Tattoo Smart

 

TATTOO SMART

Tattoo Smart is your resource for digital tattoo design tools. Created by tattoo artists, Tattoo Smart provides custom brushes, streaming color theory and technical tutorials, reference eBooks, and other tools, empowering you to learn new digital skills and improve your design workflows.

Cory started designing products for Tattoo Smart in 2017. He is currently working on releasing 2 more e-books.

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EBook: Encyclopedia Geometrica V1

ALL NEW GEOMETRIC DESIGNS BY CORY FERGUSON (@CORYFERGUSON)

Encyclopedia Geometrica Vol 1 contains 111 full page geometric patterns in a range of styles and varying from light to dark. These unique designs are all brand new, yet timeless, ideal for modern day tattooing. Each and every pattern has been tiled for you, meaning right and left borders match up to each other as do the top and bottom ones. Lining these designs up to extend them is quick and easy whether you're working digitally, printed out on paper, and even when stenciling on the body.

EBOOK, PDF FORMAT, COPYRIGHT 2017 CORY FERGUSON

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Brush Set: Geometric

ALL NEW GEOMETRIC DESIGNS BY CORY FERGUSON (@CORYFERGUSON)

Cory Ferguson created this brush set of geometric and blackwork pattern brushes that he always wished existed. These tools improve your workflow in Procreate, with new dotwork brushes, more efficient filler pattern brushes, and variations like a Trashpolka-esque scratchy line texture brush.

Pushing the limits of pattern brushes in Procreate, Cory developed innovative Morph brushes that vary in density with pressure on your screen and the more times you go over the area. Tip: Keep the Apple Pencil continuously on the screen while you create the Morpheffect.

Many of the most common "sacred geometry" objects are included as stamps to be easily popped into your designs as well as several hexagon and diamond shape stamps, like the ones you can use to draw mountains and landscapes in.  Drawing on grids has always been a staple of geometric artwork, so Cory created special grid brushes at an extra large size so that in just a few swipes you have a full page grid you can draw over. Tip: turn the opacity down on the layer you applied your grid on and then draw over top on another layer. Included are standard square grid, 2 isometric grids and a "polar graph" grid for manually drawing mandalas.  

Most of the design brushes are variations on all the basic geometric themes like triangles and hexagons, fading halftone patterns, dots, 3D cubes, and simple linear designs that pay homage to the more primitive geometry in tattooing.

 PLEASE NOTE: Tattoo Smart repeater brushes made for Procreate work best in straight paths. As you draw in tight arcs and spirals, you may notice the source image disconnecting and creating a stepped or broken pattern. Use the brushes to quickly draft the initial shapes and patterns, then easily draw over the path to correct the design for individual tattoos.

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Brush Set: Henna

ALL NEW HENNA DESIGNS BY CORY FERGUSON (@CORYFERGUSON)

This brush set was created with the intention of having everything you need to render a henna or lace style design from start to finish. It’s great for drafting up quick ideas and concepts for your clients in minutes. With a little practice, you could easily create a stencil-ready line drawing with these brushes alone. This set includes a single and a double liner, template stamps of some common henna shapes that will get your design started including a paisley, some leaf shaped center pieces, and some mandala-esque flower stamps. From there, you get into the repetitive, linear pattern work that the eye instantly recognizes as the henna aesthetic. There is a multitude of these that make up the bulk of the set, largely inspired by nature, these patterns mimic various leaves, petals, ferns, peacock feathers etc. Ornamental, jewelry and chandelier inspired imagery are also included. There is even a brush that rapidly creates the “hanging beads” you often see at the bottom of underboob tattoos. Finally, there are several filler pattern brushes for blocking in larger areas, perfect for the “fishnet” areas in lace designs as well as henna.

All of the brushes in this set make great use of Procreate's snap to line feature (holding your Apple Pencil to the screen for a couple of seconds after the line is done snaps it perfectly straight).  That feature combines with these brushes to accurately recreate the “stacked rows of patterns” look that henna designs often contain, and the brushes all work well on curves too.

PLEASE NOTE: Tattoo Smart pattern brushes made for Procreate work best in straight paths. As you draw in tight arcs and spirals, you may notice the source image disconnecting and creating a stepped or broken pattern. Use the brushes to quickly draft the initial shapes and patterns, then easily draw over the path to correct the design for individual tattoos.