In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a stamp brush in Procreate. A stamp brush is a brush you tap on your canvas instead of drawing a stroke. It’s like magic: you tap on the artboard and a small illustration is created. Amazing, right? If you are eager to know how to make a stamp brush in Procreate, then just keep reading!
Did you know that Envato Elements has a lot of Procreate stamp brushes? If you are not an illustrator but need to create some designs, stamps for Procreate are a wonderful solution. For some inspiration, take a look at the Stamp Brushes I created for Envato Elements:
What You'll Learn in This Procreate Stamp Brush Tutorial
- How to create a new document in Procreate
- How to draw an image in Procreate
- How to save an image in Procreate
- How to create a new brush in Procreate
- How to adjust the settings for a stamp brush in Procreate
- How to create Procreate stamp brushes from an image
- How to create another stamp brush from the existing one in Procreate
1. How to Create a New Document in Procreate
Open Procreate and click on the + sign in the top right corner. A new menu will pop up where you want to choose your canvas size. Under the big + sign there is a smaller one—click on it.
A new window will open where you should decide on the Width and Height of your canvas. Enter 3000 x 3000 pixels. Be sure your DPI is 300. After that, click Done, and then click Create.
2. How to Create an Image for the Brush
Now, we will draw an image to use later as a stamp brush. It will be a simple plant drawing. Open the Paint tool and from the Brush Library choose Calligraphy > Monoline. It’s a simple brush with no texture and a good streamlined style. After that, select black on the Color tool.
Using the Monoline brush, draw a line through the whole canvas. Then make the bottom end a bit thicker. It’s the stalk for a future plant.
Using the same brush, draw the leaves: first the outlines, then color them in.
Did you know that by clicking on the Erase tool and holding it for about two seconds, you can make the Erase tool work like the same brush you were using before? So click and hold the Erase tool. Now you can erase with the Monoline brush. Using the Erase tool, erase each leaf as shown in the image below, imitating the veins.
3. How to Create a Stamp Brush From an Image
First, we need to save the image we just created so that we can turn it into a stamp brush later on. Click on the Actions tool (wrench symbol) to open up the Actions menu. Click Share > JPEG. And then, in the newly opened window, click on Save Image.
So we have saved the image, and now we want to turn it into a stamp brush. Click on the Paint tool to open up the Brush Library. When you look through the Brush Library, you will notice the big + sign above the list of brushes. Click on it.
After clicking, you will have a new brush set created, and you'll see a space where you can name it.
I named this set "Tutorial Brushes", but you can name it whatever you’d like. To create a new brush, click on the + sign in the top-right corner.
You are then transported into the Brush Studio. There is already a brush there by default, so you just need to change some of the settings. Below is just an image of what you’ll see—you don’t need to do anything here.
Skip the first few attributes on the left side and click on the Shape attribute. We need to change the existing shape (circle) to our leaf. In Shape Source, click on Edit.
A new window will open, called the Shape Editor. Click Import > Import a photo. Then, from your photos, choose the leaf we created. Don’t press the "Done" button yet.
Finally, for the last thing in this attribute, you should tap on the leaf using your two fingers. The leaf will turn from black on white to white on black. This is necessary because Procreate needs to have a white brush in order to be able to draw. Now you can press Done.
Choose the Stroke path attribute on the left side. In the Stroke properties, change the Spacing: move the slider all the way to the right. We just increased the spacing between each leaf.
Skip the Stabilization attribute, and move to Taper. In the Pressure taper settings, move the Opacity slider to Max. So when you press lightly with this new brush, your leaf won’t be transparent.
Then, choose the Grain attribute and make sure you have the same settings as marked in the image below.
Moving on to the Apple Pencil attribute. The Opacity setting should be None.
Now for the last attribute, the Properties. In the Brush behavior setting, the Maximum and Minimum size can be adjusted to however you’d like, or similar to mine. After that, press Done.
4. How to Create Another Stamp Brush From the Existing One
We created a new stamp brush from scratch, and now we can create a new brush more easily. First, let’s create an image which we will use later on as a brush. Using black and the Monoline brush, draw a flower pot using the same method as the leaf.
After that, save this image to your camera roll: Actions tool (wrench symbol) > Share > JPEG > Save Image.
Now we don’t have to go through all the attributes to create a new brush—we just need to duplicate the existing one and change its shape. So select your leaf stamp brush and swipe it to the left. You will see three options: Share, Duplicate, and Delete. Choose the Duplicate option.
Click on the new brush. In the Brush Studio, go to the Shape attribute. In the Shape Source setting, click the Edit button.
A new window will open, called the Shape Editor. And here you should import your new image, the flowerpot you saved before. So click Import > Import a photo and choose this flowerpot. Finally, press Done, and then Done one more time. You just created a new stamp brush!
In the Brush Studio, in the About this brush attribute, you can rename your new brush. I called it Flower Pot. Also, you can put your name under the Made by. Then press Done.
And here comes the magic: keep the Flower Pot brush, and tap on the canvas. You can adjust the brush size in the left sidebar. Then choose the Plant brush and tap on the top of the flower pot.
You Did It!
I believe you created a ton of plant and flowerpot stamp brushes by the end of this tutorial and had a lot of fun mixing and matching them. If it was hard at the beginning, just know it becomes easier and easier with every new brush you make. And now I just want to send you my congratulations because now you are a pro in creating stamp brushes in Procreate!
And you can create a lot of different plant and flowerpot stamp brushes, and then mix and match them!
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