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anyone tried Wacom Creative Stylus 2 ?
show user profile  joelr

this looks really interesting... has anyone tried it out? or the older versions?
i have an intous 4, but i never got used to it (or maybe its because i draw like shit), so i think that this might be better.
it doesn't sound expensive to me too


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10/14/2014 3:38:00 PM (last edit: 10/14/2014 3:38:00 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
That's really smart! So they put the 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity into the pen to make it work with tablets that may not have that type of quality of screen?

- Portfolio-

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10/14/2014 3:54:17 PM (last edit: 10/14/2014 3:54:17 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
I have the Intuos Creative Stylus 1 and it's great. What 9krausec points out isn't really an issue as the latest IPad has a great high res screen, the biggest issue is not having applications like what we're used to on Windows (Manga Studio and Photoshop). You have pretty good drawing apps (way better then what's available on android) but still it's very limited functionality wise. That said I do know people that do top notch digital paintings on Ipad and if you already have a recent Ipad buying the pen is a small investment and you get a lot for it in return. It's also something that is growing in user base, when the ipad first came out using a stylus was discouraged, now more and more artists start using the ipad for drawing and the apps get better and better.

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10/15/2014 10:10:35 AM (last edit: 10/15/2014 10:10:35 AM)
show user profile  joelr
Seth are you talking about the bamboo paper app?
I saw in the Wacom website that the app supports all the stylus features, and it's free.
Have you used it? Is that the software that you use to drAw on the iPad?
How bad is the software compared to using an intous with photoshop?

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10/15/2014 5:58:52 PM (last edit: 10/15/2014 5:58:52 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
No I'm not talking about the bamboo paper, and free on IPad means everything is done by in app purchases which is always more expensive then the apps that still charge you at download. From what I remember the app is crap.

Anyway, I think I've bought about every drawing app on the ipad (cheap as they are) and there really is only one that is miles above everything else and that's Procreate ( It's key feature is speed, it's just very smooth where most of the others are not.
Apps like Artrage have the features but lag even on the newest IPad. There are other good apps but I would have to look up their names as I don't know them by heart. When I get home I'll go through my apps and list some good ones. Inspire Pro and Sketchbook are pretty good for instance.

Funny enough the kids app Drawing with Carl is great as well with great brushes and very simple interface but doesn't support the stylus. There's another one from the same developer called sketches I think ( and that one is good and does support the stylus. My cousin uses it for pro work with fantastic results.

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10/16/2014 9:24:18 AM (last edit: 10/16/2014 9:27:21 AM)
show user profile  joelr
Thanks Seth for the app summery.
I think I have an iPad 2, so this might be a problem with the new stylus.
Also I think that even if the app is good speed wise, if it doesn't have layers optional, it won't be good for the kind of work I do

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10/16/2014 11:04:49 AM (last edit: 10/16/2014 11:04:49 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
Procreate will work ok, it even works well on my old IPad 1 if the page size isn't to large. It has layer management but pretty simplistic. As a painting app it's great but don't expect any fancy photoshop stuff. Just good brushes and layers. Most painting apps have layers but take into account that you are limited by the memory of your ipad which I'm guessing isn't much.
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10/16/2014 12:22:50 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 12:22:50 PM)
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