly good. I can't recommend the setup enough to artists.
 
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Procreate + Adonit Jot Touch (4 preferably) = The best thing I've ever done with the iPad.

Since you seem to know what you're talking about, the one thing that usually concerns me with the Adonit styluses is that plastic disc at the end. Does it ever get unwieldy to use? Are there ever moments when you have to reposition the stylus to get it where it needs to go, or does it always feel natural, like you're writing with a real, proper stylus?

Also, I've heard they have a tendency to scuff up your iPad screens if you don't use a protector. Is that true?

I ask because I'm kind of interested in getting one, but want a good direct opinion on it before I do.
 
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mixel

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Since you seem to know what you're talking about, the one thing that usually concerns me with the Adonit styluses is that plastic disc at the end. Does it ever get unwieldy to use? Are there ever moments when you have to reposition the stylus to get it where it needs to go, or does it always feel natural, like you're writing with a real, proper stylus?

Also, I've heard they have a tendency to scuff up your iPad screens if you don't use a protector. Is that true?

I ask because I'm kind of interested in getting one, but want a good direct opinion on it before I do.
Yeah I've heard the scuffing thing too. I've only used my touches on my iPad3, and I occasionally let my 5 year old daughter use it(!). We've never scuffed the screen. I'm really not sure why that might be the case for some people and not for others. Are all iPad screens not the same sort of glass? I'm quite particular about this sort of thing so definitely notice things like new scratches. :)

The disc is a bit weird, but that was much more the case with the earlier Touch - Now the 4 has palm rejection there really isn't much of a learning curve at all. Before it was odd hovering your hand while making sure you get the right angles. (i took to wearing thick gloves) For some users the angle doesn't go quite wide enough for how they hold a pencil - it was fine for me. I've seen guides online where they put notches in the socket on the disc to allow it to go wider, but I've never needed it. Other than the angle thing you never have to reposition or think about the disk - You get used to it within minutes and it's much much nicer having that fine point than using a chubby nibbed stylus like so many of them are. It doesn't get in your way.

If you do get one I recommend getting some spare discs at the same time. It comes with one spare pin+disk, but it's good for peace of mind. I dropped the pen once and the socket on the disc get munged pretty easily. :(
 
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Renzatic

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Yeah I've heard the scuffing thing too. I've only used my touches on my iPad3, and I occasionally let my 5 year old daughter use it(!). We've never scuffed the screen. I'm really not sure why that might be the case for some people and not for others. Are all iPad screens not the same sort of glass? I'm quite particular about this sort of thing so definitely notice things like new scratches. :)

I think the Air uses the latest and greatest rev of Gorilla Glass, but since I've got an iPad 3, and you don't have any problems with scuffing, I think I'll give it a go.

A good fine tipped stylus for the iPad is something I've dreamed about since practically day one. Thanks to your recommend, I think I'm gonna go ahead and grab one.

...though one last question, how's the battery life on the pen, and how badly does it drain the iPad? Is it about the same as using an BT keyboard?
 
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mixel

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..though one last question, how's the battery life on the pen, and how badly does it drain the iPad? Is it about the same as using an BT keyboard?
I've never used a bt keyboard but the pen itself using bluetooth 4 lasts almost forever :D its ridiculous how little you have to charge it. I mean weeks. The early Jot Touch had a few days use between charges but the JT4 is crazy.

I usually find ways to plug my iPad in (i have chargers all over the place) - haven't been out and about much with the JT4. The JT (which must have sucked a lot more power) would give me at least 3 hrs drawing.. Really no idea about the JT4's impact on the iPads battery, as I've not done heavy procreating (sounds wrong) without a stylus to compare it to.

I think the ipad3's relative slowness compared to the newer models might explain why some apps aren't as smooth.. Procreate is perfect but sketchbook pro and some others have a delay when using the stylus that i found unworkable for the way i normally paint. I think that's worth mentioning in case you have lots of favourite apps that might not be as nice.
 
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Renzatic

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However it turns out, your recommendation was enough to convince me to finally do what I've been thinking about doing for awhile. I went ahead and ordered one. I expect it to be here shortly after the holidays.

One thing's for sure. It's gonna end up a helluva lot nicer than this $6 stylus I picked up a the gas station a couple weeks back to use for testing purposes.
 
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Stiksi

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I've never used a bt keyboard but the pen itself using bluetooth 4 lasts almost forever :D its ridiculous how little you have to charge it. I mean weeks. The early Jot Touch had a few days use between charges but the JT4 is crazy.

I usually find ways to plug my iPad in (i have chargers all over the place) - haven't been out and about much with the JT4. The JT (which must have sucked a lot more power) would give me at least 3 hrs drawing.. Really no idea about the JT4's impact on the iPads battery, as I've not done heavy procreating (sounds wrong) without a stylus to compare it to.

I think the ipad3's relative slowness compared to the newer models might explain why some apps aren't as smooth.. Procreate is perfect but sketchbook pro and some others have a delay when using the stylus that i found unworkable for the way i normally paint. I think that's worth mentioning in case you have lots of favourite apps that might not be as nice.

I use an iPad 3 too but I prefer Sketch Club to Procreate because the brush feel is more immediate. Every time I use Procreate I feel like the app automatically smooths my brush strokes so everything ends up a bit rounded out. It doesn't suit me very well but it's still an incredible app. Sketchbook Pro I've hated from the beginning, it's just too slow, too big and unintuitive compared to Procreate or Sketch Club. Sketch Club just got custom canvas sizes so theoretically you could do very big canvases at the cost of fewer layers.

I use the Pogo Connect as my stylus but it's just too badly built to be recommended to anyone. I'm switching over to Wacom's Intuos iPad stylus as soon as I get the chance. I've never liked the plastic disc on the Jot Touches and have heard from a lot of people that they couldn't stand the clicking of the disc against the screen. But if that's not a problem, I've also heard it's quite reliable.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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I have the Wacom Intuos and it works well once you get used to it. You have to mind hat the center is determined by the pressure sensitive tip under the rubbery covering. If you are holding the pen on a non-perpendiculur angle to the screen, the center determined by the iPad may be off from where you were expecting.
 
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Pilgrim1099

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I have the Wacom Intuos and it works well once you get used to it. You have to mind hat the center is determined by the pressure sensitive tip under the rubbery covering. If you are holding the pen on a non-perpendiculur angle to the screen, the center determined by the iPad may be off from where you were expecting.

That's what I was wondering about. I have the Wacom bamboo for the 1g iPad and it works not too shabbily. But if I can get a new iPad air and Wacom creative stylus or something more accurate for illustration work, I'll be content. Otherwise the new Wacom Cintiq Hybrid is so tempting even though my Intuos 4 tablet does the job nicely on my iMac using sketchbook pro or manga studio/photoshop, etc.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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No comparison. Even the base model Wacom pad beats the Intuos / iPad combination. The Wacom pad wins every time.

If you're looking for extreme portability / on the fly use; then yes, the intuos pen is your friend. Otherwise, you may be better off with an MBA 11" and a small Wacom pad.
 
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