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Simple Brushes in Procreate for Quick Compositions

Learn how to make a variety of flower and related stamp brushes.

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Last updated 8/2022 English

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Overview

Have you wanted to explore the Brush Studio in Procreate 5X, but just been too intimidated looking at all the brush settings? Have you wished there was a simple way to produce flower illustrations in a timely manner? With this class, Simple Brushes in Procreate for Quick Compositions, I will help you understand the settings while you learn how to make a variety of flower and related stamp brushes! Florals are the perfect subject matter for this as it will result in delightful illustrations that can then be used for a countless layouts to be used on print-on-demand sites, in repeat patterns, and many more items. I will show you how to create quick and quirky greeting cards with the techniques we will play with today, as well as wall art pieces and much, much more.

This class will walk you through how to create a set of stamps that can be used in various combinations to create a wide variety of looks. I’ll also show you some simple methods to accent the brushes you create with textures. There are relevant settings to learn to use when making stamp brushes, and you’ll learn how to make adjustments to get them to perform just the way you need them to. With this skillset, you’ll discover that making stamps for future projects is a quick and easy solution! We focus on only the settings that are relevant to stamp brushes, so you won’t feel overwhelmed!

Once we have our stamps made, I will show you a how to complete compositions in a stylized way. Procreate 5X has made this easier than ever! 

The key concepts I will include:

  1. review of my brush making techniques 
  2. a look at brushes and their various settings
  3. discovery and adventure of developing a new skillset
  4. approaches you can take in your creative work

This is a great course for you to take no matter what the purpose for the art you create. Approach this course with an open mind and heart, and you will create something striking!

Intro to Create Simple Brushes in Procreate for Quick Compositions

This short intro will give you an overview of the class.

Lesson 1: Overview and Quick Walkthrough

In this lesson, I will show you some of my brushes and their settings and I will explain the objectives for this class.

Lesson 2: Step-by-Step Brush Creation

In this lesson, I will show you how to create new brushes and perhaps duplicates of the brushes with alternate settings. Throughout, I explain the value of doing so and explain the different factors to producing a good variety of brushes. 

Lesson 3: Brush Studio Relevant Settings

In this lesson, I go through some of the settings that you need to know for adjusting your brushes. A hand-out is also provided in the projects section with further information about each setting.

Lesson 4: Coming Up with Unique Project Ideas

In this lesson, I will take you through a bunch of ideas I was able to experiment with in one evening. I show you everything from greeting cards to large wall art ideas and explain a couple of the settings as needed.

Lesson 5: Fine Tuning Brush Settings

In this lesson, we start getting to the nitty gritty of the settings on individual brushes. You will see me use several different techniques to add variety to the brushes. Throughout the process you learn more many more ways to control the brushes.

Lesson 6: Finalizing Art Digitally Using Photoshop

At this stage, I start to pull the ideas for layouts together, and I will add tons of small detail to add textural interest. I will give you plenty of ideas for exploration using things like blending modes or adding layers made from other existing artwork.

Lesson 7: Mock-Ups and Wrap Up

This is the last step and, in this lesson, I will be wrapping up and showing you some of the mock-ups I have produced. This will show you just how versatile this art can be! We will conclude everything in this lesson with a chat about next steps. 

Concepts covered:

Concepts covered include but are not limited to the Procreate brush stamps, art licensing, quick POD ideas, creating brush stamps in Procreate, the Brush Studio in procreate, adjusting Procreate brushes, compositions with brush stamps, adding texture to brush stamps, Procreate compositions, Procreate art, procreate brushes for adding interest, workflow best practices, painting best practices, techniques with paints and blending, and much more.

You will get the bonus of…

  1. an hour of direction from an instructor who has been in graphic design business and education for over 40 years
  2. knowledge of multiple ways to solve each design challenge
What you'll learn

The key concepts I will include:

  1. review of my brush making techniques 
  2. a look at brushes and their various settings
  3. discovery and adventure of developing a new skillset
  4. approaches you can take in your creative work

Concepts covered:

Concepts covered include but are not limited to the Procreate brush stamps, art licensing, quick POD ideas, creating brush stamps in Procreate, the Brush Studio in procreate, adjusting Procreate brushes, compositions with brush stamps, adding texture to brush stamps, Procreate compositions, Procreate art, procreate brushes for adding interest, workflow best practices, painting best practices, techniques with paints and blending, and much more.

Requirements

Some Procreate experience is an asset.

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