iPad Lettering 101: How to Use Procreate. An ongoing free video series. New posts and video tutorials will be to be added to this page frequently, so check back often!
iPad Lettering 101: How to Use Procreate
Current Tools: I work on the iPad Pro 12.9″ with the Apple Pencil in Procreate 4 for all lettering work.
The below is a rough outline of the posts I have planned for this new series. Any titles with a link already have a post and/or video tutorial. Simply click the link to access that tutorial.
- iPad Lettering 101: Basics and FAQs
- An Overview of the Procreate Dashboard and Tools
- Canvases, Drawing Straight Lines
- Creating Custom Color Palettes (post + video)
- Brushes: How to Import Purchased Brushes (video)
- Brushes: Editing Current Brushes and Using the Slider Tools
- Working with the Layers Panel
- The magic of the smudge tool
- Exporting your Artwork
- Using Mockups to show off your artwork on Social Media
- iPad Lettering Practice Worksheets
- And more…
Suggestions on things you’d like to learn are welcome! Sound off in the comments.
Using PDF Lettering Worksheets in Procreate
To use PDFs in Procreate, this is how I do it:
- I download the PDF on my computer and save it to a file-sharing site (like iCloud Drive or Dropbox).
- Then open the PDF on my iPad (using Dropbox) and take a screenshot of the page I want to practice.
- Then in Procreate 4, simply tap the “Photo” option in the top right corner of the screen.
- Choose the photo from wherever you’ve saved it on your iPad.
- Add a new layer to letter on (so you’re not lettering on the same layer as the worksheet) and practice away! 🙂
More of my iPad Lettering Tutorials
- My Favorite Procreate Brushes (newly updated!)
- Lettering on Photos
- Artsy Fall Lettering Video Tutorial
- Nine Lettering Styles to Try + Free Printable
- Creating a Deep Shadow Drop Cap in Procreate: Video Tutorial
- Painted Lettering (As shown below. Coming Soon!)