If you're an artist or designer, you may have considered using an iPad as a drawing pad to create digital artwork. With the right tools, your iPad can be a powerful and portable creative device. In this post, we'll show you how to use your iPad as a drawing pad with Duet.

Duet is one of the most popular apps in the App Store, used by more than one million people around the world. It not only allows you to use your devices as a mirrored or extended display, but also as a drawing tablet, so that you can draw directly into Photoshop with an Apple Pencil. This means that you can use your iPad as an external monitor for your Mac or PC, giving you more screen space to work with.


To use Duet, you'll need to download the app on your iPad and install the Duet Desktop app on your computer. Once you've done that, you'll be able to connect your iPad to your computer via a USB cable or Wi-Fi. Once you're connected, you can use your iPad as a drawing pad just like you would any other monitor. You can find more details about the desktop apps and features here.

Getting Started

To use your iPad as a drawing pad, you'll need an Apple Pencil, which includes pressure sensitivity, hover, and tilt. When connected, just make sure your drawing application (such as Photoshop, Clip Studio, Brush, or more) is on the iPad screen, and you can draw as if it is a native app.

Using your iPad as a drawing pad with Duet has many benefits. It allows you to work on a larger canvas, which can be especially helpful if you're working on detailed designs or illustrations. It also gives you the flexibility to work on the go, as you can easily take your iPad with you wherever you go, providing the portability of mobile with the power of a laptop or desktop.

Overall, using your iPad as a drawing pad with Duet is a great way to enhance your digital art workflow. It's easy to set up and use, and it can provide you with a more comfortable and efficient way to create digital artwork. Give it a try and see how it can improve your artistic process.

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