Learning how to letter on your iPad doesn?t have to be complicated, and it definitely doesn?t have to be boring. Let me show you how!
“Liss’s course is a must for anyone who is interested in hand lettering and doing so in Procreate on the iPad. The realtime instruction of how and why things are done technically in Procreate has given me everything I need to navigate my way toward making my own lettering designs. I highly recommend this course and will rewatch the tutorials many times as I continue to practice and learn.” ~ Shannon
I have been obsessed with letters, and making them beautiful, for a very long time, collecting fonts instead of shoes, and making typographic posters for fun in my spare time.
In 2014 I started hand-lettering, first with a brush and ink, then investing in an extensive collection of brush pens #buyallthepens. Over time I found my groove, which inks I loved, and which I would only use under duress, which pens travelled everywhere with me, and which only got pulled out occasionally.
Then in early 2016, I bought an iPad Pro + Apple Pencil and downloaded Procreate.
I loved it, then hated it, and struggled to really get into it for a long time.
But I persisted, and now, I LOVE IT. (Not to the exclusion of my trusty brushes and pens, obviously, I still #buyallthepens, but as an amazing addition to my lettery toolkit.)
Lettering on your iPad using Procreate and an Apple Pencil gives you such an incredible amount of freedom to create styles that otherwise would require extensive art supplies, lots of space, and years of learning how to work with each medium.
I love it, and I want to be able to share all of that fun with you. This course will cover everything you need to know from the moment you download Procreate, to exporting amazing art to share with the world.
- Procreate Overview
- Canvas Setup
- Importing Brushes
- Importing Worksheets
- Lowercase Letters
- Layer Masks
- Blend Modes
- Brush Creation
- Bounce Lettering
- Text Tool
- Uppercase Letters
- Clipping Masks
- Paint Effects
- Glitter/Foil Effects
- Interlaced Lettering
- Photo Lettering
- Exporting Your Art
“I tried to google some techniques for the iPad but I didn?t even know what to search for because I didn?t even know the terms! But Liss? iPad Lettering course gave me all I needed to get started, get inspired and get lettering! Thank you!” ~ Cindy
How does the course work?
The course content is delivered as videos and ebooks that are available on a member’s only section of the website. You will have lifetime access to the content so that you view it as many times as you need to. We also have a private, members-only Facebook where you an hang out with me as well as others doing the course, ask questions, share your progress, and join in on our regular live-streams.
“The most valuable part of this course for me was learning how to work through procreate, but more so to find a way to get started lettering! You have helped me so much thru your videos each week! Thank you times a million! I could listen to you all day, you explain things so well and you’re funny!” ~ Tanya
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I do this course?
Um, because it?s amazing? Of course!
Really though, you could spend hours trawling the internet for the answers to all your Procreate + Lettering questions, unsure how to even google what you?re trying to work out because the language is confusing and you?re not sure what that effect you saw used is even called, or what any of the brush settings even do? or you could jump into this course, let me break it down for you in easy to understand (and fun!) videos, worksheets and being able to email me all of your ?not sure how to ask this? questions and gain the benefit of my 10+ years of design experience.
Do I need an iPad Pro to do this course?
I strongly recommend an iPad that is compatible with an Apple Pencil, which is any generation iPad Pro, and regular iPads from the 6th Generation (2018) 9.7? iPad onward.
Procreate will work on older iPads, and there are workarounds for other styluses, but you will get the best results from this course with an Apple Pencil.
Yeah, but I have an older iPad? Can?t I use that?
Ok, you?probably can, but I want you to know that some of the features in Procreate work best when using an Apple Pencil. I would hate for you to sign up and then feel disappointed about not being able to make it all work. You can use a different stylus, but you?ll need to make sure you get one that is pressure sensitive.
Can I do this course if I?m a beginner?
Yep. We?ll cover basic script lettering, and how to create letterforms as well as all the things you need to learn about using Procreate to letter.
Ok, I?m not a beginner, is there any point in me doing this course?
Yep. We?re going to start with the basics, but over the six weeks we will work through to creating files for print and using more advanced techniques.
When does the course start?
All of the content is immediately available, however a new version of Lettering for iPad : Simple & Sassy with Procreate 5 content will be released 15th January 2020.
Can I do this course if I?m left-handed?
Yep. That?s one of the great things about lettering on an iPad ? no smudging!
How long do I have access to the content for?
Forever and ever, amen. Ok, maybe that?s exaggerating, but for as long as I inhabit this corner of the internet.