This viral Procreate brush hack might just change your life

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Procreate is one of the best apps on the market for digital art, and it seems that every time we log into TikTok there is a brand new tip or trick for the iPad-based software. This time, one user has shared a new Procreate brush hack – and artists are calling it "life-changing." (Quite a bold claim, but then Procreate users do love a good brush). 

With over 165,000 views already, the video talks through steps of how to create an outline brush using Procreate's innovative settings. By simply combining two brushes of your choice, setting the Combine mode to 'difference', and then increasing the size in properties you can have your very own outline brush. One of the reasons we love Procreate so much is because it's so versatile and full of hidden hacks, meaning that we creatives have so much freedom with it – that's why we've added it to our list of the best digital art software of 2022. 


♬ original sound - Shane ✨ Crow

♬ original sound - Shane ✨ Crow

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.