Procreate Basics: Keeping a Digital Sketchbook on Your iPad Pro | Stephanie Fizer Coleman | Skillshare

Procreate Basics: Keeping a Digital Sketchbook on Your iPad Pro

Stephanie Fizer Coleman, Picture book illustrator/licensed artist

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14 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Intro video

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. Why a Digital Sketchbook?

    • 4. Setting Up Your Canvas

    • 5. Interface Basics

    • 6. Quick Tips & Tricks

    • 7. Brushes

    • 8. Layers

    • 9. Color Selection Tools

    • 10. Let's Sketch Together

    • 11. Organizing Your Digital Sketchbook

    • 12. Exporting Your Sketches

    • 13. Your Project

    • 14. Bonus video

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About This Class


If you're new to Procreate or not-so-new to it but still not in love with it, this class is the place to start.  I'll walk you through the basics of keeping a digital sketchbook in Procreate from setting up a canvas to completing your first 7 days of digital sketching.  

As a 10+ years user of Photoshop, I went into Procreate expecting it to be a simpler version of Photoshop and when it wasn't, I felt frustrated.  Forever stubborn and determined to work my iPad Pro into my workflow, I decided to start small with Procreate by using it as a digital sketchbook.

Allowing myself a no pressure situation to grow more comfortable with Procreate was just what I needed and I think it will help you too.  Too often we expect to pick up our fancy new art tools and create AMAZING art RIGHT NOW.  These days I'm a big advocate of small successes that lead to bigger ones and that's why I'm hoping you'll join me on this digital sketchbook journey.  

Take this first small step in getting to know Procreate and soon you'll fall in love with it too!

What You'll Learn in This Class:  

  • How to set up your canvas in Procreate
  • Necessary interface basics
  • Several quick tricks to make your process simpler
  • Choosing the best brushes 
  • Working with layers
  • Organizing your digital sketchbook
  • Exporting your sketches
  • And there's a sketching demo where I walk you through my entire process from scribble to finished sketch

After This Class:  

  • Keep up with your daily digital sketchbook practice
  • Remember that it's sketchbook and it can be whatever you want it to be
  • Challenge yourself to explore new techniques in Procreate
  • Look out for my next Procreate class, all about color and texture(coming soon!)

Happy sketching!

After you've finished this class, head on over to the sequel Procreate Basics 2: More Digital Sketchbook Techniques to learn even more about Procreate.