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Get creative with the app that lets you draw and paint on your iPad

Get creative with the app that lets you draw and paint on your iPad
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It's hard to believe that this mind-blowing portrait of Morgan Freeman was done entirely on an iPad. It looks just like a photograph, but in reality it could quite possibly be the world's most realistic finger painting ... yes, I said finger painting.

Believe it or not, you can create something equally as awesome as this crazy-realistic portrait and you don't need any fancy tools or training. All you need is the Procreate app, available for iPads ($5.99) and Procreate Pocket for iPhones and the Apple Watch ($2.99)

Procreate is an Apple Design Award winner, so you know it has to be good. Plus, it's the app that was used to create that portrait of Morgan Freeman shown above and there's no denying that detail.

Procreate has lots of ultra high definition canvases, 64-bit color, continuous auto save and has 35 different customizable setting for 128 different brushes for you to sketch, draw, doodle and paint with. That's a lot of options and we haven't even talked about the other effects such as blurs, hues, image curves ... the list goes on. Just about everything you can imagine is inside this powerful app.

Procreate is also compatible with the new Apple Pencil which includes even more new brush features, including brush pressure sensitivity. Wow.

Files can be saved as PSD files for further editing in Photoshop, PNG or JPEGs. You can also print directly from the app or export your files to the Cloud, Facebook, Air Drop and more.

It might take some getting used to and you'll probably spend a lot of time familiarizing yourself with the features, but Procreate in an app that any aspiring artists needs to check out. As for the professionals, it's one that can't be missed.

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