Category: Digital

  • Procreate

    Procreate is probably the most used painting app – developed in 2013, with significant upgrade as Procreate 4 for iOS11 in late 2017. It is the programme I have used most throughout this course. Its key features include: fully customisable brushes with pressure and tilt sensitivity, including possibility to completely create one’s own brushes. Procreate…

  • iPad Explorations

    Introduction The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010. The drawing experience significantly improved particularly with the introduction of the iPad Pro, first released in November 2015 and Second Generation 2017, together with the Apple Pencil and improved camera. A further significant advance was made in autumn 2017 with introduction of iOS11 when iPad…

  • Procreate tips and tricks

  • Adobe Photoshop Sketch

    Photoshop Sketch:  features 14 tools, including a graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolour brushes, with adjustable size, colour, opacity and blending settings. You can layer and rearrange your images, use perspective and graph grids to help align your creations. Export your work to Illustrator or Photoshop CC.        

  • ArtRage

    VERY preliminary experiments, curtailed by RSI. To be applied to relevant projects in the course. See Review. ArtRage has a variety of brushes, pencils, crayons, rollers, and pastels. It has: an interesting oil tube option, that can be smeared into a textured oil painting. watercolour brushes which can produce some striking effects. a variety of…

  • Pixelmator

    Pixelmator combines photo editing and painting tools. It is most useful for enhancing or touching up  photography on the iPad, with rudimentary painting and basic text. It has: a range of brushes including double-texture brushes, watercolours, and pixel brush (Sketchclub pixel brush has more interesting settings), but only basic size and transparency settings. graphic design…

  • Adobe Draw

    I have not looked at this much. But will explore more for the project on fashion in Assignment 2 as a comparison to Procreate. It is likely this will see a significant upgrade for iOS 11. Behance Gallery