iPP 10.5 + glass screen protector = wavy lines?

sneak3

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Guys brand new ipad pro 10.5 here with glass screen protector. Just launched procreate and tested a few lines with the pencil only to find out this:




I had no time to test the ipad without the protector so I ask you guys, is this expected behavior? Guess not right? If I make them faster it's barely noticeable but slowly I get those lousy lines!


Just wanted to make sure it is the protector itself before removing rather than by design in the ipp 10.5.
 

jcborden

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Have you tried the streamlining options for brushes in Procreate? Setting to around 25-30% on a brush eliminates the wavy lines for me - still like to know what its like without the screen protector though.
 
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sneak3

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no I havent but that is not really what I was expecting. I need the line to feel natural, just not wavy.

Anyone else?
 

33coe

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Apparently, that’s to be expected. Check out this guy’s video comparing glass to matte screen protectors:

It’s why I decided to go with a matte one and put up a screen protector, as well as the slight tooth it gives for a more paper-like feel. The resolution takes a slight hit but it’s mostly noticeable on white, but I’ve gotten used to it for the most part.
 

jcborden

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Apparently, that’s to be expected. Check out this guy’s video comparing glass to matte screen protectors:

It’s why I decided to go with a matte one and put up a screen protector, as well as the slight tooth it gives for a more paper-like feel. The resolution takes a slight hit but it’s mostly noticeable on white, but I’ve gotten used to it for the most part.
Thanks - that was really useful.

I have tried matte in the past but really don't like the look. As I'm not an illustrator or artist, just play around with drawing, making icons etc I will alter the tools (smoothing is available in most apps I use) to make the lines better and stick with the tempered glass protectors for the time being.
 

lazypoet

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Will it be tearing on the screen if i use my new ipad with the pencil without a screen protector? I assumed this would be built to handle the pencil.
 

sracer

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Will it be tearing on the screen if i use my new ipad with the pencil without a screen protector? I assumed this would be built to handle the pencil.
The iPad screen is designed to handle the pencil without a screen protector. The thing to watch out for when using ANY stylus on ANY tablet is to make sure that both the screen and the stylus tip are free of grit. With that simple precaution, I've used styli on my iPads for years (without screen protectors) and have never scratched my screen. Now I'm using the Pencil on my 12.9 Pro without a protector (for 15+ months) and no problems.
 
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