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How to ORGANIZE Procreate BRUSHES ✏️

It's a pretty well-known fact by now: organizing brushes in Procreate is not the easiest thing ever, especially when it comes to big packs.

To make long brush lists smoother to navigate I created brush label templates, which you can get for free in my Procreate Jump Start Kit!

Follow the steps below to start creating custom brush labels in just a few seconds!

Video tutorial available on YouTube 👉

Quick browse:

Step 0: Download the templates onto your iPad

The goal here is to get the templates onto your iPad. Here are a few common ways to do this:

  • You can download templates file straight from my website directly onto your iPad

  • You can email the template file to yourself if you initially got it on a different device

  • You can AirDrop the template file to your iPad from another Apple device

Step 1: Locate the file in your iPad's downloads

After the download is complete, the templates will end up in the Files app (blue folder icon) that comes with your iPad, which looks like this:

At this point, chances are the templates will be in a zip file. If so, proceed to step 2. If the templates are not zipped, skip to step 3.

Step 2: Tap on the file(s) to unzip

  • Do this while still in your Files app, not within Procreate!

  • Make sure you are not accessing the files using the "Recents" filter in the Files app as you won't be able to unzip the file from there. Use either iCloud Drive, On My iPad, Downloads, or the search bar.

Step 3: Locate the brush template file with the extension .brush and tap on it

Next time you open Procreate, your template brush will be at the bottom of your brush list, in a section called "Imported".

Step 4: Locate the template file with the extension .procreate and tap on it

Next time you open Procreate, your template will be the first canvas in your Gallery.

Step 5: Duplicate the canvas template so you have a safety copy

  1. In your Gallery, tap on Select (top right)

  2. Select the Stack Cover Template

  3. Tap on Duplicate (top right)

Step 6: Tap on the copied template to open it

Step 7: Open the layer menu and edit the text

Step 8: Copy the entire canvas

  1. From the wrench icon menu (top left), select the Add sub-menu

  2. Tap Copy Canvas

Step 9: Duplicate the template brush

Swipe the brush towards the left with one finger and select Duplicate.

Step 10: Tap on the brush copy to open the Brush Studio

Step 11: Paste your copied canvas from step 6

  1. In the Shape section, tap Edit next to Shape Source

  2. Tap Import on the top right

  3. Tap Paste

  4. Tap Done

  5. And tap Done again!

Step 12: Drag the divider brush into the desired brush pack

Step 13: Repeat steps 7 to 12 as needed!


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