⇨ IMPORTANT: These brushes are compatible only with the iOS app Procreate for iPad. They won’t work in Photoshop or other digital drawing/editing softwares. ⇦
The smudge tool has been redesigned and greatly improved in Procreate 4, so I thought I would create a set of brushes specifically for smudging and blending! This set includes 18 brushes for creating varied textures and color blending effects: you’ll find charcoal and pencil, paint and watercolor, and more. (See swatches pictures for a preview of all the different brushes).
These brushes were created and tested for use with the smudge tool in Procreate. However, they can also be used as regular brushes as well (with the brush tool).
Please note: For best results with the smudge tool, use these brushes with Procreate 4 (current latest version). The smudge tool is very different compared to the previous versions of Procreate, that’s why it’s better to update the app if you can.
► You will receive a ZIP containing the 18 brushes files, in .brush format.
► To be able to use these brushes, you need:
• An iPad
• The app Procreate
• The Apple Pencil, or a stylus (optional). These brushes are pressure sensitive and have been created and tested using the Apple Pencil, but if you don’t have a pressure sensitive stylus it’s always possible to tweak the brushes settings!
Installing the brushes:
► After checkout, you will be able to download the ZIP file directly.
► Download the ZIP file to your computer, and unzip the file.
► Then, you can transfer the folder containing the brushes either via iCloud Drive (simply drag the brush folder in the iCloud Drive folder), Dropbox, or by sending an email to yourself with the files added as attachments.
► If you are using Dropbox or iCloud Drive, you’ll have to download the same apps on your iPad via the App Store, if you don’t already have them (they are free).
► Take your iPad, and depending which transfer method you’ve chosen, open the corresponding app (Mail app, Dropbox app, iCloud Drive app etc).
► Locate the folder containing your brushes, and select one of the .brush files (.brush is the extension – the format used for Procreate brushes), and choose “Copy to Procreate” (iCloud Drive) or “Export— Open in… — Copy to Procreate” (Dropbox). The brush will be directly transferred to the Procreate app, and now you can start drawing! Repeat this step for the other brushes from the set.