Have you ever wanted a quick and easy way to draw perfect rainbows using Procreate? Or maybe you're wondering how to create a multicolour brush in Procreate? Creating your own custom brush could not be simpler.
In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make a rainbow brush in Procreate in just a few steps. And if you prefer video tutorials, don't miss this new video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:
What You'll Learn in This Procreate Tutorial
- How to make a rainbow brush in Procreate
- How to make a multicolour brush in Procreate
How to Make a Rainbow Brush in Procreate
Launch your canvas within the Procreate app (I'm using a 3000 px by 3000 px canvas), and draw a black circle using the Monoline brush (or any similar smooth round brush). When you've finished drawing your circle, hold your pencil down on the screen until the Edit Shape menu appears at the top of the screen, and click this button.
Select Circle from the options that appear to create a perfect circle.
Fill the circle to create a solid shape by dragging a black colour swatch from the top-right corner of the screen into the centre of the circle.
Duplicate your circle and place all of your circles across the centre of the canvas in a horizontal line. The number of circles you create will determine the number of lines within your rainbow brush.
Next, head to the Actions menu and select Copy canvas.
Open up the Brush Library and tap the + icon in the top-right corner to create a new brush.
Head to the Shape menu and tap the Edit button.
Tap Import and then select Paste at the bottom of the menu.
Your copied canvas should now appear within the Shape Editor screen.
Tap on the canvas with 3 fingers to invert the colours. The background should be black, and the circles should be white.
Now let's edit the brush settings. The brush is going to look a little strange in the preview, but trust the process!
First, head to the Stroke path menu and turn the Spacing down to None.
In the Stabilisation menu, turn the StreamLine Amount to Max. This ensures you will draw smooth lines.
Next, head to the Apple Pencil menu and set the Opacity to None.
Finally, head to the Properties menu and make sure the Maximum size and Minimum size are set to Max.
Then, hit the orange Done button in the top right corner to create your brush.
Now it's time to create our rainbow. Make sure you have the new brush selected, and draw a perfect circle as we did back in Step 1.
Use the Transform tool set to Rectangle to select half of your circle, and then open the Actions menu and press Cut to create the rainbow shape.
Now it's time to add some colour. Drag a colour swatch in a shade of your choice down from the top right corner, and place it inside each of the lines to fill them with colour.
Repeat until all lines are filled with a different colour, and your rainbow is complete!
Now We're Finished!
Now you know how to make a multicolour brush in Procreate, and how to turn this into a beautiful Procreate rainbow brush. Thank you for following along with me in this fun tutorial, and I hope you have lots of fun creating.
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