Create Your Own Procreate Plaid and Patterned Brushes
What you'll learn
- Learn step-by-step methods for making seamless patterns in Procreate for use in making brushes.
- Learn tips for creating varied and appealing brushes.
- Learn my workflow for use of layers and other great features like snapping.
- Learn about adjusting patterns to perfect the look of your art and adding elements in the background and on motifs.
- Procreate experience is an asset
About This Class
Hey there! I’m sure it is no surprise that I am posting yet another Procreate brush class: I am obsessed! This class, however, is quite different from Procreate Brushes to Make and Sell and Simple Brushes in Procreate for Quick Compositions. If you have been in those two classes, you’ve learned plenty about custom Procreate brushes, but I still have more info for you! This new class will focus on producing pattern brushes. They feature full seamless repeats and can be oh-so-versatile.
In this class, Procreate Plaid and Pattern Brushes, I will show you some of my illustration and pattern design methodology, and ways to use pattern to create brushes. In the class, I take you from start to finish in creating a full seamless repeat pattern (or two…. or three). OK, it is more like a half a dozen, haha. Patterns are the basis for these types of brushes. And, I have techniques to save the pattern in many iterations. One of my goals is to show you how easy it is to adjust these brushes once they are made. The star of the show is definitely creating and using patterns to create these brushes. Of course, in the end I take you through the creation of a complete artwork, from start to finish, and show you examples. You will surprise yourself with what you can accomplish and how truly unique and lovely the finished work is.
In this class I’ll walk you through:
my step-by-step method for making seamless patterns in Procreate for use in making brushes
tips for creating varied and appealing brushes
my workflow for use of layers and other great features like snapping
adjusting patterns to perfect the look of your art and adding elements in the background and on motifs
methods to keep brushes fully editable for later adjustments
If you’re an aspiring designer with a basic knowledge of Procreate, you’ll be able to go through all the steps. This class will benefit anyone who wishes to simplify creation of brushes from seamless patterns and methods to improve efficiency in doing so.
The key concepts I will include:
review of my brush alterations and adjustments
a look at Procreate brushes and their various idiosyncrasies
approaches you can take in your creative work
This is an ideal class for you, even if you are not sure what you will use the pattern brush for, whether it be for fabric design for sites like Spoonflower, scrapbooking paper, custom web graphics, or whatever! Learning new Procreate workflows is always desirable. I guarantee you will create something really appealing, and it’s so much fun, once you get the hang of it!
Intro to Easy Watercolour Seamless Patterns in Procreate using Brushes
This short intro will give you an overview of the class.
Lesson 1: Overview, Ideas and Planning
In this lesson, I will show you the objectives for class and explain the merits of the technique I use. I walk you through the beginning of planning. I show you many pattern brushes I have created using these techniques.
Lesson 2: Laying the Plaid Foundation
In this lesson, I will break down the complete process of creating the two different plaids: a buffalo check and a regular tartan plaid. I show you everything you need to know to create the patterns which we will be using to create the brushes.
Lesson 3: Creating the Plaid Brushes
In this lesson, I will explain the process of creating each brush and I will review the settings and sizing. I will show you some of the key techniques I use and explain every step of the way. By the end of the lesson, you will have at least 2 new brushes!
Lesson 4: Creating Patterns for Brushes
This is the lesson in which I teach you about creating more patterns by creating additional seamless tiles. We will use draw assist and many other strategies to perfect our swatch. Then we make it into a brush and do a bunch of experimental testing to perfect it, with changes on the brush settings.
Lesson 5: Additional Ideas and Organization
In this lesson, we start getting to the composition of the final artwork. You will see me use several different techniques to add interest and detail. I show you the texture brushes I have created, and I explain the settings. Throughout the process you learn much more about brushes. I will also review my methods for staying organized.
Lesson 6: Quick Composition Strategies
At this stage, I show you a quick layout, and I will demonstrate the use of the brushes. This is the last step, and in this lesson, I will be working on foreground, middle ground, and background. This will show you just how versatile this technique can be and how valuable experimentation is in your development as a designer.
Lesson 7: Conclusion and Next Steps
We will conclude everything in this lesson.
Concepts covered include but are not limited to Procreate pattern brush design, Procreate repeat patterns, layering, transparency, Procreate brush stamps, Procreate canvas settings, Procreate snapping and guides, Procreate floral repeat pattern brush creation, art licensing, creating original brush stamps in Procreate, the Brush Studio in Procreate, adjusting Procreate brushes, sizing of documents and brushes, using the streamline setting in the brush studio, compositions with brush stamps, adding texture brush stamps, procreate brushes for adding interest, workflow best practices, painting best practice, Procreate composites, techniques with paints and blending, and much more.
You will get…
51 minutes of direction from an instructor who has been in graphic design business and education for over 40 years
knowledge of multiple ways to solve each design challenge
an outline with links to further research
a list of helpful online sites to further your education into surface pattern design
Challenge yourself today and download and install the Procreate brushes provided to get started on your pattern design. Start by creating the simple plaid and then the buffalo check. Work through each of the lessons, applying the concepts as I teach them. Try to create at least one original pattern brush, and experiment with changing settings on the brushes provided. Create final composition showing the use of the brushes you have created. Once complete, post it here to share with your fellow classmates.
Who this course is for:
- Procreate users who want to up their game to include ability to make brushes
Hello, I'm Delores. I was an art educator for 30 years, teaching graphic design, fine art, and theatrical design. My own education took place at college and university, in Manitoba, Canada, and has been honed through decades of graphic design experience and my work as a professional artist, which I have done for over 40 years (eeek!). In the last few years I have also been involved in art licensing with contracts from Russ, Artwall, Studio El, Trends, Metaverse and more.
This is where I say something existential or clever about my inspiration: The colours of nature and my intuition guide my art: my most generous muses are light, sunshine, and flora. My work ranges through multiple media: my confidence with acrylic paint, ink, marker, collage, pencil, pastels, pencil crayon, watercolour, and digital painting provide many ready paths of self-expression.
But to be honest, often I don’t plan how a piece will ultimately look, but work in many layers, creating new relationships and deepening the complexity, intricacy and subtlety of the images over time. Once complete, I use this art for greeting cards, wall art and many other pieces I sell though art licensing and on products I create for my store. The bottom line? I love to experiment and mix both natural and digital mediums to create everything from very commercial work to very non-commercial fine art abstract paintings (and yes, I do sell these, so I guess they are commercial after all).
I am so excited to share my knowledge with you all in the Udemy universe as this has been one of my favourite haunts. I feel privileged and excited to become an online teacher here amongst some real stars in the art world. Please join me in my classes and follow me. I am sure we will have tons of great adventures together (oh my, so cliché). Anyhow, here we go...