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Ipad pro as more than a supplemental design tool?

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  • Ipad pro as more than a supplemental design tool?

    Hi my name is James, new here and am wondering if anybody has had any experience with the iPad pro as more than just a design tool. Let me elaborate. I recently had to give up my computer to pay a few bills, and as such, for a temporary time, I do not have access to full adobe CC apps. I have an iPad pro with the apple pencil and have been exploring Adobe draw, adobe sketch, procreate, autodesk sketchbook, a few other adobe apps and today purchased autodesk graphic (supposedly a mobile vector program that claims to have the functionality of a desktop program). My question is whether or not it is viable, even for a short time to use the iPad pro for graphic design work? I have 6 years design experience and am very much used to working on a computer. I mainly do logo design, vector illustration, business cards design, posters, flyers, and other information design. I am also considering exploring digital art, drawing and painting. I have seen a lot of artwork in today's age being drawn and painted digitally using programs like procreate, however, I find it difficult to take 20 years of traditional arts experience and translate that into digital drawing and painting. Though digitally you can make and erase infinite mistakes, which is a plus, but those mistakes are very much more painfully clear. In any case, any advice, opinions or thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    It is great especially the 12.9,with iOS 11. It is fast works extremely well with the pencil, has great color and integrates well with all apple products.


    • #3
      I don't have any experience with the iPad.
      What I'm gaining is more and more experience with items designed in programs other than the Adobe suite. As a printer/fabricator, not always good experience.

      The most important thing you have to determine is if any of those programs you listed are supported enough to get your designs into output. I gather you use pretty much a PDF work flow for hand off. Gotta admit though I've seen some pretty wacky errors come out of vector art, mostly dealing with the different ways programs handle transparency effects, raster effects in general (drop shadows and glows,) gradients, and their support or more often nonsupport of Pantone or even CMYK color spaces.

      If you have a good grasp on your output side, it shouldn't matter what you work on as long as the end result is something you, your printer and, in the case of logos, your client's vendors, can work with.
      Proceed with care.


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