Procreate Tutorial: Rainbow Radial Lettering. Learn how easy it is to create colorful rainbow lettering on your iPad in this 10-minute video lesson.
Procreate Tutorial: Rainbow Radial Lettering
When I shared the below photo of the DIY Personalized Gift Tags I made for my nieces on my iPad, I had a lot of requests for a tutorial on how to do this Rainbow Radial Lettering in Procreate.
It’s much easier than it may look, so I put together a video lesson for you that’s about 10 minutes long. After the video, I’ll share some tips for moving your artwork from iPad to print!
What You’ll Need for the Procreate Lesson
- iPad + Apple Pencil. I work on an iPad Pro 12.9″.
- Procreate App
- Various Procreate Brushes and Stamps. I used the DND Basic Brush, DND Monoline Brushes, and DND Heart Stamps from my Procreate Brush Bundles (which are currently on sale in my shop)!
Watch the Video Tutorial Below
Pause the video as needed so you can do each step as we go along! 🙂
I showed you how to set-up a print-friendly Procreate canvas and how to export a JPEG in the video. To make the gift tags, I just opened up each JPEG in Adobe Illustrator and sized it to about 4″x4″ to make the gift tag. You can do the same thing in any program you like; even Microsoft Word will work for this!
Because we set up our Procreate canvas to be 2000×2000 pixels and 300DPI, you shouldn’t experience any fuzziness or loss of quality when sizing it down to gift tags. Sizing up is what causes things to get all pixelated and wonky.
- Paper: Since I planned to mount mine on colored cardstock, I just printed the tags on HP Premium32. It’s what is usually in my printer because it’s brush pen friendly. If you don’t plan to mount yours on colored cardstock, I’d use a white cardstock to print your cards/tags on.
- Printer: I have an HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281cdw and I love it. I purchased it at Costco. Prior to this, I had an Epson Workforce 7610 InkJet.
- RGB vs. CMYK: In simple terms, CMYK is for print and RGB is for displays (like computers/iPads). With home printers, RGB usually works just fine but if you have access to Photoshop or Illustrator, you can use the CMYK profile to print and get a better color match.
Calligraphy Crayon Lettering: See the tutorial here.
MORE OF MY IPAD LETTERING TUTORIALS
- iPad Lettering 101: Basics and FAQs
- Creating Custom Color Palettes (post + video)
- Brushes: How to Import Purchased Brushes (video)
- How to Use Mockups in Procreate
- iPad Lettering Practice Worksheets
- Love Your Selfie Worksheet Trio
- Let’s Make S’mores Worksheet Trio (coming Sept 21)
- Halloween Worksheet Trio (coming in Oct)
- Grateful and Blessed Worksheet Trio (coming in Nov)
- Dear Santa Worksheet Trio (coming in Dec)
- 7 Classes to Help You Rock iPad Lettering
- Lettering on Photos
- Nine Lettering Styles to Try + Free Printable
- Creating a Deep Shadow Drop Cap in Procreate: Video Tutorial
- Calligraphy Crayon Lettering (shown above)
- Artsy Painted Calligraphy