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Patterns & Pattern Brushes in Procreate 5X - A Procreate for Lunchâ„¢ Class

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7 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction to Patterns and Pattern Brushes in Procreate 5X

    • 2. Pt 1 Dots Pattern Brush

    • 3. Pt 2 Dots Pattern Brush cont

    • 4. Pt 3 Gingham Check Pattern Brush

    • 5. Pt 4 Stars Pattern Brush

    • 6. Pt 5 Overlapping Circles Pattern Brush

    • 7. Project and Wrapup

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In this Procreate 5X class you will learn to make seamless repeating patterns and pattern brushes in Procreate. These patterns are easy to make and can be used as patterns as well as for pattern brushes allowing you to paint the pattern into your document. You will learn not only how to make seamless repeating patterns but also how to turn them into brushes,. Along the way you will see how key brush settings can be used to make brushes paint as you want them to paint.

By the end of this class you will be able to confidently create your own patterns and pattern brushes for use in Procreate 5X and for selling online. This class is suitable for beginner - intermediate Procreate users. 

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1. Introduction to Patterns and Pattern Brushes in Procreate 5X: Hello and welcome to this class, Create Pattern Brushes in Procreate 5X for Personal Use and for Sharing on Social Media. This is a Procreate for Lunch class. My name's Helen Bradley and I'm a Skillshare top teacher. I have over 250 courses here on Skillshare and over 105,000 student enrollments. In this class, we'll be creating pattern brushes in Procreate 5X that you can use for your own art and for sharing on social media or for selling. You will learn how to create seamless repeating patterns in Procreate and how to take those patterns and make brushes from them. We're going to be using some of the new and really awesome features of Procreate 5X, one of which we're going to discover actually in the class, and these make the process of creating seamless repeating patterns' simplicity itself. So by the time you've completed this course, you'll have new pattern-making skills and some brush-making skills, including an appreciation of some key settings in the Procreate brush settings panel. So without further ado, let's get started. 2. Pt 1 Dots Pattern Brush: This first portion that we're going to create is going to have a pattern of dots underneath it. So we're going to start with a brand new document, and I'm just going to make a square 2,000 by 48 by 2048 document. It does need to be squared because we're going to make a pattern that we're going to use in the brush and patent elements need to be square if you don't want them to be distorted. I'm going to tap the brush tool. I'm going to calligraphy and I'm going to choose the new Monoline brush. You can turn streamline on or not as you wish. I'm also going to make sure that I'm working with black. I'm going to tap black here. Its RGB values are 0, 0, 0. I'm going to draw a small circle in the middle of my document. Press on hold until we get the shape options. I'll select circle and then I'll just drop color into my shape. I'd like to make sure that this is pretty centered in the documents so I'll go to the Transform tool. I'm setting uniform on. I'm just going to check my snapping. Now for this first exercise of aligning this circle, we would be better off if we did not have magnetics turn on, but we do want snapping turn on. I want distance set to the maximum and velocity about midway. Now, it's very easy for me to simply move the shape until it's centered in the middle of the document. I'll tap the Transform tool. Now I'm going to make a duplicate of this, so I'll just scrub to the left, tap duplicate. I'm going to lock this with alpha lock. Now I can color drop a lighter gray color into this shape. Now I have a light gray shape on top of a black one. I'm going to turn alpha lock off. I wanted to split this and put it in the four corners of the document. For this, I need three more copies of it. I'll just scrub to the left and choose duplicate until I have four copies. Then I'm going to add a brand new layer and I'm going to drop a color in here. Doesn't matter what color you are going to drop, I'm going to use an orange. You're going to drop it and fill the entire layer so you shouldn't be able to see anything underneath at this stage. Go back to the layers, tap on the N option, and just scrub down until you take the opacity down enough for you to be able to see the gray circle underneath. Next, what we're going to do is pair the layer that has partial transparency and orange fill in it with one of these gray circles and move the whole lot up into the top corner. You'll find it easier when you're doing these patterns and particularly when you're doing more sophisticated patterns later on to line everything up if you take a square that is the size of the canvas with you. This is how we'll do it. I'm going to make sure that this orange layer is selected. Then I'll just scrub slightly to the right across this layer to select it too. Then I'll go to the Transform tool. This time it will probably help me to have magnetics turned on. I'm going to move everything that's here up into the top corner. I'm just going to position it up here. What I'm looking for is that these two spots here are right on the edge of the document. If they're out by a pixel, this is not going to work. You need to have your width about and you need to be able to see where you're working. So it wouldn't be appropriate for us to try and drop something down the bottom corner here because we can't see the bottom edge of the document. You want to be able to see what you're doing. I'm happy with that. I'll tap the Transform tool again. Now, I'm going back to my orange layer and I'm going to drop the color into it again. Because it was set to a low opacity, that's staying in place. It's really easy to refill this layer whenever you need it. I'm going to take this layer and this circle, but this time I'm going to shrink things a little bit because I know I can't see the bottom of my document without doing that. Orange layer, one of the circles, transform tool. This time I'm headed to this bottom corner. It's snapping into place really nicely. I'll tap again. I'll go back to my orange layer, drop the color into it. Re-select my orange layer and another one of these circles, go to the Transform tool. This time we're headed to the top corner. Make sure it snaps. Pretty happy with that. Go back to the orange, drop the color in. Select the orange layer, scrub across this last circle to select it. Transform tool. We're coming down to the bottom corner this time. Make sure it snaps. Now if you go too far, or you get it wrong, I'm having a bit of trouble actually getting it wrong. Let's say that I did this and thought, well, I've made a mistake. Let's just go back to transform tool and try again. Well, anything that goes outside the edge of the work area in Procreate, as soon as you say yes that's okay, then procreate just removes everything that was outside the edge. This circle has disappeared. We won't be able to get it back. What I'm going to do if I made a mistake like that and had half of a circle of not the right shape in this corner, what I'm going to do is just back off. I'm going to undo until what I need comes back. Let's just check. I've got these two layers selected. Now I have to go into in my transform again. Coming down to this bottom corner, focusing on what's happening, making sure it's correct. It is. Tap away. Now, we don't need this orange filled layer any longer so I can just delete it. If I wanted to test this pattern, this is what I'm going to do. I'm going to scrub these layers together. Now, if you can't get it to scrub and sometimes it doesn't work, you can always just tap on the first layer and merged down, and you can continue to do that until they all merge together. That might be the easiest way to do it. Now, we're going to make this take up a quarter of the document. I'm just going to drag it in until it's width and height are 1024 and 1024. Then I'm going to make three more copies of it. What we're doing now is we're testing that this pattern is working, and this is a way that you can test any pattern at all in Procreate works. You're just going to drag the pieces up to fill the document. Then you're going to check these lines, because if there is a problem with the pattern it's going to show up across the middle and down the middle of the document. You can just drag in and see if you've got a problem, that would be a line that doesn't match or something like that. This is perfect. I know that this patent is perfect. What I'm going to do is just unwind that because I don't actually want that. What I want is this. This is the document that I want that's going to be my pattern. I'm going to use it as a pattern for my pattern brush. We'll see that in the next video. 3. Pt 2 Dots Pattern Brush cont: Now that we've got the pattern for the pattern brush, I'm going to take a copy of the screen. I'm going to tap here on the Actions button. I'm going to add, and I'm going to tap on Copy canvas. Then I'm going to the Brush tool. I'm going to put my brush in one of my collections. I'll just put it in Helen's Shapes, and I'll tap the plus sign to start a new brush. I'm going to the Grain option, go to Edit, go to lmport, and then tap Paste. That will paste your pattern into the grain area. Now, if that doesn't work and I've had problems with it, I found that going back out into the gallery and then coming back into the document sometimes makes it work where it files otherwise. Just be aware that sometimes Procreate can be a little bit weird here. I'm going to the Shape tool because we're going to select a shape source for our brush. Now we could use this default shape, but I'm just going to show you how we could use a different one as well. I'll go to Import, go to Source Library because Source Library are all the brush shapes that come with Procreate. I'm thinking this medium hard might be nice to select, so I'll tap on it to select it. I'll tap "Done". Let's go to the Grain, and make sure our grain has stuck, well, you see, it's hasn't stuck. Procreate again, is being a little bit of a nuisance here. Let's go to Edit, lmport, Paste, and we'll tap "Done". Now this time our grain has stuck. We've got a grain through our brush, but it's not painting the way we want it to yet. There are few changes that we can make. One of them is to change the scale of the brush. I'm just bringing down the scale, so I'm getting more dots. But you might be saying something here that's happening with the gray dots, they not showing up particularly well, and when I press really hard, they're not showing up at all. There are a couple of things happening with this. One of them is that the brushes responding to pen pressure in terms of opacity. I don't want that to be the case. I want it to paint at full opacity all of the time. We'll go down to Apple Pencil, and we're going to remove the Opacity option here. Now the brush is going to paint fully opaque. The problem is that those gray dots have totally disappeared. When you have some colored texture like grays and lighter grays in a brush, one of the things that will control how well you can see those grays is what's called rendering. Now, right now the rendering is that intense glaze, and you can say we can't see those light gray dots. But if we change to light glaze, here they are. What we have to do is make sure that not only are we painting fully opaque, but also that we can see this secondary color. That's why I'm building in gray into my brush because it gives it so much more visual interest. But of course, we want to be able to see it. Now, something else you might notice is that when I'm painting, this brush and just adding some brush strokes to it, the dots are not in alignment. So this one here should be all the way down under here and it's not. What's happening is that the grain is shifting every time I paint with a brush. I don't want that to be the case. Let's go back to grain. In the moving area, there's an option here called Offset Jitter, and what that is is a jitter for the offset of the grain. What Procreate's doing is every time I put down the brush, it's starting the grain in a different position, what I'd like it to do is to not do that. Let's turn Offset Jitter off. Now, when we lay down successive lines of painting, the dots are going to just keep the assigned position. If the grain is laid down on the document, and we're just painting to reveal it. This Offset Jitter is controlling how the pattern is laid down, and when we have a regular pattern like this, that's the way that we want it to behave. Right now the size of the pattern is fixed. Let's just go out of here, and let's test this brush. Let's go back, and add a new layer to this document. You always will want to test your brushes in a document because what you see in the brush settings palette is usually correct, but sometimes it's not. Lets just say how the brush is working. Well, it's working really nicely here. But can you say that when the brush changes size, the grain is staying the same size? Now you may want that to be the case, and that's fine. If you want the grain to change with the size of the brush then you're going to need to do something different. Let's go back to the brush. Let's go back to editing it. In the grain area. In the moving area is this option for Zoom, and at the moment it says cropped, which is a little bit meaningless. But let's have a look and see what happens if we drag it all away to the left. It becomes follow size. What that is is that the grain is now going to change with the brush size. If we make the brush larger, the grain will be larger. Let's see how that works. Here's our brush, here's our grain, here's a larger brush, larger grain, really large brush, really large grain, really small brush, really small grain. You get a choice here. You can have a fixed size grain or you can have a grain that there is with your brush. If you want both, I would duplicate my brush. I would set one thing and one to another. Let's duplicate this brush, and let's make the grain stable for this one. Go back to Grain, go back to Zoom, and just set it to cropped, and then scale back the grain to the size that we want it to be all of the time for this particular brush. Now, however big or small we make the brush, the grain is going to be the same size. Now there is something to be aware of with this particular brush because it's got this gray in it. When you go over an area that you've already painted over, you'll find that that light gray just gets a bit darker. That is actually being painted over and eventually it will just disappear. But if you just keep painting and not painting over the same area, then you won't have that effect. You can see here though our grain isn't shifting. 4. Pt 3 Gingham Check Pattern Brush: This next brush that we're going to create is going to be a gingham check. We're going to again start with a new document because we're making a pattern because patterns have to be square or they'll be bent out of shape. We're going to start with just a standard square document. We're going back to using black and I'm going to fill this layer with black, just drop black into it. I'm going to the transform tool and I'm going to size this down. Running out of handles here, I do want to be able to see my handles clearly, let's just size the document before we go and do that. I'm just going to bring this square down until it's half the height of the document. You can see here that a Procreate is giving me that width and height value, which is really helpful because it was a 2048 by 2048 document. This is exactly half the width and half the height. That's perfect. Again, I've got snapping turned on, I've got magnetics and snapping enabled. I've got my distance set to max. I just find that that's much easier to work with and velocity about mid spade and I am set to uniform. Now, I have a square that is a quarter of the size of the canvas and it's in position. Let's go and make a duplicate of it. Let's go and fill it with the next gray color. I'm going to select this one here. I'm filling it using color drop. I don't think that that gray is light enough. I think I'll do this one. That's better. Now, I'm going to take the transform tool and this one I'm going to move up, and it's just going to sit in the top corner of the document. I need a duplicate of this because I need another one for down here. Let's scrub across, duplicate it, transform tool, drag it, snap it into the bottom corner. Now, we can settle for white or we could put a little bit of light gray in here. I'm going to put a little bit of light gray in. I'm going to duplicate this last shape here. I'm going to go and get my light gray. In fact, I might make it a little bit lighter still. I'm going to set it to 200, 200, 200, which will be a light gray color. Now, if I don't get it to exact values, that's fine because Procreate's going to make a gray scale anyway. But basically, if you want a gray color, any gray color is going to be where you have equal values for red, green, and blue. Now, this one's a little bit more green and red than it is blue by about a value of two here. I'm not worried about that. That's fine. Let's drag the color into a duplicate square. Let's go and get the transform tool. Let's move it up here. Now I have the base shape pattern ready for us to create our brush from. Now, if you remember last time, I said that if you have problems with taking a screen capture and using it for your grain, go out. Go back to the gallery and then restart the document. Sometimes it just works better. Tap the "Gear" icon, tap ''Add'', tap "Copy Canvas", go to the brush. I'm going to add a new brush. I'm going to the grain, I'll tap ''Edit", "Import'', "Paste". It's pasted just fine. I'll tap away and I'll tap ''Done''. Now, we'll go to shape. For this one, I want to use a large, very hard edge brush. I'm going to tap ''Edit'', ''Import'', ''Source Library'', and if you're looking, this is the one you're going to use this hard, large circular brush. So I'll tap that and I'll tap ''Done''. When we test it, you'll say that it's not painting very well at all. But that's not a surprise to us because we know that we had to set up the last one and we're going to do pretty much the same thing here. Let's go to grain. I'm going to adjust the scale down a little bit. Well, that's working a bit better. We also know that if we want the grain to pick up in exactly the same place so that we get this gingham look, then we don't want it to be jittered. We don't want the offset jitter turned on. Again, that's looking much better. But where did our light grays go? Well, our light grays disappeared in part because of rendering. Let's go and turn our rendering into light glaze. Looking much better. Problem is, we've now got opacity set by the Apple pencil. It's okay on the finger, but it's not with the pencil. I am going down to Apple pencil and I'm going to disable the opacity. Now this isn't setting the opacity to none. What it's saying is whatever opacity we select is not going to be varied when we hit the pencil with some extra pressure. The pencil is not going to have any effect on the opacity setting. That's what we want. Let's tap ''Done''. Let's go and test this brush. Going to my new empty layer. Let's go and get some color and let's just color the screen. This is actually the color of my old school uniform. We used to wear red gingham uniforms. That's pretty cool. Here again, in the same way as we had an overlap issue with the brush earlier, the one that has some gray in it we're getting a darker area where we're overlapping this brush. If you want to get the patent down in one sweep, if you want to fill a whole document with it, there's a couple of ways you can do it. One is to make your brush really, really big and just make sure that you cover everything in the first step. If you're having problems with your pencil jumping and sometimes I will have difficulty with that. What I'll do is use my finger because I can control my finger much better. It doesn't jump on the screen and does allow me to fill a document with my patent brush. The same way as we were working with the other brush. If we want the brush to be able to size the grain, to be able to size with the brush. We would take the zoom value and set it to follow size. Now we would have a gingham check that's going to vary according to the size of the brush. A really large brush, really large gingham, smaller brush, smaller gingham. 5. Pt 4 Stars Pattern Brush: For this next brush, we're going to make a pattern of stars and dots. Again, I'm going to create a document 2048 by 2048 pixels in size. I'm going to select black as my color. I'm going to the Monoline brush, that's in the calligraphy area, the new monoline brush. Now the way we want our design to look is going to be crucial in terms of making it easier to make. What I want is a sameness patent of stars. What I want to end up with is two different types or two different colors of stars. Planning at a head of time is really going to make things a lot easier. What I'm going to do is I'm going to put a star here and a star just below the halfway mark here. These are both going to be close to this edge. Then I'm going to put a star about here. One equal to this one, and one further across here. What I want to end up with is this spacing here to be roughly equivalent to this spacing plus this spacing, because I'm trying to build in the patent from scratch. I'm trying to make it easier for myself to make this work. Actually think I move this star over a bit and this one over a bit. I'm just looking at the balance for the stars. Then I'm going to put one in down here and I'm going to put two more here; one here and one here. Ultimately, what's going to happen is that these two stars are then going to fill this gap over here. It's going to create a perfect pattern, but marking out where it's all going to go really help you get this right. I'm going to add a new layer because that will allow me to get rid of my marker layer later on just by deleting it. Now I'm going to actually do my stars. These are all going to be the one color, and then these are going to be a second color. In terms of color, what we're talking about is gray. We've got four light gray and four dark gray. At this point, I can get rid of my marker layer. Now they should all line up pretty well later on. I'm going to add some other things like little dots and those I'm going to take out to the very edge of the shape, but I'm not going over the edge, because if you go over the edge, you're only going over the edge on one side and things aren't going to line up later on. But you can get really close to the edge, just don't go over it. You can choose other shades of gray and black to work with. Some of my dots are becoming a little bit more like dashes. You'll just be a bit more careful with yours, I'm just trying to get this done. When I'm pretty happy with that, we've got just a single layer that's going to be a pattern. It's time to make it into a pattern. I'm going to select the layers area, I'm going to add a new layer and I'm going to drop a color into it. This time I'm going for green, and again, we're going to make the opacity lower. I'm going to duplicate this layer three times. I have four in total. I'm going to pair up these two layers, tap the transform tool. This time we're going to the top corner, make sure it snaps into place, refill this layer, choose the second of the layers. This time we're going in this corner, turn off the two layers that I've done and select the layers I haven't done, drop my color in, this layer hasn't been done, this one's coming to the bottom corner. I want to scale my documents so I can see the bottom corner before I take it there. Make perfectly sure, that's going in the right place. If you're not sure, just undo it and try again. This one's going to the bottom corner here. Get rid of the green because we don't need that any longer, and bring back the other colors. At this point, you can tell if you've got some problems. If you've got some areas that need filling up with some extra dots, you can do that now. Go back to your color, go back to the monoline brush that we were using and then just add some extra dots. Now this want to be inside the edges, again, it's really, really important. It's going to file, if you put anything over the edge. But you do have the ability to fill any gaps in if you think that there are some gaps. What we're looking for here is that the other part of this star should be over here, and the other part of this star should be over here. If you want to test this, it's very easy to test. What we're going to do is put all of these layers together. I'm just going to squeeze them all up. We've just got one layer that contains the entire document. I'm going to target the layer that has the content on it, going to transform tool. Now, it's not stretching the full size of the document, so that's not going to work. As soon as you see something like this where the selection doesn't encompass the whole document, don't go moving it, is just not going to work reliably. Add a new layer, fill it with some color, adjust it to opacity down so you can see through it. Then select both layers and do your work because then you have something that is the whole size of the document. I'm going to bring this down in dimensions and you know what, I just found something really, really handy and procreate. Let's tap this and now I can set my own dimensions, 1024 by 1024, and is placed up in the top corner. Now I haven't seen that before. That's a real deal breaker. As far as I'm concerned, that's really exciting to have just found that by accident. Now we have our top piece. What I'm going to do now is to duplicate this layer. I'm going to take each and the current piece so then I can move them into a different location. Again, I'm making this pink piece to make sure it goes in exactly the right spot. Let's go and make a duplicate of this, and just take these two and move them to an empty spot. Now make a duplicate, pick up these two, and they're going into the last spot. Now we can get rid of our pink filled layer. Now we should have something that is a seamless repaid. We can just check it. If there are going to be problems they're going to be down the same lines across the middle or down the middle vertically. I'm not seeing any problems at all, so that is a perfect pattern. It would be good to use as a pattern, but of course it's going to make an excellent grain for our brush. Now, what I want to do is to just go back to where I was because I don't actually want it at that size, I want it to be at the larger size, but I do want to have proved that it is actually a pattern and it will work. Let's go and delete that. This is the pattern that we created. We know that it is working. This bit and this bit become a star, this bit and this bit become a star. Now we're going to take a screenshot of it to use as our grain. But as I said, procreate can be a bit funky. Let's go out and come in before we do that. Copy canvas, new brush. Let's go to a brush collection. Tap the plus sign. We're going to Grain, we're going to Edit, Import, Paste, tap away, and tap Done. Now we go to Shape. This time I want to use a smaller fluffier brush. So I'll go to Edit, Import, Source Library. I'm going to use this medium brush and I'll tap Done. Now we're going to have similar problems with this brush that we've had with all the other brushes. So we already know what to do. Firstly, the brush's going to paint with different opacity. So I'm going to the Apple Pencil and I'm going to remove the opacity adjustment. This of course, isn't changing the opacity of the brush, it's just changing the behavior with the apple pencil so that the brush is always going to paint at the opacity that we choose for that brush not on opacity that's controlled by brush pressure. Let's go back to Grain. We don't want it to jitter, so we're going to turn the offset jitter off. That means that this brush is always going to start with the grain in the right place for us. We're going to Rendering because we know that we'll get a better result with light glaze. Look at the difference. Intense glaze, patterns pretty much disappeared. Light glaze, it's there and it's working really nicely. With our grain, we may want to just scale up or down the grain for preference. Let's tap Done. Let's go and test the brush. Now we've got the brush size varying, but the grain not varying. If you don't want that to be the case, you know what to do. Go back to the brush, go back to Grain, and take the zoom all the way back to follow size. Now the grain will be adjusted when the brush size is adjusted. So if you make a bigger brush, then the grain will be bigger. Here's a big brush, big grain, little brush, smaller grain. Now if the big brush isn't big enough, we haven't looked at that yet. The size control on the brush is in two places. One, you can size it here, but the largest it can come be here is that 100 percent. You can actually adjust what 100 percent looks like. Go to the brush, go to Properties and here is the maximum brush size at the moment it's set to 100 percent but we can make it much, much larger. Now, the brush at maximum size prints much, much bigger and small size. This here is pretty much the largest we were getting previously, but now we can go much, much larger. If you're having trouble with your brush skipping, then I suggest you make your brush really large if you want to create a background and just use your finger, it's actually much easier to use your finger, if you're pencil skips. You'll get a better result with your finger. 6. Pt 5 Overlapping Circles Pattern Brush: For this next brush we are going to make a brush that's going to paint in circles, overlapping circles. Again, we'll tap the plus sign and we're going to go for a document 2,048 by 2,048 pixels. We're going to be using the calligraphy monoline brush, just easiest to use. We're going to be using black paints so just make sure that you have black selected. You're going to draw a circle. Now it doesn't matter too much how big your circle is, it just has to be a circle, and you're going to fill it with your color. Then we're going to the Transform tool, but when we're there we want to be able to see the top of our document. It will help if you size your document down a little bit smaller before you start. Tap the Transform tool. Now we just learned how to set dimensions of things, I'm going to tap this top corner. My document is 2,048 by 2,048 that's what I want my circle to be. I'm going to type in here to 2,048. Now if you get 2,047 and I've had that happen before, where circle hasn't actually been a circle. Then you're going to tap this to unblock it, and then change that to 2,048, so you want the dimensions to be identical and sometimes even though it says was a circle, it's not. Let's just take this and let's move this up so that it is at the very, very top of this document. Now, it's not going, so I'm going to stop the magnetics and see if snapping will help. Snapping worked really well where magnetics just got me into trouble, so just be aware of that. Sometimes turning magnetics off will really help you get things into the right place. I've now got my circle, my half circle at the top of the document. That's perfect. I'm going to tap away and I'm going to make a duplicate of this layer. Now this layer is going to be put on the bottom, so what I'm going to do is go and select it. Now it's a perfect shape, it's just in the wrong position and it needs to be flipped over. I'm going to flip it vertically and I'm just going to drag it down and snap it at the bottom. Next up, I need exactly what I've got here, rotated and slip between these two layers, so this is what we're going to do. We're going to make a duplicate of this one and of this one. We're going to move them close together so these two are going to become a single layer. I'm going to tap the top one and choose merge down, so I've got one layer with everything on it that I need to be a different color and in a different rotation. I'm going to do Alpha Lock on it, and now I can drop my second color in. I'm going for a lighter gray. Syllabus layer, just drop it in to this area. We've got the grays on top of the black, so we're going to rotate the grays first of all, let's go with the Transform tool. Let's rotate them 90 degrees and I slip perfectly into position. Just tap away to select that. We want this black piece where it is the two grays a perfect, but this black piece needs to be over the top of everything. That's just go and get it, It's this one here and we're going to move it above everything else. This is the basis of our pattern, we're going to take a picture of it, but again, understanding that procreate can sometimes have a hard time with that, we're going to go out and come back in and go and choose Actions, we're doing add, Copy Canvas. Now we can go to our brushes, were going to put this in wherever you want your brushes to be. I'm going to put it in to my shapes brushes, I'm going to tap the plus sign, Grain, Edit, Import, Paste. There's our grain. Go to our shape. I'm going to put it in using this hard brush that's just fine for me. But of course, it doesn't look very good right now. Apple pencil, we know we don't want opacity to be varying by precious, so we're just going to make it fully opaque. We're getting black and white rather than black and gray. Well, the solution for that is to change the rendering mode to light glaze. Now we're getting the colors that we want. Let's go to Grain and let's size down the grain. Now we can say a bit more of what our brushes going to paint like. If we like that, then we're going to turn off our offset jitter, so everything's going to be in a nice alignment with a each other. You may get some mileage by inverting your grain source. Let's just tap on Edit. Let's double finger tap on the grain source and tap Done. In this case, we're getting a better result by inverting our grain, and you can always invert any brush shape and I just double finger tapping on it. In this case we're getting black and gray rather than the white and gray we got earlier. I'm liking this as a better result. Let's just go and test the brush on a document. Let's add a new layer, and there is a tip here, if you have a layer and you want to see it and none of the other layers, you can just press and hold as little checkmark and when you do that, that layer becomes visible and all others become invisible. Right now this brush is painting so that the grain is scalable in size, if you want it to vary, you'll just go back to the brush, go back to Grain and you're going, instead of zoom, you're going to choose follow size and scale it up a little bit to start off with. Big grain, little grain, depending on the size of the brush. 7. Project and Wrapup: We've now completed the video content for this class, so it's over to you and it's time for you to go and make some pattern brushes in Procreate. Create the patterns, create your brushes, and then post an image of one or more of your brushes in use as your class project. As you were completing this class, you will have seen a prompt asking if you'd recommend this class to others. Please, if you did enjoy the class and learn things from it, would you do two things for me? First, indicate that yes, you did enjoy the class and secondly, write even in just a few words why you enjoyed it. These recommendations help other students to say that this is the class that they too might enjoy and learn from. Now if you see the follow link on the screen, click it to follow me and be alerted when new classes are released. As always, if you'd like to leave a comment or a question, please do so. I read and respond to all comments and questions, and I look at and respond to every class project. My name's Helen Bradley. Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Procreate for Lunch and I look forward to seeing you in an upcoming class soon.