Is the ipad pro capable?

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  1. msalve macrumors newbie

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    Can the ipad pro 9.7 inch be used to make bussiness logos, graphics etc with the apple pencil or is it not capable?
     
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    IMO yes, find a good image creator/editor or Vector based image App and it will do it just as good as any Cintique or other tablet.


    Kal.
     
  4. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Try the app Autodesk Graphic. It's basically Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. Not quite as full-featured of course, but you'd be amazed what you can do with it. I've designed quite complex graphics on it. Runs lightning-fast on the new Pro.
     
  5. msalve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the replies. Do I need to also have a PC or MAC? Or can it do it by its self? I am a little hesitant to buy the ipad pro because I also need to buy a macbook pro and knowing my luck they'll release a macbook pro with a detachable touch screen that uses the pencil lol
     
  6. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I highly doubt Apple will build a hybrid. Maybe in a few years but it was year or two ago that Time Cook spoke against such a device. IMO look for a Macbook Pro or Air, and iPad Pro for cheap by checking out a local Best Buy for open box or refurbished (they are usually as good new or "like new" as they are most often returned because someone wanted a different color or storage option.) I recently saw 4-5 9.7" iPPs for good deals at my best buy, then 2 12.9" iPPs for cheap as well.
    As for having to have a PC/Mac... I personally don't think so, I use a iPP for all my needs. I plan to get a Mac in the coming months, but for my uses it isn't needed... yet. I do all basic: email, web broswing, social media, etc, on my iPP but I also do heavy duty photo editing. I was able to do video editing on my Air 2 but haven't tried it on my iPP 12.9" yet, (but considering the iPP is 1.8x faster CPU and double the GPU power I imagine it will be great.)


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  7. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Autodesk Graphic works great by itself on an iPad. Google it and read about the features on their website, including file export formats.

    That said, most graphic artists have some element of their workload that requires desktop software like full Photoshop. But the IPP is very capable hardware for producing graphics.
     
  8. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I'm not a good artist at all, and I've been making some pretty great stuff with the Pencil and the Paper app by 53. If I can do it, anybody can.
     
  9. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    To me it seems it has not been update (or updated poorly) to the Apple Pencil. It seems it offsets relative to the tip of the pencil, as you would on an old fashioned stylus. Or am I doing something wrong?
     
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    The Ipad Pro (edit: lol I called it the Mac Pro by mistake!) totally capable for logos and stuff generally, depending on what you need to do with the files after their creation - and what spec you have to design to. Things also get a bit weird and you end up having to use cloud storage and other work arounds after the files creation.

    There are a few things I'd keep a Mac around for.. If you're used to desktop apps and need a workflow involving them, if you do complex web stuff, including web dev.. I think they work much better as complementary devices than outright replacements.

    That sounds wrong. Mine is dead on centre. Are you using a thick screen protector? Try Apple Notes first to see if it's present in all apps or just whatever you were trying. Also maybe you write with the pencil at too much of a slant which would cause the cursor to "tilt" and widen away from the tip of the nib?
     
  11. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    I draw one curve using the pencil tool. Then I draw a second curve, which I want to connect to where the first curve ends. But there is always an offset. In all other programs (Apple's notes, Notability, OneNote) I can do that. That's one of the advantages of the Apple Pencil, the precision. Also, Autodesk Graphic seems to not always ignore the palm. So, to me it seems it treats Apple Pencil like a a finger or any other stylus, rather than as a special case.
     
  12. joelank macrumors member

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    I have a co-worker (who is a Illustrator/Photoshop expert) using it to create some amazing work. He uses Autodesk Graphic.
     
  13. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

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    i do commercial illustration using photoshop, illustrator and work with allot of 3d and photography integration for advertising. im also in school studying entertainment design.

    i think the pro is fairly capable for your workflow- making graphics like those is not very resource intensive, but i wouldn't want to not have a desktop available for file management, and color space conversion. you dont need a fast computer, just something that can run desktop software. the ipad pro does not have color calibration, which matters for some illustration and design work.

    i use my pro for beginning projects, sketching, or basic vector art. after that i push to my desktop and work on a 5k 2016 imac with 4ghz processor, 32gb ram, 1TB HD, and this is hooked up to a cintiq 27 that is color calibrated once a month. No color calibration is a sure sign of amateur work. I get paid by the hour and desktop software is much faster with a cintiq. Keyboard hotkeys and buttons on the pen make a huge difference in commercial art. But it takes years of training to get to this level, for most people the ipad is ideal. you have to decide where you stand with your skill level, and where you want to go in design.

    i think the ipad pro is an excellent companion device. its not super powerful like a desktop, but its pretty quick for a mobile solution. i love it for what it is, a mobile content creation tablet. Its very far from a mobile workstation though, like a macbook pro or cintiq companion. these machines are much faster. i find ipad pro to be a little slow for editing RAW photos or doing video edits, it gets annoying, and can only do basic editing. I do use my Pro while traveling for posting from my DSLR to Instagram, at home for fine art photography id just rather use my desktop. its really allot faster. Plus, again, color calibration matters allot if you print your photos or even if you want accurate color for web.

    my hobby is drawing and painting, and for that the ipad works really well. i just dont use it for anything i want to print large (bigger than poster size), its limited by a mobile cpu and small amount of ram. But for anything that stays on the web its ideal. im using the 12.9 pro.

    hope this helps.
     

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