Introduction to Procreate for PC
Gone are the days when you would've to go the grocery store to get manual instruments for drawing. Now you can do your drawing easily by downloading the app Procreate on your iPhone.
The idea of using the program may seem quite intimidating. For an artiste who has never had to use an app like this one, it may seem tasking but not at all. It is actually quite easy but you have to get the wing of it first.
And then, you can paint, sketch, draw on the go.
Yes. That easy.
What is Procreate?
Procreate is a sketching, drawing and painting app with which is used by creatives for creating art on their work pads.
Procreate was created and launched in the Apple Appstore by developers Savage Interactive at the intial date of March 16, 2011. However their most stable release happened 44 days ago, on the 20th of December, 2019.
It was created in a remote location which might be the reason the designers were able to come up with the brilliant ideas about how the app works.
Now, an artist doesn't need to carry their bulky laptop around. Their workspace literally follows them around, in the form of their iPads and Apple Pencil.
The aim for creating this app was to remake the idea of drawing physically (like with hand), but on a digital space. This app gives off that "drawing on paper" feel because of its responsiveness especially when using the Apple Pencil.
This app caters to needs of artistes, ranging from beginners to professionals. It is flexible, easily inspires new drawings with all the vibrant colors inputted and most of all, portable.
Features of Procreate
Procreate has a couple of features that makes it stand out among other programs but the most notable include:
1. It has 136 brushes with over 50 customization options.
2. It supports layers and clipping masks.
3. It has some powerful features for finishing and rendering such as perspective and gaussian blur, color balance etc.
4. It has perspective guides and Drawing Help that makes drawing much easier.
5. You can export your drawings to different file formats and share your drawing process by streaming with the app.
Uses and Importance
Procreate can be used to do a whole lot of things. Below are a few:
- Makes it easy for an artist to organize their artwork in a photo album format. This already exists with Photoshop users.
- One can import files from other devices and locations.
- Use hand gestures to zoom in and out of the painting and also undo changes to the work done.
- Easily perform professional-level composting and adjustment of layers for artists that aren't just beginners. There's something for everyone.
- Even more importantly for professionals, Procreate offers easy navigation and integration while working on a painting. They can shuffle between other apps as they work.
The functionality and features of Procreate separates it from the other apps which are similar to it. The uses of Procreate are better explained than listed. For example,
A creative used Procreate to reimagine a pet project by creating vintage style baseball cards to record every win by his favorite baseball team.
- Has 136 brushes
- Smooth workflow and lots of customization options
- Good effects for finishing
- 250 undos and redos
- One time lapse recording.
- No color adjustment for a whole document
- Invisible tricks for ease of usage
Download and install Procreate on your Laptop or Desktop computer
Or follow the guide below to use on PC:
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Select your PC version:
- Windows 7-10
- Windows 11
If you want to install and use the Procreate app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:
Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac
Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .
Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac
Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.
Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11
Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Procreate in the search bar and press Search. Click on Procreateapplication icon. A window of Procreate on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.
Step 4: for Mac OS
Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Procreate for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one
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How to download and install Procreate on Windows 11
To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.
Steps to setup your pc and download Procreate app on Windows 11:
- Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
Check if Procreate already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Procreate". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Procreate app.
- RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
- Storage: SSD
- Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
- AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
- Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
To find Procreate Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Procreate app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.
Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Procreate app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».
Procreate On iTunes
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Procreate Software Features and Description
Loved by creative pros and aspiring artists alike, Procreate is the leading creative application made for iPad.
Offering 100s of handmade brushes, a suite of innovative artistic tools, advanced layer system, and the lightning fast Valkyrie graphics engine — Procreate has everything you need to create expressive sketches, rich paintings, gorgeous illustrations and beautiful animations. Work on the couch, the train, the beach, or while waiting in line for coffee. It’s a complete art studio you can take anywhere; packed with these powerful features and more:
- Ultra High Definition canvases - up to 16k by 8k on compatible iPad Pros
- Beautifully intuitive interface made for iPad and Apple Pencil
- Revolutionary QuickShape feature for perfect shapes
- Smooth and responsive smudge sampling
- 3D Painting with Lighting Studio and Animated Export
- Powered by Valkyrie: the fastest 64-bit painting engine for iPad
- Connect a keyboard to use shortcuts
- Create art in stunning 64-bit color
- Continuous auto-save — never lose work again
• Breakthrough brushes:
- Packed with hundreds of beautifully crafted brushes
- Brush sets to organize your painting, sketching and drawing brushes
- Over 100 customizable settings for every brush
- Add Metallic and Roughness for painting in 3D
- Brush Studio – design your own custom Procreate brushes
- Import and export custom Procreate brushes
- Import Adobe® Photoshop® brushes, and run them faster than Photoshop®
• Full-featured layering system:
- Layer your art for precise control over details and composition
- Create Layer Masks and Clipping Masks for non-destructive editing
- Stay organized by combining layers into Groups
- Select multiple layers to move or Transform objects simultaneously
- Access over 25 layer blend modes for industry grade compositing
• Color without compromise:
- Fill your line work with ColorDrop and SwatchDrop
- Disc, Classic, Harmony, Value and Palette color panels
- Import color profiles for color matching
- Assign Color Dynamics to any brush
• The design tools you need:
- Add vector Text to your illustrations
- Easily import all your favorite fonts
- Crop and Resize your canvas for perfect composition
- Perspective, Isometric, 2D, and Symmetry visual guides
- Drawing Assist perfects your strokes in real time
- Streamline and stabilization smooth out strokes for beautiful calligraphy and expert inking
- Use Scribble to name layers, change settings and create text
• Accessibility features:
- Advanced stroke stabilization
- Dynamic Type, VoiceOver and Feedback Sounds
- Assignable single finger gestures
- Color naming
• Animation and Page Assist
- Easy frame by frame animation with customizable onion skinning
- Create storyboards, GIFs, animatics and simple animations
- Sketch page-by-page concepts or begin a comic with Page Assist
- Import, edit and share PDFs
• Dramatic finishing effects:
- Brush in image adjustments and effects with Apple Pencil while keeping the ability to fine-tune its effects
- Glitch, Chromatic Aberration, Bloom, Noise and Halftone add new dimensions to your work
- Gaussian, Motion, and Perspective Blur filters create depth and movement
- Powerful image adjustments including Color Balance, Curves, HSB and Gradient Map
- Let the mind-bending powers of Warp, Symmetry, and Liquify Dynamics bring your art to life
• Time-lapse replay
- Relive your creative journey with Procreate’s celebrated Time-lapse Replay
- Export your Time-lapse recording in 4K for high-end video production
- Share a shorter 30-second Time-lapse on your social networks
Share your creations:
- Import or export your art as Adobe® Photoshop® PSD files
- Import Adobe® ASE and ACO Color Palettes
- Import images files such as JPG, PNG and TIFF
- Export your art as layered native .procreate file, PSD, TIFF, transparent PNG, multi-page PDF, web ready JPEG, OBJ, USDZ, and animated GIFs, PNGs, and MP4s
Top Pcmac Reviews
Fill bucket + reference
By mondepurple (Pcmac user)
I love this app and it has made digital art so easy for me, and I’m thrilled to see the addition of clipping masks and shape tools! One thing I think is an absolute necessity for the next update, however, is a reworking of how the fill bucket tool functions. Other (free) programs such as medibangpaint that I’ve used have capabilities like expanding fill bucket selection without having to use the select tool, and the fill bucket taking all marks into consideration, regardless of layers, when making its fill. The ‘reference’ setting has proved to be inconvenient at best. Also, having to drag the color swatch from the top right corner is cumbersome. Fill should be its own tool like drawing and erasing. Honestly, I just want to see the fill bucket function like it does in EVERY other art program I’ve used. Another thing to note, many programs have the very useful feature of allowing you to have reference images in a separate window on the screen, so you can see them no matter where you are on the canvas. Would love to see this integrated. And, a final request, please make blending tools stop picking up colors from outside your selected area when you blend. I use the selection tool,,,, so the brush doesn’t interact with things outside the selection,, why do blending brushes pick up things from outside the selection and drag them into your selection,, That said, thank you for making such a fantastic art program accessible at such a low cost!
My Favorite! ♥️🎨🖌
By NoelJG (Pcmac user)
Procreate has been, and continues to be, my favorite art program out of anything I’ve used on any platform, whether desktop or mobile. It’s extremely intuitive to use; the UI is comfortable and well thought out, and new features are carefully considered in how they are made and implemented,so while updates may not come very often compared to some apps, new features are rock solid and work excellently right away when they do update. The brushes feel the best to me out of any of the apps I’ve drawn with (and I’ve given a LOT of things a try), and I’ve been able to make and customize several sets to be absolutely ideal for me.
Not only is the app fantastic, the people who make it are running their company in a first class manner. Savage Interactive has been quick to reply, friendly, and helpful the mere handful of times I’ve needed any tech support for the app in the years I’ve been using it, as well as any time they interact with their fans online. They provide lots of demos on Instagram, and engage in meaningful discussions with their app’s users about updates and features on their forum. I can’t say enough good about the experience of being a Procreate user. $10 is nothing for what this app has to offer, and it only continues to get better as it ages. I finished a series of book illustrations this past year in this app! Thanks to the Savage Interactive team for making my go-to tool for digital art.
Out of all the art programs I’ve used..
By Dataverse (Pcmac user)
I got an iPad Pro to replace my broken Cintiq Companion. While I have found that I love using the iPad Pro more for art, than I did with my cintiq, I thought I would eventually need to invest into an actual desktop PC to use my other programs like Clip Studio Paint (without a subscription fee), and just use Astropad with the iPad instead. But since I’ve tried out and used Procreate, that need and desire for having an actual PC to do art with other programs, has gone away.
Out of all programs I’ve used in the past for art, from expensive ones like Photoshop to free ones like Krita, Procreate is the most enjoyable and easy to use program I’ve ever come across for making art. Though I will say that it was frustrating at first for me to learn Procreate, coming from a desktop background in art programs. So certain functions weren’t easily known for me to find and use right away, like I would expect to find and use in a desktop. So this required me to look things up and watch tutorials to learn where these functions are to access and use, like the quick use of flip canvas. But once I learned how things worked, its become my most favorite program to use for art. From rough concepts, to complete illustrations, I'm producing more art than I generally do on a regular basis than I had ever done in the past with other art programs, due to my enjoyment and ease of use with Procreate.
By fletcherae (Pcmac user)
I’d highly recommend this app for digital artists, recently I’ve started to get into digital painting, and this app is perfect for it! I’ve tried other apps like ibis and medibang, but they aren’t as efficient, and ibis is clearly not meant for it. The transition was easy, and I love being able to utilize the fact that this is an app and not a desktop download. At first I was hesitant because of it costing money, but I love this app, and it is so cheap for how amazing it is.
My complaints? I don’t have any about current features, and the things I’m saying aren’t complaints, they’re just things that would be more convenient. This app doesn’t seem like it’s made for comic making, but it would be great if there was some tools for being able to make them. I’m able to, but I have to switch between ibis (has a text tool, I haven’t seen one on here yet) and Procreate so that I don’t have to be frustrated with my handwriting. It would also be nice to have “stroke outer” and “glow outer” filters, it would be more convenient for my stylized art, and some effects look better with “glow outer” and/or “glow inner” filters applied to them. But these are definitely not necessary features, they would just make things easier and take away the step of taking the file to ibis to apply said filters.
Basically, I love this app, and I would recommend it to any digital artists on iOS.