How to Blend On ProCreate
How to Blend in Procreate may be one of the questions a person might ask when he or she wants to know how to get the most out of a single, free, computer program. The question can be, however, as important as the software itself when it comes to answering whether it is, in fact, possible to learn how to blend in Procreate. One way of answering this question would be to go back to the beginning and try to understand how the software came about and how it works. The way it works is by way of a series of steps that guide a person through how to use the program, from beginning to end. The steps are typically called Pixies and are a basic visual guide that walks a man through the procedure of using the program on his computer.
As explained in the guide, there are two major steps to mastering how to blend in Procreate. The first step is called, “Morphogenetics.” This is an important term that describes how a person blends in the programs in a way that produces the desired effect. Basically, this means creating new and interesting blends from existing photographs that tend to produce the effects wanted by the creator. The second step is called “Settings.” This is the place where the person can customize the appearance of his or her photographs and use various blending techniques to achieve the effect.
The guide explains how to blend in Procreate by providing an explanation of each of the main blending tools. At the top of the interface there are buttons labeled “Blend.” Beside these buttons there are four other buttons: one for each of the four primary blending methods described in the guide. Clicking any of those four buttons will open the blending tool menu. To get started, click on the button labeled “New Blending Style.” Once a new style has been created, it can be saved by clicking on the saved style in the Blending Art gallery.
The four blending methods are named after the actual tools they replace. In the blending tool palette, there are four general blending methods as well as one special technique that only a few brushes support. These are: Drop shadow, Saturate, Radiate and Web. There is also an optional fourth button called “Zoom In,” which zeros in on a new selection and expands out to a larger selection. This feature can be useful if you want to create an effect similar to cropping.
If you would like to know how to blend in Procreate, but do not want to learn about the different blending methods, you can simply utilize the special soft blending mode. The soft blending mode uses the same brush as the normal brush blend mode, but when you hold the shift key while selecting a color, the soft blending mode will automatically select a color from the available selection using the texture of that particular Brush. There are many creative ways to utilize the soft blending mode, such as using it with a repeating pattern or adding more than one color to the selection. You will learn how to use the various blend modes in more detail in other articles.
The Procreate software package includes two very powerful blending modes. The first mode is called Radial Blending and can be used with any of the Procreate brushes. In this mode, light rays continually emanate from the light source on the left (or right) as you drag the mouse up or down. This produces a nice soft effect as the light rays travel from the light source to reflect off of the objects you have drawn. In order to use the Radial Blending mode with the Procreate brush, you need to place the cursor directly over an object with the Radial Blending option enabled. Then just double-click the Radial Blending button in order to activate the mode.