More than any other app, Procreate has changed the way I work. I’m no longer shackled to my desk. It also replicates the classic drawing experience pretty well. Adding the PaperLike screen makes it even better.
I love Procreate, but there’s one nit I have with the app, and that’s the layer limitations.
Thumbnails don’t always translate well when going to final (for more info on that, read Size matters when solving design issues). I almost always have one layout that I’m rooting for. But there comes a point where I realize it just isn’t to be. It could be that specific combination of things just don’t work. Or, one portion will work well to the detriment of another. It can be a hard thing letting go, but compromising the layout is a bad strategy. This is where I’ll do some rapid prototyping in my Procreate app.
I once got a call from a buddy of mine. In a panicky voice he said, “My computer crashed and it won’t reboot! What do I do?” I replied, “Boot from your backup.” His answer: “I don’t have a backup.”
What we can do with computers is pretty amazing. But your work is being saved on aluminum and metal coated glass discs that are whirling at thousands of times per minute. Not much room for error. And with all that stuff spinning away, stuff can, and will, go wrong.
All your work exists as ones and zeros. What are you doing to protect it?