Paper Cutout Hills

In this step-by-step Procreate tutorial, I guide you through the process of creating a realistic paper cutout effect. You’ll learn how to manage layers, add shadows for a layered look, and create fun paper cutout trees. Creating paper cutout art in Procreate always require some patience, but the end result is always worth it!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Studio Pen

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Managing Layers: Efficiently use and organize multiple layers, including merging and duplicating to save space
  • Creating Shadows: Apply Gaussian Blur and Multiply blending mode to create realistic shadows for a 3D effect
  • Using the Selection Tool: Utilize the Selection Tool to create precise shapes and color fills
  • Symmetry Drawing: Implement the Drawing Guide’s symmetry feature for creating symmetrical elements like trees

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