About Procreate

Procreate is a graphic designing software that provides creative professionals with tools to design digital sketches, paintings, and illustrations on a centralized platform. Artists can create new brushes or utilize the built-in library of brushes to customize textures, compression, and effects according to requirements.

With Procreate’s colordrop functionality, designers can fill specific colors on the canvas using the drag-and-drop interface. Professionals can import multiple fonts on the platform, add typographies on artworks, adjust paint filters, and include various effects, such as realistic blur, gradient map, chromatic aberrations, and more. It also lets users modify images, rotate them in ‘freeform’, and distort pictures.

Procreate provides an Animation Assist tool, which enables creative professionals to record each stroke in the form of a time-lapse. The software also helps user change the style of texts, draw shapes, and perform color-corrections on images.

Pricing starting from:

US$9.99/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia

Supported Languages

Not provided by vendor

Pricing starting from:

US$9.99/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Procreate: 5

  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Design Management
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(53)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Pedro
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Cheap, efficient and good drawing program

Reviewed on 17/7/2021

overall i am happy to have purchased this application, i use every day for different activities...

overall i am happy to have purchased this application, i use every day for different activities because you can do whatever you what, from graphic design, fashion design, take notas, to architectural drawings, in conclution i love it.

Pros

Procreate is one of the best drawing aplications available for IOS devices, it's a very intuitive applications that you can learn by practicing a few hours. It has a lot of Brushes, working with layers, and an export facility in any format.

Cons

The only bad thing is that you need to buy an Apple Pencil or any alternative, because without that it's very hard to use.

Naja
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Procreate, and artist’s (or not) digital playground for art exploration!

Reviewed on 18/5/2022

Overall my experience with procreate is a positive one. I Love the fact that I’m able to utilize my...

Overall my experience with procreate is a positive one. I Love the fact that I’m able to utilize my stylus pencil to create things in essence with an unlimited amount of tools and features right on my iPad. While some of the features that are included within the app are difficult for new Artist or designers to use, despite those few difficult tools there is a wide consortium of picking a level and easy to navigate tools and features for even the newest designer to figure out.

Pros

In general there is a lot to like about the software. You purchase at one time and then you are able to utilize it from there on out you don’t necessarily have to subscribe to anything which is nice. In addition there is a broad range of functionality embedded within the app. So whether you are a beginner artist or mediocre designer, you are sort of able to play around with the app and figure out some basic or simple tools that you are able to use. In comparison to a seasoned artist or designer who has full range and functionality to create true masterpieces simply on the app.

Cons

In terms of things that I liked least about the software, I would just mention that while some of the tools are user-friendly and you are able to figure out how to use some of the basic features. It would be nice for some of the more intricate or designer friendly tools to be easily accessible for new users or new designers. I found that when I was trying to utilize some of the more seasoned tools, I had a little bit of a more difficult time navigating the app or specifically how to use those tools, and found myself having to outsource data and go to another source to watch a video or read on how to specifically use that one feature on the app. And that’s a lot to do to figure out how do use one small feature of the app

Liza
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Going on year 6 with this app!

Reviewed on 29/8/2022

I've been a loyal user of Procreate since 2016, and it was the first design tool that started my...

I've been a loyal user of Procreate since 2016, and it was the first design tool that started my journey as a graphic designer. The value for the price is way more than I could expect from a $10 app. I now use this app as part of my design system in my professional work, and sometimes I even create complete projects. This app is great for hobbyists, beginners, and professionals. I've learned that there are no limits to what you can do on Procreate. Many opportunities I have achieved would not have been successful without Procreate. Some things I would mention if you haven't considered are to make sure you have the proper device specs to run the app. Larger projects require an iPad with more memory.

Pros

What makes Procreate very valuable to me are the advanced design tools, resources, and price.

There are many tools available that make illustrating and photo editing easy, natural, and enjoyable. What impresses me about the design tools and features is the interface is simple, yet you can customize the tool's properties to a great extent.

Procreate has amassed a large community of designers and illustrators across social media that help others make the most out of the app. Many resources from these platforms have helped me with my workflow and improved my design and technical skills. The resources include free and paid courses, brush sets, design feedback, regular updates, and more!

The price for the app is a one-time $9.99! The fact that this app is a complete design system that costs around the same price as a whole meal at McDonald's is unreal to me. There are no ads, no subscriptions, and no tiered plans.

Cons

The few cons I would mention are the inability to render vector graphics (SVGs), the hidden secret shortcuts, the cropping of layers, and having no automatic edit history feature.

I wish you could create vectors in native Procreate. To make vectors from my Procreate designs, I encounter the tedious task of converting them in Illustrator.

I've been using Procreate for many years, yet I'm still unaware of some hidden shortcuts and gestures. I usually stumble on them going through social media. It can be frustrating because these shortcuts cannot be easily found or notified of through the app itself.

It can also be frustrating when you take a layer and move it to the side of the artboard, and the layer gets cut off.

Procreate lacks an interval editing history feature. I now make multiple copies, but sometimes I forget or realize I want to revisit a version I didn't duplicate.

Anil
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Drawing with Procreate

Reviewed on 26/6/2022

I used Procreate over 6 months to create designs and logo.

I used Procreate over 6 months to create designs and logo.

Pros

Drawing is most important feature for Procreate, you can create and edit your images or logos with your brush or other kind of features.

Cons

Procreate has impressive library, but they can improve other kind of features to.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

One of the best mobile apps for illustration and painting

Reviewed on 9/7/2022

It's a pretty smooth experience for illustrators.
If you are used to softwares like Photoshop, you...

It's a pretty smooth experience for illustrators.
If you are used to softwares like Photoshop, you might notice the lack of some functionalities.

Pros

Wide variety of brushes, tools and functionalities. Easy to learn and intuitive for artists.

Cons

It could have more image editing functions, like filters and adjustment layers.

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Procreate offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9.99/one-time
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing is available on a one-time license basis.

Procreate has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

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