Graphic design is going mobile. From photo editors to full-featured design apps, we've never had these many options to turn ideas into reality on the go. Among the many smartphone and tablet apps powering creative projects, Procreate has become the go-to for all kinds of illustration and lettering work. Most recently, Procreate Pocket has brought the same powerful features, previously only available on iPad, to the iPhone.
In the past, we've covered some incredibly detailed Procreate brushes and a great example of how they can bring your lettering to life. Brushes can add depth, texture, and visual interest to your artwork. Fortunately, when Procreate launched Pocket 2, they made a great effort to preserve the graphics engine in their iPad version: Silica M. This means that starting May 2018 every single brush from Procreate for iPad is fully supported in Procreate Pocket.
Throughout this article, we'd like to show you how to install Procreate Pocket brushes on your iPhone after you've found the perfect set. In general terms, your Procreate Pocket app will import custom brushes (individual or as a set) by pulling them from either cloud storage (Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive) or your iPhone's local files. In order to import them, however, the files must be unzipped. We will cover 4 methods to make this process easier for you: Cloud Imports, the Creative Market Dropbox Integration, Manual File Transfer, and Unzipping Files on the iPhone. Our Dropbox integration is just a special case of the Cloud Import method, as you'll see below.