Metallics on Your iPad in Procreate: Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer + Free Metallic Textures and Brushes | Liz Kohler Brown | Skillshare

Metallics on Your iPad in Procreate: Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer + Free Metallic Textures and Brushes

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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15 Lessons (1h 42m) View My Notes
    • 1. Metallics on Your iPad in Procreate: Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer + Free Metallic Textures and Brushes

    • 2. Getting the Downloads: Procreate Brushes and Metallics

    • 3. Techniques and Options

    • 4. Creating a Cutout Layer

    • 5. Applying Textures

    • 6. Abstract Acrylic

    • 7. Watercolor Strokes

    • 8. Adding Variation

    • 9. Strips and Cropping

    • 10. Tile Inspiration

    • 11. Using the Guide

    • 12. Building Patterns

    • 13. Applying Metallics and Format Options

    • 14. Incorporating Lettering

    • 15. Arrangement Options

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About This Class


In this class, you'll learn three ways to use metallic textures on your iPad in Procreate.  When you watch the class you’ll get all of my metallic textures and brushes as free downloads.  The set includes 50 glitter, shimmer, and gold foil textures, and 17 different brushstrokes, sprays, and splatters that we’ll use with the textures.


I’ll show you how to use the set to create metallic brushstrokes, splatters, and speckles to add eye catching elements to your artwork that make it pop off the page.

In the class we'll:

  • play around with all of the brushes and textures, so you can get a feel for all the options you have when it comes to adding metallics to your work
  • create a shape that we’ll use as a cutout to reveal glitter, gold foil, or gold paint underneath the paper
  • learn some easy ways to adjust the color and shine of your metallics, so you can make adjustments to your work to fit your personal style
  • create an abstract painting using brushstrokes, splatters, scrapes, and sprays to contrast with bright colored acrylic paint
  • combine watercolor and metallics
  • create detailed tiles that incorporate metallic paint as an accent using the tile guide I created

I'll show you how I make all of these projects from start to finish:


What I love about this process is that you can easily add a bit of metallic texture to a composition to make it really stand out online.  You can also combine this process with your lettering to present your ideas in an interesting and surprising way!

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger. 

You can find the class downloads here. (the password is shown in the first lesson)

Music featured in this intro: After the Soft Rains by South London Hifi


1. Metallics on Your iPad in Procreate: Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer + Free Metallic Textures and Brushes: Hi, everyone. I'm Liz Cohler Brown. I'm an artist designer and teacher. Today I want to show you three different ways to use metallic textures and procreate. When you watch this class, you will get all of my metallic textures and brushes as free downloads. The set includes 50 glitter shimmer and gold foil textures and 17 different brushstrokes, sprays and splatters that we use with the textures. I will show you how to use the set to create metallic brushstrokes, splatters and speckles, to add eye-catching elements to your artwork. First, we will play around with all of the brushes and textures, so you can get a feel for all the options you have when it comes to adding metallics to your work. Then we will create a shape that we use as a cut-out to reveal gold glitter, foil or gold paint underneath the paper. I will show you some easy ways to adjust the color and shine of your metallic, so you can make adjustments to your work to fit your personal style. Next will go crazy with abstract acrylic paint and gold. We will use brushstrokes, platters, scrapes, and sprays to contrast with brightly colored acrylic paint. This is a great way to get to know the process of adding metallic to your work, and a really fun way to loosen up each day before you start drawing. We will also look at ways to combine water-color and metallics. These two mediums are complete opposites, so they make beautifully contrasted images, when you combine them. I created some smooth liquid water-color brushes, that I will show you how to blend in layer to create beautiful abstract water-color paintings combined with some metallics. Last. We will create detailed tiles, that incorporate metallic paint as an accent. I will show you how to use the tile guide I created to design detailed geometric tiles. These tiles look incredibly difficult to create, but you will see how they are actually quite simple, when you use the guide to create your shapes. What I love about this process, is that you can easily add a bit of metallic texture to your work, to make it really stand out online. You can also combine this process with your hand lettering, to present your ideas in an interesting and surprising way. All you need to take this class, is an iPad and the Stylus. I will be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus or even your finger. So let us get started. 2. Getting the Downloads: Procreate Brushes and Metallics: The first thing I want to do is show you how to get all of the downloads that you'll need for this class. You can find a link to get to the Downloads page in the project section on the Skill Share website or App. You'll see that you need a password to get into that page. I'll show the password on the screen right now. Once you get into that page, you'll see that there is a list of resources and downloads. The first option is to download the individual metallics. I'll click on that one time. That's going to open all of these metallics in Google Photos. You can scroll down this list and find the glitter or shimmer that you want to download. Click on at one time. Then over here on the right, you'll see three dots. You can click that one time and click Download. That'll open the image in your browser and you can just click and hold and click Save Image. There are 50 metallics total so if you'd rather get them all at once, you can click Download all 50 Metallics. What you'll need, if you want to do that, is some kind of App that will unzip folders on your iPad. I use the App called iZip. iZip is a free App and it's really easy to use and that's the one that I'll be using in this example. If you click on Download All 50 Metallics, it'll take a minute to download because it's 50 images total. Once that downloads, you should see the option Open in iZip, if that's the App you're using. If not, it would show whatever unzipping App you'd like to use. You can click More and find an App on this list. I'm going to click Open in iZip. Then it should ask you, would you like to unzip all the files and I'll click Okay. Then you'll see the list of images here on the left. These are now being stored in iZip. The main difference between these two is that you're downloading individual or all 50 but then the other difference is that if you do the first option, you'll be storing the images in your Photos App. If you do the second option they'll be in your iZip App. When I click Insert a File in Procreate, I'll be going to my Photos App because I have these individually in photos. If you did it through iZip, then you'll be clicking Insert a File and then choose iZip buzzer option. The next thing I want to download is the Procreate Brush Set. I'm going to click and hold and click Open in a new tab. Once that page opens, you should see Open in Procreate. If you don't, click More and find Procreate on the list. So I'll click Open in Procreate. That will add the brush set to Procreate for you. Now it's at the very top of my list. You'll see all of the brushes that we'll use in the class today. 3. Techniques and Options: Next I want to show you how I like to use these brushes and textures together. There are a ton of different options for combining these and achieving different effects. You can use some of the ones that I show but, you'll probably discover some of your own in the process. First, I'll create a new document. I click the plus symbol, click create custom size. You can work in any size here to play around with your brushes. I'm going to go with 4800 by 2700 because that's a nice long thin canvas. When you think about pixels, you can think about 300 as being one inch. If you did 900 pixels tall, that would be three inches tall. That's what I think about when I consider how big I want to make a new canvas. I'll click create. Then I just want to add my gold texture to this canvas. If you go to your list of photos, you can scroll through these and see that each one has a different size of glitter. Some are going to be really tiny shimmer pieces. Others have a multi-color effect with some medium-size glitter. You'll get some small chunky glitter. You can see if you scroll through these, you could even do a gold foil effect. There are so many different options to choose from and you really just have to play around with these and procreate to see which ones work better for your style. If I go back to my document, I can click the top symbol. Click insert a photo. Remember if you saved in Eyes app, you'll click insert a file and then find Eyes app. I'll click insert a photo and then find my metallics folder. I'm going to choose this one up here that has a really bright hot spot on the top left. I want my hotspot to be here and also one over here. One thing to think about with these textures is, you don't want to enlarge them very much. I will do tiny little enlargements, maybe cutting off a third of the bottom. But I don't recommend doing huge enlargements because it'll just start becoming blurry. I might do just a tiny bit like that. But beyond that, I wouldn't enlarge this piece anymore. Once I set down my first piece, I can duplicate that image and start mirroring it across the canvas. I'm going to duplicate that image. Click the Move tool and click flip horizontal because I want this to be a mirror image of the original piece I laid down. If you click on the magnetics tool, you want that to be blue because that's going to help you move this across the canvas perfectly horizontally. You want to see that little blue line before you pick your finger up. You can see I'm messing this up. It doesn't have to be a perfect overlap. But you just want to be sure there's no white line in between these two pieces. Then you can see because glitter is such a complex texture, the line really isn't visible. But let's say it was visible. I'll change how I set this down so that it is a little bit more visible. Maybe you can see a little bit of a line going across your glitter. That may happen with some of these textures. If you go to your eraser tool and at the very top, the soft airbrush. This is one that comes with Procreate. I'm going to get a really small brush and just go through and erase the edge of this glitter pieces on the left side. What that's doing is removing that harsh edge so that these two pieces blend together nicely. Then when you step back, it looks like one single piece of glitter. Now I'm going to go back to my original layer which is on the bottom, and I'll duplicate that and click my move tool and just move that over. I'm doing the same process, just making it meet with the original piece and making sure I get that blue line before I pick my finger up. Then I'll duplicate my original. I'm always duplicating my original, never duplicating a duplicate. One thing you'll notice with raster images is that every time you duplicate them, they get a little bit more blurry. You want to stick with only duplicating originals. I'll duplicate that one more time. I need to flip it horizontally so that it's a mirror image. I'm getting that blue line to tell me that it's perfectly horizontal and then I can release. This looks a little odd right now, but what we're going to do is cover this up and start revealing pieces of it, so the actual mirror effect won't be visible once we cover this up. Once you're happy with all of those layers, we can just merge all of those together. I'm just pinching with two fingers until they become one piece. Then I'll create a new layer and choose white as my color. Click one time on that layer and click fill. Now I just have a white layer above my gold layer. Then I'll click on my eraser tool and choose the first texture brush, which is the acrylic super dry streaky. You can set the size over here. You'll see with this brush, you can really get some brush strokes. Then if you go over it a little more, you can get a thicker version so that you can vary how the brushstrokes look. With this next one, the brushstrokes are a little less visible. It has more of a fine bristle paintbrush feel, whereas the other has thicker, more chunky bristles. Then the acrylic medium streaks, the next brush on the list has tiny little brush strokes on the edge. You're getting that painted effect. But it's not really noticeable like it is in the first two. The acrylic dry streaky is almost totally opaque. But you get these nice little fuzzy brush edges. The gold dust is a dry brush effect. You're going to get some of those dry brush strokes. Then the last one is the wet acrylic and that's going to give you a really nice wet look. You can fade in and out of gold and you can pick your brush up and do another layer if you want it to be a little bit thicker. In terms of adding a painted gold effect onto your pieces, these are five different options that you can use for a lettering project or any other project that we do today, I'm going to make that white layer invisible, create a new white layer and click fill so I can play around with the other brushes. The next seven brushes on this list are splatter brushes. You'll see these are pressure sensitive. If you press lightly, you get a small splatter. If you press harder, you get a larger splatter so you can get really tiny ones if you have the Apple pencil. I created all of these out of ink splats from a graphic site called OnlyGFX. I'm going to put a link to that on my class downloads page because this person has created a huge library of free textures and images. I contacted them and made sure that it was okay for me to give these away as brushes and they said it was fine. The deal with this site is that you can download any of the images and use them in your work. They're free for personal and commercial use and there are a ton of beautiful options. I got all of these ink splatters from that site. I think these are really nice textures and I think this represents the quality of that site. I just wanted to tell you that in case you're looking for some images and textures to use in your work. I'm just going through this list and trying out each of the different splatters, and you can see each one gets a slightly different effect and you can adjust the size over here. This one has more of a sprayed effect, so you can add little sprays, maybe around your lettering. We have those several different splatters. Let's do one more layer of white and take a look at the final brushes. This is the specs brush. What you'll get with this is each layer reveals just a tiny little bit more gold dust, so you can tap or you can brush. The subtle shimmer brush is doing a similar effect, but it has a more grainy feel and it almost looks a little bit like glitter. The next option is sparkles. If you want to add a sparkle background or just a little highlight around the edge of a piece. You can use this as an eraser over your, any of the glitter shimmer papers and you'll get a different effect with each one. You've got some tiny sparkles and some larger ones. Then the last brush is big glitter. That's going to create a glitter effect on any of the textures that you use and this is a big chunky glitter. You can see that's 18 different options to choose from. As you're creating your projects, you can just think about which one of these textures works best for your personal style. Maybe you're more of a sparkle person, maybe you're more of a brushstrokes person. You can play around with the options and see what works best for each composition. 4. Creating a Cutout Layer: Next I want to create a shape that I'll use to reveal a glitter texture beneath a paper texture. The paper texture we're going to use is really light and soft, and the glitter texture is really hard and chunky. These two textures make a really nice contrast. You'll see that I choose a shape that has some really wide open spaces so I would suggest you look for a shape that has some really big chunky spaces to reveal the glitter. You can feel free to copy the shape that I use or you can choose your own. For this next project, I'm going to work in a square format. I'll click Create Custom Size and work at 3,000 by 3,000 pixels. This is the same thing as saying 10 by 10 inches at 300 dpi, because 10 times 300 is 3,000 so I input 3,000 by 3,000 pixels because I know I want this piece to be 10 by 10 inches or smaller. I'll click Create and the first thing I'm going to do is decide on my shape. I'm going to use black as my color. I'll double-click in the black area to get a pure black and then I'm on this new blank layer, I'm going to get my inking pen and start drawing. If you're a hand letter, you could do word. If you like drawing botanicals, you could do a leaf or a flower, you could do an animal, any shape here really that will look nice repeated. I'm just going to create this solid shape and then I'll just drag and fill. I'm going to take just a minute to get the shape exactly as I want it to look. I'm happy with that, now I want to add some leaf sections in so I'll grab my eraser tool with the inking pen on a large size. You can feel free to copy my shape here. If you just want to play around with the process and you don't know what kind of shape you want to do, feel free to copy this and all the compositions that I do in the class if you just want to use these as practice pieces. I'm happy with how that shape looks. I'm going to go ahead and save this image. I'll click Share, JPEG, Save image and I want to turn this into a brush so it's really easy to repeat this surrounding Canvas. I'm going to go to my brushes library and just skip this circle brush because that's a stamp brush so I can easily duplicate it and add my stamp. I'll swipe left on the circle brush, and click Duplicate. I'll click on the circle and then click over here on Source, Insert photo, and then choose my leaf that I just created and let's rename this leaf. Then you have some options here. If you go to General, you can change the size limits so if it's way too big or way too small, you can adjust the size limits. You can also just adjust the preview if you don't like how it showed up here, you can change the previous size. There are a lot of other options for the brushes, but I cover those in a lot of my other classes, I'll just go ahead and move on with this piece. I laid my leaf invisible and I created a new blank layer and then I just want to make sure my leaf brush is selected. I can stamp it one time and you want to be sure that you're stamping it bigger than you want it to be or the same size. You don't want to stamp it small and then make it bigger because that's going to cause blurriness. Once I stamp it, I can use my fingers with the move tool to just adjust this. One thing I'm thinking about as I place this, is I don't want to crop this in an awkward way so I wouldn't crop it like this because there's a tiny little triangle showing, get a little bit closer so you can see this here. I wouldn't want to crop this tiny little triangle like that because visually is a little bit confusing. I might pull it out so that the cropping is very clear. I turn out to have tiny little pieces like that on the edge. That's just one thing I think about as I place this. I'll create a new layer for my next leaf and I'll do that same thing for every single leaf. Each time it'll be on a new layer. Again, I'm thinking about the cropping as I place this on the edge and I'm also thinking about having these in different directions. I wouldn't want a lot that were all facing in the same direction. This one is going up and this one is cutting across the first one. Each layer I put down, I'll be thinking about all of those things. It'll take just a minute to fill up this canvas. You can also use the Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical to get a slightly different curve or a slightly different side of your object. Now I have all of my cut-out shapes placed. One more thing I want to mention is that I was thinking about the size of these holes here. I wanted to be able to reveal a lot of the shimmer texture. I wouldn't want one of these to be really tiny because it wouldn't really reveal very much. I am sizing needs in a way that a lot of the glitter will show behind the paper. The white will be my paper and the black will be my glitter. Now that I'm happy with how all of these are placed on the canvas, I'm just going to pinch to merge everything together. These are all on one layer now. 5. Applying Textures: I'll create a new layer above that, and I'm just going to choose tan as my color. On that new layer, I'll click one time and click ''Fill''. I'll create a new layer above that and just get a slightly darker color. I'm just moving a little bit down those colored circles that I have, a little bit of a contrast between the tan and this newer dark brown, which will be my paper texture. I'll click on the brush set and then click ''Paper Texture." I'll run that over the page one time to see if that's enough texture for me. If you don't like how this texture lays down, you can adjust it by adjusting the size because that does adjust the circle. If you want to actually adjust the size of the texture, you can click on that "Paper Texture Brush," and then click on ''Grain," and then change the scale. If you make this smaller, you can see that texture getting more tight and tiny, or you could make it large to get some really chunky paper texture. It just depends on your personal style and it will also depend on your Canvas size. You'll find if you have a different Canvas size than me, then this texture may not look right and you need to go adjust that setting, but I'm happy with how this paper texture turned out. If you're not happy with yours, if it's maybe just a little bit too intense, you can click on the layer and then reduce the opacity, to reduce the intensity of that texture. If it's not intense enough, you could duplicate that texture layer to get it a little bit darker, or you could just delete the texture layer, get an even darker color or a lighter color with that same paper texture brush and just give it another swipe. Try this a few times, get a paper texture that works for your personal style. You should also be keeping in mind the texture you're going to use in terms of your metallic. I'm going to use a copper, and I think this would look nice with a copper texture, so I'm going to stick with that. I'm just going to pinch to merge all of my paper texture layers together. Now, we just have two layers; paper texture and leaves. I'm going to create a new layer, and I'm going to drag that below my paper texture and my leaves. This is going to be my metallic and it's going to go below everything. I'll make my top two layers invisible so I can really see what I'm doing with this metallic. I'll click the "Tool" symbol, click ''Add'', "Insert a photo," and then find whatever texture I want to use here. I'm going to go with this rose gold. Again, I'm thinking about where I want my hot spot to be. You may just want to use the whole page or you may not like this dark edge and you can crop that dark edge off. It's totally up to you here. I'm going duplicate that image, click the "Move" tool, flip horizontal, and then I'm getting that mirror image again. I'm looking for that blue line across the page and making sure magnetics is on. Once I set that down and I'm happy with how that looks, I can return my paper texture and my leaves. I'm going to click one time on my leaf layer and I'll click ''Select." Now, I'm selecting those leaves and then I can make them invisible. I just needed them to make that selection, I don't actually need them for my composition. I'll turn on my paper layer, and click on it one time. You should see these selection lines showing up. If you click one time to get rid of that layers panel, then you can drag down three fingers and click ''Cut." What that's going to do is cut this shape out of our paper layer, so click ''Cut'' and it disappears. This Paste menu will disappear in a few seconds, or you can just click over here to get rid of it. Then you see this nice glitter texture being revealed behind the paper texture. If you're not happy with how the paper texture turned out, once you get that glitter in there, you can click ''Adjustments," ''Hue, Saturation, Brightness." You could give it a little more pink, a little more yellow, you could take down the saturation if you decide you want a gray paper, that combination looks nice. You could brighten it up or make it darker. I think I'm just going to reduce the saturation a little bit to make it a little more gray. You can do the same thing with your glitter paper. I'm going to merge my glitter paper onto a single layer. You can go to "Adjustments," "Hue, Saturation, Brightness," and play around with that. Once you get that color combination just as you'd like it to be, you can go ahead and start adding some hand-drawn elements. I'm going to get my inking pen and make sure I'm on my paper layer, and I'm just going to fill in some of these spaces. I'll reduce the size of this pen a tiny bit so I'm getting some contrasts between these thick chunky edges and then these thin lines. I'm happy with how that turned out. This would be a great time to play around with the shimmer texture. We can either go to "Hue, Saturation, Brightness" like I did before, or we can go to "Color Balance." Let's say you want to get more of a gold. I'm going to add some yellow and a little bit of blue to reduce the red. You can see we can get a really nice bright gold color here. Let's say you're not happy with how dark it looks down in this corner and you wish that there was a little bit of more brightness on the top, what we can do is, click the "Move" tool, and make sure you've got that glitter layer selected, and bring that down a little bit. Then we can duplicate that layer, click the "Move" tool, click ''Flip Vertical," so we're getting a mirror image. Again, I'm using that line here to make sure I'm placing this perfectly horizontal, then I'll click the "Move" tool, to set that. Then we can get a little bit more brightness. It depends on if you want a single hot spot or you want multiple hot spots, do you want some dark on the bottom or do you want it all pretty bright with this a little bit of waviness? These are the things to consider as you're putting one of these together. You can also get some really pretty effects by just doing some hand drawing. You don't even have to do the cutout shape, or you can just do a cutout and forget about the drawing altogether. There are a ton of options here. You can play around with the paper color and glitter color, and a lot of different options in terms of the imagery. Let's go ahead and move on to our next project. 6. Abstract Acrylic: Next we'll create an abstract painting using some bold neon acrylics and some italics. There are really no rules with this process you can just layer and go crazy with paint and slatters and scrapes and just see what comes out of it. This is a great way to loosen up when you just don't know what to create or you feel a little bit stuck in their work. I'll start this piece at the same size, 3000 by 3000 pixels. I recommend starting out by choosing a couple of colors, two to three. I'm going to go with some really bright colors, because I think goes look nice with the gold textures. What you may want to do first is go ahead and put down your gold and then think about some colors that you like. I'll click insert a photo, and I'm choosing where I want my hot spot to be and I think I will let it be over in this top corner. That means I need to do a few different mirror flips with this piece. I'll click flip horizontal, move it over here, duplicate it again, flip vertical, move it up here, and I'm looking for that blue line. Same thing with the last piece, flip vertical, flip horizontal. Again you can zoom in and make sure that looks right and it looks like there was a little white line there, so I'm just going to do this one more time. You can zoom in and make sure there's no little lines. Again if there is, you can just use that airbrush. I'll merge all these together. It looks like there's a tiny little white space here. I'll just click the move tool and make sure that's all the way to the edge of the canvas double-checking around my edges to make sure I covered everything. Now I'm ready to start painting. This is a good time to just play around with a few different colors and a few different brushes. I'm going to use the acrylic drive very streaky, and I'm going to use this bright turquoise color because I think that contrasts really nicely with the gold. Also, I'm going to bring in a coral pink that again I think works nicely with the gold, and then an orange that works well. Any two or three colors that you like. I'm going to start with the coral pink, and I'm just going to make some marks. You can do lines, you can do shapes, you can really do anything here. You can work with just the splatter brush so play around with whatever works for your style. What I want to do is cover almost all of the gold. I'm going to start with this first color and cover a lot of the page. It looks like I failed to put this on a new layer, so that's no problem if you do that just two fingers step back until you remove everything because we have to be sure this is on a new layer. If it's not on a new layer, we're not going to be able to do the erasing that we need so that's something I always double-check as I'm working. I also try to do these brush strokes in different directions. You'll see that this brush has a directional field so if you swipe up, you get one thing. If you swipe down, you get another effect. I try to do those and then do some slightly curved flux as well, so it looks really varied on the canvas. I'm going to get my next color here, making sure I'm on that same paint layer, not the glitter layer, and I'm just going to fill in some of these spaces and you'll see when these paints overlap, you get a nice effect where they have some transparent spaces that overlap with each other. You'll get some nice color blending there. I'll get my final color and I'm going to fill in most of the gold, but not everything. I'm happy with some of it peeking out from behind. So to say a tiny bit of the gold is revealed, but not a ton. I'm going to get my eraser tool, and then at this point you could choose any of these brushes to start playing around with. I'm going to play around with the splatter eraser on a slightly smaller size and just see what it would look like to splatter Gold across this page. You can see this is a really quick and easy way to come up with an abstract painting. Sometimes I'll do a bunch of these at once, and they don't even start a new document. I'm going to create a new layer, get white as my color, click fill, and now I have a new canvas to start with. We could reuse that same Gold for this new painting, or we could put down another one. I'm going to go ahead and under this new white layer that I just created, I'm going to put down a silver layer. Now I've got the silver layer with a bright hot pot here. I want the hot spot to be horizontal because I know my stripes are going to go this way, and I think it would just look better if the hot spot cut across rather than going straight up and down. I'm going to click the move tool on this glitter layer and rotate that and decide do I want that at the top or the bottom? We could even maybe have two hot spots by moving this down, duplicating, flip vertical, and then we'd have two areas. I think that's going to look a little better with the vertical stripes that I'm going to create. On this new white layer, I'm going to choose two colors. I'm going to go with this teal and this pink because I think these will look nice with the silver. This time I'll choose the acrylic dry medium streaks and put that on a small size, and do some horizontal lines. This time rather than painting on the actual glitter, I'm just painting on a white canvas. This is an option if you know you are going to just cover the entire canvas. One thing you could do rather than starting with this white, we could start with the pink, and then you can just cover that with two different colors. You can see with this the options are unlimited. What I think I'm going to do here is just keep going with this color and put down so many stripes that I totally cover the white, so I'll go to my teal and just try to fill in all these white areas. You can see I'm trying to move my brush quickly, because you get a slightly different gesture when you go fast than if you just go straight, so you can choose which one works better for your style. I'm going to go back to pink, so that I'm getting a lot of different layers and shapes on this canvas. I'm going to do one more layer of color and I'm just going to let this be bright. My last layer will be erasing. I'm going to be working on this paint layer and I'm going to grab that same brush, the acrylic dry medium streaks, and just come through and add some silver to this piece. You can see you can get a lot of cool textures and overlapping with this process, and we could even go to our color layer. Let's duplicate that one time, so we can save our original color. On this new layer, I'm going to zoom out a little bit so I can really see my composition. On this new layer, I'll click hue, saturation, brightness, and just drag that around to see if there's some other color combinations, I went like, I like that mustard in blue. I would save that one, duplicate my original color layer, and make the other two invisible, and then I can do another color version. Maybe you want to reduce the saturation a little bit to get a more dull piece. Now I have three different color options for the single painting. You can see how this is a really fun way to warm up. If you just don't know what to create, just go crazy with these paints and really start playing around with color and different shapes and lines. I want to show you one more piece that I already finished. With this one I did my paint vertically and I erased the glitter horizontally, so changing the direction of the two mediums can also create some interesting contrast. Let's go ahead and move on to the next process. 7. Watercolor Strokes: For this next piece, we're going to combine Watercolors and Metallics. These two mediums work really nicely together because they're total opposites. Watercolor has this flowing loose feel and metallics have a very rigid, hard, bright feeling. When you put them together, you get some really beautiful contrast on the page. I'm going to do another abstract piece, but you can certainly do something more representational like a landscape or some of botanicals or some lettering, whatever works for your personal style here. I've gone ahead and created my canvas, 3,000 by 3,000 pixels, just like we did in the last piece. I've gone ahead and placed my metallic texture and decided on my hotspot right up here on the top. Next, I'm going to create a new layer above my metallic texture and make sure that my metallic textures is on a single layer. On that new layer, I'm going to get white as my color, click on that layer one time and click fill. Now I just have a pure white layer over my metallic layer, I want to add some Watercolor Paper Texture to this layer. You can grab the brush called Watercolor Paper Texture and I'm going to choose a light gray as my color. You may want to do this on a layer above your white layer so that you can adjust it a little bit. Once you lay down this texture, if it's not the right size, just like we did with the paper texture layer from the first project, we'll click on the brush one time, click on Grain, and change the scale. If this texture looks way too big, way too small for the canvas that you're using, then you can just adjust it in that way. If your paper texture looks a little bit too intense, you can reduce the opacity of the texture. I'm going to create a new layer above that paper texture layer and set it to multiply. Multiply is a blending mode that will blend the color with whatever is below it so what's going to be below this color layer is my paper texture. I want this paint layer to appear to meld with my paper texture. On that new layer, I'm going to choose any color, doesn't matter, I'll just grab black and then I'm going to get one of these brushes that has some nice brushstrokes to it. You can do a single stroke like that or you can put multiple strokes beside each other to make it look like you use the larger brush. This is going to be where I fill in my Watercolor, you can think about here how much Watercolor do you want on the page versus metallic. I'm just going to do these relatively sparse and make it look like I'm using a medium size brush here, I'm happy with that. Just like we did in the first piece, we're going to use this as a selection. I'm going to click on that one time, click select and then make it invisible because I don't need it anymore, I just needed it to make my selection. I'll create a new layer and make sure that layer set to multiply, that's going to blend this into our paper. Next I'm going to choose a color, let's go with a blue green here. On that new color, I want to grab one of my Watercolor brushes so I've got four different Watercolor brushes here for you. I'm going to grab the Watercolor Rough and just swipe over all of these sections so I try not to pick up my brush on a single stroke. I might do two or three and then pick up my brush. You'll see if you go over this a few times, you can get a little bit darker texture. And you'll see that as you go over these, the texture changes a little bit so if you see a place that looks kind of artificial, just go over it a couple more times and it'll blend out before you pick your brush up. I'll click the selection tool to remove that selection. Now I want to add some variation to this, so it looks a little bit more like a Watercolor. I'm going to duplicate that layer and make the first one invisible, go to Adjustments, Hue saturation brightness. I'm going to bring in a different color so you can choose an actual shade or you can just reduce the saturation if you just want different layers of light and dark. Sometimes I'll add in something like a brown just to get a tone of variation. I'm going to add one brown, let's duplicate that original layer again and I just want, Intense blue to contrast with this more muted blue so I'm going to increase the saturation. Now I have three different layers and when you make them all visible, looks a little muddy so I'm going to grab my eraser with my cloud brush, It's called Watercolor Cloud Eraser. I'm going to go through on each strip and erase a couple sections then I'll go to the other color and do the same thing. And you'll notice as you start doing this, you're revealing the different colors. I'll take just a few minutes to keep revealing various colors in this piece. 8. Adding Variation: So I'm happy with that color balance, but I want a lot more variation. I'm going to merge all of these together and duplicate them, which makes them super dark. So every time you duplicate you're basically adding another layer of paint so it's going to get darker and darker. So if I merge those two together and now I have my watercolor stuff all on one single layer. I'm going to get my Cloud Eraser again and just go through and give some areas that are almost totally disappearing. And if you look at a watercolor painting, you'll see that pieces that have a lot more variation really stand out. So you're creating these little puddles where the water color pigment would have not been very thick because of how the water was on your brush. I'm happy with that, but it looks a little dull. So I'm going to Hue, Saturation, and Brightness and bump up the saturation that makes it way more intense. We can do that exact same process again, if you want it even more intense. I think one more time that was a little bit too far, but I do like this version. So once you're happy with how all of this works, you can start removing the gold. But what I do at this stage is create a new document because I'm afraid I'm going to want to change my mind about the watercolor. So I go back to my gallery. I click "Select" select that piece that we just drew, and click "duplicate" and then go back to the original and now I can start adding my other color. I do that often with my pieces because I like to save things at the stage where they are. That's a common practice in Graphic Design and Illustration. You want to save versions of your piece in case you have to go back and change something. So I saved that piece. Now I can start playing around with more options. And I'm going to repeat the same process I did before, creating some of these black lines and then creating a new color with watercolor. So I'll speed up my video while I do that because it's just going to be the same process that I did before. Again, I'm making sure that new paint layer is set to multiply. And I'm going to duplicate it and choose another color to go along with this. So I've got three different watercolor layers, and now I'm going to each one and just removing a little bit of color to reveal these three different colors in various areas of the painting. Again, I'll merge all three of those pinks together, duplicate it, merge those together, and grab my watercolor cloud eraser to get a little bit more variation in here. Now that I have my new color down, I can see that I want to change my original color. So I'll just go to Hue Saturation and Brightness and just play around with some options there for the color. So once you're happy with how that all looks, again, I'm going to go back to my gallery. Select that item, click duplicate, and then open that original. So I do that because I just saw no formula like this paint layer. I may want to change these later. I have to merge all of my watercolor pieces together right now. That's quite a commitment. You can't go back and change these colors after you do that. I'm just going to pinch everything from my white paper layer to my paper texture to all my watercolor stuff. Now I've got this watercolor layer and I've got my gold layer below it. So click "My eraser" and get something with some nice brush strokes to it. Just come through and add in some swipes. And we can make these a little bit thicker by going back and forth a few times. I'll take just a few minutes to place these strokes around the canvas. And again, if you're not happy with the watercolor layer, you can make some adjustments here. But the problem is, it is adding a little bit of a hue to the paper as well. So that is an ideal. It's better to change the color in that first document that we created before we duplicated this. But I'm happy with how this color turned out, so I'm going to leave it as it is. I may bump up the saturation a little bit just to get a little more contrast between the gold and the watercolor. So I think you can see this process is really fun. You can play with color and shimmer and combine all of these things together. Obviously, you could add any of the glitter textures, the sparkle, the splatters. All of that would look great here you can't go wrong with this process. Just keep building up layers and choosing colors that you like. 9. Strips and Cropping: I want to show you one more process with the watercolor. I created some watercolor brushes that have a lot of liquid feel to them. I'm going to create a new document. I've got two colors already chosen, a dark blue and more of a peach orange color. I'm going to go to these watercolor brushes that say, thin streaks, medium streaks, large streaks, and just move them across the page. You'll notice that this do work well with colors that are really dark. They don't work as well with lighter colors. I tend to choose darker colors for this. I use one brush and just go through and vary my pressure. Sometimes I am pressing really hard and sometimes I'm pressing lighter, and that's allowing me to get these nice watercolor streaks. Then I'll do the same process with the other brush. I created three different brushes because I think it looks better if you have different types of streaks. If you do the same streak over and over it does look very digital, whereas if you have a lot of different types of streaks and you vary your pressure, you're getting a lot more chance to show a natural look. I'm going to change my color now and start coming in with this peach orange color. I'm going to do the same process that we did before. I'll set this layer to multiply and then I'll create a layer below it, that is my paper texture. I'll get gray as my color, get my paper texture brush, cover the canvas and we want to do that in one single swipe, so that your paper texture is seamless. Then you can reduce the opacity of that a little bit if you're not crazy about the intensity. Once the watercolor layer is set to multiply, you should see some of that paper texture through the watercolor. Again, I want to add a little bit of variation to this and I'm not going to add color variation to this one, I'm just going to add lightness and darkness variation. I'll duplicate that first watercolor layer and merge these together. I'll grab my cloud brush and just start going in to places, especially places that look really digital, like if you see I'm repeating kinds of streaks. You can go ahead and remove those because watercolor has a ton of variation. The more time you take here to build up this variation, the more realistic it's going to look. If you just spend a few seconds just swiping around, it will look a little digital, but if you intentionally go through and look at each strip and think, where do I want the water to pull on this stroke? The water would pull here, where I pulled my brush away from it, and then you've got a lot of pigment here in the corner. That's what I think about as I am erasing these pieces. I'm trying to create a real watercolor stroke, and I'm using this as an opportunity to disguise places that I don't really like. Like right here, that harsh line looks really digital. I'm just going to go through and add a little bit of fading to that area, and that hides a lot of that harsh intensity. Once you're happy with that you can start adding in a gold texture. You can create a new texture each time. But if there is a texture that you use over and over, you can just go grab that. I have this other document that already had that gold texture in it. I'm going to click my move tool, drag down three fingers, click copy, go back to my gallery, go back to my watercolor piece, drag down three fingers and paste, and now I don't have to worry about creating that texture. That's something I do a lot to save time. I just need to drag that below my texture layer and below my watercolor layer. Then I'm going to create a layer above that and fill it with white. Just like we did in the last piece, I need to create a single layer, that's white, and then paper texture and then watercolor. I'm going to merge all three of those together, the white, the paper texture, and the watercolor. Now we're left with two layers, gold and a watercolor layer. Now, I can go grab one of my eraser brushes and I want something with a little more streak to it. I'm going to get the very streaky brush. I'm going to go to my watercolor layer and go to hue saturation brightness and just bump up the saturation a little bit. I just want that to be a tiny bit more intense. Once you're happy with that, you can leave that as is, or we could crop this into a shape. I like the idea of this being a circle and removing this outer edge. Before I do that, I'm just going to decide on a color. On this watercolor layer, I'm going to adjust hue saturation brightness, and just play around with some different color options here. I'm just going to go a little bit more in the red family. I'm happy with that color. Again, I'm not sure if I'm going to want to change that color again in the future. I'm going back to my gallery, clicking select, click on that document and click duplicate. Now, I have one layer that I can play with and one layer that preserves everything so I don't lose any of my work. I'm going to merge the gold and the watercolor under one single layer. I'm going to create a new layer above that and choose black as my color, doesn't matter what color really, and then I'm going to get my circle brush. This is just a solid circle and you want it to lay down around the size that you want to use. You don't want it too big and you don't want it too small because you don't want to have to re-size this at all. I am clicking the move tool and clicking magnetic, or you can turn magnetic off if you just want a free form, move this around the Canvas. If you're worried about getting this perfect layer in the center, you can click Canvas, turn on drawing guide, click edit drawing guide, and then make your grid all the way as large as it can be. Click done. Then when you go back to that circle layer and click the move tool and zoom in, you can see these little blue dots will tell you exactly where the center of the circle is. If it's not right on the grid line, then you just move it over a little bit. Once you're happy with the placement of that circle you can click on it one time. Click select and then remove it, go to your original image, drag down three fingers, and click copy and paste. I'm copying that circle from one layer and pasting it onto another layer. I think this creates a nice effect that really contains the watercolor so it's not quite so intense on the page. But obviously it's totally up to you here, it depends on your personal style. I might also make this a little bit smaller so it has more reading room. Take your time, play around with all these options and really get to know these brushes by just playing around with some abstract pieces like this. Let's go ahead and move on to our final project. 10. Tile Inspiration: For this last composition, we're going to create some detailed squares inspired by ceramic tiles. If you look at these pieces as a whole, it looks a bit overwhelming. But once you see the guide I'm going to share with you, you'll see how simple it is to choose the patterns and shapes for your tile. First let's take a look at some inspiration. I created this Pinterest inspiration board to pull together a ton of different styles of tile design. You can find a link to get to this board in the class Downloads and Resources page. Once you get to the board, you'll see that you can scroll through and find a ton of different styles. You can get more intricate pieces like this or something simple like this piece. You could choose a single color design, or you could choose a multi-colored design. It's really up to you here. The other thing you might consider is do you want to have tight design elements like this, or do you want to have something more loose like this piece? So there are unlimited options when it comes to tile design. I think a lot about shapes. Sometimes I'll do a piece that has more sharp shapes like this, and then I'll do a piece that has more rounded shapes like this one, and they'll go nicely together because you get that contrast of rounded and sharp together. You can also consider, do you want to have a single style for your pattern and repeat that in a few different ways, or do you want to combine a lot of different patterns? This has flowers, triangles, leaves, some pointy plant forms, so you can decide, and maybe try both, and put them together to see how they contrast with each other. Another thing we'll look at is how to incorporate texts into your tiles, so this would be a really beautiful way to display some of your hand lettering. One thing to keep in mind as you scroll through here is find or borrow a single element from a tile. Let's say you really like that paddle shape. It's fine to take that pedal shape, but you wouldn't want to copy multiple elements from the same tile. Obviously, these are all other people's work so we can use them for inspiration and maybe get some inspiration for shapes and colors. But then pull them all together on your own in your own way. Keep in mind, you don't have to choose a single style, you just have to choose a style for a single piece. You can come to this board, think about what style you want to go with, do one of those, come back to the board, and do something totally different. I use this for it all the time when I'm creating tiles, and I hope that will be helpful for you. Let's go ahead and get started on the project. 11. Using the Guide: We've gone ahead and created this new document and it's 3,000 by 3,000 pixels, and I went ahead and put down a gold foil layer. I'm using that gold foil texture. I'll create a new layer above that and choose white as my color. I will click on the "Layer" and click "Fill". Now I've got a pure white above my gold layer. I'm going to create another layer and get pink as my color because I want to lay down my tile guide in a different color than whatever I am painting. I'm going to paint with blue, so I want my guide to be pink, so it's really easy for me to see. You can get the tile template in the brush set and it'll be at the very bottom of your brush set. If you click one time, you'll see the guide lays down, if it lays down to small, just increase the brush size, then you can click the" Move" tool and click "Fit to canvas". That's going to place it perfectly in the very center of this canvas and give you a little bit of breathing room around your tile. The next thing I'll do is click the "N" symbol on that tile guide layer and reduce the opacity a little bit because I want to be able to see it, but I don't want it to be distracting. I'm going to create one more layer, and that's going to be my paint layer. If you'd like, you can go ahead and rename this, if you think it might get confusing once you get going so I'll take just a second to name this. I've got my paint layer, my guide layer, my white layer, and my metallic layer. On my paint layer, I'm going to choose a dark blue color that I've already selected, but obviously you can work with any color here. I want this paint layer to be a cemetery layer, so I want to be able to draw in one section and it repeats in the other sections, that's going to really cut down on your work. Make sure that paint layer is selected, click on the "Tool" symbol, click on "Canvas", add a drawing guide, symmetry, radial. Radial is going to do a huge draw in here, it's going to repeat in all of these other triangles. We may also use quadrant, you can draw in one corner and it repeats in the other three. You may go back and forth between these several cemetery options, but for right now I'm going to use radial. I'll click "Done", now that I have this all nicely set up, I'm going to save that work so I don't have to do this every time I want to create a new tile. I'm going to go back to my gallery, click "Select", click on that document and click "Duplicate". You can rename that document master tile doc. I think this is totally worth the extra step because now you never have to do that again, you can just always duplicate your master tile doc. I find out a lot more likely to do one of these if all of the boring stuff is already set up and I can just jump in and start doing my tile. I'm going to go to that new document, make sure I'm on my paint layer, then I can choose a brush. I'm going to go with the acrylic dry streaky brush and then I'll set a size for that. I'm going to go with two percent. I like that width, but you could obviously go with any size here. The first tile I want to do is going to have kind of a circular band pattern. I'm going to start by creating my circle. You want to keep in mind where your cemetery lines are, if you forget, you can just draw something and they'll be revealed. Keep in mind that this doesn't have to be perfect, and in fact, it kind of looks more realistic if it's not perfect. Feel free to go over this a few times, let there be some streakiness, let there be some unevenness because it really looks more realistic if you just let that happen. I'm just going to go one layer down on this grid and do another circle. If you have an issue, you can grab the eraser with the same brush and just come through and remove any little extra pieces that just don't look quite right. Back to my brush tool, I want to create some kind of pattern across the top of this. I need to think about what will fit between this and this, and you can even go down as small as here to here. I think I could fit about four roots to three little cones like that. This may take a few tries because the first time you size them you may not size them quite right, that's fine, just use your two fingers to step back and try it again. You can even help yourself by making some little marks, so I'm going in thirds and just making some little tick marks to help me stay in line with these cones. Again, this doesn't have to be perfect. If this was a hand-painted tile, it will have tons of inconsistencies and that's something that makes a beautiful. Don't worry so much about things looking perfect and try to just make it match your personal style. I'm going to go through here and create some little dots to accent that border. One thing I'm thinking about as I'm doing this is whereas mine gold going to go. Because I did some blue dots here, I'm going to leave a space inside these counts for some gold dots to mirror these blue dots. I'm thinking about that as I'm creating this because I want to make sure that I leave enough space for my gold. Now I have corned off this nice little corner that I can do something with, you could add a geometric pattern, what I'm going to do is add a leaf pattern. I'll just go through and create some vines and then just color in the leaves with a solid blue. I do recommend you zoom out a lot and make sure that the sizing is correct before you keep going with an area. If these were way too small I will have to step back and redo this so I just wanted to check those before I keep going. You can see that I fill this and is pretty densely, but I did leave a little bit of space because I'm going to have some gold leaves that are in between some of these, so I was keeping in mind leaving some space for those as I work. 12. Building Patterns: Next I'm going to create another border. This one's going to be really thin. I'm just going to follow that first border, I made and just trust myself to make a border that's pretty close to being the right distance. Next I'm going to create another border using that original guide here. Then I can just use that space to add something else. For this one, maybe I'll add some little circles. I think for this one I'm going to put a little plant form in the center that's going to mimic these leaves. I'll do one leaf and then two more to go with it. You can see I'm making these really messy on purpose. I'm not trying to make perfect leaves. I'm trying to make this look like I was done, with a little paintbrush. It would be a little bit more loose than if you were drawing it with a pencil or pen, for example. Next I'm going to do another border row because I think that thin border looks nice. I'm just going to do an additional one here. Because I've done a couple of thin borders, I want to add some contrasts, so I'm going to do a thick border right here. This leaves me a lot of space to add in some platform. I think I'm just going to draw some little sprigs here. I'm putting them one at a time like this so I can make sure I'm spacing them across the canvas properly. I feel like this one in the middle needs to move. I'm going to grab my eraser tool and just move that one over. I can go ahead and put some little flowers or something on the top of this. Or I could leave that for the gold. I think I will leave that for the gold. I'm just going to have some little gold circles on each of those points. Now that I've done a few things that are really light and open. I want to do something really chunky and heavy to create some contrast. I'm going do some thick circles. I think I can do one, two on this side. Then two over here. I'm going over these again, taken them up so that they have a little bit of contrast with these thinner lines up here. Then I'm going to use those spaces to fill with some big gold dots. I'll just leave that as is for now. Next, I want to start working on the center. I'm going to add some little petal shapes in the center here. Then I want something to break up this flower from this middle border that I'm creating. I'll just create a scalloped border. I feel like I already have so much pattern going on with these. I can really just do some lines. I'm using the guide to help me keep these lines straight. I'm using the lines that I just created to create an even spacing. I'll put down a single line and then I'll put down a line in between those two lines to make sure I've space that right. Now I'm going to go through all those little spaces and put some more lines. I think that's dense enough. I'm not going to go any further with those lines. I'm just going to add some little dots here to add a little bit of interest to that and then let that center part be gold as well. 13. Applying Metallics and Format Options: So once you're happy with the overall layout of your piece, we can start adding in some gold. So we're going to do that on the white layer and we can go ahead and remove the guide just so that isn't in the way. I want to be sure to make my white layer an assisted layer just like I did with my blue layer because I want the symmetry tool to assist me in adding gold to this piece. On the white layer, I'm going to click the tool symbol, click Canvas, make sure Drawing Guide is on, click Edit Drawing Guide, make sure Assisted Drawing is on and that I have the same symmetry option selected that I did for my blue layer. And now I can just start erasing on my white layer. And I always keep the white layer separate from the blue layer because I don't know if I'm going to want to go back and make changes to my blue layer, and I want to preserve that flexibility. I did some larger circles on that interior piece, so I'm doing some smaller ones here. I'm going to make my brush a little bit smaller and do some just little loops on these platforms. For my eraser, I'm using the same brush, the acrylic dry streaky. I'm also going to add those little leaves here in this leaf section just to have a little bit of gold sprinkled out to the edge. That's really the whole process. I could darken up this blue a little bit if it looks too light. You could thicken some areas, you can add in some more pattern. You have a ton of options here but I'm happy with how this one looks. I'm just going to click Share and then save it as a PNG and click Save Image. I'm saving that to my photos and I'm going to continue with my next tile. We wanted to show you a few more tiles that I created just so you can have some ideas to get started with. For this piece, I started with a simple square border and then added some really chunky plant forms around it. I went with more of a square format and just placed everything, plant forms and decoration around that square format. And then, of course, added in a little bit of detail to fill in the spaces. Then for this next piece, I really just repeated the same flowers over and over. You can just pick a single element and repeat it and then just add in a little bit of pattern to fill in any empty spaces around it. Then for this piece, I started with a scalloped border using those circles on the guide and added a few different borders and flowers just to highlight the scallop. You can see I really don't start with a plan, I just start with a shape and then I let that shape dictate how I decorate the rest of the piece. 14. Incorporating Lettering: One last thing you may want to do with these tiles is add in a little bit of text. I'm going to show you a tile that I've already partly finished and show you my easy process for adding in some text. Obviously, you could also just hand write the text of your hand to hand lettering or you have beautiful handwriting, just go ahead and add your own lettering in this space. What I've done is gone ahead and created a tile just as I showed you. I'm going to remove the guides. Then I just have this nice space here in the center, or I can put some text on the top and bottom. Obviously, you need a short quote. You don't have a ton of space to work with there. You want a font that's going to connect nicely on the top and bottom of the border. I'm going to use the app called Over. This is a free app that makes it really easy to add text into your pieces in procreate. I'll click "Plus" to create a new document. I'll click "Transparent", and then I'll click the "Check Symbol" because I want to work with the square. Then I'll click "Text" and type my quotes. I like doing a lot of contrast in my work. I'm going to choose a really modern quote to go with this really traditional tile theme. I think it's interesting to have contrast, not just in your colors and shapes, but also in your ideas. I'm using this really modern phrase. I'm probably not even cool enough to use this phrase, but I'm using it anyway. Next, I'm going to just make sure the spacing is correct and then click the "Check Symbol" and choose a color. I'm going to make this as large as I can because I want to get a high resolution image to work from. I know I want this to be on the top of my circle and then the bottom word on the bottom of my circle. I'll click the "Check Symbol" and click "Save" to photos. Then I can go back to my document and procreate. Click "Add", insert a photo, and then find that image that I just created. What I need to do is place this in this space in a way that's even. I'm going to use my guide here. I want to be sure that I'm choosing the center of this section. I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12 spaces. I want six to be on this side and six to be on that side. When you click " The Move Tool" so that S is going to be right in the center there. I notice other words is going to go on the bottom. I'm going to click this "Selection Tool" select around that word, click the "Move Tool" and move it down here. I can see it's not quite big enough, so I want to be sure I have this layer selected, click the "Move Tool", make sure magnetic is on, and then make this bigger. What I'm trying to get is a size that makes the letter touch on the top and bottom of my border. I'll zoom in so you can really see and get a good size here. That size looks good. Now, I can make sure these are all in place one at a time. The way I like to do that is just select the first one. I'm using a free hand selection tool to select whatever I want to move. Click the" Move Tool", turn off magnetics, and just really carefully twists this. I'm trying not to destroy the letter because I don't have magnetics on, so I'm not getting that help to keep things constrained. As you really carefully push that over, just like everything in the tile process, this does not have to be perfect. In fact, the less perfect it is, the more handmade it'll look. Don't worry so much about keeping these letters perfect as you did this process. With a larger word, what I usually do is maybe select a whole word first, for example, the first word here, put that in place and I'm really just looking at the S to make sure that looks good. Click the "Move Tool", get my selection tool again, and then work on the R. You can play around with both methods and see which one's easier for you. Now, that I have those in place as a guide, I'm going to make them semitransparent and go to a new layer, get my acrylic dry streaky brush again, and set that to a size I like. I'm doing this on a new layer. I want to be sure this is not on my assisted layer because I don't need these elements to repeat anywhere. I'll take just a minute to blacken these shapes with this nice brush texture. Now that I've completed the letters, I can make my black text layer invisible. Now I just have those letters and I can remove my grid too, I want to add a little bit here and I want it to be symmetrical. I'm going to create a new layer and click "Canvas", drawing guide, edit drawing guide, symmetry and [inaudible] I'm going to use vertical because I want to be able to draw on this side and reflected vertically on the side. I'll click "Done" and then choose a brush. Then I'll just do a few little springs on these two sides and then add in some leaves. Another thing I might add in is a little border that goes all the way around the edge of this circle. Obviously, I could keep going with this piece and add in more detail, but I'm happy with how this turned out. I think it leaves enough space for the letters to be noticed. Then has that nice intricate border to frame it. 15. Arrangement Options: So once you're done with your tiles, it's time to combine them in an interesting way. I want to show you a couple of different ways that I like to combine these pieces on a single canvas. I've created a new document that is again 3,000 by 3,000 pixels. I'll click Add, insert a photo, and then insert my first tile. As I created each tile, I just saved it as a PNG. I like to create a lot of tiles, and then just choose like my four to six favorites. I'll just start by choosing my first favorite. Then I want to put it in the corner here, but I want to be sure I'm sizing it correctly. I'm going to turn on my grid by clicking Canvas, drawing guide, edit drawing guide, and then bump up this grid all the way to the top. That gives me that nice square grid in the middle. Now I can click the move tool, make sure magnetics is on to preserve the proportions of my tile. I can go all the way to the edge, just depends on how much border you want. I'm going to do a little bit less border. Make this a tiny little bigger here. You want to try to start big and size small, and then don't size back up, because sizing up always creates blurriness, but sizing down is okay. I'm going to continue inserting several different tiles here. Once you get all of those together, it's a really beautiful set. You can see that all of those little inconsistencies that I purposefully added in, make it look really handmade, and hand-drawn. I tried to balance the thick, chunky areas and some thin details. I just had a lot of contrast and variation, that makes her a really beautiful piece. One more thing that you could do is turn this into a diagonal format. If you want to do that to merge everything together, click the move tool, and click the rotate tool just one time. Then you can pinch in to reduce the size. You don't have to reduce it all the way, that's good enough. If you have more tiles, you can place your existing tiles on the outside there, or you can just duplicate this layer that we already have. I'll again duplicate only the original, never duplicated a duplicate, and place this around the Canvas. That makes her a really beautiful detailed piece and I think you can imagine you could do a ton of different color versions, different levels of darkness and lightness, and detail. But I'll go ahead and call this piece finished. I hope you enjoyed this class, and that you feel inspired to start incorporating metallics into your work. 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