Procreate Alternatives

    Procreate is described as 'multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Procreate for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Windows, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Procreate are SketchBook (Freemium), MediBang Paint (Freemium), ibis Paint X (Freemium) and PaintTool SAI (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 14, 2021

    1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.
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      Krita vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Procreate.
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      Mansampard01 The beakon of open source apps.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      It's very similar to Procreate and has similar features
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      it's not working on the iPad
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

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      it's one of the best apps! it's similar to procreate but it's free which is a good thing! and it's for all widows! love it 100%
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Ummm.. First of all, It is for windows!!! It really does have some similarities and outrages features compared with procreate... One of the best open-source software too...
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      it's a very vast illustration program with great tools and is easy to use, a program from the comunity to the comunity, it's open source and the (in my opinion) the best the digital illustration world can offer.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Furry_Foxy It's free and it's on windows.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    2. Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within minutes.
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      SketchBook vs Procreate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SketchBook is a great alternative to Procreate.
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      It's a good alternative but it may not have as many possibilities as Procreate did
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Intuitive interface, fast and great brushes. Also free.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Not enough tools or too difficult to find
      Top negative comment  8 months ago

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      I like Autodesk SketchBook as an alternative to Procreate pictures, and different types drawings.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      it is the best alternative to procreate
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      I have been using Autodesk for over 2 years and it is literally the BEST free drawing app i have found. There is literally barely anything you can't do with this app.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      It is SO easy to navigate and has so many different brushes and tools! It's somewhat similar to Ibis Paint X and Procreate, but it's definitely easier to use, as someone who has tried all three apps. I would definitely recommend Autodesk SketchBook to anyone, beginner or expert.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    3. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines.
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      MediBang Paint vs Procreate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.
      You can do almost everything with it that you'd do with Procreate. However shading is a little harder, but you can do it after some practice.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      uhada You get a classic interface with a lot of the painting and editing tools you know from Photoshop. Some limitations, but it's free (with a few ads in the menu). Personally I use Affinity Designer and Photo that are not free, but very powerful!
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      Medibang has very limited brushed and other ways to draw and I find it quite clunky.
      Top negative comment  11 months ago

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      because is not difficult like procreate
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      For me great set of brushes, easy to use, cool tools like joining layers etc. And also beautiful and very readable design of the whole software makes it really easy to learn.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      I've tried Medibang, but it's just not as good because it doesn't have very good brushes.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    4. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.
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      ibis Paint X vs Procreate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ibis Paint X is a great alternative to Procreate.
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      Because it is almost identical to procreate and it has so much brushes and you can also watch an ad to unlock the brushes that you have to pay for 18 hours! Amazing! <3
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      i like it a lot and have been using it since i was ten, im twelve now.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      I like Ibis as an alternative because I have an android tablet and Procreate is unsupported. I don't want to get an Ipad because of the great features android comes with.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      MariaAmbas i like ibis paint bc its more useful easier to use or its just me but try it its the best for me
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      viol10632 Procreate is just the same as Ibispaint but I saw all over the internet that procreate has more brush(s) than Ibispaint and I hope that you will add a bit more brush:>
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Its really good! It helps a lot with painting and editing! It helps me so much with painting! my skills are better everyday! <3
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      it has so many options and i just love it!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    5. PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. Details: - Fully digitizer support with pressure.
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      PaintTool SAI vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to Procreate.
      An amazing application for both beginners and pros.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      PaintTool SAI is easy to use, has amazing brushes, and overall a neat layout
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It has AMAZING features in it! I do alot of painting there
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    6. Infinite Painter is an advanced painting app created for mobile with natural brushes, realistic blending, and an unparalleled toolset.
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      Infinite Painter vs Procreate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Infinite Painter is a great alternative to Procreate.
      Infinite Painter can do basically everything that Procreate can. But it's more affordable. It has a large variety of brushes. I think it is a really great alternative.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    7. Convert your tablet, Chromebook, or phone into digital sketchbook with more than 80 paint brushes, smudge, file and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive painting and drawing application will unlock full power of your imagination.
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      Artflow Studio vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Artflow Studio is a great alternative to Procreate.
      It's very similar, working, drawing and the brushes are more realistic than Sketchbook.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    8. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.
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      Most users think Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.
    9. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.
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      Artrage vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Artrage is a great alternative to Procreate.
      *Full desktop version IS available in ArtRage (and also offers lighter versions for iPad and other tablets, and phones). *Richness of textures: even if printed in flat 2D, gives a sense of thickness of oils and other media, and grain. *Affordable, and no need to renew licence yearly: lifetime full ownership.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      because it has beautiful brushes
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    10. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!
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      FireAlpaca vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Procreate.
      Free, easy to use and can function to edit photos, trace, draw, add backgrounds.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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