3 Procreate Tips and Tricks You Might Find Incredibly Useful – Part 1
Finding tips and shortcuts for Procreate that can speed up your work is always a game-changer. So today, I’ll show you there Procreate tips you may not know about already. And this is part one in an ongoing monthly series!
Let’s Learn 3 Procreate Tips and Tricks
You’ll notice the title of this video says part 1. And that means I hope to do these for you more often. You might know these, and you might not…I’m really here to help beginners get a better grip on the app to work faster and more efficiently when creating lettering and artwork in Procreate.
Tools Used In This Lesson
This tutorial uses the following:
- An iPad – I use an iPad Gen 3 12.9 Inch in this video
- Procreate App – we’re using Procreate 5+ in this video
Watch Me Teach You 3 Procreate Tips and Tricks You Might Find Incredibly Useful
Tip 1: Using the Reference Companion Feature
- This tip makes it easy to see a quick thumbnail of your current canvas while working on it. It saves you tons of time from zooming in and out of your artwork.
- Start by going to the Actions (Wrench) and choose Canvas. Here you will want to turn on Reference.
- Notice that you now have a smaller canvas thumbnail of your artwork on the screen.
- You can move it around and size it accordingly.
- Make sure it’s on the Canvas feature for this tip. You can also tap on Image and bring in a reference image to draw from or choose Face, and it will use the iPad’s camera and show your artwork on your face (like a face painting).
- To turn it off, tap on the X in the upper right corner of the reference thumbnail.
Tip 2: Quick Transparency
- You’ve seen me click on a layer and press on the blend mode to open the opacity adjustment. But you can do this much faster!
- Choose the layer you want to adjust the opacity on and then use two fingers to tap (not long press) on the layer, and the opacity tool will appear. Now you can slide left and right to adjust the opacity.
Tip 3: Erase with Current Brush
- If you use the same brush for drawing and erasing, this is a fast way to switch between the two functions.
- When painting or drawing, but the need to erase something and your eraser brush is on something else, press and hold on the eraser icon.
- Notice it says at the type Erase with Current Brush.
- This also goes the other way if your brush is set differently from your eraser.
Want more quick and easy tips for Procreate? Leave me a comment! I really hope you were able to learn something valuable today! I always enjoy sharing with you!
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