Creating 3D Lettering in Procreate. I’m working on growing my 3D Lettering Skills in Procreate, thanks to some excellent resources from my fellow lettering artists!
Creating 3D Lettering in Procreate
If you’ve scrolled Instagram lately, you already know that 3D Lettering is one of the trending hand-lettering styles right now. You can create so many stunning visual effects using a variety of multi-dimensional techniques.
I’ve been working on growing my skills for 3D Lettering in Procreate, and I wanted to share some of my projects from Teela of Every-Tuesday’s latest online class with you. I had so much fun doing it; I finished it all in one sitting!
Taking Teela’s Procreate Class
- All my work shown in this post pieces from taking Teela’s Intro to 3D Lettering Class in Procreate on Skillshare. The class includes a link to download Teela’s free monoline brush and gold foil for use with the lessons.
- If you don’t already have Skillshare, they have given me a code you can use to get 2 Free Weeks. Click here and use code bydawnnicole2mo.
- An expanded version of the class is available on Teela’s website here. It includes several more advanced projects, free updates, Procreate files, lifetime access, and more! The special intro price is good for a bit more than one more day (from the time I published this blog post).
Teela’s teaching style is project-based which is my favorite way to learn. Her classes are always money well spent, and I can’t speak highly enough of them!
P.S. I consider all these pieces “rough drafts” since I was working as I watched the lessons and I can’t wait to put my new skills to work on some new lettering artwork, where I’m taking my time to be precise. I wanted you to see how professional even the quickie pieces can be thanks to 3D techniques.
3D Lettering Project One: Hello
In this video lesson, you learn how to manually implement a 3D extrusion and shadow.
3D Lettering Project Two: Basic
For this lesson, we learned the shortcut methods for creating 3D extrusions and shadows with softer edges, as well as how to add extrusion shading.
3D Lettering Project Three
At this point, I began to creatively deviate from the exact project and use my own wording and colors.
- Teela shares her trick for using existing typefaces for the lettering. (I created my own letters for this one.)
- Then we created a standard floating shadow to help create the negative space between where the main lettering ends, and the hatched floating shadow begins.
- Finally, we added some details to take the whole piece up a notch!
3D Lettering Project Four
We learned how to create a digitally debossed lettering effect in this lesson. It was one of my favorite techniques and I can’t wait to put this to use in new projects!
3D Lettering Project Five
Teela shows us how to distort shadows and add gradients to make our lettering look like it’s peeling off the page. Pretty neat, right?!
3D Lettering Project Six (Advanced)
How cool is this? This style is more advanced in the sense that we combined so many techniques at once. Teela is fantastic at breaking things down, so they’re easy to understand, even for beginners.
3D Lettering Project Seven (Advanced)
My six-year-old watched as I followed this lesson to create a rainbow extrusion shadow with a gold foil effect on the main lettering. She thought this was the coolest and emphatically told me: “Wow, Mommy! I am so proud of how good you did following your teacher’s lesson!” ??
Is this class for me?
Whether you are a beginner or Procreate “pro,” I think you’ll love this class!
I’ve been using Procreate for years now, but I love seeing how other lettering artists approach the same thing. I always learn at least one new trick!
In Teela’s classes, I tend to learn of a bunch of great shortcuts or alternate methods of doing things.
On a budget?
Ian Barnard is another talented fellow lettering artist. He did a free video lesson on 3 Ways to Create 3D Lettering in Procreate that you can watch below.