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From Procreate to Canva: Turn Digital Illustrations into Botanical Designs

teacher avatar Silvia Ospina, Artist and Graphic Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Your Project


    • 3.

      Gathering Inspiration


    • 4.

      The Joy of Having a Library


    • 5.

      Tools & Setup


    • 6.

      Creating a Document


    • 7.

      Sketching the Hero Flower


    • 8.

      Sketching the Medium Flower


    • 9.

      Sketching the Small Flower


    • 10.

      Hero Flower: Blocking Colors


    • 11.

      Hero Flower: Texture & Details


    • 12.

      Painting the Medium Flower


    • 13.

      Flower into Multiple Elements


    • 14.

      Painting the Small Flower


    • 15.

      Painting the Flower Buds


    • 16.

      Painting Leaves


    • 17.

      From Leaves to Foliage


    • 18.

      Making Your Flowers Trully Yours!


    • 19.

      Introduction to Canva


    • 20.

      Instagram Post with Flowers & Text


    • 21.

      Design Your Weekly Planner


    • 22.

      Dreamy Floral Crown Design


    • 23.

      Staying Organized with Folders


    • 24.

      Visualize Your Designs on Mockups


    • 25.

      Publish Your Project


    • 26.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

Welcome to an exciting class where Art and Graphic Design seamlessly merge to create stunning, eye-catching graphics for any imaginable occasion! Starting with Procreate, you’ll learn to draw and paint a stunning botanical collection of flowers and foliage full of vibrant colours, volume and texture. Later in Canva, you’ll combine your digital paintings with well-crafted fonts and ready-made templates, and you’ll discover how easy it is to create breathtaking, timeless designs for personal or professional projects!

By combining your illustrations with text, you’ll be ready to create personalized gifts for friends, enhance social media posts, decorate weekly planners to stay organized, make greeting cards and print posters to decorate your space!! Anything is possible in the world of Procreate & Canva!

Are you an artist, designer, hobbyist, or a professional in the visual world? I believe that this class will be great for you! Whether it is to make personalized artwork, elevate your design skills, or learn illustration to enhance your overall abilities. 



PART 1: Painting Botanicals in Procreate

You’ll begin this journey by diving into the world of Procreate, where I will teach you how to craft an awe-inspiring collection of botanical illustrations. After gathering some inspiration to use as a reference, I’ll teach you the exact tools, brushes and techniques I employ to add texture and depth to seemingly flat images.

You’ll learn my best tips and tricks to turn single elements into multiple ones: From a frontal flower to one in various positions and flower buds to making complex foliage out of a single leaf!

While building an image library that will serve you for years to come, you'll develop the skills to infuse your personal touch into your botanical illustrations and be empowered to create new ones!

What You'll Learn: 

  • Where to search for inspiration when working on botanical artwork
  • How to start an image library and why having one can be such a joy!
  • Procreate’s sketching tools and shortcuts for crafting flowers and leaves
  • The journey from Color Blocking to infusing Texture & Volume
  • Tricks to turn a single flower into multiple botanical elements
  • How to paint leaves and cave new ones from it
  • How to turn single leaves into intricate foliage pieces

PART 2: Use Your Flowers to Decorate Designs with Canva

With our botanical library in hand, we'll transition seamlessly into the vibrant world of Canva and this is where your illustrations will truly shine!!

Using Canva's intuitive design tools and templates, you’ll learn how to merge your botanicals with well-crafted fonts and templates. With more than 8000 font combinations and templates ready to use, you’ll be amazed at how easy and quick it is to craft designs that can fit any imaginable occasion!!

What You'll Learn:

  • How to import your library of images into Canva
  • Write and edit ready-made beautiful font combinations to make them yours
  • Decorate templates with your botanical illustrations in no time!
  • Play with your illustrations to create complex designs
  • Export your creations for print or sharing on social media
  • Visualize your designs on real life products through the magic of mockups


This class is all about advanced techniques, but don't worry if you're a beginner – I've designed it with step-by-step instructions that make it accessible for everyone. So, whether you're experienced or just starting out, you'll fit right in!

It's worth noting that while prior experience isn't required, having some familiarity with Procreate’s interface and tools will undoubtedly make your learning journey more seamless.

Is it your first time with Procreate? No worries! I've got you covered. Begin with my initial Procreate class, where I delve into each tool extensively. The exciting part is that as you become acquainted with the interface, you'll also craft vibrant fruit illustrations that can seamlessly transition to Canva for creating delightful designs!

Digital Illustration: A Beginners Guide to Mastering Procreate


All that's required is an iPad with Procreate and Canva – simple, right?

All that's required is an iPad with Procreate and Canva – simple, right?



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Silvia Ospina

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I'm a professional graphic designer and artist and have a passion for creativity and the joy that it can bring into anyone's life!!

My artworks have been sold in high street brands such as Zara, Mango and many others and most of my work combines analogue techniques such as drawing and painting with my favourite program of all: Adobe Photoshop!

Throughout my classes I will teach you how to create artworks and designs which meet the standards of the world's leading brands in a quick and easy way. It can take years to discover the techniques and shortcuts that I will be teaching you as a Skillshare Teacher.

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1. Welcome!: Hey everyone, I'm Silvio spina. Everyone calls me CLV, and I am an artist and designer based in Barcelona, Spain. I have a passion for blending botanical illustrations with graphic design. There is something truly special about combining nature's beauty with well-crafted funds. Images become beautiful, elegant, modern, and yet timeless. In this class, we'll combine procreate and Canva. And you will experience the magic of blending the art and design world, mixing hand painted illustrations with well-crafted bonds, we'll open a whole new world of exciting possibilities, allowing you to create any type of design for any occasion. And the best part is that you don't need any prior experience. This class has two phases. In the initial section, our focus will be on painting, standing botanical illustrations using Procreate. I will guide you through the exact tools and brushes that are used to shape an enhanced my artwork. And you will master the art of adding textures and depth to flat illustrations, make up a system in place. In the second part of the class, we'll focus on using Canva. You will be amazed at how easy is to craft any type of design that can fit every imaginable occasion. Think gifts for friends, design social media posts to engage with your followers. Decorate your home with cute motivational quotes. Print custom planners at home, or even work on professional client's requests. Anything is possible in the world of Canva. This class is the perfect blend of art and design. So whether you're a designer who wants to acquire illustration skills, or you are an artist who wants to enjoy the curating design pieces with your illustrations without spending too much time on learning our design program. This class is tailor-made for you, even though all levels are welcomed, this class assumes that you're already familiar with Procreate's interface if you're new to it. No worries. I got you covered. Begin with my first Skillshare class, digital illustration or beginner guides the mastering Procreate for you again that solid foundation and create your first set of botanicals ready to be incorporated into designs. So are you ready to dive into the world of Procreate and Canva to design stunning images. If so, get your iPad ready and see you in class. 2. Your Project: Since there is no better way to learn and truly internalize the gained knowledge. And by doing, Let's talk about your project for this class. Your project is divided into two parts. The first part is to create a collection of botanical illustrations in Procreate, full of texture, volume and should include the following. A big flower, which we will call the hero flower, a medium flower as small one, some flower buds and a few different lives unfold it. You might be wondering why so many elements, well, you don't have to make them all, but having diverse elements in various sizes will help you to achieve well balanced compositions. During this part of the class, you will master the precise techniques and tools needed to create any type of flowers. And after creating a few, you will notice that their approach remains quite consistent across different ones. So as the class moves along, I will be encouraging you to start infusing your flowers with your own touch so that they look slightly different to mine. Feel free to play with different colors. Vary the size of your petals, adjust proportions, or even reshape them entirely. Once you complete your botanical illustrations, you can upload them to the project and resources gallery of this class. The second part of the project is to incorporate your illustrations into various design pieces using Canva. For this part of the class, you should download the app and create a free account, which is very easy. Whilst introducing you to the interface and showing you canvas amazing design tools. We will create three items. An Instagram post with a motivational quote. We will decorate a weekly planner that you can print at home. Just so you know, I have been printing mine during the past month and it has been working like a treat. I love looking at it because it's beautiful and it keeps me motivated and organized. And finally, I will show you how to craft a dreamy floral crown using all of your flowers and foliage. You can turn it into a greeting card or print it and use it to decorate your space. I've assembled a PDF packed with valuable resources to enhance your learning in this class. Inside you will discover lots of photos that I have been capturing over the years. Some inspiring quotes that you can use to create designs and various concepts on how to seamlessly blend your flora creations with text. You can of course, bury your designs and even make new ones. And just think, whose birthday is next. You want to say thank you to someone? Is it Mother's Day yet? Just saying, the possibilities are endless. So let your imagination run wild. If you decide to share your project in social media, please tag me at Socrative art so I can share it with my followers as well. And just a quick note, I am a working artist and I make my living from freelancing and licensing or selling my designs. I would love you to use the methods that I show in the class to make your unique artworks. But if your illustrations or final designs look too similar to mine, please do not sell them or use them commercially. You're welcome to post them on social media. But do tag me and make clear that it's something that you have done as a result of taking this class. There are so many flowers, words, and fonts out there that I'm sure that you are going to be able to modify them in some way to make them yours. If you need any extra guidance along the way, reach out to me using the discussion panel of this class and I will make my best to guide you along the way. One last thing before moving on with the rest of the class. If after seeing the clouds, you found it useful, there's something new or enjoyed it. Please review it. Reviews play a crucial role in promoting my class. And your valuable feedback will inspire me to keep creating new ones. I'm very excited to have you here and I can't wait to see what you create 3. Gathering Inspiration: As we dive into the world of botanical illustration, it is important to talk about finding inspiration and how reuse it. And let me tell you, when working with botanical, inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Everyone has a phone these days and it's easy to stop and take a picture of a beautiful flower or plant whenever you see one. When appreciating the beauty of nature in real life, you can start to notice the details and nuances of botanical elements, which can be very useful in your illustrations. All the videos you will see at the beginning and end of each lesson in this class, we're taking during walks in the mountains, visit to garden centers, or strolls through the series of London and Barcelona. Feel free to pause the video when you spot a flower that you like and take a screenshot to inspire your future creations. Okay, but what happens when there is no time for a walk? Well, of course, we can't forget about the endless possibilities of the internet. Sites like Flickr, Google Images, Pexels, and Pinterest have a vast collection of stunning botanical images taken by other people. For this class, we're mainly going to be using Pinterest, and I advise you to download the app into your iPad. Before we start drawing, we're going to use a board that I made for my first ever Skillshare class, and it's called gathering inspiration. It is filled with botanical references that I have been curating for years. You can easily access this board by following the link in the class description. Now let's talk about how to use the inspiration, or at least how I use it. There are three things that I pay attention when seeing a photo of a flower or when in real life, and that is color, shape, and texture. So let's have a look at this flower in terms of color is white and it has a yellow center. These can serve as inspiration to inform our future flower that you're going to paint. In terms of shapes. It has these beautiful irregular petals that I really like. And they have some vertical lines going from the center of the flower until the edge. So by starting to paying attention to these details, you can start having ideas on how to represent your own flower. And you can look for these three qualities in different parts of the flower or plant. In terms of the center, this flower is composed by little almost yellow stars in the center, and then the pollen which is on the border is larger. Let's have a look at one more before moving on with the rest of the lesson. This flower, for example, has a higher number of petals. They are pointy, not irregular. They have a gradient that goes from yellow to orange and towards the center they have this really cool black squares, the grading the flower center, and having mind that you don't have to copy these things exactly as they are, but you can interpret them in your own way. As you can see when you tap on a flower, Pinterest starts showing you similar images to the ones that you tap on. If I tap on this flower just on the screen, I have four absolutely stunning flowers full of different colors, different textures and details, and a mug that reminds me that I probably need another coffee. To get inspired. Throughout the class, you will hear me encouraging you to create your own flowers, make different color choices, try out different textures. Of course, you first need to learn and understand the tools and methods. But these tools that I'm going to teach you are transferable into any other flower of your choice. In the upcoming lesson, I'll talk about the joy and benefits of creating your own botanical image library. 4. The Joy of Having a Library: Having a library of images can be a complete game changer, especially when you're looking to explore the world of design. Library is basically a folder that contains images which can be reused across various designs and projects. You can store your library on your computer, on a hard drive or on the Cloud. I only understood the importance of having a well curated image library after working for years in the world of surface pattern design, when I need to create or complement our design. And I can't spend the time painting everything from scratch. I can reuse images which I've made in the past and are already within my library. So it's not only very practical, but it can also be a complete lifesaver. Yes, there are certainly times when starting from scratch is essential, especially when you're looking to achieve a specific aesthetic. Or sometimes an artwork needs a fresh approach and originality. But even then there are elements or paintings that can be re-used and think the same botanical illustrations can be used to create patterns, decorate greeting cards, enhance flyers, you name it. Now let's talk about convenience and accessibility. Ideally, a well-organized library should be easy to access no matter which device you're using. Personally, I am a fan of keeping mine in Dropbox or in the Cloud as it allows me to open it from my computer, my phone, or even someone else's computer. And here's an important thing to keep in mind when saving your images. Preserving the quality of your assets is key so that you can use them in the future. It is important to use lossless formats, such as PNG or tiff format. These type of images remains sharp over time. Unlike the compressed JPEG format, which is great for uploading to websites or sharing on social media. But that tends to deteriorate. I got a surprise for you. Was this class of moves along, you're going to start creating your own image library. Isn't that exciting? If you're serious about getting into the design world or just enjoy it and you haven't got one yet. Your future self will thank me for this. I'm kidding, but I'm not. In the second part of the class, you will upload your library to Canva. And when we start decorating our designs with your beautiful illustrations, you're going to understand better what I'm talking about. In the next lesson. I'll talk about the Procreate setup and tools that we're going to use in this class. So get your iPad ready and see you in the next lesson. 5. Tools & Setup: In this lesson, we're going to see the tools and setup that we're going to use in this class. Let's start by saving all the brushes that we're going to use in the recent tab. So for this class, we're gonna be using the following brushes. Whilst I show you the brushes, we're going to make a few marks in here and you will see why in a minute. To sketch our drawings, we're going to use the six B pencil, which is under the sketching collection. You can select any color that you want. Just make a mark on one side of the paper. To create the silhouette of our assets. We're going to use the studio pen which is under the inking collection, going to make a line. You will see that this brush has a very defined border. To give volume to our assets. We're going to use the soft airbrush, which is under the airbrushing collection. These brush has very smooth borders, so it's great to give shadows and volume. And occasionally we're gonna give texture to some of our items with either the noise brush or the flakes brushes which are under the spray paints collection. This is the noise brush, and this is the flicks. Now, instead of having to search for these brushes every time that I mentioned them, since we have done five marks up here under the recent stuff, you will have all the brushes that we just saw. So very easy to keep these brushes. Of course, you're welcome to create a new collection. But if not, just use them in here and you will have them ready to use in the recent step. In some lessons, we're going to be using transforming tools when transforming assets in Procreate. Unfortunately, they do tend to lose their quality a bit. I'm going to show you a few tricks to bring the quality back, but to prevent this from happening or reducing the loss of definition, you can tap on the move tool. By the way, you do need to have some sort of drawing in your Canvas for this option to be active. And in this bottom central menu, you're going to tap on this icon, which is the icon before the last one. You're going to select by cubic. With this option, we will be able to prevent the loss of quality in a better way. As this class moves along, we're gonna be creating a color palette, and this is optional. I'm going to tap on the active color, which is this circle up here on the top right corner, tap on the pallets icon. And I'm going to tap on this plus icon up here and create new palette. This palette now appears up here. And when I go to the disk or the classic mode, you will see that these empty pallet is now here. You will see me selecting colors intuitively based on the reference image that I see. But every time that I choose a main color, I'm going to be saving these swatches in here. And I will see what color palette I am left with towards the end of the class. As we saw in the previous lesson, I'm going to be using a Pinterest board to get inspired. And I'm going to be constantly splitting my screen into two parts. If you don't know how to do this, let me show you how you have to have both Pinterest and procreate open. So you select one of the two apps, Pinterest in this case, swipe up a finger from the bottom of your screen, tap on the other app and slide it to one side of the screen. So very easy. If you are left-handed, you might want to send Procreate to the left. As we won't be covering the inspirational photos with your hand. If you're right-handed, just sent Procreate to the right. And lastly, we're going to go ahead and create a photo album within our iPad that will be the start of your botanical library. Open the photo gallery on your iPad and scroll down on the vertical left menu until you find these new album word at the bottom, you can give it a name in there. I have already created a folder for this class. I'm not going to create any, but you can name it for example, botanical library or a name of your choice. And this is the folder where we're going to start adding all of the PNG images that we create in this class. And that's it for the tools and setup that we're going to need for this class 6. Creating a Document: Let's start our creative journey by opening a new document. Tap on the plus icon on the top right corner of the screen, and then tap on the black rectangle with a plus icon to create a customized document. I'm used to thinking in centimeters, and that's why I like keeping our ruler or measuring tape on my desk. It helps me to understand the size of document that I'm working with as pixels are still a little bit abstract for me. So I have this ruler in here, and sorry, this one is a bit covered in old paint and it looks dirty, but it does the job. I'm going to create a document of 20 per 20 cm and 300 DPI. This is a large document that will allow me to use my flowers in things like tuba covers or wallpapers. But it will also allow me to downscale them to use in greeting cards or smaller designs. So I'm going to select centimeters from these bottom menu and tap on width, 20 cm, height 20 cm. And where it says DPI, I'm going to write 300, which is the best resolution for printing. This gives me a total of 116 layers, which is more than enough to work with. But it might change for you depending on the size and capacity of your iPad. If you see that you get access to less than 25 layers, you can either make the documents mother or set the DPI 200 or 150, which will still allow you to print your assets in a good-quality. I'm going to keep the color profile on RGB. This will keep my colors looking bright, and I can always convert the colors to CMYK if I want to print them later. I'm going to tap on Create. And there you go, we have our document. In the next lesson we're going to start illustrating our hero flower, which will be the biggest of them all 7. Sketching the Hero Flower: Sketching before painting can be great for several reasons. It allows you to experiment and get familiarized with various flower types and closely analyze their main features without investing way too much time on them. This way, when it comes to painting them, your focus can shift towards picking colors that you like and learning the tools and techniques to represent volume and texture rather than achieving accurate shapes. Let's start by splitting our screen so that we can look at the Pinterest board comfortably. I'm going to start scrolling down until I see a flower that I like. I think that this one is beautiful and it has a good number of petals to work with to sketch our flower, we're going to be using the six B pencil, which is on the sketching collection and the symmetry tool. I'm going to pick a nice gray and make a mark on my paper. Yeah, That's good. Now I'm going to activate the symmetry tool. So I'm gonna go to the Actions panel, which is under the wrench icon. Tap on Canvas. I'm going to turn on the Drawing Guide switch. And then I'm going to tap on Edit Drawing Guide. On this bottom central menu. I'm going to tap on Symmetry, Then on Options, and then radio. When this option is sine, you can turn the rotational symmetry on or off. And I'm going to explain what is the difference. I'm going to tap on Done, and let's see the difference in between these two options. I'm going to start by drawing a circle which will be the center of our flower with their rotational symmetry option of, I'm gonna go ahead and start drawing the petals. When this option is the activated, the symmetry option is only active on the horizontal and vertical lines. Now let's see what happens with the rotational symmetry on joke. Now whatever I draw on one of these lines is affecting all the lines at once. Whilst this can be very practical, I rather create my flower in batches of four petals as this will allow me to create more depth in my flower. So throughout the class, I'm going to be working with this option off. I'm gonna go ahead and start drawing the petals. I'm going to start decorating these petals. I can see that they have these lines coming from the top and then they have these smaller darker red texture near the center. Now that I have the petals than I'm going to pay attention to the center, which has lots of pollen that it can represent by using these dots. I'm going to open the move tool and rotate my petals 45 degrees to draw the other ones comfortably. See how by drawing my petals in batches of four. The ones that I'm drawing later can appear below the ones that I have already done. I'll start doing some details and shadow in the center. And let's see what else can I draw? I really liked these pointy petals. So I'm going to draw these little points towards the end. And I will create a bit more of texture towards the center. Great sketch, number one, done. See how easy is to paint flowers or draw flowers when using the rotational symmetry. In the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and draw the medium flower 8. Sketching the Medium Flower: After spending some time scrolling on my Pinterest board, I found this flower, which I really like. So I'm gonna go ahead and create a new layer to draw it. I'm going to turn on the drawing guides to see them. And I'm going to tap on top of my layer to activate the drawing assist the option. You can now see the word assisted there. This is another way to activate the symmetry option. Since the center isn't as big in this flower, I'm going to start by drawing the petals and I'm not going to rotate my paper 45 degrees. I'm just going to draw the petals like this. Now I'm going to make these irregular circle in the center and start drawing the pollen. This time, it looks like ovals which are connected to the center through very thin lines. I'm going to turn the assisted drawing off because this will help me draw my polling in a more comfortable way. And it won't look so symmetrical. This is a sketch and it doesn't need to be perfect at this point. Whilst making my sketch, I'm mostly understanding how to represent a flower. Things that I like to do and things that I'm not so sure about. For example, drawing these big pollen with the drawing assist option. Lastly, I will start creating all these dots in the center to resemble pollen. Medium flowers done. But before moving on to the small flower, I want to show you a trick that makes representing this flower from different angles super easy using transforming tools. I'm going to start by closing Pinterest by tapping on the line and dragging it to the side of the screen. I'm also going to turn off the drawing guides for a moment and duplicate the layer that contains my flower. I'm going to make the bottom one invisible. And I'm going to transform these top one tab on the ribbon icon to display the selection tools using the rectangle option from down here. Select the bottom part of the flower. Three fingers down, and select cut and paste from this menu. If you open the Layers panel, you will see your flower has been separated into two layers, making sure that you are in the layer which contains the bottom part of the flower. Tap on the Move tool. Select free-form from the bottom menu, and drag the bottom part to shorten its vertical scale. See how suddenly the flower starts looking from a different angle, SAP it was facing away from you. You can accentuate these effects by shortening the top petals a bit so that they look as if they were further. And lastly, you can merge these two layers. And using the crop tool, which is down here, you can move the center down a bit. See how from one flower we have made to one completely frontal where all the petals are facing the same position. And the other one is facing a way where the hospitals are a bit flattened. In the next lesson, we're going to start creating the small flower. You can spend some time scrolling on Pinterest to see if you like one or if not, just joined me on the next lesson and copy exactly the one that I'm going to do. 9. Sketching the Small Flower: I've chosen these flowers because they are adorable and they will help me introduce you to a new way of drawing botanicals. This flower has an uneven number of five petals, and I can't really use the symmetry option this time. I'm going to create a new layer, and this time I'm not going to turn the drawing assist on. And I'm going to turn off the drawing guides, check out this trait to draw flowers that have five petals, I'm going to start copying this petal, which I can see that looks a little bit like an elongated hearts. This time, I will create the rest of my flower duplicating this petal. So I will swipe three fingers down, tap on duplicate, and start moving and rotating it to one side so that the center is aligned with the other ones. Once more, swipe three fingers down, tap on duplicate, and rotate it until this center is aligned with the other two. You'll basically have to repeat this process until you complete the flower. As you can see, this is another very easy way to draw flowers in Procreate. And depending on the number of petals that your flower has, you can start deciding which method to use if using the symmetry option or join one petal and then duplicating it five times. I will now merge all of my petals and I will start erasing the lines to simulate that some petals are on top and some are on the bottom. Lastly, I will erase the center area to draw the center as it is in the flower. And since this is only a sketch, I'm not going to be too precious, but rather trying to understand the flower structure. I'm going to zoom on the flower center to try to understand it better. And I can see that it's almost like if there is a yellow circle in the middle of each petal. So I'm going to start drawing a circle and see if I can represent it this way. That looks okay to me. So I'm going to draw a circle in the middle and make some little dots that will resemble the pollen. Lastly, I'm going to make some marks in the middle of each petal as a way of representing this white area that they have. I really like these white area is very delicate. And this is just a detail that will resemble a little bit of texture in my flower. To add depth and variety to our composition, it is good to have a wide variety of elements. So let's go ahead and create some charming flower buds. These smaller elements will enhance your designs and patterns. I'm going to start by moving my flower to one corner of the canvas to have more space. This flower buds are curvy. Towards the end. I'm going to do these curvy line then without spending too much time on it, because I'm only analyzing the shape of the flower buds. I'm going to start drawing these circles on this side of the curve. And draw these five lines towards the center. That will help me represent the petals which are blooming from the top. I'm going to make a good number of flower buds on each side of the line and in the center. Awesome. Now we're done with our sketches. In the next lesson, we're going to start giving color to this absolutely stunning flowers. See you in the next lesson. 10. Hero Flower: Blocking Colors: Now we're going to start turning our simple sketches into styling bars. In this lesson, we will start by blocking the main colors of our flower. And in the next one, we'll focus on creating the volume and texture. This will help you dissect the process and it will be easier to control and understand. As you know when working in Procreate the number of layers that you get access to a limited. And that is why we're going to create a new document per flower. So go back to the main gallery. Swipe our finger to the left, on top of the sketches file on tap on duplicate. For every flower, we will duplicate the initial sketches file, since this is a copy of the sketches file and we're only going to work with the keyword flower. We can go ahead and erase all of the other flowers. The flowers to the right. And then tap on delete. I will lower the opacity of this layer and lock it. To make this flower, we're going to use the symmetry tool as we did with initial sketch. I will go to the Actions panel and turn on the drawing guides to see them. We're going to create a new layer. If you haven't done so. Tap on it to display the drop-down menu and tap on Drawing Assist to activate it. You will see that now the word assisted appears below the layers name. To draw my flower, I'm going to use the studio pen, which is on the inking collection to draw the silhouette. This brush has a very defined border. I have already selected a nice pink that I want to work with. So I will draw my petals first and fill them up with a solid color. I want my second set of petals to be behind these ones. So I will create a new layer, put it below this initial petals, and activate the drawing, assist the function. Again. Using various layers for my petals will also give me more freedom when it comes to painting lights and shadows. I will use a slightly darker pink as this will help me to create the illusion. These petals are below it. Since I want to see what I'm drawing, I will keep the top layer invisible, draw them and fill them up. Now that we have our petals blocked, we're going to move on to the center of the flower. I could jump straight into painting a flower center by memory. But since I want to show you their organic process that I go through when creating my flowers. I'm going to display Pinterest again and look for inspiration. This is the initial flower reference, but I want to see if there's anything that I like more. This one here, for example, a darker center with loads of pollen inside. A look at this flower center, I think I'm going to save it to my Pinterest board and I'm going to probably end up using it because it's beautiful. I love to work in this organic way and take decisions as I work on my flowers, as the creative process becomes more spontaneous and playful, without getting into too much detail, I'm going to choose to make my flower center yellow. If you have something that you like more, go for it and try to represent it. Let's start by creating a perfect circle using a solid yellow and using the studio pen, which has a defined border. If you're struggling to make a good circle, remember that you can leave your pen down after drawing it and touch the screen with a finger from your other hand to make it perfect and adjust the size. I will drag the color to its center to fill it up. And there you go. We have now created the building block for our flower center. 11. Hero Flower: Texture & Details: Now that we have blocked the main colors of a flower, we're going to go ahead and turn this flat illustration into a beautiful, stunning flower full of volume and texture. Let's start by making the sketch layer invisible, as we're not going to need it anymore. To add volume and texture to our flowers. We're going to be using the Alpha Lock and clipping mask options a lot. I assume that you are already familiarized with these two options, but just in case here's a quick explanation. When working with the Alpha Lock option, you create all the volume and shadows or details or texture in the same layer. This means that you can't discard them at the changes are permanent. To work in a non-destructive way, you should use layers set as clipping, mask, painting, details and textures on separate layers means that you can always discard them later, make them invisible, or try out new things without damaging the initial element that you had in the first place. I use these two options in distinctively and intuitively. When things are simple, I usually go for alpha lock, but when I'm working on a complex item and I am not sure of what result I'm looking for. I usually go for clipping mask for this lesson and for my hero flower, I'm going to use the Alpha Lock option to give shadows and volume to my petals. And I will start with the top ones. You can activate this option by simply swiping two fingers to the right. Or you can tap on top of the layer and select the Alpha Lock option from the drop-down menu. This will block the transparent areas so that you can't paint on them, making drawing details on top of your petals much easier. Since that drawing assist is active on the layer. All the details that I do on top of one of these petals will instantly be reflected on the others. I will start giving some light areas to my petals, selecting a lighter pink. And using the soft airbrush, which is on the airbrushing collection. I'm going to decrease the size of my brush and start drawing some curvy lines on one side of the petal. Starting softly and then applying more pressure as I go down. The central area is quite tricky, so I will make the brush smaller to be able to draw it. You can experiment with different brushes or levels of pressure to create this texture. Now I will show you how to use this match tool to solve these lines using the same soft airbrush from the library. I will start passing my brush over the lines that I have already drawn to soften the edges and create a more realistic look. Try to move the pen in the same direction of the petal. See how these light areas have instantly made my flower more interesting. Let's move onto the bottom petals. As I did with the top ones, I'm going to select a lighter pink, adjust the size of my brush and start drawing some lines. And lastly, using this much tool, I will solve them them a little bit. This is basically the method that we're gonna be using along the class to give texture and volume to our petals. Drawing some texture with the soft air brush pen, which is already a soft and delicate brush, and then smudging it with the smudge tool. It's key to start varying the opacity and scale of the brush and smudge tool to understand the results. The more you do it, the more you will feel that you understand and control these tools. The most important thing here is to enjoy the process of building up the volume and texture of your petals. I want to create some contrast in-between the top and the bottom petals. So I'm going to add some light areas on the border of each one. And as you can see, I'm slowly working on the light and dark zones of my petals. I'm going to leave the petals for now and move on to the center of the flower. Although I decided to make it yellow, I'm not really sure about what texture to use yet. So I'm going to go ahead and open my Pinterest board and look for some photo references. Let's dive into the mesmerizing details of this flower center. I absolutely love it. If I zoom in, I can see some ocher Palin added score surrounded by some larger and more saturated and bright pollen towards the edges. Now, here's the exciting part. We want simply replicate what we see Instead, we'll use this information to let our creativity take part in it. It's a good practice to CF photo, analyze it and close it, allowing the details to inspire your unique interpretation. This is how you can infuse your personal touch into any illustration. This time, I'm going to be working in a non-destructive way and use layers to decorate my center. I'm going to tap on my layer, activate Drawing Assist so that the pollen is quicker to draw. And I'm going to activate the drawing guides, lowering the opacity so that I can see where the center is, but not necessarily have them so visible. There you go. Here's a little reminder that you don't have to search for your brushes in different collections. Because if you have used them recently, they will all be stored under the recent collection. So very easy. Since I want my pollen to be noticeable, undefined, I'm going to go ahead and select the studio pen brush. Lower its size and with a darker ocher, start drawing these dots in the center. I remember that Pauling being smaller in the center. And I also remember that it has the lighter doughnut shape towards the outer part. So I will, they'll imitate where these small pollen should go to. Fill it up with dots. See how easy it is to fill up this area when the symmetry option is on. I'm going to move to the outer part of the center and work with a new layer. I'm going to tap it, activating the drawing assist options so that the symmetry option is available and choose a lighter tone of yellow. Save it on my palette because I'm creating a palette as I work in this class, I actually forgot to save the ocher, so I'm going to save it here. Select the yellow and start painting some bigger dots. I'm going to surpass the border to make my flower center less rigid and a bit more organic. This texture looks very nice on this flower center, but I think that is lacking a little bit of volume and depth. So I'm going to show you some tricks to do so. I will create a layer that will go on top of the circle but below the pollen and activate the Clipping Mask option so that anything that I drew appears inside the circle using the airbrush and a darker tone, I will start darkening the outer area that the lighter polling that is on top gains contrast and pops up. Same with the center. By adding a bit of a lighter area in the middle. I cannot volume and make the center pollen gain contrast. I'm always excited to continue adding more and more details and refining the flour to make it even more stunning. I do remember the reference having more details in the center. So I will go ahead and using the studio pen and a new layer, I will start drawing some details on top of the bigger pollen with a darker shade of yellow. I remember looking at something like this in one of the reference flowers. And now I can interpret the information in a different way. The process of refining flowers is addictive and it's very enjoyable for me. After looking at our reference, I can work more intuitively using layers to work in a non-destructive way. I don't like something, I can just discard it, lower the opacity to make the detailed software or keep it for later. I really love experimenting constantly with different color combinations, brushes, techniques. And it is through these weight that I have been building my own personal style. The flower is looking stunning already, but I can't help but adding a little bit more volume and depth into these petals. I want some of them to look below the others. And at the moment they are looking a bit flat in that sense. I'm going to create a new layer in-between the top and bottom petals to work in a non-destructive way, just in case it doesn't work, I can discard it using a darker shade of pink. I'm going to lower the size and opacity of my brush and start painting some shadows below some of the petals. You will see that by doing so, the bottom petals are actually going to look below the top ones, not on the same level. If you have ever painted a painting in real life, you know how important is to step away from the easel to gain some perspective over how the painting is looking overall, that is why I tend to zoom in and out my painting loads. But here's a trick which is very useful. You can display a reference image that will instantly give you an idea of how your flower is looking. Here's how go to the wrench icon and display the actions panel and switch on these reference switch. And from these bottom options, choose Canvas. You can move this window to wherever you want and even change the size. This will allow you to work on the details of your flower, but always have an idea of how the general illustration is looking. And it will make it easier to spot things like where the flower is lacking avid of volume or a bit of brightness and such. Nice, I think my flower is done. So I'm going to close a reference. And I'm going to group all my layers to maintain my file organised. Remember that you select them by swiping to the right. And straight away, I'm going to export this flower as a PNG file with a transparent background. This will be the first image of your botanical library. Isn't that exciting? Make the background layer invisible. Go to the wrench icon and tap on Share. And this time we're going to export our image S, P, and G, which maintains the transparency of your image. You can save your image in various places. And I like to keep my botanical library on Dropbox. But for the purpose of this class, we're going to be saving our images in our photo gallery. Tap on, Save image, export, successful. Now go to the photo gallery on your iPads and your flower is there. How exciting is that? And how beautiful is that flower? If you haven't done so, create a new album on your iPad to start putting all these flowers in it. And this will be the start of your library. I already did. Mine is called botanical library Skillshare class. So I'm gonna go ahead and put my flower in there. I'm going to hold my finger on top of it and drag it to my botanical library Skillshare class album. And there you go. That's how you add images to your photo album. In the next lesson, we're going to start our medium flower. And I hope that you are as excited as I am. See you in the next lesson. 12. Painting the Medium Flower: In this lesson, we're going to start the medium flower. And you will see that the method remains quite consistent and similar. Since you have already learned the tools, I want to encourage you to start picking slightly different colors to mind are completely different to the ones that I pick. Pick ones that you really like and just in case you're up for it. Here's a trick that will guide you and help you in the process. Start by picking immediate tone. It can still be saturated and break when painting shadows pick a darker shade of that same color. And when painting light areas, pick a lighter one, see how it goes. Let's start by heading back to the main gallery and duplicating our sketch file. Now we're going to turn our simple sketch into a stunning medium flower. As we did with the hero flower, we will select the sketch we want to work with and erase the rest. Since my previous flower has rounded petals, I'm going to experiment with pointed edges to create a different look to help us along the way, Let's activate the drawing assist and bring up the Canvas guides. As always, I will duplicate my layer first just in case I don't like it. I will pick my pencil and start making these petals look pointy. Sketching before applying color to your artworks has lots of benefits. As you can see, it allows you to experiment with different shapes and details before committing to a final version. It also allows you to make changes and adjustments without having to redo the entire piece once you've finished. Ultimately sketching how to refine your ideas. I, for example, definitely like this flower much more with these pointy petals. I really like it. Now, let's lower the opacity of this sketch. I'm going to lock it. I will create a new layer on top and activate drawing assist. With this flower. I really want to encourage you to start exploring and using your own colors. Of course, you can use exactly the same colors as I do, but this method works with any color. So let's go ahead and search for some inspiration. Look, for example, in this photography there are three beautiful tones that you can use. Yellow, orange, or red. I'm going to keep going back. And here's my reference photo. The flower that inspired my drawing is purple. But that doesn't necessarily mean that I have to choose the same color to paint it. This pink is really nice, but it would look too similar to my hero flower. So I'm going to keep on scrolling. This bright deep breath is really nice. I really like it. So you know what? I'm going to go ahead and paint my flower red. Having a predefined color palette can be very beneficial. But you know what? I personally enjoy the freedom of choosing colors as I work. Looking at reference photos and selecting colors as I paint allows me to develop my intuition and explore endless creative possibilities. So I invite you to embrace your intuition and unleash your creativity when it comes to choosing colors. By the way, I'm using the studio pen here. When redrawing your flower, you can always amend the shapes a little bit if you need to. I'm using a slightly different rate for these back petals. And now I'm going to start giving shadows and volume to them. For this flower, I'm going to use the clipping mask option. So I'm going to create a new layer and turn on the clipping mask and the Drawing Assist option so that whatever I do in one petal is repeated across the four of them. I'm also going to display the reference as this will give me perspective along the process. With a soft airbrush, a darker shade of red, a smaller scale of brush. I'm going to start drawing these lines from the center towards the edges, applying more pressure at the beginning and lifting my pen as I move through the petal. As you can see, I'm constantly switching in-between the brush and the smudge tool. This top petals are looking good. So I'm going to start the bottom ones. I'm going to start by creating a layer on top, activating, clipping mask and drawing assist, and basically repeating the same process with a soft airbrush in a smaller scale and using a darker shade of red, I'm going to go ahead and draw these vertical lines. They're pretty strong. So I'm going to go ahead and smash them. As you can see, is always a very similar process. It works with any color that you want. If, for instance you're using a blue color, then you can create these top lines with either a darker or lighter blue and then smudge them. This will instantly start giving volume to your petals. You can also experiment with different brushes to create this same effect. Don't be afraid to experiment with different tools as it is by playing that you will start developing your own personal visual style. I feel like the first set of petals now is looking a bit flat. So I'm gonna go ahead and draw some thinner lines on top so that they work better with the second set. As you can see, I am discovering things. As I work on my illustrations. Suddenly I liked more the second petals than the first ones I did. And that's basically me discovering things as I work on my illustrations. You'll learn by doing. I really hope that you are creating this project at home, having fun and discovering things along the way. These petals are looking beautiful, but I'm going to teach you how to bring them even further by giving some light to it. For that, we're going to use a lighter shade of the initial rate. To start, I will create a new layer and activate the drawing assist and clipping mask options. Using a lighter shade of red, I will start drawing some lines, applying more pressure at the beginning and lifting my pen as I move down. See how this instantly is starting to give a lot of volume and interests to this petal. Gently, I will keep drawing light areas to give some brightness to the colors and constantly switching the pen for this much tool to soften the edges of these lines. You can see my eyes, but I am constantly looking at this small reference to see how these light areas are affecting all of the petals. You can also zooming in your reference image just so you know. Now let's move onto the layer below. I'm going to create a new layer and activate the clipping mask and Drawing Assist option again, I'll repeat the process. If you struggle to know where to add light or dark areas, you can observe different photographs to get an idea or use the trick of using the brighter area towards the outer part of the petals and darken the center a bit so that it creates the sensation of depth. Now let's move on to the center. I'm going to create a layer below and with a darker red. I'm going to fill this area up so that it's not so noticeable. And I'm going to create a layer on top and use the same red too much or fade these lines a little bit and create more shadows towards the center. I'm going to smash them so that they are not so strong. And you can see that creating a darker area on the center of the flower and leaving the light areas towards the outer parts of the petals work really well. Okay, now that my petals are looking very beautiful, I'm going to go ahead and start with the pollen. You remember that I decided not to activate the Drawing Assist option when creating these part of the flower because I didn't want the pollen to be so symmetrical. I'm going to start randomly placing these ovals in different parts of the flower and rotating it once in a while. So it's easier to have a better look of how it's looking. By the way, I'm using the studio pen, which has a very defined border. And I'm constantly looking at this small flower up on the top-left as it helps me to have a better understanding of the things that I'm doing. I'm going to pick on ocher color, which is a darker yellow, and decrease the size of my brush to join all of these ovals to the center of the flower. I have been observing flowers for years. And at this point, I understand them pretty well. Flowers are everywhere and it's a really good practice to start observing them mindfully, to understand how they look. Now, I'm going to start giving some shadows and light areas to my stems, activating the Alpha Lock option. C, you how I swipe two fingers on top of the layer to activate it using the soft airbrush and a lighter yellow, increasing the size of my brush. I'm going to start painting a little bit of a light area where they connect to the pollen. As I did with the petals, I am making the outer parts of these little stems lighter and leaving the darker part towards the center. You can see that this trick helps me to create volume. The flower is looking stunning, but it could do with a bit more of depth. So I'm going to create a layer on top of all these petals and to create an even darker area using the soft air brush pen and add darker shade of red, I'm going to draw this circle, lower its opacity so that it isn't as strong. And you know what? I'm also going to grab this much tool and start drawing these lines towards the outer part of the flower to create volume and integrate this dark area into the petals. These beautiful medium flower is done. So we're gonna go ahead and export it as a PNG image and put it straight away into our botanical library album. As always, remember to make the background layer invisible. Go ahead and save this image as PNG. And if you go to a photo gallery, your flower should be stored in there. Look how beautiful these flowers are starting to look together. Remember to put your flower on your album, on your botanical library album so that you can keep all these flowers that you're making organised. So just tap and hold on it and drag it to the photo album 13. Flower into Multiple Elements: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to make the most out of your existing flowers. We're going to turn a few petals into flower buds. And we're going to make this flower up here from a different angle. We will start by going to the main gallery and duplicate this file so that we make sure that our existing flower is kept intact. So I'm going to open one of the two documents and start merging some of the layers. I'm going to start by erasing the sketches as I no longer need them. I'm also going to get rid of this bottom layer which contains this red shadow. And I'm going to merge these three layers which compose the bottom petals. I'm also going to merge these other layers which compose the top petals. Get rid of these two shadow layers because I don't need them either. Make the pollen and center invisible. I'm going to turn on the background because he's nice to work on a white background. Tap on the Selection tool, which is the ribbon icon, and making sure that freehand is selected from the bottom menu and close my top petal, three fingers down and tap Duplicate. Now, if I open my layer panel, this petal has been isolated into its own layer. I'm gonna do the same and isolate one of the petals from the top batch. So I'm going to enclose one with my pen. Make sure I'm standing on the right layer. Three fingers down, tap on duplicate, and that's it. Now I have two petals, one from each set. I'm going to tap on the move tool, rotate my petal and make sure that the bottom is below the top petal. I'm going to duplicate my petal, flip it horizontally, and moving to the other side. And look how suddenly with three petals, I have something which resembles our flower bud, which is blooming from the top. I'm going to export this image straightaway. First, I need to tidy up these two stains and PNG, so straight into my botanical library. And here it is. This method will work with any other flower. So I hope to see different color of a flower buds in your final projects. Now, we're going to make this flower up here from a different angle. So let's start by duplicating our flower again and opening one of the two files. This time, we're actually going to go ahead and merge all of the petals. I'm gonna go ahead and get rid of these two sketches and put my flower center in a group. You already know this trick, so you should be able to do it on your own. I'm going to select the rectangular selection tool and close the bottom part of my flower. Tap on the move tool and select freehand from the bottom menu and shorten its vertical scale. I'm going to activate the Pauline group and move it to the center of the flower. And how easy and beautiful is that we have our flower from a different position. And also modify the vertical scale. I'm going to make my background invisible and export this image as a PNG with a transparent background. Export successful. And there you go. There's my beautiful flower from a different angle. So I'm going to add it to my botanical Skillshare class library album, sorry. And in the next lesson, we're gonna go ahead and start painting our small flower 14. Painting the Small Flower : Okay, In this lesson, we're going to go ahead and paint the small flower. So we're going to start by duplicating our main file and erasing all the layers that we're not going to use. You can lower the opacity of your sketch to have it as reference and lock the layer once more. Feel free to use any color that you want for your flower. I'm going to split my screen into two parts and start searching for it. The reference that I chose initially to see if there's anything else that I can discover. These flowers are very cute and they vary in color. This one has a lie lactone, whilst this one has a blue color. And look at this one, it has pink flowers and blue flowers in the same plant. Isn't that cute? In this photo you can see these white areas, very contrasted and light areas in the petal which I really like and I'm going to try to represent in these last photo, I can see clearly how the center is. It looks like it has some circles, some yellow circles in the middle of each petal. And lastly, you can see that in the black center, there are some little dots that are probably the pollen of this flower. So lots of incredibly cute and pretty details that I'm going to have in mind when it comes to painting my flower. I'm going to start by selecting a light blue and saving this color into my palette. I'm going to turn on the reference image again in Procreate to understand what I'm doing better. As I have done with my previous flowers, I will create a new layer and draw my petal, which has the shape of an elongated heart. This time, I will use the Alpha Lock option to create some volume on it. I will swipe the layer with two fingers to the right, grab a soft airbrush, select a lighter blue and start painting these soft, lighter area in the center was I'm drawing this lighter area. I'm constantly looking at the reference up here to gain some perspective over what I'm doing. Even if I remember liking the light area in the reference image, I'm not really sure I like what I'm doing. I'm going to display the Pinterest board again and see how the flowers look in real life. I can see that the petals in this photo are much softer and the white area isn't as contained. So I will subtend my petal using the initial blue. Later on, I will add some white details using a separate layer. Once my petal is done, I will start swiping three fingers on my screen, tap on duplicate, and start moving each copy of the petal until it's aligned in the center. This flower has a darker area in the center. So I will open the layer panel and start repositioning each petal, living a balanced central space. To be able to recognize the center. I will create a layer below the petals and paint it with a black color. Now I can actually see what I'm doing and I can place the petals properly. I want the central area to look balanced. You can see a little star starts appearing in the center. Now I'm going to move on to the yellow center area and see which is the best way to represent it. Using the studio pen and a bright yellow, I will draw a perfect circle and aligned it to the center of the petal. See how I chose the same yellow that I had in my palette. This will make my small flower and my hero flower look well together because they share the same color. I'm going to duplicate the circle five times and try to put it in the middle of each petal. Have in mind that if you change the size of these circles too often, you will end up losing too much quality and they will become blurry. If this happens, I advise you to erase them and start again, adjusting the size of the circles from the beginning. You might have to try this a few times until you get it right. And just so you know, I had to do it a few times myself. I tried with ovals, smaller circles, and I finally got it right. I will pass the layer which contains the dark area below the yellow circles. This will help me see if the circles are well-positioned or if I have to start moving them a little bit until they look balanced. This bottom one, for example, can go up a little bit. And this one can go out as well. And the center is looking great for now. I rather have the center in one piece. So I will merge all the layers into a single one, since I'm not sure on which is the best way to add volume to the central area. I'm going to work in a non-destructive way using the clipping mask option. Using a layer on top, I'm going to select the soft air brush pen and a darker yellow, which has a hint of orange. I'm going to enlarge my brush and start making the central area darker. This will give the sensation that there is a hole in the middle. Lastly, I will grab the smudge tool and soft and this area a little bit following the circle, curved lines on each section. And I'm constantly looking at the reference up here as it helps me gain perspective. Now that the center is finished, I'm going to try and make the white areas. Again. I'm going to create a layer on top of all the petals, select a white color and with a soft airbrush, I'm going to start painting some white areas surrounding these yellow circles. Lastly, I will add some ovals in the center below the yellow circles, which will resemble the pollen. Then I'm going to go ahead and group all my layers so that these file remains organized and export this flower straightaway as a PNG file with a transparent background. As always make the background invisible. Tap on PNG from the actions panel. Save Image. You can also add a photo or a flower to your album by tapping on this plus icon and selecting your flower from there at these might be easier. In the next lesson, we're going to paint the flower buds 15. Painting the Flower Buds: So in this lesson, we're gonna go ahead and create the flower buds just in case you don't have enough layers to work with. We're going to go ahead and duplicate this file. In one of the two files. We can go ahead and flatten our flower, knowing that it's still in layers in the other file. As always, let's start by lowering the opacity of this bottom sketch and logging this layer. It's always the same process. Now we're going to start the flower buds. This is a very simple method. And just so you know, you can adapt the flower buds to any type of flower just by varying the colors. So in this case, I'm going to make my flower buds blue. But if I was to make flower buds, pour my hero flower, for example, I would make them pink. I'm going to create a new layer. And with the studio pen and a light blue. I'm going to start by drawing a circle. I'm going to leave my pen down and tap the screen with a finger from the other hand. To make that circle perfect, I'm going to add a solid color to it, create a new layer on top. And I'm going to set it as clipping mask using the studio pen still and as slightly darker blue. I'm going to divide this circle into five sections. So it doesn't have to be perfect. As long as it's divided in five, those will be the five petals that are opening from the top. Now on a layer on top set as clipping mask as well. I'm going to use the airbrush and a lighter blue to create some light areas on the center of each of those five triangles. With the smudge tool, I'm going to start softening these lines. I'm actually going to pass this layer to the top, softening these lines a bit. And I'm going to also soften these bottom areas a bit. Great. Now, if I zoom out, you can see that this kinda looks like a flower bud that is opening from the top, that is blooming from the top. If you want to bring it at step further, you can add a slightly darker area on the top with the pencil, which is a bit textured to give it a bit of depth. Great, that is flower bud number one finished. And I'm going to show you how to create another one that is blooming from the top, but it's a little bit angled. So I'm going to create a new layer with this studio pen and a slightly darker blue to create some variety within the flower, I'm going to draw a circle, make it perfect by tapping the screen with a finger from my other hand. Tap on the circle word up here and edited with this not to make it look like an oval. And lastly, fill it up with the solid color and the same as I did with the first one, I'm going to create a layer on top, set it as clipping mask. And basically I'm going to create the same method all over again with a slightly darker blue and a smaller size of brush. This time, I'm going to start these lines somewhere in the top of the circle so that the angle is not completely frontal, but is slightly angled. And from there I'm going to create divisions. So 1,234.5. Now I'm going to create a layer in the middle. Grab a lighter blue with the color picker. And with the soft airbrush. Paint, a light area in the middle of each of these triangles. As always, I'm going to grab this much tool and pass it over these light areas. And I'm also going to pass it over the lines so that they look softer and more integrated. See how it's always the same process. First, silhouette with the studio pen, then light areas with a soft airbrush. And lastly, passing this much tool over the areas that you think that could be software. Lastly, with the six B pencil, I'm going to darken this top area to give a bit more of depth to my flower buds. Nice. I feel that this angled flower bed could have a bit more of volume. So I'm going to grab the soft airbrush and with a lighter blue, I'm going to add a bit of light areas into the flower bud. And that has instantly make the flower bud more interesting and has more volume. I'm going to merge the layers of my second flower buds and basically start duplicating this flower buds across the whole stem. The flower beds, which opened from the top are always going to be placed on top of the stem. And the ones which are angled are going to be placed on each side of it. Since we are going to be transforming this flower buds a few times, we're going to go ahead and group them and duplicate this group just in case they lose the resolution to match. We always have the original ones stored. Make one of the two groups invisible and start duplicating each flower bud and placing it in different parts of the stem. We're gonna be doing this until we fill the whole plant. Since I did this sketch really quickly, I'm not going to really take it in account as reference. And instead, I'm going to go ahead and draw a stem so that it holds my flower buds together. I'm going to select an ice cream color, save it into my color palette if it's not already there. And with the studio pen, draw a curvy line. This is a stem that will hold my flower buds together. Now it's so much easier to start placing each flower bud on the side of the stem. Some will go on the top barring their sizes and having a better idea of how the actual plant is going to look. At this point. I don't need my sketch. I'm going to make this layer invisible as it's making my plant look a bit dirty. See how I'm varying the size of the flower buds, making this smaller as they reach the end of the stem. You down here. Always mean to check if the loss of quality is too noticeable. In this case, for example, you can see the difference in between this line and this blurry line. So I'm going to show you two tricks to bring the quality of your assets pack when they're not extremely damaged. If you go to the adjustments panel, you will find this sharpened option down here. To use it, you have to tap the left side of your screen with your pen. Leave it down and start moving the pen to the right and just check how there is a percentage of their, if you say, for example, now is almost 50 and I have reached the side of my iPad. I can always tap the other side again and key pansharpening until they look better. Since with smudge, the details of our flower bud inside, the difference is not too noticeable, but let's zoom in and go back a step so that you can see the difference. This is before and this is after. So not a lot of difference, but it does help. Now let me show you the second trick. Using the studio brush as an eraser. I'm going to carve a new flower bud out of these ones and tidy these blurry outlines. You can do this to all the flower bats that have lost their quality and even start refining the outlines so that they look a bit more organic. When I don't want my assets to lose our quality, I tend to transform them in Photoshop. But this is a good trick that has helped me a lot so far. I really like polishing my illustrations as with a few tweaks. Everything looks sharp and incredibly beautiful. Now I'm going to group all the flower buds and send the flower to the top. I think it would be lovely if the stem has a bit of shadows as well. So this time using the Alpha Lock option and selecting the same green, I'm going to use a soft airbrush and a darker shade of green to add some shades where certain flower buds are. These will help giving volume to my plants. And that's it for the flower buds. So go ahead, make your background invisible and export this beautiful flower buds as a PNG image. Attempt to your folder. And you can also export your flower buds with the flower altogether. And remember that you can adapt the color of your flower buds to any other flower of your choice. Flower bats are really good, believed me to embellish compositions and make them more varied. In the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and create some leaves and foliage 16. Painting Leaves: So I'm going to create a new file of 20 per 20 cm and 300 DPI. This is basically the same size as the other acids. I'm going to show you how to create a basic one. And then I'm going to show you how to carve different leaves out of that one. This time we're going to create our live without any sketch and we're going to be using the symmetry option again. So in the Actions panel, you tap on Drawing Guide symmetry down here. And this time I'm going to use the vertical symmetry up and down. Remember that you need to check that the word assisted is below your layers name. I'm going to select the studio pen from my recent brushes and a nice green and create a curve on the side. Lift my pen down because that will make it easier to modify this line and decide where and the how small or big I want it to be. You can always edit your arc, which will allow you to create lots of different leaves. There are leaves that look like inverted hearts. There are leaves that are rounded on the top and pointy on the bottom. For the shape of my leaf, I'm going to use just this curve as having these will allow me to then carve new leaves out of this one. I'm going to fill it up with a solid color. And on a new layer, I'm going to create a central vein with a lighter green. To turn on Drawing Assist. Draw a line, lift my pen down so then I can edit this line if I want to. You can make your central vein very thin or make it so that it's a bit wider on the bottom. That's it for our leaf. If you wish, you can create a third layer. Tap on Drawing Assist and draw some curvy lines. That will be the lateral veins. As we did with our flowers, we're going to give some shadows and volume to this leaf. What I'm going to create a new layer and set it up as clipping mask. As always, using my soft airbrush. With a darker green and a bigger size, I'm going to start giving some shadows towards the outer part of the leaf. You can also add some shadows below the lateral veins, below the central vein. And then with the smudge tool, you can always start smudging these areas so that they are a little bit softer. So this is a very basic way of doing a leaf. But now I'm going to show you how to create different leaves out of this same one. So first of all, I'm going to group my layers and duplicate my group so that I don't lose these initial leaf. I'm going to merge. These layers are flattened the group and with the eraser tool and the studio pen, I'm going to start carving a new shape out of this leaf. You can do this a few times. And if you see that you're struggling using the eraser, as I am struggling, you can always go to the preferences and tap on pressure and smoothing and turn these three sliders up a little bit. So these will help you create smoother lines. There you go. That's a second leaf that you can make. Went to duplicate my group again and flatten it and show you other shapes that you can use. You can be really creative when carving leaps out of a single one. This one is looking more like a Christmas tree leaf. To duplicate this for a moment, I'm going to also erase the shades, create a new layer on top of the base, set it to clipping mask, deactivate the central vein for a moment. And with the soft air brush pen, a slightly different green, and start drawing some vertical lines. I'm going to smudge them a little bit so that they're softer. And there you go, you have another type of leaf. I'm going to flatten this leaf and you can also elongate this leaf a bit more. And instantly you have a third leaf or a fourth lift. Last one, I'm going to make the central vein invisible, unmerged the bottom layers. If you start by making this leaf look as an inverted heart, just by erasing the bottom beat. You could have a different type of leaf. And to take this even further, you can start erasing some elongated areas that look like use from each side of the leaf. And you have a monstera leaf. I'm going to deactivate the drawing assist and erase some holes in the middle and see how beautiful that leaf looks already. So as you can see, you can really get creative carving many leaves out of a single one. And remember that you can always vary the color of your leaves a little bit by using the hue saturation and brightness function, which is under the adjustment step. If you move the hue slider a little bit, you can make leaves look more yellow and dry, or a bit more aquamarine. And of course, you can always vary the color of the central vein as well, checking that you're in the correct layer. So make the background invisible and start saving all of your leaves. Go to your gallery and add all your leaves to it. Tap on the plus icon. And I'm going to leave my finger down on top of one lift and tap on Select. And this will allow me to select all the leaves that I want to add to my botanical library. Look at how many leaves I was able to carve out of just this one. Please do share your leaves in the project and resources gallery. And in the next lesson, we're gonna go ahead and create a foliage out of one of these leaves. 17. From Leaves to Foliage: In this lesson, we're going to go ahead and create some foliage out of one of these leaves. I'm going to start by duplicating my file. I'm going to choose a leaf to work with. I'm going to choose this one because I really like it and it doesn't have a central vein, is a bit simpler and yet it has a beautiful texture and volume. I'm going to delete all the other layers. Duplicate this one just in case I damaged it when transforming it. So the first thing I'm going to do is to make my leaf smaller and check that I haven't lost the quality too much, which at the moment it looks fine. Now with a studio pen and a slightly more desaturated green. Going to make my leaf layer invisible. And I'm going to turn off the drawing guides in Canvas as I'm not going to use them. On a new layer, I'm going to start drawing some very simple strokes. So nothing too complicated. You can start by painting one, and then from there you can start painting the other ones. I'm going to send this layer to the bottom. And now we're going to do something similar to what we did with the flower buds. And that is duplicating this leaves many times and start placing it on top of these branches. You can vary the size of your leaves. If you decide that you want to put new leaves, you can start placing them wherever you want. And when you're done, go to the layer that contains a stem and some other lines to connect those leaves to the branch. Extremely easy, right? Because it's super easy and super fun to elongate a bit more at the bottom of the branch. And I'm going to export this as a PNG file. You can do this with all the leaves if you want. You can always start by duplicating your leaf file. Opening your file, and then choosing us a different leaf. I'm going to use this one this time. Erase the rest. Make a copy of this layer, lock and make the bottom one invisible. Lower the size of the top one. This time, I'm going to choose the same color as the central vein to make it easier. I'm going to make this layer invisible and create, again, create some lines. And if you see that this area is bothering you, you can always erase it and start placing your leaf wherever you see that it looks nice. And here's a trick to give more volume to your foliage. When you have two overlapping leaves, It's good to give some shadow to the bottom one so that the top one looks on top. So I'm going to create a layer on top of the bottom leaf, set it as clipping mask. And with a larger scale of this soft airbrush and a darker green, I'm going to give some shadows. See how I'm using quite a large brush. Then you can go ahead and either lower the opacity. You think it's too strong, or set this layer to multiply and see how instantly that leaves. Looks. So much nicer. I'm going to do the same on these stones. I'll create a layer on top, set it to clipping mask. With this brush. Start creating some shadows on the bottom layer. And lower the opacity of this layer and set the blending mode to multiply. Now, I'm going to show you how to give volume to your stem when you have a leaf on top. So I'm gonna go ahead and duplicate our leaf. Make sure that he is placed somewhere on top of the stem. Always go to the stem and connect that leaf. I'm going to create a layer on top of the stem, make it a clipping mask. And with the soft air brush pen, I'm using a darker and desaturated green. I'm going to make my brush smaller and dark in that leaf. Green a bit more. You can give a bit of shadow in those areas where there's a leaf on top of the stem. And that will also help you create the sensation of volume. I think this foliage is looking beautiful. So I'm going to group my layers. I'm going to duplicate my group, merge one of the two groups and make the foliage smaller. If you don't have enough layers to duplicate your group, you can always duplicate the file and merge your layers in one of the two files. And I'm going to elongate this stem as this will allow me to play a bit more when placing it within a composition. So I'm going to export my foliage as PNG. And before ending, I'm actually going to create a super simple foliage. These two voltages are beautiful, but they have too many leaves. I'm going to go back to this one. And I'm going to make a very, very simple foliage with just two or three leaves. I'm trying to achieve variety in-between my items and add this foliage to the collection. I would advise that you create different size of voltages. Make one which is simpler and has few leaves. And if you want to make other ones which are a bit more complex, this will help you create variety within your composition. Once we import all of our items into Canva 18. Making Your Flowers Trully Yours!: I have unexciting challenge for you. Would you be up for painting at least one more flower different to all the ones that we have painted already. Here's your chance to put all the learning into action. So just to show you a few that I have done myself, and they might look appear more complex, but just so you know, I haven't used any other tools than the ones that I have used in this class. As we saw in the Inspiration lesson, there is an incredibly vast collection of flowers on Pinterest ready to use as references and get ideas. Remember that you can make sperm cells from one flower with the center of another one. Or different details of textures and stuff. Change the colors, or come up with details that are originally yours. Embrace the freedom to experiment and have fun with it. The most important thing is always to have fun. I can't wait to see what it creates. In the next lesson, we will start the second part of the class where I will introduce you to the marvelous world of Canva. If you haven't downloaded the app, please go ahead and do so and create a free account before starting the next lesson. 19. Introduction to Canva: Welcome to the second part of the class where we're diving into Canva and use it to crop these ions with our standing botanical collection. Quick tip. You can work with Canvas on your phone, on your iPad, or on a computer. It's your choice. I personally often go for my computer because it keeps me a bigger screen. And using a keyboard can be super handy. Hey, for this class, we're using an iPad. So let's get started right here. So when you open Canva, this is where you're going to enter. This is the homepage. Your account settings will be stored under this icon on the top right and on the top left, you will have these vertical menu where the first icon is the home one. So you can tap on home. Anytime that you want to come back to this screen. You can also tap the word Canva and you will return into this area. If you don't see this left menu is because you have to tap on these three lines, icon on the top left of the screen. And then you will get access to these vertical left menu. If you tap on the Projects tab, you will get access to this page that we're going to be using quite a lot. The second tab is Folders. And here is where you will be able to store all your purchased images or fonts, your Start templates. On the uploads folder, you will have all the images that you upload to Canvas. We're going to be uploading all of our flowers in a minute. And you can create folders to maintain your designs organized in a few lessons. Once we have made a few designs, we're going to create a new folder and put them all in there. You have designs. Here is where all your recent designs will be stored. You can see them as icons or as a list using these four squares in here, images is basically the same folder as uploads just with another name. And in videos, well, you will be able to store all your videos in there. If I go back home, you will see that under Projects, you have a templates folder. Just so you know, one of the most amazing features of Canva is that it has an endless library of templates that you can use for free, or some of them are paid. For example, I was using these weekly planner last week to design my own weekly planner. And in a few lessons, I'm going to show you how to create your own. These are the areas of Canva that we're going to be using in this class. But of course, you're welcome to spend some time exploring the rest of the website before moving on to the next lesson, where we will start our first design 20. Instagram Post with Flowers & Text: Cool. Now we're going to start our first design. So all you have to do is tap on these big purple button here that says Create a design. And when you tap on it, you will see that this drop-down menu displays, and it's full of ready-made templates. You can find stuff for social media. You can find poster templates, flier templates, invitation templates, and all sorts of things. And if there is something that you can't find, you can also tap on it. And let's say that you want to create a post for Twitter, then you can just write sweeter. And you will have loads of templates specially made for Twitter, equally A4 templates. I know that in that list you find out vertical A4. But if you want to do a landscape A4 and you can find it, just type a four there, and here you have it as the first option. Let's start designing a very simple Instagram post. This one here. It's a squared post. And we're going to keep it really simple here, because I'm going to start by showing you how to upload your images and how to add an edit text. So I'm going to start by showing you this interface. You have this left menu full of icon's. We're mainly going to be using the Text option. As you can see when I tap on this icon, all of these templates appear. They have incredibly cool and professional font combinations that you can use. Some of them are only for pro accounts, and you will recognize those because you have this icon in here. Or you can stick to the three things which are also amazing. Then we have this Upload icon, which we're going to be using a lot. As you can see, I have been uploading loads of PNG images with a transparent background that I have been using loads lately. This one, these ones in here, if you took my first class, you will recognize them. I have been using them. So we're gonna go ahead and upload our images into this library. If you tap on upload files, you will tap on Photo Library. And in here, I did create my botanical library Skillshare class, sorry. So I'm going to select all of the images and tap on, Add. This might take a while depending on your Internet speed, mine, and that's it. Now your images have been uploaded into your Canva account, which means that you can use it in any design that you want from now on. That is just amazing and you will see how practical this way of working is. Let's go to the text icon and choose some first templates for our design. These templates not only have a lot of amazing font combinations, but they also cover a lot of different events. You will find things to welcome someone to the world. Welcome little one. That's really cute. You will find stuff to celebrate, a birthday, wedding. You have a lot, a lot of really cool fonts in here. So choose one that you want. I'm going to use this steak night, not because of the texts, but because I liked the layout and the font. And because I want to show you how to change the text, anything that is selected on your Canvas will be surrounded by a purple bounding box. If I tap on steak night, you will see that these bounding box is now surrounding only this technique word Fridays, or join us every end of the week. I'm going to start by modifying the state night and change the text to something like you got this. A motivational quote that I printed for myself last week on our weekly organizer. And it has actually helped me to stay motivated. When I get a little bit stressed, I just look at the weekly agenda full of things, but then on top of it there's like a hey, you got this is fine. So I quite like that. Now I'm going to change the top text saying maybe just a little reminder, coma, you got this. And lastly, I am going to get rid of this. Friday's 06:00 P.M. peak because I don't want that piece of text. So when you do want to erase a piece of text, you just have to tap on it. And you tap on the trash bin icon. As you can see, when I touch my texts, these two fonts are grouped. I can go ahead and ungroup them and modify them separately. If you want to go back, you have these arrows up here. So you can go back a few steps or go forward. I'm going to go back. And if you want to select both when you're on a computer is just really easy because you can tap on the Shift key and select the other one. But when you are on an iPad, you have to tap on these three dots. Tap on, select multiple, tap on, both, tap on, done. And then if you want to group them again, you have these group word in here Now let's see the top menu that appears every time that you have a block of text selected. On this first menu, you'll have a ton of incredibly amazing fonts. Lots of them are free, some of them are paid. And if you tap on the search box, you will see that these categories appear. You have the handwriting category, you have the corporate category. Serif, sans serif, modern elegance. I'm going to tap an elegant and see what I find in here. When you want to change your font, you just have to tap on each of this side fonts and preview your design with that new font. So it makes it really easy to choose professional fonts without having to download them to your computer, or without being an expert on graphic design. I'm going to go for this dream Avenue, which is pretty nice. And for this top one, I am going to choose a handwriting font is really nice to be able to mix fonts on a design because it makes it really varied and it just looks really, really nice. Okay, That's it. That's nice. I want this just a little reminder to be bigger for this. I have these numbers. So I'm just going to increase the size a bit by tapping on the plus icon a few times. You can change the color of your font. You can change where you want to justify it, even the center, the right, or the left. And this one here is really cool, is the three dots with the arrow here. You can modify the spacing of your letters of your line, which in this case, you won't see it because we only have one line of texts in there. And that's, that's pretty much it for the menus which are specific to the texts. Let's go to the Uploads section. The same way we tap on that text to add it to our Canvas. We can just stop on the images that we want to add to our Canvas. So I'm going to add this flower, going to position it around here. And I'm going to add a foliage. So these foliage is really, really nice. I'm going to keep it very simple. You might be thinking that these foliage has to actually be under this flower. I think you're right. There is one tab that appears both in text and uploads, which is position. If you tap on it, you will access this menu where you can arrange your elements. For example, place them on the exact center of your image. And then you have, I'm going to place this back here. And then you have this tab where you will find your layers. This is incredibly helpful because it helps you to very easily change the position of your layers and start experimenting with how the text would look under the flower, on top of the flower and those things. These will also allow you to select the element and then move it or modify it. When you have lots of layers, these, believe me, it can be very, very handy. Okay, there is something that I want to show you and that's why I'm going to put my text up here. And I'm going to put my flower in the center. When you add an image, you can rotate your image by tapping on these curvy arrows down here. So you can rotate your image. You can scale your image with the bounding box by moving any of the corners. And you'll see these rounded lines that are on each side of the square. With this, you can reset the bounding box, which is very useful when we export our images from Procreate to PNG. The canvas area is what is being taken in account to create the size of the file. And it is really useful to reset the bounding box to the image. So I'm going to place the flower in here. I'm going to place this foliage here. And my text, I'm going to make a bit bigger. From here. You can also duplicate these images with these two overlapping squares. As you can see, I'm not using all of my images in here, I'm just using a few. And only by using two of our botanical elements, we suddenly have an absolutely stunning design. And that's, it's beautiful. It's so easy. In your Canvas. You can add a second page or you can duplicate your design and for example, test it on a different background. To change the background of your image. You just have to tap on top of the Canvas and tap on this square. Here you will get access to solid colors. You'll get access to gradients. Or you can choose your own color by tapping on the first icon. I'm going to tap on Solid Color and choose a color that looks nice. That's it for this first design. I'm going to show you how to export these images straightaway for if you want to save your designs as you work on them. To download a design, you have to tap on this arrow looking up on the top right side corner of your screen. And you have to tap on Download. On the File tab menu. You have all these options with this texts on the bottom, and it gives you an idea on which format to choose. So jpeg is best for sharing. And since I'm going to encourage you to share these designs on the project and resources gallery of this class or on your own Instagram tagging this glass. Select JPEG for now. The size and quality you can change only if you have a Pro account. So we're going to leave it for now. Select pages. You can select if you want to export all of your pages or just one of them. And you can tap on download. You will see this beautiful bar in here. I'm going to tap on Save to images. And when it says completed, you can go to your gallery and your designs will be saved in here. It is amazing the quality of design that you can do with this botanical assets and these beautiful combination of texts. It would be amazing if you can start sharing your images on your project gallery so I can start seeing them, giving you some feedback and getting excited worth seeing all the beautiful things that you're doing. In the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and do a more complex design with all of our botanical assets. See you in the next lesson. 21. Design Your Weekly Planner: For our next design, we're going to create a weekly planner. I have found this really useful myself. So last year I bought a weekly planner on a block of paper that I lost and I couldn't find it anywhere. So, you know what I did, I decided to create my own on Canva and it has been tremendously helpful to keep my month organized. So I made all of these templates. Here are the lines from my previous class. I tried different flowers. This is, you've got this which I, I don't know why I like it so much. As you can see with a regular printer, you can achieve these beautiful custom made by herself weekly planner. So with that said, let's go ahead and create one. Let's start by tapping on Create a design and search for an A4 horizontal templates, which there isn't in this menu. So we're going to write here a4, a4 landscape. This time we're going to tap on the first icon which says Design tab on the search bar. And let's search for weekly planner. This is a weekly planner. You have a monthly planner here and you have loads of Pro, templates which you can also buy and you will be supporting a designer this way as well. But let's choose the first one for now, which is very simple. I'm going to just tap on it. And now your weekly planner is going to appear in here. The same way in which we modified the previous font combination. We can go ahead and modify this by tapping on this word. You can write the month, weekly planner or a quote. You can write whatever you want in there. You can change the font. Now you know how to do it. It is very, very easy. I'm going to go for something simpler like this. I'm going to turn this all into cups. And I'm going to increase that letter spacing. Now I'm gonna go to uploads and I'm going to start adding the elements that I want to use. As you can see, if I tap on position this time, I have lots of layers. All of these lines are layers. One of the reasons why I like to work on my laptop is that I can select many items of my canvas in an easy way just by clicking and dragging my mouse to enclose the items that I want to select. When you work in an iPad is not that easy. You always have to tap on 33 dots and select multiple and start selecting all of these items, which can be extremely time-consuming. So in this case, I'm just going to go and search for my leaf and put it below the flower. And down here, I'm going to place this beautiful flower here. You can create as many weekly planners as you want. And if you want to add more flowers to it, you can also lower the opacity of the flowers. And that way you will still be able to place your flowers without affecting the space where you want to write your weekly tasks. So you can really play with all of these techniques and elements when composing your weekly planner. And that's it. I'm going to download my design as PDF because this time I'm actually going to print my design and tap on, Download. This time, I'm going to save it onto files. Here it is. I'm planning to print this page for the month of August and use it to organize my week. I'm going to add a page and show you that. You can also add habit trackers, monthly calendars. You can choose any template that you like. This is for August, for example, is very cute. And again, you can just go to your flowers and start decorating your templates. Great. In the next lesson, we're going to create a third and final design, which is going to be a poster 22. Dreamy Floral Crown Design: Right now we're going to go ahead and create a poster. And with this design, I'm going to show you how to create a more complex design with all of your botanical elements. So let's start by tapping on Create, design and searching for the poster template here. So tap on it and it will appear in here. This time, our format is a vertical. So for this design, we're going to create our floral crown. These crowns are beautiful and are great for decorating many occasions. We're going to start this time by tapping on the elements icon and searching in here for a circle. So we're going to tap on circle and we're going to add that shape. I'm going to adjust my circle so that is not too big, but it's still covers a good amount of my poster. I don't really need my circle to be colored. So I'm going to tap on the active color icon and tap on this line, which means that it doesn't have any color. I'm going to give it a stroke. I'm going to select a very light gray circle is only going to serve me as a guide to put my flowers. I don't want to have this circle moving around. So I'm going to tap on these three dots on top one lock. And now I can't modify, move, or do anything to my circle. So now we're gonna go to uploads and we're going to start adding our elements. I'm going to tap on my small flower and instantly, you can see that the bounding box of this image is huge for the small flower. This is because when I exported my PNG image, the Canvas was taken in account. Thankfully, Canva makes it extremely easy to adjust the bounding box. And this will be great because when it comes to selecting the different images that we have in our Canvas, they're transparent, bounding box aren't going to be overlaying and it's going to be much easier to select them. I'm going to also start making my item smaller so that they fit nicely into this circle. I'm going to add a foliage, adjust the bounding box. And this time I want to show you something really, really cool. When you tap on an image, you have access to this top menu here that says Edit Image. So let's tap on it for a moment. And I'm going to zoom into my design. These menu of edit image has a lot of things. Let's start with the basics and tap on, adjust. In here, you can adjust the brightness of your image, the contrast, the saturation. You can change the tint of your leaf here, which is amazing. You're not changing the saturation, but just varying your color slightly. This is showing me the old photo editor, but since things will probably change quite a lot moving forward, I'm going to tap on this new editor. What it says. A powerful new way to edit photos is here. So I'm just going to tap on, check it out. And I'm going to enter all of these menus which will probably be installed in the future. If we go to filters in here, you will be able to change the color of your leaf just by tapping on all of these options. You can tap on the intensity of how you want that filter to be applied. You have warm filters, you have cool filters. Look at that beautiful blue there. You can even change your color completely and overlay all these color pop filters, which is just amazing. I mean, you can really, from one asset, you have a ton Basically, without any efforts. I'm going to add that tundra filter. And I'm going to increase the brightness of the leaf a little bit by tapping on adjust, which is the second icon on the top menu. So let's go back. I'm going to keep on placing my flowers, adjusting them a little bit, but not losing too much time. Because you can only judge the composition once you have all the elements placed in your Canvas. You can also flip your image here, flip horizontally or flip vertically. I'm going to flip horizontally. Yeah, that's that looks fine to me. I have this flower button here which I saved separately. The bounding box is huge, so I'm going to adjust it. I do want to change the color of this flower buds because I have this flower buds in here. So I'm gonna go ahead and tap on, Edit photo I'm going to tap on C, All Filters. I'm going to see what can I find on color pop. I really like these purple, but let's see if I can find any other variation to modify this flower buds. If your image doesn't change with one-click, just double tap on it. I'm going to select this purple flower buds because I really liked them and the tone fits with my other assets. Okay, that is looking beautiful. For now. I'm going to tap on position and I'm going to start sending all the flowers to the top. Look how easy it was to have an absolutely stunning design. In no time. I'm going to tap on position and I'm going to erase this back circle by unlocking it and tapping on the pin. And lastly, we're going to add a text. I'm just going to choose this James and Katie, because this could very well be a wedding invitation card or I love card. So if I ungroup this text, I can always send this to the bottom. And I could even add a third text. Change the position, make it smaller. I'm going to change the wording to say, hope to see you there. And change the font to a handwriting one. There you go. I love it. How easy I'm beautiful. Was that so easy? And it looks really, really stunning. You can make all sorts of things for personal locations, for selling online. Remember that your designs should be unique and if they look too similar to mine, you shouldn't sell them. Okay, That's it. Lastly, I'm going to duplicate this design to try this out on a black background because I'm curious. So if I change my text to white, of course I cannot see the bottom texts by can always go to position and select it in here to change the color to white. So beautiful as well. I'm going to download my designs. I'm going to tap on P&G. These type of file is good both for printing and for sharing on social media. To tap on download, save to images. And there you go. More beautiful designs on my library using my botanical assets. So super, super easy. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to organize your files in folders 23. Staying Organized with Folders: In this lesson, we're gonna go ahead and organize our files because this will save you time in the future. When you go back to the homepage, you will be able to see all the recent designs that you have in making. After making loads of designs, which I hope you do after getting excited with this class, they will start piling up on the homepage. And in the future, you might have to spend some time searching for all the designs. Why is great to organize them from now in folders? Believed me, folders can be time-saver in the future. Having said this, let's create a folder to organize our designs. Tap on the All Projects tab. We already saw this page on the interface lesson. Tap on folders here on the top horizontal menu, you can tap on the Add New button here on the top, right, top on folder. And you will be prompt to give it a name. So I'm gonna give it a name and call it botanical designs. You can share the folder with anyone that has Canva account. Tap on, Continue. And now you will have this folder in here. We can start adding to these folder that designs made in this class. And this of course, is optional. Let's go back to the homepage. In every design that you create, you will see these three dots on the top right of the thumbnail. And when tapping on them, this drop-down menu will appear. The second option is moved to folder. And in here you will see the folder that you have just made. So tap on it and you will see these purple button saying move to folder down here, tap on it. And that's how you add your designs to folders. You can repeat the process with all the designs that you have made in this class. In the future. After making a myriad of designs, they will no longer appear under the recent stuff, or they will be all mixed up and you'll have to spend some time searching for them unless you were good and you organize them. If so, you'll just have to go to Projects and then tap on the folder that you made containing the designs that you're looking for. Before ending this class, I'm going to show you how to visualize your designs in real life products. So once you've organized your designs in folders, go and meet me in the next lesson. 24. Visualize Your Designs on Mockups: Senior own designs come to life can be so exciting. Whenever I see one of my clients prints or patterns in a shop, or I print my own designs by heart, fills with joy when I hold them is really nice. But you know what's even cooler? Visualizing your designs in real life products without even having to print them. It isn't just joyful, it's incredibly useful for a bunch of reasons. And here are just a few first proportions tic symptoms when you're in the design zone, getting a true sense of the proportions that you're using can be tricky. And placing your design on an actual product can reveal all the elements, features, right? Maybe that border needs to be a bit wider or the text bigger or smaller. Second, product planning, before you hit the print button, thinking about where your design will shine best matters. Finding the perfect supply for your mug. T-shirt, or even a stunning poster isn't always easy. And just printing samples, you can spend a good amount of money. So visualizing your creation on a product beforehand helps you make smarter choices. Building bus. If you dream of selling your designs, it is wise to test what is popular before printing loads of copies. By using mockups, you can measure reactions from your clients and followers to see which designs or products they prefer, and even ask for feedback. This way, you can confidently invest in printing items that you know, people will love. For. Now, let's just keep having fun and explore our designs across various markets. To visualize your designs in real life products, you have to upload the final images back into Canva. If you haven't downloaded, you're designing my just remember that you do it by tapping on this arrow, looking up top on Download. And then you have to select either a PNG or JPEG from these menu. Then tap on Download and your images should appear on your photo gallery. Go back to the homepage and tap on the Projects folder. Tap on the uploads folder down here. Tap on Upload and select the images that you want to see on real life products. I already uploaded my designs into my Canvas gallery and here they are. Once you have uploaded your designs into your Canva gallery, you will have to go back to the homepage. Tap on apps, which is the last icon, and tap on Smartmockups. Canva has more than 8,000 mockups of different categories that you can use to visualize your design, which is just incredible. I'm going to start by visualizing the poster that I designed, which really looks more like a greeting card. I'm going to tap on the print category and look for a mockup that I like. All the first small cups in here are free. And then if you scroll down, you will find more which are paid. I'm going to select this image with the two hands. Once you select the mockup that you want to use, you should tap on this Select button and pick the design that you want to visualize into the product. In my case, I'm going to tap on this James and Katie design and tap on the Select button down here. And that's it. That's how easy it is to visualize your designs in products. If you want to save the image onto your computer, you have to tap on Save mockup. You can use this image on a design or tap on download to save it onto your photo gallery. So download, save image. And now if I go to my photo gallery, my image now appears in here. So super easy. Now I'm gonna go ahead and select a mock-up for my weekly planner. Let's go back to the homepage, ups, Smartmockups. And I'm going to tap again on the print category. This time, I'm going to tap on books and see what I can find under this category. You can find loads of horizontal A4 images. I think this one is super cozy. I'm going to tap on Select and pique my weekly planner design. Tap on select. Down here. There you go. How easy I'm beautiful. Is that safe mock-up download. And now I have this image which I can upload to my website to start selling these designs or make an Instagram post to get my followers excited. Lastly, I'm going to go to the technology category and select smartphones and select an image that I like to test my Instagram post. I'm going to tap on this one. I select my design. As you can see, this design doesn't cover the whole area because he's squared. But you can easily go ahead and create a new design, selecting the Instagram story as a template. I have already done this one which has another quote. So I'm going to select it. And there you go. Now it's covering the whole area and it looks better. So I'm going to go ahead and download this image into my iPad. All of these images have been made using Canva, and as you can see, they look very real, professional and beautiful 25. Publish Your Project: There is no better way to learn that by actually doing. And I hope that you have been able to create your project whilst following along with this class. So now is the time to upload it to this class, projects and resources gallery. I have a great tip for you since your images are already in Canva, why not design your final project in there too? The presentation templates and start by designing and eye-catching cover that will make your project standout in this class gallery. Organize your Flora collection and use more than one slide. If you have made more of your own flowers, I would love to see them. You can upload your final Canva designs and mock-ups into your image folder and organize them using different slides. And finally go to share, tap on Download and select the JPEG format from the drop-down menu. This format is the best one for sharing images on websites like Skillshare or across social media. Once your images have been downloaded to computer, publish your project. Following this, on this Class Projects and Resources tab, you will find a button that says Create Project. Tap on it and you will enter these window. You can add a title to your project in this box, it is important to add a cover image because if you don't, your project will appear with a gray cover in the gallery of this class. And we want to be drawn into senior project. Tap on the button that says image and start selecting them from your computer. I would love if you could share your initial collections of botanical illustrations. I want to see the way that you interpret the flowers if you chose different colors, so the ones that are used or change the shapes. But even if they're identical to mine, I would love to see them to. Below you can add some texts and share some thoughts. You can tell me about your process. It is really nice to read my students thoughts as it helps me to know them better and have a more human approach to them or to you. Also upload your designs waiting kinda feel free to share everything that you've done. If you decide to print posters or a weekly planner, you can take a photo with your phone and upload it as well. I went to see everything that you have done. You can make your project private. And lastly, add some tags, botanical illustrations, graphic designs, or botanical art would work Greg, for this class. Once you're ready, you can heat that grid button up there that says Publish and your project will appear on the gallery of this class. Checking out on other students projects might inspire you with new ideas. Leave them alike, and share some love with them if you like their projects. If you post your project on social media, I would love if you can tag me at so creative that are too so I can share it with my followers as well. Finally, we're reaching the end of this class. So in the upcoming lesson, I will share some final thoughts and say goodbye to you. 26. Final Thoughts: Hey, you made it. I am so happy and grateful to all of you who got until the very end of this class, I really hope that you have had as much fun as I have had creating. I'm filming this class and that you are excited and feeling empowered to keep creating more and more and more designs with your illustrations. There are so many things that you can do by combining procreate and Canva that I hope that you explore it beyond this class. If you want to stay in touch with me, which I hope you do, you can press that follow button. It's somewhere around the screen. And once in a while, when I say giveaways, exciting news or a little message to my followers, you will get notified as well. Also when I publish a new class, you will receive a notification, which is great. I will also love to invite you to join my email newsletter, and I promise not to spam you with too many messages. By staying in the loop, you will be among the first to receive updates on my upcoming classes. Plus I frequently send messages to my followers sharing valuable links to new tutorials, previous and art resources. When I launched a Skillshare membership give away, you will be the first one to know. Occasionally, I'd like to showcase remarkable projects created by my students. And your project might earn a spot in there to this exclusive products are reserved for my Skillshare followers and newsletter subscribers. If you want to follow me on Instagram, you can do it at so creative art, where I like to publish tutorials and content made for creatives like cute. If you're curious to see other types of artworks or projects that I'm working on. You can connect with me at Sylvia's pinna that art even better. You can connect with me at both. Everywhere. I want to connect with you everywhere. I am growing a YouTube channel where I regularly upload engaging tutorials are blocks and paint with me sessions. If you're a YouTube lover, I'd be thrilled to have you join me in there too. In the description of this class, you will find all the things to my YouTube channel, newsletter, and Instagram, making it easy to explore the areas that you're interested in. And just in case you're interested in, keep on expanding your design skills whilst building a library of botanical assets. This class is inspired by my first ever Skillshare class, where I teach how to incorporate watercolor into digital design to make botanical scenes. After painting a set of petals and leaves in watercolor, I teach how to digitize these elements using Photoshop to erase their backgrounds and turn them into leaves and foliage. And as a result, the students finished the class without collection of stunning watercolor, modern florals. In this class, I teach how to use Photoshop to create a thank you card. But since you already know how to use Canva, you can just create all those beautiful flowers in Portland interior Canva account and start making fun designs with them. I hope that you have understood how useful it can be to have an image library. How practical is that being able to decorate any type of design with a click in Canva. I mean, you can keep on adding new images, subjects, or mediums to your library. So if there is anything specific that you want me to teach, call it birds, fruits, people are not textures. You can leave me a comment on the discussion or better, or review in this class and just name it because this will give me ideas for new classes. I got a favor to ask you. Please review this class. Reviews are incredibly helpful for me as a teacher, as they give me a better understanding of what can be improved, what I'm doing well, and who my students are. It also helps the class gain visibility, which ultimately helps me to create more classes. So if you found this class helpful, enjoyed watching it and learned something new, Please, Please review it. Anyway, we have reached the end of this class. I hope to see you soon and keep exploring your creativity. Always keep exploring it by tau