Tip Top Foliage Brushes is a set of 13 brushes that allow you to paint or tap in clusters of tree leaves, flower petals, plant stems/trunks/stalks, and different grasses. They're all heavily stylized, leaning more towards illustration as demonstrated in the box art. Now available in both Procreate and Affinity Designer/Photo format!
Brushes that say "(Finger Tap)" in the name are meant to be tapped in (mostly plant stems). The grasses can be painted in by making your stroke from right to left. The leaves are rotational so they don't have a specific direction, letting you easily paint in clusters and layers of leaves easily! We've also included a color palette taken directly from Studio Ghibli paintings, as well as a handy grunge brush allowing you to paint in textures!
Included are 13 brushes:
4x Leaf Brushes - These are *amazing* for making trees, bushes, vines, and all kinds of other plants with leaves! They save so much time! They're pressure sensitive, so in one stroke you can press softly for tiny leaves, and hard for huge ones - this gets the creativity flowing. The general workflow is to put down dark leaves (maybe a dark blue from the included color palette), then take a slightly lighter color and lay that down, until you get all the way through the mid greens and up to the bright highlights, which is how we did the box art.
3x Grass Brushes - These are really cool, we made them from the same poster color paint used to paint Ghibli backgrounds! They have a natural streaky whispy feeling which is perfect for stylized grass.
3x Stems and Trunk Brushes - You need something to put the leaves on! So thats what these are for :-) There are many many ways to do these, so don't be afraid to draw in your own with Master Ink, Sketch Pencils or similar!
1x Flower Petals Brush - Same as the leaf brushes, but flower petals. Which are technically leaves but... but its nice to know they're good for flowers :-)
1x Grunge Shader Brush - Sometimes you want to texture the leaves you put down, so thats where this bad boy comes in.
1x Block-In Brush - This brush is super handy for blocking in large silhouettes and providing dark undertone to the transparent leaf brushes. Love it!
Affinity users - please make sure you're up to date with the latest version.
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!
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.
2. Now select "Open in Procreate". Done! The set can be found as a new group in the brushes menu.