I have put together a quick tip for using textures (or any brush, really) in Procreate. If you haven't read the Procreate Handbook or Guide you can find that on the Procreate Support page here . I recommend reading it, as it explains each function of the app.
I will be using the Texture #3 brush for this example.
Changing the grain source (tap once with two fingers on the grain source image) will invert the black and white, changing the look of the brush entirely. See below.
The photos below will show the difference inverting the grain source can do.
This makes a huge difference in the texture and of course there are many ways of manipulating the stroke, shape, grain, etc to get other new and exciting textures. Just remember to duplicate your brush before making any changes so you don't lose your original!
Just a quick example of how I use the Ribbon brushes along with the wreath brushes. Make sure to use layers!
Sorry for the less than perfect video quality. I lost my tripod and ended up using my iPhone.
I thought I would show an example of what you can do with the wreath brushes. I used one of them to create a wreath in Procreate and added the bulbs with the new shaded bead brushes.
PLEASE NOTE-I did use Photoshop to finish up my postcard. If you do not have access to Photoshop there are other alternatives like GIMP, Pixlr or you can start a free trial in Photoshop.
The process is quite simple and so much fun.
When you are happy with your Procreate artwork, save as a PNG. This creates a transparent background and just the art work with show, remember to turn off your background layer in Procreate. You can design your background right in Procreate too, the possibilities are endless.
Here we go-
I opened a Postcard size document in Photoshop at 300ppi and brought in my Procreate PNG file. I added text, a couple drop shadows and a patterned background and lowered the opacity to soften it. I also duplicated my Procreate artwork since I thought it was a little thin and sad looking. After duplicating I transformed and rotated the wreath to add to the fullness.
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