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Beyond Cats! Expanding Your Art Style with Procreate

teacher avatar Terry Runyan, Visual Artist & Creative Encourager

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome & Intro


    • 2.

      Getting Started


    • 3.

      #3 Layers & Masks


    • 4.

      Collage Look


    • 5.

      Textures & Patterns


    • 6.

      Exporting and the Liquify Tool


    • 7.

      Tips & Tricks


    • 8.

      Split Screen & Color


    • 9.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

Welcome to Beyond Cats--Expanding Your Art Style with Procreate!

In this class I will be sharing more than just cats!  I will show you how I use Procreate to achieve my illustration look and all the Procreate tools I use in my process.

We will cover:

* A quick overview of the app and the brushes I use.

*  Using Layer Masks and Clipping Masks to maintain the original layer content.

*  Working with shapes, textures and patterns.

*  How to import painted papers for collage looks.

*  Using split screen for research and color with Pinterest.

*  Color choosing and shading for dimension.

*  Exporting finished artwork plus Adjustment Tools.

*  Bonus tips & tricks while creating a complete illustration from start to finish and more.

To learn more about your unique voice & style, check out my first class "Discovering Your Art Style Through Daily Creating."  You can find it here:  Discovering Your Art Style Through Daily Creating

Also, check out the Daily Creating Group on Facebook!  This is an easy going and encouraging group where you can get inspired to create daily or just hang out!  Link here:  Daily Creating Group

Music used:  

* Bongo_Madness-Quincas Moreira

* Castleshire Chris Haugen

* Merengue_de_Limon Quincas Moreira

* Tango_de_la_Noche-Wayne Jones

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Terry Runyan

Visual Artist & Creative Encourager



Hi!  I'm Terry Runyan Visual Artist and Creative Encourager.  I love creating and exploring how the creative process unfolds.  I see creativity as a means to connect, communicate and share with others! 

In my classes I go into depth with what I teach with watercolor, drawing, cute characters, story telling in art, mixed media, collage, Procreate and all things related to creativity. 

I love encouraging people to explore there creativity for the joy of it!  Plus there is often the extra benefit of having art to share!  I hope you join me!




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1. Welcome & Intro: welcome to beyond cats expanding your art style with procreate. I want to start with a disclaimer that cats obviously will show up in this video, mostly in the art form. And I'm going to be showing you what I do to make those cats more than just simple cats. I'm also going to be creating other types of characters. So if you don't like cats, hang in there. I'm Terry Runyon, visual artists and creative encourager, and I'm so happy you're in this class. I do have Tucker here to say hello at beginning. I will be sharing with you all the things I used in procreate, how I use them, how I get the looks I get that will include layers, a layer mask, clipping masks as well as brushes I use. I'll be importing hand painted papers into my work to create a collage look, creating textures and patterns inside the app itself. I'll be showing you how to use a split screen for your research and to be able to pick a color palette, I'll be talking about some of the cool tools I'm using, one of which is the liquefy tool, and I'll also be sharing about how to export your images so that you can share them on social media or maybe put them up in a shop. I would love you guys to join in the project for this class, which is to create your own unique character. Now, if you feel like your style is all over the place and you really don't have a unique voice , you might enjoy my first class, which is discovering your art style through daily creating. In that class, I go into how to identify your style, how to notice what light you up, what inspires you and how that gives you close to your style so highly recommend that class . So with all that said, we'll get started in the first section with how to use procreate. It's a very quick overview and what brushes I use for most the styles that I am sharing with you here. So I'll see you in the first section 2. Getting Started: okay in this section, I'm going to give you a very quick run through of how I use procreate. So what I want to say about procreate is they have a great product here that works really well with the apple pencil and the iPad. So that's what I'm gonna be using in this class. A lot of stuff has changed. Procreate is constantly updating their program and adding really cool new features. So let's get started. The first thing I'm going to do is locate the procreate app and I have mine in my doc's I'm gonna click on that and you can see I have quite a few images here that I've been working on over the years and what we're gonna do to start a new piece of artwork. We're gonna click on the plus button up here, and that will drop the's choices about what kind of canvas you want to use. You can also create a custom canvas, and that's we're gonna be doing now we're gonna click on, create custom size, and I'm going to work with a large canvas. The bigger the canvases, the less layers you'll have to work with. And I'll be talking about layers later on in this video. Normally, I work at 5800 by 5800 square format. I have 11 layers. It ends up being about 19.5 by 19.5 inches. After you've decided what size campus you want, you're gonna click on create. So this is my canvas. They are always white to begin with, and right up here you can see the tools that you have to use and slider bars for the size of your tools and the opacity of your tools. So the first thing I'm gonna do is go toe layers and I'm gonna click on my background layer . When you click on your background layer, the only thing you can do on the layer is choose a color for it. You can also leave it white, but I'm gonna go ahead and choose a color, and I've got a few colors to choose from down here. So there's a blue. I could choose purple red, or you can go ahead and choose any color you want by going around the color wheel and your intensity of color changes depending and where you land in the middle of this circle. I'm gonna go ahead and do something in blue for now. We can change it later. Go back to my layers. It comes with one layer already made. What we're gonna do is work on several layers here. So as you need a layer, you can create a new layer by clicking on this. Plus, So I'm gonna go ahead and use this second layer and choose a brush. All the brushes that I'm gonna be using in this class or standard brushes that come with appropriate AP. One of my favorite brushes in here is called the Nico Role. If you click on that brush, it opens up this window where you could make modifications on that brush. I'm not going to go into brushes in this class. I'm going to stay on technique. The brushes I'm using are variations of the standard brush is the only thing I'm gonna be changing on him is the size. This right here is the size modifier, so you can do any size brush you want. And I love this brush because it puts texture in your breast stroke. The other thing, you have a choice about is how opaque or transparent you want your colors right here. That would be solid. And know that with this brush, if you push extremely hard, you're still gonna be able to get pretty dark. In addition to that brush, I also use the spray paint brush called splatter. That's a biggie for me. Those air primarily the brushes I'm gonna be using in this course. I might come in with another one as we go along. So back to layers. I don't want to keep this layer. There's several things Aiken, Dio, Aiken swipe to the left and delete the layer. Or I can click on the image the thumbnail here and clear what's on that layer. And I'm on my Nico role and I'm going to start drawing and we can make a cat just because you guys know that's the kind of thing I do. The way I do it is mostly with the brush often. Actually, I use the eraser tool. Make sure on the right brush here. Not so changing and nick a role eraser tool and the smudge tool and the paint tool you get toward the choice of all these standard brushes. So I'm gonna use Nneka role since I started off with that. And I kind of like the way it gives this rough edge. I've drawn this cat 1000 times. You can see that those edges weren't good cause I used a big rush. I can go back in here and fix that. Now, if you do something you don't like and you want to back out of it, you can either use these little arrows down here backing out or putting it back. The easy way to do it, though that I use is the two fingers. If you use two fingers to tap, it backs up. If you use three fingers to tap, it goes forward. You don't have to go down here Now. The next to Lemony uses the looks like an s. It's the select tool. There's several ways you can use this. You can use it to draw freehand, which is how I almost always use it to get out of that cat back on it and then start over. Or you can use it like I'm gonna use it now, which is to tap, tap, tap and close that and then get my paintbrush again and fill this in. And while law, you have some beers. So there's your primary cat shape, and I'll quickly go over what these other tools are. This wrench tool here gives us to all these actions you can add a photo in. You can cut and paste from here, and I'll go into that as I'm going along and using these, you can do things with your canvas, like flipping and rotating it. You can share it in procreate. PSD is PdF's J pegs, pings and tiffs, and you can share individual layers and make gifts here and that sort of thing to. Here's the video. I have my recording button pushed, so it's recording what I'm doing here. If I want to replay it, I click on replay and it shows what I've been doing. And while we're here when you're doing that, you can slide back and go slower toe. Watch the process, and you can also export your time lapse videos, which is what a lot of people do when they posted to their social media accounts. This tool is an adjustment tool. There's a lot of stuff here not going to go over it all, I will say that I've used the hue saturation brightness to a lot because I can change colors. I also use curves and re color. So algo are some of those in this class again? This is the selection tool down here. We have some modifications we can make to our selections. We can add to the selection. We can remove part of the selection. We can invert our selections, which means everything is selected. That's outside of the area. We just drew minutes like this weaken, Duplicate that. And when we do that, it puts that piece we selected on a new layer. You can feather the edge of our selection. You can feather right here in this amount, and then you can clear your selection here. So that's a quick on the selection tool on the transform tool. What this does, it takes your selection and you can move it around. You can flip it. You can flip it vertically, you can rotate it, you can have it fit to the canvas. You can reset it interpolations. I'm just learning about I just learned that by cubic helps to maintain the edge of these selections. So they don't get pixel E. So that's all I really know about that. You'll have to check out another skill share class for that information. In this, we also have uniform. So when I use the uniform button, it's going to size up and down in a uniform way. You can distort it by clicking on the start button, and the Swart button's pretty fun. I'm gonna go ahead and throw this layer out and go to my cat, where sometimes it's a little long keys, you have to mess with it. But you know, we can have Ah, really short, long qi looking cat. Anyway, you get the picture in a double tap out of this, you can also on your layers duplicate the layer lock the layer which locking the layer means that you cannot modify it in any way, shape or form. I'm not gonna do that. Another thing you can do is use two fingers to swipe left. And what that does is it locks pixels so that when you come in with another color, you can draw on top and make this a fancy cat, right? And if I want to unlock it, I take my two fingers and swipe right. You have the smudge tool. I never use the smudge tool. Maybe someday I will. I just never do. It gives you more of a painterly style to use this smudge tool. Then you saw me using the eraser tool and, of course, the paintbrush. And here, when you click on this is the color palettes. You can create pallets under the palate icon. Here you can change values here. I never use that. You can use the disc, which I do use classic. I never use that. So there's other videos here on skill should that can help you with those things. So what I use is pallets and the disk, and that's pretty much it. I want to start with a pellet, say I want to use this palette. I could set this palette as the default, and then when I go back to my disk, I have that pallet loaded. So if I want this that default, go back to my palette, and now I have that pallet loaded in orderto load a color onto here, you can choose a color and tap one of the empty boxes if you want to get rid of that color that I just made to hold and delete. Move him around. Sometimes you're a little sticky to read it, press and then a little delete will come up and you can delete the color. Came backing out of everything I didn't This poor kitty. I like those orange pieces, so I'm gonna bring those back there. So there was my quick, how to and procreate, and I will be talking more about the things I'm doing as I go along. So I just wanted to have that here for those of you have never picked up an apple pencilled and played with procreate before. In the next video, we're going to talk more in depth about layers, layer mask, clipping masks and whatever else occurs to me as I go along. So let's get started with that 3. #3 Layers & Masks: So I'm going to begin with this cat I started in the last video, and I kind of like the shape. It's something I've done a 1,000,000,000 times, but for learning purposes, I think this is a good place to start. So I'm gonna go right to the iPad, go to my layer pallet, and I've got this Alfa locked. You can tell that because there's little squares here and I'm gonna continue refining my shape. I already added orange to this. I'm gonna go ahead and take that back toe white by filling it with white. And I'm going to refine that image because I'm gonna use that image to play with all these other tools that I use. So I'm gonna get the race tool, and I've got my Nico role, and I'm just going to come in and just refine a few things. If you hold a line, it'll follow whatever path you started to go. If I make a circle and hold it, it'll make that circle right. I want a straight line, which I use for whiskers and go straight, and it'll straighten that out. So it makes really great whiskers. So I'm gonna get rid of those and come back in and continue refining this drawing. I don't read too terribly. Much about little quirkiness is in the drawing. I think that's part of what makes it unique to you. So I recommend not cleaning it up all the way. If you like the kind of style ideo I can get really picky with this and I don't want to, So I'm just gonna that where it is. Okay, so I'm pretty happy with this shape. I'm gonna clean up a little bit around here where you can see these little bits of stuff. No, I'm getting picky. So this is how you resize use your two fingers and go in and out. You can also twist if you want to get it back to the normal size. It waas you pinch and let go. So I'm gonna do a clipping mask on this. What a clipping mass does is it allows me to make changes inside this shape, but it does not affect the shape. And by the way, to choose a color, you can click and hold on top. And that's really great. If you want to get colors close to what you're already using. I'm gonna go ahead and make a clipping mask. The way to do that is you're gonna create a layer quick on the thumbnail and say click, clipping mask. Now, what this is going to do is whatever you do on this layer is going to show up on Lee in the pixels of the layer below it. So I'm going to take a color and I'm gonna draw on top of this. This is really convenient to have this future because then so I come in and want to change the shape of this cat. I could get my white and changed the shape, and it's just going to enlarge the shape but not affect the clipping mass. If I need to extend the clipping mask, I can so very, very handy tool back out of that. As far as a NASCAR goes, a mask is something you can add without affecting the layer. So I'm going to create a mask now and summit on this layer. You could only use black and white and gray on a mask. Can't use other colors because what you're doing is the black will take away stuff and white will add stuff back in. You haven't affected your primary layer in the way I use this. I want to come in and grab my spray paint splatter because I don't want this cat to be so solid. I wanted to have a texture. Gonna get my black and I can have the background show through a little bit. And that kind of add some interest. Sometimes I use this for shading as well. That's a pretty cool tool that use. I want to take some of that out. Gonna go toe white? No, I'm removing some of that splatter out of this cat shape. Really cool feature. Highly recommended. Also on a clipping mask. You could make this not be a clipping mask by UNMIK clipping it. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to make a texture. Gonna go here and use a different brush. Maybe I'll use this flicks and I'm going to just create some flaky stuff. And now I can make that into a clipping mask, and it'll only show up on the shape that's below this. It also takes into account whatever you took away by, get black pen my brush palette. I got these close together. So this is the same splatter brush that we found in spray paints. And this is the same Nico role that we found in paintings. I'm just gonna use my palate now, so I don't have to keep finding those. I'll move this down and make it easier. So I'm gonna get my Nico role, and I'm drawing now on this layer mask and I'm just gonna make some things go away from this and you can see that this not only effects the layer below it, but the two clipping masks about it. I'm gonna create another layer, and I'm gonna go in and use the retro textures. I'm gonna grab newsprint texture, and I'm going to get the purple and make it lighter and go over this cat. If you pick up your pan, this texture is going to start in a new spot and it's not going to line up. So if you want to cover the whole surface, I would not pick up your pen, and then you can take your increased size tool and come up in size to make that into a clipping mask. And if you want to change what's on top here. You can do that too. Well, I'm on this. If I want to make this layer lighter, two fingers click on that flare and then you can lighten layer up. There's infinite numbers of textures you can get online as well as make your own. So in the next section, I'm gonna talk about creating textures and patterns and bringing them in from other sources . I'll also be sharing about collage techniques once you bring those textures and patterns in to procreate. 4. Collage Look: okay. The section is gonna be about patterns, textures, important patterns, imported textures and how to use them for collage ing or creating your own patterns and textures in procreate. Before I started this section, I took some pictures with my iPhone of some textures I painted. So I'm gonna use those. I've also got my beloved old books for some text pictures. I'm excited to use those and let's get started. OK, so we're back with this kitty again, and I've got this texture in here that I had gotten from the standard brushes retro. I use this newsprint, which is a standard brush with procreate. I don't want to keep this texture on here. Don't really love it. So I'm gonna get rid of that texture, and I'm gonna create some other textures. For now, I'm gonna turn this layer off because I don't need it, and I'm gonna go into my actions, which is like a tool, and I'm gonna insert a photo. I'm gonna go to moments and you can see all these photos that I just took right before this and I grab my beloved old book and you can see that it's an A clipping mask layer already because I was on this layer dropped the layer in between. If I brought this layer up above and turned off the clipping mask, then we just have our piece of paper. I'm gonna go ahead and enlarge that a little and know that if you go off the page with this , you're gonna end up with less to use. So I will show you that. See? So I'm gonna back up. That's what I'm gonna do with this in order to make it look like a collage is, I might do a drop shadow in some of the shapes I use. And I'm just gonna make some random shapes here. We could half dome. I'm going to duplicate that and turn this off. So I've got my piece of paper there, make a few more pieces of paper, Okay, that and I'm gonna bring these layers that I've just created together into one layer. See, I made that too small. Okay? To bring these injured one layer, you can just pinch them together. Now they're all in one layer. So that's what you want. And I'm gonna make this clipping mask. When I grew dragged us down lo and on top of his clipping mask, it creates a clipping mask automatically. Part of the fun of collage is not having a perfect edge, so I probably wouldn't keep that as a clipping mask. This would be a great time to use just a regular mask. The reason I'm gonna do that and not just a race parts out is I want to maintain those shapes in case I want to change them later. So I'm gonna create a mask and then I'm on white right now, and that will take away what I don't want. So I'm gonna bring in another paper sort of photo. And let's grab this one. Lighten this paper a little bit with the curves, nor to lighten the whites you pull from the edge to dark in the dark to pull from the edge . But if you want the overall color to be lighter or darker, you pull from the middle. I'm gonna grab a chunk of this and turn off that layer and we can pull this around and do things with it. So this time I'm going to subtract out what I don't want. And so I want to race out to kind of close to the shape of the cat. So I'm gonna tap on this layer with two fingers and reduced capacity so I can see down below, go back to my layer mask and erase out what I don't want to show. I'm not actually erasing unmasking that part of the image going to go back and get this back up to speed. So now I've got that done. I don't like the ear. So I'm going to go back to this mask and race out this year and a little bit more. Get rid of this orange layer because I run out of layers and I'm going to create a mask. Masks do count in your layer count. Keep that in mind. Drawing in the mask now bringing it back up to its original capacity. And I'm gonna take all these layers that I've mask. I don't need to save the original air because I still have these and I'm runnin Atalay or something. Combine those altogether this out of the way. And now I just have this all in one layer. Now I can go in and select it and come down here and feather it. You can either create a new layer and bring it down or click on the layer below and add a new layer and fill this layer. Bring down the opacity and offset coming down the opacity a little bit more so that gives you a little bit of a sense of that being a three D object that could be refined a little bit more, but you get the picture, but you can rename your layers by clicking on this and click and rename. Since this took such a long time to do just the collage look, I'm gonna go ahead and do the next section on creating textures. 5. Textures & Patterns: Okay, I'm gonna create my textures now and procreate and do the same thing kind of that I was doing before. But this time I'm just not going to go get myself a texture from outside the program. So I'm back to my kitty here and got those paper textures on here, and I'm going to go ahead and create a texture on the kitty itself. Already got a layer mask going on. I'm going to now create a new layer. And then I'm going to make that a clipping mask and I'm gonna go in and find a texture I want to use. I've really been enjoying some Russia's I got from Lisa Bardo that could be purchased online, and I will link below to the brush said I bought from her. There's a bunch of brushes in there that are great textures, and they're really rough and broken up, and I just love the way they look, so I'm gonna use one of those now this is the Bardo light scratch Shader. You can see it just adds a little bit of texture into this cat, and it's pretty random. So that's what's really great about it. That's a little dark, so I'm gonna lighten that texture a little bit. And just to play a little bit more going to my brushes. Here's a for one this easy in comes with procreate. Use it sparingly. I used this on the fox I created, and what I did is I came in with it, and then I went, got my splatter brush razor and went over it a little bit. So yeah, that's how I make textures and animals. The other thing I do pretty consistently is right about the background layer. I usually do some sort of texture on the background. I created a new layer for this texture, and I'm gonna go find a brush that will be a texture. I like again. I'm gonna use this bardo light scratch fader and just put a texture out here that I could modify. And then I come in with this eraser tool, which is thes splatter brush again and race back in to make it a little less crazy. But, you know, there's infinite possibilities with these textures. I just like a rougher looked backgrounds. I'm also gonna at this point change my that ground color. So it kind of looks like paper. Raise it a little bit more here and there. I'm also gonna lighten this texture in this cat. I'm going to add a little bit more of the bar go brush into the cat, can reduce the size he was gonna race back in. Then there's a little bit of texture in my cat right now. I'm not loving these shadows, so I'm gonna get rid of those shadows and just use it the way it ISS grab another piece out of this paper. You can't go wrong with a little ball next to a cat. I'm gonna go ahead and create a group out of that within that group at another layer. And one of the ways I make eyes is I start with just making a selection. And then I feel that selection with white. I usually don't stay with whatever I just did with that selection. I go in and change it up a little bit. You can duplicate this if you want the exact same I over here, or you can make it look a little bit more hand done by just creating a new I. So, in order to get those eyes to stand down and add another layer. And she was a dark color. It's gonna go ahead and use black, and I'm gonna get mine a lot of rush, reduce the opacity, making a little bit smaller and go in here. And right now, behind these cat eyes just darken it up a little bit. It could actually use one of the colors back here, and that makes the eyes stand out against the background. Put a nose in here on the eyeball layer by using my selection tool leeco role. And then I'm gonna reduce the size of the Nico role and add my infamous grouchy cat mouth whiskers, Pull and hold. Makes this straight. That's the thing that's so cool about that, Nico Rolling. It's not like a perfect line, which is what I love. Next thing I can do is locked earlier by swiping over and using my brush to do some viruses . There's so many different ways you can do this with a cat. Do that. You can do this for the BT. I look before dinner. Look, we can make it looking at something we can do around I whatever you do with the eyes. You've still got grouchiness going on, so leave it there for now. I can always come in and change it later. Usually what I do about now is I will put shading on the work and the way I'm going to do that because I got this layer in here with these pieces of collage. Look, is I'm gonna make a selection of the cat shape and then I'm going Teoh, come above the collage, add a layer and get my splatter tool again Pretty light and that size and I'll come in and all go around the edges to give it some three dimensional look can always lighten this if it gets too dark. So right now I'm just roughing it in. Also, you can do more patterning sometimes do this adding interest to the cat and I'll also sometimes just add a little bit more texture. If you are into cheeks, which I usually am, you can add a couple of sheikhs on here too. So that looks like a typical Terry cat. The last time I do here is this is my texture layer on the background. I might not be able to make another layer. But see, he happened not a layers. So I am going to combine these two layers which was shading on the eyes and the shading on the cat and create a new layer. And on this new layer, I like to add some additional textures as shadowing and that sort of thing race back in a little bit. Find the shadow slightly, and I think I'm gonna light in the shadow on the cat so that cat sets off from the background a little bit. Everything I'm going to do on this layer is going to get the color of the layer, and I'm gonna darken it a little and throw in a little darkness around the light color white hat, kick it off in the background a little bit. You can also do the other direction with this and kick off the darker parts with just a little bit of white back to dark, kind of faking it so we can have the cat show up a little bit more, and then sometimes will just come over with to tie it all together. You got a little more shadow under here. Lightning the shadow a little bit like the cat and mess with this a little bit more. My dark in of this background, just slightly healthy cat show up. Thank you. Someone I call this dunk. The only thing I need to do now is at a signature, and I always encourage people to do that. It does at least let people have an opportunity to see who did create the work. So go ahead and my signature. Okay, lots of texture. Some collage items played a little bit with some texture patterns, and I had fun. So that pretty much covers my use of textures, collage elements and patterns in my work and what I do in the background. 6. Exporting and the Liquify Tool: I'm going to duplicate this cat so that I can mess around with a few more things. And then after I do this, I'm gonna show you how I export these files, that I can either play with them some more in photo shop by re sizing or whatever, leading him up a little bit and share them to social media as well as upload them to my shops. So let's get started. In order to duplicate a layer, you swipe to the left and click on Duplicate. So I'm gonna go ahead and grab this guy and we don't want to demonstrate to you is I'm going to go ahead and delete the layers I don't need And then I'm going to flatten this group, and I'm gonna go ahead and duplicate that so I can play with it in a couple different ways . What I wanted to play with here is under the adjustments layer icon, you can see down here some different things you can choose to work with. I'm going to do that on this cat. I'm going into the adjustments getting the liquefy tool, and I'm just gonna play with moving the surround. It's kind of fun to use this tool, you can distort things all over the place, so, yeah, this is crazy. You can see why I kept my other layer. So I'm going to create an extra layer and create a clipping mask going to fill this clipping mask with some colors. Next thing I'm gonna do is grab the liquefy and play with pulling this all over the place. So this is another way to make patterns and funky textures and things in your work. And I have not affected the primary layer because I'm using that clipping mask. So now that I've got that done, I'm going to go and share this file and show you how I do that. I usually share my file as a PSD Photoshopped file because I like to bring him into photo shop to do a couple little extra things before I upload them. Now that part is not necessary. You could upload them directly to whatever social media I do like to share a smaller version when I'm sharing on my social media. Plus, I put my website address on it just helps people find you, and maybe it protects it a little bit on the Internet. I also export the video because I like to share these as well. So I'm gonna show you how to do both those things. And we're going to do that by going into the actions and video and share export. And I always just choose the full length and you can either save this video to your camera can save it to Dropbox. You can mail it to yourself. You could message it to someone. There's infinite possibilities. You can upload it directly to Instagram and then Facebook and all the other things that you might be connected with. So, yeah, that's how I share that. The same goes for PSD file, photo shop, file J pig paying or whatever you'd like to share. So it'll render it out, and then you have the same choices for sharing that. Also, when you're in your gallery, you can share it in all formats the same way you did when you were working on the artwork. I'm gonna put these side by side so you could see the difference here. I can flip that one, and sometimes I'll use the same image and I'll change the color so that it looks like a different cat that we've got two cats. I'm just using the hue saturation adjustment here. Curbs if I wanted to lighten or darken the cat if you don't affect your whites. If you use hue saturation and darkened, it's gonna dark in your whites, too. So that's what I like to use curbs for. You can reset. I'm just starting to learn how to use re color. It takes whatever layer your on and whatever color you have up here, and we'll start to flood it slowly as you move across the page down here, it's kind of funky, particularly with these kind of textured files. So that was just a little extra thought of after I was done filming. Thought I would get that in before the end of the day, back to your regular programming 7. Tips & Tricks: I have a bonus section here for you guys because today in the daily creating group is nursery rhyme baba black sheep. So I'm going to do a shape or some sheeps and as usual, I don't have any idea what those air gonna look like or what I'm gonna do. So we're just gonna play with some cut out stuff in some textures and I'm gonna share a few more tips that I've learned recently, and so let's get started. So I'm going to duplicate one of the files I already have That has a texture in it that I made a while back with this particular size file. I only have 11 layers, so I'm gonna keep that in mind as I work here, go to my palettes and start with a different background color that looks good for now. Usually what I do is I put my signature in one of the layers so that it's always there in case I forget. So I've already got two of my layers used. I'm gonna start off with this pattern a little that lighter. This is a blank layer. I just put into this file. I'm gonna put my signature on top. So usually before I start something, unless it's maybe a cat, I'll look through Pinterest or some other Google or something like that. Just look at different shapes people have done with sheep as well as actual sheep. So I've already pulled up the sheep that I got on my other little ipad. And these are all the things I've saved under sheep. But there's quite a variety here. You want to make sure that you're looking at research. You look up at a lot of variety. I've got weathervanes in here. Just some cool shapes there. I love looking at weathervanes. I think I'm gonna start this one with one of my paper textures. So I'm gonna go in to add in sort of photo, go to my photos. It's at this one. I know. I've used this one already. I'm going to use it again because it looks like sheep for So I'm gonna cut my shape out of this. I'll use the select tool and select around the shape I'm going to duplicate that. Obviously, this is not a black sheep yet, so I'm gonna go into curves and I'm gonna darken this down so it has more of a black feel to it. I'm also gonna flip this, See, if I like this shape, this direction more and I do also is if you used two fingers and hold on the layer, it will select it automatically. So that saves one step of change my mind on this background already, and I'm gonna make it lighter. Sometimes I'll go around the color wheel and see if anything jumps out at me. I'm kind of really, like in that gray color, so that's that's where I'll leave it. For now it may change again. I'm going to add a layer here. I picked this color here of the sheep and I'm gonna do a little background, and it's always too dark for my liking. So I'm gonna go in with my splatter brush, lower the opacity, increase the size, and you just go over it, lighten it a little bit and change the way that pattern looks. You can see when I'm using this brush. I've got the actual size coming up. I set that in my preferences. The way you do that is go over to your tools, preferences. I'm gonna turn brush cursor on, so that helps me to see what my brush sizes. Here's how this photo looks. It's not perfect. One of the ways I get around that is I will select that layer and add a clipping mask. And I'm gonna add some texture to this to kind of cover up the fact that it's Ah, photo. Now, you don't have to do this because you may like the effect of a photo. I'm still on my ardo brush. I'm just gonna come in here and add a little texture to this, and it kind of takes away that feeling like you cut something out of a photo. So I like that. Next thing I'm gonna do is create a head shape and create a new layer. But I'm gonna kill it with black, See how that looks. And of course, we need some years. So there's a rough shape for the head. I'm going to refine it slightly with my selection tool. Once I made a selection, I can use three fingers pulled out and cut that piece out. But to show you that again, use my selection tool. Close the selection. Three fingers swipe down and cut when you choose my selection tool and make that year a little larger again. So those are some funky years. I'm gonna add some texture to this by adding another clipping mask choosing a color on the body. And I got my Bordeaux brush still. Next thing I'm going to do is add legs. I like to keep this kind of stuff very simple. I'm gonna make a new layer for this very cut paper re looking. So I've got my basic shape. I'm gonna pull these legs down below the body and I'm gonna work on the facial features and I'm gonna use my Nico role brush. It's white Added layer. I'm also gonna add a little nose down here, which is impossible to see because this is heads to dark. But I can go in here and lighten up my muzzle. While I'm added, I'm gonna add some details to these ears and it's still going to go back in an answer. More texture. So I've got my little face there. He's looking very shocked at the whole thing. Gonna create a group out of these and you could rename it if you want, and then when it create a new layer above it because something else has got to be happening here. I also want to modify these legs of bed who's not so mechanical looking. I think that these sheep have two toes. I'm gonna do that. I'm gonna commit my texture to this pattern emerge town that gives me an extra layer. And now I can create a layer. It's a clipping mask. Go in with some color I've already got going on here. I'm gonna go ahead and commit that. Another way I could have done that is swipe to the left with two fingers. Then that gives me my checkered pattern, which shows me that this layer is locked. And now I could come in and draw on this, not go outside. I'm not doing it as a clipping mass, because I'm I'm OK with these shapes, and I don't think I'm gonna be changing them again. Someone had another layer and make a ground the way I usually do a ground as I use my selection tool in freehand mode and I often will go in and use the splattered tool. And I'm gonna choose a color that's similar to the one in the background. That may be just a little darker and often very the color a little bit. You can even do a little shadow under the character by using a darker color. I've got me nuclear here for the next characters to come into this. I really think this is just going to be birds on top of this. For sake of simplicity. I'm going to shape these birds with the selection tool and I'm gonna fill those. Try this color. Once I've got that on there, I can always change the colors. I'm gonna refine these shapes of it and I'm gonna modify some of these colors. And the way you do that is I can grab this orange and pull it down. Put it on top of the shape I just made. Try that again. Further, I dragged the right the more in that layer that's going to get turned the color that I just drug. I'm going to use my selection tool and just change the color of this one using human saturation. Think that works don't have enough layers. So I'm going to flattens some of this work on a flattened me clipping mask on to the head and merge down on the legs with a body. I usually keep my features on a different layer. I tend to not flatten them in because you never know if you're gonna want to do a gift later or some sort of video. And it's fun to be able to play with those features because they really bring the characters the life. I also usually leave the head, you know, in different parts. I know I'm gonna want to move. I'll leave those on separate layers as well. So that's just a little handy tip for you back to the sheep. I think it'd be cool to tie in these birds with the lamb by using this texture for the wings. So I'm on the correct layer. I'm going to duplicate it, change the color of that. So it goes a little better with the bird. It's on, and I'm gonna do that two more times. This time I'm gonna use the cut and paste, and that also leaves this on its Ellen layer. I want to show you what happened here because I use cut and paste with my drop down. What happens when you do that instead of just duplicating a part of this, it actually cuts it out of the shape, which can come in handy if you're wanting to move an item out of a group of items. So do this differently this time. Three finger swipe, copy and paste and said, Cut and paste. And I got my wings turned this guy off. Take the wings up here to add them to my final birth and change the color. So I'm gonna go ahead and put all my wings on a single layer. Now I'm gonna add features White again. I use my selection tool to make the beaks. I can either just fill this like I've been doing or scribble it in with my brush. You can see we can start getting some personality where the eyes air going, going to reduce the size of my brush and make the legs on these birds right now, these birds a really flat and I want them to be in keeping with the rest of the illustration. So make the clipping mask. I've selected the color of the bird, darken it slightly and add my texture. And I'm gonna do that with these two as well. The other thing gonna do on this layer is put a little bit of darkness around these eyes so they pop a little bit more. I'm going to use the splatter brush to do this. And when I'm coming in close again, I'm using my fingers to go in and out, see how that makes him pop. I'm also gonna add a little bit of a shadow on these guys. Not too much. It is a mostly flat illustration. Sometimes just a little bit. Goes a long way, blocked this layer and put a little bit of this on the wing as well. Lastly for these birds, I always like to add this little top thing to him. I'm doing this on my eyeball layer. Try to vary all my characters so that nobody has exactly the same Look, I'm thinking this background could go a little bit lighter and maybe more bit blue hue. Lighten those hosts by using curs. I want to just lighten the hooks. I have to select them, go into curves and lighten from there. So that shows up a little bit better. I want a group the birds, like I did that lamb. So I slept the a layer, and then I hold of the right and then group. At this point, I want to buy myself some more layers. So I've got my signature here, which isn't showing up, by the way. So I'm gonna move it right on the But there is perfect spot, and I'm gonna flatten that into my round by merging it down. And I'm gonna make some foliage just to finish this out when I'm making flowers, like with the birds and just do binary Asians who keeps illustration interesting clipping, mask, texture and some shading that helps to push it back a little bit and make it more in keeping with the rest of the illustration. See, I can come in and fix that, which will be much harder to do. It was all on the same layer. Now it's just a matter of doing some color adjustments. I usually like to mess with the background with this splatter brush behind light shapes, all often darkened to kick out the character and with the darker shades, all usually lightens slightly behind a character dark around the edges, which kind of pops that center out and another layer and slick tool choosy lips to create a moon, shape my splatter brush. And then I can have my spider bushel racer and lighten the edges a little bit. Some stars gonna use my hard brush for this and just tap here and there one last thing from the light in the background just slightly and make it a little brighter. Okay, that one took a while. I just want to show you a little bit more about my process and give you a few more tips. Let's move on to the next video. 8. Split Screen & Color: So I have a couple more things I want to talk to you guys about. And those are splitting your screen so that you can share your screen with a couple different APS and then also gonna talk to you about the color picker and using color and how I come up with my color palettes. So let's get started with that now. So to get a split screen, you're going to swipe up from the bottom and you'll see this little arrow here to swipe up and then pull that arrow up. And right now, I don't have what I want on my dock. So I'm gonna go back to my desktop and hold my Pinterest down to the dock and back to procreate some asswipe. But pull up the lower dock and grab Pinterest hold and pull it over to the side. It went to this side because I used it on this side last. So that spa, really awesome to have that there, cause I do like to look at stuff when I'm doing artwork, particularly when I'm starting a piece of artwork. I look at tons of different things so I don't get close to any single artist, and I also look for pallets that I love so often times I like to pull my palettes from vintage artwork. There's some really cool pallets back in the fifties, forties, sixties and the like. So that's what I'm gonna do now. So I'm on my vintage board and I'm just gonna look through here for the purposes of making a pallet. A lot of these are current artwork that people have created with vintage color palettes. So I just keep rolling through until something jumps out at me. So I really kind of like this palette. And so I clicked on it, made it a little larger. I'm going toe doc, this window next to my procreate windows so that I can see my tools up here. The way to do that is hold and swipe down, and now it's Doctor the side, and I can see my tools up here. So now that I've got this color palette, I want, there's different ways you can do this. I'm going to take a screenshot in the version of iPad that I have. We do that by clicking on the main tool here, and the on off and Then I click on that and reduce this down to just get the palette that I want and then click done and saved photos. Since I've got the palate, I want you no longer need Pinterest up as somebody get my real estate back by dragging to the right. And if I want to get that pallet back, I swipe up, pull the pallet over to the side again to get it to dock, pull it down slightly and it's docked to get rid of it, swipe to the right. You can also put the pallet on the left side. It'll automatically doctor the side you did last. But in order to change that drag from the top and drag over to the other side, and now we conducted by dragging down and get rid of it swiping to the left. Okay, so now I'm gonna go get my color palette. I duplicated this file so I can go ahead and flatten it without any concerns and then go into insert a photo, enlarge it the color spot, clicking on my palette. I could hold my finger here and add these colors to my palette cat passing through. And there's yellow here for her hair, so that's really cool. Now I've got this retro palette sitting her ready to play with. There's some variations in these blues so ago hadn't add a little lighter one and turned that off, and I'm going to change this background color to that color. I just picked up and add a new layer. Grabbed my off white color brush I want, which is Nico role and start drawing. Let's just go ahead, make something. Here's how a often work. I make a shape with this Nico brush, which gives it a little bit of imperfection, which I love. Grab the eraser tool the same brush. And by the way, if I click and hold on that it will switch back to the paint tool with the same brush I was using. So make this shape and to cut whatever it is I'm making out of the shape. Use my eraser tool. I can either take all that out that way, or use my select tool on the freehand drawing and circle around three fingers down and cut . In fact, my eraser, last suing that piece three fingers down and cut straight line hold looks like we have a woolly mammoth going on here. I have a small spot I need to fill in and you can see this rough edges really pretty cool. I'm gonna make this all that brown color now by two fingers and blocking the layer, It's got little checkers in their pick my brown color brown black and fill the layer. Still have that layer locked. I can come in and a race into it or a way to get a more precise race is go up, use my selection tool and my eraser. And that way I can get in there some on a new layer. When you grab the selection tool, make a shape for my ear. I like to use a splatter tool and I'm gonna fill this with the splatter while I'm here. I'm going to make a tail with the Nico role on this layer. Select this layer. Go back to my ear, layer my brush again and add some toes. Little lighter and a cheek. You don't love that little mouth. I made something to get rid of that on the woolly mammoth layer going to create a new layer in a clipping mask lighter color and make some hair on here. You go back to my splatter tool and add that fuzz. So because I'm ending up with these colors, I'm going to change this to the blue color. I'm gonna make my woolly mammoths just slightly lighter by going to the hue and saturation just under the adjustments layer. Gonna lock my ears, tail and that sort of thing so that I could come in with a little bit lighter color with the splatter tool and just add a little bit of highlights to this back on my clipping mask and get some black and start adding a little bit of shaking. So this is how I get dimension on my characters. I get a clipping mass going and add the shading to the clipping mass than if I changed the size of my woolly mammoth. Somehow I can go in and erase on this layer without me having to ago adjust this layer, so that's really handy to have. So there you have split screen and color references, how to get the color off a piece you find that you love. So I hope that's been helpful. Let's move on to the next section 9. Final Thoughts: okay, that was fun. It's always fun to watch a piece of artwork come to life as you go along. I love being surprised by what takes shape when there's no plans involved. If you're interested in learning more about looking at artwork from this perspective, you may be interested in my first class discovering your art style through daily creating. I go into depth about these types of things and also paying attention to what inspires you and how your unique style shows up. Although that class is mostly analog type artwork, all the things you've learned here and procreate can be transferred to that class is well, once again, procreate is always having updates to their app. So check back here all the adding classes as procreate keeps expanding their app. Also, you may be interested in a group I have on Facebook called the Daily Creating Group. Ah. Lot of people in that group use the iPad and procreate to create their daily work. It's a very fun group that is all about encouraging each other and inspiring each other, so check that out, all link to it below, and I just want to thank you for joining me in this procreate exploration. I hope the class has been helpful. It would be awesome if you love to review this way. Other people can find this class who are interested in procreate as well as help me to know how I'm doing as a teacher and what you might want to see in the future. I look forward to seeing which you guys create for your project. Please make sure to post your process drawings or you're finished drawings. Or if you want to share a video, you can upload your replay videos to YouTube or vimeo and share a link here in the project section. I am active in the project section. I will see what you post and I will respond if you have any questions, so have a great time using procreate and I'll see you in the next class.