iPad pro drawing apps

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  1. woldhek

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    In the demo a smooth, curving, expanding and contracting line is drawn. In which app was this done? I tried Procreate, AutoDesk Sketchbook, AutoDesk Sketchbook X, Paper, Adobe Draw, Adobe Sketch, ArtSet and INKredible, but couldn't get such a line. Any suggestions?
     
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    The app that shows this in the Jony Ive narrated demo appear to be Procreate.

    iPad Pro - Apple Pencil - Apple

    Hold in mind that different pen tools will respond differently to pressure and or tilt.

    I can't confirm this (since I'm still waiting for both my iPad Pro and a Pencil), but I suspect the pencil tools will respond with darker lines for presure, and shading width for tilt. A marker or paint tool would be more likely to respond with width for pressure.

    All I can recommend is that you experiment a bit with the different tools; and make sure you Apple Pencil is paired. There might be some settings in the Procreate app as well. Worth exploring.

    Note: I don't have Procreate either. I paused the video and studied the bits of UI I could see, then went to the App Store and compared them with screen shots from Procreate and a few other drawing apps.
     
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    Thanks twerppoet. The lines that i can make with Procreate certainly come closest to the demo, but i haven't been able yet to tweak the various tools such that one gets a razor-thin crisp line that can widen gradually with pressure as well as increase shade width with tilt. I'll keep trying.
     
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    No problem. Good luck, and please keep us up to date with what you figure out.
     
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    You've probably already discovered this, but: just in case:

    I was playing around with Procreate today, trying to learn a bit more before my Pencil arrives. I discoverd that if you select a pen tool, then tap on it again to get the parameters, there is an icon/setting at the bottom that is specifically for the Pencil. There you can change any pen's tilt and pressure properties for various levels of opacity and size.

    If you haven't found the perfecgt pen yet, this is probably how to go about tweaking on to do what you want. If I remember right, a pen will keep your custom settins so long as you don't reset it.
     
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    I have been shopping for a drawing app that leverages the capability of the pencil as well because most do not as of now. They take their pen width direction from a menu like standard old school tools did. I did run across an adobe mini app this week that did adjust to the pressure nicely but it was fare from a full blown draw program. Still looking!
     
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    The drawing app that best leverages the pencil, by far, is ProCreate. I purchased/installed all of the apps I could find and some are okay, but the one most optimized for the Pro and the Pencil is ProCreate. Sketchbook Pro is pretty good but there are some interface issues that could be better and it's not that well adapted to all the features of the Pencil. Adobe Sketch is okay, but Procreate is still the strongest one I've found. If they would add layer grouping and masking, it would be almost perfect because it already has layer blending modes and alpha lock. The different kinds of brushes with all their adjustable attributes are pretty powerful. Still learning about it though.

    Here's a piece I finished tonight.[​IMG]
     
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    Vincent,
    I don't have the skill set you do nor the in depth analysis as of yet but my experience with it echoes yours as well. I will say that my one disappointment is that I do not see the utilization of the pencils ability to control intensity and width with pressure and angle as Apple has so avidly demonstrated time and time again. (Roaring whisper) Hopefully Autodesk with add this enhancement in a future release of this software SOON!
     
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    Thanks Kip. If you're talking about ProCreate, it does utilize the tilting, pressure and side shading very well with the Pencil. If you're talking about Sketchbook then it's kind of a mixed bag. I'll be honest though, once I got up and going comfortably on ProCreate, I haven't fooled much with Sketchbook. Another decent one is Pixelmator but it's got a lot of shortcomings. It's a decent start but they have a lot of bugs to work out.

    An app I've just recently found for Vector and layout is Graphic. It looks like a good iOS "Illustrator" analog. It gets great reviews. I haven't done much with it yet though.
     
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    I was talking about Sketchbook as I've not even seen ProCreate as of yet (I guess I'd better look!!) but if it take advantage of the pencil it might be more to my liking. After all that was the sizzle that I bought the pencil for in the first place, there are lots of other stylist out there.
     

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