iPad Pro Procreate app how to?

jbizzybeetle

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Procreate app does not list Apple Pencil as device option. Procreate Doesn't work on my iPad Pro. Nothing in their forums.

Suggestions?

Paper 53 works although doesn't show connected in app and Notes works. Apple Pencil is definitely charged and connected via general Bluetooth.
 

Branskins

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Procreate app does not list Apple Pencil as device option. Procreate Doesn't work on my iPad Pro. Nothing in their forums.

Suggestions?

Paper 53 works although doesn't show connected in app and Notes works. Apple Pencil is definitely charged and connected via general Bluetooth.
It doesn't have an Apple Pencil option because it's integrated into the OS.

Dumb question: is your ink color white by chance? Also, make sure the two sliders aren't all the way down
 

jbizzybeetle

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Thanks much! Appreciate the input.

I just deleted app, then reloaded from the cloud and all works!

Whatever I screwed up first, now OK.
 

Branskins

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I was having the issue where if you let your finger or pencil sit too long on the white canvas, it uses the eye dropper and changes your ink to white (or whatever color is under your finger or pencil). For awhile I thought mine was broke too
 

Farrellcollie

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Procreate is not super intuitive for me. I can't figure out how to delete a sketch or even effectively erase
 

bizzy045

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Procreate is not super intuitive for me. I can't figure out how to delete a sketch or even effectively erase
look at the top right..see the icon that is blue in my picture...that is the eraser button. press that then you can erase anything.

also to delete a sketch, go into your gallery, and swipe left to delete. you can also swipe right to select multiple pictures, and press trash can to delete all selected.
 

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tekchic

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Also, Procreate (right now) is the only app that allows you to edit the pressure curve, so if you want to draw with a lighter touch but still get the full pressure range, you can edit that in settings. Pencil will not show up as a paired device, either, but the pressure does work.

Procreate over the years has gotten quite the learning curve, with some... unintuitive (in my opinion) UI decisions. They haven't updated their handbook, but the last version of the handbook (available for free in iBooks Store) helped me do a bit more. There are tons of features and settings that are a bit too hidden under the covers with slide left/slide right, 2 finger taps, etc.
 

artfossil

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Procreate is not super intuitive for me. I can't figure out how to delete a sketch or even effectively erase
Definitely get their (free!) iBook! (They are working on an updated version.)

Their user forum is "robust" and there are lots of user-generated tutorials. Plus, YouTube. :)

This app is a wonder: so elegant and powerful. And for $5.99!
 
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