Texture Brushes 101: Brushes and Overlays in Procreate 5X | Jennifer Nichols | Skillshare

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Texture Brushes 101: Brushes and Overlays in Procreate 5X

teacher avatar Jennifer Nichols, Leila & Po Studio

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14 Lessons (1h 28m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Canvas Set-Up and Brushes

    • 3. Downloading Resources

    • 4. A Couple Procreate Bugs to Watch For

    • 5. Making Texture with Procreate Brushes: 1

    • 6. Making Texture with Procreate Brushes: 2

    • 7. Making Texture with Photos: 1

    • 8. Making Texture with Photos: 2

    • 9. Making a Brush with Your Procreate Texture

    • 10. Making a Brush with Your Photo: 1

    • 11. Making a Brush with Your Photo: 2

    • 12. Taking a Look at More Textures

    • 13. Illustrating Textured Dinosaurs

    • 14. Class Project

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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to use native Procreate brushes to make seamless textures for beautiful texture brushes. Next, I’ll show you how to find amazing free texture photos and create seamless textures with those as well! We will explore the Brush Studio settings so you know how to adjust your brushes to achieve various effects. I also provide free brushes and palettes!

The textures you create will be seamless because those have the best results when used as the Grain Source in your brushes and they can also be used as texture overlays to unify your entire illustration. You can see some examples of how I use textures below!


Another excellent use for seamless textures is on your seamless repeat patterns! As long as you are using seamless textures, you can apply them on your patterns like this! Be sure to check out my other classes on making stamp and pattern brushes in Procreate as well. It’s so much fun and it opens up so many options in your own workflow! 



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Jennifer Nichols

Leila & Po Studio


I’m Jennifer Nichols and while I’ve always been an artist, I’m also a teacher, a musician, and a lifelong learner which is one reason I love Skillshare! I love sharing what I know about iPad art and the Procreate app. My teaching style allows you to follow along with me and learn a ton along the way.

If you are new to Procreate, I would start with the Beginner class and then you’ll be ready for any of my other classes! I gear most classes toward beginner and intermediate level procreate users. ANYONE can succeed at the projects I teach no matter what your artistic abilities are! All resources that are needed for my classes are given as free downloads, including palettes and brushes!

Here are a few illustrations I’ve made in Procreate. I lo... See full profile

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1. Introduction: My name is Jennifer Nichols of Leila & Po Studio. I'm an artist and a teacher, and today I'm going to show you how to make beautiful texture brushes in Procreate 5X. We'll start by creating textures with native Procreate brushes, and then we'll find gorgeous free texture photos online, turning those into seamless textures for amazing brushes as well. We will explore various settings to get a variety of looks, so you will build the skills you need to be able to create all sorts of textures. Once you get used to using texture brushes, I think you'll find you'll use them a lot in your work, they're really fun. Finally, I'll show you a cute way to illustrate dinosaurs with texture brushes, and we'll explore different ways to use texture both as a brush and as an overlay. A benefit to making seamless textures for brush-making is that those same textures can be used as an overlay on any seamless repeat design. Be sure to post your projects in the class project section and leave a review to let me know what you thought about class. Then hop over to my Share profile, where you'll find links to my amazing Procreate artists Facebook group and more. See you in class. 2. Canvas Set-Up and Brushes: Let's go ahead and start a fresh canvas by tapping this plus sign. This plus sign again, unless you have a 10-inch by a 10-inch at 300 DPI. Ten, 10, it's already at 300. You can tap here if you want to name it and then tap Create. If you're new to Procreate, that means that that canvas is now in this drop-down list. You can just tap it from there to get to a canvas exactly just like this. Let's look at the brushes that you should have downloaded from the resources section. I have the dino brushes, which is some dinosaur stamps, and just some other brushes that we're going to use later in illustrating the dinosaurs. We'll use this one for doing some cloning. Then the texture brush class category is two of my brushes up here and the rest are Procreate native brushes from various categories down here that I went ahead and threw into this one category, so you can get an idea of the brushes that I would use for textures. You can play around with all sorts of brushes. Once you get a feel for how to make these seamless textures that we're going to be doing, you can use lots of different brushes. These are ones that are very painty and smeary, and I find that those work best. When you have a brush, most brushes have a grain source. If you tap on the brush itself, it goes into the brush studio, and you'll see a shape source, which is just the brush cursor that you'll see. You can't see the cursor over here in the little example over here, but basically it's that shape. But then put those shapes all together to make a streak, and then the grain source. That's what we're focusing on today. In Procreate, if you tap Edit, there's this auto-repeat section. You can basically take any grain source image and use this auto-repeat ability, all these different adjustments you have down here that you can play around with, and it basically takes a grain source that's not a seamless repeat and mushes the edges together in such a way that it makes it into a repeat. I don't find that this works very well for most brushes. I tend to be able to see that smushy edge. By making a grain source that has already been a seamless repeat pattern, so you can line up a whole bunch of them next to each other, and you won't be able to see the edges where they meet, that'll just blend into one. That makes a better brush in the end, in my opinion. That's what we're going to be doing, and we're going to be doing an image like many of these are. If you go into the Source Library, like here's a bark one, there are photos that have been turned into black and white images and then used as grain sources. We'll be doing some with images and some with actual brushes that we make grain sources out of. In the next video, we'll get started. 3. Downloading Resources: This is a short video on how to download resources for my classes. This particular class is the fall class, but it applies to all classes. For this class, there's a brushset, a swatch, which is a color palette, two swatches, actually. Then, these are all image files. Sometimes I have individual brushes instead of brushsets, and sometimes I have just a brush and nothing else. What you need to do is go to your browser on your iPad in this landscape mode, not portrait mode. Go to Projects and Resources in the tab underneath the class that you want. For my classes, this is just how you get to them. I don't have a password and I don't have a link to a website. They are all here in Skillshare. Depending on the browser you're on, you can tap and hold. This is a brushset, so you can tap and hold, and a little teeny-tiny window pops up that says, "Download". You can just simply tap, and when I tap Download up here, this is for Safari, you'll see a little arrow bounce right here, right there. It's just got that progress bar and then it bounces when it's all done. Then when you're done with that, you can tap there and go into that. Right here in the download section is where you're going to find all of the things that you've downloaded, and you'll have to remember the name of it because it's all, I think alphabetical. It definitely doesn't go to the top. Once you're there, you can tap on it. It's that brushset right there. It'll import right into Procreate, so you can go into something and it will be at the very top of your list of brushes here. Then, that's your brushset. We'll go back here. When you have a swatch, you do the same thing. You just tap on it, get it into Procreate. Let's go ahead and do that. Download. I see it bounced right there. I'm going to tap "Download". Here, it is right here. Again, you have to remember the name of it, it was Autumn_1. Importing into Procreate and in swatches for pallets, you go to the color circle here, and then you need to go to palettes, and it's going to be at the very bottom. I don't know why, but those import to the bottom, brushsets import to the top. Finally, if you have an image file, I've included a lot of image files in some of my classes. I'm going to start just putting them in Pinterest. Right now, you'll see a lot of image files just for free reference photos, so you can tap on those and they open up in a new browser tab. You can just tap your finger and hold and add to photos and it goes to your camera roll, if you want it. If you have an individual brush, when you import that, it will actually go into a category. I don't use this very much. It's either imported or imports, I can't remember which one. I created one of these, the other one was a default brushset category. As of right now, in late 2020, the app doesn't let you download resources directly from the Skillshare app. Make sure you're in a browser. I believe they're working on being able to download your resources from the app as well as post a project. This video might get a little outdated when that happens, just so you know. But right now, you need to be in landscape mode in a browser. I'm going to show you how to create a project. Later, there might be a way of doing this from the app. Right now, we need to be in a browser, go to Projects and Resources of the class that you are wanting to post a project to, Create Project. This is sometimes confusing for the first couple of rounds when you're uploading a project. Right here, that says Upload image, it's actually your cover image. It's going to crop it to this rectangle. You can create your own image for that or just put whatever image you want in there and let it crop it. Then, you can title it, you can write something, but right here, this image button is what's adding your images to your project. You can actually add multiple images. So there are limits. For this cover photo, you have an eight megabyte limit. I'm not sure about the limits for the photos down here, but you can add multiple images. Let's say you have a project that has multiple parts to it. You can create a project and then you can go back and edit the project and add more. I just wanted to do a little quick video on that because this Upload image right here confuses a lot of people, that's just the cover photo. Here, you can see on some of my projects, you can see it's just showing the rectangle there. Then, if you go to the project, you can see that there's the cover photo, but then, I've added other photos inside. All right. Hope that helps. 4. A Couple Procreate Bugs to Watch For: A couple things to watch for. I've noticed a few bugs. One of those bugs is, I created this old brush and then when I started to create the ice brush, it actually reverted my old brush to the ice brush as well, and the old brush went away completely. I'd hate for that to happen to you without you realizing it's happening and say you get like 10 brushes made and they all are wrong. Just keep an eye on that. What I did to fix it was just close the app entirely. Close it completely and then go back into it. That seemed to fix my problem. Then the other glitch is, when I go into edit a brush and I do a change and I come back, it was not working unless I changed the color first and then it worked. Watch for those two things. Then of course, the cloning was freezing and then I just exited clone and then went back in and I fixed it. 5. Making Texture with Procreate Brushes: 1: For brushes, we always go with black and white. So we have a white background, black brush. If you go to the wrench tool and Canvas and you turn on Drawing Guide, it defaults to the 2D grid. Edit drawing guide, and bring grid size all the way up to max. I'm bumping up my opacity in thickness because I want you to be able to see it on the video, but you do not need to do that. You need to barely see those lines and tap Done. The reason why we need these lines is, these little points right here are pretty important to pay attention to. In this first step of creating, in this one we're creating one with one of our brushes, you need to put texture along the lines completely because we're going to be essentially cutting along those lines and we won't be able to edit once that step is done. I just make the grid so that I know exactly where the line is all the way to the edge. I'm going to get as close to that edge as possible. Then I'm going to do a little bit of a trick to try to finish covering the edge in the next step. For this one, let's go to old brush. I'm on a big size and it's a nice texturally brush with some dark splotches and graze splotches. I want to get really close to this. We cannot touch the edge anywhere. I want to get really close to the edge and then I need to focus on making sure my blobs are covering the line. It might take a couple of tries. One thing you could do is just do a little swipe, select it, make sure Freehand is on and Color Fill is off. Tap the arrow to select it and then move it. Let's turn Snapping off so we can move it a little bit more precisely, super close to the edge. Let's do that again over here and up here. I don't want them all to go horizontally so we'll play it by it here. Weaving it really close to the edge without touching the edge. I need to hide those teeny tiny strokes with some bigger strokes. Also each stroke needs to not touch the edge. I just touched the edge on that one, some two finger tapping to undo. I want to mask that I have that tiny little blob there. This is why I choose the painterly brushes. Because now I can really smear these things around here. I'm focusing on the vertical and horizontal lines. I'm focusing on having an overall general, somewhat uniform, but of course texturally blobby look. It's light right here. That looks pretty good to me. It's close to the edges. It's covering the whole line. Close to the edges covering the whole line. I might put a little swipe here. Try to go in different directions so they don't all go in the same angle. The next step is a bit of a trick. We need a new layer, a bright color. Go to the dino brushes and choose monoline and just put a little blob in the corner. The reason I do that is because I need to turn my background layer off and I want Procreate to save the entire canvas size. If I don't have these little corners of color going from the edges to the bottom and the edges to the top, it's going to only save to the edge of the pixels that are currently on the page. We don't want that. We want the whole canvas and we need to turn the background layer off and you can just three finger swipe down and Copy All. That copies everything that you can actually see. It will flatten it onto a new layer so you can paste in. It automatically goes to a new layer. I went ahead and added that layer but you don't have to. I'm going to group together the little orange and that original that we did and turn it off. It's important that you turn it off. That's because it messes with the snapping later and we don't want that to happen. Then with this, we can go ahead and turn the background layer back on. The reason I didn't save it with the background, if you've taken my shape or pattern brush classes, we just save it with the background because we're not doing this smearing around and step. If I had saved it with the white background and I'm about to go add some more texture to this, it would mix with the white, and I don't want anything to mix with the white. I need four of these. So I'm going to duplicate the bottom one until I have four. Select, I always start at the top. Turn on Snapping. I always keep the distance max. That just means it's going to snap into place from a far distance to where it thinks it wants to line up. Velocity is just how fast you're moving it before it'll snap. So I just keep that on the default which is 5. Then we can just slide. We're not changing the size, we're just simply sliding to the four corners. You need to be able to see the golden lines. Then you know that this point is in the center once you see the gold lines. If the gold lines aren't happening quickly for you, see it's blue down here, but that's fine because if you keep following it up, it's gold. If it doesn't happen quickly for you, it's probably because you still have some other layers on. Make sure you only have those four layers turned on because it wants to snap to things that are on other layers as well and it'll line up. We've moved those four full-sized images into the four corners. That was what earlier I talked about, cutting along that line. That's essentially what we just did. Those lines are now our edges. The lines right here are now our outer edges. I flattened those onto one layer. Sorry I didn't mention that. You just pinch them together. You can just select this and slide it right off. 6. Making Texture with Procreate Brushes: 2: Go back to black, go back to your old brush, and now we need to fill this in. We're going to do it on the same layer so it can blend with what we currently have. Again, you cannot touch the edges. The little tiny gap here we have is from the gaps that we left earlier, and we're going to fill those in a second. The couple of things that you need to pay attention to are not touching the edges and filling in the space without it looking like you have this diamond in the middle. So you're trying to get a uniform look. Before we fill in, let's go ahead and deal with these little corners. I know they're not really corners, but I keep calling them corners. We're going to go back to the wrench tool and go to Drawing Guide, Edit Drawing Guide. This time go to Symmetry. It's going to default to vertical, which is great. That means that whatever we do on this side is going to happen to this side. I need to do a straight line so that it meets up on this side when this pattern is repeated. I'm just going to do a small one. If I did an angled line, it's going to do the same angle like a mirror image over here. Then that means when they line up, it'll be an upside down V, so you need to just do a little straight line. This really blobby texture is great because it will really be difficult to see that later. I think we filled in that white with a nice little of blob texture that matches our other texture. We need to do the same thing here. So we are going back into Edit Drawing Guide, Options, and Horizontal, Done, and do this. You could also do a swipe this direction and it'll meet up over there. That's another option that's just a little bit depending on your actual texture that you're going for and what works for that. For example, I have a texture that's with the Laura Puna brush and it's all streaky going up and down. I did my sides over here going up and down. I like that. I think that will line up well. When we fill in the rest, we can blob over the edges of this. We just can't mess with the very, very edge. So we need to go back to the 2D Grid so that we can really pay attention to those edges again and make sure that those look good, and turn the Drawing Assist off. Now we need to be very careful not to touch the edges, but I did overlap that swipe we just did over here. Overlapping the corner texture with our new texture so we don't have that diamond look in the middle. Going at all different angles for this particular look, you may not want to go at all different angles for the texture that you're going for. The possibilities are just endless with all these brushes. I keep saying that in my brush-making classes. I'm seeing these two dark spots here and I know those are going to be a problem. So I tapped and held my cursor down or my pencil down on that so old brush is now selected from my eraser. I'm just going to erase those and lighten them up a little bit so that I can try again here. Get some texture without it being a real big black section. I'm trying to be really careful not to touch the edges with each of my swipes. But with this messy texture, it's going to be really hard to tell if you do that here and there. It's not that big of a deal for this particular texture. I have this dark area here, I'm just trying to get a couple more similar so it doesn't stand out as one dark area. I'm going to zoom out and see if I notice anything that needs to be fixed. I have a light area here and here. I'm going to just come down and size and do some controlled swipes here that are close to that symmetrical swipe we did down there. I'm going to lighten this dark blob here. That is a seamless repeat pattern. That is complete. We did the first step, we moved it into the corners and then we filled in the center and we dealt with our little blank spots. To check to see if you like your pattern, it's a good idea to make it a two-by-two little grid here, and then you'll see any big noticeable bright or dark spots stand out. This is now a one-by-one original. We don't need this anymore, so we can delete this. Now we just need to get four more of these. The reason we need four more, total of five, is because I'm going to hold on to one of them. Now I have my four duplicates here. I'm going to select one and turn Snapping back on. This time we are grabbing the dot in the corner and shrinking to the center. Again, we're going to see the gold lines. Select another one, shrink to another corner, select another one, shrink to another corner till we have all four corners. Let's turn our gridlines off so we can really see this. It's perfect, beautiful. I love it. That's a great pattern. You can keep this, just merge those four layers together. I would name it Old Brush 2, because that's a two-by-two. Name this one Old Brush 1. Group them together. Name the group Old Brush. Now the reason I do this is I'm going to keep those to have access to for a lot of different things that I do when I illustrate. Sometimes I'm going to want this more condensed version of this two-by-two, and sometimes I'm going to want this one-by-one. So I'm just keeping both. You can use them with the white background or without the white background. We're going to talk about that later. For brushes, we use this one-by-one. We're going to make brushes later, but right now I'm just going through the textures. You can do this whole routine here that we did for any of the brushes. I would just stick with the same Canvas, do another brush, do the texture, and label them, group them. Later, you'll have access to all these seamless repeat textures. Here's one I did more with graze and I also erased with the same brush so that you can see some whites, and that's with this. I don't know how to say if it's Hessian or Hessian. Hessian, so that's with this brush right here. This is turpentine, this is dry brush, so it's very streaky, and this is oil paint and it's gorgeous. This makes a beautiful texture overlay on illustrations. The best part about having those candices that are seamless repeat patterns that have textures is you can use them on your other seamless repeat patterns. I'm going to turn the opacity up so you can really see it. But if you see, I have my oil paint texture in the background on this one, although actually that one's not in the background, it's on top of everything. It's even got texture on top of the mugs, and I can put this whole image on Spoonflower, taking my logo off. I can save this and put the whole image on Spoonflower because my texture layer is also a seamless repeat pattern. That is one use, not just making brushes. It'll be nice to have all those textures saved for future use. In the next lesson, I'll show you how to make a seamless texture with an image. 7. Making Texture with Photos: 1: In the project description of class, you'll see a link to this website called freestocktextures.com. It's great to go ahead and get a login for this because you get more images per day. They let you save a certain amount for free each day. You might get addicted to this texture thing. So you might want to get a few more each day. So that's up to you. But we're going to go ahead and do a grass and an ice. Once you get the hang of this, you'll be able to just browse, let's just tap on when, you'll be able to browse all of their images. Here, we can tap the Browse button. The ones that you think you might be able to make a really awesome texture out of, will pop out at you. Now things like this, you shouldn't overlook. Those makes some fun textures too and this. So once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to, and you'll probably actually want to test a whole bunch of different things. So obviously, I don't think this one will work so well, or this one, but there's a ton here that will work. So we're going to go ahead and search on grass. Now let's search ice first. So this one right here is a really great frosty ice window look, sending a tap download. Then it's going to pop up up here. When it's done, if you're in Safari. If you're in a different browser, you'll have to figure that out. Then it's in your files. So if you go to Files and you go to Recent, you'll see it there. So you can access this in a few different ways. We need to have this in our camera roll. So you can tap on it, tap the little paper with the arrow pointing up and save image. Now it should be in your camera roll. So if it's hard to find in your camera roll, it might be because you need to be in the right little category over here. I sometimes have an issue with that. Let's go ahead and search for grass too. For the grassland, I'm looking for an evenness. But you could find something that's a little uneven and go try that one out as well. I like this one right here. Download, download, watching it upload right here. So you can tap on it. You can get to them from here. Then you can tap on it right there and save image. Now we have that in our camera roll as well. So we're going to do both of these simultaneously. So we need to edit the image and make it as black and white as possible. So tap on the image and tap ''Edit''. Then over here, you're going to see all the adjustments. The first one I go to is saturation and I de-saturate it, making the monotone black and white. The second one I go to is contrast and I'm going to bump it all the way up and make the darks dark and the whites white. The rest I just play around with, highlights. I don't want it too washed out. That made it really contrasty. So this is just a trial and error. That's nice. That made the darks quite dark. I'm looking at this section. I'm not going to be using these over here. So that I think it's good. I'll just tap ''Done'' and now let's do grass. Edit, let's desaturate it. Let's bump up the contrast. You can see the difference it makes to just have a black and white image versus having that contrast totally maxed. Now I really want to get dark darks and light lights. That definitely bumps up the brights, but it gets rid of the darks. I'm only looking in the center as well. Bump up the highlights. Brightness, lets see black point. So you get my point here. I'm just going for more and more contrast. So I have the really white areas and the really dark areas around and then tap ''Done''. Now we can go back into our Canvas. Turn off that. Go to the wrench tool, add, insert a photo. I'm only seeing the ice here. I'm not seeing the grass. Isn't that funny? So if I go to albums and go to recent, now I can see both of them. So I don't know why this has been something since an update. So it's been really throwing me off. So I tapped on the ice and I'm going to zoom in and just get this middle area that I really like. I'm going to use a clone tool to get rid of that. So I'm not too worried about that. I'm just getting an overall really flaky icy area. So I think that's good. Now here is a trick. If you feel like you really want this to be more white and black, you can actually save this image, again, shared as a JPEG, save. Now it's in your camera roll, just that image, and you can edit that again. So maybe go back to contrast. Do that again. It did make a difference. It got rid of some more gray. So let's go ahead and do that. Now we need to import that newer image, which is now right here. It did make a little bit of a difference. It just got rid of some of the gray. So I'm going to delete this first one. Let's focus on this one before we deal with the grass. So to make this as seamless repeat pattern, we need four of these. Duplicating the bottom one each time. Tap on the top one, select it, make sure snapping is on. We're going to move it, not shrink it, snap it into this center, get the gold bars, with each movement, and merge those four layers together. Now the outside edges are seamless repeat, if you put this next to another one, but we have this grid in the middle and that's where the clone tool comes in handy. So go to the adjustments, go to clone. It's hard to see here, but I have this little circle. You can place that in the area you want to show up when you use the clone tool. You can see your brush has the little sparkles. You can choose any brush you want. So for this one, maybe I go ahead and use a streaky brush, like turpentine, since these are streaky, stripy little things. So let's try that. Let's just give it a little try. So I have my clone circle up there. So that's what's going to get repeated down here. Looks good. So I've covered that one section and I'm just going to keep moving that around. So I don't have a really obvious repeating area. I'm masking this line and this line. So let's zoom in. So you can really see this line right here. The streaky brush is working really well here. If I had a little circle air brush, it would have a fuzzy edge, and I can go ahead and fill in that little area that's blank. With things so black and white, it's hard it seem a little circle. So just get as close to the edges as you can without touching the edges. You can do this for any area. It doesn't just have to be along the line. So if you see an area, like this really dark area that you want to be more like this area right here, just move the little circle down there and do a swipe. Move the circle again, do another swipe and it clones that swipe you just did there right up there. You can see the circle moving at the same time. Now if you do this too much, it's going to really mask some really cool flakes that we don't want to mask. So don't do too, too much. I'm looking at my line and a line there. I can't see a super obvious line here and here, where we did all of our cloning. I can't see the super obvious line where the canvas met up with each other. So it looks good. So this is now a one-by-one of your seamless repeat. Now my cloning tool has been failing on me. So if it does, I just exit the clone tool and go back into it. So fit seizes up. That's what you do. So we have this one by one. This is a repeat pattern. Check your pattern by duplicating it. This time we need five. So we have the one-by-one at the bottom. We can turn it off. We have the four that we're going to be using to squish into the four corners. So select, make sure snapping is on. This time we're shrinking to the four corners, getting our gold lines. Looks good. I do see a little line here, but it's actually the pattern. It's not our line from the design. It's below it. But it'll be okay. We're not going to be using it in a way that that's going to be obvious. Shrink those four together. Again, rename ice2, ice1. Group, rename the group, ice. Let's do grass in the next video. 8. Making Texture with Photos: 2: We're going to turn our ice off, and we're going to import our grass, which is needing to be in the Recents album. There it is. Zoom in way in to get rid of these dark corners. Try to decide if you want to pop it back out into the photo editor, and make it more black and white. I think we're going to leave it this time. Duplicates, so you have four, move them into the four corners. Snapping is already on. Make sure you get your gold bars. Make sure all the other layers are off, all the other layers except for the four working on. This one is not super obvious where those patterns meet up, but if you zoom way in, you'll be able to see the straight line. They are there, and you do want to get rid of it. I just merged those four layers. Go to the Clone tool, decide what brush you want to use. I think I might stick with the turpentine brush. Oil brush might work too. It's very streaky. Let's just stick with turpentine for now and see how it goes. Here's my line. I need to place my little clone circle somewhere good. I'm not sure I like this brush for this, so let's go ahead and go to the Dinos and then go to the medium brush. A little bit more easy to control too, so you can get really close to the edge without touching the edge. Now, move your thing around. This might be hard for you to see in the video, but I can see the straight line that I'm trying to mask here. I'm trying not to make it super obvious that I have a section that I'm doing that on, so I'm doing a scattery look here. Going down this way with it. It is right here. I just touched the edge, so I two-finger tap to undo. Move my little circle over here, check this side. I'm going to make my circle bigger for this because I have a dark area here that I'm trying to lighten up. Finally, this little section of line that remains. Zooming out, I can see this dark section right here, and I really want to get rid of this little clover, just going to tap on that, my cursor is over here. I'm going to lighten one section of that so It wasn't such a dark street right there. It's okay that there's a darker area and lighter areas. If you don't like that so much, you can put the cursor in a lighter area and fix it. I think it was good. That is a one-by-one of your grass seamless repeat, you need four more. To check your pattern, turn the first one off, shrink these four into the corners. Looks great. Shrink this together. Rename; Grass 2, because it's the two-by-two, Grass 1. Group those together, rename the group, Grass. Now, in the next class, I'm going to show you what you can do with your textures. We have our two textures from the texture photos and we have one texture from the Procreate brush. See you in the next video. 9. Making a Brush with Your Procreate Texture: It's time to make a brush. We're going to go ahead and go to the Old Brush, and go to the one-by-one, just the original one-by-one grid, and we want the background layer on. There are reasons to save just this layer without the background. We will talk about that later, but for brushes, we have to have that white background, copy All, go ahead and turn it off. Go to your brushes, go back to the texture brushes here and tap the plus sign. This is just a default brush. Go to the grain source, edit, import, and paste. Now you have your image, tap it so you get rid of that menu. Usually in these grain and shape sources, you want it to have a black background. It's the opposite of what you think it's going to be, so you two-finger tap it and it inverts whatever you have. Now, you can play around with both ways and make different looking brushes. Tap "Done". You have to tap "Done". For the settings down here, I move the zoom from maxed out cropped all the way down to follow size. What that does is it means when your brush size is bigger, the grain source is bigger. When your brush size is smaller, your grain source is smaller. This is going to just smear your grain source, so I just leave it on max. If you look over here, you can see the grain getting bigger. You can play around with that, it defaults pretty low. The zoom, again, if you want the scale to stay the same no matter what your brush size is, then you want this to be maxed. If you want the scale of the grain to increase with your brush size then you need it to follow size, you need this all the way down. The offset jitter is something that you can play around with. When offset jitter is off, then whenever you overlap your brush, and you can't really see it very well right now, it's just going to have that same pattern stacked with each stroke. It's going to not have the pattern shifted when it's stacked. With offset jitter on, each stroke is going to have slightly different area of the grain. For patterns, I like the offset jitter to be turned off, but for textures I like to let that stay on. Rendering for this brush, I will probably go to light glaze. You can play around with those. Flow, you can play around with, but definitely play around with those. Each time you check one, tap "Done", and then you can test it. Choose a nice color. For properties, you saw that I can't really get much bigger than that small size so you can bump that up so your brush size can be much bigger. But you can see my brush is just a circle with hard edges, and I don't want that either. So I want to change that, and to do that you need to change the shape source. For Apple Pencil, I want to turn the opacity setting off, and that just means that it doesn't matter what my pressure is, it's just always going to be consistent. That's personal choice for me. You can change it to whatever you want. Then for the shape source, the reason why this brush right now is giving such a monoline look to it is because this is the shape source. So a brush is just a whole bunch of the shape sources lined up. Well, you can see in the stroke path the spacing is those shapes sources spaced out, how much spacing are you going to have? If you don't want that look to your brush you need to change your shape source. When you're in this setting, it's your brush cursor. That's what we're changing. That we can just use default. Go to Edit, Import, and then Source Library, and these are procreate sources and you can use them however you want. I'm going to get the blotchy one, tap "Done" so it saves. But now you can see it has this zipper edge to it because it's just taking this shape source exactly like this and it's keeping it in that same position as you do your coloring with it. That's not a great look. You can just bump up the scatter and it rotates it all and you can tap "Randomized" so this source right here is going to be in a different spot. I can never get the three-finger swipe to work. There we go. Let's get a brighter color. Now, you have this much more painterly edge to your brush, so pretty. The edge there is very rough. If you don't want it rough but you don't want it that very firm hard edge that it was, you can go and choose one of these softer brushes. Cloning is on. That's a bug. It's been a little buggy. If this is still buggy when you're doing this class, one of the things that I've had that's a bug, and I will email Procreate about, is every time I go in and edit my brush and I come back I can't get it to work until I change colors and then it works. That's all you need to do if you find that happening to you. Just change the color. This is also nice. It has that soft edge without it being that textury, rough edge that we had with the last shape source. Rendering. Again, these are all little too dark for this icy brush, so I probably stick with that light glaze. See it's doing the cloning. That's what it's doing. This is a bug right here. Change the color around and then it works. If you're watching this, we are a few weeks past Procreate 5X coming out and they're still working through a few bugs. There is a nice, beautiful texture brush. I'll just show you something you can do to test out how cool that brush actually is. I'm blobbing on some color on a layer under our texture brush, and then I'm just going to play with the blend mode on that brush on the texture layer. That is one way to use texture brushes. Of course, the blend modes will behave differently depending on the color that you initially use on that layer. Pretty. You can also use it as an eraser. Say you have this one, you tap and hold to my eraser. Get that texture as your eraser, and I'm just erasing some of that. Pretty fun. In the next one we will make a texture brush with the ice. 10. Making a Brush with Your Photo: 1: Now we're going to do our ice brush. We need the one by one of our ice pattern. Copy all, or you can save it as a JPEG. Turn that off, go to a fresh layer, go to a fresh brush, Grain, Edit, Import, and if you saved it as a JPEG, this has been a bit buggy for people. Some people are saving as a JPEG instead of doing this copy paste. If you save it as a JPEG, import a photo right here and just go select it and it'll pop in right here, Paste. We need to invert this, tap "Done". I'm going to go ahead and change the shape source, scatter it, randomize it, go back to grain and move that, zoom down, scale it up a little. Rendering for this one, I'm going to do light glaze again, like I did with the old brush. None of these other ones I need to change except for Apple Pencil, I need to do the opacity setting so that it doesn't have any effect, pressure doesn't change the opacity, and I'm going to bump up my size here. You can name your brush, going to About brush tab here, and name it whatever you want. Tap here, put your name in, signature here, and then create a reset point, and tap "Save". What that does is if you make any edits to this brush again, you can always reset to this saved point. Anytime you create a new reset point, any edits that you make after that, you can revert back to the saved point. A Tap "Done". My preview sizes are little too big. I can't see my name there of the brush. I go to Properties and just bump down the preview size a little bit. Still a little bit more. All right. That's good, and then let's test it up. Beautiful. If you had a dark color, any, used to this one on the layer above it. This frosty look. The other thing you can do, you can duplicate that brush and go in and edit that grain source, and invert that, and see what that look is. That works even better because now it looks like you're adding frost to the page, rather than adding the layer of color, and it looks like the frost is erased from the white here. Whereas this looks like the frost is being added to the page. I do that with most of my texture brushes. I have two of some of them, if I like both of them, I just keep both of them. You can go in and name them. Ice 1, ice 2, ice inverted, anything you want, I'm not good at naming brushes, so that's not something I'm going to be able to help you out with. That I want to go ahead and save. Also create a reset point and save, because we did invert that grain source. Perfect. In the next one we are going to do our grass brush, but this brush is going to be a little different. We're going to do a texture like this, but we're going to do something else as well. I'll see you in the next video. 11. Making a Brush with Your Photo: 2: With your grass image, go to the one-by-one, Copy All. Let's create a new brush. Go to the Grain, Edit, Import, Paste, and then let's invert it. Tap "Done". Let's go through and change some of these settings. So for Shape Source, Source Library, and for this one, let's go ahead and just choose maybe Ink Dry. It's just something you can play around with. Scatter, randomize. Going back to the grain source, I forgot to move that Zoom down and then move the Scale up. Rendering, I might leave this alone for now. We can play around with that Apple Pencil. I do want to change the opacity setting, Maximum Size up, and let's see what that looks like. Turn this off and go to a nice dark color. Let's see what this looks like. I need to be on the right layer, so that's really solid. That's a look you might want for something, but that's not quite what we're going for with this brush. Let's go back in to Rendering and try Light Glaze. So now, it just looks like I can see the picture of the grass. Maybe that's something that you want. It's not quite what I want. Let's go back into Grain, edit grain, and let's two-finger tap and revert it back to this. That's getting closer. I think I would save that brush right there. I like that brush. I'm going to turn the flow down. Even though we're on that Light Glaze, I think I want it to be an even more faded look here. That might be a little too faded. Here we go. So that is a look I really like. That's similar to the ice. It is just a texture brush using that really cool grass grain. That gives really hatch mark look as well, so that's nice. Let's go ahead and name that brush. Grass. You can do all these other settings. We'll skip that for now. Now I'm going to duplicate that grass brush. I'm going to clear this layer and I have this duplicated grass brush, and I'm going to go to the Shape Source, Source Library, and for this one I'm going to scroll down to this crazy brush source called Liquid Lines, tap "Done". Let's just go ahead and scatter all the way. For the stroke properties, you can jitter which scatters the stroke, so if you have a straight stroke, it scatters it a lot like that and then I'll show you what this does. Look, that's really scattery. Maybe we don't want that jitter to be so high. I'm going to look at Rendering. That's the look I was going for. I'm going to rotate my grain source a little bit. I'm going to bump down my scale a little bit.. That is a really awesome brush. It doesn't look anything like grass. I'm going to bump that scale back up a little bit. You could also use it as a stamp. There's so many ways you can use your textures. That's the one I wanted to show you, that doesn't look anything like your grain source. The first grass brush that we made just looks like grass. This like the negative image of grass. If you inverted the grain source on this, it would look just like the grass. Then this one is has the same grain source but we made some changes and now it doesn't look anything like the grass. We made the shape source different. That shape source didn't stick up. That was that one over there. The shape source on this one is that weird liquid line one and I think that really added to this, really cool texture we're getting here. It's beautiful. I love it. So you can name that. I don't know what you would name that. Grass speckles, I don't know. I like naming brushes, that represent what the brush looks like. So when I'm looking over here, if I can't really see what it is, at least I know that much. You can play around with the blending as well in this one, maybe you want it a little lighter. That is with the light glaze. This is with uniform blending. I like this one. That's all for that brush. 12. Taking a Look at More Textures: Remember to scroll through your free sources here for the images. I found that tapping and holding and saving, adding to photos doesn't save a very big image, so downloading is the best way. I haven't tried that one. That one actually looks like it would be pretty cool. I might download that one. To streamline this process, you can come through and save a whole bunch of images. Again, it does limit you per day. This one looks great too. Save your images, go through and edit your images to black and white. You can see how addicting this is. It's going to tell me I can't do anymore pretty soon here. Can just go to browse right here and just start scrolling or you can search a specific thing like rough wall and things like that. This one would be really great. There's a lot of really great images here for textures. There's a good idea. You could create your own texture that similar to that with a paintbrush in Procreate. Here's a nice canvas texture, I think I'm going to grab that. It'll eventually say, oh, you don't have any more. Whatever you search on there, there's always some similar ones down here. So you can just kind of get lost in a rabbit hole by continuing to tap down here as well. Be careful you don't go to these are premium ones, so these are ones you have to pay for, but these are the free ones. That looks nice. Okay. I have to stop. So save a bunch, edit them in your photos to make them super black and white, and then bring them in and start creating brushes. Well, start creating your seamless repeats using the cloning and then start creating brushes. That's a great one. Let me show you something I've done. There's a very soft texture. I think I use chia seeds or something, so those pictures with the seeds, don't rule those out. All right, next, I'll show you how to use some of our brushes in illustrating. 13. Illustrating Textured Dinosaurs: All right. Let's illustrate. Go to your dinos and pick a dino. Pick a color. My gosh, it's so cute. This is more just a sketch for you. You can use this however you like. I'm going to go ahead and turn it down, go to a layer above it, and I'm just going to go ahead and use drying brush. You can pick a nice palete here. Pick a color from the palette. I'm going to choose, it's so hard to make a decision. I'm just going to fill in. I'm going to move the outline layer above it so I can see where everything is supposed to be. I might tap and hold and get my dry ink on the eraser tool and clean these edges up a little bit. But this part is not super important for our illustration purposes. I'm going to go to a layer above it, choose another color, have some fun things here. Maybe go to black for the eye and white for the little dot eyes. Dry ink a lot if you haven't noticed. Maybe do some dry ink on the little toenails. These are like little elephant feet down here. Maybe a paler. Well, I want to stick to our palette here. Maybe this dark till for this little chest area. It would be easier if this was a clipping mask. We'll go ahead and clip it. Then you can go out of the lines over here. Let's go back to black and get some little nostrils on there. Even smaller size and do a little mouth. This needs to be a smiling little guy. As far as the outline goes, I don't really do a solid outline usually. I might go ahead and choose this dark till here. Then just maybe add some outlines here and there. I don't know if I would do that on a clipping mask. But if you're really short on layers and of course you don't need to be in the same canvas that we did our designs on. If you're short on layers, just don't do it on a clipping mask and then you can go out of the lines. I should say if you're short on layers, do it on the clipping mask. If you're not short on layers, don't do it on a clipping mask. Then you can have a little bit more flexibility with this part. Be a little bit more artistic. Go out of the lines. I don't know why that's more artistic. I just do some areas. Then you can spend as much time as you want on any little details like give you half little lines along here. If you want to do any little wrinkly knees, we all know what that looks like. Just in general, you know what? Having a little shadow underneath all of these little spots ended up being a nice look for these. All right. Now we can turn our outline layer off. You can even delete your outline. We have a super cute little dinosaur. To do our textures, you just need to go ahead and add another clipping mask. Before I add my clipping mask into my textures, I'm going to do a little bit of highlighting and shading. I'm going to this base layer and two fingers swiping to the right to alpha luck. I'm going to this base color. But then I'm going to my color wheel here. I'm going a little bit towards the yellow and a little bit towards the white for a lighter color. Then I'm going to my damp brush which I provided in this category here. Just think about where the light would hit, it would hit on the back. This is just a smeary brush. If you tap and smear, it's very nice. The back legs that are on the backside of it would be darker so we wouldn't put a lighter color on those, but maybe we would on this front leg, maybe the top of the tail, and the top of the head. I don't know. Hopefully you can see that just ever so slight. Now we're going to go back to this main color. We're going to go more towards the blue and purple and darker. We're going to do the same thing for some shadowing. Get some darker areas on those back legs, on the underside of the tummy, maybe down here on the bottom of the feet. So very subtle and then those color differences are going to behave differently with a textured clipping mask that's on top of this. I'm going to clip a layer right onto this. It's not going to include these spots and it's not going to include this dark patch here. It's just going to include this base layer. So Clipping Mask and then choose a texture of your texture brushes that you created. How about this fun grassy one? You can even go back to this main color. You won't be able to see it because they're both the same color. But if you turn this on, Multiply, you'll see it as a slightly darker color. Then you can always change the opacity. Think about where you want your texture. Do you want your texture on the whole dinosaur? This is a perfect example of how that clipping mask is behaving differently on the darker areas versus the lighter areas. That's a really cool look. Then you can change the opacity if you want a more subtle texture. There, it's turned into a light texture. You can play with this for hours. I think I'm going to stick with color burn and get that really cool lights and darks there, or maybe not. Little too fluorescent for me. Now we have texture on the whole dinosaur, not the little chest and not the spots, but on the whole base. We can move this clipping mask on top. Sorry, I had spaced out on that for a second. We have the texture as a clipping mask on top of the other clipping mask that has this on it and these spots on it. Now the texture is being applied to the whole thing. That might not be a good look depending on the color variations that you have everywhere. You might want to go back through, so that's neat where makes it lighter pinks on those pink spots and lighter everywhere. It lightened up this dark tail over here. Then, of course, you don't need to have texture on the entire dinosaur either. You can go back to that texture layer and you can choose any brush for erasing, but go ahead and choose that same brush, make it smaller, and erase some areas. Maybe you don't want texture on this dark area here, or you just want less texture here, and erase some areas. You don't need to have an all textured. But that's super cute. Then, of course, you can do so much with these dinosaurs. Let's look at the regular one. For this one, I used our stamps from our Huckel go stamp brush class, and just a little bit of texture on this guy. All ice texture in the back. Another med, crack texture on that guy with a different texture down here. You can see some of the details I did on there, that's all up to you. Here's that grassy texture I did a icy texture on his little plates back here. There's another mud crack texture. Here's an example of doing exactly what I showed you with this dinosaur with highlights and shadows on that base layer. I did that for all four of these, I made it Christmassy, so I just added some fun, little Christmas things there. Then this one has texture on all of the dinosaurs, but nowhere else. I mean, it has an on all of the presence and everything too. But nowhere around the dinosaurs. This one has texture on the whole surface, but the dinosaurs themselves do not. This one has texture on the dinosaurs just like this up here and on the whole surface. You have this crackly texture that's covering the whole thing because it's above, it's on a layer that's above everything else. If you put it on a layer under the dinosaurs, then you could just have it applied to the background and have them have their own texture. But it's nice to have some textures on the top that unify everything. This has the nice crackled texture on everything. It's barely noticeable in some areas, but it is different than not having it at all. That's called an overlay. When you haven't done the whole thing, it's overlaying everything. This has texture on dinos and overlay, texture overlay only, textures on dinosaurs only and the no texture at all. To do that overlay, let's go ahead and change the background color just a little. Let's do so that the texture overlay shows up. Then this is where, it's good to save all of these things. If you have one of your brushes here, go ahead and you can just copy the layer itself, or you can, let's see, we're going to turn our dinosaur off here. Group our dinosaur together, turn him off. Go back to a white background, three finger swipe down and copy all. Now we can swipe down and paste. It's covered our dinosaur, but guess what? Not If we start playing with blend modes and because we have a white background, it's really not showing up on the background. But if you had a non-white background, it would. Look at that. That's a really painterly texture, but that has a cool look to it. You can turn the opacity down and it makes it more subtle. I can say its beautiful. That's all I'm going to do for the dinosaurs right now. I provided five dinosaurs, so you're welcome to use those however you like. I'll, I'll provide this JPEG for you so you can see the ideas for maybe for decorating, but also for how to use the textures. For the palettes, I provided two big palettes, lots of fun colors. These are little mini palettes of five, these five, these five, these five and then these five, I put a white in there. This is one big palette and one big palette, more of four colors and that's it. Have fun. 14. Class Project: For your class project, I would love to see just simply an image of a brush that you made, that you're proud of. So it could be just a screenshot of something like this. Maybe you're using it as a clippy mask with a cool blend mode on top of something. You don't need to do the dinosaurs. That was just kind of a fun way to show the illustrations with using these different textures. But I would love to see some cool brushes in the project section. Please post a project. I look at those every time someone posts when and I try to at least click the heart on them. I don't always have time to comment so I apologize for that. That, again, just use these brushes, make your textures, organize them into nice, little categories here, and maybe you want to show me a couple brushes. Here's a Larapuna that I've made, not really, when I'm talking about for this one. Maybe you want to show a couple brushes like this on a page. Let me know what textures you used, which brush you used to make the texture, which free photo you used from the texture website. Whenever you want to tell me, maybe you don't want to give away your secrets and that's fine too. I love texture so much. Hopefully, this helps you gain a little bit of appreciation for texture as well. Enjoy.