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Procreate Practice: Creating and Illustrating With Texture Overlays

Stephanie Fizer Coleman, Picture book illustrator/licensed artist

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13 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. Notes on Texture Overlays

    • 4. Digital Texture Overlays

    • 5. Painted Texture Overlays

    • 6. Texture Download

    • 7. Applying Texture Overlays

    • 8. Layering Texture Overlays

    • 9. Background Textures

    • 10. Unifying Texture

    • 11. Final Details

    • 12. Practice Makes Better

    • 13. Your Project

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About This Class


If you follow my work, you know that texture is my jam. 

Texture is the thing that takes a digital illustration beyond the flat and boring stage.  While there are several ways to add texture to your Procreate illustrations, in this class, we’re focusing on just one method: texture overlays. 

In this class, we’ll start out by creating texture overlays in Procreate, and creating texture overlays with paints and markers.  Then we'll go through the easy process of importing hand painted textures into Procreate.  

Because this class is about more than the simple practice of using texture overlays, I’ll show you how I take an illustration from boring to interesting and I’ll talk you through my thought process when creating my overlays and when applying them to my illustrations.

You’ll learn:

  • how to make texture overlays,
  • how to import them into Procreate,
  • how to use them on individual bits of an illustrations,
  • how to layer them,
  • how to use them on your backgrounds,
  • and how to unify an illustration with a texture overlay. 

By the end of the class you’ll know how to create and apply your own texture overlays and with that knowledge, you’ll be on your way to create wonderfully unique illustrations. 

So head on over to the first video and let’s make some texture overlays!





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Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Picture book illustrator/licensed artist


Hi! I'm Stephanie Fizer Coleman, a picture book illustrator and licensing artist known for creating wildlife illustrations full of layered color and texture. 

One thing I'm passionate about, whether I'm illustrating a children's book or designing a series of greeting cards, is creating digital work so full of lovely detail and texture that it's tough to tell whether it's a digital painting or a "real" painting.  

I work in Photoshop and Procr...

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