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Procreate Brush Set Install and Help

Even if you are already a seasoned brush user, some of the info here may help you understand how to get the most out of the brushes in our brush packs.

For Clip Studio Brush instructions, please click here

Downloading and Installing Procreate Brushes 

- Make sure you have the latest version of Procreate installed on your device. Older versions do not allow you to install groups of brushes, but this is no longer the case.

IMPORTANT: if you have the Dropbox app installed on your iPad: A recent update caused an error message to appear for some users. There's an easy fix for this. Just log out of your Dropbox app and retry the download. It won't open the app automatically and you can download from the Dropbox website on Safari. 

Please ensure you open this link from your iPad. Here is a short video showing the process from start to finish using the Dropbox link:

You can also follow these steps:

If you don't have the Dropbox app installed on your iPad, you can follow these steps:
You'll then get a screen inviting you to open with Procreate.
You will now find the brush set happily in your Procreate brush library and can use them instantly. 
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Troubleshooting

If you already have the Dropbox app installed on your iPad, and you see this when you open the direct link:

If you already use Google Drive, you could use the google drive link at the bottom or the instructions.txt file (found in the same folder as the PDF eBook). If you don't use Google Drive, this Dropbox workaround is also fast and easy:
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1) Log out of Dropbox within your app on the iPad.
2) Navigate back to where you tapped the link and tap on it again. It should automatically open with Dropbox, but instead of the error message, you'll get this:

 3) Tap on the three dots on the top right of the screen and choose 'Export' 

Fingers crossed, the option to open with Procreate will be there. You can log back into Dropbox as normal and your brushes will be waiting for you in Procreate.

This error is a new 'feature' from Dropbox of which I am suffering from myself. Hopefully the next Dropbox update will fix this - it had been working perfectly until now. 

If you are still having problems, please check the bottom of the instructions txt. file. You will find a direct Dropbox link (in case you used all your download attempts) and a direct link to the brush set hosted on Google Drive. You may need to create a Google Drive account and download the Google Drive iPad app for this one to work smoothly. Please contact us if you are struggling and we will help you. 

How to use for best results / Geometric Brush tips

Recommended canvas size

The recommended canvas size for these brushes is a massive 6000 x 6000pixels. This is because using these brushes at smaller scale can vastly decrease the quality of them. You will notice when you reduce the size of any of the brushes, it will affect quality. Always true with digital design. Go big or go home!

*Tip! It is always better to start a new layer before using the brushes. This makes designs much easier to move around, manipulate, warp or erase.

Inverting Brushes

Updated: 

If you have recently updated Procreate and you are wondering how to invert brushes, here is the answer:

For stamp style brushes, you will need to be in the 'Shape' menu instead of 'Grain.' The steps are then the same.

Here is how to invert each individual brush on older versions of Procreate.

To invert Stamp brushes, go to the same menu, but this time invert the 'Shape Source' instead of the 'Grain Source'

Why some brushes appear 'stretched' and how to fix it.

You will have noticed that some designs look slightly stretched. Unfortunately this is completely unavoidable within Procreate but very fixable. The reason? To create brushes you need to make a perfectly square stamp as a base image - this is not possible with original designs made on an isometric grid (this is basically a grid made of hexagons fitting together), you cannot fit a 6 sided hexagon into a perfect square without needing to squash it slightly:

If the original design was made with a square grid, they will not appear stretched. 

Here is a short video on how to do a quick fix for stretched brushes:

 

 Don’t forget to add a new layer before using the brush.

I realise this isn’t ideal, but it is the only way these specific designs can be created as brushes (in Procreate), so it’s either this, or nothing at all. Clip Studio Paint app has a feature that prevents this and corrects the brush - so you could always scrap Procreate and download Clip Studio... (If you are like me, I much prefer Procreate though.)

Tip! Make sure your canvas is straight before applying the brushes. a Canvas that is on an angle can distort the design. 

Tip! You can increase the quality of any brush by going to the 'Grain' tab within each brush's settings. Slide the 'Scale' slider to the right and test. This does increase the size of the brush, but can considerably increase the quality.

 

 

 

Please contact us if you need help with anything, we will be happy to assist you. DM on instagram, Email us, or use the chat feature on the website. We're usually pretty quick to respond.

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