Procreate is an app that allows users to recreate the feeling of drawing physically, but with all the benefits of a digital experience. Great for digital art, including painting, text, and vector graphics, Procreate also has the advantage of supporting an output to PSD (Photoshop) format.
You can install add-ons, like Procreate brushes which come in a wide range of options, catering for both professional and hobbyist illustrators and designers. Procreate brushes are available in just about every style you can imagine, so you can make fresh, unique artwork time and time again.
Procreate is intended to help you produce amazing digital art whenever and wherever the mood takes you. It harnesses the power of an illustration suite with an intuitive interface, so you can create even when on the go.
Designed for the iPad – and iPhone in a ‘pocket’ form – Procreate focuses on touch, encouraging you to make instinctive gestures as shortcuts to speed up your workflow. It doesn’t require a subscription, so once you’ve bought the app you can keep making great art.
Procreate and Photoshop are often compared, but really, they have different features which can actually complement each other, particularly now that Procreate supports import and export in PSD format. This includes Photoshop brushes, which really opens up a range of new add-ons.
Installing brushes in Procreate is really straightforward. Just download and save your file as you usually would, locate it on your iPad and tap on it to load it up into Procreate. Once you’ve done that, open up your Procreate app and go into the Brush Library and it should be ready to use – it couldn’t be simpler! Keep everything organized by tapping and dragging your brushes into categories.
You can use multiple Procreate in parallel, to build up different effects and customize them. Then you’ll be ready to get started on creating some fabulous artwork by experimenting and having fun to discover how to best utilize their effects.
You’ll love professionally made Procreate brushes, but there may be something you’d like to try that a pre-made brush doesn’t quite allow you to do. Learn how to create brushes in Procreate how to customize existing brushes to make a custom effect, so that you can get exactly the look that you need.
Once you’ve installed a brush, you can customize it by tapping to open up a set of options to adjust and fine tune things such as stroke, shape, grain, wet mix and more. When you click on these categories, you’ll get further options, so you can make something unique and get great results for your project.