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Best vector drawing apps for iphone or ipad

The newest generation of iPads has seen a big jump in performance since its previous iteration. If you are a graphic designer, you will be glad to know that there are plenty of apps that take advantage of this to help you get things done even on the go.

1.Graphic

Paid: $8.99

Graphic is a useful app to create digital illustrations from your iPad. It allows you work with layers, add effects and masks and much more. Also, you can export and import PSD files. 

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4+

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Productivity,Entertainment

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Indeeo, Inc.

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32.60 MB

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  • Brandon Garcia

    by Brandon Garcia

    Surprisingly, I can make vectors from my ipad pro across my mac via icloud. It lets me save my artwork in the cloud. Okay, I have really thinking abou More

  • Jesse Barrett

    by Jesse Barrett

    Surprisingly, I can make vectors from my ipad pro across my mac via icloud. It lets me save my artwork in the cloud. Okay, I have really thinking abou More

  • Tejas Singh

    by Tejas Singh

    A full-featured design suite, Graphic allows you to show your creativity on your iOS devices, allowing you to work with a multitude of tools and effec More

2.iDesign

Paid: $7.99

iDesign is a powerful app for iOS devices. You can make professional drawings, illustrations, and graphics quickly through your mobile device. The app allows you import SVG files and export to several formats (JPEG, PNG, PDF, and SVG). 

Age rating:

4+

Category:

Productivity,Utilities

Publisher:

TouchAware Limited

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42.66 MB

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  • by Christian Sims

    iDesign is a pretty goo vector drawing app for ios. I've been able to produce things that are acceptable for my website. It has some good features and More

  • Carol Ferguson

    by Carol Ferguson

    In terms of familiarity and simple interface this comes next after adobe. Graph background makes it easy for me to drawing shapes.

  • Anna Thomas

    by Anna Thomas

    In terms of familiarity and simple interface this comes next after adobe. Graph background makes it easy for me to drawing shapes.

  • Kathy Berry

    by Kathy Berry

    This app is exactly what I needed. Price is a bit steep for an app that loads so slowly but other than that it's a great little drawing app.

3.Sketch Club

Paid: $2.99

With SketchClub you can share all of your creations with your friends! It is a complete app for painting that contains vector tools, layers filters, pattern textures, and much more!


Age rating:

4+

Category:

Photo & Video,Entertainment

Publisher:

Jim Scott

Size:

60.56 MB

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  • Charles Foster

    by Charles Foster

    exactly what i was looking for. awesome drawing app

4.TouchDraw

Paid: $8.99

TouchDraw is a powerful app to create graphics. You can create vector drawings and export in several formats like PNG, JPEG, PDF, SVG... Let your imagination fly and produce beautiful graphics

Age rating:

4+

Category:

Productivity,Business

Publisher:

Elevenworks LLC

Size:

83.80 MB

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  • Christopher Berry

    by Christopher Berry

    When I need to make a quick graphic for work and I'm away from my PC this is a great alternative. It has all the basic functionality of similar deskto More

  •  José Guadalupe Macías

    by José Guadalupe Macías

    Meh, not as good as I had hoped. I does what is supposed to, but is too buggy for me. There should be no expectations for getting any detail.

5.Procreate

Paid: $9.99 with in-app purchases

Procreate is a professional drawing app designed for mobile devices. Its wide range of brushes and tools, advanced layering system and finishing effects ensures a natural and fluid painting experience. 

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  • Julia Castillo

    by Julia Castillo

    Procreate is a beautiful vector drawing app on the iphone and ipad. It allows artists to create as if they were using a program on a full computer, bu More

  • Eka Greek null

    by Eka Greek null

    Sorry julia i don't think procreate do vectors... i think you confused it with some other tool..

  • Melissa Prado null

    by Melissa Prado null

    Procreate DOES NOT support creating vectors, despite what the review above may say. Any vector image imported into Procreate is also immediately turne More

6.Adobe Illustrator Draw

with in-app purchases

Adobe Illustrator Draw allows users to draw elaborated illustrations and organize all your works with this official Adobe app. You will be able to add tons of layers, use a stylus, pencils, pens, and brushes and edit your creations and export them in many different file formats. 

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  • Matthew Sullivan

    by Matthew Sullivan

    I like this vector drawing app, it's nice to be able to have one that rotates the canvas if you need it. It's nice for smaller vector files, but for l More

  • Carolyn Turner

    by Carolyn Turner

    A lot of people prefer using more complex vector drawing apps but for me, Adobe Ilustrator is the simplest one among all. The user interface is very f More

  • Brenda Larson

    by Brenda Larson

    A lot of people prefer using more complex vector drawing apps but for me, Adobe Ilustrator is the simplest one among all. The user interface is very f More

  • Bobby Simmons

    by Bobby Simmons

    The Adobe Illustrator Draw looks like a useful app. It looks like you can customize your own images and set as background on your phone.

7.Assembly

with in-app purchases

Assembly is a useful app to create stunning designs. With this app, you can produce professional graphics using basic shapes. There are more than 150 different shapes and more than 200 stickers. 

Age rating:

4+

Category:

Productivity,Entertainment

Publisher:

Pixite LLC

Size:

103.26 MB

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  • Andy Tang

    by Andy Tang

    Used to be a fan of adobe illus but then I found this app that is more useful for vector graphics, icons, logos, and scenes. Ready-made shapes are als More

  • Bob Ma

    by Bob Ma

    Used to be a fan of adobe illus but then I found this app that is more useful for vector graphics, icons, logos, and scenes. Ready-made shapes are als More

8.Affinity Designer

Paid: $49.99
Conceived and developed by a passionate team of artists and programmers, Affinity gives creatives exactly what they need for the highest quality artwork, photos, and designs accurate, high quality tools in fast, innovative, reliable apps with flair. 

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  • Dorothy Duncan

    by Dorothy Duncan

    More than the vector shapes, I think this app is more into digital brushes and inks.

  • Andrea Valdez

    by Andrea Valdez

    More than the vector shapes, I think this app is more into digital brushes and inks.

9.Vectornator

Free download

Vectornator is a graphic design software for iOS devices. It works on iPhone 5S or newer, and iPad Air to iPad Pro. It has numerous editing tools like erasers, shapers, droppers, brushes, texts, and more.

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  • Ramon Sanchez

    by Ramon Sanchez

    This is the best tool ever for illustrators looking to use this combo: iPad + vectors. Is just like Illustrator but with super powers... try this tool More

  • Anna D'Addario null

    by Anna D'Addario null

    Compared to other Illustrator and Affinity is so much easier to use and it improves update by update! It's definitely my must-have app ;)

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

Vector graphics is the art of creating digital images through the application of mathematical statements or a sequence of commands in a given two-dimensional or three-dimensional space. The defining factor of a vector graphics is the utilization of series of points that will be eventually connected to create a very high-resolution image.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that one of the distinguishing characteristics of a vector image is its ability to retain its original resolution and quality even after resizing it? Unlike raster graphics that usually blur or gets pixelated after resizing, vector graphics don’t because vector images are carefully created with the help of mathematical curves called Bezier Curves rather than separate pixels. 

Digital artists use a certain called graphics tablet (also known as a pen tablet, drawing tablet, digitizer, or digital artboard) to draw or sketch animations and graphics using a pen or a stylus in the same fashion that they draw images with a pencil and a paper. Aside from its artistic purposes, this technology is also used in capturing hand-written signatures. Advantages of using vector images include its versatile scalability because they are resolution independent and therefore increasing or decreasing the size to any degree will not affect the crispness and sharpness of the image. On the other hand, one major setback is that they are not so fit in producing realistic photos as they contain solid areas of color.

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