Rainbow Drop Shadow Procreate Tutorial. Follow along with my video lesson to create this fun and easy lettering in Procreate.
Rainbow Drop Shadow Procreate Tutorial
Whenever I release new Procreate Brush Kits, I always like to share a few free tutorials on the blog to show you examples of what you can create with them.
For today’s beginner-friendly tutorial, we’re using a few brushes and stamps from The Creativity Kit and The Texture Kit.
You can always follow along using brushes you already own as well. 🙂
Get The Creativity Kit for Procreate
Get The Texture Kit for Procreate
What We’re Creating
Here is the Rainbow Drop Shadow lettering piece we’ll create together today.
Here’s what you’ll need for this tutorial
- iPad with Apple Pencil Capabilities
- Apple Pencil
- Procreate App
- Brushes and Stamps from The Creativity Kit for Procreate and The Texture Kit for Procreate (optional)
- Candy Shoppe Color Palette (Download it below).
the CANDY SHOPPE Color Palette
- Right-click or screenshot the photo above and save it to your iPad to set up a custom color palette.
- Learn How to set up Custom Color Palettes in Procreate here.
- Use them in design programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Match your physical art supplies (markers, colored pencils, watercolors, etc.) to the palette and work the old-school way!
OFFSET + OUTLINED LETTERING: VIDEO LESSON
Here are the basic steps (it’s so easy)!
These steps will likely make more sense when you watch the video. 😉
- Change your background to pink (or desired color).
- Draw the “Yay!” lettering on a new layer.
- Swipe left and duplicate the layer. Make sure it’s at the bottom. Change the lettering color. Tap the layer 20 taps to the right and 20 taps down as shown in the video lesson.
- Repeat step 3, always duplicating the bottom layer until you have as many colorful layers to your shadow as you’d like.
- Duplicate the bottom “Yay!” one more time and change it to a pink color slightly darker than your background. Drag it into position as the shadow of the main Rainbow Drop Shadow lettering.
- Add shading to the Rainbow Drop Shadow and parts of the “y’s” that cross over each other.
- Add a background highlight.
- Use fun stamps on a new layer as the final step.
The Video Lesson
The video lesson is just a bit over 11-minutes long.
If you want to skip or re-watch any tutorial portions, here are the timestamps for each section.
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:14 Welcome + Overview
- 00:42 Canvas, Background, Yay! Lettering
- 02:08 Duplicating + Positioning Layers to Create the Rainbow Drop Shadow
- 03:49 Adding the Final Shadow and Shading
- 08:42 Adding a Background Highlight
- 09:16 Stamp details
- 11:04 Closing + Outro
Try other color palettes!
You can, of course, use this same technique with different color palettes. I used this style on an Ampersand a few years ago using the Happy Heart Color Palette.
Rainbow Drop Shadow
I’d love to see what you create! Post your version and tag me on Instagram at @bydawnnicole.
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Patricia Alesso says
Dear Dawn Nicole,
I have been your follower for a long time: buying your books, print-outs and loving your work! Are you now exclusively doing Pro-Create tutorials? I do not have an iPAD so I am unable to utilize these tutorials. Am I missing something in your emails and information that could help me continue with your art?
Dawn Nicole says
Thanks for the kind words. While I do focus a lot on iPad these days, I do still do pen and paper content as well. Here’s a list:
1) I send out a free printable monthly practice sheet via the Happy Email Club (both a printable and iPad version of the worksheet are send out in the emails)
2) I have TONS of free printable practice sheets on the blog. https://bydawnnicole.com/category/free-practice-worksheets/ (These are typically offered in both printable and iPad formats as well)
3) All of the Workbooks in my shop are designed to be printed for paper practice. They include some iPad worksheets solely as a bonus for those who use iPad. https://shop.bydawnnicole.com/collections/workbooks
Hope this helps! 🙂