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How to Use Procreate Pocket : Creativity At Your Fingertips

Let me paint you a picture, you’re an artist who’s always on the go and doesn’t like bringing a lot of stuff with you. You’re someone who values peak portability above all, and you have a million and one ideas inspiring you throughout the day. Did I get that right? Well! I’ll bet you have and have been enjoying Procreate Pocket or at the very least, considering getting the app and rolling with it. If you’re still on the fence and/or just got it and have no idea where to start, this is meant for you! In this blog, we’ll be going over the basic things you need to know to get started!

Procreate Pocket

If you’re still unfamiliar with the app, we actually previously made a blog about Procreate Pocket Tutorial that you should definitely check out! Here we'll go over once again just why artists all around the world love this app.


One of the top reasons why artists choose Procreate Pocket is, of course, portability. The app itself is designed to work on a small screen of an iPhone, and it’s made so you can make art with a stylus or even just your fingertips! This lets artists of all levels create digital art wherever they are and whenever they have a free minute from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

User Friendly

Since the app is made for a smaller screen, the UI (User Interface) itself is also much simpler than its iPad counterpart. It’s optimized to give users an easy experience without sacrificing any of the usual capabilities, and it’s absolutely ideal for beginners who are just starting out or may be overwhelmed with the iPad Procreate’s interface. Additionally, because Procreate Pocket is designed specifically for use on an iPhone, it may show better speed and performance. This means that it can run smoothly and quickly, even on older devices!


Another one of the best-selling point (heh sell, get it?) is its price point. Obviously, as the smaller sibling of iPad’s Procreate - Procreate Pocket costs much less for almost just as many features! This makes it a great choice for artists who already has an iPhone and are on a budget since you won’t be needing to invest in a new price-y iPad to use the app.


Lastly, as mentioned above-despite its smaller bite-sized look and feel, Procreate Pocket still has many of the same features as Procreate for iPad. Including layers, brushes, and the ability to export your work in different formats to share wherever you’d like. This means that you can create high-quality digital art on your iPhone, without sacrificing functionality.

How to Use Procreate Pocket

Now, we get to the fun part - learning how to use the app! You’re in luck because we just happen to have comprehensive 5-hour course that’s just the thing you need to know every ins, outs, nooks, and crannies of this awesome app. Drawing, shading, calligraphy, blending - everything that might seem frustrating to do with such a small screen are easily explained and given easy to follow demos with this course.

Procreate Pocket Beginner

From discussing app features to recording your process on your phone, this course helps artists of all levels understand Procreate Pocket like the back of your hand! Wanna know the best part? You also get, drumroll please, 19 FREE Procreate Brushes! You’ll also get lifetime access and access to a private group where you can hang out with like-minded individuals and share your beautiful works! An absolute steal, if you ask me!

Still on the fence? No worries, we got you!

As an additional treat before you head on to the course, we also have an introductory video for you, detailing the things you can do in Procreate Pocket:

And say no more! A super quick tutorial for you to follow right away!

Take a look at one of our sample lesson about the basic tools you’ll find in the app. We have 1 more free sample lesson for you AND an exercise of just one of the many, many things you can do with Procreate Pocket!

You can find these in the Procreate Pocket course page, scroll down a bit and you’ll hit jackpot!

Sample Lessons from Procreate Pocket Course
Sample Lessons from Procreate Pocket Course

Procreate Pocket is undeniably a powerful tool, despite being a smaller counterpart of iPad’s Procreate. With all its features and functionality, there’s still so much room for knowledge and hidden tips and tricks to discover! Can’t wait to see what you find!


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