One of the most frustrating things about Procreate is the brush organization system. In this post, I’m going to teach you one of the easiest ways to organize your favorite brushes.
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Let’s face it, buying and trying new Procreate brushes is FUN.
But after awhile you end up with a huge list of brushes to scroll through whenever you want to change to a new brush. I created a Skillshare class on how to organize brushes in Procreate which includes all of my best tips.
In this post I’ll show you one of the simplest things you can do to organize your brushes so that you can always find your favorites.
By the way, if you’re looking for some new favorite Procreate brushes, here are some of mine.
Create a Favorites Folder in Procreate
If you’ve been playing around with Procreate for awhile, you’ve probably discovered you have some brushes you use over and over again.
But if those brushes are all in seperate folders you’ll find yourself endlessly scrolling to find all your different brush folders.
Though you can move your brush folders around by dragging them up and down your list, I find that the best way to make sure you have all your favorite brushes ready to use for your next project is to make a favorites folder!
Watch the following video to learn how to create a Favorites folder in Procreate AND how to move brushes into that folder:
Create a New Brush Folder
Step 1 is to create a new brush folder.
Open your brush library by selecting the brush icon on the upper right hand corner in Procreate.
Scroll to the top of the list of brush folders until you see a plus sign.
Tap on the plus sign and a new brush folder will appear. Rename that brush folder to Favorites.
Move Brushes in Procreate to Your Favorites Folder
The next step is to find the brushes you want to move into your favorites folder.
If you’re moving just one brush, open the brush folder where that brush is and select that brush (it will turn blue).
I recommend duplicating the brush by swiping the brush title to the left and pressing “duplicate.” A new brush will show up in your brush library called “Brush Name 1.”
Tap and hold on that brush until you can move it away/out of the brush library.
While holding onto the brush, scroll through your brush folders until you find the Favorites folder you just created.
Open your Favorites folder with your other hand. Then drop your new brush into the Favorites folder.
Although you can drop the brush you’re moving on to the name of the brush folder, I don’t recommend this because it’s way too easy to drop the brush into the wrong folder. So frustrating!
Open the brush library instead and drop the brush in.
Move Multiple Brushes at Once in Procreate
You can also move a bunch of brushes from a brush folder to a new folder at the same time.
First duplicate the brushes you want to move so you can keep a copy in the original brush folder.
Next select one of the brushes you want to move (it will turn blue). To add brushes to the selection you want to move, swipe each of those other brushes toward the right so they also turn blue. They will be a different shade of blue.
Then, tap and hold on one of the brushes until you can drag them out of the folder and put them into the new folder like you did before.
Keep holding the brushes until you open your Favorites folder with your other hand and then drop the brushes into the Favorites folder.
If this is confusing, be sure to watch the Youtube video I posted above, which shows you how to do this.
Let me know in the comments if there are any other Procreate tips you’d like me to share. 🙂
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