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As promised yesterday, today you get the second part of the list with apps for drawing and painting on the iPad and iPad Pro from Apple. Yesterday I introduced you to Notes, Procreate, Linea Sketch, Paper, Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. Today we're looking at five other programs that allow you to sketch, paint, draw and design on the iPad display. There are also free offers again. If you can particularly recommend one of the apps mentioned or if you ended up missing a certain iPad app for painting and drawing, please leave a comment!
Do you want a comprehensive tool kit for painting and drawing on the Apple iPad, but you don't have too much budget? Then “Sketch Club” could be the right solution for you. There is a good selection of pens and brushes, various effects and shape tools that help to integrate shapes perfectly. There are fill, selection, smudge, text, vector and other tools. The “club” in the name of Sketch Club is no coincidence either. It points out the community to share pictures with and has daily tasks as well as weekly competitions. There are also other events and opportunities to get motivation for daily drawing.
You may already know the "Pixelmator" app because of the Version for the Mac. On the Apple computer, it especially shines as software for photo editing. It can also be used on the tablet for this purpose. In addition, with over 100 brushes, layers and other useful functions, you can create beautiful drawings. The painting tools are highlighted in the official app description next to the photo editing options. The Pixelmator app for the Apple iPad and iPad Pro can be found in the App Store for only 5,99 euros. A good offer for a software in which you can not only paint, but also make photos more beautiful.
In addition to Photoshop, its various versions and other Adobe programs for the iPad, “Adobe Fresco” is one of the newer additions. The program is specially designed for use on the iPad and with the Apple Pencil. It offers enough possibilities to create graphics on the tablet from Cupertino not only as a hobby, but also professionally. The most popular brushes from Photoshop and some vector brushes are used. Additional tools and layers help to create exactly the picture that should be created in the end. The download of the app called “Adobe Fresco: Drawing & Painting” is free, but there are in-app purchases for premium features and design packages.
Traded as an insider tip by some, “AutoDesk SketchBook” is just around the corner. The app is not only free, it also offers a complete selection of colors, the use of layers, numerous pens and brushes, support for Apple Pencil 2, a curve ruler for beautiful designs and many other functions for sketches, drawings and digital art. None of the functions are hidden behind a payment barrier, with the free download you get the full version on your iPad, iPad Pro or even iPhone. So if you are looking for the best drawing and painting app for you, a test of AutoDesk SketchBook can't hurt.
Finally, with “Concepts” you get a slightly different app on the iPad (Pro). Instead of a toolbar and a straightforward color selection, a wheel menu can be set up for everything. Its operation takes getting used to, but since the wheel is only sitting in one corner of the screen, the rest is available to let your imagination run wild. In addition, individual features and options can be implemented as in-app purchases. So there is not only the choice between a free, restricted version and an expensive full version. You have to test individually whether the model suits you. In any case, Concepts looks extensively applicable and useful for many tasks.
Which app for painting and drawing on the iPad (Pro) is your favorite? Do you rely on free, but extensive offers like AutoDesk Sketchbook? Or do you leave a few euros there to buy Affinity Photo or certain packages for concepts? Feel free to write a comment with your opinion on the topic. You are also welcome to pass on the apps that I did not list in yesterday's and today's article. I look forward to your feedback. If the comment function here in the blog is not enough for you and you are looking for a more extensive discussion on the topic, you have it in the Sir Apfelot Forum the possibility ;)
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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