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Procreate for Beginners: Creating Depth with Layers

teacher avatar Brittany Bouyer, artist + illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Class Project


    • 3.

      Navigating Procreate


    • 4.

      Deciding Destinations


    • 5.

      Gathering Inspiration


    • 6.

      Eye-Catching Layouts


    • 7.

      Exploring Layer Basics


    • 8.

      Exploring Complex Layers: Shadows


    • 9.

      Exploring Complex Layers: Highlights


    • 10.



    • 11.

      Adding Texture


    • 12.

      Adding Text


    • 13.

      Exporting + Saving


    • 14.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to create colorful vintage style travel posters using your IPad in Procreate.

In this class, I will walk you through a few key tools to use in Procreate that will guide you on your way to learning digital illustration.

You will learn:

  • How to narrow down your subject choice so you are excited about your project
  • How to gather inspiration using travel photography
  • How to create + source vibrant color palettes
  • How to utilize layers to create depth
  • How to export your work for printing
  • Plus tips, shortcuts and so much more!

The amazing thing about this class is that the process can help you build a collection of travel artwork that you can be proud of--- because trust me--- you will definitely want to make more!

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil 2, but you could use any compatible stylus, or even your finger.  Let’s go!

Who: Excellent for beginners levels and advanced students who want to try out a new style!

What: You will learn to understand the ever daunting way of using layers in your work. Navigating around the app you will start to become more comfortable with the ways to create digitally. Wrap your head around the concept of layers and using them to create depth within your work with simple shapes and added textures. 

Why: Because you want to learn and stay up to date with digital creation plus create an amazing travel poster inspired from your own life experience!

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Brittany Bouyer

artist + illustrator


I'm Brittany! I'm an artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer that loves all things vintage, colorful and romantic. While I do love to create with any and all art supplies, the IPad has been my go-to material for several years now and I am obsessed.



I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. I received my BA in Visual Arts Education in 2011 and shortly after I moved from Ohio to Chicago. Since then I've worked in early childhood education, graphic design and community building. Once 2020 turned our lives upside down, I decided to quit my other jobs and focus solely on my love for creativity and I LOVE IT. 



Traveling is where I find most of my inspiration for my work. I'm s... See full profile

Level: Beginner

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1. Intro: Are you someone that loves to travel? Are you someone that loves to reminisce about all the amazing experiences you've had while you're abroad or in new places? Are you someone that has wanted to learn how to draw digitally, but you just feel a little intimidated? If you're a beginner to digital drawing or using the Procreate app, this class is totally for you. Hi, my name is Brittany Bouyer, and I am an artist, illustrator, and surface pattern designer based in Chicago. A few years ago, I knew it was time to start experimenting with digital illustration. It felt so daunting at first with all the information out there, but I knew that if I wanted to have this career, I had to start somewhere. I wanted to expand my knowledge and simplify my art process. In order to learn surface pattern design and how to easily manipulate and edit my work, the iPad was the way to go. I bought one and got to work taking classes and learning a little bit each and every day. Now, all of my work is created using the amazing Procreate app. This class project is all about travel. One of the best ways to reminisce about your past trips is definitely to create art about it. I will walk you through how to create your very own vintage style travel poster. We'll focus mainly on how to use layer and color to create simple dimensions and depth with organic shapes. We'll narrow down our favorite destinations and grab inspiration using our own photos and from free sources online. We'll organize our workflow, create color palettes, add text, and obviously share our stories and our work with our fellow travel enthusiasts. I hope you're as excited about this project as I am. I love anything that has to do with travel and adventure. Let's take all those travel memories and turn them into something beautiful that you can share online or hang in your home. I can't wait to see the places you choose, so let's get started. 2. Class Project: For this class, you'll be creating your very own vintage-style travel poster. For class you need an iPad, a stylus, and the latest version of the Procreate app. I'll be using my 12.9 inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil 2. We'll get started by a short overview and navigation of Procreate. I want to show you how to navigate a few key actions and tools that we'll be using specifically for this class. This is not going to be a deep dive into all that the app can do. We're only focusing on a select few so that the entire process can feel more manageable. Then we'll dive into the project by selecting a few brushes and begin figuring out which destination we are most interested in today. You probably have so many places that you want to commemorate for this first piece so I'll walk you through a short writing exercise that will help you connect to each one and narrow down the ideal destination to start with today. I mean, you can always come back and rewatch and do all the ideas on your list. Once we've narrowed down those destinations, we can jump right into gathering inspiration. I've created a Pinterest board with tons of vintage-style posters so you can start to see the bold colored layers, the simple shapes, and how everything comes together to bring the energy from each location to life. We use our own photos and search free photos online on Unsplash so we can truly visualize what elements we want to include in our piece. After we find those clear and crisp inspiring photos, we can really get to work on our project. I provided some simple templates to give your ideas and maybe choose which photos might work best to create an eye-catching poster. We'll import our photos, sketch the main elements from our images with simple outlines and begin choosing color palettes. We'll take some time placing color in general areas so we're not stumped violator. Next, we're getting to the part where it all comes together. Using the split-screen feature on the iPad, we will start to use our ink brushes and lay out the base color for each main element of our design. We will go deep into organizing our layers panel to help us stay organized and keep the workflow simple. Once we've got all those base colored filled, we will get to create the smaller organic shapes with our highlights and our shadows. The shapes might not look like much on their own, but as soon as you combine and reveal those other layers, you will see it all come together right before your eyes. After we finish the detailing, we'll explore options for adding text, texture, and other final flourishes that are calling to you. Now you have a finished piece that you can share in the project gallery, and I'll show you how to export for both print, web, and social media. I'll guide you through how to do it and to tell you what your best options are for both outcomes. While you're creating your class project, you'll discover your favorite brushes, create fun color palettes, draw organic shapes, and most importantly, how to stay organized and utilize layers. I hope you're as excited as I am when I make art related to my favorite places around the world. Let's tackle that wonderless feeling and reminisce about all of our favorite places. I will see you in the next lesson. 3. Navigating Procreate: In this lesson, I'll be walking you through how to navigate the Procreate app. In order to keep things simple and manageable, I'll be walking you through a few of the highlighted actions, tools, and some shortcuts along the way. Open the Procreate app and when you arrive immediately, what you see is what we call the gallery. What I want to start us with is how to create your canvas or your blank paper. Up here on the top-right corner, a little window will pop, I want to teach you how to create a new canvas. If you tap the little black plus sign box, I like to use mine in inches, and the reason I would focus on inches for today's project is because we want to be able to print ours in a standard size that's large enough to see, but maybe not large enough to take up your entire wall. That is a standard size in the US is an 11 by 14, so make sure that you tap, that you're in inches. Go to your width, hit 11, tap down your height, hit 14, and then I also like to retitle my canvas, I retitle it to the size that it is, once you're done, click "Create". Now we have an entire blank canvas. One thing that's amazing about Procreate is you can make your canvas pretty much as small as you want. As with anything you're used to on your iPad, you're probably used to pinching and zooming, so it's really nice that you can turn and rotate this canvas as you work throughout your project today. First thing over here on the actions, there's a little toolbar that pops down, underneath the actions, there's a little ad section. We will be using the options here, the top where we'll work with our photo references later on, I'll go into detail there. Under your canvas, again, a lot of options, but I won't be going over those today, I'll be showing you how to export and share and why you would choose a different file type. If you tap here to the video, you'll see that there's some time-lapse settings. You've probably seen on social media, those really cool videos of people creating the artwork from the app. From here, I would just make sure that your toggle is turned on and then I can show you how to export and save those videos once your artwork is complete and you have some recording. Next on the toolbar, we have the adjustments. Underneath these adjustments, there's some really cool stuff that you can get into at a later date. Here, what we call as the selection tool. The selection tool helps you grab certain items within your layers, so maybe you want to move something, maybe you want to recolor. Next we have the transform tool. The transform tool helps you move things around on your canvas. Grab a little color here, and I'm just going to draw a circle. Once I hit that transform tool, there are some selections down here that let you choose different ways to transform things. Mostly lets you move, and if you aren't a fan of the snapping or the magnetic, that's keeping you in certain areas, you can always turn those off to be able to move more freely. The other thing I like about the transform tool is that you can change size and you can also free form or distort things depending on the way that you want it to look. Those are the features that I use the most and the transform tool, and then sometimes I'll use the flip, which you'll see later when I work on my layout for my piece. Now that we've experimented with the transform tool, we'll come over here to our Brush Library. A Brush Library has three different sections, one for drawing tools, one for smudging tools, and one for erasing. We most likely won't be using the smudging tool is because those are things that are mostly used for a painter like effect. That's not quite what we're working on today. In all three of these sections, all the brushes are exactly the same. When you're drawing with one item you might want to erase with the same, and you'll see all the exact same brushes here. What I want to show you next before we get into more of the brushes is your color panel over on the right, depending on what your automatic setting is, you'll see a few options at the bottom. Over here on pallets, you'll probably have the standard ones that come with your Procreate app. I have obviously created quite a few over the years. There's a lot of options and ways you can create palettes that I will get into at a later lesson when we start coloring. I do want to highlight a few of the cool things down at the bottom here, and my favorite way to create colors is actually with the disc option. I like the disc option because you have the whole range of hues here, and then you can change the tone on the outer circle and it's very visual, it's much bigger and you're able to see what colors you're selecting. I also like it because of the history of hue here, so if there's a color I recently used, it's not in a palette, then I have that readily available there. We'll tap out of there, and then the one thing I want to focus on today is our layers. This is our Layers panel. Here we have a few simple things that come automatic, you always have a background color and then you're always standard with one layer. Once the layer selected, you'll see it in a dark blue. If you tap it again, you'll see a few of these options over here that we will be working on today, and we'll be working with these top few options with how to fill, how to select, how to rename, how to clear, and we'll touch base with Alpha lock later when we're recoloring. If you tap the plus sign, that is how you can always add a new layer. They're automatically renamed by layer and a number, but I like to stay organized and rename them as we go. We'll get into that as soon as we start working on our layers and coloring and organization. I'm going to tap and start on one of those layers here. Tap out of the layers panel, and then I want to experiment with brushes and get you set up for the next couple of lessons. Under your Brush Library, I recommend using all of the automatic brushes that come with the app. You'll definitely want at least one drawing tool and one inking tool. For the drawing tool, you can go over here to sketching. I like the 6B pencil. The 6B pencil feels and acts as though it's a regular pencil. It's really quick and light and response to pressure. There's no lag or snapping happening, and it feels really natural to draw it. One cool trick here is when you want to undo something, you tap the screen with two fingers and it will undo until you stop tapping. You want to bring that back and redo, you simply tap with three fingers. I also want to show you this panel here on the left, you can change the size of the brush on the top part. On the bottom section, you can change the opacity. If you're working with a larger brush and maybe you're wanting to keep the shading a little bit lower, you can always have a lighter brush, so you can do that with any brush that you have. If you're like me and you love this brush, you'll probably end up using it a ton. Instead of having all of your brushes saved in the sections that are automatic, I like to save mine in a favorites group. What you'll do is drag down this sidebar, tap the plus sign, tap here to rename it your favorites. Go back to the section where your brush was, swipe to the left to hit duplicate. Here you can tell it's the duplicated option because it's got the little one next to it. We'll scroll up to that top section, tap and hold the brush and drag it over to your favorite section. Now you'll see that the brush that you drag over to your favorite section is now here. Now you'll be able to keep all your favorite brushes that you're using within an artwork so that you don't have to go through each section and find it every time. Next, I recommend finding an ink brush that you like, we will end up playing with the settings just a little bit so that we can find one that feels most natural to us. If you come down here to the inking section, some of my personal favorites are technical pen, studio pen, and gesinski ink. We'll start by playing with a few of those, zooming in and trying to just draw a shape and see how it feels. One of the most difficult things transitioning to digital drawing is noticing that there can sometimes be a little lag here, almost a little bit of a snapping or drag or a delay in your drawing. It can be really hard getting used to, which means maybe the brush is an exactly the way that you want, but your liking, everything else about your liking, the pressure, your liking the way that it has clean edges. If you want to edit a brush slightly, what you can do is go back to the Brush Library, tab the selected pen. There are tons of settings that you can play with here. What I'm going to focus on for this class is the streamline. The higher your streamline, the more likely the app will adjust that brush for you, so it will basically cut out those little rough edges that you might get with another pen if I do this. But this one snaps it to have a little bit more smooth pressure and smooth edge. If you're wanting something more natural to what it would be like drawing with pen, you can draw and drag that streamline down further. This is more natural, so you can see here the steadiness changes because the streamline is much lower. If I turn that back up, it changes. Find any brush that you like, play with those settings just a little, come back to your Brush Library, duplicate that brush as well, slide down here to make sure you can see your favorites group, tap and drag and bring it to your favorites section. Now you have your favorite brushes saved here in this panel. That way when you're clicking between layers later, it will take you a lot less time. Come back over here to your Layer panel, and instead of undoing all of those, because I know I'm not keeping any of those elements for my drawing, I'll tap the layer and hit "Clear", that clears out the entire layer. You can also always undo anything that you do on the layers panel or anywhere else, with your double tap, with your fingers, tap again to redo the action. I'll be sharing more tools and tips and shortcuts along the way as we move on throughout. One thing I did forget to mention at the beginning is if you are a left-hand drawer or writer, I would come over here to your adjustments, hit the preferences and make sure that you turn the right-hand interface on. The only thing that changes is that the brush adjustments section over here moves sides, so depending on which side of your hand your drawing hand is on, you want to make sure that your risk doesn't touch that. Let's recap, we created a new canvas, located the actions menu, the Brush Library, and where to select colors. We quickly played with the selection and transform tools, experimented and saved our favorite brushes, checked out the Layers panel, and even learned a few shortcuts. Now you are totally ready for the next lesson. 4. Deciding Destinations: Now, we're heading into what I think is the most difficult lesson. I say it's difficult mostly because it's really hard to choose which destination you want to focus on for your project today. So many of us have so many deep connections to places we've been, or dreams of places that we want to go. I'm going to walk you through a short exercise that will get you thinking about why you would want to choose a place, and will help you stay inspired to work on it the entire class. In order to make this a little easier, we'll make a list, come up with why we want to do that certain destination, and then narrow it down from there. First up, let's go over to the color palette, grab some darker color that you have access to, or you can move around, and just choose a random one. Make sure that we are on a layer. Then I want to make sure that I'm using my pencil. My pencil, again, is the most natural drawing or writing tool to me. First, I want to make a chart or a grid. One trick here, we'll draw a line at the top. Hold it, don't pick up your pencil, and then that creates a straight line. If you want the line to be parallel to the top or the bottom of your canvas, you can tap your other finger, and that will make it a complete straight line. Then somewhere around the middle, draw a straight line all the way down. Hold, don't release your pencil just yet. Then tap to keep it straight. We don't necessarily need those to be perfectly straight for this, but I wanted to be able to show you the trick. From there, let's start a new layer. But before we do, let's tap this one, rename. I want to get you in the habit of renaming your layers to stay organized. Here, we can just put a grid, or a chart, or whatever you want to rename your layer. Next up, let's add a new layer. We'll rename this destinations. Once you've renamed your layer, you are now on a new layer, or that layer that you are selected. Over here, on the left side, let's write, destinations. On this left side, I want you to think of the 10 first destinations, or locations, or places that you want to do this artwork on. Maybe there are an overwhelming amount of ideas, this will help us just name those ones that are already at the top of your mind. On this left side, we can go ahead, and start writing our list of our 10 destinations that are coming up in our head. One great tip that works when you're writing is to easily be able to toggle between your brush and your eraser. If you're using the Apple Pencil 2 like me, you can tap the pencil twice, and it will switch between your pencil and your eraser. I do know I have a different eraser selected. I'm going to go to my favorite section, and make sure I have my pencil selected because I want to be able to erase with the same brush I'm drawing with. Tap away, and then you can erase. Another great thing to keep in mind is when you're making lists, or you're writing, and you want to quickly be able to move certain sections within a layer. You can see here that there are two things on this layer, destinations, and then my number 1, Paris. Let's say, I didn't want to move the whole layer. If I hit the transform, that has the entire contents of that layer. I don't want to move everything, I just want to move the Paris over. I click the selection tool, go to the freehand option, and I circle that selection. Now, I can hit the transform tool, and I can move that over however far I was thinking. Unselect the transform, and I'm ready to begin writing again. Once you finish your list of destinations, come up to the layers panel, create a new layer. This side, we will rename our why. On this side of our chart, we will rename it the why section. What I want you to do is to think about the first and main reason why you had written down this destination. Perhaps, there is a trip that you've taken there in the past. Perhaps, there is a plan to do so in the future. Maybe you have a very special memory, and a very special icon from that location that you're thinking that you want to draw. It's really important to get as specific as possible, and write down exactly why you're connected to that place. Take a few minutes, and just really think about what drew you to that destination today. The more you connect to it, the more excited you'll be about the outcome. Now, that you've got your reasoning or your why's next to all your destinations, I'm sure, there are some that have already started to stick out. Take a minute, we'll start a new layer. We'll circle your top three. The ones I'm choosing this time are ones that I haven't really worked on before. I've already done some work with Paris. I have a huge connection to France. My husband is French, and we have family over there, so I do a lot of work that's influenced by Paris and France. I've done a few related to these three already, but they were just so impactful, as far as trips I've already taken. Then Columbia is my first trip that I want to take to South America, hopefully soon. I've already done some work there. These three, I'm selecting because I know that I've never worked on art for them. I also had some really great experiences there. The reason choosing three is important is that when we start to look for inspiration or photos, either from our own library or from resources online, you might find some places don't have as great images to source from. Since we're sourcing from images, it's important that we have something that has a nice view, that is clear and crisp. You can't always find those in photos of the destination that you're hoping for. This gives you a little flexibility once you start looking. One more tip we can do before we move on to the next lesson is we can group these all together. We'll be doing this a lot in our next couple of lessons, but I want to get you started. Rename the group, and we will just rename that our list. We will be getting rid of this later, but since we're practicing with our layers, this will help us keep super organized. Then I'm actually going to grab these two. This layer here is my circles, this is my why. I'm actually going to drag this down here to the destinations, and I'm going to combine the destination and that layer. Now, those are all selected together. Tap the arrow to collapse your grid. Now, we're ready to start looking for some inspiration, and gathering all of our favorite images from our favorite places in the next lesson. 5. Gathering Inspiration: Now that you've narrowed down all of the destinations that you had in mind, hopefully you were able to pick your top three. Now we'll work on gathering photos using our own references and from free sources online. One thing I want to mention is the reason that I have you choose three is that sometimes when you're looking for sources online, it's more difficult to find exactly what you had in mind for the destination. Be flexible and look for photos for all three today because you might be more inspired by one than the other. Trust me when I say that you might change your mind because that's what I end up doing. Now, let's get going and find those beautiful photos to use and start bringing that poster to life. Next, we want to probably choose one. What you can do is: close out our app, Procreate; open up your browser of choice, I'm using Safari here. Then you'll want to come to Unsplash is a source that allows you to use photos for free. Artists and photographers from all over the world upload their photos here so that people are able to use them, which is a great way to do that. You never want to use a photo that you don't know who made it, so that you don't upset anyone. I'm going to go for London so we'll go up here into the search here. I do have some photos of my own, but I want to see what we can find. As you can see, the photos are super high quality, usually of popular places that you might see in your location or your destination: famous bridges, lots of awesome noticeable things, like the buses here. Once you find a few photos that you like, tap on the photo, it brings it up a little larger. Then up here in the corner, it says "Download free". Instead of screenshotting the photo, I always recommend doing it this way and then download. It will download to your files folder on your iPad. Then actually down here, when it pops up it tells you exactly who the artist was, so that if you want to take a note of that, maybe when you share it online, you can tag the original artist from the photo. They can see your artwork that you make with it. I'm choosing this photo because I want to include a telephone booth. I didn't have a good picture of one of those. I am thinking I'm going to focus on some monuments to start because I want an eclectic look for my piece today. Just look at certain angles. Maybe there are some wider landscape photos, like this one of the bridge is really beautiful. Take a few more minutes and keep searching for some photos here, again, even if you have your own, so that you can really play with the layout depending on which photos you use and if you want to use multiple photos or if you're using one as a main source. Then another thing I recommend, so once you start searching for just your particular destination name here, you might start to get some ideas of some photos that you would want to use for a reference. I've already found a few monuments and I'm thinking of some things that I experienced while I was there. We specifically did a tea time, which was super fun, and I'm a huge tea drinker. This is really, really great. I don't have any great photos because the lighting was really difficult when we had it. I'm going to look up some London tea and see what happens. Get a little bit more narrow on your searches. Again, you might not find something super specific. You might be lucky. I'm just play around with whatever that search is. Now that you've found a few photos, at least 5-10 for each of your top destinations that you want to focus on today, we will come back to those in the next lesson and upload those. But before we move on to the next lesson, I want to focus on getting ready for some more inspiration based on color palettes. When it comes to color palettes, there's a lot of choices you can make. You can do something more natural and realistic as simple as following the tones from the actual photo of the artwork, from the actual photo of the destination, or you can do something a little bit more abstract. To make that easier for you, I have created a Pinterest board that has tons of vintage inspired travel posters, that will show you the bright and vibrant color palettes that we can see. You can find that in the project resource section below the video. Once you use the link below to come to my Pinterest board I've made public for you, you can see there's so many options here for colors. The one thing I would consider most when deciding and thinking about colors for your pieces, what you're going to do with it. If you're thinking of hanging it in your home, you obviously want to think about colors that are in the space already or something that could tie it into the space really easily. I'm typically someone that is drawn to a lot of blues. I love to have something with a little bit of a blue or a teal color, and then I end up adding in a pop, like this one, have a love. We probably could golden mustard, yellow, some white in there and then a lot of this warmer color, a brown on the side. Keep an eye on just like what you're drawn to, whether it be like the location that you're getting inspired by, but focus really on just seeing which ones you like. Of course, there are so many out there and you can obviously search on your own to find some more colors to be inspired by. But what I want to do next is to have you find a few of those that you like from here, and I would click it to enlarge it. Use the Top button on your volumes on your iPad and the Power button or the Screen Awake button and screenshot that. Once you screenshot that, click the little "Square" that pops up and then I like to actually crop mine, so that I'm not getting a bunch of this stuff. Then all you need to do is to hit in the top-left corner "Done", and then save it to your photos. Keep doing that until you find a few that you're really drawn to, solely based on the colors. One tip I like to suggest when you're cropping, because we're going to be importing these photos into our Procreate app, I like to make sure that I get all of the black away in my cropping because I don't want the app to automatically think that I want black as a color. I crop all of that out. As long as you can get a majority of the variants that you're interested in, that's great. Once you've taken some time to find some color palette inspiration, either from the Pinterest board I've created for you or from your own sources, we'll come into our Procreate app. What I like to do is I like to come in and I'll immediately add a new layer hitting that top right "Plus" button, and I am going to turn off my list for now. What we'll do to bring some of those photos in. Again, we're not bringing the photos for the destination that we found. We're bringing in photos for colors. What I like to do is you will go here to the color dot at the top corner, go to palettes on the bottom right and hit "Tap". Then if you see this little fancy Plus button up here in the top right corner, click there, and there's some really cool features that you can do here. The one we're going to be focusing on today is to create a new palette from photos. Those photos that you took, the screenshots, we're going to use that. Click that that you had just screenshotted. Then automatically, right here, you can see that Procreate created its own entire palette from all the tons that can find there. Then obviously, you can tap here and you can rename. Do that as many times as you like. If you're thinking you want to manually pick your colors a little bit more and be a little bit more precise, I'm going to show you how to do that here too. If you go into the top left gear icon at the top, hit "Add", and then if you go to "Insert a Photo", the one I haven't used. Then I like to make it really big, so that I can get really close to the colors that I want to use. This is selected right now. You can turn off the selection. Then this is a really cool tip and you'll use it so much. Taking your finger and holding it down on any portion of the artwork, you can actually see that it's selecting the color based on where I am. The bottom here is the current color and the top is the one that you will be choosing. I'm thinking I like this green in the middle. You can see that the corner color has changed. Tap here, add a new palette. It'll say "Create New Palette". This will be greens emerald, because that's what it reminds me of. Then since you had selected that color and it's the color of the dot up here, you can actually tap in the palette, and it turns that palette and gives you the color that you had selected. You can do that as many times as you want. Again, tap and hold, move it around to the color that you're thinking and add it in. One thing to note here is that I actually accidentally colored a few boxes the same color. What you can do to change that? Let's select a new color by dragging our hand around up here. I'm going to go to this color. Then you can tap and hold. Then you can actually see that you can delete it entirely or you can set it to the new color that you've selected. I'm going to set that to the new color. Once you're done choosing your colors, you can come over here to your Layers panel and you can either turn that layer off if you'd like, or you can delete it entirely. I'm going to remove that. Create a new layer, so that when we're ready to come back in, we have a new layer already set and we don't mess up our list layer. When you want to come back to your Color Palettes up here in the top corner, you'll be able to see all of them here that you had just created. You can hit "Default" or "Set Default" on either one. I'm really, really drawn to this muted one right now. I'm going to hit the "Set Default" just so that when we come back and I go over here to my smaller colors panel, that is the one that's chosen here. Then of course, you have a little History panel here that shows you what you've used in the last few strokes. You can quickly recreate that color there. Now that we have gathered a lot of inspiration, we are ready to start finalizing some layouts and playing with exactly how we want our artwork to look. I invite you to come back in the next lesson and I will see you there. 6. Eye-Catching Layouts: Next up we're focusing on the layout. In this lesson, we'll use templates and our photos and combine them to create an eye-catching layout for your work. In the last lesson, you narrowed down some of your destination choices to at least three and probably found some really cool images that might have changed which place you wanted to focus on. What we want do first here is to bring those templates that are available in your research section of the class down below the video here on the page. Once you've download those, you can either do those directly from your iPad on the website version of Skillshare. Not on the app. You can download those there and save them as images. Once you have them saved to your iPad here, what we'll do is we'll go up here to the little gear icon. We'll click "Insert a photo". From here, I'm going to add all three templates that I've provided, and just keep going back to Insert photo and adding all three. Once you can click out of those, you go up here to the layers section and you'll see all three images have been inserted. These are just guides. There's nothing you have to follow exactly, they're just to give you an idea of what could make a good composition for your pete. This first one here is a grid and it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to fill in each box with a grid or with an item inside the squares. But what it does is help you lay out something like a place that might have a lot of monuments. For me, I was thinking London. All the things that we did in London or the places that we saw, I was going to stick a little icon in that general area. Keeps it visually appealing and just has a lot more interests there to fill up the whole page. If you click the little box here with a check mark, uncheck it, that will take us to our next one here. We're just taking the view of that layer off. This is what I like to call the rule of thirds, and what that means is you're basically breaking up your composition into three parts. That keeps things really visually balanced by having something on one side, like the heavier the focus version and then I gave the two rectangles here so that you can see this viewpoint where it slides. Your eye starts at the corner and it comes up to the focal point. This is really great for landscapes, or if you're focusing on one specific monument, but with maybe some foliage around or has a little bit more that you want to include, like a building with maybe some landscape behind it. There's another, and then we'll uncheck that one again. We're taking the view off and now we are on the central. Doesn't necessarily mean that I needed to even make a template for this, but I wanted you to think about that. For example, if I was doing Notre-Dame in Paris, I could have a full frontal view of that and that would be centrally located. That would be so visually appealing and beautiful. Reminder that you can always have something directly viewed as well. Now that you have an idea of which template you're thinking about using for your images that you have or maybe multiple images, click on that layer and then what we'll do is we'll make sure that the checkbox is on, so the little box is filled white and that will make sure that we are viewing that specific layer. Then we can actually swipe to the left and delete the other ones that we're not using just to get those out and keep our layers panel really clean. One fun thing that you'll use a lot here is if you click the little end button or tap the layer again, you'll see a little opacity bar here. I like to lower those down, especially when I'm using things as a guide. That way I'll be able to see whatever layers I put on top and below. Edit the name here just so we know. We'll add a new layer and from here, let's just call this sketch for now. What we'll do is I like to give myself a little bit of proportional help here, and one of the best things about working digitally is that you can use images just like you would if you were using tracing paper or a ruler and guides to get things exactly the way you want. I like to do that with this. If you remember, we had saved and downloaded our files from Unsplash. I'm going to insert this almost the similar way as the templates, except those were saved to our file section. If you go up to the top gear icon, you can see there's an Insert a file. From there, you'll see all the photos that I had collected and there was one specific that I really loved. I'm going to bring that in, and you'll see here how beautiful that image is. What we can do is you can play around, maybe you want it to be a little more focused on one certain area. This will just help me get my layout in. Again using a rule of thirds, I'm going to flip it so that it's on that left side. I just love how having things heavier or focus on the left side for some reason. I mean, it's all personal preference. You can see there I've got that really nice layout and I plan on putting the name Sedona up at the top with some texts later on. I like that's open in the sky. We'll unclick the transform tool, go back up to our layers panel and then do the same thing. Tap the N over here, and then take the opacity down really low again. Now you can see that I've worked a little bit with my rule of thirds already and if you need to bring that opacity back up, you can. You can see how I've got a little bit more landscape and it's going to this focal point of this beautiful side of a hike. Now, what I've done is I actually forgot that it was going to go onto the sketch layer, so we can rename that back to our image and I'll add a new layer. Now I will do sketch. One good thing to keep in mind here as you're working in the layers panel is that anything that is above is always going to be on top. Thinking of it as like you're building a sandwich, this is your bottom bun. This is your sauce, and this is your vegetable, maybe your meat, and then the top part is an extra bun. Whatever is on top will always also be on top of here, layered on top of each other, if you will. I like to sketch on top of my image. When you're ready, grab your drawing tool and then I like to use a sketch pencil. I'm going to come down here and get a little bit more of a warmer color. I always, always check the layers panel to make sure that I'm drawing on the right layer. This will happen to you so many times and it's okay, it happens to so many of us. I get into the habit of making sure I'm on the right layer before I start drawing. I'm going to zoom in a little bit and I'm not tracing anything as far as all the details. I just want to get the general like the architect's plans of the space. Just taking a little sketch, getting this major portion of it. So that when we start to move on, we've got a little bit more of our section here. Again, don't spend too much time tracing the image. We're just trying to get a little bit more of a layout here. Once you've done, sketched out those a little bit of layers, here are the little details here. We can go ahead and turn off our template. Again, this is more of a simple template, one focal point, not a lot of detail, and that is exactly what I like for my posters. I like to have one main thing that reminds me of the place I've been or reminds me of why I want to go somewhere. What we'll do next is we'll turn the image off. I like to make sure that I'm not tracing anything. Then again look, that looks like a very simple sketch. As we start to move on, we'll add another layer, and again it automatically always goes on top. What we want to do with our colors here is we can start to lay some basis. I'm actually going to change this and do rename it my color sketch that I'm going back and making sure that my palette here is the palette that I want to work with. If you've imported your pallets like we did in the previous lessons, you'll have those here. I'm thinking that I really want this one with a really warm colors, so that's set as my default. I go back to the disk view. What I want to do here is just color block the sections of where I'll put the color down later. This helps you keep things a little bit more simple. One thing I want to start with is I want to remember that I'm going to bring the color sketch actually below the drawing sketch so that I can still see those outlines. One thing I want to remember is that I'm going to want to bring the brush a little bit bigger. Then can change brushes if you want to cover a little bit more surface area. But for me, I want to make sure that I remember that I want to keep the name of the location for me at the top so that I can keep that in mind. I'm selecting the transform tool and moving it closer to the center and a little bit down. Feeling like that skin to look a little bit better. The trick will be working on is going actually to our file section and then clicking on the photo that you're using as a reference, use a little Share box at the top right corner, and we'll hit "Save image". This will save it to our image library. When I'm done, I'm going to close out of that, open my app, grab the photos app, bring it over here, and then I'm going to select that photo so I have a split screen here. One thing to remember is I actually flipped my image and I'm going to see if I can do that here. Here we go. What can help me keep everything a little bit more organized? Again, you can choose to go natural colors that you see here, or you might change them a little on your image. From here, again, you can use that brush or you can use a little bit bigger one. I like to use the chalk sometimes, and I'm thinking we just want to color block just a little bit. I'm thinking I want a little bit of a darker color through here. The brush doesn't seem quite big enough for one that I like. I'm going to go back down here to the painting. Here we go. That's just helping me cover a little bit more surface here. I'm bringing up a little bit bigger if I want. Just seeing if I actually like these colors together in this block section. Now that I'm coming back, basically I use my sketch layer of color just to color block and see if I'm liking those tones. I want things to be a little bit more vibrant, and this just helps solve a few of the problems that come later on when you're working on a piece. You already have an idea of where your colors are going to be, and if you like them and how you want to tweak them in the future. Now that we've got our color sketch layer finished and complete, we can move on to the next lesson where we focus on all the layering details and how to get really into using this layers panel to our advantage. I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. Exploring Layer Basics: Now, it's time to really get into those layers. We will start to take full advantage of the Layers panel. We'll rename, we'll group, and we'll organize ourselves to set us up for success for the entire project. In this next lesson, we're solely focusing on the base layers for each of our colored sections. What we can do is go back up to our Layers panel here. We can take any of our sketch layers, and put them together, and group them. The blue layer here is currently selected. If I tap the next one and swipe to the right, you can see that there's multiple selected, and I'm also going to swipe to the right with this image layer. I'm going to group those. I'm going to put my selection on to the new group title and I'm going to tap it and I'm going to rename it. To clean things up, since I'm finished with the template, I've already done my layout, I'm going to swipe on that layer to the left and hit "Delete". Once I'm done with the sketch layer, actually I'm going to turn off the color sketch, and I'm going to go above the group and hit a new layer. The best part about this Layers panel, and using layers to your advantage for your digital artwork is that you can always start fresh. Each new layer is like a new canvas, even if you can see the layers that are underneath of it. What I would do first is start a new layer here, and what we'll do is tap that layer and I'm going to do, orange cliff base. The reason I'm naming it, the base is because I'm going to use that medium tone of the base layer for all of the texture here in this section. Then we can always tweak the name afterwards, but for now while I'm working, I want to make sure I know which layer I'm on. I came back here and I'm actually going to turn on this color layer, but I'm going to click on the end of that layer and I'm going to lower the opacity down super low that so I can get an idea of where I'm trying to keep that orange base color. I'm going to make sure that I'm on the orange cliff layer. I'm going to add, and grab one of my ink brushes. Again, if you go to inking, I like to use the studio pen. I'm going to make sure that I'm on the right color and I'm going to use those outlines and start to fill in and use my image reference over here. I'm going to zoom in just a little bit here. When I'm moving my pen along here, I'm mostly trying to get all of the area that will be that base orange color, and you can see for this piece was actually a lot that is going to be that base orange. I'm doing the outline of this section where that happens. Take your time, allow yourself to do the base color for all the areas and I'll show you how to move on to another section with a different color here soon. Now that I have such a huge portion of this image with that base orange color, I'm going to tap this colored circle at the top right, hold it and drag it over here into that area where I had just drawn. You can see here, it's not an exact replica of the way that this will look, and that's okay. I'm going to add another section up here, and then I'm going to drag that color here. It actually looks like I messed the color up and got slightly different tones. I'm going to tap and hold this color, and I'm going to drag it over and recolor everything. Sometimes you can see it's actually still kind of messing up the color. What I'm going to do here is go back to the Layers panel, I'm going to hit "Select", and it's going to select the portion of the drawing section of your layer. It's not going to select this part that doesn't have any drawing on it. It's only going to select this. I'm going to hit "Select". I'm going to tap the layer and I'm going to hit again, Fill layer. That should got rid of the lines, so now I have everything that's one color. Now that we have that one base color, I can always go in and adjust. What we'll do next is I will add a new layer, and again, when in doubt, if you're starting any new line, new color, anything, always start a new layer. You can always combine layers and do that layer. But once you have done something on one layer, It's really hard to remove it, so when in doubt, always start a new layer. For this layer, I'm going to do sky base, because this is going to be the blues and is the base color. The reason we're calling them base is because we will be adding highlights and shadows sections from each base color to really create that stylized dimension. For the sky base, I have this blue here, which I need to actually bring down here. Make sure I set it to that current color, so I have it. There's two tricks to this. If I wanted to color the whole section, I could do that, and I can color the entire layer because that would be the background. I could come over here, put the color and drag it over. Then I could actually bring it underneath the orange cliff base so that I have that entire color here. The next part, I'm actually going to leave it like that for now because I want to be able to see that there's a base or a full color at the end. Since this kind of tan section over here that I'm working on is actually going to be behind the cliff, but in front of the sky base layer, I'm actually going to put a new layer here, so it's between these two. I'm going to put background cliff base. Now I'm going to click that kind of tan color that I had used earlier and adjust it just a little. I'm on my cliff base layer and making sure that I'm there, I'm going to go back to my brush, make sure I'm using the studio pen and I'm on the color that I want. Now that everything is above, I'm actually going to take this sketch layer out and I'm going to move it up for a second just so I can see that sketch above everything else because now I need to make sure I know where those lines are. In order to do that, I'm actually going to draw all the way from over here because I'm behind or below the orange cliff, but above the sky, and because I'm going to fill the layer, I want to make sure that I'm touching the edges because I am going to fill that very soon. You need to make sure that you have a closed shape. Let's say that I wasn't going with a section all the way to the edge of your canvas. You could actually go behind and kind of create a little circle shape here. Now what you'll do is you drag the color over, fill the layer, so now you can see closely where I had taken the line all the way to the edge of the canvas, but I didn't need to do that because I created that shape. If you have lots of shapes and lots of base colors, you're going to have lots of these funky shapes that are going behind things and that's okay. As of right now, it looks very simple with a simple base layers, is that means that we'll be able to add dimension with our other colors and tones to create shadows and highlights. That will really start bringing this piece to life. I might just start a new layer. Again, this is actually going to be on top of everything. I'm going to put greens base layer, because they're bushes and trees. I want that again to be like a medium tone, so you can see I've got a light, a medium and a dark here. I'm going to do the medium tone for it. I'm on the right layer using the right pen, and so these are probably going to change the more I go into the drawing here. But I'm going to have these funky shapes because they're not really looking exactly like trees on everything. What I'm doing is making sure that I have closed shape, I'm drawing this section right here where there's this little organic shape. Even though there's some bushes over there, I can create these, really organic shapes. You wouldn't never be able to tell that that's a tree, but that's okay. I'm just making sure they're closed, and the reason I'm closing them is because I'm going to drag over here and I'm going to fill them. Take your time, move throughout all of your base layer colors. You might have a lot, you might have a little bit like me here. Super organic shapes, I'm not trying to make these pieces look like trees or anything. I'm getting a little bit of a section that will be green, and then we'll start to define that with a little bit of shadows and highlights in the next lesson. Finish up all of your base layers, make sure that you rename them over here, and then we'll move on to the next section. 8. Exploring Complex Layers: Shadows: You've just finished all your base layers for all the sections on your artwork. Now, we'll get to the part where we start to add the shadows. By using organic shapes and different tones of color we'll be able to truly see a form coming to life. Let's get started on the next step and see how this starts to change the pace dramatically. We're going to start adding our shadows and our highlights. I still have the sketch layer on top because again, I still want to be able to see that general area of space that I'm trying to draw within. Now what we have next is we have again all of those base layers. What we'll do is so we have this green space, which is my little tree bush drawing section. I'm going to add a new layer. I'm going to Rename this greens highlights, tap out of that and then go back to green space add one more new layer on top. Tap to rename it, I'm going to hit greens shadows. Now I have all three of the layers that I'll be using for that section. In order to, again make this just a little bit easier. I'm going to tap on the top green section layer and then swipe back to the right again. Then I'm going to group those. I'm going to tap to Rename the group and just put greens so I know that all of the sections of highlights, base color, and shadows are within this group. Now you can actually tap the little arrow and you can collapse that. Do the same thing for all of your base layers. Create a highlight layer, a shadows layer, and rename them, and group them. Now that you've renamed all your layers, each group should have at least three layers within them. If I tap on the greens here, I have a highlight, I have a shadow and I have a base. What we can do here again, just because I know our layers can always be limited. You can clean up any layers you have. You might have some extras floating around in there. I'm going to actually turn off all of my other layers for a second. I'm going to hit on my list I made in the earlier lesson. I'm going to go up here to the Actions panel and hit "Share". I'm going to tap JPEG. I'm just going to save this image to my image library that has the list of my ideas from earlier. That way, now I can go back here and I can actually delete that. Now, what we'll focus on this time is something slightly different. I'm going to start with the orange cliffs section because that seems to be the largest part of my image. Right now I'm going to tap on the base layer. That's the layer I'm on currently. I know that if I go and start adding shadows, I want all the shadows to stay on top of that orange layer or within that orange layer. I don't want the shadows to come out here or anything. A tip and trick to help you move those shadows in a little bit easier to keep them contained into that mass or that base color. What we'll do is, we'll go to that base layer, tap hit "Select". Now you can see that only that section, the orange section that is colored is selected. All these diagonal lines on the outside means that you couldn't draw on that. I can actually show you here. You can see I cannot draw on the other side. I'm going to undo that. Even though that is selected, I can actually go up here to a new layer, my shadows layer, come back over here. Now I'll be able to draw those lines still within the base section. But I'm on that shadow layer. Whenever you are ready to work on your shadows or your highlights and you want them to stay contained in that mass, that's how you do that. Sometimes you might click out of it on accident, but all you have to do is to go back and hit select on that base layer and then make sure that you're drawing back on your shadow or your highlights layer. What I like to do is a little trick for the shadows. I want to make sure that I'm selected on the same base color. Go over here to the Layers panel and where you see that N, you tap and you can see here that there are some options down here. Then along with that opacity. We'll keep everything the same except for when you're doing shadows. I like to come over here and actually do multiply. Instead of choosing an entire new color, I actually get to use this filter, if you will, on that layer. That allows me to get an exact same tone of orange but in a darker color to show the shadows. Now that I'm drawing on, again, I'm on that new layer. I'm within that base layer. Now it's showing this darker color. I didn't have to select a new color. I just selected that option to filter in. What I want you to do is to begin on at least one section of your largest, I want to say blob, largest organic shape for doing a landscape, maybe do the background that's larger. Or if you have a piece of architecture in your drawing, maybe you want to focus on that first, but focus on one section at a time. Then we can move on to these other groups. Give yourself some time. Fully work on the shadows of one section. While you're filling out the shadow section on your layers, I'm basically going through on my image and just taking some notes of where the darker parts are. I know that I might go back in with like a drawing or sketch layer to fill in some of these like outlines of the rocks. But if you can see, there's this base color, which is what I have here. Then you can see these lighter parts and you can also see this shadow in there. More of this reddish orange color which would be the darker tone. That is where I'm getting my organic shapes for my drawing. I'm looking in and I'm not trying to make it look like anything. I'm just simply taking these shapes like this was like a rounded triangle. Going to add a little bit of this cliff bar I've got over here. It is a little darker. You're not trying to be exact or mostly playing with these organic shapes that are within the subject that you're focusing on. 9. Exploring Complex Layers: Highlights: Now that you've taken a ton of time to add the first layer of shadows on all of your sections. It's time to add those highlights. I'm sure you've already seen a lot of your piece come to life and it's starting to actually take shape and look like the destination you've chosen. In this lesson by adding the highlights, you'll see how the depth and the dimension are created by just simply layering on flat color. Now I want to move on to the highlights and then we can allow ourselves to finish working on each of three sections within each group, going to start working on the highlights here. I still have this light color selected. Now if you have a color palette, you probably have a lighter version of that tone that you're looking for. If you don't have a specific one yet, I will give you a little advice here. When you're looking to keep something with the same amount of dark and light tones to it, If you go to the classic version here, I always believe that if you work at a diagonal it will keep the same amount of cool and the same amount of warm. I'm going to move at a diagonal up because I want a lighter tone. There we've got a little bit of a lighter color. I'm on my highlights layer and I'm just going to go in and test that and see if I think that that's even light enough. I think it's still a little too dark, so I'm going to bring it up a little bit lighter, get a little bit more of a lighter tone. Again, you can always change the color of something afterwards but it's good to be able to at least see the differences while you're working. Now when you go back to your photo, you're slowly going to be focusing on these really light part. You can see some lighter section here in a highlight, some lighter sections here and just really focus on that light color throughout the entire piece of this section. I'm still working on my orange cliff and I'm working on the highlights now. Take your time, do those organic shapes and use your trick for straight lines if you need. Then you always want to make sure that when you're erasing though, that you are using the exact same brush. I'm going to make sure that I am down here. I have an inking studio pen. There we are. We've made it through my entire highlight and shadows of the first section. My little cliff I have here. I am pretty happy with the way that it looks. I think that eventually I might play with the colors a little bit. I think I need to tweak them to make them go the same tone a little bit here. But I'm sure it will change once I start adding a little bit more dimension, but as of the colors right now I might tweak those, so I'll go over that with you. Before we move on to the next lesson, I want to clarify that we are still doing our highlights or shadows on top of our bases in each of our groups here. I'll meet you back here in the next lesson where you'll have all of your shadows and your highlights for all of your grouped-off sections. 10. Recoloring: You've taken plenty of time to choose colors in the beginning of the other lessons but sometimes as you work, you decide that you want to change it. I'll show you a few tips and tricks and ideas for recoloring and changing the color scheme of your work here. Welcome back. Now that we have all sections of our layers finished, so we have our base layer, our shadows, and our highlights, you can really see the dimension coming to life. You can play around and look at how different that would look when you remove those highlights or those shadows, just how much it transforms. You might see some sections here where you're thinking that you might want to add something, maybe you're thinking you want to add some outlines which is super common for this style of poster. Let's go to our group here. I'm on this big orange cliff section and we had gone to that layer and used the multiply filter. What you can do if you just want to change the color is you have to make sure that you actually go back to that normal. It's obviously not going to show because it's the same color as the base. What I'm going to do is show you a little trick on how to quickly change color. I'm going to tap and hold because I want my color to be similar to the ones of what we already have. Again, if you remember that trick from the beginning, you're always moving things at a diagonal, and the reason you do that is because you want to make sure that you're keeping the same amount of cool and the same amount of warm. I'm coming back to that base color and I'm going to come a little darker into more of like a brown color. In order to change that, there's actually two ways that you can do it. Since we are working with the selection tool, what we'll do is we'll tap the layer, hit Select, so now only those sections are selected. I'm going to tap again, I'm going to hit Fill Layer. You can do that. Tap again. I like to do it twice because sometimes there's a few extra pixels around the edge and then hit Fill Layer again. I do like the way that that is coming to life a little bit more. I might make it a little bit darker. I'm going to make it a little bit darker and I'm going to show you the other trick. Another trick is to use the Alpha Lock. What you can do is, on the layer, take your two fingers and swipe to the left and then you can see that little checkerboard in the background, that means that nothing will be drawn on that layer unless it's in that space. It's like the same thing as our selection tool, so see how it's not going outside? We can zoom in a little bit here. It's not going outside of that at all. I'm going to undo that, and what that also means is that you can tap the layer and simply go to Fill Layer, so you can see how it changed the entire layer to a little bit darker. I'm liking that a little bit more, and then one thing I think I'm going to do is I might play with actually changing the green here just a little bit, or I think a better idea might actually be changing the sky color. One trick to play with something to keep it the same tone is to tap and hold the color that you're basing everything around, so I'm going to do that here with this green. We're going to go to this disc, that exact range of tones here in the green, I'm now going to bring this around and try to find a little bit more of a blue color. Let's see what happens when we go to our sky section. I'm going to do the base and since it's the full size of the canvas, I'm just going to drag the color over and drop it. So now I've got the colors adjusted just a little bit more of what I'm thinking and the best part about this is that, the more you move along, you have things so organized over here in your layers panel that you can easily adjust the color with just the trick of a few taps and don't get yourself to sold on it yet until the very end. It can also be overwhelming because there's so many choices. Try to stick with those palette colors. I'm going to go back and do that again maybe at the end but next up, I want to share a little bit about adding some texture. 11. Adding Texture: Here we are. You've already put so much time and effort into this piece. Now, it's time to add the nitty-gritty details. Here in this lesson, we'll focus on adding textures using a variety of brushes found in the Procreate app. We'll do the same technique that we've been working on, but we'll add a new layer in. Because I'm working on the sky, I'm going to go to that group. I am going to tap above the shadow, so I have my sky base, I have my shadows. The highlights here, we're a cloud that I'm not sure I want to include still, so I'm just going to keep that turned off for now. I'm going to add a new layer. I'm going to hit sky texture when I rename it. Now, we'll do the same thing that we were doing before if you're trying to create texture within a certain space. Because I want to keep the texture on the whole background, I actually don't need to select a certain layer, but I do want to give you a good example. Let's say I want to keep the texture directly within this shape on the sky shadow, so this dark teal color. I'm going to tap here. I'm going to hit "Select" to do that same thing we've been working on. Go back to my layers panel, hit the sky texture. Once I get a little [inaudible], I'm thinking I wanted it to be a little bit of a dark texture, like a fading into the sky. I'm going to go down here to some of our texture brushes. Textures here aren't necessarily something that looks a little bit more natural. But if you click around, it's sometimes in these charcoals, maybe in your touch-up section, you can see there's some nice little marks here. I really like noise brush. What you can do here is, again, same thing. You can play with the opacity. I like to play with the opacity with these big ones. Then I like to bring the size of the brush up really high. Now keep in mind that these are also brushes that have pressure. The lighter that you touch, the lighter that the impact will be. You can see that this is really subtle here. I'm doing a little bit of a ombre fade into the sky. You can see that's just really subtle. If I wanted to make it a little bit more intense, I could turn up the opacity and add that in here. If it's not showing as much as I would hope, what I could do is that same trick. I can do the alpha lock or the select, grab a darker color here and hit "Fill" on that layer. Now, you can see it a little bit more. If you're thinking maybe that's just not as intense as I wanted. I want more. Let's duplicate that layer by swiping to the left. Hit "Duplicate." Now, you can play with what that looks like. There's one, there's two. Then another cool thing, if maybe you want a mix of both, you can actually tap on it and lower the opacity of one. So you're at this nice medium. Find some brushes and test out a few things and just make sure they are on a new layer every time. Every time you're on a new layer, it's way easier to go back. So when in doubt, start that new layer. Have fun playing with your textures, and I will meet you in the next lesson. 12. Adding Text: Well, I hope you had fun in the last lesson. Here, you'll focus on adding some texts using fonts found in the Procreate app or from downloadable sources online. If you're thinking you want to add the title of your place here, what you can do is a few things. One option, we'll go up to the top, that little action button that says Add. We'll add our texts. I do have a few fonts that I've uploaded from, they're free to upload, and that allows you to do the same thing. You can AirDrop a file or you can open it directly on a Safari. There are some great ones that are automatically built in and so what I want to do is start by typing my location. I'm going to hit "Sedona". If you go up to the top here, there's a little capital A and little a, tap that, and that actually brings you over to all the options of fonts, styles. Then it shows you all of these really cool features, changing a lot more details about it. So you can add more space between each letter, you can add more space between lines. I usually don't mess with those that much actually, so we'll mostly be focusing on the size and which type of font we want to use. I always do everything in capital letters, so I like to hit this on and just make sure that everything I use is now capital letters. I'm going to turn it on and off, so we have everything there. Over here, once you type it in, you just need to tap and make sure that it's selected, so here in blue, if you tap out of it, it will not change your fonts. Make sure you tap it to have it selected. Then you can kind of click around. I'm going to bring this size down a little bit and I'm actually going to use these tools here. I believe Kerning is the one that just gets a little bit of space. The reason I'm thinking I want to add space just a little between the letters is because I'm going to do some dimension with mine and then use your finger to move things around and we can center that here soon too. The reason you want to use your finger when you're moving it around is if you start to use your pencil once that's selected, it will think that you're trying to write a new phrase, so use your finger when you're moving that around. Once you find your font that you like, you can hit "Done". I'm going to bring that out of our sky panel here. It's on its own layer. Bring it to the top. Go to Edit Text, and then as soon as you select "Edit Text", you can actually go up here and choose that color so you can see how it's changing. One thing I like to do is to make sure that it is centered. The way you can check that is to go over here, turn on your Canvas guide, hit "Edit Drawing Guide", turn on symmetry and just make sure that it is on that central vertical symmetry. We'll go over here, hit "Transform", make sure you're snapping is turned all the way on and up. Then you can zoom in and that will actually snap and turn yellow the moment it's in the center. Then you can turn all that off and now you know you're good to go. You can leave your font as is. There are a few other things and options that I wanted to show you to add a little bit of depth. One thing that I like to do, is what we've been going off of with this selection and drawing on a new layer within that selection. We're going to turn this opacity down. I'm going to select the text layer, start a new layer. Then I'm going to go in with that texture drawing brush that we have here on the 6B pencil and I'm actually going to draw within those layers. Now you can see there's just a little bit of texture. Once you're done drawing that and you can see that there's a texture and zooming in with your fingers and you can actually turn off that text layer if that's the look that you're going for. Another option will turn that texture layer off and turn my text layer back on and I'm going to turn the opacity all the way up here. I'm actually going to duplicate that text layer. On the one underneath, I'm going to hit "Edit" and I'm going to change the color. From there, go back over to your transform tool. I'm going to turn my snapping off here because I want to be able to adjust this the way that I want. I'm going to turn off the transform tool and then let's get organized here. I'm going to do a rename here. I'm going to do Sedona shadow. Let's rename that text layer just in case you're using that. Now, let's group all these together in our text in these two, I'm going to add a new layer. I'm going to adjust this because I might not like my shadow. If I'm going to connect these two segments so that they look like a 3D option, I want to make sure that I have that color selected. I'm going to go back to my ink brush studio pen and then I'm going to connect these so that they look nice and 3D. You can see that when you want to select the entire thing to make sure it's centered. You can go here and collapse your group. Go up to the Transform tool. Let's turn that snapping back on and zoom in. Once we added that shadow, it obviously added a little bit more drawling on the left side. Let's bring that over, make sure it's centered and the transform tool up and now you have a complete vintage inspired travel drawing, all of your own. I'll see you in the next lesson to show you how to share, export, and get your print and design all ready to share online and do all the things you could ever imagine. 13. Exporting + Saving: Holy smokes, you've made it, you've done it. Now we're at the lesson where we get to export and save our work. I'll show you how to save your work to your library for online and social media and for exporting it and saving for files for printing. Plus I'll even share some of my favorite places to get your work printed. Congratulations, you made it. You have completed an entire poster about some of your favorite destinations around the world. I'm excited to see what you do with it. If you're thinking you want to share just for social media, one of the best ways to do that is to go up here to your Actions. We will hit the Share option. For social media such as Instagram or Facebook, I always suggest doing the JPEG version. From your JPEG, you tap there. The best option, if you're using Apple, is to use the AirDrop to any of your other devices, whether your phone or maybe your computer, or you can also hit Save Image. Save image will save the image to your image library. Then you can also email it to yourself if you're using a PC. Next up, if you're thinking about using this piece for printing, the best option is to do the larger file. A lot of places that print online allow you to do PNG because it's a larger file size. If you're thinking you want to print it on a poster, find a place that prints online and allows you to upload your own design, and then you'll have a beautiful poster to hang in your house. Again, you have options to AirDrop, email, or send it to a text message. What I would do from here is do the PNG, send it to your computer, and then when you upload when you're ready to print, I suggest Giclee Today, great high-quality printing, or I'll share both of those in the resources at the bottom of the page so that you can find the best quality print and you can hang these up in your house. 14. Final Thoughts: I hope that you are so proud of yourself for making it to the end of class. Having a finished piece of artwork can feel like a true accomplishment. Not only did you get to learn something new, but hopefully you produced something that you're proud of and you're excited to share. One of the things that I truly feel connects all of us are our experiences and our travels. I cannot wait for you to share your projects in the project gallery. I want to hear your stories of all your favorite places or your dreams of where you want to go next. I truly thank you so much for taking this class and I can't wait to connect with you in the discussions and in the gallery. If you're looking for more ways to connect with me online, you can follow me on Instagram @brittany_bouyer, and on my website at