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15 best iPad art apps for painting and sketching

15 best iPad art apps for painting and sketching
When the iPad first launched it was pegged squarely as a media consumption device. To create professional art and design, you'd still need a fully-fledged laptop or desktop system running a full-fat operating system like Mac OS or Windows, complete with top photo editing software. Making art on the iPad was a crazy idea. Wrong. 01. The sequel to the popular Zen Brush takes what its predecessor does best - emulating the feel of painting with traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes - and builds upon it, with a new drawing engine that's smoother and more fluent than before, making it even easier to lose yourself in the process of creating beautiful Zen art. As well as the new drawing engine, Zen Brush 2 has a gallery feature that enables you to save your work in progress, as well as an ink dispersion effect to give your drawings an added feeling of depth. 02. If you need a full-fat iPad alternative to Photoshop, Pixelmator is about as good as it gets. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11.

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5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning 5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning by Brenna Loury, Developer at The iPad is a device that inherently inspires creativity. With its large, yet handheld screen and new 3.1 million pixel retina display that brilliantly showcases colors, crisp fonts, and detailed videos, it’s a dream for anyone obtaining an education. As design-related degrees and professions become increasingly necessary in today’s digital job market, it is more important than ever to inspire both those imparting and obtaining an education to integrate more design material, apps, and activities into their daily routines. (freemium) With over 187,000 users, is a way to virtually collaborate, creatively. (free) Tayasui Sketches ($1.49) Designed by artists, this iPad app allows its users to find and develop their inner creativity with Tayasui Sketches’ seemingly real responsive canvas for drawing, watercolor-like painting, and handwriting. Flowboard (free) Hopskotch (free)