Procreate Handbook

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Brushes

Dual Brush

Take two individual Procreate brushes, each with its own editable shape and grain, and combine them into one with this transformative feature that allows you to create almost limitless new brushstroke effects.

Combine Brushes

Select, combine, edit, blend, and uncombine Dual Brushes.

Create

Tap the Brush button to open the Brush Library. Find the two brushes you want to combine.

Pro Tip

Brushes must be in the same Brush Set in order to combine. You can only combine single brushes - Dual Brushes cannot be combined. You also can’t combine default Procreate brushes, but you can duplicate them and combine the copies.

Tap the first brush to select it as Primary - it turns bright blue - and swipe to select a Secondary brush, which turns dark blue. The word Combine will appear at the top right of the Brush Library. Tap it to merge the two brushes into a new brush that has the qualities of both.

Your new Dual Brush will take on the name of the Primary brush in the pair. To rename it, tap it to enter Brush Studio, then tap About this Brush and tap on the brush name to bring up the iOS keyboard.

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Edit

Change the look of your Dual Brush by editing the component brushes.
Tap your Dual Brush to enter the Brush Studio. At the top left of the Brush Studio, you’ll see a preview of the two brushes that form your Dual Brush.

You can edit the settings of each brush independently. Tap the one you want to edit. When it’s selected, a blue line will appear beside it. Any edits you make apply to the selected brush only.

Combine Mode

Change the look of your Dual Brush by adjusting how the brushes blend together.

In the same way that changing a layer Blend Mode changes how two layers mix together, changing the Combine Mode of your Dual Brush can result in interesting visual mixes.

Tap your Dual Brush to enter the Brush Studio. At the top left of the Brush Studio, you’ll see a preview of the two brushes that form your Dual Brush. Tap on either one to expand the panel and reveal the Combine Mode option.

By default, the Combine Mode is set to Normal. Tap it to bring up the full list of Combine Modes.

Tap on any Combine Mode to see the results update live in the Drawing Pad, or explore the Blend Modes section for more information.

Uncombine

Revert your Dual Brush back to two separate brushes.

Tap your Dual Brush to enter the Brush Studio. At the top left of the Brush Studio interface, you’ll see a preview of each of the two brushes. Tap either preview to expand the panel. Tap the Secondary Brush preview, and tap Uncombine.

The Dual Brush will separate back out into its two component brushes.