THE BASICS OF IPAD LETTERING WITH PROCREATE online course
DIGITAL LETTERING MADE EASY
Ready to learn iPad lettering using the Procreate App? I'll teach you Procreate for beginners (the very basics!) and the tools you need to create iPad lettering.
This Procreate lettering course will keep you on track with the beginner skills you actually need to do iPad lettering, without any of the complicated features that you don't need.
I'll help you focus just on beginner iPad lettering without clogging up your brain with all the robust options and details that could be distracting or frustrating.
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- have never tried lettering or Procreate at all. (This is a VERY beginner-friendly course!)
- have tried using Procreate and gotten confused or frustrated by all the options
- have tried lettering with a brush pen and paper and get frustrated that your strokes aren't as smooth as you'd like.
- have some lettering experience and you want to export to a die-cut machine (like Cricut or Silhouette) to put your lettering on t-shirts, tote bags, etc.
- love lettering and want to try it on the iPad
... this course is for you!!
2 custom procreate brushes
The course includes 2 custom digital Procreate brushes that I designed JUST for Hand Lettered Design. So you'll get to install the exact brushes that I use for my iPad lettering! They are specially designed to help you get super smooth strokes.
16 pages of lettering practice guides
It also comes with a Procreate file download of 16 lettering practice sheets with lots of tracing pages, blank lettering guides, and more that I'll walk you through how to use in the course.
nearly 3 hours of video instruction
You get lifetime access to the course, so you can learn Procreate basics at your own pace. You can also come back and rewatch anytime and as many times as you need.
Lettering in Procreate made easy
Don't get intimidated!
We are using a very powerful app but you only need to know a few simple skills to create hand lettering in Procreate.
I'll teach you Procreate shortcuts and gestures that will help you along the way, and I'll do it in quick, short video segments so you can always go back to refresh your mind on the exact skills that you need.
You'll be navigating Procreate like a pro before you know it!
iPad Lettering Course FAQ
An iPad, a stylus (an Apple Pencil is ideal), and the Procreate App (you can purchase it for $12.99 in the App Store). You will buy the Procreate App on your own, as it is separate from the course. For more technical requirement details, read my blog post about iPad Lettering tools here.
This course will focus specifically on iPads (not other types of android tablets) because the Procreate App only works on iPads. Procreate is the App that I get asked about the most so that is the focus of this course. I've had requests from some of you about learning lettering using different types of programs and tablets and that is something I hope to focus on in the future!
You can still do this course! The only difference will be in how you thicken your downstrokes when lettering. The Apple Pencil responds to pressure, so you can thicken strokes like you would with a brush pen. With another stylus, you can use the faux calligraphy method where you go back and thicken your downstrokes manually.I talk more about styluses here.
No worries! You get lifetime access to the course portal so you can log in and complete the course any time in the future. You can also watch it through as many times as you want and on as many different devices as you want.
Trust me when I tell you - I've been there! I was SO hesitant to try lettering on the iPad. When I finally did try it, I stumbled through a lot of overwhelming tutorials teaching myself how it worked.
THIS is the course that I wish I'd had when I was getting started. We're only going to talk about what you absolutely need to know to do iPad lettering - no overly fancy or confusing stuff.
And we're going to start at the very beginning - no guessing what buttons mean or struggling to keep up. I promise, you can do this!
Let's walk through the course
In this section, I want to give you a couple of helpful reminders about how you can use this course. I'll walk you through what's included and also what's NOT included We'll be keeping things simple so nothing is too technical or overwhelming! (1:37)
I'll give you a full list of supplies and links to all the products and programs I will use in this course. This section includes lots of tips about checking for compatibility and updates so you can be ready to dive in! (7:15)
There are 2 Procreate Brushes and Procreate Lettering Pages included in this course. Here I'll show you step-by-step how to download these to your iPad, and then how to find them in Procreate. (3:27)
Getting Started With Procreate
Let's take a look inside the Procreate App! This section walks you through the tools we'll use for lettering in the app in quick, simple segments. We'll start with the Procreate Gallery and then talk Importing and Exporting, Drawing Guides, Timelapse Feature, Preferences, Brushes, Erase and Smudge Tools, Color Palettes, Layers, Shapes, and Selection Tools. (1:12:48)
iPad Lettering Instruction
This section is also broken up into segments to teach you different lettering styles. We'll practice Lettering Drills and Connections, Script and Print Alphabets, and walk through some Practice Words. (33:48)
Workflow 1: Thank You Card
I want to take you through my WHOLE process, from start to finish, of creating a hand lettered design in Procreate. (14:24)
Workflow 2: Letter on a Photo
Let's try adding lettering on top of a photo. This is the process use all the time, so you can follow along step-by-step. (21:32)
Workflow 3: Lettering for a die-cut machine
Let's do a lettering design that you might use if you were going to export to a die-cut machine (like CriCut or Silhouette) to print on a t-shirt, tote bag, etc. (15:44)
The Basics of iPad Lettering with Procreate
The Basics of iPad Lettering with Procreate Course includes nearly 3 hours of digital instruction, broken down into easy-to-navigate video segments.
It also includes these digital downloads:
- 2 custom digital Procreate lettering brushes
- A 16-page Procreate file filled with guides, alphabet pages, and more lettering practice to trace and help you learn.
You get lifetime access to the course and can watch as many times as you need (and on as many devices as you'd like.)
This is a digital product. Your access to the course and the downloads will be emailed to you after your purchase. No physical products will be shipped to you.