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Procreate gives professional and amateur artists the tools they need and the simplicity they want to create their own masterpieces in real time.

What's New

We are continually inspired by our users, and our aim is always to bring you the very best stuff. With that in mind, we’ve got a bunch of presents for you. Just pretend it’s your birthday.

- ColorDrop! Just drag your selected color and drop it where you want to fill. It’s actually that easy. It ain’t your grandpa’s paint bucket.

- Threshold adjustments! Continue holding when using ColorDrop and you can slide your finger to adjust the fill threshold for seamless color fills.

- Reference layer! This is to show how much we love our comic artists; now you can create perfect fills without affecting your inks. Swipe your inking layer with two fingers to activate it as the Reference. Select another layer, and ColorDrop can fill into the selected layer, based on the Reference.

- Color Wheel! Use the new color ring for more fluid color selection. Pinch to expand the center and choose the perfect shade.

- Give us your number! Procreate now features numerical color input so you can get the exact color you want.

- Better Swatches! Save a color to a swatch with a single tap. To delete a swatch, simply pick it up and throw it away.

- Swatch Palettes! Create custom swatch palettes and save them, name them, order them. Most importantly, you can easily export your palettes to share with other users, and import palettes from other artists.

- Multilingual! Procreate has now been translated into fourteen language options, including German, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (simple), Chinese (traditional), Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Arabic.

- A bunch of other stuff! Procreate 2.1 also includes heaps of tiny fixes and performance improvements which you probably won’t even notice, but we promise they’re awesome. Here’s some of the highlights:

- Updated all stylus SDKs
- New support for Pencil by FiftyThree
- New Recolor filter
- Create a new canvas from Photos
- Redesigned Brush source interface
- Polished precision slider interface
- Activate eyedropper while color popover is active
- Improved layer gestures for better scrolling
- Painting immediately dismissed popovers
- Selected Brushes and Layers now highlight Procreate Blue
- Improved selection and transform workflow
- Rebuilt import and export systems with simplified interfaces
- Refined artwork naming in the Gallery
- Popover system entirely rebuilt for reliability

- Homework! Make sure you download the latest version of the Procreate Handbook, available for free on the iBooks Store and through the Procreate Help menu.

We hope you enjoy this update. If you would like to see more updates like this, please leave a short App Store review and let others know. Your review makes all the difference!

App Description

Apple Design Award Winner 2013

Procreate is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad®. It’s packed with features artists love, including 120 incredible brushes, advanced layer blending, 64-bit performance and a uniquely powerful brush engine. Because Procreate is iPad exclusive, it’s been designed to take advantage of every ounce of power the iPad can offer.

Creatives are embracing Procreate for its unique combination of intuitive design, fluid speed and raw power, allowing artists to create exceptional digital art anywhere.

The list of technical features in Procreate 2.1 includes:

• Studio-grade features:
- Ultra High Definition 4K Canvas size
- Powered by Silica, the fastest OpenGL painting engine
- 64-bit optimized for iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina display
- 64-bit color
- Deliciously responsive 64-bit smudge sampling
- Multi-threaded; utilizes iPad’s multiple cores
- 250 levels of undo and redo
- Continuous auto-save—never lose work again
- Dropbox integration for quick and easy sharing
- Canvases up to 4096 x 4096px (16.7 MP) for iPad 3+
- Canvases up to 4096 x 2616px (10.7 MP) for iPad 2/mini
- International localizations for fifteen languages

• Streamlined interface designed for iOS 7:
- Intuitive interface layout enhances your workflow
- Beautiful gesture controls keep your process efficient
- Keep your artwork organized with simple drag and drop controls
- Delete, duplicate and share with a swipe and a tap

• Groundbreaking drawing tools:
- Packed with 120 beautifully made brushes
- Game-changing dual texture system
- Over 25 customizable settings for every brush
- Create your own custom Procreate brushes
- Organize your brushes into your own custom sets
- Import custom brushes and export your own

• New color tools:
- Switch between the color ring and classic color picker in Preferences
- Fill your art seamlessly with ColorDrop
- Easy threshold adjustments for seamless color fills
- Reference Layer feature for perfect ColorDrop fills without damaging your line work
- Input numerical color values for exact recreations
- Tap in an empty swatch to save your selected color
- Drag and drop swatches to easily delete
- Save, rename, duplicate, import and export custom swatch palettes

• Advanced layering system:
- Dynamic layer caps offer as many layers as possible for your iPad hardware and canvas size
- Lock your layer transparency with a single swipe
- Copy and paste layers to and from the clipboard
- Pinch layers together to merge
- Create, merge, clear, delete and adjust opacity of layers with fluid gestures
- 18 Layer Blend modes for perfect color compositing

• Transform:
- Distort, perspective & shear
- Non-Uniform & Uniform transformation
- Magnetic smart guide system

• Multi-touch gestures:
- Hybrid selection tool reinvented for touch controls
- Add to, subtract from, invert, copy or transform a selection
- Use the intuitive transform tool to shear, distort and resize selections or layers
- Magnetics smart guide system makes uniform transformations a snap
- Zoom and rotate the canvas with two fingers
- Use three fingers to hide and show the interface, clear layers, undo or redo and cut, copy or paste
- Simply tap and hold to invoke the eyedropper and release to select a color
- Use two fingers to rotate your artwork in the Gallery

• Simple sharing:
- Export artwork from the canvas, or simply swipe to export or select artwork in the Gallery
- Export to Photos, iTunes, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, Weibo and Mail
- Export as layered native .procreate file, PSD, transparent PNG or JPEG

• GPU accelerated filters:
- Gaussian Blur
- Sharpen
- Noise
- Hue, Saturation, Brightness
- Color Balance
- Curves
- Recolor

• 1080p video capture:
- Procreate records your every stroke without mess or delay
- Export HD video files to Photos, Mail, Dropbox or iTunes

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

October 08, 2014 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
July 25, 2014 New version 2.1
January 17, 2014 New version 2.0.2
December 02, 2013 New version 2.0.1
November 26, 2013 New version 2.0
March 16, 2011 Initial Release

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