Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Your native tools vs. the stylus, part of Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Sketch.
- Once you've got a sketch, you don't need any other tool other than your finger to start drawing. Your fingers, as incredible as they are, with all of their nerve endings covering the tips of them are capable of sensing incredible levels of pressure, however, sadly that's all lost on the interactions between you and your iPad, where the only thing sensitive enough to record the pressure is you. And for that reason, you might consider choosing a stylus to work with.
Now at the moment, and I have several of these, they are recording up to about 2048 levels of pressure. There are a range to chose from and we'll have a look at some of those in the next movie. For now, I'm just going to zoom in here just for an easy demonstration between the two things. So, I'm just going to work here with my finger moving backwards and forwards and I am actually increasing the pressure on the glass as I move. You'll see that that is lost on the iPad.
It just draws a line of a consistent weight. Now I'm using an Adonit pixel point here. As I move slowly and with less pressure and then increase the pressure as I move down, you can see that it completely changes the nature of the stroke. So it's far more flexible and I can get much more subtle effects working with that tool. So there you are, that's why you might choose a stylus. In the next movie, we'll have a look at two or three and see what we'll be looking for when we're considering purchasing one.
- Choosing a stylus
- Connecting a Jot Touch 4 to an iPad
- Adding, deleting, and organizing sketches
- Drawing with Sketch
- Adding reference images
- Using colors from an image
- Sharing your drawings