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WACOM TABLET OR IPAD PRO FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN

WACOM TABLET OR IPAD PRO FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN

Do you need to know what to choose between a Wacom tablet or an Ipad pro for Graphic design? Well, I am about to answer all of your questions right now.

In this blog post, I will share when I use my iPad Pro and my One by Wacom tablet for my graphic design job!

So, yes I have both and use both for different tasks.

Thanks to my knowledge and my workflow, you will be able to figure out if you need one more than the other or both!

Ok, now, let’s dive right into Wacom Tablet or iPad pro for Graphic design.

1- IPAD PRO

So, I have the iPad Pro 2020 11ch.

I bought this iPad because I really wanted to be able to use Procreate.

I found myself being passionate about digital art and I really wanted to try it out myself.

I quickly realized that the iPad Pro was the number one tool I was using in my Graphic Design business.

From Procreate to adobe photoshop and now Illustrator on iPad.

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However, I really love designing on my computer.

So, I tried to find a way to be able to use my iPad and the apple pencil with my desktop computer.

I found this really cool app called Astropad Studio.

Thanks to this app, I was able to mirror my computer screen to my iPad and use the apple pencil to draw directly from my iPad to my computer.

But, my issue was that the app had only a monthly or yearly subscription.

So, I would have to keep paying to use it!

This is why I looked into the One by Wacom tablet.

2- ONE BY WACOM TABLET

So, after making quite a lot of research, I realized that I could buy a Graphic tablet for only $60!

While using Astropad Studio, I was paying $79.99 YEARLY!

So, I decided to buy the One by Wacom tablet and give it a shot!

The One by Wacom tablet is smaller than the iPad Pro 11inch, but you don’t need to have a big one since there is NO SCREEN!

I thought I would be bothered by it but I actually like it better.

I can let the pen go on the tablet and look at my monitor!! 

Also, the Pen of the One by Wacom tablet is pressure-sensitive, like the Apple Pencil. That’s pretty cool!

2- WACOM TABLET OR IPAD PRO FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN?

Alright, Wacom Tablet, iPad Pro, or both?

Well, since I have both, I will tell you why to get both first.

The answer is simple: There are things I love to do on the iPad and things I love to do on my computer.

And sometimes, I need my iPad Pro to run a program while I am working on making an illustration on another program!

It makes my workflow easier and faster.

 

Why the iPad Pro?

So, first, if you need to use Procreate for your graphic design projects, you will need to get an iPad, because Procreate is only available on Apple Products.

Second, the Apple Pencil is very powerful and with the Adobe Illustrator app, it’s easy to start drawing with a vector brush! Even using the pen tool is pretty awesome with the Apple Pencil.

Now, do you need to spend thousands of dollars to draw illustrations and be an amazing graphic designer? NO!

 

Why the One by Wacom?

So, first, it’s pretty cheap for a good graphic tablet with a sensitive pressure pencil!

Only for that, I would buy it! (well, I did).

Second, if you spend as much time as me behind your computer screen, you want to be able to have your tablet available at all times.

I love that my Wacom tablet is always in front of me without having to connect and disconnect it when I want to use it.

It’s also very powerful and customizable!

So, If you are using a lot of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the One by Wacom tablet is going to become your best friend!

Thank you so much for reading about the Wacom tablet or iPad pro for Graphic deisgn.

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about the tools and software I use as a Graphic Designer.

See you back here soon

Justine Lamer

10 BEST IPAD PRO APPS

10 best ipad pro apps

I am so excited to share with you the 10 best iPad Pro apps.

So, those apps are amazing and probably the best I have ever downloaded. 

Having an iPad Pro is not required.

However, some of those apps are very powerful and will work best on a higher and newer device.

In this blog post, I will share the name of 10 free & paid apps to download on your iPad Pro!

Alright, let’s dive right into the 10 best iPad pro apps.

10 best ipad pro apps

1- PROCREATE

So, let’s start with the coolest app ever.

I am sure I already mentioned it in one of my articles or on my youtube channel that I bought the iPad pro only to be able to use procreate haha!

Trust me, you do not need to have the last iPad to use Procreate. It was just an excuse to get the last one at the time. 

I am using procreate on the iPad Pro 2020 11inch!

So, Procreate is a drawing app!

With this app, you can sketch, draw, write, doodle, make animations, gifs, and more.

Procreate has amazing brushes, and is not limited to what’s already on the app. It means you can download more brushes, create your own, etc.

On procreate, I am learning how to draw, draw illustration portraits from photos, and practice calligraphy!

So, Procreate is a one-time purchase app of only $10!!!

10 best iPad pro apps

2- GOODNOTES 5

My favorite app number 2: GOODNOTES 5!

So, GoodNotes is a note-taking app.  Sounds boring and simple writing it down.

Don’t let this sentence fool you, this app is SO COOL.

On GoodNotes, I can have endless notebooks, I can use my apple pencil to write like I am using a real pen, but I can also use a keyboard!

I am using the app to fill up my digital planner, write all the notes for my business, and I even use it as a daily Journal.

GoodNotes 5 is a one-time purchase app of $7.99

10 best iPad pro apps

3- ASTROPAD STUDIO

So, I have just started using Astropad! 

I think it’s been a month now that this app changed my creative work.

So, Astropad is an application that turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac!

I have been using Astropad in every single one of my design projects!

So, this app have a monthly subscription fee of $11.99

10 best iPad pro apps

4- ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

My favorite Adobe Software is now Available on iPad!!

Illustrator on iPad is so practical and I highly encourage designers and creators to download the app to give it a try.

Illustrator on iPad is $9.99 monthly, (unless you already have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, in that case, you can use it on your iPad for free)

The next 3 apps are also part of the Adobe Creative Cloud!

10 best iPad pro apps

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

So, Photoshop on the iPad opens the same files as Photoshop on your desktop using cloud technology, so you can stay in sync across all your devices.

Photoshop required a subscription to be used fully! (They have a 30 days free trial)

10 best iPad pro apps

FRESCO

Adobe Fresco is a free drawing and painting app built especially for iPad with Apple Pencil.

So, if you love Adobe softwares as much as I do, learning Fresco is a must!

It is very handy while working on multiple Adobe apps like Photoshop and Illustrator.

However, Procreate will always be my go-to app for drawing quickly!

10 best iPad pro apps

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a free, powerful photo editor and camera app that empowers your photography, helping you capture and edit stunning images.

10 best iPad pro apps

5- KINDLE

So, do you have Amazon Prime? Because if you do, did you know about prime reading?

With Prime reading, you can have access to thousands of free books!

This is why I am using Kindle on my iPad! I do have an Amazon kindle. 

However, some of the books I read as images I would love to see in colors (wish is not possible on my old kindle).

This app is very nice, free, and also available on our iPhone.

10 best iPad pro apps

6- VLLO

PLEASE, tell me you already know about the VLLO APP?

If you don’t go over to my YouTube Channel! I have filmed a couple of video tutorials on how to use the app on your iPad.

So, VLLO is a powerful video editor for iPad and iPhone. 

It is definitely easier to use it on your iPad since the screen is bigger.

With Vllo you can edit short videos but also really long ones like your YouTube Videos.

I love VLLO because you can work with a green screen, have access to a lot of motion stickers, text animations, frames, and free music.

So, VLLO has a one-time purchase option of $22.99 or a monthly fee of $2.99.

10 best iPad pro apps

7- TRELLO

My dear Trello, how many times did I talk about you?

Trello is the last of the 10 apps you need on your iPad Pro!

So, trust me, you need it.

First, Trello is free! That makes it the coolest app.

So, Trello is a visual tool for organizing your work and life.

Whether you’re planning a website design project, vacation, or company off-site, this app is infinitely customizable and flexible for your everyday need.

10 apps you need on your ipad pro

Thank you so much for reading about the 10 best iPad pro apps

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about the 5 apps you need to run your small business.

See you again soon,

Justine Lamer