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iPad as a Graphics Tablet for Photoshop? Yes!

January 15, 2020

With the release of brand new operating systems
for the Mac and the iPad, which is the iPad OS and the Mac OS Catalina, you can now use
your iPad as a secondary display. But what’s more interesting is, you can also use it as
a secondary input device. Meaning, now you can use your Apple Pencil as an input. Does
that mean we can also use it as a graphic tablet? Well, of course you can. But the real
question is – how to do it? Also, is it going to be better than a Wacom tablet? Whoops,
I didn’t mean to do that. We’re going to find it all. So without any further ado, let’s
get started. Step one – Make sure that you’ve upgraded
to the latest Mac OS Catalina on your MacBook and the iPad OS in your iPad. Step number
two – Make sure that you have signed in to the iCloud in both of these devices using
the same Apple ID. Now step number three – Turn on Bluetooth and WiFi on both of these devices.
So on my iPad, Bluetooth and WiFi is turned on. Even on my MacBook as well, Bluetooth
and WiFi. The next thing you need to do is to click on this button The Airplay icon will
change into this iPad icon. You can click on that, and then click on your iPad name.
If you don’t see this icon, you can also go to your System Preferences, right there, click
on that Gear icon, System Preferences, and inside of that, click on Sidecar. You can
connect to, you can select device. It’s the exact same thing. And if you open through
this method, there are other options as well – Show Sidebar, Show Touch Bar. You can turn
it off and on and play with all of these settings. So, it’s exactly the same thing as clicking
this icon and connecting to your iPad. So I’m going to close it and click on this one
and click on Unmesh’s iPad. It should be connected. Now your iPad is being used as a secondary
display. You can drag your Photoshop or any other application to your iPad very eas ily,
just like that. And if you want it full screen, you can do that too. Just click on the Full
Screen button right there. And there you have your Photoshop in your iPad. Now you can take
your Apple Pencil and use it as a secondary input device. So let’s go ahead and create
a new Adjustment layer. Click on the Adjustment layer icon right there and let’s choose Curves,
one of my favorites. Now you can adjust it right from here. Isn’t that amazing? Let’s
add a little Blue to the shadows. Click on this drop down and let’s go ahead and choose
Blue. And just take it up from here, and take it down from the Highlight. Have a look, isn’t
that interesting? Also, if you want, you can drag this image to this screen. Actually,
for that you need to use the mouse because I cannot take my Apple Pencil across this
border. So I’m just going to click and drag it and drop it right there. Now, you’re using
the Tools in here and the image is right there. So you can reopen Curves again and adjust
it by looking at the original image right there. So you can have different tools open
in your iPad and the image right there. However, if you just want to paint over the image,
you can also do this. So let’s go ahead and drag the image back to the iPad and drag the
entire Photoshop to the main screen. Now, whenever you want to paint over this one,
you can come back to the iPad. And whenever you want to play with the tools or change
sliders, you can do in your MacBook screen. So, I can take the Brush, right, create a
brand new layer and let’s start painting on this one. I can easily do that. If you want
to change the color, let’s change it to White. Hit OK, and simply paint over it. So this
way you can customize your own workspace. So you can have your images here, maybe your
Curves Adjustment layer over to your iPad, something like that. Let’s make the image
a little smaller. And then bring the Properties right here. You can also bring the Brushes
at the bottom by going to Window and then Brush Settings. And there you go. Let’s just
drag it and drop it over to your iPad. So, this creates a very nice painting workspace
for you. So that’s how you can use your iPad not only as a secondary display, but also
as a secondary input device. Now I know, have a look at it, it still has
some glitches. Now the real question is, will it replace my large Wacom tablet? Well, if
you ask me for my professional work, no, not at all. Here’s why. First of all, the software
is very, very new. So there is meant to be a lot of bugs. Even when I was connecting
the Apple Pencil, something weird happened. And also one time when I was trying to record
the screen, it just stopped for no reason. So there are bugs. Of course, it’s new, so
we can expect that. Number two is, it cannot move from one screen to another. So let’s
say you want to move the cursor from one display to the other. The Apple Pencil can reach only
up to the border and it cannot go beyond that. With a Wacom tablet just like this, which
doesn’t have any display, you can actually move between different screens. Even if you
have three screens, three displays that you’re working on, you can divide your Wacom tablet
to three displays, you can get a bigger Wacom tablet, you can also do it in a small one,
and easily move through them with the help of your stylus or whatever you call it, Wacom
pen. All right. Now, of course there is Pressure Sensitivity both in Wacom and iPad, but in
my opinion, the Pressure Sensitivity on a Wacom is way superior. Now, I’m not saying
it’s not a great feature. It’s an amazing feature that Apple has put up and I thank
Apple for doing this. However, I personally am not going to make the switch to this feature.
I still am going to use my Wacom tablet as my daily driver and separate monitors, actual
monitors, as my secondary displays. And there are lots of reasons for doing that. Now, if I’m not personally making the switch,
there is no point in me hyping up this feature as amazing or great, right? You get the point.
I don’t want to influence you in the wrong way. I’m going to tell you what I use. Now
,the only problem with this feature is that, first of all, it will only work with Apple
devices. So I use Windows as my daily driver. And I understand what Apple is trying to do
over here, because they don’t want to break people away from the ecosystem. I totally
get it. However, I use Windows as my daily driver because my mid 2017 MacBook Pro cannot
handle 4K videos and Premiere Pro and I edit a lot of 4K videos. So, you know, I see no
use of doing that. Now, here’s the most important thing which we should be thinking about. If
you do have an iPad, you should definitely be taking advantage of this amazing feature.
It’s totally cool. However, if you do not have an iPad and you considering to buy it
as a graphic tablet, well, then you should go get a Wacom or something similar, because
you can buy something much, much better that will give you much better results for one
fourth the price of an iPad. Even maybe one fifth, right? If you want a tablet with display,
you can get that too. There are lots available in the market. If you are considering to buy
an iPad as a secondary display, get a display. You can buy a huge 4K display for half the
price of an iPad. Other than those two reasons. If you want to buy an iPad, go ahead, go buy
an iPad. That’s your money, your decision, maybe your reasons. However, but for these
reasons, I think it’s not worth buying an iPad for a graphic tablet or a secondary display
alone. If you’re considering it for other applications, it’s a great device. That’s all for this video. Thank you so much
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  • Reply Krest yo October 14, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Looking to this Video makes me feel like " i Want this Setup , but im Broke af -.-"

  • Reply samuel gebru October 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    It is a misleading title. better title would be
    iPad as a Graphics Tablet for Photoshop on MAC ? Yes!

  • Reply STRAIGHTP October 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Only works with Catalina? 😩

  • Reply H A I D A R October 14, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    I hate Apple but need to buy MacBook now just for painting nothing else . F"#@&k Apple i still hate Apple

  • Reply alberto cabrera October 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    You do know that you can use the iPad as a graphic tablet without Catalina. Yes, you have to use third party software, but it does the same thing just as good.

  • Reply José E. Silva F. October 15, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Is there something similar for the Windows Android environment?

  • Reply EPHS October 15, 2019 at 1:27 am

    What’s the lag like? I was using Astropad and it had a bit which was somewhat annoying.

  • Reply EPHS October 15, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Also, what about a Huion brand tablet? They make some great larger color screen tablets now for just about $300-$400.

  • Reply GilangRizkyAP October 15, 2019 at 3:41 am

    i use my ipad pro + apple pencil and HP Laptop for photoshop using easycanvas app its not free, but if you want to free software just use spacedesk

  • Reply Bruce Lauderdale October 15, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Yeah but the Wacom tablet driver hasn’t been updated by Wacom yet for Catalina!!! So it’s useless for now!

  • Reply Bruce Lauderdale October 15, 2019 at 5:16 am

    If Adobe will pull their finger out their a$$ too. On 15 October 2018, they presented a demo “Real” Photoshop for IPad… was 2018… that is a year ago today! And yet still nothing!!!

  • Reply kipling1957 October 15, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Yea, I love this feature. They just need to iron out a few bugs around the Sidecar icon disappearing after disconnecting, and how a Mac reboot is required to get it back and so reconnect. Don't believe me? Just check out the Apple forums.

  • Reply Michael Daly Artist October 15, 2019 at 5:34 am

    perfect analysis

  • Reply Kapil Gulia October 15, 2019 at 6:51 am

    hey bro is there any one who can help me , i m a eCommerce image editor , how can edit white crockery image on white bg with shadow quickly

  • Reply Saarthak Rai October 15, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Yupp! Already using for my Editing works!

  • Reply Creativepic by Vishu Mahabir October 15, 2019 at 9:40 am

    fyi: A lot of older Macbooks are not supported. I have a mid 2015 mbp i7 and it does not have sidecar support.

  • Reply Abinah Sahoo October 15, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Do you know gfxmentor ? He recently took your name in his live video.

  • Reply fah October 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Okay what about windows

  • Reply The SillyCap Gaming October 15, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Anyone wanna do this with their Windows PC instead of Mac just use Duet app,you will need your USB to lightning cable for it.
    All you have to do is install Duet on your devices & connect your pc with your ipad & open Duet & it will connect.
    Have a good day 🙂

  • Reply Pocho Nieves October 15, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    EYEBROWS!!!!!I cant see anything else lol!

  • Reply clickryanG October 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Does this have a working option for PC's? Thxs

  • Reply Brian G October 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I have the 2nd gen iPad Pro still w/ lightning connection. Tried side car on Photoshop on Mac. Too much lag in drawing. Dialogue placements sometimes wrong, staying on desktop area

  • Reply Pittiplatsch81 October 15, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Monobraue… kotz

  • Reply Jeremy Cai October 15, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    can i make it mirror display, so both screen shows the same thing.

  • Reply chimical09 October 16, 2019 at 12:47 am

    That’s an incredible setup, if you can afford it

  • Reply Kangla Kings October 16, 2019 at 2:13 am

    What about in iPhone

  • Reply letter bytes October 16, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Is Photoshop CC available on iPad 6th gen? How much is it?

  • Reply Omar Marroquin October 16, 2019 at 3:43 am

    It dose not want to work on my MacBook Pro 2015

  • Reply Sensible Guy October 16, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Umesh: signing to your creative cloud account.
    Me: crying in the corner.

  • Reply Tommy Howarth October 16, 2019 at 4:01 am


  • Reply Jorge Torres October 16, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Thank you for your tip. But it's better use Affinity Photo for Ipad. Simply faster.

  • Reply Elliepopcorn October 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Thanks Frida Kahlo, you always help me with my art!

  • Reply SujoyTips&Tricks October 16, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Can i use android also??

  • Reply Saladin Gucman October 16, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Nice…But you can’t rest your hand on the ipad while using the pen? That’s kinda how I write..

  • Reply Tohid Qureshi October 16, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    U look like BootaGorilla

  • Reply António Júlio Sousa October 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Good setting.

  • Reply Oscar Rodriguez October 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    seems very impractical. A second or third display with a Wacom tablet is the way to go, just like he said.

  • Reply Frank Feng October 16, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    I think for someone needing something mobile with pen functionality, there are some premium windows 2 in 1 out there, eg, XPS 13 2 in 1.

  • Reply Racing Heart Entertainment October 17, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Your honesty is so necessary in this world. Thank you!

  • Reply filetdelumiere October 17, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Interesting video… But it seems not so easy than a Wacom tablet like you said. What about the levels of pressure? (I don't own an Ipad)

  • Reply riccia888 October 17, 2019 at 8:16 am

    adobe still didnt release PS yet. Liar

  • Reply A J October 17, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Windows rules. Apple is just overrated. Paying a premium while you can build a 2x more powerful machine running on Windows. What a waste. And the most shameful part about this is, the sheep actually go and believe this shit and buy it.

  • Reply benny xtanto October 17, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Only work on new series macbook pro

  • Reply LogoGiare Thietke October 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Let’s buy a wacom tablet 😛

  • Reply ahmad kareem October 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Anyone knows ipad photoshop release date ?

  • Reply Mradul Bhardwaj October 17, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Aara bhi na iPad la lea!!!

  • Reply Krayz_1 Mitchell October 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Screw Photoshop… Screw Adobe and their greedy business model… Im not making a "living" from my art yet and im not paying a subscription for their products when there are proper apps out there for a one time cost. I for one have moved my creative tools from a desktop to the iPad pro and its flipping awesome.. 4k video editing in real time no stutter with Luma fusion and i can mirror it to my 4k monitor if need be. Afinity photo and design does my vector and photo justice. procreate for painting/drawing. So now that iOS 13 is here there is really no limit to I/O connectivity. Hard drives? flash drives? Sd cards? Cameras? Audio Interfaces? Starting to sound like and iPad ad but yeah…. screw photoshop….

  • Reply Victor Li October 18, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Can you do the same thing with lightroom? Or is this available for photoshop only?

  • Reply Yosias Erastus October 18, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Hmmm maybe if i already have two of them it's useful

  • Reply Joshua Ogunjobi October 18, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for the video. I think you were not detailed enough. A standard comparison of both pros and cons would be a better approach. Either way, thanks.

  • Reply cmdaltctr October 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    do remember that it only works on the latest MacBook pro, i think 2017 on wards.. I have MacBook pro 2015 and sidecar does not work. I use Duet display instead, and works fine!

  • Reply justforthetv October 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Your audio is too low, muffled, and too bass heavy

  • Reply Stephan de V October 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    to be fair.. you cant drag your wacom cintiq pen over to the main normal screen either (technically you can but setting that up makes it useless as a pendisplay) so you should not compare a pendisplay capable device to a normal pen tablet (no screen) and bring up the advantage with dividing your pen tablet in 2 or more areas for more screens.
    most people dont do this either as your losing so much drawing area and no one draws over 2 screens or makes his pen tablet lose 50% or more of its area from drawing to mousing on the other screen.
    im no fan of apple stuff but they have made it possibble with this to gain a free pendisplay device with photoshop program for free if you already are the owner of a mac and ipad.
    and as such its amazing.
    i however stick to my pendisplay also connected to my laptop pc.. and with that wont have my pen go from my pen display to my laptop screen either.
    if however i had owned a mac and a ipad and now could use that as a pendisplay you bet i would have not forked out a lot of cash for a pendisplay if this would do the job in this way

  • Reply ColorLane October 19, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Hey what are your thoughts on Duet display???

  • Reply v3rlon October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Pretty sure you can’t get a 4K monitor as good as IPad display for half the price. You can get that resolution, but it won’t be calibrated and with same color gamut. The iPad really is a nice screen these days.

    But, I would not suggest it if that were your only reason for buying it.

    So far it is working okay for me, but mostly in broad strokes for masks and stuff.

  • Reply Arun Ravi October 20, 2019 at 3:29 am

    i dunt see a good 4k display for half the price…

  • Reply aryan shyam October 20, 2019 at 7:15 am

    does he really uses wacom 🤔cause apple pencil is clearly superrior every digital artist agree that apple pencil to be the best stylus there is absolutely no latency i am using wacom cintiq and ipad pro from quite a while and only thing i love about my ipad pro is the stylus alone and he says the wacom has better pressure sensitivity is he kidding me ,i agree wacom is a better choice for working professionaly when you are sitting on desk as there are certain associated shortcuts and yeah it has better conectivity with pc while using photoshop

    but draging the window dosent even matter as a digital artist perspective brushes does and no latency only and only if they provide wired connectivity withthe pc would only help wirelessly connecting would always have issues they have a damn usb c portnow put that to use apple
    and lastly many people are working professionally using procreate as a daily driver ,release a damn photoshop eithout subscription photoshop was teased at apple keynote we need that because it act as portable devices as in the end screen size matters people workin on 16” and 21” inch would never shift to 12.9 for there desk work because the can draw cleanly with much less effort on those xp pens devices or wacom devices ipad can replace there 13 inch segments if they work on better software integration

    talking about professional work and bringin ipad pro 11 and wacom without screen is no comparison and just to justify look for the wacom 13 inch pro cintiq coast same as the ipad

    and i feel this review was biased because wacom without screen dosent come close and apple stylus is much betterif we are talking about pressure sensitivity and latency bro

    wacom is running monoply in graphic tablet market they are apple of graphic tablet market who dosent care about putting a hefty price you might use that tablet for some editing but if you are drawing manga and comic book or a digital art you need a screen and anyways no one connects wacom with a laptop if i talk about professional work they prefer lage screens and better connectivity and keyboard shortcuts

    wavom cintiq 13 pro cost around 60k and wacom 16 prp around 95 k in indian rupees so if the comparison is there it might be close to the ipad pro price but ipad pro offers portability

    so digital artist are freaking rich and they have both 😬😬or they have ton of others too so price to them dosent matter they are already paying too much to adobe and they are owning wacom tablets from the very fist generation where as believe it or not apple is doing publicity for wacom as people were not aware about them before apple pencil came to picture the stylus was so good and responsive that started providing competition to them at that poin the same wacom i mention above was arou 1.2 lakh rupees their prices are certainly coming down now

  • Reply Sondra General October 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Finally! Thank you for the information 🙂

  • Reply Aadhil RF October 21, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Surface book 2 can do the same without an ipad😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Chubb Schrubb October 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Bye bye greedy astropad

  • Reply eduardo cardona October 22, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Did you think affinity photo on ipad is powerful enough to create complicated photo manipulation projects like the ones they create on photoshop?

  • Reply Myrddin Emrys Wyllt October 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Can you do this with my IPAD Pro & My HPZ WORKSTATION ? Obviously both are on the same Wi-Fi & I have the latest update of iOS iPad. ? The HPZ is on Windows 10 Pro for workstations. With dual Xeon & QUADRO Graphics. I have an iPad for general use I also own various Wacom tablets ? Or must you have OSX Catalina ? I bought an iOS App call duet that promised it could do roughly the same things and was Windows Compatible but never managed to get it to work. But to be fair I didn’t spend much time to try and rectify the issues

  • Reply badboybarber1 October 25, 2019 at 1:00 am

    I thought they are releasing photoshop for the iPad??is this true??jay

  • Reply TM Editz October 25, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Photoshop is also available for Android

  • Reply Rony Domingos October 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    A very expensive Graphics Tablet

  • Reply Don Hudlow October 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Can I use my iPad Pro with my windows laptop using this technique, or must I use only the Mac OS?

  • Reply Flix Louder October 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    blütüt 😉

  • Reply _vrus October 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    the macbook is so expensive you might as well buy a cintiq and use it with your PC if you're on windows

  • Reply Tony Stencel October 31, 2019 at 12:41 am

    This is still confusing…

  • Reply MANIT ESASARIYA October 31, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Hi bro, you are an amazing teacher
    I have a query regarding this as I have updated my Mac book pro (Mid 2015) to macOS Catalina but sidecar is not available, can u help me with this

  • Reply LifeIn24FPS October 31, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I think sidecar's feature works best for people that work on the go and need 2 monitors.

    Stock traders may be, etc

  • Reply AbX_Swayツ November 3, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Your content is sooooo gooood!!!!!

  • Reply OicorFizzan - Doppiaggi allo sbaraglio November 4, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Can I use other pencil or must use only Apple Pencil?

  • Reply SooperToober November 5, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Just came to u from the futr! Cool channel- like your honesty n candor n no bs!

  • Reply Melissa Chan November 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I can't draw on my ipad. Is it because I'm using a generic third party pencil?

  • Reply rogerm4a1 November 7, 2019 at 10:54 am

    I like this man, he was totally honest about his opinion.

  • Reply Alessandro Rossi November 7, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    ao però te devi levà quelle sopracciglia

  • Reply Rafael Cantu November 8, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I use Astropad Studio and it works WAY better than Side Car. Plus it has shortcut tools for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Try it out Unmesh!

  • Reply RelaxedMindASMR November 10, 2019 at 10:25 am

    i need this , i full version REALLY A FULLLLLLL VERSION of Photoshop for Ipad !

  • Reply visionpersistance November 10, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    As a Owner of a Wacom Cintiq and a first gen iPad Pro and Apple Pencil I’d say given the pressure sensitivity and (if you will) tilt which in terms of latency is comparable to the Wacom pen and Intuos or Cintiq tablets, and without the driver issues which exist for Windows and MacOS, I’d say Apple matched Wacom (which no other company has done) with their hardware, software stack

  • Reply visionpersistance November 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Adobe’s current strategy is playing catch-up and moving Photoshop and Illustrator, to start to mobile, which means iOS

  • Reply visionpersistance November 10, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    And ….Astute Graphics, the Adobe Illustrator Plug in Specialist demoed a sneak peek at vector drawing plug in? Using AstroPad, not Sidecar on a iPad Pro with a Apple Pencil

  • Reply Jukender November 12, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Does it work with Ipad 4?

  • Reply jørn buch larsen November 12, 2019 at 5:09 am

    I have a MacMini running with an old Samsung screen and there is not an airplay option on this old screen. So I can't run sidecar. In order to do this I will have to buy a new screen. If I don't buy a Mac-screen , Which kind of screen would you recommend ?

  • Reply Dharmin Panchotiya November 14, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    start premier pro tutorial sir

  • Reply Igor N November 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    NA sobrancelha

  • Reply NepShoot November 15, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Can I use such type in pc and tablet

  • Reply Swamp Fox November 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Windows > MacOS
    PC > *insert any MAC products here*,
    𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝❗​

  • Reply Gursharan Singh Phull November 17, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Is that foundation on your face or it is also edited in the iPad. 🙂

  • Reply katakam akash November 18, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Bro how to install photoshop cc in iPad

  • Reply James Stover November 27, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    You better have a newer Mac also. My late 2013 MacBook Pro doesn't support the sidecar feature in Catalina which is the main reason updated to Catalina. I am using an iPad Pro with the new iPad OS. I haven't updated my late 2015 MacBook Pro as I use it for audio work and many of my audio apps are not updated for Catalina yet. So, I just bought a $70 graphics tablet to use with either MacBook Pro. Really sucks.

  • Reply Brynjar Gigja November 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    or.. or.. just download photoshop on ipad and share psd with cloud

  • Reply Miguel Herrera December 3, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Which wacom tablet do you use?

  • Reply Ja lu December 3, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    whitch Ipad do you use?

  • Reply Purplex Borg December 14, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    There is an app on iPad called Affinity Photo, it’s a very powerful app and does a lot of things that Photoshop can do. It supports import/export of PSD files, which means you can work on the same image (literally, if it’s on the cloud) in both programs. Obviously not at the same time, but once you hit Save, just continue on another device. Another amazing app for painting on iPad is Procreate, which doesn’t have alternatives on any other platform. So I don’t think there’s any advantage for me personally to use heavily PC programs on iPad screen. But… there’re some scenarios where I want to take advantage of this functionality! I want to be able to “draw” masks. Say you have a photo with a person, and you want to highlight just the eyes, so I want a way to do this quickly and precisely. Doing this with a mouse.. is just not ideal. Or separate a person from the background with a mask with a mouse just doesn’t feel precise and you have to correct it all the time. Doing small repairs and cloning is just fine with a mouse though. So I still want to do the bulk of the editing (in Capture One) on the big screen, and then be able to quickly jump into ipad, draw the mask and jump back into the PC.

    I think each device has strong points and weaknesses. Painting is a creative process, and having an iPad with native painting apps is a truly amazing experience that Wacom can’t replace. The levels of sensitivity are sufficient in my opinion, in fact, how many levels does a physical pencil have? Or a physical brush? People always talk about pressure sensitivity, but really it comes down to feeling natural. I think Apple Pencil (I got 1st gen) feels as good as a physical pencil. 2nd gen is supposed to have even more. If you actually need something that Photoshop alone can do, then of course you should use it. But if you haven’t tried painting on the iPad with “alternative” apps, then you should definitely try it. You might discover that going back to PC is not an option.

  • Reply Sohail Gagai December 28, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Pls tell me which wocom Tablet you use ??

  • Reply Manuel Macaluso December 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I'm about to buy an ipad to draw with, cause i personally think it's better for me, i'm often out from home, and when i'm at home i like to switch room while drawing, so it's better for me!
    I will use it with procreate daily, but if i can use it as a second display too, why not? I bought it😂
    Thank you for all the explanation!

  • Reply Vadim Andreyev January 6, 2020 at 6:55 am

    iPad is good for watching Youtube (and for nothing else)

  • Reply Gregory Halliday January 6, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    How do I know this is real and not all just a photoshopped tutorial for photoshop. Yeah. Bet mind fucked

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