Tip Top Soft Pastels are the first truly realistic collection of Soft Pastel brushes for Procreate! We worked with the highest quality soft pastel materials, photographed real marks and developed them into convenient brushes.
This collection is certainly the best option for doing authentic-looking pastel artwork on iPad and includes 18 brushes!
Soft Pastels includes:
Real Marks: These are the real-deal: made with high quality Sennelier soft pastels on sandpaper, these are great for adding in as accents to really sell the soft pastel look. I like to use them as a base layer, and do my layer on top of them.
Line Brushes and Shaders: To give you more control and stay with a cohesive look, we developed these liner brushes using a custom, fully seamless repeating pastel texture.
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.