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Does importing a fan brush open a can of worms?

Posted on Jul 07, 2017 by Diana  | Tags: procreate app, Diana Mellar, importing brushes, digital art  | Comments (1)

Y'all know that I love the Procreate app. It touches just about every digital art piece that I create. The Procteate app has an abundance of wonderful brushes embedded in the program. But, it doesn't have a fan brush. I really wanted a fan brush!

The good news is that getting a fan brush was very easy. Here's a video demonstrating how to do that, and links provided.

Here are the two different fan brushes that I found to choose from:

Fan Brush 1
Fan Brush 2

Here's a demonstration of the fan brushes.

After importing these fan brushes, I got to thinking... "Ooooohhh, what other brushes can I import into Procreate?" The answer is: a lot!

Sellfy.com is an option and I downloaded several free brushes, and purchased some too. However, I had issues downloading the brushes onto my iPad. They got delivered by email in a zip file, which apparently is an issue on an iPad without an app. I already had a file converter app, which I tried to use, but the conversions failed, with a message, "To retrieve the archived files, use an unarchive app." I tried a number of different file types, insisting in my mind this app should work, and realized I was using up my download opportunities. Before I ran out, as you only have 5 download attempts, I had to purchase the WinZip app. But learn from my mistakes. Go right for the WinZip app. Don't try to use another file converter app or a cheap or free knock-off of WinZip.

You'll see a demonstration of the website and downloading the brushes here.

Let me show you these brushes in WinZip and Procreate and how you can import them.

It's important to organize your brushes.

Another great option for downloading brushes is halfapx.com. You should be able to download the brushes and import directly into Procreate with ease. Here's a demonostration.

I encourage you to try some new brushes in the Procreate app. If you're anything like me, and you go on a downloading frenzy, just remember to get the WinZip app first, having a DropBox account can't hurt, which you can have a free basic account, and make sure to stay organized and drag those brushes into approrpriate categories. That will make your life easier in the long run. 

If you find some great websites to download brushes, please share. I'd love to read your comments.

Yours truly,

Diana Mellar

Diana Mellar is the Administrative Manager at ArtisTree Community Arts Center.

 


Comments (1)

  1. Marie Cole:
    Jul 11, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Very cool blog Diana!!


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