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Texas To Textures: Develop Unique Images To Use As Patterns In Procreate

teacher avatar Erica Sprules, Science Maven Designs

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:05
    • 2. Download Assets

      3:26
    • 3. Affinity Photo

      7:51
    • 4. Faxon Yucca 1

      5:49
    • 5. Faxon Yucca 2

      7:45
    • 6. Creosote Bush

      6:44
    • 7. Common Reed

      5:24
    • 8. Sotol

      4:53
    • 9. Phloem

      3:46
    • 10. Giant Reed

      4:00
    • 11. Big Bend Soil

      3:59
    • 12. Long Mamma

      4:11
    • 13. Prickly Pear

      3:21
    • 14. Class Project

      1:53
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About This Class

Do you want to learn how to create textures so that you can add them to your illustrations in order to add more interest to your work? This class will guide you through how to create textures from colour photographs using Affinity Photo, the basic interface of Affinity Photo, how to merge layers, add adjustment layers, and use different types of filters. You will also learn how to add your textures as clipping masks in Procreate to add beautiful textured effects to your illustrations. You will also gain a deeper understanding of blend modes and layer opacity. I will demonstrate how to apply these techniques using two flat illustrations in Procreate.

This class will guide you through:

  • Affinity Photo:
    • Basic interface
    • Importing photos
    • Adding adjustment layers
    • Merging layers
    • Using a variety of filters
    • Saving texture images
  • Procreate:
    • Adding textures to illustrations
    • Using clipping masks
    • Altering blend modes
    • Changing layer opacity

This class is aimed at beginners with limited experience with Procreate as well as intermediate-level students with a deeper understanding who wish to add a variety of textures to their illustrations. No prior knowledge of Affinity Photo is needed.

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This class has been created for illustrators who wish to incorporate more complex textured effects in their drawings, hobbyists who want to learn how to create and apply their own textures to illustrations in Procreate, and even side hustlers looking to learn how to make digital assets that they can sell.

By the end of this class, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to create a variety of textures that you can sell on print-on-demand websites, level-up your illustrations by adding more interest to your work, or even use your images in Photoshop for more added effects using clipping masks, changes to layer opacity as well as blend modes.

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Your class project is to create your own illustration and incorporate textures that you make from your own photos (or royalty-free images on unsplash.com) using clipping masks, blending modes, and changing layer opacities.

At the end of this class, you will have ten grey-scale textures that can be applied to any illustration in Procreate or even Photoshop that will add more interest to your pieces, especially when used in combination with layer opacity and blend modes.

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Erica Sprules

Science Maven Designs

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Welcome! I’m so delighted that you are here. My name is Erica, and I am the artist behind Science Maven Designs.

By day, I am a curious science teacher who loves inspiring our next generation.

By night (and weekend), I spend time exploring my other passion, all things creative. I grew up with a graphic designer as a father and so was immersed in the world of colour, logos, design, marketing and all things Adobe since before I could speak.

 

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1. Introduction: way. Welcome. I'm so delighted you're here. My name is Erica and I have the artist behind Science maven designs by day. I'm a curious science teacher who loves inspiring our next generation. By night or a soon as I get home, I spent time exploring my other passion, all things creative. I grew up with a graphic designer as a father and so was a immersed in the world of color, logos, design, marketing and all things adobe. Since before I could speak throughout this class, I will be teaching you how to create textures from color photographs. We will be learning the basic interface of affinity photo as well as how to merch layers at adjustment layers and use different types of filters. Once we have created textures, we will then learn how to add these as clipping masks and procreate toe. Add beautiful textured effects. Two illustrations. You will also gain a deeper understanding of blend modes and the opacity slider. I will demonstrate how to apply these techniques using two flat illustrations in procreate . This class is aimed at beginners with limited experience with procreate as well as intermediate level students with a deeper understanding who wish to add a variety of textures to their illustrations. No prior knowledge of affinity photo is needed. This class has been created for illustrators who wish to incorporate more complex textured effects in their drawings. Hobbyists who want to learn how to create and apply their own textures and procreate, and even side hustlers looking tiller. How to make digital assets that they can sell. By the end of this class, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to create a variety of textures that you can sell on print on demand websites. Level up your illustrations by adding MAWR interest to your work or even use your images and Photoshopped form or added effects using clipping masks. Changes to layer opacity as well as blend modes. Your class project is to create your own illustration and incorporate textures that you make from your old photos or royalty free images on unflashy dot com. Using clipping masks, blending modes and changing layer opacity, ease. At the end of this class, you will have 10 grayscale textures that could be applied to any illustration in appropriate or even photo shop will add more interest to your pieces especially when used in combination with layer opacity and blend modes. I can't wait to see what you create. Don't forget to upload your work to the class project. Happy designing. 2. Download Assets: thing in this lesson will be downloading affinity, photo and procreate as well as other assets that you will need to complete this class, such as color photographs and to procreate files that we will use to apply our new textures . So the first thing I'm going to do is go to the APP store and I'm going to type into my search affinity photo. And here I go right here. It's this pink and purple shutter. So this is affinity photo to download. And if I go to the Internet and I type in affinity photo four ipad, this is their website and you can see that it is $28 Canadian. The next app we will need as procreate. So once I got to go into my search and type in pro Cree eight And here it is this beautiful colored flame. So this is procreate. And again if I go to the Internet and I type in appropriate that for iPad, this is their website and you can see all the beautiful things that this app does. And if I scroll down, I find that the app is $14 Canadian. Finally, you will need some color photographs and to procreate files. So I go to skill share dot com, and you will need to do this in your Web browser. I do suggest using chrome. This is what I will use. You gonna type in Texas Two textures. Okay. And here is the class. So you open this up, and if you scroll across to projects and resources and scroll down Seymour and you can see all of your images So again, one by one, you will tap. And if you press and hold, I can then say image. And that will be in your camera roll. So you will do that for all of the J peg images. I also have an affinity photo interface. Just a cheat sheet for you. So you can download that and save that anyway, that she would like. Finally, there are to procreate files, camping and cottage. So if I tap on that, I'm then going to go to the bottom here, press download, and I'm then going to tap open in. And I want to find a copy to procreate. And once I do that, it will load this file in procreate. So here I go. That is the file that I do need. Now that we have all of the files and APS that we need to complete this class, we will be going through each of the steps required to create an M boss texture from a color photograph in the next lesson. 3. Affinity Photo: I think this lesson. We will walk through the user interface and some of the tools that we will be using in affinity photo. So let's first of all, open up affinity photo. The first place become too, is the welcome screen. And there are a couple of things I would like you to change in this. So we're going to go up to the wrench and this opens the preferences. So the first thing we're going to do is go to tools and then we're going to look here, allow canvas rotation in all tools, so toggled off its white toggled on its blue, and I feel it's best toe have that on. So then we can just pinch and rotate in affinity photo whenever we need Teoh as well if we go to general and defaults saved location. If I tap on that, I've got two choices on my iPad and iCloud drive. I've decided that I would like to store all of my work on my iPad, but if you wish, you can tap iCloud drive and have everything backed up to your iCloud drive. I'm going to go back to on my iPad is that is just a preference of mine. Now we're done setting up our preferences. I'm just gonna tap done and going to start by opening up just one of my Texas two textures files that I have been working on just to take you through the affinity photo interface. So I'm just gonna open up. This is the file, The workspace that I come to All of the personas are along the top, and I have tools along the left hand side. Now it's a lot of tools to keep track of. So there's a question mark in the bottom right hand corner. If I tap and hold, I can see thes yellow menus that come up to show me what each one of these is. So I've got a view tool. A move to a color picker tool crop tool, flood fill, tool fill, tool paint, brush tool. He raced brush tool burn, brush tool, clone brush, tool, undo brush to a pentacle, rectangle tool and artistic text tool. Now I am in the photo persona, so if I change personas, you will see the tools do change. However, we're going to stay in the photo persona and persona is basically Ah, work space. Now there are studios along the right hand side. So again, if I press and hold the question mark, I will see all the different studios, and these really are the advanced functionalities of this program. So I've got a layer studio color brushes, adjustments, filters, effects, text, things like transform a Navigator studio. However, we are going to spend our time in the Layer studio, the Adjustments Studio and the filter studio. Those the only three that you need to remember. The document menu. The top left hand corner, it looks like a file. We see things such as resize, export, save a copy print canvas, the's where you get your snapping grids and guides as well. There's also the commands menu, which is the three dots there. So I tap on that I get things like duplicate place on group merge. We also have the home button, which is the left facing arrow, and that takes us back to our main screen. I'm gonna go back into the file I was working in. Now if I have a tool, so let's just take the color picker tool at the bottom. I get a context toolbar If the tool on the left hand side or the studio on the right hand side that you selected has advanced options, they will show up in the context toolbar. One important thing that we're going to need is exporting. I will find that in the document menu and export. If I tap on that, I get a lot of other options. Are four mats sizing and a lot of other information? We're going to be focusing on exporting our files as PNG's, and all of this information stays the same, and we will be sharing them to our camera roll down here. I'm going to cancel to get out of that in the layers studio. If I tap on that and open it up, I can select one layer and then swipe right to select more than one layer. This is the layer options, and I've got things like, um, bossing. I have a whole lot of different options here again, The three dots, my layer Options menu. This is my group right here, icon as well. Two fingers to undo three finger tap to redo, so I'm going toe undo, but I don't want those layers grouped, but again. I can tap one layer swipe right, Tap the group icon and those are grouped. I am going to undo that. I also have the layer stack icon. So I tap on that I could do things like merging them and Rast arising. So we will be using this layer stack icon right there. I can just tap on the layer stack or the layer studio icon and it will close that studio. I want to go over here now. Toothy Navigator Studio. So this is where I can do things like flipping, rotating, doing some ordering, so this can be helpful. However, what we did as well is we changed in our preferences to be able to zoom and rotate in any tool. So we actually don't need to use our navigator studio too much with the view tool. Select it. I can use one finger to pan around. And if I've got another tool selected, I can pan around with two fingers. But I'm just going to go back to thieve You tool here and I can pinch in pinch out to zoom as desired. If I go to one of my tools and a single press will bring up some mawr menu. So this is another context menu. Tapping the home button automatically saves the file you've been working on within affinity photo. I can also go to the more menu here, and I've got some options. I can close that file, rename it duplicate or save it and saving it. Remember I said that I was going to save to my iPad, and so if I do tap that safe, that's where this file will be saved to my iPad. We will be renaming our files so tap and then this comes up for re naming your file. Now that we're familiar with the tools and set up of affinity photo, it's time to create our first texture. And this is what we will do in the next lesson. 4. Faxon Yucca 1: I think this lesson We will be opening an image, an affinity photo and going through each step toe, learn how to create an M boss texture from a color photograph. For this first texture, we're going to go through the steps that we will use for the rest of our photos. I am an affinity photo, and if you're not there, you will simply find affinity photo on your iPad tap to open it. It brings you to the welcome screen. I'm going to top on the plus. I'm going to import from photos now. It depends where you have saved all of your photos they might be in recent. I have put all of my photos into a folder called Texas Two Textures, so I'll be simply using this folder rather than my recent. But most likely, you will be using your recent folders I'm going to tap on Texas two textures and the 1st 1 we're going toe work on is Faxon Yaka one and that Is this a droopy looking one right here so I can tap on that and it will open up in affinity photo, but I can do first is grab two fingers and just rotate this so it's in landscape mode and I can see that a little bit better. I'm going to ensure that I am in the photo persona. And remember, a persona is just a workspace. If you're unsure what any of thes tools, studios or personas are, remember there is a question mark in the bottom right hand corner and Aiken tap on that to see all of the information. So I am verifying that I am in the photo persona. The first thing that I'm going to do is go to adjustments and it looks like these three dots in a triangle, and I'm gonna tap on the 1st 1 for black and white. So I want to change this to a black and white photograph. Now I have all of my colors that are in this photograph, and the reason I'm looking at these in the context toolbar. I want to make sure that there was a lot of contrast in this photo. So if I grab the red and Aiken scrub up and down and it changes the value of red in that photograph and I can also scrub left and rights, you can see how that changes. If I'm not happy with the changes of made like in simply tap and tap on 100 the keypad now we'll bring it back to 100. I typically find a lot that the yellow changes the value in these nature photographs that I took. So you can see I have moved my yellow down to 23%. And I've got a lot more contrast in this photograph. That is what I want. I'm now going to tap on the layer studio. You can see now that I have two layers I'm gonna tap on this layer stack icon and I'm going to say merge down. What I want to verify now is that I just have one layer that's really important. So again, the layer stack icon, you'll merge down and verify that you're working with one layer. We need to have one layer in order for the filters toe work. I'm now going to move to the funnel or filter studio. These are all alphabetical. So I'm going to look for e for em, boss. And there are quite a lot of these and here I go in. Boss, I'm going to tap on that and it looks like I don't have anything. I'm going to go down to the context toolbar here, and the first thing I'm going to do is tap on radius and keypad opens its in pixels. I'm just gonna tap five, okay? And just like that, I have an m bossed photograph. Now the angle changes the angle at which the M bossing occurs. I like to keep that at zero as it waas. The other thing you can do is change the amount. So by slides, you can see what happens to the amount that's applied again. I'm going to tap on that. It brings up my keypad on a tap on 100. So these are the settings that typically like to use foreign bossing My radius is five pixels. My angle is zero and my amount is 100. I am going to apply that I'm going to go up to the document menu Export, make sure I've got PNG. Once I see how maney megabytes my file is, it means that the export is ready to go. So I'm gonna tap on share in the bottom left hand corner and I'm just going to say save image. And that will save to my camera roll. Now I can cancel out. I can tap the home button. It brings it back to the welcome screen and find the file. I just made tap on the three lines here, and I'm going to tap re name. This is a thief. Axinn, Yucca one. Okay, now that we have gone through each of the steps required to turn a color photograph into an M boss texture, we will repeat these steps and use our new texture to begin creating some art and procreate . This is what we will be doing in the next lesson. 5. Faxon Yucca 2: I think this lesson we will be going through the steps discussed in the last lesson to create a new texture with a photo of a fax and YAKA. We will then use this texture to add detail to an illustration in procreate. So I'm in affinity photo here. Still, I'm going to tap on the plus import from photos. Navigate your full to remember. You're probably going to have your photos in recent I've got mine tucked into a folder called Texas Two Textures. I'm looking for a fax and Yaka number two and that is this friendly guy right here. So tap on facts and yucca to it opens up into affinity photo. I'm gonna take two fingers and rotate my image so it is in landscape mode and remember the question mark in the bottom right hand corner. We'll bring out information so that you can see what everything is if you need a reminder. So I'm going to make sure here that I am in the photo persona. The first thing I'm going to do is go Toothy Adjustment Studio Black and white again. I want to play with some of these color sliders just so I have a lot of contrast. All I've done is I've taken the yellow and moved it to 41%. I see a lot of contrast in that photo, and that is what I want. I'm going to go to the layer studio and I just have my first black and white adjustments layers selected. I didn't change anything. I can come to the layer stack icon and simply tap merge down. I want to verify now that I have one black and white layer, I can then come down to the filter studio and I want e for em boss again. And this is alphabetical Z. I'm looking for e foreign, boss. There it is. And again, it looks like nothing has happened. So for radius, I'm gonna tap radius and simply type in five in the key, Pat. And there we go again. If you would like, you can change the angle by touching and scrubbing or the amount tapping and scrubbing. And if you're not happy with that, remember that you can just tap on angle type zero okay, And the keypad for amount tap again. You can select 100 and it comes back to the settings that I do like to use. I can apply that filter. And there we go. I'm now going to go to the documents menu Export. I already have PNG selected. The export has been generated as soon as I see how big my file sizes. And I'm simply gonna tap share in the bottom left hand corner and save image. And that has saved to my camera roll. I can now cancel out of this press the home button. I'm now going to go to the three lines menu, tap rename. And this is Faxon Yucca to I'm now going, Teoh, Open up, procreate! And I want to open up the cottage Procreate file that you download it. I'm going to tap on the layers menu here and I'm going to find Bush. And so here it is in the middle Bush M, and I'm going to select that and then going to tap the plus to add a layer right above Bush . Em. I would now like to go to the wrench icon and I'm going to add insert of photo. I'm going to go to re since and I'm going to find my fax and Yucca to that. I just created something a tap on that. Now I can rotate this with the green note and I can resize it by grabbing the blue corner. Knows what I want to dio is drag this right over my bush and I'm going to resize it, grabbing the blue nodes just so it sits right over that blue bush, I can tap the move tool to come out of that menu. Now what I do notice is that my texture fully covers up that bush. So what I can dio is tap on the layers menu, tap on the texture, I just added, and I'm going to tap clipping mask. And now you can see that it has clipped my texture, chew the layer below, meaning my texture has taken the shape of my layer below. And this is what I want. Now what I find is my Bush is great and it's not green anymore, and I would like it to be green. So if I tap on the end, that brings me into all of my blend modes. But that means is the pixels from the layer on top and the pixels from the layer on the bottom get blended and they're blended mathematically, and how they're blended depends on the blend mode that you choose. I have opened up here in Google. The different blend mode groups so darken, darken, multiply, color, burn, linear, burn, darker color all when the pixels are blended. The result is darker, however, if I choose lightens screen, color, dodge, linear dodge or add or lighter color. Their result When thes layers are blend mathematically, the result is lighter. We then have contrast blend modes like overlay soft, light, hard light. Those are some of the contrast blend modes that we will be using. I'm going to use all my fingers to slide back and appropriate, and what it actually like to choose is multiply. And again, if you're not sure which to choose, just simply slide through all of them to see what happens. So I'm going to go back to multiply. Now. What I noticed is that this is very dark. This is darker than I would like. So there's another thing that we can dio, and that is Thea Opacity Slider, And this basically changes the intensity off the blend mode effect. So what I'd like to do is I'm going to scrub that down to 50% and if it is 51 or 49 that is just fine. And if I zoom in here, I can see that I've added a beautiful texture to this bush. Now that we have created our second texture and this time added it as a clipping mask to our illustration of a cottage, let's move on to the next lesson. Where will follow these same steps again, adding our new texture to a different element in our procreate files. 6. Creosote Bush: thing in this lesson, we will be following the same steps again. It's always good to reinforce learning to create a new texture with a photo off. Ah, creosote Bush. We will then use this texture toe add detail. Toe are illustration in procreate. I'm going to use all my fingers and slide back into affinity photo. And actually, what I just might do here is Khloe's chrome. But I'm not using that. So here I am, an affinity photo I'm going to tap on the plus import from photos. Find your folder and this one is our creosote bush. I'm going to open that and I can pinch it, zoom it and put it into landscape mode. So the first thing I'm going to do is my adjustments studio black and white and again play with some of these sliders to work on the contrast. So I've taken the yellow to 93%. The green isn't doing much. I think I might leave it there, though, so I got ready 100% green at 210% blue, 100 scion 100 magenta, 100 and yellow at 93%. I'm going to go to my layer Studio tap on the layer stack icon and select. Merged down. Verify that I have one black and white layer. I can then go to my filter studio. We're going to do the M boss again, So scroll down E for em, boss. There we are. Tap on that again. It looks like nothing has happened. So I'm gonna tap radius and type in five on the keypad. Okay? And there I go. I have my m bossed texture, and I'm just going to leave it like that. So I've got a radius of five and angle of zero and an amount of 100%. I'm going to apply that now. I'm going to go up to my documents menu export PMG wait for the export to be generated and share that to my camera bulls. I'm just going to select save image. It is now safe to my camera roll. I can counsel out of that. I'm going to tap on the home button, the three lines and top rename, and this is the Creosote Bush. Okay, I can I use all my fingers to slide back into procreate. I'm going to tap on my layers menu, and I'm going to find the cottage and roof. So here I go. I'm sorry. It's been named house instead of cottage, so I'm gonna tap on house tap on. Plus, and I'm going to go to my wrench ad Insert a photo recent. And here is my M bust. Creosote Bush. So I grab that grab the blue corner note to resize it, and I'm going to make sure it fits right over the side of the cottage. Here. There I go. Now, I would also like this to cover the roof. So what I can do is with this layer selected the texture I just brought in a slide left duplicate, grab this of tap and hold and slide it above the roof. However, it's sitting over the side of the cottage, not the roof. So tap on my move tool. I'm gonna grab the green. No, to rotate it. And I'm going to slide it right over my roof and just grab the blue corner. No, to resize it a bit. Book that was too much with textures. I need to make sure that it covers the entire part of the image that I want to apply the texture too. So I'm gonna tap the move tool to get out of that, go back into my layers. Now I want to tap that texture and select clipping mask. So now it has clipped it to the roof. It has taken the shape off the roof. I can also do that for my cottage layer, and I'm going to tap on it and select clipping mask. I can tap the screen to get back, and now it looks pretty neat. But I can't see the image from underneath coming through. So this is where I need toe work on my blend modes. So let's start with the roof here, and what I might do is grab this image and just resize and bring it over here so I can see what I am doing. So start with the roof tap on the end to go to blend modes again. You can just slide through here to see what you would like. I am going to stick to multiply. But what I find is it's actually quite dark, so I can change the intensity of that effect by playing with the opacity and moving Theo Opacity slighter because What I would like is a nice, subtle texture applied to the roof of my cottage, so I'm actually going to drag it down. Teoh, Um, I'm gonna drag down to 25%. And again, if it's 24 or 27 that is just fine. So I've done a multiply blend mode and my capacity at 25%. I am going to copy these same numbers to the texture of apply to the cottage. So again I'm on multiply and the opacity waas 25%. So there we go and you can see again. We've got a nice, subtle texture added to the cottage. Now that we have created our third texture and added as a clipping mask and change the blending mode and opacity, let's move on to the next lesson where we will use a new filter type to create our texture 7. Common Reed: I think this lesson and we will be using a new filter type an affinity photo to create a slightly different type of texture. We will once again be applying the texture, Recreate tour, landscape illustration. I'm going to use all my fingers would slide back into affinity photo tap on the plus import from photos navigate to your folder and I'm going to bring in the common read, which is this one right here. So gonna tap on that it opens up in affinity photo I Congrats. Pinch, zoom and rotate that into landscape. First thing I'm going to do is go to adjustments black and white and play with my colors here to make sure I've got some nice contrast. And I think all I'm gonna do is change the yellow and bring it down to 60 per cent. I can Then go to my layer studio the layer stack icon and select Merge down. Verify that I have one black and white layer. I'm now going to go into my filter studio and this time I'm going to go to detect edges. So I'm gonna go d for detect edges here and here I go tap on that, and it gives it a very different effect. Now, As you'll see, I don't have a context Toolbar come up at the bottom. So there's nothing else for me to dio after applying this filter and going to go to the documents menu Export. Wait for my expert to be generated. Verified. Got PNG selected. I don't need to change anything. Here in the middle share Save image to my camera roll. It's now been exported to my camera roll. I can cancel out. I'm going to tap the home arrow. My three lines more menu here rename. And this is the common read. Okay, I can now use all of my fingers to slide back into procreate. What I want to dio is open my layers menu here, and I would like to find trees distance. So here they are. Trees distance. I can select that layer. I'm now going to go to the wrench icon. Add insert of photo recent And here is my detect edges Common Read. Now what I'm gonna do was just tap on the move arrow to get out of that, bring my photograph back here and I need to cover all of these pale green trees in the distance. So what I can do is grab the corner. No, to resize. Make sure that fits over. And I would like to duplicate someone to come to my layers menu here. Swipe left, duplicate. I can tap the move Tool. Bring this over and I'm gonna go back into my layers. Duplicate that again by sliding left. Select my move tool. Bring this right over some more of the trees. Come back to my layers. Swipe left, duplicate, move, tool and then cover the rest of my trees. So I now have all of my trees covered by multiple copies of this texture. If I come back into my layers, I'm going to with one of them selected swipe right to slept All of them. I'm going to group them top on the group And what I want to dio is select flatten. And now I have everything in one layer here. So make sure covers all of those trees in the distance on both sides of my canvas. There come back into my layers, tap my texture and clipping mask off course. I need to change my blend mode. So tap the end, which brings up all of my blend modes, and I'm actually going to scroll down to screen, and that is a much nicer, lighter effect. And I can change the intensity by changing the opacity slider, and I'm actually gonna bring that down to 50%. So now you can see I've got this beautiful texture for the trees in the distance again adding a lot more interest to my illustration. Now we have created our fourth texture, using a new filter type an affinity photo to create a slightly different type of texture. We will move on to making a texture, using a photo of a software bush in the next lesson. 8. Sotol: I think this lesson and we will be once again using the M boss filter in affinity photo to create our texture from a photo of a subtle bush, we will again be applying the texture Recreate tour, cottage illustration. I'm going to use all fingers to slide back on over toe affinity photo tap on, plus import from photos. I'm going to navigate to my folder Texas, two textures. And this spiky one is the Sottile Bush. So I will tap to select toe, bring it in. I can rotate it, and I can go to my adjustments studio, black and white play with some of the sliders here. Yellow usually makes the biggest difference. I'm gonna bring that. Um I was gonna bring it down, but I feel like it gets too dark. Actually, I might leave it at 80%. So all of my colors are at 100% with yellow at 80%. I can come to my layer studio tap on the layer stack icon and select. Merge down. Verify that I have one layer. I'm going to come down to my filter studio once again. I am looking for e four m boss remember that it is alphabetical. There I go, e foreign boss. Select that. I'm simply going to type in my values this time. So tap on radius five in the keypad angle is fine at zero amount ISF i it 100%. And I'm going to apply that filter. I can then come to my documents Menu export PMG wait for the export to be generated. Once I see how many megabytes my file is, the export has been generated. So top on share save image that will save it to my camera roll. And I'm going to cancel out of this. I can tap my home button the three lines rename. And this is these Sottile. I can now use all of my fingers to come back into my illustration in procreate when I come into my layers. This time I am looking for the lake highlight. And here it is, down near the bottoms. I'm gonna top on that to select it. And if I'm not sure what that is, I can tap on the check mark here. The layer visibility and so I can see it is the lake highlight there. I'm going to add a new layer. Go to my wrench ad. Insert a photo recent and there is my subtle bush. Okay, I'm going to grab the blue corner. No, to resize it. And the green? No, to rotate And make sure this covers the whole highlight. Aiken. See, I've left a bit out there Balu corner note to make that a little bit bigger. And there we go. But again, I've got this other lake highlight over here that I haven't covered, so I'm going to go to my layers menu. Swipe left. Duplicate. Grab the move. Tool, Slide this over the second lake highlight. And I see a little bit poking out there. So I grabbed the blue corner node. Make that bigger and make sure covers Theo. Entire lake Highlight. Now, if I tap the second layer, Aiken simply then select merge down, and I'm now dealing with one layer. So by tap on that layer, I'm going to a select clipping mask. And now it is in the shape of my lake. Highlights. I'm going to open back up my layers top on the end to bring up my blend modes. And this time I am going to come down to screen a nice, lighter effect here. And actually, if I zoom in well, let's actually play with the opacity slider to see what happens. I think I actually like it at 100% so I will leave that they're at 100%. We have now created our sixth texture in affinity photo and applied. It tore illustration in procreate. In the next lesson, we will move on to making a texture using a photo of flown. 9. Phloem: thing in this lesson, we will be once again using the M boss filter an affinity photo to create our texture. And then we will apply the texture we make Tor cottage illustration. I'm going to use all my fingers to slide back over to affinity photo tough on plus import from photos and we're going Teoh make a texture with flown. So here it isf lohm will bring that in. I'm going to rotate it. I'm going to go to my adjustments black and white and let's see if we can increase the contrast I'm going to go to my layer studio layers stack icon, merge down Verify that I've got one black and white layer I can then go to filters Slide on down E foreign Boss, There we go. I'm simply going to go to radius and type in five on the keypad. Okay, I'm happy with that. I will select apply documents, menu export share and that will save it to my camera roll. I can then cancel out of here home button and I will rename this And this is Blome. Okay? And because all my fingers to slide back into procreate Open up my layers and I'm looking for Marsh. So here it is. I'm gonna tap on marsh tap on plussed at a new layer wrench in sort of photo recent. And there is my flow. Now it's got to cover all of my marsh and a tap on the move tool green note to rotate. So I've got a couple of options here. I can make this really big, and that will be the texture of my marsh. Or I can duplicate this, which is what I'm going to do. So I'm going to bring this at about half go to my layers. Slide left, duplicate Taepo, I moved to, and I'm going to bring this over the rest of my marsh, come back into my layers, top on my top layer and select merged. I now have one layer honey to select that layer clipping mask. Now, that's not what I would like for the Marceau need to go into my blend modes by tapping the end, and I'm going to come down to screen here now. I kind of lose. The highlights was a bit bright. I'm going to change the intensity off that by moving the opacity slider. I'm going to come down to 35%. And again, if it sticks on 34 that's just fine. So now what I have is this beautiful texture that actually looks like waves in my illustration. We have now created our sixth texture in affinity photo and apply it toward illustration and procreate. In the next lesson, we will move on to making a texture, using a photo a giant wreaths. 10. Giant Reed: I think this lesson we will be using the detect edges filter an affinity photo to create our texture. We will then apply the texture to a new illustration, camping, then used all my fingers to slide on back to affinity. Photo tap on the plus import from photos navigate to your folder and the giant reed is this one right here. I can then grab it, pinched a zoom, rotate it. There we go. I'm going to come to my adjustments studio, black and white. Play with the sliders here. I'm gonna bring down the yellow to 80%. Let's see what the green does. Actually, there's a lot of yellow in this, so that's probably what will make the biggest difference. I'm gonna tap on the green. I'm actually happy with that at 100% so every color is 100% except yellow at 80%. I can then come into my layer studio my layers stack icon and merge down. Verify that I have one black and white layer. I'm going to come into my filter studio and slide back down to D for detect edges. And there I go and you'll notice there's no context Toolbar at the bottom. There are no changes that I can make to this filter. So I'm simply going to go to the documents menu Export, Wait for my expert to generate here. And sure, I got a PNG share seif image to my camera roll. I can now cancel tap the home button, the three lines menu rename And this is the giant read. I'm going to use all my fingers, like back in to procreate. But I'm going to tap on gallery so I can open up a new illustration, And this time I'm going to move to the camping illustration. I'm going to open up my layers and look for Hill foreground. So here ago, hill foreground. That is this large hill right here. So I've got that. Select it top on the plus two at a new layer. My wrench. God, insert a photo recent and I can come to the texture that I just created. I'm going to grab the green. No, to rotate it, slide it over, and I'm gonna make sure that it covers the whole hill here. So I know that I've got to tuck this right in behind this tree. so I can tap back on my layers menu top on the layer and select clipping mask. And there I go. The texture is now clipped to the hill. I'm going to tap the end to change I blend mode because it doesn't really look like a hill right now. I'm actually going to select Multiply again, but it makes it very, very dark. So I would like to change the intensity of that effect. I'm going to use the opacity slider and bring it right down to 40%. Now we have created another texture and affinity photo and applied it to a new illustration in procreate. In the next lesson, we will move on to making a texture, using a photo off the soil found in Big Bend National Park in Texas. 11. Big Bend Soil: I think this lesson. We will experiment with a new filter, an affinity photo called High Pass. To create our texture, we will once again be applying the texture we create to our landscape drawing. And when you use all fingers to slide back into affinity photo tap, the plus import from photos, navigate your folder and I'm going to look for the Big Bend soil. So there I go. Bring that in and I'm going to rotate it around. There we go. I need to make sure it's in black and white, So go to my adjustments studio, black and white. And let's check the red slider here. E. I think I'm that's making that really dark ups. I change the yellow, so I'm gonna go back to 100 for the red. The yellow does change the contrast and also the darkness a bit. I think I'm actually happy with that at 100% so I will leave everything at 100%. I'm then going to come to my layer studio tap the layer stack icon, merge down, verify that I've got one black and white layer. I can then come to my filter studio and I'm looking for H four. High pass. There we go. High pass. I will select that. And I'm actually not going to make any changes here. I will simply select apply. I can go to my documents menu export. Wait for my export to be generated. Make sure of selected PNG. Share seif image to my camera roll. I can. Then cancel out of this. I will select the home button, My more menu rename. And this is Big Bend soil. All right. I can use all my fingers to slide back into procreate. This time I'm looking for the mountain. So here it is off in the distance I can tap Plus to add a new layer Go to my wrench icon ad in sort of photo recent. And here is my high pass filter of my big bend soil. I'm going to grab the green node, rotate it, bring it up into this corner and I can grab the blue node and shrink it a little bit. But I do need to make sure that it covers all the edges and is tucked nicely behind this tree. Let's go back to the layers menu Tap on that layer and select clipping mask to see what we've got. So I'm not very happy that it is gray liken tap on the end to change the blending mode. I will select multiply, But again it's quite intense, so I can change the intensive effect by moving the opacity slider. If I bring my finger down, I can change it by much smaller increments. I have more control over changing a slider. I'm actually gonna bring it down to 25% there and again. It was a little above that, or a little below that. That is just fine. We just explored a new type of filter called High Pass and applied it to our illustration in procreate. In the next lesson, we will move on to making a texture using a photo of the long mama cactus. 12. Long Mamma: thin this lesson. We will be once again using theon boss Filter effect in affinity photo to create a texture using a photo of the long mama cactus. We will then use this texture to enhance our camping illustration. I'm going to use all fingers to slide back into affinity photo tap on, plus import from photos. Navigate to your folder and this is the long mama cactus, So bring that into affinity. Photo. It's already landscape, so I don't need to change anything. I'm going to come to my adjustments studio, black and white. Let's play with the yellow slider for contrast. I actually think it's fine at one hundreds. I'm goingto leave the contrast there. Come to my layer studio top, the layers down icon, merge down. Verified that I've got one black and white layer. I can then come to my filter. Slide down alphabetically. E foreign Boss, There we go. Tap radius tappin five on the keypad and I'm going to apply that effect. I can then go to my documents Menu export. Wait for the export to be generated. Make sure got PNG share. Save image to my camera roll. I can now cancel home button and I'm going Teoh rename this the long mama cactus and then use all fingers just like back in to procreate. Open up my layers. And this time I'm looking for tree one and tree four. So here I've got tree one. So I just make this a little bit smaller here. I've got tree one here. I have tree force. Let's start with tree one Aiken. Tap on the plus at a new layer wrench. Add in sort of photo recent. And there's my long mama cactus. I am going Teoh resized this. Rotate it. Make sure covers all of that tree and make it a little bit bigger there. Okay, I'm not gonna come back into my layers. Slide left, duplicate tap and hold and move this right above tree four. I need to move this over tree for make sure Covers the whole tree. Okay, I can now add my clipping masks for both layers. And then, obviously, I don't want this great tree. I'm going to come into my blend modes and I'm going to slide down to color Dodge. Pretty funky effect, but it's a little bit intense. I'm going to use my A pass ity slider. Bring it right down to 20%. And you could again. If it sticks to 19 or 21 that's just fine. And you can see it actually looks like I have bark, and I haven't had to dio any other work to this illustration, so I'm gonna do the same with this other tree. So tap on the end and I used colored Dodge past the slider was at 25%. We have now created our second last texture in affinity photo and applied it to our illustration and procreate in the next lesson will move onto making a texture using a photo of my favorite cactus, the long span prickly pear. 13. Prickly Pear: thin This final lesson on creating textures We will be making a texture from a photo off a prickly pear cactus using the M boss filter effect in affinity photo, we will be applying our last texture to our camping illustration. Money's all my fingers just like back into affinity Photo tap the plus import from photos Navigate your folder And here is my prickly pear cactus. I can rotate that. Go to my adjustment studio Black and white Play with my sliders here. Okay, let's take the yellow to 50% here, and I'm gonna leave everything else the way it iss layer studio layer stack icon, merge down. Verify that I've got one black and white layer. I can then come to my filter studio slide down E Forum Boss, remember that it is alphabetical because there are many, many filters here and boss for radius tap in five. Okay. And that's all I'm going to do for this texture. I'm going to apply that documents menu export share, save image and that'll save it to my camera roll. It will cancel out of that the home arrow. More men you rename And this is the prickly pair cactus. Okay, I can use all my fingers just like back into procreate. Open up my layers here and I'm looking for big flame. We'll tap on the plus to add a new layer top on the wrench icon, add insert a photo and find my prickly pear cactus. Here. I'm going to grab the blue corner. No, to resize this and bring it over my flame. Come back into my layers tap, select clipping mask. And that's really not looking like a flame. So I need to change the blend mode, tap the end to come into my blend modes. I'm going toe, actually go to color burn here and all of a sudden it really looks like it's a fire and I can change the opacity slider to see what happens. But I actually really like it at 100%. So now you can see I've got a really need effect on my flame actually looks like a fire. I didn't do any illustrating. I just applied a texture. Now that we have successfully made and apply 10 different textures to two illustrations and procreate, it is time for you to create your own textures and add them to an illustration of your choice. In our last lesson, I will walk you through the steps required for your class project. 14. Class Project: thin this final lesson. I will walk you through the steps to take for your class project. Your class project is to illustrate a steen of your choice and then apply textures that you have created to your drawing. Here are some sample scenes that you can draw in procreate an old city, including walls in a castle, a fairy tale Castle mountains with a river and forest. A desert with CAC. Ty in May says ocean with coral and fish old sailing vessel at a dock. The few out your window. We're looking out over a cliff. You can find some photos to use us textures at unspool ash dot com. Try searching textures, grass, bark and liken. These photographs are free to use for commercial and non commercial purposes, and you do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or unspool ash. You can also go outside and take your own photos with your mobile phone using one or more photos, great textures, an affinity photo using the M boss, detect edges or high pass filters. Once you have created your desire textures, add them as clipping masks toe parts of your illustration. in procreate. Don't forget to experiment with blend modes and lay rapacity to get the effect that you desire. I can't thank you enough for taking this class with me. I've really enjoyed working through this process with you. Be sure Toe upload your final illustrations your class project, by clicking on projects and resources and then create project. I have also added an information page that illustrates the interface of the affinity photo app. I can't wait to see what you create.