Tons of screen printers have been using Adobe® Illustrator to create designs for prints. It’s necessary to know how to use it. But wouldn’t it be easier if you could just sketch out ideas, hone them in, and then finalize them to be printed? That’s where Procreate comes in. The Apple app makes the sketching and concepting process simple. If you’ve never used it before, check out the new Designing in Procreate course. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cory Romeiser will teach you the ins and outs of the program so you can start making rad art.
WHAT IS PROCREATE & WHY SHOULD I USE IT?
Procreate is a digital illustration software available on iPads. The app is becoming part of the designer's workflow because it’s inexpensive (one-time $10 fee) and simple to use. You can easily sketch out designs, manipulate art with your hands, and export it as an Illustrator file to make final touches before printing.
More screen printers are starting to use Procreate when sketching and concepting. You could use Illustrator, but it feels kinda clunky. With Procreate, you’re free to draw whatever comes to mind with no limitations. Thanks to the app's features, you can clean up a sketch, dial it in, and make it ready for finalization in Adobe® Illustrator. So if you have an iPad and Apple Pencil, Procreate is a worthy investment.
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Photo by Golden Press Studio
WHAT MAKES GOOD ART
A successful print needs a stellar design. Your artwork needs to stand out among thousands of other designs. With Procreate, you can successfully design extremely good art that takes your prints above and beyond.
But what does it mean to have “good art?” Good art catches the eye without being too busy. It’s clean, crisp lines and complimentary colors should draw you in.
"Good art" isn't just about the design. Sometimes, your client provides art that isn’t top quality. No matter the quality of the artwork, you still have to separate it and set it up for production. The better your design prep is, the more successful you're going to be. The new design course is designed to help you create good art again and again. When you know how to make fantastic designs, you can better serve your customers and local community. ScreenPrinting.com also has a new “Support Local” vector pack and a free design download, so you can support your local businesses and create good art at the same time.
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WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS CLASS?
If you’re looking for education to take your screen printing art to the next level, the Procreate course is perfect for you. The best thing about the course? It’s 100% free. But why? We want you to be able to make the best quality art possible to kick your shop into high gear. When you succeed, we succeed.
TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE:
- Procreate interface
- Setting up a work space
- Design methods
Along with the course comes a free digital asset package. In this package, you'll get several vector design elements to use as you follow along with Cory during the course. If you'd like to see more vector designs, check out what Cory has made. The new online classes allow you to take your time and learn when it’s convenient for you.
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Whether you're new to creating digital artwork or you're a graphic design veteran, you'll be sure to learn many tips that'll bring your skills to a new level. Learn how to use Procreate today, unleash your creativity tomorrow.