Chalk Hand Lettering on Your iPad in Procreate + 11 Free Brushes & 15 Lettering Templates | Liz Kohler Brown | Skillshare

Chalk Hand Lettering on Your iPad in Procreate + 11 Free Brushes & 15 Lettering Templates

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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9 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Chalk Lettering on Your iPad

      2:16
    • 2. Using the Brushes & Templates

      14:30
    • 3. Gathering Inspiration

      2:00
    • 4. Sketching Your Layout

      12:26
    • 5. Shading & Adding Text

      11:26
    • 6. Using the Templates and Fonts

      6:24
    • 7. Designing Your Layout

      8:03
    • 8. Tracing Your Layout

      5:40
    • 9. Adding Borders and Flourishes

      5:44
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About This Class

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In this class I'll show you how to create chalkboard hand lettering on your iPad in Procreate.  When you take this class you’ll get 11 free brushes & 15 lettering templates. So even if you’ve never tried hand lettering or if you don't like your handwriting, you can still create a beautiful hand lettered chalk quote.

I’ll show you every step of my process, from gathering inspiration, to designing a layout and choosing a font.

In the class we'll:

  • practice drawing and blending with each of the chalk brushes
  • learn how to use the brushes and templates
  • learn how to create borders, flourishes, and lettering layouts 
  • learn how to create your own chalk background textures.
  • learn how to create a hand lettered quote using a variety of lettering styles and shading techniques.

I’ll show you easy ways to space out your lettering evenly, and show you how to easily make banners and borders  Then we’ll combine multiple fonts to create a unique vintage poster style layout.  I’ll show you how to use my lettering guides to create tapered lettering shapes and I’ll give you the 6 basic font shapes I like to use, I’ll show you how to customize them to make them your own.

All you need to take this class is a quote you love, your iPad, and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

Here are the brushes and templates. (the password is shown at the beginning of the class)

Here is the Pinterest inspiration board.

Transcripts

1. Chalk Lettering on Your iPad: Hi everyone, I'm Liz. I'm an artist, illustrator and teacher. Today I want to show you how to create chalk hand lettering on your iPad in Procreate. When you take this class, you'll get 11 free brushes and 15 lettering templates. Even if you've never tried hand lettering or if you hate your handwriting, you can still create a beautiful hand-lettered chalk quote. I'll show you every step of my process, from gathering inspiration to designing a layout and choosing a font. First, we'll practice drawing and blending with each of the chalk brushes. I'll show you how to use the brushes and templates I created and give you some ideas for borders, flourishes, and lettering layouts. I'll show you how to create your own chalk background textures, so you can create the perfect background for each lettering piece. Next, we'll create a hand-lettered quote using a variety of lettering styles and shading techniques. I'll show you easy ways to space out your lettering evenly and show you how to easily make banners and borders. Next, we'll combine multiple fonts to create a vintage poster-style layout. I'll show you how to use my lettering guides to create tapered lettering shapes and I'll give you the six basic font shapes that I like to use. I'll show you how to customize them to make them your own. All you need to take this class is a quote that you love, your iPad and a stylus. I'll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger. Let's get started. 2. Using the Brushes & Templates: The first thing I want to do is show you how to get all of the chalk brushes and templates into procreate. You'll see a link to this page in the about section of the class, and you'll need a password to get into that page. I'll put the password on screen now. Once you open that page, you'll see all of the chalk brushes at the top and then all of the template brushes. I'll click on the first brush, which is the fuzzy light chalk brush and that'll open up a new tab with a download button. I'll click ''Download'', and then you'll see the option open end. So I'll click ''Open in''. Then you should see procreate right here. If you don't just scroll over and click "More", and then find procreate on that list. So I'll click "copy your procreate" and that'll automatically open procreate. If you click on the brushes section and scroll down to the imported section down here, you should see the brush at the top of the list. I like to create a new brush set. If I click "Chalk" here, you can see I've got all my chalk brushes and then all of the templates as well. If you want to do that, just click that little blue plus symbol at the top. Type a title and then you can go to your imported section where that new brushes is. Just click and hold to drag it and I'm going to drag it to the top of this list and drop it in the new chalk brush set. Now we have one new brush and procreate and you'll repeat that same process with every brush, and the same goes for the templates. These are all brushes as well. You'll do the same process for any of these templates and brushes that you want to use. Once you get all of your brushes into procreate, you can go ahead and play around with each brush to get a feel for how they're different. I'll click "Gallery" and click "Plus" to create a new document and click "Create Custom Size". I'm going to use 10 by 10 inches at 300 DPI. You can use any size here. It really just depends on what your final use is. I like to work at 10 by 10 because that tends to be okay for most online users. But if you plan to print these out, you may want to work at a different size like 8.5 by 11 if you're using a regular sheet of paper then I'll click "Create". Procreate always starts you out with a white background and we want to change that to black. Click the "Layers Panel", click "Background Color", and then double-click in the black section to get it appear black. Now I want to create a chalkboard texture. I'm going to go to my layers panel and on a new layer, I'm going to start painting some background layers. I'll click ''My Color'' dot here, double-click to get a pure white and then in my check section I'm going to grab the fuzzy huge chalk. This one's great for making backgrounds. I'm just going to cover the background like this. You can use this brush for making the background, and I just tap two fingers to step back or you can use the huge and messy chalk. Both of these make really nice starts for a background so you can just decide what works better for your style, maybe try it both ways. Once you cover that layer with white, then we're going to erase that just like we would on a real chalkboard to get a nice chalkboard look. I'm going to click the "Eraser Tool" and then click the ''Fuzzy Huge Chalk Brush''. I'm going to put that on its largest size. You can decide here if you want more of a circular pattern or maybe a vertical pattern or maybe just the random pattern. It really depends on the piece you're making and your personal style. But for this one, I'm just going to go diagonal. I'm going to start with just one single pass and see how that looks. Then I might come in and do a few random passes, and then just flick the paper. Just flick the screen and if you go too far, just two fingers tap to step back and you can always add more white, so don't worry too much about going too far. You can always step back and put a little more white in. I've created a random diagonal pattern. Some of these areas here a little bit to speckled for what I want. I'm going to go to my blending tool with the same brush, fuzzy, huge chalk and I'm just going to tap. I'm not even really moving my brush in those areas, I'm just tapping and that creates a nice light blur. It's not quite so speckled. I might leave some areas speckled and some areas more blended. You can try the same thing with a circular pattern that looks nice as well. It really just depends on your personal style. You could also add a lot more white. Some people like a lot more white when they start one of these. So play around with it and see what works best for you. Next, let's test out each brush just to see how they behave. The first one is fuzzy light chalk, and I've got this on its largest size right now. If I drag this down, you can see it's a really light, fuzzy look. This is great for shading, for filling in smaller areas that just need a tiny bit of chalk. The next one is the same brush, but on a larger scale. It has the same behavior. It's just a really large size. That's great for shading as well and of course, for doing a background like we did here. The next is fuzzy and spotted. This one's a little bit darker. It has a little bit more darkness than this first one. The next one is a controlled and spotted brush. So rather than being fuzzy on the edge, it's controlled. This is nice for shading and an area that needs really clear lines and lots of texture. The next one is huge and messy. This is a really big brush, it'll take about five inches of the page. That's great for covering large sections or for helping you create a background. The next one is almost opaque chalk. So this is a controlled brush as well. I'll put this on its largest size so you can see both versions. This one has a somewhat of a rough edge, but then when you get it on a small size, you can make a nice clean line. The next one is the controlled opaque chalk. Let's put that on its largest size. This one is totally opaque, but it has a nice chalk outer edge and it also gets very small. You can do something larger or you can do hairline. Those are all of the brushes. With these brushes, I'll show you how you can do a lot of blending techniques so we can get a lot of different effects with these combined. One thing I do a lot with these is erase. I'll draw a chalk line and then erase parts of it. Let's see what each brush here looks with erasing. If I go across this line with the fuzzy light, you can see I can get a nice hierse. This would be great for creating a faded effect and it works the same on all of these brushes. You can come in with that fuzzy light brush in an area that you want to lighten up just a little bit, but not too much. Same thing with the fuzzy huge, but it's going to cover a larger area and the fuzzy spotted is going to be a little bit more textured than this one. Controlled and spotted is going to be a nice texture line that does an opaque erasing. Then of course, the huge and messy will just create like a grunge type effect. That can be nice if you were doing like a graffiti style piece maybe. The almost opaque will create a nice fine line and then the controlled opaque will just totally erase. If you know that you want totally erase something, that's a great brush to use. That's all of the chalk brushes. Let's make that layer invisible and create a new layer so we can play around with the templates. There are a lot of other brushes in this set. One is a circle brush, tap that one time to get a perfect circle. You could trace this if you wanted some quote in a circle maybe or anything that you needed to create a perfect circle, this is a great brush. The next one is vertical dotted lines. If you pull this down the page, you can see you can get vertical dotted lines or if you pull it across, you can dot across your page. Same thing with horizontal. It looks like I had my page sideways, so here's the horizontal and also solid dots. This one is really nice for adding some texture to text. You can increase the size and make some bigger dots. If you want to add a little bit of dotted texture and you want to be able to keep your dots really even, this is a great brush to use as a template. I'll show you how I use that later on. The next brushes are font brushes. We're going to use these when we want to trace a font. You can see this creates just a really fine tracing so you can easily just add this stencils to the page and trace them really quickly. You'll see five fonts there, all in different styles and then you'll see the templates. These templates tap one time, let me make that a little bit smaller so it fits on the page, and you can organize these on the page and then have a really nice lettering template. If you put each one on a different layer, you can move them around independently. I can move this one up here or down here. Now you have this nice frame, you can start sketching out your text with one of the chalk brushes. You'll see nine different templates on this list. Let's say there's a template that isn't here that you really want to have in your chalk toolbox. You can easily make your own template. If I go back to my gallery here, I'll show you how I made those brushes so you can make your own if you want. Just create a black canvas and then on a new layer, draw whatever your templates is going to be. However you would like to draw, you can use the grid brush in the texture section to create a really nice organized outline. You can create this template. Click the "Toolbox" click "Share" and then save it as a JPEG. Then when you go to your brushes section, find one of these templates, let's just use this one, swipe left, click "duplicate." Now, you have two of the same brush, click on that brush one time, then over here on source, you can see this is the shape that I use to create this brush, it's the shape right here. This is just a JPEG image. If I click, "insert a photo," I can choose any shape that I've saved to my computer and then that's immediately a brush. If you want to make your own templates, you can certainly do that or you can just use mine. 3. Gathering Inspiration: Before we get started with creating our first piece, I just want to take a minute to look at some inspiration. So I created a Pinterest board with a lot of chalk drawings and also a lot of vintage posters that have some really cool layouts. So you may want to start with just looking through here and seeing what style stand out to you. Maybe you like these really decorative texts with a lot of swirls on the ends, maybe you are more of a calligraphy person and you want to combine some print with some calligraphy or maybe you like having a lot of different styles, maybe some decorative text, maybe adding in some cursive writing. So I like to start by just going through and finding some layouts that I like. This one's nice because you have a lower curve, an upper curve, and then a circle in the middle. So you could use your templates to lay out that shape and then add your text in the center. So I'll put a link to this in the about section of the class if you want to check this out and get started by just getting inspired by some other letters. Obviously, we don't want to copy any of these people, but just use their style as inspiration to get started. Another great way to gather inspiration is to take pictures while you're out walking or eating in a restaurant. If you see some beautiful text just snap a picture and then when you're at home with your iPad, you can try to recreate that style. I love finding these chalkboard signs on little cafes and restaurants and taking some pictures as inspiration for chalkboard lettering. 4. Sketching Your Layout: For our first piece, let's use a short quote and add it to a chalk ribbon with some decorative lines. I'm going create a new document, create custom size. 10 by 10 inches. I'll change my background color to black by double-clicking in the black section. Then on my new layer, I'm going to start doing my background just like we did in the brushes section. I'm happy with that background. I like to create a new background every time I make a new piece, but you may not want to do that if you make a really nice background and you spend a lot of time on it and you just love it. You can go to your gallery, click select, click on that new background, click duplicate. Then we could rename this master background, so that way, you know, to never delete that. Then I have that background layer that I can just click, select and duplicate anytime I make a new piece. If you make a background,you really like you might save it, so you can use it again later. Next time we're going to lock this background layer. I'm going to click the layer and swipe left and then click lock. That prevents me from accidentally drawing on that layer because I just don't want to mess that layer up. It's going to stay the same. I can always unlock it if I needed change it, but for now, I know I just don't want to disturb it. I'm going create a new layer, and then choose the controlled almost opaque chalk. I chose a quote here that's really short, so I do recommend choosing a short quote for your first piece. Each letter you add, adds a little bit more work, so it's good to just get going with a short quote, so you feel like you've finished a few chalk pieces, and you don't have to worry so much about finishing a really huge project. Mine here is going to be a Picasso quote. I always start with this process of just sketching out the quote, so I'm going to use my move tool to move this to the center. This gives me an idea of first how many lines I need. I need five lines in this case, I'm doing ribbons, so I need five different ribbons, and that also tells me how much I need to space these out. I need a little bit of space in between each ribbon in order to show the nice backside of the ribbon. I'm going make these ribbons a little bit smaller, than what I originally drew. This is just a nice time to sit and sketch and think about what's going to be a nice layout for this piece. What is going to give me enough room on the page to make my ribbons look nice. I think I'm going to make this whole thing a little bit smaller using the move tool, and that way I can space these out even more. If I click the select tool and click free hand, I can trace each line and then just space them out a little more. I recommend taking a lot of time with this step because this is the step that sets the stage for your whole piece. If you don't space these out enough for, if you don't end up liking the layout, the whole piece is not going to be perfect in your eyes. Definitely take your time with the spacing, and especially figuring out what text goes on each line. With my quote here, I tried to break the text in ways that would make sense with natural speech. Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life, so I wouldn't want to break that in a strange place like in between the article and the noun here. If I said, Art washes away from the soul, the dust, it just seems a little bit weird. I try to always break it up where natural speech pauses would be. Now that I'm happy with that layout, I'm going to click on the layer, click the end symbol, and make that semi transparent just as a reminder of what I originally sketched out. Now I have a new layer, and I'm going to go ahead and create my first ribbon, so I'll take a few tries to draw this. I'm not crazy about that one so I'm going to try again. If you have trouble with this, if it seems a little bit shaky, you can click on the brush, click stroke and then increase the stream line. The higher your streamline is, the more naturally curved your lines will be. Feel free to adjust these brushes if you need to bump up the stream line to make your line a little smoother, go ahead and do that. I'm pretty happy with that line, so I'm going to duplicate it and move it down. This is making sure that my ribbon is perfectly the same width from top to bottom. I want to click undo because I forgot to do one important step which is click magnetics. If you don't have that selected, it's easy to get your piece a little off. You see that little blue line, that's telling you that you have this line perfectly in order with the top line. If I move it to the left or right, that line disappears. But if I put it in the very center there, that's telling me now your alignment is perfect. I'm happy with that. I'm going to keep that as is. Now I'm just going to go through and add the little ends of the ribbon. Just a little curved line here. This is just my initial sketch, this isn't the final piece. So take your time on this part. Really makes sure this ribbon is exactly as you want it to be. If it's not, you can merge these two layers together. Click the Move tool, and maybe you want it to be a little shorter, or maybe you wish it was a little bit wider. Do whatever you want here because this is the perfect time to perfect your piece. I'll take just a minute to place this just as I want it to be. That looks good to me, so I'm going to duplicate that layer and then move it down here. I'm going make this one a little bit smaller, because I'm going be using a cursive texts. It's a little bit smaller than the print that I want to use up here. You're ribbons don't have to all be the same size on every layer. I'm going duplicate that again and place this piece. That shows me that the last one was a little bit low, so I'm going move it up a little. I'm going do another shorter one. Again, I'm making sure I'm getting that alignment bar every time I move one of these. Then duplicate one more time and this one's just going say Picasso, so I can make that one really small. This is a good time to play around with the layout. If there's anything you don't like, adjust it now because once you do your final tracing, it's pretty much sentence down. This is a great time to really play around with the layout and make sure everything's space nicely. I'm happy with how that's laid out, I'm going to merge all of these onto a single layer, so all of my banners are on the same layer. I'm just going to add a few things here. I want the ends of these to have these little points, so I'm going do that on both sides. Now I want to add the back sides of my ribbon. I think I'm going to make my text layer invisible so I can really see what's going on here. What we need to be sure is that this line that we create appears that it meets that corner, and the line that comes from here should appear to me that corner. You can just take a little time, go really slow, and play around with a few different versions. Maybe you want to curve this down and then up or maybe you want to just curve it down. There's no right or wrong way to do this, is really just your personal style. Take your time, and make this look just as you'd like it to be. The last thing I do before I started tracing this is just take a step back, zoom out, look at it from different angles, and really decide if it looks how you want it to. If not, this is a great time to make changes, but I'm happy with how this is laid out, so I'm going go ahead and create a new layer and make that sketch layer semi-transparent. Then I'm going to use the almost opaque chalk with a medium sized brush. I'm just going go through and trace all of these and just be really careful to follow that curve really closely. 5. Shading & Adding Text: So I'm happy with how that turned out. I'm going to remove my sketching layer and then on a new layer, I'm going to grab the same brush on a slightly larger size and I'm going to shade the back parts of the ribbon only. So I'm just going to take some time to fill these spaces and really carefully and as I'm approaching this other line, I'm just going to slowly blend these together. So it looks like it's a solid piece rather than an outline that's colored in. So you can see the way I like to do this is get a big brush and just fill in the center's first, because it's really easy to go back and with a little brush and do the edges, but it would take a really long time to do these interiors with a small brush. So I'm just quickly filling those in and then I'll go back and with my smaller brush and add some detail. So now I want to add a little bit of shading to that layer. So I've got this on a separate layer, on that layer I'm going to grab my eraser tool and get the fuzzy huge chalk brush. I'm going to go through with single passes really slowly because I don't want to take too much. So I'm just going to take my time here and I'm trying to do a lot of passes in the middle and then less as it gets out to the end. So that creates a nice gradient effect. So I kind of like the roughness here. The areas that didn't get covered, it looks like real chalk but if you don't like that, you can definitely go back in with your brush and just hit that a few times but it's totally up to you here if you like the more grungy effect or if you like the more clean effect, you can do this however you'd like. So I'm going to create a new layer and I'm using that same chalk brush and I'm going to just map out how this text is going to look. So you can bring back your original sketch if you need a reminder. So I can see that I put this text too far over to the left. So I'm going to get "My selection tool" on free hand and circle it, then get the "Move tool" and just shift this over a little bit. So that's going to be closer to how I want to still look on the final piece. So I'm going to make my texts layer, my sketch layer invisible. Now I can see how this text is laid out. So I'm happy with this, I do think I want to make the text a little bit smaller because I want to leave room for some decoration on the ribbon. So I think I'll go ahead and do that first because I want to be sure that I leave plenty of room for that decoration. So I'm going to use the almost opaque chalk and just go through and put some dotted lines along the edge of each ribbon as decoration. So now that I've added some decoration to that ribbon, I can bring back my text layer and I can see that these are a little bit too big when you take into account the dots. So that's good to know while I'm creating this final version. So what I'm going to do is create a kind of a guide for my text. So I've got my same controlled opaque chalk brush and I'm going to just give myself a nice guide here. I'll make my text layer semi-transparent and then on a new layer, I'm just going to make some little lines here where my text should be. I'm trying to follow the curve of the ribbon, it doesn't have to be perfect, but you want to get close and I'm going to do the same thing on the top. So that's going to help me keep my text in line. I'm going to do the same thing for every line here. So now I know exactly where my cursive words should rest and I'll just take a few minutes to make sure these are nice and organized. So now I'm going to go to a new layer and make my text guides semi-transparent so they're not in my way and on this brand new layer, I'm going to go ahead and start writing my text. So I'm going to use a thin line for the print and then I'm going to use my controlled opaque brush for the cursive. So I just want to keep that in mind as I'm working, I'm trying to do some contrast between the thin print and the thick cursive. So go ahead and take my time to just write these letters and this doesn't have to be perfect. This is a really loose piece as it is. So don't feel like if your handwriting's not perfect or if you're lettering isn't perfect that it's not going to look good because it's a loose piece, it's supposed to look hand-drawn. I may go over these a couple of times just to thicken up the chalk a little bit. So now when I'm doing my cursive, I'm going to switch to the opaque controlled brush because I want to get a really fine line here and I'm going to do some faux calligraphy. I'm going to draw my letters and then I'm going to go through and thicken them a little bit. So I'm trying to space them out so that I leave plenty of room for this thickening. So now I can make my guides and sketch layer invisible, that way I can really see what I'm doing. So I can see that if some of these need to be adjusted a little bit, I'm going to get "My selection tool" and I'm going to move of, just a little bit closer to the word dust and same thing with the, and then I think I'm going to make these a tiny bit smaller. I think that they were a little bit bigger than the others. So I'm just going to smash them just a little bit and then move the word art a little bit closer to the word washes. So I'll just take a few minutes here to adjust these. Take your time with this because this is the text of the final piece. So you want this to look just as you'd like. Now I'm going to go through with my opaque shock with a slightly larger size and just add a little bit of thickening to this text layer. So I'm happy with how that's laid out, that's a nice hand-drawn piece. I'm going to create a new layer for a border and I think I'm going to do a slightly thick border. So let's get the controlled opaque brush or semi-opaque and a medium size and to create a border here, I'm going to start at the corner, pull down and hold the "Create a straight line" and then put two fingers down. That snaps it to perfectly up and down 90 degree angle. So I'm going to do the same thing for every side. I'm going to start the previous line. I'm going to start the next line at the corner of the previous line. So that helps me in line it up. You can certainly measure this out in a more precise way, but for me, this works fine. It's chalk, it's hand-drawn, it doesn't have to be perfect. If you have any little leftover areas, I like to use the monoline brushes and eraser. I pulled that from the calligraphy section of procreate and the monoline brushes great for getting really careful erasing. So I'm happy with that, I'm just going to move it, shift it just a little bit and then I'll also duplicate it and click magnetic so that I don't lose my perfect square and just pull this in a little bit and move it up so I have a double border. So that looks good to me, I'll go ahead and call this piece finished, and let's move on to a more font based piece. 6. Using the Templates and Fonts: For this next piece, I want to use some of the templates and font brushes that you'll see on the Downloads page. I'm starting out with the same background that we did last time, this is 10 by 10 inches. I have a black background layer and then I have my chalk layer. I'm going to create a new layer here and get a neon color. I tend to put my templates in a neon color because I think it's a lot easier to differentiate from the chalk. I'm going to open up my brushes section and let's take a look at the templates. The first one is a black font. If you tap this one time, it may be hard to see on the camera but there's a lettering stencil that lays down. You can tap this just one time, and then we'll Copy and Paste each letter and I'll show you that process in a minute. This is just like adding a stencil to your page. I'll delete that layer and create a new one. We have a cursive font that's going to be simple hand lettering style. A triple line font, so this is just three lines for each letter. A monoline font, which is a nice cursive and a type font. I'll show you how you can really customize these. I really just use these as stencils and then play around with adding, shading, and texture to each one. These are really just stencils to get you started. Next, we have the templates. For each template you just need to tap one time to make it appear, then you can use the move tool to move it around the screen. That's the oval template. We have a tapered edge template, and if you put each template on a different layer then it's easier to move them around the page. Some of them you may need to adjust the size depending on the size of your canvas. That one has a rounded top. The next one is a circle. You could put texts on the outer and the inner part of the circle. The next one is a slanted line. With all of these, you can use the Rotate Flip buttons to change how this is laid out on the page. The next one is a tapered center. That will allow you to make texts that's large on each side and small in the middle. The next one is a simple rectangle. I use this one a lot because you can make it wider. You can remove magnetics and make it really tiny or you can turn it into a square, that one's very versatile. We have a waving lettering template. This one is a simple wave shape and like with all of them, you can rotate this, you can make it wider and skinnier. Then the last one is a tapered curve, and this is the one we'll use for our piece today. I'm going to merge all those layers together and delete them, so I can add my tapered curve template to the page. I want to do a piece that only has a few words but I'm going to create a symmetrical section here for the two most important words, and then put the other three words in the center. I added my template here, I'm going to swipe left and click "Duplicate". Then I can click the Move tool and rotate this. Now, I have a nice symmetrical layout. I'm going to be leaving some room for a border that will go all the way around the outside of this, so I want to keep that border area in mind as I'm adding my lettering. Actually, I think I'm going to make my template a little bit larger. I want it to go about three-quarters across the page. I'm going to duplicate this again so that they are both the same size. You can see how this phase is really about just playing around with the layout. You can always adjust this later, but it's nice to start with a solid foundation that makes your whole design process easier. On a new layer, I'm going to go ahead and draw in the words that I want to use. I need a template for those, I'm going to use the rectangle template. I'm just going to turn this to fit the word that I'm using and resize it a little bit. I'm also going to duplicate that for the second word and make it a little bit smaller. I'm going to let 'things' be a large word and I'm going to have 'you wish' be a smaller word. 7. Designing Your Layout: At this point I'm going to remove my text so that I can really just look at the shapes. I want to be sure this layout is nice and even so that it looks organize for the viewer. I'm trying to leave the same amount of space here and here and just center these nicely on top of each other. That looks good. I'm going to merge all of my templates onto the same layer just to keep my setup here clean. I'm going to bring back my text layer, but make it semi-transparent so I can just barely see it. I'll create a new layer here. I'm going to do my first word in the Circus font. I love this font because you can really add some fun decoration to it. It's just the basic outline, but I'm going to create a solid font and then add some dots to it to make it a nice circus style. The first thing I'll do on that font layer, is get my selection tool with free hand selected and circle the first letter I want to use. Drag three fingers down and click "Copy" and "Paste". Now, I'm just going to move that C over to where it will belong, and use my pencil or your finger to adjust the size of this. I'm bringing it down to meet my template. We can adjust this later, but I'm trying to just start with a nice foundation here. There's my first letter. I'm going to go back to my font. Same thing, circle that R, three fingers down, copy and paste. Move the R into place and size it. Now, this one's a little bit different than the C, because the R has two parts. This is a little weird because, one part is touching the template and the other isn't. We can fix that. I'm going to click the "Move" tool, click "Warp". Then just in little bits, drag this around. I don't want to drag it to far right or left. I really just want a nudge it, until it touches the template. You can do that on the top too, if there's any pieces on the top that need to meet the template. Then once we trace, we'll have a perfect curve here on the bottom. I'm going to continue that same process with this whole word. Now, I've got my whole word placed, so I can delete my alphabet layer and just take a moment to make sure everything meets the template nicely. I'm happy with how that's laid out. Now, I'm going to move on to my next word. I'm going to merge all those letters onto the same layer just by pinching, because we are going to run into an issue where procreate won't allow us to create any new layers. Whenever I get to a step where I can merge a layer, I just go ahead and do that. I'll click "Plus", click the Triple Line Font. to have some contrasts between the nice decorative Circus font and then a more industrial font. If there's some fonts you want to use that aren't on this list. Just be sure you're using fonts that are okay for commercial use, especially if you're going to sell these are used these for any marketing purposes. If it's just for your personal use and you're putting something in your house, you can use any font. But if you're going to sell this or have any commercial intention, just be sure to use fonts that are in the Creative Commons or that are marked as okay for commercial use. These are all fonts that were in the Creative Commons, so they are okay to use for any use. I'm going to repeat this same process with these letters. You can see I ran out of space for the final letters here. I'm just going to go back and adjust these, and just basically move them down the line a little bit, so that all of my letters will fit really nicely. I'm happy with how that layer turned out. I'm going to merge all of those letters onto the same layer and delete my other alphabet. Then click "Plus" to add my final font, and that'll be the block font. I'm going to do the same process I did with the last alphabet. Now, that I have all these words together, I'm going to take a little bit of time to space these. Then I think I'm going to make them all smaller. I'll just line them all up with the top of my rectangle. Then make sure I'm spacing them enough to leave that room for my border that I want to create to decorate the text. Just lining these up nicely. I ran out of rectangle here. If I want to update the size of that rectangle, I can just go to my template layer, get my selection tool and select that whole rectangle. Get my move tool, then just pull it. Then I have a nice long rectangle and I can really make sure my text is lined up nicely. 8. Tracing Your Layout: So now that I have all of my fonts laid down, it's really just the process of tracing these with the chalk of your choice. So I'm going to use the chalk that's almost opaque chalk. But you could use any other chalk. I'm going to start by just doing an outline in white. I'm making sure I'm on a new layer here. I'm going to do an outline first of this whole piece. Then I'm going to come in and just fill it in with the same brush. You can see when I do that, I get that nice texture. So I'm going to let that texture be present in the whole piece. So I'll go ahead and speed up my video. I trace all of this text. So you can see as I'm filling this in, I've switched to a larger brush that makes it a lot easier to fill in these big areas. So now that I have a nice chalk texture on all of those letters, I'm going to grab my eraser tool with the same brush on a medium size. Actually let's get the opaque brush that's going to be a little bit easier to erase. So I've got my opaque controlled chalk on a medium size eraser. I'm just going to come through and erase these little dots throughout the whole letter. So I'm happy with how that font turned out. I'm going to go ahead and start working on my next words. So I'll do this on a new layer. I want all my chalk boards to be on separate layers. For this one, I'm going to grab the controlled opaque chalk because I want a really fine line for this. I don't want it to have a lot of texture. So I'm just going to go through and trace all of these words. So now that I've traced all of those letters, I also want to add some shading to the sides. I'm going to do that on a new layer because when you're not sure if you're going to like something or not, it's best to do it on a separate layer. That way you're not putting your original drawing in danger at all. So I think what I'm going to do is go over to the right sides of this and just add a little bit of depth. I'm happy with that. So I'm going to merge that shadow layer with the main texts layer. The only thing I don't like is I think these words are a little bit too close. So I'm going to go on the layer that has this text and with a freehand Selection Tool, I'm just going to shift this over a little bit. That looks good. Now I'm going to keep going with my next font. One thing you can do with these longer lines is draw and then hold and it'll snap to a perfectly straight line. So when I have some of these longer spaces, I tend to do that. So I'm happy with how this turned out. I like how this is thicker decorated texts. Then we've got a rustic texture with more industrial text. Then the more hand-drawn look here. So I try to go for a lot of variation and keeping in mind that each text should really stand on its own. So now I'm going to remove my templates and all the sketching layers and then clean up any little stray marks that I accidentally made while I was working. 9. Adding Borders and Flourishes: So this is a really great start. I really just want to go in and add some decoration at this point. I'm going to get my opaque controlled brush and you can just do some simple underlining. That's one great way to decorate. You can also add some borders. So let's add in a vertical and horizontal dotted line. So with this brush, you really have to just use it as a stencil. So I'm going to do this line and I want a new layer here. I've got one line and I'm happy with how that looks, except I just want to shift it up a little bit. Then I want to duplicate that layer and move it over here. So now, I've got two of the exact same borders. I'm really go through and trace these with chalks so they actually have a chalk texture. But first, I'm just going to lay them out in order. Now, I'm going to do the same thing on a new layer with the horizontal dotted lines. So now, I'll merge all four of these together and create a new layer above that and just use one of my chalk brushes to just come in and cover that. So I'm going to reduce the opacity of that dotted line layers so you can really see my new chalk layer. I'm happy with that, so I'm going to remove my template sketch for those dots. Now, I want to add something in to fill the spaces. So I'm going to share with you on the about page of the class, some examples here. So here are just a few things that you can use to decorate. So we could add a banner around the text, we could add some little flourishes, there are a ton of different types of flourishes, these are just a few. You could add in some arrows to underline or decorate text. So here's a few ideas, but also that Pinterest inspiration page that we looked at has tons of ideas as well. But I think what I'm going to do with this one is just add in some flourishes. So the way I like to do that is to start with a simple spiral. It helps if you can keep your hand really steady and just smoothly do a curve. Then I'll add in a few more curves here to fill in the space. You don't have to fill in every space, it's fine to have empty space. But just this general large area, I do want to add in a little bit of visual interest. I'm going to add to each of these a little circle. Then I'm going to go into each circle with the same brush and just erase a little area, like a little bubble. So we could keep going, we could add even more decoration, we could add in some more interest on the border or a few more flourishes, it's totally up to you, I like this more spaced out style where the text has a lot of room to breathe, so I'm going to go ahead and call this piece finished. I hope you enjoyed this class and that you feel inspired to start creating your own hand lettered Chuck quotes. If you liked this class, you may like some of my other classes where I cover a lot more ways to design and paint on your iPad and how to paint realistic watercolors using the free downloadable brushes I created. So check those out on my profile if you want to see more. Also, I share a lot of free downloads on my site. So if you want to get more downloads like the ones you've gotten to this class, check out my website. I would love to see the project that you create for this class. You can share that here on skill share, or you can tie we on Instagram or Facebook. If you have any questions about the process you learned in this class, please feel free to reach out to me. You can contact me here on Skillshare by replying to my discussion, or you can reach out to me on my website. Thanks so much for watching and I'll see you again next time. Bye bye.