Savage Interactive has built upon its Procreate for iPad digital art tool to develop Procreate Pocket, an iPhone app for sketching and illustrating concepts on the move.
“The best sketchpad is the one that’s always on you. Ever since the release of Procreate 1.0 in 2011, we’ve wanted to bring Procreate to iPhone,” said Savage Interactive CEO, James Cuda, “The biggest challenge was providing a quality experience on a much smaller screen.”
“With the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we knew it was the right time. The gorgeous screens of the new iPhones gave us the opportunity to finally develop a fantastic experience for sketching and illustration on iPhone. Create - anytime, anywhere.”
Procreate Pocket incorporates nearly every tool from Procreate, including the multitouch colour wheel, filters, layer blend modes, and Freehand Selection and Transform tools. These have been redesigned specifically for iPhone.
“We designed Procreate as a professional solution for mobile art creation,” said Cuda. “Procreate Pocket is the next step in that evolution. Being able to take this sort of creative power with you, anywhere you go, makes the creation experience even more intimate”
Read on to learn more about Procreate Pocket.
Powered by Procreate’s Silica painting engine, Savage Interactive says Pocket offers smooth painting at 60 frames per second, along with a smudge operation and brush engine.
Every tool in Procreate Pocket has been tailored to provide the best experience on iPhone and Savage claims to have gone through more than 350 different iterations to hone the interface for efficiency and usability.
The app includes twelve new handmade brushes, which feature precision brush sliders for rapid brush and opacity changing.
There are also GPU accelerated filters, including Gaussian Blur, Sharpen, Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Curves
Procreate Pocket also brings the 4K cinema canvas to iPhone, with 60 fps painting and up to 10 layers at 4096 x 1714 pixels.
“High resolution is vital to producing professional quality art,” James Cuda said. “While bringing cinema 4K to Procreate Pocket was a challenge, we believe this is a critical feature for production-level illustration.”
The app is just as easy to use in portrait or landscape, and with 1080p video recording it can record your every stroke.
>The app is available on any iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 8, but is optimised for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
iPad interoperability is another key feature. Using the proprietary .procreate file format, users can easily share artwork from iPhone to iPad to continue in Procreate.
Procreate Pocket uses the new iOS 8 sharing features to provide access to AirDrop and iCloud Drive, making sharing art even easier.
Pocket offers a full layering system, with 18 layer Blend Modes for compositing.
Dynamic layer caps offer as many layers as possible for your iPhone hardware.
You can lock your layer transparency with a single swipe and create, merge, delete and adjust opacity of layers.