How to change the scale of a Pattern Brush and other useful brush tips in Procreate

Pattern brushes are super fun to use in Procreate! But what if you need to change the scale of the pattern, or rotate the repeat?

Fortunately that’s super easy!

Included in The Instant Artist Procreate Brush Collection are some fun, time-saving pattern brushes. In this quick tutorial I’ll show you how to adjust the scale of the pattern and rotate the pattern direction to suit your project and illustration.

You’ll also learn how to reset the brush back to it’s original condition, this is super handy of you’ve made a bunch of changes and can’t remember the original settings.

Hope you find it useful! Happy drawing!

Don’t have the brushset yet? You can grab it here!

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12 Comments

  1. isabellegagnondesign

    oh wow! i never knew you could adjust the brushes like that, especially in the direction on the pattern! thank you for sharing!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      I know right! When I discovered that I was like “whaaaaaattt??”! So happy you found the tutorial was useful 🙂

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  2. Roberta Cook

    So very useful, Lisa. Thank you very much for sharing this brush-manipulation tip.

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    • Lisa Glanz

      It’s a great pleasure Roberta!

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  3. Emily V.

    Sooo useful! Thanks so much!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Yay! So glad you found it useful!

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  4. Renske

    Very helpfull thanks Lisa!
    Is it also possible to adjust the size of the brush? Sometimes the brushsize is still to big, even when I make it 1%… I have that with the Raphael Shader for example… I already tried to adjust the scale.

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    • Lisa Glanz

      It’s a pleasure! Glad you found it helpful 🙂 You can adjust the brush size under the “Properties” tab. To do that click on the brush to bring up “Brush Studio”, select “Properties”, then under “Brush Behaviour” slide the “Minimum Size” slider down – only by about 10% should do it. You can do the same for the “Maximum Size” to make it bigger. Hope that helps! If you have any other questions at all, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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  5. Georgie

    Hey Lisa, love these! I wondered if there was a way to make these patterns seamless so I could use them for a repeatable pattern tile background? x

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    • Lisa Glanz

      So glad you are enjoying the brushes Georgie. The pattern brushes are seamless, but if I’m understanding you correctly you need to create a repeat tile so you need control over the size or placement of the motifs, is that correct? If so unfortunately I don’t know of a way to do that without first painting out an area of the pattern then finding the repeat and create your tile according to that size. It’ll be quite tricky to do that. Can’t think of a better way unfortunately.

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  6. Chantelle Venter

    This is amazing, definitely going to try this out. Just realised I’m only missing one of your sets. Will need to get that as well

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Thank you so much Chantelle! Really appreciate you being a customer xx Glad you enjoyed the tutorial. Happy creating!

      Reply

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