Introducing RISO – an easy-to-use set of brushes for Procreate, bringing the crisp and gorgeous textures of Risograph printing to Procreate! Amazing for illustration of all kinds, ‘Risograph’ is a soy-based ink printing process, designed mainly for high-volume photocopying and printing. It was released in Japan in August 1986 and remains much-loved by artists today for its wonderful visual aesthetic.
We took several real Risograph print samples,and deconstructed the essence down to a compact yet efficient set of 8 brushes. Don’t take our word for it, check out this demonstration gif (sped up).
As you can see, these brushes behave just like the inks they mimic – every time you lift your pen and put a new mark down, it adds to the previous mark and the colors combine. So when yellow is put down over blue it turns… green! This only works when working on the same layer, but you can change the layer blend mode of the top layer to “Multiply” for the same effect. You could also use these brushes to mask solid shapes to apply the texture on top!