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How To Make Flag Templates On Procreate

Straight Lined Flags

  1. Find a pre-existing flag template that you would like to use. It is much easier to make flags on Procreate if they have only straight lines, although other types of lines are possible.

  2. Find the Monoline Brush (Brushes > Calligraphy > Monoline) and duplicate this brush.

  3. Click on your duplicated brush to edit it. In Brush Studios, select Properties and reduce the minimum size down to none. This is the brush you will use to make the lines.

  4. Go to the gear icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen (AKA the Actions button). Press the Canvas button and turn on Drawing Guide.

  5. If your Drawing Guide does not show up as a grid, go to “Edit Drawing Guide” and select 2D Grid. Once you have the 2D Drawing Guide selected, turn the Drawing Guide off.

  6. Place your flag template on the lowest layer, and add an empty layer above it. Select your empty layer, and click “Drawing Assist”. This will make any lines you draw on this layer straight.

  7. Using your edited Monoline brush, draw a straight line. Use the selection tool to make sure that your line is only one pixel tall in width/height, and that there are no semi transparent areas on this line.

  8. Duplicate this layer as many times as needed and place it at the edge of each line on your flag template. Once you’ve done this, merge all of your layers together and you have your flag template!

Circular Flags

  1. Find a pre-existing flag template that you would like to use.

  2. When making non-straight lined flags, do not use the brush mentioned in the straight lined flag section. If you use that brush, it will not let you fill in the lines.

  3. Place your flag template on the lowest layer, and add an empty layer above it.

  4. On your empty layer, use the normal monoline brush at a small size to draw a circle. Hold down after the end of the stroke in order for it to become a perfect circle; a tab should appear at the top, allowing you to select between oval and circle.

  5. Center this circle to be at the same size and location as the circle(s) on the flag template. If you want the circles to be the same size, duplicate this layer and situate it to be identical to your flag template.

  6. If your circles are to be different sizes, you can do one of two things: duplicate your original circle and enlarge it, or create a new layer and draw a bigger circle.

Triangular Flags

  1. Find a pre-existing flag template that you would like to use.

  2. When making non-straight lined flags, do not use the brush mentioned in the straight lined flag section. If you use that brush, it will not let you fill in the lines.

  3. Place your flag template on the lowest layer, and add an empty layer above it.

  4. Go to the gear icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen (AKA the Actions button). Press the Canvas button and turn on Drawing Guide.

  5. If your Drawing Guide does not show up as a vertical line down the center, go to “Edit Drawing Guide” and select Symmetry. You can decide whether you’d like it to be horizontal or vertical. Once selecting your Drawing Guide, turn the Drawing Guide off.

  6. Place your flag template on the lowest layer, and add an empty layer above it. Select your empty layer, and click “Drawing Assist”.

  7. Using a small sized Monoline brush, draw a line in order to make your triangle. Hold down after drawing the stroke, until it becomes a completely straight line.

  8. Duplicate this layer or draw more lines on other layers in order to add more triangular stripes.

II. Searching for terms

  1. Search on Google. It's easier to find terms if you search like this: "sun gender mogai" or "sun xenogender".

  2. If you find a Tumgir or other off brand Tumblr link but not the original post, you have a couple options: you can scroll through and try to find the username and search through that user's tumblr, or you can copy the preview text from the Google page and search it with parenthesis.

  3. Search on Twitter and Tumblr. You may also find a term by looking up a hashtag on Instagram.

  4. Search on the LGBTA Wikia and The MOGAI Community Wikia.

  5. Search through the Ezgender docs (here and here). You can use Control/Command F to search for specific terms or words, and you can use the "Find and Replace" button on mobile.

  6. Search through the Pride-Flags Deviantart.

  7. Look at term archival blogs (for example: notcithetarchive, Variant-Archive, Gender-Archival, Gender-Resource, and Flagalog.

  8. Ask a MOGAI / Xenogender blog if they could help find a term that fits what you are trying to make. Only do this with blogs that are willing to do these types of requests.

III. Definitions and subtypes

a. Gender Definitions

  1. Is this gender exclusive to anyone? Is this gender aligned in anyway (ex: masc-aligned)? Is this gender connected to a Gender Nature?

  2. When writing out your definition, try to write it in multiple ways so that it is easier to understand. For example, if you are making a sun aesthetigender, try to write it in multiple ways: [blank] is a gender related to the aesthetics of the sun; a sun aesthetigender.


b. Orientation Definitions

  1. Is this orientation exclusive to anyone? Is this orientation a subset of another category (ex: Acespec, Neurosexual, etc)? Is this orientation specifically for aligned individuals (ex: masc-aligned)?

  2. When writing out your definition, try to write it in multiple ways so that it is easier to understand. For example, if you are making a Depression focused orientation, try to write it in multiple ways: [blank] is a term for when your orientation is influenced by your Depression; a Depression-influenced orientation.


c. Subtypes

*please be warned that Mogaipedia is run by an anti-MOGAI individual.

IV. Name Resources

a. Languages


b. Prefixes and Suffixes


c. How I Combine Words

  1. If I am making a term focused around "Purple" and "Dog", I will usually start by finding Latin or French versions of those words (Those are the languages I personally am most comfortable with, but you can use any!)

  2. For example, for "Purple" I would most likely use "Violet". For "Dog", I would most likely use "Canine" or "Canis".

  3. I combine approximately the first 3 or 4 letters from a word with 3 or 4 letters from the other. For example, "Vio" and "Cani".

  4. I choose a suffix, and combine the words together in the best sounding way. For example, "Viocanigender".

V. Tumblr Specific Resources

a. DNI Banners


b. Image ID/Description


c. Banners/Dividers


d. Tips

  • Avoid using colored text.

  • Avoid using fancy fonts.

  • Avoid using rapidly moving GIF images.

  • Provide translations for typing quirks.

  • If the flag you are posting may cause eyestrain, be sure to tag it as #eyestrain, #eye strain, and/or #potential eyestrain. If you are making an eyestraining flag, it is a good idea to make an alternative, less saturated version as well.

  • If you are too nervous to post your own term (due to hate/harassment), you can send your flag/term to a blog that accepts submissions.

How to make your own DNI Banner

I personally use Picsart and Phonto; these are both free apps. There are obviously many more ways to make DNI banners, but this is how I make them.

  1. Find a DNI Banner that you like, specifically the size. Save the image and open it in Picsart.

  2. In Picsart, go to "Draw". On the new, empty layer, select the Paint bucket tool. Use the color wheel to choose the background color of your choice. Click apply, and then exit out of the Draw program.

  3. Click "Stickers". You can use this section to find any sort of decorations you'd like on your Banner. Once you're done decorating, click Apply and save the image.

  4. Open Phonto. Be sure to choose a readable font, and make sure your colors are not eyestrain-inducing.

  5. To move your text, select the Move tool and press use the bottom left two buttons to center your text. Save the image, and its ready to use!

VI. Instagram Specific Resources

a. Archiving

  • To make stuff easier for MOGAI Archivers, it's recommended that you also post your term on Tumblr or share the link to your post with (an) archiver(s).


b. Instagram Themes


c. Free Instagram Planners

II. Money Savers

a. Piracy


b. Textbooks/Journals/ETC


c. Misc

(request things to add to this carrd & LMK of any issues!)