Over the last two years, using the Procreate app — a CNET Editors’ Choice Award winner in 2021 — to draw on my iPad has become one of my favorite hobbies. The digital illustration app costs $10 to download, but its suite of art tools and creative features make it well worth the price.
Procreate is accessible whether you’re a design professional, a seasoned digital artist or a beginner to the world of digital illustration. Even though I’m on Procreate almost everyday, there are still features I’m discovering that improve my artwork and try new things.
Whatever your art style, you can explore the app and try out all of the different features it offers. Here are 15 tips that I’ve found most useful in my time with Procreate to work smarter, not harder: