Procreate Tutorial Lettering with Flourishes and Ian Barnard’s Letter Builder Kit
This Procreate tutorial is easy to follow and features lettering with Flourishes in a fun way. And, we’ll be using Ian Barnard’s Letter Builder Kit to make it simple.
Tools I Use In this Video
- iPad Pro Gen 3 12.9″ 256 MB
- Apple Pencil Gen 2
- Procreate 4.2
- Ian Barnard’s Letter Builder ToolKit*
- Colo Mono Brush from my Colorado Brush Set
Where to Get Ian’s Letter Builder Toolkit
You can purchase the toolkit here via my affiliate link. When you purchase through my links you allow me the ability to continue doing these types of posts for you showing you how to use these tools with fun projects. So I do appreciate it!
If you’re looking for another amazing resource by Ian, check out his Procreate Layout Composer. Sometimes putting multiple words together is tough. These guides will help you build your quotes in a pleasing way and easy to do in Procreate.
Watch This Fun Procreate Lettering Tutorial
*Throwback Thursday Note: this is a post from 2018. We are re-promoting it. While Procreate has had updates over the years you should still be able to follow along and make this!
Here are the basic steps in text format:
- Start with a new screen in Procreate by choosing the default screen size.
- Using the Letter Builder Toolkit, map out the word, LOVE. I struggled with dragging my brush so I simply duplicated my grids for each letter.
- I used my Colo Mono brush to outline each letter using the grid to guide me on their own layers. Use the Quick Shape option in Procreate to draw your circles!
- Next, I drew in some sketch lines down the centers of each letter on a new layer to help guide me with creating the decorative serifs.
- Erase away the portions of the letters you drew that will be eliminated by the decorative serifs. And, fill each letter with a solid color.
- Duplicate your word so you will have a nice drop shadow to work with.
- Create a new layer above your word layer and make it a clipping mask. Using a default soft airbrush begin painting multiple colors for an ombre effect.
- Fill your word shadow layer with a darker color and use the arrow tool to select it. Then, tap your finger in the bottom right corner to offset it.
- Using the same color as your shadow layer and the Colo Mono brush complete the corners of the drop shadow.
- Add some inlines and dots with white as I did.
- Finally, you can add some decorative flourishes to your work. I like to draw them out first, then reduce the opacity and draw a clean version on a new layer.
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