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Transform your Selfie into a Creative Profile Picture & Stand Out on Instagram: Procreate Class

teacher avatar Kelley Bren Burke, Digital Artist & Educator

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10 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:36
    • 2. Class Project and Resources

      1:35
    • 3. Isolate You From Your Background

      7:55
    • 4. Add Colorful Outlines to Your Picture

      5:43
    • 5. Embellish Your Profile Photo

      7:23
    • 6. Add a New Background Photo

      6:39
    • 7. Your Head in the Clouds

      5:06
    • 8. Add Flowers to Your Profile Picture

      6:58
    • 9. Use a Layer Mask

      7:23
    • 10. Next Steps and Freebies

      1:05
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About This Class

You have a profile picture, right? Maybe you love it, maybe you don’t, maybe you used to love it, but it’s gotten stale. If you have a profile photo, this the class for you! 

In this class, we’ll remove the background of a photograph of you, isolating just you. Now you’ll be free to put yourself in a brand new background! You can use a beautiful photograph from a free photo website like     Unsplash. You can doodle or draw, you can choose the perfect colors, and you can even add elements like beautiful flowers. This is my twin sister, Theresa. I gave her profile photo a makeover like one we’ll do together in this class. 

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About me: I’m Kelley Bren Burke. I’m a digital artist and educator, living in Minneapolis, MN, with my husband and our 8 year old bulldog, Murphy. 

I wanted to use a photo for my profile picture, but I didn’t want to include my husband. I love him, but it’s my profile photo, you know?

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So I isolated myself from the background, and experimented with new options for my photo. And that’s how this class came about! 

You don’t need to be an artist, illustrator or designer to take this class. All you need is an iPad, the Procreate app, and a stylus. I’ll be using an Apple Pencil, but any stylus will do. Some Procreate knowledge is helpful, but I’ll talk you through everything step-by-step, sharing tips and tricks along the way. I love Procreate, and I’m excited to share it with you!

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Kelley Bren Burke

Digital Artist & Educator

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Hi! I’m Kelley. I’m a digital artist, and I love animation, collage and the Procreate app.

Most days, you can find me working at our Minneapolis home with our bulldog, Murphy.I'm a self-employed artist with two businesses. I started my first business in 2013 - Gems by Kelley. I specialize in minimalist gemstone bracelets. I’m sold over 11,000 pieces of jewelry on Etsy.

My newest love is art. After taking Skillshare classes for several years, I published my first two Skillshare classes in 2020. I create art digitally, using my iPad, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app. I love creating animations and collages.

Say hello and follow along on Instagram!

 

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1. Introduction: You've got a profile picture, right? I know you have a profile picture. Everybody has a profile picture. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it. Maybe you used to love it, but it's gotten kind of stale. If you have a profile photo, this is the class for you. In this class, we'll remove the background of a photo view, isolating just you. Now you'll be free to put yourself in a brand new background. You can use a beautiful photograph from a free photo website like Unsplash you can do to draw. You can choose the perfect colors and you can even add elements like beautiful flowers. Hi, I'm Kelly Rettberg. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and our beautiful bulldog Murphy. He's eight years old. My dog is not my husband. I wanted to use this picture for my profile photo, but I didn't want to include my husband. I mean, that sounds terrible, but it's my profile picture, you know? So I isolated myself from the background using Procreate and I experimented with new options for my photo. And that's how this class came about. You don't need to be an artist and illustrator or designer to take this class. All you need is an iPad, the Procreate app, and a stylus. I'll be using the Apple Pencil, but any stylus will do. Some procreate knowledge is helpful, but I'll talk you through everything step-by-step, sharing tips and tricks as I go along and love Procreate and I'm really excited to share it with you. In the next lesson, I'll tell you about the class project and about the great resources and freebies I have for you. I will see you then. 2. Class Project and Resources: I really give you lots of ideas to create a profile photo that's just right for you. Here are some of the different makeover is that you could give your profile photo. You could add a simple outline, a colorful outline at a beautiful background, at elements like pretty flowers or clouds. I've added a Procreate color palette so you can recreate outlines just like these two photos. I've created three new Procreate stamp brushes of stars and hearts to sprinkle around your photo. You can even add a gold glitter overlay. I'll teach you how to do that. And I also added a free gold glitter texture and the class project and resources section. I would love to see what you create and to give you feedback. Please share your new profile photo in the class project and resources section in Skillshare. Feel free to use any of my ideas or come up with something that's completely unique to you. And I have two more resources for you. I've created a Pinterest board full of creative profile pictures. I'm going to share my favorite resource for beautiful three photos with you. Unsplash, you can search for your own background photos, or you can select a background from the collection of ideas that I've saved for you. I'll even show you how to completely change the colors of your background. My collection of background ideas is linked in the class, project and resource section of Skillshare. In the next lesson, I'll show you how to isolate yourself from your photos background using Procreate's freehand selection tool. I will see you in the next lesson. 3. Isolate You From Your Background: In this lesson, I'm going to talk you through isolating your photo from the background. And I'm going to talk a little bit about tips and tricks about what makes a good photo. So this photo right here is of my sister. This is the one I'm going to use to isolate. For example, she also sent me this picture and this is a picture I'm not going to use because of all. She looks really cute and everything. But there's all these little fly ways that would make it difficult because once I cut them off it might look unnatural. So I'm going to use this picture. You can also use a picture with somebody else. If it works. I have used this picture right here with my husband and I was able to just isolate me from the photo. The reason it was challenging is like right here, his blue scrubs behind my hair. That was a little challenging to cut out and redo, but it was still doable. So those are things to look out for when you are choosing a photo. Now I'm going to show you how to isolate Theresa from her background by using the selection tool in Procreate. So I'm gonna go to the selection wand. I'm on free hand and I'm just going to draw around her here. And when I'm drawing, I want to take care to draw it inside her outline rather than outside, so I'm not grabbing the background when I am doing it. Lifting up my pencil from time to time. Because I sometimes will want to undo my progress and I don't want to undo a huge, big chunk of what I've already traced. And I'm taking care still to go slightly inside the lines here. I am going to try and catch this little fly away here and we'll see how it goes. And same with down here. I'm going to try and catch these little flyways. And if it doesn't work out, worse case scenario, I can erase them. Here. I went a little bit outside her face, so I went to redo that so I can be just inside. Here's a quick tip for selection tools. My selection ended there. And if I want to do a straight line, all I have to do is a dot outside there and this is where it began. So I did another dot there. So I close the selection and I don't know if you can see, but there's these zigzag lines showing me that there's a selection has been made. I'm going to do a three fingers down to bring up the copy and paste menu. And I am going to choose cut and paste. In here we have the outline of my sister, the background, the office, and then we have her. And I'm going to delete the background. And what I'm gonna do to kind of soften these edges a little bit, is I am going to grab my soft airbrush as an eraser. And this is the air brush that comes with Procreate. And I have some brushes together for you in the project and resources. They're all Procreate brushes. But I like to have my brushes together when I'm doing a project. And what I wanna do is just going to get rid of some of these harsh outlines him on doing that. Get rid of these little jaggedy things where I didn't cut well. So this is a pretty subtle effect. If you're just doing something for fun, you don't necessarily have to do this step. But if this is your profile photo, you might want to take the time to do that extra care. Here we have a little bit of background. I'm gonna do the selection tool to take that out here. So selection, freehand, tiny little selection. In this one we're going to want to just cut it out. And here there's a little bit of background, some ness, much of this. So I'm still using the eraser with a soft airbrush. And I'm just gonna go around to some of these areas where there's the background. I make my brush a little bit bigger again, and I'm just going through and just softening these edges. It's a really light touch. And it'll just make it look like she's not. Then like cut out with scissors or something? That looks good. I'm going to make my brush really even smaller and just see if I can get rid of these the background from these little flyways. The other thing we're gonna do is we're going to use procreates fine hair brush in short hair brush to give her some little flyways. And I like to do that on the layer above her. So if I don't like it, I can change it easily. So when I'm doing this, I'm just grabbing pieces of hair or grabbing a color from her hair and just kind of following the direction of the hair and giving her some little fly. Always kinda go over this piece right here. And I grabbed these darker colors for her roots. And it looks best if you're always kind of changing the colors as you go. I think that looks pretty good. I'm going to give her some more little flyaway is up here. So you can see here it's this pretty subtle, but it does help the overall effect. So now you have a profile photo that is isolated from the background and from here, the possibilities are endless. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to use outlines are on a profile photo to give a fun effect. I will see you then. 4. Add Colorful Outlines to Your Picture : For this one, I'm going to switch to a picture of me. I have already isolated my profile photo showing the techniques I used. And here I have profile photo to copy. I am going to hit Duplicate, and I am going to outline. So for this one, I have chosen a color palette that's up here. I'm going to be outlining it. If you don't know what color outlines you wanna do, You could always start by pulling out some of the primary colors like that's my skin. And you could go to color harmony in Procreate, and find colors that are opposite that color. And that will give you a good result. I'm pretty sure I use that technique and coming up with this color palette here. You could also do the color of your hair like pull it yellow, like in this case for my hair, find colors that are opposite it. Again, it's a lot of greens and blues for me. I love, procreates color harmony tools, and it's a great way to get colors that work. So that's just a quick tip for you. But I'm going to use the ones that I already selected. I'm going to delete these. So I'm going to start with this light blue. I'm going to grab the Procreate monoline and I'm just going to outline it. But first I want to create a new layer. So what I'm gonna do for this, since I already have an unflattering copy is I'm going to flatten that version of me. And I am going to clear this layer. And I'm going to start with this blue color and the monoline on a new layer below me. And I'm just going to trace behind me using the monoline to give me an outline. And this is, you can just do one single outline like this. You can keep going and do several different colors like organ you. But this in itself can be a fun profile photo. You could just have the blue outline around you. And then you could have, let's just say this pink below or whatever. I'm going to clear this and I'm going to keep going in the outlining idea. So we have this blue outline. I'm going to grab this blue again and I'm going to color fill it. So rather than just having the outline, I am going to have it full there. I'm gonna go to the layer below that. I'm going to grab this yellow. I still have my monoline and I'm just going to create another outline. And so we just have the outline. I'm going to color fill it again. I'm gonna do a new layer. I'm actually going to make two new layers, empty layers because I have more colors, so I don't have to keep doing that. So I'm gonna go to this pink color, grab my monoline. I'm on the layer below. I'm gonna do a little another outline. I'm going to grab this blue. I didn't fill this in with the pink. If you ever want to switch back to the coloring here, we're just using, you can hold on this color palette here, and I'll give you the color that you just had, like the pink. So I'm going to use that to color fill it. And then I'm gonna go back to that blue by pressing again, grab my monoline and do another. Whoops, I'm on the same layer. I'm going to be below the pink color, fill that again. And one more color, It's a green. And then go to the bottom layer again. So that is a fun effect. You can use this and a lot of different ways. You could even turn off the background color and use this as a PNG. So your top, popping it on top of a file. Let me give you an example. So for this cover photo, for this other Procreate class, I did. I have a white outline above my, around my profile photo and I did a transparent background, so I just popped it on top of here. And you can do any color that you would like and you can get lots of different effects. It's June. So I'm thinking of pride. So here I did a rainbow around there. Same effects, same profile photo. I did a similar one with my sister, similar colors. And with this one I did an outline brush around there with stars. So you can do a lot of different things with this one. You could also duplicate this. So I have this root, keep myself separate, but flatten the colors below me with a pinch here. And I'm going to turn out that bottom layer. And I'm just going to see what it would look like with a Guassian blur. I'm going to go to Magic Wand, Guassian blur layer. And you can see there's a percentage of the Guassian blur up here at the top. And you can just this kind of a cool trippy effect. I have a Guassian blur here of 8%. If you get really blurry, less blurry. That's just another option for another cool effect. And if we don't like that, then we still have the same one below with the separated layers. I'll see you in the next lesson where I'll give you more ideas for profile photos that pop. I'll see you then. 5. Embellish Your Profile Photo: In this lesson, we're going to explore some more fun ways to vary your profile photo. So I'm gonna take the canvas from last time and I'm gonna duplicate it by swiping left and hitting Duplicate. I'm going to open this canvas. And here we have the background which is an flattened and my picture on top. And I'm going to add a new layer above my picture and we are going to add some stamps above it to decorate it. So I gave you some brushes with this class. And these three brushes are ones that I made for you. So they're different star and heart brushes and let me just show you how they work. I am going to turn off these layers so you can see what's going on. So this star brush is pressure sensitive. So if you hit harder, it will make a slightly larger star. And a clear that you can also change the size of the star. And this second star is a variation on it. I think it just hasn't yet has a thinner line. And again, pressure sensitive. So that's pretty self-explanatory. Then there is a heart brush or a heart stamp, which is again a pressure sensitive. You can change the size and you can use both of those for anything that you would like. So for this one, I'm going to bring back me and my background and I have a layer above it. So what we're gonna do is add some stamps and stars, and then I'm gonna put a gold overlay on top of it just to make it a little bit more interesting. So I'll start with off black kind of color doesn't matter because we're going to be colored covering it with the gold. And so these stars are a little too big, I think. And then I'm going to grab the heart stamp. We could do that if we wanted. And that's a really big heart and bring the size down. Okay, so that's good. So we have our hearts and our stars on their own layer. I am going to insert a gold texture. And I also included a gold texture with the class within the class projects and resources for you to use. The texture is from a free photo website. So I am going to go to wrench, add. I'm going to insert a photo. I am going to choose a gold overlay here. And I'm going to doesn't fit my screen, so I'm just going to stretch it out a little bit to make it fit. So I'm have this arrow and I'm just going to stretch it. And I am going to hit Clipping Mask. So the clipping mask will apply that gold texture as you can see, to anything that was below it. So now that we can see the gold, we can see if we wanted to add any more stars to there. Let's try them smaller. Let's go to that one. Ooh, that's really big. Anyway, you get the idea. So you could use any kinda stamps you have to embellish your profile photo. You can add a gold overlay. You can do lots of things from here. So that is just one idea. I'm gonna go to our next idea. This is my sister and I used a brush I have from the pigeon letters. And I'll just show you how I did that background real quick. I'm gonna go to the gallery and I am going to duplicate her profile photo. And I'm going to open this up. And I'm going to add a new layer below her. And him and I find that brush pack from the pigeon letters. It's called Pigeon Letters grit, and it's called Stardust. So I'm going to bring this layer behind her. It is behind her, good. So I am going to just say is a super fun and easy way to do it. You can add any texture you want. I want a little bit overboard. Let me just change the size and yeah, I think that looks good. And again, you could have that be any color you want or you could add an overlay. Again, I'm going to grab this photo. Let me show you another way of doing it. Actually. I'm gonna go to my gold texture that I just used. And I am on the gold texture, I'm gonna do a three-finger swipe down. So I'm going to hit copy. So right now I just copy that gold texture and then I'm going to bring it to another Canvas. So here we are. Here's my sister. I'm going to add a layer above her. Three fingers swipe down, paste. And there is our gold texture again, we can make it a little bit bigger. And then again, apply a clipping mask so that now there's that pretty gold background behind her. And you can do this with any kind of texture. There are some brushes that come with procreate that I added to the brush set for this class. Where is it? Here it is. There is like this driven snow one. And that's going to apply the gold layer to there because though the clipping mask, That's a cool effect, there is these flicks. So this is another Procreate brush. So you could do the flicks, you could add another layer below that and fill that with color. I always like taking a color from here and finding something that pops. This is a predominant color on her right now I'm just going to sample it and then I'm gonna go to color harmony. And I am going to go to complimentary. So this is the color I just pulled. This is the complimentary colors, so that will automatically pop with that. And I'm going to fill that layer. And then I'm gonna go to hue saturation and brightness and bring the brightness down. You can play with the saturation, make it brighter or more gray. Yeah. So you can do all sorts of things and you can also change the color entirely with hue saturation and brightness. The Magic Wand layer hue saturation, brightness. You can just try different colors here and see what works. This is a really fun way to experiment. But I think I do like the original kind of color. Okay, So those are two fun options. I will see you in the next lesson. 6. Add a New Background Photo: Welcome back. We are going to explore some fun websites with beautiful free photos for you to use with your profile photos. Here are some examples of things that you can do. I like this brick background, I got it from Unsplash. There's also this succulent background behind me, which again, you could change the hue of it. Let's just see if we like that. It's lighter. I don't like that. It's more saturated, less saturated, less saturated. As kind of interesting, I don't know if I told you this, this is cover are from a podcast that I really like called smart lists. And this gave me one of the ideas for the class, The outlined figures. So I think they look cool. It's a great podcast if you like, podcasts, checkout, Smart less. Side note. Let's go to Unsplash and find some photos that would work for your background. Here is the website is unsplash.com and you can browse all sorts of photos. It's really beautiful photos. This one might be cool for a background photo for someone. I'm going to add that to my collection of background textures and I'll show you that later. I'll also link it in the class so you can see some ideas. So these are just things that popped up. You could also do a search light background and see what comes up. What you would want is a background that's not super busy for your profile photo like something like this is cool, but it wouldn't work. You want some negative space there. You don't want a whole lot of details going on. This would work for background. And I will just show you the collection that I have a background photos so you can see ideas that I've already collected for you. So I'm gonna go to my profile here, I'm going to go to my collections. And here is my collection of background textures that I've saved here. You could find one really fits your personality. I think this one is cool. I haven't done anything with this. There's some kind of grungy ones like this that would be cool if that's your style. I pulled these books, I think it ended up being too busy, but I think this is a really beautiful background texture for something. Again, another cool wall. Let's download this wall. So I'm going to hit download here. And it's going to ask me if I want to download and I do want to download it. And it has a link to the photographer so you can give them credits. This is this photographer and if you like, a photographer's work, you can see what else they're doing or thank them on social media or tag them. But in the meantime, I have downloaded it. It is here and my downloads, and I'll show you how to grab that in Procreate. So let's go back to procreate. We have this background photo with the succulents and I am going to add a new layer. And I am going to hit wrench and then insert a file. I didn't save it to my camera roll, I saved it to my downloads, so it's a file. So here's the background. And I don't know if I'm going to size it to the photo first. Yeah. I will try to figure out like if I want to flip the photo or anything, but we'll just start with this. And from here, you could go to this arrow and you could rotate your background until I like to see I like those colors behind me more so I just rotated it around or you can flip it vertically or horizontally. But I'm gonna go back to this one. I like these colors behind me. From here, you could add stars above. You could leave it just like this. You could change the colors. Let's go to hue, saturation and brightness. Hit layer. And then we could change the colors entirely and find something on that we like. That's kinda cool. And from there you can explore different brightnesses. Brightnesses 0, or you could make it more or less saturated. Another thing that I do sometimes with backgrounds is I will blur them out a little bit to give the illusion that it's like further behind you. And I'll show you how to do that. So I'm on this wall. I am going to the Magic Wand and I went to go to Guassian blur. I'm going to hit layer and Guassian blur. If you haven't seen it, you're changing the Guassian blur here, two different percentages. And this is another cool effect like this really blurry background. But the idea that I had in mind was just a really slight blur. Like that's 1%. Just to give the idea that it's a little bit further behind me. You could also create a little shadow by duplicating your photo. Click Alpha Lock, grab a dark color, fill the layer with that dark color. And then again, we have to an alpha locket. Otherwise the Guassian blur won't work. Wrench Guassian blur layer. And so here I'm just creating a shadow behind me that I don't love right now. It's not like 5%. I'm going to like tap it over this way. So there's, the shadow is going this way as if the sun, I'm often imagining the sun is coming from this angle from the top left corner. So that's pretty old. But if you bring down the shadow, we can see what that looks like and what shadows. It's kind of hard to tell the effect that you're really getting until you turn it on and off. I don't love that with this option, but it is an option for other ones and it's an easy way to create shadows. I haven't down a lot now the percentage, the opacity to like 30 percent. Yeah, that might be okay. Here are different options to recap. We have this brick wall, I like it. We have these succulents. And then we have this other brick wall. I think this one is my favorite with a coloring, but I like that one too. So I'm slash, it is a great source for free photos. I will see you in the next lesson. 7. Your Head in the Clouds: This one was inspired by something I saw. This is a picture of John Mayer. So I did a variation of this. So let's go to the profile photo to copy. So I'm going to duplicate this. So we have our other one available. I am going to open this up. I am going to flatten it by clicking on here. I'm just going to click on the group and I'm going to hit flatten. So I'm all on one layer and I'm going to grab this other layer and I'm going to drag it below me. And then I'm going to add some clouds to the background by again going to a photo that I got already from Unsplash or another site. So I'm going to go to wrench and insert a photo. Let's go to this one. I think it might be the one I used before. So I'm going to drag this below me. And I'm going to delete that extra layer. And I'm going to just stretch that out. I'm going to go to selection, make sure I'm on free hand and then I'm just going to draw some clouds. So just some little, some univary my little ovals here, some will be bigger, sum will be smaller. And then I'm going to tap down here to extend the selection. I'm going to tab over here. And now you can see there's these little diagonal lines that show that there's been a selection. So now I'm gonna do three fingers drag down and I'm going to cut and paste. So it looks the same, but really I have removed the clouds from the background. Here. I like the way that looks, um, let me see if we could do something else with the reverse. That's kind of an interesting idea too. I hadn't thought of that before. You could also play with something like that. But for now I am just going to turn off that layer, turn this one on. And then what you would do is you can grab a color from the background, grab a brush. A monoline will do. Bring down the size. I want to make sure we are on a different layer which were not just to keep it. So we can change it easily. So then you can just kinda trace around here. And again, it doesn't have to be perfect. And you can just keep doing that. If you wanted. I like that I could keep going or I can leave that space as it is. I like that as it is. And now we're going to draw some clouds above me. So I'm going to go to the layer above me. I'm going to grab a white and off white. And then I'm just going to grab draw these little clouds. And I do a straight line, make my little clouds. I'm going to color fill that. So there's a little cloud. We can move these around later. For now, I'm just going to drag a different Clouds, unlike hyena. Background, areas that are a little bit darker. And I recently that little edge. One more cloud. These cliffs sort of look-alike. Try something. Sometimes I vary by starting in a different direction. If I find myself getting the same results, I'll just start by going from right to left or left to right whenever I had been doing. Okay. So here we have our clouds. I don't love the placement, but we can fix that easily by going to selection free hand and moving them around. You could also change the size of them. Selection free hand, lasso that, and then make it smaller or bigger. Move it around. I think. I need like a couple more little clouds. So let's draw another cloud over here. Okay, so you get the idea, we could do this all day. I could do this. I do do this faulty. Singing around with things like this to make it smaller or bigger. And there is another idea for a profile photo. I will see you in the next lesson. 8. Add Flowers to Your Profile Picture: Welcome back. For this profile photo, we are going to add some flowers and other elements for your profile photo. And this is the one we're going to be recreating today. This is me with some flowers from raw pixel around me. They are daisies and I think they're all daisies. And then we have a gold outline over here. So I will teach you how to recreate this exactly. And I'm also going to show you some other ideas so you can get some inspiration for other things that you could do. This person is from Unsplash. So it's a stock photo image site. I liked her smiling face, so I gave her some flowers around her. And this little circular background, I think that looks really cute and poppy, and it was pretty easy. It just has the background and some flowers. I'm using layer masks here and I will be teaching you about, about layer masks in this lesson. This is my sister Theresa. I added some flowers, again from raw pixel and some butterflies. And I gave her a background. I pulled the color of her eyes and gave her that background. I really love the way this turned out. I think it's really poppy. I did this one. I was thinking of a profile photo where somebody might want to incorporate their interests like, you know, I'm just making up a story. Let's say I loved gardening and music. I like flowers, I like music, but I was thinking of a profile photo that would kind of tell a story about what things that people really liked. And so I did that one. This is another variation on the same profile photo where I used the daisies and a square and a mask. I like that one too. This is another one where I used a flower border and then a mask again. So I like that one as well. That is just some inspiration. You can copy my steps exactly for my profile photo, or you can use this as inspiration for your own profile photo. So let's go to my profile photo and let's duplicate it by swiping left and then hit Duplicate. I always bring the newest one to the top. It's just something I do here. So I have me I am going to turn me off for now. I am going to fill the layer background with like a beige color for now. And I am going to add a new layer. I am going to grab this brush. It's from the default Procreate brush set inking, I think. Yep, there it is. Phi last scene. I don't know how to say that. You can find it there, or you can also find it in the class project and resources. I duplicated it and had it there because when I do a project, I like to have my brushes together. So thigh last seen brush. I'm going to grab any dark color just so we can see it. I am going to draw a circle. This brush is pressure sensitive. So what happened here is I get that little mark there. Let's try it one more time. So I'm gonna kinda keep my pressure equal. That looks good. I'm going to hit Edit shape. It's a circle. And I'm going to grab that arrow so I can move it around where it met. Here's a little obvious and I just want to make sure that it's covered up by the flowers that we're going to be adding. So there we go. I'm going to center that and I'm going to give that a gold foil texture. So I'm going to hit plus, I'm going to go to wrench, add, insert a photo. I have an album of textures. Again, these are textures that you can find on Unsplash and other places. I'm going to use this gold foil. And then I'm going to tap on that gold layer and tap clipping mask. So now that circle has that nice gold foil texture. And I am just going to pinch these two layers together because I want to keep this as simple as possible. I'm going to add a new layer and I am going to insert a photo from my flower collage album. These are pictures that I have pulled from raw pixel. I used this one. And I'm gonna do one more wrench and insert a photo. I also have a sunflower from raw pixel that I'm going to use. And I'm going to have these photos in the class project and resources. So we have our sunflower that we're going to turn off for now. I'm going to turn my profile picture on and I am going to move it to the center. So I'm on that layer, I'm going to grab that arrow and it's on uniform so I can move it without changing the shape. I want my head to be a little bit over the circle. Later on, after it's done, I'm going to be erasing the bits of skin that I don't want like over there, my arm. But we won't worry about that now. And we have our flowers. I'm going to bring those on top. I'm going to grab this arrow, grab this green dots so I can rotate the flowers and make them smaller. Again on uniform so I'm not distorting the shape. And I want this yellow flower peeking over the gold a little bit, but that one's cut off. I don't want that, so I'll make it a little bit smaller. I kinda want the flowers to be following the shape of the circle here essentially. I think that looks pretty good. And I am going to duplicate these flowers swipe to the left duplicate. And I'm on the new layer. I'm going to hit that arrow and I'm going to hit Flip Horizontal, make it a little bit smaller, and then bring it over here. And we'll be using the sunflowers here in the middle to cover up the bits that we don't want. So now that I have the flowers as I want them, I'm going to pinch these two layers together to merge them. And we're going to be doing a layer mask with my profile photo. Let's pause there and I'll see you in the next lesson. 9. Use a Layer Mask: This is a little tricky. Once you know it, it's not hard, but you have to get the steps just right. So I'm gonna do this twice for you. We are going to make sure that the flowers are selected and then we're going to hit Mask. And when he hit Mask, we get a layer mask above that. So it's just a white layer that's above that in the layer mask is attached to the flowers. And then we want to go to my profile photo and hit Select. And once we hit Select, we get these diagonal lines. And then we're gonna go to my Layer Mask. And with layer mask, you want to generally use a pure black. Which if you ever want to know if you have a pure black, you can go to your palette and hit value. And here, a pure black is, has a hex code of 000, 000, 000. A pure white has a hex code of FF, FF, FF. So I'm gonna make sure I'm on the layer mask layer. I'm going to grab my monoline. I'm going to make it big so you can see what I'm doing here. And with the black, it will only erase away the things that are interacting with me because my profile photo is selected. Now if we wanted to undo that, we could do the two finger untap or the two-finger undo tap, three-finger redo. And let's say we wanted to redo it in a different way. We could use white and bring it all back because black conceals and white reveals, That's the little layer mask rhyme. Okay, so I'm gonna do that one more time so you can see how it works. And the reason we want to do a layer mask is because it's a non-destructive way of working. We could just erase those flowers. But if we didn't like it, then we would have erased flowers. This way we have our layer mask and we can just hit clear and it will bring everything back. So I'm gonna do this one more time and it clear this layer mask or delete it. Go to the flowers, tap them, hit Mask, and then hit select. On the profile photo, you get your diagonal lines. You grab a pure black on the layer, mask layer. And I can just erase away what I want to, which is mainly these flowers just gonna do the bigger racing first and those leaves and then I'll make my monoline smaller and get in there and do the detail work. If I did this wrong, Let's just hit clear one more time. Let's say I hit select on my profile photo and then I hit Layer Mask, gives an entirely different effect. It essentially just masked the flowers to me, which can be a great effect if you want that. I mean, that's another option. You could put a whole boat k over u. And in fact, I use that technique to give myself a fake sleeve of tattoos. This is how I amuse myself. Anyway, back to the profile photos with the non tattooed version of me that just shows you another version and how you don't want to do it for this particular project. So okay. One more time. Farr's mask, profile photo, select. Once you hit Select, you get these diagonal lines so that shows you that your selection is active. Navigate back to the layer mask. Grab up here, black. And any brush, I'm just going to do a monoline. And I'm going to keep that green thing here and I'm going to erase away just little bits here. So I'm gonna do the bigger racing, like I said. And then make my monoline smaller. And go in and do the detail work, and then go back and clean up after that with a larger monoline. So now I'm bringing the Sunflower to the top and turn off these other layers so we're not distracted. And what I'm gonna do is I just want to use the flower. So I'm going to go to the selection ribbon. I'm on freehand. I went to draw around and just isolate this flower from the stem. And I'm doing it kinda loosely here. Three fingers swipe down, cut and paste. So then we have our flower and we have our stem. I am going to delete the stem because I don't want it. And then I'm going to grab my eraser and just clean up these little bits here. Okay, We have our flower, which we're going to use to cover up some of the bits in the profile photos. I'm going to bring this all back. We're going to use three of these sunflowers, so I'm going to duplicate this twice. So duplicate swipe left duplicate. I'm going to go to my top sunflower and move it down and make it a little bit smaller. Kinda center that right here. I'll go to the second sunflower. Hit this arrow, bring the size down, rotate it a little bit so it looks a little bit different. And then our bottom sunflower arrow, shrink it down, twist it a little bit. And again, that is behind the other flower there. So I think that looks pretty good. What we're gonna do now to finish this up is just erase away the bits that we don't want to be showing here. And then also center the photo. So I'm going to group these elements together. Swipe left on all of them. Hit Group. And now we have our group together. I'm going to hit that arrow and we're going to center it, maybe make it a little bit smaller. So there's a little whitespace around there, a little breathing room. When we have those gold bars, we know that it's centered. I am going to turn off the flowers and go to my profile photo, grab my monoline eraser and just erase away the bits that are poking out here that we don't want to see. Bring our flowers back. And there we have a new profile photo. Show you recolor trick. So I'm on the background layer and there's a re-color option that's kind of hidden with Procreate. I'm going to do a four-fingered tap to bring up this quick menu that I programmed to have different options including recolor. So recolor, once that's active, three-finger tap recolor, It's on this black, so it brings a black color, but you can use this to just play around with different colors and see what might know. That's really pretty actually. I like that. Okay. So recolor is a great, I always, I always play with recolor before I am finished with a project because sometimes there's surprising results like this one. I like that those are different ways that you can play with color and elements to get a profile photo that is just right for you. I will see you in the next lesson. 10. Next Steps and Freebies: Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you had fun. I hope you have some great new ideas for a beautiful profile photo that's just right for you. I'm here to support you after the class and to give you feedback. Please don't hesitate to ask questions here on Skillshare and I'd love to see what you create. Please share your new profile photo under the Project and Resources tab on Skillshare, please follow me on Instagram. I'm at Kelly Brandenburg. If you share your profile photo, please tag me. I love to share student work on Instagram. Want to learn more about Procreate? I currently have four other Skillshare classes about creating animated gifs. I'm already working on my next class. That one will be about creating animated collages with Procreate. For even more freebies and tutorials, please go to my website, Kelly Brian Burke.com. I create free monthly tutorials as a member of the pigeon letters design team. I send out monthly freebies including things like free procreate brushes for color palettes in digital art. Thanks again for joining me and I hope to see you soon.