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Procreate Made Easy

with Isabelle Staub
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Improve your drawing skills, avoid common mistakes, and accelerate your mastery of digital illustration!
English English, Spanish [Auto], 4 more French, Italian [Auto], German [Auto], Portuguese
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Isabelle Staub

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Isabelle Staub is a US-based freelance artist, specializing in vibrant digital portraits and known for transforming Disney animals into stunning human characters.

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What you’ll learn

  • Master the basics of Procreate for a fun digital art adventure
  • Avoid common beginner mistakes that slow down the creative process
  • Learn time-saving tricks that experienced artists use in their projects
  • Explore FIVE methods for seamlessly blending paint to create different results
  • Follow an intentional workflow, allowing you to relax and enjoy painting in Procreate
  • Easily tweak parts of your illustration without erasing or tedious redrawing
  • Discover the power of reference images and an easy approach to use them
  • Nail key techniques for merging colors cohesively in a visual symphony
  • Craft your own custom wet and dry brushes perfect for fine lines or epic shading
  • Light up your creations with sunrays and glows for a realistic look
  • Add a touch of visual interest and depth with organic textures
  • Let your creativity run wild in fun practice exercises
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Description

Does it seem to take FOREVER to complete a digital illustration? Without an intentional workflow, digital drawing can feel like a maze, leaving you lost and discouraged.

Imagine breaking free from all that, where creating becomes an absolute joy (rather than a chore)!

This course is your passport to a world of mind-blowing painting secrets that will accelerate your creative journey.

Seasoned artist, Isabelle Staub, reveals common beginner mistakes that slow you down, unravels the mysteries of shading and blending, and breaks down everything into easy-to-follow steps!

From nailing key blending techniques to tweaking parts of your artwork to mastering the use of clipping masks – this course is a treasure trove of knowledge that will make your artistic journey smoother and more enjoyable.

By the end, you’ll be equipped with newfound confidence and feel more intentional in your painting. No more uncertainty or frustration – just the sheer thrill of creating stunning illustrations with ease!

Join the course now and experience this amazing transformation for yourself!

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Who is this course for

  • Beginners to digital art
  • Artists wanting to pick up new techniques for a faster, easier workflow
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This course includes

  • 1+ Hours of on-demand videos
  • 2 Exercises (PDF)
  • Downloadable brushes
  • 6 Reference images
  • Layered Photoshop files
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll need

  • A good grasp of sketching
  • Digital drawing software such as Procreate or similar (see examplesAffinity Photo, ArtRage, Artweaver, Astropad, Clip Studio Paint, Corel Painter, Krita, Inkscape, IbisPaint, GIMP, Rebelle 4, Photoshop, Paintstorm Studio, Procreate, MediBang Paint, SketchPad, SketchBook, TwistedBrush, Vectr...)
  • You'll learn more if you have a drawing tablet
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Lesson Plan

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01

Procreate Basics

32:08

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Ready to create digital art faster than ever before? Isabelle will show you how with magical techniques and PRO shortcuts in this course!

To start out, Isabelle guides you through setting up your canvas and introduces essential tools for a seamless workflow. She covers the use of wet and textured brushes, the smudge tool, the eraser, and the intricacies of working with layers.

Lesson highlight: Learn how to blend paint in FIVE different ways to achieve various effects! (You won’t want to miss this!)


1.1
Getting Started
11:35
1.2
Blending in Procreate
12:11
1.3
Blending with Spheres
08:22
02

Creating Your Own Brushes

39:20

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Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of digital brushes! Isabelle delves into the process of creating your own brushes, how to customize pre-existing brushes, and add shape and texture!

With a fun 10-minute exercise, you’ll experiment with various brushes to see what feels natural and right for YOU!

You’ll learn how to create four distinct brushes for drawing, painting, blending, and texture and become an expert on streamline, jitter, tapering, and all that jazz!


2.1
Creating a Customized Brush Set
04:36
2.2
Creating a Pencil Brush
06:35
2.3
Creating a Custom Brush
21:15
2.4
Creating a Textured Brush
06:54
03

Applying Textures to Your Work

12:34

Add textures to digital illustrations

Explore the power of textures to enhance your artwork!

With the help of clipping masks, Isabelle guides you through using textures like a pro. You’ll learn to import your own textures, master clipping masks and work with layer adjustments like Multiply and Screen to integrate everything beautifully in your illustration.

Follow along in a fun exercise where you’ll apply all these techniques on an adorable red panda drawing!


3.1
Applying Textures to Your Work
12:34
04

Tips, Tricks and Common Mistakes

19:54

Tips for painting realistic art digitally

In this lesson, Isabelle shares essential tips to help you avoid common art mistakes.

You will learn the importance of reference images, colors, placement, and lighting to plan your illustrations well.

Isabelle explains why artists should resist the urge to zoom in too much, how to make quick adjustments using the Transform tool and more! She also shares her favorite Procreate shortcuts for a more efficient workflow!

To round up, jump into a fun 10-minute painting exercise and practice all the tips you’ve learned!


4.1
Not Using References
04:06
4.2
Zooming too Much
02:50
4.3
Transform Tools
04:20
4.4
Simplifying Your References
08:38
05

Finalizing Your Piece

14:46

Add lighting and shading to digital artwork

In this final lesson, Isabelle shares valuable tips she wished she’d known as a beginner.

By learning these basic techniques, you can completely transform the mood and tone of your piece without having to do much painting at all! Magic!

You’ll discover easy ways to add dramatic lighting with the power of layer masks and apply adjustments to elevate your artwork. These skills will not only enhance your workflow but also build your confidence like never before. Happy painting!


5.1
Finalizing Our Piece - Dramatic Lighting
13:18
5.2
Farewell
01:28

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Elizabeth B.

2 months ago

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This was such an awesome course for beginners!! I've been overwhelmed with getting started in procreate but she really had us slow down and find out brushes and ways of working that work for each individual. Isabelle had a lot of helpful tips and helped me recognize some common mistakes I was making
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that was slowing my art down a bunch! She went through both tips relating to procreate along with painting tricks- Loved it!!
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
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Krisztina A.

2 months ago

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I was familiar with a lot of things in Procreate because I use this app for a few years, but I enjoyed this course anyway! I liked the brush creating lessons and about the lighting as well. I will transfer some advices to my workflow. Thanks a lot!
I recommend it for Beginner
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Galarza I.

2 months ago

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Found this course very useful.
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
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Nathalie M.

2 months ago

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you're a very good teacher i love this courses. thank you very much. i realy enjoy to find other courses with you.
I recommend it for All levels
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Brittney B.

2 months ago

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Very helpful and engaging!
I recommend it for Beginner
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Rawan A.

2 months ago

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Thank you so much Isabelle ! it was such a great course for anyone who is just starting out in learning procreate app, she have shaded the light on so many features and tools that I never thought of as a beginner, also all the exercises will help you to level up your digital art process, and experim
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ent with new things.
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
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Ana E.

2 months ago

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This is an excelent course for anyone who uses or would love to learn to use procreate!
I recommend it for Beginner
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Kate H.

2 months ago

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excellent for those just starting with procreate. I have already used the program but still learned some new tricks - I appreciate this course!
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
Melanie E.

2 months ago

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The absolute best part of this course has to be the brush creation! I would love to have an entire course devoted to that, honestly. I would definitely recommend pairing this course with the other beginner procreate course, they really go hand in hand. Great resource!
I recommend it for Beginner
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Savina B.

2 months ago

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it'ok. thanks savina
I recommend it for Beginner
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Isabelle Staub
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Isabelle Staub is a US-based freelance artist, specializing in vibrant digital portraits and character design with incredible attention to detail.


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