Procreate® Handbook
Version 5X
Brushes

Brush Studio Settings

Explore the eleven adjustable attributes of Procreate brushes and the myriad of settings each one offers.

Attribute: Stroke Path

As you move your finger or Apple Pencil across the screen, Procreate creates a stroke by plotting many points along a path.

Stroke Properties

Adjust the behavior of your stroke by changing spacing, smoothing, jitter, and how quickly the stroke fades away.

Spacing

Sets how many times your brush shape ‘stamps’ itself along the path. When you add a lot of space, you will begin to see the brush as a series of shapes along the path with gaps between them. If you reduce down to no space, the brush shapes along the path will merge into one single fluid stroke.

StreamLine

Automatically smooths out any wobbles or shakes in your line. StreamLine is particularly important for inking and calligraphy. Turn it up for a smooth and even result, and turn it down or off for more messy and natural linework.

Jitter

Takes each ‘stamp’ of your brush shape along the path and offsets it by a random amount. Turn it off to keep all stamps perfectly lined up for a smooth stroke. Turn it up a little to roughen the edge of your brush. Turn it up a lot to scatter your shapes all over the place around your central path.

Fall Off

Start your stroke at full opacity and then fade it away as it goes on. Turn it off for zero fade, and turn it right up to rapidly fade a stroke to invisibility.

Attribute: Taper

Adjust how your brush changes thickness and opacity at the beginnings and ends of your strokes for a natural, tapered appearance.

Pressure Taper

Extend the taper at the beginning and end of brush strokes drawn with the Apple Pencil.

Strokes made with the Apple Pencil generally use pressure to taper strokes naturally, just like pencils and paintbrushes. But because the Apple Pencil is so sensitive, it can be tricky to achieve a nice long taper when lifting the Pencil off the canvas at the end of a stroke.

Using Pressure Taper, you can artificially lengthen the existing tapers at the beginning and/or end of your strokes for a more elegant line.

Pressure Taper Slider

A visual representation of how much artificial taper is at the beginning and end of your stroke. Pull the sliders towards the middle of the stroke to adjust taper length. You can set taper at the beginning of the stroke, the end of the stroke, or both.

Link Tip Sizes

When this is switched on, adjusting one side of the Pressure Taper slider will automatically adjust the other side to match.

Size

Set how severely your taper transitions from thick to thin.

Opacity

Fade your taper to transparency at the ends.

Pressure

Use the pressure feedback from the Apple Pencil for a more responsive natural taper that thins out faster at the ends of the line.

Tip

On low settings, this makes your stroke taper behave as though you are using a brush with an extremely fine tip. On high settings, your taper responds as though drawn with a brush that has a chunky, thick tip.

Tip Animation

When Procreate applies the extra taper to your stroke, you can toggle this switch on to see the effect being applied, or toggle it off to hide the animation depending on your preference.

Touch Taper

Add taper to the beginning and end of brush strokes drawn with a finger.

When you paint with your finger in Procreate, pressure settings in brushes cannot be used, so it’s impossible to achieve taper using pressure.

However, you can artificially add tapers to the beginning and end of your strokes using Touch Taper.

Touch Taper Slider

A visual representation of how much artificial taper is at the beginning and end of your stroke. Pull the sliders towards the middle of the stroke to adjust taper length. You can set taper at the beginning of the stroke, the end of the stroke, or both.

Link Tip Sizes

When this is switched on, adjusting one side of the Touch Taper slider will automatically adjust the other side to match.

Size

Set how severely your taper transitions from thick to thin.

Opacity

Fade your taper to transparency at the ends.

Tip

On low settings, this makes your stroke taper behave as though you are using a brush with an extremely fine tip. On high settings, your taped responds as though drawn with a brush that has a chunky, thick tip.

Taper Properties

Set the Taper function back to the type used in older versions of Procreate.

Classic Taper

The way Procreate renders a taper has been updated since older versions. This toggle returns the taper behavior and appearance to the older version.

Attribute: Shape

Change the shape of the tip of your brush by importing an image into Shape Source, and adjust the scatter, rotation, frequency, width, and other properties of the shape.

Procreate brushes are formed of a shape (container) that holds a grain (texture).

You can see the shape of any brush clearly when you tap your finger or Apple Pencil on the canvas, using the brush as a stamp instead of making a stroke.

When this shape is dragged, it creates a stroke. A smooth circular shape will create a smooth even stroke, whereas an irregular patchy shape will create a rougher stroke that changes thickness and texture as the shape is dragged in different directions.

Adjust the shapes in existing Procreate brushes, or load your own shapes from images using the Shape Source tool to create completely unique brushes.

Shape Source

With this powerful tool you can import your own images to use as the basis of brush shapes.

Tap the Edit button on the top right corner of the icon preview to open the Shape Editor.

Shape Editor

Tap Import to import a new shape from a photo or file, paste in a copied image, or access Procreate’s Source Library to draw from a range of pre-made default shapes.

Source Library

Accessed from the Shape Editor, the Source Library offers you over 150 unique shapes to use as the basis of your brushes. Scroll through the collection to browse the shapes, or use the Search box to search the shape names for particular types of shape. For example, searching "Gouache" will find all the shapes based on gouache paint marks.

Once you’ve imported or chosen a shape, tap Done to close the Shape Editor and begin adjusting the behavior of your shape.

Shape Behavior

Change the behavior of individual ‘stamps’ of the brush shape within your stroke.

A stroke is formed by ‘stamping’ the brush shape over and over again along a path, but there are many different ways the same shape can be stamped. It can be rotated, randomised, stamped more than once at each point, or taught to follow the movement of the Apple Pencil as it turns corners.

Pro Tip

To see these settings in action, it can be useful to go into Stroke Path and push the Spacing slider up so you can see the shapes as individual stamps rather than blurred together into a stroke. This will help you visualise what each setting can do, even after you’ve set the spacing back to normal.

Scatter

By default, your shape will ‘stamp’ in the same direction without rotating. Use Scatter to randomise how it is rotated each time it is stamped. Scatter is not affected by stroke direction.

Rotation

Adjust the rotation of your shape in relation to the direction of your stroke. When set in the middle, your shape direction will remain static no matter which way your stroke travels. Set to 100% (the right hand side of the slider), your shape will rotate to follow the rotation of your stroke. Set to -100% (the left hand side of the slider), your stroke will rotate inversely to the direction of your stroke.

Count

Set the shape to stamp more than once at each point, creating up to 16 stamps each time. You can see the effect of this most easily in combination with Scatter, as each of the multiple stamps on a given point will be randomly rotated in a different direction.

Count Jitter

Vary the number of times the stamp applies at a point. If you have your Count Jitter set to 5, you will randomly get between 1 to 5 instances of the stamp at each point.

Randomized

Randomise the rotation of your shape when your stroke begins. This has the effect of making each stroke different from the one before it, creating a more organic feel.

Azimuth

Detect the radius of the Apple Pencil’s tilt as it travels through the stroke to determine which way the shape stamps should tilt. This creates an effect like a calligraphy pen. Azimuth overrides Rotation, but only for strokes drawn with the Apple Pencil.

Flip X / Flip Y

Flip your shape horizontally or vertically to create different and more organic effects.

Brush Roundness Graph

Change the base rotation of your shape by dragging the green node around the edge of the circle. Drag the blue nodes to squash your shape.

Pressure Roundness

Squash your shape based on how much pressure you apply with the Apple Pencil.

Tilt Roundness

Squash your shape based on how much tilt you apply with the Apple Pencil.

Shape Filtering

Shape filtering adjusts ‘antialiasing’ - how the shape edges are handled by the graphics engine.

No Filtering

Does not soften the edges, and may result in a jagged look, but preserves every detail of the core brush shape.

Classic Filtering

Softens the edges of your shape using the settings from earlier versions of Procreate.

Improved Filtering

Subtly improved and updated antialiasing used in more recent versions of Procreate.

Attribute: Grain

Create a new grain from any image with the powerful Grain Editor. Adjust whether the grain stays still behind your stroke or moves along with it. Also tweak scale, depth, blend mode and more.

Grain is the texture that sits inside your brush shape. While the shape acts as a container for the grain, the grain acts like a paint roller. When you paint a stroke, the grain is ‘rolled’ inside the shape and onto your canvas.

Grain Source

Import your choice of images to use as textures for the grain of your brushes.

Tap the Edit button in Grain Source to open the Grain Editor and access the Source Library. This lets you import and edit images to turn them into tiling textures for your brushes. See below for more information.

Grain Behavior

Change the behavior of the grain inside your brush shape.

Moving

Set your grain to move with the stroke for a more streaky and blurred effect. Using the metaphor of grain being a paint roller, when set to Moving the roller is locked in place. This means the grain drags the texture around, rather than rolling it onto the canvas.

Moving and its various adjustment options create brush-like applications with grain. These behave more like traditional paint on canvas.

Texturized

Set your grain to stay as a static texture ‘behind’ your brush stroke for a crisp and clear effect. Using the metaphor of grain being a paint roller, when set to Texturized the roller is unlocked. This creates a continuous ‘stamp’ of the texture with no dragging or smearing.

Texturized and its various adjustment options create consistent textures with grain. These paint the grain's texture onto the canvas like a stencil more than a traditional brush.

Movement

Set the slider low for a more drag. This gives a smeared effect, and high for a roller effect much like the Texturized setting.

Scale

Adjust the size of the grain texture inside the shape.

Zoom

Setting the slider all way to the right, to Cropped keeps the texture size fixed, no matter how large or small you make your brush while painting. Setting the slider all way to the left, to Follow Size means the grain will scale along with your brush size. This setting is only available when grain is set to Moving.

Rotation

This will smear the grain image based on directional stroke changes. This creates a similar effect to Moving. 100% inverse makes the grain rotate the opposite way to the stroke direction. At 0% it locks the grain rotation in place. And Follow Stroke makes the grain rotate to follow your stroke direction. This setting is only available when grain is set to Moving.

Depth

Adjust the strength of the texture established over the base color of the brush. Set at minimum, the texture won’t show at all. Set at maximum, the texture will be dark and vivid. When the grain is set to Moving, the pressure of a stroke affects how strong the contrast shows.

Depth Minimum

Sets the minimum level of contrast in a texture, beyond which the brush can no longer go. This is regardless of how much or little pressure is applied to an Apple Pencil. This setting is only available when grain is set to Moving.

Depth Jitter

Swing between the texture and the underlying color of your stroke at random. This setting is only available when grain is set to Moving.

Offset Jitter

Offset where your texture places down each time you make a new brushstroke to create a more organic effect. With brushes designed to lay down a pattern, like the Grid brush, turn off Offset Jitter to keep the pattern consistent. This setting is only available when grain is set to Moving.

Blend Mode

Control how the grain texture blends with the underlying color of the brush using Blend Mode. This works both on Moving and Texturized brushes.

Brightness / Contrast

This makes the grain lighter or darker. It also increases or decreases the difference between the light and dark areas.

Grain Filtering

Grain filtering adjusts ‘antialiasing’. Antialiasing is how the graphics engine handles grain.

No Filtering

Does not soften the edges at all. This may result in a jagged look, but preserves every detail of the grain.

Classic Filtering

Softens the edges of your grain using the settings from earlier versions of Procreate.

Improved Filtering

Provides improved and updated antialiasing used in more recent versions of Procreate.

Grain Editor

Import new textures from photos or files. You may also paste in copied images, or access the Procreate Source Library's default pre-made textures.

Pro Tip

Create unique new brushes by using your iPad to photograph environmental textures. Stone, wood, cloth, and marks made with ink and paint make interesting bases for custom brushes.

Import

The Import menu offers four ways to import images to use as the basis for new brush textures.

Import a Photo

Select a photo from the iOS Photos app, including photos you've taken yourself.

Import a File

Select a photo from the iOS Files app.

Source Library

Select from Procreate's inbuilt range of pre-made textures. See below for more detail on the Source Library.

Paste

Paste a copied image from your clipboard.

Auto Repeat

Turn a snapshot of a texture into a seamless tile using Auto Repeat.

Grain Scale

Adjust the size of the texture within each tile.

Rotate

Adjust the angle of the texture within each tile.

Border Overlap

Change how much the borders between tiles overlap.

Mask Hardness

Adjust the amount of blurring used to blend the tiles together.

Mirror Overlap

Flip the pattern at the edge of each tile so it lines up with the surrounding tiles to help conceal tile edges.

Pyramid Blending

This new form of blending stitches together complex patterns with differing levels of detail to help create a seamless grain.

Auto Repeat previews all changes live.

Pro Tip

Pyramid blending is ideal for irregular natural textures like wood and stone. The simpler edge blending modes above work best for more high-contrast regular patterns.

Return to Brush Studio

Cancel

To exit without applying any changes, tap Cancel.

Done

Tap Done to close the Grain Editor and begin adjusting the behavior of the grain you created.

Pro Tip

Two-finger tap on your texture to invert the grayscale tones in your image. Dark areas become light, and light areas become dark. Two-finger tap again to reverse this effect.

Source Library

Access the Source Library from the Grain Editor. The Source Library offers you over 100 unique textures to use as the basis of your brushes.

From the Grain section of the Brush Studio, tap Grain Source > Import > Source Library. Tap a texture to exit back to the Grain Editor and being making adjustments.

Shape Source

Use the Shape Source library to select a shape as a base for your brush.

Grain Source

Procreate's library of pre-made textures opens by default when you enter the Source Library. You can access this from the Grain Source interface. The Source Library offers over 100 searchable textures ideal for brush creation.

Pro Tip

Even though they aren't custom made for the purpose, you can use the Shape Source for creating grain textures. You can also use the Source Library textures as a base for brush shapes.

Search Library

Search the grain names for particular types of texture. For example, searching "Paper" will find all the textures based on paper.

Cancel

To exit without selecting a texture, tap Cancel.

Attribute: Rendering

Procreate offers many ways to render the brush to the screen. Go under the hood to adjust render modes. Change the way strokes and colors behave on your brush and when interacting with the canvas.

Rendering Mode

Procreate gives you full control over how the it renders your brush strokes. It also lets you control how brushstrokes interact with one another.

These effects are best understood by imagining physical paint on canvas. On the light-rendering end of the spectrum, Light Glaze is like laying down diluted paints. On the heavy-rendering end, Intense Blending is more like laying thick paint onto the canvas.

Light Glaze

This is Procreate’s standard blending mode.

Uniformed Glaze

This rendering mode is similar to the rendering used in Adobe® Photoshop®.

Intense Glaze

This mode renders colors onto the screen with a heavier touch.

Heavy Glaze

This is the strongest rendering mode.

Uniform Blending

Combines the Adobe® Photoshop® rendering style with a caustic approach to rendering color. This exaggerates the Wet Mix effect.

Intense Blending

Intense Blending is great for wet brushes that squash and mix colors together. The heaviest mode offered and exaggerates the Wet Mix effect.

Blending

Select from a variety of options to adjust the way your strokes interact. Control how pigment dilutes and how colors mix into each other. Adjust the flow of your brush, and create the effect of wet edges, burnt edges and more.

Flow

Adjust how much color and texture flows from your brush onto the canvas.

Wet Edges

Soften and blur the edges of your brushstrokes to mimic pigment bleeding into paper.

Burnt Edges

This creates a ‘color burn’ effect around the edges of the stroke when you layer brushstrokes. Burnt Edges also darkens the edges where colors overlap.

Burnt Edges Mode

Set the Blend Mode for the above effect. This enables you to create a variety of interesting layering effects that apply only to the edges of your brush.

Blend Mode

Set the Blend Mode for the entire brushstroke, not only the brushstroke edges.

Luminance Blending

Blend modes usually affect the color values of a brushstroke. Flip this toggle to blend the lightness values instead.

Attribute: Wet Mix

Tweak how your brush interacts with color, and how the color you lay down interacts with the canvas.

Dilute the pigment on your brush. Start out with a lot of paint on the brush or only a little. Make your pigment bleed into other colors or pull them around.

Fine adjustments to the interplay of Dilution, Attack, and Charge can layer on top of other settings. This helps create brushes with very realistic behaviors.

Dilution

Set how much water mixes in with the paint on your brush. Increase Dilution to give your paint a transparent effect.

Charge

Set how much paint is applied onto your brush when you begin to make a stroke.

Like a real paintbrush, the longer you drag your stroke out, the more paint it will leave behind on the canvas. As the brush runs out of paint, the trail of color it leaves will become less intense.

Recharge the brush by ending a stroke and lifting it from the canvas. When you put it down again, it will be as though you dipped it back into the color on your paint palette. This effect is most obvious in combination with high Dilution.

Attack

Adjust the amount of paint that sticks to the canvas. Set it high for the appearance of thick, bold paint applied evenly along your whole stroke.

Pull

Set the strength of how your brush pulls paint around the canvas. This includes paint that is already laid down. This is a great way to mix and drag colors around for a more organic effect.

Grade

Set the chunkiness and contrast of your brush texture.

Blur

Adjust the amount of blur your brush applies to the paint on your canvas. Also control how much the blur spreads when you apply a brush stroke.

Blur Jitter

Adjusts the randomization of how much blur on each stamp laid down by the brush when you apply a brush stroke

Wetness Jitter

Randomize how much water mixes in with the paint at any point during the brushstroke. This helps give your stroke a more realistic effect.

Attribute: Color Dynamics

Unlock the full power of digital art. Set your brush to change color, saturation, brightness and more based on the pressure and tilt you apply to your Apple Pencil.

Color Dynamics lets your brush shift through different types of color values. These values are hue, saturation, lightness and darkness. You can also choose a secondary color, and shift between primary and secondary colors with each stroke. You can use all these as individual settings, or in combination and control them in a variety of ways.

Stamp Color Jitter

Each individual shape stamp within your brushstroke is randomly affected by changes you make to the Stamp Color Jitter.

Hue

Each stamp will deviate from your chosen brush color at random. Set the slider low to make these deviations minor. Set the slider high to allow the brush to jitter through a larger spectrum of color. The best way to preview what this setting does is to set the Stroke Path > Spacing slider so you can see individual stamps in your stroke. Also ensure that the Saturation slider below Hue is also set high.

Saturation

Each stamp will deviate from your chosen brush saturation at random. Set the slider low to make these deviations minor. Set the slider high to allow the brush to jitter between zero and full saturation.

Lightness

Each stamp will deviate from your chosen brush lightness by jumping to lighter shades at random.

Darkness

As above, but the opposite: each stamp will deviate from your chosen brush lightness by jumping to darker shades at random.

Secondary Color

Each stamp in your stroke will jitter at random between your currently chosen (Primary) color, and a Secondary color you can set in the Color Panel.

Stroke Color Jitter

Each time you make a stroke, these jitters will change a color attribute of the entire stroke.

Hue

Each individual brushstroke will deviate at random from your chosen color. Set the slider low for minor deviations. Set it all the way up to jitter through the entire color spectrum.

Saturation

Each individual brushstroke will deviate from your chosen color’s saturation at random. Set the slider low for minor deviations. Set it all the way up to jitter from completely desaturated (white, black, or grey) to complete saturation (very bright colors).

Lightness

Each individual brushstroke will deviate at random from your chosen color’s lightness by getting lighter to some degree. Set it low to allow only minor jumps in lightness. Set high to allow it to go to pure white.

Darkness

Each individual brushstroke will deviate at random from your chosen color’s darkness by getting darker to some degree. Set it low to allow only minor jumps in darkness. Set high to allow it to go to pure black.

Secondary Color

Each individual brushstroke will be a random shade of color that falls between your chosen Primary and Secondary colors.

Color Pressure

The pressure applied with your Apple Pencil determines what color you will apply to the canvas.

Hue

Pressure changes the color within a stroke. If set at 100% your stroke transitions through the entire color spectrum. This occurs when you transition from light to heavy pressure.

Saturation

Pressure changes the saturation within a stroke. If set at 100% your stroke transitions from white to a completely saturated color. This occurs when you transition from light to heavy pressure.

Brightness

Pressure changes the brightness within a stroke. If set to 100% your stroke transitions from white to black. This occurs when you transition from light to heavy pressure.

Secondary Color

Pressure transitions from the Primary to the Secondary color within a stroke.

Color Tilt

The tilt applied with your Apple Pencil determines what color is applied to the canvas.

Hue

The tilt of your Apple Pencil changes the color within a stroke.

Saturation

The tilt of your Apple Pencil changes how vivid your chosen color appears within a stroke.

Lightness

The tilt of your Apple Pencil changes how light or dark your chosen color appears within a stroke.

Secondary Color

Tilt transitions from the Primary to the Secondary color within a stroke.

Attribute: Dynamics

Set your brush to make dynamic changes based on how fast you make strokes. Add unpredictability to a brush by setting your brush to jitter size and opacity at random.

These settings are not dependent on the pressure and tilt of the Apple Pencil. For those painting with a finger, use these attributes to create more dynamic brushstrokes.

Speed

Use the speed of your stroke to determine its appearance.

Size

Use the speed of your stroke to vary its size. When the Size slider is set to -100%, drawing slowly will produce a thinner stroke. Shifting the slider to +100% will reverse this, making thinner strokes the faster you draw. With the slider set to 0%, the stroke will remain a uniform thickness.

Opacity

Use the speed of your stroke to vary its opacity. When the Opacity slider is set to -100%, drawing slowly will reduce the Opacity of the stroke. Shifting the slider to +100% will reverse this, reducing the Opacity of a stroke the faster you draw. With the slider set to 0%, the stroke will remain a uniform 100% opacity.

Jitter

Dynamically alter the appearance of the shape stamp throughout your stroke.

This setting is random, and not affected by speed.

Size

Alter the size of the shape stamp at random throughout your stroke.

Opacity

Alter the opacity of the shape stamp at random throughout your stroke.

Attribute: Apple Pencil

Make fine adjustments to how the Apple Pencil interacts with your brush. Set pressure or tilt to affect fundamental behaviors of your brush. Affect behaviors such as size, opacity, flow, bleed, smoothing and more.

For more control over the way the Apple Pencil interacts with Procreate in general, see Actions > Preferences.

Pressure

Tweak the way the Apple Pencil responds to pressure. These settings have a trickle-down effect on all other pressure-based adjustments.

Size, Opacity, Flow, Bleed and Smoothing can have their percentage amounts adjusted using sliders. Or adjust by tapping on their Value fields and using Numeric entry.

Each individual Pressure setting comes with its own adjustment settings. Access these by tapping the Value field followed by the Pressure Button. This gives you access to the Pressure curve and Response speed adjustments for your Apple Pencil.

Size

Adjust how large or small the tip of your brush becomes under varying pressure.

Opacity

Adjust the transparent-to-opaque range of your brush under varying pressure.

Flow

Adjust how much paint your brush lays down under varying pressure.

Bleed

Adjust how much your brush bleeds around the edges into the canvas under varying pressure.

Smoothing

Adjust how smooth the brush transition is from low to high pressure. This is like StreamLine for pressure. Set the slider high and pressure transitions will be very smooth. Set the slider to zero and the brush will express every bit of pressure data it receives from the Apple Pencil.

Tilt

Tweak the way the Apple Pencil tilt responds. These Tilt settings have a trickle-down effect on all other tilt-based adjustments.

You can tilt your Apple Pencil through a range from 0 to 90 degrees. 0 degrees means the Pencil is flat against the canvas. At 90 degrees the Pencil is completely upright.

The Tilt graph registers the Apple Pencil tilting from 0 to 90 degrees. But the tip of the Apple Pencil does not physically touch the canvas between 0 to 15 degrees. Settings tied to a number within this range will have no effect. Between 16 to 30 degrees, the response from the Apple Pencil may be inaccurate. Tilt settings are best triggered between 30 to 90 degrees. This range of tilt corresponds with how people actually hold and use pencils.

Use the *Tilt Graph *to set a tilt ‘trigger point’. A trigger point is the degree of tilt at which an attribute of your brush suddenly changes to something else. If you set the Tilt Graph to 45 degrees, all other tilt-based features will trigger only once your brush is on a 45 degree angle.

Pro Tip

Using the Tilt Graph, you could create a brush that behaves like a graphite pencil. This offers a sharp point when you draw with it upright, switching to a broader, smoother surface for shading when you tilt it on an angle.

Tilt Graph

The Tilt Graph is a visual representation of how tilted your Pencil needs to be before other Tilt settings take effect. Pull the blue node to adjust the degree of tilt.

Opacity

Adjust the way the tilt of your Apple Pencil affects the opacity of your stroke.

Gradation

Turn this slider up to create a softening effect when shading with a brush on an angle. This mimics the behavior of physical pencils.

Bleed

Adjust how much the brush bleeds around the edges when tilted. This creates a reduction in fine detail.

Size

Adjust the effect of tilt on brushstroke thickness.

Size Compression

Toggle on to prevent the texture within the brush growing along with the brush size.

Attribute: Properties

Establish miscellaneous settings that establish how the brush looks in preview form in the Brush Library. This also sets how it behaves within the Procreate interface.

Brush Properties

Change the way your brush preview displays in the Library, how the brush orients to your screen rotation, and set a default Smudge strength.

Use Stamp Preview

The preview of each brush in the Brush Library is usually expressed as a stroke. Toggle this switch to express the preview as a shape stamp instead.

Orient to Screen

This setting only applies when a brush has a distinct ‘up’ and ‘down’ to its stroke. Toggle off to make the shape orientation consistent for the document. This applies no matter how the device rotates. Toggle on to make the shape orientation consistent for the current device orientation.

Preview

Set the size of the stroke or shape stamp in the preview of this brush appears in the Brush Library.

Smudge

Adjust how much a brush smudges when set as the Smudge tool.

Brush Behavior

Set size and opacity boundaries on your brush. These settings control the upper and lower limits of the size and opacity sliders in the Procreate sidebar.

Maximum / Minimum Size

Set an upper and/or lower size limit on the sidebar size slider.

Maximum / Minimum Opacity

Set an upper and/or lower opacity limit on the sidebar opacity slider.

Attribute: About this Brush

Sign your name to your custom brushes and add a profile photo. This way your work will always be credited to you. Reset brushes back to defaults. Or create new ‘reset points’. This allows you to experiment on a brush without losing your favorite settings.

You can now sign any brush you create with your name, photo, and handwritten signature. This information embeds in your .brush file. Anyone else who opens your brush in Procreate will see your credit when they look at About this Brush.

Brush Title

Tap on the current brush title to bring up the keyboard. Enter a new name and tap the Return key.

Profile Picture

Tap the ‘person’ icon to bring up Image Source options. From Camera allows you to snap a photo of yourself using the iPad camera. Or, choose From Photos to load a pre-existing image from your camera roll.

Made by Name

Tap the greyed-out word Name in Made by Name to bring up the keyboard and add your name to your creation.

Date Created

A creation date and time for your brush. This information is automatically filled in for you.

Signature

Sign your name on the dotted line using Apple Pencil or your finger. If you need to start again, tap the (x) icon to clear the field.

Create New Reset Point

When you are happy with your brush design, but want to keep experimenting, save a Reset Point. You can revert back to it later if you don’t like your changes.

Reset brush

On a core brush, Reset strips away all your changes and return the brush to the default Procreate version. You must duplicate a default brush if you want to give it a new reset point. On your own original brushes you can change the reset point as often as you like.