Luckily i updated my iPad apps and saw that Fifty Three Paper set all tools free. What a great experience, that seduced me to think about a new iPad with this ‘special’ Pencil. I used an old ‘just mobile’ alupen and it worked, but i see the advantage of connecting a pen to the the iPad.
After 3 week testing, i give Fifty Three Paper 4,5 stars. Sometimes i draw some lines with my hand and not with the pencil and the rewind/lens reacts a bit strange. Mostly i start with a light lead pencil and move on with a darker or colored ink pen or bold marker. The water color tool is great for larger areas and makes the look of the sketch so cool.
You find 28 predefined colors in the toolbars mixer. Swipe down to an other set of 7 colors. There are two empty stacks but i would like to have a color settings page where i can manage the stacks. Maybe a kind of project ‘handling’. Fifty Three Paper – can you do that? ;)
There is a service called mix by Fifty Three with over 1.000.000 creators (2015-03) i am not tested yet. Looks nice.
If you want to export your sketch or your journals, there are several ways to do this. Save it, send your self a mail or export it to an other app like facebook, twitter etc.
You can order a printed journal. But the cool stuff is the connection with the Adobe Cloud. I sent a sketch to Photoshop and boom it opened on my connected MacBook – funny feature.
– I sketched more compared to the months before
– Had a lot of fun
– Sketched some great ideas and first concepts
– Used Photoshop later in my design process
– I build prototypes in an earlier stage
– The prototypes then influence the design, for wich i use Paper
So i will see if this first love lasts. Until now it has made my workflow easier. So give it a try.
I am missing another basic feature. Some of my journals contains sketches that i would like to move to another or new journal. Moving a page inside a journal is possible, but sometimes i am to lazy to close the actual journal open an other or a new one. So once again: Fifty Three Paper – can you do that?
P.S.: You find a great how-to @sebastian_draws for a deeper look into Fifty Three Paper.