Your How To Blend On Procreate Magazine is now available from this site. For many years, I have been a professional artist with many years of experience in the world of art, and I wanted to share my skills with women who are interested in learning how to create realistic and appealing illustrations and paintings that will leave them wanting more. In particular, I want to share my expertise in how to blend on Procreate and how to express myself artistically through the images I create.
For many women, when it comes to how to blend on Procreate, the first thing they think about is the brush. And while the traditional round “S” brush is still an important tool for painting, there are a few new tools I have found that are just as effective. The blending brush and the metal “metal” brush are two new tools that revolutionized how I express myself on the paper. If you are interested in learning how to blend on Procreate, you will really enjoy these two new tools I am introducing.
In particular, the blending using the new alpha lock technique is great for creating shadows. You can use the alpha lock to blur unwanted areas of your image such as the upper arm of a woman, or the top of a child’s foot. The alpha lock allows you to determine how strong or weak the shadow is before you begin blending using the smudge tools. You can experiment with various values of the alpha lock and build up on your blending technique as you become comfortable with it.
The second new tool I want to introduce you to is the metal smudge tool. The smudge tool allows you to create lines and smudges on your artwork. I started out using my circular sizer brushes but soon found the circular clipping mask brushes to be much more effective for my needs. With the metal sizer brushes, you can create precise highlights and shadows. I often use the metal clipping mask brushes to get rid of any red eye areas from past work, or to define the shadows on an image I am working on.
The third tool, I am introducing you to in this series is the blend circle tool. This is the exact opposite of the clipping path used previously. The blend circle lets you blend the elements that are clamped to the screen. You can add layers and blend them together like you would with the clipping mask.
The blending tools I have shown you here are just a few of the many tools available in SLR Paintbrush. If you haven’t checked out the entire collection, I highly recommend you do so. Once you learn how to blend on Procreate, you may never use any of your digital painting tools again! Good luck, and let me know how you get the art look you always wanted.