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Intro to Watercolor Lettering in Procreate

Teela Cunningham, Hand Lettering + Graphic Design

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12 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Intro to Watercolor Lettering in Procreate [course trailer]

      1:11
    • 2. Class Overview + Installing Bonuses

      8:01
    • 3. FADE: File Setup

      3:14
    • 4. FADE: Applying the Ombré Effect

      5:51
    • 5. FADE: Final Watercolor Details

      7:27
    • 6. You Are Enough: File Setup

      6:13
    • 7. You Are Enough: Applying Watercolor

      5:55
    • 8. You Are Enough: Final Details

      5:43
    • 9. Bright: File Setup

      3:29
    • 10. Bright: Blending + Details

      4:39
    • 11. Bright: Adding Leaves

      4:43
    • 12. Thank You + Next Steps

      2:50
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About This Class

In this intro course to Watercolor Lettering in Procreate, you’ll learn 3 different blends to create beautiful and realistic watercolor lettering directly inside of Procreate.

In Project #1, you’ll learn a monochrome fade technique, perfect for those ombre effects and smooth color transitions.

In Project #2, practice alternating colored letters within words and phrases that blend into each other, finished off with realistic opacity reductions on your downstrokes and believable saturated edging.

Finally, in Project #3, you’ll learn how to alternate the richness of one color throughout a word and embellish it with foliage elements, all finished off with some decorative paint splatter.

This course includes 3 custom watercolor brushes, a watercolor paper texture and all color palettes for each project, all free with your enrollment.

If you’re ready to take your watercolor lettering digital, grab your iPad and let’s create some watercolor lettering in Procreate.

Transcripts

1. Intro to Watercolor Lettering in Procreate [course trailer]: Beautiful glance, eye candy vibrancy in the most gorgeous textures. We're talking about watercolor of course but this time, it's all digital, made from scratch and on an iPad. In this intro course to watercolor lettering in Procreate, you'll learn four different brands to create beautiful and realistic watercolor lettering directly inside of Procreate. In project number 1, you'll learn a monochrome fade technique, perfect for those hombre effects and smooth color transitions. In project number 2, practice alternating colored letters within words and phrases that blend into each other, finished off with realistic opacity reductions on your down strokes, unbelievable saturated edging. Finally, in project number 3, you'll learn how to alternate the richness of one color throughout a word and embellish it with foliage elements all finished off with some decorative paint splatter. This course includes three custom watercolor brushes, a watercolor paper texture, and all color palettes for each project, all free with your enrollment. If you're ready to take your watercolor lettering digital, grab your iPad and let's create some watercolor lettering in procreate. 2. Class Overview + Installing Bonuses: Welcome to Intro to watercolor lettering in procreate. I'm so glad you're here and before we jump into project number one, I just want to give you a quick overview of what you can expect to learn out of this class. So first you're going to learn four different watercolor lettering techniques all within procreate. The first one is a one-color ombré. So the first project of the class, we're going to be creating this exact outcome. So you'll see that there's a bunch of texture in this, we've got that really beautiful gradient from dark to light and we've even incorporated some splatters and some dark edging around the letters just to give that extra bit of realism. You'll also learn how to create alternating letter colors. This is a really popular watercolor lettering technique, and in the second project of the class, you'll create this outcome exactly so you can see the letters alternate colors throughout the different words and then we finish it off with some splatter, some edging, and you'll notice that reduced opacity, that transparency, that it's right in the middle of some of these letters on the down stroke. So we're going to talk about how to do that as well. You'll also learn one color with alternating saturation blends. And the third and final project of the class, we're going to be creating this exact outcome. You can see it's one color, so it's blue, but there's different areas of saturation. So it gets darker in some areas and then it gets light and they all blend really seamlessly together giving that realistic watercolor lettering effect as if you dropped extra bits of color in those areas. We also finish it off with some foliage elements just to complete our composition. So as I mentioned before, we're going to have opacity reductions on down strokes and saturated edging which you saw in the second project. So that's another watercolor lettering technique that we will talk about in detail. And then finally, we're going to go over those simple foliage leaves in the third and last project of the class. So the equipment that you're going to see me using, I'm on an iPad Pro, it's a third-generation 12.9 inch and it's 256 gigs. The extra storage space is just really nice piece of mine that I can just keep creating without having to worry about filling up my iPad too quickly. You'll also see me using an Apple pencil. It's a second-generation pencil because it's compatible with the third generation iPad Pro. I do want to mention if you just have a regular iPad, you will be able to follow along. You just won't be able to take advantage of pressure sensitivity settings in the lettering that we do in even on some of the blending, it can be really helpful to have that extra pressure in certain areas to create larger and smaller blends, so I do recommend that you have an iPad Pro although you can follow along with a regular iPad, you just should not expect to achieve the exact same results as you would with an iPad Pro. Finally, I am using the procreate app. My version is 4.3.4 at the time of this recording. So this class comes packed with a bunch of bonuses for you. So I wanted to quickly talk about the location and show you how to install them all so you'll have them on your iPad and ready to go so you can follow along with each project. So here's a quick overview of all the bonuses. I've included a brush installation guide if you have any questions once you get into things, but I've included three different brushes for this class. The first brush is a round paintbrush for lettering. So you'll use this for all the lettering that you do because it's got a harder edge. It still has a bit of a rough edge, but it behaves very similar to how you would letter with a round paintbrush. I've also included my watercolor bleed brush. It's one of my favorite brushes, we're going to be utilizing this one a lot in the class because it helps us to create those really beautiful blends from one color to another. And then finally, the last brush I'm including is a round splatter brush. This is really helpful as you finish off your projects. It's that nice final detail that really shows that this is watercolor lettering. So it's a really fun brush to use, especially at the end. I'm including one of my watercolor paper textures, this is high rise and it is my deep tooth watercolor paper texture, which you can set behind your artwork and it will just pump up the realism in your projects that much more. Finally, I'm including the color swatches to every single project that we create so you can just install these color swatches and then you'll be all set to go. You'll have the brushes you need, that texture you need, and all the colors, so you'll be able to follow along and complete all the projects as you see them. So all of these bonuses are located over on my website for quick and easy download. The URL which you'll need to type into your browser on your iPad is every-tuesday.com/procreate-watercolor-bonuses. So type that in exactly into your browser. You'll get to a page that looks just like this, and then you can tap on each one and download them. So I'm going to give you a quick walk-through of how to do that right now. Okay, so once you arrive at the website, you can see all of your bonuses are right here for you to be able to download. I included a brush install guide in case you have any questions after this class is over about installing your brushes, but just to give you a quick overview, all you want to do is tap on a brush and then you can see you can download it. So I am in Chrome right now. So if you're in Chrome, you're going to hit this download icon right here and it looks like nothing happened, but it actually happened right down here. So you want to look at the very bottom of your screen, this is only if you're in Chrome and then hit download. And after it downloads it'll change to open in so you're going to tap on that and then you can hit copy to procreate then it'll show up right in your brushes section. So that's how to install your brushes. And then for your texture, you want to tap on your texture, hit download, and it will open it in the screen and once it's fully loaded in you can see how beautiful this texture is. You're just going to tap and hold until you get this prompt that shows up and then you're going to hit Save Image. When you save the image, it's going to be saved to your camera roll. So then whenever you're in one of the projects, you can hit your gear icon, go to add and then insert a photo and just grab it straight from your camera roll, that's what you're going to see me doing throughout the project. So now that it's saved to your camera roll you'll be all set for the projects and using it within the projects. So for your color palettes, the way you install these ones, say we want this one right here, we're going to tap on it, hit download, and when it downloads, it's going to appear down here again. You're going to hit download and then hit open in, and then hit copy to procreate and that will show up in your swatches within procreate. So that's a quick overview on how to find and install your bonuses on Chrome. Now let's head over into Safari and I'll show you how to download these ones. It's a little bit of a different process over there. Okay, so I'm in Safari on the same web page and it's just a little bit different. So for or your brushes, you're just going to tap, hit the download icon, and it will appear in the same tab. So you just want to hit open in procreate and then it will install it and open it right in procreate for you all in one fell swoop. So it's a little bit quicker than in Chrome, but pretty straightforward. So I'm going to go back, and for the texture you're going to tap on it, hit download, this will also open just the same way as in Chrome. Once it's all loaded in, you're going to tap and hold, it'll get kind of blurry and then you'll get this prompt, you're going to hit Save Image and that will save it to your camera roll, so then you can use it once you're in the projects within procreate. So finally your color swatches, you're going to tap on it, hit the download icon, and then you can hit open in procreate, and that will load it right into your color swatches and make it available to you. So that's a quick overview on how to find and install all of your class bonuses. If you go through the class, you create the projects and you post it on Instagram, I would love it if you use the hashtag procreateit, that's all one word. It would be great for all of us to support each other as we go through this class. It also totally makes my day if you tag me when you post on Instagram, my handle is @everytuesday, I would love to check out what you create and send it some love. Okay, so we are all set to go, so let's hop on to project number one. 3. FADE: File Setup: Welcome to project number one. This is the Fade project. What you see in front of you is exactly what we are going to be creating together. This is the final outcome. The first thing we're going to do is set up our project files so we're ready to go with our watercolors. I'm going to head back in my gallery and we're going to create a custom size. This is going to be our screen size, but we are going to apply a high resolution to it. Everything looks super crisp if you decide to print it later on or do other things with it besides just posting it on a website. You'll have a high enough resolution where you won't have blurry edges or anything like that. It'll look nice and crisp and beautiful. What you want to do is hit "Create Custom Size" and right here we're going to input 2732, which is our screen size width by 2048, which is our screen size height, and where it says DPI, you want to make sure that says 300 and we are working in RGB for this, which makes all of our colors really vibrant, colors that you're not able to achieve with just printer ink. This is going to be much more vibrant because it's meant to be viewed on screen. We're just going to call this one high res screen size. Okay, so this is the size that I'm going to be using throughout this class for all of the projects. If you'd prefer to use a square size for Instagram by all means, feel free to use any size that you'd like. Just keep in mind that this is the size you'll be seeing me use throughout the course. I want to hit "Done" and now it's going to load that up. But when we go into our gallery, if you hit "Plus" here, now it's going to be all the way at the bottom of your custom size is right here. We can just hit that whenever we needed a new document. I'm going to head back into this brand new one that was made and we're going to first insert our texture or watercolor textures. you should have all of your bonuses loaded up by now, and I'm going to go grab the medium tooth texture for this project, but feel free to use any texture you'd like. I'm going to hit the "Gear icon", hit "Add" and insert a photo and go grab that texture. Okay, I've got my texture in here. If I count my layers, you can see layer one is my texture layer. I'm just going to hit "Rename" and label this paper texture, and now we're going to set our text so we can use that as a template to implement all of our watercolor textures. I've got my pink loaded up right here and make sure you've downloaded and installed your swatches for this class. This is the first one. There's only one color in it, so it makes it super easy, and I've got my pink selected, and I'm going to come over to my wrench and choose ''Add" "Add Text" and I'm just going to type out fade, all caps, hit "Edit Style" and under the font we're going to be using Palatino bold for this. Right here, this is a default font, so everybody has it, and I'm going to up my size quite a bit so we can see it really well. My size is about, let's go up to like 282 and I'm going to increase the tracking just slightly, so that's the universal space between all my letters. That's up to percent, and I'm going to hit "Done" and then just center this a little bit. All right, that's looking good. All right, so now that we have our textile setup for our template, in the next video, we're going to apply our first watercolor layer and then move on from there. 4. FADE: Applying the Ombré Effect: All right, in this video we're going to get to the fun stuff and we're going to start applying our watercolor texture. The first thing we want to do is come into our layers and we're going to create a duplicate of our text template just to have that in our reserves if we needed again later. I'm just going to slide this to the left and choose duplicate. I'm going to turn off our original one. Then for this one we're going to rasterize it. I'm going to tap on it and choose, "Rasterize." Now this converted it into a shape. It's no longer editable text. You can see whenever you have an A on your thumbnail, that means it's editable text. Whenever you see the image, it's an image of text, so it's no longer editable. We're going to apply a Multiply blend mode to this so we can get that realistic feel of the color merging with our background texture. I'm going to tap on the M and choose "Multiply" and you can see it got a little bit darker. I can see our texture peeking through our letters, which is exactly what we want at this stage. All right, so now that we have our rasterized layer, we're going to select everything on that layer. So we're going to tap on our layer thumbnail and choose, "Select. " Everything is selected that is, on this layer. You can see these diagonal lines right here means that you have a selection. What we're going to do is choose our smudge tool right here. I'm going to tap on the smudge and I'm going to select our watercolor bleed right here. It's really important that you have all of your letters selected because once we start smudging with our smudge tool, we're going to be pushing the color around and if it's not selected, I'll push it outside of the edges of your letters, and then the word won't be readable anymore. Make sure that's selected. All right, so now what we're going to do is start pushing this ink up. When I push it up, you can see it's getting much lighter because I'm pushing from no color into color. If I push back down from my color where I've just removed the color, you can see it pulls it back in. This starts giving us a nice little feed that alternates. The final effect, we want it to look like an [inaudible] work fades from dark to light. So I'm bringing up my light areas right now and it's okay if they're a little inconsistent, different areas, that's totally fine. So I like pushing it probably halfway up and then I'll bring the color back down. So it makes the transition a little more gradual. So I'm just bringing some extra color right in. All right. So now I can move to my next letter and I'm just going to do the same thing. You can see I've got my setting pretty high right here. I'm on about 52 percent size and my opacity down here is around 27, 28. You can feel free to mess around with those settings. These are ones that I like best for these projects. I'm bringing it up about halfway and then I bring it back down. All right, moving on to my A. We're all set with this layer. I can turn off my selection just by hitting my little selection icon up here, and we can see how it's starting to come to life. So now I want to duplicate this layer because I want it to be darker up here than it is down here and I can keep using the same layer to make it darker up here, and just keep removing more, and more of the color beneath it. I'm just going to slide this layer to the left and choose "Duplicate." You can see everything got darker because we have our Multiply blend mode, and when your Multiply blend modes are stacked, it creates a blend between whatever's underneath it in a darker way. So now that I've got this brand new top layer, I'm going to select it. I'm going to tap on my thumbnail and choose, "Select." So I've got that selection again returned to my smudge tool, and I'm going to push up this color even further than before. I'm going about halfway with what remains, and I can bring it down a little bit. If it's hard to tell how far you're going, feel free to turn off the layer beneath it and you can get a better idea of how much you've removed. I removed too much on this one. If that happens, I can just grab my brush. Let's grab like my lettering brush and I can paint a little bit extra on the top and then I can smudge that back down. That gives me the chance to put some extra color in we're maybe I remove too much. All right. That's looking good. Bring that down just a little further, and then I just want to make sure that I remove even more from the bottom portions of this because I don't want this part getting darker with mixing with the layer underneath it. I just want to make sure that this part stays pretty light. All right. We can preview it by just turning on that layer again. You can see we've got this really beautiful fade going on. So I'm going to turn off my selection again, return to my layers palette slide the topmost layer to the left, and choose "Duplicate" and this will be our last fade element for this layer. So you can see everything's nice and dark and looking really pretty right here. So we're just going to select this one. Tap on the thumbnail, choose, "Select", return to your smudge. We want to make sure we remove as much as possible from this bottom layer. I'm going to turn off these two layers so we can really see what we're doing. So I'm going to make sure that this is removed as much as possible and then we're just going to go just a little bit higher up here. Sorry, top still remains dark. Okay. So that looks good. I can de-select. Now, let's turn on our other layers and make sure that our Fade looks really beautiful and believable, so that's looking great. In the next video we're going to finish everything off and making it look even more like watercolor by integrating some extra texture and final details like edging and splatters. 5. FADE: Final Watercolor Details: Okay. We are right back where we left off, and we're going to finish everything off in this video to make it super believable, like it's watercolor and it's fading from dark to light. So the first thing we're going to do is come over to our layers. We're going to group all of our fade layers together, except for the text layer. So I'm just going to drag each one of these to the right so they're all selected. Once you do that, you can see we've got a group option. So I'm going to tap on group. These are all grouped together and I'm going to label this Fade Group. Now we're going to create a duplicate of this because I want to have all my layers here if I ever want to edit things in the future, so I don't have to redo work. So I'm just going to use it exactly like I'm using this text layer. It's just there if I ever need it, but I'm not going to use it moving forward. So I'm going to slide this over to the left and choose duplicate. I'm going to turn off this group because it's just there for me if I need it and we're going to flatten this one because once we flatten it, we can't edit our layers anymore. Those layers will be inaccessible to us. So we're going to tap on our thumbnail and choose flatten. You can see it's merged all of those layers together, but we still have them here if we ever need them. Okay, so now that these are all together, we're going to apply a texture to them to just make it a bit more believable. So in order to do this because we're smudging, we want to keep everything selected so we don't push our color too far out of the edges of our letters because then our word would be unreadable and it wouldn't look as believable either. So I'm going to tap on the layer thumbnail and choose, select and I'm going to come over to my smudge, for this one, I'm going to be using my Damp smudger and my Texturizer. These are both part of my watercolor lettering brush set. But if you'd prefer to use the default brushes that come with procreate, you can do that by coming down to water and grabbing some of these textures and playing around with those. So I'm going to return over here. So first I'm going to grab my texturizer brush and I'm just going to make sure it's a pretty big size. I'm using about a 40% size and with my finger this time because I don't want to drag it, I just want splotches here and there to make it a little more believable. I'm just going to tap randomly around my word. If you feel like it's not dark enough, I can kind of see it, but I think I want it a little stronger. So I'm going to up this to like 75. I'm starting to see my texture coming out now. Okay? So you can see we've got some texture happening along the edges, so it looks a little more like watercolor. Then we're going to grab the damp smudger brush, and I can just tap in some areas as well here. This one is sized about 28% with an opacity around 50%. And I can kind of run my stylus around the edges just to get some texture there as well. It's nice to kind of mix in different opacities of your smudging. Because then it'll look even more believable to have that kind of difference in depth as you go. So once you're happy with it, the last thing we want to add onto our letters is some dark edging. You'll notice in a lot of watercolor lettering, on both sides of your letter, you'll have some dark edges where the center is a little more washed out because there's more water that pools there and then the edges appear a little bit darker. So we're going to simulate that now. So I'm going to deselect this, all this lettering is great the way it is, but now we need a copy of our original lettering and since we kept our reserve right here, we've got one available to us. So I'm going to turn this on, slide it to the left and choose duplicate. Now I can turn this one off. I'm going to rasterize this one. So tap on the a, choose rasterize. I'm going to drag it all the way to the top of my layers. I am going to change the blend mode to multiply. I'm going to turn off my other fade work that I've already done. Now you can see it's just the plain colored text right here. Now we're going to remove the centers of them so we leave just the edges. So I'm going to tap on the layer thumbnail and choose, select. I'm going to grab my smudge tool and I'm going to use my Watercolor Bleed and this time I'm going to come in here, I'm going to reduce this quite a bit. I'm going to come down to like 8% for my size and my opacity is still down around 25%. I'm just going to start pushing, clearing out the color that's on the inside and I'm just going to leave these rough edges. So because this is a bleed brush, you can see the edges are nice and soft, like they are bleeding with water to kind of wash out the insides of my letters. And if you want to hurry this along a little bit, you can also grab your eraser and use the Watercolor bleed there and just see erase the line down. You want the set max opacity for this, so this is removing the color directly by using it as an eraser. Then you can just smudge that erased part out of the letter. I'm going to grab my smudge tool and I can smudge it just to soften up those areas. All right, so that looks good. That's the effect that we're going for. We're going to continue doing this for all the rest of the letters. Okay, now that I've got all my edging completed, I'm going to deselect and you can see what that layer looks like. But as soon as we turn on our previous layer, you can see what that does. It's making it look really nice and believable. It has those darker edges with the watercolor. So that's looking really good, and just to finish this off, let me see. This part seems a little too heavy for me, so I'm just going to select this and then smudge that just a little further so it's not so heavy right there. Okay. That looks good. Deselect, all right. So the last thing we need to do is just apply some splatter, so I'm going to come over to my brushes and select my round splatter. I've got my pink still selected, and let's see a good size, I'm at 20% right now. Let's see what that looks like, that feels good and I'm just going to dot this around a little bit and there we go. So that is project number one, fade. It's a monochrome effect, so you can kind of have that ombre look of going from dark to light by layering up your multiply layers, merging them together, adding that edging and finishing it off with a splatter. So that's project number one. 6. You Are Enough: File Setup: So welcome to project number two, in this project we are going to be applying multiple colors so we bleed between letters within these words. So you can see these really pretty bleeds that we have going on between all of our different letters as they complete a word. So this is the final outcome that we are going to be creating together, at the end of this project, you will be able to have an outcome just like this. So we're going to go and set up our document and we're going to get our base fluttering all taken care of, so then in the next video we're going to apply all of those watercolor effects. So I'm going to head back into my gallery, we're going to create a brand new canvas. So I'm going to hit plus up here, scroll down to my custom High Res Screen Size select it, and now it's all opened up. I'm going to insert my watercolor paper texture, for this one I'm using the deep water color texture, but feel free to use any texture you'd like. So I'm going to hit the gear icon, hit add, insert a photo. That's all in there, I'm going to come over and my layers and label this paper texture. Okay, and now we're going to lay down our base lettering. So you should have your color swatch all loaded in for this project right down here, and you can choose any color you'd like for this, I like choosing the darkest color just so I can see it really well as my template, and then I'm going to come over to my brushes and select my round paintbrush for lettering, and you'll want to make sure that you're on a brand new layer before you start lettering out your phrase, so I'm just going to hit [inaudible] here, let's rename this lettering template, okay, and now just letter out whatever phrase you would like. All right, I'm going to reposition the word all right here because it's not as centered as I would like it, so once you have your lettering all set [inaudible] All right, so we're going to reduce the opacity of this quite a bit, so we can hardly see it, all the way down. All right, so now we're going to redraw everything but with alternating colors, so you have two options right here, you can use this as a template and create a new layer right above it and start alternating all of your colors, just redrawing your letters right on top, or you can follow this other method, which is the method I prefer because I can replicate the exact look and thickness of all these letters, so it's going to be exactly the same versus me trying to copy the thickness as close as I can. So what I like to do is I select everything on this layer, so I'm going to tap the layer thumbnail and choose, select, and then I'm going to go up here to my brand new layer, I'm going to grab one of my colors that I'm going to be alternating between, so I'm going to grab my gold first and come right in, and I'm just going to press really hard, and you can see I can fill in this letter exactly the way that I want it without having to worry about my thicknesses anymore. So I'm just going to alternate letters, I'm not going to go in a certain order like start with gold, and then go to pink, and then brown. I'm just going to sporadically choose a couple of different letters just for the gold, so I think that's good. That's as much as I want, and we're going to create a new layer right above it. I like keeping all of my color separate first in case I change my mind about anything, it'll just make it a lot easier to edit that, but once you're happy with all the colors, then we'll merge them altogether. So I'm creating a new layer right above my gold layer just so I can play around with my color variation. So I'm going to grab the stark brown next, and I'll just grab a couple of letters that I want to be this dark brown. All right, so I'm going to create a new layer right above it, and then move to my pink, do the exact same thing. Okay, and now on my purple, and then finish everything off with my orangeish color. Okay, I don't love that, I have a purple so close together, I think my purple would look better if it were on the edge and that the u would look better if it were in pink. So that's why I keep all my layers separate that I can go back in and change my mind if I wanted to, so I'm going to grab my eraser, and I'm going to select my lettering brush as my eraser. So I'm going to erase away the purple one first, and then I can also erase away my pink h. So because these colors are all merged together, I'm able to do this really easily without affecting any of my other colors. So now I can come back in on my pink layer, and paint in my u this time, and then go to my purple layer and paint in my h. Okay, so that feels much better to me. All right, so I'm going to deselect now that we're all happy with how everything looks, I'm going to group all of these colored layers together. So select, and then slide to the right to select everything else, I'm going to leave my lettering templates separate right here and just hit Group on these, close this up, and this is once again just in my reserves, if I ever want to come back and redo anything, I've got them available to me. Since we're using a little bit of destructive editing by merging layers together, this is a nice workaround to still make it non-destructive because we can come back to it. All right, so I can turn off my lettering template because I don't need this layer anymore, because I've got all my colors not to work with, and we want to flatten this, but first we want to make a copy of it, so I'm going to slide this to the left, duplicate, tap on it, and choose flatten, and I can turn off this original layer, and now I can change the blend mode of this one and multiply. So I'm going to do that, and now you can see the watercolor papers showing through on these flutters. All right, so now we've got everything all set up perfectly for us to start implementing our watercolor effects. So in the next video, we are going to start putting in all those textures. 7. You Are Enough: Applying Watercolor: Okay. Picking up where we left off, we have all the letters different colors within our phrase or word. Now, we want to start applying watercolor texture to them. Like we talked about in the very first project of this class, how water sometimes pools in the middle of your letters, especially on your downstrokes that are much thicker, you have less color inside of them and more color on the edges because it pushes that color to the edges as the water is drying in the center. So we're going to apply that same effect to a few of our letters. We don't want to overkill it and put it in everywhere, but it will look a lot more realistic if we have it in a few places. What we're going to do is come to our layers, we're actually going to select our original lettering template, but we're going to keep it turned off. You can actually make a selection of something that's not visible, which is pretty cool. I'm going to tap on this thumbnail and choose "Select" so that's just selecting where all of these letters are, even though they're invisible. That helps us to create these blends in the absence of color inside of these letters without the color pushing outside of the edges of our letters. I'm going to come back up here to our lettered out phrase and I'm going to once again grab my eraser. I've got my watercolor bleed selected as my eraser, it's a small size, but the opacity is all the way up. I'm just going to make a very subtle line down the center. The same thing right here with this stem stroke. Now, I'm going to grab my smudge tool, and for this one I'm going to use the semi-dry wash and my watercolor lettering brush set, but feel free to use the watercolor bleed. It'll look a little bit different, but you can still use the watercolor bleed and that will look great. I'm going to tap on that and this one, I've got size about 20 percent and the opacity is around 75 percent. I'm just going to push this erased area. I'm actually going to make this a little smaller and you can see it's really subtle, but it's there. If you feel like it's too subtle and you want it to be a little more obvious, just go in with your eraser, erase away a bit more of the color and then smudge it out, and that will give you more of that reduced color area in your letters. If I zoom out, you can see how pretty that's looking. I'm just going to do this with a few random letters just to make that a little more believable and then I'll be back. Now, that we have all the reduction and opacity on some of our downstrokes, now we're going to start bleeding are colors together. This is really the fun part right here. What you want to do is with your selection still active, so we got our invisible lettering template right now selected. That's why you can see these diagonal lines right here, and we'll backup on our lettering layer. We're going to grab our smudge tool and we're going to grab our watercolor bleed brush. Since these edges are touching right here, I can shift my gold into my pink with this brush. I'm going to up this a little bit. I'm going to go up to 15 percent, we'll see what it looks like. My opacity, I'm going to bring up to about 30 percent. I'm just going to push with my gold, and you can see how it's pushing into my pink. I actually think I want it to be a larger brush than this. I'm going to undo this two fingertip. Let's make a bigger brush, I'm going to go up to like 20 percent. You're just going to push and push. You don't want to push too much because you still want it to look believable. But you can see there's that subtle bleed from one color to the next. When you're writing the previous color is going to bleed into the following color. We're always going to start with the preceding letters color. I'm just going to push right here. You can see how that pushes in if you don't like it undo, and try it again. That one is seeming too big now, so I'm just going to reduce my brush size and push and that looks really good. Right here, same idea. You can push a little further if you want it to spread a little more. I like the way that looks. That might be a little too much. Remember, you can vary up the pressure too, so if you don't want the color to be so obvious, if you just want it to be subtle just reduce the pressure on your stylus as you're pushing it in. You can reduce your opacity as well, to make it a little more subtle if you'd like. Once you have all of your plans now we're just going to add that texture again. Just like I did in the first project, I'm going to return to my smudge tool. I'm going to choose my texturizer and I'm just going to tap around a little bit. You can see how it's applying that texture throughout, just a little extra detail. Then I'm also going to come in with my damp smudger, and just hit some of the edges, just a little bit, a little bit of added texture and variation. Once you are happy with everything you can deselect, so just tap your selection right here. Let's take a look at it. This seems a little dark to me, so I'm just going to reduce the opacity slightly. Where you got your M, I'm going to tap it and just reduce this down, 80 percent looks like it's too much, let's go on to 90. That feels good. In the next video, we're going to finish this off with some edging and splatter. 8. You Are Enough: Final Details: Okay, we're going to finish our project off in this video. The first thing we want to do is integrate some edging. So I'm going to show you another technique for applying those darker edges without having to remove the insides of all of our letters like we did in the first project so this technique is really helpful when you have a bunch of letters and you don't want too many edges. I just want them sporadic. I want it to be really subtle and sporadic instead of along every single letters' edge. The first technique worked really well for that project because we're using limited letters and it was really strong all caps. But with this one we've got Script and there's lots of letters so this technique works better for this. So what we're going to do is once again return to our layers and we're going to select our invisible lettering templates. I'm going to tap on the layer thumbnail and choose, select. I'm going to come back up to my top-most layer and create a new layer right above it and I'm going to apply a Multiply blend mode to this. I'm going to tap on the n and choose multiply. Alright? And now what I'm going to do is zoom in to some of these letters, and for this y, for example, I'm going to select the same color that the y is, so it's the gold and because we have our Multiply blend mode selected, it's going to make this color darker on top of the same color. So even though they're the same color, you're going to see this one because the Multiply blend mode is enabled and now what I'm going to do, is come over to my ramp paintbrush for lettering, and right along the edge, I'm just going to add a little bit of darkness along it, and this is going to behave just like the edging that we did in the first project. So we just want it Sporadic. We don't want this along, every single edge, but we want it randomly throughout and since I already had my gold selected, I'm just going to hit all of my gold letters. And I'm just choosing a small area of each one. I don't have to go around and do multiple edges on each letter. I do intentionally only apply to areas that are the one color because I've got a fade right here, I'm not going to put an edge right here, for example. I want to keep this nice and beautiful over here, but because this is just the one color, that's where I'll put my edge. Alright, so that is all the gold I have so now I'm going to switch over. I'm going to keep all of these on the same layer because it's just a few of them, so it's not really worth it to separate them all into individual layers so I'm actually going to do this one too. All right. Okay, and to my brown, okay, now that I've got all my edges, now it's time to apply a blur to them. I'm going to create a duplicate first of this, so I'm just going to slide this over and choose duplicate. And on the topmost one I'm going to blur a different amount than the second layer. So you'll see what I mean in just a second. First let's turn off this one so we can see the top one really well and I'm going to hit my magic wand, Gaussian blur, and let's drag it up. We still want to see it, but we don't want it to be too obvious. I'm looking at this area, but I can toggle around and let me make sure I can still see my other areas. Looks like I can't see my other areas too well, so I need to reduce it a bit. Now I can really see this edge coming in. That looks good. Now I'm going to come down, turn on my bottom layer, and I'm going to also apply Gaussian blur like that and we want to make sure it's still obvious but not too crazy so It looks good. This one's at 15 percent. alright, so I'm going to deselect. We can zoom in here, If there's any parts that you feel are a little too dark, remember, you can reduce the opacity as well. Your edges, let's make them a little more subtle and then finally we're going to apply some splatter. So I like applying a little bit of splatter in all kinds of different colors so I will start with my gold and I will switch between my spatter round in my splatter bleed or you can just keep one of the splatters is totally up to you so I'm going to start with my splatter round and I'm going to make sure I've got it on a brand new layer at the very top. So hit the plus, I'm going to apply a Multiply blend mode because I want it to interact with the background watercolor paper. Okay. So some pieces I like doing some really subtle splatter and other pieces I like it to be a little messier. Since it's one of those pieces where I feel like looks better if it's a little messier so I'm adding more splatter than I normally would because I like these colors a lot. Alright, I'm going to switch to my splatter bleed just to change things up a little bit. Let's make this size a little bigger. Alright, so that looks good. And once you're happy, I'm going to reduce the opacity of this just slightly, so it's not competing with my lettering as much. So I'm going to go to 70 percent on these. Alright that is our final project number two, we've integrated different colored letters throughout different words, and then we've integrated our reduced opacity on down strokes. We've added texture, we've added edging and finished everything off with some fun splatter. 9. Bright: File Setup: Welcome to project number 3. In this project we will be integrating some variation with the saturation of one color. Once again this is a monochrome style project. What you see on screen is exactly what we are going to be creating together. We've also introduced that opacity reduction on the down-strokes of some of our letters. We'll also create some foliage elements with the simple leaves and finish everything off with some paint splatter in some dark edging once again. What you see in front of you is the final outcome of this project. We're going to head into our gallery and create a new canvas. We're going to hit the plus up here, toggled down to our custom setting which is our high res screen size. Open that up, now we need to bring in our paper texture. I'm using the deep tooth watercolor paper texture for this project. I'm going to hit the wrench and insert a photo. Alright, now that I have my texture in here, I'm going to label this layer paper texture. Now we're going to create a new layer right above it and this is going to be our bright lettering. Hopefully you've loaded up your procreate color swatch for this project. This is the bright ones, I'm going to grab the light blue color right here. Grab my round paint brush for lettering and write out whatever word you'd like. I'm going to keep with the examples so it's going to save bright. In this was an 8 percent size brush. I'm going to move this closer to the center here. The next thing we want to do is integrate that opacity reduction on our down-strokes. I'm going to come to my layers, select this lettering tap on the layer thumbnail to select. I'm going to grab my eraser and use my round papers for lettering as my eraser. I'm just going to erase away a little bit of the down-strokes for some of these letters. Then I'm just going to blend them out. You can use your smudge tool as the watercolor bleed or I'm going to be using the semi dry wash for this. That looks good. The next thing we want to do is start bringing in some darker areas to our texts. In order to do this, we're going to return to our layers palette and we're going to create a new. 10. Bright: Blending + Details: We are right where we left off, but before we begin blending these, let's change the blend mode to our base lettering, this bright lettering to multiply just so we can see the final look as it occurs. I'm going to hit the end right here and choose multiply. Now you can see that paper texture showing through my letters where I couldn't before, and then I'm going to return to my dark areas and I'm going to change this to multiply as well. Make sure your dark areas layer is still selected, and now we're going to grab our smudge tool, and I'm going to use the watercolor bleed brush for this and just begin smudging your color. The really cool thing about this is once you pull the dark color and you begin dragging it, it will slowly get less and less opaque so that transparency will really starts showing through and you can get some really beautiful smooth transitions that way. My goal is always to make sure were these areas end, these hard edges, I don't want those to appear at all. I'll drag some color and I can still see that edge, so then I'll come back through and I'll make sure that's nice and smooth before I move onto my next little color splotch. I'm going to come back up here and pull this color around, and then return back and just make sure that edge is totally gone so no one would ever know that that's the exact area where I put that little splotch. Whenever you go past an area that has an overlap, just make sure if you still have color that you're smudging, that you bleed it into those areas too, because that is what regular real watercolor would do. You can push it back and you can bring it forward if you want to create some other just variation in your texture as you move along. I'm going to bring this around. Another really cool thing you can do with this brush is since I have to start here right here, I can actually push in no color, so the absence of color right here, when I push it, I can get these natural dark edges right here, which is pretty cool. I'll do that from time to time just to create these dark edges along my artwork. It works especially well when you're on the end of a letter. I can push it through, and you can see I've got a dark edge right here on both sides so that looks pretty cool too, and I'm introducing that as I move along. Let's bring this around. Do another one of those. You want to make sure you have these open areas where you still have this true light blue color showing through. We don't want everything to be a transition from dark to light or super dark. We want to make sure we're getting those light blue areas in there as well. Once you are all set, you can deselect and let's take a look at everything. Make sure happy you with how everything looks. The next thing we can do is add in those manual dark edges. I have a few that I've integrated in here you could see that dark edge that we did at the beginning. There's a dark edge up here. I've tried a few different areas, but I know that I could have even more than that. I'm just going to do with the dark blue edges for this. I'm not going to do any light blue edges just to change it up a little bit and not go too overboard with those edges. I need to reselect my entire lettering now, so I'm going to tap on that and choose Select. I'm going to create a new layer right above my dark areas layer, and I'll label this one Dark Edging. I'm going to change this Blend Mode to multiply, and grab my paint brush for lettering, and make sure you have your dark blue selected. Now, we're just going to come into areas that are dark blue with this edging. Now let's just blur this out. I'm just going to do one layer on this one because it's pretty dark already. I'm going to hit my magic want tool, Gaussian Blur, and just drag it up. Let's drag it to about let see. Let's stick with eight. Zoom out. That's looking pretty good. It's not too overwhelming, but still noticeable. In the next video, we're going to introduce those foliage elements for those leaves, and then we'll finish everything off with some paint splatter. 11. Bright: Adding Leaves: All right. In this video, we're going to finish up our project by introducing those foliage elements with leaves and some paint splatter. So we're going to start with our leaves, and I'm going to start with the lightest green first, create a brand new layer right at the top, and label this one Light Green Leaves. For these leaves, I'm going to be using my Round Paintbrush For Illustration. You can also use the Round Paintbrush For Lettering if you'd like. So this one behaves pretty similarly. I'll show you the difference between the two. So if I had my lettering brush and I want to create a leaf, I can go little pressure, lots of pressure, little pressure. With my Round Paintbrush For Illustration, little pressure, lots of pressure, little pressure. So you can see there is a difference between the two, but they still behave very similarly. So you can definitely still use your lettering brush for this part of the project, if you don't pick up the Round Paintbrush For Illustration. Let's change the blend mode to this layer to "Multiply". Now, what we're going to do is just bring in some of these leaves, and some of these white-space areas. We don't want to overdo it too much. We still have some breathing room in here. So make sure you're leaving a little bit of space for those other colors later. So I'm going to add some more right here, and you can vary up the sizes and the length. Let's see. Am I going to put some more right here. I'm basically just picking areas that I have a nice little pocket that I can place leaves in. So that's what I'm looking for are these little pockets. Just remember to start with little pressure and then move into lots of pressure. All right, so that's looking good and we can move into our next color. Now, I like keeping these on separate layers and then if you want to merge them together later on, you can. But that way we have that flexibility to erase things if we don't like them later on without having to erase multiple colors at once. So I'm going to create a new layer right above my Light Green Leaves, and I'm going to label this Medium Green Leaves. Make sure your medium green is selected, and let's change this blend mode to "Multiply". All right. So we're just going to go into the same areas we just were, and we're just going to add this color in. Overlapping of these colors is good, so don't be afraid of that. That makes it look that much more real, when you have those blends that occur right on top of each other. All right. Now, we're going to move on to our last color. So in your layers palette, create a new layer, right at the top we're going to label this Dark Green Leaves. Change the blend mode to multiply. Go grab your darkest green and paint in those remaining leaves. So any white-space areas you see, now's the time to fill them, but make sure it's not getting too crowded. So you can still see that there are leaves in here. Okay, once you're all set now we can start adding our final touches using that paint splatter. So I'm going to create a new layer right above everything. I'm going to label this one Splatter. Let's start with our light green first, and I'm going to grab my splatter round brush, and just splatter around where our leaves are. Let's also change this blend mode to multiply. Okay. I'm going to grab my medium green, and then my dark green. Just for the sake of changing things up, I'm going to grab my splatter bleed, so it looks a little bit different. Okay. Then let's create one more splatter layer for our splatter lettering. I'm just going to use the light blue for this one. Let's change this blend mode to "Multiply". I'm just going to lightly go around my lettering. All right. So don't want to overdo it, but that looks good. All right, so that is our final project for project number three. 12. Thank You + Next Steps: So that completes our course; Intro to Watercolor Lettering in Procreate. Thanks so much for checking it out.And before you leave, make sure you've picked up all of your bonuses and install them on your iPad. You can grab them over at every-tuesday.com/procreate-watercolor-bonuses,and all the installation instructions, whether you're using Chrome, or Safari as your browser, there all in the very first video of this class, so if you haven't downloaded and installed them yet, go ahead and refer to the first video of the class and you'll see a full walk through of how to install them and get them right onto your iPad. I'm also offering a bunch of Skillshare perks because you're a Skill share student who checked out this class. If you enjoyed the brush set and you would like to grab the entire brush set, you can grab it for a 10 percent off using the discount code, SKILLSHARE10TH. You can see the links to the standard and extended license right below. If you'd like to get all those brushes, the full brush set for free, they come along with my full course, which I'll leave a link to and because you checked out the intro course on Skill-share, I'm offering $10 off the full course and you can see that discount code is all caps; SKILLSHAREWATER. The full class includes 5 additional projects. You can see the different blends that we're working with. We also work with floral s and foliage using the same brushes. There's a full bonus module that's nearly an hour long, and painting realistic and loose style floral s, and foliage, and procreate. What you see on screen are the exact projects that we create together in that module. Once again, you can get $10 off the full course. This is just for Skill-share students because you checked out this intro course. The link is on screen and don't forget to use that discount code. Finally, our hashtag for the class is procreateit, it's all one word. I would love it if you'd use it when you're sharing your work on Instagram. Please tag me so I can show it some love. My handle is everytuesday. For more procreate tutorials, head on over to my YouTube channel, youtube.com/everytues. I publish a new design or hand lettering tutorial every single Tuesday, all year long. If you subscribe and hit the bell icon, you'll get a notification every single time a new free tutorial is published. If you're interested in checking out my other Procreate Skill share courses, you can see them right below. I have an extremely comprehensive course just for beginners. If you're just starting out with Procreate, I'd highly recommend it. We go through setting up your files correctly so you don't have to worry about size issues. We talk about color, we talk about composition, masking, lettering, font making, everything.So that is Procreate for beginners and then for more advanced users, I recommend my Intro to 3-D Lettering in Procreate class for a pop off the screen 3-D lettering effects, all created from scratch in Procreate. Thanks again for checking out this intro class on watercolor lettering in procreate. I can't wait to see what you make.