I recently wrote a tutorial about how to create a heart stamp brush in Procreate. After writing that tutorial, I started making all sorts of heart stamp brushes for Valentine’s Day. Outlined hearts, solid hearts, glowing hearts, transparent hearts, there are so many ways to make hearts! I’ve uploaded 30 heart brushes to our Resource Library. If you want to download them for free, just click here to access our Resource Library. You’ll need to subscribe to our site to access the files.
I’ve created five brush sets with six brushes in each set. After you gain access to the Resource Library, just download the brush file, upload it into Procreate, and then you can use the brushes as you like. Choose a color and tap the screen to use the brushes. You can use the top slider on the side of the screen to change the sizes. And you can tap on the brushes themselves to modify their settings to your liking.
Heart Brushes Included in our Resource Library:
The Basic Hearts set includes six brushes: a basic heart, a wavy lined heart, a heart within a heart, a broken heart, three drawn hearts inside a heart, and love written in a heart.
Basic Hearts 2
The Basic Hearts 2 set includes six brushes: A striped heart, a vertical striped heart, a heart created with hearts, a heart filled with hearts, a heart with a circle design, and a puzzle heart.
The Outlined Heart set includes six brushes including: a basic heart outline, a heart with a dot outline, a heart with a loop in the middle, a heart with many scribbled outlines, a small heart surrounded by many outlines, and a heart with a curled top.
I used textured brushes and grains to create the Heart Textures brush set. This set includes 6 brushes: a crayon heart, a painted heart, a heart with the Dirty Paper grain, a heart with the Munched Paper grain, a heart with the Splatters grain, and a heart with the Corrugated grain.
The Munched Paper Heart and the Splatters Heart look nice when you overlap them. Tap multiple times to make them appear darker.
The last four hearts (Dirty Paper Heart, Munched Paper Heart, Splatters Heart, and Corrugated Heart) can easily be customized with any grain you want. Just tap on the brush, tap Source, and then choose a different Grain Source by tapping Swap from Pro Library.
This was a fun set to make. I played around with transparency and Gaussian blur to create some special effects hearts.
The Special Hearts set includes three brushes with a glow effect including: a thin outlined heart with a glow, a thick outlined heart with a glow, and a solid heart with a glow. These look good with bright colors on a dark background to create a neon look.
The Special Hearts set also includes three brushes with transparency: A heart with a transparent inner heart, a heart with a transparent outline, and a heart with two gradually more transparent outlines. These create interesting effects when over a color. I used pink over blue and the transparency turned the inner heart purple.
Get Creative with the Heart Stamps
Use color to make the stamps more interesting:
Add your own colors and textures to the hearts using Alpha Lock.
Add your own writing to the hearts:
Modify the Brush Settings
Tap on the brush to access the brush settings. At the bottom of the brush settings you can access the different areas. You can change things about the brush such as the spacing, the grain, the sizes, etc.
Change the Spacing
Tap on the Brush to access the brush settings. In the bottom menu, tap Stroke. Use the slider to change the Spacing of the stamps.
Change the Grain
Change the grain of the brush to make the heart have a different texture. Tap on the brush, tap Source, under Grain Source tap Swap from Pro Library, and scroll down to choose a grain.
Modify the Sizes
Use the top slider at the side of the screen to test how small and how large the brush can be.
If you want the brushes to be bigger or smaller, tap on the brush. Tap General at the bottom of the brush settings.
Change the Size Limits to your preference.
How to Download and Use these Brush Sets
Each of these brush sets is included in our Resource Library as a .brushset file. You can either download the files directly on your iPad or download them on a computer and transfer them to your iPad using a service such as Dropbox or iCloud. Once the brushes are on your iPad, you’ll need to export them and copy or add them to Procreate. You will need at least Procreate 4.1 or higher to use these files.
Subscribe to Access the Brush Sets
If you want to download one of these brush sets or any of our free files, you can find them in our Resource Library. You need to be subscribed to our site to access the library. If you’re not already subscribed, you can sign up using the form below. We’ll email you updates on what we’re making as well as a password to access the library where we’re building a collection of projects and information you can use to continue making great stuff!
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