Procreate Tutorials

Create a Floral Wreath in Procreate

Floral wreath in Procreate, Drawing assist, Clipping mask, Gaussian Blur, adding shadows in Procreate, hand lettering

In today’s tutorial, we will learn how to draw a flower wreath using the Drawing assist and Clipping mask tools in Procreate. We will also learn how to add shadows to our elements using the Gaussian Blur tool. And, in the end, we will learn to add some hand lettering to our final illustration.

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Floral wreath in Procreate

Sketch and Color swatch:

To draw this Floral wreath in Procreate, you would need to download the sketch and the color palette.

Download the Color Swatch here:

How to get the color swatch into Procreate:

  • Download the color palette (swatch) onto your iPad.
  • If download it to your dropbox app, you can just select the swatch and click on ‘send to Procreate’.
  • If it’s not with dropbox, select the swatch > share > open with procreate.
  • Now, go and open procreate and you can see your swatch. Just a heads up, it might not be on the top of list, so scroll and check if you cannot find it.

Download the sketch here

To bring the sketch into your Procreate, click on the wrench > add Photos and import the photo.

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Procreate Tutorials

Procreate Tutorial – Abstract floral Illustration

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In today’s tutorial, we will learn to create a beautiful abstract floral illustration in Procreate! We will be using the selection tool and clipping masks to create this pattern. We will be using Dry Ink brush for the illustration. The idea behind using selection mask is that we can get crispy edges, even with textured brushes. So, let’s get started!

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How to download coloe palettes/swatches into procreate:

You can download the color swatch here:

Download color swatch

  • Download the color palette (swatch) onto your iPad.
  • If download it to your dropbox app, you can just select the swatch and click on ‘send to Procreate’.
  • If it’s not with dropbox, select the swatch > share > open with procreate.
  • Now, go and open procreate and you can see your swatch. Just a heads up, it might not be on the top of list, so scroll and check if you cannot find it.

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Adobe Fresco Tutorials

How to use oil paint brushes in Adobe Fresco

Oil paint brushes in Adobe Fresco

Oil paint brushes in Adobe Fresco, reload color, paint mix, different types of brushes, oil paint settings, oil paint basics

Adobe Fresco is my new found love! I have been having so much fun with, there’s so many things you could do with it. It’s definitely not a substitute for Procreate, but it does have some unique things that Procreate doesn’t have – Live Brushes! In our previous tutorial, we learned about how to work with watercolor brushes in Adobe Fresco. In this tutorial, we learn the tips and techniques to use while working with oil brushes! We will be creating a simple floral composition, where we will learn how to apply color with these brushes, how to blend colors and all the settings that comes with oil brushes like reload color and paint mix.

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Oil paint brushes in Adobe Fresco

Color Palette:

Download the color palette here

 

To bring the color palette onto your Adobe Fresco:

  • Download it onto your iPad, it will be stored in Photos.
  • Next, in Fresco, click on the image icon and import it into your canvas.
  • Press and hold on the color with your finger to select it, click on color tab>recents>click on + to add it to your platte.

Sketch:

Download the sketch here

 

To bring in the sketch into Adobe Fresco

  • Follow the same process as for the color palette.
  • Click on levels icon and decrease the opacity.

Watch how to use Oil paint brushes in Adobe Fresco here:

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Procreate Tutorials

Remove background using Procreate

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How to remove background using Procreate instead of Photoshop.

Have you ever wanted to upload your designs onto print on demand websites, but couldn’t figure out how to go about it? If you don’t knwo this already, I regularly upload my artwork onto Redbubble and Society6. A lot of work goes into making these artworks print-on-demand-ready like cleaning up, enhancing colors etc. I usually use Photoshop for majority of my work, but when I’m feeling lazy I use Procreate. In this tutorial we will learn how to use Procreate to remove background from paintings.

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But first, let’s talk about scanning  your artwork. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘Garbage in garbage out’ in data science? It means if you start with bad data, you will end up with bad/not reliable results. The same thing applies to our editing process. If you start off with an artwork scanned at bad/low resolution, your end result will also be in bad/low resolution. So always scan your artwork with a high DPI, I usually scan mine at 600 DPI. That way, you can ensure the end product will be of high quality.

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The process to remove background using Procreate

  • Once you have scanned the artwork, let’s transfer it to iPad.
  • Click on Share > Send to Procreate
  • This opens the artwork in procreate. You can now open Procreate app.
  • Let’s adjust the brightness, saturation etc of this image by clicking on the magic wand > Hue saturation brightness.
  • Next, click on selection tool > select Automatic and adjust the level by sliding the pen to right or left.
  • Once done selecting the area, click on Invert
  • Use three finger swipe and select cut&paste. This pastes the artwork in a new layer.
  • To fine tune, go back to selection tool and select freehand. Select the area separately and paste on new layer.
  • Use the eraser tool to fix the splatters and unwanted paint.
  • Now export as PNG!

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Adobe Fresco Tutorials

Watercolor Illustration using Layer Mask in Adobe Fresco

Layer mask in Adobe Fresco

Layer Mask in Adobe Fresco Watercolor Illustration using Layer Mask in Adobe Fresco

Today’s tutorial is going to be a painting video on Adobe Fresco. This is one of the videos in the series ‘Get to know Adobe Fresco’. In this tutorial, we are going to learn to work with the Live Paint brushes, particularly the Watercolor Brush. We will also learn to use the layer mask in Adobe Fresco, to create unique patterns on our illustraton.

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layer mask in adobe fresco

Sketch:

Although I have not used a sketch in my Illustration, I went ahead and created one for you guys. Download and bring it into your Adobe fresco before starting this tutorial. Do it only if you feel intimidated by the illustration, but trust me, you won’t need it.

Download the sketch here

Colors used in this tutorial:

You don’t need to strictly use the same colors as I have used. We are drawing for fun, so choose whatever color you like. Be adventurous and make your raspberries Blue! If you still want to use the same color palette, download this final illustration, transfer it to adobe fresco and pick the colors from the illustration.

Download the illustration

 

Top things to remember from this class:

  • Swipe to artwork when trying to work with the mask, you don’t want to be editing the mask!
  • I have used Pixel Brushes> Dry Media> Conte Crayon for finer details
  • You can add your favorite colors to library on Illustrator or Photoshop and find them on Adobe Fresco, everything syncs as long as you are signed into your Adobe ID.

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Transparency grids – remove checkered background

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Transparency grids – remove checkered background Adobe Illustrator

I’m starting a new series on this blog – Mini Tutorial Series!

This would be a series of extremely tiny tutorials, some as tiny as 1 min, which will teach you a special topic in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fresco or Procreate! I know not everyone has tremendous patience to sit through a 20 mins tutorial, so I try to keep my tutorials as short as possible. But even a 10 min tutorial can be a lot for some people. Apart from that, there are various things in these tools, which do not require a 10 min tutorial on their own, I don’t want to make a 10 min video for something that can be explained in a min!

Hence the mini tutorials were born! Our first video is about Transparency grids in Adobe Illustrator.

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transparency grid

What are transparency grids?

They are these checkered backgrounds that you see in mostly film/video templates. I don’t know about you, but I find it extremely annoying to work with such a background. I usually like mine grey or completely white. Did you know that Adobe Illustrator allows you to set the color of this transparency grid? Watch the tutorial to find out more about these checkered backgrounds.

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Painting Tutorials

Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Italian Landscape

Watercolor Painting Tutorial , Italian Landscape with watercolor, watercolor painting

I have been recording all my painting sessions lately, and now I have a lot of raw footage of me painting! This weekend I decided to go through them, edit and add music, so I could start uploading them onto my youtube channel. For this tutorial, I picked a beautiful photo taken in Italy as the reference image. I mostly use reference photos for my paintings and I usually get them from unsplash.com . This website is a great source for copyright free images, and they have a huge collection of beautiful landscape photos.

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Materials used:

  • Escoda Watercolor Sketchbook
  • Escoda Brushes
  • DanielSmith watercolor paints
  • LAMY Fountain pen

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Watercolor Painting Tutorial

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I love painting with watercolor and gouache, and sometimes I record my painting process and post them on my youtube channel. I have quite a few such videos on my channel and some here on my blog. Don’t forget to check them all out!

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Recolor Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020

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How to use recolor artwork tool, Recolor Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020

In today’s tutorial we are going to explore a very powerful tool in Adobe Illustrator – Recolor artwork tool! As you might have guessed by its name, its primary function is to ease the process of recoloring your illustration.

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recolor artwork

Watch the tutorial here:

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Things mentioned in this tutorial:

How to create the Illustration shown in the video

Getting colors from Adobe Color

Here’s a quick recap of what we learnt today:

  • Select the artwork to recolor
  • Recolor Artwork took can be access from the dashboard below the menu or Edit>Edit Colors>Recolor Artwork
  • This opens the Recolor Artwork dialog box
  • When you have the color code, click on ASSIGN
  • Select the color you want to replace and double click the smaller rectangle on the right
  • Input the new hex code for the color to replace it
  • If you do not have any specific color in mind, select the EDIT tab to view colors in the selected artwork in a color wheel
  • Drag individual colors in the color wheel to edit them
  • Click on ‘link’ button to move the colors in a linked way
  • If you to get back to the original colors from the artwork again, click the eyedropper
  • You can also change the color profile to RGB, CMYK or other options available under the EDIT mode
  • To save the colors onto your swatches, click on the ‘folder’ icon
  • In ASSIGN tab, you can choose the number of colors you want to limit the artwork to
  • You can merge colors and also un-merge colors in this tab
  • Click OK to change the color for the selected artwork

I hope you liked this tutorial and found it useful. You can find more such tutorials here and on my youtube channel.

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