Monday, March 11, 2013

How I Use Procreate To Draw On My iPad

In the video below I show how I'm using Procreate to make drawings for my children's books, iPad apps, personal and freelance work. I love the Procreate app! It allows me to make high resolution drawings that I can email to my desktop and paint in photoshop. No more running out of paper. No more pens, pencils, not having a pen, running out of lead, etc. I can take my work anywhere and I can go through the entire drawing/refinement process without the use of a scanner or tracing paper. It has made me much more productive in that I can do finish work anywhere - doctor's office, meetings, waiting in the car, airplanes, conferences - you name it. The only thing I have to remember to do is take enough work with me before I leave the studio. I hope you enjoy the video...

9 comments:

  1. Thx for this lovely Post Will! This is why i like that App so much... and the App run so fast. I love the iPad. I hope one Day Apple will come out with a Big IPad like the Cintique 21ux or maybe a little bit smaller... :-) Wouldn´t that be Great?!? ;-)

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  2. Thanks a lot for making this video! I wouldn't have tried this app otherwise!

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  3. I'm intrigued after watching your video and at $4.99 will probably just buy it to experiment with myself. I know you mentioned using Procreate for your preliminary drawings, but would you ever use it rather than Photoshop to create your finished pieces for an iPad app? I was listening to you video on Folio Academy about creating iPad apps and you mention creating images 4-5x the resolution of the iPad if you want to possibly also publish traditionally, just wondering if Procreate is robust enough to do it. Thx.

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    1. Good questions Lisa. Personally it isn't powerful enough for me to get the effects I want for my personal style. So I don't go to finish with it. Also while it can handle a large sketch file size - the iPad processor isn't powerful enough to handle the demands of multiple layers. I love it for sketching - LOVE IT FOR SKETCHING - but it's not a finishing tool for me. Some of my files in Photoshop end up being over 100mb - the iPad can't handle that size...someday though.

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    2. Good to know, thanks Will for taking the time to explain. We are about to do some house renovations and I am having to really pare down for the next couple months, so I was hoping to pack up my laptop and Wacom and just use my iPad, but I better keep the Wacom available! :)

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  5. one traceing a pic on this app how do you remover the pic so it is just the sketch?

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    1. It's simple - put the photo on one layer - get a new layer - draw on new layer - delete photo layer.

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