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30+ Best Procreate Tutorials for Beginners and Advanced!

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Looking for Procreate tutorials? Whether you're looking for Procreate tutorials for beginners or the best Procreate tutorials for specific results, check out this list. There's plenty to see, from Procreate step-by-step tutorial illustrations to working with Procreate fonts.

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Check out this step-by-step Procreate portrait tutorial on Envato Tuts+. 

If you're new to this app, you might be wondering, "What is Procreate?" Let's answer that question before jumping into the tutorials and resources.

What Is Procreate?

Procreate is a raster graphics editor app for digital painting developed exclusively for iPad. This app was created by Savage Interactive, a tech startup located in Tasmania, and was launched on the App Store in 2011.

Procreate is one of the most popular iPad apps for digital artwork. Procreate is one of the most popular iPad apps for digital artwork. Procreate is one of the most popular iPad apps for digital artwork.
Procreate is one of the most popular iPad apps for digital artwork.

Since then, Procreate has become many digital artists' favorite app. Procreate's popularity lies in its responsiveness and powerful features. For many illustrators and designers, using Procreate with the Apple Pencil feels very similar to making art on paper.

Procreate comes with a library of brushes with everything from pencils to artistic brushes.Procreate comes with a library of brushes with everything from pencils to artistic brushes.Procreate comes with a library of brushes with everything from pencils to artistic brushes.
Procreate comes with a library of brushes with everything from pencils to artistic brushes.

Why You Should Try Procreate

If you've got an iPad and you like to do digital illustrations, Procreate is the app for you. The app makes it easy to organize your work in a gallery, and you can import files from other locations.

Procreate also offers easy integration with existing workflows. This means you can move back and forth between other apps and platforms as you need.

And if you're wondering how much Procreate costs, Procreate for iPad costs $9.99 in the U.S. and is available in 13 different languages from the App Store.

Learn More With Our "What Is Procreate" Video

We briefly covered what Procreate is, why you should try it, and how much Procreate costs. If you want to learn more about it, we've got a new video on the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel. Don't forget to like and subscribe if you enjoy these videos!

Download Procreate Brushes and Add-Ons on Envato Elements

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You can enjoy unlimited Procreate add-ons with an Envato Elements subscription.

Looking for Procreate ideas for beginners? Want to try out some fun Procreate add-ons, like brushes, palettes, and more? Check out Envato Elements. It's an awesome choice if you're looking for premium content at a bargain price. One low fee gets you access to over 250 Procreate add-ons, with new ones being added regularly. 

But you also get access to thousands of fonts, graphics, photographs, and more. It's all included with unlimited downloads. It's unlimited access to a huge library of creative content. This content also comes with a commercial license, so you can use it in your professional work too. 

Procreate Basics: Procreate Tutorials for Beginners

If you're new to the software, the best Procreate tutorials for you might be the ones that explain basic features and functions. Grasping the basics first can make something like a Procreate drawing tutorial easier to understand, with fewer obstacles.

Here are some great places to start if you're looking for Procreate beginner tutorials.

1. The Official Procreate Handbook

While this isn't necessarily a Procreate iPad tutorial, it is an excellent resource for beginners. The official Procreate Handbook is an excellent place to turn when you have a question. Not sure what a setting or tool does? Consider this manual a solid go-to for questions and a source of Procreate ideas for beginners. 

2. How to Install and Use Procreate Brushes

Brushes are a huge part of working in Procreate. Chances are, you might be interested in installing new ones. Thankfully, it's a snap. Never done it before? This handy Procreate iPad tutorial will show you how to do it quickly and efficiently, so you can get right back to drawing. 

3. How to Use Clipping Masks in Procreate

Clipping masks can be really handy when trying to achieve certain visual effects. Check out this Procreate beginner tutorial to easily figure out how to use clipping masks in Procreate. 

4. How to Install and Use Fonts for Procreate

Did you know that you can download fonts for Procreate? Procreate fonts, as well as the type options in Procreate, make adding text to your work easy and fun. Whether you want to create an entirely type-based composition or you just want some supplemental type, check out this Procreate tutorial for iPad.

5. How to Animate in Procreate

Do you like easy Procreate drawings with a twist? This Procreate drawing tutorial will walk you step by step through creating a cute animated GIF. Check out these concepts and learn how you can apply them to your own Procreate animations.

6. How to Use the Clone Tool in Procreate

Did you know that Procreate has a Clone Tool? It's a handy one to know and use too. This Procreate iPad tutorial will show you where to find it and how to use it.

7. How to Use Procreate Layers

Layers are an essential part of working in Procreate. They allow you to separate parts of your composition. They allow you to further take advantage of blending modes, opacity, and much more. This is a great Procreate tutorial for beginners; give it a look today.

8. How to Find Your Way in Procreate

Lost and not sure where to start? This Procreate tutorial for beginners is an excellent starter, especially if you're eager to jump right in. As far as Procreate tutorials go, it's a great overview of the app and where to begin.

9. How to Use Photoshop Brushes in Procreate

Did you know that you can use Photoshop brushes in Procreate? This means even more possibilities for downloading and using brushes in your Procreate creations. Learn more about it in this Procreate iPad tutorial.

10. Hidden Features in Procreate

Take a look at this free Procreate beginner tutorial that covers some of the lesser-known features in the app. It's a fun walkthrough and a great watch if you're looking to push your understanding further.

11. How to Use Gradient Maps in Procreate

Did you know that you can use gradient maps in Procreate? This free Procreate iPad tutorial walks you through the process. These techniques have so many different possibilities, and it's a great way to make easy Procreate art.

12. How to Create and Customize Procreate Brushes

Ever wanted to make your own custom Procreate brushes? Even if you don't, it's important to know how to customize your brushes too. This way, the only limitation is your imagination! So dig into this free Procreate tutorial and get customizing your brushes today.

13. How to Use Reference Companion in Procreate

Reference Companion is a super handy tool in Procreate. Check out this free Procreate tutorial for iPad to learn more about this feature and how you can use it in your next creation.

14. 25 Free Procreate Tutorials: Check Out Even More

Check out this list of free Procreate tutorials for even more free content you can check out right now. From Procreate basics to illustration walk-throughs, there are plenty of Procreate ideas for beginners to see.

Procreate vs. Other Apps, Accessories, and Hardware

You just saw some cool beginner Procreate art tutorials and Procreate drawing ideas. Now, curious about hardware and software? It's natural to consider your alternatives when you're looking into working with Procreate. Take a look at these easy Procreate art tutorials and articles for more information. 

15. The Best Drawing and Painting Apps for Mobile Artists

This article reviews Procreate as well as several other competitors and alternatives out there. Procreate is only for iOS, and the Apple Pencil is exclusive to specific iPad models. If you're outside of this scope, you might want to give this list a look.

16. An Intro to Adobe Fresco and How it Compares to Procreate

Adobe Fresco is a relatively new potential competitor for Procreate. Does it hold up? Well, it has some pros, some cons, and some things to consider. If you've ever been curious about how they compare, give this a look.

17. What's the Best iPad and Accessories for Procreate?

If you've got hardware and accessory questions, this is a great article to check out. For example, not sure which Apple Pencil works with your iPad? This will help point you in the right direction. Not every iPad is Apple Pencil compatible either. Find out if your model is Procreate-ready.

18. A Beginner's Guide to Procreate Pocket

Did you know there is also a version of Procreate called Procreate Pocket? Instead of being for iPad, it's an iPhone experience. You can even use a stylus with this software. Check out this free walkthrough to learn more. 

Procreate Step-by-Step Tutorial Illustrations

Watching someone else's illustrative process can be a really rewarding experience. There's plenty we can learn from each other as artists! It's also really fun (and relaxing!) to sit back and enjoy watching a work of art come to life. Check out these free easy Procreate drawings and step-by-step beginner Procreate art tutorials.

19. How to Create a Punk-Rock Portrait in Procreate

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This beautiful, colorful portrait is amazing, isn't it? This Procreate illustration tutorial walks you through how to draw this portrait yourself. From the sketch to the finishing touches, check out all the impressive details in this easy Procreate art. 

20. How to Draw Fur in Procreate

Love to draw animals? Then this Procreate drawing tutorial is right up your alley. Tune in to learn how to draw fur in Procreate today.

21. Painted Calligraphy Procreate Illustration Tutorial

Procreate is an awesome tool for hand lettering and calligraphy. Jump right in and start experimenting with digital calligraphy of your own in this free Procreate drawing tutorial. This Procreate tutorial for iPad is a must!

22. How to Paint a Spirit Day Inspired Illustration in Procreate

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Love a soft aesthetic? This easy Procreate drawing tutorial walks you through creating this illustration, step by step. Make your sketch, experiment with layers, and add color.

23. Isometric Drawing in Procreate

You can also work with an isometric style in Procreate. Give this free Procreate tutorial for iPad a look to give this aesthetic a try. Procreate has an isometric grid to help you draw in this style.

24. How to Digitally Color Sketches in Procreate

Looking to add some color to one of your sketches? This beginner Procreate art tutorial walks you through one of many ways you could add some color to your sketches. 

25. How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate

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Isn't this illustration pretty? Enjoy this eye-catching Procreate tutorial step by step and pick up some new techniques in this stylish Procreate illustration tutorial. It's a great one if you want to experiment with color and you're looking for Procreate drawing ideas.

26. How to Draw a Cute Cactus Illustration in Procreate

This adorable cactus illustration is a beginner-friendly Procreate drawing tutorial. Not only that, but the flower on the top of it animates, so there's extra in there for advanced users too. It's perfect if you like easy Procreate drawings.

27. How to Draw a Butterfly in Procreate

Want even more Procreate drawing ideas? Here's another Procreate tutorial with step-by-step instructions, making it a great fit for beginners. Drawing this butterfly is also a great way to get more familiar with the tools. Give it a try today.

28. How to Create a Stylish Neon Portrait in Procreate

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This is such a gorgeous portrait, isn't it? The use of color is really striking and sophisticated. This Procreate step-by-step tutorial walks you through the entire process, so you can apply these concepts to your own work too. It's a beautiful beginner Procreate art tutorial!

29. How to Paint a Mountain Landscape in Procreate

Prefer landscapes and scenery? Then this might be just the easy Procreate drawing tutorial for you. Draw a beautiful landscape, step by step, with this free walkthrough. You can make these easy Procreate drawings in a few steps.

30. How to Draw Realistic Animals in Procreate

Drawing animals can be both really rewarding and challenging. If drawing animals is something you love, check out this free Procreate illustration tutorial. It's got some great techniques to try.

31. How to Draw a Mystic Moon Illustration in Procreate on iPad

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Check out this pretty moon illustration. You can draw it yourself with this step-by-step Procreate drawing tutorial. Or, if you prefer, you can download the finished illustration too! Check out the link for more info and get inspired by these Procreate drawing ideas.

32. 3 Flowers Anyone Can Draw in Procreate

If you're looking for a nice, simple Procreate beginner tutorial, check out this one. These flowers are simple but very pretty, and they're beginner-friendly too.

Where to Find Procreate Resources

There are plenty of resources out there for Procreate too. Check out these links for help, discussions, brushes, add-ons, and more.

33. Procreate Folio: Discussions

Procreate Folio is an awesome place to check out for so much content. Everything from discussions to their marketplace is right there for the Procreate enthusiast. There's even official help and support from Procreate too.

Envato Elements: Procreate Brushes, Tools, and More

Remember, if you're looking for Procreate brushes, tools, and other add-ons, Envato Elements is a great deal. One low fee gets you access to over 250 Procreate downloads. Here's a look at some of the awesome content you can download on Envato Elements right now:

1. Dry Marker Brushes for Procreate (BRUSHSET)

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Love visible brush strokes and a marker look? Then you're going to love these dry marker brushes for Procreate. Download them today and give them a try.

2. Procreate Foliage Brushes: Plants (BRUSHSET)

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These Procreate foliage brushes make it easier than ever to draw grass, trees, and other plants in your compositions. Use them for background elements or to paint some greenery.

3. Hair Brushes for Procreate (BRUSHSET)

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These hair brushes for Procreate make it easier than ever to paint hair. There are different types in here too, like stubble, five o'clock shadow, and more. 

4. Custom Procreate Palette Swatches (SWATCHES)

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Did you know you can also download palettes for Procreate? Check out this collection of palettes that you can download and test out today. Use them to help determine the perfect color scheme.

5. The Wireframe Kit for Procreate (BRUSHSET, SWATCHES, PROCREATE)

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There are so many different things you could do with Procreate, including creating wireframes for your next project. This template makes it easy to give this a spin. 

6. Potstamp Procreate Brushes (BRUSHSET)

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Check out the organic texture in these beautiful Procreate brushes. Use these stamps to add beautiful elements and embellishments to your next creation.

7. MAGERPAINT Procreate Painting Brushes (BRUSHSET)

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Looking for a whole collection of painting brushes for Procreate? This set is just for you. There are over 20 brushes to experiment with, good for a whole host of different projects and situations.

8. Hand-Drawn Brushes for Procreate (BRUSHSET)

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If you're a fan of texture, you'll love this collection of hand-drawn Procreate brushes. From pastel to pencil, there's a lot to experiment with here. Give it a download and enjoy.

9. Space Procreate Brushes (BRUSHSET)

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Space is such a beautiful subject, and these brushes make it easier to paint than ever. Dig in and start drawing beautiful, starry skies on your iPad today.

10. Foliage Brushes for Procreate (BRUSHSET)

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Aren't these foliage brushes beautiful? Check out this example; you can create really elegant scenes with this brush set for Procreate. Download it now and start painting.

What Would You Create With Procreate?

There are so many different things you could create with Procreate. It's a brilliant tool for sketches, life drawing, hand lettering, and so many other kinds of digital illustration. There's no better time than right now to give it a try and start drawing.

Love drawing? Check out some of the free drawing tutorials we have here on Envato Tuts+. We cover everything from cartoon art to anime, realism, and even tutorials for beginners. Dig right in and start drawing today.

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva. Maria is the Associate Editor of the Tuts+ Design channel.

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