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Procreate Essentials: The Ultimate Guide

teacher avatar Leo Mateus, Illustrator | Content Creator | Mentor

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Lessons in This Class

28 Lessons (5h 37m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What You Will Learn

    • 3. Procreate Overview: Sections and Tools

    • 4. Canvas: Staying Organized

    • 5. The New Canvas Section In Procreate

    • 6. CYMK Support In Procreate

    • 7. Getting Started With Brushes

    • 8. The New Brush Studio: An Overview

    • 9. How To Import Photoshop Brushes In Procreate

    • 10. Quick Shape: Your Best Friend

    • 11. Understanding The Power Of Grids

    • 12. A Deeper Dive Into Layer Options

    • 13. The New Reference Feature in Procreate 5X

    • 14. Private Layer in Procreate 5X

    • 15. A Deeper Dive Into Colors

    • 16. The New Color Harmony Tool

    • 17. 1st Assignment: What We Have Learned So Far

    • 18. Move Tool & Selection Tool: Learning To Work Faster in Procreate 5X

    • 19. Adjustment Menu: A Step-by-Step Guide in Procreate 5X

    • 20. The New Clone Tool In Procreate

    • 21. Where Did The Recolor Tool Go?

    • 22. Adding Text In Procreate

    • 23. Pro Tip: How To Make Gradients In Procreate

    • 24. Using Procreate Like A Pro: Gestures & Shortcuts

    • 25. 2nd Assignment: Calendar Design

    • 26. Bonus Lesson: Animating In Procreate! How To Make Gifs That Work

    • 27. 3rd Assignment: References For Your Animation

    • 28. Conclusion (Graduation Day!)

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About This Class

*** This class has been fully updated to the latest Procreate 5x update! ***

Start your illustration journey with Procreate! Join the new wave of amazing nomad Illustrators & artists who are able to take their art anywhere they go - and learn essential knowledge, process and tips & tricks to help you create with the best drawing and illustration app on the iPad. Make sure to go through all the lessons and we can't wait to see what you can create!

Love digital illustration? Learn how to use Procreate, the best drawing & digital illustration app for the iPad, with this special class from from artist and illustrator Ghostpaper!

Master Procreate and learn the ins & outs of digital illustration on the iPad in this guided class. With each chapter fully dedicated to a specific section of Procreate, artist and illustrator Ghostpaper will lead you through all of the tools, options and settings on Procreate, so that you can create your future digital illustrations.

Here's a few key things you'll learn:

  • Setting up a custom canvas
  • Using the power of clipping masks, layer masks and reference layers
  • Tweaking gesture controls to get the most out of your productivity
  • Understanding the power of using grids for composition

Plus, Ghostpaper will show you how to make animation in Procreate as well as two assignments to make sure you understand and practice all of the foundation knowlegde you will acquire.

Whether you’re new to digital art or curious about Procreate, you’ll gain an arsenal of tips, tricks and tools you can use to start creating right away. After this class, you'll never be far from your iPad and your favourite creations on Procreate, wherever you happen to be. 

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Leo Mateus

Illustrator | Content Creator | Mentor


Hi there! My name is Leo and I'm a Designer, Illustrator & content creator at Ghostpaper - a space dedicated to all kinds of Art and Digital Illustration. My goal is to help and guide you to create your best illustration work while using the iPad and other graphic tablets as a medium. I also offer guidance in the fundamentals of design, creativity self-help, tutorials and much more. I look forward to optmize your skills and time spent while learning, so you can focus on what's important - developing your art and crafting your style. Please feel free to also check my Youtube channel and other social media links for more content, and welcome to this learning community of artists!

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1. Introduction: Hello, everyone. My name is Leo and welcome to Procreate Essentials. The ultimate guide. This is a special class where I would like to guide you through the process off learning how to master procreate so that you can save time and effort in becoming a better digital illustrator. And the best part is that all of that is possible with three simple ingredients. Observation, repetition and practice with dedicated lessons for each section off procreate, visual examples, assignments and bone steps and tricks. We will together cover all of the possible topics so you can improve your knowledge and your skills. Whether you are hard for freelancer or someone just starting to have some fun, this glass is a must have for anyone who's looking to learn everything on appropriate but at their own pace. I highly encourage you to take your time in practice all of the lessons as you go, as we will also tweak the settings off appropriate on your bed. We will show you some shortcuts in new techniques that you definitely don't want to miss. So at this point, I believe you have two choices. You can spend countless hours trying to learn, procreate on your own. Or you can spend a few hours within the last is in this glass and learn all of the ins and outs of procreate while having some fun. So let's start learning procreate together and we'll see you a lesson one. 2. What You Will Learn: Welcome to Procreate essentials, the ultimate video guide series. This course has been fully updated to the latest version of Procreate 5 x. So in this course we're going to be looking at everything and every option that Procreate has that encompasses D, Some of the best tools for digital illustrators, hobbyists in enthusiasts, that once you use the iPad as a mobile medium for creating illustrations on the go. So this course was actually built on the foundations of Procreate 4. So within the lessons in this class, you're going to be looking at content that was generated through Procreate for some of the new features of Procreate 5. Then finally ending on what's new on Procreate 5 x. And it's all gonna make sense because even this stuff and videos that were created on for, they still apply to the latest version of Procreate. So whenever you see on the screen content that was created on Procreate 5, you're going to see a little subtitle just underneath the title of the video. And then I'll Procreate vivax. The same thing will also apply. You will see a little subtitle saying that this content was created on Phi of x. So within the lessons in this class, we're going to be first taking a look at everything that is encompassed here in the gallery section, you're going to learn how to create new canvases. You're going to learn how to organize them into stacks. You're going to learn some of these options and sub, sub options here. So just selecting canvasses, such as importing files or photos as new canvases. And then the new Canvas creation section that's right here on Procreate 5 and now 15 x as well. And then heading into one of the canvases files here, once inside one of the illustrations, we're also going to learn everything that's a combust on the left side of the UI section here on procreate, such as the Actions menu, the adjustments menu, the selection menu and procreate. And finally the Move and Transform tool. And then on the right side as well, we're going to be looking at everything that's encompassed here with procreates EY. First we're going to take a look at the Brush Library and the brush and the powerful brush studio, which you have to go in inside each brush here to be able to edit all of its features of every single brush. Then we're going to be taking a look at these much dual. Next, the Eraser tool, which also follows with the same brush library as the paint tool. Next up we have the Layers panel and we're going to be taking a look at opacity levels, blend modes, stacking options, grouping layers, and everything that we can do with the powerful Layers menu in Procreate. And finally, we are going to be taking a look at the color section in Procreate, which starts with the very classic mode of selecting colors and goals all the way to be able to use D called Harmony feature that was included in Procreate 5. And now in Procreate vivax, you have the ability to import new color pallets from photos, from your camera roll. And there are some, some really powerful things that you can do with those options as well. So let's dive in and I can't wait to see what you can create on Procreate vivax. Once you're done with all of the lessons in this class. 3. Procreate Overview: Sections and Tools: In this video, I want to give you a general idea on how Procreate stores each section of the application. The first one is the Canvas section, and within that, there is a few options. You can select multiple illustrations and stacks. You can preview them, duplicate or even delete illustrations. You can import illustrations from your Cloud. You can add photos from your photo library and then being able to start new illustrations with that photo as your base layer. And you can also create new canvases and even store them for the future. Once inside any of your illustrations. There are two more sections on Procreate. The left side has your preferences and also some helpers, such as drawing guides. The ability to add adjustments to your layers, and also color correction. You have powerful selection tools for each layer off your illustration with a few of these other options here, which we'll also go through in later videos. We also have the Move Tool and the ability to scale and tweak your layers. And on the right side of the menu, you have everything necessary for the creation of your illustration. You have the brushes library. With the ability to save your favorite brushes into a separate set. You can use the smudge tool. There's the Eraser tool, which also follows the same brush library. And then you have your Layers panel. In the layers panel, you're able to do several things, including masking layers and changing blend modes. And finally, the color menu, which allows you to tweak colors based on many different ways and techniques, and also the ability to save or colors into your favorite palette. Finally, on the right side of the menu, you have controls for your brush size and opacity, as well as the undo and redo buttons. Just about here at the bottom. This section is related to your preferences into right hand or left hand interface. In my case, because I'm left-handed, I do use the right-hand interface so that my drawing hand doesn't stay on top of these options. Finally, you're also able to reposition this menu right here. If you basically just drag with your pencil out, and then you can move upwards or downwards. 4. Canvas: Staying Organized: In this lesson, let's take a look at all of the features from the keel, this section in how we can stay organized in Procreate. So as we can see, we've got all of the thumbnails here on my canvas section. And those are composed by two kinds of elements. The first one is the illustrations. Those are single illustration files. There are just scattered around my Canvas. The second group or the second type of item you can find you on the Canvas section are the stacks. And stacks can be two or more illustrations put together into groups. That is so that you can organize by project, client, or even interests you may have. So first, let's take a look at the first option on the Canvas section, which is the Select button. The very first option that we have are the stack option. It is. So then we can stack two or more illustrations together. For the stack option, I'm just going to first create a quick example here with studio pen, maximum size and maximum capacity. Just going to name this one illustration a. I'm going to create a new illustration. Name it be. Just so it's very clear and visible for you to understand the stacking process. We're going to click back on Select. And then you see that right away you have the circles which are checked once you click on the thumbnails. In other, we have two or more options selected. You see that stack becomes available, as I was just saying, stack only works when you have two or more illustrations selected. So now you can just click on stack and those two illustrations have been stacked. You can then rename that stack by just clicking on the little name that is just underneath the thumbnail. I'm just going to name this stack one. Now, I want to show you a more dynamic in a different way of stacking illustrations together. For that, I first need to ungroup these two illustrations I need to take, take it out of the stacking mode. So we're going to go into the stack. We're going to click on a select and leave it selected. Don't take the pen out of your canvas. Hover onto the title stack. You see flashes and you drop outside. Any of these stacks. Can be here, can be here, can be here. And he just repositions itself as single illustrations. Now, the same process applies it again. If we want to stack them back together, I can just click and select. We go into hover mode. I go and I leave it on B flashes and is backed to being stacked. So that is a more dynamic approach in terms of stacking illustrations together. Another thing that you can do is to stack two or more groups together. However, they all become one group. Procreate at the moment doesn't really support sub stacking or a stack within a stack. So for me to show how that works, I'm just going to click and hover the stack. And then I'm going to go on to this other stack. And upon dropping the illustrations, as you can see, they've been broken apart and now they are part of this same, this one stack right here. So as I was just saying, procreate, unfortunately it's not able to do sublevel stacking. I can't actually drag a Inside, be inside a stack. That is just something to be mindful off. Again, however, unstack multiple illustrations at the same time. I'm going to select a and B. Click and hover. Go hover onto the title and drag it back out onto the canvas. So let's take a look at what other things we can do on the Select menu. We also have the ability to preview your illustrations into one or multiple illustrations. So if I click on this group here and I press Preview, I am now going through all of the illustrations of that group. If I want to go out of this preview mode, I can just pinch out. To go back into my stack. I'm gonna do it again with another folder. So I'm going to select this stack, click Preview. And once again, I'm going through all of the illustrations in a fill up the area of the iPad so that you can show to clients, friends, family, whoever you need to show your illustration studio. One thing to keep in mind is that once you're previewing your stack, some of the options such as pinching, Zoom, they don't actually work at the current version of this procreate beliefs. If you just tap once on to the canvas, you then see the UI arrows, which allow you to go back and forth on that previous stack. However, now I want to show you the dynamic way of previewing your illustrations without having to go into the illustrations with all the layers in the edit ability that you can in Procreate. So let's just say that you're looking at your stack and your just want to preview this pirate, you can use the pinching control and pinch in to actually expand that image. Now that you're here, you're not necessarily inside this illustration in terms of being able to edit, but you're able to zoom in and show different parts of that illustration. If you do want to go in and make any changes, just double-tap the illustration in. Now you are in edit mode. And once again, just pressing Gallery will take you back into the Canvas section. Next up on Select, we can also share or illustrations and there are many different file formats of sharing in different ways of sharing as well. Let's go through a few examples so we can show you the power of the sharing sub-menu. You can share your illustrations as Procreate files. And with that option, for example, you can choose to send to friends or other users by using AI messaging or email applications such as Slack. You can also send it to your Cloud. So using, for example, your iCloud Drive, you can actually create a backup off your illustration that if anything happens, you're never going to lose the illustration you've just created. You can also share your illustrations as Photoshop files, PDFs, JPEG, PNGs, tiffs, and you can also make animated gifs, animated PNGs, and even MP4. For the top. The first five extensions here, which goes from PSD to TFs. These are all still images. So there are not any animatable in any way. And for gifts, PNGs and MP4s. These are the animated files you can create on procreate. And the premise of these animated, animated files, it's actually quite simple. What it does. I'm just gonna go in, into one of my illustrations. It assumes that every frame is a layer in your illustration. So basically, as you can see here in my layers panel, I have lights, I have some shadows, some base layers. So if I were to go Select, click on this illustration, share into an animated GIF. The effect that you see right here. This is basically just showing it's going through each layer at a time. And here you have the option of frames per second, which can be slower or faster. And so the more frames per second, the more, the faster you will see your layers switching. You can also make your gifts as web ready, which means that there'll be probably lighter in terms of size and resolution. Or you can keep them at full resolution and original size. If you're the site or share them as MP4s. You'll have the same amount of controls. If you're sharing your illustrations as PNGs, for example, you're then read it with the top options, which are the programs or avenues we want to share your illustration. You can be again, an iMessage or message. You can send it as an email. You can save it to shared albums and send it to other applications. You can save it to your camera roll or to your photos. You can copy, print, save to your files in your iPad storage, and a few other options. Now continuing with the select menu, the next option that we have available is the duplicate option. And that is a really powerful tool, at least in my, when I'm creating illustrations, because it allows me to create a duplicate of whatever I have and create an old version. And that can be changes in design, that can be changes in color. And I don't have to necessarily modify anything with my previous version. Just be mindful that the title, the titles are not out of renamed in procreate in term study doesn't really write, for example, copy or Alt version. So make sure to just click on the title of the new copy and rename to something that you will remember. Now, once I go into this illustration, for example, I can click on the base layer going to my adjustments menu, go into color balance and start to make some changes. So let's just say that I'm looking for a different color for this fear. And once I'm happy with this, I'm just going to go back into my gallery and now I can compare both illustrations. I can't even now select both and hit preview and go through each one of them. And then finally decide which one is best for whatever I'm creating. The last option on the select some menu is the delete. And that is when you want to delete one or more illustrations out of your gathers. Just be mindful that if you don't have any backups on your iCloud, you are deleting these once and for all. So this basically covers the Select menu. Now let's take a look at the Import menu, which allows you to import your saved illustrations from Procreate, saved onto your iCloud Drive. It could be illustrations saved locally on your iPad and recently deleted only works if the deleted items are I've stored my your storage provider. So keep in mind that the iPad doesn't seem to really store items that are recently deleted by default. Next, you can create illustrations based on a photo. So let's go here into my camera roll and select one of my previous illustrations. Procreate, then graphs that illustration and sets up the canvas to the resolution of the original image, as you can see here, is done at 2048 pixels by 2048 pixels, which is the resolution of that JPEG. What I really find this tool, the powerful side of the store, in my opinion, is to be able to make notes. You can make mark-ups such as change the color of this dog, changed the color of this raincoat. And those nodes can be for yourself, or if you're working with a team of designers or illustrators, then you can go back into gallery and you can select that image and share it as a PNG file and send it over as an e-mail on Slack and many other applications. Finally, we have the plus icon right here, which allows you to create canvas, is the Canvas creation menu here on procreate. And the way that this works is that it automatically saves your last created canvases, even though we have a name them or you just use them once, it is really saving them as recent, as well as providing you with a few precreated canvases. There are four K, for example, canvases, four by six inch photo A4, which is an European format printing size. You have the iPad screen size and even the clipboard. If you copy images, you can maybe grab them from the Internet, for example, and Safari. You can hit Copy n that goes into the clipboard and aspart clipboard. You can select images that you may find on Safari, for example. And as hitting, as you hit Copy, and you go back here onto the creation, you can just hit clipboard and procreate is actually creating an illustration with setting the canvases and the base image as something you've copied from another application. Finally, there is an option at the very bottom, which is to create your own custom canvas. And that is a great tool, especially if you're doing multiple illustrations, set up the same size. For example, if you're posting a lot of your illustrations to Instagram and you're making a lot of art that is done in a square based format. You can set your illustrations. You can sell your canvas to always start at 2048. By 2048 pixels, you can set the dots per inch at 300. If you also think about printing your illustrations, you can set your color mode to SRGB or the P3 wide color. And finally, it can give it a name. So let's just call it goes paper. Instagram, square. Now when I hit OK, not only creates that new illustration and a new canvas for me, but also when I hit plus again to create a new canvas, I can see the ghost paper Instagram square is just created here at the bottom. I can also click and hold and reposition that created canvas to be the top option of my canvas selection. So the next time I would find it much easier. Finally, a quick note here about staying organized in Procreate is that I find it really useful to work with stacks. So whenever you find that your canvas section is looking like there is a lot of illustrations separated and they could be merged into groups. Make sure to select your illustrations, click back on stacks and keep things concise and clean. This can really help you out once you need to find a specific illustration within a project or a timeframe. 5. The New Canvas Section In Procreate: In this lesson, let's take a look at the new Canvas section here on Procreate 5. Upon first glance, a lot has not changed when it comes to the Canvas section here on Procreate. So once again, although a lot of things here haven't really changed from Procreate 4 to 5. The creation of canvases here on Procreate has changed quite a bit. So first, the whole UI is with a white kinda themed color. And that really has a really great contrast from the Canvas section. So here on the New Canvas section, you're able to create canvases. A few presets that procreate always gives us, such as the screen size or if your iPad, a few print formats. And then it also kinda stores your, your latest created canvases. As you can see, a lot of the canvases that I've created, I didn't really give it a name because it was just creating on the fly for a specific purpose, may be for a specific illustration, but you can slide them to the left and you can hit at it. And I can give it a proper name, but just clicking on the name title here at the top, I can change their properties. So for example, here it can just write or say ghost paper HD. And now I see that as a 19. Actually this is a HD vertical because it's an 1080 by 1920. So I can just say that if I want to as well, vertical. And now I can just leave it at 72 dpi because this is definitely for a screen. It, this is not really going for print. And I'm going to hit Save. And now it goes paper vertical is here, renamed properly. I can also slide this created canvas and I can hit delete if I were to clear it out from a new canvases and you canvas section. So now let's take a look at creating a new canvas here on Procreate 5 is this little icon here, this little folder icon with a plus sign. And clicking on it, we go back into the custom canvas UI. And this is a much better redesigned version for the custom canvas action compared to procreate for its fullscreen. And it's got some new options as well. So first, you know, in the dimension section, as I've mentioned before, you can rename the canvas. You can also change its width and height. There's also the DPI which is now set to 72. And if you wanted to make something for print purposes, you can set this to 300 dpi or even 600 DPI for even more quality for C. And just keep in mind that the more that you increase the width and height of certain Canvas, you will decrease the number of maximum layers. So again, no really, this doesn't really change for the DPI, but the bigger these numbers are here, the bigger your canvas is in Procreate. Generally for because of memory purposes, you will decrease the number of maximum layers. It's basically a RAM limitation for the iPad. Then next, we have the color profile, which we will be looking in the next lesson. Then moving on, we have the time-lapse settings. Right now, I have my time-lapse settings to 1080 P, which stands for 1920. By 1080, I can set it to two k If I want a little bit more resolution. And I can even set to a four K time-lapse, which is really detailed. You can definitely import this to an editing software and you can punch in on areas if you see, if you're actually done an illustration for some reason, you didn't really zoom much into the illustration to do a lot of detailed work. By recording for k, you'll be able to zoom in digitally once you are in some kind of an editing process and you want to show, you want to play back that video. So just keep in mind that that also will probably take a little bit more space on your iPad if you're storing your time-lapse in for K compared to 1920 by 1080. And last, we also have low quality, good quality, studio quality, and even lossless, which is uncompressed. These will all probably add on to your file size as well. For now, I do leave it at good-quality. I'm not really looking to show some sort of, uh, making off a process sure. Like the best, best quality because I usually put the final result first as a still, which is something that you can export once your illustration is done, it's got nothing to do with the time-lapse settings. But showing the process can always be a little bit more forgiving. That's what I'm trying to say here, but it really depends on what you're going for. If you are actually, if you do want to show a more quality, definitely go for a higher resolution and definitely set the least two studio quality. But just keep in mind that sometimes making off and behind the scenes can be a little bit more forgiving. And finally, at the bottom, there's the HEVC check mark here. And basically this is a new video compression method, which is basically the H.265. If you're familiar with H.264, which is the famous MP4 kind of video compression method. Apparently de H.265 is a new and improved compression method for videos, which keeps at the same quality for basically half, nearly twice as efficient as its predecessor. So half of the file size. But also just keep in mind here that this format, the H.265, may not be as friendly compatible as the H.264, which is really a widely compatible with many players, those media players and Mac players a quick time. And I haven't really tested this one yet, but I will definitely give it a go and I'll see if this is compatible with Windows Media Player for example. And finally, we have the Canvas properties, which basically you can choose to have a background color, right from the get-go. You, you don't have to start with a white background. Just to give you an example. A lot of illustrators for realistic kinda paintings, they do like to start with gray because that does help, you know, when you're choosing colors. If you start with a really bright background, but bright white background, usually we tend to go for more saturated colors. Whereas if you start with a medium gray, it does help to balance colors. And finally, you can also choose to have no background, just to have a hidden background when you start a new Procreate file. And now what you're seeing here, probably the camera, it's not able to capture it, but it's just a very faint grid over the canvas. 6. CYMK Support In Procreate: Now let's just take a quick look here at the differences of RGB and CMYK, which has just been added to Procreate 5. So now you're able to also create files that will be print ready files straight up from Procreate, which is a great additions have great feature to have. So in order to create a CMYK or RGB file that is actually also set in the new Canvas section. We are when you are creating a new canvas. So we're going to go back into the custom canvas section right here, looking at you why we're going to click on Color profile. And this is where you can set your newest file, your new canvas here, you can set it to RGB or CMYK. So let's first talk about RGB. So first, let's define RGB and also define CMYK. So RGB as a color space, is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue are our colors edit as light and they are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. The name of the scholar model comes from the initials of these three colors. This three primary colors, red, green, and blue. Now the CMYK color space, or CMYK color model, is a subtractive color model based on the CMY color model used in color printing. In is a color printing is part of color printing process. It's also used to describe the printing process itself. Similar k refers to the four ink plates used in some color printing, which are the cyan color, magenta, yellow, and black. The main difference that you can certainly see by looking just at designs with the RGB color space and the CMYK color space. It's a bit of a difference in brightness and in saturation. And that is because RGB is an additive color mode. The colors come from the lumens kind of emitted from the screen. So it's a digital color space where it's using some additive mode to display colors. Whereas CMYK is trying its best to represent in a digital way what colors will look once they are transferred into ink. So I think that the best way that I can describe the difference between RGB and CMYK is with this picture here on the screen, which just shows the range of colors, that difference of range of color between RGB and CMYK. So back here on Procreate, if you are creating an RGB color space file, I would recommend you actually use the P3 color color space. And that is because the P3 color model has even a bit more range than the sRGB color space. And you can also see here with the picture that is on the screen right now, B3 is a technology that's widely used on apple displays. So the iPad has that, the iPhone has that. Not a lot of the computer monitors actually support p3, but you don't really have to worry that much. Just make sure that there will be a little bit of color compression. So maybe your greens one DFS vivid. The P3 color workspace works really well with, with a green range. But within that difference is not going to be as visible as going from RGB to CMYK. So if you can leave it at P3 or if you just want to work with a more standard color space for it to be, you should definitely go with the sRGB and you will know that your colors will look as good as, as on Apple iOS devices, as on many monitors there that you can see that only support RGB and not the P3 color workspace. Now when it comes to CMYK, I would, there is a few presets here. I would definitely use the generic CMYK color profile. Now if you just want to make a CMYK color workspace file, you just hit okay, and now you are actually working with the CMYK colors. So now I just want to open the color wheel here so that you can take a look and see the differences between a CMYK color workspace in an RGB Color workspace file. As you can definitely see, the colors here in the color wheel are much more muted in terms of brightness and saturation. And that is the main difference visually between a CMYK file in an RGB file, once you're looking at them on a computer or on a tablet such as the iPad. Once you're working on your illustration and you're working on an illustration for a print purpose, just make sure to refer back, compare, and talk to your print shop in order to achieve the best results. Leslie, if you are unsure here, if your file, your working file is in RGB, P3, or CMYK, All you have to do is just go into the Actions menu, go into Canvas, and then go into Canvas information. And then when you click on Color profile here, you definitely see this file has been set up with a generic CMYK color profile. 7. Getting Started With Brushes: Now for this lesson, Let's take a look at the brushes menu here and procreate. And I'll show you how to actually select brushes, how to tweak brushes, and how to export and even import brushes into procreate. So the brushes, some menus located on the right side of the y of procreate. And it's this first icon right here with the brush. And the way that is divided, we have the Brush Library, divide it into each theme. So for example, sketching, inking, calligraphy, painting brushes had in here on the right side we have the brushes themselves that are contained within each section. So for example, let's go into sketching, and I can choose any of these brushes and start sketching them on my canvas. And just notice how Procreate really respect, angle and also pressure and opacity. And these are options that are contained within each brush so we can tweak those options to actually cater them to exactly the need that we have. So first, going back here into the themes in brushes themselves, as I was just saying, we can choose any of these themes and then choose the brushes themselves. I'm going to choose, for example, the flat brush in one thing that I want to show you is that it can slide, brush right here, and I can make a duplicate of that brush in case I wanted change or make any tweaks to an existing version of Procreate. But I don't want it to, I don't want to actually change the original brush, which is actually a smart thing to do. You can also click and select these brushes and drop into any of the other categories in a way to actually organize these brushes on Procreate. For example, I have now just duplicated this brush that I've made from the painting section and I've put in, into my own personal library of brushes. And now that I have this one, I can click on the Brush and make any changes, and that's not going to change the original brush setting. So another thing that I can do is again, drag this to the left and I can click on Share. And now let's export this brush. I'm going to export to my Dropbox. And that's going to take me to my Dropbox. And I'm just going to select my sub folder, procreate brushes. I'm going to click Choose, and now save that brush. So back into Procreate. Now, I can bring the menu and I can bring on files. And other were here on files. I'm going to go into brushes. So now that I have my file here on my Dropbox, I'm just going to click and select this brush and I can drop it into my brush library, into the section that I've created for my own brushes, going to have one more copy of the flat brush one. So I'm just going to slide to the left and click Delete as this is actually now multiple copies of that same brush. I'm just gonna go here and close my files and let's continue with this tutorial. Another thing that we can do here is that it can click on the flat brush and I can draw on this little preview window so that I can, so I can see what's actually happening here, but that specific brush. So I'm not going to go super deep into the multiple options that we have because that will require an actual whole tutorial for the advanced brush techniques. But I'll definitely show you a couple of things here which are the most important things that you can tweak on the brush. So the very first thing that we can do is that we can increase the spacing. Spacing and as you can see, it kinda breaks the brush experience. So every brush has, it's like almost like it's perfect settings for it to be as convincing as possible. In the case of this flat brush, actually having less spacing is better. It's more convincing than having just this really lose kind of spacing things that they now look like Tetris. They can actually now look kinda like bricks. But if I go back into the brush settings, bring the spacing really tight. Now I have more of a brush continuous stroke. So we can also increase the streamline. And for that I'm actually going to go into my studio pen. And that's one of the best ways to show what streamline actually does. So right here, I don't have any spacing because as you can see again, bringing up the spacing me makes this into like a dotted line. So I'm just going to bring it back to 0, but I'm going to leave streamline at 30 percent for now. What streamline and is going to do for us? I'm just going to increase the size here. It's going to correct any sort of Uranus that we can have on the line. So if I bring this to all the way to a 100 percent to max as a making a circle, you see that it's, the line is actually correcting itself. And if I make a curvy line, you'll see that again. It's trying to correct itself to the maximum amount that can do in order to give me a very smooth line. So if I bring this now to 0%, and if I start drawing, you see that it's picking up any imperfections that I do on my stroke. So sometimes. You know, artists like to use the streamline, I would say about halfway through so that it corrects some of the imperfections. But you still have some control of what you actually want to do with your stroke. Or you can leave it around 30 percent, for example. So it only does about a third of its corrections, or you can just leave it as 0. And in case that you really want to have a line, perfect as you're really drawing that line. So what other options do we have here? We have jitter, and jitter is going to, you know, make the source of your brush kinda like offset its position so that you have something that looks more like this, like cloudy brush. And we also have the fall off. And fall off really is just like on a past city that he dies off. As you, as you paint, it's almost like as if you had real ink with a brush and you start with like lots of ink in your brush, any keeps dying down as you paint or draw. So if I bring this to 0, you really see this effect off fade. This could be really cool if you're drawing some reflection for assemble onto an ocean. If you're just drawing the white reflection lines on top of an ocean layer and things like that or like a shooting stars in the sky. So let's bring fall off down. And what other options do we have here? We have some tapering options here in Procreate. So now to try to show you what they do, I'm actually going to show you that you have the T bring amounts. As you see here. They can be linked or not. And you also have the size that you want to for your tapering. And I want the bottom. We have pressure. So you see that it increases the tapering because it also adds the pressure that I was putting on with my pen. See like really, really nice effect here. It's really tapered at the very beginning. And finally you have tip which can be blunt or very sharp. Other options that I would say they're very important for your brush are these options here on the shapes of menu, and those are the shape filtering options. So if you have this option set to none, you're probably going to get something that looks very aliased. So he's not really a smooth kind of outline on the edges. And you can also do the classic option, but I would actually encourage you to use the improved if you actually want something that looks a little bit more anti-aliasing for your outline. So that's probably going to look like less crispy, but it's going to give you that a better look for your outlines. Now for the rest of these options, such as green dynamics pencil, I encourage you to actually go back into the Layers panel and try some of the texturing options or the abstract, or let's just say some of these like calligraphy options such as the blocking and try some of these options here because you're really going to see changes to the grain, such as like scale in Zoom, and even some rotation there you can see here on your texture as well as some of the dynamics. Glazed. For example, as you paint, I'm just going to choose a white color right here. As you keep doing these brushes over and over and over, you see that they're actually getting stronger and stronger. I'm actually going to undo this and just make it into a new layer. And I'm actually going to choose a brightest color that I can get. And now if I paint this again, you see that as adding over and over and over. I can even try to bring down the opacity. And you see that glazed. As I paint. I actually get that color just over and over and over like in terms of capacity. And now if I change to normal, for example, as soon as I paint, I already have it set to a 100 percent opacity. So glazed is a really cool option if you actually want to start to bring in that brush, but you don't want to really start with the, a 100 percent opacity like full on that brush. And finally you have wet mix, which will look like what you would have with, let's say for example, a water color setting with a real brush. So that's why I really encourage you to actually go to all of these options and test them out and try to find the best settings for your brushes, for your own art style. And finally, if you want to create a new brush set, you just have to go back to a brush library and do a little scroll down here on your brush library list. And you see this plus sign in. Upon clicking on the plus sign, you have the option to create a new set. I'm just going to call it new set. And there you go. You have a new blank kind of container where you can save your own brushes, duplicate the brushes, and kinda keep it, keep it as organized as possible. Maybe this is your favorites where you can test off the brushes that Procreate has. And you can save your favorites to this top set so that they have quick access whenever you're creating your own illustrations. And finally, we can click on sets and we can rename them. You can share a set with your own brushes, again through multiple channels, such as Dropbox for example. Or we can also click on sets and delete them. So this is a really nice way to keep your brushes as organized as possible. 8. The New Brush Studio: An Overview: In this lesson, I'm going to give you an overview of the new brush studio in Procreate 5. So basically we're going to, going to cover all of the most important features and options on the brush studio. And we're also going to create our custom brush here in this lesson, if you follow all of these steps, we're going to create this really cool and colorful brush. But we're not necessarily going to go on to every single detail of the brush studio because that will mean a very, very long video lesson and probably something that will be quite hard to digest in one single video lesson. So let's just go through an overview and create our custom brush together in this video lesson. So the very first thing that we need to do is going to the Actions menu just before we even go into the new brush studio, we're gonna go into Preferences. And we're going to click on edit pressure curve and just make sure that your pressure curve looks like this. So if it doesn't only have to do is just hit reset right here. And your pressure curve will look like this line right here. And that's just important because that really affects the way that the custom brush looks on this video. That what I'm about to create width you will be affected by your pressure curve if you have anything differently, might actually yield some different results. So now in order for us to go into the brush studio, we have to go into the Brush Library panel and then we see this little plus here. And that's how we get into the brush studio where there's actually two ways. This is when we create a new brush. I'm just going to hit Cancel. Or we can also add it. Any current brush that Procreate has in any of the tabs here, sketching, inking, we can go into artistic, for example, this one called Wild light. I can just click on it and I'm able to change any of the settings over here. But we're not going to go into do that necessarily. We're actually going to create our custom brush. So I'm just going to hit the plus sign. And this is the new brush studio for Procreate 5. And it's really, really cool how they've made this full screen. And it's now divided into two sections, or in the left and on the right side there are two different things. So basically on the left side, we have all of the sliders and things that we can tweak on our brush. And then on the right side we have a live preview of whatever options we're choosing here on the left. So it's really cool, intuitive and real time. And those are great things that are now happening on Procreate 5. Because on Procreate 4, we really only had on the same brush library panel. We had the brush editing capabilities. And that was really small. And you know, this is much better use of space and it's a really dedicated for customizing brushes. So now that we know that left side, we change features, right side we have our preview. Let's just go a little bit here on the right side first so I can show what are the options here. So basically on the right side, we can draw strokes because this is almost like the testing stage here on the right. So you can draw any sorts of strokes. And if this gets a little bit too busy, you can always go, click on a drawing pad and select Clear drawing pad. You can also click the drawing pad and changed the colors from the brush that you're actually creating. Again, select blue, for example, and continue to test out. But for this lesson we're just going to select white and I'm going to select Clear drawing pad. And I'm just going to do that same kind of similar shape as when we started the Presidio. And once we enter with a new brush here on the brush studio on Procreate 5. This is the look for, this is the default brush that procreate gives us is just simple circle shape source with no grain source. And a few of these options, there's probably no tapering and so on, so forth. So we're gonna go through all of these options one by one, and I can explain what these actually do. But in a nutshell, the one thing that I really want to say about how does brushes actually work in Procreate is actually quite simple. So I hope you can understand how did they actually work. It is basically a combination of a shape. So selecting a shape source, in this case, we have a circle with a grain source and the grain app acts as a mask. So it will actually create some imperfections to your brush. If you choose anything differently, then this full on white. Once again, white reveals things and black or be secures things in your brush. So to give you an example, I'm just going to hit at it. I'm going to import a different grain source. And you have three options here. You can import your own photos. So that means that if you take any photos and you can, you can also treat them in other programs. For example, you can treat them first here on Procreate even and crush them, make them black and white. And then you can import them as photos. You can import files, and you can choose from the source library that comes with procreate. In winter was saying when I was mentioning about treating your photos, making them and white and really crushed in terms of levels in contrast, I mean, if you look at the library from procreate, all of the grain sources and the shape sources are all black and white with some really nice contrast. And that's, that's what probably that's what he does to yield the best results. So back at what I wanted to show you, for example, if we went with a fine hair as the grain source, and then I'm just going to click Done. Now we see that our brush has completely changed from a full long stroke, like a full on a loan of peak stroke to something that almost looks like painting the universe or painting some star field. And that is because our shape, which is a full on circle, is being affected by a grain source, which is a masking feature. And that is the recipe of a brush in Procreate. So once again, a brush and procreate is composed of a shape source that takes some masking from a grain source, plus a few other options such as tapering, some opacity randomization, some randomization of the positioning of the shapes and other things. So I really just wanted to show you here as simple as possible. What is the recipe of a shape? What is the recipe of a brush, excuse me, on procreate? So we're just going to go back. I'm going to go into the green editor Source Library, and I'm going to go back into the full white. Because for the purposes of this video, I just want to go back to all the way to the top and go on stage by stage and create our custom brush. So we're going to start on the stroke path. And the first set of options that we have here, a spacing, streamline, jitter and fall off spacing. If I increase spacing, I start to reveal that magic behind the magic that it was talking about. What is a brush on Procreate? Basically the shape, the shape source, which is a circle, starts to be revealed on every stroke because we are actually increasing the spacing. So the last spacing that we have, the shapes, the circles are getting so close together that it looks like a perfect stroke. So maybe if this is your intended result, if you wanted to create a brush that almost look like billboard lights or a billboard billboard marquee lights. You could just create this one. But for the purposes of our brush, we're going to leave it at around 16 percent. So a very nice opaque stroke. Then we have streamline and streamline, all that it does if you look closely here, the curves, they're all getting compressed. But what it is is that streamline really helps you. I'm just going to clear the drawing pad really helps you when drawing your curves so that they are as perfect as possible. So if we reduce streamlined to 0 and I, once again just clear the drawing pad, it picks up any movements from my hand gestures. That is D streamline at 0. But if I once again just put this at a 100 percent, you just see that it eliminates most of the jitter in the jittery motion. All of the, you know, it tries to optimize, it basically tries to optimize your stroke to be as smooth as possible. So for our brush, we're going to leave it at about 30 percent. We can find that number by, by, you know, just finding this number here by choosing on the slider. Or we can also just tap on the number here, and we can just tap on the numbers 30 percent and click away. So if I want a 60 percent, I just tap on the numbers 60, but we're going to go with 30 for now. And then jitter is basically some randomization of the shape position. So as you can see with jitter and none of the shapes are following the path from my drawing stroke. So again, I'm just going to make that default kind of shape. But if I add some jitter, the shapes are expanding. That really creates some really nice trails. So maybe this is like a little glitter trail they are creating on some sort of element. Maybe it's like, for example, a butterfly flying and you're just making some little glitter that's falling the path of the butterfly. So for now we're going to leave Jitter at 0. And finally fall off is an effect, is an effect of almost like running out of ink. So in real, real-world, and if you were to actually use a paint brush and get some paint and start painting on the canvas. I'm just going to increase the fall of here. You probably get an effect like this, because basically your paintbrush, once you start painting on a canvas, starts running out of ink. If you're painting, for example, with very low amounts of oil paint, for example. So this may be an effect that you want if once again you are creating an oil brush, paint on oil painting brush. So for now we're just going to leave fall off at none. And once again, I'm going to clear the drawing pad and create our default stroke here. So moving on, taper is a very important feature as well because you can actually add a little bit of tapering to both the beginning and end of your stroke. And those are really great making calligraphy brushes. If you're making more brushes where you really want to show the nuance of Pan pressure. If you want to show those little details, It's really cool to use the Pressure Taper. There are two types of tapering on the brush studio. These are Pressure Taper to your Apple pencil. And then you have a different setting for Touch Taper, which is drawing with your finger. So let me show you how this works. We can choose different types of tapering to the beginning and at the end of your stroke. Or we can just hit this option here and it links the tip sizes. So if I choose just this little amount here at the beginning of the taper, that's what happens at the end. And if I put it all the way to the max e copies whatever we're moving. So whatever it's lighter or moving, it's mirrored. So we're just going to leave it like that and size now I'm going to increase and that's when you start seeing the difference in tapering. I can add some opacity to our taper. You can play with the pressure. And finally, what does the tip looks like? So as a very sharp, sharp tip and you see, you know, just like a cone shape or with a blunt tip where you don't really see a lot of difference. And finally, tip animation really relates to how you start every stroke or you can just turn that off. So it's just going to be the same result every single time. So one thing that I really want to show you is I'm actually going to turn off tapering. We're not going to be using tapering for this custom brush that we're creating. But I'm going to leave this at 0 here. But for the Touch Taper, I'm actually going to leave this on increase sizing opacity. We don't really need to touch and I'm going to choose classic, classic taper. So now if I draw my shape with my Apple pencil, you see that we still have this very nice, kind of a solid line. If I use my finger, I now have the ability of tapering with my finger and that is the option that I was just talking about. We have a separate option for painting with your finger and painting with your Apple pencil. This may come in handy. If once again you're creating some sort of a different brush and you want to create two different effects when creating an illustration. Say for example, it's oil paints self a forest. And you want to just also be able to create some finer details, either with your Apple pencil or finger. You can have two different types of tapering with the brush studio. So once again, let's clear the drawing pad and create our default shape. So now going into shape is something that we kinda talked about at the beginning of this video on what the actual recipe or the magic behind brushes in Procreate. But just to give you an example, we had the same how we can also change the grain source. We can also change the shape source. So we can just click on edit and import is about the same types of options for the grain source. So here for shape source, you can import photos. You can take photos up different shapes that you actually want to use. Another good example, you can buy some markers, some paint markers, you can buy paints, and you can take photos off those paints, treat them to become very black and white and also crush the contrast. And then you are able to actually import these, these photos and create your own brushes. But for the purposes of this video lesson, we're just going to use the brush, this source library. So I'm going to click on the source library and these are already great examples here that procreate gives us from the shape brush library. And I'm going to use, I'm just going to scroll all the way up. And let's just go for now with the flat marker. So I'm going to hit Done. And as you can see, our shape changes to this more of a wispy kind of effect because this is what the shape looks like. So now as options we have scattered and scatter really changes the rotation randomizes the rotation of each shape. We have more controls of the rotation of the shapes with the scattered. We also have count. And count is how many passes. It's almost like how many coats of ink with every stroke. So if we have written out four, there are four times. This shape goes around four times with every stroke. And that just becomes a more of an opaque kind of line. And if I just keep it at one, is just one pass. And finally, count jitter is just a randomization off the council. If we have seven right now with a count jitter, 60 percent is trying to make some variations, but unfortunately I think this brush is just very rich. So the count theaters not really showing that much. For the purposes of this lesson, we are going to leave it at 1, 0 count jitter. And finally, there are some options for the randomization of shape here at the bottom as well. We can definitely have randomized and that is not a bad option to have because that actually gives a bit more of a convincing effect if your shapes are a little bit more scattered with a randomizer. And finally, these are a few of the flipping options. You can flip on the x, you can flip y, and there's even the azimuth as well. Then finally here at the bottom, you can have a shape that is a full circle. Or just like Photoshop, you can have from a shape that is a circle or this, now this little more complex shape here. You can almost like squish, squish this shape. And in fact, I'm actually going to go into Edit Import Source Library. We're going to go back to our heart shape because I just want to be able to show you what this does. So it's actually, and I'm going to actually, sorry, just get rid of scatter. So as you can see, as I squish the shape source, it creates almost dislike calligraphy marker kind of effect. Where if you were to draw with a flat marker, you would get these like flat areas. And then the turning points, we be a little bit more thin. And that is the effect that actually happens if you are using a flat marker on paper. For now, we're just going to leave this, this as a full circle. And finally, there's pressure around this and tilt roundness at the very bottom here. These are rendering kind of effects you can have to the shape filter. So the bottom one called the improved filtering, is a new filtering technique that is on Procreate 5. And that is all about the anti-aliasing off the edges of your stroke. If you're doing something realistic, if you're doing something for print, or if you want to just add some high-quality to your artwork, make sure to keep it on improved filtering. Classic classic filtering is something that comes from, uh, from previous versions of Procreate. And that is only if you are actually have been using Procreate for quite awhile. Your brushes are being imported from previous versions of Procreate. Maybe want to have that option, then select it. Finally, no filtering just removes any kind of anti-aliasing. And that is only good if you are, say, for example, say you're making a brush for pixel art and you really need to see every, every pixel really opaque. And you really need to see all of the pixels. You definitely don't want to have any anti-aliasing apply to the strokes. So then you would use no filtering. For now we're just going to leave it at improved filtering. Moving on to the grain source, something that we also kinda talked about in this video, growing source is the masking of our brush. So just for the purposes of explaining this section a little bit, we're going to go into source library again. And we're going to choose, for example, square dots. And then I'm going to hit Done. And now our shape has changed with the masking, so is still is. When we look at the result, it does look totally different, but it's still is made out of circles, is just that, that grain is affecting the visibility of this stroke and it's making it look like, once again, a bit of a star field. But one thing that I really want to show is like you can definitely see some lines, some black lines running through our strokes. And that is D is the tiling enough for grain source is actually not very good at the moment. So if you ever come across something like this, you just have to go into edit and you can use this option on the grain source called Auto repeat. And that is something that Procreate has added in order to try to help you when creating a more of a convincing effect with your grain. So you can choose, for example, the grain scale. So we're just going to raise this a little bit. You have some overlap with a border. So at the moment, I think leaving a max creates is really blurred effect. So we're just going to lower this to about 32. You can also rotate your grain sometimes that really helps. In this case here I think leaving at 0 degrees is actually helping the most. And then the, the mask hardness is something that also with a very grainy kinda a fine grain. You will see this a little bit better. But anything here, you just have to play around with these sliders and try to achieve the best effects. So I'm probably going to turn off pyramid blending. As you can see. It's also helping to remove some of the blurred dots that we see here. And I think grain scale, I'm just going to play with this a little bit more. And I think I'm going to leave somewhere around here. Just want to make sure this is good. So yeah, just going to leave it somewhere around here. And I'm going to click done. And now procreate is actually creating the texture. And as you can see, the result is already much, much better. Finally, you can play with the scale. So maybe you want to lower the scale just a little bit. And we'll have this really nice kind of a star field. And you can also have more scale if you play with the zoom factor, but we're just going to leave it at Follow size. Then you have a bit of a rotation to your brain and depth. So that basically brings it back to almost like a 100 percent opaque. We're just going to leave it a max. And you have two values for DAP, the minimum and that jitter. Then you can also offset the GTR. You can play with blend modes in your jitter effect, played with brightness contrast. And finally, as the shape has the filtering, the grain also has filtering which can be improved as very nice anti-aliasing applied to it. Classic filtering coming from previous versions of Procreate and no filtering. Once again, really good for only when you have things that look more like pixel art. Then there's a whole tab dedicated for rendering. These are several options in several rendering modes for the brush itself. I think here you can definitely play around with all of these effects here and see which one looks best for your brush. For the purposes of this video, we're going to use intense glaze. And then you have some options here at the bottom for blending, you can just, you know, it's almost like an opacity. Once again, these are great. If you're doing something like water, watercolor brushes, because you have flow, wet edges and burned edges. Chew things to features that we definitely see on watercolor brushes, as well as some of the blend modes for the burned edges and the blend modes. And you still have luminous blending. So this section here is really dedicated for watercolor, as well as the next section, section, which is the wet mix. You'll have a dilution, charge, attack, pull, grade, and wetness jitter. If I play with these values is not going to make a huge difference here. Once again, if I was making this a whole tutorial about watercolor brushes, you would have to be dedicated for that. We're just making a very cool, colorful brush here. And so the section that we're really going to focus on is colored dynamics. So let me show you what color dynamics actually does. So the first section about stamp color jitter actually colors every single circle that we have on our brush. So if I raise the hue, you don't really see any changes. And that is because the hue here is dependable on the settings of these, of these sliders here at the bottom. So for us to have variation in hue with no saturation, nothing happens because we're still hanging on no color. So we definitely need to raise saturation. And now you see that every single dot here has a bit of a different color. And they do have a few more options here, such as darkness, lightness, and using these secondary color on your color palette to bring more colors into this brush. So I believe that I have probably black. So that's why secondary colors not really adding too much at this point. For the purposes of our brush, we're actually not going to use stem college jitter. We're just going to leave it at 0. And we're actually going to use stroke color jitter and color pressure. So stroke color jitter, we're going to leave it at eight. Then saturation, put it all the way to the max. And some lightness, darkness probably not, and some secondary color. And now finally for color pressure, we're definitely going to raise this once again and saturation quite a bit as well. So what is actually going to do is going to create a stroke that as we keep drawing, keeps changing colors, changing the hue. And that's something really, really cool. So for us to, for me to be able to show you what it does best, I actually have to go back into our grain. And we're going to go back into the graph editor. I'm going to import from source library and just go back into a blank grain for this one. Now hitting Okay, you, now you see how cool the brush looks like. It looks this really nice, neon kind of brush color. And as I was just saying, as we keep drawing, it keeps changing colors. So it goes through a lot of the hues of colors. And if we go back into color dynamics and just crank the hue to the max, as well as the color pressure. Now you really goes into all of the hues in the Procreate color wheel. And every time you draw a stroke starts with a different color. It's something super, super cool. Just going to clear the drawing pad and draw our brush once again. So finally, we have size and that really creates a nice effect in terms of tapering. You may actually want to use a little bit of size based on the speed that you're drawing strokes. As well as some opacity. You can add this really nice effect, almost like a wispy kinda neon line. I'm just going to leave it as 0 and I'm going to 0 size as well for now. And finally add some jitter as well to the shape source as well as some opacity jitter. So then finally we have some pressure options. These are some Apple Pencil options. We have some pressure right here. Some opacity. We have the flow of your brush. So this actually affects the beginning of the stroke and the end of the stroke, just going to leave it as 0. Then we have the bleed smoothing, the response. And finally the tilt, which is like the angle from where you started drawing this brush to see the lines actually moving a little bit. And that is the tilt based on the position of the tip of your Apple pencil onto the Canvas. Finally, we have capacity, gradation, bleed, and a little bit of a size. Size is actually really nice. But where we're actually really going to talk about size is on the next pane, which is right here on the brush behavior. So on Brush behavior, this is something that's really, really important. So when we see here maximum size at a 100 percent and minimum size 0. So these options were here are related to the size of the brush that we see right here on the UI. So when we actually tweak this from, from 1% to a 100 percent, is using the numbers that we sat in the brush, which are now set from a 100 to 0. It's, it uses the range that we sat in the brush studio. So the best example that I can give you is if you look here, I think I was drawing at about 90 percent of the burst size here. If I just keep it at 90 for know, somewhere around it. And now we're gonna go into a brush studio. Once again, edit our brush. And now for maximum size, if I put 500 and then minimum size, I can just put 50. Now if I hit Done and I'm not going to change the size of our brush here, but I'm just going to draw a new stroke. Just look at the difference between the size of this stroke compared to our previous stroke. This is many, many times bigger. And we haven't really changed the size of the stroke that brush. We haven't really changed here on the main UI. So basically, because we change those numbers to 504 maximum, when we put here at a 100 percent size, were actually have our brush at 500 percent size. When we use this, when we put this to 1% size, we actually are using our brush to 50 percent on the brush studio because these, these are the values that we set right here. So I'm just going to leave this at a 100 and this to 0. Last thing is that, of course your minimum size can ever be bigger than your maximum size procreates. I'm not even going to allow that. And finally, once we go into About this brush, we can just click on the name here and can call this neon brush. And you can even upload a picture. And you can sign this brush. And Leslie, you can create a new reset point. So basically, if you create it, create this brush, you can save a reset point. So in ordered. In any case, if you change by mistake, if you change any of the settings and if you need to roll back, you can just click here and it rolls back to your reset point. So now we're going to hit Done. And now I'm just going to keep this, uh, probably something smaller so we can really test it out, make a new layer. And here's our creative brush. Super, super cool, like a super colorful kinda stroke. So I believe this is the end of this lesson, and I just want to show you that with this brush here, I've actually created a whole set of brushes, which I've used to create the illustrations that you see on the screen right now. So this is definitely a super, super cool brush. And I had a lot of fun playing with this set of brushes. 9. How To Import Photoshop Brushes In Procreate: So Procreate 5 now allows us to import Photoshop brushes into procreate. So in this lesson here, I just want to show you a quick way to import. And the best way that I believe it is to import Photoshop brushes into procreate. So if you're familiar with importing procreate brushes into this application, you probably know there are several ways to import these brushes. One of the most common ways actually go into the brush section, the first library. And then we have the little plus icon here on the top-right section. By clicking on this icon, we arrive at the brush studio and then we have the button Import. Once we click on Import, you can import your brushes from several locations. I'm just going to go back here so I can show you. We can import brushes from your iCloud Drive, from a location on your iPad and from Dropbox. For the purposes of this lesson, I'm just going to show you how to import from your Dropbox. So let me just go back to the folder that I had here. And this is a brush that I created myself. And as you can see, once you're here in the screen, you see that the thumbnails fully illuminated, meaning that we can import this brush. So if I just tap on it, procreate, imports this brush and puts it in, always places at the topmost location off your brush library list. Now let me show you what happens when we try to import a Photoshop brush with the same method. If I go here onto the plus sign and then click on Import. And now we just have to go to the location where I've placed a Photoshop brush. You can see that the thumbnail is actually grayed out, meaning I cannot import this Photoshop brush this way. So what is the best method when importing Photoshop brushes into Procreate? Well, that's what I'm going to show you right now. I'm just going to rest my pencil here onto the table and I want to show you that if you tap and then you just slide the iPad OS bar, I'm just going to place, click on Dropbox and place it on the right side of the screen right here. And I'm going to give it about a third of the screen size. Now you can see that the Photoshop brush or the same folder that I had on the import section is just sitting right here on the right side. And I'm going to click on the three dots on this file. And now we're going to tap on export. Now tapping on Export, I have a list of apps that I can send this file to and there's this option copy to procreate. So I'm just going to select this option. And as you can see, we saw the import being done here on Procreate. And now if I go into the brush library, I have my new brush right here. So now this is the brush from Photoshop, import it into Procreate. So in conclusion, just remember that when importing Photoshop brushes into procreate, instead of going through the method of important through the brush studio, remember to open a parallel application on the right side here of your ipad OS and then just export the file into procreate that being your Dropbox app or your, your files on your iPad. Remember to go through this route because the brush studio way not, doesn't really seem to work when importing Photoshop brushes. 10. Quick Shape: Your Best Friend: So now that we've talked a little bit about brushes, Let's talk about quick shape. Your best friend when it comes to drawing straight lines and shapes. As we've seen in Procreate. You can really go about drawing on the canvas all sorts of strokes into very, very natural lines. However, say that you actually want to draw a straight line or even draw shape such as circle, a square, or a triangle. You can go on to the tools. Turn on Drawing Guide, and try to use the drawing guides to try to achieve a straight line as straight as possible. But that's still, isn't a very, very straight line like a vector line. So procreate, Even though is an application, a pixel based application, it allows us to draw very straight lines and shapes. So to get that going, all we have to do is to draw your line. And then once you're at the end of the line, keep holding the tip of your pen onto the canvas in Procreate snaps that stroke into a straight line that you're able then to reposition anywhere you want on your canvas. And if you hold one finger onto the canvas, you then turn on the ability to draw that line or to reposition that line at a 15 degrees angle. Then another thing you can do once you let go of the tip of your pen onto the canvas, is that you see an option here at the very top that says Edit Shape. And once you click on it, you now see two Bezier controls which allow you to further edit that line. And you can click on the Bezier is to reposition their line. Or you can click anywhere on the screen that is not on top of the line. And you can reposition that line around the canvas as well. So once again, you can move the Beziers or you can click outside and reposition the line. Once you click away. You then convert this vector shape per se line into, back into a pixel-based line. So right now, there's no way to further add it to that line once you step out of the quick shape controls. Now let's create a new layer. And let's make some shapes. The first one we can do is a circle. You just go around when the circular motion make sure to end at the point where you started. And you can regulate the size of the shape you want and you just let go. As you can see, of course this looks like an ellipse and not as a circle. Well, once you click Edit Shape, you can keep further editing the ellipse in case that is the actual shape you want. And now as we know, we have four busier controls. Or you can just click circle and the shapes snaps back into a circle shape. Then of course you're still able to reposition anywhere you want on the canvas. The only thing here to bear in mind is that the ability to snap as a circle, circle or ellipse, Procreate really respects the radius where you sat that shape in the first place. So what I'm trying to say here is that let's just say that you want now to convert this into a really, really big circle. And you weren't just tweaking all of the Bezier points, even though they're looking like an ellipse, so that you can click circle and make this a really big circle to a Canvas. Once you do that, as you can see, procreate only got that information on the size of the circle in the first place, in the first moment that you drew. So it snaps back into its original size. That's just one thing to keep in mind off. And then finally, using options such as colon drag, you can fill in that shape and become a filled circle. So what other kind of shapes can we make in procreate? We can make squares. Once again, letting go and you have a few options. Actually, once you draw a square shaped, it can be a quadrilateral shape, which is basically respecting the boundaries of a quadrilateral shape. It can be a rectangle. Now allowing you to scale on the x-axis and y-axis. It can be a square. So you see once I really drag on the x axis, it already turns off the square and it becomes a quadrilateral shape again. Or it can be a polyline. And polyline really doesn't respect any sort of parallel lines. Like all of a sudden, this can be angular. It can be an open shape, it can be a closed shape. So I'm just going to go back into square. Now one thing that I do want to show you is that while I was drawing that square shape. I actually couldn't fully closed the shape perfectly. As you can see, there's a little gap here at the top-left corner, which is where I started drawing my square. So once you're doing the same trick and say that you want to fill this square with a color. Procreate isn't able to understand the boundaries, to compute the boundaries where that square is, and to fill that color only inside the square. So in fact as filling in the whole canvas. But Procreate has included a color drop threshold, which allows us to tell Procreate, to look for open space shapes that you actually want to fill in with color. So let's try that. So I'm going to drag the color onto the canvas. And you see once again, he paints the whole canvas. But at the very top, if you keep holding the tip of the pen onto the canvas, you'll see a color drop threshold that is now set at 54%. If I keep now scrubbing the pen onto the canvas without letting me go, you see them now by dropping to about 42%, it's able to find the boundaries of the square and therefore feeling in the square. Finally, the other shape we can do is a triangle. And the triangle has some similar options on Edit Shape, such as the square, in terms that you can have the full on triangle with its boundary limitations. It can be a quadrilateral shape. And then all of a sudden you get a few more bezier points. It can be a polyline, which then allows you to fully open a triangle or close it. And back to its original triangle shape. Again, bear in mind that the first boundaries that you drew for that triangle will be then respected whenever you're snapping any of these options for your shape. So I can't make bigger triangle and expect that once they hit any of these options is going to respect that expansion. Finally, I do have one quick pro tip for you guys, which actually goes back into the ability to not be able to undo actions on quick shape. So let's just say that you drew this straight line here. And then clicking on Edit Shape. You can move it around. And let's just say you set it about here, and then you click on the arrow. But that's not really where you want it to be. And now unfortunately, you've already clicked away and you don't have the option to edit that shape anymore. However, I'm going to show you how we can achieve an undo, undo action for that quick shape. In my case, if I just press this little square here between the brush size and the opacity. I now have the edit shape back again. And if I click on it, I am back into being able to add it that line. And if I click away, and if I do that again, click on the little square. You see the edit shape because back on. So how can we achieve that? You just have to go into tools, go into Preferences, Gesture controls. And then hadn't too quick shape. And hearing quick shape, you can choose the activation method that works for you best. In my case, I'm using the first one, which is tapping the little square will make a shape from your lest stroke. And that's why this undo option is then available. If I didn't have that on, I will not be able to go back into my quick shape menu. You may also prefer to use any of these other options. But in a further class you're in this course, I'm going to talk about gesture controls and how to set up with, I believe is to be the best Gesture controls library. So in fact, we're going to be using this like tap on the little square. We're going to be using the two-finger tap, three fingers swipe, and many others. So that about covers quick shape in Procreate. For the next lesson, Let's dive in to the power of grids. 11. Understanding The Power Of Grids: So now let's take a deeper look at grids and what it can do for our illustrations. So here we have a new file, we have an empty canvas. And for us to access the grids, I have to click on Tools, click Drawing Guide, and then select Edit Drawing Guide. Procreate offers us four modes of drawing guides. And we're going to look at them all, starting with the first one, the 2D grid. The 2D grid, as the name says, offers you a square grid, which you can change the color of the grid lines here at the very top. And that is very helpful depending on what colors you're using on your illustration. Then you have the thickness of the lines that can be less or more apparent capacity. You have the option of having the first layer as soon as we hit done, the current leader is going to be an assisted layer, meaning that you will already be working under the influence of these lines. And finally, there's the grid size. You can go with a very small grid or more spaced out grid. I personally like to go with somewhere around 190. For an image that's about 2000 pixels, kinda gives me the right amount of cells within the grid. I'm going to hit Done, go back into my layers. And because I had been working with this a few times, I think that the Drawing Assist option didn't really turned on on the layer that I want. But if that happens, and if you don't see the the grid's actually snapping to the lines or your stroke snapping to the lines. Make sure to select the layer and make sure that this option is turned on Drawing Assist, it will say assisted right here at the bottom of the layer. Now we know that this layer is under the influence of the grid. So now just drawing with a very hot bright green here, you can see that the lines, the strokes that I'm creating are really following the lines on the grid. I can also go back here into tools, turn off drawing guides. And if I keep making lines, it is still obeying the grid. And that is because clicking here on the layer, that layer is still says assisted. Now let's go back into drawing guide, edit drawing guide. And there's one more option on the 2D grid that I need show you. Basically there's, there's two Beziers controls here. And those are for you to move your grid. You can also click on the green one, and that is the rotation of your grid. So it starts to act out like a ruler. And you can reposition your grid. Hit Done. And I'm going back here into the layer making sure it says assisted. Your new lines or strokes are going to actually follow this new configuration. So it really works to the ruler. And this is definitely great. If you need to be making drawings. They are based with a lot of straight lines. And you don't want to be making a quick shape within your strokes every single time. If you have something that really has a lot of these straight lines, might be easier to actually work with a grid. Now let's make another layer here and check the next option for drawing guides. We're going to go back into edit drawing guide. And if you ever need to reset your 2D grid, if you've been rotating quite a bit, you can just click on the Bezier and he has a little reset. That was you click resets your grid. The next option is an isometric grid. I'm going to hit Assisted Drawing and see if that actually affects my layer. In our layer is assisted right from the get-go. I'm going to leave it at the farm for now. And this is also another really, really useful grid. If you do need to make anything that is isometric, such as a 3D cube with no perspective. Just going to turn off assisted drawing just so you can see the results. So this one is pretty self-explanatory, but let's take a look at the next one. So I'm gonna delete, make another layer for back into drawing guide, edit drawing guide. And the next one is the perspective grid. I'm just going to recreate my vanishing points. So you see really how it works. So here on the perspective grid, I can choose. My vanishing points. And it can be from one vanishing point up to three vanishing points. So these are my side vanishing points. My horizon line is depicted here in the middle. And I got my third one, which is, I'm just going to set it more or less or here. I'm going to hit assisted drawing done. Going back into my layers, I always make sure that assisted drawing is written here on my layer. I'm going to zoom out. And this option here is really, really good for any kind of architectural drawings that you may need to, to make. As you can see, this is a really, really powerful tool that you can use to make your drawings. Lesly. We're going to take a look at the also very powerful symmetry tool. So going back into drawing guide, edit, drawing guide, we're gonna go into symmetry. And once again on symmetry. Procreate gives us four modes of symmetry. The first one is a vertical symmetry line is, you can see here you can reposition anywhere you want on your canvas. I'm just going to reset. So it's in the middle. I'm going to make sure that assisted drawing is on and we're going to hit, I'm going to hit Done. Now. I make sure that my layer is assisted. And I'm just going to turn on these layers here, my text layers, which are going to help me be able to show you what this does. So once I draw on top of this text layer, as you can see, the mirror effect is working in a vertical way and it's completely mirroring whatever I'm drawing onto that layer and just going to hide my text layer. As you can see, this happens. However, another thing I want to show, I'm going to create a new layer, set it at the bottom. And going back to tools and edit Drawing Guide Symmetry tool, there's an option here called rotational symmetry. And what that does is that for each symmetry section, you rotates 90 degrees. So how does that work back in our vertical symmetry? So once I draw, again the same word, vertical, you see that now, not only has been mirrored horizontally, is also being mirrored vertically. Next up, we're just going to go into the horizontal line. And let's leave rotational symmetry on. So it can really show that effect. We're going to make another layer set at the bottom, turn on Horizontal, click on our layer, make sure it says Drawing Assist and less. Just write this word. And as you can see, turning off the type. Not only it's mirroring like the reflection in the water, but it's also mirroring horizontally as well because we have rotational symmetry also selected. Let's make another one. Let's turn on quadrant and go here into our edit drawing guide and select quadrant with rotational symmetry. So now if I draw this word, you really see what's starting to happen here. It's going to hide our text layer. And now not only is mirroring the image on each quadrant, but it's also rotating 90 degrees. So what that does in the powerful tool that starts to happen with symmetry, I'm going to select Drawing Assist and I'm just gonna bringing down our brush here. All of a sudden you can make these really, really cool. Mandela's or like drawings. And it starts to look really, really interesting and the combinations are like endless. So I'm going to create another layer and go into Edit Drawing Guide and go into radial with rotational symmetry on. So now a really makes interesting, interesting flower arrangements, as you can see right here. And the options are actually quite amazing. You can make new layers, make sure a drawing assist is turned on. And you can continue making your arrangements with different colors, different stroke widths, and make something that looks really, really complex. And it will take you a lot of time to create these, whether you're making them in Photoshop or Illustrator. So that pretty much covers grids. And a powerful tools that exist within grids, such as the symmetry tool. Next up, let's take a look of layers and all the options that we can find within that section. 12. A Deeper Dive Into Layer Options: In this lesson, we're going to take a look at the layer section and all of the options there are encompassed in the layers panel. So if prepare a file for you with three layers, and layer 1 is just an empty layer. Layer 2 is our blue circle. In layer 3 has some online artwork which will leave, we'll talk about at the end of this lesson. So now let's just focus on layer two. Layer two has a blue circle artwork and the name, as you can see, it's here on the left side. On the right side, there are a few controls. You can hide or show this specific layer. And you can also click on this little icon right here, which takes you to more options such as opacity and blending modes, which Procreate has divided into five categories. For example, photoshop stacks them altogether into one single list. And it makes it a little bit harder for you to understand what those can do. The effect that Procreate has named them into these five categories, helps you to at least understand what are their, their premises. For instance, this, these first five right here, they're going to create darken modes into whatever you are blending in your artwork. So to best explain that we actually have to create a new layer in order to create a blending mode. So we're just going to choose a darker color, going to my noise brush. And I'm just going to make a quick selection so I can paint some shadows onto this circle. And on another layer, I'm going to choose a brighter color. And with a brush that's a little smaller, I'm going to paint some highlights. So now, now that I have my two layers here, I can click on this little icon again and bring the blending modes for my highlights. I'm going to go into the lightened section as a 12 bright things up. There are many options, such as Lighten Screen Mode, Add Mode, Color, Dodge, lighter color. I'm probably going to go with ADH, which is used by a lot of illustrators and designers, which basically you are mixing with full additive mode. The whatever color, whatever blending mode between layer five and the layers underneath. So because we painted this layer with almost a pure white, It's really creating that richness of brightness into, into the artwork. So I'm just going to bring my opacity down quite a bit. As they probably don't want to create this like really harsh effect. And for my shadows, we have the dark and section here on blend modes. And again, we have multiply, Linear Burn, color, burn, darken in darker color. I highly encourage you to actually to search online for the technicality aspects of blending modes. Here, I'm not gonna go through the technical aspects of what blending modes can do, or rather the effects of what they can achieve. So looking at the dark and section, one that's really common to be used is multiply. And that is adding this color onto the layers underneath with it's whatever the values of black multiplied to the bottom layers. So what I usually do, I use, I use Multiply and I also take down the opacity just a little bit. So we get more of a cohesive effect here and more of a cohesive look. So let's go back here into blend modes, just so I can show what the other categories can do. Still, on our shadow layer, we can choose overlay, for example, an overly, as you can see, really burns with the value of that blue circle, really puts the layer, my shadow layer, burning with the same color tone as my base layer. And then we have Hard Light, which creates something similar. Soft light, as the name says, already, creates a softer look for my shadows. Then we have vivid light, linear light, light and hard mix. Then we have the difference blending mode. And then one is really used when you have Q pictures and they look quite similar. They could be frames out of the same video clip, for example. And you're just trying to see if they are the same frame or if they are different frames. And the best way to show a difference layer can do. I'll show you right here in this file, I'm going to duplicate our blue circle. Now we have two blue circles, one on top of another. And I'm just going to choose the difference layer blend mode. As you can see, it is for black. And that is because the pixels are matching one-to-one perfectly. But now if I use my move tool and I move my top blue circle just a little bit out of the way. You see, because we're using a different layer blending mode that the two circles, they are now revealing these two edges of color. And that is telling you that the blue circles aren't matching, they aren't aligned perfectly on top of each other. So that's something that a lot of animation studios use. A lot of designers and animators use whenever they're trying to see if two pictures are matching or not. Just continuing with blend modes, Elisa, quick overview of what they can do. Then we have the section of color. And in the section of color, I'm just going to go back to my shadow layer here. We have hue, saturation and saturation. For example, we've painted the shadows with a very dark blue or very dark purple. And what this is basically telling with this blend mode is telling the blue circle at the base that our shadows, whatever this saturation value in the scholar, which I'll show you what I mean if I go here, beaker purple in going to the values, you see that our saturation value is about 60 to 63 percent. It's telling that the blue circle at this section right here should have about 63 percent of saturation from this base blue value. So it's a little complex to understand this all in one go. And it really encourage you guys to actually search a little bit more about blend modes. But I just, again, I just wanted to give you a quick overview of what blend modes can do in Procreate, since we're talking about the layers panel session for this lesson. So let's go back into darken and multiply for our shadows, go back to about 55 percent. And let's keep going with the layers, the layers panel options. So clicking on our blue circle. The first option we have here is the ability to rename, and we're going to just name this blue circle. The next option is Select. Select is something that I use quite a bit when I'm doing my own personal illustrations, my own illustrations on YouTube, and which allows me to create a mask of whatever this base layer is. So now that I have a mask of the blue circle, I can create a new layer and I can continue to paint more shadows onto my circle, creating that sense of a sphere. I can also use the eraser brush because I still have my selection available. And you can see by seeing this cross hatch section around whatever the base layer I chose to select. And now I'm just going to soften the effect once more. And I can do the same thing for my highlights or any other color. I can create a new layer here. And as you can see, all these layers are still looking for this mascot that we created as our selection for me to do anything with them so I can now choose a yellow color. And let's just say on go back to my studio pan. Just going to bring it down. And I'm going to create some other designs here. So as you can see, even if I start drawing from outside of my circle, it is understanding the boundaries of my mask. And if I draw a color onto the sections, it is also understanding the boundaries of the mask. Another option we can do here with the layers panel is to click and drag layers up or down. And if I drag them down underneath the layers with blending mode, as you can see now the, the, the yellow elements that I just drew are now picking up the shadow and highlights that I drew onto my circle. So let's continue here with the options. And the next one is copy. And copy is an interesting one here in Procreate, because once you've copy something, there's really not an option here for pasting. So the way that we can do that, I'm just going to create a new layer at the top of everything. And we're gonna go into tools in, we actually have to go into Add. And then here's copy, but also finally we see Paste. And now we can paste the blue circle that we've just copied from our layers panel. So I'm going to delete this layer and continue with our options. The next one is fill layer. And fill layer can work in two ways. So again, we're going to create a new layer here at the top. I'm going to choose another color just to make this easier to see. If I click on this layer and select Fill layer, it's going to completely fill our layer with this pink color. So again, I can move this layer down to create our background color, or I can leave it at the top. I'm just going to click on the layer and show you another option which is clear. And let me show you the second way which we can use fill, which is really, really handy. We can, for example, I can click on my blue circle and hit Select. And now on this top layer, I can click fill layer because we had a mask of my base layer. It really respect to that mask and filled just those areas. I can do the same on creating a new layer. For example, picking up a new color, going back into my layers panel on those yellow elements that I just drew. Hit Select again, click on my new layer, click on the Options and click Fill Layer. And now we've made almost a second option of color, a second color option, just using select and fill. So this comes quite handy. For example, when you want to make variations of your artwork, sometimes you're not sure if these details should be yellow or purple. So you can also use select and fill layer. So let's continue here with the options. The next one is clear, which is one that I kinda discovered when I was showing you the fill layer option. The next option is alpha lock. And now we're going to get into the many ways we can paint cure on our illustrations. One way which I just showed you was the select option. So select option allows you to create a mask of one of the elements in your illustration. And then within new layers, you continue to paint inside that selection. So now what Alpha Lock does is as you can see now that I've clicked Alpha Lock and it is checked, you see that there is a little checker pattern behind our element, underneath our element. And that is telling us that we've alpha locked to that layer. So now if I choose another color, I'm just going to pick this green and go back to my noise brush. Now with my blue circle. Start painting. I'm just going to increase the opacity and size. I can now start painting. And it, it's again, respecting the boundaries of our circle. However, as you can see here on my Layers panel, I'm painting on top of the blue. And I have actually erase the blue color because I'm not painting on a separate layer. So although alpha lock is really interesting, you really, it's a really destructive process when you're actually doing using this option on your illustrations. By doing select, by using select, creating new layers, you are really creating what we call the nondestructive process of illustrating. Because for example, I can turn off my highlights, I can turn off some of my shadow layers. And I am revealing what's underneath the image without actually affecting it to a point that is perpetual per se. So it is, it is much, much more interesting to actually work with separate layers, in my opinion than to just do something using the Alpha Lock option. So I just wanted you to show you what alpha lock you can do. But it really recommend you to use select clipping masks, layer masks, and things that I'm going to show you even in this lesson still. So let's keep looking at the options that we have for the Layers panel. And the next one is mask. So mask is one of the examples, as I was just saying, off nondestructive process onto your artwork. So as you can see, clicking on mask creates this layer here connected to or base layer connected to the layer where we've turned on a mask. And this layer now acts as a mask. And how does it works best. So I'm going to go back into my brushes, select the studio pen so I can show you this best. And layer mask works best when we're painting with full black or full white. For black is for covering or obscuring areas from the layer. As you can see here, I'm fully, it looks like I'm using the eraser brush. And I guess the best way I can show you is by actually putting a background color. Once again, as you can see, what I have here, my blue circle is that I'm obscuring areas. And why am I seeing obscuring is because if you look on my layer mask, you see there, there is some brushes here. And if I turn them off, you see my blue circle, it is still complete. So Layer Mask is amazing because it allows you. Now for example, I can click on my layer mask and go back into my collars and go into full white. And I can paint back the information that I have on my base circle and my base layer. And I'm just go about just above here so I could show you something else. So why was I talking about full white or full black values? While the thing is is that you can use any color value actually with layer masks. So I'm just going to set somewhere around this gray color here. And as you can see, even when I push any color, it kind of snaps back into the gray value because Layer Mask really only uses a grayscale values. And now if I go back into my brushes and I start painting, What's actually happening here is that I'm painting by value of opacity. So I'm slowly bringing the green value back into the picture. So let me just, let me just bring this a little bit to a brighter gray in our foci painting, as you can see, the grays are coming back slowly. If I go into you, even a brighter color, you see more green is coming back. And if I look at my Layers panel, you see all these shades of gray are right here depicted on my layer mask. So you can actually, for instance, is gray to paint mountains there are fading onto a horizon, fading onto a sky. You can really use Layer Mask and slowly work those areas with great values. Kinda creating that transition, that depth of the mountains into the, into the background. You can create many other cool things such as you can draw a character that's really like under lit and it's in the shadows. You can really use Layer Mask and keep painting those, those gray values into the shadow layers to create that effect. So it's a really, really powerful tool and you actually use Layer Mask rather than Alpha Lock are things that are really destructing your image. So let's just click Delete here, and let's just keep going with the layer options. In the next one is also one of my favorites and is clipping mask. Actually, in order for me to show clipping mask, I have to create a new layer. And in this new layer I'm going to choose clipping mask. So why have I done just that? Well, as you can see when I click the Clipping Mask option, you see there's little arrow pointing down to my blue circle. So remember at the beginning of this class, how I was painting shadows and highlights into this art. Basically, it's a very similar process. So instead of using select, so here with the first set of shadows and highlights, I've actually use the select option. But now with clipping mask, I can go, Go back here, choose a darker color, go into my brushes and used a nice brush. And now, just by choosing the Clipping Mask option, I can just go here and start repainting the shadows onto this circle. And it's already respecting the Alpha of my circle. Now you may say, well, it's really not affecting the yellow elements in all we have to do is click on the yellow layer, which is layer seven. I'm going to bring in between. And as you can see, it is now already with this little arrow pointing down into my blue circle. And I can now go back into my blend modes. Choose multiply as it was before, I'm going to put about 50 percent. And now when this other layer here, I can also play around with blend modes. I can go, for example, overlay. And I'm kinda, I can recreate what I just had before by using clipping masks. And let me just show you another really powerful thing about clipping mask. I'm going to choose another color, go back to my studio brush. And on this yellow element right here, I'm just gonna create a layer on top. And I'm going to use the red brush. And I'm going to create some other secondary elements right here. And this time I'm actually, as you can see, I'm still drawing really outside. I'm actually going to really draw outside the blue circle here so I can show you what that is. All right? And now I'm going to fill these elements just like what we did with our yellow yoke layer. Oops, this one, I forgot to close it. You can just paint. Ok. So now that we have this layer here, I want to show you the different study makes by having clipping mask or not. So I can click on my layer here. And if I uncheck clipping mask, as you can see, I was actually drawing outside of my base layer, which was the green layer. And now that I've clicked off clipping mask, it also clicked off because my shadow layer because it's a chain reaction. So if I have my layer nine as clipping mask, then, now my layer nine is respecting the base of layer 10, which was, which is my pink elements. If I click on the pink elements and go clipping mask, it is now going back into the chain all the way down to the first layer that doesn't have the Clipping Mask option turned on. So basically, procreate is telling these three layers to obey the boundaries of my base layer, which is our green circle. So there you go. Clipping mask is a really, really powerful tool as well in order to draw an illustrate inside the boundaries of whatever base layer you have in your illustration. All right, let's keep going here with the options on the Layers panel. And the next one is drawing assist. And drawing assist is something that we already covered on the grids lesson. And I'm just going to go back to Canvas, click on my drawing guides. I'm actually going to edit my drawing guides, make sure that they're really visible on the camera. And now basically having the blue circle assisted means that any lines that I draw are going to be respecting our grid. So it is a really powerful tool as well. If you actually would need to draw things, they need to have all these like perfect angles. And you can also use, as we've seen on the lessons of grids, you can change the direction of our grid to a 45 degree angle and isometric and even using powerful tool such as the symmetry tool. So any layers that you make as new layers that you want them to actually follow the grid. You always have to make sure that you have the Drawing Assist option turned on. So let's keep going with our options. The next one is invert. Invert, as the name says, it's basically just inverting the colors. Next, I want to show you how you can select one or multiple layers. You can select one layer or multiple layers by quickly swiping to the right. And now we have a selection of layers. And then it gives me two options here at the top of the layers panel, I can delete the layers. And if I click, it's going to give me a prompt asking me if I wanted to delete these layers, I'm going to just hit Cancel and also gives me the option to group them. And once I group these layers, I can close, open the tab of the group. I can click on the Group and go rename. And I'm just going to call this circle. And once I'm here in the Options, I can also flatten this whole group of layers into one artwork. And that is sometimes necessary because procreate does have a limitation of the number of layers that can create depending on the resolution of your canvas. So always make sure that you are not heating the maximum amount of layers. And if not, you don't have to merge them. But if necessary, you may have to ask are merging a couple layers so that you can continue your artwork. So I'm just going to undo these for now. And as well, I can turn off that group. I'm also going to turn off our drawing guides so I can continue this lesson. And now we're going to finally talk about our little hero right here, little character with the very powerful tool, which is the reference layer. So what is the reference layer and what you can do for us on Procreate. So basically, the best example I can give you for reference layer is whenever you have something that looks like this, It's an outline illustration. It is transparent on the insides. So think about comic book illustration or even mega illustration. And you have an illustration which all of the outlines are merged into one layer. And the best usage for reference layer is when you want to add colors to this illustration, when you have all of the outlines within one layer. So one way you could go about it, you could create a new layer. And of course, we want to put our color layer underneath the outline so that we can see the outlines. I'm going to choose a brush or a studio pen. I'm just going to take down the size a little bit here. And let's just say I want to paint it with this color. And I could go about and start painting our little robot. However, this will be and can be a very tedious process of just going in painting all of these sections. And even if I use the region color, which is still like pink to the outlines like this. And then going and dropping color, I was still have to go back here and then use my brush tool. Just make sure that I'm actually not painting over the outline. So as you can see, very tedious process of just going about all of the areas that I want to paint with color. And, you know, It's a very laborers process as you can see right here. So let me just actually even delete this. It's going to be faster. Now on our new layer, as we can see, our outline layer, I've already clicked the option reference. So what that's gonna do for us is that any layers I create underneath or on top of a reference layer are going to respect the boundaries of our outline. So basically procreate is telling the layers to look for the boundaries of her outline layer, our reference layer in order to fill them with color. So I can just call a drag pink onto my robot. It's automatically finding the edges where we exactly want to paint. So that is really an amazing tool if I'm not one of the most powerful tools in Procreate for you to actually make your illustrations. So now we're going to create another layer and I'm going to choose another color. And I'm just going to color drag the arms. And for this last one, what I really want to show you is that if you're using the brush tool and if you're painting, procreate does not understand the reference layer option. It really only works with the color drag option is just something to keep in mind. So now we're going to create a new layer and I'm going to choose another color. And this color will be the eyes. And finally a new layer, choose another color. And now we're going to paint this little stent just by using the color drag option. Almost there. Okay. So now what I also really want to show you is that on our own, our outline layer, if I turn it off, as you can see now, I have masks for each one of my layers, which is something incredibly powerful. I can click on a new layer for my podium and then select Clipping Mask. And that if I choose back to our darker color, going to noise brush, I can paint the shadows of my podium. I'm just going to use a smaller brush. So let's just paint some shadows here. I'm going to use the eraser as well. About this much. I can go into my shadow layer, hit the blending modes, and go multiply and take down the opacity. Now let's just see, I want to go into my robot. I can, another way of doing things is that I can hit select, make a mask on my robot, did just the pink parts and hit another layer and paint shadows onto a robot. And then once again hit the blend modes, go multiply, bring the opacity down just a bit. And these were just two different ways of actually painting shadows into our illustration. The bottom one they did here with the select option in the top one I did with clipping mask. I can also click on the arms and go mask as my layer mask. And this is really interesting because they already had a selection of the robot off the head of the robot. It already pre-made a layer mask for me. But I'm actually going to delete and hit the arrow key. So I go outside the selection I had created previously, I'm going to click again with the arms go mask. And now using the black color in my studio pen, I can now paint parts of the legs out. Just to give you a quick reminder of the things we've seen in this lesson. So again, really, really powerful tool to work with the reference layer. Just one last thing is that you can actually, I'm just going to select all of these layers again in the lead them. Hit Delete, we're back in our reference layer. So I could also drop the colors onto my reference layer itself. And the reason I didn't do this in the very first place is that with this option, I don't have the option to actually have my separated layers anymore. As you can see it, I really prefer to actually always break down my callers into separate layers or like the pieces of my illustration so that it can create masks down the road in order to, to paint highlights and shadows. So I hope this becomes very clear for you on the reasons why you can have a reference layer and you can create new layers and then dropped or the colors with the color drag. And then once you turn off your outline layer, you still have a mask for that, for any part of your illustration. Finally, I'm actually going to bring back our robot here. I want to show you the last set of options in the layers panel. And the next one is merge down. And merge down is just going to look for the layer right underneath and merge the two layers. You can also use gesture controls such as the pinch, to merge layers. I just merged the head, actually the podium in the eyes. Now if I want to merge the arms, the eyes, and the podium, I just did it over here by just merging how many layers, ones from the first to the end of your pinch. So I'm just going to undo that. And I think that the last option that we have is called Combine down. Combined down basically takes d, whatever layer is underneath your selection and creates a new group. It is very handy, especially if you, if you don't want to use gesture controls. And all the last thing that I want to show you is that Procreate does allow some stacking of groups. So here I'm just going to rename to group one to, so you can see it clearly in now with this last set of layers, I'm going to select them all and go group. Here. I'm going to rename to group 2. And now I'm just going to select our group 2 and click and drag into group 1. And now if I open my group, you'll see that Group 2 is inside group one. So procreate does allow us multi stacking of groups, and that is also very handy, especially to organize your layers in your illustration. So I believe that about covers all of the options in the layer section. So now let's take a deeper look into the colors menu. 13. The New Reference Feature in Procreate 5X: For this quick lesson, I just want to show you guys another feature that was just added on phi of x that is quite helpful and it's called reference. And how do we actually access this new feature? We have to go into the Actions menu and then on to Canvas. And here we have this option called reference. And returning it on, you get this floating window, which serves as a mini-map for your illustration. So let's just say that we want to get really close to this section here, but we have a total view of our illustration right here. Without the, without having to zoom all the way back as we had to zoom out sometimes, see if that column was matching the rest of the illustration. This is a very helpful feature which existed for many years on other software such as Photoshop for example, it's now coming to the iPad and especially for Procreate 5 x. So you can also pinch on the reference image as well. And sometimes it's the opposite. You may be looking at your whole image. And then with the minimap, you just want to make sure that you've got everything going on. That is all looking quite well. Or you bet, maybe looking at two different sections. And for example, if you tap and hold here on the minimap, you make actually grab a swatch that you want to pink to this section of the picture. So it becomes this like dual action, really, really cool feature and really helpful for productivity. So now that I have this color, let's just say that I have my studio band. And because I'm painting in the background, but it can actually paint around the character right here with this same color that I picked up from the mountains. So let me just undo this and say that you've zoomed in or you move around here in the minimap. When I go back to the previous state, you can do the pinch on the Minimap on the same way that you would do it here on Procreate, on the canvas itself. So what's really, really cool about this pinch here on the minimap is that now the window is resized and re-scaled 2D proportions of your illustration. So if you have something super long, the reference window with adapt to the longer format as well. Now we can tap on the window itself to kind of bring in the options once again, right now we're using the Canvas mode. In the Canvas mode is the minimap that I was just describing here. The next mode is image. In that way can tap on import image and I can bring in a different illustration onto my existing one. In the case that once again, I'm going to be able to tap and hold, get some color swatches, bring those colors into my existing illustration. Finally, we have the face option in this one only really works with iPads that have facial recognition on the front camera off their iPad. So I believe this feature is only available on some iPad Pros. I'm not really sure which, uh, models they do have. So please refer to Apple's website, official website to see if your iPad model has face recognition on the front camera. And by having that, it allows you to actually load up files including animations, and apply that to your face. Be able to play those animations, record Eclipse and all sorts of cool things. But once again, unfortunately, this feature is only available for iPads. They have the front camera with facial recognition. Finally, you just want to show you guys one less thing. I can bring the menu here of the iPad, going to my photos app, bring it to the right side. And let's just do this. And now I can tap on an image hold and drag it onto my reference layer. And now it overrides what was previously here. So it's really, really cool how you can also set up tabs, import photos, overwrite photos to your reference window, and also use the reference window as a mini-map with a canvas option. 14. Private Layer in Procreate 5X: So now guys, let's talk about private layer. This one's going to be really quick just to kind of explain what is this new feature in Procreate 5 x. So we're just going to create a screen size canvas here on Procreate vivax. And I'm going to zoom back a bit. And there's a lot of questions. There was a lot of people who are asking, where is this private layer feature and what does he actually do? And it's really hard to find. You won't really find it here in the layers panel. There's no option here for private layer. So in fact, for a while, even when Procreate 5 x was released, there were a lot of people asking, where does it live, where this option live. In fact, the private layer feature is in the Actions menu when you go into ad and you see these options here, insert file photo or take photo. You can slide to the left and you see that in the Insert photo there is an option insert private photo. Now for example, I could insert this photo right here onto my illustration. Hit apply. And what does it does? It's actually now setting this layer as private. We can see that it's set to private. I can create a new layer. And now I will create any color here. I'm just going to set this to a monoline brush, my studio pen just so you can see what it is. And I could, for example, start drawing trying to get this shape more or less going. Of course, I'm not going to be very precious about it because I just want this to be a very quick explanation on the features of what this does. And let's just go and draw this shape a little bit. And now, if I go, for example, on my Actions menu, video, and time-lapse replay, you see that what I've just created, It's not showing the private layer and that's why the privately or feature exists now in Procreate vivax, which basically allows you to have a reference layer at the bottom of your sequence of layers here. And that layer is never shown in the time-lapse settings, in the time-lapse replay. So if you draw something with your pencil on a notepad and you finish something like a sketch. And you bring that sketch into procreate, and you want to be able to do a time-lapse video, a speed paint video of your illustration. But you don't really want to be showing that bottom layer of the sketch layer that you created. That's why we have the privately or function now in Procreate vivax. 15. A Deeper Dive Into Colors: In this lesson, we're going to take a look at the powerful color palette in Procreate. And in this lesson as well, we're going to be looking at everything that Procreate has to offer, including up to Procreate 5 x. So first, how do we access the color panel? The color panel is always sitting at the last icon here in the top-right section of the white of Procreate, represented by the swatch color you're currently using to paint. So in this case here we have these royal blue. This will be the color that we're painting if we were to use any brush. So let me just undo this and go back into the color panel. So this is how we get in, into the color panel. And now the color panel in procreate is divided into five sections. First one is called disk. Disk is a color wheel per se where you can choose your main queue, right, right from the outer ring. Let's just say that we have this orange. And then here you choose the amount, amount of saturation, brightness, and darkness of your chosen hue. So this method may be a little bit tricky to select this color because you do see this very saturated color. But what you're actually selecting is within this inside sphere perceiver here, which is now giving us this almost brown color. So if we wanted a real orange, I must have to drag it all the way to the outer section of our inner circle. So this is the disk mode. And within this section, just to finalize, we have hate a history section and we also have our color palette, which in this case it's going to be our default color palette. I'll explain this in a second as well. But we have these two bottom sections right here. And in fact, these two bottom sessions continue as we go through the other subsections on classic. We also have it on hot and color harmony. We have them in color value, but we don't have them in the pallets of section. And that is because it's a very organized way to show your saved color palettes. Let's just go back into disk so we can take this bit by bit. So still talking about these bottom two elements here. First step, first one is history. So what is actually history in the color section in Procreate? Well, history is literally just saving the lay that last used colors in your illustration. So in this case here is able to save a few colors. And let's just say that you actually want to reuse this pink color that you've used a couple steps ago, but you didn't really save that color into a color palette just yet. So you still have a chance to restore that pink and then use it to save it into a color palette. So now if you ask me how do I actually do that, I'll show you very quickly. First off, we do have to go into the color palettes of section. Then we're going to tap on this little plus icon right here. And then it's going to give us a few options which we'll also cover in this lesson. For now, we're just going to create a new color palette, which is always going to be sitting at the very top of the color palette subsection here in the color panel. You can also tap on this untitled here and give it a name. So we're just going to call it test color palette. And as you can see, as you create a new color palette, it immediately sets up as default. Maybe this is not what you want. Maybe you do want to set as default, the second one, or your fourth color palette, or even this one. But no matter which one you actually set as default, this color palette would then be shown at every other subsection, the color panel. So the reason why it's actually good to set color palettes as default is that you actually may want to set your working color palette for a specific illustration. Let's just say that when I'm actually actively using these colors on this illustration, is actually better for me to set this one as default. Then to, for example, set this one or even this one which has completely different colors. And then if I go into my other subsections, I'm really looking at the color palette that I'm really using for this illustration. So backing color palettes because I was about to show something else first year, we're just going to set our test color palette as default. Now let's go back into disk. And as I was just saying, this, pink is one color that we actually would like you to save. I have enough space here. I just wasn't doing this task on other color palettes because there were completely filled. But now I'm just tapping on that pink. I can then just tap once here on my new color palette and I'm saving that color. Let's now just say that I want to also see this blue. I just tap on that blue and I added, and I add to my color palette. Now going here to the color palette subsection, I see my test color palette. And I see the two swatches that I just saved. So let's just go back into disk and continue this lesson. That is actually one more element that is also replicated within the first four subsections of the color panel, which are these two colors here at the very top. So also, what are these two tones of color there we're looking over here for basically, as you tap and you swap between, between the scholars, those are basically your foreground or background colors. Or also those could be the colors that you can swap in between them. So I will show you this as well. So for now let's just say I'm tacking on this pink and I'm selecting this pink right here. Let's just say that I want to tap down on this green and I want to select this blue color right here. I have now, I have now selected and replaced these two colors right here at the top. So now backing this illustration, lineages go into this layer right here. Or to make things easier, I'll just go to this left one, which is the 01 layer. And now I can do color dragging, drag this blue into the pink area. But now let's just say that I want to actually paint with the pink that I had here. I want to paint it over here. Well, there's two ways. I can tap on the pink color that is just sitting over here. And also color drag to this section. But what I can also do is if I am with a blue color selected, I can just tap and hold on the scholar. It says previous color on the top of the y in our can just drag the pink over there. So basically with these two values of color that you had selected, now I have, unfortunately I've, I can just, I have to select the blue. Once again. These two colors are also showing me what I can choose as my previous and next color, which for now I'm just switching between the blue and the pig. And this, these two colors are also here in the first four modes on the color palettes panel. So now let's talk about classic. And Classic is a color mode that actually find much easier to select and use and choose the best colors for my illustration. And here's why you get a very sort of direct way of selecting not only the color that you want, but also the amount of saturation, the amount of brightness in the amount of darkness sitting at the bottom. So let's just say back in the exemple of that blue. If I'm actually selecting the top, top right section of my color squared here, my color picker, I'm choosing the brightest value of blue and also the most saturated value of blue That's sitting on the top right section of the square. If I go to the top left section of the square, I get the brightest value of that color blue, but also the least saturated value, almost no saturation at all, which gives us the color, the shade of white. If I go all the way to the bottom, bottom-left, actually get the least saturated value of that color. But I also get the darkest value of the color, which is the shade of black. Now, curiously enough, the bottom left and bottom right all produce the same result. Because here we have the least amount of saturation. Here we have the most amount of saturation because there is no brightness at all on these two options, you basically get the same level of black. Now in terms of changing the hue and the other things that I've actually also mentioned. You can do them through these sliders. But I would say that for sure the saturation might be a little trickier to actually move these sliders rather than just move freely here over the square. And the brightness is here as well. But as you can see, brightness is a vertical selection. Saturation is a horizontal selection. And once again, if I have this green and I want to edit to my color palette, in this step into my new color palette here on this swatch, creating a new swatch on my test color palette. The next mode is color harmony. And this one, we actually have a specific, like a dedicated lesson for this one. So I'm just going to skip color harmony for now. The next one is color value. And this one is very good for designers were actually coming from web design or doing things as web pages. Online experiences, where they're actually dealing with these very precise colors. They're working a lot with the hexadecimal values of color, as well as going on the hue, for example, the hue slider. You can get a value that is, I believe the most you can get is from 0 to 360. So you actually can't type the numbers. You can type the exact number of hue. Saturation is a value that goes from 0 to a 100. It's going to show you guys here that I can go 100 and gets a 100 saturation here, as well as 0 to a 100 on brightness. So you get three sliders, hue saturation and brightness, as well as controls for red, green, and blue channels, which the three of them creates any color here in procreate. So it's a combination of RGB in the hue, saturation and brightness in you also have the selections with the hexadecimal values to actually create swatches you're in Procreate. Finally, you do have color pallets, which we were just talking about. One of the really cool things about saving of colors here in Procreate is that you have the option to slide them to the left. And you can share your color palettes. You can send them to Dropbox, you can save them as backups. You can send those colors to a friend or another illustrator who might be working on the same project. You can also, of course, the lead these color palettes, but just be careful you should have no backups. I wouldn't recommend that. So it's really cool how you can organize your color palettes. As I mentioned, you can tap on Set default, and you can then work with these colors on a specific illustration and access these colors much easier with this edit on features. So on Procreate vivax, in since Procreate 5, you see that there's this little line here at the top of the y on the Color panel that is actually telling us that this is a draggable window. So you can drag this out. And now you can sort of keep working on your illustration, having these colors popping out so that you don't have to go all the way here back into colors panel. And as you can see, even this, I'm tapping here in the Color Swatch and it's telling us that the color panel is already open. So if I want to actually see all those options again, I can either go here to the bottom, and this is a very compact view of the four or five modes that we have in the color panel. But it can also just tap on the little X, close the floating color window. And now we'll go back into the main experience or the classic experience of the color panel. And I'll just show you guys a couple more things with a floating color picker or floating color window. Let's just go into my color palette. So I'm seeing my color palette here. And one thing that I want to show is remember that color dragging that I was just talking about. So I have my layers or one selected. I can just drag and drop. And this is a very quick sort of drag and drop any colors this circle almost immediately. Now it's funny that with this, with this selection here, if you actually wanted to call it dragged from your color palettes, you actually can do that. But the funny thing is that you gotta tap hold for quite a bit and then drag it into your circle. And just want to show you. So the fast movement is, I can just drag that color from the swatch, the very top. But if I do the same here, see, I just can't do that. I have to actually tap. I'm going to do with this pink now in hold and then drag to the area that I want to do, color dragging it just like a small thing that I just wanted to make sure that you guys can get that tip as well. I'm just going to close this. And now a couple more things about color palettes is the new addition that now we can tap on this plus, and we have different ways of creating color palettes. There are some really cool things here in store with Procreate vivax, you can now create a color palette from a photo that you take. And now I just kinda, I have to kinda raise my iPad a little bit here. And I hope that this can show this is a little bit of my working table. And if I try to find a section, maybe even this one. And if I take a photo, it actually saved the stuff that was around my desk over here. I kind of have a little charger in the wood. Sort of the values, you save the values of the photo converted into sort of like areas of pixel, and then created a color palette from that. So to give you another example, I'm going to go up this remote here, this LED remote. I'm just going to tap on create color palette from camera. And I'm going to try to snap a picture of this remote. I can sort of get there. And just to give you that example. And it was not fully centered. But now as you can see, I've taken that photo and I've got all of the values from that remote. So in this case I can get some really cool, cool things is just that I really have my iPad a little tilted here. This whole top down setup is not really the best to show this feature, but as you can see, I can get some really cool color pallets from stuff that I can take outside as photos. And that's what I'm also going to show you next as I was just showing you a can do that from a snap on my camera. But it can also take that from a file, which is again, it's just going to sit on my Dropbox or any other no Cloud online service that he may have, but also from photos. So now if I use, for example, one of my illustrations, I get immediately that color palette. Let us try it again with something a little bit more colorful, such as the tiger. The tiger that I've illustrated. Look how cool it is that I'm getting immediately all of the values of that illustration. So we can take illustrations that we've created before in we can't sort of like recall color palettes if by any mistake we haven't saved them in the first place. So this is a really cool feature that Procreate has added four colors. 16. The New Color Harmony Tool: So now let's talk about the new color picker as well as the color harmony tool here on Procreate 5. So the first section of this video, we're going to be talking about the color picker. And then on the second section we're going to be talking about the color harmony tool, as well as an example on how to best use the color harmony. So first, talking about the color picker, we can see that the, in terms of uy Procreate has actually increase the real state for the color picker. It's a little bit bigger compared to the version in Procreate 4. So you can, you can see the colors a little better here around the disk. We still have the same four modes. So we have the color disk, we have the classic mode, very similar to the color picker in Photoshop, for example. Then we have the value mode, which is a very important mode. Specially few have some very precise colors they need to use. Maybe you're getting some brand guidelines from a client in order to make an illustration as some freelance work, you know, definitely want to use either the hue saturation brightness value or the RGB colors, or even the hexadecimal. If you're making some, some designs, they're going to go on a webpage, for example. And then finally, we still have access to our color palettes. Nothing has really changed from Procreate 4 to 5, but with some really nice additions. The first one just going back here into the color disk is then now we have a color history. So these are the colors that are not necessarily in Europe color palette, but sometimes they are testing college. You don't really want to save them in your color palette, but you want to keep them for a little bit more, for a little while so that you can test it out, see if this color actually really applies to your work. And let's just say you actually really liked this shade of blue. So, you know, you could be using that into your designs and say they really, really like the stone. You can just go back here into the color panel and having that blue selected, you just add it to your color palette. So now it's saved into your color palette. And the second really great addition is the fact that now we have a floating color picker that really makes the whole productivity much faster now because it's floating color picker is always on top. You can always move it around to whatever place actually works best for you. And you can still access between all of the four modes, including being able to access your color palette. So this is all really, really great. And now we have one more addition, which is the second part of this video, which is the color harmony. It's a new mode of color selection on Procreate 5. So how those color harmony works and what are some of the examples on how we can use it best? So basically, color harmony has a few modes. In fact, we have about five different modes here that comes with Procreate 5. The first one is complimentary, and its premise is quite simple. By choosing a primary color, which is this big disk that you see right here. We are showing that there is a second disk, a little smaller, which shows you did direct opposite of that color, meaning, what is the complimentary color to your chosen color? So this is really, really useful because we can actually establish our color palette. We just two colors and then vary the tones of that same color. And that's where we're going to see in the little, in a little bit. So the next modes, just so I can show you what are the other color modes that we have here for color harmony, we have the split complimentary. So by choosing one main color, we have two opposite colors equidistant to the main color. The next one is analogous colors. And with this one, you actually can get some really nice and powerful monochromatic tones for your illustration. For example, choosing this more of a red orange color, you get two analogous colors which are in the same, in the similar range as your main color. So once again, you can create some really nice illustrations where you're going to have a similar range of colors, almost like a monochromatic look. The next one is the triadic. And with this one, you get three colors. By choosing the first one, you get three callers who are, which are equidistant from each other. And finally, tetrad colors, which now you get four colors who are equidistant from each other, almost like a square formation. So now the question is how to use best the color harmony tool. And that's what I want to show you in this lesson. So I wanted, I do want to keep it simple. I want to keep it in a way that is actually very easy to digest. So for this one, we're actually going to use the complimentary color scheme. So let's just say that for this illustration, I actually want to choose a color that's more on the salmon side. So I'm going to choose my primary colors going to be this one right here. I'm just going to bring it a little bit more into the blues may be here. And I can see my complimentary color right there. So what we're going to do, I'm going to create a new layer. Sure, I have a studio pen. Just going to reduce this a little bit more. And I'm going to make a circle. I'm going to drop the color into the circle, and here's our first circle. Now I'm going to create a copy of this layer. Make sure I have magnetic selected. So it is snapping on the same horizontal axis. And now I have my second layer. And now I'm going to choose my complimentary color and just drop it here. So note that I have those two colors and in two separate layers, I'm just going to pinch and merge those into one layer. I just want to have those both colors into one layer. So basically what I'm going to create here, just so you guys understand is there, I'm going to create a, create our color pellet with a complimentary color mode in mind. So now we're going to go into the selection menu and we're going to change it to a rectangle. And we're going to make a selection about a third here at the bottom of the rectangle, at the bottom of the two circles. And now we're going to click on the adjustments and we're going to choose hue, saturation and brightness. Here. I'm going to make it a little bit more saturated above 65 percent and a little less bright, about 35%. And I'm just going to click on the arrow just to confirm that I want this stone. Once again, we're going to go into the selection mode rectangle, and now we're going to select the top third of our two circles. And we're going to go into adjustments. Hue saturation, brightness in our going to increase brightness to about 55 percent and saturation about 55 percent as well. Actually, I'll make it 60, just to be a little bit more obvious. Now, we're going to hit the arrow to confirm this. And here's what we've done here, guys, we've actually, we've actually got two colors and then created a range from the same color. And now we have a small color palette that will be complimentary to each other with three options for each color. So three different tones of the same color. So right now I can even close my color picker if I can. Actually being a little bit buggy. So I'm just going to, here we go, just close that. And now I can go back into my illustration. I'm going to make a new layer. And first, I'm just going to use the eyedropper and choose maybe the darker color here. And that's going to be probably or backgrounds. So first I'm going to just delete this color that we just had. In fact, I'm gonna go and choose this color. And I'm going to click on our line work and make sure it's a reference layer because I want to start dropping some colors just to make it easier. So this is going to be the color of the pants. And now what we're going to make a new layer, use the color, the eye dropper and pick this color, for example, and that will be the color of the shirt. Also, I'm just going to select our color palette over here. I'm just going to put it at the top and just going to scale this down just a bit. So it's a little bit easier to access and you can see the illustration. So now I'm going to use the eye dropper once again. And I'm going to choose, actually I'm going to choose this brighter color here, make a new layer. And that's going to be the color of the skin off our character. Just dropping it all in here. All right, and now I'm just going to choose the darkest blue. And I'm going to make a new layer. Make sure it's at the bottom. And that's going to be the color of the background. Zoom out just a bit. And now I'm going to choose once again something in the range of our first color tone here. And that's going to be the color off these letters. Maybe I'll actually go with the, let's see what happens with the darkest one. Probably go with a medium. This is just like a, you know, it's important to test all the tones, make sure that you like the tone that you're actually using for your artwork. Also, just noticing need a little bit more of the blue. Just in this little section here. Oops. And I'm going to put it over here. As you can see with quickly stablished two colors and create a tones within those two colors. And quickly created a color palette that has some harmony between the values. This is a very quick way to actually up create illustrations with a minimal color palette if you use the complimentary mode and just great variations of the two colors that you select. So I just wanted to show you this example. Just, you know, it's more on the Quick side here, but it's easier to digest and understand some of the best ways to actually use the color harmony tool in Procreate 5. So now you can take this technique and apply it to your own illustrations. 17. 1st Assignment: What We Have Learned So Far: All right, It is time for us to do our first assignment here in this course. By now, you should have a really good sense of a few of the sections here on procreate. We have covered the Canvas section on procreate. We have covered some of the sections and tools around the UI. We've also taken a look at working with brushes, as well as working with quick shape. With, taken a look at the power of grids and also look at the layer options and diving into colors a little bit as well. So now that we have that understanding, what I would like to do for this assignment is to ask you to draw three main solids here on your canvas. So we're going to make a cube, are going to make a cone and a sphere. How you want to display, how you want to compose these elements. I'm going to leave it up to you. But in this lesson, I'm going to be showing you how I've done it. So the only rules that I have for this lesson is that you try to create these three solids and you also use the following features. One of the solids are going to be using the reference layer. The other solid we're going to be using the clipping mask features. And the last one we're going to be using layer mask features. So however you want to color them, however you want to texture these elements, It's totally up to you. And lastly, we are going to be using grids in order to make this composition. So the first thing here to do is to create a new file. So we're going to create a new screen size file, whatever iPad resolution you have on your end. Here, we're going to create a resolution to the iPad Pro. And by creating this new file, the first thing we're going to do is to head into the Actions menu and some menu of Canvas. And we're going to turn on drawing guide. But now we're going to click on edit drawing guide as we actually want to start with a perspective grid. So you probably have a 2D grid right off the bat. Here. On the perspective grid, we're going to set up two points, one on the left, one on the right. And we're going to space them out as so. We're also going to leave the horizon line pretty much at the center of the vertical center of the screen. So we're going to click done, and now we're going to start drawing our solids. What I like to do here, illustration that actually create I first start with a sketch layer. So in this sketch layer here, as you can see, I'm creating each solid with a different color. And that is so is visually easier for me to understand which line belongs to each solid. So note that I have that layer. It is time to start creating the real objects. So my first layer, I'm actually going to use black outlines to make my cube. And once I have that, I'm going to click here on the layer, and I'm going to select reference layer. With that, I'm going to drop a few colors onto new layers. So that's why I'm painting this cube with blue, different blue tones on each facet. Because we're using the power of reference layer for that one. In one of the layers, I'm going to actually use it as to paint some shadows on the cube and with another layer also as a clipping mask, I'm going to paint some textures, such as this striped pattern for the cone element. I'm actually going to use some layer masking and do some experiments with that. And finally, for the circle, I'm going to also use a combination of select and fill with clipping masks as well in order to give a little bit of shading. So with the Fill, I'm going to change the color of this sphere as well as with a clipping mask, I'm going to add a little bit of light and shadows. So once again, however you want to draw these elements, It's totally up to you. The only rules here is to actually use the grids. In this case the Perspective Grid. Use these features such as clipping masks, layer masks and reference layers, and create a composition. This may be your first illustration if you've actually never used Procreate. But this is just an exercise in order for you to use all of the tools that so far in this course were studied. So take your time now to actually complete this assignment and now just have some fun creating this illustration. And I'll see you on the next lesson. 18. Move Tool & Selection Tool: Learning To Work Faster in Procreate 5X: In this lesson, let's take a look at the transform tool here in everything that can be done in Procreate vivax. So the move toward the transform tool is actually located at the last icon from the left section, the left side section of the procreative. Why? It is represented by this little arrow right here. Once you tap on this arrow, means you're telling Procreate that you want to select all of the contents of a, of a specific layer. So in this case we have the 0, 1 layer selected on our Layers panel. So by tapping the arrow key or the arrow, I can select that layer. One, layer two. And I tap on the arrow key, I see the bounding sack or the inner contents represented by this box of that layer. So now as we go into this tool, the move tool or transform tool, we see that we have a few sub options here at the bottom section of the y, we have four different modes of transformation, as well as a few helpers here at the very bottom. So staying with this yellow sort of element here at the very center and the uniform selection, uniform, what does that actually mean? So it means that you have these controllers, which is, first off, they are kind of representing the bounding box of the contents of the layer. So by just tapping on one of the Bezier points in holding it, you see that we are actually using the uniform mode. We're scaling objects in an uniform way. So we're not really distorting the circle that we have created in the very first place. We can expand it, we can make it smaller. So I'm just going to undo this. And still within the transform tool, let's go to free-form. Now with free form, if I were to use that same Bezier point, and I now have, I'm free to make it into a ellipse or squished one, or a super tall and skinny and do whatever I want to actually transform this way more free of the constraints of scaling this proportionally. Once again, I'm just going to undo, go back to the default mode or default state of this element. And now let's go into distort. Distort allows you to tap on any of these points that I have here. And sort of distort this almost like as if I was giving some perspective. Few, we get a skew. We can change these objects in a way that he feels like he can be really helpful, especially if you're trying to draw or create things in perspective. It can also tap on the center sort of Bezier point in this really helps me by skewing this layer up or down, as well as to the sites. Once again, I'm just going to undo this. And the last one is work. By tapping on this one. I get a mash. In this case here we got nine squares in. I can tap on the squares themselves almost like on the points of the square. And I can create all sorts of cool distortions. So in this case it looks almost like a droplet and it looks like we've given some, some, some data really to this object by just kind of stretching it to the left. And I'm just going to undo back to its original four. And I tried to tap one advanced match. Now have controls for these points with actual Bezier points that are staying as they move it around. So it's a, it's an, as the name says, is it an even more advanced way of distorting this mesh? So I'm just going to undo this again back in the transform tool. Now let's take a look at the things are the options that was here at the bottom. So we just talked about advanced mesh. So I think I can skip that one. But now just kind of getting out of the war, we have snapping. Snapping is a really great addition on Procreate 5 x. So when I tap on Snapping, now we get to secondary options on snappy. For now I'm just going to turn off snapping. And in fact, I'm going to turn off both just to show what they can do. So with nothing turned on, in which still on the move tool, I can really move my object freely. It can move freely. Nothing is really snapping, no corners, no elements or snapping to this movement. I can just put this circle really anywhere I want on the canvas. So let's do this. Now if I go into snapping and I turn on magnetics, this is the way that we always knew Procreate in the back of the day, let's say like Procreate 4, which is really not even that old, but we're already on five acts. So if I move this horizontally, it's giving me this blue guide layer, which is showing me there we're going not perfect horizontal movement. If I go a little bit on increments of 15 degrees, I still get his helper lines, which will really help me to move this one an angle, as well as perfectly on a vertical axis. So now I'm going to undo once again, the one thing that Procreate never had was an option to really be able to align two objects in here, we're aligned because I was just duplicating this element and bring it to the side. So I knew that they were already aligned in the sense of position. But now going back into the snapping, subsetting and turning on snapping, It's going to give me an option too. As I move this, it's going to start showing me other sort of lines that can help me to say, I can really snap this to be perfectly just underneath this circle or perfectly just on top of layer one. And these are really, really helpful when you're creating geometric designs or even patterned designs. So I fend do here, I just want to show you something on the settings of snapping. You get two sliders. At the bottom here. You have distance and you have velocity. Distance signifies the number of pixels that procreate will be searching on every direction. In this case here we have 32, meaning that procreate will search 32 pixels in every direction of our yellow semi-circle, or yellow and blue, dark blue circle. It's going to be looking 32 pixels in order to snap to this element or to design, or to the top of the frame or bottom of the frame. And velocity actually is a funny one. It's actually related to the speed that you're actually moving this element with your Apple Pencil. So which means that the lower that this number is, means that if you go super fast, you don't get a lot of these lines. But if you go slow, you're really going to get these snapping points. So it's, it's a, it's a funny one's a tricky one. But in general sense, you actually want to keep the distance as high as possible. If you're really creating things, there are very geometrical. You want to keep things very much aligned. Just try to keep the distance, the distance value really high and keep the velocity really low. And that is because if you go velocity really high here with distance high as well, you're going to get a lot of snapping as you're moving things around. As you can see here. I move this circle and I get a lot of snapping, which is even here. It's really, really difficult to start aligning things here if you see how much my element is jumping around the screen. So personally, I think the secret recipe is to keep the distance value up, but keep velocity way down so that you really get these extra lines or extra snapping helpers. If you're moving things slowly on the screen. And Wallace thing, when you do have snapping, you get this extra orange line or orange guide. Whenever you snap or you, you reach the middle of your canvas, both vertically and you'll see another one when you align it horizontally. So now selecting our central element once again, right here, we have a few more options at the bottom of the wanting. The second one is to flip our object horizontally. This one is to flip it vertically. In this case here we wrote theater element 45 degrees. Now in terms of rotating these elements, I just wanna make a quick parenthesis and sort of bringing this triangle here with the same color as our layer 0, 2, which was a circle. To talk about these handles, the green handle and the yellow handle that we see at the bottom, the transformational bounding box that we have here. So I was just talking about all these Beziers, how they help us to scale down. But what does the green handle and what is the yellow handle? While the green handle is about rotation. So just choosing the green handle can help us with a 5015 degrees increments, can help us to rotate the element. If we have magnetics turned on. If we don't have magnetics turned on, then this rotation is just done smoothly. Okay? Now, let's just say I'm just going to make this a little easier for myself here. And we're going to turn back on magnetics, rotate this a little bit. And as you can see, we have the bounding box sort of following this element. As we've turned it 45 degrees, the bounding box is following that angle as well. Now if I commit this rotation, commit this change. And now if I go back into my bounding box, it has been reset and move down to accommodate the new bounding areas of that object is stuff following the 45 degree angle anymore. So if I wanted to sort of transform this back, let's just say that I've done this by mistake. I could just take here the handle and sort of try to rotate it back. But now you see that it's actually falling. Outside the center where it was before in all sorts of things. And that's because a triangle is a great example to show this problem that really once you rotate something is really hard to rotate it back to its original position. That's why now we have the yellow handle. So the yellow handle now allows you to, as you can see, snap the bounding box, the transformation on bounding box, back to its original angle, back to where we were before. And now we can rotate it back 45 degrees back to the perfect center. This next one actually scales or object to fit the screen. It is a cool option, but really I don't use it as much because as you can see, because we're, we're expanding this element, we're creating a lot of aliasing on the element itself. The element wasn't really made to be as big as our canvas. So we're getting a lot of aliasing, which is not really good. It makes our illustration. It doesn't make it look very professional when you have your image really blurry in a way that you can really see the aliasing effect on the pixels. Then finally, we have a few methods here to interpolate the transformations or the transform that we're doing. Cubic is by far the best one when you're dealing with high risk sort of illustrations. And you want to get to achieve the best effects as you're scaling up or down things. The next one is by linear, which is, I would say second best in order to scale these elements in nearest neighbor is a funny one because it's really geared towards pixel art. So if you're doing things in pixel art and you really need to scale up things. You do want to use nearest neighbor because it will not add any anti-aliasing effect to your illustrations. Just to give you an example and do have a pixel art illustration that I made a while ago. And I'm going to go into the Move tool. And now here at the very bottom on my interpolation, I'm going to keep it to nearest neighbor. And now when I scale this down and I apply commit these changes, I pixel is still very sharp, very nice. There is no aliasing at all on these pixels. Now if I undo, Make it just smaller so that I can just sort of scale this up quite a bit. As you can see, he's still got nearest neighbor. When I apply or commit these changes, I still get a very nice pixel. Now, just take a look at what happens when I change this back to by cubic. So we're on by cubic. I'm going to just sort of, yeah, a little bit more space. Scale this up. Movie here. And now, when you zoom in, you can see starting to add some aliasing. It just doesn't look as sharp anymore. And same happens if I scale this down. The scale this down and zoom in. I'm starting to get double pixels because we're using an interpolation. It's not really the best one for this specific case here. So once again, if you're dealing with pixel art, makes sure that on your transform, you're always using nearest neighbor leslie, the reset button just really kinda cancels any transformations that you may have on the go. So now let's talk about the selection tool. And the selection tool is just actually sitting right next to the Transform tool here on the left side section of the UI of Procreate. The selection tool comes with four main modes and then a few options here at the bottom. Just like the transform tool, we're going to start with the first one, automatic. For that, We're actually, we have a new layer here, which has all of our three objects. I'm keeping the triangle for now. And he has them, it has all of them merged into one layer. So back in the Selection tool, the very first mode is the automatic. As the name suggests, it all it just takes, all it takes is one click to try to create selections based on the colors of your image. So right here, I've tacked on the yellow sort of color that we had in the center. And then another color here at the right side. And it's giving us the inverted values of those selections. Now if I go into my move tool, I see that I've committed select those two elements, and I can then move them freely around the canvas. But just keep in mind that as we're doing this, as you use automatic procreate is trying to make a calculation. In fact, many times it's not really the most correct calculation. So as we've moved these elements out of the original place, we see that Procreate is actually leaving a one pixel edge. Rather not looking that good, one pixel edge circle or where the original circle is sitting. So let's just undo this and I'll show you the best way per se if you wanted to move these two elements. We're going to go back into the selection tool. But now instead of automatic, we're going to go into the freehand mode. And the beauty about a freehand mode is once again Procreate, reinventing the way that we can use a selection tool that were known to use in other applications, such once again as Photoshop and others. So the beauty of working in procreate is having the Apple Pencil and being able to do, for example, if we wanted to do the same selection, we can tap on this point right here. And then we can tap again. And now we can make more of a straight line, straight line selection. And the rest I can be, I can move freely. So I can just say that I want the whole circle. So I can just move it like this. And then I want to complete it so I can travel upwards close to the beginning section of my selection. And I can just tap to close this selection. And now you can see that the selection is there, is just a little hard to see and we can tweak this as well. If we go, I'm just going to show you guys something in. I'll lose the selection and I'll show you how to recover selections in Procreate as well. But if you can't really see what you have selected here, I'm sure the cameras having a hard time actually also capturing this. Let's go into the Actions menu. And then here on preferences, We're gonna go here on the selection mask visibility. We're going to create this. You can correct this all the way to a 100, but I think it becomes too harsh, too strong. Let's just say, let's just keep it at 50 percent. This in fact, is a new thing I believe in Procreate vivax, where we're not losing our selection. This is actually really great. I believe that in previous versions of Procreate used to lose our selection as soon as we went into the Actions menu. But I want to show you something. I want to go into the Move tool and then click away. And now let's just say that I've lost my selection. How do we recover selections in Procreate? You can recover your lest created selection, just the last one. In this way here, we just use one finger, tap on the Selection tool and hold. And that brings our last selection back. Some of that I brought back my selection. There is another way to save selections here in Procreate, which is to use the save and load selections here at the bottom. Before I show you guys this feature right here, I don't want to tweak my selection because at the very beginning when I was drawing straight lines and curved lines, I really didn't make the selection as perfect as I needed to be. You see that I actually have selected a little bit of this dark purple that I actually don't want. Well, we actually want, is the yellow side on the right in this whole circle, in this example, right? So that's the beauty on the bottom options here that we have on the selection tool in Procreate, we have the add selection, and we have the remove selection. These two operations are things that you can do to tweak your current selection. So in this, in this case right here, because we have more selected then what we want. I'm going to go into the Remove. And then the other really nice things to be able to get really close to where we want to start our selection. Because we're dealing with the Remove. I'm basically going to make a selection that is now to the left side because that's the part that we don't want from our selection. And a tap on this point just to start. And I'm going to get closer to this area, tack another point. Now I can really just zoom out, go back all the way up, and tap on this points where here. And then I'm just going to draw in, close the selection. So as I close the selection now, check how much better my selection really is, which is really taking off the blue, dark blue side. If I keep using the Remove selection, if I keep using this, every new selection I make is going to remove from our active selection. As you can see here, I can keep refining and removing things from my selection. Because as soon as I close the shapes you see that they become crosshatched with this crop cross hatch pattern, meaning that they have been removed from my selection. If I use the add tool and it creates selections, they are now fully filled, which means that I'm adding to my current selection. So now that I have this selection created, I want to go into the save and load selections. It's basically a secondary panel that allows me to tap on this plus icon right here. And now I have a Created Selection. And this is really, really nice, especially if you work with color correcting your illustrations. If you're doing further tweaks to your illustrations, if you use a lot of the selection tool, you can save your selections. You can save multiple selections and recall them with his list to load them back. Let's do now let's, as I've shown you how you can just tap and hold on the selection icon to bring your left selection. Let me just show you two very quick selection. So I'm going to click away. And now I'm just going to make a more of an organic selection right here. And now we're gonna go into the save and load and tap on the plus icon. And now we have these two selections. You can also slide the selections to the left and then be able to lead them. And now let me just click away and back in the selection tool. If I go to save and load. Now if I tap on selection one, I got that first selection ready. If I tap on selection to I have my second selection. So now let's just go back to selection one. I'm going to commit this selection back in the arrow tool. And I can just move out my element now, just at the beginning that I was trying to move it. But with the edit on the nice fact that we really don't have that one pixel edge that was coming out from the automatic selection on this circle. So yes, it's really great to use the automatic feature to, to get some faster selections for safe. So back in the selection menu here, It's great to use the automatic feature, but it's not really the best in many cases because procreate will have a bit of a hard time to select the perfect, perfect edge that you may want to just do it manually with a free hand tool. And just finally on the last couple of selection modes, I believe those are pretty obvious. One is the rectangle. It just makes a selection on a rectangular shape that you can create. And then we have ellipse, which also makes a selection based on an ellipse that can be skewed, that it really can be in many sizes. And if you do use the one finger tap, let me just undo this and go back to the Selection tool. If you're here on the lips, make a selection that looks pretty skewed. By you hold one finger to the canvas. You can actually make a perfect circle selection. Now, curiously, the rectangle does not have the option to turn into a square. At least that cannot make it happen over here. So it's only the ellipse which becomes a circle. Now let me just clear this back in these selections menu. Let's just take a look at what we have more here at the bottom section. So let me just stating the freehand selection mode are going to go into the save and load, load our first selection right here. And let me turn close this panel. Now we got removed, we add and remove. We sort of taken a look here how to actually further tweet your selections invert as the name says. Right now we have these two. We have the circle in half of the triangle selected. Tapping Invert. I've now selected the inverse of that selection, meaning now we have the first circle. We have half the left side of the triangle, and we don't have the third circle selected. We can copy and paste items. So now if I tap one, copy and paste on a new layer, I now have just clear this away and I'll have that inverted selection. So back in the selections menu, the next one. So let's just invoke our selection this time I'm going to get my selection to the next one is feather. So by tapping on feather, we have an amount now set to none currently set to none. If I put this to, let's just see 20%. It's feathering the selection by 20 pixels on every side Percy of our selection. So now committing this change in going to the Move tool, I'm gonna get this very feathered effect. This may actually work really well. For example, if you want to move clouds in the sky and if you want to feather them so that you're not really moving exact pixels. I believe that there are cases where this tool can be quite useful. So let me undo, go back to the selection to save and load. We just, just saw what, what it does. Now finally, we have color fill and clear. So if we go just tapping on Color Fill really doesn't do anything. So what is Color Fill? Color Fill basically needs a selection in order to work. So we're going to tap once again on selection too, because we had color fill already activated. It's immediately filling that selection with color. Now, if I do the opposite year, so I'm just going to undo, turn off color fill, go to my selections panel. Select selection to. Now as soon as I tap on Color Fill, it's filling up my selection with this color swatch. So it's a basically a quick way to fill a few your selections with color. I'm just going to do once again. I just want to show you finally that with this selection activated and now, if I tap will clear, you basically clears out the selection that we have. 19. Adjustment Menu: A Step-by-Step Guide in Procreate 5X: In this lesson, we're going to be taking a look at the new additions and reorganization that happened on the adjustments menu here in Procreate 5 acts. Now because this video is quite in-depth on all of these effects, there are two things that I will ask you to do right away. One is to download the resource file and actually only start working in this lesson once you have this file open on your side. For this lesson on, I'm also using another illustration which unfortunately I cannot share it. It might be commissioned, but you can actually follow everything in this lesson through this illustration. Just keep using this illustration as we go through all of these options. Second thing is that because once again, there's a lot of information here in this lesson. You may actually want to pause this video. You may actually want to go slower. You can go like half a speed on your side, on your own time because there's a lot of things to go through here. And I also don't want to make this video extremely long. So if you are an existing user of Procreate, you've probably noticed that a few things here got reorganized, a few things got actually taken out, and a few things were added to this sub-menu. For example, what was added was really new effects, really cool new effects such as bloom, Glitch, halftone, chromatic aberration. We're all going, we're going to go through all of these effects in this lesson. But what was removed actually was an option called Recolor, which are used to do some really, really cool things. But don't worry, it's still exists in Procreate. And there is a special lesson just to show you where that lives, at least for now on Bill 3 of Procreate vivax. They didn't mentioned that this is going to change and probably even go back here. But so far for the creation, for the time of creation of this video, the option recolor is going to be kind of hidden here. And another thing that was removed was an opacity of layers option was sitting right here on previous versions of Procreate. But we really don't need to worry too much. Because if I go into any layers here, I'm just going to turn off. We have few layers in this file, which is a file I'm also leaving available for you to download and be able to follow through everything in this lesson. But just to show you one thing is that on the opacity that was removed to use to live here. So we don't have really ways to change the opacity of this sun layer that I have selected. But in fact we do because there is this little button here, which stands for the blend mode right now it's set to normal blend mode, which is blending mode is set to any new layer you create in Procreate, but also just underneath that. Now with this expanded menu, you see the Opacity option, which is was set to max. And now I can just tap a number here so I can set it to 44 percent and it can even change the blend mode. So I believe or Procreate is trying to do here, is just trying to, to, to kinda put together something that makes more sense. Such as if you want to change the opacity, perhaps you also probably want to change the blend mode of a layer instead of just having two very separate locations. One for opacity 14 blend mode. So I'm just going to dial that back heel all the way to max. And now let's just start taking a look at each adjustment layer and what he can do. So once again, back to the file that I've prepared for you. We have a file with a few layers broken down. So we have the sun, the woman, the mountains background layers, and the farthest background, as well as we also have a fully flattened out version of this illustration. And the reason for that is that for these very first few adjustment layers here is just going to be much easier for me to show you what they do with a flattened out version. Of course you can do that on singular layers. But I just want to show you what it does to a flat piece of artwork first. So let's start with hue and saturation. One of the biggest things, or Procreate vivax is that now for adjustment layers and adjustment effects, you can add them to the full image. And that's why it's called Layer. And why I'm seeing images because as you can see, this whole artwork is now into one layer. So when I go back here and I go into hue saturation and see that at one end as a layer. Just so it's ofcourse going to affect everything once I dial in the hue value here at the bottom. So hue saturation is pretty straightforward. You can change the hue of a, an object going from minus, basically from 0 to a 150 is almost like the midway point or the original color of that layer. Saturation. Same thing. You can go to no color or a lot of color, maximum amount, and 50 is the halfway point. Brightness is the brightness of the pixel value. 50 is the original. 0.9 is pretty much setting it all the way to black and max, setting up all the way to 255, which is the pure value of weight. So now let me just turn off the full flattened artwork and do that same thing onto a layer. So now we have the sun selected. I'm going to go into the Adjustments layer. Adjustments, menu, sorry, go into layer. And now if I switch or change the dial, we're only changing the color of the sun with those same features. We have the hue, we have the saturation of the sun. And we also have the brightness off that very specific layer. So one less thing that I just want to show is that when you're changing things here, so let me just do a quick thing here on the sun layer. Now you can just tap with one finger and you can bring a menu here, a sub menu, which allows you to kinda hold the middle one which says preview. You can see what it was before and what is set to at the moment. A really useful tool that I personally use it a lot whenever I'm doing color corrections to my illustrations. I went to know where I was and where I'm sitting right now. And I just want to know if I've pushed it too far, if I needed to bring it back, also called split that difference, famous split that difference. And I just want to be able to see where it was before and where I'm sitting at the moment. You have the undo menu, which is done by steps. And now it's done in a really cool way as you can see, instead of just popping as it used to be undue, was just like a straight cut to the previous version of that element. Procreate is now kinda any meeting this effect. So now if I hit undo, I think it's probably going to change the hue and you will see almost like a fade. It faded from purple back to this very almost magenta color. And you also have the apply, which of course you want to apply that effect as is, you can reset. Now we're not going to see much of a difference. But if I go once again changed this quite a bit, and I just do one finger tap on the canvas. That's how we evoke the sub-menu. And I hit reset. It just resets to its original value without canceling this operation. And finally, I'm just going to go back here, tap once again, hit Cancel. That fully, goes outside of this effect without applying it at all. So it's almost like reset and castle at the same time. So that's a menu exists for a lot of the effects that we're going to see sway kinda just covered that little. Apply preview, Cancel, Reset sub-menu. So let's just go back into the flat image, select that layer, and let's just go through applying Hue Saturation now as a pencil. So what does that actually means now for Procreate vivax with a lot of these effects and the option of layer in our pencil. Well, as you can see, once you select pencil, you see that the brush icon on procreate actually gets this little affect these like little sparkles on the icon. And that is very similar to the sparkles that we see in the icon off the adjustments, adjustments menu. Which means or is trying to say that the effects are being transferred to a brush. Now, if we tap on the brush here, and I'm just going to select a very soft brush and take down the size a little bit here. And let's just do that. Change the values a little bit, so you can definitely see some changes. So now we have a change or the hue a little bit on saturation and brightness. Now if I paint just a section, this middle section here, you see that now it's acting up as a brush mask. I'm painting this, but I'm only painting certain sections of the illustration. And I'm just gonna do a two-finger tap here to kind of undo this step. Because, why is this really cool? Well, you allows you to only colors certain parts of the image. So let's just say that you only want it to affect the mountains and the sun kinda give like a bit of a glowing kinda desert effect. So you can do that. You can paint around her character here a little bit, almost giving that edge light effect to it. And of course I'm just doing very crudely here, but just kinda like to show you what you can do with the use of the brush feature instead of just affecting the whole image. Once again, I'm going to tap with one finger. I can hit Preview to see the states before and after, but I'm also going to hit cancel. So we can go through the other effects here in the adjustments menu. Next up we have color balance, and I'm just going to use it as a layer for now. But color balance is a really great finishing tool. And when I say finishing, I mean that once you're actually almost done with your illustration, so I was actually great to save the state as the original one, the original colors, original composition, and then create maybe an old version. Have some fun with color balance Because for example, here, I'm changing the values. Color balanced gives you three options to be able to change the values on the mid tones of your image. So nothing that's too bright or too dark, then you can swing these values going to more red or more cyan. You can change it to go into more magenta or more green. And finally going to more yellow tones or more blue tones. Then if I go to highlights, for example, and swing this to blue, in fact, I think yellow is even cooler for the purposes of this illustration we're seeing, we're looking once again, it's looking more like a desert kinda scene. I can go magenta or more green. And I can also swing this cyan or red, so I'm going to just leave it a bit more on the red side. Finally on shadows, maybe I do want to have like cooler shadows and that's another very cool kinda photography trick that we actually see it a lot, a lot of people can't even perceive it, but it's there when people actually tint the shadows a little bit more on the bluish tones. And then we also have magenta and green. So I'm just going to actually take this a little bit too green. And finally, I'm going to probably leave it on red. So now that we have this version, again tap on the canvas here with one finger and once again it can hit Preview and see the original state and where it's sitting at the moment with color balance, I can undo steps, apply, cancel or reset. And this time I'm actually going to hit apply. And I'm just going to turn this off. And you can see that with a very quick adjustment filter in Procreate, we've almost generated a whole new option that we can then post on Instagram as a gallery. So you can post this as the first image, then you can post this one is the second one, and so on, so forth. So you can actually expand your posting. You're posting ideas on Instagram and other social media avenues. My heavy alternatives off your illustration. All right, so I'm just going to undo here, go back into the original. We're still have our actually need to undo a couple more steps. And I think now we got it. So once again, we have the flattened version selected. I'm gonna go into the adjustments menu and I'll select curves. Once again, just as color balance in hue saturation, we have the layer option or to use it as a pencil and pencil, as I've mentioned, we will do this once more with a different brush, but it's more of a localized. It's when you want to apply this effect on localized spots on your image versus the whole layer. Curves is a very straight up curve with a few options, which basically gives you three values from the get-go. These are the dark and levels. So you can either, by lifting this Bezier point upwards, you are canceling your removing blacks from the image or dark values. If you move it this way, you're making the black values darker and you're making the brighter, bright values brighter for six. So you're basically crushing, adding more contrast to the overall image. The mid handle here is for the mid-tones of your image. If you raise it, you're adding more contrast to a broader picture. We lower this where adding more contrast to a darker, overall darker image. So I'm just going to leave it for now in the midsection. And finally, with a bright levels, if you lower this, which is kinda like the op, actually the opposite of this. If we lower the bright values where canceling the bright levels of our image. If we move it this way, we are raising the bright values in adding even more contrast to the overall picture. And just moving back to the midpoint once again, just want to show you what it does, which is to either crush it on a brighter value or our first image as a darker value. So all of this we were doing in the Gamma version here of curves, and you have individual controls as well. You can do the same things we just discussed on individual colors. And you can create some really interesting effects. For example, raising the blacks on a red channel adds red to the black values of your image. So now what was really, really dark? It's actually becoming more red. And he kinda starts to look like silk screen, silkscreen printing when you only have one color or like some printing methods which are done are based on reduced colors. So you only get that one single pass of one color and the rest is either white or non-existent because you don't have a lot of colors to play. Same can be done here with green. And once again, just look at how cool the image starts to look. And I would actually advise you to just have some fun play with each curve option here. See what you can do is see where you can get in. Try to actually start to see and start to learn what occurs can do for you once you actually play with every different channel and the Gamma option as well. But now let me just show you what curves is actually mostly used for in photography and illustration as well. Once again, we have the options leaders in pencil. So I'm just gonna do it to the overall image, but we have to go back into gamma for that. And it's funny how it curves is called curves where we start with a very single diagonal line. And you might be even wondering that, but as a, as a was just talking how curves starts with two or three points, one in the middle here. Or we can do, is, I'm just going to actually delete this so you can tap on the points themselves and tap on the Delete option to remove points. And you can tap on the line to create points on this line. So we're going to create, create 1 on the top right section of the curves line and another point on the lower left section of the line. And now we are going to create an actual curve out of this curves graph. What we're doing, we're lowering this point here just a little bit, almost like on the top third, on the left of this little rectangle right here. And we're also raising the blacks here to the bottom right of this little rectangle here. So now I'm just going to hit the arrow key here just to apply this effect. And if I turn now on and off, you see that what curves is doing, It's giving you a little bit of a contrast. I did go a little bit too far here or too much on the crush off the whites and crushing the blacks. But it's just to be able to show you the difference before and after a little easier here on the camera. And personally, I wouldn't go as far as I just did here because it's really killing the sky, the beautiful vanilla color that I've put here on the sky. But it's just to show that what people usually do it at the very end of their illustrations as well, is to just add a little curves, just to give a little bump to the overall quality of the image. So now we're going to undo once again. Okay, we're back at the original selection. So now let's go back into the adjustments menu and take a look at the, one of the new additions, which is super, super cool on Procreate vivax called Gradient Maps. First time I saw this, I thought he was actually a gradient generator. I also got super excited because Procreate doesn't really have a way to generate gradients from a menu. But there is a special lesson as well in this course which teaches you how to create gradients in Procreate vivax. But it does have now a gradient map feature. So what is this? So Gradient Map is a feature that gives you first ingredient Library here at the bottom, which allows you to kinda go through almost like Instagram style, changing filters, pretty much almost like adding filters to your illustration. And what's actually happening here. So let me go into a easier one to understand. So such as Venice. So if I tap on Venice, you can actually add it d squares, which mean the RD points of values with each one has a color assigned to it. So what this is doing basically is that is remapping colors from the original. So on the dark values, anything that's on the darker value of your illustration, no matter what color, it's actually being read, colored or remapped into this dark, darker plum color right here. Everything that's on the darker, the mid dark tones are fewer. Illustration, again, no matter what color, if they were yellow with greens, if they were matching in terms of brightness values or in darkness values, they would be remapped to this kind of a purple image. And then on the mid bright sections of your image is kinda being remapped to this darker kind of sand color. Finally, we have this very bright Manila color here that's remapping everything that was on the bright values up your image. So in a nutshell, is a very quick way for you to actually create ALT versions of your illustration. Once again, you can post them on social media. You can tap on these values here and you can even change. So let's just say that you don't want that plum, you actually want something more green. You can do that as well. Just be careful that once you actually change these values, you are changing the gradient map that it's already here in Procreate vivax. So what I would recommend, I'm just going to actually undo things here so I don't lose what I had. We're just gonna do as much as possible. What I actually recommend, for example, is tapping on Venice Beach, right? So what I actually recommend is tapping and holding on Venice and then you can hit duplicate. And now we have a duplicate of Venice. And you can even rename this by just using the Apple Pencil and the Scribble feature, which is a really great feature that allows you to write. So I'm just going to write test one for example, and is going to rename this Venice to test1. Now that we have a duplicate of this column of this gradient map, I can tap on callers and it can switch or change colors as I want to create some really crazy combinations. As we can see over here. And then I hit done and finally hit Apply. And once again, we have a very, very cool variation of our artwork. The next one is Gaussian blur. And now we're getting into the realm of what actually existed on previous versions of Procreate, but now with the addition of layer and pencil. So let's just do benzyl furnace because we'd been doing layer for quite awhile. So Gaussian Blur is a straight-up Guassian blur feature which allows you to add. Blurriness two elements, such as single layers or your overall image. But now with the addition of being done as a pencil. So for example, we have a slider. We start with the slider here is set to 60 percent. We're going to leave it at this value so we can see more or less what's going to happen. And I'm just going to paint around the sun. As can see, my brush is really small, so I'm just going to raise that. And now when I paint on the sun section of this image, I'm just blurring the sun. So I could do that to the mountains, for example, almost adding, adapt the field or like the sense of depth to the image. And I can, now that I've painted, it doesn't mean that it's already blurred and finalized. I can actually dial back the slider here. And let's just say that I want to add about 28% blur. I'm going to tap on the arrow to kind of apply this operation. And it's actually adding some really interesting sense of depth to the illustration. So once again, gaussian blur, used as a brush has some really powerful features, such as being able to add depth to your illustration. You can also add Gaussian blur as a layer, and that's just blurring everything. At the same time. If you have your illustration all merged into one layer, which is what's happening right here. I have my flattened version and the separate layers. Next up, let's take a look at motion blur. And this one, we're going to use it as a layer. So you basically get a slider to adjust motion blur. And as you can see, it's just doing horizontally. So there's a way cooler kinda technique to actually use this filter, which is to use your Apple pencil. And what you're going to do is to kinda, just kinda tap and drag to the direction where you want the motion blur to actually happen. So if I started clicking on the sun and I'm moving to the lower left side of the screen, I'm adding motion blur to this direction. If I go to the lower right section of the screen and meeting blur on a diagonal going to the right and so on, so forth. And, you know, the, the, the more distant I go with my pencil, the more blur I'm adding to the screen. So it's a very intuitive, it's super cool how Procreate actually reinvents cer, certain in the fact that already existed in other software, such as Photoshop for example. But in really intuitive and cool way to actually use it with the Apple pencil. I'm going to tap Reset, go back into you adjustments. And let's check on the next one, which is perspective blur. We're going to use that as a layer as well because it is much easier to explain what it does on a single layer. So on perspective blur, you get two options, and you can see those options here at the bottom you have positional and directional positional. It's setting the center of your blur to a specific region of your illustration which you can set with your Apple pencil. So I'm just going to set it here on the sun. And now by doing the slider, as you can see, it's, it's doing a blur on a radio format from that center here. So if I move it now to the lower right section, you see that it's expanding, but it's actually going on a position away, but also on a circumferential direction. So it's going on every direction from the center here. Now if we tap on directional, you still have the position, the ability to place the position of the center bit. But you also have this little arrow, which you can then change the direction where it's going, so it is starting from this point. But because you're setting the arrow to this direction, you are telling procreate that the blur should all go in this direction right here. So it's always going in the direction of the arrow, going to the lower right, and pushing the pixels in this direction. With this option, you can do some really, really cool kind of action shots with your illustration. I don't really have an example here, but if you had, for example, a running character kinda running towards the camera and saying the point right on the face of the character, you would get a lot of blur on its arms. If it's running with his fists clenched, it gets an action shot or comic books strip. You can get some really cool effects with perspective blur. I'm just going to reset that. Going back into the list. We now have noise. Noise is a layer very, very useful, especially if you have lots of gradients in your image. In noise also adds a little bit of more of a tactile feel or more of a natural feel to your illustrations. So we're just going to the slider here at the very top, you see that noise is actually increasing and it's adding a bit of noise here to the overall image. I'm adding quite a bit of noise just so that the camera can pick this up and you can see what it does. You have a few options here at the bottom, and it's so cool how Procreate not only is just giving you a noise or default kinda noise without a lot of options. But in fact, we're getting quite a few options here at the bottom. First we have the generation method. It can be clouds, pillows, or ridges. And to be completely honest, I'm not gonna go too deep into these. I'm not even sure what are the calculation methods here are the algorithms for generating this noise. But what I would say is that I usually use clouds the most, I think it's the most natural look. Then we have scale and this one is much easier to explain is basically the scale of your dots. I think going smaller is better just because it looks more convincing. That is real, almost like the sense of I'm painting on real paper. Then you have the optimist. And I think these are probably some calculation or more complex methods on adding grain. I think it does create some very interesting things with a higher octave. So I'll probably leave it at 86%. Finally, turbulence, I believe, is just kinda like the fuse, like it's the frequency of points. So increasing turbulence fields like the are much stronger on the canvas. So in fact I would, I will reduce turbulence a little bit. So a lot of these effects, of course, there is the artist side as well, which you can kind of feel like if you feels good, if you think that is a good approach, you should totally just tweak the sliders to whatever feels best for your illustration. I think because this is a very graphical piece without a lot of textures, without a lot of gradients. I think going super-strong with grain might not be the best thing. Finally, there's this little lightning bolt thing here, which is telling us that we can add grain as an additive feature, which I actually quite like it, because without being additive, the grain will just be almost on top is a normal blending mode without really tweaking the colors or adding curves to the values. So I think additive is a great thing. And finally we have single and multi. And to me what this does is that single is a black and white noise. So you only see shades of gray, of black, white and gray here. And if we do multi, you can see, I hope that I can show this here are the camera can pick this up. The grain is now colorful. There's like little dots are green, red, blue, and the grain is multicolored. Sometimes this is a good thing to actually use. But mostly for illustration work, I keep it to single additive and tweak the options on the clouds. So I'm just roll this back just a little bit, so I'll put it about 11 percent grain. And now if I zoom back, you almost can't see it or you can kind of feel it. So if I zoom in really close, you see there's like a bit of grain happening. And he gives this really nice, almost tactile feel to your illustration because now it starts to feel like you've drawing or painting on paper. Next up on the list we have sharpened. Also very, very good to do a little bit of sharpening to your pictures. I wouldn't go totally to a 100 percent. But what it does in a nutshell, sharpen is going to evaluate all of the edges and intersections off your illustration and try to remove aliasing and what aliasing does, it tries to soften things up. You happens a lot on raster programs or pixel programs procreate is a raster program. Program, meaning is not a vector program like Adobe Illustrator, where you can draw a sun as tiny as a dot and you can expand that element and it will never lose quality in Procreate if you create a sun such as this one and you start to scale this up, I'll show you what it does. So I'm just going to actually take sharpen all the way down. I'm going to turn off this layer, go into my broken down version here, take the Sun, going to the scale tool and just keep scaling, scaling the scaling and apply this. You see now that the edges of the sun are super blurry and pixelated. So this is really not good ones to start to print. People can really pick this up and see that you've done a poor job per se on a digital illustration. So it's nice to keep things really nice and sharp whenever there are, of course, not blurred, as intentionally blurred, such as adding depth you up to your illustrations. But you can definitely see when things are looking a little bit lower on a lower-quality Sadie. So back to what we were just saying. That's why once you've finished our illustrations and making sure that you've created your elements to the right size as they should be not playing, not kind of transforming them. So if you want to have a bigger son, scale it, but then draw a new sun on top and delete that previous layer so the new son will have its edges really than looking nice and sharp. So let's go back into sharpen and apply it as a layer. And let's just add a little bit of sharpened. So in procreate is really funny. You could go all the way to a 100 and you wouldn't feel as much as in Photoshop, for example. But if you set it to about 50 percent, you actually get a really nice sharpen picture. Perhaps I wouldn't even go as much as 50, because once I zoom in, I definitely see more of the pixels around the elements. But I would say perhaps 25 percent is a good value and is just, once again, it's a nice finishing touches to your illustrations. Next up on the list, Blum. Blum is really, really nice. So let me just show you what Bloom does. It's basically if there is light coming in from behind, from like in this direction of the sun, for example, is coming in the US. So once you start bloom, you don't really see anything, but you get three options at the bottom, transition, size and bar. The very first thing that you need to do to up to be able to see what Bloom can do is there is a slider. So I think I'm actually applying only on the sun layer. So sorry about that. Let me just go to the flattened version, go back into bloom, and now apply it as a layer. Once again, we see nothing. So we have to first slide this. And now all of a sudden look at how cool this looks. It looks super magical like this is a window cut out to a world that's injecting a lot of light into the pink team to the illustration in affecting starting to affect, of course, brighter levels first, and it goes to the mids and finally reaches D darker values the more that you slide this over. But of course, keep in mind that the more they use light things over, the broader values start to disappear on your image. So for this illustration, I'm going to leave it to about 10%. And now we have transition, which is basically the transition between the full light and what's not being affected by Bloom. I usually leave it at max just to get a really nice transition. If transition is set to 1% or none, you're just gonna get some really hard edges on what's being bloomed and what's not being bloomed. Then you have size, which is the feathering of the glow. You can be super dreamy and February such as increasing the size. Or you can kinda tone this down and be more of a flat, almost like stylized bloom effect for this one actually really like to have a bit more of a size so that it looks more of a dreamy Effect. And finally, barn is how much of the brightness value you want to do to whatever is being bloomed. So I think just adding a little bit here, it's giving a really nice sheen to the sand values into the sky. And quite honestly, I'm just going to apply this effect. And I wish I had this effect. Once they finish this illustration back then, I did not have bloomed. I did not have this idea. But once again, it's just so nice to see tools being added to procreate, which gives us possible ideas for our illustration, which we haven't been really thinking about. Now I just want to show you what Bloom does to an illustration that's more like an animated illustration, which is super, super cool, are going to go into the adjustments menu. Once again, bloom layer. And once again we see nothing because we haven't added any bloom just yet. So I'm just going to add about 12 percent blue and I'll transition, leave it at max size. I'm actually going to take this down to actually, let's just see, Can I go to like 30 here? But put bloom to seven or eight? I think that's actually better. So I'm going to reduce the amount of blue here, but make sure that I see some bloom happening on the edges of the hair, almost like it's giving this backlight. That's really, really cool and Burn. I'm going to keep it to about 35 percent for now. So I'm just going to apply this and move this back a bit. And now we have this very, very cool version of our illustration, which looks like it's being backlit versus the original, which always just undo here. And you see that almost like, you know, the details are here which are super nice, but it kinda lost a little bit of the magic of the bloom effect. The next one in the list is glitch. And once again, pencil or layer, I'm going to apply it as a layer because I think some of the coolest facts that were added on Procreate glitch is definitely at the top there. So as a slider, you see that you're adding all this kind of glitchy effect to the picture in a very natural way. You're breaking the channels of the illustration, as well as adding these artifacts. And you'll also have so many options here at the bottom of the screen, we have artifacts starting with artifact, have the amount of glitch that you want to add. You have the block size, so that can be really, really big or they can be super small and grainy. And with this one, personally, I think it adds search like cool effect when they're super small. And we also have Zoom. So we get these scan lines and graphical kind of artifacts and just check how cool this is to your illustration. You can make some really, really cool variations or Alt gallery postings to your Instagram posts by having the original and then having these kind of crazy Xen your options right here. So let's change to wave and kinda scale this back. As you can see, it's doing that VHS effect of just kinda do banding on kinda twisting on certain sections of your image. You have the frequency of how much bending you want to create. The zoom so you can have like more slices or less slices and the amplitude of this distortion. So there's quite a few things to play around. Not only you have the bottom options, but you also have the general overall slider, which is almost at the same time what we call Seed, meaning that it changes the pattern of the creation of this effect. Then next up we have signal super, super cool. So I have a mount block size once again of those artifacts. And then these Zoom and finally, adding a lot of that glitch or less. I also really loved this one to be completely honest. There are so many cool ways and so many cool things you can do with glitch and diverge, which is slicing. Slicing with chromatic aberration, which is the separation of the levels of the channels of your image. So it's taking the channels red, green, and blue separating them. So then you get like yellow sessions, pink sections. It's just, yeah, I just think this is super, super cool. And once again, if I turn down the zoom slider, you get this amazing pixelation effect. Imagine just getting a crop of this. I write here making like an icon or an avatar or an emoji is just like the options become almost like endless here in Procreate on what you can do even after you're done with your illustration. The next one is Halftone. And halftone, it's trying to mimic a very famous printing process that exists for many, many years, which is the offset print printing method, which basically is the ability to put points together, but bullet points so close to each other in colorful ways of the CMYK technique. Then once they come together as points, you actually perceive them as crawlers. So it's basically a printing method and offset is trying to kinda create a stylized version of this printing method, which you could be like if you were to take an offset printing artwork piece of artwork and look at it with a very close kind of macro view. You would see these points, of course not as big as this are probably something like this. So that's what an offset print would look like with a very, very macro view of it. So just by applying this effect right here, it's kinda like doing that effect is applying almost like a newspaper effect here. In fact, you do have the newspaper option right at that subsection here at the bottom. Newspaper, of course, a black and white newspapers. So it's giving you what the dots would be. So this as a black and white illustration, we'll also look more convincing with a newspaper option. I can do screen print, which is very similar to that technique as well, because screen print is done with a mesh and using passes of color through those meshes. So different meshes would allow us this, the colors once again that you want on your illustration to pass it through to the canvas. And finally, full color. You're just giving this really, really cool magazine look to your illustration. Once again, I'm going to hit reset. And the next one is chromatic aberration, one of my favorites. You have a couple of ways you can do Chromatic Aberration. First one is called perspective, which is basically setting the center of the chromatic aberration and using the slider to see the separation of the channels. Once again, it's all about the separation of the channels. So you can go to some extreme amounts. But honestly, it's nice when you can almost perceive chromatic aberration happening, but you can't really see it as much once you are looking at the whole piece is just something that gives you that feeling, that gut feeling that there's something more to the picture then just like a very nice finalized illustration. So you have couple methods. Perspective is basically going from the center, expanding on every side the channels. In this place. It's basically you're setting the Apple pencil as the center of the displacement of the separation of these channels, which is super, super cool. You can do something like this, super stylized and separated, or you can tap once again and just go very close to each other. But this actually goes back to what I was just saying about how Procreate reinvents effects in a way that it's quite different from what we've seen on Photoshop or other software applications, but in a way that you can use it very interactively with the Apple pencil. So I'm just going to reset this. And the very last one is liquefying. We do have clone by clone. I'm leaving to a separate lesson on itself because there's quite a bit to talk about on clone, but on liquefy. I can, I can use it here so you can see but also use it on the other illustration that previous one we were just looking. So you can see the differences. Liquify is one of the best tools for illustrators because it allows you to, as you go, as you're, as you're making your illustration, to have alternatives. And second thoughts about what you're doing not in a bad way, but also in a very, very good way. For example, I'm adding liquefy and I'm doing the push. There's so many ways here. You can twirl pixels almost like a little like hurricane icon to the right, to the left, pinch, expand crystals edge. There's so many things to do here. Let's just start with a push. So starting with the push, I'm going to set the size to about 40 percent pressure. It is quite hard just because they'll see the most, the biggest difference by setting pressure to the max distortion. I'm not going to leave it. 20. The New Clone Tool In Procreate: So now let's talk about one of the latest additions to the Adjustments menu here in Procreate 5, which is the clone tool. So the clone tool is at the bottom here of the adjustments menu in the adjustments list minus of course, the color correction section. So it's, it's, it's in here just at the bottom of the adjustments menu. In terms of opacity, Gaussian blur, motion blur, and et cetera. So what is the clone tool? So the clone tool is something that is widely used in other software such as Photoshop for example, where photographers, digital artists, need to do a lot of touch ups. Basically, it's an idea on how you can actually take a photo, for example. And you can modify it by copying pixels from one location to another location where you actually want to paint. So it's a much more convincing way of actually patching and modifying a photo by using the photos existing pixels, rather than trying to pick colors and painting on top of that photo. So if this sounded a little complicated, don't worry, because I'm going to show you with the CEU examples here in this lesson. How do we, how do we actually use the clone tool? The first example is going to be using a photo with photography. And the second one is going to be using one of my own illustrations. And both were going to be using the Clone tool. And I'll give you the best use case scenarios and why we're actually using the Clone tool. So first, I'm just going to, for the first example we're going to be using photography. I'm going to turn on this layer. That's just one of the photos I took. And this is, let's just say a location or the park. We have an old table here. What we actually want to do, let's just say that we want to paint some, some of the things here on this table. We want to be able to clean it up a little bit. So what do we have to do here? First we need to go into the adjustments menu and then we go into clone. And the way the procreate actually created the clone tool here, it's a very simplified version, much more in a way compared to Photoshop. It, it is way, way simpler. So basically we have a certain brush that we can choose. We can actually go and select any of the brushes from, from Procreate 5 while using the contour. I certainly highly recommend some of the brushes that even I think I believe the contour already starts with, which is in the airbrushed section and is basically wanted these soft brushes right here. And I will explain also why we're actually using the soft brushes. Next, we can set the burst size and the strength, meaning that maximums, maximum strength, we're actually copying a 100 percent of pixels from other, another area of the photo onto the target destination. And if we slide this down, It's almost like an opacity level. But in terms of strength, like how much we're actually copying from a section to the target location. Now if you ask me like, Is this actually really good? Because basically if you want to patch something, wouldn't it make sense to just always be painting a max and as a bit of a yes and no answer because yes painting a max, of course, you're going to be finishing sooner per se because you're copying pixels at a 100 percent opacity to the target destination. But sometimes doing that with just one, pass me, look a little rough. Or by rough, I mean, a little bit non-realistic or like not really convincing. But sometimes when you paint multiple times at 50 percent strength, you actually achieve a better job than if you just painted once. It's almost like painting the anterior wall of a house when we actually painted twice or even three times, rather than just using a lot of ink and jet or a lot of paint and just doing one coat. So usually doing that job a few times with less strength or less paint will yield a better result if that makes sense. So in order to use the clone tool, we don't have to actually worry about selecting brushes from this section or smudge tool or the erase tool. The only thing we need to do is to make sure I'm just going to click on the layers panel here. So we will probably cancel the clone tool, but we have to be on the select, Selected Layer that we actually wanted to use the Clone tool. Then again, is a little bit different than Photoshop, because Photoshop you're able to create a new layer and then use the clone tool on the new layer. So in fact, you don't have to merge or flatten your artwork. And if you don't want, don't want that clone tool anymore, you can just turn it on and off the visibility of Daniel layer. But because we don't really have that option here in Procreate, procreate, once again, is a very synthesised version of the clone tool. We do have to be with our selected layer, meaning that whatever changes we do with the clone tool, those will be final. So because of that, my first tip is to actually always duplicate whatever you are about to do to use with the clone tool. Because if, once we use the clone tool. It is final, you're going to modify that image. There's no turning back unless you actually undo the steps. And that is even before you close. If you close it, go back to gallery, those steps will be forever saved into this canvas, into this illustration. So we're just going to make a copy of the image that we want to change. And I'm just going to turn off the visibility, visibility of the, the one at the bottom. I could even rename it as backup, for example. So now that we have our layer selected, we're going to go into the adjustments menu here, and we're going to go into clone. So now that we've talked a little bit about the brush that we want to use, definitely want to use a medium brush. In this case, I'm even going to change it to a soft brush, meaning that the edges will be even sophomore soft and will probably get better result on the outer edges for the burst size. I'm just going to, for now test from 17 to around 20 percent size and strength. I'm actually going to do it with a max for now and show you like the differences. So then we get this like little ring here. And what this ring is actually doing, or what it can do for us is to place into a location where we want to source the pixels from. So let's just say that we want to paint this little piece of metal right here on the table. We want to be able to get rid of it. So in fact, I'm actually going to zoom in a little bit so I can source better pixels from it. And there are multiple ways that we can actually use the clone tool. One major rule when it went to see actually multiple ways is like there are multiple ways of sourcing the pixels. So I could do a horizontal Connor job over here by sourcing from this side and making sure that I'm painting following the veins and the wood. Or we can do like a vertical clone, meaning that I'll probably paint up and down. Which in fact, I think that that's probably what I'm going to try because I think it's going to be easier. It's basically whatever becomes easier for you to mask or to make something as convincing as possible. So now probably lower my burst size to about 10 percents instead of actually zoom, zoomed in so much. And now I'm just going to start painting. So as you can see here, I just painted that section. I'm gonna move this a little bit here because I just want to see that bit was like feeling a little bit darker or too bright actually. So I'm just going to move this around a little bit more. Maybe we can even put it over there and I'm going to just go 50% to do half a coat here and a couple more times. And just notice that now that I'm at 50 percent, I'm just getting more of a convincing effect. So now, if we zoom in all the way and I'm just going to click away. We have actually patched that little metal kind of screw that was on the table. So let's just do one more so you can keep showing you how we can actually achieve this. So once again, back into the adjustments menu clone tool, we're going to zoom in quite a bit. I'm going to stay right about here. So now instead of starting at a 100 percent strength, we're just gonna go with 50. So now we have 50. As you can see. I can paint twice and we still see quite a bit of the screw. So that means they like it takes more actions to actually get something completed, but you may actually yield better results. So what I like to do, to be completely honest, I usually paint at 50, are actually at a 100 percent first. And I see what, what's actually happening in. Then I go down a little bit on the strength and then I have to source from other places. So when I source from other areas, since I've already started painting, that's really when I actually take down the strength. So I'm going to do this one more time and I'll go over the steps once again. So I'm going to go about here, is trying to get the best effect as possible. People, we increase it. Okay, I went too far there. Okay. All right. So let's just do a zoom out here. So it's also important for you to see that once we're really zoomed in, this may not look super perfect. But once we actually zoom out to pretty much a 100 percent of this picture or like snap to the actual size. We see that actually this wasn't. This looks actually very, very convincing. So let me just do one last time and I'm going to go through what actually do usually when I'm actually trying to clone something. So once again, Adjustments menu clone and we're going to set it about here. I usually start really strong, at least on the first pass, or I would say from about 80 percent to 95. So let's just go this route first couple of times here. And now that I start seeing there's like a little bit of a, you know, there's a little bit of a difference in color tone. Then I go to another darker section and I reduced the strength. And I use that as my, as a way to blend a little better. Start with painting this section, and I'll paint this section as well. And then finally you think I'm going to go all the way to max and try to grab. Let's see if we grab here. What happens? It's getting a little brighter actually. So I am actually going to zoom this quite a bit specific and get rid of this. And then a little bit of finishing touches. And now let's just zoom out and see the results. So overall, really not too bad. Procreate 5 is actually amazing because it's starting to offer a chance for, you know, having the ability to do digital touch ups on images and also illustrations, which is what we're going to see next. Alright, so now let's take a look at this example, which is the illustration exemple. Let's just say that this background right here, It's going to eventually become a greeting card. Maybe we'll say happy birthday. Maybe we'll say anything that we want. But what we actually want at this point is to multiply the number of fall leaves here around this card. Let's just say that we've created this or we haven't a piece of artwork that has a few leaves, but we want to be able to multiply this a little bit, a little bit more around the canvas. And not only that, we actually only want to replicate or multiply the red, the small red leaf right here. So once again, we have to make sure that we're actually selected on the layer that we want to multiply things. There's really no ability to do that on a new layer, but we can, and we should actually duplicate whatever layers that we're going to effect with clone. Because once again, once we affect those layers and get out of the tool, those changes our final. So we're going to go into the adjustments menu, go into clone. And now, as I was just saying, we can move this around. So the first thing that I'm going to do, because again, we want to clone this little leaf right here. We're just going to set it about here. I'm going to increase my brush size and just keep it a max because it's a very flat piece of artwork. We don't really have a lot of shading or a lot of different pixels of variation over to naledi of pixel. So we can just use a 100 percent strength in this case. Now let's just say this is Select and I want to start painting some of these red leaves. So here's one. And now I'm going to paint another one here. And I just want to show you something. I just painted this like very freely. And as you can see, every time that I was actually centering the red leaf and just painting this round. I'm actually painting a little bit of the yellow leaf that is just sitting right next to the red one. So a bit of a problem that's happening here is that our, our yellow leaf is actually very close to the source that we want to multiply over this illustration. And because I'm just going to undo this because that's definitely not what we want. And I'm just going to step out of the 20 here for a second because we actually paint in on Procreate 5. We actually do clone with the sing layer. There's really in everything meaning that everything is merged. It's going to be quite a bit of work for me to actually select this yellow leaf. I could move it further out from the red leaf, but that's just taking more and more work from what actually just want to achieve. So here's a little tip that we can actually use on the clone tool. So back here in the Clone tool, I'm going to source my red leaf, but now I'm just going to click and hold. Actually you do have to do with a hand gesture source. So you cannot just do with your Apple pencil. So if you saw what just happened here, I'm just going to move it once again. Just place it where we want to use as a source. And I'm just going to tap and hold and that little animation, the little expansion of the circle, means that our Clone tool is now locked to the red leaf. So now when I paint the red leaf, you see that the red circle, it's not really moving. It's just really locked onto that position. And because it's locked onto that position, we have to worry way less about actually painting or getting a little bit of that yellow leaf, leaking every copy that we make with the red leaf. So it's a super cool feature to actually be able to lock the, the source of your, of our Clone tool and then be able to multiply that over the illustration. 21. Where Did The Recolor Tool Go?: In this lesson, let's quickly touch on where did the re-color feature actually go in Procreate vivax, as I've mentioned before, recolor used to be in the adjustments section and has been completely removed from there. So first we're going to find this feature so that I can show you what it can do. And this is a really great tool for illustrations as well as for photography. So here in this example, I have a simple file with two layers. I just made a duplicate so that I can show you the before and after. While the Recolor was a bit of a mystery, we were all kind of looking around until procreate actually told us. Recolor is now sitting in the quick menu of all the places. So quick menu can be activated by a number of ways. In my case, I have with a press and hold with one finger onto the canvas. And how you can activate that. Said we have to go into the Actions menu, then we go into Preferences, and then we'll have to go into Gesture controls. Then we'll just have to find the quick menu. And then here you can just pick and choose which activation method that you believe to be the best one for your workflow. In my case, personally, I do love the touch and hold. Holding your finger on the Canvas will invoke the quick menu and have a very short delay of 0.15 of a second to activate the stool. And the reasons that I want it to be rather fast then just kind of waiting and waiting to get this tool activated. I could put this as long as like a few seconds even, but I wanted to be rather quick. So this was the way to actually activate or have quick menu being able to be brought up with the interface of procreate. So right here, recolor is sitting at the bottom section of my six options that I have my quick menu one. Now, recolor wasn't here in the very first place. I've actually put it here after finding where this tool actually was located. Now I'm going to show you how you can customize because it wasn't really clear. He was whatever default option Procreate head for this for this one I believe you will be, could've even be some Merge Down or flattened artwork. Now the way that we can customize any of the six options is by tapping and holding on that option itself. Now, as you can see, recolor is just sitting at the very bottom, almost the very bottom of this list. You just gotta keep scrolling down until we find this option recolor. And now we can set this option here. I can choose to have recolor, for example, in any other place. For example, where it says paint, I can just go here, scroll all the way down. And here it is. I can have recolor and it can set to the top right, bottom left, so on, so forth. So now let's activate recolor in. What is Recolor? Actually, what, what does it do? Basically, we get this little cross here and we can reposition that anywhere we want on our illustration. This is a pretty cool example. What this is doing now is actually sourcing the pixels from this area based on the flood value, which is now set to 32 percent, and then replacing whatever colors we find with the color on our swatch. So if I were to tap here and I'll choose green, I'm now replacing that whole mountain with agreeing with green hues. And then here would be with blue, pinks, so on, so forth. Now, as you can see, it's also kind of coloring the water a little bit and that's due to the floods. So we gotta reduce the flood and actually find the perfect section where we can recolor our image without affecting other areas if that's actually what you want to. This is a very sort of like I would call a psychedelic way of recoloring photography. Now if increase the flood and as you can see, it's actually painting this small r, left mountain and also the shore that we see here on the foreground. Which is now sort of creating what we call the ultraviolet photography or something like that. It is a really cool feature where you can actually achieve some really different results from your photos or your illustrations as well. Bear in mind that the way that this works is that for now we're activating on this section. But if I now tap on the sky, I'm now telling procreate that I've colored the mountains and I want to continue without canceling my effect. I want to continue to add other areas to recolor. If I keep tapping my canvas, it's going to continue to add pink until the whole picture is basically just kinda color Geld by pink, by a pink color. So what I mean is if I tap now here on the bottom left, it's getting a little bit more color here. And if I go and do it like this and this, and then this, as you can see, we're basically transforming the whole image into, into a whole color correction from pink on pink. So I'm just going to undo with two fingers until I kinda go back a few steps. I think this was actually looking quite interesting. Just bear in mind that width recolor with this tool, you really don't have that option that I can tap with one finger onto the canvas and bring that axes menu, which allows us to preview, apply or even cancel an effect. And that is because it's really counting on your taps with your pencil or with your fingers on the canvas to add or not, more points to be colored. Now, I'm just going to tap the arrow key to conn commit this effect. And looking on the layers panel, I can just see the results before and after. It isn't really cool tool, specially photography. And there are a lot of illustrators and artists that still use this to create some quick variations. And they don't really have to, they don't really want to go and tweak each layer. They, they sort of just one to create old versions. So it is a very versatile tool. It is just quite hidden now in Procreate vivax. 22. Adding Text In Procreate: In this lesson, let's take a look on how to add text into your own illustrations on Procreate. And on the second part of this video, I'm gonna show you how to import fonts into Procreate as well, so that you can use third-party fonts into your own illustrations. So first, let's take a look on how to add text. And the Add Text button is actually located on the Tools menu, right here on the left side of the UI interface of Procreate. And then we have to click on the Add menu in there, C button right here, add text, and then procreate gives you the default text box right here with the keyboard so that you can write anything that you want. So forth this lesson, I'm just going to write winter as I want to add some type into this illustration that I've made here. And now, if I want to edit the style of that font, I can click on this button on the right here on the right side, edit stop. If I want to go back into the keyboard, if by any chance I forgotten something here, I can just click on the keyboard. And once again it can just click on the layer. And let's just see winter day. But I'm actually going to delete that and just go right ahead into Edit Style. So then procreate gives us some secondary options here, at the Edit Style option, we can choose other fonts, and these are the default, default fonts that come with procreate. And there are some really interesting ones that we can choose, like a typewriter font. You can go with the Bodoni, which is really classy. We can go with Avenir, which is another favorite of mine. And then we can also choose the different styles and that varies for whatever font that you are choosing. For now actually, I really like area around it, but let's just keep it with Avenir. Now for the styles, as you can see as I click with the different styles that could go with a light type phasic and or medium can go heavy, or even the black option. Let's just go back into, I think we're going to do light for this one. I just want to see book. Let's just go with light as this is a very delicate illustration and I want to have some topography that actually goes with it. So now on the middle section here of the options, there are a few more things that we can do with the R type options. We can increase the size. And just notice that the text box actually doesn't grow to the size. Only grows kind of vertically as we're increasing the size of the font. And in fact, if I increase more than what the box can handle, we're actually going to get cut off text. Actually not really cutoff, but it's going to break it into multi lines. And the reason for the wait to fix this, see those two handles here. We can actually move the text layer around as we're still editing. We can just move, expand the box sideways. And now we see that we have our text layer into one line. And also what we can do, we can increase the kerning or the spacing between letters. We can increase the tracking, which looks similar to Kearney, but I think it really relates better to multi-line. So when you have multiple lines, again, even you can really, with the tracking, the leading is also something that I think it's better for a multi-line text. And finally, baseline really moves the baseline off that layer without you having to reposition your texts layer, it just moves up or down. Finally, we have the opacity, which again is an option to choose the opacity of that text layer, only the text layer, without you having to go into the layer options and tweaking the opacity. Finally, I'm just going to expand the box a little bit more here so you can see the difference. We have the attributes of our type layer. Right here I can choose to be left aligned, center alignment, aligned right side of the textbox and justified when we have, once again a multi-line text layer, I can also, I'm just going to leave for a centered text layer. We can also have an underlying stroke and the outline version of any of the fonts that we choose your own Procreate. Finally, I can also have this text layer as an all caps typeface. I'm going to turn that off. And just notice that I'm also going to turn off these two options. Notice that once I turn off the all caps actually brings the whole, whatever your text is, it brings it all to lowercase. So I'm actually going to go back here into the editing mode with a keyboard. And I'm going to type the capital W because I want to have it. I want to have this as a title. So now that we have we have changed a few of these options. We can also change the color of our text layer by just clicking on the color swatch. And we can even choose any color from our color palette, as well as we can go into, for example, we can go into classic here and we can mess up with the colors with the classic mode. I'm actually going to leave with this color right here. And now that we're kind of happy with or texts layer, you can just click on the arrow. And now we can reposition or text whatever we want. I'm just going to leave somewhere like this for now. Maybe I can scale it down just a bit. And let's just have this kind of sticking out like that. So now that we have our text layer, let me show a couple of things that we can do with this layer. For example. Now we have this text layer right here. You see this, you see these like little a Eigen. And that means is that text is a live text layer. So I can actually click on rasterize it. Now, our text layer is transformed into pixels, which you may want for certain, certain options. But in fact, by doing this, we lose the capability of editing that text layer. So I'm just going to undo the rest rise option. So if I click now on the little icon right here, I can click on Edit Text and I'm back in to the live editing mode. I can go back into the keyboard and click here and start leading letters and keep editing. So once again, make sure that if you're rasterizing a text layer, make sure that you have a backup copy. Maybe you have a second layer as the live text version just turned off on it's a pass it back into our text layer. Let's see what things that we can do with our text layer. For example, I can click on the layer and I can choose mask. And now I have Layer Mask. And I can't, for example, it raise these letters right here. And I have the word kind of sticking in from the circle. So now let's see what other things we can do here with our text layer. Let's click on the Layers panel and I'm going to select, create a new layer, click on this layer and select clipping mask. And now that we have our text layer with that clipping mask, I'm going to choose a very bright color, like a white color. And I'm just going to paint with our noise brush. I'm going to paint this and give our text layer the appearance that there is a little frosting on that text layer. So we can do those things. I can even create a new layer. Click again, select clipping mask. Let's choose a color from our palette that's really bright again, like this brighter cyan and just paint the top is again, it's kind of a frosty and cold. And that's just like one more edit effect that we can do to our text layer. So now let's delete these two layers. And let me show you how we can import fonts into procreate. Meaning. Let's see how we can change this font into a custom font that we can bring it into the Procreate application. So there are actually three ways to import fonts into procreate. The first one and most direct one. Let's just click on our text layer. I'm going to click edit text just to be back into this interface. And we have to be in the Edit, Edit Style section. We see here there's an option called Import Font. Once I click Import Font, there, there are a few places where we can import fonts. We can import fonts from our iCloud Drive, from files stored on our iPad, or from a third-party services such as Dropbox. For this video, I'm actually going to show you how to import fonts from Dropbox. So another word here on my Dropbox, I have my OTF version of this formula here, which I've acquired from the Internet. I've bought this font. And I'm just going to click on this font and it says importing and it's done. And once procreate brings in that typeface, it is organized in an alphabetical order list. So this font is right here at the bottom. I'm just going to find it in there. It is. It's kinda like a handwritten style font. And I'm just going to again move things around me will bring this in. And here's our custom font into our illustration. So now let's take a look at what other ways we have to import fonts into Procreate. The second option is to bring the files menu by just clicking and dragging the files onto the right side, right here. And now you see that I have my font. Once again, select it on my Dropbox. So all we can do is just click and drag into procreate. And you see the plus sign and it brings the font right here. Third way that we can do is actually just by using the files application. For the third option, we can use the multi-touch gestures to bring that font in. So I'm going to click and select our font. And then I'm going to click on my iPad. Click Procreate, and then click Fonts. And out, I can just drop that font inside the fonts folder of Procreate, and I've imported our font. So once you actually go back into procreate, you will find that font in the fonts list. So I'm just gonna go back here into edit text and you see that our imported font is right here. So these are the three ways to actually import fonts into Procreate. So now just to recap everything that we've learned in this lesson. First, we've learned how to add text into procreate by just clicking on the Tools menu to add some menu and the option Add Text. And then we saw how we can edit the style as well as type anything that we want here on the text layer animals again, just clicking Edit Style and changing a few options such as size, opacity, color, and the tracking and kerning. And on the second part of this lesson, we saw as well on how to import fonts into Procreate in three different ways on how to import these fonts. So now for our next lesson, let's take a look on how to create gradients in Procreate. 23. Pro Tip: How To Make Gradients In Procreate: In this lesson, let me show you how you can make gradients easily in Procreate. At the moment of the recording of this video lesson, Procreate doesn't really have a gradient generator. You can only paint, use the smudge tool, erase, make new layers, and access layer options, and find colors so that you can create your illustrations. However, there isn't really a tool where it allows you to select two colors to create gradients. So here's what I can show you on how to make gradients in Procreate. First, we're going to pick layer, and we're going to choose a color. I'm going to start with this very dark purple, and we're just going to click and drag in order to fill this layer completely. Now back into the Layers panel, I'm going to create a new layer. And I'm going to select a new color. And for that I'm going to drop in this very light purple. In this first example here, I'm going to show you how to make a gradient with Q colors. Now using the Move tool, I'm going to drag down this layer until about halfway through. And now we have these two bars of color. Next we're going to click on adjustments. And we're going to click on Gaussian Blur in by dragging your finger onto the top of the uy of Procreate, you're able to set the amount of Gaussian blur that you want for the second layer. I'm just going to open the panels here so you can see that the Gaussian blur is only affecting layer 2. With that, we've actually created a gradient between two color values. Now let me show you how you can make a gradient with multiple color values. We're going to go back into the Layers panel, delete this layer that we just blurred, are going to create a new layer. And this time once again drop the light purple. Now with the Move tool, I'm going to set it about a third of the height of this illustration. I'm going to go back to the Layers panel, make a new layer, choose a new color. It's going to be this hot pink and I'm going to call it drag onto our Canvas. And once again, using the Move tool, I'm just going to set it about another section of our illustration. And just one last time I'm going to create a new layer, select a new color. This time maybe we'll do this lime green. And just once again, we're going to use the Move tool and maybe set it about a quarter of our off the height of the illustration. I'm just going to reposition so that there's no gaps between each color. Now that we're looking at all these colors, right now they are in separate layers. So the trick that I just showed you about blurring lawyers won't really work unless all these colors are blended together. Otherwise, I could just show you what happens here. If I'm going to Gaussian blur and blurring the green layer, we're only getting the green blurred. And that's not actually what we really want. So I'm gonna go back here to the Layers panel. And using the pinch, I'm going to blend, I'm going to merge all of these layers into one layer. I can even pinch everything. So even the dark purple is now in one layer. Now back into our adjustments gaussian blur. If I now drag the bar along, I get a blend of all of the colors and that makes it even disappear some of the colors, in this case the green is actually being killed because the blend is at a 100 percent. But if I slide it back just a bit around maybe 60 or 55 percent, we still see a little bit of each color. And if I click here on the tools to kinda get out of these out of the box and apply the percentage of the Gaussian blur. Here's our gradient with multiple values. So that about covers how we can create gradients with two colors and multiple colors. But I do want to show you just one more thing. The, one of the use cases of making gradients is being able to create new layers. But this time, let's go here back into the tools and add some text. I'm just going to type flow and expand this box as much as we can. Because we're going to Edit Style and make this text as big as we can. Now I'm just going to reposition this text a little bit more at the center of the image. And now back into the layers. I'm just going to pick our text layer and set it at the bottom of our gradient. And now on the gradient layer, click here to bring the options. And I'm going to select clipping mask. So now right here we have the gradient only affecting the inside of these letters. If I were to select our text layer and the move tool, I can now find other places and other values of that gradient. And you can definitely find some really interesting combinations right here. So I believe this is how we can achieve gradients of two colors in multiple colors. And this is also great example on how we can use gradients in your illustrations. They can be painted inside shapes. They can be a background, like a sky in your illustrations and many other things. And it really hope that you can start using gradients into your illustrations. 24. Using Procreate Like A Pro: Gestures & Shortcuts: Now that we've learned quite a bit here in procreate in terms of features, I really want to dedicate this lesson to gesture and shortcuts. So for this lesson, I really want to show you as many as shortcuts that I know off and also the gesture controls that I use and then work to set them in the preferences. So let's just start by making a few circles here off different colors and sizes. Just so I can set these examples. Okay? So the very first shortcut that I use is the undo, and that is the two-finger tap on the screen. And as you can see, every time that you tap, you see that I've undo my transformation. And now I'm going to start to undo the circle, that pink circle that I drew. And because I've used quick shaped the very first time that I didn't do. It goes back to the original shape that I've drawn and then it totally disappears. However, if I want to redo the steps, I've just backtracked, I just use the three finger tap. And now as I start doing that, you can read what saying at the top of your iPad. It would start naming the operations back again. So basically two fingers to undo, three-finger, tap to redo. The next one is simple. It's just a three-finger swipe across the screen. And that just clears whatever you had on that whole layer. So again, I'm going to undo that with the two-finger tap. The next one that I use a lot is the three fingers swipe down. And that is when I want to copy and paste the contents of that layer, or I even want to cut it out of that layer and paste it onto a new layer. So by using cut, as you can see now, I've pasted all the contents onto a new layer and procreate calls new layer inserted image as he went into the clipboard and then back into a new layer. But if I undo this operation, let me just undo a couple more times here. There we go. Now, if I go three fingers, swipe and copy and paste. As you can see, I still have my original layer, original contents on the original layer one and my copy as the insert that image because once again and went into the clipboard and in vacuum to the procreate Canvas. You can also do the same three fingers swipe. If you want to just select, using the selection tool, you just want to, for example, copy this blue circle right here. You can do the three-finger swipe and then copy and paste onto a new layer. Now you have that isolated element on a new layer. The next one is actually a quick tip about the Selection tool and zooming. Sometimes you're tweaking a certain object and you're just position repositioning around the canvas, you're scaling it. But you actually want to get a little bit closer. But watch what happens when you actually want to zoom in. So as we know, pinching is available in procreate, and that is a way for us to zoom in and out of our Canvas. However, under the selection tool, whenever we have the selection tool here activated, anytime we use the pinching mode at, it actually goes into the scale of that object. And that's not really what we want here. We want to keep the object at its scale, but we want to zoom in and take a look closer on that object. Maybe he's got some edge that you want to fix. You just want to get closer to it. And there are many, many times where this actually may come in handy. So all you have to do is to actually hold with your left hand onto the icon off the selection tool. And then here with your right hand, now you can zoom in and even pan and you're not actually changing the scale of your object. It's a really useful trick here that I'm showing you guys how to zoom in into an object that's already been selected. And now you can continue to scale further scaling and reposition that object. And then of course, once again, we can use the pinch tool to zoom out, out of our canvas and zoom in. And if you do the pinch really quickly, it kind of snaps back the canvas back into the a 100 percent view mode or fit to screen view mode. Moving on. Another thing that I like to do is for opacity of layers, for example, I'm just going to turn back all of our elements here. As we know as I showed you on the layers lesson, we can click on the little icon here that stands for the blend mode of that layer that brings this menu of the current blend modes that we can choose. And also the opacity, which is a slider here at the top right. However, there is a shortcut for that, that we can choose a passive layers without having to click on that icon right here. And that is the two-finger tap onto a layer itself. As you can see, now you have the opacity adjustment of that layer just by clicking or just by tapping with your fingers onto that layer. Next up is the four-fingered tap onto the canvas, and that hides the whole UI. You may find that helpful, especially if you're finishing an illustration and you just want to show it to friends and family or even to a client. And there are some other times too, where you just want to hunt uy and take a look at the whole composition. You might be making some finishing an illustration or something really dark or really light. And you actually want to take a look at the whole screen. Next up, another tool that I use quite a lot here whenever I'm making my illustrations is my quick menu. And for that, I am activating it with the one finger press onto the screen. And right here, I have a few options that have also set up to you my best productivity. So we have new layer at the very top, I have my paint in arrays on the left, I have merged down, which is something that I do use quite a bit to whenever I want to consolidate some of my layers, then I have flip horizontally in the eyedropper flip horizontally. It's also really helpful, especially for drawing faces if you're drawing portraits and if there are more in the realistic side, Flipping horizontal, makes sure that you actually drawing things that are proportional. They have symmetry because the brain really gets used as you're drawing are, our eyes and brain really gets used to whatever we're doing. It perceives it as normal, but it's always good to actually flip things horizontally and see it. Once again, like Was that really good in terms of proportion, rule of thirds and all those things. So it's always good to, at least for myself to flip things horizontally as I'm drawing. And lastly, I do have my eyedropper because it's really handy to just have a quick a quick option to get the color that I want without me having to go all the way over here and selecting colors. So the way that I've set up my quick menu, as I've said before, it's my present hold. But in order to customize each of these options, you have to click and hold again on one of these options here. And it brings you a menu to what you actually would like it to have. As for example, this top option right here. And you can just scroll to your desired option for this quick menu. And that's how you set it up to work best for you. Another gesture that I use quite a bit here, especially when I'm making illustrations on Procreate, is the finger swipe across the screen. And what that does is away for Procreate to tell me which layer my objects belong to. And I'm also able to then select a layer and be able to add that layer. We don't need having to click on the layers panel at all. So it's really, really powerful, especially if you have an illustration with many layers. So as you can see, I've broken down this illustration into three layers now just so I can show you this in a more simplistic way. And you see that the orange circle belongs to Lear too. Purple circle belongs to layer one in big circle belongs to layer three. So now if I just scrub around the canvas, you see that I see these numbers and the layer names are actually the split. And if I just kind of hover onto it, it will select that layer for me. So now if I go into my layers panel, I am on layer one and it can select a color. And I'm just going to select the brush year. And this line that I just drew, this, I belong to Layer 1. Now if I just do the same here and they go to, let's say Layer 3. If I go back to my layers panel by Emily or three. And if I draw any lines and if I turn them on and off, you see that they do belong to Layer 3. And also just a couple more things here. Let's say, for example, I have my painting brush set to this noise brush almost maximum size and maximum opacity. But my eraser brush, in this case is set to a studio pen almost halfway and maximum capacity in right now what I'm trying to do is to paint some shadows into this pink layer. So I'm just going to click on the pink layer, select, make a new layer. And now using my painting brush, which I know is already set to noise brush in a darker color. I'm just going to start making some shadows. So let's just say I'm drawing shadows here and I went to high up or I want to soften that feel and it will basically I'd probably want to use my eraser brush. So watch what happens when I'm using my eraser brush, which is set to the studio pen as I've shown you before. Even if I were here, to increase the size and decrease the opacity and keep trying to work some magic here. It's just not going to look good. And the reason for that, that is because we're using two different brushes to work on the same effect which was shading on this element. So the tip that I want to show you guys here is how to actually copy the settings from your painting brush onto your eraser brush. Because that technique we're trying to achieve here is to again use the same brush for painting onto raising. So as you see here, I have my noise brush. All that we have to do is click and hold on to the eraser brush. And he says that he copy the settings from the painting brush. So that the only thing here to note is that unfortunately this technique doesn't copy the size or opacity. So always make sure to, you could try to eyeball it or you can even, you know, you can work with different opacities IV specially if you're trying to erase things. But just be sure to go switch between them. As you can see here, there's just a little bit difference in size, but that shouldn't be a big problem. But now that I click on my eraser brush, I am using the same brush, the nice one. And as you can see, the result is just going to be much better. So I'm just going to soften those shadows and there you go. So again, the trick here is to just press and hold. And you're going to be using the same brush, whether you're copying from your eraser brush onto the painting or vice versa. And the next thing that I want to show you is that sometimes you may be working with a reduced color palette, but for a moment you are working with colors. Maybe you're working with this darker shade here, and you're also working with pink. You could go back into your Layers panel and select those two colors if those two colors are saved onto your palette. But even better than that. Another trick that I want to show you is that you can just click and hold, press and hold on to the color swatch. And it will swap between your last, select that your colors, in this case is actually selecting this green that I was using for something else. But it's still switching between this dark blue that I'm using for the shadows in my previous, select that color. So once again, I can just select it this dark color and use my eyedropper, select now the pink. And if I click and hold, you see it's switching between pink and the dark shadow color. So that's really effective in order for you to not have to click on the color swatch here, you go through your colors palette. Or even worse than that, if you don't have your color saved, you have to go back again into the color wheel or even use the eyedropper, which is still something that will take you a little bit of time, probably slower than it is going here and quickly swapping colors. And now I would like to show you how you can activate all these options. And those are contained into the Tools menu. And we have to go into Preferences and then Gesture controls. And Hearing Gesture controls is a sub-menu that I highly recommend you to go all the way like in all of the options here, we have to take a look at all of these options and what they allow us to do. So basically, you can set up gesture controls to work best for you depending on the kind of work that you do. For example, because the illustrations that I make and the content that I make, it's not really much geared towards the realistic side. For example, I don't use a lot of the smudge tool. And what the smudge tool does like it really helps people who are drawing more realistic paintings in the one that really blend and make like skin tones. Or from a lighter skin tone to a darker skin tone. And they can use these much tool and just paint. The colors come in similar way as the auto painting technique, where you just go with the more like the solid colors and you start to make a blend with colors either on your color mixer or onto the canvas itself. So that's kinda like with the smudge tool, this. So as you can see here, I don't have smudge tool activated in any of my gestures because once again, it's not something that I use quite a bit for the erase tool. As you guys can see here, It's really into my quick menu. So the reason why this is called the quick menu is akin just very quickly, select Paint. I can select arrays here, I can select new layer, I can merge down just like that. So I do use it quite dynamically in fast, as fast as possible whenever I'm creating my content and my illustrations. So the reason why you don't have a gesture control for the eraser brush itself. It's because it's already setup in my productivity or on my workflow, it set up on my quick menu. So let's just go back to gesture controls and assisted drawing. I also don't have that selected on to any gesture because those are specific cases where I do use assisted drawing. For example, whenever we're doing things with symmetry as I've shown you before or with the grids. Finally, eye dropper. I do have that on to a few gestures. So in fact, I should just have it on one. That's something also that's quite important, is for you to understand that if you have one gesture, for example, the eye dropper, and if you select all of these options, you may have a very versatile way to activate this option, where you might be limiting your ability to have those gestures for other options and other features that you may also want to use whenever you are creating your illustrations. So now let's go back into Gesture controls and let me show you the gestures that I really, really use whenever I'm creating stuff here, procreate. So first one that I really use is the quick shape because I'm always making straight lines or the solids such as circles, triangles and squares. And I use quick shape with the draw and hold technique. And I've also decrease the timer of DIE draw and hold to about a third of a second. And that is so I can just make lines, but I can still make some more abstract and loose lines. But if I really want to have them turn into a line, I just have to hold the panel to the canvas for about a third of a second. I could increase that timer, but that's going to make my productivity, as you probably imagine, slower. Because the more time that it takes for me to get a straight line, the more time that would take me to finish the drawing. So let's just go back here into Gesture controls and keep looking at the other options. So the next one is the quick menu. And the quick menu, I am doing the touch and hold with the one finger. And I've set it to a very low value, about 0.15 of a second. And again, it's for productivity. And so that I work as fast as they can. Full-screen mode as I've shown at the beginning of this lesson and leaving for the four finger tap Clear layer. As I also shown you before, I'm leaving for the scrub. It's just basically scrubbing back and forth with three fingers layers, that layer, copy and paste. I am using the three-finger swipe because I find it very useful to just be able to do this motion and be able to use cut or copy. And four layer select is the touch as also shown you in this lesson. So once again, one thing that I highly recommend you to do, go through all of these options and make sure to set up those Gesture controls to work best for you. What I've gone through here and in this lesson is basically the list that works best for me. And I still highly recommend you to at least follow this list for, at the beginning if you're just starting to use Procreate. But as you get more comfortable, you may find better ways here, or different ways that you can work with Gesture controls that actually work best for your own art style. So now for the next lesson, let's take a look at the second assignment. 25. 2nd Assignment: Calendar Design: All right, it is time now for our second assignment here in this course. In for this one, we have now seen pretty much all of the features that Procreate can offer for us. We all know where every tool lives within the application. We know how to use brushes, how to use layers, how to use layer options such as clipping masks, layer masks, how to make gradients, how to use the grids, such as the 2D grid, perspective grid in the symmetry grid. And we also know how to stay organized within our layers and our files. For this assignment, we're actually going to do a calendar page within a calendar. So the canvas for this one is going to actually be a vertical canvas. So I'm rotating my iPad on to a vertical layout here just so I can display my canvas a little better. We're going to set up a new file that's going to be the screen size of your iPad end. For the grid section, I'm actually using each cell with somewhere around a hundred and ninety, a hundred, ninety one pixels. So after you create this file, these are the only rules for the top side of your calendar. You can do whatever illustration comes to mind, whatever style you want to do your illustration. If you want to do a character piece, or if you want to do something like a landscape, it is totally up to you the number of colors as well. You can just express yourself freely with the top side of that, the side of the canvas. And for that I'm actually counting somewhere around six squares. And then I'm drawing a horizontal line and that's where the top part of the page will be dedicated for that illustration. On the bottom side of the page, we're going to write your favorite month. And in this case, my favorite month is August, that is my birthday month. And we're then going to write the days of the month. And I've actually just researched on Google, what are the days for 2019 so that it lines up correctly? Mind starts on Thursday, Thursday, the first of August. And I'm just choosing also my favorite typeface for this section. So just try to think of like in terms of layout, what actually typeface that comes with Procreate. I'm not actually even important in any new fonts. You can do that as well if you'd like to. But I'm actually using one of the fonts that were provided by Procreate itself. And just try to choose a font that actually goes with your design for the design that I've chosen here for my example, I'm using one of the illustrations that I've done on my YouTube channel goes paper. And I'm just going to place that at the top of my layout. So again, try to have some fun with this one. Try to actually use everything that you've learned here in this course. If you want to create something that does have a gradient in the background, that's totally fine if you want to use geometric elements, that's also fine if you want to go a little bit more abstract, try to express in your own art style. And finally, just be mindful of the spacing here. In this example, I've used the grid once again in order to separate my days of the month and the days of the week little better so that everything feels a little bit more even. So make sure to duplicate layers. And I didn't merge any layers until I was satisfied with my layout for the numbers and letters. So make sure that you keep your layers live and try to have some fun with this assignment. And I will see you on the next lesson. 26. Bonus Lesson: Animating In Procreate! How To Make Gifs That Work: All right, For this lesson here, I'm going to be showing you a few things. I'm going to be showing you how to actually animate in Procreate and what are the new features that have now been included with the amazing animation assist that Procreate 5 is now offering. So in order for me to explain how to animate, I'm going to take you through a series of files here and increase the challenge and what's actually happening on screen little by little and step-by-step. So on this very first file here, I have three layers, and I've just put these letters a, b, and c, one on each layer. It's easy to understand. So the first question is, how do we actually turn on animation assist in Procreate? Well, we have to head up into the Actions menu. And then here on the subfolder, on the sub-menu Canvas, we're going to turn on animation assist. And all of a sudden you see that the letters are blending. That is due to some settings that we're going to cover in little bit. But now what we see here at the bottom section of the why of Procreate 5, we see this little timeline with the Play button set settings and the Add frame button. So if I hit play, we see that our animation is now playing on our timeline. Timeline is indicating which frame we are on as we go through the, all of the frames. So in this case right here, procreate is understanding, or Procreate understands that each frame or each layer equals a frame. So it's, it's, it's an important concept that the more that you actually practice here on Procreate, you'll understand this better and better, but basically, each layer equals one frame. So now if I click settings here, we can see some of the settings. Then I'll come with the animation assist. We can set the frames per second of our file right here with a slider. And he goes from one frame per second all the way to 60 frames per second. If I were to play the animation, of course at 60 frames, 60 frames per second, it would be quite fast. And if I play at legacy to frames per second, it would be quite slow. And next, the fact that these letters are actually a bit transparent is due to the fact that we have onion skin frames actually turned on and infect wearing that was turned on for only two frames. And there's a little bit of onion skin opacity. So this is a feature that we're going to see on a file that we're going to open in a little bit in this lesson. But the more that we increase the onion skin frames, the more that we're going to see the frames there are happening before and after the current frame. And then we also have the onion skin opacity, which dictate, dictates how much of these frames before and after the current frame, you actually want to see in terms of opacity as they blend with a current frame. This is really helpful when you're doing walk cycles, run cycles, and animations that you really need to see where your character was, where you're actually drawing, and then where you actually want the character or the object to be in the next frame. Finally, there's this option blend primary frame and color secondary frames. So the first option blend primary frame, as you can see, adds transparency to the current frame is an option that you need find actually quite helpful as you animate objects, characters moving on. In this case here, it doesn't really make a lot of difference. But is a, basically a matter of if you want the current frame to actually also blend with the onion skin frames in color. Secondary frames, basically colors in a way that all the frames after the current frame are tinted green and other frames before the current frame or tinted red. And this is also something we're going to see and check on the next file. So I'm just going to close settings for now. You can also add frames if you want to, if you want to continue your animation, as I was just saying, Procreate understands every layer as a frame. So if you go here to the last layer, you don't have to actually go here into the layers panel and click on the plus icon to actually add a frame. But as I just do that, you can see that it adds an empty square here. I'm just going to delete that. But procreate is trying to make it in a way to actually make it easier for animators if the Add frame capability is just here, as well as clicking on the slide, I can duplicate, hold this rain. I can set it as a foreground layer, which will also see in a little bit, but it can also delete it. So just to keep things simple in this file here, we can play through the timeline. At the bottom, we have three layers, a, B, and C. And we saw some of the options in terms of settings on what we can do for our team to be able to visualize our working animations. So now let's jump into our second file. So now here on our second file, that's where we start to add a few things. So I'm just going to turn off onion skin frames because I want to talk about another fundamental here when it comes to animating in Procreate 5. So remember when I was talking and saying that each layer equals a frame. So what if you actually want to have multiple layers in one frame? For example, what if you had a main character running on a brown plane and behind there was some mountains. These are all elements, different elements that as we illustrate here in Procreate. If you have any experience drawing appropriate, you probably know that we like to break it down into layers so we don't have to. For example, if you're drawing the character, we need to draw what's behind the character, in this case the mountains. And if everything is in one layer and you're animating it, it's going to look at is going to be quite a bit of hard work. In order to paint, repaint the mountain as the character moves, let's just say from left to right. So how does procreate actually solves this problem? How can you have multiple elements into one frame? Well, now in this file here, we still have the same premise. We have the a, B and C letters. But now we have groups. And basically inside groups, as you can see, we have all the separate elements. So when I click Play, it's actually playing correctly. We can see the a, b, and c letters separated each on its frame and they have multiple elements. Well, that is because basically procreate understands that each group equals a frame. So in a nutshell, each layer equals a frame. And also each group equals a frame. That is in the case that you can have just layers. So in this case I'm just going to make something here between B and C. I'm actually just going to choose, let's just say this color. And I'm going to use the Studio Pen, add a little thickness. Soy make like a circle. Not going to be too careful about it, about it. But now if I play, you see that this animation now it's going through groups, goes through a single layer, and back to a group. So procreate really understands that each layer equals a frame as well, as, well as that each group equals a frame. So this solves some of our problems here, which again is the case of having multiple layers. So now I'm going to jump onto another file as I want to continue to show some of the fundamentals of animating in Procreate. So now playing this file here, you'll see more or less what I was just saying on the previous file. Seen where we have an object traveling from left to right, we have a floor plane, we have some mountains. So if I pause this animation and I just open the Layers panel here, the layers panel is really where you can see the contents of each layer in here on the timeline. You just really helps you to, in order to add frames, keep drawing and making changes. But really if you want to get down to looking at the contents of each frame, you do have to open the Layers panel. So if I open one of these layers, one of these layers here, one of these groups. I can see that we have the background layer. I'm just going to once again, sorry, I'm just going to turn off onion skin. We can see the mountains. We see our floor. And our, our hero here that's moving left to right is actually one of the last frame. So maybe I'll just go somewhere in-between over here. I think it's probably going to be better. So once again, we have mountains, we have the floor and we have the square. So as you can see in each group, I actually had to duplicate the mountains, the floor, The traveling square. And that goes for every single group or every single frame. So what's happening here, as we know, is that we know that procreate has a limitation in terms of number of layers. And that actually varies depending on your iPad, your iPad model, and your iPad capacity. So the problem with this technique here is that by having a limited number of layers, because we're actually duplicating the background and the foreground layer. As you know, I was just saying that each group equals a frame, we need to have these elements multiplied if we want to keep having the background on site. If I just turn off the background for, let's just say this layer here. And if I were to play the animation, you see a pop. You see that the mountains are actually popping. That is because the mountains are not there in just one of the groups. So how did procreate actually solved this problem and pipe problem? What I'm just trying to say is that you are actually spending layers that you could be spending on your, on your hero animation. You're spending these layers by actually just having to have the mountain and the floor layer, because those are the constants of your animation. So now we are going to go into another file, which I'll just open here, just so you can see. And once again, we're just going to be going back and forth here in between files so I can show you all of the features. So now if I play this file right here, this is actually the final animation of a bouncing ball that I just worked a couple months ago, testing the capabilities off the animation assist in Procreate 5. As you can see here, definitely feel a pop that's happening on the background. He kinda flesh is for a frame. And that is because my very first frame looks like. My background and my very last frame looks like a foreground element. So basically procreate has allowed us to, in a way that we are constructing our animation, the very first frame or layer or group. You can actually set a here to be a background. Curiously enough, on the Beta version, you could actually click on the layer here and you could set it to background. Procreate has removed that. And I think where they're trying to do is to synthesize things so that these options are mainly only here on the bottom timeline. So now that I've set this as my background, when they play the animation, I'll do I have just one layer for my background. It is replicated throughout the whole animation, thus saving me lots and lots of layers. So now we're seeing another pop and that is now coming from my foreground layer. So now we're going to pause again the animation. We're going to go back to the very first layer here, to the topmost layer. And once again, as I said, these options are here only on the UI, on the timeline here at the bottom. So we're going to click on this layer and we're going to select foreground. So now when I play the animation, I have both my background and foreground throughout the whole animation, which is really, really helpful and just saved me tons and tons of layers. So now let's hop into the beginnings of this animation here. Which one's the planning stage? The planning stage, our flower bouncing ball. I've actually done just with outlines as I was just trying to get the motion right. So if I go here into settings, there are, once again, you have the frames per second. You have the onion skin frames, and a few more options. So let's now go through these options as you will be able to visualize them a little bit better. So onion skin frames, I'm going to leave it about six, just so you can really see what's happening here. As I've mentioned, with onion skin frames, you can see the number of frames before the current frame. In a number of frames after the current frame. So right now we are looking at six frames before the current frame. Six frames after the current frame. The opacity is quite high, so I'm just going to turn it down to slow little bit. I'm going to leave it about 75 percent. And now, once again, if I set the primary frame, if I if I asked to be blended, you see that it actually also gets colored. So I'm just going to have this off. So I really understand that my current frame is the black outline. And finally, I can ask to color secondary frames. I do find this option really helpful, but sometimes it can create some challenges. So I just want to show you the, without coloring the secondary frames that before and after, you can really see the frames before six frames after, just in grayscale. And now if I choose to color secondary frames, you really see that the frames before the current frame or red frames after the current frame are set to green. What I was just saying that it can create a bit of a challenge is that if your animation actually at this stage, if you, if you are an animation actually uses green or uses read, it actually can get a bit confusing. For example, if I select our current frame and I'm just going to select the outline here. And let's just say that I'm actually going to pick a green color. And I'm just going to hit Fill. So if you look at the animation right now, even though I do not have the option to blend primary frames, my current frame is set to green. So it makes it a little bit complicated to understand which frame is actually the current frame. So in a nutshell, when you're planning your animation, I would actually recommend you to not use red or use green if you do want to use this option of coloring these secondary frames, just keep your outlines, just keep playing your animation with black outlines or white outlines on a black background. But try not to use red or green. So I'm just going to undo that and keep the outline black. And finally, one thing that you can also do on this timeline, it's going to go back here. There are three modes to actually play your animation. One mode is just the one shot. And that is really good if you have really long timelines. So you don't really need to see that at that timeline playing over and over. Then we have the loop animation, which is really good if you are planning to actually make looping GIFS, making looping, short looping animations for your Instagram and other social media. And we also have ping-pong, which goes from first frame to last frame and then bounces back from last frame to first rain. It is also very interesting way off watching the animation because watching it backwards may give you also some ideas on what are the things that you could do a little bit better. And finally, one last thing, I just want to go back into our master file or a final file and the bouncing ball. You can also, within these options, let's just say as you're playing this animation, you want this frame here. I'm just going to delete. This frame seems to be an empty frame. Now, on this frame, I can click on it and I can duplicate the frame, which will create more layers. But I think even smarter, I can hold a frame for whatever frame duration that I want to select to say eight frames. So now when I play the animation, the final frame is being held by eight frames with in a way that actually save some memory from Procreate, procreate file size as well. And just one less thing as well. You can get any layer, any layer, for example, this one right here. I can raise it from the timeline and it can slide it. And I can place it anywhere I want by just dropping it in this ofcourse. Be careful as this takes the animation out of place or C. But procreate allows you to use, using multiple gestures. It allows you to actually reorganize the frames. Now for your next lesson, let's take a look at your project assignment and as well as what other ways and shortcuts we can use to make some really interesting animations in Procreate 5. 27. 3rd Assignment: References For Your Animation: Now for your project assignment, I would like you to take all of the knowledge that you've acquired from Procreate 5 and actually think of an animation that you would like to create. We're going to go through here a few examples, and I just want to show you a few other ways and shortcuts you can use to create some very different animation ideas. For example, on this one right here that you're seeing on the screen. This is an animation that is actually done with layer masks. It's a simple cycle of the moon. And the way that I've actually broken down these into layers. So I can show you is by using the groups technique in a way that on every frame, if I just go to frame right here, I have a layer mask that has actually obscuring the moon. So by using this technique, I actually just duplicated the moon. It's the same acid. I'm just going to put this to the side so you can see a little better. And it's only using a masking layer. In this case, just a simple circle to actually create all of the, all of the different phases of the moon. And then finally, I have a foreground layer. It's gonna zoom out a little bit more. So you can see I just have a foreground layer that's only here to give some visual interest. And as well as it's checked here as foreground. And I have a background layer. So I'm just going to turn that off so you can see what it looks like. And I actually also have to turn off my foreground. So my background layer is just a plain blue background. It's going to set it back as a background here. And the stars are actually inside each layer. Because also as you can see, they are twinkling and any meeting on and off. So this is one of the ideas that you can actually use as a, as a shortcut, you can use layer masks in order to create your animation. You may also decide to actually make your animation with just a moving object on the screen. In this example right here, I have a moving circle that's using the concept of anticipation. Meaning there's a few frames at the beginning and at the end of this animation which are being grouped, which gives the feeling that there is a bit of a breaking point at the very end and a bit of a ramping up at the beginning of this animation. And now if I open the later stages of this animation just to show you what's happening. And then as the animation evolved, I've started to draw some trails and some really interesting colorful trails. So then finally at the last stage of this animation, I did a little bit of a floor background, and I made sure that the background was a bit darker so that the trails would jump out. In terms of colors. You may want to create a bouncing ball animation by just having a ball bouncing at the center of the screen. It doesn't really have to travel from left to right. And finally, you may want to create something really, really splashy like this one, this animation that I was just working for the release of Procreate 5. I just wanted to do some Fan Art Animation where I've actually created this in 3D. And it was rotoscoping every frame with a different r direction. So with that, I've actually created some really nice, some really cool frames. And once you play, because the elements are the same, it's just the art, art direction that changes. It actually creates this really striking effect. So in a nutshell, there are many, many ways to actually animate things in Procreate. And I would love to see what you can come up with. I can't wait to see what you can create with the Animation Assist tool in Procreate 5. 28. Conclusion (Graduation Day!): Hi there and welcome to graduation day here on Procreate essentials, the ultimate guide. I hope that you have enjoyed this course and that by now you have a good understanding of every single tool procreate has to offer, as well as all of the necessary steps in order to create your own illustrations while having some fun with your iPad. Just to recap, we have covered all of the different sections in uy of procreate, going from the Canvas section to the tools, Layers panel, the brushes, hand gestures, and preferences, to even a couple of bonus lessons, such as creating gradients in working with animation as well, you can now start to explore your own artistic side, knowing everything that Procreate has to offer. And I also encourage you to post your results so that we can all share as a community, as we are all learning and improving together for more information about procreate, such as tutorials, reviews, and others be painting videos. You can head up to goes paper on YouTube for more news and more content. And this is also the place where I'll be able to tell you about any upcoming classes. So make sure to stay tuned so you don't miss anything. Thank you so much for watching this class. Once again, congratulations on your achievement, and I'll see you on our next class. Chat.