Learning how to blend on Procreate is not hard, but it will take some time and patience on your part. The main reason why this can be so hard is because many people want to get straight into using Procreate right away without learning any of the great tricks that can help make their painting easier. If you’re one of those people, then this article was written with you in mind. In particular, we’re going to talk about the best way to blend the image before you save it, how to remove red eye when you’re just finished painting, and how to use layers to make your paint stay fresh. By the time you have finished reading this article, you will know how to blend on Procreate the best way possible!
When you open up the Procreate application, you’ll notice that there are two main painting modes – Auto and Flex. In Auto mode, the painting process takes place in real time, so you have complete control over what you would like your canvas to look like. In Flex mode, you simply paint on your image, and the canvas gets the blending effect that you had in place when you saved your work. To change the blending mode, click on the ” Modes” link next to the “Paint” selection tool in the Editing menu.
I learned how to blend on Procreate by trying a few different modes. At first I thought that it would be best to play around with all of the modes, but as it turns out there are only 4 different ways to get the job done. It certainly did help to watch someone else paint in the modes I was using. It’s very easy to become frustrated with the video tutorials online, but once you pick a mode and begin to paint, you shouldn’t be discouraged. The modes you can select will allow you to do some serious shaping of your image.
To really get the job done, I recommend the Smudge Tool. If you watch any of my other tutorials, you’ll be able to see what I am talking about. The Smudge Tool allows me to smooth out and sculpt parts of my image that need to be smoothed out. For example, if there is something in my background that is really drawing my eye in, I will use the Smudge Tool to eliminate the unwanted details. The easiest way to use the Smudge Tool is by selecting the “smudged” portion of the image with the cursor, then using the left and right arrows to drag the area of the image that you want to place in the center. I found that I spent the most time experimenting with the aspect ratio, because it seems to work the best.
Another cool feature of the Procreate software is its ability to offer me a blending mode, or a blending tool. This mode is great for doing quick and dirty edits around my house or to quickly change one or two details within a photo. For instance, if I am working with a photo of my little girl opening her birthday present, I prefer to use the Clipping Mask Blending Mode. If I am working with a photo of my cat, I prefer to use the Colorize Blending Mode.
A word of warning about the blending modes: none of them are perfect. I find that I have to experiment with them a bit in order to get the best result. I also use several different brushes in order to achieve the look and effect that I want. I hope that I have shown you how to apply makeup on Procreate and show you the best tips and tricks to keep your personal appearance perfect!