15 Best iPad Apps for Designers in 2022 - atozapplesilicon (2023)

Take a look around and think that everything was once a digital design or on paper.

There’s also a notion that designers use heavy machinery, but that’s not the truth.

You can use an iPad and design clothes for your next fashion show or render a 3D CAD file without hiccups, thanks to technological innovations.

With the introduction of the Apple Pencil Gen 1 back in 2015, the possibilities of what an iPad could do just extended.

If you have an iPad and a Pencil (Gen 1 or Gen 2), you can use them to design to your heart’s content.

Now, include some superb apps and expand your creativity for sketching, designing clothes, or making your next house plan in 3D.

If you search for ‘design’ on the App Store, you’ll find hundreds of contenders, and choosing one or two amongst them could take forever.

So, I took it upon myself and found the 15 best iPad Apps for designers to give you an entire canvas to get creative.

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15 Best iPad Apps for Designers

1. Canva

2. Astropad Studio

3. Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Art

4. Inspire Pro

6. Shapr 3D CAD modeling

7. Procreate

8. Adobe Photoshop

9. Affinity Designer

10. Concepts

11. Autodesk SketchBook

12. Paper by WeTransfer

13. Affinity Photo

14. Pixelmator

15. Linea Sketch

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15 Best iPad Apps for Designers

Everyone’s definition of designing could be different, which is why I have included a variety of apps.

1. Canva

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Canva is the perfect amalgamation for amateur and veteran designers looking for a service that doesn’t charge a bomb.

The user interface is fun and straightforward, which will please any designer.

I like Canva for its pre-designed templates that let me design a holiday card in minutes.

If you want to create something from scratch, you can make something from ground zero.

This app has several use cases that commoners take advantage of – YouTube thumbnails, Zoom virtual background, Instagram/Facebook/WhatsApp stories, etc.

Professionals can show their creativity by designing logos.

The app is cross-platform and can be used on the web as well.

Give this app a try; it’s the best iPad app for designers.

Main features

  • Fabulous templates
  • Blur photos, add texts, create collages, and photo grids
  • Library of free stock icons, pictures, and fonts


  • No local file storage
  • Great features require premium

Pricing: Free; $12.99 monthly, $119.99 annually

Apple Store rating: 4.9

Download Canva

2. Astropad Studio

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Astropad Studio has an exciting history.

It was created by Apple engineers who thought that people could use iPads as a graphics tablet when paired with their Macs.

It could be possible, but the app has grown more to its original reputation.

Add Apple Pencil in the mix, and you have got a whole creative studio on your desk. This can easily replace a Wacom display.

You can use this app with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Designer, and many more.

When you explore the app, you’ll be happy to know you can create your touch-pencil gestures with a feature known as ‘Magic Gestures.’

Oh yes, the app is super fast to use. So, no matter how complex a task you plan on doing, it will handle that.

Main features

  • Magic Gestures lets you create your gesture shortcuts with touch-pencil combinations
  • Super fast to use
  • Gesture shortcut customization


  • Must have two options for pressure curve setting – hard and soft
  • Users have reported glitches

Pricing: Free; $12 monthly, $79.99 annually

Apple Store rating: 4.7

Download Astropad Studio

3. Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Art

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When designers think of design, Illustrator is the first thing that pops into their heads. And it should as Adobe is the industry-leading program that churns out great designs.

With the introduction of this app for iPad, Adobe also added its vector art feature to let you design on the go.

You can easily create shapes, lines, gradients, types, and effects without hassle.

If you have an Apple Pencil, you can use it to cut and merge graphics coupled with quick gestures.

Have something complex in mind? You can add several effects – patterns, point gradients, radial repeats, symmetry, etc.

If you want to collaborate, you can invite other designers to edit the project.

With 20,000 fonts, it’s creativity galore.

Illustrator for iPad needs improvements, but it isn’t half-baked either.

Main features

  • Optimized for Apple Pencil
  • Works in tandem with Photoshop and Fresco
  • Supports various templates


  • Option-click is missing with Apple Pencil
  • Has a learning curve
  • Difficult to draw without selecting tools

Pricing: Free; $9.99 monthly, $79.99 annually

Apple Store rating: 4.6

Download Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Art

4. Inspire Pro

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Inspire Pro has a reputation of being one of the best iPad Pro and rightfully so.

It provides an authentic art experience that includes an impressive feature set delivering professional results.

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The multiple blending options – chalk, pastels, oil, paint – give off the vibe of natural materials.

The software is easy to use and works seamlessly with Apple Pencil.

Canvas Playback is smooth, stroke by stroke.

Main features

  • Fast and responsive
  • Up to 10 redo and undo levels
  • Wide range of brushes


  • Lacks basic features like layers
  • New updates have some bugs

Pricing: $19.99

Apple Store rating: 4.5

Download Inspire Pro

5. Adobe Fresco: Sketch & Draw

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Another Adobe app on the list.

Fresco: Sketch & Draw is one of the finest art drawing apps.

When you use it, expect a natural painting experience on your iPad

The app has a tonne of robust features. An intuitive user interface, brushes, etc., are some of my favorites.

With Apple Pencil, you can use its powerful brush features and invite other designers to edit it.

There is just one flaw that I found – it entirely lacks in features compared to other apps on this list, but you can give it a try.

Main features

  • Seamless Photoshop integration
  • Extra creative cloud storage
  • Import ‘.abr’ files of all your Photoshop brushes (Premium)


  • Underwhelming compared to other software

Pricing: Free; $9.99 monthly, $79.99 annually

Apple Store rating: 4.7

Download Adobe Fresco: Sketch & Draw

6. Shapr 3D CAD modeling

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Shapr3D is the most intuitive professional-grade CAD modeling app in the world.

It is based on the Siemens Parasolid geometric engine and HOOPS Exchange translation software.

The thing is, translating CAD to a tablet format has been difficult, but the performance of iPad Pro and the inclusion of Apple Pencil’s 9ms latency makes it smooth.

Shapr3D performs all processing locally, and the files are stored on the iPad, not on the cloud.

The base version of Shapr3D is free but lets you export low-resolution files and up to two designs; you get access to all the tools.

You can try the free version and see if the premium subscription is worth it or not.

Main features

  • Create professional 3D models
  • Unlimited number of active workspaces
  • Preview and export for augmented reality


  • Online-only
  • Has learning curve
  • No mark-up tools

Pricing: Free; $29.99 annually, $239.99 yearly, Business Subscription:
$59.99 monthly, $499.99 yearly

Apple Store rating: 4.7

Download Shapr 3D CAD modeling

7. Procreate

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If you have an iPad and the Apple Pencil, Procreate is the third musketeer you need.

It transforms the experience of drawing on a screen.

You can also use your finger, but the Pencil support is a bonus.

The app’s user interface, iPad’s palm rejection, low latency, and double-speed sampling rate make Procreate almost flawless.

When you do sketch, you will feel like using the 6B pencil.

I like the wet paint option, the redesigned menus from Procreate 4, and updated features of the 5th version that include Animation Assist, floating color picker, clone tool, and the ability to import paintbrushes from Photoshop.

Main features

  • Create expressive sketches, rich paintings
  • Intuitive, creative tools
  • Simple user interface


  • Lacks vectors
  • Can’t invert a mask either or detach it from the layer

Pricing: $9.99

Apple Store rating: 4.5

Download Procreate

8. Adobe Photoshop

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If you don’t mind spending on the Creative Cloud subscriptions or have one, you couldn’t ask for a better app than Photoshop for iPad.

The app has been designed to accommodate the iPad’s form factor.

This means that this won’t replace desktop Photoshop, but it comes close.

It is a robust app that focuses on compositing and retouching. So your usual masking, making selections, painting, blend modes, adjusting layers, etc., are possible. And they feel smooth.

The app won’t break a sweat if you have a heavy workload.

You can invite others to edit the project, which is super convenient.

Main features

  • Swipe, pinch, tap, scribble, slide with Apple Pencil
  • Over 20,000 Adobe Fonts
  • Retouching, compositing, etc.


  • Requires learning new gestures
  • Several desktop Photoshop tools are missing
  • No raw camera file or 3D editing support

Pricing: Free; $9.99 monthly, $79.99 annually

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Apple Store rating: 4.4

Download Adobe Photoshop

9. Affinity Designer

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Affinity Designer is one of the best iPad apps for designers on the go.

With complete support for Apple Pencil, you can draw and sketch as its precision, pressure sensitivity, and tilt functionality are unrivaled.

The app is robust and can handle heavy workloads, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining two apps.

If I had to describe this app in a line, I could confidently say it is a desktop app adapted for a tablet.

And yes, to use the app, you’ll have to pay a one-time fee, but sadly it lacks a free trial.

Main features

  • Supports layers (vector, text, image, and pixel)
  • Organize work with artboards
  • Seamless support for Apple Pencil


  • Has a processing limit of the iPad
  • Hard to handle complex vectors

Pricing: $21.99

Apple Store rating: 3.9

Download Affinity Designer

10. Concepts

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Concepts is the appropriate name for this award-winning designing app which is an infinite canvas with intuitive precision tools and more.

You can do advanced sketching with organic brushes, a responsive vector drawing engine, and an experience that will make you adore the app.

The app is perfect for designers – product designers, architects, visual thinkers, Illustrator, and more.

I say that because there’s a lot to explore. And when you do, you will regret not having tried it sooner.

The developer lets you choose what the double-tap on Apple Pencil does, which can be pretty handy.

Concepts provide a superb and natural design experience.

Main features

  • Access to the infinite canvas
  • Flexible sketching
  • Supports Basic Grids Dot-Grid, Graph Paper, Lined Paper, Isometric, Triangle


  • Many tools and features require in-app purchases
  • Choosing colors is a bit confusing

Pricing: Free; $3.99-$29.99

Apple Store rating: 4.7

Download Concepts

11. Autodesk SketchBook

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Even though Autodesk is known for 3D apps such as Maya and 3DS Max, its less-known app, SketchBook, is no slouch.

This strong sketching app lets you have a natural drawing experience.

Using this app on an iPad Pro with ProMotion will feel like a smooth canvas.

The app has 170+ customizable brushes, switchable predictive stroke that transforms hand-drawn shapes into precise forms, PSD layer, and blending support.

The best feature of SketchBook is that it’s free. Totally free!

Main features

  • Professional-grade drawing tools
  • Plush elegant interface
  • Use ‘Motion’ to add animation to an existing image


  • Random lags and freezes
  • Not made too complex tasks

Pricing: Completely free

Apple Store rating: 4.7

Download Autodesk SketchBook

12. Paper by WeTransfer

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Formerly known as Paper by FiftyThree, Paper by WeTransfer looks like a simple sketching and diagramming tool. It sure is, but its extra features make it a compelling app on your iPad.

The simple-looking yet poorly managed menus open a gate to tools that let you create org charts, graphs, Venn diagrams, link shapes and duplicate them, and much more.

You don’t necessarily need to use the Apple Pencil, but it is optimized to handle it should you choose to equip it.

But I can’t praise the app too much as it has some flaws, and its subscription costing is its major one.

You’ll need a premium subscription to use even the minutest tool, which is a lousy design principle. If you can’t stand the prices, choose other apps from this list.

Main features

  • Easy to use intuitive design
  • Has a variety of drawing tools
  • Brainstorm ideas, store notes and practice artistic skills


  • Full features are cost-prohibitive
  • Poor help menus

Pricing: Free; $1.99-$12.99

Apple Store rating: 4.6

Download Paper by WeTransfer

13. Affinity Photo

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Affinity Photo by Serif, who also developed Affinity Designer, makes a fabulous Photoshop alternative.

I say this by looking at its fantastic toolset and outstanding performance.

Major features make their way from the desktop version, making it one of the best iPad apps for designers.

Pair this app with Apple Pencil, and creativity will fly.

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Like Affinity Designer, you’ll have to pay a one-off price to get this app.

You can do intense tasks – paint with a professional brush engine or light tasks – apply real-time lighting effects; the app will never slow down.

Affinity Photo is made for professionals and amateurs who want to enhance their work. The support for PSD and raw files support my statement.

Main features

  • PSD Smart Object Import
  • Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Support for CMYK, RGB8, RGB16, Grayscale, LAB, and RGB32


  • Common glitches
  • Sometimes buggy and unresponsive

Pricing: $21.99

Apple Store rating: 3.7

Download Affinity Photo

14. Pixelmator

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Pixelmator is an amazing image editing tool that is best for designers on the go.

I have used the words ‘on the go’ quite a lot, but this app makes them come to life, thanks to its super-fluid user interface and tools that will put any pro app to shame.

The Drag and Drop feature will spoil any designer as moving media between iPad and other apps is a cakewalk.

You can opt for iCloud to access your work from anywhere.

Use Apple Pencil for precision drawing and painting. This will make your workflow easier.

Oh yes, Pixelmator supports Photoshop files.

Main features

  • Super-fast Paint Engine
  • Double-texture brushes
  • Various pre-designed templates


  • A bit of a learning curve
  • Paint bucket tool is missing

Pricing: $4.99

Apple Store rating: 3.7

Download Pixelmator

15. Linea Sketch

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Last but not least, we have Linea Sketch.

The app aims to make everyone experience sketching, and its user interface speaks for itself.

You get drawing layers and fixed canvas that can be used to paint your next magnum opus.

Don’t expect too many tools, but the basic ones – colors palettes, background textures, automatic ruler, grid tool, transform tool, various pens – will get the work done.

Share your masterpiece by exporting in JPG, PNG, and PSD files.

You can get a lot more done with additional features that will cost you but won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

If you want something more than just a drawing pad and want to miss out on the complexities of pro apps, Linea Sketch is the best choice for you.

Main features

  • Edit Annotations with iOS Scribble
  • Adjust Annotation text alignment, color, rotation, and size
  • Includes a variety of fonts


  • Not for professionals
  • Cannot export to .PDF

Pricing: Free; $0.99 monthly, $9.99 yearly, $29.99 total purchase

Apple Store rating: 3.7

Download Linea Sketch


What is the best design app for iPad?

Canva, Astropad Studio, Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Art, etc., are some of the best designing apps.

Is iPad suitable for designers?

Yes, but it depends on your workflow. It’s better to have Apple Pencil to enhance your work, and all you need is the right software for a fast and efficient design process.

Can I get Adobe Illustrator on iPad?

Yes, Adobe Illustrator now supports the iPad, and it works efficiently.

Which iPad Pro is best for illustrators?

You can choose any of the following iPads for your workflow:

The best overall: 2021 M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro or iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2020.
The best for Screen Ratio: iPad Pro 11-inch 2020.
Best value: iPad Air 4.
Best budget: iPad 8th-Generation 2020.
The best portable: 2021 iPad Mini.

Is Wacom better than iPad?

My research suggests that Apple has a clear edge as it is more than a portable designing studio.


These are the 15 best iPad apps for designers.

The abilities of these apps rival the performance of computers, which allows creative professionals to enjoy their workflow on the go.

If you have the 2021 M1 12.9 inch iPad Pro, your work will pop out of the screen.

All the apps mentioned above will prove to be essential tools for your design work.

It doesn’t matter if you want to design a 3D building or draw your next set of clothes; you can bring your vision to reality with the app of your choice.

Add to the fact that most apps support the Apple Pencil, which means you can let your creativity flow.

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I would suggest paid professionals opt for paid apps as they will get the job done, and you’ll be free from the subscription loop.


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What's the best iPad for drawing 2022? ›

Best iPad for Drawing Overall — iPad Pro 12.9” 5th Gen
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  • Best Price Value iPad for Drawing — iPad Air 5.
  • Best iPad for Drawing on a Budget — iPad Air 4.
  • Best iPad for Drawing for Beginners — iPad 9th Gen.
  • Best Portable iPad for Drawing — iPad Mini 6th Gen.

What app does everyone draw on iPad? ›

Loved by creative pros and aspiring artists alike, Procreate is the leading creative application made for iPad.

Which iPad best for designer? ›

iPad Pro (M1, 2021)

-9-inch display, the iPad Pro (2021) is still the best iPad for most graphic designers, especially those who don't need the latest tech and/or want to save a little bit of cash.

What is the number one drawing app for iPad? ›

Best iPad drawing app overall

There is no doubt that Procreate has remained one of the best drawing apps for iPad. Designed to work with your own iPad and Apple Pencil, there are hundreds of brushes to choose from that you can all use with 64-bit color for your new ultra high definition canvas.

Is 64 GB enough for Procreate? ›

For the budget-friendly option…

If your main reason for getting an iPad is to use for Procreate, 64GB of storage would be enough. Because it's not as fast as the more expensive models, you might notice a slight lag when writing with the Apple Pencil. Get the iPad and the 1st Gen Apple Pencil (1st Gen).

Is 128GB enough for iPad pro artist? ›

The Apple iPad with 128GB has enough space to save over 30,000 photos or 1280 minutes of videos. Do you like to try out the newest apps and are you not a big fan of clear-outs? Then 128GB is more than enough for you. You can save about 1280 to 5000 apps.

What is the #1 drawing app? ›

1. Krita. Krita is free, open-source software that works for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. Like other sketching apps, it's pen-based but is especially useful for creating comic art with premade panels.

What is better than Procreate? ›

The Procreate app is also the best choice for digital illustration and iPad design. However, Photoshop is overall the more robust and advanced program of the two. Photoshop works better than Procreate when it comes to a grid structure; however, Procreate is better for sketching and creating on the go.

What app do most artists use to draw? ›

Adobe Photoshop Sketch, along with other Adobe drawing softwares, have been the professional's favourite for a long time. The interface is intuitive, meaning it is easy to use, and there are many resources and a lot of support provided by Adobe.

Is iPad enough for graphic design? ›

Can You Do Graphic Design On An iPad? Definitely! An iPad equipped with a stylus and a good graphic design app allows everyone to create beautiful illustrations, layouts, and logos. On one hand, an iPad offers you the flexibility to design from everywhere you want.

What iPad should I use for art? ›

The iPad Pro 12.9″ is my personal choice and my most valuable art tool. With its stunning XDR Liquid Retina display, supported by the powerful M1 processor, and an impeccable overall design, this is the best art tablet on the market today.

What is the app that everyone draws on? ›

Sketchbook is an award-winning sketching, painting, and drawing app for anyone who loves to draw. Artists and illustrators love Sketchbook for its professional-grade feature set and highly customizable tools.

What is the app that everyone uses to draw? ›

Adobe Illustrator

Just as Photoshop is the industry-standard drawing app for iPad, PC and MacOs for raster pictures, Illustrator is the go-to digital art app for vector art.

What is the closest app to Procreate? ›

List Of The Top Procreate Alternatives For Android
  • Autodesk SketchBook.
  • MediBang Paint.
  • Concepts.
  • Artrage.
  • Tayasui Sketches.
  • Infinite Painter.
  • Krita.
  • Ibis Paint X.
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How many GB does an iPad use for artists? ›

If you want to create art professionally, and by that I mean create lots of art to earn money, you'll need at least 128GB storage. This will allow you to create files with higher resolution and more layers (subject to RAM limits).

How much iPad storage do I need as an artist? ›

32gb iPads will have enough storage for the typical Procreate artist who does not store a lot of additional files on their device. Those who plan to store a large amount of photos and videos on their iPads in addition to a large gallery of Procreate art may want to consider the higher capacity options.

Is iPad 64GB enough for graphic design? ›

iPad storage: size Apps and games

If you don't have a ton of apps or games on your iPad, 64GB will work just fine. If you have a fair number of apps and games, consider 128GB or 256GB. If you plan to do any graphics-heavy design work, get a 512GB or even more capacious model.

Is 512 GB enough for Procreate? ›

It depends a lot on your workflow, how much you draw, how big canvases, how often do you duplicate your work etc. Both of those options give you plenty of storage, but the 512 GB version will offer more freedom if you don't use cloud services or external storages.

How much RAM do I need as an artist? ›

An ideal amount of RAM would be 8-16GB, and 32GB would be fantastic if you can afford it. Photoshop is the largest RAM hog on my Mac, and artists noticed that 16GB was more than enough to run easily and without any slowdowns or distracting hangs.

How much iPad storage Do I Need for Photoshop? ›

I always recommend 128GB as the bare minimum, regardless, 256GB better, 512 best. Both software programs you mention are large files, and designs add more storage needs. The iPad is a fabulous graphic device, used in conjunction with the Pencil. Which iPad Pro should I use for graphic design?

Is there a quick draw app? ›

The Quick Draw mobile app allows users to quickly and securely upload photos and videos as a supplement to their construction and refurbishment draw process.

What drawing app do Tiktokers use? ›

Procreate on the App Store.

Do professional artists use Procreate? ›

Procreate is used by professional artists and illustrators, especially freelancers and those who have more creative control over their work.

Do professional designers use Procreate? ›

There are a great number of professional illustrators and artists who make their artwork using the Procreate software. Users range from freelancers to influencers and lecturers.

Is Procreate or Canva better? ›

Designed for anyone who needs to create. Canva has solutions for individuals, small businesses, enterprise, not-for-profit organizations, teachers and students. "Use of use, the ability to customize my items, the options for design across multiple platforms are amazing.

What do professional artists use to draw? ›

Most mechanical pencils, also known as clutch or propelling pencils, are good for precision work, but the softest grades are not easy to find.
  • Pastel pencils. ...
  • Conté Sticks, crayons, and pencils. ...
  • Charcoal sticks and pencils. ...
  • Graphite sticks. ...
  • Pens. ...
  • Sharpeners. ...
  • Papers and supports. ...
  • Drawing boards and easels.
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How much RAM do graphic designers need? ›

You'll want, at minimum, 8Gb of RAM; more if you can afford it. (You'll find “more if you can afford it” is a pattern.) Once you've passed these minimums, you might wonder where to spend your money on speeding up your computer even more.

How many GB of RAM do I need for graphic design? ›

A minimum amount of RAM is 16 GB. If you're planning to use Adobe® Photoshop®, add more memory. See this list for recommended amounts of RAM. Most computers can be upgraded to add or replace memory if you find that new applications require more RAM than you originally purchased.

How useful is an iPad for designers? ›

The premium iPad includes a desktop-class M1 chip plus the best display we've ever seen in a tablet. It supports the second-generation Apple Pencil and includes a super-fast Thunderbolt port for hooking up extra storage or an external display — all of which will be a boon to designers.

What do graphic designers use to draw? ›

Best Drawing Tablets for Graphic Designers in 2022
  • Wacom Cintiq 16 — Best drawing tablet overall with screen (Editor's Choice)
  • Wacom Intuos Pro (Medium) — The best drawing tablet overall with no screen (Editor's Choice)
  • XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pen Display — Best budget tablet with screen.
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What is the difference between a graphic tablet and a drawing tablet? ›

A drawing tablet with screen allows you to work on one “canvas” and makes it especially easy to create digital art thanks to the high-resolution screen and accurate color display. Graphic tablets, however, make it easy to see your work displayed completely because your hand never has to cover up the screen.

Do professional artists use iPads? ›

Believe it or not, but the iPad is not just for watching movies, taking notes, or snapping some pictures. Today iPad is a professional and very powerful tool used by many artists, illustrators, and designers. iPad paired with Apple Pencil can unleash your creativity and help you design your next masterpiece.

Is iPad Air or Pro better for drawing? ›

Since the 4th generation update, iPad Air comes with support for the 2nd generation Apple Pencil (5th gen iPad Air supports 2nd gen Apple Pencil as well). Since both iPad Air and Pro are compatible with the same stylus, you won't find any difference in the actual drawing performance.

Is it better to draw on an iPad or a drawing tablet? ›

Software Options

A drawing tablet works well with the desktop version of drawing software. But the iPad is a mobile device that only runs software designed for it. On the one hand, the iPad offers a decent array of software options to creative professionals, from Adobe Procreate to Adobe Fresco and Astropad.

What app makes drawings come to life? ›

Doodlar uses machine learning to compare your drawings to thousands of other doodles to guess what you've drawn. We use augmented reality to bring your drawings to life. Interact, play and learn about the things you draw.

What is Lucky draw app? ›

This simple and beautiful gadget is able to quickly generate random numbers or words, suitable for variety of occasions and activities like prize drawing. 1. Randomly generate a number in a chosen range (ex. Between 1 and 100,000).

Does Apple have a drawing app? ›

With Apple Pencil or the tip of your finger, you can create a drawing in the Notes app.

Is Procreate better than Illustrator? ›

If you want more control over the design and creation of your NFTS, then Illustrator is probably the best choice. However, if you're looking for an easy-to-use program that offers a wide variety of features, then Procreate might be a better option. Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference.

Is Procreate a one-time payment? ›

Procreate is $9.99 to download. There's no subscription or renewal fee. You pay for the app once and that's it. If you are already using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, that's a pretty enticing deal.

Is Procreate paid monthly? ›

At the time of this writing, Procreate is only $9.99 for lifetime access. No monthly subscription, add-ons, or hidden fees. You can buy additional brushes and color palettes to use with Procreate, but you can use the entire app to its full capabilities with just this one purchase.

Which iPad is best for drawing artists? ›

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1, 2021) is simply the best iPad for drawing you can buy right now. Equipped with Apple's superfast M1 processor, it offers enough processing speed to match even the best MacBooks (opens in new tab).

Can the iPad AIR 2022 draw? ›

Drawing performance of iPad Air 5 and Apple Pencil 2 is fantastic. It really comes down to how good the pen is and Apple Pencil has always been fantastic at drawing since it exists. Apple Pencil 2 supports tilt, pressure sensitivity and palm rejection. The pen is accurate with predictable and consistent performance.

How many GB do I need in iPad for art? ›

32gb iPads will have enough storage for the typical Procreate artist who does not store a lot of additional files on their device. Those who plan to store a large amount of photos and videos on their iPads in addition to a large gallery of Procreate art may want to consider the higher capacity options.

Is Samsung or iPad better for art? ›

Should I go for a Samsung tablet or an iPad for digital arts? For anything art and design, you better go for Apple as it's pretty much the default used by all the pros in the industry.

Should I get an iPad for graphic design? ›

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) is Apple's largest and most feature-rich tablet to date. Because of this, it's our choice for the best iPad for graphic designers. The premium iPad includes a desktop-class M1 chip plus the best display we've ever seen in a tablet.

Is 64GB enough iPad Air for an artist? ›

While the iPad itself is good processor-wise. 64 GB is NOT going to cut it, digital drawing will eat in your storage super quick. If you have no other device like a laptop or the possibility to transfer everything to an external hard drive, go for 512 GB and even with a laptop on the side, I would not go below 256 GB.

Is the Apple Pencil worth it? ›

For anyone who wants to take advantage of the ‌iPad‌ for drawing, sketching, note taking, or other similar activities, the Apple Pencil is absolutely worth the money, but for those who don't need all of the advanced features, there are some similar styluses on the market like the much more affordable Logitech Crayon.

Is iPad Air enough for Procreate? ›

It isn't the most feature-packed tablet that Apple makes, but it has everything you need to use Procreate. In terms of power, the latest iPad Air has the incredible M1 processor, which offers laptop-level power. Needless to say, it's more than enough for anything you can do in Procreate, including 3D model painting.

What is the number 1 art app? ›

The free Adobe Photoshop Sketch ranks among the best drawing apps for giving users a set of expressive drawing tools. Users can choose from utilities that mimic a graphite pencil, ink pen or marker. The app supports a variety of Bluetooth styluses on the market such as Adobe Ink, Pencil, and others by Wacom and Adonit.

Is there an app better than Procreate? ›

There are more than 25 alternatives to Procreate for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Procreate are ibis Paint X, MediBang Paint, Inkscape and PaintTool SAI.


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