Are you a illustrator, designer or hobbyist looking for the best Procreate tutorials? Artifex Forge’s founder and illustrative design expert, Jeremy Child, compiles his top Procreate tips and hacks. Watching video tutorials is the easiest and best way to learn Procreate and when combined, these tutorials amount to one of the best Procreate courses – watch them now and see how they could help you unlock your full artistic potential today!
QUICKSHAPE IN PROCREATE
Learn how to use Quickshape in this procreate basic tutorial. This game-changing tool allows the user to create straight lines, angular shapes, circles and much more, with ease. This can be very useful when creating precise designs such as blueprints, maps, comic templates or stained glass. Combine with your favorite brushes to great effect!
GRADIENTS IN PROCREATE
By Color with Kurt
Gradients are back in vogue with 1980s, 1990s and Y2K aesthetics being used everywhere. Procreate doesn’t have a specific gradient tool but by following this Procreate basic tutorial you can see learn how to do it in just a few simple steps. Try this trick with retro computer game inspired art.
HOW TO ADD DROP SHADOWS IN PROCREATE
By Genevieve’s Design Studio
Adding drop shadows is something which almost every other piece of graphics software does (Photoshop, Affinity Designer and Illustrator to name a few). In Procreate drop shadows require a short work-around which even a beginner Procreate user can master. It’s explained excellently in this procreate basic tutorial and you’ll find yourself using this hack time and time again. It’s ideal for giving your designs depth. Why not try it on a papercut design?
HOW TO USE SYMMETRY TOOL IN PROCREATE
Learn how to use Procreate’s Symmetry Tool to instantly mirror an image. This is particularly good for creating mandalas. Check out The Artifex Forge’s Zen Fineliner and Mandala Creator for Illustrator and Affinity Designer. A Procreate version is coming soon…
HOW TO USE COLOUR DROP WITH PROCREATE
By The Doodle Works
Color Drop allows you to flood areas with color in seconds. This saves Procreate users coloring laboriously with a brush (and lowers the risk of rsi!) I particularly love how you have full control of the color spread distance, using the slider. This Procreate hack is an essential time-saver.
EMBOSSED TEXT EFFECT IN PROCREATE
By 1/2 a px.
Follow this Procreate basic tutorial and add depth to your designs by adding authentic looking embossing. Although the effect is shown with typography, this method will work just as well with shapes. Why not try combining this technique with The Artifex Forge’s FREE paper textures?
DOUBLE DROP SHADOW
By Tyler Dobshinsky
I found this when searching for basic Procreate shadow tutorials but was so impressed by the innovative use of Procreate features to create stunning shadow type, that I just had to include the tutorial in my best Procreate tutorials list.
HOW TO USE ALPHA LOCK, CLIPPING MASK & LAYER MASK IN PROCREATE
By Ghost Paper
This Procreate basic tutorial explains the three ways to mask your work. See how to use Alpha Lock, Clipping Masks and Layer Masks and crucially, learn the difference between these three hacks and when best to use them. An essential viewing for any Procreate beginner.
By Tyler Dobshinsky
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