Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
5 hours
37 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Brad Woodard

Procreate gives you the opportunity to take your art studio anywhere and hold the power of creativity in the palm of your hands. In this 7-course Domestika Basics, you’ll learn all the tools and features the app has to offer, along with how to use them to unlock infinite design possibilities.

Brad Woodard is an illustrator, graphic designer, and co-founder of the creative agency Brave the Woods. He uses Procreate to design bold, colorful branding and commercial illustrations for clients including USPS, Ford, Penguin Random House, eBay, and Microsoft.

In the first course, Brad introduces you to the Procreate app and Apple Pencil. You’ll learn to set up your software ready for your first illustration.

Customize the app to work for you. Experiment with things like toolbars and touch screen gestures to optimize your workflow.

Time to start illustrating! Brad demonstrates how to create, smudge, and erase marks before exploring Procreate’s extensive brush library and how to use it to create professional-looking images.

Explore the use of layers. Discover how to work with and edit them to add interest and dimension to your illustrations.

Use the Select and Transformation Tools to edit specific parts of your art. Then play around with moving and stretching your image for added interest.

Explore the different options for adjusting your artwork with color, opacity, and blurring techniques, and learn to use the Liquify and Clone Tools.

In the final course, Brad shares how to export your finished illustration, record a time-lapse of your creative process, and animate your image ready to be shared online.


Learn to use the app from scratch and create professional artwork from your iPad Pro

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