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Procreate 5: The Basics of Digital Painting

teacher avatar Floortje Visser, Digital art tutorials for Procreate

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Lessons in This Class

24 Lessons (1h 26m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. The Gallery

    • 3. Workspace

    • 4. Brushes

    • 5. Using Layers

    • 6. Clipping Mask & Alpha Lock

    • 7. Layer Masks

    • 8. Coloring Methods

    • 9. Selections

    • 10. Move & Transform

    • 11. Drawing Guides

    • 12. Colors

    • 13. Magic Wand

    • 14. Adjustments

    • 15. Exporting your Artwork

    • 16. Project Intro

    • 17. Making a Sketch

    • 18. Base Shape & Color

    • 19. Coloring & Blending

    • 20. Adding Texture

    • 21. Painting Details

    • 22. Adding Shadow

    • 23. Final Tweaks

    • 24. Your Turn!

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About This Class

Learn how to get started with digital painting in Procreate. During this class I'll show you all the basics of Procreate and teach you painting techniques in the app. When you join this Procreate class for beginners, you'll get two free Procreate brushes.


This is the beginning of your journey to become a digital artist!

During this class I will show you all the things you need to know to get started with digital painting in Procreate 5. After watching this class and following the project, you are ready to start creating your own art in Procreate. You will have learned what a layer mask is, how to use layer clipping mask  and alpha lock, how to tweak your image using adjustments and much more!

The tools I use in this video:

  • 2017 iPad Pro 12.9
  • Apple Pencil
  • Procreate 5

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I'm Flo and I create Procreate video tutorials for all skill levels. You might know me from my easy to follow You Can Draw This video tutorials on my YouTube channel: Art with Flo But I also share in depth video tutorials with the biggest Procreate community on Patreon. You can find all of my resources on my website:

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Floortje Visser

Digital art tutorials for Procreate



I'm Flo! And I love creating art in the app Procreate! But what I love even more is sharing everything I know about drawing and painting in Procreate. In my classes I will take your hand and guide you through my process. I'm sure we'll make some lovely things together!

Perhaps you already know me from YouTube or Instagram, where I share my Procreate artwork and tutorials. Here at Skillshare I publish longer and more in depth video tutorials. Easy to follow and step by step, just like my YouTube tutorials for beginners.

Have you checked my brand new class Procreate for Beginners: Putting Alpha Lock and Clipping Mask to use yet? During this class we'll be creating this illustration with summer vibes!

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1. Intro: Hi. Welcome to Procreate 5. The basics of digital painting. I'm Flo. You might know me from my easy to follow Procreate tutorials on YouTube here at Skillshare I will be sharing longer tutorial videos diving deeper into the world of Procreate. In this class I will show you all the tools you need to know to create digital paintings in Procreate and once I have showed you all the basic features. We will be doing a class project. We will be painting a realistic looking apple. I have some resource is for you in the resource section. Like brushes. Color palette. And a reference photo. In this class I'm working on a 2017 iPad pro 12.9 inch and using an apple pencil. Get ready to dive into Procreate. I will be guiding you through every step! 2. The Gallery: the first time you open up Procreate, you will see some example canvases here, some example. Artworks. But soon, when you start with procreate, this area will fill up with all your artworks. And, of course, you want to keep it orderly and neat. Luckily, it's easy to arrange your canvases and to make folders. We can do that by clicking on artwork, and then you can drag it around, and when you place it on another one and it turns blue, you let go. It'll create a stack, you can click it and then you can give your stack a name like Skillshare. But let's say you have a whole lot of paintings and you want to move them around like a whole group of thumbnails. You can do that as well. If you hold one of your artworks, you can click other artworks and create a stack, which you can move around in any way you please. But this is not the place where the magic happens. Of course, you will want to create a canvas, get started painting to create your first canvas, go to the plus and then you can either go for one of the standard canvas sizes that you'll see in Procreate or you can create your own size by clicking on this little folder. I'm here. You will be able to enter the pixel width and height of your canvas. Also select a color profile. I would suggest to just keep it at sRGB and dont play around with C M Y K. That's if you want to make prints. But if you're just using Procreate as a hobby, please just go for sRGB because that will give you the most vibrant colors on your screen. You can also adjust the time lapse settings. Procreate creates a time lapse video for you automatically when you're painting, and here you can set how big you want that video to be. And lastly, we have the canvas properties. You can set your standard background color or hide your background. This is not really important for now, but in case you always like to start on a black or a pink or a green background, then you can set that here so you don't have to change your background color every time you make a new artwork. 3. Workspace: Once you have created your canvas Your screen will look quite different here on the left side. You have your sliders for your bush to increase or decrease the brush size and the opacity, and you can move this thing around by just pulling it up and taking it up or down wherever you like. When you go to gallery, you will go back to the previous screen, where you'll see all your artworks. Then we have this wrench. This is for all the settings and actions in Procreate. In the first tab, you will find add where you can insert a photo or a file onto your canvas. Or you can add text easily here in Procreate. The next stop is canvas, where you can crop and resize your canvas and where you can enter the animation and drawing guide options. You can also easily flip your canvas horizontally or vertically and go to your canvas information. Here you'll find how big your canvas is, But you can also go to statistics, for example, where you can see how many strokes you have made and how long you have been painting. You can also enter your name. Add a little photo, you can see how many layers you can make and how many layers you've already have used. You can see your color profile and the video settings off that time lapse video that I talked about earlier. Then we have the share option. This is where you will export your artwork. You can share it as a Procreate file. That way, someone else could open it in, Procreate and see all your layers. You can export it as a PSD file. This will also have layers. That's a Photoshop file. You can share it as a PDF. a JPEG, a PNG which will have transparency. If you have a transparent background, you can go for PNG, or you can go for a TIFF. You can also share layers or animations here. Then we have the video tab. Here. You can replay your time lapse. And you could also turn it off. If you don't want a time lapse video of your artwork, then just turn it off here and you can export your time lapse video. You can go for full length or you can go for a 30 seconds Time lapse video next tab is the prefs tab or preferences. Here you can switch to the light interface of Procreate, the right hand or left hand interface that will switch on which side thes sliders are You can turn on a brush cursor. That way you will see the shape of your brush when painting or you can project your canvas if you want to share your screen. You can also connect a third party stylus if you don't have an Apple pencil and adjust your pressure curve. This will influence how hard or soft you can press your pen on the screen to make thicker or thinner lines. Have more opaque or less opaque brush strokes. Just play around with this to see what you like best. You can also go to gesture controls, and this will open up an entirely other menu and here you can set all the gestures that you like. For instance, you could go to smudge and they could turn on touch. That way, if you use your finger on the screen, that will serve as a smudge tool, and there are lots of settings here. For instance, you can see that copy and paste is set to three finger swipe. For now, that's tree fingers down on your screen, and you'll get the copy and paste options. But if you like four finger tap, for example, or touch and hold, they can change these settings here next to the settings icon You will find the magic wand. Here. You'll find all the adjustments you can make. In your painting. We will dive into these later. Next to it is the selection tool to make selections in your artwork. Then we have the move and transform tool here of course, is the brush menu. If you click that you will find a whole lot of brushes that are already in Procreate. And you can import your own brushes Next to it is the smudge tool Clicking this will open that same menu because you can smudge with whatever brush you like, and the same goes for the eraser. Here and next to the eraser tool is the layers panel. Here you will find all your layers of your artwork, and finally we have the colors menu where you can select whatever color you like. 4. Brushes: to get started with painting in Procreate. You will want to use a brush, of course, and Procreate has a whole lot of brushes, and I would really suggest to just experiment with them to find your favorite brushes. You have these sketching brushes, inking, drawing like a whole lot. One of the brushes that I like for sketching is the HB pencil. This pencil really acts like a real HB pencil. Let's check what you can do with a brush. First of all, you can adjust the size of your brush. You can make it very small and very big, and the closer your pen is to the slider, the faster your slider will go, as you can see so you can adjust the size and can adjust the opacity. A high percentage means that your brush stroke will be very opaque, and if you go down, you will get a very transparent brush stroke. And for some brushes, opacity or size is set to pen pressure. So if you press harder on your pen, you will get thicker and more opaque strokes, and when you press lightly. You'll get less opaque strokes, and for some brushes you will get thinner lines like the water pen for example, if we use very little pressure, will have a thin stroke, and if we use a lot of pressure, we will get a thick stroke. Now let's go back to that HB pencil, for example. You can also adjust the tilt of your pen and get different effects, like thicker strokes when you lay your pen down and thinner strokes when you use the tip. All brushes can be used as a brush, a smudge tool or as an eraser, so we can erase with the HB pencil, for example, and you'll see that texture off the HB pencil when erasing. But you could also go to a soft airbrush, for example, which will give a different effect when erasing. And if you want to erase really fast, just want to get rid of everything. Just swipe with three fingers to clear your canvas. And finally, you can also use this smudge tool with a brush. Let's first lay down some color with the soft pastel, and when we go to the smudge tool, we could also use the soft pencil as a smudge tool. You can make these motions going from left to right blending thes two colored areas together, you can see that it kind of drags to color onto the other area. And like I said, just experiment with your brushes to check out the different effects. A tool that can be very handy in Procreate is the quick shape tool. The way to use it is by holding your pen in place when drawing. Let's just grab the monoline brush under calligraphy. Now let me demonstrate it. You can create all kinds of shapes using the quick shape tool. For example, you could create a straight line by holding your pen in place. And if you hold your finger on your screen, you can make a perfect horizontal line, for example. But you can also create a perfect triangle, for example, and hold your finger in place to create a perfect one. Same goes for a square. Hold your finger in place to snap it to a perfect square or a circle, and hold your finger in place for a perfect one. And if you let go then you can edit your shape by going to edit shape and you can drag these handles. Move it around, giving you full control over your shape. Then just go to the brush to get out of that menu. So the quick shape tool is super handy when you want to make clean looking shapes. 5. Using Layers: another tool you will definitely be using when creating digital artworks in appropriate are layers you could see. Or you could compare layers with transparent sheets of paper, which you can stack on top of each other and on which you can paint. You can move these transparent layers around, get one from the bottom and place it on top to change your artwork. Layers work that way. When you go to your layer pallet, you will see this bottom layer, which says background color, and it's filled with pixels with wide pixels in this case, and you can click that layer to change that color. And then on top of that, we have layer one, which is entirely transparent. If we turn off the background color, you can see that there's nothing here. So let's draw something on it like a little heart, and then you can see that we have pixels where the heart is. Let's turn off that background color. Here are pixels, but the rest off that layer one is still transparent. You can click the plus to create a new layer on top, and then you can draw something here as well out of pixels will cover each other and everything else on layer to is transparent, See, But we can also move this layer but dragging it underneath the other. And then the red one will be covering the purple one so you can't arrange layers by dragging them through this menu and can also group them. Selecting multiple layers can be done by swiping to the right, and then you can eat her. Delete them all, or you can group them this way. You can move around groups of layers in your layer may, and by swiping to the left you can also lock your layer. That way, you won't be able to paint on it anymore, so you can paint on it by accident. For example, you could duplicate your layer or you can delete your layer. You can also set the layer blending mode. Here. You can do it by clicking the end. You can switch your blending mode, for example, you conceptual layer blending mo to add that will make everything a lighter, or you can set it to multiply grating, a darker effect. This is really something that I would suggest you play with experiment with layer blending moats or watch some other videos in which I will explain blending modes more in depth layer . Blending modes is really something that I would suggest you play around with experiment with to help you understand what they do, and they could really have some surprising effects. Let's go back to normal here. You can also set the opacity over layer. It sets a max by default, but you can go to the left with your slider, making your layer less opaque. So why are layers so handy? Well, it can be great to separate parts of your painting, a foreground and a background. For example, layers enable you to work on different aspects of your painting. You can have layer one for your background, for example, paint every background thing on there and then have a little character on layer to, for example, it enables you to paint behind that character. I your layer one without touching that character. Only two. During our class project, you'll see what I mean 6. Clipping Mask & Alpha Lock: some great layer tools that you can use our layer clipping mask and l flock. Let me demonstrate it by using this apple, which we will be making in the class project. I have it in one layer here, and if we make a new layer on top, click that layer and then select clipping mask. This layer is clipped to the apple. You can see here that the apple has a transparent surrounding. We just have pixels where the apple is and this layer is clipped to those pixels. And now whatever we paint on layer to will on Lee be shown in the places where there are pixels on that first layer. So if I paint on this layer, you can see I'm going all the way over you. Could Onley see these lines right where the pixels are? And what's great about layer clipping mask is that we can turn it on and off. We can adjust the opacity we can a chest, a layer blending mode. We can do all sorts of stuff With that clip layer. We can do the same kind of the same thing by using Alfa Lock. We click the Apple Air and click Alfa Lock. We will only be able to paint on the pixels that are already there. You can see that checkered board surrounding that apple in See that? That's the area which is transparent. We could Onley pain arm pixels just like before. Purple lines will only show up on the pixels. But when using Alfa Lock, you can't change anything right now. I can remove it. I can't adjust the opacity. I can't change the layer blending mode. This is a destructive way of working. When I go out of my canvas and go back, I won't be able to unto this Onley undo stuff while your canvas is open. So if you have the possibility, it's better to use layer clipping mask. So why would you be using Alfa? Locked in? Al Falah can be handy when you want to decrease the amount off layers that you're using. Or perhaps you have a layer that is clipped Judy Apple. But you want to use Alfa lock on that layer that is clipped. You can't clip a layer to layer that it's already clipped. So then the only way to do something like this would be by using Al Flock 7. Layer Masks: then layer masks. Sounds kind of complicated, but it's super easy and handy. You can add a layer mask to any layer is by clicking that layer and selecting mask. You get this extra layer connected to your initial layer, and it will be completely white. Why, it means you can see whatever is on that layer. It's like it's see through. But when you start painting with black or great on this layer, you will start blocking parts off this apple. Let me show you. I'll grab black and now we paint on this layer mask. It'll block that apple, and it's not like we're painting with white on a slayer. It's truly blocking it, because if we de select a background color, you can see that we can see through the apple. I can do the same with a gray, but then Onley partly block. It'll be semi transparent, and the great thing about layer masks is that it gives you full control. It's like erasing, but you could always go back because if we go to white again, we can get everything back. So it's like erasing or blocking with full control 8. Coloring Methods: next, I'd like to talk about filling shapes. It might seem as if procreate doesn't have a paint bucket tool, but this circle is actually the paint bucket tool. You can select a color like red, for example. They can drag in that circle to use it as a paint bucket tool and how it's used a light blue and let me show you Trish, hold. If you slide to the left or to the right, you can change the tresh. Hold off your color drop, and in this case, our lines are very smooth, so it doesn't really matter. Well, if you go to 100% it will feel everything. But this is very handy way have, like sketchy lines, which are well, which have a little bit of texture than changing. The tresh hold can be very handy for this image. I have filled the shapes on the layer itself, but you can also fill shapes on another layer. Let me undo this by tapping with two fingers and let's create a layer below are Leinart. Let's drag it underneath. No, If we click our Leinart and select reference, this will be our reference layer. If we feel anything on layer to it'll. Well, it'll kind of look at that reference and accused that as lines. So if I've dragged in this color right now on that layer, it will fill the shapes that are on the reference layer. This is very handy to get more control over your layers. You could just feel everything in all shapes, and they are on another layer. And it's also handy because this, for instance, enables you to make a layer with clipping mask. When using clipping mask, you can paint on the layer with the colors without touching the lines, so it'll stay nice and clean. And of course, you could also make separate layers for each part of your illustration. You could make a new layer on top and have a layer for the little hard, for example, keeping things separate and keeping full control 9. Selections: Let's take a look at the selection tool. You can find it under the menu. Here it's that s shaped ribbon. They have a variety off options when using the selection tool, like automatic to make automatic selections. The Freehand tool to make a selection. Using your free hand, you could make old kinds of shapes, the rectangle and the ellipse. And when you make a selection, for instance, a circular selection like this, you can eat her. Add to that selection, or you can remove parts of that selection. Let's add using the Freehand tool you can go like that. Close it here and now. We have added a part two to selection. You could do the same the rectangle tool. He could also remove parts of your selections. Just click remove. Let's do the free hand again and remove a part of our selection. It's really crazy looking selection right now. You can also inverted selection. So whatever is in this election, well, it'll just invert and everything else will be selected. You can also copy and paste whatever is in your selection, and you can feather your selection. Using feather means you soft on the edge of your selection, making it kind like blurry, and you can save and load your selection in case you want to use it later on in your painting process. All you need to do is click that plus, and you will have your selection saved right here. Ankle. Load it at a later time. If you're done making selections thinking, just use clear to clear your current selection. And what's so great about selections is that we have a selection active like this circle, for example, is that you can Onley paint inside the selection that could be very handy. Let's just make a layer for that and I'll use the medium nozzle under spree pains. And then you can see that we can Onley paint inside that selection. And that's great if you want to make very crisp looking ashes, for example, 10. Move & Transform: next to the selection tool in the menu. You will find the move and transform tool. That's a little arrow there, and you can use it to move whatever is on your layer to move it around or to transform it. And we have some different options here as well. If he use freeform that you can transform it anyway, like making your apple very thin, for example, or very flat so you can do whatever you like. If you go to uniform them, the ratio of your apple will stay the same if we use this tort well, the name says it all. You can distort your apple pushing and pulling, making a weird kind of shape, and the same goes for warp. You can really warp your apple, accusing these handles, making it very fat. And if you don't like what you just did, they can just go to reset and reset your transformation. When you go to free form or uniform, you can see these options. You can see Magnetics, for example, and that's handy when you want to move your layer on a horizontal line or vertical line. If you kind of sticks like a magnet so it makes it easier to arrange your items, your items, your layers, your stuff. And you can also flip your layer horizontal or vertical rotated or fitted to screen. And then we have by linear here. There you can set the way new pixels are calculated when you re size your image. It's very complicated and math like, but what you need to know is that nearest neighbor well, it takes neighboring pixels, deciding what color pixel appropriate needs to add. And this is a fast but less precise method. Off re sizing violent here is kind of in between. It calculates the average color off pixels surrounding a pixel and by cubic that's the most precise, very smooth way off, adding pixels when re sizing. But it takes more of your iPad. It takes longer, its aim or complicated calculation. It's so complicated that I can't explain it very well, but it doesn't really matter. You can just set it too well in the year, but if you want, I want to get smoother results. They could try by cubic 11. Drawing Guides: and the procreate Magic just doesn't stop. Another great tool that you can use when painting in procreate or drawing is a drawing guide. You can turn on a drawing guy but going to the wrench, then to canvas and then turning on drawing guide. We go to edit Wrong guide. You can create any drawing guide that you want or need. Here we have 22 D grid, and when you go to this slider, you can create lots of lots of lines, squares, or you can make it bigger. Whatever you need for your drawing, you can also just the thickness off these lines, the opacity making it more transparent and also the color here on top. You also have the option to make an isometric grid, and again you can adjust degree its size. We have to prospective tool. If you want to create a image with perspective, you can just tap your image to set a vanishing point, and they can create multiple lines, create multiple vanishing points for your image. You can just play around until you have a grid that's perfect for your drawing. And then we also have symmetry. That's very handy when you're lazy s. That's very handy. When you're lazy or wages, I need to get something that is exactly the same on the left side and the right side. And when you go to options, you have all these settings. For your symmetry tool. You can go to vertical horizontal quadrant and radio, which is perfect. If you want to create monologues, for instance, you can also turn on rotational symmetry. You can really play around, check the effects. Let's go to the to degrade because I want to show you assisted drawing. For now, this is just a grid that you can follow with your lines. But if you turn on assisted drawing, then things will get even easier because whatever you draw, it will stick to these lines, making it super easy to create thes perfect lines. And if you want to turn this off that you can just go to your layer, click it and turn off drawing assist, and then you can do whatever you like, and it also works for new layers. If you make a new layer and you turn on drawing assist here again, your lines will stick to the grid 12. Colors: colors Off course. You need colors. When painting you confined those and the colors. May you and here again there are different options. We have the color disc, which you can easily transform by using your fingers, making it big or small. You can rotate your color. Then, if you want to have this middle circle, if you want to make it bigger than you can just pinch in and out. You also have the classic option, which will just take you to the color and can easily adjust the saturation and the lightness of your color and can also use thes sliders. And in case you're wondering, what is history doing there? I don't have that. Not all iPads will show color history. I believe that Onley iPad Pros show color history. So if you don't have it, don't worry. That's because other ipads just don't have it. So there's nothing wrong with your version appropriate. Then next we have color harmony. This is a super handy tool. It enables you to create color harmonies super easy. You can click the color harmony option here. They can go for complementary, for example, which enables you to pick complementary colors super easy, those air colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel. You can also go for splits, complimentary, so that takes the neighbors off the complementary color that we have and a locus. Not sure if I'm pronouncing that correctly, but those are colors that are right next to each other on the color wheel, and we have try attic. That's three colors, which are equally distributed along the color wheel and tech critic to tragic four colors distributed along the color wheel, and this makes it super easy to create color harmonies for your artwork. Then the fourth option is value. This might seem a little bit complicated. You don't have to really do anything with this. You can just use dis classic harmony, whatever. But what if you want to use some specific colors that you've seen somewhere and you've seen the hacks of decimal codes, this is the place where you can enter Hexi decimal coasts. You can just tap that here, enter your Hexi decimal coat that you need click done and you will have the color. Finally, you have the option pallets. This is where you can create color palettes. I have lots of color palettes here. And if you want to create a new collar palate, you can just click the plus and give your call a pal of the name like skill share. And when you go to the disk and pick a beautiful color that you want to use, you can just tap in that color palette of drop it in there. It could just drop multiple colors, and we clicked and hold them. You can move them around or we click. You can't believe them. And if you want to share your beautiful color palette with the world, they can swipe to the left on your color palette and share it. Or if you think you call a pallet sex Dane can also delete it. And let's not forget that since Procreate five launched, you could also move around your color wheel. You can just grab it and place it wherever you like, grabbing colors close to your painting and we click that X. It'll move back to where it came from 13. Magic Wand: I hope all the options in procreate haven't made you dizzy yet because there is more. If you go to the magic wand, you have lots of options to make adjustments like blurring your image, for example, or adjusting the opacity. But I'm not really sure why that's in the adjustment, may you, because she could also just go to your layer slider. But I they put it there. You can also blur your image by using Ghazi Ambler. Motion blur or perspective blur. And when you select a blur option, you can move your pen or your finger IRS screen To adjust the amount of blur, you'll see the percentage at the top of your screen. So this is like Gaussian Blur is like taking off your glasses, making everything super blurry. Then we have motion blur. That's like when this apple moves by very fast, when you're drunk or on drugs, I don't know, and the blur depends on the direction of your pen or finger. And finally, we have perspective blur that's more like depth of fields. Blur. For instance, way. Use a camera with a hi aperture. It's kind of like that. You can also use directional to make a directional blur and the can just used at slider. And you will find your focal point on that dot, and everything else will become more blurry. Other features you will find under the magic wand or sharpen. So in case you want to make your image a bit more crisp, you can go to sharpen and again just use your slider. You'll also find noise. If you want to add a little bit of noise. It looks like kind of like an old TV. But adding a slight amount of noise actually can add some interest to your image. So don't go overboard here unless you want to create a very old, noisy TV. Then we have the liquefy tool, and this is an interesting tool. It has lots of options to really mess with your image, giving it interesting effects. We have the simple option of just pushing, and you can. It's just the size of your brush, and you can just push things around your image if you're pushing with your finger and you can adjust the amount of pressure gaining more control if you turn it up to max, pushing and pulling becomes very easy, but if you turn it down, it'll go a lot slower. Then we have distortion. It'll distort the image a bit like a ripple in water effect, and we have momentum. That's like speed. Really? Yeah, it's really messing up that apple. But if we just use reset, we have our apple back. And I really suggest to just play around with these options like we have truell right right here. It can through your image, just like it says. You have to roll left if you want to, truly the other way around. Pinch well, that pinches your image together or expand expanding things they can combine. These things like distortion and expand, will create an effect like this that we have crystals, which also gives a strange effect and just play around with distortion. Mo mentum. You know, this is actually really relaxing. You can just mindlessly distort images like meditation. You can also use edge that will smooth. Well, let's turn down momentum. It can smooth edges if you want to make a nice looking and share. If you go over that edge, you can see that we're losing those crystals. Anke, use reconstruct to reconstruct parts of your image. It's like magic. If only this would work in the real world, then finally we have just if you want to, well, make the amount off liquefying. If you want to turn that down, liquefying your apple a little less or not at all. So you have full control here, and if you don't like it, just go to reset and we have our apple back. The last option that you confined under the magic bond is the clone tool, and you can use it to cologne, your apple or clone parts of your apple with the circle fueled side. What part you want to clone? And here you can select a brush that you want to use for cloning, and you can adjust the brush, size and the strength of your cloney. So whenever we pain somewhere else than inside the circle, this part will get cloned and it'll move along with our brush. This is very big, but we can also make her brush very small and clone that area now for an apple. This doesn't make sense at all, but it could be used when cloning grass, for example, your painting or complicated textures. Then cloning parts can be handy 14. Adjustments: you already know a whole lot about appropriate. Finally, I want to talk about adjustments, other adjustments that you can do like you. Saturation, brightness, color balance curves and re color. It's the step that you can take one's. Your painting is finished and what we want to tweak some parts of it with you saturation and brightness, you can change you off your image a bit or go really extreme and make this weird, poisonous apple kind of look. And when we go to 50% it's normal again. You can adjust the saturation off your image, going to gray scale or making it supersaturated, and you can adjust the brightness going all the way to white as if it's gone to heaven. Or you can go super dark, making it black and 50% is right in the middle and everything's back to normal. You can also go to caller bows, and you come well balanced the colors. You can't move around science to read magenta and green, switching the balance of these colors, and you can switch from highlights to mid tones. Two shadows so they all have. They're separate sliders. So here are the shadows. We can make a dark areas more blue were green reddish. You could really play around with this, then we have curves. It's also way to play around with colors. On the left side, you'll find shadow areas, and the right side are the lights. You can change these for red, green and blue, or for the entire image so we can darken the reds, for example, this way in the shadow area and lighten up the lighter areas. Also an option you can play around with. And finally we have to re color option. You can use this to change a color in your image. For example, let's say we want to change red. Want to change it to blue? You can select the color here and here you can select flood. You can use that slider to slowly flood your image. Flood those reds with blue. They can go to the yellow stem. Perhaps you want to make those or like orange and again, you can use that flood meter that flood slider to flood your image. Creating this weird looking apple 15. Exporting your Artwork: and finally, once your dung painting your apple or whatever it is that you painted off course, you'll want to export it. You'll want to share it with your friends, which your parents with your dentist you want to share it with the world will have to go to the wrench and then pick one off these options. I usually go for J pack. If I want to share my image on Instagram, for example, you can click on it. They have all these options to share your image. You can air. Drop it, send it through mail. Or you can save your image on your iPad to do what it whatever you like later on. Now let's say you want to share your image on Instagram. Then you'll have to resize your image. Probably it's smart to to pluck age your artwork for that because you'll probably be making your artwork smaller. I have to go to your gallery, slide to the left on your image and then select duplicate. Now you will keep your bigger artwork, and you will use to copy and make that one smaller. You can go to the range into canvas and then to crop and resize for Instagram. I'll go for image that it's 1350 by 1080 or when it's a square image, I will go for 1350 by 1350. If you want to resize your canvas, shoot, have to click re sample cameras first. Then we can set this one to 1080 then click done because you can see that the ratio is not correct yet. It's not 1350 so we'll need to cut a part off. It'll click done first, then go back to crop and re size. And then I will keep re sample campus off and turned this into 1000 Treat 150. And now I can crop my canvas to the correct size, and then I can go to share shared A J pack and posted on Instagram 16. Project Intro: for her class project. We will be painting on Apple. We get started painting digitally. I think you should start easy, and I think food is the perfect subject for them. Everybody lost food, right? An apple like this has a simple shape, but it still enables us to practice, adding light shadow, a bit of texture, the perfect subject for this class. But of course, for the project, you can also pick another piece of fruit or another piece of food, whatever you like. During this project, we'll be using the tools and techniques that we discussed earlier in this class. First of all, our canvas, I have made a canvas that is 2500 by 2500 pixels. If you want to use the same brush sizes, I'm using that. It's important to set your canvas to that same size, and then the first step is to get our reference photo. You can do that by making a secondary window on your iPad. You can do that by gently swiping up from the bottom of your screen and then sliding the app that you want to use sliding that to the side. I'll be using Google Drive and then we have our apple. You can just browse trio Google Drive or your photo app to go and grab your reference photo and can go for a split screen. Or you could make it a bit smaller. I prefer to smaller size. Have your reference photo right there. 17. Making a Sketch: drawing and painting and procreate is quite the same as drawing and painting. Traditionally, we will start with a sketch. Appropriate has a really nice sketching brushes. Or actually, pencils will go for the HB pencil. That will be my go to pencil in real life as well. And let's just grab a dark grey, almost black, just like really graphite. And the brush is at 100% opacity, and the size is at 50%. And the great thing about this HB pencil is that it acts like a re elei HB pencil. So when you Onley use the tip off your pen, you will get very thin strokes. But if you use that side of your pen, you will get thicker strokes just like a riel graphite pencil. So let's catch this apple. It's a pretty simple shape that round it with basic shape on Apple's kind of like a circle , and we're just making loose strokes, using the side of the pen a little bit. And the great thing about painting and drawing fruit is that it's very forgiving. If one adds is slightly off. No one, we're really noticed. But when you get started with painting portraitists than even if a slight thing is off, people will notice. But for this we just want our painting toe look like an apple. Or perhaps you'll be painting a banana or strawberry. Zoom out a little bit, and we can make it a bit bigger. Let's say you find your sketch a bit too small. They can just go to the move tool, have it sent to uniform, make it slightly bigger. That will draw in that stalk, making it a little bit different than the reference photo. Want that to stick out at the top? Now we have that shadow area here. You could sketch that in a swell. We can sketch in that shape of the red part of the apple like that. 18. Base Shape & Color: Once you have created your sketch, you can start painting, and we can do that on a layer beneath our sketch. And this is where digital art is so handy and the usage off layers because we have pain. Traditionally, you'll have to paint over your sketch, but here we can just go below, and we can even adjust the opacity as we go. But just clicking that end and moving that slider that will be impossible if we were painting, traditionally not for the painting part. First, let's place a basic shape for our apple will use the monoline brush for that which you can find under calligraphy. And I have made a collar pal for you, which you can find under the resource stop if you want to use the exact same colors I'm using, as well as the reference photo, by the way, you can find out under the resource is tab. Now let's just grab this yellow and we will make that basic shape off the apple. Let's make her brush 20% and we go to brush the brush settings. We click monoline. You can see that I have streamline turned to Max that way. you can make very smooth lines in case you tend to make a bit wobbly lines. So now it's followed at shape off the apple. I'll start down here, follow my sketch, trying to make a smooth line like that, and then we'll fill it by dragging in the color. Now you can turn off, we'll weaken. Turn down a sketch a little bit so we can check our shape and you consume in a little bit. Make your brush bigger too. 45% ain't gonna. Just some parts on the outline can rotate your apple. Just smooth that outline a little bit, but you could also use the eraser. We're using up monoline brush now, and if you click and hold your eraser, you will be using that same brush asked on Eraser. Now we have the basic shape off the apple and will use this base shape to start painting on . And we can do that by making a new layer on top of this basic shape and setting that to clipping mask. Now we don't have to worry about painting outside of that line. The apple will have a very crisp edge 19. Coloring & Blending: we'll start painting on this apple using the basic flow brush, which you can also find under. The resource is it's my favorite brush ever. It's what I use for almost all of my paintings. So let's get started adding some red to the apple, for instance. Let me make the brush 30% and now we can just start painting from the bottom off the apple . You could also go a little bit bigger. Can go to 90% really filling that reds piece. And this is a pretty low opacity brush so you could make multiple strokes building up that color. Yeah, and the heart of your press On that brush on your pen, the more opaque your stroke will be. You can go along that edge. You can see how handy that clipping mask is here. We're just following that skitch, totally filling that rid area. You can see in the reference photo that the light is hitting the apple from here, and on this side. It has a shadow, and there's also a drop shadow on the floor. Let's create that shadow on the apple itself. Let's first use this caller, which is slightly darker. Stand yellow to slowly build up that shadow. And right there we can go a bit darker and use this shade, and we also see a dark part right there near that stem, so we'll have to make our brush a bit smaller. Let's go to 20% used his dark color paint in that part again, Following that sketch that we made earlier, I was also add that little stem. We'll make a new layer for that, and we won't need to use layer clipping mask because the stem is a bit higher than the apple. So if we would use layer clipping mask than this top part wouldn't be visible, we'll use this brown color for it, and I'll make the brush of its smaller 10% to paint that stem. We don't have to give it any detail. Yet at this point, let's go back to that apple layer. That's one layer three, and also add a little bit of light we used at light yellow. For that, let's lighten up the top part of it. Make the brush bigger again. 40% but you can just play around with size. You see light heating here have the top part off the apple. How did we have thes based colors? Weaken. Start blending them a little bit. You can do that by using a smudge tool. I will use my basic blender. I have the size set to 55% and the opacity is at 40%. And we'll just go over these areas, making strokes and well following the shape of the apple, just smoothing parts out a little bit, just slightly. 20. Adding Texture: now, don't we have a base for our apple based off colors and off lighting? We can start detail ing our apple. Let's do that on a new layer, so we'll click the plus and then select clipping mask again. So whatever we paint on Lee show up on our apple shape. First thing I'd like to do is had a little bit of texture to our apple, and we can do that by going to industrial and then using the rusted decay brush and we'll pick. It is very dark red. I have to brush said to 7%. And let's go over those red parts off the apple. I'm using very little pressure. Let's add some texture there and on the side here. This really creates some interesting texture on our apple. We could do the same on this side. Let's pick the color, pressing our finger on the screen, holding it. Let's add a little bit of texture here as well, and it will be very subtle. Since we've picked that local color, we could make the brush a bit smaller 23% and adds some texture here as well. We can pick that dark or green in our color palette, go to 7% again and add slightly more texture. Here. We can go back to the yellow, for instance, and play around with the texture this area a little bit. 21. Painting Details: And now let's lower the opacity of our sketch or, well, let's just turn it off So it it'll be invisible and I will go over with the basic flow brush again, adding more detail to our apple when painting. I always advised toe work from the big shapes to the small shapes. So now we have our big shapes in place. We have the overall look of the apple, and now it's time to work on smaller details so we can zoom in a little bit, even zoom in on the apple here a bit and we can start working on it. Let me pick. There's red and I have the brush. Well, let's set it to 35%. I just work on these edges a little bit, and I want to add that highlight its first grab this orangey color, and because this brush is not fully opaque, you can easily blend the colors a bit with the existing color slowly building things up. Let me make a new color for our palate. A bride red for his area here. Okay, I'm using very, very little pressure on my brush. No, let's add the highlight. We'll make the brush a bit smaller 15% and with little adapts, we'll start adding that highlight to the apple. - Let's also add more detail to this area here. Let's grab his very dark caller maker. Brush smaller, 10% to work on this part a little bit. We can actually make our brush even smaller. Let's go to 4% and it's important to look at the edges in your painting. For instance, this edge here near that stem that's very sharp looking edge. But when you look at the edges here, for instance, you can see a smoother transition between a dark part and the yellow of the apple. And it's the things should always be aware off in your painting. Look at the edges. Look at the transitions between colors. Is there a super fast transition like here from yellow to very dark? Or is there a smooth, radiant Let's draw in. Some of these little dots go even smaller to 2% just to give this apple even more texture, and we'll go for dark spots on the yellow side like this. I will pick the yellow to make yellow spots on the red side of the Apple. Yeah, - like that. Of course. The stem needs some detail ing as well. Let's zoom in there. Let's go to that layer. First, let me clean up the edges a little bit. Grab the monoline brush for our eraser, make it pretty small, 6% and go along these edges because we want a sharp looking edge there and not a smooth transition. Now I can start painting on this and we could use later clipping mask. But let's also demonstrate Alfa Walk. It kind of works the same. We can only paint on the pixels that are already on the layer. I will grab the basic flow rush again. Loves grabbed his orangey color. We have our brush set to 2%. Let's just add a little texture to the top part here. Maybe a little bit along the lengths of it. That looks better 22. Adding Shadow: Finally, let's at the drop shadow and work on the lighting a bit more. We'll zoom out and we will have to make that drop shadow on a layer. Below are apple, so first click the plus to make a new layer and then drag it all the way down. Below are yellow apple shape and let's grab the soft brush, which you confined under airbrushing, and we'll grab his dark, almost black color. The brush size is set to 5% and the opacity is at 50%. That way we can slowly build up the shadow. You can see that there's a very dark shadow underneath that apple, and it stretches out this way. But darkest parts are right underneath that apple, so we'll have to make multiple strokes there, building up that shadow to smooth the shadow a little bit. You could use the Gaussian blur under the Magic wand and Gucci Gaussian blur and slide to the right just slightly to, let's say, somewhere around 13% and they can go over again to darken that inner shadow even more. Let's go to 3% make a very dark shadow right underneath that apple as you can see. You can see a little bit of yellow in that shadow. Let's add that as well. Let's use Alfa Lock on this layer so we can Onley paint on a pixels that are already there . Let's keep it at the soft brush and pick a yellow from our apple. We'll make the brush a bit bigger se 13% and I'll go over that part just a little bit at so slight yellow to that shadow because the light even in the shadow part the light is hitting that apple. All the ambient light and reflecting in that shadow and things like this can really add to the realism. Let's also add a little bit of red to the bottom shadow. Let's make her brush 8%. Just a little bit of red there like that to get more off a paint. Really? Look on the apple. I would like to do something. I would like to merged the layers off the apple or actually merged all the layers. Let me just group everything by selecting all the layers, and then I will duplicate this group by swiping to the left, duplicating it, turning off this layer This way our progress is saved. If in the next steps we do something that we don't like, that we can just go back to that group because this group, I will be merging that. And now what we can do on this layer is blend colors because we used this much tool you can on lease much colors that are on the same layer. I would like to turn off Alfa Lock, go to this much tool with my basic blender and I'll zoom in a bit. Let's set our brush to 9%. And let's work on these edges, for instance, making some cross hatching motions, blending that apple with the shadow just a little bit, making those lines a bit less obvious. Using this much tool, you can kind of push around colors like here for the yellow part, for instance, you can drag in parts of the yellow and drag them into the red part of the apple. So here we can just play around with the brush size, making it bigger and smaller, pushing around those collars. But don't go overboard and smudge out all your details that you created earlier. All the texture, but you can drag in some of these lighter parts into those darker areas, for instance, and on this side as well. It nicely blends those edges of yellow and red. Now that we did this, we can start working on the colors a bit more and the lighting weaken. Do that all separate layers. 23. Final Tweaks: to keep full control, you can use a new layer on top of our apple, used a clipping mask. So whatever we do, will Onley show up on the apple and we can start. I'm making a screen layer. For instance. Will you scream two lights in some areas on our apple? We'll keep using the basic flow brush. Let's grab this light pink, for instance. Make the brush 20% and add some light. For instance. Near this edge, you can see some reflected light there so we can paint that in this way. Also down here, you can also see some sleight light. It's crabbed a yellow for that, some light on this side. And here at the top, for instance, we can add some more light along the outer edge share. And a great thing about a layer like this is that it gives you full control. If you think that the effect is a bit too intense that you could just quick that s and lower the opacity off this layer, let's go to 70% for instance, and we could do the same thing with shadows. We can make a new layer. He was clipping mask, I said this layer to multiply. Now, whatever we paint on this layer will show up darker so we can select a local color. For instance, keep the brush at 30% and add some darker areas. You could make some shadows a little bit more intense because you're working on a separate layer, you get full control. Just pick up. Local colors can go over areas where you want to dark and things up a little bit or, for instance, in the shadow, darkened this a little bit, constantly tweaking your painting. And again, if you just click that end, you can use the slider to make it less intense. Finally, I would like to tweak the colors a little bit. Click the plus again for a new layer. He was clipping mask and set this layer to overly on this layer. We can make our colors more intense. We'll use the airbrush for that. The soft brush. Let's keep it well. Let's set it to 15%. Let's grab this intense red go over this area, for instance, making it brighter, a brighter red. You can do the same with the yellow, adding more intense yellow and again. You have full control so you can just go to the layer. Click that Oh, and make it less intense. Let's go for 50% that way. Using layers, you get full control over your painting process. 24. Your Turn!: So for the project, paint your own fruit or other piece of food. If you would like to paint this apple, they confined the photo under the resource is tap along with the brushes and the color palette and please share your result here in the class area. I would love to see it looking forward to seeing lots of food. If you have any questions, then please feel free to reach out. I'm here to help, and I'm also super excited to create more skill share classes for you. I will see you next time.