- Jun 23, 2009
the way i learned was literally just tryna watch tutorials on youtube, and practice, gotta be a little weird cuz its like drawing on paper but not looking down, its gets confusing, and itll be tricky for the first couple weeks, but youll get the hang of it..its all i use now
yeah i got a pen and one smaller and one large tablet. Going to try it out after work tonight
Bump. Found this thread by searching for "ipad procreate"
I used to be heavy into art (mostly just drawing) back in HS and earlier, but then when I got to college that kind of faded. Considered going into Graphic Design but ended up going a different direction. Now years later, I'm bored and getting the itch to start creating art again.
That said.... anyone have any thoughts on getting an iPad and the Procreate app? I have a Wacom Intuous medium Tablet from 5+ years ago, but it was too cumbersome to plug the pad into my laptop, laptop into my TV (for a larger screen), etc. Watching YouTube videos of the iPad + Procreate seems a lot easier, drawing directly onto the screen. Right now it would just be a hobby to sketch / mess around with, but wondering if anyone had any tips / thoughts on it. I know its not as "professional" as using AI or PS, but not sure that matters all that much anymore. I do have an Amazon Merch account (Print on Demand apparel that is printed and sold via Amazon, all you do is upload the design in the proper format and create the listing).
it's definitely viable (pros are have been using ipads in their workflow) and there are apps that can create vector art and export to ai/psd format but i'd recommend hitting an apple store/best buy or the like to try it out, if you are familiar w/wacom products it can rigged to work similarly except the experience of the pencil on the screen is super slippery and not nearly as pressure sensitive (tho functionally the pressure sensitivity really good even on previous generations)
it may also be useful to rock with the student version of the ipad that is compatible w/the apple pencil that i believe goes for around $329 + $99 for the pencil rather than the current gen pro that starts from $649 + 129 for the new apple pencil
What's the best platform to look for and find design jobs? I've used indeed for my current gig, but I feel as if I'm ready for the next level.