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Designing Invitations on the iPad Pro with Calligraphy and Watercolor Elements

teacher avatar Beth Hunt, In love with calligraphy since I was 12

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3 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Trailer: Designing Invitations on the iPad

    • 2. Using a Watercolor Wash & Calligraphy on the iPad

    • 3. Creating a Watercolor Wreath with Calligraphy on the iPad

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About This Class

One of my absolute favorite uses for my iPad Pro is creating one-of-a-kind invitation designs for special occasions. Using your iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app, in this class you'll learn how to design invitations using hand-lettered calligraphy and watercolor elements. The techniques used can also apply to art prints, social media graphics, and other creations. 

We'll cover essential tips and tricks for using layers in the Procreate app, lining up your hand-written elements, and will dive deep into my process for two of my favorite watercolor-inspired design elements: 1. a simple yet beautiful "watercolor wash" behind your lettering, and 2. a watercolor botanical wreath. 

This is not an all-encompassing introduction to iPad lettering class, but rather focuses on using your iPad for the purpose of creating these specific designs. I hope you enjoy it and please remember to let me see your beautiful creations in the Project Gallery!

For this class you'll need:

1. iPad Pro

2. Apple Pencil

3. Procreate App

4. Optional: Hewitt Avenue Pack of 8 Procreate Brushes

Happy designing!




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Beth Hunt

In love with calligraphy since I was 12


I'm Beth and I have loved the art of calligraphy since I was about 12 years old, when Santa Claus gave me a calligraphy set for Christmas. Pens and pretty papers are a few of my favorite things, and I am blessed to do something I truly, deeply love. While addressing a friend's wedding envelopes in 2009, I was inspired to start my own calligraphy business, and Beth Hunt Calligraphy was born. I want to inspire anyone who wants to create pretty letters to try their hand at lettering and's easier than you think! I love sharing my hobby turned profession with others and am passionate about keeping the art of calligraphy alive.

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1. Trailer: Designing Invitations on the iPad: Okay, all I'm better with Beth Hunt. Calligraphy. Welcome to this class on iPad. Lettering, iPad. Lettering is a hot new trend in the calligraphy and and lettering world. And today we're going to use our iPad pros and apple pencils to teach you how to create to water color inspired designs using calligraphy elements. The first project is going to be an invitation design with a watercolor wash. And the second design is going to be a watercolor botanical reef. Both invitations can be used for wedding invitations, baby showers, birthday parties, anything you can imagine. I can't wait to see your work in the project gallery and look forward to having you in this class. 2. Using a Watercolor Wash & Calligraphy on the iPad: So what you'll need to create these designs is first of all, your iPad pro and your apple pencil, and then the app that we're going toe work in today is the procreate app. So if you don't have procreate already, please go and download Procreate. It is it's so awesome. And so we're gonna learn some basics of working and procreate today. This is the APP, so I will open it up for you and I have lots of design saved in here. Some that her mind, some that are my kids. And so what we're gonna do is select the plus side in the upper right hand corner and here you can create different canvas sizes. So your canvas is just what you're creating your artwork on in this app. So I have lots of different sizes and resolutions saved here. What we're gonna do is select new canvas and then you can choose the width, the heights and the DP at, which has to do with your resolution. Basically, if you're not into, um, if you're not knowledgeable of graphic design terms and printing, DPR has to do basically with your resolution. So for best printing, we're gonna want to design at a 600 DPR today and the design that we're going to create for this first invitation weaken select here if we want to use millimeters centimeters, inches or pixels were going to use inches and we're gonna do a five by seven. And you can name the canvas if you want to. So entitled here. So if I wanted to save that template, I could call it my five by 7 600 DPR just so I know that I have that saved. All right, so here we are. So here we have our blank canvas I can use both of my fingers to make it smaller or to stretch it out to screen size. And if I needed to get back to my gallery, if I wanted to see those pages we just left hit gallery here and then I'm back and just tap on whichever one that I want to select so on this app will be working in layers. If you're familiar with photo shop, it's the same concept. If you're not, I personally am not Photoshopped person. Um so you can still work in this app perfectly fine, but these two squares right here where you will select your layers. You have a background color, which it defaults toe white. But you could change that if you wanted to. Will go through changing colors in a minute. On this plus on is where you will add on layers as we go. So I'll keep coming back to this throughout our designs. So we're working on layer one. All right, we've selected it, and then what we're going to do is use this paintbrush. Woods, use this paintbrush right here to select your tools. So one of the things that I absolutely love about procreate is that Aiken design and a lot of different looks, techniques, textures, whatever you want to call it. Um, they have so many cool, different tools that you can use. And these air called brushes came so you can scroll through and kind of explore the different brushes that they have. They already have some brushes that are already in here. So our refer to some that are already in here and some that you can purchase and import. So we'll get to that in a minute. The first thing that I like to do when I design and procreate is to make a guideline when I'm designing on paper. I like to work on grid paper because it's easy for me to kind of lineup my designs and to write in a straight line. Let's be honest, who can write in a straight line without something to go off up? So I will select this grid tool right here, and that is gonna be the look that I have. If you click into one of these tools, you can see that you can adjust. All different types of settings were not going to get into that today. I'm just gonna leave it as it ISS. But what I am going to do is select a color and your color palettes for right up here in the upper right hand corner in this circle. So I will click back and you can see here that I can move around and select any color that I like. I can also click over here, and if you have RGB or hex values for your designs, you can insert those in here, and what I can do is I can save colors to my palette. So for my guidelines, they're going to go away at the end. But right now I'm going to select a very light grain so that it's more in the background and what you do, once you have a color selected as you can add it to a palette just by clicking down here, this is going to be watercolor invitation. So we have our gray right here. So once I click on it, I'm gonna click this up here so that that's my selected color. By selecting that circle, these tools over here will allow you to just the same as in the opacity. So this is size. This is a pass ity for your brush. So I'm gonna come back and you can see now that I've selected this tool, I accidentally touched here with my hand, and it's already starting, so we're gonna have these nice grid guidelines. Okay, So to show you again what I'm doing, you can undo and redo one of two ways. One is you can select this little arrow over here. Undo. Read a another really cool shortcut is that you can take a two finger tap in procreate toe undo and a three finger tap to redo. Undo Redux. Really? Cool said, In order to get those grid Latin's again, you're gonna want to keep your apple pencil on the pad at all times and just drag across. And now we have a layer of grid lines. Says there are God buns. Okay, now, they're not going to stay there forever. But that's just gonna be what will work off. What I'm going to do now is get back here to my layers and add a new layer. Okay, I have selected the second layer is what we're gonna work on its highlighted and blue. So I know I'm there, and then I'm gonna come back to my tools, going to go back to the selections, and I'm going to select a watercolor brush. So the watercolor brush that we're gonna use is found under artistic. This is pre loaded into procreate. And here is my watercolor brush pain. I'm going to come here, and I'm going to select the color that I would like. So let's say for this invitation I want to be kind of somewhere in these aqua blues. So I'm gonna come up here like that, selecting Aqua Blue enough top tap down here to add it to my palette. Okay, then I'm gonna tap up here to make that my color. So just so you can see kind of what this looks like when we come back to the pad here I have a smaller brush size selected came. I'm gonna undo that. I want this wash to be really bold strokes. So I'm gonna up the brush size. In this case, I'm gonna up it all the way. And that's what we're looking at for our brush size. I like that. Okay, that was good for my brush size. I like that color too. One thing I am going to do is I'm gonna under this and I'm gonna lessen the A pass iti a little bit. Since this is awash, we really want it to be in the background of our design. We want our lettering to stand out in the next step. So here I'm just going to start creating bold strokes, moving slowly left to right. And one of the wonderful things about this apple pencil is that it is pressure sensitive. So if I'm using less pressure, yeah, get lighter strokes. If I'm using more pressure I get heavier strokes. Okay. See, you can see light, light, light heavier. And there's just a little kind of variation came. Say now to make our wash, we're going to just move slowly from sad to side to make this wash. I have my screen enlarged all the way just so you all can see it will since we're filming. But what I might do to make this a little bit easier if our drawing it, um just for other purposes is I might bring my screen down a little bit. Just so I didn't have to really move My hand is far. Um, so I guess you can be kind of lazy that way. But we're gonna make this wash. We're going to start up here and just go down the page and, Colonel, some slow in perfect zigzags, okay? And then I'm gonna leave a little bit of space at the top and a little bit of space at the bottom. Um, and just missed a little there, so I'm gonna come back in and fill it in. That makes it a little darker. Something come up here and make some darker stripes to just to kind of give it a little bit of balance at the top in the bottom, in terms of the the colors. Okay, so there we have it. So now I have my washing the background. The next thing that I'm gonna do is start to add the lettering. So I am going to come up here and add yet another layer. The reason I'm adding another layer is that if I want to erase part of my lettering or move it around, it's sitting by itself in the layer. So I will not be interfering with the watercolor wash as I change my lettering. Likewise, I could change, come back and kind of change some of the wash and leave my lettering alone. So I've got 1/3 layer here, and then we're gonna come in here and we're going to select a calligraphy pen so you can go into your presets into thinking. And here you can select. They have a calligraphy pen. They have a flat marker. They have a brush pin, gel pin, all different types of pins. The ones that are my personal favorite are imported pens pay from Hewitt Avenue, which I purchased aren't creative market and I have the link to purchase them as a resource in this skill share class in the class description and said these air the brushes that I have imported and you can see here I have selected the like calligraphy pen. That is the look that I want for this invitation. And so I'm going to use that like calligraphy pen. However, if you don't want to purchase this pack, you could work with the calligraphy pin in procreate under the banking tools or any pen of your choice. So, with this invitation, um, she wants some pinks and greens. So we're going to come in here and kind of play with the colors, and that looks like a nice bright pink. So I'm gonna add it to my palette by tapping down here. Then I have come up here and said, That's the color that I want. Okay, So again, we talked with the watercolor wash about how these pins air pressure sensitive. When it comes to lettering, you can make a lighter stroke with less pressure or with the calligraphy pens, thicker strokes with more pressure, light pressure, the pressure. Okay, so you can just kind of practice before you get started and think light up. Heavy down. Lied up heavy down justice you would with calligraphy. That's how we're gonna get the varying line wits again. I can come over here, adjust my brush. Size is what it's called so that I'm writing with a smaller pen. Okay, I would probably right with a smaller pen for this because there's gonna be a lot of letters on here since it's an invitation. What's words? Okay, so I'm gonna undo and take all those strokes away and for my lettering. I like to make sure that the capacity is set to the highest, um, option so that it's really going to stand out. Came so you can make any type invitation with this layout. In this case, we're gonna make birthday party invitation. That's gonna be our sample. So we are. What we're gonna do is since this lettering, as we said, is in its own layer, we're just going to start writing and we can come back and re center it after we've done it . If we don't like where it's situated. So I'm going to start writing up here, and this invitation sample is gonna be for Mackenzie. This is gonna be McKinsey is too. So you'll see. I still kind of write slowly. Just is. I would, with a regular calligraphy pen gives me the opportunity to really think about my transitions in pressure and get those beautiful They convinced drugs. Price and Kenzi IHS Teoh. Okay, so let's look at my layout. I want to make sure that this is his centered within the document. So the way that we will center is we will. In this case, this is all that we have on our our layer. We're working in this layer. I can hit the era tool. And now I have a current artwork Selected these tools down here once it selected will allow me to move around so you can choose freeform, which allows you just to move it however you like. Or you can also choose magnetic, which is gonna snap into place more so you can see these guidelines The light blue that showing up now and so that kind of helps me snap it into place. Okay, so I want to make sure that it's centered and so I'm going. Teoh, make sure that I have equal spacing on either side. Okay? And I couldn't see what I'm doing this. That my wash isn't perfectly centered. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come back to that layer, okay? I'm working in layer to now, and I'm going to select the whole layer, and then I'm gonna move it over. It's more center. Okay. So I can see here that I have. I'll count in terms of these squares, whether I'm working in this app or whether I'm working on grid paper and pencil or pen, so I can see I have about one square border over here, and I have about one square border over here. This doesn't have to be perfect on, and I'm gonna move it up. Just a hair so that it's behind Mackenzie is too. Okay, now I'm back here in my third layer with my lettering. Now I'm going to start to write the rest of the wording for the invitation. I, like personally toe have a little bit of, um, variation in my fonts within an invitation. Most of the time, I found that if I do a little bit and script and a little bit imprint that it helps the different areas and elements stand out. So I'm just going to start writing the rest of my wording out. So we're going to start writing here, and I'm going to use these nice squares as guidelines for how big my letters are gonna be. Okay, so you can see I've got these grid lines and we're going to start writing within them, keeping it big again just so you all can see the screen. So I'm gonna come down a few spaces and start with this as my base line. So So I'm writing in all caps just the way that I like to write here. But I think it's fine just to do your own manuscript, lettering or whatever looks really natural and authentic here. And I am kind of again using this is my baseline. And then to keep my lettering consistent, I'm coming up just a little bit above the second. Once it please join us. And here you'll see. I think I got my letters to close together. So the beauty of this out two finger top organ over here and I can undo it said, please join us and come over a little bit more here to celebrate. Now, look, I'm running out of room here, so if I were to come up to my selection tool and just hit the arrow, I've got my whole artwork on this layer selected. I've got all of it in the box. What I'm gonna do is hit this little zigzag looking tool right here, and I am just going to select this line and then I'm gonna hit the arrow. And now I'm able to meet just this part around while this up here is is still locked in stationary. So come over here. I think that should give me enough room. Please join us to celebrate. Okay, I'm gonna bring this down a little bit just to see how my spacing is. That's pretty good. And then I'm going to start my next line, so I'm going to come down to lines. I mean again, that's not exactly Sittard. So I'm going to select that you're gonna bring it over and just kind of a ball where it should go, so just a little bit. So it sits on that line. So I've got about three ones over there, or excuse me three blocks over here. Some coming. 123 and a little bit over there. And then about 1 to 3 over here. That's good. Good enough again. This is just a fun, casual design. All right, um, keeping up with the invitations were going to say it's 10. 30 to new, and then we're gonna have it at the Pink Palace. This is just all for sample were just kind of making up fun placeholder words for this class, and then we're gonna have a line for regrets. Again. I keep coming down in this case, two squares every time I have a new on just because that fits the size of lettering that I have. But yours may be different, so we're going to send regrets to remember. I think that zero is a little small, so I'm just undoing, and that line is a little bit off. Come back selected and just bring it over here. Beautiful. Okay, Now we've got all of our wording in here. McKenzie is to please join us to celebrate. Saturday, April 15th 10. 30 to noon. The Pink Palace. And you could add any information you need down here. Of course, For whatever type of celebration that you're having. Now, let's get rid of these red lines. So the way to do it it's really easy going to come here. Go back to my first layer. If I click again on this layer, you can rename clear Phil or select contents. I'm gonna hit clear and my great ones are gone. Now we're gonna look at the layout here and you can see that my watercolor wash isn't quite covering all my text. And I would like all of it to be covered up. So I'm going to go back into my second layer where my washes okay, and I'm gonna hit the select tool here to select all of it. And now I'd like to stretch it out a little bit so I can grab any of these corners or dots . I could grab one here if I wanted to make it more stretched out vertically. OK, so I can grab there, Could do with the fingers. Two can stretch it out horizontally that way, or if I want to keep it consistent. So if I were stretching out my lettering, for example, and I didn't want to distort the size, I would pull out with this horn or down here, but in this case, I like the width of this watercolor. So I'm just gonna pull down the bottom, and now it's covered up down here. I might want to stretch it out a little more off the top and while up hit back again to de select it. And here we have our invitation. So now it's time for you to create your own invitation. And please, please upload your work into the project gallery, and I can't wait to check it out. 3. Creating a Watercolor Wreath with Calligraphy on the iPad: Our next design that we're gonna work on is a botanical watercolor wreath. So we're going to come here and select our canvas size. I'm gonna work again in a fat by seven canvas again on 600 dp I But whatever says you want to print on is what I would suggest. So if you're doing a square, make your canvas square. If you're doing something smaller, you can make it smaller. But again, you can work with your screen a little smaller if you desire. I'm gonna work with my screen stretched all the way out so that you can see it. And we're gonna come up here first of all to our, um, our layers. So we have our first layer selected here, just like we did in the last section. I am going to create some grated guidelines toe work off, so I'm gonna go to my textures and select a grid. Okay, I got my grid selected. I'm going to go in the light color again from my background. So I had this gray selected in our last invitation that we did. So I'm just going to select that, and then I'm going to make migrated guidelines. So just dragging left to right Or however you like to gok ping your pin down the whole time with these grids. So it's one stroke. I've got my guidelines. Now we're also going to create a wreath that's going to be in a circle shape. So I'm gonna have us a guideline for the wreath as well. So what I'm gonna do is come into my pens, OK? So you could again work in inking just like we talked about with the last section. You could work in banking or you could work in imported brushes. Doesn't really make a difference here. We're using them for guidelines. I'm gonna work in the same color, okay? And see if this is gonna be thick enough. Yes, it's gonna be just great. Um, does not have to be perfect. Okay, but starting in about the center aisle often use This is a good guideline for the center of my home button. So I am going to just start tracing a circle doesn't have to be perfect, but that's gonna be our god line that we will work off of for the wreath now. Very, very important. You're going to create a new layer. This is where our read that's going to set layer to Okay, so now I'm in the second layer and I am going to select my watercolor brush. So we're going back to artistic and we have our watercolor brush here. And you could choose again any type of paint that you want to work with this class suspect Issing on the watercolor look. So we're going to select the watercolor brush, and then we're going to go up here to the colors, and I already have a palate made for this class as we talked about in the last section. You can come up here and move this around me of these controls around to get to the color that you desire and then tap down here in your palate toe, add them to any palate that you have. I have my palate already selected for this class. Here we are. We're gonna work on our floral wreath. So for the flowers, which we're going to do first, I'm gonna have pink and blue flowers for this design. So I'm gonna select my pink and then come up here and now I've got think so I am going to start. Let's see how my pin says is I'm gonna make these flowers a little bit smaller. Okay? And again, you can adjust your opacity over here, but I'm going to start laying flowers around in various parts of this wreath. Okay? What? We just did. We took a little break because we realized that you couldn't really see the light pink that I'm working in. So all I did was I used the two finger Teoh touch to enlarge Margrethe just for the purposes of filming. So you all can see the pink strokes a little better. I'm also gonna make my brush a little bit smaller for this just for these flowers. So I'm going to start again with my five point flowers. So I'm gonna lay one here. I still think I want that just a little bit smaller. So I undid with two fingers, and now I'm bringing my brush size down a little bit. I'm up in the capacity just a little bit, just for the look that I desire. Okay, so I'm gonna have a top to the flower. Sad to the flower, two at the bottom, and then one ever there. Okay. So again, these were very kind of painterly strikes, if you will, but made with the apple pencil, which is really cool. So now I'm just going to start laying out some pink flowers around various points of the wreath. We're gonna want a little bit of balance with the colors, but not so much that it doesn't have a totally kind of a more organic look to it, I should say, because this is a floral, It's not OK, so here we have a few flowers. Think I'm gonna lay one more pink down here? They're all about the same size, but don't have to be exactly identical. Only one more in this bottom left hand corner. Then I think I need one more over here. So these air all close to and somewhat overlapping those guidelines that we had made. So there we have our pink flowers. We're gonna come back and outline these at the end with a pin tool to make them stand out a little more. But this is where we are now. The next thing we're gonna do is I want some blue flowers in the street, some coming up here to my color palette selecting blue. And I'm gonna make these flowers just a little bit smaller. So I'm gonna start up here. And remember, if you want these colors a little bit deeper, you can use more pressure. There's more pressure. You take that away where you can come back and go over them again, and it allows you to think enough. I want these two have a very light look. So I'm undoing those strikes. I just did. But net it That's an option. Okay, so I'm gonna lay a blue flower there. I'm gonna lay some blue flowers right here. One down here. Maybe I'm gonna put see where these can go again. I'm creating some balance with the colors on each side and at the top in the bottom, but not exact number on each side. We want balance, but I'm still giving this kind of a more organic look. So let's say that I want to move one of thes flowers. So this guy right here, I wanted to come out a little bit more. I'm gonna hit my selection tool this little wand and draw it just around that flower. Hit the arrow and then I think I'm gonna move it out a little bit more. Ever there now wouldn't come back to the brush. I feel like I might need maybe one more over here. So add a little blue flower right there. Here we have it. Now we're going to start adding in our dreary, So I'm gonna come back to my palette, and I'm going to select the light green to start with. I have to greens in here a lighter in a darker. So what I'm gonna do now is with a little bit larger strokes, I'm going to start just adding in strokes That look kind of like this very small strokes that are being going to be the greenery of our wreath. Okay, those were just examples right here. So you can see very small strokes. Okay? No, I'm gonna undo those, and I'm just gonna come back in. I want the strokes to go up on this side of the wreath to the top and then up on this side of the wreath to point to the top. So I'm gonna start coming in and just adding and those strokes around my flowers So here, where there's not as much space. I just kind of fill it in. I don't want it to overlap too much, but the mixing of the colors that that happens gives it a little bit of a watercolor look. Okay, so look here. You can see that my green overlaps my pink a little bit in some places, Not gonna worry about it. I'm just going to keep going. But whatever Look, you desire, you can you can just go for it. So I'm gonna add my strokes going on so you can see him still following the pattern of this circle that we had made for our God lines going inside a little more than the circle and then outside of it as well to have some greenery coming up that side, All these strokes are pointing up towards the top. So here I am, up at the top. OK, reached the top. Now I'm going to start this process over on this side, pointing up towards the top of the reef. You're gonna want approximately the same width of your reef from this side to this side. So what I'll do is just kind of feel it out until I have completed the res and then look at my composition and see if I need more on either side or if I need to come back in a race. Okay, so we're approaching the top. It was kind of filling in any gaps between the flowers here and then where it comes to the top, I just ever lap them a little bit. And now I'm coming back and just looking at my composition to see if on a lot bigger on one side than the other. I feel like I'm a little bit wider over here. So I may add an extra stroke over here just to give a little bit of balance to my composition. Now, I'm gonna make this greenery have a little bit of dimension about coming in with a darker green. And I'm gonna make my brush a little bit smaller for this for this part, just so that I'm kind of highlighting some of the greenery in the strokes. It's already there. So I'm gonna come back in on and just lay in these darker green strokes, just kind of randomly laying the man again to give a little bit of deaths to the Reese again pointing the same direction, going up on that side and then going up on this side again. Kind of wavy strokes with ease. Pieces of greenery. Okay, beautiful. Now what I'm gonna do is I am going to at a little bit of definition to Margrethe. And to do that, I am going to use a pin tool. So I am back in the brushes section here, atop this little paintbrush to come back to brushes. And I am going to go into my imported brushes again. You can live with my Hewitt Avenue brushes that I got from creative market with the resource is listed and talked about them in the first section. You could go here where you could dio to the inking section that's already pre loaded in the procreate, whichever you prefer. And I'm gonna grab my light calligraphy brush. Okay. Gonna select the color. I want a gray, and I don't already have it actually loaded into this palette. So I am going Teoh. Let's see. Grab the gray from our watercolor invitation. And if I want to add it to see the floral palette, I'm back on my floral wreath, so I have clicked on this. Touch it and you can see it selected with the check more. So if I want to add this gray to my wreath, I'm gonna come touch here on and it selected. Now we're gonna touch this so that we can use it. I am going to outline these flowers with really light strips, so I'm gonna take the size of this pin down a little bit. And what I'm gonna dio is first starting with the flowers. I am just going toe loosely trace each of these shapes so that the flowers have a little more definition. You can certainly leave your watercolor as is, If you like to. I just like to give mine a little bit of shape. I don't really love that stroke, so I'm gonna undo We're going to start with the flowers. You They're very lights drugs. Not too much pressure because you want these strokes toe, highlight your design and not really compete. Your watercolor design, I should say, instead of competing with it. So you just want a little bit of definition for this particular project almost there, All my flowers or how I like it now. I want to come back and give a little bit of definition to my wreath. So I am just gonna make some waving lines the highlight different parts of my wreath. Hey, some around the outside and then some shorter stripes on the inside just to again give it a nice kind of lush look to this wreath. Okay, so I went up on this side following the paint strokes that made up there and then starting at the middle of the bottom up ever here. I ended that stroke because it just wasn't a little shaky, Wasn't my best drug. So there we have our wreath. Okay, so I am now gonna resize my scream a little bit just so we can see the edges. I want to make sure that my wreath is pretty centered within my design. So to select the entire design that I've just made in this layer gonna select Marie back clicking this tool, and I'm gonna just pull it over a little bit to the side also. Think I want just a little more space at the top. I'm gonna pull it down just a little bit here. I can see I've got about two squares over here. More than two squares over here. Someone to come over just a hair. And there we get there we have it. So this is the first element of our design Is the Watercolor Reef. You can use this for a number of any kind of design. In this example, we're making a save the date for a wedding. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna make a new layer again. Say that I can manipulate this layer, come back and racing's remove things around without interfering with my wreath design. So I'm creating layer three and then I'm already in this light calligraphy tool. But if you wanted the look of a thicker calligraphy pen, a brush pin or just a marker, you can choose any type of pen that you would like. So again, we're selecting here are like calligraphy tool. But you could also select the calligraphy pen preloaded. And I'm gonna work in the same gray that I had just used toe l on this reef. Okay. And now I'm going to start writing the names of the couple inside the wreath. This would look cool with their names in here or with just initials, whatever you would like. So and we show a couple different examples at the end of this class so that you can see different ways you can incorporate this wreath into designs. It also looks really cool with just a single letter monogram in the middle. So we're going to write again using light pressure, going up, heavier pressure going down. And I think I want this keystrokes a little bit bolder. So I'm gonna undo that and adjust the thickness of month calligraphy pen my brush tools over here. So thickness a little bit thicker and making sure the oap a city capacity is set the house . It'll go for this pen work. Yes, that is just what I want. So this is for Sally. We put a little plus on middle and then to make sure my wording or my letters are about the same height, I'm gonna think. Okay. How How is this capital letter? My biggest letter. Waas sitting on this baseline counting up 1234 high. Okay, so I'm going to come down from this line. 1234 Okay, that's gonna put me in the wreath, but It's so care right now because we're gonna move it. So that's gonna be my baseline. I could even make God ones if I want to do this. Is my baseline a little thought? So I'm did it three. So I know those were gonna be the same height. Okay, so now I'm going to write the groom's name. It's We've got Alley and Wilson. Now, this is a great place to show you the eraser tool. This is your razor. You can come in and click on your eraser again. And here you have your brushes tools. So what's cool about procreate is that you can select any of these inking tools or even paintbrushes toe serve as an eraser. My favorite, if I'm just erasing, is the hard airbrush. And that was actually a default setting when I have been my procreate so hard airbrush and the eraser tool time. Now I'm coming back to my design and I'm gonna races guidelines since its armed and make it a little bit water. Since it's on its own layer, it's not interfering without water colors that do you want to be careful not to touch the lettering. So what I'm gonna do is select my layering design that I have here. My lettering. Excuse me? Designed that I have here in this layer. Um, I'm gonna make it a little bit smaller so that it all fits within this reef. Hey, and I wanted to be centered within the wreath, and I didn't do a very good job of centering Wilson underneath Alley. So what I'm gonna do is select this little guy up here and I'm going to draw the last. So to just select Wilson. I'm gonna hit the arrow, and I'm gonna move him over just a little bit, keeping them about on the same baseline. But we go there we are. Said Ali and Wilson in the middle of the reef. Now, I've had this tool again. They're both selected That can use them around. I think that's just where I want Now they're in the Okay, So we have Ellen Wilson, and now I can write the rest of my save the date underneath, so I'm going back to my calligraphy tool. I'm gonna write the date down here so that you're gonna be you can write your date and whatever format you prefer We're just doing kind of a modern look here with the decimal points. They're getting married. And then what scene again? One of the things I love the most about this tool is that I can write what I want to write and then worry a little more about centering afterwards. And they're gonna have a formal invitation to follow. I always like to put that on to save the day, just to let people know that more information is to come. You could also put your wedding website at the bottom or information about your accommodations. So I'm gonna add this. Yeah, block lettering at the bottom. A little bit smaller. I don't want that. Oh, so I'm gonna come back cans. My f over here isn't sitting exactly where I'd like it to set. So I'm gonna come down just a little bit more. I could also erase it if I wanted to. So lasso tool selecting. But, um, the arrow bring it over and got about two squares over here and about two squares over here . Nice. Right? So we are finished with the design of our invitation. Now we're gonna take out that background to back up here to these two squares for your layers, we're going to layer one, select that layer, but tapping it twice, and then we're just gonna hit clear, and then the background is gone. Okay, so here we have our wreath design with our save the Date. We've got some ideas in the project gallery to and in the examples for this class of other ways, you could use this wreath for a for different save the date layouts for a monogram and for a birthday party invitation. And we want to see your designs that you come up with. So please go into the project gallery and upload your designs. I can't wait to check them out.