Best Rated Creative App for iPad is currently free for Download

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Todays free iPad-App Procreate (Regular price is £ 4,99) might just be the most exciting digital painting app on a mobile device. Developer Savage Interactive has taken desktop performance, added professional features, built an amazing brush engine and squeezed it all into your iPad. Whether you’re madly sketching concepts or crafting a detailed illustration, Procreate has everything you need.

Having 8 quality brushes is nice – importing and creating your own brushes is even better. That’s a first for a mobile painting app. Procreate has been designed so you can create completely new brushes in a few easy steps. Simply choose a shape, find a texture and you’re done. You can import anything from your photo library and create endless brushes!

Procreate uses the advanced Silica™ painting engine which has been engineered exclusively for iPad, to use every drop of juice from the CPU and GPU. The result of which delivers unparalleled performance on a mobile device, from incredibly responsive brush strokes and 64-bit smudge sampling, to full brush customisation.

These (and many more) important features take away the stress of digital painting, and let you enjoy being creative again. Feel at home with a familiar (HSB) colour picker, up to 16 layers, eyedropper, and a smudge tool that goes beyond its desktop counterparts.

Procreate for iPad Screenshot

Made for professional illustrators and aspiring artists alike, Procreate is your mobile art studio.

Desktop grade brushes and tools:

✓ Desktop grade paint engine, with amazing & precise brush strokes
✓ Completely customizable brush settings for each brush
✓ Smudge tool with advanced 64-bit colour calculations
✓ Eraser tools
✓ Duplicate brushes and modify
✓ Reorder brushes so your most used brushes are easily accessible
✓ Reset modified brushes to defaults

Custom brushes and tools:

✓ Import custom brushes allows you to create unlimited brush possibilities!
✓ Adjust shape & texture of brushes independently
✓ Realtime preview of adjustments
✓ Adjust texture movement
✓ Adjust texture scale
✓ Adjust texture zoom
✓ Adjust opacity speed (Fall-off)
✓ Adjust size speed
✓ Adjust spacing
✓ Adjust brush scatter
✓ Adjust shape rotation
✓ Adjust rotation scatter


✓ Up to 16 Layers allowing ease of editing and control
✓ Create & delete new layers
✓ Duplicate Layers
✓ Merge Layers up, or down
✓ Instantly Reorder Layers
✓ Clear layer without deleting the entire layer
✓ Toggle visibility with just one tap
✓ Adjust Layer Opacity with live thumbnail preview
✓ Flood fill the Canvas with any colour

Full HSB Colours:

✓ Extra large colour chooser
✓ HSB sliders allow for precision colour picking
✓ Eye-dropper colour selection
✓ Tap and hold anywhere on the canvas to instantly pick a colour

Simple and efficient Interface:

✓ Auto-save means you never loose work again
✓ Import images from Photo Library
✓ Two finger pan & zoom navigation with 3200% zoom
✓ Flip canvas horizontally and vertically
✓ Synthetic pressure sensitivity (brush fall-off)
✓ Synthetic reverse pressure sensitivity (brush pinch)
✓ Rapidly adjust the size of your brush, on the fly
✓ Rapidly adjust the opacity or pressure of your brush, on the fly
✓ Sketch in any device orientation
✓ Non-interpolated zoom, allows you to work with pixel precision
✓ 100 levels of undo and redo

Artwork browser:

✓ Name your artwork
✓ Duplicate your canvas
✓ Delete unwanted canvas’
✓ Store and view work-in-progress
✓ Export to your artwork to your Photo Library
✓ E-mail images to anyone


Our Rating:

Anything on Board for the creative artist and amateur, who likes to play with images.

Users Rating in UK’s AppStore:


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Good to know:

  • Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
  • Regular price is £4.99

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Category: App of the Day, Apple iOS, Apps for iPad

About the Author ()

Markus Burgdorf started reviewing apps in January, 2010. Until now he has tested more than 10,000 apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac. He is a consultant for app-publishers and companies, which want to have their own app. Working with App Agency he's always consulting his customers for more success having a better user experience in mind.

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