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How to Use the Procreate Brush Settings

Knowing how to use the Procreate brush settings will help you maximize the artistic quality of your art works.

Know that the best thing about Procreate is the bounty of brushes accessible to you.

They are not just the ones that come packaged with the application, but there are also custom brushes from artists everywhere throughout the world. 

Several brushes cause the customer to control a broad combination of painting procedures, structures, and shading. 

There’s something to suit each style.

The subject of a brush pack can even impact your work and push your imagination to new places.

You may need them for mixing, you may require them for topping off, or you may require them to create another school love letter. 

This article on the Procreate brush settings will help you with everything you need to know about advanced brush settings .

Moreover, it will also help you create brushes in Procreate on the iPad. 

These suggestions and tricks in the article will assist you in improving your knowledge of brush settings in Procreate. 

Procreate Brushes

One of the greatest things about Procreate is plenty of brushes accessible for it. 

Not only the ones with the app but the other brushes from artists all across the world. 

There’s something to suit each design and style. 

The idea of a brush pack can also affect your performance and drive your creativity to new positions.

If you can edit brush preferences, open up even more possibilities. 

You can make essential adjustments and modifications to improve special requirements if you can change the setting of a brush.  

This article will cover the most beneficial and helpful features that control the setting of the brush.

Before you begin making modifications, it’s a sound practice to build a backup of the brush first.

This preserves your unique and actual version in the situation you want to return later. 

If you want to make a backup, open the brush board, swipe left on the brush thumbnail, and choose ‘Duplicate.’ 

You can also rename it by hitting on the thumbnail to open its preferences, then touch on the title at the top.

In this way, you can create a backup. 

Stroke Path

As you drive your finger or Apple Pencil over the screen, Procreate produces a stroke by framing many points with the path.

Adjust the performance of your Stroke by making changes in spacing, smoothing, Jitter, and how fast the Stroke disappears.

You can set up spacing in the way that how many times your brush shape ‘stamps’ itself along the path.

When you add more space, you will observe the Brush as a set of shapes on the path with gaps between them. 

If you decrease space, the brush shapes on the path will blend into one particular fluid stroke.

StreamLine is very significant for calligraphy and inking.

You can increase it for a soft and glossy result, and decrease it for more simple linework.

You can customize Jitter by decreasing it to have every stamp well lined up for a smooth stroke.

And increase it a little bit for roughing the edges of your brush.

You can customize fall off by turning it off for zero fades and turning it right to rapidly fade a stroke. 

More information available here

Taper

Customize how your brush adjusts thickness and cloudiness at the starts and ends of your strokes for a natural look.

With the help of pressure tapper, you can Increase the taper at the start and end of brush strokes drawn with the Apple Pencil.

Strokes made with the Apple Pencil commonly use Pressure to taper strokes naturally because of the sensitivity of the Apple Pencil.

Using Pressure Taper, you can artificially increase the length of the existing tapers at the start or end of your strokes for an elegant line.

Pressure Taper Slider is the visual image of how much artificial taper is at the start and end of your Stroke. 

Drag the sliders towards the center of the Stroke to correct taper length.

You can fix taper at the start or end of the Stroke. 

You can also set your taper size from thick to thin.

More information available here

Shape

Modify the shape of the tip of your brush by importing an image into Shape Source and change the rotation, width, and other characteristics of the way. 

Procreate brushes are composed of a shape (container) that contains grain (texture).

You can view the shape of any brush obviously when you tap your finger or Apple Pencil on the canvas.

When you drag the shape, it generates a stroke.

A bright circular shape will produce a smooth, uniform stroke.

In contrast, the irregular patchy shape will provide a more irregular stroke that varies thickness and texture as the shape is pulled in several directions.

Modify the shapes in the Procreate brushes, or place your shapes from images using the powerful Shape Source tool to generate entirely new brushes.

The Source Library allows you to access more than 150 different unusual shapes to use as the basis of your brushes. 

Shape Behaviour allows you to change the behavior of different ‘stamps’ of the brush shape within your Stroke.

Your shape will ‘stamp’ in the corresponding direction without rotating; Scatter will help you to randomize how it is turned each time it is stamped.

Scatter is not changed or affected by stroke direction.

Change the rotation of your shape according to the direction of your Stroke. 

With the help of Count, you can change the shape to stamp more than once at each point; You can create 16 stamps each time. 

Randomize the rotation of your shape at the beginning of your Stroke. 

With Flip X / Flip Y, you can flip shape vertically or horizontally to create specific and more elegant effects. 

More information available here

Grain

Generate a different and new grain from any picture with the help of powerful Grain Editor.

Set whether the grain stays still behind your stroke or moves along with it, and more.

The grain is the texture that lies in your brush shape. 

The shape works as a container for the grain; the grain behaves like a paint roller. 

When you paint a stroke, the grain is ‘rolled’ IN the shape and over the canvas.

Insert your selection of images to work as textures for the grain of your brushes.

It gives you the freedom to import and edit pictures and quickly convert them into tiling textures for your brushes. 

Adjust and modify the performance of the grain in your brush shape.

Adjust your grain to proceed with the stroke for a more striped and blurred outcome. 

By tapping on texturized, adjust your grain to stay as a latent texture ‘behind’ your brush stroke for a firm and bright outcome. 

More Grain Adjustment How To’s

Decrease the slider for soiled effect, and increase it for a rolling impression related to the texturized setting.

You can change or modify the size of the grain texture inside the shape.

Rotation will smear the grain picture based on directional stroke variations, producing a similar effect to Moving. 

If you inverse it 100%, then the grain will rotate the opposite direction to the stroke direction.

At 0%, it secures the grain rotation in place. 

Follow Stroke enables the grain rotation to match your stroke direction; this perspective is only accessible when the grain is fixed to Moving.

By tapping on depth, customize how greatly the texture sets itself over the base color of the brush. 

Set depth at lowest, the texture won’t display at all. 

Set at highest, the texture will be dark and vivid. 

When the grain is fixed to Moving, the Pressure of a stroke influences how greatly the contrast displays.

By tapping on Brightness and Contrast, you can change the grain either lighter or darker or make changes in dark and light areas. 

More information available here

Rendering

Procreate allows many processes to render the brush to the screen. 

Go below the hood to change render styles, and change the behavior of the strokes and colors on your brush. 

Procreate provides complete control over how the underlying software renders your brush strokes, and how brushstrokes interact with each other.

There’s something to suit each style; the subject of a brush pack can even impact your work and push your imagination to new places.

These outcomes can be explained by assuming real paint on canvas.

On the light-rendering end of the spectrum, Light Glaze is like putting down diluted paints, and on the heavy-rendering end, intense Blending is more like putting thick paint onto the canvas.

Light Glaze is the Procreate’s standard blending style.

Uniformed Glaze form is like the rendering used in Adobe® Photoshop®.

Intense Glaze mode bashes colors on the screen with a more substantial impression.

Heavy Glaze is a solid blending type.

With the help of Uniform Blending, you can Combine the Photoshop-style of rendering with sharp access to making color. 

Intense Blending is the most substantial model offered. 

Great Blending is excellent for wet brushes that break and blend colors collectively.

This mood expands the Wet Mix outcome.

More information available here

Wet Mix

Adjust the way your Brush mixes with color and how the color interacts with the canvas.

With Dilution, adjust how much water is blended with the paint on your Brush. 

You can Rise Dilution to get a transparent outcome of your paint. 

With Charge, you can adjust how much paint is used over your Brush when you begin to make a stroke.

You can quickly restore the Brush by completing a stroke and lifting it from the canvas. 

This outcome is most apparent in combination with high Dilution.

With the help of Attack, you can change the quantity of paint that adheres to the canvas.

Increase it for the look of thick, bold paint applied smoothly along your whole Stroke.

You can adjust how well your Brush picks paint around the canvas, including paint that has been put down with tapping on Pull. 

This is an excellent method to naturally mix and drag colors throughout.

With Grade, you can make changes in the chunkiness and diversity of your brush touch.

With Wetness Jitter, you can Randomly change the quantity of water mixed in with the paint at some point during the brushstroke, for a more genuine impact.

Before you begin making modifications, it’s a sound practice to build a backup of the Brush first.

This preserves your unique and actual version in the situation you want to return later. 

If you want to make a backup, open the brush board, swipe left on the brush thumbnail, and choose ‘Duplicate.’ 

You can also rename it by hitting on the thumbnail to open its preferences, then touch on the title at the top.

In this way, you can create a backup. 

More information available here

Color Dynamics

Access the complete control of digital art by setting your brush to adjust color, saturation, brightness, and more based on the Pressure and tilt you fit your Apple Pencil.

Color Dynamics deliver your brush the capacity to shift through different hue values, saturation, lightness, and darkness. 

You can also prefer a secondary color and move within your primary and secondary colors with Each Stroke. 

You can apply all these settings separately or in combination, and manage them in a class of methods.

Each single shape stamp within your brushstroke is randomly influenced by modifications you make to the Stamp Color Jitter.

Adjust the slider of saturation low to get variations minor. 

With Lightness and Darkness sliders, you can make changes in the brush shades. 

You can select secondary color because every stamp in your Stroke will be randomly Jitter between your currently taken (Primary) color and a secondary color you can lock in the Color Panel.

Stroke Color jitters will alter a color characteristic of the entire Stroke each time you create a stroke. 

Adjust the Hue slider low for insignificant variations, or set it up to Jitter through the whole color spectrum.

You can also set or adjust the sliders of Saturation, Lightness, Darkness, and Secondary color in Stroke color jitters to make changes according to your requirements. 

Color Pressure is the Pressure used with your Apple Pencil settles what color you will utilize to the canvas.

Pressure turns the color within a stroke. 

You can make adjustments with the sliders of Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Secondary color for accurate and desire work in Color pressure. 

More information available here

Dynamics

Adjust your brush to produce dynamic changes based on how fast you make strokes, and add a 

setting to your brush for Jitter (randomly change) size and opacity.

Because these settings are not conditioned on the Pressure of the Apple Pencil, they can help generate more dynamic brushstrokes for those painting with a finger.

You can manage the speed of your Stroke to define its shape. 

Manage the speed of your Stroke to change its size. 

Draw slowly for a thin stroke and faster for a thicker stroke. 

Manage the speed of your Stroke to adjust its opacity. 

Draw gently for a transparent stroke and faster for a more solid stroke. 

With Jitter dynamically change the representation of the shape stamp during your Stroke.

This setting is casual and not influenced by speed.

With Size slider, you can randomly change the size of the shape stamp during your Stroke.

With opacity slider, Randomly adjust the opacity of the shape stamp throughout your Stroke.

Several brushes cause the customer to control a broad combination of painting procedures, structures, and shading. 

There’s something to suit each style; the subject of a brush pack can even impact your work and push your imagination to new places.

You may need them for mixing, you may require them for topping off, or you may require them to create another school love letter. 

You can make essential adjustments and modifications to improve special requirements if you can change the setting of a brush.  

More information available here

Apple Pencil

Make specific changes to how the Apple Pencil mixes with your brush. 

Set Pressure or Tilt to change basic behaviors of your brush like size, opacity, flow, bleed, smoothing, and more.

With the Pressure, you can change the way the Apple Pencil responds to pressure. 

These Apple Pencil pressure adjustments have a trickle-down effect on all other pressure-based changes.

  • Size slider set, how large or small the tip of your brush displays under changing pressure
  • Opacity change, the transparent-to-opaque range of your brush under altering pressure
  • Flow slider, you can set how much paint your brush lays down under modifying pressure
  • Bleed Slider, you can easily change how heavily your brush bleeds into the canvas around the edges under varying pressure
  • Smoothing slider, you can modify how smoothly your brush transitions from low to high pressure

This is StreamLine for Pressure. 

Place the slider high, and pressure transitions will be incredibly smooth. 

Set the slider to zero, and the brush will show every bit of raw pressure data it receives from the Apple Pencil.

With Response slider, you can simply modify how fast your Apple Pencil reacts to fluctuations in Pressure.

Shift this slider up to produce a smooth result perfect for excellent ink work and calligraphy.

With Tilt, you can easily tweak the process the Apple Pencil reacts to being tilted. 

This Apple Pencil Tilt adjustment has a trickle-down impact on all other tilt-based changes.

You can tilt your Apple Pencil through a range of 90 degrees to 0 degrees to make changes. 

Tilt settings are suitably triggered within 30 to 90 degrees, this range of tilt matches with how somebody realistically holds and uses pencils.

More information available here

Properties

Properties customization set how the brush looks in preview form in the brush Library and how it functions within the Procreate interface.

With the brush properties, you can quickly and simply alter the way your brush preview displays in the Library, how the brush orients to your screen rotation, and set a default Smudge strength.

You can also use Stamp Preview to show the preview as a shape stamp instead because the preview of any brush in the Brush Library is usually expressed as a stroke. 

If a brush has a definite ‘up’ and ‘down,’ this Orient to Screen toggle fixes whether it expresses itself the same process despite current screen rotation, or whether it rotates along with the interface.

The Preview slider, you can simply change the size of the Stroke or shape stamp in the preview of this brush appears in the Brush Library.

More Properties Adjustment How To’s

Smudge modify change how vigorously this brush smudges when sets as the Smudge tool.

With Brush Behavior, change the size and opacity boundaries on your brush. 

These adjustments regulate the upper and lower limits of the size and opacity sliders in the Procreate sidebar.

With Maximum / Minimum Size sliders adjust an upper or lower size limit. 

With Maximum / Minimum Opacity, adjust an upper or lower opacity limit. 

Before you begin making modifications, it’s a sound practice to build a backup of the Brush first.

This preserves your unique and actual version in the situation you want to return later. 

If you want to make a backup, open the brush board, swipe left on the brush thumbnail, and choose ‘Duplicate.’ 

You can also rename it by hitting on the thumbnail to open its preferences, then touch on the title at the top.

In this way, you can create a backup. 

More information available here

Final Thoughts 

The idea of a brush pack can also affect your performance and drive your creativity to new positions.

If you can edit brush preferences, it will open up even more possibilities. 

You can make essential adjustments and modifications to improve special requirements, if you can change the setting of a brush.  

This article has covered the most beneficial and helpful features to manage the Procreate brush settings.

But note that before you start making changes, it’s a sound practice to build a backup of the brush first.

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