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Procreate for Beginners: Putting Alpha Lock and Clipping Mask to use

teacher avatar Floortje Visser, Digital art tutorials for Procreate

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Procreate Project for Beginners - Introduction

      1:04
    • 2. Setting up your Canvas

      2:14
    • 3. The Base Shape

      3:43
    • 4. Adding Sand and Texture

      4:06
    • 5. The Water

      5:05
    • 6. Creating the Sun and Reflection

      5:45
    • 7. Clouds and Beach Ball

      4:31
    • 8. Adding a Palm Tree

      5:47
    • 9. Exporting Your Artwork

      1:53
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About This Class

Learn how to create a Procreate illustration with summer vibes in this easy to follow Art with Flo class. During this Procreate class you'll learn all about illustrating in Procreate. We won't be skipping steps, I will walk you through the entire process! This Procreate class comes with color swatches and a special brush set with all the brushes we'll be using.

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During this Procreate class I will show you how you can create an easy illustration on your iPad. For the class project we'll be using some special brushes, you can download the brush set in the resources section.

The tools I use in this video:

  • 2020 iPad Pro 12.9
  • Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate 5
  • Procreate Brushes: Monoline, Spackle it!, Soft Brush, Water, Sassafras

After following this Procreate illustration class, you'll know all about the basics of Procreate and you can start creating your own illustrations.

Your Procreate Teacher

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

Be sure to also check my other classes here at Skillshare:

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Floortje Visser

Digital art tutorials for Procreate

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

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

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

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1. Procreate Project for Beginners - Introduction: Hi, I'm Flo! And you might know me from my easy to follow Procreate tutorials on YouTube, or perhaps you've seen some of my Skillshare classes. During this class, I will show you how you can create this Day at the Beach illustration, this is a super easy beginner level tutorial. I will guide you through every single step. And while we go through the steps, you will learn all about the app Procreate. So you will be able to create your own projects in no time. To follow this class, what you need is an iPad, the app Procreate, and preferably an Apple pencil. For this class, I will provide you with a handy brush pack with all the brushes that we will be using for this project and a color palette so you can use the exact same colors. After following this class, you will have an artwork that looks like this. And you have learned a whole bunch about Procreate. And if you enjoyed this class then don't forget to check out my other classes as well. Are you ready to get started? Let's create this project. 2. Setting up your Canvas: The first thing you need to do when creating an artwork in Procreate is make a new canvas. You can do that through the gallery by just clicking the + here in the upper right corner. Here you can see some standard canvas sizes and some custom canvas sizes I have made. You can create a new custom Canvas size by clicking this little folder up here. For our class project, we are going to create a canvas that is 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels, you can leave the DPI at 300. Dpi only matters when you are using a physical size for your canvas, not when you are using pixels. If you set a physical size for your canvas and you adjust the DPI, it'll calculate the amount of pixels you need. But right now, we have already decided our amount of pixels ourselves. Here at the top you can change the name of this custom canvas. You can just call it 2500 x 2500 or you can name it Skillshare project. You can give it any name you like. Then for the color profile, I have set mine to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 If you want your colors to look similar to mine, then I would advise you to set your canvas to sRGB as well. Then here on the left side we have the time-lapse settings. Procreate automatically records your painting process. And over here you can decide how big you want that file to be. So if you don't have a lot of space on your iPad, you could set it to a low-quality file. Then we have Canvas properties. Here you can set up the background color to standard background color when you open your new canvas, it is set to white right now. But if you prefer working on black or pink or blue or whatever color, you can set that here. Or you can just make the background hidden and then it will be transparent. And once you have set this all up, you can just click Create. And you'll get your new canvas and you are ready to get started with the class project. 3. The Base Shape: To make it easier for you for this class project, I have created a color palette for you, in case you want to use the same colors as I'm using. And I have created a brush pack for easy brush picking, so you don't have to search for the right brushes. The first thing we'll do is change the background color. Just go to the Layer menu, then click Background Color, and then pick this first color in our color palette. And we'll go back to the Layer menu and start with layer 1. For our brush, we're going to use the monoline brush. And for our color, we will pick this second color over here. The brush opacity is at a 100%, and let's set the size to around 30%. Let's zoom a little bit out on our Canvas by just pinching. And now we are going to create a perfect circle and that's super easy in Procreate. Just draw a circle. Hold your pen in place to make it snap to the quick shape tool. And then hold one finger on your screen to make it snap to a perfectly round circle. I think this is great. Now let's fill this circle by dragging in the circle, the colored circle, into our shape. To make sure that our circle is centered in our Canvas, we can go to the arrow here at the top. Then here to snapping and make sure that snapping is turned on. Now if you move your circle around, you'll see these lines appear and if you have a vertical orange line, you'll know you're in the vertical center, I want to be a little bit higher than the horizontal center. So let's place it over here and then just click the arrow again. Now we are going to add some extra wobbles to the bottom. For some, this might be a little bit challenging, don't worry. You can just undo your steps by tapping with two fingers on your screen and just take your time. Let's start here on the left. And we'll make a wobble to the left. Then go this way, make another wobbly shape. Then we'll go up here and then back to our circle. And then we can fill this shape as well. In case you get a little white edge on the inside of your shape when filling, then you might need to adjust the ColorDropThreshold. Same goes when your paint is spilling all over the canvas. So when you drop in your color, you can drag your pen to the left or to the right to adjust the ColorDrop Threshold. So make sure that your shape is entirely filled. Now in case you want to adjust these little wobbles and your circle a little bit. You can use the eraser for instance, and it will be handy to use the same brush as an eraser as you were using to create this shape. And to do this, you can just click and hold eraser and it'll switch to your current brush. So that's the monoline brush. And then you can adjust the size of your brush. Let's go for something like 60%. And I can clean up some of these edges, get rid of some wobbles, some unwanted wobbles. And sometimes it's easier to make your brush a bit bigger if you're having trouble to create these clean looking shapes. And just continue adjusting until you have a shape that you like. And I feel that our shape is a bit too low right now. So we can just go to that arrow tool again and make sure that our shape is centered like that. And then just click the arrow again to get out of there. 4. Adding Sand and Texture: Next we are going to create the sand for our scene. We're going to do that on a new layer. So let's go to Layer menu, click the + And we don't want our sands to spill out all over the canvas. We want it to be visible on our shape only. Now a way to do that is by clicking this new layer and setting it to clipping mask. Now it's clipped to that shape on Layer 1 And anything we paint on Layer 2 will only be visible on Layer 1. So that's super-duper handy. Let's still use the monoline brush and color. Let's start with the second color in the second row. Now we're going to start here on the left side and make a wobbly lines to the right and then loop around and close your shape on this side to be able to fill it with color by dragging in the circle. And of course again, you can just switch to the eraser in case you need to remove some parts. If you want to adjust it. You can just erase and tweak until you like your shape. Now we are going to add some more variations of this sandy color, but I'm happy with this shape, so I don't want to be painting outside of it. A way to do that is by clicking the layer and turning on Alpha Lock. Now our shape is locked and we won't be able to paint outside of it in this checkerboard area. Now let's add some more color variation. Will pick this third color first. And let's make our brush nice and big. Let's go for a 100% We'll start here on the left side again. And I'll make a wobbly line to the right. And we'll continue filling that a bit. We'll fill it by hand because we can't use the color drop tool right now because we are painting on the shape. So go for something like this, then switch to the next color and forth color. And I make another wobbly line. Again, fill it in. You can adjust it a bit. Then we'll pick the fifth color. Again, make a wobbly line from left to right. And just fill it in by hand. And you don't have to get a perfect right away. You can just go back to, let's say the third color. And she has some parts a little bit. Play around until you have something that you like. Now, I like this. Let's add some texture to it to make it look more sandy. And we'll do that by using this Spackle it! brush. You can use this first color, that lighter color, the brush opacity is set to 90% and size is set to 50% And I'll let just go over the sand and add a nice sandy texture. I'm using very little pressure, just creating some white sand texture. Now I want to add some shadow just under the water. You can't see any water yet, but we'll be creating that later. Let's go to the soft brush, which is an airbrush. And let's pick the sixth color over here. The brush opacity is set to 85%. And let's set the size to something like 4%. And then we'll go along this edge. Adding a little bit of a shadow. Just a dark edge because it's very wet there to sand. So it will look darker and just go along the edge all the way to the right. You can make multiple strokes slowly building and up until you have something that looks like this. 5. The Water: For our next step, we are going to work on the water and we need a new layer for that. And we're going to put that layer between our base shape and the sand. So first click Layer 1 and then click the Plus. And you can see that this new layer is automatically clipped to our base shape. So whatever we paint, it won't show up outside of our shape. Now we are going to use the selection tool and we're going to set it to rectangle. We'll start here in the lower left corner and drag our pen up to about halfway. So that's around here. And now we'll select Color Fill. Now this water looks awful. Let's pick another color. You can just click the colored circle here, and let's pick this fourth color over here. That looks better. And then just click the S-shaped ribbon again to get out of that menu. I don't want to blur the horizon a bit since it's far away, it won't look very crisp. So let's go to the magic wand here, the adjustments menu, then pick Gaussian Blur and set it to layer. Now you can drag your pen or your finger to the right on your screen. To increase the blur, Let's go for something like tree 0.6% and then just click the Magic Wand again. Alex, go to the Layer menu, click Layer 3, and turn on Alpha lock so we won't be painting outside of this shape. Will use a soft brush. And for the color, we will use this third color over here. We'll make our brush a little bit bigger, let's say 12 percent. And we are going to darken the lower area here. I'm using very little pressure, slowly building that color up. Then we'll go to the Layer menu again and make a new layer on top. Let's click the plus. For our brush, we are going to use the water brush. And for a color, we are going to pick this first color over here to a very light blue. The opacity of the brush is at a 100 percent and a size is at 20 percent. Now without lifting my pencil, I'll paint this water on top of the water. Also go over to San a bit. So you have a nice amount of watery texture. Now this looks kind of weird. It needs a bit of perspective. And the way we're going to do that is first let's zoom out a little bit, Let's pinch. And then we'll go to the arrow tool and move tool here at the top. And we're going to set it to distort. Let's zoom out even more. And we're going to drag the lower handles to the outside. Now we need to zoom out even more so we are able to nicely stretched this and pull it up a little bit. And you can also move these handles, go a little bit below the horizon and just drag the handles until you have a nice looking perspective. We can zoom in a little bit again. I think this is looking nice. Once you're done, you can just click the arrow at the top again. If you feel like there's a bit too much texture here at the top, you can go to the layer, click it, and then turn on mask. Now there is a mask attached to this layer. Right now. It's completely wide and that means we are able to see everything that's only are for. But as soon as you start painting on it with black, you'll start masking parts. Let's do that by using the soft brush and have it set to black, will paint on the layer mask. The opacity is still set to 85 percent and the size is at 12 percent. And I'll just go over and up top part. Making that a little bit more transparent. This way, it nicely fades into the distance. Next, we'll paint some more phone. Let's do that on a new layer. So let's click the Plus and affordable brush. Let's use sessile for us or however you pronounce that will still be using this light blue color. The opacity is at a 100 percent, uh, size is at 6%. And let's go along the edge. Adding live this foam, foamy edge. Just a small edge right here near the sand. Can make multiple strokes. Slowly build it up, don't worry, you can always use to double finger tap to undo. Don't make it too thick. Just a little edge. 6. Creating the Sun and Reflection: All right, For our next step, we are going to create the sun. Let's make a new layer for that. So let's go to the Layer menu and let's put it on a layer underneath the water layer. So first click Layer 1, then the plus for a new layer and four to brush. Let's use the monoline brush for the color. We are going to use this yellow over here. Let's make the brush a little bit smaller. Let's say 30 percent. And let's draw a perfect circle again. Hold your pen and place, and then Tab one finger on your screen to make it snap to a perfectly round circle. Then drag in a color to fill it. And let's place it into center. So we'll click the arrow, move it around. We still have snapping turned on. Let's place it around here, then click the arrow again, and now let's blur it just slightly. Let's go to the magic wand, then pick Gaussian blur, set a two layer, and drag your pen to the right. Let's go for 3.8% and click the Magic Wand again. Now I want some more glow behind it. And to put that glow behind our sun, we need the layer that has underneath it. So let's click Layer 1 and click the plus for a new layer. And let's use the soft brush for the color. Let's start with a yellow. The opacity is still at 85% of the size at 12. And let's just gently paint behind our sun. Adding a yellow glow. Let's go even bigger with our brush, perhaps 24%. And then gently go across that arise to make this glow. Then switch to the orange and add a bit of an orange glow. I'll do soft and this a bit you could use the Gaussian blur. So just go to the magic wand. Gaussian blur set a two layer slides at a ride. And you can smooth it out a little bit. Let's go for 30 percent. Then click the Magic Wand again, and now let's add some very bright glow. So that's the first yellow. Let's make the brush a bit smaller, perhaps 8%. And let's go around the sun, adding even more glow. Next, let's make a reflection on the water. So we'll have to be on a layer that is on top of the water. So first let's go to Layer 6. Let's click the plus. Then for our brush and let's go to the monoline brush. And for the color, we will pick this light blue. I don't want our reflection to go outside of the water shape. So first let's go to Layer 3. Let's click it. Then you select. Then make sure you turn off color fill, and then go back to layer nine, that new layer. And now we can draw on top. And let's make a triangular shape. Something like this, doesn't have to be perfect and then drag a color to fill it. Sometimes you might need to adjust the color drop threshold like that and then just click the S-shaped ribbon again to turn off the selection. This short doesn't look like a reflection of proper reflection yet. Let's go to the magic wand and then use Liquify. I have liquefied set to push, pressure is set to max and distortion and momentum are set to none. The size is at 16 percent, but you can play around with that. Now let's use a push option to push and pull our reflection and turn it into a nice and wildly shape. I'm making mostly horizontal movements. For our reflection. Don't go crisscross all over and go for something like this to turn it into something more subtle, Let's go to the Layer menu and use a layer mask again. So clinically or nine, turn on mask, then go and use the soft brush set to black and just go over the lower part. Generally pleasing over making that a bit more transparent. Now I want to add a yellow, orangey glow to the water. So let's create a new layer on top by clicking the plus. And again, I only want that glow to be visible on the water. I don't want extra glow in the sky. So let's go to Layer 3 again, click it, then use selects, and then go back to a new layer 11. Let's pick the yellow color, that second color over here. Let's make the brush a bit bigger. Let's go for something like 14 percent. And let's go over the top area. Adding a bit of a yellow glow. Then click the S-shaped ribbon again. And let's make it a little bit more subtle by clicking the n on the layer and lowering the opacity. Let's go for 50 percent. 7. Clouds and Beach Ball: In this step, we are going to create the clouds and a beach ball. Let's start with the clouds weekend. Make them a layer on top of all the others. Let's go to the top layer and click the plus. And for our color, Let's pick this light blue effort a brush. Let's use the monoline brush. I want the bottom part of our clouds to be straight. So we'll use the selection tool, that's the S shaped ribbon. And now we'll make a rectangular selection will go from the right to the left like this. And while a selection is active, you can only paint inside of that selection. Now let's pick the brush by clicking the brush. We'll start about here and make a wobbly shaped going to the right. And I can just drag in a color. You might need to adjust the color dropped threshold again. And now let's click the S shaped ribbon and click the S shaped ribbon again to make a new selection. We'll do that over here. Then click the brush to start making a Cloud. Make a wildly shape again. Something like this. And then dragging the color to fill the shape, then click the S shape driven again to turn off the selection and how we are going to use a mask again. So click the Layer Mask. And now we are going to use this backlit brush. It's set to black. And we are going to mask the lower parts of these clouds, giving them this nice texture. Then we also used for our sand. Same thing for this cloud. Let's make the brush a little bit smaller. Let's go for 30 percent. And let's really mask that lower area so that it's barely visible. On this side as well. Just make multiple strokes until it looks like this. Now let's create our beach ball. We can make a new layer again, click the plus. And let's first use the monoline brush for our color. We are going to use this one over here. Let's create a perfect circle again. Hold your pen and place. Then hold one finger on the screen. Go for something like this and then fill your shape by dragging in the color. Now let's add some colors to this ball. Let's create a new layer on top and set this to a layer clipping mask. As you can see, this layer is now clipped to the ball layer. The ball layer isn't clipped to anything else. It's a separate layer so you can clip others too, that ball layer. Now let's pick this red color. And let's add some red to our ball. You can hold your pen and place if you want to make an orange like this. Let's go for something like this then make shortage or close the shape. So go along the edge before you drag into color to fill it. Now let's pick a blue color, this one over here. And let's do the same. Start about here. Make an arch again. The holding your pen and place and then make sure that you close your shape, going along the edge before you drag into color to fill it. Now let's add some texture to the ball. Let's go to this layer, click it and turn on Alpha lock so we won't be able to paint outside of the shapes. We'll use the Spangler brush again. And then we'll pick this color right next to the red. Let's go over to red area of the ball. Adding some slight texture. We'll do the same thing for the blue area, but then we'll use this dark blue over here. And we'll go along the edge here, having something of a shadow. The ball will also cast shadow on the sand. So let's go back to the sand layer, layer two over here. Let's use a soft brush and let's pick that dark sand color. Let's make the brush a bit smaller, 4%. Now let's create a little shadow over here. 8. Adding a Palm Tree: For the final step, we are going to create a palm tree. Let's make a new layer on top of all the others. So let's go to the top layer and click the plus. And for our color, we are going to pick this color over here. And for our brush, we are going to use the monoline brush. First, we are going to create a tree trunk. Let's start about here. Make a wobbly line up like this, then another one right next to it. And then close that shape like this. And close it here as well. And then drag in the color. I don't want it to be outside of our shape over here though. So let's go and make a selection of our base shape clinically or one. Then you select, then over here, click Invert. Then we'll go back to the palm tree layer. And they can swipe with three fingers clearing that area. At a reason I didn't use clipping mask is because I want a palm tree leaves to do go outside of the shape of our, of our base, outside of our base shape. And if we would turn on clipping mask, our leaves will be inside of the shape as well. Let's make the brush a little bit smaller. Let's go for 9% first, let's think about how big we want our leaves to be. We'll just make some lines like this. Thinking about those leaves and where they should be. All these arches. So it are not leaves yet. They're just these little lines. And how do we got these? We can use them as a guide to create our leaves. We'll just follow those lines and create our shapes around them. We don't want have to create anything super fancy. Realistic leaves. Just make some leaves with these little indents. Going back up here. I believe over here. And to check them out, you can just fill these shapes to see how you're doing. Plus continue making these leaves over here. So you have something that looks like this. Let's fill the shapes. Make sure that you don't have to use where little gaps here. And I, in case you're not too happy with the shape, you can just go to the Move tool over here. And for instance, you can choose Warp and move your little palm tree, move it around a little bit. Shifting to shape. Perhaps you want her palm tree to be a little bit smaller. But you can also go to the magic wand I use Liquify. Make sure that your brush is. We'll edit these and size perhaps 40 percent. And you can push and pull these leaves to adjust them. So you have a big amount of control. There's a little issue though. We are outside of our shape here. And a way to fix that is by chance making a selection of layer 1 again, click it, you select Inverted. We can't use the three fingers swipe again because then we will remove the leaves as well. So let's just use the eraser. Go to Layer 16. Now let's erase that part. And I would solve fixed again, then click the S shaped ribbon again. And I'll finally, let's add some texture to our palm tree. To do that, we'll have to turn on Alpha Lock again, click the layer, turn on Alpha Lock, then use the speckling brush again. And let's add some texture. For instance, we can use this color right next to the red. And we can add that to the side of our palm tree. Let's make your brush a little bit smaller, 15 percent. And we'll add a light touch to the side. And to the tops here. As a light is hitting our palm tree over here to the side. And this is adding some interests to our palm tree. I'm adding this lighter color to the parts that are close to the sun. And let's also add some blues. Let's pick this blue, for instance. And let's add that to some areas that are farther away from our our son. Just add some interests. Little texture to the side here, a little bit over here. And that's it. 9. Exporting Your Artwork: Now you have finished your project. It's time to share it with the world. When I share my work on Instagram, for instance, what I like to do is make my file a bit smaller first, but I do want to keep my initial file. I don't want to make this one smaller. I want to make a copy first. So to do that, we'll go to the gallery and then we'll duplicate our artwork. You can slide to the left and then click Duplicate. How we can make our duplicate smaller. Let's click it. Then go to the wrench into Canvas and then to crop and resize. And you can go to Settings, turn on re-sample canvas. And then we can make it smaller for Instagram, I'm prefer one hundred, three hundred and fifty pixels. And then you can click them. And now we have a smaller file, tend to actually share it. You can go to the wrench again, then to share. And then what I like to do is pick JPEG. And now there are loads of ways to transfer your day at the beach image to your phone. For instance, if you have an iPhone, you can AirDrop it, but you can also send it through e-mail or drop it in your Google Drive. Or you can also use Save image and save it locally on your iPad. So happy sharing. Don't forget to share your project here on Skillshare as well so we can see your results. And if you have enjoyed following this class, then I would appreciate it. If you would leave a review and hit that follow button on my profile page so you will stay updated on future classes. I want to thank you for watching and I'll see you next time for the next Skillshare class.