$1000 vs $10 DRAWING PROGRAM?

$1000 vs $10 DRAWING PROGRAM?

December 7, 2019 100 By Bernardo Ryan


Hello there so today, I’m in a different location because you know what the sun is shining I didn’t want to sit in a dark corner with my studio lights on so today I’m using natural sunlight on half my face, so I’ve been doing digital art for 8 years now I have a digital art class which I’ll leave a link to if anyone’s interested I know a lot of people like to take it. I’ve got like a 1000 people that have taken the class now Which is really cool, so I will leave a link to that if anyone else is interested in taking it so today I’m going to be comparing $1,000 Adobe Photoshop as a drawing program versus $10 procreate which is a drawing app for the iPad these two were made with procreate right here procreate And this was done with Photoshop and while I’ve got these out I’m actually gonna be giving one of these away over on my Instagram so make sure you go and follow me there and I will be giving one of these away. Now Photoshop, you actually cannot purchase any more. You can only get a monthly Membership in order to access it you used to be able to up until a few years ago Fully purchase the program the extended version around for about $1,000. Which is a lot of money I purchased it back in 2013 for about five six hundred dollars with my student discount But obviously it’s a lot more affordable for people now They never you know you never actually own the software now, but you just have access to it every single month And it’s like twenty dollars a month and you can access it I have Somewhat of a checklist of things that I need my drawing programs to have and I think every digital artist needs in a drawing program Procreate and Photoshop both tick all of these boxes so today I’m gonna be drawing the same drawing in both Photoshop and Procreate to kind of see the difference than just talk through all of the differences so on Photoshop you have the ability to change the size of the canvas the Resolution you can create layers you can change the opacity of the layers you can download your own brushes Which you can also change the size on obviously you can customize your brushes make your own brushes You can also change the opacity and the flow of your brushes which in Procreate you can only change the opacity you obviously have the color picker You can also have your reference in a separate window which for me is great I personally prefer to have my reference picture in a separate window that I can move around and have set for my actual canvas I’m drawing on This is not an option in procreate you have to have it in the same canvas which can be a bit inconvenient at times But it hasn’t really bothered me too much so in general Photoshop is a pretty flawless program. I really really love Photoshop I can’t really complain about anything. I just Really really love to use it it isn’t actually marketed as a drawing program, and I think if you were to be someone that only uses Photoshop to draw in I think for Photoshop to spend $20.00 a month if you’re only gonna be using it for drawing and Drawing say not professionally It’s quite a big investment, so I would not recommend sticking to Photoshop If it’s gonna make you constantly broke because you could easily get similar effects with other drawing programs Photoshop works in both Mac and Windows which is really really helpful fun fact I bought the Windows version of Photoshop in 2013 and when I got a Mac about 3 years later I was no longer able to use it and I was like I am not buying it again, but luckily I contacted Adobe, and they very kindly sent me a serial number for a Mac The Photoshop, so that was really helpful, so of course as well with Photoshop You can use a mouse to draw, which if you don’t have a drawing tablet. It’s fine I do recommend getting a drawing tablet if you can they don’t have to be really expensive. You don’t need a screen tablet I actually use a Wacom Intuos tablet And I’ll leave a link to this serve to this particular tablet in the description or one similar to it and yeah, that’s Kind of very very essential when drawing in Photoshop now something else. That’s very important is pen pressure now This is something you have in both procreate and Photoshop, which is good Pen pressure is basically where you push down harder, and the brush is thicker lift up And it’s it’s thinner so it’s more natural while you are drawing on Photoshop. You can actually colorize and change around the colors You’re working on this is not something that you can do with procreate unfortunately But if you want someone like myself that really uses those features in the first place it’s not really a big deal, so this is what I’ve made on Photoshop so far and It’s just I love Photoshop. It’s such a good program, so let’s talk about Procreate now now just like Photoshop You have the ability to change the layers the opacity of the layers use pen pressure Change the resolution the canvas size all that good stuff You can also color pick Even though for me color picking is a bit inconvenient and procreate because when I when I press down to get the color When I lift up it seems to move it slightly so it gets the wrong color That’s the only complaint really that I have with procreate what I personally really love about procreate is the fact that it Automatically records what you’re drawing so by the time you’re finished with your drawing You can actually create a time-lapse video, and then rewatch it, which is really really good And obviously with procreate it’s on the iPad so you need to have an actual iPad you also need to buy An Apple pencil I have the twelve point nine or twelve point six I forget inch iPad pro You cannot if you purchase an Apple pencil you cannot just draw on any iPad it has to be either an iPad pro that has the features of being able to Have the pencil work on it or one of the brand new iPads they just pull out which are around $300 Those are the only iPads that will work with an Apple pencil So don’t go buying one think it’ll work on any of them because unfortunately they’re not really made to have those features in them it has the ability to Pretty much do everything that you want to do in Photoshop as well. It just is It’s like Photoshop minus the bulk of all the photo editing features So it’s really really helpful in that regard. Again the only other issue I suppose that I have is having the reference picture in the same canvas this is something that’s kind of a little bit inconvenient to me because I tend to like to have it separate but Overall it’s not really something that’s affected me too much I won’t complain and obviously procreate isn’t just ten dollars if you’re going to be purchasing the iPad and the Apple pencil IPads you can now get for say three hundred dollars, but the Apple pencil is about a hundred dollars Which is a lot of money So you’re essentially buying an entire iPad and a pencil in order to use procreate So if you think it’s gonna be worth it for you I definitely recommend them because they are very very good so traveling is obviously really really Useful with procreate it’s not something that you can do with Photoshop, but you can obviously do it with procreate So it’s you know. It’s very very useful like that I actually drew this entire piece on a plane so You know it’s great to travel with so procreate Also has the ability like Photoshop to blur the background of certain pieces for example sometimes It’s nice to have the focus on the subject and then when you’ve drawn the background in maybe blur it out You can do that with the selection tool in Procreate it has selection tool too. Which is really cool You can also customize your brushes in procreate, and you can download brushes too. Unfortunately these file extensions are different so my beautiful wonderful favorite brushes that I use in Photoshop all the time I Could unfortunately not use in procreate because they’re dot ABR file types for Photoshop they’re dot brush I think for procreate so they’re not the same file types, and it’s a bit of a hassle actually It’s a bit of a hassle to install brushes on procreate It’s not impossible, but it’s a bit more of a hassle than it is on Photoshop, and yes you It’s good. It’s good. I am very impressed with procreate. I love it so much. I’ve actually made a lot of my Most recent digital art pieces on procreate because it’s just so convenient to be able to just sit on the couch and draw yeah It’s excellent. I love it and this is the piece so here. They are by side by side obviously sometimes I draw certain things better than I do others, but overall I use the same features and the same types of brushes in both and You know there’s not really any difference so if you are someone that’s looking for a cheaper alternative to photoshop and you have an iPad Pro or one of the new iPads I Highly recommend procreate it’s really really good, but obviously my ultimate favorite will always be Photoshop It would always win for me. Thank you very much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video Hopefully it was insightful or helpful, but yes. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed the video Let me know which your favorite is Do you use Photoshop or procreate I’d be interested in hearing I think well I’ll do next time is maybe try a free program out to see how that compares to Photoshop. I really appreciate you watching Thank you so much. 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