Procreate for iPad Updated: Palm Support & More

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Procreate is touted as ‘the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad’, and it’s had a big recent update that makes it even more powerful and takes advantage of some of the new features of iOS 8 and the power of the new iPad Air 2.

The app is exclusive to the iPad and already offered 120 brushes and 64-bit power prior to its latest update to Version 2.2. This update is apparently 6 months in the making and one of its headline new features is Palm Support – described like so:

Palm Support is like palm rejection, but better. It’s always on and you can use a regular capacitive stylus or even your finger. You can finally use gestures in tandem with resting your palm on the surface of the iPad screen without the worry of drawing over your canvas. Palm Support is completely transparent and will not interrupt performance or your workflow.

Also added is support for iCloud Drive, AirDrop, and AirPrint directly from within the app. You can also now import from and export to any storage service that offers an iOS 8 extension. Here are a few other notable changes in this update:

– Rebuilt some major parts of Procreate to improve stability and memory usage
– Updated all stylus SDKs
– Added eyedropper as a stylus button option
– Added Merge Down to layer options menu
– Improved Palette Library interface
– Improved Brush Settings interface
– Interface tweaks throughout Procreate
– Bug fixes

I wish I could say that I’ve given the updated version of Procreate a spin, but I’m barely capable of drawing a stick figure on my best days. I do know though that many of the incredible iPad artists whose outstanding works fill our iPad Art section love this app.

Here’s an App Store link for Procreate; it’s priced at $5.99.

Patrick Jordan

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