Can I use my finger to draw in Procreate?

Hello and welcome to this new article for creative wanting to learn how to use Procreate, logiciel lighthouse He drew for iPad. Today I am going to answer a question that I was asked: Can I use my finger to draw in Procreate?«

Why use my finger to draw in Procreate?

You may have just purchased your iPad and install Procreate. You haven’t bought your stylus yet, but you’re impatient and can’t wait any longer: you want draw with your finger in Procreate.

I’ve been there too, and it’s a question I asked myself when I started. Let’s see together to what extent this is possible.

So can I use my finger to draw in Procreate?

The answer is yes of course you can use your finger to draw in Procreate !

Here are the steps to achieve it:

  • from your gallery Procreateclick the + at the top right of your screen
  • Choose the size of your canvas. Since it is about drawing with your finger, I recommend that you choose a large format
  • Your new canvas is created.
  • Choose a brush from the Brush Library, accessible from the brush icon at the top right of your screen
  • Draw with your finger

However, as you will quickly notice, draw with your finger not very suitable to do precision drawing : In fact, your finger will be much thinner than a stylus, and it will be difficult for you to precisely control the lines you are going to make on your Canvas in Procreate. In the next chapter I propose more suitable solutions.

Most suitable solutions

of course it is draw with a pencil. And without hesitation, the best stylus to draw on your iPad it is Apple Pencil (please check its compatibility with your tablet version before purchasing).

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Having tried cheaper styluses bought on Amazon (the Apple Pencil costs a certain price), there is no comparison: nothing beats the precision of theApple Pencil.

However, if you have any advice to share regarding choosinga pencil for ipaddo not hesitate to write them in the comments 😉

Here we come to the end of this article, I hope you found it useful!
You can check my other tutorials on Procreate.

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