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  1. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    OMG! I just found out that I can use keyboard shortcuts with ProC! I have the iPad with a keyboard cover (which I LOVE), and it was “exposed” while I was working on a e-card for my DDIL. Without thinking I clicked CMD + X to delete something, and it deleted! Then watched a YouTube video explaining that you can use a keyboard for many shortcuts. LOVE!
     
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  2. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    @SharLamb & @Li Li Wee Thank you both - I did some shadowing yesterday and created my first page - which I'll share for the weekend. I was thrilled to find a warp tool to help w/trasforming the shadow - works a lot like PS. But yeah, if it's a layer heavy layout, I could see how it could take time. Still ... it's letting me scrap away from my iMac desktop and that's exciting again. :)
    Thanks for the push Sharon!
     
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  3. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Hadn't thought of using the warp tool, but I will try that on my next "masterpiece!" I DID discover a way to control the movement of the shadow. Select the shadow layer, then tap outside the selection box to move it the direction/s you want one pixel at a time. So much better than trying to drag it.
     
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  4. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    Yes, I saw a vid on that trick. It's a cool app. I really like it.
     
  5. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    B R E A K I N G N E W S !!!

    The latest version of ProC has text! YES! If you don't have the latest version, go to the app store and upgrade. I haven't seen ANY videos on that feature. You go to the wrench tool>Add>Add Text. A keyboard pops up on your screen, but if you have the iPad keyboard (or I think if you connect any keyboard using bluetooth,) it works too! This is so exciting. Just this morning I finished off a layout in PS because I wanted some journaling and a typed title. I could have done it right in ProC.
     
  6. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    That's what I have the latest V 4.5 ... with text. :yesss I even imported 2 fonts. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to unzip the fonts on my iPad. I ended up making a Short cut with the shortcut app (also new for iPad) and it works like a charm. It's kind of like making a script or action in PS. Here's the link if you want/need it. The extract/unzip is halfway down. He talks about how to zip first.

    https://www.igeeksblog.com/how-to-zip-unzip-files-on-iphone-ipad-using-shortcuts/
     
  7. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Thanks! I will give it a shot!
     
  8. gracielou

    gracielou Well-Known Member

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    You can also unzip files through an app called file manager pro. I use it and it’s super easy. I think it’s only like $2.99
     
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    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    Amanda, I was really tempted to get an unzip app for it bc it was not intuitive at all on the iPad! But .... I had just downloaded the latest iOS and I kept reading the fact that you don't need a 3rd party app anymore to unzip so I was determined to make it work without one. :faint2It nearly drove me over the edge! :giggle
     
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    gracielou Well-Known Member

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    I don’t blame you. I had no idea that the latest iOS had that update. I never read what the updates do, I just download them LOL.
     
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  11. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    I actually downloaded the pocket version of Pro-Create yesterday and had fun playing around with it, but I wish that had text. It's awesome that the iPad version does. I just don't always have my iPad with me, and was wishing for a way to do simple fixing on Photoshop stuff while away from home. I really just want Photoshop on my phone. Is that really so much to ask for? :giggle

    Do you procreate users know if there's a way to resize an element by a percent? Basically I was using it yesterday to lay out some stickers for printing when I got home (just to see if it could do it) and I wanted to bring in some labels and resize them all down to the same size. I just eyeballed it, but my perfectionist ways want them to be EXACT. Lol. I guess I could bring them all in, group them together and resize them at the same time... I was just curious.
     
  12. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Karen, I’ve watched all 36 (I think) of “The Manual” series for ProC, as well as a ton of other vids, and have never seen anyone mention resizing by %. I can’t imagine using the tiny screen of a phone for scrapping. Oh to have young eyes again. And slender fingers (since you can’t use an Apple Pencil with your phone).
     
  13. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    Oh and how many layers can the iPad version of procreate handle? The pocket version limits the layers to 19.
     
  14. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    I have the biggest phone I could get because my eyes aren't so young anymore. Lol! :) I don't know if I would scrap with my phone... probably too tiny for that.

    Where is this "The Manual" series of videos? On YouTube? Nevermind... I found them on YouTube. I know what I'll be watching tonight! :)
     
  15. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Karen, the number of layers depends on the size/quality of the document. But way more than 19!
     
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  16. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra Step aside, Arwen!!

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    So this thread makes me giggle every time I see it pop up. I know it's about the program but I can't help but read it as a command: Go forth & procreate!' :giggle
     
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    mommyish Style Addict

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    My 17 week pregnant self is like "I AM! I'm doing my BEST!"
     
  18. gracielou

    gracielou Well-Known Member

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    I have 5 so I think I’ve done my part, too! It at least FEELS like I’ve done my part LOL.
     
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  19. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    We all DO have our gifts! hehehe
     
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  20. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    I had to wait until the weekend to upload this because it has LynnG's newest Spring Paints ... but here is my first page made with Procreate on my iPad. A big thank you to enabler (in the best way! :beat) @SharLamb ...I had fun learning something new and now I don't have to be tied down to my desktop to scrap. Hoping I am motivated to make more pages. :)

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