This post is mainly going to be geared for those that are already familiar with one of the best Drawing/Painting Apps available. Procreate for iPad. Yep, for those unfamiliar….I did say something other than Photoshop or Paper, among others. For the less informed, Procreate is a software App created by Savage Interactive…a little developer company from Down Under, Australia (well, in a round about way). Made up of 4 Guys….yes, only 4 guys have developed this software capable of surpassing even your grandest Drawing App to date….the App is quickly becoming THE Mobile Studio for Artists…and with integration of Dropbox, iTunes, and ease of import and export to other applications (including PSD files) it is no wonder.
If you haven’t checked it out or purchased it. Is definitely worth every Penny.
Sorry Droid users, no plans for a version…also, no desktop version (yet, fingers crossed) but iPad exclusive that works well with many Styluses as well.
As for the ones that do have Procreate or are new, or even the just interested….this will cover a little of how to Download Custom Created Brushes into your Procreate App. (yep, can create and share your own brushes even folks!)
Below is the written explanation, but have made a short video at the bottom…which covers the process as well as a bit extra.
Many know how to Download/Import Procreate Brushes already, but many also may not…. no problem!
Just a guide that should work so one can DL any Brushes on the Custom Brushes Section……provided everything is up to snuff with your own personal device, device version, Procreate Version and website,,,,and of course any ISP issues. 😉
Make sure you have the latest, greatest version of Procreate…currently 1.7
TIP: Should be using a web browser on your actual device for easiest DL into Procreate, but can also DL if not on your device with steps outlined below.
Find Brushes in the Custom Brushes Forums, and the thread that has brushes that you want….. most have a picture of what the Brush looks like when used, along with a Procreate Brush File link that ends in ‘.brush’ which looks like this:
Shaded Ribbon 2012-12-18 (05.03.25-290 PM).brush (45.95 kB)
-Click the link, and a new window will appear in your browser.
-Choose ‘Open in Procreate’ …this will exit the browser and open Procreate automatically.
When Procreate opens…a small pop up in center of canvas will read ‘Brushes Imported’ (this happens quickly so may not see it)
-New Brushes will already be there, found by selecting ‘Brush Tool’…swiping the Brush Tab section at top…and in the Tab ‘Imported’ (near the ‘New Set’ tab at far right end).
And you are ready to go!
Can move into your own folder or pre-existing ones, duplicate, rename, edit, etc
When not using your iPad…. or on another computer….
NOTE: Need to have Dropbox App (Free DL in App store or here for computerhttps://www.dropbox.com/install)…and set up a Free Dropbox Account.
In browser, click Brush Link as above….instead of choosing ‘Open in Procreate’…
click ‘Open In’
-A pop up will give options for ‘Open in Procreate’ or ‘Open in Dropbox’….select ‘Open in Dropbox’
Nothing will seem to happen…. don’t worry!
-Open your Dropbox App (if on tablet) or Folder on your computer….the Brush file should be listed there.
-If on tablet, there is an arrow pointing into a half square on far top right corner… click this.
A pop up will show ‘Open in Procreate’ ….and same prcess outlined eariler will happen, brushes ready to go!
–If on computer, no worries…it will be there when you finally are on tablet to do the same and Import into Procreate.
Hope this helps!