Intro to Procreate: Illustrating on the iPad [UPDATED for 2020] | Brooke Glaser | Skillshare

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Brooke Glaser, Illustrator and Children's Designer

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19 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Introduction to Procreate

      1:37
    • 2. Canvas Settings: DPI, Colorspace, and Layer Limits

      4:01
    • 3. The Gallery: Organizing your Art

      1:28
    • 4. Canvas Basics and Making Timelapse Videos

      5:11
    • 5. Split Screen for Reference Photos

      1:29
    • 6. Color Pickers and Palettes

      5:24
    • 7. Brush Basics: The Fun Part

      4:07
    • 8. Advanced Brush Settings

      8:54
    • 9. Layer Basics: Why They're Awesome and How to Use Them Best

      6:20
    • 10. Advanced Layer Settings: Shading Techniques and Drawing Inside the Lines

      6:19
    • 11. Recoloring Tips and Tricks

      6:30
    • 12. Selections: Quick Cut, Copy, and Paste

      7:31
    • 13. Transform It: Moving, Resizing, and Rotating

      4:02
    • 14. Sharing and Exporting Your Art

      1:12
    • 15. Final Thoughts and Class Project

      1:07
    • 16. Bonus: Drawing Assistance (Quick Shape, Symmetry, and Clone)

      6:43
    • 17. Bonus: Masks vs Clipping Masks

      4:55
    • 18. Bonus: Adding Text

      3:30
    • 19. Want to Learn More from Me?

      1:29
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About This Class

In this class, you'll learn how to use Procreate on the iPad Pro with ease. By the time class is over, creating digital illustrations will feel intuitive and natural as drawing with pencil and paper. Class covers all the hidden tools and gestures you need to make creating digital illustrations easy and fun. Plus you'll learn how to make and share a cool time lapse video of your art!


As a full-time illustrator, Procreate has changed the way I work. It's my favorite tool for creating art. I can draw anywhere: from my own couch to an airplane. I can undo a mistake with a simple double tap and I have all the colors I could want, with just the tap of a button (and without the hassle of cleaning up all my paints).

You can find art I've created in Procreate on greeting cards in your favorite grocery stores, in popular home decor stores, magazines, and if you have babies, they might be wearing art I drew in Procreate. Want to see what I'm working on now? Follow me on instagram

Special thanks to Daniel Berg-Johnsen of TheYoungerBrother.com for help filming. 

I also share my favorite art tips, tutorials, and other resources for artists via e-mail. You join in here. 

Transcripts

1. Introduction to Procreate: My name is Brooke Laser, and I've been using procreate for the last couple of years. The work that I've done in procreate has been used for Wallert Children's apparel, greeting cards, magazines. It's completely changed the way that I work. I'm a big fan of the undo redo buttons. For those of you that work digitally, you'll understand. But even beyond that, I am loved being able to work from anywhere. I can use the iPad on my couch. I can take it on airplanes. I can take it into a museum and you can't take. Messi paints into a museum, but you can bring a knife at pro. It's a great conversation starter. People are always coming up and wanting to know what I'm using and how it works. And I love talking to people about procreate. My boyfriend jokes that I should be a rep for appropriate, because I'm such a fanatic about showing people how it works. I hear a lot of artists talk about how they don't really get how to use procreate, and when I first started using it a couple of years ago, I felt the same way. I knew that there were all these big name artists who were using procreate. But I didn't get what made it so special or unique. So the thing about procreate is that it's super intuitive. Once you know what you can do with it. There's all these hidden gestures and hidden tools that get tucked away. They're not distracting so that when you're in the app, you are just drawing. I'm a really visual person, so I like to see how things are done, and that's why I made this class. I want you to fill that drawing and procreate is as natural and intuitive as drawing on pen and paper by the time this class is finished. 2. Canvas Settings: DPI, Colorspace, and Layer Limits: Theo. First thing you're gonna want to do is create a canvas for you to make your art on. And you can do that by hitting the plus icon right here. This will pull up a bunch of default campus sizes that procreate already has built in, but you can create your own custom ones as well. Askew getting probably telling. Here I have a ton of these, which I use over and over again. Let's go over the different settings of the campuses and what you should be paying attention to. So to create a new custom, canvas your tap on this plus icon that says New canvas right there. The first thing that we can set is the dimensions, and you can choose pixels inches, centimeters millimeters whatever you want on, and that's going to affect the height and the with up in here, and you can tap in here to switch between these two. Now, what you might not be familiar with is DP i dp I is really important. If you ever want to print your artwork, make sure that your DP I is set to 300 at whatever size you actually want to print the artwork at now. These three factors the width, height and DP I are going to determine how many layers your you can have in your artwork, for example, 16 by 20 inches at 300 dp. I will give me 14 layers on my iPad. Your maximum layers might be different than mine, depending on the version of iPad that you have. It's worth noting that you won't be able to change your DP I later you will be able to crop a shrink or expand your campus, but you won't be able to change the DP. I remember. You can always make your artwork look good at a smaller size, but you will not be able to expand it. Make it larger without losing its quality. So my suggestion is to work as large as you can, knowing that you have a limit on the amount of layers, the next settings that you'll want to pay attention. Teoh are in the color profile and you really have two choices here. RGB or see him like a RGB is the way that screens and ipads and computers and phones show color. It is a really broad, broad, broad range of colors seem like a is how ink printers process color, and there's significantly less colors in it. If you have a print project and you are working with the commercial printer, you can ask them what color profile that they would like you to use. You could even import a color profile. Many commercial printers are now able to print beyond the traditional C M Y K. If you're unsure whether you're going to print your artwork or not, I would suggest sticking with it s RGB color profile and be aware that the colors you see on the screen may not be exactly the same as the colors that you see when it's printed out . Now that I'm in the campus, there's one more place that I can control the size. If I go to the wrench icon, canvas tab and click Crop and resize this, gonna pull up this dialog box now, here I can drag and move around to create a new crop of my canvas. If I hit reset, we're gonna go back to the original settings, this little chain link right here, And if you tap thes, however you move it, it's going to keep the same ratio. So, for example, if I actually want this to be a four by six ratio, once I have four by six in here, I'll tap little chain so that they're both blue. Both numbers air blue, and now when I expand this, it's going to be at a four by six ratio. So that's just about cropping your campus. But you can also resize it. So if you hit re sample canvas and then type a whole set of new numbers in here like, say, five by seven, it's not going to crop the campus. It's going to resize the entire artwork down to five by seven. Now, word of warning. You cannot make your artwork bigger again without losing its quality. It will become pixilated and blurred. E. So I would never do this to my original artwork. Instead, let's cancel that and go back to the gallery. What I would do is come to this original artwork, since it's the largest file size I have swipe to the right hit duplicate and then, with a new document, resize it to be smaller 3. The Gallery: Organizing your Art: So as time goes on, you're probably gonna create a whole bunch of new campuses, and eventually you might want Teoh have a good way of organizing them, so you can rearrange them by grabbing onto the picture here until it kind of pops like that and then you can move it around. Also, you can create groups or what procreate calls stacks. A couple ideas for that would be maybe work that's in progress, work that you've transferred to your computer or that's completely finished to create a stack. What you do is you hold onto one and then you drop it onto another campus, and that will create a stack. If I tap it, I can go into the stack. If you want to remove it from a stack, you're gonna hold the icon until you and you drag it over this back arrow here, wait for it to pop up like that, and then once you're back in the campus, you need to drop it in there. Otherwise it'll just snap back to the stack. Another way to create a stack is you can hit the select button and then you can choose a bunch of these and then you can just hit stack, and then you can stack a bunch at the same time. This is also a way that you can share a bunch of canvases at the same time, duplicate or delete a bunch of canvases at the same time. So speaking of sharing and duplicated and deleting a file, you could do this individually by swiping to the left. And then there's a shared, duplicate or delete button. 4. Canvas Basics and Making Timelapse Videos: Now that we're in the canvas, let's show you how to move around. So if you take your fingers and you pinch and zoom or you twist them to rotate or you grab two fingers and just push and pull, you will move around the campus. So let's say you want a zoom in, so maybe you could do some detail work. Um, also, sometimes it's just easier to maybe draw a circle at a certain angle or get like a perfect irk. Um, you can move around the canvas really easily to do that. Now, if I want to undo what I just did, I can tap two fingers, and if I want to redo what I just did, I can tap three fingers. So that'll guy undo, redo. You can also happen and hold two fingers, and it's gonna read you all of that work that I just did. And if I tap and hold three fingers, it's gonna read you all of that. So that's called rapid on doing redo. I tend to just do one at a time, but you can go as you please, another useful thing. So if you're zoomed in all the way if you snap your fingers together so you you can snap it like that, it's going to fill your canvas to the full size of the screen. And if you snap it again, it's gonna move back exactly where you were wherever you were positioned on the campus before. So that could be really useful. Ah, let's take a look at our actions over here and I'm gonna move to Preferences. So here's your interface. I'm guessing that a lot of you are in a dark interface like this. Um, you can choose, however you want to work. I like to work with a light interface, so you have that option in there. Um, for those of you that are right handed or left handed, you can also switch. This will put the brush controls on opposite sides of the screen. Um, and let's go over to canvas so you can swap your canvas horizontally or vertically. Thistle's really great for making sure that you have things symmetrical. I don't do that quite enough. Um, and this is really gold, though. Here's the canvas information, so this is going to give you important information like how big it is, what's the DP I You can also see the date created and modified. But the most important thing to me here is his track time. And this is really gold for those of you who are freelancers or for those of you who just would like to know, how much time do you actually take on a piece of artwork? So from what procreate has said, this time is the time that the app is open and in the forefront. So even if you're sitting at this and just staring and thinking, Oh, what do I do next? It's still tracking that time. If you close the app, it's not tracking the time. Um so yeah, like I said, this is super super valuable for those of you who freelance to kind of get a better sense of how much time you spend working on a piece. Another really fun thing is in the lividity in the video tab, and that is the time lapse replay. So this is automatically turned on and it records everything that you do, which is super fun to watch. And there's an export option so you can share that. Ah, what this is recording is every brush stroke. So if you were to, for example, if I were to come in here and draw something in one go and fill this whole shape in, that's gonna just, like show up as a blip on the recording. So what it's recording is every single time that you pick up and put down your brush stroke . So if I did it like this and I'm picking up my brush like every like, squiggle that's gonna show up a lot more. Okay, it is gonna show the things that you undo and redo. So it's It's according a lot, but if you do want to, you can turn the recording on and off so you can just not record a portion of what you're doing so you can come in here, click it off and I ask if you want to purchase the video. If you just want to temporarily turn off the recording, don't hit. Don't hit perch, cause it's gonna erase everything that you've done. You want to hit, don't purge, and now it's just temporarily. Whatever you're doing now is not going to get recorded, and then you can come in here and turn it back on. And then if you hit this time export timeline video, then you can get some extra. You can as share that on instagram or your social media or wherever you like. Procreate also has a future that you could make animations and animated gifs with. It's a bit more in depth than this class will allow. But if you are interested in learning how to make animations with procreate, I've got an entire class dedicated to the subject. 5. Split Screen for Reference Photos: I love using Tuapse at the same time on my iPad. Um, let's say I want some reference images for these dogs over here. I can pull up a Google Images search over on the side while I still work inside of here. So what I'd do is I'd swipe up here at the bottom of the screen and in this screen. This is my doc for my iPad and I've got my Internet and I've got Pinterest. I used these to quite a lot, so if I pull this over to the side, So I just grabbed hold of it, I held it with my finger until I kind of picked up and then I'm gonna drag it to the side here and now I have two different APS open at the same time. So if I pull this little bar here, I can make this screen bigger or this screen smaller. And if I want this one to go all the way away, I just grab that little great bar and swipe it away. Now, if I pull a Pinterest, I want to show you another way of bringing two screens at the same time. If I just drop it right here. See, this procreate screen hasn't gone great. It's now its own little acts. I can pull it over here. I can put it over here. I can put it wherever I want, but it is going to block those tools that I have up here. So I generally prefer to have it as two separate screens rather than one screen on top of each other. But I can just hold this over to the side and snap it together like there. 6. Color Pickers and Palettes: so I want to show you the different color palettes and palate wheels. This 1st 1 is the disk. You can change the color by going around like this, and then you can change like the saturation in here. If you use two fingers to pinch zoom, you can make this bigger so it's a little bit easier to select the colors you can pinch seem it back to make it small again if you double tap like this is gonna pick pure white. And if you double tap in the blacker area, it's gonna pick up your black, So that's kind of handy. This is my favorite color picker. I just like to have a little bit more control inside of this window right here. I can change the Hubei sliding around the saturation by bringing it up and down the black and white levels right there. Or I could just move it around myself inside of that canvas. The value picker. This is for those of you who might be working on like, um, branded project where you have to use specific exact colors. You can use the hex, a decimal code. You can change it using hue saturation black values. You can also choose your RGB values to get exactly the color that you need. It's very, very handy for when you need the color to match exactly from your computer to your iPad. There's also a really cool feature called Color Harmony, and this will help you choose colors that look good together using a color theory scientific thing that I'm not gonna get into here. But basically, if you tap on this cult, this name right here, there's a couple of different options that you can choose from. You can increase or decrease the brightness down here using this bar, and you can actually switch between the colors that it is suggesting for you to use together by tapping on the notes. Appropriate comes with a bunch of standard parents, so you can choose any of the ones that they come with. But you can also create your own. I create a lot of pallets, and I tend to use a lot of the similar palettes so that my art kind of has a consistent look. Um, you can choose a new palette by heading set default and then when you come out here, it will be your new palette. And finally, if you think it would be more useful to have your color palette over here, you can do that. Grab the little grey bar right there, and then you can drag the color palette wherever you want, and you can switch to pallets toe any of those different methods of coloring. If you want this to go back where it was, just tap the accidental popped back into its color bar right there. Another useful tip you can use by drop. If you hold your finger down on the canvas, it will pick up the color that you are touching and bring it up. So, you know, maybe I want toe get rid of some of that moon. Or maybe I want to add to some of that moon. I'm just grabbing those colors if you need to switch back and forth between your colors really fast. If you hold the color icon right there, it's gonna automatically grab the color you were using before. So now I'm back to the grave, and if I hold it again, nine back to the yellow, I want to show you a useful trick for figuring out how to get subtle color changes. For example, let's say I want to create this shadow under the word party. How do I know how deep and how dark I want to make this color green underneath of it if I come in here and I use my color drop by grabbing onto the green and I come in to my color picker if you notice there is two halves to this circle as I dragon and this first color is the last color that I used so I can come in here and I can make subtle, subtle changes by it being able to compare exactly the color that I had before creates enough contrast that I can see it distinctly from the last color I was using. Now you can also do screenshots of websites or color palettes that you think are absolutely beautiful and you want to use in your own work. For example, I'm going to open a web site. So this is Jules Nalley. She is a friend of mine. She has the most beautiful, fun art. And, uh, that's her. She's such a drink, and I'm gonna zoom in here, and I'm gonna take a screenshot of those carrots. So I'm going to hold the power button here and the home button here, and I need a present at the same time, and it's gonna take a snapshot. So I'm gonna swipe that to get out of the way and I'm gonna go back in to procreate. I'm gonna hit the tool icon here and I'm going to insert a photo and I'm gonna go into moments and I'm going to choose my screenshot that I just took. I'm gonna zoom, it upsets a little bit easier to grab, and I'll put it on top of it was planets and so I can zoom in here and then I can create my own custom palette. So I'll hit the plus icon to add palette, and it's automatically a fault, not come out here, and I'm just gonna I drop are the color. So I'm gonna start with the darkest color, and then I'm gonna grab the next darkest orange, and then I'm gonna grab the lightest orange, and I'm just tapping them to add them there. You can also grab them and kind of move them around. It's a little bit tricky to do? Would you grab it? You should be able to move it around like that. Um, I like to kind of go from, like, dark toe light or light to dark to be consistent. 7. Brush Basics: The Fun Part: brushes and procreate can be found by a tapping on the brush icon, and you'll notice that they are separated into all these different categories. So you've got some paintbrushes. The sketching brushes have pencils and pastels and Kranz and you can scroll inside of these brushes to see more. So I'm gonna use the flat marker in here. And if I draw really lightly, I'm gonna get really thin lines. But if I push hard and I draw really heavy, you'll see that it gets bigger and darker, just like if I was pushing harder on a marker. So the amount of pressure that you use that the apple pencil can affect the brushes, um, like, ways, the actual hilt of your brush. So I'm gonna use the pencil here. This can also be affected the brush. So if I use it straight up and down like this, I get, you know, like a pencil. But if I use it on its side like if I was going to be shading with the pencil, check that out. It's really like I'm actually shading with a pencil. The brilliant thing is, these air, all settings you can control for each and every single brush. If I come into the brushes and I tap a single brush, it's gonna open up the brush studio. And this is where all of the different settings that I can control in my brush are kept. And the ones that couldn't control the apple pencil are, of course, under the apple pencil settings. So this is where I can control what happens when I push hard or push lightly, or what happens when I tilt my apple pencil so you can control size opacity, a bunch of different things with each of these. And if you really want to get fancy, if you tap on these numbers, you can type them in. But you can also adjust with the pressure curve. We won't get into that too much now, and we'll get into some of these settings a little bit later. Let's go back out to our canvas by hitting done or cancel, and I want to clear my art board. So instead of having to come in here and tapped on, do each of these I'm gonna take three fingers and I'm gonna sweep them back and forth, and it's gonna clear the entire campus Fun, little shortcut. The next thing I want to go over its size and opacity. So I'm gonna use a painting brush. I'll use my flat brush. Now I can control the size of my brush by using this later. Right here. When I take it lower, it gets to a smaller size fun trick. Look how fast this later moves when I grab it in the center of this lighter. If I grab that slider and then pull my pencil out to the edge, it's gonna move much more subtly. It's going to give me much more precise control over the sides of my brush, and the closer I get to this lighter, the faster and easier it slides. But the further out, the slower and more precise it's lives Now you can also control the opacity. With this lighter down here, I'm going to turn my brush color blue so you can see this a little bit better. When I use my brush at full opacity, I can't see what's underneath of it, but if I use it at a very low opacity, it kind of makes this like purple e color. And that's because the brush is sort of see through opacity is just a fancy word for something that see through now, cool thing about brushes is that when you try and erase, you can also use all of the same brush is that you have in your brush library. Now, why is that important? Let's say I'm using the stucco brush over here and I don't want a really clean a racer mark , cause that looks so weird. When I raced, I wanted to have that same kind of texture. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to be in my brush with a stuck out if I hold it will say that it's a racing with the current brush. That means it's going to use the same brush to erase as I was just drawing with. And that looks so much better and natural. And finally, this much tool. So this little finger that's just basically a smudge. So if you want oh, blend these things up, who that looks so cool right? You can use your smudge tool to some really cool effects, and you have the entire brush library to play with with your smudge tool as well 8. Advanced Brush Settings: let's go over some of the more important. Well, in my opinion, important brush settings. The 1st 1 I want to go over is in stroke path. And it's this streamline, and I'm gonna pump this all the way up to 100. This is that sort of something that you have to feel rather than see. But I'll try and explain it. This sort of forces the curves of your lines to be really rounded and smooth. This streamline is absolutely magic for lettering. The next settings. I want to go over our color dynamics. This is going to be fun. So I'm going to test everything that I'm doing in this drawing pad right here. And in order to see my color dynamics in effect, I need to change this to a different color. So I'm gonna tap on drawing pad, and I'm gonna tap on a color in here and voila. Now I have color. The cool thing about this drawing pad is that whatever settings you change in here are gonna be reflected in the drawing pet. So as I play with the hue over here, look at that. It's changing what I've drawn in the drawing pad. Just to be clear, the drawing pad is not another canvas. This is just a place for you to test out the settings on your brush. Kind of like if you were at the art store and you are trying out the different pens and there's a little sheet of paper for you to try it out. That's what this drawing pad is. Okay. Back to the color dynamic settings. My favorite setting to use with color dynamics is the color pressure. So this means when im drying lightly or softly, I get different colors in my drawing pressure. Now, however far I push this Hugh slider, it's going to go all the way through the rainbow. So if I push really lightly to really softly now I've got all of the colors of the rainbow . I start with yellow, go to green, blue, red all the way through. Now, if I slide this down, I'm only gonna go through part of the rainbow. So now it's old. It's starting at orange, moving into yellow and then green and back again. Now what if instead of going forward in the color rainbow, I actually wanted to go backwards Well, what I can do is Aiken dry draw this slider down to the negative direction. Now it's going backwards on the rainbow wheel, so it starts at a purple color, moves into blue and then into green. So this huse later is super super useful. Let's set the Hugh back to zero, so the color stays the same. Now. The next thing I want to show you is the saturation. So if I pull this saturation back when I draw lightly, I get a much more saturated color, and the heavier I go, the more de saturated it is. And that's because I took the saturation and made it a negative if I made it a brighter version. If I started with a more de saturated color, the harder I push, the brighter the color against. You might not be able to see that on this screen. There's also the brightness setting, so as I push lightly, I have, ah, darker color, and as I push harder, I get a brighter color, and you can also control this by the tilt of your pencil. So if I have my pencils totally upright, it's one color, and as I move it to the side. It turns to another color, and that could be really useful for very subtle shading. This is also true of the stroke color. So what happens with stroke? Let's say I have a tree and I want Teoh draw a bunch of different colors of leaves in that tree. Every time I pick up my brush, it's going to add a new color. So if I want this toe only be fall colors, I can keep the range really close in. So it's a low hue shift. But if I want a rainbow tree, you know I can put it all the way to Max. To understand the stamp color deter, you have to understand how brushes are made in procreate. Brushes are essentially made up of stamps. This brush is made up of each of these little stamps pushed really close to get lead together. So when I pulled the spacing back together, it gets really close. And as I dragged the spacing out, you do. Those stamps gets further and further apart. So as I mess with the color dynamics, each of those stamps changes color. And if I push this really close together, you will see that those color ships have been really, really, really fast. Now, when you use Hugh in the color pressure where you use it in the stamp, Geter procreate is deciding the color switch between for you. But if you use secondary color and you come out into the canvas, you get to choose what colors this is going to switch between. So your first color is going to be whatever is your primary color in your color drop area, so we'll make it this blue color and your second color. If you top on the second color over here, you get to choose whatever that ISS. So since I've got a light blue and dark blue, it's just going to vary between those two colors because those to those air both blue and they're very close on the color spectrum. But you know what? Now? I actually wanted to change, So I'm going to turn it from that dark blue to this light pink, and now it's gonna give me a range of purples and pinks because on the color wheel, pink and blue are right next to each other, so it's giving me all of those colors in between those two. Sometimes even when you're opacity is later is turned all the way up, your brushes still won't be fully opaque, and there's a lot of different brush settings that can control this. The first place I go to check the settings is the properties tab. In here is the maximum and minimum overall size and opacity for your brushes, because the minimum a pass ity is set to really low. That means when I push lightly, I can get a really light color, but sometimes you don't want it to be light at all. So if I come in here and push the opacity all the way up to maximum, even when I'm pushing really lightly, it's still getting a really full opacity. The second place to check these settings is in the apple pencil settings. These settings can affect all the other brush settings on size and opacity, so it's good to see Hey, what is happening with pressure in this brush? What's happening with size when I push hard with this brush, what's happening when I tilt the brush doesn't have any effects. The next place to check is the dynamics tab and This is really cool. How fast you paint can control the size and the opacity of the brush. For example, let's say that I want to brush that when I draw really fast, it acts like I've got a really light touch, like, kind of, if you are, like scribbling really lightly with a cran really fast, the color would only come on really lightly, so I'll turn the opacity way down on my speed. And now, when I draw really fast, even if I'm pushing hard, the opacity is really light. So dynamics is another place to check for your size and opacity settings. And finally, there's the Taper. The taper is the very tip of the brush, the first part of the brush that lays down and also the end of the brush where you pick it up, and there's size and opacity settings in there as well. Sometimes when you create changes to a brush, you only want it to be changed for a little bit, and then you want the brush to go back to the way it was before. If you slide to the right, there is a reset button on all brushes that come with procreate. Now I like to make a ton of custom brushes. I have a whole folder full of brushes that I've made from the six B pencil, and I used these a lot. So how did I do that? I just swipe to the right and I hit Duplicate, and now I have a new brush with all these different settings in here. But when I swiped to the right, there's no reset button, but I can create a reset point on this brush. So if I go to about this brush, I can click. Create new reset point Now, Now, let's say with this custom brush, I want to just turn on color dynamics for a little bit. So I'm good. Turn the color dynamics on here and I'm just gonna draw a little bit of shading in the center of this plant just to bring a little bit of color in there. But I only wanted to use that for a second. I still want my custom brush to go back to not having those color dynamics. If I tap on the brush, go to about this brush. Now I have a reset point so I can reset this brush, and when I come back out here and use it, there's no more color dynamics. It's just the green color. It's not switching between blue and yellow and orange. 9. Layer Basics: Why They're Awesome and How to Use Them Best: When I'm thinking about layers, I'm thinking about anything that I might want to change, color or rearrange. And those air the elements that I'm gonna keep on separate layers so that it's easier for me to make changes to my artwork. So I'm gonna give you a quick example here. So this teacup right here, um, when I opened the layers panel, I can turn the visibility on and off by hitting this check mark. That teacup is on one layer, and the pattern and the tea itself are on separate layers. So if I decided that I wanted to change the color of this pattern or change the pattern itself, but keep the teacup the same color, it's gonna be really easy for me to change just this pattern and not have to do anything with the Tea Cup player. Another cool thing that you could do with layers. So this be is on his own layer here. And if I want to move him around, I could just move him around, and now he's behind the teacup. But what if I want him to be in front of a teacup? Aiken visually tell that he is behind the teacup because I can see it here. But if I look at my layers panel, I can also see that this be is underneath of the layers that make up the teacup. So if I click and hold on the be and then I dragged him above those teacup players. Now he is in front of the teacup. So another cool thing here, I can actually duplicate him and give him a friend instead of having to redraw whole newbie . I'm going to swipe to the left on the be and I'll hit duplicate. And then I will move this guy around, and now he's got a friend, so that's really handy. This is also where you can delete that Be if you decide you don't want an extra, be in there now it's really easy to move. Just this one. Be around because he's on his own layer. But let's take a look at this lettering right here, so tee time is on its own layer. The pink decorations are on their own layer, and the weight circle is also on its own lair. It would be really tricky to try and move the tea, and then the decorate of like pink areas and then the white. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab all of those layers and move them all this one. So I'm going to tap on the first layer, and then I'm going to swipe to the right of all the additional layers that I want to move Now they're all highlighted blue, and that's how you know that they're all selected. So I'll just take this guy and, uh, I am moving the whole thing. Now there's one thing that you really need to keep in mind. If I were to take this guy and move him off screen and then get out of this transform tool , it's going to cut this artwork so I'll show you what I mean. So I've done that. Now I'm gonna grab all of them again. And tram boom. It's deleted all of that. So you don't want to take things off of the campus and then stop moving them and get into another tool or it's going to crop that artwork. You can use that to your advantage, but also I don't want you to accidentally destroy your artwork, so I'm gonna undo that by double tapping. Okay, so it's totally fine. Grab these guys again. It's totally fine to just move him off and then move him back on like that's fine. You just don't want toe exit, the tool that makes sense, right? Okay. So if I want to add another layer, all I have to do is add eso. I want to make sure that I'm not grabbing all of these. I just hope have one collected or else this tools gonna disappear. So that's the plus layer icon. And if I hit it, do, do, do do do I cannot add as many layers as I want. I am limited and you can see that it's stopping, adding them and insane limit 14 layers. So I'm limited to 14 layers on this specific canvas because of the size that it is. So your options are either to delete a layer or merge layers so that they're all combined into one. So let's say that I knew I wasn't gonna change anything with his tee time, right? So I'm going to grab, actually didn't have to grab the layers. What I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab these three layers and I'm going to pinch them together using two fingers and you can see they're kind of like merging in together and boom. Now it's all one layer, and I can add more layers. I'm gonna undo that for now, dude, so that's really handy. But if you forget what the gesture is, you can just tap and then it will bring up a menu and you can hit merge down and it'll just merge one layer on on top of the one that's on top underneath of it. When you're doing that pinch method, you can't just grab any layer and trained merging together. It's gonna merge everything that's in between those two, so you they need to be stacked on top of each other. So see, I just combine everything in there, and I actually don't want to do that. So all right, now, maybe you don't want to merge these, but you want to clean up your file a little bit so that it's, um, easier to see you all your different layers. What you can do instead of merging those is actually make a group of them. So now that they're all selected, that plus layer icon is gone, and it's a three lines. That's your group layer button. So if I hit that now, I have a group of this, and now I can collapse it or expand it to see what's inside of the group, and it just kind of cleans things up. It makes it a little bit easier to see now. Making a group won't give you extra layers, but if you've got tons of layers in your file, grouping, things will make it a lot easier to sort through them. You can also, um, name layers. You could hit rename, and you can have name to that. Sometimes you just want to see what's on a single layer without other distractions of everything else around it. A shortcut for that is to hold the check box on that layer, and it will turn off the visibility of all of the other layers so you can see all of those check boxes are turned off, and you can just see the honey comb under here to turn that back on. All you have to do is hold on to that same check box, and then it will turn back the visibility on all the layers that you had visible before 10. Advanced Layer Settings: Shading Techniques and Drawing Inside the Lines: I'm gonna go over Alfa Lock and select, and they're similar, but they're different. So Alfa Lock Aiken turn on by tapping the layer and then choosing off the lock. But I like to use a shortcut, and that's to use two fingers and swipe to the right on the layer that I want to turn off a log on. And if you see this transparent or a boat at the checkerboard, that means that those areas are transparent. So if I zoom in over here to my honey stick and I tried to draw on it, it's not gonna let me draw outside of the lines. So, um, this is super useful. If I want to do some shading or some highlighting, I can also change the entire contents of this layer. So Alfa Lakas on. I'll tap the later again, and I'll hit Phil Layer, and it's gonna change everything that is on that layer. That entire honey stick to the color I have selected in my color palette, Um, and I'll show you quickly so I can turn that on and off again by sweeping two fingers. So on and off, if I were to fill the layer with it off, it would fill the entire layer on. And by the way, you can tell that it is off because the background here is just great. There's no checkerboard, So I'm gonna show you Select now and I'm gonna turn the pattern off on this teacup. So with this teacup I'm gonna tap and I'm gonna hit, select and you'll see these wavy lines. And that means that all of this area is not selected on everything where there's not wavy lines, that is area that I can draw on so I can draw like this. But I can't go outside of those bounds on. And I can also hit, select, and I can feel layer and I filled the entire teacup with that white color. Um, but the real power here, we'll hear also you Gunnell selected again. I can tell him in select mode because this little blue line is highlighted. Eso I could come in here and I could draw a pattern and it's gonna be contained to the body of the teacup. But the real power is I can add a new layer and now this layer has that teacup shape selected and I can draw on that layer a new pattern and I'll come out of selection mode by tapping that. So now we're just normal. And now this. This pattern is separate from the teacup. So I can change the color of this pattern really easily. You can do, I can select it and then I can choose yellow, and I can fill the layer with yellow. It's just super easy to change those colors. Now I'm gonna go over layer modes and some cool ways to do some shading and highlighting toe techniques. So if I come in here, you'll notice that there are some number of letters next to the visibility check box. And if I tap on that letter, it opens up a new menu, so opacity will make something see through. So that's really cool. It doesn't permanently affect it. So this is a great way you can make your layers as dark as you want and then, like, you can come in here and make it see through or transparent if you're making a ghost or something, Um, but it gets even better. So let's go check out these bees. So I'm gonna turn the be off and you'll notice that there is, like, some shadow right there. So I've created a shadow on a different layer from my B. So if I tap on the M, I'm gonna notice that the opacity is lowered on this and it's true it's on multiply. But if I pump it up, you'll see it's really, really dark. But what I'm gonna what? I The reason I did that is multiply basically darkens the colors underneath of it. So it's come over here, and it has made a dark whatever is a gray. It's made a darker gray and where it's like a yellow, it's made a darker yellow, so that could be really useful. But I thought it was a little bit extreme at full capacity, so I knocked it down toe. I think it was like 60 something, so it's a little bit more so. This also works on multiple layers. So if I come down here to my teacup, I have this layer right here, which is a shadow, and I've said it on linear burn, and I've turned the opacity down because it's kind of extreme. But what you'll notice is that the pattern is on one layer, and the teacup is on one layer. But this shadow is affecting both of them, so it's creating like a subtly burger bluish hue for the pattern and much darker blue on the teacup itself. So that's a great way to create some darker effects and the shadows. So that's in the dark and menu here. You can also use this to create highlights, so that would me in, like, the lightning mode. So I'll come up to this honey up here, and if I tap on it, I'm in the light mode and I'm on screen. So I'm gonna turn off the honey stick so you can see what's underneath of here. This looks like nothing, because now that the honey stick is gone, it's just lightening up everything underneath of it. So it's lightening up the pink in the background, and it's trying to lighten up the white in here. But it can't really, because white is a slight as it can go. But if I turn this on to normal, you'll see this is all yellow. So if I turn my honey stick back on, you'll see that combined. This is a really bold yellow. But when I turn it on to screen it, when I turn it on to screen, it really lightened everything up in a really translucent, highlighted way. So there's lots of different effects that you can play with in here. There's contrast, and color and difference on guy really suggest that you play with them. The colors that you use will change the effects. So if you're using white instead of yellow, that would create a different effect, and there's just a lot of really funded things to play with their. 11. Recoloring Tips and Tricks: e for my favorite coloring and re coloring methods in the layers video. And that would be Alfa Lock, select and fill layer. But there's a couple of other useful tools for coloring and recovering, so I want to go over those now. So right now I've got my dogs outlined on their own layer. And if I come in here, I grab the color icon here and I drag and drop it into one of these enclosed spaces. It's gonna fill that hole space with color. So, for example, in a closed space is this leg right here? All of the outlines touch. So if I drop the color in there, gonna fill that hole space. Now, if I come over here to this dog and I'll do it tan color and I try and do the same thing in his body, it's not gonna work. It's gonna fill the whole space, because if you look closely, this is not an enclosed shape. It's open right there, and it's open right there. So I'm gonna undo that now. For those of you who are cartoonists on for some reason, you want to keep your ink layers like your outlines and you're filled. Color separate. Procreate has an amazing tool called reference. So I'm gonna tap on my outline layer, I'm gonna hit reference and on new blank layer, I'm going to drag and drop that color in there and basically appropriates telling it, Hey, used this outline as a reference to color. Drop into the spate in those outlined spaces on a new layer. So let me turn off the outlines and you can see it's just filled in on a new layer by itself, those areas that were enclosed So that's really nifty. I'm gonna turn that off now. Color drop doesn't just fill empty spaces. It can also change color as well. So I am on my details layer here. If I'd take the color and I drop it onto the bull, it can change that Red Bull to a yellow bowl Now. It didn't change this to the same color of yellow. It just adjusted it so that it was a little bit more of a yellow shade than it was before. So if I undo that and I dropped the color onto the back side of the bowl, it turned the backside of the bull yellow, and it adjusted the front side of the bull to be a little bit more of a yellow hue. Um, now that depends on the threshold. So this is the color drop threshold up here. If I drop the color and I don't pick up my pencil, but I move it from side left to right and adjust the threshold So the lower the threshold unless it is affecting. So now it's just affecting parts of the front of the bull, and it's not affecting the back of the bull. Now it's gonna every time that you color drop. It remembers where you were last, so I'm going to try and fill it this to 100%. Now if I run out of space, all I have to dio is undo and try again. And now I have the room to go all the way to 100% Now, since I did 100% it tried to adjust everything to be more of a yellow hue compared to where I was dropping the yellow color. So it made these bones kind of grain. So if you really want to be exact with this, you want to come in here and drop it where you want the color to be So if you want the bone to be yellow you gotta drop it on the bone And if you want the bull to be yellow you gotta drop it on the bone on the bowl Sorry, And I don't want it to be so high That affects everything else. So I got to drag it to the left or the right And again, that only works if you don't pick up your pencil when you drop the color The adjustments tools also have some really cool, recovering effects. I'm not gonna go ever everything in here, but I do want to go over re color. So re color is always going to start by dropping a little cross hatch mark in the center of the campus. And if you want to move that, you need to drag it to where you want to go. So I'm gonna zoom into the collar over here. Now the flood is going to adjust the same. It's basically the same as that color drop threshold Waas. So if I flooded all the way, it's gonna grab, try and grab everything on the layer. And if I, you know, go really small, it's only gonna grab a portion of where I'm at. So what makes re color different is that you can come in here and you can adjust the color live so you can try all these different shades, and you can move around in here. You can do whatever you want without having to exit the tool. You can just keep trying things. Now if you want to add another section two, you're recovering. You can tap on a new area, but it's always gonna revert to the color that you had when you first opened the recovering tool. So if there's a specific color that you decide, you do want to recover, you might want to put it in your palate so that you can just reference it. Because if I try and match that blue, it's a little bit harder than if I just, you know, tap a new color in the palate When other adjustment layer that I like is the hue, saturation and brightness tool I tapped that it's gonna pull up a huse later so I can just change all of the items on the layer into any different number of Hughes. I can also adjust the saturation that makes it either more vibrant and color or more, um, gray in color, and the brightness makes it later or dark out burger. Now, if I only let's get out of the tool, and I will undo that now, let's say if I only want to affect one bowl, I'm on the later that I want to select. I only want to adjust. The color for this one here on we have to do is select it, and then I can come in here and just effect that one single selection. And finally, I want to point out that in your layers panel, your background color that's the bottom layer is always going to be a color, so you can adjust this to be whatever you like or choose color from appellate. Um, you will never be able to draw on this layer. It is simply a background color flat layer 12. Selections: Quick Cut, Copy, and Paste: selections are really important and procreate. But not all of them are just found in the selection menu, which is this little s first election. So I'm gonna show you a bunch of fun tricks. But first you need to understand how this documents laid out. So I've got the flat layers of the dinosaurs on one layer. I've got their details on two separate layers and then I've got the rocks and foliage all on their own layer in the layers video. You saw that If I select all of the layers, I can move everything all at the same time. But what if I don't want to move everything? What if I only want to move this dinosaur and his details? The first thing I'll need to do is make sure that I have his layers selected both his base layer and the details. Then I'll choose the selectable, which is this s for select. And there's two ways that I can do this. I'm in the freehand mode and I can either just wiggle around here and draw. And when I tap that dot I'll have made a selection or I can tap. So if I tap tap tap. It's kind of like a I'd call it a polygonal selection. And every time that I tap it just creates a straight line from wherever I tapped last. So it could be really a lot faster to tap around the campus as well. Now, if I come to the move tool, all I'm moving is the dinosaur in his details and everything else stays in place. Now let's say I want to make a Mohawk on this guy, but I don't want the Mohawk to get in his eyes. Well, I have a really fun trick for making sure you don't draw in his eyes. I'm gonna come down to the base layer, and I can either tap on that layer and choose, select or fund short cut. I can take two fingers and hold it on that layer. Now, this whole dinosaur, the base layer, is selected. But I don't want to draw inside of this election. I want to draw on the other side. So what I want to do is invert this selection, which I have a button right down here and that will take this election and everything that was selected will no longer be selected, and it everything that wasn't selected is selected. So if I come in here, I can't draw that Mohawk and his eyes. It's helping me stay outside of the lines. You can make more than one selection at a time, so let's say that I want to select all of the rocks on this layer. I can come in here and when I tap on that circle, I've closed this election off. But I'm an ad mode so I can continue drawing and adding things to the selection. Even though they don't touch, I can also remove things from the selection. So if I tap on the remove, anything that I grab now will remove this from the selection. There's a couple of fun shortcuts to, so I'm out of this electoral. But let's say I actually wanted to grab those rocks again because I had just selected them . I tap and hold on. The selection tool is going to reload. The last selection that I made, another fun thing you can do is this save and load. So if I tap on save and load tap on the plus button and it's going to save this selection So next time after I've been out and I, you know, made some other selections and made some other selections. When I go back to the selection tool and go to save and load, if I tap on here, it's going to reload that saved selection. Another fund function on this selection menu is copy and paste. So if I copy and paste these rocks, it's going to give me a copy of those rocks on its own new layer. But let's say I don't want to copy these rocks. I want to remove them from this layer on me to reload my selection. I'm gonna take three fingers and I'm gonna swipe down with three fingers, and that's gonna open up the cut copy paste menu so copy will copy whatever you have, and paste will pace whatever you've copied. But the really interesting one here is cut. Cut will remove anything that you have selected but will also copy it. So this special button down here cut and paste will cut these rocks from the layer that they're on and paste them onto a new layer in one go. So let's try it out. Cutting pace now, these rocks are on a new separate layer. Really? Come back to my dino over here because there's another important function here. This is the copy all function copy. All will copy everything that's selected. That's visible. So if I copy all and then I hit paste, I end up with this dinosaur on his own layer. But when I used the copy all, it also grabbed the background. And it would be more useful for me to have this transparent so that I didn't have the white of the background in here. I'm gonna delete this guy. I'm going to reload that selection I made and I'm going to turn the background layer off. So now the background is gonna be transparent, will use my three finger swipe down, Copy all and paste. We'll turn my background layer back on. And now my dinosaurs on his own layer. But he doesn't have the background behind him. It's worth noting that whatever you have copied, you can come into a new document, swipe with three fingers and paste it. You might have noticed that there are different modes in the selection menu. I'm gonna show you automatic. I don't use this tool often because it could be a little inexact. But let me show you how it works. If I come in here and I tap and then I drag so I don't lift up my pencil, it's going to start grabbing from wherever I tapped. And you can see this selection threshold up here. That's telling you that little blue bar is showing you how much is actually being selected , and the further I go over, I'll show you here, I'll zoom in. It starts making these break blue selections and that bright blue. It means that it's selecting a transparent area. So I'm gonna remove the selection, and you can see that this is like a really lightly colored area of my artwork. I'll reload that. If you continue to select, um, it will eventually grab everything on the layer. So all of this bright blue is all transparent area that it's selecting now. I can also make multiple selections with this, so let's say I want to grab spikes on this guy. When I come back into the automatic selection, it's going to remember where I was less and right now it's at 100% so I need to slide this back down, and now it's at a smaller selection point. And now I could just tap onto these other spikes toe, add them all. There's also a rectangle mode, which makes rectangular selections and an ellipse mode. I can clear my selection by topping clear. I can also use the undo and redo buttons while I'm in this tool, the last selection tool. We're going to go over his feather. So if I make an ellipse selection and I drop a color into it, it's got a nice clean edge. But if I take this the same ellipse and I add a feather to it, you'll notice that this kind of expands. And when I fill this in with color, it does not have a hard edge. Feather expands the selection outwards and gives it a soft, semi transparent edge. 13. Transform It: Moving, Resizing, and Rotating: next, we're going to go over the transform tool, and the transform tool is this arrow right over here, and it creates a bounding box around whatever selected. Now, you can use this to move things around on, and I can do that by either driving inside or outside of the bounding box. If you only want to move something a tiny, tiny bit every time that you tap your finger, it will move in one pixel increments in the direction of where you're tapping so as you could. If you look closely, you'll see that cat head is moving at an angle towards my finger. As with a lot of tools and procreate. If you make a move, you can on do and redo it by tapping with your fingers. There's also this nifty reset button. This reset button will move everything back to exactly how I have it. When I opened the transform tool, sometimes you're doing a transformation and it goes outside of the screen and you can't really tell what you're doing. And if you try and zoom out with your fingers, you end up scaling the object. So what you could do is you can take one finger and hold the transform tool. And then you can use your fingers to zoom and rotate the canvas as usual instead of zooming and rotating the actual object. If you want to make something larger, you can grab one of these corner blue nodes and move and go crazy, making your cat's face all squished in Cute. Tiny were big, so which ever knowed you grab the opposite node is going to be the anchor, so it's going to stay still from there. So if I grab this note, this one is the anchor, so it's going to stay from there in the same of the ones across or up and down. This grain node is actually a rotation rotating the bounding box, so if you grab it and twist, you can rotate it. You can also do this with your fingers, so if you take two fingers, you can rotate and you can expand and shrink wherever you put your fingers is where it's going to rotate from. So if you put it in the center of the bounding box, it's gonna rotate from there. And if you said put it out here, it's gonna rotate from here, the green node will always rotate from the exact center that it's on. So the difference between freeform and uniform When you're in free form low, you can go crazy with these cat faces. Well is while you're in uniform, it's going to scale everything in the same ratio. Magnetics kind of gives you a guideline, so it kind of tries to suggest like, Oh, hey, this is like the perfectly diagonal line along here, or you can try and go perfectly Side decides to. And, of course, whatever Motor Inn you can flip up and down. So I decide round and round you can fit to screen from which I is a little intense. Next we have the distort option. So let's say you want to make a mural with this cat and you want to put this cat on a mock up of this mural so it looks right. Well, this is not the right perspective. So what you could do is you can grab one of these nodes, you know, like that Star Wars lettering, where it goes like way back in space. That's essentially what distort does. You can grab the center nodes and move a single side or grabbing the corner nodes will move those individually. The final setting we have is work. I've create some text, which I'll show you how to do in the text lesson. But warp allows you to move and distort from these mesh points. Now there's this advanced mash button and that gives you even further control over each of these corners. When really useful way to use the warp tool is to create text that is on an arch, you can see I've created a nice arch there for my text to go on. 14. Sharing and Exporting Your Art: exporting your Artim procreate is really easy. All you have to do is go to the wrench, icon the share top and then choose which format you'd like to share your heart. You can also do this directly from the gallery by swiping along the art that you'd like to share and hitting the share tab. You can also hit Select than choose multiple pieces and then hit share. Once you've tapped on your chosen format, it's going to open a dialogue box with all of the places that you can share your art to my favorite way. And the fastest way to do this is through the air. Drop a top. It will list any connected Mac and Apple devices that you already have. But if you don't have a Mac, if you have a PC, there are other ways to share your art. If you swipe to the sides, if you move along here, you'll find Google Drive or Dropbox or any of the different services that you have connected. You can also tap Mawr to find more of those. This save image button will save the image directly to your photos APP on your iPad. You can also save two files and you can hit edit actions to choose more places to save Teoh 15. Final Thoughts and Class Project: all right. Before we go over your class project, I just want to say a big thank you guys for watching this video, if you enjoyed it. Please, Please, please do me a favor. Give me a thumbs up and recommend this class. Or even better yet, leave me review. Even a simple thanks for this class will help raise this in the skill share ranking so that other people can find the class as well. If you have a friend who just got an ipad pro or is Newt appropriate? Feel free to share this class with, um And if you have any questions or if anything didn't make sense in the videos, go ahead and leave me a question in the discussion section. I'm kind of a geek about being able to answer questions that I know the answers to. So if I can help you out, I'll be super excited to help you up. And finally, your class project is to share a time lapse video of the art that you've created in procreate. When you add to the project section, don't forget to add a link to your instagram or a link to your portfolio site. so that anybody who's curious about your work can find more of you. I'm super excited to see what you guys create. 16. Bonus: Drawing Assistance (Quick Shape, Symmetry, and Clone): Sometimes it's really hard to draw a good square, so check this out. OK, that's a really lousy square. But there's this cool tool called quick shape to use quick shape. I'll draw my shape and then hold it without picking up my pencil, and it will snap into a perfect shape. Now each of these edges are perfectly straight. Quick shape also works with circles, triangles, arcs and straight lines. Once you've drawn your quick shape and it snapped into place. If you don't pick up your pencil, you can actually move it around the canvas and make the shape either bigger or smaller and rotate it as well to add on to the goodness. If you take one finger and tap on the screen, it will make your shape into a perfect shape. So if you've drawn a square ish shape, it will make it a perfect squares. If you draw a circle, it would make a perfect circle and also moves things in in 15 inch increments, so it's completely square to the canvas. This is great if you are drawing perfectly square lines that you need to be exactly even with the bottom and top of the canvas or likewise, perfectly straight up and down back to our square example. When I pick up my pen from drawing my square at the very top, there's going to be this button that says Edit shape, and if I tap on it now, I can come in here and I can tweak my shape by grabbing any of these nodes. I can also turn it into a rectangle or Upali line. These options are going to change depending on if you drew a square, a triangle or a circle or a narc. The only time you can use that edit shape toolbar is immediately after you've used quick shape lifted up your pencil, and that edit shape is there. If I were to start drawing another circle or another line, that toolbar is gone, and I can no longer come back in and edit this shape. Another cool drawing feature are the drawing guide, So if you go the wrench icon the canvas tab, turn on drawing guide and hit the edit drawing guide, you'll find that there are a couple of different guides that you can use to help you draw better, so the 1st 1 is a two day two D grid, and I'm gonna turn it black by sliding to the black over here. No pump the opacity and the thickness up. Now you can really see this grid. What's really cool is if you tap on the grid size, you can choose specific dimension. So if I wanted these squares inside of here to be exactly two inches, I choose inches and two and it done. What's also cool is that you can grab the blue note in the center and move this round, or you can rotate the grid. You can also use an isometric grid, which, if I zoom in here and change the color, you'll probably be able to see it a little bit better. This is kind of like a diamond kind of shape. There's also perspective grids, which is awesome if you're drawing like a city scape or a room and you want to do it in like perfect two or three point perspective. Now I'm gonna choose my perspectives by tapping on the screen at each point. So that's a two point perspective grid, and by the way, I can switch back and forth between these tow added the point. So if I want this one to be black and this one, I actually want to be, let's say pink I can do that. And I can also put 1/3 drawing perspective in there. Now, this is really cool because, you know, I could just draw around like this, but I can also use dryness is to force myself to stay within these lines. So if I tap on the layer, which I want to use drawing assist on, it will pull up this menu and I can choose drawing assist. And now when I draw in here, I can't just wiggle anywhere around. It's gonna force me to stay within these guidelines. So I can either go with this black guideline right here with this turquoise guideline right along here or with the pink guideline along here. So this is really, really helpful when you're trying to draw something in perspective. But my absolute favorite tool in this drawing guide is cemetery. This is so cool. You guys okay? Essentially, this will take whatever your drawing and create a symmetrical version on the other side. This tool is absolutely awesome for doing things like drawing faces in a really fast way because you've gotten both sides of the faces just knocked out in one go. There's a ton of really cool settings in this. If you tap options, you can do a horizontal one. You can do a quadrant one or radio one. So, for example, let's check out the quadrant Quadrant is awesome for drawing mandalas or flowers. So with rotational symmetry, what this does is it makes everything go in the same direction, right? So all of these curves are now going in the same direction where, as if, whereas if I turn rotational symmetry off now these curved towards each other. There's tons of fun things that you could do with this. If you only want this to show. If you only want your drawing to show in certain areas, you could do a selection. It will only draw within the selected area. And remember, you can always turn this on and off on any layer by tapping the layer and choosing drawing assist on or off the other drawing Assist told we have his club. So let's say that I've got all these balloons on this single layer right here, and I would like to add some more balloons, but I don't wanna have to redraw them. Already done the shading. I just like to copy them. So I will come to my magic wand icon and I'll come to clone. And now this circle right here. I can drag this wherever I want to start, Cloney. So I'm gonna start from over there and I'm gonna add some balloons down here so I'll just start drawing. And as I draw this circle moves around two new spots. And now, if I start drawing on this side, the circle has moved over to that spot, so I'll start drawing balloons. It will start copying those balloons over here, but sometimes it's easier if this circle doesn't move around the screen. So what, I'll dio I'm going on, do that by just tapping two fingers. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take my finger and I'm gonna hold it on that circle, and it's going to lock the clone tool in place. Now if I come over here and I draw that balloon, this circle isn't moving while I dropped so I can come over here and draw my balloon over there. But again, it's always gonna start back at this balloon in trouble in there and a trouble in there. 17. Bonus: Masks vs Clipping Masks: masks are like erasers, but way better because you can erase and change your mind and a race and change your mind as much as you want to. In this example, I've used a mask which is right here on top of this dirt layer. This is what the dirt layer looks like with no mask on it, and I'll isolate it so you can see now. If I were to come in here and actually erase the dirt layer, it would be really difficult to come back in and redraw all this texture. So instead, I can use a mask to figure out where I want to put the bones and the keys and all the little hidden items inside of this picture. Let's create a mass together so you can really understand how this works. So the first thing I'm gonna do is tap on the layer and hit mask. The only thing you can draw on a mask layer is either black, white or great. If I use black to paint on my layer mask, it will hide the dirt. So everywhere that I paint black, the dirt is being hidden. But you know what? I don't want all of this to show, like I want the whole around the key to be smaller. So if I use pure white to paint on my mask layer, it's going to bring back the dirt. Now there's a big difference between painting on my mask layer and painting on my dirt layer. You can tell which layer you are on because whichever one is darkest blue. If I were to draw white or black on my actual layer, it would show up as white or black because that's actual paint. I'm gonna undo that. You have to be painting that white or black on the actual mask layer for it to hide whatever is on the art layer. If I draw with a gray color, it will partially hide the dirt layer. I find it helps to think of it as curtains, blackout curtains, hide things and sheer white curtains show things. Now I realize that might be a little bit confusing because I'm actually ending up showing all this stuff underneath of here. So I'm gonna show you once more with just the dirt layer. I'm gonna delete the layer mask and I'm gonna re add it and just show the the dirt. Okay, I'm drawing on my left mask layer, and when I use black, I hide portions of the dirt, and when I use white, I show more of the dirt. Let's talk about clipping masks and how they're different from regular masks. So in this picture, the whites of Frida's eyes are on one layer, and the colored irises of her eyes are on another layer. But the irises are clipped to the whites of her eyes. If I unclip it, you'll see that her irises are yuks, big and scary. But her irises are a full circle. When the irises are clipped to the white of her eyes, they can only be seen wherever the whites of the eyes are. Let's isolate this so it's a little bit easier to see. So as I move her irises around, the only places that they could be shown are where the whites of her eyes are. And this could be really fun, because I can have her looking in different directions or up or down. Let's look at another example of of clipping masks in action. What if I want to add some details to the purple of this present. I'll create a new layer for my details and I'll choose a texture brush. I'll use this Victorian brush. I'll come in here, draw some cool details on to the present. But you can see that the details are really far off the edge. Now, I could come with my eraser tool, and I could manually come in and make sure that I'm a racing this exactly where the box ends. But as you can tell, I'm not really that good at it. So what I could do instead is I can tap on the layer and she's clipping mask. And now all of these details are not gonna be able to go outside of the lines. They're only going to be able to be shown wherever I've drawn this box. And as a bonus, if I decide that I want the present to be whiter, I can draw on the purple present layer the layer that the details are clipped to and make the present bigger. Another perk of clipping Max is that I can easily experiment with color. So because these details are on their own layer, I can come in here and fill it with another color. Maybe I don't like pink. Maybe I'd like to try a little turquoise, but it's super easy for me to fill in these details. Change the colors. Add to the details without affecting box underneath of it. 18. Bonus: Adding Text: Let's say I want to add the words open to this sign here. Appropriate allows you to add text If you go to the wrench icon. The ad tab there is a button that will allow you to add your own text. So at first it'll open up this keyboard and you can write whatever text you want in there. And then this button is at its style, and this will allow you to choose different fonts and play with the size turning, tracking, letting their some fun options where you can have underlines or the text outlined. You could even force the text. I'll be in all capitalization. If you tap the color circle, you can choose any color that you like. I'm gonna go with white. Since the sign is black, you can also switch back to the keyboard by hitting the keyboard icon in the left hand corner. You can also adjust the size of the text box by grabbing one of the blue nodes on either side of the bounding box, and you can also move the text by grabbing outside of its bounding box. Just like any other layer. You can resize your text using uniform mode or freeform and expand it in any way that you want. But you cannot use work or distort without rast arising. Your text. You'll notice when I open my layers panel. The thumbnail for this text layer is just the letter. A. It's not actually the word open, which is different from this storefront layer. This storefront layer shows the entire illustration all not layer. That's because this is not Rasta rised text. It's in vector mode. Vector mode means you can tap on the layer, hit at it and you can change the font, and you can even change the letters inside of the text box. It also means that you can expand or shrink your text without losing its quality or pixel eating it. If you rast arise your text, you will no longer be able to make those edits. So why would you want to Rast Are is your text ever? There are some things you can do to rast arise text that you can't do to vector text. For example, you can't distort sheer or warp vector text like it could be really useful to distort some text and put it at an angle on this sign. I want these words stacked on top of each other so I can either hit return and forced them onto different lines. Or I can adjust the bounding box and make the bounty box smaller. If you ever find that your words are like squash like this, grab one of the blue nodes on either side of the bounding box and you can expand it to make your text box bigger without adjusting the size of the font. I'm gonna choose a more hand drawn font, and I'm going to change the color toe white. I'm also going to decrease the letting, and that's gonna bring these words closer to each other. So the space between the lines of text is not so far apart. This just doesn't look right. It's not slanted, and it's not an angle like the Sinus. So if I use my distort tool and push this so that it matches the sign that looks much better but distorting my text, Rast arised it. If I come to my layers. The thumbnail is now the actual letters. It's no longer something that I can edit. If I tap on here, there's no edit text option like there is on the open sign. Now I can treat this layer like any other layer in procreate. I can come in here and I can add multiple colors to the layer. I can erase parts of it, but I cannot come back in and edit this tech. 19. Want to Learn More from Me?: thanks for watching my course on how to use procreate. If you're interested in learning more for me, I recommend checking out my course on how to draw. You can find that class and more that I teach by clicking on my name to go to my profile. Drawing is a learned skill when you see people who are insanely talented. They didn't start that way. Everyone with a beginner once. My name is Brooke Glazer and I'm a full time illustrator. But drawing is not something that came naturally to me. I used to struggle with it. The trick is learning what toe look for learning how to see things a little bit differently . And that's what we're going to do in this class is learned. Some exercises toe hopefully help you to see things in a way that you might not. Usually I'm going to teach you the techniques that I used to draw proportions accurately and quickly, like the clock method, grid method, shape, method and plotting method. We're going to dive deep into learning about shading. I'm gonna cover the different kinds of shadows, how they look different, where to put them, and a bunch of tricks to make illustrating them fun and easy a walk you through my entire process from reference image two sketches, color and shading. I'll also be sharing some of my tips for dealing with layer limits and procreate. By the end of this class, you'll be able to draw anything that you can see and create shading like a pro.