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    Upgrading to IPad 2018 (6th gen) with Apple Pencil

    Hi all

    I'm close to upgrading my old trusty iPad 2 to a newer version and was wondering if anyone here has had any problems (ArtRage or otherwise) worth mentioning. I'm particularly excited about using the Pencil stylus but didn't notice anywhere on the official ArtRage website saying that it is specifically supported.

    Many thanks
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    Hi Jono! We support the Apple Pencil, including tilt and pressure. Thanks for the feedback on the website, we should look at making that clear!

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    Thanks Dave. Tilt and pressure that's great news. I'm just getting back into ArtRage and art generally so really looking forward to experimenting and having some fun again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Thanks Dave. Tilt and pressure that's great news. I'm just getting back into ArtRage and art generally so really looking forward to experimenting and having some fun again.
    Hi Joni, how is your experience with the iPad 2018 with Pencil? I’m wondering if this works well, what iPad Pro can offer more, except the bigger screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstrazor View Post
    Hi Joni, how is your experience with the iPad 2018 with Pencil? Iím wondering if this works well, what iPad Pro can offer more, except the bigger screen?
    I can't really speak about the iPad pro except if my budget could have stretched that far, I would have probably gone for a pro over the iPad 2018. From what I understand it has a more powerful processor, the has screen has more pixels and better colour handling, adapting to ambient light intensity.

    Having said that I am very satisfied with my new iPad 2018 compared with my old iPad 2 (which is still operational). Beyond being so much lighter in weight, the thing that I immediately noticed was the better screen and that it's just much more snappy to use. Also a small thing but being able to unlock with a finger print is so handy.

    Weirdly so far I've not used the pencil as much as I thought I would, but it does work well. A thing to note though is that brush stroke widths are a lot thinner compared to the tip of a finger. Obviously there are pressure sensitivity and angle variables, but overall the pencil marks tend to be thinner and more precise. Basically you have to get used that.

    Good luck with your choice

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    Combining fingers with pencil, I think that's the perfect solution. Now I can make decision, thanks Jono!

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    What. That. Then. ????
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    The Apple Pencil's pressure curve is pretty large but there's a slider on the Preferences screen that allows you to adjust the range down from 100% so that you get the full pressure curve without needing to press so hard. That should up the size of the strokes slightly.

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    Brilliant, thanks Matt, much appreciated.

    I can now make the pencil work just like my finger (if I want to)
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    Why the tilt function doesn’t seem to have noticeable effect ?

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