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Intro to Procreate: Illustrating on the iPad [UPDATED]

teacher avatar Brooke Glaser, Illustrator and Children's Designer

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

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

    • 3. The Gallery: Organizing your Art

    • 4. Canvas Basics and Making Timelapse Videos

    • 5. Split Screen for Reference Photos

    • 6. Color Pickers and Palettes

    • 7. Brush Basics: The Fun Part

    • 8. Advanced Brush Settings

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

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

    • 11. Recoloring Tools

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

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

    • 14. Sharing and Exporting Your Art

    • 15. Final Thoughts and Class Project

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

    • 17. Bonus: Masks vs Clipping Masks

    • 18. Bonus: Adding Text

    • 19. What's next? Learn how to draw

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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 for help filming. 

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

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1. Introduction to Procreate: My name is Brooke Glaser and I've been using Procreate for the last couple of years. The work that I've done in Procreate has been used for wall art, 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 love 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 messy paints into museum, but you can bring an iPad 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 Procreate 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. 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 are 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 in 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: The first thing you're going to want 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 Canvas sizes that procreate already has built in, but you can create your own custom ones as well. As you can probably tell in here, I have a ton of these which I use over and over again. Let's go over the different settings of the Canvases and what you should be paying attention to. To create a new custom Canvas, you're going to 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 and that's going to affect the height and the width up in here. You can tap in here to switch between these two. Now, what you might not be familiar with is DPI. DPI is really important. If you ever want to print your artwork, make sure that your DPI is set to 300 at whatever size you actually want to print the artwork at. Now these three factors, the width, height and DPI, are going to determine how many layers you can have in your artwork. For example, 16 by 20 inches at 300 DPI 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 DPI later. You will be able to crop as shrink or expand your Canvas, but you won't be able to change the DPI. 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. My suggestion is to work as large as you can, knowing that you have a limit on the amount of layers. The next setting that you'll want to pay attention to, are in the color profile and you really have two choices here, RGB or CMYK. RGB is the way that screens and iPads and computers and phones show color. It is a really broad, broad, broad range of colors. CMYK 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 a commercial printer, you can ask them what color profile that they would like you to use. You can even import a color profile. Many commercial printers are now able to print beyond the traditional CMYK. If you're unsure whether you're going to print your artwork or not, I would suggest sticking with it as RGB color profile. 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 Canvas, 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 is going to 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 going to go back to the original settings, this little chain link right here. If you tap these, however you move it, it's going to keep the same ratio. For example, if I actually want this to be a four by six ratio, once I have four by six and here I'll tap little chain so that they're both blue. Both numbers are blue and now when I expand this, it is going to be at a four by six ratio. That's just about cropping your Canvas, but you can also resize it. If you hit ''Resample canvas'' and then type a whole set of new numbers in here, like say five by seven, it's not going to crop the Canvas, 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 pixelated and blurry. 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 artworks, since it's the largest file size I have, swipe to the right, hit "Duplicate" and then with the new document, resize it to be smaller. 3. The Gallery: Organizing your Art: As time goes on, you're probably going to create a whole bunch of new canvases and eventually you might want to have a good way of organizing them. You can rearrange them by grabbing on to the picture here until it pops like that and then you can move it around. Also, you can create groups or what Procreate called 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 canvas and that will create a stack. If I tap it, I can go into this stack. If you want to remove it from the stack, you're going to hold the icon and you drag it over this back arrow here and wait for it to pop up like that. Then once you're back on the canvas, 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 canvasses at the same time, duplicate or delete a bunch of canvasses at the same time. Speaking of sharing and duplicate and deleting a file, you can 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. 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 Canvas. Let's say you want to zoom in, so maybe you can do some detail work, also, sometimes it's just easier to maybe draw a circle at a certain angle or get like a perfect irk. 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 little guy, undo, redo. You can also tap and hold two fingers and it's going to redo all of that work that I just did, and if I tap and hold three fingers, it's going to redo all of that. That's called rapid undo and redo. I tend to just do one at a time, but you can go as you please. Another useful thing. If you're zoomed in all the way, if you snap your fingers together so 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 going to move back exactly where you were, wherever you are positioned on the Canvas before. That can be really useful. Let's take a look at our actions over here, and I'm going to move to preferences. Here's your interface. I'm guessing that a lot of you are in a dark interface like this. You can choose however you want to work. I like to work with a light interface. You have that option in there. 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, and let's go over to Canvas. You can swap your Canvas horizontally or vertically. This is really great for making sure that you have things symmetrical, and I don't do that quite enough. This is really gold though. Here's the Canvas information. This is going to give you important information like how big it is, what's the DPI? You can also see the date created and modified. But the most important thing to me here is this track time. 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. From what Procreate has said, this time is the time that the app is open and in the forefront. Even if you're sitting at this and just staring and thinking, what do I do next? It still tracking that time. If you close the app, it's not tracking the time. Like I said, this is super valuable for those of you who freelance to get a better sense of how much time you spend working on a piece. Another really fun thing is in the video tab, and that is the time-lapse replay. This is automatically turned on and it records everything that you do, which is super fun to watch, and there's an export options and you can share that. What this is recording is every brush stroke. For example, if I were to come in here and draw something in one go and fill this whole shape in. That's going to just like show up as a blip on the recording. What is recording is every single time that you pick up and put down your brush stroke. If I did it like this and I'm picking up my brush, like squiggle, that's going to show up a lot more. It is going to show the things that you undo and redo, so it's recording a lot. But if you do want to, you can turn the recording on and off. You can just not record a portion of what you're doing. You can come in here and click it off and it's still going to ask you want to purge the video. If you just want to temporarily turn off the recording, don't hit "Purge" because it's going to erase everything that you've done. You want to hit don't purge, and now it's just temporarily, whatever you are doing now is not going to get recorded. Then you can come in here and turn it back on. Then if you hit this Export Time-lapse video, then you can share that on Instagram or your social media or wherever you like. Procreate also has a feature that you can 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 two apps at the same time on my iPad. 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. What I do is I swipe up here at the bottom of the screen. In this screen, this is my dock from my iPad. I've got my Internet, and I've got Pinterest. I use these two quite a lot. If I pull this over to the side, so I just grabbed hold of it. I held it with my finger until I picked up and then I'm going to drag it to the side here. Now I have two different apps open at the same time. If I pull this little bar here, I can make this screen bigger or this screen smaller. If I want this one to go all the way away, I just grab that little gray bar and swipe it away. Now if I pull up Pinterest, I want to show you another way of bringing two screens on at the same time. If I just drop it right here, see this Procreate screen hasn't gone gray. It's now, it's on little app so 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. I generally prefer to have it as two separate screens rather than one screen on top of each other. But I can just pull this over to the side and snap particular like there. 6. Color Pickers and Palettes: So I want to show you the different color palettes and pallet wheels. This first one is the disk. You can change the color by going around like this and then you can change like this 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 and you can pinch zoom it back to make it small again. If you double tap like this, it's going to pick pure white and if you double tap in the blacker area, it's going to pick a pure black. That's 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 hue by sliding around the saturation, by bringing it up and down the black and white levels right there or I can just move it around myself inside of that canvas. The value picker, this is for those of you who might be working on a branded project where you have to use specific exact colors. You can use the hexadecimal 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 handy when you need the color to match exactly from your computer to your iPad. There's also a really cool feature called color harmony. This will help you choose colors that look good together using a color theory, scientific thing that I'm not going to get into here but basically, if you tap on 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 nodes. Procreate comes with a bunch of standard palettes, so you can choose any of the ones that they come with, but you can also create your own. I create a lot of palettes and I tend to use a lot of similar palettes so that my art has a consistent look. You can choose a new palette by hitting set default, and then when you put it out here, it'll be your new palette. Finally, if you think it would be more useful to have your color palette over here, you can do that. Grab the little gray bar right there and then you can drag the color palette wherever you want and you can switch to palette to any of those different methods of coloring. If you want this to go back where it was, just tap the X and it'll pop back into its color bar right there. Another useful tip, you can use, eye drop. If you hold your finger down on the canvas, it will pick up the color that you are touching and bring it up. Maybe I want to 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 going to automatically grab the color you were using before. Now I'm back to the gray, and if I hold it again, now I'm 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 into my color picker. If you notice, there is two halves to this circle as I drag it, and this first color is the last color that I used. So I can come in here and I can make a subtle, subtle changes by 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 website. This is Julz Nally. She is a friend of mine. She has the most beautiful fun art. That's her, she's such a joy. I'm going to zoom in here and I'm going to take a screenshot of those carrots. I'm going to hold the power button here and the home button here, and I'm going to press them at the same time, and it's going to take a snapshot. I'm going to swipe that to get it out of the way and I'm going to go back into procreate. I'm going to hit the tool icon here, and I'm going to insert a photo. I'm going to go into moments and I'm going to choose my screenshot that I just took, I'm going to zoom it up so it's a little bit easier to grab and I'll put it on top of those palettes. I can zoom in here and then I can create my own custom palette. I'll hit the plus icon to add palette, and it's automatically default, and I'll come out here and I'm just going to eye-drop where the colors are. I'm going to start with the darkest color and then I'm going to grab the next darkest orange and then I'm going to grab it lightest orange, and I'm just tapping them to add them there. You can also grab them and move them around. It's a little bit tricky to do. Once you grab it, you should be able to move it around like that. I like to go from dark to light or light to dark to be consistent. 7. Brush Basics: The Fun Part: Brushes in procreate can be found by tapping on the brush icon and you'll notice that they are separated into all these different categories. You've got some cool paint brushes, the sketching brushes have pencils and pastels and [inaudible] , and you can scroll inside of these brushes to see more. I'm going to use the flat marker in here and if I draw a really lightly, I'm going to get really thin lines but if I push hard and I draw a really heavy, you'll see that it gets bigger and darker just like if I was pushing harder on a marker. The amount of pressure that you use with the Apple pencil can affect the brushes and likewise, the axial tilt of your brush. I'm going to use the pencil here. This can also be affect the brush. If I use it straight up and down like this, I get 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 are 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 going to 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 can control the Apple pencil are of course under the Apple pencil settings. This is where I can control what happens when I push hard or push lightly, or what happens when I tilt my Apple pencil. 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. Will 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 boards. Instead of having to come in here and tap to undo each of these, I'm going to take three fingers and I'm going to swipe them back and forth and it's going to clear the entire canvas. Fun little shortcut. The next thing I want to go over is size and opacity so I'm going to use a painting brush, I'll use my flat brush. Now I can control the size of my brush by using this slider right here. When I take it lower, it gets to a smaller size, fun trick, look how fast the slider moves when I grab it in the center of the slider. If I grab that slider and then pull my pencil out to the edge, it's going to 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 the slider, the faster and easier it slides. But the further out, the slower and more precise it slides. Now you can also control the opacity with this slider 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 makes this like purply color and that's because the brush is see-through. Opacity is just a fancy word for something that's see-through. Now a cool thing about brushes is that when you try and erase, you can also use all of the same brushes that you have in your brush library. Now why is that important? Let's say I'm using this stucco brush over here and I don't want a really clean eraser mark because that looks so weird. When I erase, I wanted to have that same texture. What I'm going to do is I'm going to be in my brush with a stucco. If I hold, it will say that it's erasing with the current brush. That means it's going to use the same brush to erase as I was just drawing with. That looks so much better and natural and finally, this smudge tool, so this little finger that's just basically a smudge. If you want to blend these things up, that looks so cool. You can use your smudge tool, 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 brush settings. The first one I want to go over is in Stroke Path, and it's this StreamLine. I'm going to pump this all the way up to 100. This is something that you have to feel rather than see, but I'll try and explain it. These 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 are Color dynamics. This is going to be fun. I'm going to test everything that I'm doing in this drawing pad right here. In order to see my Color dynamics in effect, I need to change this to a different color. I'm going to tap on "Drawing pad", and I'm going to tap on a color in here. Voila, now I have color. The cool thing about this drawing pad is that, whatever settings you change in here are going to be reflected in the drawing pad. 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. Like if you are 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's this drawing patterns. Back to the Color dynamic settings. My favorite setting to use with Color dynamics is the color pressure. This means when I'm drawing lightly or softly, I get different colors in my drawing pressure. However, far I push this hue slider, it's going to go all the way through the rainbow. If I push really lightly to really softly, I've got all of the colors of the rainbow. I start with yellow, go to green, blue, red, all the way through. If I slide this down, I'm only going to go through part of the rainbow. It's starting at orange, moving into yellow, and then green, and back again. What if instead of going forward in the color rainbow, I actually wanted to go backwards. Well, what I can do is, I can draw this slider down to the negative direction. Now, it's going backwards on the rainbow wheel. It starts at a purpley color, moves into blue, and then into green. This hue slider is super, super useful. Let's set the hue back to zero, so the color stays the same now. The next setting I want to show you is the Saturation. If I pull this saturation back when I draw lightly I get a much more saturated color and the heavier I go, the more desaturated it is. That's because I took the saturation and made it a negative. If I started with a more desaturated color, the harder I push, the brighter the color gets. You may not be able to see that on this screen. There's also the brightness setting. As I push lightly I have a darker color, and as I push harder I get a brighter color. You can also control this by the tilt of your pencil. If I have my pencil totally upright it's one color, and as I move it to the side it turns to another color. That can be really useful for very subtle shading. This is also true of the stroke color. What happens with stroke? Let's say I have a tree, and I want to 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. If I want this to 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, I can put it all the way to Max. To understand this stamp color jitter, 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 together. When I pull this spacing back together, it gets really close. As I drag the spacing out, each of those stamps gets further and further apart. As I mess with the Color dynamics, each of those stamps changes color. If I push this really close together, you will see that those color shifts happen really fast. When you use hue in the color pressure or you use it in the stamp jitter, Procreate is deciding the color switch 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. Your first color is going to be whatever is your primary color in your color drop area. We'll make it this blue color. If you tap on this second color over here, you get to choose whatever that is. Since I've got a light blue and dark blue, it's just going to vary between those two colors. Because those are both blue and they're very close on the color spectrum. But you know what? I actually want it to change. I'm going to turn it from that dark blue to this light pink. It's going to 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 your opacity slider is turned all the way up, your brushes still won't be fully opaque. 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 capacity 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. 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 giving 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. 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? Does it 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 a brush that when I draw really fast, it acts like I've got a really light touch. Like if you were like scribbling really lightly with a crayon really fast, the color would only come on really lightly. I'll turn the Opacity way down on my speed and when I draw really fast, even if I'm pushing hard, the opacity is really light. Dynamics is another place to check for your size and opacity settings. 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. 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. 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 and all brushes that come with Procreate. I like to make a ton of custom brushes. I have a whole folder full of brushes that I've made from the 6B pencil, and I use these a lot. How did I do that? I just swipe to the right and I hit "Duplicate". I have a new brush with all these different settings in here. But when I swipe to the right there is no Reset button, but I can create a resent point on this brush. If I go to About this brush I can click "Create new reset point." Let's say with this custom brush, I want to just turn on Color dynamics for a little bit. I'm going to turn the Color dynamics on here, and I'm just going to 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, I have a reset point. 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. Those are the elements that I'm going to keep on separate layers so that it's easier for me to make changes to my artwork. I'm going to give you a quick example here. This teacup right here, when I opened the layers panel, I can turn the visibility on and off by hitting this check mark. That tea cup is on one layer and the pattern and the tea itself are on separate layers. If I decided that I wanted to change the color of this pattern or change the pattern itself but keep the teacup that same color, it's going to be really easy for me to change just this pattern and not have to do anything with the teacup layer. Another cool thing that you can do with layers. This bee is on his own layer here and if I want to move him around, I can just move him around and now he's behind the teacup. But what if I want him to be in front of a teacup? I can 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 bee is underneath of the layers that make up the teacup. If I click and hold on the bee and then I drag him above those teacup layers, now he is in front of the teacup. Another cool thing here, I can actually duplicate him and give him a friend. Instead of having to redraw a whole new bee, I'm going to swipe to the left on the bee and I'll hit duplicate. Then I will move this guy around and now he's got a friend. That's really handy. This is also where you can delete that bee if you decide you don't want an extra bee in there. Now It's really easy to move just this one bee around because he's on his own layer but let's take a look at this lettering right here. Tea time is on its own layer, the pink decorations are on their own layer and the white circle is also on its own layer. It would be really tricky to try and move the tea and then decorate the pink areas and then the white. What I'm going do is I'm going to grab all of those layers and move them all as one. 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. I'll just take this guy and I'm 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. I'll show you what I mean. I've done that now I'm going to grab all of them again and try boom, it's deleted all of that. You don't want to take things off of the canvas 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. I'm going to undo that by double tapping. Okay. It's totally fine to just move him off and then we'll come back on like that's fine. You just don't want to exit the tool if that makes sense, right? Okay. If I want to add another layer, all I have to do is add. I want to make sure that I'm not grabbing all of these, I just have one selected or else this tool is going to disappear. That's the plus layer icon and if I hit it, I cannot add as many layers as I want. I'm limited and you can see that it's stopping adding them and it's saying limit 14 layers. I'm limited to 14 layers on this specific Canvas because of the size that it is. Your options are either to delete a layer or merge layers so that they're all combined into one. Let's say that I knew I wasn't going to change anything with this tea time. Right? Actually, I don't even have to grab the layers. What I'm going to 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 merging them together and boom, now it's all one layer and I can add more layers. I am going to undo that for now. That's really handy but if you forget what the gesture is, you can just tap and then it'll bring up a menu and you can hit merge down and it'll just merge one layer and on top of the one that's on top or underneath of it. When you're doing that pinch method, you can't just grab any layer and try and merge it together. It's going to merge everything that's in-between those two. They need to be stacked on top of each other. I just combine everything in there and I actually don't want to do that. 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 easier to see you all your different layers. What you can do instead of merging those as actually make a group of them. Now that they're all selected and that plus layer icon is gone and it's a three lines, that's your group layer button. 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 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 name layers. You can hit rename and you can add a name to that. Sometimes you just want to see what's on a single layer without all the distractions of everything else around it. A shortcut for that is to hold the checkbox on that layer and it will turn off the visibility of all of the other layers. You can see all of those checkboxes are turned off and you can just see the honeycomb under here. To turn that back on, all you have to do is hold onto that same checkbox and then it will turn back the visibility on all the layers that you have visible before. 10. Advanced Layer Settings: Shading Techniques and Drawing Inside the Lines: I'm going to go over Alpha lock and select. They're similar but they're different. Alpha lock I can turn on by tapping the layer and then choosing Alpha 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 lock on. If you see this transparent or it's a checkerboard, that means that those areas are transparent. If I zoom in over here to my honey stick and I try to draw on it, it's not going to let me draw outside of the lines. This is super useful if I want to do some shading or some highlighting, I can also change the entire contents of this layer. Alpha lock is on. I'll tap the layer again and I'll hit "Fill layer." It's going to change everything that is on that layer, that entire honey stick to the color I have selected in my color palette. I'll show you quickly. I can turn that on and off again by swiping two fingers. On and off, if I were to fill the layer with it off, it would fill the entire layer. By the way, you can tell that it is off because the background here is just great. There's no checkerboard. I'm going to show you select now. I'm going to turn the pattern off on this teacup. With this teacup, I'm going to tap and I'm going to hit "Select." You'll see these wavy lines and that means that all of this area is not selected. Everything where there's not wavy lines, that is area that I can draw on. I can draw like this, but I can't go outside of those bounds. I can also hit "Select" and I can fill layer and I fill the entire teacup with that white color. But the real power here, I'll show you again, I've selected again. I can tell I'm in select mode because this little blue line is highlighted. I could come in here and I could draw a pattern and it's going to be contained to the body of the tea cup. But the real power is I can add a new layer. Now this layer has that teacup shapes selected. I can draw on that layer a new pattern and I'll come out of selection mode by tapping that. Now we're just normal, and now this pattern is separate from the teacup. I can change the color of this pattern really easily. 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 going to go over layer modes and some cool ways to do some shading and highlighting techniques. If I come in here, you'll notice that there are some letters next to the visibility check box. If I tap on that letter, it opens up a new menu. Opacity will make something see through. That's really cool. It doesn't permanently affect it. This is a great way you can make your layers as dark as you want. Then you can come in here and make it see-through or transparent like here, I'm making a ghost or something. But it gets even better. Let's go check out these bees. I'm going to turn the bee off. You'll notice that there is like some shadow right there. I've created a shadow on a different layer from my bee. If I tap on the "M," I'm going to 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 dark. But the reason I did that is multiply basically darkens the colors underneath a bit. It come over here and it has made a dark, wherever is a gray, it's made a darker gray, and wherever it's like a yellow, it's made a darker yellow. That can be really useful. But I thought it was a little bit extreme at full opacity. So I knocked it down too. I think it was like 60 something. It's a little bit more subtle. This also works on multiple layers. If I come down here to my teacup, I have this layer right here which is a shadow. I've said it on Linear Burn and I've turned the opacity down because it's 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. It's creating like a subtly darker bluish hue for the pattern and much darker blue on the tea cup itself. That's a great way to create some darker effects on the shadows. That's in the dark and menu here. You can also use this to create highlights. That would me in like the lightning mode. I'll come up to this honey up here. If I tap on it, I'm in the lightened mode and I'm on screen. I'm going to turn off the honey stick so you can see what's underneath up here. This looks like nothing because now that the honey stick is gone, it's just lightening up everything underneath of it. It's lightening up the pink and the background and it's trying to lighten up the white in here, but it can't really because white is as light as I can go. But if I turn this onto normal, you'll see this is all yellow. 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 really lightened everything up in a really translucent highlighted way. There's lots of different effects that you can play with in here. There's contrast and color and difference. I really suggest that you play with them. The colors that you use will change the effects. If you're using white instead of yellow, that would create a different effect. There's just a lot of really things to play with there. 11. Recoloring Tools: I went up for my favorite coloring and recoloring methods in the layers video. That would be Alpha lock, select and fill layer. There's a couple of other useful tools for coloring and re-coloring. I want to go over those now. Right now, I've got my dogs outlined on their own layer. 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 going to fill that whole space with color. For example, an enclosed space is this leg right here, all of the outlines touch. If I drop the color in there, it's going to fill that whole space. If I come over here, to this dog and I'll do a tiny color and I try and do the same thing at his body, it's not going to work. It's going to 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. I'm going to undo that. Those of you who are cartoonists, and for some reason you want to keep your ink layers like your outlines and you're filled colors separate. Procreate has an amazing tool called reference. I'm going to tap on my outline layer, I'm going to hit reference, and on a new blink layer, I'm going to drag and drop that color in there. Basically, procreates its telling it, hey, use this outline as a reference to color drop into the space and those outlines spaces on a new layer. 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. That's really nifty. I'm going to turn that off now. Color drop doesn't just fill empty spaces. It can also change color as well. I am on my details layer here. If I take the color and I drop it onto the bowl, it can change that red bowl to a yellow bowl. 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. If I undo that and I drop the color onto the back side of the bowl, it turned the back side of the bowl yellow and it adjusted the front side of the bowl to be a little bit more of a yellow hue. That depends on the threshold. This is the color dropped 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. The lower the threshold the less it is effecting. Now it's just affecting parts of the front of the bowl and it's not affecting the back of the bowl. Every time that you colored drop, it remembers where you were last. I'm going to try and fill it this to a 100 percent. If I run out of space, all I have to do is undo and try again, now I have the room to go all the way to a 100 percent. Since I did a 100 percent, it tried to adjust everything to be more of a yellow-sh hue, compared to where I was dropping the yellow color. It made these bones green. 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. If you want the bone to be yellow, you got to drop it on the bone. If you want the bowl to be yellow, you got to drop it on the bowl. I don't want it to be so high that affects everything else. I got to drag it to the left or the right. 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 recoloring effects. I'm not going to go over everything in here, but I do want to go over recolor. Recolor is always going to start by dropping a little cross hatch mark, in the center of the Canvas. If you want to move that, you need to drag it to where you want to go. I'm going to zoom into the color over here. The flood is going to adjust the same. It's basically the same as that color dropped threshold-wise. If I flatter all the way, it's going to try and grab everything on the layer. If I go really small, it's only going to grab a portion of where I'm at. What makes recolor different is that you can come in here, and you can adjust the color live. 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. If you want to add another section to your recoloring, you can tap on a new area. It's always going to revert to the color that you had when you first opened the re-coloring tool. So if there's a specific color that you decide you do want to recolor, you might want to put it in your palate, so that you can just reference it. If I try and match that blue, it's a little bit harder than if I just tap a new color in the pallet. One other adjustment layer that I like is the hue saturation and brightness tool. If I tap that, it's going to pull up a hue slider, so I can just change all of the items on the layer into any different number of hues. I can also adjust the saturation that makes it either more vibrant and color or more Grey in color, and the brightness makes it lighter or darker. Let's get out of the tool and I will undo that. Let's say if I only want to affect one bowl, I'm on the layer that I want to select. I only want to adjust the color for this one here, all I have to do is select it. Then I can come in here and just affect that one single selection. 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 the palette. 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 in procreate, but not all of them are just found in the selection menu, which is this little s for selection. I'm going to show you a bunch of fun tricks. But first, you need to understand how this document is 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? First thing I'll need to do is make sure that I have his layer selected, both his base layer and the details, then I'll choose the select tool, which is this S for select. There's two ways that I can do this, I'm in the free hand 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. If I tap, tap, tap, it's 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 can be really a lot faster to tap around the Canvas as well. Now, if I come to the move tool, all I'm moving is the dinosaur and 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 going to come down to the base layer and I can either tap on that layer and choose, Select, or Fun shortcut. 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 selection. I want to draw on the other side, so what I want to do is invert the selection, which I have a button right down here, and that will take this selection and everything that was selected will no longer be selected and everything that wasn't selected is selected. 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. 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 the selection off. But I'm in add 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 too, so I'm out of the select tool, but let's say I actually wanted to grab those rocks again. Because I adjust selected them, if 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 the save and load, so if I tap on "Save & Load," tap on the plus button, and it's going to save this selection. The next time after I've been out and I made some other selections, when I go back to the selection tool, and go to Save & Load, if I tap on here, it's going to reload that saved selection. Another fun function on this selection menu, is Copy and Paste. 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, I'm going to reload my selection. I'm going to take three fingers and I'm going to swipe down with three fingers and that's going to open up the Cut, Copy, Paste menu. Copy will copy whatever you have and Paste will paste 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. This special button down here, Cut & Paste, will cut these rocks from the layer that they're on and paste them onto a new layer in one go. Let's try it out, Cut & Paste. Now, these rocks are on a new separate layer. I'm going to 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 hit "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 grabs the background. Any would be more useful for me to have this transparent so that I didn't have the white of the background in here, so I'm going to 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 going to be transparent. I'll use my three finger swipe down, Copy All and Paste. I'll turn my background layer back on, and now my dinosaur is 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 going to show you automatic. I don't use this tool often because it can be a little inexact, but let me show you how it works. If I come in here and I tab, and then I drag, so I don't lift up my pencil, it's going to start grabbing from wherever I tap. You can see this selection threshold up here, I'm telling you, and 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 bright blue selections, and that bright blue, it means that it's selecting a transparent area. I'm going to remove this selection, and you can see that this is like a really lightly colored area of my artwork, so I'll reload that. If you continue to select, 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. 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 last and right now it's at 100 percent, so I need to slide this back down. Now it's at a smaller selection point. Now I can just tap onto these other spikes to add them all. There's also a rectangle mode which makes rectangular selections and an ellipse mode. I can clear my selection by tapping 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. 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 expands. 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 hedge. 13. Transform It: Moving, Resizing, and Rotating: Next, we're going to go over the Transform tool. The Transform tool is this arrow right over here, and it creates a bounding box around whatever is selected. Now, you can use this to move things around, and I can do that by either grabbing 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. If you look closely, you'll see that cat head is moving at an angle towards my finger. As with a lot of tools in Procreate, if you make a move, you can undo 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 had 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 can 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 and cute and tiny or big. Whichever node you grab, the opposite node is going to be the anchor. It's going to stay still from there. If I grab this node, this one is the anchor, so it's going to stay from there, and the same on the ones across or up and down. This green node is actually a rotation, rotating the bounding box. If you grab it and twist, you can rotate it. You can also do this with your fingers. 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. If you put it in the center of the bounding box, it's going to rotate from there, and if you put it out here, it's going to rotate from here. The green node will always rotate from the exact center that it's on. The difference between free form and uniform, when you're in free form, you can go crazy with these cat faces, whereas, while you're in uniform, it's going to scale everything in the same ratio. Magnetics gives you a guideline. It tries to suggest like, "Oh, hey, this is the perfectly diagonal line along here, or you can try and go perfectly side to side." Of course, whatever mode you're in, you can flip up and down, side to side, round and round, you can fit to screen, which is a little intense. Next, we have the distort option. 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. What you can do is you can grab one of these nodes, like that Star Wars lettering where it goes 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 warp. I've created some texts, 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 mesh button, and that gives you even further control over each of these corners. One 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 art in Procreate is really easy. All you have to do is go to the wrench icon, the share tab, and then choose which format you'd like to share your art in. You can also do this directly from the gallery by swiping along of the art that you'd like to share and hitting the Share tab. You can also hit "Select", then 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 the places that you can share your art to. My favorite way and the fastest way to do this is through the AirDrop. At the 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 more 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 to files and you can hit "Edit Actions" to choose more places to save to. 15. Final Thoughts and Class Project: 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 a review. Even as simple, thanks for this class, will help raise this in the skill share rankings so that other people can find the class as well. If you have a friend who just got an iPad Pro or is new to procreate, feel free to share this class with them. 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 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 out. 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 projects section, don't forget to add a link to your Instagram, or a link to your portfolio sites 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. 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's 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 onto 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 had drawn a circle, it would make a perfect circle. It also moves things 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. 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 a polyline. These options are going to change depending on if you drew a square, a triangle, or a circle, or an arc. The only time you can use the 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 guides. If you go to 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 first one is a 2D grid and I'm going to turn it black by sliding to the black over here. I'm going to 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 dimensions. So if I wanted these squares inside of here to be exactly two inches, I'd choose inches and two and hit done. What's also cool is that you can grab the blue note in the center and move this around 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 like a diamond kind of shape. There's also perspective grids, which is awesome if you're drawing like a cityscape or a room and you want to do it in like perfect two or three point perspective. Now I'm going to choose my perspectives by tapping on the screen at each points. So that's a two point perspective grid. By the way, I can switch back and forth between these to edit the points. If I want this one to be black and this one I actually want to be pink, I can do that. I can also put a third drawing perspective in there. Now, this is really cool because I can just draw it around like this, but I can also use drawing assist 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. Now when I drawn in here, I can't just wiggle anywhere around. It's going to force me to stay within these guidelines. I can either go with this black guideline right here, with this turquoise guideline right along here, or with the pink guideline along here. This is really helpful when you're trying to draw something in perspective. But my absolute favorite tool in this drawing guide is symmetry. 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 radial one. For example, let's check out the quadrant. Quadrant is awesome for drawing Mandela's or flowers. With rotational symmetry, what this does is it makes everything go in the same direction. All of these curves are now going in the same direction. Whereas if I turn rotational symmetry off, now these curve towards each other. There's tons of fun things that you can do with this if you only want this to show, if you only want your drawing to show in certain areas, you can do a selection. It will only draw within the selected area. 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 tool we have is clone. 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 want to have to redraw them. I've already done the shading. I'd just like to copy them. I will come to my magic wand icon and I'll come to clone. Now this circle right here, I can drag this wherever I want to start cloning. I'm going to start from over there and I'm going to add some balloons down here. I'll just start drawing, and as I draw, this circle moves around to new spawns. Now if I start drawing on this side, the circle has moved over to that spot. I'll start drawing balloons. You 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 do, I'm going to undo that by just tapping two fingers. So what I'm going do is I'm going to take my finger and I'm going to 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 draw. I can come over here and draw my balloon over there. But again, it's always going to start back at this balloon. I can draw a balloon there and draw a balloon there. 17. Bonus: Masks vs Clipping Masks: Masks are like erasers, but way better because you can erase and change your mind, and erase 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. 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 mask together, so you can really understand how this works. The first thing I'm going to do is tap on the layer and hit Mask. The only thing you can draw on a mask layer is either black, white, or gray. If I use black to paint on my layer mask, it will hide the dirt. Everywhere that I paint black, the dirt is being hidden. But you know what, I don't want all of this to show. I want the hole around the key to be smaller. 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 going to 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. I'm going to show you once more with just the dirt layer. I'm going to delete the layer mask and I'm going to re-add it and just show the dirt. I'm drawing on my mask layer and when I use black, I hide portions of the dirt. When I use white, I show more of the dirt. Let's talk about clipping masks and how they're different from regular masks. In this picture, the whites of Fridah'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 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. As I move her irises around, the only places that they can be shown, are where the whites of her eyes are. This can be really fun because I can have her looking in different directions, or up, or down. Let's look at another example 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 onto 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 can manually come in and make sure that I'm erasing this exactly where the box ends. But as you can tell, I'm not really that good at it. What I can do instead, is I can tap on the layer and choose clipping mask. Now all of these details are not going to be able to go outside of the lines. They're only going to be able to be shown wherever I've drawn this box. As a bonus, if I decide that I want the present to be wider, I can draw on the purple present layer. The layer that the details are clipped to, and make the present bigger. Another park of clipping mask is that I can easily experiment with color. 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. Procreate allows you to add text. If you go to the wrench icon, the Add tab, there is a button that will allow you to add your own text. So at first we'll open up this keyboard and you can write whatever text you want in there, and then this button is Edit Style, and this will allow you to choose different fonts and play with the size. Kerning, tracking, leading. There's some fun options where you can have underlines or the text outline. You can even force the text to be in all capitalization. If you tab the color circle, you can choose any color that you like. I'm going to 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. 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 free form and expand it in any way that you want. But you cannot use warp or distort without rasterizing your text. You'll notice when I opened 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 store front layer. This store front layer shows the entire illustration on that layer. That's because this is not rasterize text. It's in vector mode. Vector mode means you can tab on the layer, hit Edit, 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 texts without losing its quality or pix-elating it. If you rasterize your text, you will no longer be able to make those edits. So why would you want to rasterize your text ever, there are some things you can do to rasterize texts that you can't do to vector text. For example, you can't distort shear 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 force them onto different lines, or I can adjust the bounding box and make the bounding box smaller. If you ever find that your words are like squashed 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 going to choose a more hand-drawn font and I'm going to change the color to white. I'm also going to decrease the letting and that's going to 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 this sign is. So if I use my distort tool and push this so that it matches the sign, that looks much better. But distorting my text rasterized 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 text. 19. What's next? Learn how to draw: 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 was a beginner once. My name is Brook Glaser 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 to look for, learning how to see things a little bit differently. That's what we're going to do in this class; learn some exercises to hopefully, help you to see things in a way that you might not usually. I'm going to teach you the techniques that I use 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 going to 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. I'll walk you through my entire process from reference image to 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.