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Basics of Painting in Procreate

teacher avatar Jeremy Hazel, Education Through Creation

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16 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. How to use the course universal

    • 2. Grouping and Adjusting Layers

    • 3. Working with Pallets

    • 4. Mask Layers

    • 5. Intro to Adjustments

    • 6. Freehand Selection

    • 7. Creating Categories and Importing Brushes

    • 8. Basics of Perspective Guides

    • 9. Importing/Exporting

    • 10. Sketching

    • 11. Laying Down Base Layers

    • 12. Highlighting

    • 13. Adding Additional Layers

    • 14. Finishing and Detailing the Blossom

    • 15. Adding a Background to the blossom

    • 16. Thank You

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About This Class

IN this course we cover the fundamentals of painting in Procreate.....even if you have NEVER done any digital painting on the past, this course is awesome for you....we work at your pace. We take tyou through all of the techniques you need to create your first successful painting , explaining everything along the way, in this course we show you how to:

  • Lay down base layers for easy selection¬†
  • How to detail shade and highlight nondestructively¬†
  • How to layer so you can always go back¬†
  • How to adjust blend modes for just that right look¬†
  • How to balance foreground and background in composition¬†

Included in this lesson we have included everything , including:

  • A grayscale palette
  • All the reference materials¬†
  • Multiple stages of the procreate file so you can follow along as you progress¬†
  • 2 Downloadable brushes for use in the lessons¬†

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1. How to use the course universal: all right, Jerry Hazel here for Seven Seasons Studios and thank you so much for taking a look at her series, of course, is here on skill share. Now we created a series, of course, is to take you from knowing nothing about procreate all the way to being absolutely procreate, proficient through a series of bite size projects. Steps. So the course you find yourself in that you've enrolled in Maybe somewhere in the middle of that Siri's. Don't worry. We've included all of the techniques at the front of the Siri's in order to get you to the project that we working with in each area. But we do assume that if you're in the intermediate techniques, let's say that you understand the basics of digital painting and procreate, so you find yourself a little bit overwhelmed. Don't worry. Check out some of the other courses, see if the technique you're looking for is in those other courses. They are all published on skill share. So the way that we start you out, we start you off in the quick start guide to procreate, which then flows into the basics of painting in procreate, where we begin doing things like glaring and making the cherry blossoms that you see on the screen. From there, we take him into all about brushes where we make shade, Er's and liners, and we show you all about brush adjustment, how to import how to export. Then we take you into intermediate techniques in which we build this really cool rocketship project. And then we kind of round out the Siri's by looking at what's called a flat scape, using advanced techniques like perspective, depth of field and applies from different adjustments through procreate. So whether you're brand new, whether you're really experienced and you're just looking for this really cool project to do certainly hit us up. And if you find yourself overwhelmed, go ahead, send us a Q and A will figure out where it isn't a Siri's and we'll get back to you now when you go ahead and you begin this lesson when you go ahead and begin this course, all of the resource is that you're going to need and all the reference vials are included in each course, so you don't have to go looking. Just go ahead and look below this video. You'll see a class projects area and all of the resource will be included there. All right, so on behalf of said and see the studios, thank you so much for checking intercourse. Let's go ahead and get into it. 2. Grouping and Adjusting Layers : All right, folks, welcome back to procreate. So this is our intermediate layer lesson in an earlier layer lesson we covered in the basics of layers. So what I'd like you to do here, let's go ahead and open up a new document like I've got on my desktop here. And let's go ahead and just make the green circle again. So on their one, we're gonna grab any brush, and we're just going to make a green circle. Now let's go ahead and fill that bad boy in. All right, that's a scientific as it gets. Now let's go ahead and add a layer. You know how to do this? Let's go ahead and make it a red layer. Let's make sure we've got a brush selected and on layer to let's go ahead and draw a red square. Okay, now, I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna fill that in. All right. Perfect. Now let's practice good naming habits. Let's go ahead and rename this Rename it Green circle, Okay? And let's go ahead and rename this. Let's go ahead and rename it Red Square. All right, Perfect. So now, in earlier lessons, we took a look at how to add delete that kind of thing around there. But what we didn't cover is something called a group. So let's take a look at groups now, in order to group, you will go ahead and swipe to the left. Now, you see, it kind of did a little dash there, take the green circle and also swipe it to the left. Now you see on either side of the layer here, there's a minus. And then there's the thing with three lines. Let's go ahead and hit those three lines that creates what is called a new group. Now, if you twirl up the group arrow, which I'm about to do you see now the group just functions is any other layer and if you add a layer to it, they put a layer above the group. So let's do this. Let's make a yellow triangle. I know super scientific shapes, huh? All right, so we make kind of a yellowish gold is triangle. All right, so now what you're gonna do if you wanted to move the triangle into the group, twirled the group down, grab the layer, and just place it in the group. Now you're triangles. in the group. It's one big family there. All right, Perfect. Now let's go ahead and do one more. We're gonna add a lair, and we're gonna make this one of Blue Diamond. We just got a complete box of Lucky Charms here. All right, let's go ahead and make a blue diamond. So we're gonna go and we're gonna fill the blue diamond. All right, Now, let's say that I want to make the Yellow Triangle and the Blue Diamond a group. So the first thing I have to do is I have to get the yellow diamond or the yellow triangle out to do that. Just click drag and drag it out of the group. Now, how do you make group books swipe to the left? And you saw that layer five shutter swipe to the left on the Yellow Triangle And now hit the three lines here for the group. Now you have two distinct groups and you can group them. Name them exactly like you do any other layer. Okay, so that's how you group. That's how you create a group. That's how you remove a layer from the group. So now if you swipe to the left, you'll see. You can lock it duplicated and delete it the exact same way you would a lair. Now you could also rename it so we can call this top group can also flatten it. Now, what's gonna happen here when we flatten it, it's going to take the Yellow Triangle and the Blue Diamond, and it's gonna flatten it into one layer tadaa. And now what if I wanted to merge that bad boy down right? I could combine it down with the other group, and now I have it in the group. So that's a little bit on grouping Now, what I'd like to do here, let's go ahead and pull any layer out of the group. All right? We're gonna bring that to the top. Swipe that group. I'm just gonna delete it all leaving on Lee. My red square. I just want to show you here. You see this end? That's here. This is the blend mode. Now there's an entire couple lessons on blend mode. Blend mode is definitely the difference between pro and amateur night. So n stands for normal. And when you click on it, this is where you can set the other blend modes. You see, I'm running through them with my stylist. But the part we're gonna be using is this is also where you turn down to the opacity of the lair. This is going to be huge, folks. You're gonna work with opacity from day one here. So we wanted to cover it early so that you knew where it was in your lair. All right, so when we do that, you just click back on the layer and it shuts it back up. All right, folks, that's a little bit on intermediate layers. I think we're ready to take it on for the project. So let's go ahead and get into the next lessons and let's move toward that project. 3. Working with Pallets: All right, folks, and welcome to procreate. So we took a look in earlier lesson about the basics of color. So you have hue, saturation, lightness, that kind of thing. So now we're more advanced level where we want to talk about some tickle the palate. So let's go ahead and open up our color disk there, and let's go ahead and move over to palates. So pallets are a nice way to go ahead and save the colors that you're working on. So especially if you're transferring this between you and another artist. If you are exporting a pallet, you're able to share your colors. And if they are importing a palate, they will be able to use the exact same colors you are. Now, let me show you how you might be working so far, right? I'm just going to give you an example. Nothing you have to do with this. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna grab a brush. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna grab a painting brush. I'm gonna grab the damp brush, crank the size of this bad boy up. Okay, I'm painting and I'm painting in a painting. All right, Now, I decide. You know what I want to do? A little bit of yellow. So I'm painting in a painting and I'm painting. Right. Common stuff. So now I want to go back to green? No. Well, okay, now I gotta hope And hope is a strong word that I get this same color of green. I did not. Okay, So epic. Fail, right pallets clear that up for you. So let's go ahead and start a new palette. So we go to palates, You see, the plus sign, we go ahead and we add one. Now, you see, it's called untitled Palette. We're gonna go ahead and we're gonna call it Test one. And I did that by just clicking on that unnamed palette. And then you see default is checked. If it's not, you can set it to the default. And what that means, folks is down here with the disc. When you slip on the desk, you'll see this is the palette that comes up in the base. Super useful. Okay, so I've got test one as my default palette. I created it and I renamed it. Now, let's go ahead, and we're just gonna tap with this green color inside here that just added a swatch. That's the official technical term to that pallet. So now if I come over to read and I tap again goes to read, I was like to keep a solid black in my palette goes to black. I could go to blue. I will go to this purple. All right, so that's how you add a swatch to a palette. Now let's say that I'm gonna add a black and some grays and then a bright white, you know, and I want to separate these things. Watch how you can rearrange, just watches. You just click and drag down onto a lower area. Or, if you don't want him, they're just moving right below some problems, getting him exactly where I want him there today. All right, so that's how you can reposition the swatches in a pallet. And now let's say that, Well, you know, I really don't like that color of purple. Just tap on it and delete it. Now that's how you delete a swatch from a palette. All right, good deal. This is pretty simple here, so let's give this a shot. Grab our same brush same exact thing. We start with the green and we're working and working, and we're working. And now I come over to the palate. I swap over to the red and we're working, and we're working. We're working. And now I want to go back to green. Exact same color green. We're in good shape. All right. That's the beauty of a palette, folks. All right, Now let's say that you get in here and you're gonna make a pallet, right? But now you don't want the palate anymore. As an example, I made this untitled one swipe to the right, or I should say to the left and click the delete key. It'll say delete palette. Yep. So I'm gonna go ahead, delete this Test one. Delete. Yep. All right. Now, let's say that I have certain pallets that I like time and time again. This one here, my gray palette, which currently has the default. The designation is my go to I really like that one. That was when I use for all my gray scale rendering and everything else swipe to the left and let's go ahead and hit share now, as we showed you earlier, right? you know how to hook up files through Dropbox so you can go ahead and copy this to Dropbox . And now we're gonna copy to my procreate course and hit Save, and you'll see that it saves the gray scale swatches. Now, that is what is called a swatch vile. And now I can give that to you guys. It's included in the downloads for you to use. So that is how you export a palette. All right, now, let's check out the last thing here. Let's say now I want to import a pallet, right? I'm sure you guys had to do that. Now we're gonna go back to Dropbox. All right, gang. So now you've learned how to export a pallet. Now I'm gonna show you how to import a palette. And it's not straightforward, right? I wish it was a little bit easier. You come over to Dropbox, you find a palette you want Let's try medium deep swatches. These dots watches, files are the type of files that you're gonna import. And now you go over to export. You make sure you got this app icon here, and it recognizes that it's a procreate file. Ipads pretty smart about that. Now, what just happened doesn't look like anything happened. There is all the medium, deep skin tones on here. Let's do that one more time. So you see it in action? We come over here, we're gonna go over a drop box. We find the skin tones that we want. The dots, watches, file, we export, we open it in procreate. And now we should have light pale gold right there. All right, folks. Now you know how to import a pallet export of palate. Add a new palette, move around colors on a palette, add colors to a Palin and delete a palette. All right, In the next lesson, we're gonna show you how to create custom swatches from existing media using the color picker to create your own palettes. All right, folks will see in the next one. 4. Mask Layers: All right, gang welcoming to procreate. So this is our lesson on layer masks. So we talked about layers. In another lesson, we also looked at different ways to do what is called masking right now I'm asking is covering part of the image so that you don't get pain on it. It's exactly what masking tape is named after and used for. So what I'm going to show you here is how to create a layer mask. So what I'd like you to do? Let's go ahead and open up a layer and let's grab any color. I'm gonna make mine green. And now we're gonna create a layer on top and I'm going to make mine red. Now again, The reason I do these simple lessons is because if you get the concept down, we apply them to the projects in our course. All right, so let's check her layer structure, red layer, green layer. And now it's tap on the red layer and you'll see there's an option for a mask. Okay, Now you see this mask lair has been created. This mask, Claire, folks, is locked to that layer to which means you cannot take it and move it. It is locked to that layer. You see. It's taking the red along with it, so you cannot select. It is a layer. It's a little bit different animal. Now Remember, from earlier lessons Black conceals, White reveals. So on a mask lair. If you're going to paint on it, it is 100% shades of gray. So let's go ahead. Let's select a totally black color and it doesn't matter what the brushes. Let's pick a nice artistic one. Let's go ahead and grab one from our spray paints. Let's go ahead and grab the flicks. Okay, that one comes stock. Now you're saying, Jeremy, I'm gonna paint on the red surface for the black pen. I expect to see black, but the trick is you're actually painting on this layer mask. So watch what happens when a crank or size up here. Why my painting in black? But getting green? The reason is folks, because black conceals so if you paint black on the red layer, it conceals the red and shows the layer underneath it. That's why masks are completely different. Okay, so if you're painting in black, it's 100% concealed you cannot see the red layer. Now let's go ahead and paint over some of this in white. Now, common sense would tell us that we will see white paint. Let's go ahead and change our brush up to a hard brush. There we go. And now let's go ahead and touch it down or painting and white and what's happening to our green dots? Well, if black conceals than white reveals, if you paint on the mask lair with a white color, you will then reveal the red layer. I know that sounds extremely complicated right now, and it's just one of those things you're gonna have to trust me on and live with and work with and do so if I paint over in white. It reveals the red layer. Now. How does this work in shades of gray? Well, let's go ahead and pull up a gray palette where set that to default. You know how to do this by now, and let's go ahead and grab the gray. Let's see what happens now. Why is the green layer showing through? Well, is it 100% black? No, but it's pretty close. What about this? Mid tone of grey. Ah, little bit of the green shows through. So the point here, folks, is that somewhere between pure black, which is right here, this color of black, which is right here this mid tone of grey, which is right here and pure white, which is right here. See me removing that with white. It reveals a little bit of the green at a time. So the trick with mass glares, folks, is It's not just black and white, but every tone of grey in between reveals a little bit more off that layer underneath it. So that's what a vascular does. And then if you get tired of it, just click here. Then you can go through and lead to Mass Claire just like that. All right, folks, that's a little bit of mask layers. I know it doesn't make a tremendous amount of sense right now, but this is one of those things you just keep applying and applying and applying. And eventually in digital art begins to click later in the project that's coming up. We're gonna use this in a practical application. All right. Folks will see in the next one 5. Intro to Adjustments: All right, gang, welcome back to procreate. So what we're gonna look at now, we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna look at what is called an adjustment area. So this is over here in the upper left hand area, and this is the adjustments tab. So we're gonna cover all of the adjustments kind of throughout the course. There's some that are a little more valuable than others, and some that are a little more complex, like curves. But all I wanted to do in here show you where to go to get him. And I wanted to show you kind of what they do. So we're gonna be working with these in application throughout the project. But I wanted to show you what they do, so let's go ahead. Now let's grab our hard brush. Let's go ahead and turn it up a little bit and let's grab a red color. Any red color will do. And let's put a red dot on our canvas. Alright. Now, that's kind of super small. So you know how to do the transformation. Let's go ahead and transform it and make it a little bit bigger. All right, so now you've got a red dot. Now you're saying, What do I do with this thing? Right? Let's go ahead and hit the first adjustment. Let's make it an opacity adjustment. Now, you see how my iPad is saying slide to adjust. So let's go ahead. Slide our stylist to the right and you see that it goes to 100%. Slide your Silas to the left and the opacity begins to shrink down the right and left control for adjustments is key. All right, so that's an opacity adjustment. Now, the one I want to show you here is what's called the go shin blur. This one we're going to use constantly. So if you blur it and you move your stylist to the right, you see how it gets all blurry, like along that of drinking? Yeah, that's avenue. So when you go through, that's what Go shin blurriness. Now there's something called a motion blur. Now slide to adjust. You can bring these two things apart. You can bring them to the other side apart. That's what a motion blur is. Now, you see, I've still got some blur on there. I'm gonna double tap it. And that undid the motion blur. All right, Now you've got what's called the perspective, Blur. Not a mess with this. We're gonna mess with this a little bit later. But you see that if I bring the perspective blur up to the top, and then I swipe to the right. You see how this hazy area appears at the bottom? Now I'm gonna use two fingers. I'm a tap on it. Toe undo. And now let's move the motion blur over to the left hand side of the circle and let's wipe to the right. And now the perspective blur ends up on the right hand side. All right, two fingers undo. All right, Perfect. All right, I'm gonna go ahead and believe sharpened and noise adjustments until we actually do a picture. Okay, so when we start talking about pictures and reference files will add noise and sharpen in there. All right? Now, the last adjustments I want to talk to you about, then in this one, take a look at hue, saturation and brightness. Now, we covered these variables in other lessons. Wrong color. So I wanted you to create a red circle on purpose when we move across the Hugh. You see here we can change the color of the circle so we can make it a little bit more purple. Now you can unsaturated it. You see how we moved to gray or you can really saturate it and move it all the way to the pureness of that color. And then you go brighter, make it almost invisible or darker and turned almost black. All right, this is very, very helpful. Folks, when you are changing the color of things, when we start doing gray scale rendering later in the class, this is gonna come up. You're gonna see all of how this works. Now, you can also go through and do what is called a curves adjustment. Now there's an entire lesson on curves adjustment later. I just want to show you how you can go through in a just different curves. No, go ahead and I'm gonna undo that. But bringing color balance now this is your RGB You see where red green blue is? You remember or color lesson on color Red, green, blue. Remember, Through a combination of those, you could make almost any color you really want so you can adjust the shadows, the mid tones or even the highlights. Using these, it can reset him. Lastly, you can re color. So you go back up here and we re color. All right, that's a little bit on all of the different adjustments. We're going to show you how to use each one of these in the context of a project coming up . So let's go ahead and get into the next technical lesson and then let's move on to those projects. 6. Freehand Selection: All right, gang, welcome back to procreate. So let's go ahead and take a look at something called free hand selection. Now, in previous lessons, other lessons we took a look at what is called automatic selection. Now I want to show you how to use FREEHAND selection. It's a more advanced selection technique, So I thought that it really deserved its own video. All right, now, consistent with what we've done before. Let's go ahead. Let's grab linking brush. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna grab this studio pen here. I'm gonna grab a red color. And the reason that we do the lessons this way, folks, is because I don't want you to have to worry about downloading things when you're trying to learn the technique. We use each one of these in a project later on. What I want for this for you is a short reference where you can go back and figure stuff out. All right, so now let's go ahead and say that you got a red square up onto the canvas and now we grab our selection tool Now, previously down here at the bottom of my iPad, you see where the blue selection was were now going to click on the free hand side. Now, the Freehand selection is extremely powerful. So let's go ahead and take a look at this, actually in action. All right, So now if I touch my stylist to the canvas, you'll see that the marching ants have come along. Now watch what happens. I'm gonna lift my pan off the canvas. You see, it stops now. I can pick right up where I wanted to leave off, and I can draw a free hand selection. Now, I come back to the grey dot All right, Now what did this just do? This just selected everything that was in the grey dot Now let's take a look. What happens if I do this now and I click on the move? Tool, Watch what happens. We've just diesel elected that area. That's the power of freehand selection. Now let me show you how this works elsewhere. Let's go ahead and use two fingers on advanced gesture here to undo that. I want to take our selection off now. This gives us our unified Red Square. Right? Nothing has changed. All right, so now let's go to selection Let's go to Freehand selection and let's draw another selection. Let's now grab another section of this red square and now take a look at the bottom of the iPad. You'll see that there's a couple different lines. There's that dual line, but that the arrow is pointing to right there. Let's go ahead and click that All right now may not look like anything has happened, but now go to your layers tab. The two lines are telling it to create a new layer from the selection. So now if I grab my transform tool, I have a completely new layer that is super slick. All right. Now, let's go ahead and delete that new layer. So you swipe to the left and we had delete. So now let's grab our selection tool again. Make sure Freehand is selected. Sometimes it's tricky, and it likes to go back on itself. And now let's say that I make a selection, right, But you see the plus and minus sign next to that new layer down at the bottom. So take a look at the bottom of the iPad. You got the plus and minus. If I hit the plus now it's going to allow me to add it to the selection. You see what's happening now. So I made my initial selection. And every time I hit the plus, after creating a new selection, I get to add it. Now. What do you think's gonna happen, folks? If I take this section, you see where I'm drawn it and I hit the minus. What do you bet that you think that it's going to be a subtraction from the selection and you would be 100% right? This Freehand selection VOCs is one of the best tools in procreate allows you to draw and grab pictures of your sketch. Let's say that are different and transform Onley certain areas. Now let's go ahead, de select everything. All right, so we're back to just the square. All right, so now let's grab our selection tool. Let's go ahead and select this area again here. All right, Now, let's go ahead. And now you see down here, there's the two arrows that look like they're hitting one another. You see that? This is what is called in vert selection. So again, if you can't find it, look at the bottom of my iPad. It's right there. The two arrows touching one another. And now what does invert mean? Well, you see where the marching ants are. Those grey bars. Let's go ahead and hit. Invert. Now it is selected. Everything that is not inside that circle very, very critical. Now you're saying, Jeremy, what a selection have to do with me, Right? Okay, so let's take a look. Let's come up and let's grab the green right now. The selection. You see where the marching ants are, those grey bars. Let's just draw and you see where my pen is, avoiding the shape where the selection is. So that's the power of selection. You see, I just turned this election off. Now let's go ahead and undo that. I'm using two fingers to undo the gesture. I'm undoing the selection now. The last thing I want to show you on FREEHAND selection. Let's go ahead and create a free hand selection. That's just grab some of your Red Square doesn't matter what. And now let's go ahead and hit the plus button so that we can add it to the selection. But let's decide we don't want the selection. You see There's a big X along downside there. That is the undue selection that negates everything. It brings it right back to home so you can de select it or you can hit the undo. You see the undo button. It's down at the bottom of my iPad, and it's the arrow that turns in on itself. So when you hit undo Redux, undo, redo. You see how I'm getting different options now, So free hand selection folks is extremely powerful. The last thing that I really want to show you with it, let's give you a practical application for it. So let's say that I wanted to erase this Red Square and let's say that I'm sketching something. So let's go ahead and open my sketching brush, and I just want to show you this. You don't have to do anything. You don't have to follow along. Let's say that I'm sketching something. All right, let's sketch some sort of ah, animal or something like that, Right. Okay, so this is a real quick, rough sketch. And now let's say that I've got this head here on this neck, all right? And I decide that I don't like the size of this head. Maybe I want to change this. So with free hand selection, all you have to do, make sure Freehand is checked around the head. And now, if I wanted to adjust the size of the head, I absolutely could. If I wanted to rotate the head, I absolutely could. Or if I wanted to reposition the head, I absolutely could. So free hand selection when you're sketching is absolutely amazing. Because you're never gonna get those proportions right Right off the bat. You're gonna want to be able to adjust. We're gonna be doing a lot of that adjustment to our sketching as we go through some of these projects. So that's freehand selection. You know how to select how to add to a selection, how to subtract from a selection, how to create a new layer from a selection, how toe undo and redo a selection and, you know, to practical applications how to adjust during the sketching process and then how to use it to control what is colored and what is not. All right, folks, that's a little bit on Freehand selection later in the projects were actually gonna do a practical application. Let's go ahead and get on to the next one 7. Creating Categories and Importing Brushes: All right, folks, welcome to procreate. So as you mature is an artist, you're gonna want to create brushes you're gonna want to share with people. And people are gonna create brushes that they're gonna want to share with you. So this lesson is about how to create a new category brushes and how to import brushes that you may purchase or get from the outside into those using Dropbox. All right, So the very first thing you gotta do, let's go ahead and go into our brushes panel and in your downloads, I've included to brush files. There is a lining brush and there is a book, a brush. So those are the brushes you'll be using? I'll be using Jasper Brahms tattoo brushes because I haven't loaded them yet. So let's go in here and you see down at the very bottom of your categories. Here there's the imported category. That's where all the brushes are going to go now it seems like we should do this inside a procreate. I'm going to show you how to do it inside a dropbox. So we come over here, we're gonna go to Dropbox now what you should do. Let's go ahead and back my Dropbox out here. You see that? I have a file I've called mind. Jasper Bram. Brush set. You can call your seventh season studios. Brushes to import. Don't care, but make sure you grab those reference files. Unzip it and put the brush files in your Dropbox. All right, Now, once you've got them, you go in there and you hit on these three little dots. Now you're gonna export that open in, and then you're going to copy to procreate. Okay, Watch what happens. Procreate recognizes the dot brush extension as appropriate file and puts it in to the imported category. You see you down the very, very bottom imported. So now you've got them all in important. How do you add a new category? Now you see up in the top. There's no way here to create a new category. Swipe down with your stylus. The new set icon comes up, so we're gonna delete. I'm gonna call this test set one. Okay, Now the trick. Here. Now get from the imported category into test set one. Now we're going to zoom in pretty close on this here. This is key. Click on the brush. Move it over until you see it go black. You see how it just went black There. That is how you move a brush into the test set. So if I click on imported, it's gone into the new set. There it is. All right, let's do this again. Exit Procreate. Hitting the home button. Go to the Dropbox, grab the next file hit Export open in procreate And there's the rough Shader. Now I don't want it in the import category. I wanted in the test set, so I click and drag until it turns black. Oops! Went into the wrong set. There we go. All right. It's a little bit touching on getting to the right set. Just make sure you put it in the set. It doesn't matter kind of where it is from times, but in that one, you wanted it where it needs to be. All right, so one more time, just to make sure you got it, let's go ahead. Go to Dropbox. Let's grab the shader. Let's export! Let's open it in, procreate! And then once it gets to procreate, you're gonna bring it into whatever set you said you wanted to put into and again and missed the set. All right, so that is how you create a new category, how you import a brush that you have purchased or that you have found online. And that's how you export it into procreate and move it over to where it needs to be. All right, folks, it's not is intuitive of some of the other graphics programs that we use. It's a little bit of a pain in the backside, but it gets the job done. Alright, folks, let's go ahead and get into the next lessons. 8. Basics of Perspective Guides: All right, gang, welcome back to procreate. So one of the coolest things about procreate and what used to be a premium feature back in the day is this adoption of what is called the perspective grid. So this lesson is on the basics of the perspective grid. So let's go ahead and bring up a new document, go ahead and bring up our actions. And now, under the canvas tab, you see what I have selected down here? There is something called the perspective Guide. I'm going to go ahead and use the perspective guide. We're gonna turn it on. And this is just how to do a base level perspective guide. Okay, so when we go through here, we're gonna go ahead and edit this thing, all right? Now, what we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna create a vanishing point. So let's go ahead and create a vanishing point right in the middle of the canvas. All right? All I did folks was tap the canvas. That's it. Now you see that this fancy grid comes up, I'm gonna go ahead and zoom this in a little bit. Now you see how everything kind of moves through there. You can adjust the opacity of this grid. You see, As I slide this down, it begins to move. Or you can adjust the size in order to make that work there. How far those rays come out? Now, let's see what some of this other stuff does. This is what is called a simple one point perspective, quite frankly, because we have one point on the canvas. Now, let's with our stylists. Click on that middle point. And now you can move this point around. Let's say we want everything to emanate from this corner. You can move the perspective so that everything emanates from that corner. Now you can bring it on down through here. You can place it back in the middle. Now, you can also rotate the perspective. If you wanted Teoh. And now if you wanted to add a second point, go ahead and click on that. Well, what just happened right now you've got a two point perspective. So if I take those and I move them all the way to the ends of the canvas, I now have what begins to look like a room. Okay, this is what's called a two point perspective. Now, if I click one more time, I get what is called a three point perspective. And I could move that third point anywhere up here. All right, Now, let's say that I want to delete this. You just tap on the point and you see that leaky comes up. All right, let's delete. Okay, now, let's go ahead and hit. Done. All right, So now you see that we've got the perspective guide. We've got a two point perspective, and if I turned the guide off, it goes away. So now if I go through guide goes away, turn it back on. Tried comes on. All right, so now you know how to create it. You know how to edit it. All right, So now what we're gonna do, we're gonna come over, and I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna bring up my thinking tool, cause it's a little bit easier to show you. I'm gonna bring up the technical pen and I'm going to go with a red stroke so that it's clearly visible here now again, if you wanted it to be a little bit more subtle, you can always come up here to this and you go to the canvas and you edit the perspective guide, and you just turn down the opacity a little bit. Okay. Done. Okay, so now this is critical. When you have the perspective, guide up, click on the gray square and you'll see that there is an option called perspective Assist. Let's go ahead and click that. Now, you see that assisted pops up on this lower portion. Now, what does this have to do with you? Right. The perspective assist locks the lines you can draw. So watch this with my stylist. I'm just gonna pick a point, and I'm going to go through here now. I can move my pen. If you saw my pen moving, you would see that I'm moving all sorts of wobbly weebly directions. But because the perspective assist is on, it's locking the line into the perspective. So that's actually helping me. So as I draw a line, I can't draw a circular or a squiggly line. Good. So we can actually use this now to draw a box in perspective. I did that one on purpose. Stay with me. Okay, Now, let's go ahead and drop one down here. All right, Now, let's go ahead and grab our eraser tool. We're gonna grab the eraser. We're gonna grab the hard brush. I'm going to drop the size down here. Zip right through here. Alright, If you're wondering why it's doing that, let's work with my hand. Now, with these little tails, this is critical. After you're done with this assist, go back to the lair, turned the perspective, assist off. And now we can go through and we can Oops. We can erase down like we normally would with the perspective assist on. It's going to constrain the areas that we can move with our eraser. So perspective assist is a huge time saver. All right, cool. So now we can go through if you wanted to with your technical pen selected, and you could then go through in at Jonah Face, go ahead and sketch all you want along this face. We're gonna be using this quite a bit in the coming lessons. But that's exactly how you use the perspective tool, how you create a grid, how you modify a grid and then how you go through and lock your lines. Toe work within the grid Assist. All right, folks, we're gonna use another lessons. Let's go ahead and get on to the next technical lessons so we could get onto the projects. 9. Importing/Exporting: all right, folks moved back to procreate. So let's go ahead. Let's import and export into procreate. Now you know how to make a new canvas. So let's go ahead. Make new canvas of any screen size. Now, there's a couple ways that you can import files into procreate. You go here to the wrench and you go to this download area arrow. All right, so you go to the download arrow, and now you can insert a file, insert a photo or take a photo. We're gonna be using all of these throughout some of the projects that we're gonna be doing a bit later. So let's go ahead real quick and insert a photo now on the iPad. This will come up and I'll just pull any photo USA. All right, This imports a photo into procreate. Now you'll see that the transformation to was selected here. Once you go through and click off that, it places that photo somewhere. And now you can go ahead and move it anywhere you want. So that's how you import a photo in to procreate. Let's go ahead and delete that. Clear the layer. All right. Now, the other thing that you can dio from your gallery, you can go ahead and open up any other file. So when we talk about importing, that's how you import. Now exporting is a little bit different. Let's go ahead. Let's just bring up our same canvas. Let's go ahead now practice what we learned import or insert a photo. Let's go ahead and import the procreate logo. Bring it up front and center. And now with the wrench selected, you see the share button. Now the share button is how you export things out of procreate, so you see that we have the option to export them or share them as a procreate file. So if you wanted to keep all your layers intact, you wanted it to show up in somebody else's procreate program exactly how you left it. Go ahead and export it as a procreate file. Now PSD is a photo shop file. So if you nearly to move it in and out of photo shop PSD is what you want to choose. Pdf is kind of like a universal format. I don't export things in PdF often, I will tell you my go to the top to the J peg. Now the trick, folks with JPEG, this is a loss based format, which means it will flatten your image. So let's say all these layers that we have right here it will take those layers and it will flatten them into one image. So if you export as a J peg, whoever opens it up will not be able to get to your layer structure. Now, I use J Peg for probably 80% of my work. However, the P and G format is probably the other 20% of my work. PNG supports what is called a transparent background. So if you're making little icons in which you want a transparent background you had exported as a P and G file, those are the two that I use most often. Those are the two that I use inside the course. But there are gonna be times during this course in which you're gonna want to export your files as procreate files because you're gonna want to share them. And the last one is a tiff file. I don't use this very often. I used the PNG and JPEG format. Now, if you're interested, there is a ton of reading on every other format. As we go through the course, I'm going to be exporting all of our projects. And so we'll learn which files in which types of file structures benefit from which types of exporting. So that's how you import into procreate. And that's how you export from procreate. Alright, folks, let's get into the next lessons. 10. Sketching: All right, folks, And welcome back to procreate. So the title of this course is draw sketch paint design on your iPad. So let's go ahead and let skinning some, drawing some sketching. So the very first thing that I always do, I set up my workspace. So what, We're gonna be making years, we're gonna be making this type cherry blossom we're going to do with Cherry Blossom. And because of my tattoo background, we're gonna make it kind of stylized into a tattoo style cherry blossom. However, if you're in the photo realism, the exact same techniques are going to apply. All right, I always begin by setting up my workspace. So let's go ahead. Go to this wrench and let's go ahead and insert a photo. So I come over here. I got a couple photos that I added for you in the reference frump excels dot com, and now you just come in, insert the photo, and then to drop him, I like to drop him on the left hand side of my workspace. Come up, we'll do another one. We're gonna insert a photo, and then we're gonna insert this photo, all right? And we're gonna shrink that down a little bit. Place it over here. Let's go ahead and place it in this lower right hand corner, and I think that will do it. All right, let's look another layer structure real quick. We've got a couple inserted images, and I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna lock those layers to make sure we don't mess with them. Okay, Now, when you do this and you style eyes a photo, you really looking at commonality, Right? So when you're sketching, keep your sketches loose. So we're gonna look here. Cherry blossoms have five pedals. So whenever I sketch, I start with my sketching six b pencil when I come from a background where we would have to do multiple clients sketches. So I tend to work first and foremost in like, a light red. I make sure my six b pencil is selected, and now I'm gonna wanna adul there and I'm gonna rename it. I'm gonna call it Sketch one. Now, I'm pretty fanatical about naming my layers, so I'm not promise you I'm gonna be perfect through the entire course, but you'll see a common theme. All right, let's go ahead and let's draw. They've all got this centrepiece here, right? And then you've got five pedals, So we're gonna go ahead and we're just going to sketch these. I'm just making sure that I've got him kind of in the same order, you know, kind of the same length, that kind of thing. And then each one of these petals kind of has this little divot that comes out of it. So I'm keeping it very loose. Very organic. I don't really care what comes in front of what, Right now, we'll figure that out later. What I'm concerned with is do I have five pedals and do they look kind of similar? Okay, so once you've got an idea for how you want Thies to really look, got a rough sketch there, we're gonna go ahead. I'm gonna take click on this end, and I'm gonna turn down the opacity. See? Right There goes to about 50%. Now I'm gonna add another layer. I'm gonna rename it. I'm call it sketch to. All right. Perfect. Now I'm gonna go with a little bit darker. I'm gonna go in something, maybe in a bluish purple. And now I'm going to take this. I'm going to use my gestures and I'm gonna crank it up a bit. Now, I'm gonna make my sketches a little bit more. Oops. Didn't take. All right, I'm gonna make my sketches a little bit more deliberate this time. I'm going to look at how the leaves are interacting a little bit. And now I want to add some visual interest to this piece. So I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna put a couple leaves in front of another one, right? I'm going to make sure we got it figured out here. All right, let's go and zoom out. See how that looks. Overall, I'm pretty happy with that. I'm gonna add just a little bit. Maybe over here. I want to avoid the fact that this side is showing on each one. So I kind of alternated the sides a little bit. All right, then we kind of go through, just gets that out, All right? So you can go through one more time and you can solidify the layers if you want, but in reality, for what I'm doing here, I think we're pretty good. One last thing that I'm going to show you here Now you want to put a little bit of composition to it, and you want to make sure you're on the sketch layer when you do this. So I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna create a couple motion lines, right? Because I wanted to show. And then I'm gonna add in a few petals, just kind of go through and add a little bit of interest to it when we go into our final piece on. I do this on the sketch layer because you're gonna wanna have these under schedule. You're not gonna wanna mess with them and later layers and try to figure it out. All right, folks, that will start us off on her sketch layer in the very next lesson, what we're gonna do, we're gonna go ahead and lay down our base tones. All right? We'll see the next one 11. Laying Down Base Layers: All right, folks. Welcome back to our chair. Blessed Project. So now we're going to do. We're gonna come over here and the first thing we're gonna do now we're going to go ahead and create a palette. So you guys know how to do that? Go to palates. Let's sit on. Plus, now that's an untitled palette. Let's call it Cherry Blossom. Now in the download for this section, I've included my finished palette for you guys to make sure that you guys have all the colors you're gonna need. I've also included in the reference the Layers file, in case you wanted to follow along from the previous lesson and decided to skip ahead. All right, we had done. Now we make sure we have it is our default palette. And now when we come up to our disk, we actually have the right palette. Now you see the cherry blossom down below here. Now there's a ton of stuff we can do. Let me show you the easiest way to do this. We're going to use our color picker tool which you guys saw before. And now let's say I like this color of pink. Click off here, grab my color picker tool. And now I congrats. The color of pink from my design. And it adds it over here to the color wheel. And then how do we added to the palate, folks? Tap on it. Now we have a base color. All right, this is powerful. This is one of the reasons why I really like working in reference. Okay, so now we go over here and we're gonna begin creating are different layers. Now, I have a very simple layer structure that I use. It might seem complex, but if you get this layer structure down, your complex projects will work out. Well, I always begin in my layers, and I'm gonna rename. I'm gonna call it Base layer, Okay? And then I create one called Shadow there. And then I do one called highlight layer. Now I'm working in destructively or I should say, non destructively. All right, now, this is something that they haven't showed you before. Go ahead and swipe now to the right. Swiped the shadow layer to the right. Swipe the base layer to the right. This is how you group. Now you see the three lines to come up. Let's go ahead, tap on the three lines and you've just created a group. Now let's rename the group. We're gonna call this pedals, okay? Because we're gonna be working in the pedal area. Now, you see the little arrow there that's pointing down. Let's go ahead, pointed down. And you see, the group now has these layers inside of it. If you're confused about this, folks refer back to the lesson on grouping layers, right, layer management. All right, So once we've got that, we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna twirl that layer down. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna hide Highlight layer and the shadow there. I'm gonna lock my sketch layer lock my first sketch later. All right, Now the base layer for the pedals. This is the one we're gonna be working with. I'm gonna come over here. I'm gonna grab my paintbrush. I'm gonna grab my round brush Now there's a ton of ways you can do this. This is just my method. I'm gonna come over here using my gestures. And now I make sure my opacity is up and I make sure my brush size is down. Make sure that I'm actually on the layer itself. Let's go that route. Okay, now you can do this a ton of ways. I choose to do it this way. And what you find with digital art folks is really no way home. There's 100 ways to get where you want to go. Okay? And you notice I'm keeping the opacity fairly up on this thing, right? Okay, Now the reason I did it this way, we're now gonna flood select Pau problem. Solve problems. Staying solved. Right? Okay. Using my gestures, I'm coming back down here, making sure my brushes still selected. And I'm just going to go ahead and color that one in, and I'm gonna come over here and I'm in the color, this one in. And lastly, I'm going to come over here and I'm in a color. This one in. This is why we kept her sketches pretty loose, folks. Groups use the gestures. Move it over. Move it up. It's too large. You can always just flood fill it and it gets too large. We can always just flood fill it. All right. So that is how you create the base layer. So the purpose of this video, folks, you have different layers. You create the layers I use three base layer, shadow layer, highlight layer in a group. So as we go through the way I see it, there are going to be three distinct groups. There is the pedal air. There's going to be that center steam and type player, and there's going to be some leaf layers. Alright, folks, let's go ahead and cut the video here on this base layer and then in the next layer. And then in the next video, we're gonna show you how to do the shadows. All right, we'll see in the next one. 12. Highlighting: All right, folks. Welcome back. So what I've done here is I kind of finished up some of my shading layer. Now, you can go back and touch it up a ton of times. You can go back, and as the project evolves, you'll find that you're gonna want to go ahead and do that. We're going to save that for kind of the end right now, it was about roughing in the rough forms, making sure you knew what was on top of what. And now one of the techniques that I use here you go to the base layer, then go to the end. And now we have to unlock it, right? Common sense stuff. Unlock. Crank up the opacity and see kind of what she got. Sometimes that's a good thing to do once you've got your base tones in. Because you see kind of how changes in the capacity will make a difference. All right, So last thing you want to do now here, we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna drop the opacity back. I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna re lock it now we have the shadow layers multiply. I'm gonna go ahead and lock that down because I don't want to mess with that. And now we're going to do we're gonna do ah, highlight layer. Now highlight layers. I tend to run in a screen mode. So we go over to our blend mode. We go to the lighten tab this time, and we're gonna hit screen. All right, Perfect. Now we're going to bring that up so that it's visible. And now, making sure that we're here, we want to come over to our color picker again, and I'm gonna grab kind of an off, white ish type of look right about there. It's almost white. You see, the circle that's created, but it's not quite white, and we're pulling the natural things out of here. All right, so now we've got that we've added to our palate. We make sure we're in our highlight layer. And again, I'm gonna use the soft airbrush for this because this really isn't supposed to be a textured piece. And now what we're gonna do is I'm gonna crank up the soft airbrush substantially Now what are we missing here? What would you think you'd want to do if you don't want to draw outside the lines. That's right. Selection. We come back over to our base layer. We unlock it now, choosing our base layer, we grab our selection tool. We tap. You can? Sure. We're in automatic, and it turns. This is key, folks. Every time you're working with us, this is why I use the base layer. No, Come over here and you see, we've isolated it. Now we can lock it back down. Come back to our highlight Grab are soft, airbrush, and we're ready to go. Now, if I look at my reference, all of these cherry blossoms have a light area kind of over here at the tips. We're going to go ahead, and we're gonna just gonna add in that area here at the tip. All right, so we just kind of take it in. We're not going full on, you know, opaque with the white or the light. We're just working in the tip. Now I'm gonna add a little bit of artistic flair to this. I'm gonna come over to my palette. I'm going to grab the yellow, and I'm going to grab kind of a top of the line yellow there. I'm gonna add it to my talent. And now I want to add just a little bit of tint. So I'm gonna crank down the opacity just a little bit. Maybe a little bit more capacity. Ah, not liking that. Maybe the yellow is too yellow. So let's go ahead and delete it. Go ahead and make it a little bit more solid. There we go. Crank it to capacity a little bit more. All right, Cool. So now you go back to our almost off white. Then we go into drop that down a little bit, and now we're just gonna tap. We're in a highlight. Drop down the capacity on that a little bit, just highlighting kind of where the petals fall. Okay, now that we got that figured out, I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna unlock this. Come in here and a crank up the opacity just so I can see what I'm doing on my last pass here. Lock it back down. Still working in that highlight layer, and this is why we do it. I'm gonna add in a little bit more saturation here, you know, just kind of clipping the side of this thing, using my gestures and moving through. All right, so you got the idea on this one, folks, what I'd like you to do, go ahead and finish up the highlight layer on it. And then when we get there, go ahead and move on to the next lesson. I've included my work file for my finish. One in the reference files. All right, There's no reason you got to sit here and watch me for 10 more minutes. Do this. All right, folks will see in the next lesson. 13. Adding Additional Layers: All right, folks, And welcome back to procreate. So in the last lessons, you should have now had the base layer for your cherry blossom. You should have had the shadow layer for your cherry blossom. And lastly, in the last video, we did the highlight layer. Now, just recap highlight layers. I was working in screen mode. You see, the S shadow layers. I work in multiply mode and the base layer I work in a normal mode, and the important thing here locked each layer when you were done with it. Now, I said there was gonna be a couple groups. Right. Let's go ahead and create three more layers. Okay, Now you see the center portion of this particular cherry blossom. Now we have to make a group for those. So what I would do here, I would create three more layers. Swipe, swipe, swipe. Create a group. Now, how do you do that with the triple their the triple line? Let's rename the group. Let's call it. Oh, let's call it center. All right. Perfect. Now within the center, what are the three layers we're gonna have? Rename base Rename Shadow and Rename Highlight. All right, perfect. We jeans the highlight layer to a screen blend mode. We change the shadow there to a multiply blend mode, and we leave the base layer completely alone. Okay, so that's how you set up now for the second part of this. So what you're gonna do now is we're gonna go ahead and come off that Shrink this down. Move it over. All right, let's take a look at our palette so far. Now, notice. Over here along this top. I've got all of these colors. Right now, this yellow here, I want to click, and I want to move it down because I'm gonna put all of my center colors in a different row . Right. So let's make sure that we're on the base layer for the center. Let's go ahead. Lock the pedal there, just for giggles. All right. And now with the base layer selected are yellow brush. Let's go back to our paint brush. I'm gonna use just a simple round brush, and we're going to go ahead and we're just gonna pain to base. Okay? Now, if you get lost, here's a trick. Because we've been locking all these layers, you can take your sketch layer, unlock it and move it to the top if you want, Teoh. And now you get an idea to see where what you were thinking. You know, when you went through, so make sure on the base layer. Grab that again. Now, hopefully by now you've got the idea that you've shaded out kind of work what you were thinking there. All right, so let's go ahead and move. That guy back down there were pretty good there. I think we're close enough for shoes and and grenades, all right. Moving back into place. And now you see where we've got that Really nice where the yellow ends and then the other begins. We're gonna work with that. All right? Now what I'm gonna do here is I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna take my eraser tool. And I'm just going to erase see what brush we have. We're gonna go ahead and we're just gonna go with a medium brush. Keep that down pretty low, and I'm just going to clip away some of this fine edge on it. Now, if you didn't want to paint it in, you could certainly do it differently. But you see here on creating a little bit of texture with it by erasing out some of it. All right, swap over to my soft airbrush ratchet that up just a little bit and see what I'm doing there. I'm just making it just a little bit kinder, all right? I think we're in pretty good shape there. All right, so we've got that. Now we want to go through and we want to make a shadow layer. Now I tend to shade the yellows you can go through and you can shaded with a little bit deeper type of yellow. Let's go ahead and do that. I'll show you kind of what I'm thinking. Here, let's go. Make sure we are on the shadow there. Make sure to set to multiply. And now let's go ahead and use our round brush because we want a little bit different texture here than we do in the pedals. And we're gonna want to keep the opacity down, though Pretty low with this. Now we're just gonna paint on top of here. And now this steam in area here, this center kind of circular and you see how we're sheeting? One side of it much heavier than the other. We're setting ourselves up because it's kind of a circle. All right, that looks good. All right, so now we go to the highlight. Oh, we forgot to add it to our palette. There we go. And now we're gonna come over here. We're gonna go almost to the whites of the whites, and we're gonna grab our round brush again. Now, I'm gonna go ahead and crank that down a little bit. Now, digital art kind of is a curse and a blessing at the same time. The good news is you can zoom in as far as you want. The bad news is you can zoom in as far as you want. I'm gonna crank up the opacity for these last few here, so don't get too held up on making it perfect at this deeply magnified area. And we're just looking for some randomness here. I think we're in pretty good shape there. All right, let's go ahead and zoom that out, All right. And overall, I am pretty happy with that. Let's go ahead and take the next step, folks seeing the next one 14. Finishing and Detailing the Blossom: All right, gang, welcome back to procreate. So in this lesson, we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna detail this bad boy out. We're gonna go ahead and we're gonna clean up the corners of this thing, and then we're gonna do a time lapse where I show you how to go through, and we're gonna then clean up the rest of these pedals in order to take the next step. So let's go ahead and create this statement for this thing. All right? Now the stamens have done pretty simply, you're going to come over here and you're gonna add a new layer. You see, I've added a layer 13. We're gonna come over two brushes and I'm gonna grab the organic, and I'm gonna grab the read brush, gonna make sure my opacity is up, and I'm gonna make sure my size is pretty small and no over on my color wheel. I want to make sure that the pallets are selected. I'm gonna grab a bright star quite. And I'm gonna go ahead and add it to the palate. That's kind of an off gray. We can get better than that. There we go. Let's make it a kind of a gray and white perfect. So now we grab a brush, we grab our color. Let's start with this off. Grey were on the right layer. Let's get going now. There's no guarantee on how many these you want to do, folks. You want to do as many of these as you need to dio in order to get the effect. All right? I think I'm pretty good there with those. I'm in good shape. Now, what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna grab some of the bright white ones, and I'm gonna add just a few bright white ones and in the press a little bit harder on my read brush to make sure that they actually show up the way they're supposed to. All right, Perfect. That looks really good. So now what I'm gonna dio was gonna come over here and I'm gonna go to my orange and, um, and at my orange to my palette. And now with the orange selected, I'm gonna come over here to zoom in, make sure my read brushes still selected, and I'm just gonna go ahead and I'm going to put in a little bit of orange on the tips. Now, that's the drawback of digital art, folks. You can zoom in so far that you can overthink the entire thing, right? What I don't want is I don't want to make a huge orange tip right now. It looks rather ridiculous, but you'll see when I zoom out that it's not really that bad. It looks bad, because while everything's pretty large right now, Okay, now we zoom back out. We're actually in pretty good shape. All right, Now, let me show you texture trick on this. Okay? So we're still on layer 13. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna grab the dark pink that we had used from our palate. And I'm gonna change my brush up. I'm gonna go ahead and use the touch up brush, and I'm looking at the short hair. Now, watch what happens. We're gonna go ahead. We're gonna turn the opacity about halfway on this bad boy going to keep the size relatively up and with minimal pressure. Now I'm going to go ahead, and I'm just going to gently glaze over this pedal. You see what's happening with this? I'm adding just an ever so subtle texture to the cherry blossom. I really like this effect. If you don't, you don't have to use it. You can keep him super silky smooth. I like to add a little bit of texture to it. I think it adds a little something to the flower. All right, so that is how you go about doing a cherry blossom. Now, to finish up this video, and so you don't have to watch me draw for 10 minutes. I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna stop talking, and then I'm gonna time lapse this thing, all you're gonna watch me do is there is the exact same layer structure for the pedals. So we could come through and I can unlock my highlight layer. I unlocked my shadow there. I unlocked my base layer and I make sure that I have my palate selected. Now, you're just gonna watch me do the same thing? I'm gonna do some advanced selection techniques, but you can use the exact same automatic selection technique that you've been using before . All right, so if you want to follow along, this is how I do it. If not, you're done. Let's go to the next lesson and I'll show you how to do the background on this bad boy. All right, folks, I'm gonna stop talking now and then you can just watch me draw and I'll see in a couple minutes. All right, gang. So that will pretty much do it on how to go through and do these little leaves. Now, what we're gonna do in the next lesson, we're gonna actually show you how to go ahead and do this background. All right, so let's go ahead and get into the last and final lesson seeing the next one. 15. Adding a Background to the blossom: All right, gang, And welcome back to procreate. So let's go and take the next step on this lesson. Now, we're pretty much done with the references. So let's go ahead and clean up our layer a little bit. I'm gonna go ahead and unlock my reference layers, and then I'm gonna go ahead and delete them. Okay? My layers are deleted. Now, let's go ahead and undo this sketch layer to at least the red one. All right, Now we want to keep the blue one. So now what? We're gonna dio let's go ahead and turn down that. Let's go ahead and merge this layer into the center group. And that would help if I opened up the center group, wouldn't it? All right. Perfect. So we got the center group and we've got the pedal group. So now what? We're gonna dio we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna select them all, and we're gonna move them as a completed unit. Now you see how I did that? I write, swiped on all of the layers. Then I grabbed my transform tool and I moved to them front and center. Okay, so now let's go ahead and manipulate our workspace. Now here's we're going to do. We're gonna go ahead and we're gonna paint onto the background layer. All right, So what we're gonna do now we're gonna grab our palate and we're gonna go ahead. We're gonna work in kind of a bluish because I kind of wanted to be something a little bit contrast e I want to make it kind of a light ish blue. So let's go. Something around in here Almost a grayish steely blue And let's go ahead now and grab are soft airbrush. I use this a lot. Let's go ahead and turn on the size. Here, Turn this up. Turn this part up. And now groups, open the layer. Ah, we didn't add a new layer again. That's why we lock him. Make sure you're practicing good layer habits. Now, I'm gonna work on top of this stuff, but you can definitely work on the bottom of this stuff. And I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to put in kind of just this s curve here. All right? Perfect. Now I want to go ahead and at a little bit more opacity here. All right? Yeah. Okay. Let's go ahead and pull this down to the bottom. All right, Now, let's go ahead and add a little bit more light to that. Let's go ahead and come all the way over here, and we're probably had a little bit more. They're perfect. Let's go ahead and turn this bad boy down. Can you turn that up just lightly and notice how? Here. I'm just kind of filling stuff in. I just want to give it a little bit of something here. Then let's go ahead and that down just a little bit more. And now, right where it crosses over. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna give it just a little bit more blue. A perfect. Now drop that down and I'm going to give it a little bit more backbone. Now, I'm gonna go ahead and use the sponge to a little bit on a crank. That bad boy up a little. Let's see what's much do we got picked? Okay. The soft airbrush smudge that into existence. Okay. You see, I'm kind of creating softness through using the smudge tool. All right, so you can go through and you can do anything you really want with this now, one last thing I'm gonna do now I'm gonna crank this down just a little bit more. Grab my soft airbrush and I'm going one level deeper. Just a zai approach this area. Turn that down a little bit. Animal a throw in a little bit more texture around this water feature. All right, So you could do a lot with this different water feature. Whatever you decide to do on this one, I'm gonna show you something Now that you could do if you wanted to. You with layers selected, you can grab the eraser, you go to the soft airbrush, and we can crank this opacity down a little bit. Let's go ahead and crank this guy down. And now, part of the way that you so contrast is you leave a little halo around what's in the foreground. So here, if I leave a little halo around this area where the water moves in front or I should say behind you see the effect that begins to give It tells you very clearly what's in front of what Okay. So you can do whatever you decide you want to do with this. I like to put a halo on my stuff. You can certainly leave it. So now when we go through here, we can go ahead now and lead that sketch layer out. So that is how you go through and draw paint in procreate, using the techniques that you've already learned. All right, folks will see the next one will take the next. 16. Thank You: All right, so that kind of rounds it out there. So you've gone through. You've got some individual lessons that you've taken You created a beautiful piece. A portfolio are we love to see it. Check us out of the Facebook group. Go ahead and post your work to the Facebook group. And if you're interested, go ahead and check us out at seven Seasons studios dot com. We have a ton of free resource is up there for people that work in procreate, including free brush sets. And we have a whole ton of YouTube videos. Alright, guys, we'll see in the next ones. Thanks for taking the course.