Aug 12 2015
A designer always needs as much valuable tools as possible in their collection. If you have an iPad you might be surprised to know there are some marvelous apps you can now add to your list of tools. We can take a look at some of the better ones you can use to help you create great logos no matter where you are.
When you’re designing beautiful logos you don’t want to waste too much time messing around, so iDesign is perfect because it lets you design vector drawings and illustrations quicker than ever before. It even has offset controls so you can draw perfectly using your finger, which is sometimes hard when you use other iPad apps. If you use this app it means you will be able to create professional looking logos on the go.
What do you think is the first thing people notice when they look at a logo? The colors you use is the first thing that will stick in someone’s mind, so that is why any great designer must make sure they get the colors right every time. Palettes will let you do this in a number of different ways. Firstly it lets you create and expand your own personal palette collection. It also helps you choose the right colors which go with each other perfectly if you’re ever stuck.
Adobe Color Lava is another very good app that will guarantee you always come up with the perfect colors for your logos. Anything with the Adobe name can be trusted when it comes to design. It will let you take lots of different colors and mix them together until you find a color you like. The colors you use can come from some of your current images and when you’ve created a new color you can transfer it to Photoshop where you can use it in your logos.
Sketches 2 will let you do a number of different things, but as the name suggests it’s a great way to sketch things. You can even speed up the process by sketching on top of clipart. It’s easy to use and it’s fast too, so you won’t have to spend time messing around. Don’t just assume it’s something to play with when you’re bored, because if you’re a great designer you will be able to use it to create works of art.
Before you start working on a great logo for your clients you will want to come up with a few mockups first. Once people know how great your ideas are you will get the go ahead to finish off the design. Freeform is a great tool for creating those mockups quickly and easily. Once you’ve completed your designs inside the app you can export them in a number of different formats. You won’t find an easier way to create great little vector drawings.
Layers is a cool painting tool that lets you play around with multiple different layers. I guess you don’t have to be a genius to come up with a great name. When you’re away from your desktop computer you can use the app to play around with some of your current designs. The app was created based on the wonderful feedback from lots of professional designers, so you know it will be full of everything you need to create great art.
Designing on the iPad is great
Obviously you will never want to throw away your desktop computer because they are essential for any designer, but the iPad is a great alternative. It means you will always be able to work no matter where in the world you are. Test out these apps and you will definitely love them.