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Procreate 5X - All Exciting Latest New Features Explained

teacher avatar Tamas Benko, Drawing

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Lessons in This Class

23 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. What's in This Class?

    • 2. Version Check

    • 3. Private Layer

    • 4. Text Scribble

    • 5. Instant Palette & SwatchDrop

    • 6. QuickMenu Profiles

    • 7. Color Fill With Selection Tool

    • 8. Reference Companion

    • 9. Blur Brushes

    • 10. Transform Bounding Box & Snapping

    • 11. New Adjustments & Pencil Filters

    • 12. Gradient Map

    • 13. Bloom

    • 14. Glitch

    • 15. New Copy & Paste Popup Menu

    • 16. Halftone

    • 17. Chromatic Aberration

    • 18. Procreate Widget

    • 19. Transparent Background Animation

    • 20. Private Layer Part 2

    • 21. Crop & Resize Snapping

    • 22. FacePaint

    • 23. What's Next?

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About This Class

Procreate 5X New Features explained in a colorful mask project. At the end of September, 2020 Procreate came out with a new version called Procreate 5X with a bunch of new features. I’d like to make sure you know about them, because there are some very exciting ones.

In this class we’ll be creating a colorful mask using all the new features of Procreate 5X. This mask then can be used with the new FacePaint feature of Procreate to record a funny video for your friends.

I will also show you several tips & tricks in Procreate.

List of Prcoreate 5X new features discussed:

  • Pivate Layer
  • Text scribble
  • Instant Palette & SwatchDrop
  • QuickMenu Profiles
  • Color Fill With Selection Tool
  • Reference Companion
  • Blur Brushes
  • Transform Bounding Box Adjust & Snapping
  • New Adjustments & Pencil Filters (Gradient Map, Bloom, Glitch, Halftone, Chromatic Aberration)
  • New Copy & Paste popup menu
  • Procreate Widget
  • Transparent Background Animation
  • Crop and Resize Snapping
  • FacePaint

Enjoy Procreate 5X new features!

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1. What's in This Class?: In September, 20-20, procreate came out with a new version called procreate 5X with a bunch of new features. If you use procreate and like this app, you definitely want to know about this new features. In this class, we'll be creating a colorful mask using all the new features of procreate 5X. This mask then can be used with the new face pain feature of procreate to record the funding video for your friends. I will also show you several tips and tricks in procreate. Now let's see what we have. Private layer, text, scribble, instant ballot, swatch drop, quick money profiles, color field, which Selection Tool, reference companion, blurred brushes, transformation, bounding box adjust and snapping, new adjustments and benzene theaters. You copy and paste pop-up menu, procreate, widget, transparent background animation, crop and resize, snapping and face paint. Sounds exciting, and start watching the next video. 2. Version Check: First of all, in order to have all the new features, you need, the iPad OS 14 version or above on your iPad, you can check the version by going into Settings. General software update. If you are below 14, download and install the latest version. The next step is to check your procreate version. So I opened the procreate app and tap on the title. If it's not showing version 5X dot something over here, then go to the App Store. At the bottom and the search tab, type in procreate. The iPad was 14 version brought this new handwriting creature, court scribble. So I'm using it. In the resort. Look for this procreate icon. I tap on the image, they open the app page. If you see an update button here, then you don't have the latest version of procreate on your iPad. But before you read the Update button, it's a good practice to backup all your important artworks. Summarize then your iPad. For example, in the cloud. I'm up-to-date some going back to procreate. Now let's see the exciting new features. 3. Private Layer: And when the procreate gallery and I hit the new Canvas button, I create an empty screen size document. The first new feature I'd like to show you is the private layer feature. I go to Actions Add tab. Now if I swipe one of these menu items to the left, the insert Private button will show up. I insert private photo. You can use any portrait you have. Just make sure it's in front you. And I, if I go to the Layers panel, you can see these private label below the layer name. Private layers content won't appear in your time at Studio. You can keep referencing each year or nodes that you don't want to be seen in the time-lapse video. Let me move this layer underneath Layer one. And I make Layer one active. 4. Text Scribble: I tap on layer one and choose Rename from the pop-up menu. Now, watch this little pen button at the bottom left. I tap on it to open this toolbar. This toolbar hubs with the text scribble function. I can remove a word like this and I started to write. I tap somewhere else on psi finished. Now let me show you this text Weibull function in more depth. I go to Actions. Tab on Ad Text. I have the default text selected. I tap at the end to create from selection. I delete the default text like this. Let me take this text field wider. Now I start handwriting. You can select the bird like this. And we get this toolbar. Now I go to the color Spanner and double-tap on the color wheel somewhere here to get a pure white. I tap at the end to Create From Selection and insert space over real like this. You can also select word. We disclose movement. I select the 5X portion. On the bottom toolbar, I tap on this button with the letters to get the well-known text format panel. I changed this attribute and choose another color. By tapping on this little keyboard button, you get this little virtual keyboard in case you struggle with the text scribble function. You can turn off the text Scribble feature completely by tapping on this last button, choosing pencils settings. The ipad settings interface opens. Under the upper pencil setting. You will find distributed toggle. I turn it off and find me the old fashioned virtual keyboard. By tapping on the top-left, I go back to procreate and we get the regular iPad keyboard. Alright, now let me delete this text layer. I like to draw a mask shape using the face of this lady. Actually discovered. We'll be just fine. I go to the brush library. I will use an inking brush. I make a duplicate of this technical Pam because I'd like to make a small customization on debt. I tap on the new custom brush to open brush studio. In the stroke path setting group, I pulled streamline slider to about 30%. Now my strokes will be more fluent. I hit Done. All right. So I'll be drawing on destroying layer. I increase the stroke width, lethal. I pinch to zoom in. Make sure that the strokes are closed because we are going to feel this shape with color. Quick pinch gesture, the fleet to Canvas. I hide the private layer because we don't need it anymore. I tap on the background layer to set the darker tone. Something like this. Now let's create a new layer at the top. This will be one of our braiding layers. I need to make the drawing layer as a reference layer. So I tap on it to make it active. And tap again to get the mind you tap on reference. I make Layer three active. I go to colors, double-tap over here to set a pure white and colored dropped to the mask area. And we got this white mask shape on layer three. I can turn up the drawing layer. We don't need it either. 5. Instant Palette & SwatchDrop: Now let's go to colors. At the bottom, tap on pellet, stab, tap on the plus button where we can create new pellets. From noun. We can create new pellets using our app ID camera realtime from files or photos. Let's turn photo into Swatch palette. I like these colors, so I will use this image free, free to use any image you like. Procreate automatically colleagues the colors from the photo and creates a palette. I really like this new feature. I can turn any photo, be the nice color harmony into a pallet. Instantly. I drag the top of the colors window to make it a floating panel. It's also a new feature that Eigen swatch dropped from the pellet like this. It definitely speed up the work. High-def with two fingers to undo. Actually, I'd like to paint something on a white background. 6. QuickMenu Profiles: As you know, procreate has the Greek men of feature. According to my settings, I can call it by tapping on the Modify button on the left. Just as a reminder, you can set this in Actions menu, prefs tab, gesture controls. Greek menu item. From known, you can have multiple quick menus with different set of actions. With the plus button, I can add another one, which I can drag and drop as well. If I tap on the name of the double-tap on it, I can rename it. Let's say I create a set of actions for sketching and a different one for painting. As you probably know, use detach and whole gesture on one of these patterns and the set action list pops up. It's a pretty useful feature for productivity. I'm already here. I'm using the new layer button to create a new layer. So we have the empty layer four at the top. I'll be painting on this one. 7. Color Fill With Selection Tool: Now let's paint the flower decoration on the mask. I'll be using the new color field with selection to feature. To tell the true. I found this feature a little buggy, but the procreate developer team usually fixes these kind of issues quickly. The feature itself is incredibly useful for certain types of art creation. So I want to make sure you know about it. Let's get the floating palette. I choose this middle blaring tone first. I drew a nice S curve for the stem. Quick tip. If you want to draw only on the underlying mask, we need to set this layer for as a clipping mask. We don't lose the part outside the mask. We just don't see them. Which is exactly what I want. Now I said this lighter green for the leaves. And let see the new feature. I tap on the selection tool. I'm on the free hand tab, and we need to make sure that the new Color Field button is active. This was where I found one of the software bugs. You see, I cannot turn it off and sometimes I cannot turn it on. But I found a workaround. If I close the floating colour panel, it will work. Now let me paying these leaves. I'm using the free-hand selection to draw the shapes and the new feature we have feared them with the actual color. Now the second bug is that the field color can be seen right away. Anyway, I draw the other shapes. Now, if I tap on the selection tool button to quit, the shapes will be filled. Now I'm choosing this darker tone to create some shadows. By the way, before you switch color, you need to quit from the selection tool and call it again with the new color. I'm drawing the shadow shapes. The darker tone should show up, but that's okay. I quit. Now it's there. I'm sorry for that. My hand coordination is not on the top today. Let me fix this shadow shapes. Oops, it's a bit too much. I touch and hold on the Eraser Button. Said the same brush type for that Ham painting with okay, let's go with that. Now I said this vibrant purple for the flower. I'm using the free-hand selection tool again. All right. Now you can work on this flower team if you want to. But I have a different idea in my mind. But before that, let me show you how the color fear feature should work without bucks. So I create to the gallery and create a new empty cameras. Heiko, the selection tool. As you can see, the color field button works with no issue. Now, I said the rectangular selection tool and draw a shape. You see, it's weird in Instantly. I drew an ellipse. It works too. I choose another color, freehand selection. And it's working. I'm sure they will fix this soon. So the color field with selection to feature is perfect for creating sharp shapes with any colors quickly. Artists will use value painting technique. We love this feature. Let me delete this temporary cameras and go back to our mask. I tap on layer four and cleared its content. 8. Reference Companion: The next new feature is amazing. It's called reference companion. I go to Actions Canvas tab, and I turn on the reference table. We get this floating reference window. By default, it shows the content of our Canvas. I have an image button here, and if you have a new arrive at model, you will see a face button over a year. Her talk about it later. You can resize this window by dragging the bottom right or left corner. You can move the window by dragging the top. I can use the quick pinch gesture to hide unnecessarily window elements. I can tap on the window to get the controls back. I tap on the second image button and tap on import image. I need to tap on it once more. My iPad photo library opens. I take this image because I want to use it as hints for my painting. I'll be painting these shapes on the mask. But before I do, let me show you a best practice for portray drawing in which this new feature is a great app. I create to the gallery. And open this pencil portrayed. I activate the reference companion. By the way, I can use this pinch to zoom gesture in the reference window as well. I can zoom in on my drawing layer independently from the reference layer. Let's see, I like to add some more shadows to the face. Now when you work on the details, it's pretty useful to see the big picture in a separate window. You can realize issues that otherwise would be hidden. Artists use this all the time in Photoshop. Now, we have this feature in procreate as well, which is great. By the way, you can use the eyedropper feature in the reference window. If you have a colorful reference, it might be useful. But let's go back to our mask. Now I assume reference window should pop up automatically. I need to turn it off and on again. If you need to, you can also rotate your reference image. 9. Blur Brushes: Before I paint these shapes on the mask, I create the base painting serving as a background. I go to the brush library, painting brushes. And I choose this accurate brush. Let me create a duplicate because I want to show you another new feature called Blurb brushes. I tap on the new custom brush, the open brush studio. Let's go to wet mix. And here we have two new sliders. This new feature blends the edges of your strokes and mix colors by adding blur to your brushes. The blurred slider controls how much the blur spreads on the canvas and a brushstroke is applied. I set it to about 90% blurred jitter. Adjust the randomization of how much blur is applied on each stamp laid down by the brush. I set it to about 25%. I he'd done. I'll be using to vibrant colors. I start with this one. Feel free to use your own favorite colors. Now watch the area where the two colors meat. It's pretty nice. Now let's paint the shapes. I said the lightest color on this pellet, and switch back to the technical abandoned. The stroke size is good. I create a new layer at the top. I set it to clipping mask. 10. Transform Bounding Box & Snapping: I know I make too many detours, but there is so much to explore. So forgive me. Before I bend the actual shapes, I draw a rectangle in this orientation. I'd like to stretch it, but only lengthwise. I activate the transform to. By default, the bounding box looks like this. It's edges are parallel to the edges of the canvas. With a uniform transformed to. I can change its size proportionally. With the free transform tool, I can change it horizontally, but the shape will be distorted. I dealt with two fingers to undo. As a new feature. Now we have this orange control node, which I can use to adjust bounding box. You can also see the snapping options with the magnetics turned on. It's easier to find the right angle. Now I can stretch the shape in the direction I intended. So this bounding box suggest feature gives you more control over your transform. You can scale and stretch your selection from any orientation. By the way, you can also use the snapping options for snapping your objects accurately to your canvas edge, centre or hardware layers. Let me clear this layer. Now it's really time to paint these figures. Feel free to paint your own shapes in your own layout. Alright. Quick pinch gesture. I close the colour panel. You can close the reference window the same way by tapping on the X at the top right. 11. New Adjustments & Pencil Filters: Now let's see another exciting topic, new adjustments and filters. Before we apply any adjustments, we need to merge our layers. But I'd also like to preserve the original ones. So I do this. I select the layers by swiping on them to the right. I tap on group. I select the group. I swipe it to the left. I hit duplicate. I collapsed the origin or group. I tap on the new group and choose flatten. Now we have everything on one single layer. Turn off the visibility of the original group. Great. 12. Gradient Map: Now I go to adjustments and tap on Gradient Map. Procreate 5X brought not only new adjustment or filter types, but a new approach to them. Now, you can customize your adjustments at any time. Can use them on the entire layer or with your pencil. You can apply them on certain portions of your artwork using your brushstrokes. I tap on the layer bottom first. At the bottom, you can see the gradient library. There are some predefined gradients there. You can swipe this ribbon to change the effect. The Gradient Map is great feature for value painting as well. If you tap on a gradient map, you can see it stops on the color scale. Touch and hold on a gradient map. And you can duplicate or deleted with the plus button on the right, you can create your own Gradient Map. I tap on the square on the left and set a bright red color. On the right has set a bright yellow. I can add further stops by tapping on the scale and set further colors. Et upon done. I apply changes by tapping on the adjustment button at the top. Now I tap on the pencil button. Let's use the breeze gradient map with these nice blue colors. I'd like to use an airbrushed this soft brush we'll do. Oops, the adjustment is not active. Let me undo and go back to gradient map. So as I'm painting, the adjustment will be applied. It's pretty cool. I apply the changes. I like this version, so I create a duplicate and keep this one. I also turn its visibility of. 13. Bloom: Let's see the bloom effect. At upon layer. I can adjust the level of the adjustment by swiping with the pencil on my finger horizontally, See the percentage value changing on the top. The bloom effect changes the highlights on your painting. I have bloomed specific options at the bottom to further customize it. This is something you want to play with. My Fuad inside the adjustment, you can tap with one finger on the canvas and the popup menu appears. I can undermine changes step-by-step. And I can reset the values. I can use the two fingertip undo gesture or the three finger tap redu gesture on the canvas as well. If I tap on the top menu bar, changes will be applied. 14. Glitch: Now let's see this glitch adjustment. The bridge filters are designed to reproduce various analog and digital video inspired glitches and distortion that are four different types. Let's play with these settings. Let's see the wave. All sorts of modulation signal diverge. You can really mess up your artwork with these settings. Actually highlight this abstract quantities. 15. New Copy & Paste Popup Menu: Let me take a copy. I swipe down with three fingers to code the copy and paste pop-up. This is basically just a new layout. Functions are the same. We duplicate, you can copy and paste in one step. I choose Copy this time. I tap with two fingers to get back to the adjustment. Tap it one finger to call this popup. I hit reset. And create from the adjustment, I create a new layer on the top. And three fingers five down gesture. And it paste. I have this glitch artifact effect on a new layer. I turn it off and make the previous layer active. 16. Halftone: To show you the half-tones adjustment, let me open the pencil portrayed. Half don't creates directories type bring the fact. You can choose from three types at the bottom and swipe horizontally on the canvas to adjust. I think it's quite interesting. 17. Chromatic Aberration: For chromatic aberration and adjustment, I opened this digital painting. It is from my learn how to use procreate for digital illustration class. If you haven't done so, you might want to check it. If you are familiar with photography, I'm sure you know this optical problem. Procreate mimics this camera lens behavior by shifting the red and blue plane of RGB images. We have different controls at the bottom to outer and exaggerate this fact. You can drag and drop the focal point in perspective mode. In this place mode, you can control the blur and transparency and shift the RGB channels. 18. Procreate Widget: Now let me go back to our mask. I turn off the background visibility. I go back to the gallery and press the Home button on the iPad to quit from procreate. I own the home screen of my iPad. So before the picture quality, my camera doesn't seem to be able to handle this dark background well. Anyway, I slide to the right. This is the iPad widget area. I tap on the edit button and tap on the plus button at the top left. I search for the procreate widget territories. We can choose from three different sizes. I choose the small one, high tap on Add Widget button. And I tap on the Done button at the top right. Or you can press the Home button on your iPad to quit from Edit mode. After this class was recorded, I took a screenshot to show you in good quality what is on my screen. By tapping on this procreate widget, I can jump straight into my late start work from my home screen. If I choose another document, I go back to my home screen. I could tap on the widget to get back to this other document. 19. Transparent Background Animation: Now let me open this animation project. You can learn how to build up on like this in my procreate five course. Procreate 5X makes it possible to export your animation with no background as a transparent video. Unfortunately, I cannot show you this feature because for some reason desorption is not available on my iPad Pro, but I'll tell you what to look for on the Layers panel at the bottom. Turn off background layer. I turn off this blue layer as well to make my canvas partially transparent, at least. If you go to Actions Share tab. And here at the bottom, you should see an item called Animated HEVC. In theory, that one will do the trick. But before you build your animation, you need a specific type of cameras. You need to create a canvas where the color profile has this has RGB, something selected. In the time lapse settings. Over here at the bottom, you should see an HEVC tidal heat needs to be turned on. I don't tap on the Create button, but let's assume I did. So if you want to export your animation with the transparent background, you need to make these settings first. 20. Private Layer Part 2: Now let's revisit the private layer topic. You'll remember that we had this reference photo at the beginning and we drew the outline of the mask. And I mentioned that private layer content on be shown on time-lapse video. Now let's check it. Let's go to Actions video tab and hit time-lapse replay. There is no reference for doing the clip. That is great. 21. Crop & Resize Snapping: Now let's go to Actions, Canvas, tab, crop, and resize. So for the picture quality again, in the settings menu, we have this new toggle called snapping. I'd turn it on. Now, border will snap as procreating says, Good. I turn off snapping and change the size a little bit. I hit done and the Canvas has been cropped. 22. FacePaint: Congratulations to you for getting this far. Unfortunately, my iPad Pro is an earlier version, and this feature works only on newer models. Here is the official statement on the face paint feature. Face paint is only available on iPads that have an 8-track cheap or higher. And the true depth camera. If you have that, then go to Actions Canvas tab and turn on the reference level. If your iPad is compatible with this new feature, you should see third phase button over here. Tap on it and you'll see what happens. The image or painting on your canvas will be mapped to your face in real time. You can then take photo, record a video, or you can turn off the camera and record only the mask as it follows your facial expressions. You might have seen this in different mobile apps. It went viral and this feature was first developed. By the way, you can access face pain directly from the new Canvas form if it's available on your iPad. If it's working on your iPad and export a short video with your own mask you just created and uploaded into your project section. Also Tammy, which feature is your favorite? I'm so excited to see your facial expressions through your own unique mask design. 23. What's Next?: I hope you found this project on procreate 5X new features useful. If you like discuss, please leave a rating and share the class video France. If you are new to procreate, make sure you check my procreate five course where you can learn procreate from scratch in three different our projects. See you there, or maybe in another class.