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15 Lessons (1h 33m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction

    • 2. 2. Hand Gestures

    • 3. 3. Create a new canvas

    • 4. 4. Import inspiration images

    • 5. 5. Drawing Masking Layers - Stems 1

    • 6. 6. Drawing Masking Layers - Stems 2

    • 7. 7. Masking Layers - Flowers

    • 8. 8. Organizing and Grouping Layers

    • 9. 9. Create Custom Watercolor Brush

    • 10. 10. Watercolor Techniques

    • 11. 11. Layer Management

    • 12. 12. Arranging Your Composition

    • 13. 13. Creating a Pattern Repeat

    • 14. 14. Recoloring Your Artwork

    • 15. Thank you!

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About This Class

ProCreate is a powerful, inexpensive, easy to use app that is ideal for creating digital artwork on the iPad, on the go! You can create many different styles of artwork using the app, and all you need is your tablet and a simple stylus (an Apple Pencil or fancy responsive stylus is NOT required). If you can dream it, you can draw it!

In this class, I'll be walking you through my process for creating painterly florals on the iPad using Procreate. In the lessons above, I'll show you:

  • How to modify existing brushes in the ProCreate brush library to create a custom watercolor brush
  • My techniques for layering brush strokes to create a painterly aesthetic
  • How to use and manage layers in the app to manipulate your composition
  • How to create a seamless pattern repeat tile from your artwork in ProCreate

I've been creating artwork and patterns for textiles for years, and now I do the bulk of my pattern development on the iPad. It's fast, easy to get started, portable, and there's no clean-up required afterward! With a very simple stylus and a few easy techniques, I've figured out how to get really satisfying hand-painted-looking results in my work.

While this class is NOT a complete overview of all the tools and features in the ProCreate App, you should be able to follow along just fine if you are new to the program--I'll be going over each step in detail as we move through the lessons.

This class is a starting point for you to begin developing your personal style while learning applicable techniques that you can build on as you get more comfortable with the tools in the app. I also encourage you to experiment and improvise!

From start to finish, we'll be completing each step totally on the iPad. At the end of the class, you'll have a finished repeating pattern tile that you can use to create, fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap...whatever your heart desires! :)

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Casey Sibley

Pattern Designer, Artist, Maker


Hi! My name is Casey Sibley, and I'm a designer in Lansing, MI. I used to run a wholesale business selling my line of handmade homegoods and accessories adorned in my original pattern designs to shops across North America. More recently, I've been sewing my heart out and designing women's sewing patterns for home sewers.

Over the years, I've taught myself to grow two businesses from scratch by practicing my craft and learning from others who came before me. I'm here to share what I've learned about sewing my wardrobe, creating pattern collections, and building a line of products.

As a full-time designer and creative business owner, I love the work I get to do every day. If you're starting or growing a creative business with the dream of being your o... See full profile

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1. 1. Introduction: Hi. My name is Casey Sidley, and today I'm gonna show you how I create painterly florals using the procreate app on my iPad. Procreate is an inexpensive app that you can use to create beautiful digital artwork and a multitude of styles. Basically, if you can dream of that, you can draw it and procreate. I've been creating artwork and patterns for textiles for several years, and now I actually use the iPad for the bulk of my design development work. It's such a great tool toe have as a designer on the go and I don't even have the latest I've had And I don't have a fancy stylist. Yes, I have figured out how to use procreate to get some really satisfying results in my digital artwork. This class is not going to be a complete overview of all of the tools and features of the appropriate app. But if you're totally new to procreate, you should be able to follow along just fine. I'm gonna be going over each of the tools and techniques that we're gonna be using to create our painterly floral and in great detail. This class is meant to be a starting point for you to begin developing your own personal style and learning some new techniques that you can build upon later. As you continue to get more comfortable with the tools in this app, I also really encourage you to improvise and experiment with the different tools and techniques as we go along from start to finish, we're gonna be completing each step totally on iPad. So all you'll need is your iPad in a stylist. And you really don't even need a stylist. But it doesn't think it will be here at the end of this class, you're gonna have a finished repeating pattern tile that you can been used for fabric wallpaper, gift wrap, you name it. So join me in the next lesson and let's get started. 2. 2. Hand Gestures: Okay, So in this first lesson, I'm just going to show you guys a few hand gestures that you're going to use. Also wanted to show you my stylist. This is a meco or Mico brand stylist. I got this on Amazon and actually got to and I think the price was right around maybe 12 or $15 it comes with extra tips. It has a clear disk here, so you can see where you're drawing Andi. It does not have any special presser pressure sensitivity. It's just very basic. And I use it all the time and also has a more blunt tip on the end here. I never use that. So I always just keep that cap on that, um next, want to show you just a little test product that I have? Okay, so let's say you want Teoh. Zoom out. You're just gonna pinch with two fingers very similar to what you would do for zooming in and out of photos on your iPhone or on your smartphone. Um, if you want to drag this around, this is just dragging your campus around again. Two fingers on the screen at the same time, and then if you wanted to resize something, you would select that and re scale it that way. That's how you start to re scale. Um, OK, next. It's tap off of that. Next, If you have two layers, you won't emerge those layers again. This will make sense once we get started. But I wanted to show you guys these things really quickly before we get started, because I'm gonna be actually doing a screen share and you want to see my hand. So if we have two layers, let's just draw something here in this layer. Let me just turn this down a little bit so you can kind of see how that stylist does. You wanted to combine those two layers. You're just going to take your fingers and pinch those layers together. And that's how you merge layer. Okay. And then last but not least, let's say you want Teoh copy and pay something. If you select something and I talk about a three finger swipe, so you're just gonna take three fingers on the screen and swipe down, and then a menu comes up where you can copy and paste or cut and paste and those types of things. So if you copied and pasted it, it would pace that selection into a new layer over here. So I think that's basically it. I just want to show you guys a few things really quickly just to kind of give you an idea of what I'm doing with my hands when I tell you guys about it on the screen and you can't see my hands, Okay, I'll see in the next lesson. 3. 3. Create a new canvas: The first thing that we're gonna do is create a new canvas, totally new project. And to do that, you're just going to tap on this plus sign in the top right hand corner of your screen. That's going to bring up a menu that gives you several different options for a new canvas size. A lot of these are standard options that come with the procreate app, and you can also create a custom size. And I've kind of played around with the size is a little bit while using the app and have found a few things that that were great for me. But in general, one thing that you want to keep in mind is that the larger your canvas size quarter that's inches or in pixel dimension. The larger that size, the less layers you're going to be able to add to your project. And we'll go over this a little bit more once we get started, and you understand the importance of this eso. I've kind of figured out of size that works well for me, given the number of lawyers that typically work with, and that is a 2000 by 2500 pixel size, and I usually do a portrait size. But if you wanted to create your own custom custom size, all you have to do is tap. Create custom size. We'll bring up this little dialog box here, and you can just enter 2000 pixels by 2500 pixels. It's already popped up because it was the last size that I that I used. This is also great to you. If you're working on a project and you know the exact dimensions, you can create a canvas that's exactly scaled to the right dimension that you'll need. Um, the DP I is just dots per inch, which is also the same as the pixels per inch. I leave this at 300. Color is SRG B. That's that's just kind of the default that, um, that this procreate program uses. And then you can also title this canvas size, so I'm just gonna put custom for now. If I can spell custom correctly here, okay? And then tap done. And that brings up another canvas and it's named entitled Artwork and that it will also out automatically open the canvas for you. So once we have our canvas opened. Um, I'm just going to use my fingers to pension pool, like I'm showing you guys before and kind of position the canvas. I like to position it kind of over to the left, because when I tap on the different menus, they start to take up the right hand side of the screen. So you want to just make sure that you have You can see everything, but it's really easy to move things around. Two fingers dragging just moves everything around. You can rotate this, you can zoom in, zoom out all of that. So now that we've created a new canvas, um, we're gonna move on to the next step of starting to build the base, the foundation for our watercolor artwork. 4. 4. Import inspiration images: So I have pulled a couple of images from Pinterest that I'm using is my inspiration for this piece of artwork that I'm gonna be showing you guys today. And what I typically do is I have the Pinterest app on my iPad and I'll just bring up interest. I'll go to my saved documents and I can see my most recently saved things. So I saved a few inspiration images, kind of some cascading and, um, clustered floral arrangements that I really like you can see to. These two top center images are pictures of other watercolor florals that I've created on they procreate app so you can kind of get an idea of what will be creating. But I really like to some of these, like Bogan via sort of cascading floral arrangements. Really like some of the smaller stuff. But I think for today I'm going to go with this image here. I really love kind of a little small, ditzy floral feel to this. And to get this, I'm actually gonna rotate my ipad now so I can get get a full screen. Sometimes you can, um, do a download of the image, but if you can't do that. You can just take a screenshot of your whatever's on your screen on your iPad. And to do that, I just held down the home key and the top button on the top right of the iPad and portrait view at the same time. And it takes a snapshot. Takes a screenshot of whatever's on your screen. I'm gonna go back to the horizontal view. And now I'm gonna go back to my procreate app. And so when I took a screenshot of that, save that image in my image files on my iPad and you can do this one or one of two ways you can You can just open up that image in another screen and refer back to it back and forth. Or you can actually bring it in to procreate, which is nice just to have it right there, toe. Look at whenever you need to. So to do that, you're just gonna tap on this little wrench icon up here in the top, left next to the gallery, um, link, and then we're going to add with the plus sign here, and we're going to insert a photo that's gonna bring up all of my photos. I can see that the images right here in my moments I'm gonna tap on that and that brings it into procreate. And you can see it puts a, um, marquis around the image. And procreate is funny because whenever you move something off the screen, it tends to crop that or cut it off so we can use that to our advantage and go ahead. And, um, we can crop this image using that future so you can see the the arrow is highlighted here. And if I tap the arrow, it's going to unhygienic that. And then if I attacked the arrow again, you'll see that Now that's cut off. And so I'll just continue doing that, kind of moving it over to the side there just to the edge, to kind of cut off all that extra stuff. Tap the arrow again. I'm gonna zoom out just a little bit here, tap the arrow again and move it down to the bottom. Tap the arrow, tap it again. And now I've got a cropped image. Okay, so one thing to keep in mind if you tap this arrow and you are you're kind of frustrated because this little menu pops up at the bottom. You can't see your whole screen. If you try to zoom in and out, you're actually gonna end up re scaling that image, so you need to be un selected on the image in order to zoom in and out. But if you want to re scale the image again, just tap the arrow, and you can resize that image to the size that you want to move it around. Some should kind of keep it about, like this. Tap there again. Also, another thing to note is that if you tap here on your layers menu the two little boxes on top of each other in the top right hand corner of the screen, you'll see that that image was brought in on its own layer. 5. 5. Drawing Masking Layers - Stems 1: Now that we have our inspiration image inserted into our procreate file, we're going to start drawing the foundation layers for our water color. And the way you can think of these foundation layers is kind of like masking out where the fluid is gonna go for your water color. So the first thing that we want to do is we want to actually create a new layer. To do that, you just tap on this double box that looks like it's stacked on top of each other, appear in the top right corner. Ah, you're gonna click Plus and that's going to create a new layer. And I'm actually gonna rename this layer just to make things a little easier for us down the road. So if you tap on that layer to it's going to bring up a menu here to the left and you're gonna click tap rename. And I'm just going to call this stems. I'm gonna start with the stems of these flowers and then click return. Or you could just tap off of the keyboard there. And as I'm building the pieces of my watercolors, I like to separate each of the elements, especially things that are different colors. And the reason that I do this is it allows me to more easily manipulate the different colors that look more water calorie for lack of a better term. And it helps me just manipulate things a little bit better. And if I decide that I want those things to kind of blend together a little bit more down the road, I can always emerge those layers. So for now, I'm keeping everything separate just as I start to draw these thes separate elements of this drawing. So we're gonna start with Stems, and I'm actually now switching over to my stylist. Up until this point, I was just using my hands and my fingers to tap and zoom and create all the different things. And as I moved through this project, I'm going to be alternating between my Hank, my fingers and my stylists. And as I showed you before, my stylist is just super simple. It's It's a very inexpensive stylist, Um, no pressure sensitivity or anything like that, but it gets the job done. It's it's been great, and I've been using it for about a year now, so let's get started I'm gonna pick a color. I've got the stems layer selected. You want to make sure that selected Also another thing too. If you decide that you want Teoh, whether you tell you wanna trace or whether you side you just want to use this image as a reference and refer back to it occasionally, but kind of take it on your own. You can turn the layers on and off really easily by clicking this little check Mark. So right now I've got that turned on. I'll probably actually not trace this. If you want to trace this, that's totally acceptable. I've done a lot of tracing, actually just to get more comfortable with drawing the florals. But I also like the idea of having it be a little bit more organic. Anyhow, if you want to leave that on or off, that's totally up to you. But we're gonna pick a color for the stem. So whether you're drawing stems or leaves or tree trunks or whatever, it really doesn't matter right now. How accurate the color is ill Usually just pick something kind of close like maybe this kind of greenish brown color. You can also select a color directly from the canvas by simply tapping and holding. And you can see it brings up this little circle here. And as you drag it around, it kind of picks up the different colors on the canvas. You construe getting some of the pinks there. So if you wanted us to be a very accurate representation of what you're drawing, you can definitely do that like let's say I go down here. Actually, I kind of like this sort of mabi color here. So I'm gonna do that. And sometimes it takes a couple of times. If you kind of move just so ever so slightly as you pick it up, let's try that one more time. Third time's a charm, maybe. Well, okay, that's not gonna work. Sometimes it's hard to select a color, especially for something really small. You can also zoom in here again. I'm tapping and holding. I'm gonna kind of pick up this color here and you can see here in the top, right? It is. It is added that color in this little circle here. And if you wanted to save that color, you can actually save it here. I've got several different palates here. You can see that I've done lots of different palates. Um, if we wanted to create a completely new palette, all we have to do is click this little plus mark over here. I'm actually in the pallets icon down here. A the bottom, right. You can click on different ways to choose your colors so you could do a disk in selected colors. That way you can do classic value and then pallets. I usually work in the pallets just because I like to see all of the different colors that I've that I've collected over over many projects. Somebody create a new palette I'm gonna call. I'm gonna call this one watercolor floral. So again, if you want to rename this, all you have to do is tap an untitled palette there and that will bring up the keyboard. And so I'm gonna call this water color floral okay, and click done. And so I've still got that color up here in the top, right in the little circle. If I want to add that to my palette, all I have to do is tap right here in that pallet, um, box and you can see, it already has little boxes kind of set aside, and you can't really see them at all. But if you tap, you'll see that it it starts to add those colors there. Okay, Someone attack back on that circle at the top right there just to get out of that menu. Isn't that a little bit, but not totally. And I'm going to start drawing these stem. So for the actual brush that we're going to use if you tap on your brush library appropriate Has a lot of brushes, actually. And there's something here that I've added myself that I've downloaded from other sources. If we go to painting, there's a brushing here that actually like to use for painting the break in the base. Have a round brush. I like this Nico rule brush is actually really nice. Something that start with this one. It's kind of a squared off brush, and I'm gonna go here. I'm gonna tap on my screen, zoom in a little bit, and, um, I think for now, actually will trace and I want to make sure tech in my layers. I wanna make sure that I'm still in the stems layer and I am so over here to the left, you can scroll up and down to resize and sometimes all kind of play around. Okay, I don't like that. And you can just undo There's little undo arrows down here in the bottom left. So I'm gonna kind of play around with the size like I'm have take this down pretty low to get close and do that go a little bit smaller. So right now, I'm just kind of like playing around with size and trying to understand a little bit better how this is going to drawl of the screen. OK, now that I've got that, I'm going to actually start drawing my stems and get all of that information in. And OU can also play around with the capacity here for for this step actually used leave the opacity pretty pretty much 100% opaque. But that's just good to know for if you do want to change the opacity for whatever reason, it's totally up to you. Okay, so now I'm gonna start drawing the stems. I'm gonna turn off this this bottom layer. I'll refer to it occasionally, but I'm gonna try to go kind of on my own with. So what I'm doing here is trying to create something unique, but also refer to this image a good bit for little clues in the natural growth of this floral. So I'm noticing that it has lots of, like main stems with little tiny stems coming off of that and little tinier stems coming off of that. So I'm not trying to get something that looks exactly like this, and I'm being pretty rough with it. Um, but I just wanted to know that it's OK if it's not exact and it's OK if it has a very kind of rough, organic, painterly feel feel. And during this Step two, you're gonna look very kind of juvenile. He started out because it's going to be just Ray sickly, just creating a very rough outline of where we want to start to create this floral. And once we start to make this a little bit more refined with the watercolor addition, it'll all start to make a little bit more sense. Another thing, too, Like I'm trying to sort of show some great Asian between the difference. Dim wits, eso I've used. I've kind of been using the different size and scale of this brush size here. But another thing you can do is like right here. If you have kind of an area that is starting to get a little bit weird transition, you can also use your A race. And the race has the same brushes as the, um, the paint brush so you can use those brushes to to go back and kind of clear out some of your, uh, mistakes if you have any places that you feel like need to be cleaned up. So I'm gonna continue doing this. I'm gonna work around the piece of artwork here, and when we meet back, I will have the stem layer finish, and then we'll move on to the floor a layer. 6. 6. Drawing Masking Layers - Stems 2: e. So another thing I like to do is I have a lot of layering in a particular image that I want to try to capture. But I want to still be able to manipulate the different parts of this illustration like you can see here. I've got some flowers that are kind of depicted in the background here. Um, I want to draw those separately as well and be able to move those around. So I'll just create a new layer and then start drawing this background elements on that new layers that I still have kind of agency over thes other pieces and don't have to move everything together, so I'm gonna continue doing that. 7. 7. Masking Layers - Flowers: for the floral elements were basically going to be doing the same thing. We're gonna be creating new layers, drawing the different clusters of florals on those layers. And we're going to do it similarly to how he did the stems where if we have things that are in the background, we're gonna draws on a separate layer so that we can kind of move things around together, and I'm gonna do them on separate layers from the stems as well, because again, I want to be able to manipulate both independently. So let's turn this on just to see where we're at. You can see here that I'm not really trying to make it look exactly like the floral in this photograph. And as we move through this, this this illustrations probably going to change a lot. We're gonna have things that we're gonna be moving around. There's gonna be things that I take out there. We're going to be things that I duplicate and move around. So all of this is just a starting point and just trying to get to attached to any one thing at the beginning. So all of this is just a starting point we're gonna be able to manipulate this a lot. And the way that I'm taking you guys through this by creating multiple layers of objects is going to make it a lot easier for us to get this in the composition that were the happiest with. So let's make a new layer. And we're gonna rename this to moral. I'll call this for a one, okay? And then I'm going to start doing the same thing now for for this I do want to choose a different color again. It doesn't matter as much right now if it's the exact color of the flowers or the exact color that I wanted it because we're gonna play around the color a little bit later and in this layer also is not going to be a part of. Our final illustration is just kind of a masking layer. So, um, I will just choose like a kind of pink color for the 40 for now, soldiers chooses come a hot pink color or fuchsia color. It's actually kind maroon. It's a little bit lighter here. Okay, so I've got a pink and I'm going to go through the same step of trying to capture this floral. Another thing you might want to try also is playing around different brush brush tools. So you might want to, um, pick for this layer. I d like to pick brushes that are a little bit more opaque and kind of straight forward, almost like drawing with a crayon or drawing with a really blunt object. So it coming keeps it very organic feeling, but but also gives us some opacity that we can work with later when we start filling in the watercolor details, Um, so I might just choose a different brush for the flowers or may just stick with the same one. But for now, let's try a different brush. So I'm gonna go back to my painting tools. I've got lots of different brushes. I may try a round brush for this so that we could get some of the roundness of the flower petals. And again, I'm in a double check and make sure that I have my flora one layer selected. And for this part, I actually I'm gonna leave on the layer one that has our photograph in it just to kind of practice getting this pedals down and then once I do a few that I'm happy with, I'll just turned off and kind of go for it. So me tap on here and then just start kind of drawing in hopes that is really big. So you want you can adjust the size of your too, so we'll see. I'm gonna come over here and yeah, these should be pretty straightforward to draw some kind of go around and draw a bunch of little flowers like this and just kind of roughly fill that in. I'm not being too precious with it. I'm just trying to get the basic shape of those flowers down and also trying to recognize some of the details of how the pedals might position themselves because, you know, you don't want to draw every single flower exactly the same. You want to kind of get in here and just be kind of quick with it. And what I'll also probably do is come back and draw in some of the, um, little details of the flower like a statement and that kind of thing. So I'm gonna turn off that main layer with a photograph. Now, now that I've drawn a couple of flowers, and I kind of feel like I'm getting to a spot. Right? Aiken, run with this. Um, also, I'm making a mental note before I turn this off, but making a mental note of how these flowers kind of cluster together. So this particular type of flower has these long stems that have clusters of flowers all the way down the steps that has kind of a linear feel to the clusters. And I want to try to maintain that, but also not be too married to that and allow some of that organic quality to come through in illustration. So now I'm gonna turn this off and I'm gonna go for it. You can also play around the size a little bit if you feel like you're just having to do too much scribbling to get it filled in. You kind of make it easier on yourself and kind of bump of the size on that a little bit. It'll kind of help you move a little bit faster because one thing that I really do a lot when I'm trying to create new patterns, I'm impatient. So I want things to move quickly. So I'll find ways to make that happen quickly. That's one of the beauty. That's one of the beauties of working with an iPad. You can take it with you. It's very quick. You can kind of pick it up and set it down if you want to take a break. Um, it's just really flexible for that. And I really if I really loved working with this particular tool, I'm also not being again. I'm not being too married. Teoh, the original photograph, or even where my stems are, want this to be very loose and organic, cause I'm actually imagining this for fabric for maybe really flowing fabric for a shirt or a dress or something like that. So I once and it has a lot of flow to it, and it's just very abstract. So I'm kind of just like even though I don't have a stem that goes all the way up for this particular piece, I'm still just kind of going with it, because I still I'm trying to maintain that shape of the sort of linear direction of those floral clusters. If you ever do anything that you don't like, you can always just come over here to the undo button. So kind of like a little funny, squiggly thing on this part. And I just hit the undo in the bottom left here, and every so often I'll zoom out just to kind of get a look at how the structure of the floral is coming together. And I'm pretty happy with that. So for us, I'm gonna keep going. And I also have some of these little branches that I'm not going to do as heavy with the flowers, because when I was looking at the original image, you do have some areas, and I could probably be a little bit more sparse even in some of these areas. So I'm just kind of being mindful of how this would act in nature as well. And I'm actually gonna create a new layer for some new flowers to follow this cause I'm starting to see an area where I have stems overlapping. So I'm gonna turn off this layer that I was just drawing on, that I can kind of see what I'm working on, and I'm gonna rename this floral to for this layer. Okay, so now I have all of the stems that I've created. I've also created layers for the flowers that go on their stems, and it's starting to fill in and look really pretty. Actually, one more thing I wanted to add is when I was looking at the image earlier, I noticed that there is a stem that kind of goes right through the middle here, this area and I think I want to add something like that in there. So I'm gonna go ahead and do that, and then I will meet you guys in the next lesson. 8. 8. Organizing and Grouping Layers: Now we have our different elements. Drone. We're going to start grouping things together different layers together so that we can move them together and position everything the way that we want it. Before we start adding in the watercolor detail, you'll also notice that I have added a little bit of this green detail here on the leaves. Um, I notice that there were a few little tiny leaves sticking out, so I went ahead and did that. And I use the same technique for creating layers and separating them on two different layers. So you can see now I have different leaf layers. I've also rearranged these layers in accordance with the branches and the flowers that they belong to. But it's still a little bit all over the place in a little bit confusing. Um, so I'm gonna show you guys how you can start to group things together and make it a little bit easier to move this around and see what you're working with. So if you want to just move a layer from one location to another, all you have to do is tap and hold, and you'll see it kind of looks like it picks it up. So if you tap and hold and then you can just kind of move it down the list and you'll see the layers kind of move apart so that you can put it in that position. If you do that on accident or if you don't like where you put it, you can just hit, undo, and it will move it back to where it waas. That's how you move a layer. And if you want a group layers together, all you have to do is take one of the layers like this. First layer here leaves one. This goes with the layer nine, which is the floral layer that corresponds to that particular cluster. I'm actually gonna turn off these other layers just so we can kind of see what we're working with here, turn off all of this. Okay, So a lot of times, if I'm, if I just want to make sure that I'm working on the correct layer, I will turn it off A nonce. We know that's the right leaves floral and stem part of this layer, and I want a group thes three layers together. So I'm just gonna tap and hold again until it kind of picks it up. And then I'm gonna drag it on top of another layer and you can see the highlights. And now I've created a new group. So now these to the leaves and the flower petals air in the same group. And if I have that group highlighted, um, I can turn that off and on all together Little check box next to new group. So I'm gonna keep that on, and I want to actually add the stem to that layer is well, someone do the same thing tap and hold. And then I'm just gonna add it to this group and you can see there it put it in the same group, and now I can turn that whole piece off together, turn it off and on Another thing that's nice about this is I can move these together as well. So if I tap on the actual new group title and hit my arrow key now, I can move all of those pieces together. Whereas if I had just selected one of those things, it would only move that one thing. So I'm gonna undo both of those actions just to get it back to where it waas. Another thing here I want to make a note about is when I moved this stems for into this group, I moved it on top of everything else. So I'm just going to move this floral layer up above that there and then the same thing with the leaves. So now you can see that that's that's back in the order that I wanted in. So I'm gonna continue doing that with all of the different parts of this floral arrangement and get all of the layers together that I want. And I'm also going to go through and rename these groups as I go along. So I'll probably just call it Group One and Group two, Group three, that kind of thing. And then once you have it renamed, you can also collapse the layer that way, and that allows you to kind of save some space and and compress things so doesn't get too confusing. So I'm gonna continue grouping my layers and renaming those groups. So now I have four different groups of flowers and I can move those independently and that will make it a little bit easier to manipulate. Um, I can also turn those often on independently, which is nice, and it just makes things a little bit easier to work with. 9. 9. Create Custom Watercolor Brush: Now that we have everything grouped and on the layers that we would like and have everything separated out really nicely and all tidied up, we are ready to start adding some of the water color detail. But first, before we do that, we have to actually make sure that we have a brush that we are happy with, that we can do that with, um procreate has a lot of really great brushes. So I mean, it already comes pretty standard with a lot of brushes, and I've actually bought some brushes to I really love this water brush. And I tried really hard to remember and find where I found this brush. I'm pretty sure I bought it or either found it for free somewhere. I cannot remember where, but it's just like a really great little watercolor brush, since I couldn't find it. I'm not going to use that brush for this tutorial, but I am going to show you how to take one of pro creates brushes and turn it into something very similar to this. So I played around with one of these brushes, and the brush I'm gonna use is a calligraphy brush. So If you go over on the left hand side and click on tap on calligraphy, there's a breast called blotchy. So let's tap on that. It's closed this and let's open up our layers. I'm gonna turn off all of our current layers and I'm going to create a new layer that's going to be kind of our practice later. I mean, kind of test out our brushstrokes on this and kind of play around with that that brush to make sure that we get it the way that we want. Um and then we'll probably end up throwing this layer away. But I want to make sure that we're not coloring on any of our existing layers and messing up in any of the artwork there. So we've created a new layer. Go back over to my paint brush tool, and I'm gonna select blotchy and actually gonna choose a color that's a little bit darker. I'm just going to choose, like this blue color just to kind of show what it looks like. So blotchy is just very it za nice brush and you can see like I don't have a really fancy stylist. Um, but you can kind of get a little bit of an idea of how it behaves just with the very simple stylist. So I'm actually going to erase all of that. Let me just do a bigger racer here, tickle that out. But as you can see, like even the thing that I don't like about the blotchy brushes that even at its largest size, it's really not quite as big as I would like it to be a really want something that is going to cover a lot of area in a short amount of time and then something that has a lot of ability to change the size of its that we can do a little bit of detail work but also have some really nice, um, big areas of color coverage. Another thing you'll notice, too. Like I'm really doing little squiggly is here. You can see kind of how that tail or how the thing wants to kind of drag. We'll show you how to turn that off, too. So let's just undo all of this and let's go back over to our brushes and we're gonna tap on the blotchy brush, and it's going to bring up this whole dialog that's gonna give us all of these options for changing the behavior of this particular brush. The first thing that I want to do is I want to remove the streamline because that's what makes it kind of drag and not behave exactly the way that I'm touching the screen. So with E streamline brought way down, I can actually get a lot more detailed with this. And you can see now it's not really lagging. When I draw on the screens, that's the first thing you want to do is remove this dream line. The next thing you want to do, we're gonna tap on this again. We're back in the blotchy brush. You can play around with this stuff, and I actually do encourage you to go in and play around with these brushes and kind of experiment with them. But for today's purposes, Alta. I'll show you exactly what I've done for this brush to make it more kind of like the watercolor brush that I have been using with the other brushes. So the next I'm gonna do is go to shape and we're going to turn off randomized, and then again, you can go here and draw. It doesn't look that much different, but it will make a little bit of difference once we start doing some other things can tap on the brush again. Next. I want to go to grain, and I want to kind of play around with these grain behavior adjustments. And so you can see in the preview it starts to kind of adjust how that behaves. This kind of stretches it out and makes it more about linear brushstroke. So I'm gonna kind of bring that down just a little bit. I'm gonna go just a little bit more. Um, the scale and kind of see that starts to kind of get some blotchy Nissen there because each of these brushes has basically an image that it's working from. And then all of these things kind of direct how that image behaves when you're stroking with your stylist. So I'm going to bring down the scale just just a little bit and then I'm gonna zoom Zoom, Can I have behaves opposite of what you would think it would. So I'm going to kind of keep the zoom pretty close to what it waas. But I like how it's starting to get some of that variation in the stroke there, which is very much like a watercolor. Okay, and then rotation mission kind of bump that up. So it kind of it rotates the, um the image as you stroke so again, if you go in here, you can kind of see how this is starting to look kind of watery, But it's still really a pretty small stroke from what I would like. And also if you if you go over, you can see it kind of has some areas that get darker, which I do like that. Okay, so the next thing we want to do is go to dynamics down here at the bottom and where you're going to play with the flow. So I really want the flow to be pretty close to 100% if not 100%. And that kind of gets a little bit darker there, which I like and you can see, like right here. I'm kind of giving a little bit away of how we're gonna be doing this, but you'll start to kind of we're gonna be doing a lot of layering with ease. That we get a lot of color differentiation in there. Um, you can see how that starts to kind of layer on itself there. Okay, um, the next thing we're going to do is we're gonna while we're still in dynamics, we're gonna go down here to the size dynamics, and we're going to adjust those as well. And after each adjustment, we're gonna take a look at it and just keep playing with it. So and then when we upped the speed, that kind of makes things a little bit bigger. So I'm liking the size of this a lot better. And I like how this is a little bit splotch here. Okay, so you can kind of see how that started to look more like a water brush. Okay, the next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna go go into the general tab here, and we're going to adjust the size limits. So now we're trying to get this. I really kind of want to get this bigger so that when it's at its largest, you have a lot of coverage. Okay, so that's I'm liking where that's going and then to you, but you can still kind of adjust it down. I just wanted to make sure that we had a lot of coverage on one end of the spectrum and then could get down pretty detail on another end of the spectrum. Okay. And I think that's it. You can kind of play around with some of these other, um, other settings to, but for now, I think this will get us to where we want to go. So now that we have blotchy the way we want it, we're ready to roll Another thing you can do to. If you want to maintain the original brush that you have in here, you can also duplicate this. And so if I duplicate the blotchy and then I come back down to the original blotchy, I can reset that back to its original stroke properties. So now I have a custom brush and, um, it no Tates, your custom brushes with this little squiggly line in the top right corner of each brush title. So that's how you know which ones are custom. And, um, you can only reset your standard brushes so you can't reset a brush that is accustomed. Brush. Okay, so now we will actually move on to coloring artwork with the water color watercolor brush that we created from the blotchy brush 10. 10. Watercolor Techniques: since this is just a test layer were actually going to just leave this layer unless you want to keep it. You can also keep it if you want to test out other brushes, but I'm gonna go ahead and delete it. We have a clean slate here, and I am just going to start with group when I turn this on and I'm going to start with the stem lier, Okay, so I'm gonna turn off the floor role, and I turned out the leaves, the tap on stems, and I'm going to create a layer on top of that. So we're gonna continue creating these layers. And as we move along, as we get things to where we really want them, we can start removing some of these layers and also start merging some of them. But for now, we wanna keep creating layers so that we can keep all of our work separated. So here's what we're gonna dio so with, we're gonna we have this new layer created. We're going to tap back onto stems four layer, and we're going to tap on this little ribbon looking icon here in the top left. This is going This is our selection tools. So we have a few options. With our selection tool, we can free hand select, which lets us draw circles around what we want. We don't want that. We want an automatic selection. OK, so we're going to tap outside of this, um, stem here. That's going to select everything that is outside all of the space outside of that. And if you want to get really precise with that, you can also go in here and select some of these. These white areas inside here is Well, this gets a little tricky. Sometimes you have to really zoom in. Um, but that's if you want to kind of get some of that variation in there. You can do that as well. I don't typically get too precious about that either, because I'm thinking about like, if I was painting with water color, it would be it would still kind of have that organic feel, So I'm not really too too worried about getting exactly all of the little area selected, But that's totally up to your personal preference. So once we got once, I have all of the whitespace selected around there that I want. I'm going to tap on invert down here at the bottom. Now it has selected everything else. So it's inverted this election, and now all of my branches selected. So what? That selected? I'm gonna tap back on my layers menu, and I'm gonna tap back onto layer 18 and I'm going to choose a color so tapped on the little color circle up here and I'm actually going to go with this kind of dark sort of greenish brown color and with my blotchy brush selected, Okay, I'm going to start coloring this in, and right now, I want to bring that brush size up to just a little bit wider than my actual stem. Some of zoom in a little bit here, and I'm just going to start kind of scribbling on top of this, and I'm not being too precise. I'm in a scruple once, all the way through. I'm gonna pick up my stylist, and then I'm going to kind of go back in and add in a little detail. And when I say detail, I mean, basically, I'm adding in areas that have a little bit deeper color, and I'm trying to sort of getting the edges that I might have missed. But I'm also overlapping some of that color, some getting a lot of variation in the depth of color by doing this and you can see that some of these areas are starting to get a little bit darker. And I might kind of take the breast, too. Um, I can kind of take it down smaller and just go right along that edge to try to mimic some of the edge color that you might get in water color so you can see kind of barely just kind of coming in here and adding in a little bit of extra detail there. But I'm still I'm still keeping that variation in color. So I'm not trying to be too precise with it, But I'm just trying to add in a little bit of death in visual interest on my add a couple of splotches in here and just kind of vary the size of the brush. And really, this is the part that's really fun and easy and becomes pretty rewarding when she finished . Okay, So once I feel like I've got that to a place that want I'm gonna tap on the blue selection circle again. Just to take that selection off, I'm gonna go back over to my layers and I'm gonna actually turn off the stems four layer to reveal the new water color layer that I've created. Okay, so I think this looks really great and it actually looks like we have masked out an area for our water color. One thing you might want to go back. And do they think this kind of lends itself to looking more like an authentic watercolor is you can go into your smudge tool here. It looks like a little hand with a finger down. And you can also select the blotchy tool that you that you created and you can start to kind of smudge some areas together. So here I'm just kind of like starting to blend things together. The nice thing about pro created that it it helps. It has all of these tools in here that really start to help you build, um, build on what you're creating, so you can continue to layer, and it really does allow you to get really flexible things, and so you can kind of start to create some areas like they're a little bit washed out. Um, like so and kind of keep playing around with that. And then you can also use the same technique for to erase certain areas. If you cook on the eraser tool, let's tap on that again. Let's go back to our brush that we created the blocky one brush, and now we're going to start erasing some of the, um features as well, so we can get kind of like I like to do with this when I'm doing the eraser is get kind of small so I could get a little more detailed and then I can go in there and start leaving some areas and really getting in there. What I'm doing here, too is, um, the blotchy brushes kind of Ah, um, the flow is is a little bit more transparent. So if you have an area that you're trying to erase, like here, I'm just kind of have to tap on it a few times and like, move it in there a few times. So now I'm able to get in here and really get some detail with this brush and start to, you know, make it look a little bit more organic, and you can really just play with this forever, Honestly. But now I'm just like going in adding detail, erasing little bits of it with with the same blotchy brush. And the nice thing about doing that is that you can erase with the same texture that you laid down the paint. So it starts to look like it was part of the painting technique. And I really like to just use this for the edges to kind of, like add detail to the edges in that way. Um, and you can continue to do that and really create some very, very nice pieces in your in your composition. So now let's move to the flowers. So with that done, I'm gonna leave Stems turned off, but I'm gonna leave the layer there for now. Um, now I'm going to move to my floral layer, gonna turn that on, and same thing, I'm to create a new layer. And, um, I am going to actually let's turn off our layer 18 that we just created, and I'm gonna tap on layer nine. And then with that layer selected, I'm gonna go back up to the selection tool here at the top and make sure the automatic is selected. And it's the same thing. I'm gonna tap anywhere in the white space there. And since this is so simple, it really select everything around. There's nothing else I need to select their. And since I have just very simple shapes and a lot of white space, it was really easy to select that. And again, I'm gonna select Invert. So now all of my floral elements air selected, I'm gonna tap on my layers menu. Make sure that layer 19 that I just created is selected. And let's see, let's choose the color here, Um, again, you can you can get really specific with your colors here, but keep in mind that will be ableto edit this. So what I try to do with this step is get as close as possible to what I think I might want and start there, but also understand that it's going to be really easy to start to manipulate these layers and change the colors later. So I'm gonna go with kind of this really cool fuchsia, Actually, no. I think I'm gonna go with a yellow Let's try that and see what we think. Okay, so I've got the yellow selected. I'm gonna select my brush tool and make sure that I still have the blotchy one selected. Okay? And then now double check that I have my layer 19 selected. Now, I'm going to use the same technique to start coloring this in. And again, I'm kind of just like, picking up and making little scribble marks. OK, um, and then I'm going back over certain areas and then I'm gonna make this fresh a little bit smaller here, and I'm gonna zoom into some of these flowers and I'm really gonna, like, try to add in a little bit of, um, detail as if the's are facing different directions. And maybe the pat pedals air, creating little shadows, that type of thing. But I'm not being too particular about it. I'm just trying to sort of get some of that detail in there, and you can see this as it layers. It starts to kind of create some oranges, and I mean, this is not gonna behave exactly like a watercolor, but it's going to start to get a really nice fluid appearance to it. you get really detailed and really get in there with that. So I'm gonna continue that. And again, I'm trying to get into these edges and really add a lot of detail on the edges. Try to create some centers here just having fun with creating these images. Sometimes I just kind of tap around in there, create some splotches and so on. Okay, I'm going to de select the select tool and then go back over here. I'm gonna turn off the pink floral layer, turn on my layer 18 where I created that stem, and that's looking really cool. Like, I really love the way that that's coming together. And I'm gonna go back in the same that I did for the stem. I'm gonna go back in, and I'm going to use this smudge tool and the eraser tool using the blocky brush and start kind of smudging in some detail, taking out a little bit of, um, edges with the eraser tool, that sort of thing to make it look a little bit less stiff around the edges. A little bit less of a straight edge. There another thing, too. You can start to kind of blend some of these different pieces together, as if they might have liked kind of bled together on your canvas there, like bleed some of that out. You can also play around the opacity here on the left of your eraser and your your smudge tool so you can kind of play with how how much information you want to take out of that. If you do anything you don't like, just hit. Undo. So this is really a great time to kind of play around with the brushes and see See what you like. Experiment a little bit. There's really no right or wrong way to do this, and you could even create multiple brushes to If you wanted Teoh, try some different techniques and do multiple brush styles on these on these flower petals to way now we're gonna do the leaves, same thing, so make sure that the leaves layer is selected. Let's turn off our flowers and our stem has turned the leaves on. And let's create a new layer. Let's see how that looks with our pedals and with our stem, and that looks pretty cool. Okay, so now that we have thes three elements kind of colored in with the watercolor effect. Now I'm actually going to merge obsessed the wrong stem layer. There we go. Now I'm actually going to merge these three layers into one layer, and I'm gonna do a little bit more detail work to start to blend some of these colors together. So within this group, I'm going to move down. My layer said that they are all next to one another the three layers that represent the water color layer. Okay. And to merger layers, all you're going to do is take your two fingers and pinch those layers together. And then I'm gonna pinch those layers together. And another way to do that. If you If it's hard for you to understand what I'm doing since you can't really see my fingers, right, hell, another way to do that. If I undo this, uh, let's see, you can actually tap on a layer and then you can merge down. So I just emerged that layer down and do that again, merge down. And now those three things are on the same layer. Now, the thing to keep in mind with this is you want to make sure that you've done everything that you want to do to those separately before you merge them. Um, and with the water color layer, it's not as big of a deal because you can always go back to your base layers that we created your masking layers and kind of add more detail to those. But now that we have those three layers merged into one, so I'm actually going to take my smudge tool in my eraser tool. I mean, that kind of alternate and do some of the same detail work. But now I am going to star, sort of blending some of these areas together. So you can see this is starting to kind of look like maybe thes are colors that blood together when I was painting. OK, so I'm gonna kind of continue to do that just to emulate that watercolor feel. And you can make some larger smudges here just to kind of make it look like things got a little out of control. Come back with your eraser, take some of that out Sit one. I'm also kind of blending in some of this stuff in the background here, too, so you can see that there's a little bit of transparency here. I'm just kind of blending that in because I want this to look like all of this was kind of painted on top of each other. But maybe that some of the paint was wet. And, you know, if it looks too crisp in the background, you can kind of tell that it's it's a digital image. So you want to kind of mask and hide some of that reality Kind of keep going here, and you can also can continue to add some smudges and take out a little bit of information on some of this other stuff, too. As you go along, there you go. So I'm gonna continue to do that for all of the layers, using those same techniques and do all of these other groups in the same way. And then the next lesson will start rearranging some of the pieces and start creating a composition or even a pattern. If that's something that you want to do, if you want to have this printed onto fabric or anything like that, so I will see you guys in the next lesson. 11. 11. Layer Management: as I'm moving through this drawing, I have reached my maximum limit of layers so I can add any more layers to this. And this is one of the things that I mentioned early on. When you are sizing your artwork, you want aside that for the maximum number of layers, but also for the size of artwork that you want. So if you do run into this problem, you're gonna have to start deleting some layers. So I have everything that I need already drawn on to each of these branch layers as I'm going through. And once I get those combined, I am going to want to delete some of the layers so I can delete our bottom layer here that we started with the image that we started with, and I can also delete within these groups. But before I do that, I'm gonna want Teoh make a copy of this project just in case I don't want to lose anything permanently that I've been working on. Um, And to do that, I'm just going to go into my gallery and I'm gonna create a copy of this particular project . This will just save everything that I've already done so far. And once I started leading some of those layers, I'll still have that information. If I ever need to refer back to it as I go through, I'm just gonna continue to clean up the layers and take information out of the current drawing that I'm working on. And so once I'm back in the drawing here, I will start deleting those layers, making sure by turning on and off the layer that I want to keep to make sure that I don't delete that when I'm gonna delete those those base layers and once I get everything in each group onto the one layer that I could move independently on and I'm happy with that to a certain extent, I'm going to start deleting some of those layers that I'm also gonna want to flatten these players. Are these groups on to do that? I just tap on the group name and tap on flatten, and that will remove the group and make that one layer something to continue to do that for each of these groups. This will just make my work flow a little easier and keep my drawing cleaned up. And so I just recommend doing things like this as you move through, Teoh help you keep things organized and, um, kind of work within the limitations of the procreate layers function. 12. 12. Arranging Your Composition: All right. So now I have all of my watercolor elements painted in, and I've actually gone through and deleted all of those masking layers that we created so that now I have a much cleaner document to work with Here, Um, this is gonna make it a lot easier for me to start duplicating and moving these elements around and starting to create a composition that I'm really happy with, cause right now it's kind of a hot mess right now. There's a lot going on and there's there's just stuff kind of falling on top of one another , but we can fix that pretty easily. Um, and also, as as I showed you guys before, I created a duplicate of this project. So if I tap on gallery, go back into my gallery, you can see here I have the old project here still saved. And if for whatever reason, I want to come back in here and do some more of this masking step, I have all of these groups in all of these layers still saved in here. So I usually do that just to kind of give myself a little insurance, just just so I know that I can kind of keep moving forward and not worry too much about, you know, deleting something on accident or whatever. So now I just want to start taking these elements and moving them around. Um, usually, what I'll do is I'm gonna turn off all of these first. So right now, I've got this particular element here that has two of these for all pieces in it. And I really want these each of these branches to be on its own layer. So I'm just going to select using the selection tool. I want to make sure that I'm on that layer. I've got that letter selected. I'm gonna use the selection tool to draw a circle around that item, and I want to make sure that I'm in the Freehand mode. So this time we're not using automatic selection. We're using the free hands that we can draw freely around that item, and then I'm gonna tap on the arrow sign so that it selects just that. And then I'm gonna swipe down with three fingers on the screen and I'm going to cut and paste. It's gonna take that out of that layer and it's gonna paste it into its own layer. So if we look over here now, we have those two branches separated out onto their own layer. Now, the next thing I want to do, I'm gonna turn off this one here and let's just work with this one here. So I want to make sure that I'm selected on this this layer here again. We can check that by turning it off and on. And now we know that that is what we want to work with. And I'm just gonna hit the arrow key, and then I can start to kind of move this around. So I'm gonna move this here. I might kind of rotate a little bit if you tap and tap and drag that little green circle at the top there, That'll let you rotate that. Okay, now I'm going to move to the next layer. So on the next layer, I've got that selected. I'm gonna kind of move it down a little bit. And sometimes when you select something that's a menu pops up at the bottom and it starts to cover your canvas, which I find extremely annoying. But you kind of I usually try to keep my canvas, sort of, um, zoomed out a little bit and kind of up towards the top of the screen just to avoid that. So I can kind of see where I'm placing it because, like I said before, if you place this off of the screen and then you come back, I want to move it later it cuts it off. So I wish that procreate did not do that. I wish it would just maintain the full element, but that is one of the challenges that we have to deal with. So I'm just going to move some of this stuff around, and I'm just doing this a little bit at a time and starting to get a feel for where I want to put these things. Now let's say that I did want to move that and that peace and have it, you know, spilling off the edge of the page. Basically, I can do that. That's totally fine. But what I usually do is I'll duplicate that layer. I'll turn off the other one, and then I will work with this one, so that way I can move it off. And later if I decide. You know what I wish? I wish I hadn't done that, or I'd like that whole piece to put somewhere else. I can always come back to that layer and added in later. So I'm gonna keep doing that. Another thing that you can do is, well, let's turn on, Let's actually turn. Let's turn this one on. So let's say that, um, they turn these off, let's say that I wanted to take a piece like a small piece of this and attach it somewhere else again. I'm going to use a selection tool in the FREEHAND mode, and I'm just gonna going to take part of this and I'm going to swipe down with both with three fingers and I'm going to copy and paste. So this time it it kept that there because I just copied it and pasted this little smaller version of this. And so I can kind of take this and start to create new branches with this and start to move these pieces around like that. So that's another thing, too, that you can do just copying and pasting to get this composition the way that you want it. I'm actually gonna undo that, um, and undo the move on that. Okay, So I'm going to continue doing this. I'm gonna move through the document. I'm gonna be duplicating layers and moving things around and rotating things and try to get to a composition that I'm happy with E e. 13. 13. Creating a Pattern Repeat: So now we have the general composition to a good place. You can do one of two things. You can leave it like this, and maybe you're going to make art prints or you just want to make some greeting cards or something like that where you don't have to have a repeat. But if you are interested in turning this into a repeating pattern, I'm going to show you how to do that now. And that's one of the beauties of using this. This app is that you can take your pattern making tasks on the road with you, and it's just so convenient. So I'm gonna show you how to do that. It's relatively easy. Um, the first thing we're gonna do is I've compressed all of those layers from the previous exercise into one layer. So now everything is in the same layer, and we're gonna be editing this layer all at once. The first thing you want to do is duplicate this layer, so I'm gonna duplicate that, and then I'm gonna set that aside for a second, and I'm gonna go over here to the little wrench tool on the top left, and I'm gonna make sure that have canvas selected, and then I'm gonna turn on the drawing guide. Okay, so I've got the drawing guy had turned on, and there are different options for, um, you're drawing guide. We're not going to get to in detail with that right now, but you can do all kinds of different things at the drawing guide, but for now, we're just gonna keep it with a simple grid. And use this as our guide when we're laying out our pattern. Repeat. Okay, So if you go back over to your layers, really, at this point is a matter which later you have selected first. But we're going to actually move this layer down to halfway down the page and then move the other one up halfway up the page, and I'm actually going to duplicate this one more time, and I'm gonna turn off this bottom ones that we have the original still in this document in case we need it. So with one of these selected one of the ones that's turned on selected, I'm just going to choose the arrow key, and I'm gonna move this straight up, so as you can see this has got this blue line here. That's kind of keeping things snapped to the center. We want to use that to our advantage and keep things snapped. The center. Okay, So what I'm gonna do is I'm not gonna move it completely in the center, because I see that I have my a center line here. But if you remember, you know, if we move this too far, it's going to crop this image, and we don't want to do that just yet, So I'm gonna move. It kind of zoomed out, so I can kind of see where I'm putting it, and then I'm going to zoom in and I'm gonna find Tune it. So I've moved it almost to the very center. I'm going to tap the Aero Kagan to de select and actually move that too far. So I'm gonna undo that. Um OK, hide this layer again. Let's try this again. We're gonna tap on the arrow key, and you can see the center, the markets around this image you can see where the center line is. That kind of lost track of the last time. So we're gonna move it up to the center. There And every time you release it and pick it back up, it's going to kind of re do those kind of snapping lines that you need. Okay, so now I've got it moved almost to the centre. I'm gonna de select it. I'm gonna zoom in here so I can get a really good view. And then I'm gonna do the selection tool again to re select that that image, and I'm gonna scoot up again. Now, this time I'm gonna ask you that just a little bit past that line, okay? And I haven't the selected it yet, but I'm going to use my stylist to just tap tap down just to get this come down. And once you see the dotted line kind of hide that grid line, then you know that it's lined up. So I'm gonna de selected now. And I've got my first image moved to the center. I've got offset to the center. Okay, Now we're gonna do the same thing for the image below it. So again, I'm going to make sure that that image is selected and I'm gonna move it straight down trying to be mindful of that. Snap to the center where we can see that blue line. So if I kind of pull it off center, you can see the blue line disappears, which means that it's not snapping to the center. Some of snap it to the center there, and then I'm not gonna bring it all the way to the center yet. I'm gonna de select. I'm gonna zoom in, I'm gonna re select and then I'm gonna drag it down just a little bit below that line and then tap, tap, tap, tap until that lines up. Okay, so now if we go into our drawing guide, we turn that off, we can see that that lined up perfectly there. So all we've done here is cut the canvas or cut the artwork in half and offset it to either side. So now the top in the bottom of this piece of artwork row match. And so I'm just gonna go in and kind of clean up the center line here, using the smudge tool in the eraser tool and kind of copying and pasting and doing basically similarly what I did to build the original composition. But I'm just trying to make that center line disappears. I'm gonna do that now. Oh, also, this is at this point, I also just merge these two layers together. So I'm gonna tap on the top image, and I mean, emerged down. So now this is This is one document. We've still got that original image in there, but it's turned off. And those two images that we offset, or now back to one image and we can edit those at the same time. So do that come in here. And I'm just gonna use the same tools that I've been using before the smudge tool, like right here. I might come in here and kind of start to blend that together. So that looks like one flower come back in with the eraser. Basically, just trying Teoh hide that seemed that we have in our drawing. Then I'm gonna come in here. And when a copy and paste some of these elements, remember to swipe down with three fingers to bring up the menu here for copying and pasting . I'm in a copy and paste. That'll put that on a new layer de selected, just like zoom out here and then I'm gonna move that one up here and start kind of rearranging this. Maybe I'll flip it and use that to start covering up some of that seem there. And then I probably will move that one behind here and emerged these down. That becomes part of that composition. Now, I'm gonna continue with that, Okay? You got that center line cleaned up, and it looks pretty seamless. Now, we're gonna do the same exact thing, but now we're gonna do it on that vertical on the vertical sides. So we're gonna take this. We're going, Teoh. I think now we can probably delete this. Actually, I'm gonna leave it in there just to be safe. I'm gonna leave it in there. I have enough players, so I'm not gonna complicate this too much. But, um, yeah, I'm gonna leave that later in there. I'm gonna duplicate this layer that we just created. Just so we have it in there and turn it off them a Duplicate it one more time. Okay, so now we have these two layers. Let's go back up to our guide layer. Turn that back on. You can always leave your guide layer on the entire time. To that solely up to you. I like to turn it off just so I can kind of get in there and really see if I've lined everything up correctly since I am lining up right on a line. Okay, so with that selected, Okay, you got the top one selected. Now we're gonna line it up with the center here, So let's do that. Now again, I'm just gonna take it over almost to the center, keeping it aligned with that horizontal center. Stop there. And then I'm gonna zoom in select again to get just past the center, and then I'm gonna tap to bring it back to the center. That may have gone a little bit, but that's probably about right. So let's turn that off and zoom out. Sometimes it helps to get rid. Yeah, that looks like it's right up against that line there. Okay, so now we're going to the same thing with the other side, So let's go back over to our layers. Let's like this one to the same thing. We're going to sketch it over, keeping it aligned, snap to the center almost to the edge de select move in here. And we've just passed the center line there. Keep it snapped. Oops. Actually messed up there, Musing about a little bit. It's actually wanna be able to see the center there. Okay, so zoom in. Okay, Take it just past that and then tap it back to the center there a little too far. Someone take it back. Thing with this, Um actually, we re do that gets a little tricky because you want to keep it snapped in the center. There. You don't take it too far, because then you're gonna have some weird pixel stuff happening in the middle of your repeat. So again, I'm just gonna tap and one thing to keep in mind, too. If you try to tap on the other side here, if you're tapping on the actual image is gonna continue going in the same direction because you're tapping on the left side of the image. So it really, really does matter. You know where you're tapping. So I'm gonna undo that one more time. Just try to get it just right. So it takes a little trial and error sometimes, but it's worth it just to make sure you get that repeat just right. Okay, I think that looks good. Zoom in there. Yeah, that's right on the center. Okay, so now we've got these two lined up in the centre, and I'm just gonna clean up that vertical seem they're gonna go back up here and turn off my drawing guy. This is just for me, but you're It might work out well for you to leave it on if you if you feel more comfortable leaving that on. But I'm gonna go in and clean up just doing the same thing that I just did. You want to make sure that you merge these two later respect together. I forgot to do that. Merge down. Okay, now we're working on this one layer. - Wait . Are center seem cleaned up pretty good. And now we just want to test the repeat and see how it looks as a whole. And see, there's anything else that we want to change about it. So, in the same document, I'm just going to create a new layer with this layer selected, the one that we have created the repeat from I'm going to tap the hero and then swipe down with three fingers and do a copy and a paste, okay? And then actually created a new layer. I didn't really have to create this other layer, so I'll just leave that and I'm gonna turn off the one below it, and I'm gonna turn my grid layer back on my drawing, my drawing guide. And with this layer selected, I'm going to now a museum out just a little bit. Now, I want to just size this down to about 50% and let's see if I can get it to actually, let's do this going to select it. Do uniform. I'm a tap on uniform down here so that it will snap and then so you can see it snaps to 75% scale, and it also snaps to 50% scale. So I'm gonna do that 50%. And I'm going to re select that and then do a swipe down and copy and paste. It's not gonna duplicative that. I'm gonna scoot that over and again. I'm transmuted over almost to the centre. I'm gonna zoom in selected again on tap it back to the center. Do that. So, with the iPad, you're not gonna get the same level of accuracy that you would get with, like Photoshopped, for example. But you really can get some. If you have patience and you're willing to kind of take your time with it, you can get something pretty darn good. Someone emerged the that layer down. So now this top half here is all one layer, and I'm just going to duplicate that. So select it, swipe down with three fingers, copy and paste to put it on new layer. And then I'm gonna drag that down, and then I'm gonna come in here, zoom in in just tap it into place. Okay? Now looks pretty good. That said, it's a pretty nice repeat there. And now we have a seamless repeat of a really lovely organic floral. Um, if we want to weaken, merge this down here and then all you have to do it from this point. Um and actually, I'm gonna go ahead and delete these layers here. Now that I feel pretty good about that should take all of that extra out of there. And so we have now created a pattern tile or pattern tile that can be seamlessly repeated. You can upload this to spoon flour or any other on demand printing service. You can print wallpaper, fabric, wrapping paper, whatever you'd like. Um, And if you want to export this, all you have to do is go to your little wrench here and share, and you have options to share. It is all of these. I usually shares a J peg. Um, that's just kind of standard. Um, yeah, you can share is all of these. When you tap on one of these will say we share as a J pay, we export it. We have all these options to share online or to our libraries. I usually share to drive, so I go to drive. I have my drive already connected to my iPad and automatically saves to my drive. I'm just going to upload it there. You can also rename this if you want. I'm in a really bad habit of never renaming my work on the iPad. Um, but you can definitely rename this in your gallery view, so if we go and you probably do it in settings to I can't remember how to do that from here . But basically, if you go back to your gallery view and double tap on it or just tap tap once. My apologies. And then you can rename that someone to call this floral one. Done. Okay, so that's how you create that, That sort of seamlessly repeating pattern tile. Now we've done it all on the iPad. It's all portable. It's all amazing. So in the next lesson, I'm just going to show you guys how you can start to play around the color. Um, if you want to do different color ways in this and start to do things with the background, so I will see you in the next lesson. 14. 14. Recoloring Your Artwork: Now let's say that you want to create multiple color ways of the same image. That's really easy to do here. In procreate, you can adjust the colors really, really easily. I usually wait until the end to do this. You can definitely do this at any point during the process to start adjusting colors in any part of the composition, so we only have one layer here. But whatever layer you have selected, that's what's gonna be adjusted. When you do, the color changes eso with that layer selected, you're just going to go up to this little magic wand looking tool here, and you have all of these different options for adjusting your artwork. We're not gonna worry about anything up here in the top for now, but I do encourage you to kind of play around with some of these at some point just to see if there's anything in there that sparks any inspiration or gives you some creative idea about how you want to take your artwork. But for now, we're just gonna be looking at the color of this, so the first thing is gonna be hue, saturation and brightness. This is like my go to for re coloring artworks. I think it just gives a really consistent re color across the whole artwork, and you can see that you get quite a good range of options. Just doing this and that's changing everything. Um, so you can slide the Hugh back and forth. I always lean towards blue. That's kind of where I live. Usually, um, you can adjust the saturation, you can adjust the brightness. So let's say you want to say that it's kind of an indigo, which is really pretty. So let's say I did that. I'm really happy with that. I can say that as a color way. Okay, So if I don't like that, I can just undo it. Um, the next option is gonna be our color balance. So again, you just have sliders here where your start This is a little bit more subtle changes in the artwork here. But if I wanted more red, um, yeah, I mean, this is pretty straightforward if I wanted those branches to be a little bit more green, that kind of thing. But yeah, it's still recovering the entire artwork, but it's it's a lot more subtle change and you can really start to get to some color that you're really happy with. Which type of that. Okay, so let's undo that. And then let's go back up to the magic wand. We have curves, So Firms is also going to start kind of changing things up a little bit. It's gonna lighten and darken. And, um, that's really gonna work more with your, um, hue and saturation within a color range. You can also alternate with your reds in your greens. You want a little more green again? It's all kind of about playing around with it and seeing, seeing what you like a blue. So yeah, um, gonna undo that. And then the last one that we have on here is the re color. So we want Teoh start to re color this, and I think it is pulling from this color here. So let's say let's go with this so you can kind of start to pick different colors in here and real. It's really cool, actually, really Look to in this part. Ah, lot of times I will make a make a composition or repeating pattern tile, and I sometimes been the most time just playing with the color because it's really fun to see how different of, ah feel you can get just with the color. Um, and I also like to offer a different, um, different color options for the same pattern. So I mean, this completely changes the feel of this pattern. It gives it more of a lighter springtime feel to it, and you can also adjust, like how much of the composition you want to re color. Um, it's really nice. And then you can undo Cancel all of that. So those were just some options that you can use to recall your artwork, and a lot of times I'll make multiple layers. So let's say I mean, delete this, actually, So let's say I want I will say I like this one here, the one that we started with, but I just want to have all of my different color options in the same document. I'll just duplicate it and work in a new layer. Um, so let's just see here. I'm gonna actually change this back to kind of a, um me. Go here. I love navy. Kind of an indigo color, actually at sea. I like that okay. And then maybe I'll do a little hue and saturation to kind of play with it There towards more of ah, blue. Take down the saturation a little bit. Become an indigo feel. Okay. And then one cool thing, too is that you can change the background color in 11 fell swoop. So if you wanted to do the background color, um, different colors A lot of times this is where I like my palettes to kind of just come in here and like, I could do this all day long. This is one of my favorite things to do is just play with the color. And that's just why that's why I love this this app so much it allows you to do so much so quickly. And even if you're using, this is just kind of a place to sketch out your ideas. It's a really versatile app, and it and it really has inspired my work a lot. A lot of my work lately has been through the procreate app, so yeah, I mean, you could go on forever, so that's basically it. I mean, And if you wanted to go back to just the white background. You could You can also create a new layer. Um, let's do that really quick. So if you created a new layer and he wanted to color that entire layer, one thing you can do is tap and drag the color and it'll color of the entire layer that way so you can continue to do that. You can also use that to re Keller an entire objects. So if he had an object on here that you wanted to re color, you can take that in there and do that so I can actually show you that really quickly, too. So if we go to are inserted image here and museum in here so I can actually get onto something. If you take this and drag it onto your artwork, it just uniformly re colors the whole thing. So you're basically doing the same thing as the re color action that we were just doing before. But this is a little bit more kind of on the fly as you're going through, um, to like, see how some of this didn't get colored in. So let me just back up a little bit here, takes back there Okay, so one thing that you can do also, it helps to be zoomed out. If you have a lot of like tiny detail like this, sometimes it's hard to find exactly what you want. Toe Teoh. Drop your color on two, but if you zoom out, you can see. So let's drop the color you can see only colored about half of it. If you just keep, keep your stylists touched onto the screen and drag it across, it'll eventually color the whole thing, so that's pretty cool, too. So that's that's basically it. And now you have a repeating tile. You've created a watercolor look. You've created something that is easy to create on the go and you're ready to roll. So thanks so much for joining. 15. Thank you!: thank you so much for joining my class. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it was helpful. If you did enjoy this class, I encourage you to check out some of my other classes here on skill share, and you can find those by clicking on my profile picture. 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