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Get Natural Painted Textures In Procreate

Jennifer Rice, Artist and Illustrator

Get Natural Painted Textures In Procreate

Jennifer Rice, Artist and Illustrator

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9 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Class Overview

      1:53
    • 2. Class Project

      0:39
    • 3. Lesson 1: Making Your Paper Texture

      10:11
    • 4. Lesson 2: Sketching Your Flower

      3:17
    • 5. Lesson 3: Painting Your Flower

      18:49
    • 6. Lesson 4: Washi Tape and Shadows

      10:34
    • 7. Lesson 5: Finishing Details

      9:50
    • 8. Bonus: Printing Tips

      4:32
    • 9. Conclusion

      0:41
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About This Class

In this Skillshare class, you’ll learn how to use native Procreate elements to create a natural painted look, without having to buy any new brushes. You already have everything you need within Procreate. This is a class suitable for beginners looking to get comfortable with procreate, or anyone looking to learn how to recreate a traditional media feel. By the end of the class, you will be able to make your own paper texture, learn how to create a natural painted look, and have a printed piece of artwork. 

What You Will Learn

I’ll walk you through how to create a solid foundation for your digital painting in order for it to feel more realistic, through paper textures, brush textures, and blending modes. 

I’ve broken down the process into 5 lessons, covering how to create your own paper texture, sketching out your flower, how to use the native procreate brushes to replicate a natural painted look, how to add fun details and flowers, and how to best use the blending modes to create some more depth within your piece. 

As an added bonus, I'll walk you through the best practices for printing your artwork to give as a gift or to keep for yourself, with a downloadable guide where I share all my printing tips.   

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1. Class Overview: Hi, my name is Jennifer. I'm an artist and illustrator based out of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. And work with watercolor or acrylic pen and ink awash. And of course, I worked digitally within procreate, my art celebrates the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and can be found in homes around the world. Every medium that I work in, I love celebrating the texture and the color that I can bring out. When I first downloaded procreate four years ago onto my iPad, I was immediately struck by how I could recreate a traditional media feel within this digital platform. I am here to teach you some of the things that I've learned along the way. In this sculpture class, you're going to learn how to use native procreate elements to recreate a traditional media feel. I'm gonna teach you how to make your own paper texture. How to work with the brushes that are already within procreate. How to use blending modes to create some extra depth and texture. Also, you can get that natural painted look. This class is suitable for beginners who were starting to work within procreate or artists who are looking to add that painted look to their artwork as an added bonus, I'm gonna walk you through how you can print your artwork at home or through a photo printer so you can give your finished piece of artwork as a gift or keep it for yourself. You can follow me on Instagram and you can see all the new projects and artwork that I'm working on. In addition, you can follow me on skill share and you'll be the first to know when I publish a new class. I'm super excited for this class. Let's get started. 2. Class Project: Your class project is going to be to create a simple floral illustration and you can add a custom message. I'm gonna take you from start to finish, from creating your template to creating your paper, to sketching out your artwork, to painting in your flowers, adding some washy tape and shadows and then finishing it off. You are going to need an iPad, a stylus, or an Apple Pencil. And of course, procreate downloaded. You do not need a printer for this project. I'll show you how you can print at home or you can print through a printer service. Okay, let's get started. 3. Lesson 1: Making Your Paper Texture: First we're going to open the procreate path. And here you see the Gallery of previous artworks. We're gonna open up a new canvas by clicking the plus symbol and the upper right-hand corner here. And then we're going to click this plus again. Let's make our canvas eight by ten at 300 dpi. So we're here in dimensions. And I'm gonna click inches 810, you're gonna do 300 dpi. That'll give us a very high resolution photo here. Okay, so we're gonna click Create, and here's our new canvas. I'm going to sketch my canvas, Andrew, so I can see the edges of my paper that helps me stay more grounded in where my edges are. Feels more like real paper when I'm working this way. Now that we have our canvas open, we're going to create our own custom paper brush. This is gonna give your artwork the paper texture, and a more traditional field. You're gonna go into the native procreate rushes in the upper right-hand corner. Right here. Click on this sketching brush at and scroll down until you find the soft pastel brush. So we have that right here. Swipe left to duplicate. And once you've duplicated, tap to open it. And we're gonna go into the brush studio to change the properties of the brush. On the left-hand side, we're going to click rain right here. And we're going to click texture arised right here. And then we're gonna go ahead and edit this green source. So let's click Edit. And we're gonna click import right here. We're gonna go to the source library. This is the all of the grain textures that are already in your procreate. And we're going to go ahead and scroll down and look through these. Try to find one that looks more like a paper. There's a couple really great ones, inheritors. How wet paper? That's a good one. Cotton paper. Let's see. Let's go back up and do cotton paper. Okay, we have that new grain and here we're gonna click done. Now we have our new paper brush right here. We're just testing it out and then let's rename it so we can find it again. We're gonna go into About this brush and we're going to tap this right here where it says soft pastel. Here's my, say one or two. And we're going to rename this as paid for one. Done, done. Now we have a nice paper brush. To make our paper, we are going to be using three different layers in blending modes. So let's get started on that. On your first layer, we have our layer one right here. We're going to select our new paper brush and then select the color black. So we have paper one, and we're going to select the color black. We're going to swipe our stylus over the whole canvas without lifting it up. If we lift it up and go back over, it's not gonna look great, so we don't wanna do that. Wouldn't swipe it over without lifting it up. We're going to duplicate this layer a few times. It really depends on what kind of texture you have. And then we're going to merge the layers together by pinching it. Okay, we're gonna try this out. I like this layer because we want to get this layer as dark as possible without losing the texture and contrast of the paper. And once we're happy with how it looks, we're gonna create a new layer and the layer panels. And this time we're going to turn this off so we can see what we're doing. We're gonna do amid gray. I like going into the collar panels. You can have it in here, but for me it's easiest to get that midtone gray just by going over to the far left and right in the middle. And we're going to do the same thing and we're going to swipe over the whole thing without lifting up your pencil. Okay, so we're going to duplicate this layer one or two times. This is kind of something that depending on each texture you have to just kind of play around with. But let's just try duplicating it one time. We can change this later as needed. Okay, so we're building our paper texture here. Let's turn this off because we have one more layer to do. Okay, we're gonna create a third layer. And we're going to pick a midtone Gray, maybe a little bit lighter and we're going to swipe it over the canvas without lifting. I did just a tiny bit lighter here. And we're not going to duplicate this at all because we do want this to be the lightest layer. And now we're gonna take our paper grew, but I'm just going to rearrange these in this order. I just like it better in this order. This dark tone layer right here and turn this back on them. We're going to change the Blending Mode here. Touch the n, and we are going to select Color Dodge right here. Okay? And then bring this down a little bit. I have it at 76%. This is just a guess at this point, once we do our test, we can, we can change these opacities here to how we'd like it. We're going to make sure this layer is still on. Okay? We're going to turn this mid tone layer on and we're going to again change the Blending Options. But this time we're going to go up to Color Burn, which is right here. And I'll refer and turn that down a little bit. And we can again adjust this later. And the bottom layer, make sure that's turned on and highlighted. And we are going to change this to multiply. We're going to bring this one. This is important to bring it down pretty far. I have it at 12%. Again, we can change this later. Now we're going to want to group these layers together as our paper layer. We are going to swipe right until they're highlighted. And then we're going to click group right here. This is our new group. What I wanna do is rename it again. I'm going to just name it paper, just so I know what is in this group. Now, everything that we draw or paint underneath this group will have a very natural paper look. Let's try it out using a brush. And this is where we will fine tune our paper texture. I'm gonna pick this pretty pink. And let's go into, I'm going to go into drawing. And I'm gonna pick this glomming like, like that breath. Okay? Right now I have made a new layer and I have placed it underneath our paper layer. Everything needs to be under this paper layer. You need to make sure I'm painting on this. And in fact, once we are done adjusting how we like it, we are going to lock this layer so we don't accidentally mess with it. Let's try it out. As you can see, this pink here doesn't match this pink here because our blending modes are going to be changing it a little bit. But you can see here that now this looks like paper. Okay, let's go ahead and we're gonna smudge this out too, because we'll be using the smudgy technique in our painting. So we also want to see you what this looks like. So we have we just kinda smudging it out and we go. But I think that looks really good. I'm going to show you what these things do. Okay, I'm gonna move this over here so we can see what's going on. Make it a little bit bigger. Okay. I'm going to bring this all the way down. Okay, not a lot that you can see here. And changing. And well, this one, that one does quite a bit with our paper texture. This is actually going to be the paper texture that you see back behind, like you're drawing on paper. But it also gives you that it's the same texture as these blending modes here. Okay? So obviously you don't want to wake up like that. It depends. This is a personal preference. I personally don't like to see a lot of the paper, so I keep my way down. If you do want it to really have that paper look, bring it up a little more. Okay, so I'm gonna put my back down. That's right. I'm pretty happy with this. I'm gonna go ahead and lock this layer. I'm going to swipe left and I'm going to lock this. And now if I am on my paint brush here and I accidentally click this, it will tell me that I can't draw on it, which is great because I've actually done that by accident, but it's not great. Ok. Now, you know how to set up your canvas and make your paper and you're ready to join me in the next lesson. 4. Lesson 2: Sketching Your Flower: Now that we have our canvas and paper setup, let's sketch out some of our plurals. I've provided some source photographs to choose from. Those are from my garden from this last summer and some simple line drawings of each to get you started. Open up the brush library and select the Darwin pencil. Have that here. So we're going to change the size, makes sure that it's down to a comfortable size. Here it is. So you'll need to import the source photos from the project and resource section on skill share. Or you can head over to Pixabay to find some royalty free source images. Once you have your source photos, you'll need to import the photo into your Canvas. To do this, you're gonna need to tap the wrench icon on the upper left-hand corner of your screen and tap the add button. And then you're gonna do insert photo. Let's select farewell to spring. And this is going to appear on a new layer. I'm going to select a new layer above it. And let's resize this layer first down a little bit. And I'm gonna do a very loose rendition of this now that we're ready to draw it. Like this can be a very loose rendition of your flower. So feel free to leave out any leaves or Stems to make your flower look balanced. You are the artist and you have that kind of power. That's the wonderful thing about being an artist. Yes. Now we have our sketched out flour. If you are feeling intimidated by the drawing or sketching process, feel free to use my sketches as your outline. And let me help you learn this new skill without worrying about the technicalities of your drawing skills right at this moment. Okay, so join me in the next lesson where we work on using the native appropriate brushes to get unnatural, painted look. 5. Lesson 3: Painting Your Flower: Now that we have our sketch laid down, let's start to paint our flowers. So I'm gonna go in here, I'm gonna double-check that my paper is on so I can see the colors that I am picking. I'm gonna go ahead and start laying color down with the drawing. Little pine. This is a fun little pencil. This lace color down very nicely. Okay, so when I look at my source photograph, actually let's bring this up above our papers. So just so we can see the colors. I see yellows, I see kind of reddish green, light green, dark green. So I'm going to think about those colors. I accidentally started drawing on my sketching layer. I need to make sure that we have a new layer and we're going to start drawing on that. Got my Stems here. Really pretty. For my leaves. I'm going to choose a, and we're gonna choose a little bit of a smoother and less good brush just to get a little bit of a smoother texture here. And I'm going to start adding these in. These can all be the same color for now because we're going to have more kaolinite and I definitely recommend hand drawing and filling in these leaves here. Because you'll get these little marks that really only show up from your hand drawing something. And few people do this is they use this color picker and they drag and drop, which with this brush it's not that big of a difference. But I feel like you could do that too much in your eye can subconsciously see that a machine has filled in that color and it just looks less hand-drawn, men hand-drawn. We can tell, our eyes can tell. And I'm gonna go and I'm going to clean up the edges of anything that I see that's a crazy here. I'm gonna make some of these points a little bit point here. And I'm gonna use the same brush that I painted with. And in order to do that, really easy trick is to press and hold this brush. And now it's the same. It's the same, has the same edges. And it's just going to be more consistent. And I'm just going to bring the points of my leaves and refine some of this here. Once we're happy with the shape of this damage than the Greenway, we're going to double tap on the layer and we're going to select alpha lock. This locks the layer C. You can only add color to our previously painted sections. In our source photograph, we have some yellow bits, we have some dark green bits on the leaves. This is just two colors. We're gonna change that. I'm going to add some of this pain compared to some of the stems because I could see that that was in there and was yellowish red. And I'm going to add some dark green. Number. Two, the leaves. Now, if I painted out here, it's not going to show up. That's the beauty of alpha alloc. And I'm just gonna go in here. I'm just kind of scribbling painting because we're going to manage this with, in the next step. This just gives it that kind of campaign to variation of color. One we're painting. Naturally. There's always going to be variation based on how much water's in our brush, how much pigment is on a rush. And so we're trying to recreate kind of this variation of color that happens naturally when we paint with traditional media. Once we have our colored applied, we're gonna select the smudge brush. I'm gonna go ahead and use this sticks. And we're gonna start kind of smudging our color together. Just very loosely. Getting some of those color up and down the stems on our leaves. Which then I'm gonna go in and I'm going to add a little bit later. Okay? Now with this brush, you're going to definitely want to just press down and then lift up. If you go like this, you lose that, that texture, that kinda brushy texture we're going for. So you want to try to kind of not scribble back and forth, but rush it puts a yellow or pink. And I guess in this section, we want to, once we've smudge dot colors, now we're going to just go in and we're going to keep refining, doing the same kind of back and forth, or gonna go in and we're gonna take this off alpha lock. And then I'm gonna go in and I'm going to kind of just refine some of these sections. Here where this stem is as you're going behind, is it going in front? I don't know. So let's pick one of these colors. And I'm just going to refine this, this edge here. Just so that we know that it's going in like that. And so N5 let edge there, model it makes some of these transitions were a little more smooth through Q. This is just part of being, the artist is you get to cheat, make these decisions. Again. And the goal refines edges. So we know we're in this leaf attaching. Is it behind, is it in front that women font? That one's in the current at this point is actually behind. So we're going to alpha lot class smudge again using the same same technique. Once we're happy with this layer, we're gonna go to the Layers menu and we're going to add another layer on top. This is going to be our flowers there. We're gonna very loosely lay down the color for our flowers like really scribbly. We're just getting color on the page for now. So we're gonna pick the lighter color. Generally going to get the shape one. And I'm not even going to color it all in. Don't check along the way you, okay, let's look at our colors. So some of them are white, men, magenta, pretty variegated. So we're going to want to remember that I picked kinda more color here. Let's get back to that. That's okay. Doesn't have to be exact. I really like this kind of dusty rose color. Ok, so we're like just really scribbling here and the brush that we're using, I'm still using this Blackburn brush from earlier. And just kind of getting, getting the color down. Write out. Once we've scribbled MR. color, we're going to add some kind of darker color. Add some electrodes are Hugh. And I don't think I'm going to make these. This is where I'm going to leave off looking at my reference because I just kinda want them to be this color and I'm gonna add some highlights here. And I'm just going to scribble, scribble, scribble. You can turn off my sketch where you know. Now once we have scribbled in our color, we're gonna pick up the blending brush again and double-check that it's still on the sticks. And we're going to kind of brush these colors together with the light strokes that we were doing before. So yeah, that's the thing like we've kind of come to that in. Again, we're going to come down here. Can we find this as we go through right now? We really want that painted and move texture e-book to happen. There's sometimes when we're blending and you start being able to see through because we're moving the pixels around so much that it's just becomes more transparent to really easy fix to that. So we don't worry. I'll show you how to fix that. We need to fix this section here. First, I'm going to add a little bit of color. And I go back and see what's going on here. If it's still see through in some sections and you can see behind it, what you wanna do is you just duplicate this layer and it's going to fill that in. Excellent. And now we have some flowers laid down. Once you're happy with the shape, we're going to create a new layer above this. And I'm going to turn this on again, and I'm actually going to bring this to the top so I can kind of see the shapes of our flowers were gonna pick up a drawing brush. But this time we're gonna go back and we're going to use the little pine brush. We're going to choose a darker shade, a little bit darker. And I'll show you why in a few minutes. But what we're gonna do is we're going to make sure we're on the right layer. Yes. We're just kind of adding in some of these details that were lost when we when we were smudging. This is not how it's going to look at the end. This dark color has a purpose, but it's not going to be this dark here in a few minutes, I'm gonna show you. We're just redefining this flower a little bit with some sketchy kind of strokes here. Turn off that sketch layer and we're going to make sure this layer that we were just sketching onto the up. And we're gonna go to the Blending Options and we're actually going to go down to overlay. You can see what's happening is, is, is overlaying this color on top and giving that definition, but it's not quite enough at this point. So we wanted to duplicate this, duplicate it. And then we're going to pinch the layers together to combine them. Now you can see it's just really added some nice touches and we can have some more. And here if we want that this bug overlay, it's one of my favorites ways of adding detail. And then we're gonna take this mage brush again. If you want to add a little texture to these lines, you can even do black as an overlay. Can even see how it adds a little bit of a different tone. And does adding in just random details at this point. I really like that. Maybe some more smudging. I'm going to move this layer below migraine every layer just because these green bits, these flowers are kind of in the way. So to do that, I'm going to swipe, right, so they're both selected. I'm going to pick them up and I'm going to move them below the greenery layer. Now we have our flowers, kind of where we want to, and I can erase these little bits. I can try and selected the flower Layer. And I'm just gonna make sure that that's any weird stuff this cleaned up for. Let's say we're going through and we have done our flowers. But well, we decide we don't like our color. You don't have to redo it. Very easy to fix, to click up here. Hue saturation layer. And then we can log of different color choices here. So let's make it a little more pink Maybe. And let's bring the saturation down a little on the brightness up just a tiny bit, right? That very pretty. We can do the same thing with the greenery layer. You wanted to change that. This is really fun to do. If you are undecided on your color palette. You can go back and maybe choose something that's a little better or works better with your composition. Use this a lot. So I've changed this just a little bit and feel like it's a little more harmonious now. And we still have kept everything that we've done is just slightly different. Town joined me in the next lesson to see how we add the washing and the shadows. 6. Lesson 4: Washi Tape and Shadows: Now that we have are painted flowers were going to do the tape. Next. We are going to select the layers and we're going to add a new layer. And i'm going to swipe right on the other. I'm going to group them down just so I don't accidentally get in there. Here is going to be our Washington tape, like I showed you earlier. We can always change the color of this and I'm choosing this pretty mint green for my tape. I'm going to choose, I'm going to choose something with a smooth edge. So I'm gonna click studio pen. It's got a nice smooth edge and I'm actually gonna make my rectangle here. And then once I finished the rectangle, I'm going to hold it and the smart shape is going to show up. I can click Edit Shape here and it'll make a perfect rectangle for me. You can do the color fill or hand draw it here in this, these hedges. Okay? So I'm gonna clean them up just a little bit, just so it kinda gives it still bad hand-drawn luck, but pretty close to the perfect shape. Okay. I like that. So now we're going to give it this painted look by adding some dark tones and some might tones. And then we're going to alpha lock this again to only work with him where we painted and I'm gonna smudge this with that sticks. There's gonna give that washy tape, this kind of painted look. Okay, once we're happy with how our washy tape looks here, we're going to add our shadows still with the alpha. Ok, we're gonna go ahead and select Sort of a darker tone. Then we're going to kind of go along the edges of where we think this is where the flowers are. So these are the kind of the edges and then we're gonna smudge this down again. Or if that dark gets into a tunnel, that middle part, we're gonna add a highlight in there and then smudge it again. Okay, so we will kinda want to smudge these color out. So it looks like a shadow. We're gonna go in here and make our highlights now. So I'm going to pick a light color. And then we're gonna go exactly over the top of where our stems are. And we're gonna go back in and smudge that in. Again. This looks like it highlighted kind of top section, the bump where it comes up over your sludge that a little bit more. I think they'll probably be a gap there. There was tape with a topic that we'll bring this highlighted section out just a little bit more. Fun can get would be quite as tight. Like that if we had really no washington. Ok. Intuitively here. But we've got more of a 3D effect going here. Might have some in this community. And I can kiss, keep fussing with things until the cows come home. Alright, we've gotta be done there. We're gonna create a washy tape pattern over the top of this if you want, you can leave it like this, or we can create the pattern and we'll show you how to do that. Select white or light shade of what color we were working in here. And we're gonna do another layer over the top. And then we're gonna go into textures here and we're going to pick one of these patterns. There's a lot of choices that you could use to make your wash your teeth, look through here and see what you like. But, and there, there's patterns in here that I like that are fun. I'm gonna use this grid. And now if I just did this, my obviously would not just go on the washy tape. So we're going to actually create a clipping mask which will just lay down our textured. It's similar to alpha log, but it's on the layer above, so it's only going to lay down on the layer below. So here's our next layer above it. We're going to select clipping mask. And now when I make my texture, it's only going to show up. Hello. If I turned off the clipping mask, you would be able to see exactly where I painted and I actually did it much larger than the Washington for a reason, I'll show you. So let's put our clipping that spectrum. Now. This is crooked because this particular brush lays down the grid horizontally and vertically to your canvas. But my tape is slightly off center. So I'm actually going to just move that. I'm going to click this arrow. And I'm going to rotate it. Now I have this really pretty washy tape pattern. I can make the squares bigger or smaller depending on how much I've brushed on that layer above. So I'm going to just adjust that. And so that's really cute. I love it. Now we're going to add our custom message to our washy tape. Again, we're going to do a, another layer above them. I'm going to select white. And I like using the water pen brush. So that's in the calligraphy section. Where does that calligraphy? Water pen. And I don't do brush lettering. This is just my handwriting, but I'm gonna just go ahead and write, i love you, pick and move that. They don't like how it's positioned. Again, different sums. And then if it's not dark enough, I can duplicate it so that it's a little more contrast. And then I pinch to, to bring those two layers together. If that was to magic and bringing the opacity down a little more. Also, this layer here where we did our pattern. If that's competing too much with your message, you can bring that down. Or at this point, you can decide whether you want to leave it off or not. I'm going to leave it on, but I'm going to bring it up, passing you down so we can see our message. Now we're going to create the shadows for our piece. We are vying to create a new layer. And I'm going to move it down below everything. We can keep it on the water brush or whatever. And I'm gonna bring it down. I'm gonna do a dark color, dark blue. And we're actually gonna start off very dark. We're gonna bring the opacity down in a minute, but this is just, just kind of see, it's gonna look crazy. We're gonna loosely add where our shadows are gonna be. This looks crazy, but it's not going to be this dark. And our final piece, this is just to kinda help us see exactly where we're putting the color down. Okay, once we've laid down our color, we're gonna smudge our color out. So we're gonna go in and pick up the glomming. It doesn't really matter too much. And then I'm actually going to bring this opacity down a little bit. So I like that 30% and only thing is, is this section here and the monetary happy with. So I'm gonna go in and just finish, finish smudging that out a little bit. In the next lesson, we're gonna talk about adding our background, resizing your artwork, and finalizing our painting with the added texture relates. 7. Lesson 5: Finishing Details: Okay, so now that we have all of the elements of our painting in here, we're just gonna go in, we're going to double-check that there's no wacky bits or any sections we want to finish and finalize. So there's this weird section here. I don't know what's happening. So I'm gonna go in and take that off alpha lock, pick up this color that's similar to it and I'm gonna just fix that. We don't know what happened there. And anything else up. There's a weird section there. Go ahead. And so overall, I'm really happy with how it is the greenery, so tiny little bit too bright for me, actually going to bring that down to buy written. So I'm going to bring down the appearance a little bit. Saturation. I like that better. So we're gonna resize our drawing if it is not exactly where you want it to be or you need to move. And I'm going to show you how to do this. We're gonna take all of our layers to resize our drawing, are gonna swipe right on everything. So that is everything here. And now we can move it and redesigned it. This is a really important step. In order to do the next step of overlays, we're gonna want to flatten our layers down. If you feel like you might need to go back and change what you have, you're gonna wanna duplicate all these layers. So first of all, we're going to group everything together. We're gonna swipe, right, like we had and we're gonna group. Okay, I'm going to rename this to flower. And then I'm going to duplicate this group. I'm going to turn this off. This is going to be my reference. I'm actually gonna lock it just in case I need to go back and change anything before we flatten our layer down. You could press flatten right here. You're gonna wonder where these black mark showed up. This is your overlay layer. And these were the edges that weren't on the flower. Okay, so I'm gonna show you how to fix that. Here's your overlay layer here, and I want to turn this into a clipping mask. So it looks exactly the same. But when you combine these down, now you don't see any of those edges. And now you can take your whole group and you're going to flatten it. You need to do this before we move on to the next section, we're gonna create a new layer above our flower. So here's our flour. And we're going to select the colored black. And we're gonna go into calligraphy and Doo Laci. There's a lot of different brushes you can use for this, but I'm going to just show you this one. We're gonna go into our Blending Options and we're going to do Overlay again. So what this is gonna do, it's gonna bring contrast. Colors of your painting and textures. It's gonna bring more texture into your painting without changing the college too much. So let me show you what this is like magic. So we have our LacI brush, if I did it here, only overlaying on the color underneath. So let's try it out here. And if I press harder, that makes that big kind of brush. Now this is going to really cool. It's lead magnet. Bring an extra just depth to your painting. Some of this is going to get too dark. That's okay. So let's go back in. That's too dark. And you get to just play with this layer until you get the textures that you want. What's try painting? Let's go in here and do dry brush. I'm adding some texture here or there. If I didn't like that, I could go in and just erase here. Let's go into drawing. Can do evolve. And we will get that texture, sludge that out. And that way. This will really give you that variety of the darks and the likes very easily. If you feel like your textures are too dark, you can go ahead and bring it down in your opacity. This next step is optional. If you're really happy the way it is, you can leave it here. Don't forget to sign your painting. But if you want to do a background wash for your painting and then show you how to do that. Before we create that background wash, we wanna make sure that this overlay is only on this section. So we're going to make that into a clipping mask. Okay, so now we're going to be lower flower layer. We're gonna pick up another color. Let's do yellow. And I'm going to go into our 2s2. And I'll use this one and do a lighter yellow. And I'm just gonna do a very loose organic kind of rectangle. Again, I'm going to be and coloring this in to get that look that I want. And I'm going to start adding a little bit of variation. We really wanted to give that painted look, scribbling this note. And we're gonna go back into sticks again. And I'm gonna start rushing this color around until I'm happy with how my background looks. I really like these kind of organic shapes in the background. But if you don't like an uneven shape, and easy way of doing this is spreading your color out until it goes off of the canvas. Because in PR create anything out of the canvas automatically gets clipped. And then you can resize it. You now have a perfect rectangle. And that's really fun because then you don't have to worry about trying to get your shape perfect. You can just scribble and then have procreate crop it for you. But I'm gonna go back. I like that other shape. This is the shape that I like it. I just think it gives it more of a hand into, you know, like this orange anymore of it. Okay? Now, if your shape is kinda crazy, you can change. You can alter it very slightly. Tilts just a little bit more even though I was using the distort button for that to change each corner. And I'm in free form here. I can change it however I want this way. I'm gonna make it just a little bit bigger. And then I'm going to move everything just a tiny bit smaller and in the middle. And if you would like, you can go ahead and using that overlay option again. I'm going to use black and we're going to use overlay. And then we can go ahead and add in some texture to that one. So such a fun, fun, organic technique that you never know what you're going to get. And I just love that. Love how unexpected it is. I'm pretty happy with this bottom layer. I'm gonna renew opacity down just a little bit. So it's not competing quite so much with my flowers. Okay. Don't forget to sign your artwork. You have a finished art piece that has the dots and texture of traditional media. Of next, I'm going to walk you through how to prepare your digital artwork for printing from a photo lab or on a home printer. 8. Bonus: Printing Tips: Here are some tips for printing your artwork within the procreate app. Click on the wrench icon and then click on share to print to your home printer or a photo service. You need to export a JPEG. Save your image to the camera roll by clicking Save Image. You need six files for your test print. So do this five more times. Open your camera, roll and open your first painting file. Click edit in the upper right-hand corner. This will open your adjustments. We're going to be using brightness and vibrance today. You want to first set your brightness to 10%, then click on the markup to write directly onto your file. Note what your set your brightness to be is at 10%. Will do the same for vibrance. We're going to set that to 10% as well. You're going to set and mark your next five files like this. Go ahead and pause the video to keep this reference up on the screen. I also have a PDF download in the projects and resource sections, and it has all of this information as well. Once we have all of our files, you are going to send them to your printer of choice. I did five sets of test prints so that you can look at a wide variety. And we're going to look at those in a moment. I sent my prints to Walgreen's, Walmart and Costco. And I also printed them on my home professional Canon printer that I used for my art prints and my home office Canon printer that is just as simple inkjet printer. This step is only necessary the first few times you print. Once you know how a particular printer calibrates, you can note that down and set your artwork accordingly. Here are our test prints that I got back from all of the different places. I picked out the ones that I liked the best. This one is Costco. As you can see it, the brightness that I liked the best was 30 and the fibrin says 20. This is Walmart. The brightness I liked at 20 and the vibrant at 20. This one is Walgreen's. The brightness is at 40 and the environment is at 20. This one is my professional printer. Here. I like the brightness at 20 and the vibrance at 20. And this one is my home office printer. It printed and really brightly. So the original was what I liked the best. And I just want you to take a look here. And as you can see, between these two, they print colored differently. In fact, all of these print, but this is the most noticeable difference here you can see I think Walmart got the background and the colors. Probably the closest. I just wanted to go over these really quickly so that you could see how important it is to send your test prints the first couple times that you print from a new printer, just so that you can see exactly how that prints and how you like to send it after the first few times. Sending your prints. You can just make a note of, oh, I like sending brightness at 20 and vibrant at 20. And then you can just set your stuff, send it, print it. No, it's gonna come out the way that you like it. I hope this helps you get your digital artwork off your iPad and printed and onto paper so that you can enjoy it. 9. Conclusion: Thank you so much for joining me in this class. I hope you've enjoyed learning how to work within procreate to create natural, traditional painted feel. I hope you can use these skills to create more artwork. I look forward to seeing and commenting on your class project. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please leave them in the discussion section below. And I would love to help out if you liked this class, please leave a review. I would really appreciate it. Plus, it helps other students to find this class. And you might even help someone along their artistic journey. Thank you again for being here and I look forward to seeing you again in my next class.