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Digitizing Watercolor with Procreate on an iPad

teacher avatar Shelley Hitz, Watercolor and Lettering Artist

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Scanning in Procreate

    • 3. Import Scan into Procreate

    • 4. Adjust the Color in Procreate

    • 5. Option One for Removing the Background

    • 6. Option Two for Removing the Background

    • 7. Separate Artwork to Digitize Separately

    • 8. Organizing and Exporting Files

    • 9. Conclusion and Bonus

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Would you like to take your watercolor paintings and digitize them to use on cards, art prints, books, mugs, etc. without having to pay a monthly fee to Adobe Photoshop?

In this class, I will show you how to scan your watercolor design, import it into your iPad and use the Procreate app to remove the background. This will allow you to use your watercolor designs on all kinds of products. The options are really limitless.

I learned the process and now I'm sharing the step-by-step instructions with you.

You will follow along with me on my screen as I walk you through the exact process that you need to digitize your watercolor in Procreate on your iPad. I've also provided a PDF in the class resources which gives you text instructions that you can refer back to again and again.

This is a skill that you can use for the rest of your life to create products from your watercolor designs or to use it to create gifts and art prints for your home.

Let's get started.

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Shelley Hitz

Watercolor and Lettering Artist


Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me. Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy. Create beautiful pieces you can display in your home or give as gifts. And so much more!

I'm passionate about teaching others and love seeing each of you have the courage to embrace your creativity and choose to create art.

In my classes, I will take you step-by-step through the learning process and cheer you on in this... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Would you like to take your watercolor paintings from paper and be able to digitize it to put it on prints, cards in books, on mugs, products? I mean, the options are really limitless without having to pay a monthly fee to Adobe Photoshopped . Hi, my name is Shelly Hits. I am an artist and author and I am excited to share this class with you where I'm going to teach you to take something like this. Simple watercolor design. I'm going to show you how to scan it imported into your iPad and use the app procreate to remove the backgrounds. And then you can put your watercolor on any kind of products that you want. I first learned to digitize my watercolor on photo shop, but I had so many requests from my students to show you how to digitize on procreate that I dove in. I learned the process and now I'm sharing the step by step process with you. You'll get to follow along with me on my screen as I walk you through the exact process that you need to go through to digitize your watercolor in procreate on your ipad. But I've also provided a pdf in the class Resource is, which also gives you text instructions that you can refer back to again and again and again . This is a skill that you can use for the rest of your life to create products from your watercolor designs or just to use it to create gifts, to print our prints for your home and so much more as a bonus to this class. I've also provided access to my E book profit from our prints, where you'll learn the easiest way to get started with our prints. Once you've digitized your artwork, where you can print them, the printer you can use and even $10 to get started. So what you'll need for this class is your iPad apple pencil and the procreate app. I will take you step by step through the process of scanning your artwork, importing it into procreate and then digitizing it. Four prints. Let's get started 2. Scanning in Procreate: all right. So the first option you have is to scan from a scanner into your computer and then import the file in to procreate. And so I have now upgraded to the Epson Perfection V 600 because the color just really is more vibrant. Now you can edit and change the colors in procreate or in photo shop. But I just really found that. You know, once I was making money to make this investment was a good investment for me. So there's a couple modes that you can use with this. And to be honest, I found this a little bit confusing. You can use full auto mode and just click on customize, and this is where you choose the resolution. Now your resolution needs to be at least 300 for photographed document. I usually use 1200 and then for your file save settings. Um, I have a folder where I just titled Raw Scans, and then I just do Rosky and and then the number on it. And I use it to file like I said before, because, you know, it just doesn't tend to lose the quality over time. So that's how I have mine set up, and then you could just click scan. And what it will do is Then it will scan your document in to your computer, and it usually doesn't take too long. Put him. May take a little bit of time. I'm using this flower image that I did with some lettering, and I'll just crop the lettering out and redo the lettering. Or I can add something, you know else, a different phrase. But this is the flower I'm going to use for this particular lesson. And so let me just pause this while it continues to import into my computer. Okay, so it automatically opened this up for me, and now it is saved on my computer, and I can import it into procreate, which I will show you in a little while. So another way to scan your watercolor painting into your iPad is by using a scanner app. Now, as far as I know my absence, Skinner does not have wireless capabilities or an app that I can use. I've looked and searched, so if you found a way, let me know in the comments below. But my brother three and one printer does So I have a nap here, and I can open this here and I can click on scan and then, you know, Aiken Dio document type. I'm just gonna keep it on letter. You could do color color fast. I'm going to do color X. I want the highest resolution possible, and then I'm gonna click scan, and this will go ahead and scan my image from my scanner. You might be hearing it in the background into my iPad using the app. So this Skinner doesn't scan in quite as vibrant colors as my ups and does, but it's still okay, So it says, you know, if you have more pages to scan, place them on the machine and tap skin. I'm not going to do that. Just say, done. You can see there's that same image. So then, once it's scanned in, you just click this little share, but in in the lower left hand corner, and you can save it to photo albums on your your iPad. You can also choose to save it to files. You can email it to yourself. There's other options that you can explore as well, but that is the second way that you can scan your image, and then the third way you can scan your image is using the scanner pro up, right? So here's the scanner pro up here. I think it is a small fee and you can scan different things. You can see I scan this piece and before I'm just gonna press the plus button in the bottom right hand corner. Okay, so then what you'll do is I just put something darker behind it so that it will really show up. But I'll just position my iPad over top of this piece, and then it will automatically capture it. Try to get it as straight as you can compress the but in there if it doesn't capture on its own. And there you have the scan there. So then what you can do is you compress the little share, but in and again you can save it to your photos on your camera roll. You can send it to Dropbox. If you want to save it there. Let's go ahead and save it there and just see what the variation is with those two different options. It does take a little bit longer, but not that one much longer. And there we have the scan. Now, if you want to edit this, you can click at it and there's some little adjustments you could make. You can rotate it. You can crop it instead of a color photo. You can use a color document, Um, but that really washes it out. So color photo is what we really want. And so that's the third way that you can ski on your image in. And what will cover next is how to import your image into procreate now that you've scanned it. 3. Import Scan into Procreate: Okay, so now I'm gonna show you how to import an image in to procreate that you scanned. So if you use the dropbox app and go to the folder where you saved it, this was the image that I scanned on the ups in scanner. Then click the three little dots in the upper right hand corner and then you can click export, and you should be able to see procreate. If you don't see it on the top here, here it is Copy to procreate. You can also open in and it will, um, choose different APS that you can open it in. I'm gonna go ahead and you can just hold it and drag and drop it that way. It's at the beginning of the list, and it's easy to see. Let's go ahead and start over again. Click on Export and there's copy to Procreate, and then it's going to go ahead and open it in procreate as a new project. And so now it has this, and right here I'm gonna go ahead and say that this is the Epson scan and let's just go ahead in here. Open this up and let's see what the canvas says so. If you click this little gear in the upper left hand corner, click on canvas. You can click on canvas information and it will tell you the information. So this is a 3.5 by 4.8 sighs document. It's 1200 dp I and so this is a really good size. Now, one thing to know is, um, you know how many layers I can use at this? Um, at this resolution, I only can have four layers because it takes up so much space on my particular iPad. So that's something to keep in mind. And, um, you know, you can see even when I look on here, says, um, absence can, you know it has my name on there that I gave it. So that's where you can find the campus information. You want to make sure it's at least 300 DP. I okay, another way that you can import into Per creates by clicking the import button here and then you find your file on Dropbox. You know, I'm gonna import the scan by brother app. I'm just gonna click this little download, but in on the right hand side. This sometimes takes a little bit of time depending how big your file is. And so just know that and then it's going to import it. And you can see here if I come up to the gear and go to canvass information, it gives me my information again of how big it is and the resolution. The DP I is to 64 so it's not quite 300 so that is could be a concern. Um, you know, with with using that brother up, it's, you know, not quite 300. Now, I'm going to go over to photo, and I'm gonna import from the photos. I'm gonna import the brother. I'm scan as well. From the photo, I'm going to go over to canvass information. And again, it's to 64. So that is not necessarily, um what I would recommend unless you just have no other option because you're not able to really scan in and took into the 300 DP I range. But this is something to test, you know, test with your own scanners. What you have just to make sure that you're getting the resolution you need for print, you do not want it to be pixelated or not look good. And so you know that something definitely to keep in mind. So let's go ahead and try importing now from the scanner pro app. So I'm going to go ahead and do that. I had exported it as a large J peg to Dropbox, so let's go ahead and click the gear. Click canvas information again. This is 2 64 So that also is not a full, um, scan. Let me try the photo from there just to double check. And that's gonna be this one, and it's to 60 force. So as I've shown you, you know, the very best option is to always be able to scan it into your computer and then import it into your iPad if possible. You know, if you don't have a computer, it's gonna be a little bit trickier. But another option is to create a new campus, and I've created some templates. So I have eight by 10 vertical, 300 d. P. I. And the way you can do this is just click on, create custom size, and then you do your with, um, let's choose down here inches, so we'll do eight inches and then we'll do 10 inches. So you can do that. Your DP I would need to be 300 so it's print quality, and then you can choose the color. I usually just keep it on RGB, and then you can title your custom canvas. You know whatever you want, if you want to do it. Eight by 10 300 dp I for prints or, you know, whatever you want to name this, you condemn it now. I'm not going to save this cause I already have one. But let's just go ahead and the scanner pro app. Let's look at the size that this one is, and when you're on this canvas, you can click crop and resize, you know, so you can always resize things a little bit. You know if you want, but let's go ahead and see the campus information again. This is 8.9 by 10.11 so and it's to 64. So if we import this into an eight by 10 and just make it a little bit smaller, I'm thinking we should be okay again. I'm not an expert on all of this with how it all works of procreate as faras changing the pixels cause we're not really able to change the pixels like we are in Photoshopped to be able to edit thesis eyes. So there are some limitations, but this is definitely an option to do so. If you click over to the add button and click over to copy, this is going to copy this image. Let's go back to the gallery. Let's go to the click the plus, but in and I'm going to do an eight by 10 vertical for print. No, I've already set this up. Like I said, that it's eight inches by 10 inches and 300 dp I now, you know, depending on where you're getting it printed, you may need some bleedin here. Make sure to check the lesson on how to set up your canvas. It's gonna be very similar toe to what you do in photo shop, except you're just gonna make those sizes here and procreate. So now let's go ahead and click the add button and you're gonna click paste. So this is gonna pace this in here, let me get a little bit smaller, and then I'll just bring it down here to the bottom there and there we go. So now if you go over here to canvass and campus information, it is a 300 d p. I. And so for the most part, I would think that doing it this way, instead of just importing the image directly into the iPad, will probably work the best and then just make the image a little bit smaller than what it would normally be. And you'll have to do some tests. You know, I I prefer photo shop, but if you don't have Photoshopped, this is another option. And so you know we will be showing you then how to edit this out and remove the background and change the colors and all of that. But I just wanted to show you this other option for importing an image, especially if you're using the skin or pro ab, or if you're using a scanner app on your iPad and your not importing into your computer first. This might be the best option for doing that again if you have any tips. If you learn anything, please post in the comments below, because this is not the way that I normally do it. I'm just I've been researching and learning this so I could teach this to you so that technology and subscription costs don't limit you, but you can still be able to create, you know, beautiful products on your iPad. So the next thing we're gonna do is go into how to know edit the image now that it is in procreate and 4. Adjust the Color in Procreate: in this video, we're gonna talk about how to adjust the color in your artwork and procreate so you could do this. Whether or not you're wanting to remove the background of an image or whether it's a full bleed landscape painting, this is something you can do either way. So if you are using a full bleed landscape painting, this will probably be the only adjustments you really need to make. But I did want to show you this, because this will be helpful for many of you. So if you click this little magic wand, there's many options down here below the hue, saturation, brightness, color balance and curves are the three options that will really help you to tweak your colors. So if you choose that hue, saturation and brightness, then down here there's all sorts of different little options that you can choose. Some of them are really wild, but it can change the colors like that's actually a pretty cool color. So from one painting, you know you can get multiple colors that you can use in multiple projects. Now you would just want to make sure you know that you're duplicating the layer and that you're making sure that you still have the original available if you're gonna be creating multiple colors. But this is a really nice way. This this one doesn't change it as much. It's just the saturation, so you can make it a little more saturated if you want. And then this one here, the brightness, um, you can tweak that a little bit if you want. And then with color balance, you have highlights mid tones and shadows. So you just play around with those and again, it's just, you know, you're gonna use this little thing here, too, to see how that's going to change it. And, you know, sometimes it changes that sometimes it doesn't. But it's just an interesting option, and every painting is gonna be different. So I'm gonna reset that cause I'm not really wanting to make many adjustments, but definitely check it out and then curves is a really complex. There's composite red, green and blue, but you can take this on any place, and you can just move it around and see what it does. And then once you move it around, if you pick your pencil up, it'll leave a little thing there and then you can, you know, even editor even more. Um, and so it's really interesting to see what it does with the blue. Yeah, it has some different colors available with that. That orange is kind of an interesting thing, but anyways, I encourage you to go ahead and check those out. And that's how you can change the colors in your project. Now, if you have a full landscape piece, then you're pretty much done tweaking it. And then you can go to the video on exporting your artwork. If you're wanting to remove the background of this piece like I am in this, this one here, then you'll want to go to the next video on removing the background. 5. Option One for Removing the Background: in this video, I'm going to show you how to remove the background of your watercolor floral pieces. This is powerful because this is how you can have pieces like this floral that Then I can move and put on so many different things. You can then change the background. You can group things together for, let's say, a wedding invitation or a baby shower invitation. You know something like that. It's really, really powerful when you have these pieces now it does take a little bit of time to do it, but just realize you can then use these pieces of artwork that you digitised over and over and over again for the rest of your career. So it is powerful, and I just hope that, um, you'll enjoy this video and get a lot out of it. So the first step is to come over here to the layers and let's go to the background color, and what we want to do is choose black. So if you double tap twice in an area that's black, it will choose the black That way, you know, the background of this painting right now is white, and so as I remove it. I will be able to see what is still remaining at what needs to be removed because it will show on the black. So you need to make sure that's an essential first up. And then if you want to keep your original layer, you know you can do that, just tap on it and you can click rename. And you might just say original. And this is again just so that you don't, um, so that you have to always go back to If something ever happens, then I would also lock this layers that you don't accidentally do something to it and then not have your original. So if you swipe to the left and then click lock now that original layer is there. It's locked and you won't have to worry about it. However, I do want to warn you, If you come over to this wrench and come over to canvas and then click canvas information, it will show you this is the one that I scanned it at 1200 DP I. So I can Onley use a maximum of four layers, so I'm really limited and so you'll really need to be taking no of that because if you only have so many layers, you may want to just instead go to your gallery and just swipe to the left and click duplicate and then keep your original that way so that you save that extra layer if you have a lot of elements that you want to separate into other layers So that's just another thought now for this particular piece already lettered on it. And I don't want that lettering. I don't want to digitize that lettering. So what I'm gonna do is only use the crop feature just to get everything cropped to the very minimal mum of what I want to use. And so I'm gonna come up here to the wrench and click canvas, and then you're gonna click, cut, crop and resize. And then here's where you're just going to drag the corners down to the very edge of what you want to be able, Teoh digitized. And this will really save some time just because you're already getting rid of a lot of the background and you can just with two fingers, just pinch it ends to see it a little bit better. And so that would be the first up that I would recommend. All right, So one thing you want to dio if you keep a run original layer, make sure you turn off that layer, otherwise you won't be able to see the background color on there. And then you also want to make sure that you have selected your main layer that you're going to edit. Otherwise, when you try to edit this original layer is going to tell you you can't because it's locked , which is a good thing because you're wanting to keep that for later. So if you go onto the layer, you're gonna edit and top it, you can rename. And I could just name this pink flower and then that's good. So I'm on that layer. The original layer is unchecked because if that original layer was still trucked, then I wouldn't be able to see the background color through it. And then what we're gonna do is we're gonna use this selection tool to be able to remove the background. Were mostly gonna be using automatic and free hand. Let me show you how the automatic works. This is pretty cool is so if you take your pencil and you top on this white area, and then you start sliding it to the left or to the right. It's going to start to pick up everything that's a similar color. And so we wanted to pick up just the background so you can see that's pretty good right there. And then if you come over to the eraser tool and you can, you know, top the race, you can use whatever pen you have in here and then have it just turned all the way up as's faras, it will go. Then you can start to just erase the background. How cool is that? Right? And, um, that is a huge time saver. So this is, um, you know, I won't be able to do the entire piece this way, but I can do a lot of it, and you probably just want to choose a brush where the streamline has turned way down. When I was first doing this, the streamline was turned up, and that's why it was giving me some issues. And I think another reason it's taking me a little bit longer on this piece is because it's so big, it's a 1200 DP I so you know, it's just gonna be a little bit different for everything. But you can see how, even just with what I'm doing, this is a super quick way. So that's all of it that I can get there for right now. Let's go ahead and take that off. So let me show you when I take this background away, um, I have removed the background of that already in a lot of ways. Now, if you you can see there's a little bit of, um, Black up here and I could just take the eraser tool and take that away very easily. But already I have accomplished quite a bit. So it's come back over to the selection tool and we have it on the automatic again. If I choose this white, um, there we go there, and then I can come over toothy eraser tool, and they're still gonna be a few little white dots that I'll need to get. And that's okay. I can get those later. But this is really saving me. Ah, lot of time. So again, let me choose some of the white and the eraser. Okay, so now there is. Most of the background is removed, and you can also do it the other way. So let me go in and show you on one of these other, he says. So what you can also dio is with E automatic selection, as you can choose the painting, and then you can go to the right or the left of that. Now this is a little bit trickier to pick up everything you can see. It's just not wanting. It's like right there. Maybe that would maybe be, But then it doesn't have the inside, Um, and you can pick up your pen and you can choose more of the areas to try to get more of them into your painting. You can really zoom in and make sure you're selecting all of those things. But then that started to select. There we go, getting the edges there, so that's another way that you can do it. You can then click, invert, and then you can click the, um, eraser tool, and you can start to erase everything behind that now. Since I didn't change the background color of this, you're not there Now. You can start to see it. So that's the other way that you can do it. Um, you know, that way was, um it seemed a little bit faster for this particular one. I could have probably also just done the same thing when I was doing the other one. As far as like selecting all the white instead of doing it separately. But you can see how this is just a really fun, simple way. And it's kind of nice with you when you're doing on the procreate cause you're using your pencil. It's like you're doing a drawing and again, like, I didn't do it with this one. But I can crop and re size, and that way I can just get out all of the extra stuff without having to erase it. So that is a really good way. And you can, Like I said, you can, um, clean up those edges and I'll show you how to do that. But I just want to show you could do it either way by selecting the white or selecting the water color. Now, in this one, you can see there's still some white dots around here, and so you know you can um, you know, you can start cleaning those up, and one of the things that you could do is just take the eraser. And you have to be careful, though, because, you know, make it a little bit smaller eraser, and you know, just really kind of come around these areas and clean up any of these little dots that are here. You know, when you get to the edge, you have to kind of be careful because you're going to get that. It's another option to try is thes selection tool in the automatic selection choosing the painting and then bringing the threshold up to a place where you have chosen the entire painting. You can see it's all green and then clicking, invert And then while it's inverted, now you're going to take the eraser tool. And now you can just come around here and, you know, you can, um, zoom in. You can really see how you're getting all of that. So I mean, it's really going to be easier to do something like this. Um, then, you know. But if you want something like if you're more of you know, you want something very precise, you know, go for the freaking into and like just to use the eraser tool that will absolutely work. But this is a great way to get all of these little stream marks, all the little things and make sure it's really nice and clean. Like I said, it is kind of therapeutic. You're just it's almost like you're drawing or painting, and so and you can take your iPod with you anywhere. And so you can do this anywhere that your at. And so that's the other advantage of doing this. So even if you have photo shop, you may want to bring some of your artwork into procreate, to digitize and then exported back to pro or to photo shop for other things. So that is pretty much done. Now. If I take that back ground off, you see, there it is. Now, I could take away some of these other white spots. I think I'm gonna personally just leave them for right now. You can also change the background color. You can see what different colors might look like. Like that teal it looks kind of cool, and you can really zoom in and just make sure you haven't missed anything any stray marks, but it looks like this is pretty good, but it isn't that cool. I kind of like that background color with it. 6. Option Two for Removing the Background: OK in this video, I'm going to show you a second way that you can digitize your artwork. And this is a way that you can use four items that are lighter or they may not work as well with the automatic selection tool. So again, we're going to take some of the same steps. We're gonna change the background color to black, and you want to make sure that you do that. If you want to duplicate the layers so you can keep a original, you can rename it and make sure you have that original in there and then swipe to the left and click lock. You're gonna want to make sure that uncheck it that way, you could still see the black background a few, um, you know, as you erase it and then you're gonna come onto the main layer now, you can also come over to the canvas and crop and re size like I have shown you in the past . If you want to crop out other things that were maybe scanned in, typically I will scan in my images before I do the lettering so that I'm not cropping it out. But in this particular example I had already I had already done the lettering, so I just decided to to show it. But it just shows you how you can do that. So now we kind of have the basic part of what we're gonna do. And so what we're gonna use is we're gonna use a mask, but basically, you're gonna click on this layer and you're gonna choose mask, and this is gonna add a mask over top, and then you can You can do things to the image, and it's gonna be nondestructive editing so it can always be reversed. Now with black, You know, again, if you have the black chosen, you're gonna use a brush, and you can use whatever brush that you want on here. But black is going to conceal, so it's going to remove it, and I can bring this up a little bit and you can see it's going to remove that, and basically it's removing it on that layer mask. You wanna make sure that's checked, and then the white reveals, and so the white will bring it back, and we haven't actually done anything to the image. It's just on that mask over top of it. And so this is a nice way to do nondestructive editing that you can come back and change later. But basically, if you choose the black and then you just want tohave it to be a little smaller with the pen and then you're going to just put, like, a outline around your your artwork and so you can get as detailed as you want with this and , you know, go around the artwork. And then once you have all of that chosen, um, then we're gonna go to the next step. So I'm just gonna go ahead and finish this on mine, and then I'll show you the next step. Okay, So I'm done here. And to be honest, I did this really quickly. I would take more time if I was doing this for a piece. But at this point, you could take the eyedropper here, the color, and you can drag it and, you know, make it black that way. Just take the dropper. You can drag and drop it now that you have that outline and you could fill the rest of it here. And you can also just, you know, do it manually as well. But this just really speeds up the process and makes it easier to do so. You know, you just take all the little white spots he was dragging and dropping it in. There can also take the selection tool and make sure it's on the automatic and you can select. You know, some of those pieces, and it will get that as well. But for the most part, you know, you could just do this dragon drop here, and it will work well, So then what you can do from here is you can just erase the small dots manually. Just get your eraser tool and you want a little bit smaller, and then you're just come in here and you'll manually erase any of the rest of what's in here. So this is just another way that you can digitize your artwork and then once you remove the background, you can see you know, the background has been removed. I would myself, you know, take more time and really go through this, you know, and get every every little detail. But I was just showing me this as an example, so I'm not gonna continue through this at this moment. But I did want to show you if you want to keep this layer mask so that you can possibly adjust in the future, just swipe to the left and clip duplicate. And then, um you know, on this top layer, what you're gonna do is you're just gonna pinch, and then that is the layer you uncheck these other layers and then that is the layer that then you'll use in your artwork because it is now the image just on its own. It's not the layer mask, but that way you still have this if you want to go back in and ever do any changes to it or editing. And that's what I really love about nondestructive editing is that it gives you the options to go back in and change it later if you ever. You know, if you get your proof and you realize that I need toe change this a little bit, I need to do this a little bit. You can always go back, you know, to that layer mask and make those changes. So, for instance, I can come back to this layer mask and if I realized I took off too much. You know, I can come back in here and with the white. I can reveal that on Bring that back. So it's just a really nice, you know, option it. It really gives you flexibility. And like I said, you know, once you get your proof, then you could see, like, Okay, is there anything that I need to touch up? Is there anything that I need to change? And you can come back in here because u preserved this layer mask. You can come back in here and make any changes and updates. And then again, you know, if you made changes to that, then you can just you want to make sure you're duplicating the actual image. You're gonna duplicate that and then in shit together. And there's your final image that you'll use in your project. So how fun is that? Now you have learned two different ways to digitize your lettering. And the next video we're gonna talk about just organizing your artwork, but also exporting it for print 7. Separate Artwork to Digitize Separately: in this video, I'm gonna show you how if you paint a lot of elements onto one scan how to separate them out and digitize them separately So you can digitize this if you want and try to remove the background of everything at once and then separate them out into other layers, but something that probably for this particular grouping of florals because these are very detailed and are going to take a lot more work, it's gonna be easier for me just to separate them out and then copy and paste them onto a new canvas. And so So one thing you want to check is go to the wrench, go to canvas and canvas information. Double check how many layers you can have on this particular one. Because of the size of this, I could only have two layers. So it's gonna work better for me to to transfer these two new campuses anyways. So what you'll do is click the selection. But in there you assume in onto whatever floral you want to separate out. You'll click the freehand, and then you will just go around that, and the closer you can get to the edge the less you'll have to remove right, the less background you'll have to remove. Once you have that, um, have that chosen, then you'll to three fingers down and then you'll choose cut paste, so that will then put it on its own layer and you can see that layer there. Then come up toothy wrench. Click the add button and then you can choose cut and what this will do. You can also choose copy. You know, if your ableto have multiple layers or you can even keep the layers in the same campus. So then you're gonna click the button, and you can choose whatever size you want. You. We just want to make sure it's 300 DP I whatever you choose. So I know this one already have set up for 300 d. P. I. And so then you're gonna click the wrench and the add button and click pieced. And now this is here, pasted here. And you know, if I wanted to Now I can crop and resize, you know, if I want to make it just so I can focus on this particular thing. And so then you could click the background color, make it black, and then you can see how you know there's the background. So then we can use the different options that I showed you in the past. Or you can just simply come in closer and, you know, make sure your race or tool isn't too big and just come around and you race all of the extra around that. And so you know, there's multiple ways to remove that little extra background. And, you know, you could just choose whatever were expressed for you. And, you know, you can lower the size of the racer tool to really get in there. And, um, you know, with watercolor, it doesn't matter if it's perfect anyways, cause the edges, you know, are, you know, have a variance. Anyways, no matter what it is so like with this method, you know, you're kind of going around the corners and removing all of that background. And then when we removed the background, you can see now it's gone. So any of the ways that we've shown in the past you could do, and then you can keep repeating this for every single element in here just going to click the selection tool. FREEHAND. You're going to, um, select it, do three fingers and then cut and paste and then copy it into a new, um, a new one. So that's how you do this. I hope that you found this helpful and let me know how it goes for you. 8. Organizing and Exporting Files: Okay, so I want to show you how you can organize your files. So if you're working on a project that has multiple files, just hold on the file, bring it over, and you're gonna be able to create a stack. So let's go ahead and create that. So it says stack, and then you can click on that and name it Whatever you want. We're just gonna name this pink flower, and then you can just bring all the rest of them in here, and you just hold on it and then you'll bring it over until you see it and then you'll drop it. If you try to drop it right there, it's not gonna work. And that's where I always want to do it. So wait until you see it and then you drop it where you want it. Now everything is together and I love to do that. Like, here's all the artwork for my illuminate prayer journal. I've done that for my This is my book beyond the Brokenness that I've been working on, you know, So I like to group things because it makes it very handy now as faras exporting your work for print. You'll click this plus button and you can click. Create a custom sized, go over two inches and then here's where you will add You know what you need the entire canvas size to be. So if you needed to be 8.25 you'll do that. If you needed to be 10.25 whatever you needed to be and then make sure that this is 300 d P I. And then for the color for appropriate weaken Onley use RGB. So if you need it in C m y que there are options, I will show you. But basically you can prepare your canvas in here. And let's just say we're going to do um, uh, landscape version here. You know, once you've prepared your your campus of how you want it, then you're gonna come in tow. Whatever you know, whichever place that you have, your flower that's been digitized. Click the little wrench. Click the little ad. You're gonna click Copy now. You don't want to click copy canvas. You just want to copy that layer. So then you're gonna come back into the place where you know you've prepared this for print and you're gonna click the wrench and paste. And now you have that artwork in the size that's needed and one of the things when it comes in, it's free form. If you go to uniform, it's going to keep it the same with and height. So I like to do that, because that way it doesn't distort the image. Um, and then, you know, you can add text in here. It's really nice with procreate. Now you can add text. You can do so many things in order to add text, click the little wrench. You can click at text and you know you're invited for an invitation. Maybe you can change thief fonds, click at its style. You know you can do whatever funds I have actually, my own handwritten fonts in here as well. But you can choose whatever funds that you have um, imported in here. You can change all sorts of things. Um, you could make it. You know, the Kern ing the size. All of these things you can make. It left, um, justified. There's a lot of really great options in here. And so you know, you, once you have this, I'm created. Then you can begin adding all your elements. And then when you're ready to export, you're gonna come over here to the wrench click share, and you can export it in the file that you need. A lot of printers will accept J peg, but just find out what they need, and you can also exported as a PSD file. So someone can also, um, you know, edit it further and photo shop if you want to do that. And if you do need C N Y que. There are a couple APS that you can use that will convert it to see him like a So a free app is Vechten ater, and what you can do is I, um I haven't, like, tested this up with printers, but I'm pretty sure that it will be fine. So under this little cog here, you can change it and convert it to see M Y K right there and then this little share. But and then you can export it as all of these different you know, Jay Pug pdf. Whatever files that you need in there and then also affinity designer has the option to use C M y que as well. So basically, you export your your your image from procreate, and then you import it into here. And if you click this little file button at the top left and then you click on convert document down here at the bottom, you can choose whatever RGB want, and then they do have the c m. Y que in here a swell eso. You can also do that here in affinity designers. I didn't want to mention that, because I know some places do require seem like a and so this does seem to be an option that you can use. Like I said, you'll just export your image from procreating and import it into one of these. So I hope you have enjoyed this course on digitizing your artwork and procreate. I would love to learn any tips and tricks you learn along the way in the comments. If you've enjoyed this, let me know us well 9. Conclusion and Bonus: thank you again for joining me in this class. Now that you know how to digitize your watercolor paintings using your iPad, the options are literally limitless. There is so much you can do with this new skill. I would love to see some of the artwork you digitized and what you've done with it. So please share with me in the class project area. And if you've enjoyed this class, I would love to hear your feedback. Just simply leave a review. Let me know what you loved about this class. And it really encourages me as a teacher to keep creating these classes for you. As a bonus to this class, I'm giving you access to my e book profit from our parents. You can download the e book at your creative adventure dot com for it slash art prints. In this e book, you will learn the easiest way to get started with our prints. Now that you know how to digitize your artwork as well as a printer that you can use to drop ship your prints to your customers. Plus, you'll get a $10 coupon to this printer that you can use right away. and even use it to either create a print for a customer or a gift for someone that you love . So make sure to download that e book at your creative adventure dot com for it slash art prints. Also, make sure you go and download the class Resource is PdF. It has the step by step instructions that I've given you in the video, but it's in text form so you can print those off and follow them over and over again as you digitize your artwork in your class. Resource is pdf. I've also included a coupon to my etc. Entrepreneur course, where I teach you how to sell originals, how to digitize your artwork, all the different suppliers and printers that I use. We go over copyright and licensing, your work and wholesale and even a lot more. So check out that coupon and the information in your class resource is pdf again. Thank you so much for taking this class with me. It's been my joy and my privilege, and I cannot wait to see what you do with this new skill of being able to digitize your watercolor on your iPad with procreate