Hey there, it’s Ann. Follow along as I create this layout in Procreate on iPad. I’ll show you how I made a dark background, use stamps in a couple different ways, and add snow to the page. I posted a process video at the end if you’d like to watch a silent, abbreviated version.
I’m working with Karen Schultz’s Christmas Memories Collection.
I also used a photo mask and frame from Prelestnaya P’s Keep Your Memories Creative Box 18 collection.
To create a dark background, I combined 3 backgrounds and blended them together with Linear Burn and Multiply modes. Karen has a great post on how blend modes work here.
Quick Tip: Swipe right to select multiple layers, then pinch the (sequential) layers together to merge.
I wanted to use some stamp elements, but the black wouldn’t show up against the dark background. I inverted the color of one stamp from black to white from the layer’s pop-out menu.
For the other stamp, I added an Alpha Lock to the layer so I could paint within the bounds of the stamp and protect, i.e., not paint on, the alpha (transparent) channel.
I selected a red color by tapping and holding on canvas.
I selected a brush that has color dynamics (the Disco brush in the built-in Vintage set), and painted the flower. Warning – this part is addictive!
Now I was ready to add snow. I used Procreate’s built in Driven Snow tool, painting snow on 3 layers, adjusting size and opacity for each.
I created a short process video if you’d like to watch, below.
The last mobile challenge of 2020 is posted in the forums, and the theme is Light. Come join in!