How to use Procreate with Illustrator: convert your digital drawings to vector

If you’re a die-hard vector fan (like me) that loves Adobe Illustrator, you might be wondering how you could use Procreates’ raster digital drawings in your workflow, and still maintain the vector-based flexibility. The great news is, you can!

Procreate is one of the best drawing apps out there, but it has limitations when it comes to enlarging artwork.

If you sell on platforms like Society 6 or Redbubble you’ll know that large format artwork is king when if comes to quality and printing onto items like shower curtains and wall art. Illustrator allows for infinite scaling and is often much easier to edit, recolour and adjust artwork, making it a go-to app many artists prefer.

But what if you really love the hand drawn look in your work and all the amazing arty brushes that Procreate offers?

Since discovering how to successfully integrate Procreate into my vector work which helps me retain a hand drawn look, it has become an essential tool that saves me hours. Not only can Procreate add a new dimension to your work, it’s proven to be a great partner to Illustrator resulting in an authentic hand-drawn quality in less time.

This is my second Skillshare course which I’m super happy to make available here on my website for those who don’t have a Skillshare membership!

In this class I’ll take you through a step-by-step workflow I use to create my vector drawings. You’ll learn time-saving tips and techniques that you can integrate into your creative process, and use Procreate more effectively in your work that’s 100% vector.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the class:

  • How Procreate can add texture and dimension to your vector work
  • A simple workflow you can adapt to fit your style and work
  • Why there’s no need to buy additional Procreate brushes for great results
  • The best texture settings for Image Trace in Illustrator
  • Techniques you can apply to any vector project!

Hope to see you in class!


PS. If you’ve been thinking about getting a Skillshare membership you can sign up using my Teachers link and get 2 months absolutely free! Whoohoo!

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