Box Artwork by: sarahwilliaillustration
Tip Top Paint Smears is a VERY comprehensive set of "paint smears" for Procreate made with REAL sampled images. This is our highest fidelity release yet, a full collection of crazy smeared paint you can't get anywhere else! These are perfect for picture book illustration, visual development, concept art, animation backgrounds, and more!
I first noticed this effect when developing our Sponges set - I tried smearing the sponge across the page and made this gorgeous pattern that looked like light striking the side of a hill... I ended up using it in the Sponges box art, and it turned out to be one of my favorite parts!
Included are 30 brushes:
17x Smear Brushes - The star of the show! 100% real, sampled marks of paint smears formatted into Procreate brushes. They're very chunky and capable of getting very large, just press a little harder or lighter with your Apple Pencil (or other pressure sensitive stylus). You won't be doing any fine details with these babies, but they're excellent for blocking in silhouettes and using for effects, just like the Accent Brushes.
12x Accent Brushes - Pretty much the same as the Smear Brushes, but you can't really paint solid silhouettes with them, they're more "whispy" and dry looking, very isolated marks. I like to use these as the candy finish on my illustrations, carefully placed to really sell the natural media look!
1x Pressure Shader - If you want color something with pressure sensitive marks while retaining the subtle paint texture, this is probably what you want!
You'll need Procreate 4 to take advantage of all the brush features, and preferably an Apple Pencil for the pressure sensitive brushes.
Procreate 4 is here, and its amazing! You can now install a LOT of brushes at once using the new Files app in iOS 11. We recommend backing up your purchase using an iCloud account (its free), or syncing them to Files with iTunes.
First things first... USE SAFARI on iPad!
Also make sure you open the link in the full Safari app (it must be Safari, no other browser will work), as the side-loaded one gmail/other email apps use won’t work.
Tip Top Brush sets use the new "Brushset" file format made available in Procreate 4.2+. This is great! You can now load brushes with one single file. Once you've completed your purchase, select the blue button "access digital content" and you will be presented with a list of your purchased brush sets.
If it ends in *.brushset, it is the file you want (color swatches go in the swatches menu.)
1. Using Safari on iPad, tap the file and wait for it download (might take a few minutes if you have a slow collection, the brushes often use high resolution textures). Most sets are around 30MB, but it tells you next to the file name. Please make sure once you click the brush file name you give it long enough to download, especially if you have a slower internet connection. Once you click the link it will begin loading another page, but it won’t look like much is happening until it’s done.
2. Now select "Open in Procreate". Done! The set can be found as a new group in the brushes menu.