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How to Draw Using Procreate App for iPad?

The Procreate paint app is to artists as Paris is to lovers. This fantastic tool is one of the iPad's leading drawing apps and is loved by all. Whether you are a budding artist or a veteran professional, Procreate brings out your talent while taking you to another level. Transform your sketches into an animation or bring your paintings to life. Create new levels of depth in your drawings. Or transpose emotions in illustrations. Available on the Apple Store for a one-time fee of $10, Procreate can take your artistic talent to places you never dreamed of. Using it is easy – we'll show you the app's top features. 

  1. Brushes

Undoubtedly, brushes are among the most critical features of any drawing app. And Procreate does not let you down. You can choose between hundreds of brushes that create any effect you want. Each brush is highly customizable. In fact, the app offers more than 100 settings for each brush. Organize brushes into sets for easier access and sort them by paintings, sketches, or illustrations. Procreate even allows you to create your brushes, paving the way for the artwork of your dreams. 

  1. Create Perfect Shapes

Through its QuickShape feature, drawing becomes a breeze. Create the perfect shape or a straight line with your fingers or Apple Pencil. First, start by opening a canvas in the app. Second, paint a stroke and keep your finger or Apple Pencil on the screen when you finish. As you do this, Procreate automatically adjusts the stroke into a straight line or a shape. If you need to make further adjustments, then you have two options. Either drag the bar until you adjust it to your liking. Or you use the Edit Shape button to customize it.

  1. Detailed layering system

Procreate has a full-featured layering system that gives you complete control over details and composition. Using layers is vital for in-depth, engaging artwork. Not only can you create layers that allow you to target your editing on the illustration, but you can combine them into groups. Use layers to apply the effect you want across the entire canvas. Or adjust the layer's opacity with a simple two-finger tap on the screen. A blue bar will pop up – slide it until you find the right opacity level. 

Adding layers to include more detail to your work is as simple as clicking the plus sign. You can also move objects across the canvas by selecting multiple layers and shifting them. In addition, Procreate offers more than 25 layer blend modes for industry-grade compositing. 

  1. Sweeping color spectrum

Procreate's color palettes have every shade and hue that you can think of. However, if you need to use a particular color for a branding campaign, Procreate allows you to import it. Adding color to your design is easy. Once your outline is ready, choose the color you want and drop it into the selected area. The outlined shape will fill your selected color without bleeding into adjacent areas. 

The app includes a helpful feature called Alpha Lock, which targets the area you want to work in. So, for example, if you're going to fill color or add texture to a particular spot on your canvas, Alpha Lock will keep the work between the lines. 

  1. Bring Your Art to Life

With the app's Animation Assist feature, you can transform any artwork into a sketch, GIF, or high-end animation. Procreate simplifies the process so that you can sit back and admire your work. Create a polished frame-by-frame animation with its easy-to-use onion skinning feature. In fact, the color-coded skins show you the position of each frame, allowing you to view the frames that are behind or ahead.

Or do you want to relive the creative process from the first stroke to the final edit? Procreate's Time-Lapse in 4K showcases the entire process, from the initial sketch to the final edit. Blow everyone away with your work.

 What You Need to Know About Procreate

  • The app's developers are from Tasmania.
  • The app is compatible with Apple Pencil. Using another stylus often leads to a pop-up window with the message: "Accessory not Supported." 
  • Procreate has a massive font library. However, you can import customized fonts into the app.
  • If you have problems updating the Procreate app, ensure that you have the latest iOS on your iPad.
  • The app is compatible with all iPads. Procreate's latest version, 5.25, requires iPad OS14.4 or newer to install.
  • Procreate does not have any in-app purchases. It costs $9.99 to download.
  • Customers love the Procreate app. In fact, it is one of the most downloaded drawing apps for iPad Pros and has thousands of positive reviews. 

Top Three Drawing Accessories

  1. Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil is a must when drawing on the iPad. Not only does it give you control when drawing, but better precision. Also, take advantage of the Apple Pencil's various functions, such as double-tapping the screen to undo an action.

  1. iPad Case

Choosing a suitable iPad case is not only about protecting your device but also about making your life easier. The Zugu iPad Pro 11 inch case gives you a choice between eight different angles. Each slot is fitted with a magnet that firmly holds the case. In addition, there is no risk of the iPad case slipping while in the middle of a drawing. 

  1. Screen Protector

While it's true that Apple uses durable glass for their iPad screens, it's also true that 50% of repairs are to replace a damaged screen. Zugu's screen protector for the iPad Pro 11 is made from the highest-grade Japanese glass. It offers the highest level of protection, rated 10H, which is the same hardness as a diamond.