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Procreate iPhone App review

Andrew Williams




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Review Price £2.99

There are a great many painting apps for iPhone and iPad, but our new pick for 2011 is Procreate. Like the best of 'em, it combines advanced features like natural brushes, layers and blending with a UI simple enough to be as compatible with casual doodling as semi-serious art-making.

The level of brush customisation on offer here is quite staggering, and all relates to how brushes behave, and are used, in real life. There's scope to create your own thoroughly unreal brushes too, as any image can be used to make a brush grain template. This is no MS Paint. It uses an Open GL engine, to let it make full use of the processors of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 - the latest version of the app also features an "HD" canvas just for the iPad 2.Procreate

Procreate doesn't completely embarrass the many great iPad painting apps out there, such as Brushes, Artrage and Sketckbook Pro, but it is probably the easiest to use for beginners and is among the cheapest top-grade contenders.


Procreate joins the team of painting apps good enough for the pros, with remarkable performance and ease of use.

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January 18, 2013, 1:21 am

A search on App Store on my iPhone for Procreate came up empty. The Procreate official site now states that the app is only for iPad.

John Date

June 19, 2013, 5:21 pm

Which is too, too bad. On the iPad (especially the Mini, which makes use of "hand interference" software), this app is simply fantastic.


December 9, 2013, 12:57 am

I have it for Ipad Mini but it is the most frustrating paint program that I have ever used. Once an image is sreated I can't find a way to delete it!

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