Just when you think Procreate couldn’t get any better, a feature-packed update comes along for the popular studio-grade iPad illustration app.

Procreate has just received a brand new update, bringing the app to version 1.7. And believe me, this update’s a doozy.

Most notably, the update adds support for the 4K Cinema canvas size. Considered the industry standard resolution for ultra-high definition, 4K is equivalent to 4096 x 4096 pixels.

Now, to put that size in perspective: 4K is over 20 times bigger than the iPad’s original resolution of 1024 x 768 and over five times bigger than its Retina resolution of 2048 x 1536.

Note that Procreate can support the canvas size’s full 16.7 MP on a third- or fourth-generation iPad. But the app can support up to 10.7 MP only on an iPad 2 or an iPad mini.

Procreate 1.7 also introduces Silica 2.0, the latest version of the app’s proprietary brushstroke-rendering engine.

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In addition, the updated app features a redesigned fullscreen interface, custom canvas size creation, brush and file sharing, and the following enhancements. Take a deep breath, because long list of enhancements is long:

  • New blend modes: Color, Saturation, Hue, Luminosity, Overlay, Hard Light, Soft Light, Linear Burn, Color Dodge, Color Burn, Difference, Subtract
  • Redesigned layers interface
  • New transform system: Distort, Shear, Non-uniform
  • Maximum of at least 10.7MP canvas size for all current iPads
  • Increased undo limit to 250 undos
  • Layer limit based on device resources
  • Multiple swatch panels
  • New eyedropper tool
  • Improved brush settings interface
  • Improved brush pressure settings
  • Support for Pogo Connect palm rejection
  • Set artwork orientation gesture (turn in the Gallery)
  • Added three new Procreate Artery sets

Whew! Told you this update’s a doozy.

Procreate 1.7 is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $4.99 download.