Graphic design is going mobile. From photo editors to full-featured design apps, we’ve never had these many options to turn ideas into reality on the travel. Among the many smartphone and tablet apps powering creative projects, Procreate has become the travel-to for all kinds of illustration and lettering work. Most recently, Procreate Pocket has brought the same powerful features, previously only available on iPad, to the iPhone.
In the past, we’ve covered some incredibly detailed Procreate brushes and a worthy example of how they can bring your lettering to life. Brushes can add depth, texture, and visual interest to your artwork. Fortunately, when Procreate launched Pocket 2, they made a worthy effort to preserve the graphics engine in their iPad version: Silica M. This means that starting May 2018 every single brush from Procreate for iPad is fully supported in Procreate Pocket.
Throughout this article, we’d like to display you how to install Procreate Pocket brushes on your iPhone after you’ve found the perfect set. In general terms, your Procreate Pocket app will import custom brushes (individual or as a set) by pulling them from either cloud storage (Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive) or your iPhone’s local files. In order to import them, however, the files must be unzipped. We will cover 3 methods to acquire this process easier for you: Cloud Imports, the Creative Market Dropbox Integration, and Manual File Transfer. Our Dropbox integration is just a special case of the Cloud Import method, as you’ll see below.
Method 1: Cloud Imports
After you’ve found and purchased a Procreate brush set, upload the unzipped content to your preferred folder in a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox or iCloud. All of these services offer some kind of desktop sync app, so it might just be a matter of dropping your brush files (which in Procreate own a .brush or .brushset extension) to whatever local folder you normally sync.
After you’ve made sure that your brush files live in a cloud folder, open the Procreate Pocket app on your iPhone. Open the Brush panel and travel to “modern Brush”. There will be an option on the top good that says “Import”, where you’ll find different types of cloud services you can pull the file from.
Find the individual brush (.brush) or brush set (.brushset) you’d like to spend and you’re all set! The Procreate brush pack pictured above is Lisa Bardot’s Pencil Box.
Method 2: Dropbox Sync
Perhaps you’ve used the Dropbox desktop app or to sync files, or you upload files directly on the browser. Our Dropbox integration makes syncing digital assets quick and easy. It allows you to seamlessly sync the fonts, graphics, templates, and other kinds of assets you’ve bought at Creative Market with your Dropbox account. Once they’re synced, your products (including Procreate brushes) will also be available in a “Creative Market” folder within your Dropbox account. Just head over to your Purchases page and connect your Dropbox account, if you haven’t done so yet. Learn more about that process here.
Once you’ve set up the Dropbox sync, just follow the steps in Method 1 to import the brush to your Procreate Pocket panel.
Method 3: Manual File Transfer
Manual just means that you will tear the file from your personal computer to your iPhone in some way that is not a cloud service. There are multiple methods here, including emailing the brush files to yourself, but something we’ve found to be particularly rapid is Airdrop. This feature allows Macs and iOS devices to transfer files via Bluetooth. Just download your brush files and Airdrop them to your iPhone. The device will immediately recognize them as Procreate Pocket installable files and will automatically open the app with your brush already imported. It’s a quick and seamless method for Mac users.
Any other methods or tips?
own you found any other way to install Procreate Pocket brushes? We’d care for to hear. Share your tips in the comments section below. Also acquire sure to check out these worthy Procreate brushes that work perfectly on your iPad or iPhone app:
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