This is the 3rd and final post in my Procreate Mini Series. In this post and included videos, I am talking about how to make your own stamp brushes to create interesting marks in your final painting. Below, you will find a link to download the four stamp brushes shown in the video. You must be using Procreate 4.1 or above to install the brush set. I hope you will enjoy using them as well as working off of them to make your own unique brush marks.
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Let's Talk About Mark Making
Mark making is something I have enjoyed doing within my paintings for over 30 years. The more interesting marks I can include in a painting, the more interesting the painting becomes to me. When I started using Procreate, it dawned on me I could create stamp brushes from some of my favorite marks and integrate them into my paintings. Not only can I integrate the marks, but I can do so in different sizes and different colors, and then blend them a little to create a seamless look between my subject and the marks!
Just like my photo and texture blending process you've seen in so many of my other videos, my mark making in my paintings is a back and forth process. I add marks and I take them away. I blend those marks after adding to make each look different and work with the painting at hand. I can cover an area, and then take away to reveal something beneath, using another mark. NOTE: You can "take away" by using the eraser tool, or by creating a layer mask on your marks layer...I didn't cover that in the video below, but I wanted to mention you can use the marks you create with the ERASER tool -- and in masking - just like you use your other brushes!
I hope you enjoy this video and will have as much fun as I do creating your own unique marks, which will make your paintings interesting.
Make Your Own Stamp Brushes
Installing the Brush Set:
Save the brush set file in your DROPBOX (or Files app): Transfer the file(s) ending in .brushset from your computer to your Dropbox folder. Tip: If you have a Mac (macOS 10.11 or higher), you can AirDrop the brush set directly from your Computer to your iPad. This transfers and installs the brush set all in one step!
Open dropbox (or Files app) - On your iPad, open the Dropbox app, then navigate to the folder where your brush set is saved. Tap on the brush set file, then click the small [...] icon and click Export. Click Open In... and tap Copy to Procreate.
Now, when you open Procreate, you'll see the brush set at the top of your brush library!
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