ARTIST INTERVIEW MATT HUBEL
Matt explains why Procreate is the only iPad art app for him
What do you like about the new version of Procreate?
I think that the brush creation engine is amazing. It’s incredibly simple to tweak settings on existing brushes to achieve the exact feel that you want, and creating a brush from scratch couldn’t be simpler or more flexible. If you pair that with one of the many pressure-sensitive styli available, then you have a formidable drawing app.
And what’s your favourite improvements in Procreate 2?
It might seem like a small addition, but adding the Curves, Color Balance and Hue and Saturation tools is a huge thing for me. Colour correction is an integral part of my work flow and it’s great to see it integrated so beautifully.
Do you use Procreate alone, or do you paint with it alongside other software?
I tend to use Procreate on a more casual level. I like it for painting thumbnails and sketching ideas while I’m on the go. I’ll then take those sketches and finish them out in Photoshop or Painter. I still like having a workstation to sit at while I create.
Is there anything you’d like to see added to Procreate?
I would love to see Procreate have a feature similar to the Gradient Map adjustment layer in Photoshop. I use that all the time for quickly colouring a greyscale sketch.
How do you think Procreate compares to the other iPad art apps on the market?
When compared to other apps, there’s no competition. Procreate is ridiculously affordable, it offers the largest canvas size; the best, easiestto-navigate user experience and user interface design, and the best brushes by a mile. I’ve purchased all of the other art apps out there and they just collect digital dust.