Thursday, 31 January 2013
Autodesks SketchBook was my go to app for the longest time but consistent updates from Savage Interactives groundbreaking Procreate have left it to become unused. The first thing I love about it is the slick interface, everything is within reach and reacts quickly. Changing the brush size and opacity or switching to eraser is one quick press rather than opening a menu (1) and then selecting it (2) and then closing the menu off to return to your canvas (3).
Second, I enjoy painting with Procreate. I can lay down the foundation, then create accent colors that simulate a wet paint brush to mix it all together. Or I can go the digital route and paint accent over the foundation and then smudge it together, making it look much less pixelated. There's a good range of brushes, pen nibs and all of them customizable to the artists liking.
Third, no other app has a gallery organizer like this one. Albeit overly simple but it's the first of its kind to have built-in folders (or stacks as its called) in the gallery. Everything is organized into their respective projects and its surprisingly helpful. Fourth is the exporting options to Dropbox so I can pick up projects in Pixelmator in seconds wirelessly. And those are just off the top of my head. I'll go more in depth with my future projects.