How to Make a Stamp Brush in Procreate Two Ways
Making a stamp brush in Procreate is really easy. In fact, it’s much easier than it used to be.
In 2018 I showed you how to make a watermark with your logo. This process is updated and you’re going to love how simple it truly is to make a stamp brush in Procreate now.
I’ll be showing you how to make two types of stamp brushes. One is a scatter brush and one will be a watermark brush.
What I Use to Make a Stamp Brush in Procreate
This tutorial uses the following:
- An iPad. I am currently using the Gen 3 12.9 inch iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil 2
- Procreate App – We are using 5.2 at the time of filming
Making a Stamp Brush in Procreate
Making a Stamp Brush in Procreate – Scatter Procreate Brush
The first type of brush we’re going to make is a scatter brush. Think if like adding a bunch of stars to a galaxy.
Step 1 – Decide what you want to turn into a scatter Procreate brush
- Choose something you want to turn into a stamp brush
- I’ll be turning these stars into a scattered stamp brush for this part of the tutorial
- You can turn anything into a brush including full-color drawings, watercolor, and more.
Step 2 – Set Up a Procreate Canvas
- Start by opening Procreate
- Then create a square canvas. I choose a 4000 x 4000 pixels 300 DPI for mine to get the highest resolution. Remember that if you do share a set of these, that final file share may be pretty large and you might want to break them down into groups of brushes.
- To learn more about setting up a canvas in Procreate, check out my Intertwining Text and Floral Clipart video I did in June 2021.
Step 3 – Draw or Add Art in Procreate
- In this step, you can draw directly on the canvas or you can copy and past art from another canvas.
- For this tutorial, I’ll draw a star shape using a black brush.
Step 4 – Build the Brush
Here’s where the fun begins!
- Tap on the Actions Icon and choose Copy Canvas
- Tap on the Brush icon to open the Brushes Palette then Tap the + Icon
- Navigate to the Shape tab and choose Edit. From here you can choose Import/Paste – Tap Done
- Use two fingers to invert the image colors so it looks like a black background with white art.
- Tap Done
- Now we want to make our brush look more scattered. So navigate to the Stroke Path tab and increase the Spacing. You can make this any size. And, increase the Jitter. This makes the stars appear to randomly appear rather than in a straight line. If you want a straight line, don’t touch this setting.
- Now, navigate back to the Shape tab and increase the Scatter and Rotation. This will make everything appear more random.
- Navigate to the Apple Pencil tab and bring the Opacity down to NONE. This makes it so you can’t see through the stars.
- Finally navigate to the Properties Tab, adjust the Maximum size to MAX so people can use it as the highest quality. You can always tap on the Drawing Pad button and reset your drawing pad and change the preview size while you’re working on your brush.
- To set the preview of your brush in the Brush Palette, you can either choose to use the Stamp Preview or not. Having it on means only one star will appear. Having it off will show the preview like it’s scattered – which I prefer for this type of brush. If it doesn’t look right in the brush palette, you can adjust the preview size here as well.
- Tap Done and you’re ready to use your new scatter brush stamp.
Making a Stamp Brush in Procreate – Single Stamp Procreate Brush
This process is similar to the above, but we’re going to make a few changes in our settings. Follow the first five steps to get your stamp into a new brush. I’m going to write my name and do this.
So let’s jump to Step 4 – where things change.
Step 4 – Build the Brush
- Navigate to the Stroke Path and increase the Spacing to Max. Don’t mess with any of the other settings like you did the first time.
- Navigate to the Apple Pencil tab and just like before, change Opacity to None
- Then, head to the Properties Tab and adjust the Maximum Size to MAX
- You’ll want to turn on Stamp Preview and make adjustments to the Preview size. I also like to turn off Smudge here.
Naming Your Procreate Brushes
- With the brush settings open, navigate down to About this Brush
- Here you can tap on the Untiled Brush and type over with your new name.
- You can even add your logo and name as well as your signature.
- If you want to share your new brush, with the palette open, swipe the brush to the left and choose Share.
I hope you found this helpful. It’s so fun making stamps from our drawings!
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