Customizing Procreate

Tutorials August 20. 2018

Once the jpeg is imported and placed in the relevant project’s folder, we can move on to Procreate’s interface customization. There is not a lot to do here, but one should be aware of a few tweaks that could potentially help with work in the field.

Customizing Procreate

Customizing Procreate
Customizing Procreate

(1)Most of the basic customization tweaks depend on personal preference. The arrangement presented here is the Survey’s standard setting.

Customizing Procreate
Customizing Procreate

(2)In this setup, only Apple Pencil is used for brushstrokes, while finger is used for erasing. The last panel activates the shortcut menu.

Customizing Procreate
Customizing Procreate

(3)The quick menu calls up hidden menu actions that are often used, and they can be changed by touching and holding their panels.

Customizing Procreate
Customizing Procreate

(4)Setting up the proper layers is essential for digital penciling. The arrangement given here is the Survey’s standard setting.

Once the jpeg is imported and placed in the relevant project’s folder, we can move on to Procreate’s interface customization. There is not a lot to do here, but one should be aware of a few tweaks that could potentially help with work in the field.

To learn more about the context of this tutorial read the following chapter:

Chapter 4, Section 3 - iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

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