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Doodles to Digital Design - Learn Procreate on the iPad

teacher avatar Jane Snedden Peever, Creativity & Mindfulness

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (1h 31m)
    • 1. Doodles to Digital Design

      2:42
    • 2. Set Up

      1:27
    • 3. Organizing The Gallery

      7:59
    • 4. Creating A Canvas

      7:54
    • 5. Using Reference Images

      5:38
    • 6. Selection and Transform

      7:27
    • 7. Drawing Your Design

      8:02
    • 8. Backing Up Your Work

      4:08
    • 9. Creating Shapes

      5:34
    • 10. Creating Colour Palettes

      5:53
    • 11. Painting Your Design

      10:09
    • 12. Exporting & Sharing your Work

      7:32
    • 13. Designs With Text

      8:31
    • 14. Batch Export as PDF & PNG

      3:07
    • 15. Batch Import Photos to Project

      3:21
    • 16. Final Thoughts & Examples

      1:53
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The iPad has become a wonderful creative tool you can relax with, while you unwind and enjoy making some art.  The Procreate app has made it a fun and portable art kit that can go anywhere with you.   

Whether you are new to Procreate or you just want to add some tips and tricks to your tool box, this class will show you how to get yourself creating awesome digitally painted designs on the iPad in no time.

In this class we will take your hand drawn doodles from your sketchbook and bring them onto the iPad and into the Procreate App. 

I walk you through the lessons in real time, following a project through from beginning to end.  I share various examples along the way to inspire you in your own creations.

Some of the skills covered in this class:

  • Organizing the Gallery to make the most use of your space
  • How to create a canvas - sizing, resolution and more
  • How to import and use Reference Images
  • Manipulating Our images with Selection and Transform Tools
  • Gesture Controls and Shortcuts
  • Backing up Your Projects
  • Creating Shapes from Your Drawings
  • Creating Custom Colour Palettes
  • Painting Using Clipping Masks and Layers
  • Brush Selection and Texturizing with the Eraser
  • Designing With Text
  • The Many options for Exporting and Sharing your designs
  • And so much more

What you will need:

  • iPad - I use an iPad Pro 12.9" first generation in class
  • Procreate App - I am using Procreate version 4.3 in this class
  • Apple Pencil - you could also use a stylus or even your finger 
    • note: the Apple Pencil offers pressure sensitivity as well as more accuracy, but is not absolutely necessary.

I have included a Class Outline PDF for quick reference to what each lesson covers and to make it easier for you to refer back to specific tools used in each lesson.

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Jane Snedden Peever

Creativity & Mindfulness

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- Create Some Space For Yourself, And Enjoy Simply Creating Something From Your Heart-

One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to carve out some space everyday for a little creativity.  It doesn't have to be elaborate or complicated, just simple and fun and speaks to your heart.  Drawing has been my way to bring myself back to centre and create a calm space in my life where I can follow my own imagination.  Be it doodling fantasy like creatures, creating geometric designs, or just filling a page with flowers and leaves.    The process itself is where the magic is, enjoying putting pencil to paper, or apple pencil to iPad.  Whatever speaks to you and helps you enter that world of imagination.  

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1. Doodles to Digital Design: Hi, my name is Jane and I'm the creative illustrator and teacher behind JSP create. I'm inspired to help people bring a little more creativity into their daily lives, and to find ways to use creativity as a simple form of self-expression and a great way to unwind and relax. I was self-taught artists, and I find joy in keeping things simple. I love to experiment with basic shapes, and turn them into beautiful designs. The wonderful thing with the iPad is it is so portable. It has every brush and paint color you could walk right in one place, no mess, no fuss. In this class, I'm going to show you how to take your sketchbook doodles onto the iPad, and show you how easy it is to create beautiful digital art pieces. We'll be using the Procreate app in this class, and I've structured the class so that even if you're new to Procreate, you'll be able to follow along and learn the basics as you go. I share a lots of tips and tricks along the way for both beginners and seasoned users. We're going to work through a project from beginning to end in real time so that you can see exactly how the steps are done. First, we'll get some of our hand-drawn doodles from the sketchbook onto our iPad camera roll. Once in Procreate, I'll show you how to set up and organize your projects in the gallery section. From there, we will create our first Canvas and learn about sizing and resolution. Will bring your sketches in, and select portions of your doodles to work with. Then onto drawing and creating shapes, I'll show you the amazing power of layers and clipping masks, and we'll start painting our designs. Once the paintings are complete, we will learn different ways to export our masterpieces. Finally, we'll explore the text feature in Procreate, so that you can create your own digitally hand painted pieces for greeting cards or printable folk art signs. Throughout the class, we'll explore best choices, gestures, shortcuts, preferences, and many more tips to help you make the most out of creating in Procreate. Once you finish this class, you're going to find your sketchbook has become your greatest resource for all your future digital art pieces. You'll have a solid understanding of the basics of Procreate, and you'll enjoy spending some relaxing time, painting and creating wherever you may go. Portable, easy, and so much fun. Get ready to create some beautiful and simple art while learning Procreate along the way. I'll see you in class. 2. Set Up: Welcome to class. There isn't very much you need for this class. I will be working on the iPad Pro, using an Apple pencil. You can use any iPad that works with the procreate app, and you can use any stylus or even your finger. The Apple pencil is great for precision and detail work, but you can use any stylus that will work with your iPad or you can even use your finger. Finger painting can be very relaxing. You'll also need the procreate app, which you can get on the app store. This class is done in version 4.3. The only other thing I'll need you to do to set up before we start class is to pull out your sketchbook and take some pictures of your doodles. You can do this right on the iPad itself. You just need to use the camera app and you can take the pictures of your doodles and they will go straight onto your camera roll, which is where we're going to use them from, once we get rolling in the class. Once those doodles are on our camera, roll on our iPad, we'll be able to bring them into procreate. From there, we're going to create beautiful painted digital art. Grab your sketchbook, gets some your doodles onto your iPad camera roll and you're ready to go. I'll see you in the next lesson. 3. Organizing The Gallery: Before we get into the drawing, I want to show you how to do some organizing of your projects in Procreate. We're going to open the Procreate app and it will open up into our gallery. Now, if you just been working on a project and hadn't officially closed the app by swiping it, you'll open back up into your project, but generally it opens up into the gallery where all of your projects are sitting. If it's the first time that you've opened Procreate, you'll end up with some of their default images. You can keep those or you can delete them. You can see here in my gallery, my first three items are single projects. But these items here are called Stacks and that's Procreate's version of a folder. It helps you organize your projects into themes and ideas, so that they're easier to find and you don't end up a scrolling allotment of projects that you could scroll and scroll and have tons of projects, and not be able to find things that you've already worked on. The individual projects if you were to touch on them, they open up and you can create with them. We can go back to our gallery up here in the left-hand corner, and it takes us back/ these individual projects, you can move them around, back and forth, and then we have the stacks. If I touch on one of my stacks, it opens up with all the projects that are in it. Then I can touch on these projects and they open up for me to work in, so it's just like having them in a folder. Go back to our gallery and we'll go back to the Main Gallery, and you can see that each of these stacks has a number end of here, 25 artworks, 23 artwork, so it tells you how many projects are in each stack. You can also move the stacks around, and as you move them around you see this little blue numbers show up to see how many there are. I've accidentally now dragged it into another stack, so I'm going to take it back out and drop it again and it's there. The thing with the dragging items around, you have to be careful you will drag projects into each other and create stacks, but that's okay because we can uncreate that stack as well. First I'm going to show you how to create a stack. You're going to take one project and you're going to drag it over top of another project, it highlights in blue and you drop. Now, it's created a stack of two artworks. I can name this stack by touching it, and I can name it anything I want, artworks, is a good little name for it. Now, you can see I have created a stack, I call it artworks with two artworks. If I want to drag another one in there, I just touch it, drag it in and it will actually open up. Then I can put the new project in there, and it retains the name artworks. Now, if I want to take those out, let's say I don't want that one in there, touch it, drag it up to the name, the name will turn blue and it now it's out. Just drop it somewhere. Be careful when other things highlight because you don't want to drop it into them, but to drop into a stack, it actually has to open up the stack, so don't worry too much about that. Again, I can take another one out. If I want this one out, I take it, it turns blue and I drop it out of it. Now, this one remains a stack, even though it only has one artwork in it. If I wanted to, I could drag that one out as well, just touch on it and then drag it, and it comes out. Now, they're all separate again and the stack has disappeared. That is one way to create a stack. Another way is to use the Select tool up here on the right-hand side, to select this blue bar we'll come across meaning that this is active. Then each one of these has a little circle that I can check. I can check all three if I want and then I choose stack, and I just stack those three. Now, I can use the X here because I'm done stacking and again, I can rename that. That's another way to create a stack and again, to drag it out, you just have to drag it out and drop it into your normal gallery. Now, you can also drag stacks into stacks. Now, I want to create a duplicate of this one because I need another project, I only had the three. One thing you can do with your projects if you slide to the left, you can share it, duplicate, or delete it. I'm going to duplicate it just so I have a second one to work with. Then I'm going to drag those into each other and create a stack, so there we have another stack of two artworks. Let's name this stack Art One, and I'm going to name this stack art two, and I'm going to show you what happens when you drag stacks into stacks. I can drag this stack into this stack, and it opens up and I drop it. Now, all the projects are in this stack and it retains the name of the stack I dropped into, so Art One is gone. I just wanted to show you that's how you can drag stacks into each other. The other thing you can do is if we use the select, it also works for stacks, so I can't stack it because it's already a stack, but I can do something cool which is called preview, and basically it brings me up a slideshow of what's in the stack. I can just slide it to the side, that's a blank one and it'll show me all the projects that are in here, and if I find when I want to work on, I just double tap it and it opens up into the drawing section of the Procreate. I can go back into my gallery, so that's a little fun thing you can do, and see them in a folder here or a stack called Black and Whites, I click on that, takes me back to my main gallery. That's a fun thing you can do to see what's in them. You can either touch on them to see what's in them, or you can use the select and choose it and preview and it gives you a nice full-size images of every one of the projects. While you're in here, there's also the option of sharing, duplicating, and deleting. If you want to delete an entire stack, it would delete every project in it, so be careful that you don't do that unless you really want to. Sharing. I'm going to get a little more into this later on, but it lets you share everything that's in there, so I can share it as a PDF, which is a lot of fun because let's say I had one here called coloring book, in there, I put each of the images I'd like to create a coloring book out of, and I could share it as a PDF and each one of those projects would show up on its separate page, so we can show you that later. There's also the options of Animated Gifs now, Animated PNGs, lots of options in there, we'll cover some of that later. I'm just going to use the x here to get out of that selection tool. Now, you know how to create a stack, you know how to remove something from a stack, and you know how to drag stacks in the stacks. Again, I can just show you, we'll pull this project out and leave it here by itself. I could put that project into any one of these stacks if I wanted to. Now, remember when you drag something into a stack, the project itself will keep its name, but the stack will take on the name of the other stack. That gives you a very brief overview of how to organize your artwork in the gallery, and you can play around with that. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to create your first Canvas so we can get going on our project, will see you there. 4. Creating A Canvas: Now that we understand how to organize our gallery, let's get creating our first project. We do this by needing to create a canvas. I'm just going to show you there's a few ways up here to create a canvas. I'm going to briefly go over the ones that we're not going to use at the moment. You can import something. If I chose Import, it would open up in my file folder that's on my iPad. I could choose Dropbox or Google Drive. The importing would usually be if you have a Photoshop file or a PSD file from another program. Even on your iPad, like graphic, you can import them in here with all the layers. Another option is to import a photo. This would come straight to your camera roll. If I were to choose photo, it would bring up my camera roll and I could pick one of those. The thing with importing a photo from your camera roll is it comes in with the size of the photo and the resolution of the photo already set. This is fine if you want to do some work on the photo and to save it that way. But we're creating a brand new project and I want to control my resolution and the size of my canvas. What we're going to use, and this is the one I use, the most common, is this little plus sign. When you touch on the plus sign, it gives you a bunch of options. Procreate has some preset canvases that you can use.The first one at the top is the screen size, so the canvas would be the entire size of the screen in the drawing section. You can also choose something from your clipboard that you've saved, possibly from another app or from another project. Then they have one that is a square, 4K, all your basic sizes they think you might like, and then you can create your own. From pretty much here down are the ones I've created myself. When you create them, you can name them, so that you can use them over and over again as well. My standard that I use for my mandalas is often an eight inch at a 300 DPI resolution. The eight inch is good, because then I can print them out on copy paper with a high resolution. Here I also have one called letter portrait, which is the size of basic copy paper. Then I also have an eight inch at 600 DPI. I have a few in here that I've saved as different standards that I use. But I'm going to show you the custom areas. We'll go down to the very bottom, and we create custom size. It brings up this window that we can create a custom canvas. We can choose the width and the height, and we can also use the resolution which is DPI, dots per inch, usually is what it refers to, and then we can also name it. Down here, you can choose the units that you want your width and height to be in. You can choose millimeters, centimeters, inches, or pixels. Inches I use for my eight inch. I would say eight up here and eight here. I have an eight inch by eight inch at 300 DPI. I can also change this to 600. Now you'll see down here is your maximum layers. It's telling you how many layers you'll have to use if you choose this size of canvas. If you want something that has a lot of layers, this probably isn't a good option because I only have 19, which can seem like a lot, but when you get creating, you might want more than that. If I go back down to a 300, you'll see my layers jumped up to 89, which is lots of layers to work with. Now the other thing is I could also do it in pixels, which I calculate eight inches at 300 DPI is, 8 times 300, is 2,400 pixels. That's another way to do it in pixels. You have your choice. It's really preference on how you visualize the canvas, whether you visualize it in inches, or pixels, or even in centimeters. If I were to create this one, I'd also want to title it, and then I would title just so I would know, eight inches 300 DPI. I already have one like that, but we'll see what happens here. Yes, it created it, went ahead and created it, popped it right into my drawing section. If I go back to my gallery and hit the plus sign again, it will be sitting in here at the bottom. I actually have quite a few of those. Sometimes I forget that I have created them already. If you end up with a bunch of these and you don't want them, you just slide them to the left and you can either edit it or you can delete it. That keeps you from ending up with way too many in here. The DPI is important if you're creating a design that you want to send for print-on-demand, which is like printing them on t-shirts, or even printing them as prints, framed prints. If you're using something such as Society6 or even Printfall, you want to be conscious of the size of your design and the resolution of your design. That's when you want to pick something that you have created. To start this project, I could choose screen size, actually I will, and I'll show you what happens there. We're going to go in, it opens up. If we go up into our settings here, we can choose canvas and we can get the canvas information. That was one of their presets. In here I can see the information about this canvas. It tells me the pixel dimensions. It also tells me the physical dimensions. It also tells me the resolution. Their resolution is 132. I would like the resolution to be 300, because I like to create my artwork that it will look good when it's printed out on something. It'll also tell you how many layers I've used, which is very handy, and the maximum layers that are available. It'll also, down here, give you some other information such as how many strokes you've made, how much time you've worked on it. Then this video length is if you're doing a screen capture or a video of your drawing, and it'll give you file size and image file size. Those are our handy information. But now that I know that my DPI is only 132 on this one, I'm going to go back into my gallery, I'm going to delete this one. Delete. It just got rid of that blank one. Go back into the plus sign, and I'm going to give you these measurements. But I want screen size at 300 DPI. I have already created one, and I have put this in the notes section for you in the project section, that the dimensions for this screen size 300 DPI, the dimensions, and I got them off of this screen size, are 526 by 394 millimeters. I've chosen already, I've set it. Let's go in here and I'll show you. I'll edit it. I've already set the dimensions in millimeters. I've set my resolution now to 300, and it tells me I have 14 layers to work with. Not a lot, but it gives me something to create with, and you'll just have to be conscious of that. We will close this down, touch that again. I'm going to use this one as our project. There it is. It's opened up into the gallery, and we can start working on it. Now that you understand how to create your first project, you can play around with the dimensions. You can see what works for you there. Then I will meet you in the next lesson when we're actually going to get into getting our reference photos in and ready to draw. I'll see you there. 5. Using Reference Images: Welcome back, and we're ready to bring in our reference photos. I just want to show you a quick thing about your workspace here. I'm going to go into the settings, which is the wrench menu, and then we're going to go into preferences. I just want to show you here I use the light interface, I have it turned on. Which means that everything in the background is this very pale gray, and my icons are black. When you first get Procreate, it usually comes with the dark interface, which means the light interface is turned off. Everything is black and your icons are white. Just so you know, if something looks different on mine than it does on yours, it could just be simply the interface color. I like the light interface, it's so much brighter. It's my preference for usage for what I do with Procreate, but some people do prefer the darker interface. That's where that is. I also want to show you down here at the bottom of the preferences, gesture controls. I will deal with some of these as we go through, and I like to just deal with things as we use them, it makes more sense, and it makes you remember them because I'm not giving you a bunch of information that you're not going to use in the moment. What I'm going to deal with right now is in the general section at the bottom, disable touch actions. I turn this on because when I'm using my Apple Pencil, it's the only thing I want to be drawing on my canvas. I don't want my fingers to draw, and sometimes when I'm trying to do the gestures, I end up drawing lines. With this on, that doesn't happen. I also have the rotate with pinch and zoom on, because I like to be able to rotate my canvas as well as pinch and zoom it. If you don't want it to be rotating, you can turn that off as well. Those are two things in the gesture control. Then I also want to look into copy and paste. We're going to use that coming up. Copy and paste right now I have set as a three fingers swipe. You have all these options to pick from, each one of these things in here will use a different option. You can't use the same option for two different things. But for my copy and paste, I've chosen a three finger swipe on the screen. When I swipe down with three fingers, I get my menu that lets me copy and paste, or cut. We'll be using that later. I wanted to just show you how I have that set up. Let's go ahead and start bringing in our reference photos. Right now I have nothing on the canvas and I have nothing in my layers. I'm going to go over to the wrench, and I'm going to use the add, which is the little plus icon here, and I'm going to insert a photo. There are different ways that you can bring things in. You can take a photo straight into Procreate, you can insert a file from somewhere else, and you can also add text now, you can also paste from your clipboard if there's something on your clipboard. But today, we're just going to insert a photo from our camera roll. Now, your reference photos, remember, are sitting on your camera roll. We did that at the very beginning. I'm going to choose insert a photo, takes me direct to my camera roll. I have my images saved in an album called Doodle images. When I bring it up, I have six images of my sketchbook that I took, and I'm going to bring in all six because I like to have a variety of things to work with. I encourage you to bring in not too many, but bring in a couple so that you have some to work with. You have different things to work with in the project itself. All I you have to do is, touch the image and it brings it straight into my project. It's on its own layer and it fits the canvas. I'm going to go in, and I'm going to speed up this section, and I'm just going to bring in all six of these images. Now I have all six of the images brought into my canvas, and they all come in on separate layers, which makes it very handy to use them. At the moment they're all piled on top of each other. I'm just going to show you a nice way to organize your layers. We're going to go through and we're going to select each of these layers by sliding them over to the right. See how they highlight in blue? I want to slide each of them to the right. Then I want to choose this group at the top and it puts them into a group that I can close down. I want to rename my group, and I'm going to name it references. Then I have them organized. Later on when I start drawing and I've already done what I'm going to do with these references, I can actually lock this down so that I don't end up changing them or drawing on them. I can turn it off, and they'll sit at the bottom of my project in case I want to use them for future reference in the same project. For now, we're going to unlock them. Slide it over and unlock. We have them all in there together. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how we're going to pull things out of those images using the transform and select tools so that we can focus down on just one image at a time. Get your reference photos into your project, get them into a group, name your group, and I will meet you in the next lesson where we'll start to work with them. 6. Selection and Transform: Okay. Welcome back. Now, we have your reference photos all in a group ready to go and we're going to go in and choose our first one. Let's just choose this one, for example. Now I'm going to show you how to get something out of this design. Go in and use your Transform tool, which is this little arrow. Let's say I want this little leafy pattern here. You might want to say, "I'll just zoom it in like this." But what's going to happen now is that you have cut off the rest of that photo. You'll see here, if I zoom, there's my canvas. I've cut off everything out here. What if I wanted to use one of those? Well, they're gone now. You can't get them back. I could undo and get them back, but once you've settled with it, they're gone and you would have to bring the image in again. So to save you from having to do that, which we will undo to get our image back the way it was, I'm going to show you a little trick. I will bring the image up a little bit bigger so that it fills the canvas but doesn't go over the canvas. Then I'm going to choose the Select tool I wanted on free hand and I'm just going to draw a little selection around this particular item. That's the one that I want. The easiest thing to do next is to choose duplicate. If I go in here, it didn't actually work because I wasn't on the right layer because I was highlighted up here on the whole group. I want to be on the layer. In procreate, it's extremely important to be on the right layer that you are using because it's very particular to what's happening on the layer and it's very common to select and cut and paste when you're on the wrong layer and have to go back. So always make sure you're on the right layer. Now, I'm on the layer that I want, the one that's turned on. I'm going to turn those off. I want my menu bar to come back up because I still have my selection active. All I have to do is hold on the selection tool and the menu bar will pop back up. Again, we're going to choose duplicate. It does tell you very quickly up here what it just did. Sometimes it's [inaudible] because it's very quick, but it did make a duplicate from the selection and put it on its own layer. So now I can turn off this one. Let's turn off our selection and turn off the layer of the entire drawing and see all I have left now is the selected area, which is perfect because then I go into my transform. Again, I'm on the right layer. Transform will let me make it as big as I want and I can rotate it so I can work with it. That's the best way to pull something out of one of your reference photos so I can turn that off. Let's try a different one and I'm going to show you a different method. Let's turn this one on. This one expanded beyond, but I'm not going to worry because I'm not going to take that top part. You have to be careful sometimes when your canvas is long and your reference photos are the opposite way. Sometimes they do come in properly, but sometimes they'll get cut off when you close them down. I'm going to go back into my layers, make sure I'm on the right layer, so see how I am on the layer I was just working on. I want to be on the one that's active. I'm going to choose selection. I want it to be free hand. Let's go round one here and let's see. If I were to stop my selection and say, "I need to zoom in". It's a little hard to see. You can do that and then pick it right back up where you were selecting and see how it just kept on going. So now I have the selection and I zoomed the whole canvas, not just the picture itself. It's okay, it didn't cut off anything else because I'm zooming the entire canvas when you have the Transform off. I've selected this area. Like I did last time, I could duplicate, but here's another option for you to play around with. You can three finger swipe, so I'll get rid of my Apple Pencil. Three fingers, swipe down the screen and you get your little menu to pop up. You have to swipe fast. Just keep trying. When my little menu pops up, it gives me different options. I can cut it, I can copy it, I can copy and paste it, or I can cut it and paste it. All I want to do is copy and paste because I don't want to destroy anything about the original image. So copy and paste, tells me up here, copy and paste it. When I go in, it did exactly what the duplicate did. It put just that image on its own layer. If I turn off the big picture, I end up on that layer with just this image for which I can transform and make bigger. That's perfect because now I might just want to work with this image. Let's say I wanted to work with this image as well. I'll be able to show you how you can draw these two and not have to worry about the rest of your reference photo interfering. That is how you use the Selection tool and the Transform tool to pull stuff out of your reference images and put them on their own layers. They're staying under the same reference images. So they're still under the same group. You can do that with quite a few things. The other thing I want to show you is how to change the opacity. I'm going to turn one of these off. I don't need them both on. We're going to go into one of the layers that I have. I'm just going to move it over a little bit and I'm going to change the opacity because if I want to draw on top of this, which will be on a new layer, I don't want this to be so bold because it's going to interfere with what I can see with my drawing. I changed the opacity. There's two ways to do it. You can go into the layer and choose this little n, which is for normal. These are the blend modes. We are not going to use those, but the opacity is sitting right here. You can slide this slider down and it becomes quite faint, which is very handy for a guide. So that is one way to change the opacity. The other way is keeping that selected, go into the one tool and opacity is right at the top. This is called the adjustment tool. I call it the one tool. It's what it looks like, and you choose Opacity. This blue bar will highlight. All you have to do is slide your pencil back and forth on the screen and it will change the opacity of that layer. So see how it's nice and faint again. This will make it easy for us to draw because we're going to open up a new layer and draw on top using this as a guide. So there you have, your reference photos are in. We've chosen a few items from a reference photo that we want to draw. Before we hit the next lesson, go into your reference photos, pick out a few items, select them with the Select tool, bring them onto their own layer, and lower their Opacity and you'll be all set for the next lesson where we're actually going to start drawing. I'll see you there. 7. Drawing Your Design: Here we are ready to start our drawing. You have brought in some reference photos and you've selected some items out of them that you want to draw. We're going to start with this one right here. What I'm going to do is I'm going to collapse my group and I'm going to lock it down. That will protect this layer from being drawn on at all, so it won't alter it now and going to create a new layer with the plus sign, and I'm going to name it so that I don't get confused, and this will be my drawing layer. Here is where I'm going to draw. We're going to go into our brushes and I'm going to show you the brushes that come with procreate. One of the best ones for simple drawing is there monoline in the calligraphy. They have some inner inking that are good as well. I like their studio pen,and it depends on really what you're trying to do with your drawing. But for our purposes, the monoline is the best one. Because the drawing that we're doing, we're actually going to be using that drawing as a basis to pull the shapes out. The pen itself is going to make a big difference in the more consistent the line, the better. I will suggest that you use the monoline in the calligraphy folder and it comes with procreate, so you don't have to go anywhere to get any brushes. We're going to go back and make sure we're on our drawing layer. It won't let us draw anywhere else. Let's try to draw here. It won't. It says group selected no, open layers no, so that's good. That's what happens if you try to draw where you're not supposed to. We're going to draw on our drawing layer. That's the one that's open to us. I'm going to go into my mono line and we're going to start to draw. We're just using this image as a guide to draw our own, and the bigger the image is on the canvas, the better. I always suggest that you draw as big as possible. Because if you want to downsize, it downsizes much easier. If you draw something small and then you try to upsides it, you're going to get a very pixelated, blurry look because this is what they call a rasterized program. Everything you draw is pixelated. It's not vector base, which can be increased and decreased in size and have no effect on the quality. This one, if you try to increase something, it will pixelate out and it will get very blurry. Draw the item as large on the canvas as possible, and then we can use the transform tool and make it smaller if that's what we want to do. I have this pretty large on my canvas. I'm going to zoom in a bit, and zooming is really great, so I'm zooming on the canvas. I can zoom really close to some of these items as a draw them and not affect the image itself because it's the canvas that I'm zooming. Let's get started drawing. I'm going to zoom in and I'm going to bring my brush size down because I added up the max there, and you can play around with this. You can start to draw over top of your sketch. You're just using it as a guide, and what I want to suggest here is that you make all your lines join. Because again, what we're using these for is the shapes inside. You'll find that if you leave open spaces, it's going to be complicated when we try to pull those shapes out. You don't have to make it match perfectly. But you do want to use your doodle as a guide the best that you possibly can. I'm just going to speed through this drawing, this entire image, and I'll meet you back here when the image is drawn. What I want to show you here, I left these little circles out on purpose because I wanted to show you what procreate has here. For the quick shape. If you want your circles to have little more perfect look to them. This is how you do it. Procreate now has a quick shape and a quick line function. I'm going to show you in here under the Settings and the Preferences go into Gesture controls, and here is your QuickShape. QuickShape is draw and hold, draw and hold to make a shape from that stroke. If I hold the shape with my pencil on the canvas, it'll turn it into a perfect shape. There's other ways you can control that, but I'm just going to do the draw and hold. We're going to go in here and I'm going to show you how that works. I want to draw a circle. Generally my circle would be like that. But I held onto it just long enough, and it says ellipse created. It actually created an ellipse. It's smoothed out my circle, which is a really nice function to have. Again, I can do the same down here, and if I just hold onto it long enough, it turns it into a nice smooth ellipse. I can just keep drawing these and it turns them into these nice smooth little circles. That's what the quick shape does for you. It just arms here with some of that smoothing. You don't want your lines to be perfect because we're looking for a hand-drawn look. So you can play around with the quick shape if you want to, it's a fun thing to do, but don't feel you need any of your lines to be perfect. There we have on our layer our drawing and we can turn off of our reference and we're left with just the drawing. You can go ahead and create a few of those. What I would do is create another layer, turn this one off, go back into my references, and I'm done with that one. Now I can do this one. Let's bring our opacity down, and I'm going to close down that reference group, but leave the reference on, go back up to the layer and this will be whatever you want to call it, Drawing 2. You can call them what they are. Leaves and little heart-shaped leaves if you have names for them that's Drawing 2. Again, we can use our mono line as our inking brush and we can go in. The other thing that I do like to use, I like to play around with the brushes. Let's say I go in inking and I go into the studio pen because I like that one, and this gives you a little more of a hand-drawn look simply because the pen itself has more pressure. I really do love drawing with pens that have pressure. Again, we're have new layer, and I'm just using this one as a reference. I'm just adding them in so that the mine itself isn't perfectly consistent. So you're getting some of the variance in the line work, which I really enjoy. So we're going to go ahead and do this one as well. Once you have all your drawings done, and you don't have to have all done, let's have a few of them done. Then we can start working on the next stage, which is going to be pulling the shapes out of our drawings so that we can create some beautiful painted art from our doodles. I will see you in the next class with some of your drawings already done have fun. 8. Backing Up Your Work: Welcome back. We're ready to move on with our drawings and start creating our shapes, but before we do that, this is a good time to address backups. Procreate doesn't necessarily have a backup system, so the idea that you do, is you backup your projects by duplicating them. I'm just going to show you this is a good time to discuss it, because if you recall, this canvas size that we chose with the resolution that we chose, it only has 14 layers to use. Now you may have found, as you were doing the drawings, you ran out of layers, if you were doing quite a few of them. I did five drawings and I have six reference photos in there, so I was coming pretty close to the maximum amount of layers that I can use with this canvas, that's the one thing about having a high resolution is it really limits your layers, but that's okay, I'll show you how we deal with that. We're going to go back into our gallery, and here is our project here, and this is how I create backups. Slide to the left, stay on there and duplicate, and it's going to duplicate that project for me, and when it's done, I'm going to go back in and I'm going to name this one, backup one, and you can name it with a date, whatever you want to do. That is my backup, and then what I'll probably end up doing is putting them all in a folder together, but for now we'll leave them separate. This is our backup and I know that this one has my drawings and my reference photos. Now I'm going to go into the new one, and once it's loaded, I can actually remove these references because I'm not going to need them at this point, and I do have a backup of them, so here I'm going to delete the references right there, I've created a whole bunch more layers for myself. I'm going to work with this top drawing, so really I could delete these drawings as well, but I'm going to leave them in for the time being, and one more way, if you do have a lot of drawings and you still want to keep them in there. Another way to get a few more layers is to go into the canvas and crop and resize it. You see here I've got all this blank space on either side. I really don't need that because this is the concentration of my drawing, so I could actually move these in as far as I want, and you'll see I just created up to 27 layers. It was at 14, so that alone by changing the canvas size, my resolution is still 300, and I can't make it any higher because the image is as tall as it can go, so I got rid of some of the width to give myself some more layers. I can use that. Just use Done, now the one thing that you do have to be aware of and I know mine are okay because they're all tall and long, but if you had any designs already drawn that were width wise, they would be cropped off, so be very careful when you're cropping your canvas that you're not eliminating some of the drawing that you've already done. I'm only going to use this drawing, so each of these drawings survived, so that's just fine. When you're cropping though, just be careful that you don't crop off your drawing, so that is the way that you can create more layers, and that's also how you back up your work. There will be periods of time where you will want to backup your project, just in case you get to a point in you've eliminated something or you've cropped something by mistake and you can't go backwards because you've saved it, or for whatever reason, it's always good to have a series of backups, so at least you can go back to the last stage that you are at, just like you would on a laptop or any other program, you always have that backup in there. That is how I backup and procreate. Now that we've addressed that we can move forward on our shapes. 9. Creating Shapes: So let's get going. I'm going to actually eliminate this, because I don't want to be distracted. You don't have to, but I want you to focus on this one drawing that I'm doing. So with the drawing, I'm going to create a new layer over top of it, and I'm going to fill that layer with a color. I'm just going to use a nice soft blue and we're going to tap on it and choose Fill layer. So it fills the entire layer, and it's over top of my drawing, it doesn't really matter, I can move my drawing over top of it if I want to. The next thing I'm going to do is touch the drawing layer, and I'm going to choose, Select, that will select everything that's on this layer and seeing is there's no background, it only selects the drawing, that's what I want. Now and going to be removing this from the fill layer, but I also don't want this background. All I want is what's inside the drawing. So in order to remove that in the same step, I'm going to go down here. I have automatic and I'm going to touch the background, and the first one we'll close up my window, and now I touch it again, and it select the entire background as well as all the line work. Now I'm going to open up my Layers again, and I'm going to go down to my Fill Layer, and you can see everything that is not selected, has these lines all over it. So that tells you that the flower itself is not selected and that's what I want, only the line work in the background. So on the Fill Layer we're going to touch that, and we're going to choose Clear. Now, we will turn off the drawing, and you can see what is left is just the shapes of the flower. The only thing missing is the stem, and I'll show you how to add that back in. So I'm going to turn my drawing back on and I'm going to take the opacity down really far. We're going to go down to about 10 percent. I would just want to be able to see where it is without interfering with my drawing. I'm going to go back to the Layer where the shapes are, choose a brush. The brush I'm going to choose is the Script brush in calligraphy section, remember we drew with the mono line which was a non pressure brush. The script brush is pressure brush with a taper. So I like to give my drawing a little bit of shape, and form in the script brush works very nicely. So now we are on the layer with the shapes, I'm using the same color, that nice blue. I have my script brush, and I'm going to go ahead and draw my stem back in. Very simple, in fact, I think I'll make it a little bit bigger, and I'm just going to follow where the stem already was, and when I turn off the drawing there, I have the stem. So I now have just the shapes of my flower to work with. So we can move that one up to the top. Then next step is going to be separating these out onto separate layers, so that we can paint them different colors. So what I'm going to do is go back into this layer, choose my selection tool, and I'm just going to make sure it's an automatic. The first thing I'm going to do is select these outer petals. So see how they change color as I select and again, if you're using the dark interface, your selections might be reverse colored to what minor, so just be aware of that. So I just want these outer petals on the first one. Once I have them all selected, I'm going to choose Duplicate. What's going to happen is when I go in here, the duplicated onto a separate layer, just those petals. So I'm going to turn my selection off. There's just the outer petals, they've duplicated onto their own layer. So that's great. I'm going to go back and do that again, make sure I'm on the flower layer, choose my selection, and this time, I'm going to choose the leaves, and that will also choose the stem and again, I'm going to duplicate, and again it puts it on its own layer. So turn my selection off, go back to my flower layer and continue to do this with each item that I want on a separate layer. I'm going to choose the inside of the petals and the center, I want those to be one and Duplicate. Again, they're on their own layer, and one more time we're going to go back, we're going to choose Select, and I'm just going to choose this center part that I haven't selected yet, and one thing when you're doing the selection before we're finished here, if you touch on it and slide, see how the threshold comes up. You want the threshold for this one to be about 70 to 80 percent. If you go too high, you're going to select the entire canvas. If you go too low, you're going to get a very jagged pixelated edge around your selection. So just play around with that, if you don't feel your selection is doing what you want it to do. So one more time we're going to Duplicate, go in and now we have everything on its own layer. So the way I can check that is if I turn off my flower, and I turn on all the other layers, the whole flower exists. So every piece of it is on its own layer, and I'll be able to paint these on their own. So in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to get a reference photo, and pull some colors out of it to create your own custom color palette. I'll see you there. 10. Creating Colour Palettes: Welcome back. In this lesson, I want to show you how to create a custom palette of your own desired colors. It's always fun to be able to choose your own colors to paint with and not have to just use the colors that are provided within the app itself. To create your custom palette, first, you need a reference photo. You can go online on Pinterest or pretty much anywhere and save some images of colors you really love. I have a reference photo I'm going to bring in. First of all, here I have these all grouped together and I'm going to turn that off so it doesn't distract me. I'm going to go into the wrench tool and I'm going to insert a photo just like we did for our reference sketches. I have an image here that I want to bring in. There it is. I love the colors in this image. It's like a sunrise or a sunset happening over the ocean. You can use a bunch of different reference photos if there's different colors you want to put in your palette. But I'm just going to show you using this one how to get some of the colors out of it. I'm going to open the color palette, which is up in the top right-hand corner. We touch on that and we open up all these palettes. It comes with some basics and then I've added in some of my own. To create a new palette, you use this plus sign, and then your palette shows it up down here, and it's creating it as the default palette. You can move it up to the top if you want. Just so it's up there. I have quite a few palettes in here. If you've created a palette you don't want, you just slide it to the side and you can delete it. There's also the ability to share your palettes. You can set it as default simply by touching this and then that means that when you go into these other options like value, that's the palette that will show up for you. Back into our palette icon, I'm going to set our new one as the default. I'm going to go and pick some colors. I'm going to show you how we get the color picker up. We're going to go back into our wrench tool and into our preferences under the gesture controls. Here we are again, we were in this before. There is an eyedropper option here. Under that, you can choose how you want your eyedropper to show up. I believe it may come set with the touch and hold. I like to use the little square so you can choose which way you want that to show up. Going back into our canvas, if I touch on this square, I get my little eyedropper to show up, and then I can drag it around my image. I'm going to find a color on here I like, a nice soft blue, I think I'll go with something there. It gives me a nice soft sky blue. I go back into my color palette and the way I get that into the palette is I just touch on it. Now that color is in my palette. I can go back and choose another color. Let's choose one of these nice pinks. Back into my palette and I touch on it. It's really that simple. If I end up with a color in my palette that I don't like, I just touch the palette and I can choose to delete it. I can also move them and I can put it into another palette. Now notice that it didn't move it out of this one, it merely copied it. I can go ahead and hold down on it and delete that one out of there as well. That is how you create a palette. Very simple, bring in your images, use your color picker, and then bring your colors in. The other way to create colors is if you like that color, but maybe you want something a little darker. We're going to go into value. You can play with your HSB and your RGB color sliders. You can also go into classic, which is one of my favorites. Just gives you the big square and you can slide around for darker colors, gray tones, whatever you want. You also have the sliders down here and you can change the hue on here. The final one is the disc, and that one is always fun. You can move it around the outer circle. Wherever you end up on the outer, the inner lets you fine-tune. You can also pinch that out so you get a much bigger area to fine-tune and then bring it back in. There's lots of ways to choose your color going back into the value if you have a hexadecimal specifically that you want to use. Often I have colors I use for my branding or in specific areas of my designs. I know the hexadecimal code for those and I can bring those right in without having to look for them and play around with the RGB numbers. That's really handy to have that as well. Here it's showing you what the previous color was and what the new color is. That's why there's two there. If you are changing a color up, it's going to show you the new color on the right side and the old color is on the left side. You know what you started with here and this is where you're going. If you're just looking for something that's a slight shade different, that tells you how much of a difference it is. Lots of things you can do in the color palette and lots of ways to pick new colors. Just a nice short lesson on how to make your own color palette. I'm going to let you go ahead and create the colors that you want in your own custom palette. You can even drag in some of the colors that they provide with the Procreate app. Have some fun with that. Once you have your color palette, we're going to move into the next lesson where we're actually going to start doing some painting. I will see you there. 11. Painting Your Design: [MUSIC] Welcome back. Now, we are ready to start our painting. I'm sure you've been waiting for this section since the beginning of the class. So let's get going on that. What I've got here is the shape, and I've already taken these out as we did in the previous lesson. I want to show you quickly here. I'm going to go back into the "Gallery". I talked about backups before. What I've done is created a stack. In this stack, I've used my backups. I put my backups as well as some of the work I've created already. I have a backup of just my shapes. So again, as you create things, duplicate them so that they become backups, so that you don't have to delete anything. So here, we are in our workspace and I will open it back up, and we've got our shapes all taken apart. So what I'm going to do is also duplicate this group. So remember, I have more layers now, so I've got room to be doing this, because I want a group down here just in case I want to refer back to just the shapes themselves. If I happened to merge things together in the new group. The first thing I want to do is change these all to white. I could have done them white the first time around. I wanted to do them colors so you can see them. In order to see them white, I either have to change my background color or turn my background off, which is what I'm going to do. To turn them white. I need to select white in my canvas, which I have a black and white already here. But if you don't have a pure white or you're not sure, you can go into the value icon and you can check the hexadecimal. It should be six F's. That's the code for white, pure white. So now that we have white will go back into "Layers". Make sure that we're on our first layer of shapes. We're going to go into the "Adjustment" icon and down at the bottom is "Recolor". The little x comes up and you want it to be on the item. You want to turn white. So there we are. All the petals are white. If they don't all show up, you can play around with this lever down here. I'm not going to play with it because they've all turned white. But the flood allows you to expand the area in which will turn the color that you want or recolor. So if you need to use that lever, go ahead. Now we have our first section turned white and we're ready to move on to our next one. So choose the next layer. We're going to go back into our "Adjustment" and choose "Recolor". It was already on it. So we recolored the leaves and the stem. Go back down to the next layer and again, we're going to recolor it. We're going to move it up to these petals. One last section, we're going to recolor and we're going to turn it white as well. So that's how you change the color of anything really, but that's how we change the color of our shapes. So now that they're all white, I can see a true color of my paint on them. That's why I want them white. Plus the brushes that I'm going to use are going to have some transparency to them. So I want them to have a solid background because when I take them out as a PNG and perhaps I want to put them on something else that has a color, that color would show through unless I have a solid background behind them. So let's get painting. Here's how we do it with clipping masks. The first thing you do in your first section is you create a new layer. We touched this layer and we choose "Clipping Mask". A small arrow will show up and point to the layer below it. That means this layer is now clipped to this layer and anything that's painted on this layer will only show up on the items that are already on this layer. So we'll show you how that works. We're going to go in and choose a nice bright color. Let's choose a nice pink. I'm going to go into my brushes and I'm going to use the "Watercolor" brush that's under the "Artistic" folder that comes with procreate. So again, we're on a clipping mask layer and we're going to go ahead and start painting. So you can see that the pain is only showing up on those petals, not behind it, not on any of the other sections. If I pull it up, you can see on that layer, if we unclip it, it's really just a scribbled mess of color. But by clipping it, it puts it directly onto those shapes and only those shapes. So this is the Handy's way. It's almost like a stencil. So again, we'll use another color because I want to add some depth into my petals. So we'll just put some orange in there and we'll just color it in. Moving with the shape of the petals. Maybe will put one more in there, just a little bit deeper red. There we go. We have our first set of pedals painted. So let's go down to the Leaf. Add a layer above it, and turn it into a clipping mask. Again, the arrow points to the leaf, which means anything on this layer will only show up on that leaf. You can have multiple clipping mask if you want to add multiple colors, but you're not sure if the color is going to work. You can add another clipping mask over top and put one color on each clipping mask. Then if you decide you like it, you can merge them down and if you don't, you can just clear it or erase it. So we don't need this one right now. I'm going to go in and choose a nice green. I'm going to stay with a watercolor brush. We're going to paint on the leaves. So it gives you a nice texture. Then I'm going to choose a darker color to give it some accent. Then I'm going to finish off with a nice let's see, bright green there. This one, here's a good one. We spray green to give it a little bit of light. Here we go. So that finishes off our leaves. Again, if I take it off, it's just a massive color. So we put the clipping mask back on and it only shows up on the leaves. So then we go to our next layer. I add a new one, turn it into a clipping mask. Now we're working on these section here. So let's choose maybe more of an orange color. Just add some orange in there, and it's also in the center. So remember where you're shapes are. We're going to go with a little bit of red on that. Let's use a brighter red. That stands out nicely from the leaves on the back. I think that's good. Now we're going to go to this last section that's still wait, add a layer, "Clipping Mask". Now we're going to choose something for this area here. So let's choose a little more pink. Let's stay with the pink or darker, maybe little purple. Something much darker. Here we go. In there you have your flower already painted. You are using the shapes like stencils and your clipping layers above them. So they'll only paint on those particular stencils. So let's turn on our background color and you get a better idea with the white showing up in the background now of what is going to look like. But each of these has a white background for the shape. So you wouldn't have to worry if you changed your color. Let's go black. You don't get the black showing through other than the lines where there is no color. You don't get it showing through the actual paint. That's the point of having the weight on the back. So let's go back to a white background. Let's try our eraser to take a little bit of this color out and do some texts rising. So the nice thing and procreate is every one of the brushes works as an eraser as well. So you can put texture in with a brush, and then you can use a different texture and take some of that color out. It really gives it a lot of depth and dimension. So I'm going to use the dry brush from my eraser that's available in the painting folder. I'm just going to go up to our first one and be on a layer with a paint is and I'm just going to stroke some color out and you get a little bit of this dry brush. Look, there's It's very pale color, so it's a little hard to see. But I'm getting a little bit of it out. Then let's go on to the leaves and use the dry brush again, just to create a little bit of dimension in there. Let's use it a little on each of the areas to see what we get. So we get a little bit of it everywhere. Then finally, just in this section here, little bit of texture. There you go. You now have a painted flower. It's a very folk art look, but you get to use paints, textured brushes, and hey will only show up in the areas that the shapes dictate. So in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to get this beautiful painted image out of procreate onto your camera roll so that you can do something with it. So have fun with the painting. Explore, tryout, different doodles that you've done. I will meet you in the next lesson. Where we will learn how to share our images and export them. I'll see you there [MUSIC]. 12. Exporting & Sharing your Work: Now that you have your beautiful painted flower finished, what can you do with it? How do you get it out of Procreate so that you can use it somewhere else. Let's go into our layers. I'm going to show you here, the clipping mask can be merged down onto the shapes. At this point in time, you can't really transform it where it is because everything's on a separate layer. You can merge the color down onto the shape and now that shape is one. The painted look is one with the shape. If you want to actually use this image on this canvas and downsize it, move it somewhere, you would have to merge the paints on to their shapes and then merge it into one unit. That's one thing, if you wanted to keep it in the same canvas. Let's just go backwards there and, unmerge that. Another option is you can go into the wrench tool and you can copy canvas, and it will copy everything that it sees, including the background. If I want this to have no background to be a transparent image, all I have to do is turn off the background. But the paint is still backed by these wonderful white shapes. No matter what other color background I put it on, that color's not going to show through. I can go into the wrench tool and I can choose "Copy Canvas". Then I can go out into my gallery and I can create a new canvas. We'll just choose screen size this time. Now that I have my new canvas, I can go in to the wrench tool again and I can choose "Paste" and in pops my beautiful flower, and I can transform it and move it around. I can even change the background color to anything I want and it doesn't affect the color of the paint. If you wanted to create a canvas that use multiple images of whatever you painted, that's one way to do it. Just copy the canvas out of where you have painted and paste it into another. Now let's say that I actually want to take it off the iPad all together. Perhaps I want to make a greeting card out of it, or I want to put it on a t-shirt or a cushion cover. So how do we do that? Well, I can leave everything the way that it is. I actually need to take out the background because no matter how you save it, it will register the background if it's turned on. Turn off your background because we want it to be a PNG file. Go over to your wrench tool and we're going to choose the "Share" icon. Now in here, we want to share as a PNG. If I share it as a JPEG, it will automatically save with a white background. JPEGs do that. But the PNG will preserve this transparent background and then I can place it on a thing. Lets say you wanted to put it on a cushion cover and you want the cushion cover to be different colors, this would allow the cushion covers to be different colors and all you would see is the flower. I'll show you some examples of that in the end of the class. You have a few options here. This one's a Procreate file if you wanted to transfer it or back it up to other Procreate, the PSD will allow the layers to stay intact. You also have the options of PDF. Again, I want to use the PNG. Down here is an interesting little feature and I'm not going to use it today, but you can share the layers. Again, you can share it as a PDF so that every layer is a different page. You can also share PNG file. So this is very handy if everyone of your layers, let's say, had a different design on it and you wanted to just save them all at once and not have to go through save as to share as PNG, go to the next layer share as PNG. You would go in here and you'd say share layers as PNG files and it would show up in your camera roll with every one of the layers as a separate image. That's kind of a really cool function. Then you have your animations down here and we're not going to address that in this class. Again, we have our background off, it's transparent and we just have our painted design. I'm going to share it as a PNG. Now it's exporting and it'll give me options of where I want to export it. I can AirDrop it if you have another Apple device, I can email it to someone and I can save it on my camera roll, which is what we're going to do. You can also just copy it. You can print it, and it'll print out on whatever printer you have attached to your iPad. You can save it to your files, or you can also save it to Dropbox if you want to take it onto a laptop or share it with someone else who has a Dropbox. There's lots of options there. We're going to save it as an image. When I go back out and close it down and go to my camera roll, you'll see it sitting right there. It's already saved and I've seen quite a few of them on here. Then I can use that for other projects or I can share it with someone, or I can share it on social media. Lots of options that you can do with your beautiful designs. Going back into procreate, and back into our workspace, now you know how to share your design. I also want to show you, if you want to, you can create other projects with multiple. Now I have this design in my camera roll and I have quite a few others that I've painted as well. I'm going to go in here and show you that I can add, insert a photo and go to my camera roll and I can pick a different one and it shows up as well. I can transform that one then I can place it somewhere else on my canvas. You can create a beautiful little picture with your painted designs all on one canvas. Lots of ideas that you can do with your painted designs. If you want to use the transform tool, some things I haven't shown you yet, is you can flip your designs horizontally or vertically, and you can also rotate them. There's lots of ideas here. You can resize them as a free form which would distort this. We can hit "Reset" to bring it back. You can choose uniform and then that way it will keep the proportions proper, but you can downsize and resize it as you please. Now remember, we made this a good size and you don't want to resize too large beyond what you already made it, or it will start to pixelate. But downsizing always works. Whatever canvas you plan on using them on, be aware of what size you created the design with to begin with. I can flip it horizontally and now I've got a different angle to my design and it kind of get, let's use the same design but gives it a different look to it. Lots of different things that you can do with these beautiful painted designs. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how you could create yourself a little poster or a little greeting card using the text function the Procreate now offers. I'll see you there. 13. Designs With Text: Welcome back. Now that you've exported your designs, and you have them on your camera roll. What else can we do with them? One thing I want to show you the Procreate now offers is adding text to your images. You can create a really nice greeting card or perhaps a nice sign you could print out using both text and your image. I also want to show you how you can paint this text the same way we did our image. Let's create a new canvas using the plus sign. I'm just going to go with screen size this time. Once it pops up, I'm going to go ahead, and add the text first. Over here in your wrench tool, we're going to go down to add in here where we inserted the photo. You can also can add text. To use the add texts, it pops up with a box with a little bit of text just to show you where it's placed. The keyboard pops up so you can type in your own text. We're going to go ahead, and type in something to make a little greeting sign note of. I'm going to choose enjoy the day. Now that I have it typed in, it types in in a color that you have chosen, we'll change that later. I'm going to go in, and edit the style. Choose Edit Style, and it pops-up with a window. You can choose the font. You can choose the style that goes with each of these fonts. Each font changes with the style. You can change elements of the design, the size. Now, a note about the size, your box is limiting the size of your texts. So you can make the box the width of the page. Then you can make the text quite large. I want it pretty big. That's pretty good. The other elements you have here, you can play around with. You've got kerning which just changes the space between letters. Tracking, you've got lots of things you can play with here. We're not going to get into all the ideas that go with texts, but I do want to show you how you add it. We can also choose to center it in our box, or we can place it to the right or to the left. These elements are fun. You can use an underlying or you can choose an outline feature, which is very handy, but we're going to paint it so we don't want the outline feature. This here will change everything to capitals. Right now, I only have the first letters capitals, but if I choose this, I will go ahead,and choose it. It changes all of them to capitals. Now, if I turn it off, it changes them all to small, and I want my capitals back. I also want to note that I have quite a few fonts that I brought into my iPad through different methods, through font apps like ifont. or you can purchase them on Creative Market or places like that. Up here, you can import new fonts. If you want your keyboard back, that's up here. Let's go back, and get the capitals back at the beginning of my letters. I use this to backwards. I can also use two finger tap that also takes me backwards, so I don't have to have that Undo button. I can just use two finger tap. Now, I have made capitals back, but I actually want a different font. We're going to go in, and tap on that. It brings our window backup. Now, I'm going to go through here, and find a font that I'm interested in. I think I'm going to pick this one. It's kind of a nice handwriting, and has a little bit of thickness to it. Once I've picked it, I'm going to choose Done. I'm good with that now. Now, I'm going to bring in some images below. But what I want to do is curve this. I am going to show you a little trick on how to curve this. A little bonus section here. We haven't dealt with this yet. I'm going to go into the transform. Down at the bottom, I'm going to choose Warp. What warp does is it gives me this little grid, and it lets me warp whatever is within that grid. I'm going to bring the edges down so that I have it on a bit of a curve. You'll notice that it just stretches the bottoms down, so I can bring the top-down as well. But again with warp, the center lines, I have to deal with them as well. Again, we're just going to bring all of the center lines down so that we're creating a curve. Again, on this side, and this one down. Now, we have a nice and gentle curve. I'm going to bring it down a little bit more until I'm happy with it. That's pretty good. It gives me a nice curve. You can play around with that. You can bring it spread it down well. Let's stretch it up a little at the top. Maybe we'll bring this over slightly. The thing with the warp is every one of these little grids changes what it looks like. Play around with that, until you're happy with it. You're just trying to get that hand-drawn look with a little bit of a curve. I like that. I'm going to de-select the transform tool. Now, I want to change the color of this. What I actually want to do is paint it. Just a moment here, and I want to resizes up a little bit more. Now, I want to paint it. In order for me to paint it, I want it to be all white. I'm going to choose white. I am going to turn off my backgrounds so I can see where it is. Then I'm going to go in being on that layer, I'm going to go in, and choose Recolor. I'm going to drag my little x up to the text, and all of the texts turns white. Now, I'm happy because I can turn off that adjustments, and I'm going to actually paint it. In order to paint it just like I had with the images, I need to create a layer over top, and turn it into a clipping mask. We're going to go into our brushes. I think I'm just going to try this oil pastel in the sketching area. That gives a unique look. I'm going to go in, and choose various colors of blue. We're ready to go. We're on our clipping mask, and we are going to start to paint. It brings in a nice pastel look. I'm going to choose a few other blues, just to bring them up. Once I have them painted in, I'm going to add a little bit more, but I'm going to bring the background back. There, now I can see it better. I'm going to go in and choose nice green, I think. Just to add into the blue. I'm going to go, and choose one more color. It would be a turquoise. It gives it a really nice model to look with lots of color in it. There is my texts that I've painted. Now, I can bring in my images from my camera roll. Insert a photo, go into my camera roll, and I'm going to pick some of these flowers. We'll pick this one. It comes in. Nice good size. I'm going to use the transform tool, and I'm going to bring it down, and place it right in the center. A little bit bigger. That one I like. I'm going to go in, and bring in a few more. Let's go in, and pick another one. I'm going to pick this nice pink one. Again, comes in in a nice size, and I can immediately downsize it, and put it over to the left. One more time I can go in, and get one for the right-hand side. I have done a red one here as well. I'm going to downsize that one, and bring it over to the right. There we go, a very simple little greeting or sign that I can print out, and put on a door or put on my wall out of the painted images that we've done with some painted texts. That's how easy it is to create something out of your images, as well as adding in text. We'll see you in the next lesson. 14. Batch Export as PDF & PNG: Now before we get to the end, I want to show you that trick I promised you about batch exporting that I talked about at the very beginning. If we have our project in front of us and we have all of our finished designs in one project on separate layers, we turn on every layer because it will only respond to the layers that are on, we go into our wrench tool, we choose the share icon, and we go down to the Shared Layers PDF. I'm going to choose Good because it's fast, and it's going to export all of that as a PDF. I choose where I want to save it, and I'm going to choose my file folder and that's going to save it on my iPad. It asks me where, I'm just going to choose the procreate folder, and it will export into that folder. Now if I go out and choose my file folder and go in, I can see it's right here. It's the name of the project and it's in my procreate folder. If I choose it, it will show you that every one of those images is on its own page. I can scroll through it like a PDF, and I can see all the images separate on their own page. That's a great way to export all of your finished projects into a PDF format. There's also the option of sharing them as PNGs. Again, I have them all selected, same way, but I go down to share layers PNG. It's going to export them and then it's going to ask me where, I'm going to choose my photo album this time. Save images and it tells me it's successful. I go out and look in my camera roll, and there they all are as separate PNGs. Really quick way to get them all exported as separate PNGs instead of doing them one at a time. That's how you batch export and that's a really handy way to save a lot of time. Now I had also mentioned there was another way to do it through the gallery. Let's go back into the gallery and we're going to look at the batch exporting that way. I'm in my folder, up here I choose select, and then I'm going to select the ones I want to export in a batch. I'm not going to choose them all, i'm just going to choose a few so that you get the idea. These ones are only going to export what you see right there on the screen. I've chosen three of them, i'm going to choose share, and I'm going to choose the PDF, which is right here, and again I can choose my quality, I'll just choose good and it will export them. Where does it want to export them? Again, I'm going to choose my file folder. I'm going to choose procreate and then it's successful. Now to see what happened there, I go out and choose my file folder and there it is, it's called a group PDF export. Again each of the images that I selected are on their own page, so another way to batch export a bunch of images into a PDF format. A lot of time-saving tricks there. 15. Batch Import Photos to Project: I have one more trick for you. I want to show you how to batch import some photos. So iPad has this multitasking ability that you can drag another app up and have it as a floating window. I'm going to show you here, we're going to do this with our photos. We drag up on the bottom, we choose our photo app and we bring it up onto our window and we leave it floating on top of our procreate app. Here I can just drag images directly into my project. Now, they come in with the transform tool so you have to turn off the transform tool here and then I can drag in another one. I can drag as many of these images in as I want and it's a very quick way to import images without having to go back to the wrench tool, choose the add function and choose the import photo. This multitasking ability that iPad has can be very useful for importing images directly into your project. Now, what am I going to do now that I have all these images in and I've duplicated them? I have three different versions of this leaf pattern. What I want to do here is draw myself a circle. I'm going to use the quick shape, hold it and then choose the edit shape and circle option and then I'm going to lower the opacity. It's going to be my guide and I want to create a botanical wreath out of these leafy patterns. I have two of each and I may want more but I'm going to transform and resize them. I can flip them horizontally, I can flip them vertically. When I resize them, I'm just using the pinch and zoom but I can also at the bottom I can choose uniform if I don't want to distort. Here I'm flipping them. See when I pinch and zoom, sometimes it distorts. Make sure that you choose uniform. There we go. Now I can keep them all in the same aspect and I can place them nicely all the way around my circles. Again, I'm just taking them and jumbling them up here so that I have different colors next to each other. If I need anymore, I can just duplicate. It's best to duplicate them when they're full size. But if I forget to, I can just duplicate them in the size they're in. I can also just bring in a fresh copy if I need to, if I feel it's getting too blurred out. But I'm going to make sure that I have them all the way around my circle. I think I need one more in there, so I'm going to choose this one, duplicate it and then I'm just going to bring it up and fill in that last space. You can play around with that and get the look that you're looking for, turn off the circle and you end up with your wreath. Now, what can I do with this? Well, I could add some more circles in the background and make them the color of the leaves so that they look a little bit like vines in the background of my wreath. I can add some text in or I can even switch up the text to something different. That's the last tip I have for you, so I'll see you in the next lesson where we'll wrap it all up. 16. Final Thoughts & Examples: [MUSIC] And we've reached the end. This is it. You have all the tools you need to go and create some beautiful digital art. And now, I'm just going to leave you with a few examples of some drawings that I did. So enjoy yourself, thank you so much for joining me in this class. I hope that you learned some new things. I hope that you feel confident with Procreate. I'd love to see your designs, so you can always share them with the hashtag JSP create. I'm on Instagram, and I'm on Facebook. Come visit me and share your designs with me as well. I'm so happy to have seen you here and we'll see you again soon.