Intro to iPad Lettering | Teela Cunningham | Skillshare
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15 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

    • 2. The Tools

    • 3. Adobe Sketch Overview

    • 4. Adobe Draw Overview

    • 5. Procreate Interface

    • 6. Using Lettering Guides on an iPad

    • 7. Subtractive Lettering

    • 8. Additive Lettering

    • 9. Bonus: Customizing Brushes

    • 10. Hello: Watercolor + Metallic Texture Mixing

    • 11. Dreamy: Dimensional Lettering with 2 Textures

    • 12. Perfect Circle Laurels

    • 13. Mirror Sided Laurels

    • 14. Powder Lettering

    • 15. Exporting Artwork + Farewell

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If you love lettering and you’re on Instagram, there’s a high probability you’ve seen more and more lettering created on an iPad lately. With the Apple Pencil becoming available, accurate stylus-to-digital lettering has never been more achievable and accessible. iPad drawing programs like Adobe Sketch and Procreate make for a dream environment where every brush or writing utensil is at your disposal. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

If you’re just getting started with iPad lettering and feeling a little intimidated, or you’re considering it, but still sitting on the fence, this class covers all of the basics to get you started and equip you with the knowledge needed to tackle digital lettering on your terms. This class is perfect if you don't have an ipad yet and are curious to see if the investment is right for you!

Bonus lettering guides and a free metallic texture are included with your enrollment in the class so you can get started immediately!

**Please Note: While we go over Adobe Sketch + Adobe Draw, the majority of this class focuses on lettering using the Procreate App**

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Teela Cunningham

Hand Lettering + Graphic Design

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1. Class Trailer: If you love lettering and you're on Instagram, there's a high probability you've seen more and more lettering created on an iPad lately. I'm Teela, founder of and I am a self-professed iPad Lettering fanatic. You may have seen some of my own experiments over on Instagram. With the Apple Pencil becoming available, accurate stylus-to-digital lettering has never been more achievable and accessible. iPad drawing apps like Adobe Sketch, Adobe Draw, and Procreate make for a dream environment where every brush or writing utensil is at your disposal. Not only can you quickly experiment with lettering, it's now easier than ever to create a finished artistic layout by incorporating textures, shapes, shadows, and more. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. If you're just getting started with the iPad Lettering and feeling a little intimidated or you're considering it but you're still on the fence, this class was made for you. It's okay if you don't have an iPad yet, enroll and get a peek inside all that you can do before making that decision. This class covers all the basics and equips you with the knowledge needed to tackle digital lettering on your terms. Bonus lettering guides and a free metallic texture are included with your enrollment in the class so you can get started immediately. We'll begin the class by going over each app's interface, then we'll build on techniques and skills. This class is an intro class, but by the end, you'll be completing five advanced lettering layouts with tips you can use on your own work in the future. Every step is explained and you can go at any pace you'd like. Ready to take your lettering straight to digital, hit enroll and let's go. 2. The Tools: So welcome to the class I'm so glad you're here, and I want to take this opportunity to just tell you exactly what I'm using throughout this entire class so we're on the same page. This is a 12.9 inch iPad Pro, and I'm using the Apple pencil. This is brand new. The Apple pencil only works with the iPad Pro, and if you have an older version of an iPad you may be able to use an old wake up stylus for that. I definitely look that up though. So, the Apple pencil if you don't have one of these yet it's pretty awesome. The end of it which I didn't even realize when I got my iPad is it needs to charge. So there's this little end that you can either put in the bottom port of your iPad to charge, or it comes with an adapter so you can charge it with USB cord as well, and then just magnetizes right back. It charges really fast it takes 15 seconds to charge this for half an hour worth of use. There are three apps that are the most well-known for iPad lettering at this point in time. They are Adobe Sketch, Adobe Draw, and Procreate. For the purposes of this class we're going to be using Procreate the most because it's my favorite and I'll explain why. There's just so many options and opportunities to be really creative that the other ones don't offer. It is $5-6, but if you invest in the iPad and the Apple Pencil, I highly encourage you to invest that extra $5 or $6 in Procreate you get your money's worth there's no doubt about it. Adobe Sketch and Adobe Draw are both free apps. Adobe Sketch is the most similar to Photoshop and Adobe Draw is the most similar to Adobe Illustrator. Procreate is actually more similar to Photoshop in my opinion than Adobe Sketches, and in the next video I will walk you through Adobe Sketch and then we'll go to Adobe Draw and then finally we'll get into Procreate. I want to walk you through all three of them what I like what I don't like about them, and we'll go from there. In the next video I'll walk you through Adobe Sketch. 3. Adobe Sketch Overview: In this video, I'm going to give you a quick demo and introduction to Adobe Sketch, the free app that's similar to Adobe Photoshop. I'm just going to tap on "Adobe Sketch" and this is the interface that you get to when you first open it up. These are projects and projects are made of different components so you can click on any or tap on any of these areas and you can just open up and upward that way. Your layers are right here, if you like working in layers, you can add a new one here, and just call it a drawing layer or an image layer so it knows to prompt you with finding an image if you want to use it as an image layer. Over here are your brushes. So to access the rest of the brushes that come in Adobe Sketch, all you have to do is press and hold on any of these brushes and you'll get a menu that comes up, and these are all the default brushes that come with Adobe Sketch. Adobe Sketch on Instagram anyway, is best known for their watercolor brush, which is really cool so, I'm going to walk you through that. It's just this one right here and if you tap on it and then you tap on it again, you get all of the different options for the brush. The size, all you have to do is tap and then either hold down and push up to enlarge the size of your brush, or just come back down and you'll reduce the size of your brush. I'm going to keep mine kind of big so we can see it. Flow is the opacity of the brush or how transparent your brush is. I'm right around 70-75. Then color, you can choose whatever color you want here, I'm going to go with a blue and down here, this is your shade slider, so how much black is in your color, you can go really dark or you can lighten it up and have it nice and bright so that's what I'm going to do. Then actually I'm going to grab a darker color so you can see this a little better on screen. Over here, you can tap here to change how your original brush settings are and, right now this is just a little teaser. You get prompted when you first open this program, that if you want to change the settings for your brushes, it's a premium feature that you will in the future have to pay for, but they're allowing people to use it for free right now. That's another thing that I'm not a huge fan of with this program is it's already told me that they're going to charge me in the future for something that I'm going to get used to and start to love. There aren't a ton of options to customize your brush right here, but there's some so you can play around with that. Let me show you how this acts because it's really cool. I'm just going to start brushing with this watercolor brush, and if I brush a large area right here, if I wait, you can start seeing it move so it starting to act like it's actually water. Let me grab another color so you can see how it interacts with other colors. Let me move this around here, you can see it's really starting to move and look pretty cool. Let me grab maybe a lighter color, and I'll just mix it up a little bit. See how it gets going. Once again, you can reduce the size of the brush as you need it, and if you don't want to wait for it to totally move all the way around, all you have to do is hit this little fan and it'll advance all that movement so you can see the final outcome. Once you're happy with the texture, if you'd like to use it in another program or if you'd like to email it to yourself, all you have to do is hit this little icon up here, hit "Share", you can also send it to Photoshop or Illustrator in Creative Cloud, but if you don't have Creative Cloud and you just want a flat JPEG of it, you can click "Share" and then just choose "Save Image" and it'll save it to your camera roll so you can use it somewhere else or you can send it to yourself later. Those are the basics of Adobe Sketch. Let me create one more new drawing layer so I can show you how to use it with lettering. Now that we have a really cool background that you can use with your artwork. I can turn this layer off by tapping on it and then just hitting the eyeball, and then come back to the sketch layer. If I want to go back, I can just hit the brush and then I can choose a new brush, and then just double tap it again to open up your settings for the new brush. Let me change this to a bright color so you can see it, and I can choose my size that I want, and if I write with it, this brush is pretty cool. It's not supernatural the way a brush would react if it were in real life, there's a lag to it which I don't really like, but I like how original this looks with all the distressed edges that are more randomized. That's pretty cool. This is a great app to really begin playing around with lettering if you want to try out some free apps before moving on to the more pro apps. Definitely like Adobe Sketch, I don't like that you're pretty limited if you're not an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, and that they're limited options with customizing brochures. But it's fun to play around with, if I hit "Close" up here, this will take me back and it saved right here. If I ever need to go and do it later, I've got my other layer, which I can also turn on if I want to see that I can turn this one off if I want. If I don't want see this one hit "Close" , and we can go back to the beginning and we can start a whole new art board if we want to. That is Adobe Sketch. In the next video, I'll walk you through Adobe Draw. 4. Adobe Draw Overview: We're going to jump into Adobe Draw. Now, since we just went through Adobe sketch, which was similar to Adobe Photoshop, we're going to tap on Adobe draw, which is similar to Illustrator so you'll notice right away the types of artwork that come out are definitely more vector in style. I'm just going to tap on here. It's the same interfaces as Adobe sketch. We open up our board and then we've got some different brushes over here that are far less textured than what we had an Adobe sketch. We still have our layers right here. The interface is basically exactly the same. I'm going tap on this brush. Once again you can increase or decrease your size. You've got your opacity, which is called opacity here instead of flow like it was in Adobe sketch. Then color has the same type of color picker as before. If you want to change and use different forms of choosing a color, you've got those here. You can have themes. Then if you have your own library that you want to bring in from Creative Cloud, you have access to that too. I'm just going to keep with a standard color picker here. Let me make this darker so we can see it. Then I can just write purple. You can see these ones. I'm not a huge fan of the default brushes in here. They're not really practical or unique in my opinion. They're chunky too. I guess it depends on the style that you're going for. But just my natural handwriting. I haven't fallen in love with the default brushes and they have so few that that's annoying too. We can still customize them. There's a few more options than there were in Adobe sketch. But I'm still not totally sold on Adobe Draw. If you do something you need to get rid of that, you've got this little "Undo" button right here. You can definitely play with the types of brushes that you have with customizing it. But once again, they said that they were going to start charging to customize brushes in the future so enjoy it while it lasts. This is Adobe Draw, that's pretty basic. Everything is more vector-based. Your output will be less graphic in nature and more point-based. Once again, you can still share it through Adobe Illustrator Photoshop or just into your image library as well if you want to do that. If I hit "Close", it puts it right back into my project and I have access to it later on. If I want to create a new project or a new group of images right here, I can just hit the "Plus Sign" and it opens up a new project for me automatically. Those are the basics with Adobe sketch and Adobe Draw. In the next video, I'll show you how to bring in the free jpegs that came with the class. Then we'll put them in Procreate. We'll walk through Procreates interface and then we will start iPad lettering and having a ton of fun. 5. Procreate Interface: In this video I'm going to walk you through procreates interface and then we're going to bring in some images and then we'll start lettering in the next video using procreate. But this video is super important so you know where everything is in procreate because we're going to be using that throughout the rest of the class. Definitely watch this video. When you open up, procreate right now I've got a ton of different artwork that I've done. This is like my history of different designs that I've done. Procreate comes with these default drawings, which is pretty cool. But this is where all of your drawings and stuff are saved. This is where they're located. When you first open the app, you have access to past artwork that you want to bring in. If you want to create a new procreate file, all you have to do is hit the plus sign right up here in the corner. Then you've got a bunch of different options to choose from as far as sizes. You can create a custom size, but I like sticking with a retina size. That way if you ever want to export your artwork to Photoshop or if you need a high res JPEG or PNG, you can get that procreate allows you to export those without any issues. If you start with a large size and you know that whenever you need to use it in other software, that you're going to have really well sized artwork with good resolution to edit if you need to. I like sticking with Retina 4K is pretty gigantic and it's going to give you an enormous file. I like Retina, it's a nice middle ground, so that's what I usually use. You can always crop it later to a square if you need it. If you want to put something on Instagram, for example. We're in, this is the main interface of procreate. The main tools that you'll be using are right over here. These ones are tools that affect what you do. What you do is created with these tools over here. This is your brush and this is your color. Your color, obviously whenever you're using your brush, it will be the color that's defined over here. Probably I can't see it on screen to open this black right now. But this is your little Hugh wheel. This is where you choose to color that you want and then this is your shade area. This is where you choose how much black, white color to have. If I want this without much black, I'm going to keep it up here. If you ever need it, black or white. I use black and white very often in the work that I create, and if you want pure white, or pure black, all you have to do is get close to our white is, and then just double-tap and it'll jump right to white. Same thing with the black. If I come pretty close and double tap, it'll give me black right there. That's a nice little trick. You can also use, it's got some preset palettes that you can use and you can build your own too as you work. But I usually just pick what I need. Most times I'm using black and white and I use a lot of textures in my work, which I will touch on it in this class as well. Your brushes are super awesome. Let me grab a color so you can see how it works. This is why it's worth every penny to get this app. All of these are default brushes that come, there's a few custom ones right here. Hopefully you can see there's a little gray checkbox right there. On any brushes that I custom made, there's going to be a checkbox on the ones that I didn't customize. There's not like technical pen. All these ones are default precious. We've got painting brushes, artistic, airbrushing textures. If you move this slider over, you can see there's so many more abstract charcoals, elements, spray pains, touch ups, retro, luminance, industrial organic water, and then you can create your own sets as well. For most of this class I going to be in the inking area and I'm going to be using the default flat marker. This is still one of my favorites. It's default, but it's really pressure sensitive. It's got a really nice subtle texture to it, which is really beautiful and it feels real and I love it. That's the one that I would recommend when you begin lettering in this class. I've tried all of them and that is still very much my favorite. This is your smudged and you can choose to smudge using any of the brushes that are available to you. Same with the eraser tool. You can erase using any of these brushes, which is really nice and we'll get into that more in the subtractive lettering video. These are your layers. We're going to be using layers a lot in this class because you can have some really cool outcomes depending on your layer order and your blend modes that you're using. If you're familiar with Photoshop, this will be a very easy transition for you. If not, don't worry about it, I will talk you through all my favorite blend modes and what they do, so you'll know exactly how to use them in your own work. In order to access blend modes where there's the little end right here, all you have to do is tap it and this brings up your blend modes. Then I can go back. Let me show you really quick. If I just have something drawn over here, is the size of your brush. So the higher it is over here, your size of your brush will increase. This is your opacity slider. How much transparency your brush has. I'd like keeping my opacity most times all the way up and I'll keep my brush to a healthier, regular size. If you don't like the last thing you did, your undo is located over here instead of up here like Adobe sketch and Adobe dropped. It's right here. If you want to redo it, you just hit the little arrow below it. If you have a lot of artwork and undoing would take you forever. You can come back to your layer, just slide it over and choose clear and it will clear everything from your layer. If you have something drawn and you want it to be bigger, all you have to do is hit this little cursor icon right here and it will select it. Then you can just take your fingers and pinch it to make it larger or make it smaller or rotate it. You can do some manual edits right here. If you want to flip it, you can just hit this little. I flip it horizontally or flip it vertically using that one, you can rotate it manually in 45 degree increments here. Do not commit any changes, you can just hit the X or you can undo what you've done in redo it down here as well. You can just hit any of these tools to undo that selection. There are some other options located up here, but those are pretty into the weeds and we'll get into those later. I don't want to overwhelm you yet. This is just basic interface right now, so we have all the tools we need to get started in the next video. I'm going to get rid of this and we're going to bring in those free files that came with the class. As of this recording skill shares app does not allow downloading on an iPad. If you're watching this class on an iPad right now, you're not going to be able to access the free JPEGs that are in the class in order to get to them and get them on your iPad. The whole goal here is to get them in your camera roll, on your iPad. So there's a work-around. It's a little annoying. I apologize ahead of time that it is so many steps, but it's not terrible. It's just a workaround that's time consuming. Here's what you need to do. You need to go to this class on a desktop or laptop computer. When you get to the class right below the main video screen, there's going to be, here's a little link that says class project. Click on that link, scroll to the bottom, and you'll see the JPEG right there. You're going to download those JPEGs onto your laptop or your desktop and then you're going to e-mail yourself those JPEGs. You're going to have to attach them to an e-mail and e-mail yourself. Next, open up that e-mail on your iPads. Go into your e-mail and you're going to tap on the attachment from the e-mail that you sent yourself in the novel, blow it up vague like this, and then just tap at once and you'll see this little icon up here. Tap that and choose Save Image. Then you're going do that for each one of these. This is your standard guide, this is your Italic guide, and this is your doc grid. Then we also have that tiny sparkle, the gold glitter. For each one of them, you're going to tap on it and save image. Now they're all going to be saved in your camera roll. When you come into procreate, you can put them in. We're going to put them in right now, so they're all good to go for the next video. All you're going to do is click on this little wrench up here and hit Import image, Photos, Camera roll and then you can see the watercolor textures that we made right there. Because they're in our camera. We're going to hit on the standard one and it drops it right in. Then we can turn it off and on by just tapping on this filled-in circle. This is like the eyeball and the Adobe apps. That turns it on and off. We're going to put in the other ones and they're just going to be on separate layers. Create a new layer by hitting the Plus sign, come back to the wrench, makes sure it says insert, choose Import image, Photos, Camera roll, and then choose the Italic one, create a new layer. We're going to put in the dark red so the Wrench, Import image, Photos, Camera roll, and then the dark red. Now it's in there. Now we've got access to all of them and we can turn them off as we need them or as we use them. In the next video, we're going to start using these and really iPad lettering will begin in the next video. 6. Using Lettering Guides on an iPad: In the last video we brought in our different lettering guides. We have our italic, we have our standard, and then we have our dark red right here. What we're going to do is start using them. I'm going to start with the standard ones. If I tap on this layer and I create a new layer right above it because whatever I do on this layer is going to be right on top of this layer. It's really important to just be conscious of your layer orders. We're going to write on this layer. If we left it on this here, we would write on top of this layer and then we wouldn't be able to delete what we had done. We'd have to delete the entire template. We want to keep everything separate. I'm going to keep my writing on layer 4 and I'm going to just use this pink color so you can see it. I'm going to grab my flat marker brush, and now I can begin writing. I can also move this. I can scale it down using my fingers. That's nice. I need to zoom in really close. I'm just going to zoom out a little bit so you can see it. Right here, this is your ascender height right there. So the top of an L will hit up there, your Ts will hit up there. This is your cap height right below it. Your cap height usually falls a little shorter than your ascender and then this is your baseline. This is your x heights, so it's the height of the lowercase x, and then this is your descender line. Things like Gs will hit down there. You have a nice guide right there. This will keep your letter in uniform. It's really good practice once you're on a foreign object like lettering on an iPad. This will get you comfortable and it will feel more natural once you move away from the guides. This will start cranes some really good consistency with your letter forms. I'm going to zoom in here before I begin so we can see it. It's full screen. What I'm going to do is reduce the size of my brush just slightly so you can see everything really well. I got my opacity all the way up and I'm just going to write the word alphabetical. This is my baseline, so this where I start. If I pressed on more pressure, you can see here's no pressure and here's lots of pressure. So that's the difference that you're going to get and obviously when you're writing, you want more pressure on your down strokes and less pressure on your up strokes. Pressure, little pressure, lots of pressure, little pressure. Lots of pressure, little pressure. I'm just going to see I can go, I should go all the way down this p. Lots of pressure, a little pressure, lots, and it's just back and forth. I love how natural the Apple pencil feels. Once you start using it, it really does feel like it's just another pen that you're using. That is using just the standard guides. It's really helpful to see where ascenders are hitting and keeping our x height consistent. Now that we kept the lettering on its own layer, now we can turn off our guide layer and now it's just sitting on its own. That looks really good. That we use the guide and everything looks really uniform in a similar style. Now we can turn off this layer. We're going to go up to our italic layer. I'm going to turn this layer on. I'm going to create a new layer right above it and now I can just tap anywhere up here and I'm good to go. For the italic layer, it's just that. It's a template for you to create italic letters that are all at a similar angle. These were created at a 30 degree angle. I believe this is 30 degree angle. What we're going to do is following the same structure of heavy pressure on your down strokes and light pressure on your upstrokes. We're going to follow at an angle and we're going to keep to our regular guides and also these angled guide. Once you get a handle on your standard lettering guide, move on to this italic one. I'm just going to come in here. If I turn off my guide now, you can see I've got everything going at a similar angle and that feels really good. This is nice practice if you are writing out a quote or if there's a certain word that you want to write out, it's nice to get this practice going. Once again remember, you can just clear or delete your layer if you aren't happy with it and you want to start over. That's looking good so now we're going to move on to the dark grid. The dark grid is the third one that I would move on to. This is for letters that have a handle on the standard and the italic guides and they just want to go a little more free form, but they still want a little bit of structure still there to guide them along. These ones are very very loose. You don't have as constrained proportions as you do in the standard or the italic guide. You're just watching where your baseline will be. If I choose this row of dots, let me make sure my layer is on, I get my brush. If this is my baseline, I know that this row of dots is where all my letters are going to hit and then I can figure out as I go where I want the tops to hit as I get lettering. It's much more free form. Then I can just turn off my guide sheet and then you can see we can get some really nice lettering really fast by using the guides and no one would ever know. In the next video, we're going to walk through some really cool styles and getting a handle on some of the other things that you can do with lettering using the Procreate App. 7. Subtractive Lettering: We left off right here in the last video, and in this video we're going to actually start creating some pretty cool lettering. There's few things we can do, we can go through and we can delete every single layer that we have. What I want to do is just delete the lettering on these and keep my guide sheets. If I ever want to practice these in the future, I'll just leave this one turned on so I know that these are guides, and then I can just go back to the Gallery. If I tap on Gallery, and then I can label this as just Guides file, then I know if I ever want to practice, then I'm all set. All right. There we go. What we're going to be doing in this video is we're going to practice something called subtractive lettering, which is really fun and it's an easy way to create some textured and colorful lettering fast. I'm going to create a new document. I'm going to click on ''Retina'', once again it's going to open up, and we're going to set a texture to begin with. If you created a watercolor texture using Adobe Sketch, we can bring it in right now. I also have two procreate texture kits, there's a metallic kit that's got 10 different silver and gold textures. Then I've got a watercolor kit as well that has eight watercolor textures and then there's two watercolor paper patterns if you'd just like to letter on top of the watercolor paper texture. For the purposes of this video, we're going to use the tiny sparkle, the glitter that I shared with you for the class. We're just going to tap on this little wrench and choose "Import image", and we're going to choose just like we did with the lettering guides, only this time we're going to choose that glitter file, so it's just going to pop right open. This is the exact way that all of the metallic and watercolor textures from my two kits will open up for you. The next thing we're going to do is, create a layer on top of it that's white, we're hiding it and then we're going to use the eraser to reveal it. We need to grab whites, we're going to use that little trick where we double-tap over here, get the white, go back to your layers, create a new layer right above your texture layer, tap on the open area and choose, "Fill". Next we're going to grab our Eraser tool, and we're going to choose the type of brush that we want our eraser to behave. We're going to go over and grab the flat marker once again, and all we have to do is start drawings. I'm just going to write the word Sparkle on it. I can zoom out a little bit just by squeezing right here, and remember I've got my opacity which I want all the way up on this, and then I just want a decent size brush right here. I'm going to write out the word Sparkle. Once again my down strokes are heavier pressure than my up strokes. I'm not exaggerating too much, but it's enough to see that this is less pressure than this is. As you can see we are erasing away the white, and now I'm going to grab more of a scatter brush for my eraser. I can grab the luminance, and I can grab the glimmer right here, which is pretty cool. All I have to do is paint with this and it looks like I've got some nice glittery sparkles going on, so that's the fun way and a very quick way to create some really cool lettering in a layout all together at once. This is called a subtractive lettering. In the next video, we're going to practice some additive lettering. 8. Additive Lettering: I'm back in the main gallery, and we're going to create a new document this time because we're going to practice additive lettering. I'm doing retina again. The difference between the additive and subtractive is, with a subtractive, we're using the eraser to erase away the lettering to reveal the texture underneath. With additive, we're using a brush, and the texture has a Blend Mode set to it to, for the lettering to take on the quality of the texture. We're going to start by putting in a texture and then we'll take it from there. The first thing you need to do is come in your Layers and create a new layer. Because the texture in this scenario, and always needs to be on top of your lettering, so we're going to have it on layer 2 right here. I'm going to come over to the wrench and choose Import Image, Photos, Camera Roll. This time I'm going to be using a watercolor texture from my watercolor texture kit for Procreate. If you've created watercolor textures from Adobe Sketch, you can definitely use those here. I like the look and feel of natural or real watercolor textures, so I'm going to grab one from my kit. This is the green apple one. I'm just going to scale it up so it fills the entire art board, and then I'm going to come over here and change the Blend Mode. Where it says N right here, we're just going to tap on that, and we're going to choose a Lighten. Down here where it says Darken, Lighten, Contrast, Difference, and Color, tap on Lighten and then choose Lighten right there, and it disappears. What this Blend Mode does is that the texture will only appear when there's something dark underneath it. We're going to grab our brush right here. I've got my Flat Marker selected, and I'm just going to choose the black for this first one. I'm going to use that little trick of double tapping right there to get the black, and I'm just going to write black so we can see what happens with the texture when we write in black on the layer underneath that, so make sure layer 1 is selected right here and not your texture layer. I've got my Flat Marker and I'm just going to write the word black. As you can see, I've got my original color to my texture appearing right here. If I zoom in, you can see I've got the texture and I've got the green color showing through, even though I'm writing in black. Because it's so dark, it's taking on the purest essence of the texture right here. As you can see, I'm writing this in a bounce letter style and I've got a full class on bounce lettering if you want to write in a similar style, so definitely be sure to check that out. Let me zoom out here. Now I'm going to grab a different color. This time I'm going to grab, let's grab a pink color and see what that looks like, so I'm going to write out pink. You can see it's turning orange. When the lighten Blend Mode mixes with pink, this is what you get on the texture. It's still definitely textured hair, but it's taking on a new quality. It's not totally pink because it's mixing with the green and the Blend Mode settings, so that's what we get when we use pink. Now let me grab blue and see what that looks like. It's pretty cool experimenting with these. We still have the texture showing through, and this time the texture is changing to blue. If we change this entire layer to blue, if I just tapped on it and chose fill, you can see now we've changed the watercolor texture to blue, which is cool. I'm going to create a new layer above it and delete the blue layer. That's using watercolor texture. If we wanted to use a metallic texture like the gold that we did, if we want to accomplish the same thing, only not erase away, but use it in an additive way, we can turn off our watercolor texture, we can create a new layer, we're going to come over to the wrench, go Import Image, Photos, Camera Roll, and we're going to choose the glitter once again, and this time we need to change that Blend Mode. So hit the N, change the Blend Mode to Lighten, and once again, I can grab the black. Once your Blend Mode is changed, Make sure you tap on a layer right underneath it because we don't want to write on that layer, we want to write on the layer underneath it. The layer underneath that has a normal Blend Mode, make sure it's set to Normal up here, that's really important. I've got my brush and it's set to black, so I'm going to write black. This time I'm writing with a brush instead of an eraser. Let's try pink again. Now go pink glitter, and then we'll do blue. Blue is looking a little purple. You can play around and see how the different colors affect your lettering. That's how to create additive lettering with textures using Blend Modes in Procreate. In the next video, we're going to take everything that we've learned from the subtractive and the additive lettering methods, and now we're going to apply them to some really cool layouts and start incorporating some other cool effects. 9. Bonus: Customizing Brushes: So I wanted to throw in a bonus video on how to adjust a preexisting brush like we did with Adobe Sketch and Adobe Draw, only there are so many more options in Procreate. I'm just going to tap on my brush and I'm going to grab this flat marker and say there's just a few settings on the flat marker that I want to change. It's perfect except for just a few little things, you can totally change the brush and create a brand new brush based on your existing brushes. In order to do that, find the brush that you really like, just push it over and choose Duplicate, and now I've got a flat marker copy and I can come into it just by clicking on it, and I can tap here and just say, new flat so I know that this is my brand new one. Hit "Done", and now these are all of my different options down here so many more than what we had with Adobe Draw and Adobe Sketch. This is where it begins, If you come to the Source, this is your Shape Source. This is the shape of the brush, the edges of it, and the Grain Source is the texture that's in your brush, if you tap on here, you can go into the Pro Library that comes with Procreate, and there are so many options in here. I'm not going to get into creating your own custom brushes from scratch in this course just because it's an intro course, but there's so many options in here you really don't need to. Over here, you want to look at the different squares when you're choosing a grain because these will create a more uniform texture. Like you wouldn't want to choose that for your grain and you wouldn't want to choose any of these for your grain. You want to keep it to the squares because those are your textures that are going to fill your entire brush, and then your shapes source, just like the grain, only this time you don't want to choose the square, so any of these would work. This flat marker is the one that we've got right now, we could change it to a flat brush if we wanted, basically anything but the squares, you want to choose a squares for these, otherwise you're going get blocky brush. This is where the brush begins, figuring out your shape source and your grain source, you can mix and match and really create your own brushes just based on those. Coming back over, starting with Stroke, you can see if I move any of these knobs, the Spacing is getting way spaced out and I don't know if you can see it, but they're separated a lot. There's just a bunch of dots right there, we want to keep the spacing way down. So there's this really smooth and a very continuous flow right here. JItter makes it a little wobbly, which you can see right there, just separates them, if you want more of like a sparkly brush than that's what you'd want do. You'd want to have a high jitter on yours, and then Stroke Taper. You can see as I move it, the taper on either end of the brush, and one other thing that's really cool is that whenever you're changing, you can see this is affecting the taper. Just look at the subject header for each one of these to know how they're going to behave. I'm going to come over to Shape and you can see this one's scattering a little bit. If you zoomed in really close, you'd see it's getting rough right there. Some of these are hard to show because it's such a tiny preview window. This is just rotating that the shapes source right here, everything under Shape is relating to the shapes source, everything in Grain right here is relating to your grain source. You can move the knobs around, you can see how it's being affected right here. Dynamics, this is, has a lot to do with your pressure and the movement of your brush, and you can scribble right here to preview whenever you change anything, how things are affected, if I go over to my Pencil, I've got the Opacity, If I increase the opacity, it's reducing the transparency, you can see if I've got it really low. It's going to be, that was a lot of pressure on that one, this is really light and this is really heavy, and the size, this is just the default size of it, all of your pen settings or your Apple Pencil settings are located under Pencil. You can really play around right here, under the General tab is your max and minimum sizes and your max and minimum opacity limits. This is a great place to play around and preview it before you commit the changes and once you're happy, you can start right away playing with your brush however you'd like, and then you've got your own custom brush and it'll show up right in wherever you pulled it from, this is under Inking and I've got my new flat brush right there with a few different settings. That's how to adjust preexisting brushes and customize them to fit your needs in Procreate. 10. Hello: Watercolor + Metallic Texture Mixing: These next few videos I'm going to walk you through some of the artwork that I've created. If you follow me on Instagram, I've post a lot of iPad lettering examples there and mini tutorials, but a lot of them are time lapses and they are fast and I just write out the instructions. Because you signed up for this class, I want to walk you through them step by step with me narrating everything I'm doing, so you can recreate them on your own without any issue. This is a little more advanced, definitely practice your additive and subtractive, use your lettering guides to practice. Get really comfortable using the stylus on the screen and then gradually move into the more advanced stuff. I want to give you all the tools that you'll need to create some really cool outcomes on your own. Take the tips, recycle them, figure out new ways to use them, and start creating some of your own really cool, ipad had lettering outcomes. Some of the examples that I shared on my Instagram are these one. We've got the water color texture and then we've got a gold foil on top of the lettering. This is texture mixing in a layout. This is what we're going to create in this video. Then in the next few videos, I'm going to also walk you through how to create this outcome, which is pretty cool, it looks like colored powder, and then we're also going to be creating this one which is using the smudge and then incorporating two different watercolor textures and adding some depth. If I zoom in here you can see it has different depth and dimension to it. I'll show you how to do that. Then the last one will be this one right here on creating laurel and how to create a duplicate laurel and then add in some lettering and create a guide. That's what these next few videos are all about, watch them all or just watch the one that you want, but I wanted to give you the tools and the knowledge to move forward and have everything that you need to create your own outcomes that are similar to this. Jumping into this one right here, this is the one that we're going to create. I just want to go over really quickly, we need to set a texture right here, and then we've got our lettering right here. We know already that this is going to be subtractive, because we have the white on top of it and we're going to erase away the texture, and then we're going to use additive for the gold. It is a little advanced but I'm going to walk you through every step. We're going to create a brand new document, we're going to keep it retina. I think we're using the same texture as before. On here we want to put our texture on the bottom layer because the first thing we're going to do is subtractive. I'm going to click on this wrench, Import Image, photos, camera, I'm going to choose that water color texture again, screen apple, make it big, that looks good. Now we need to create a new layer and fill it with white, so I'm going to double tap near the white area, tap on layer, choose fill, so it's all filled in and now we need to erase it away. When I like making a painterly effect, I like coming into the eraser, I'm going to move into the artistic one, and I'm going to grab the gouache brush. I'm going to zoom out a little bit, because sometimes when you paint over these sliders, procreate gets a little confusing, it's not sure if you're moving the sliders or if you're trying to paint behind them, so I was making my upward slightly smaller, so it doesn't get confused. Now we're just going to start erasing away these areas, I like keeping everything super big all the way. The nice thing about gouache is that it starts off as soft, and the more you go over it the more it builds, so it feels very painterly, it could be actually being painted. You're just going to come over some areas all purposely, add a little pressure to make it seem a little darker, so I add a lot of variation and as I get closer to the center, I usually go lot lighter, so I keep the darker areas on the outside. I'll put a little more pressure on the outside areas than I will as I'm getting closer to the inside. That's feeling pretty good. That's all there is to making that border right there. Now we need to practice the additive method. I'm going to create a brand new layer and this is where my lettering is going to go. I'm going to just type it out in black or write it out in black first. Let me tap down here to make sure I've got pure black. I'm going to grab my flat marker once again. I'm just going to write the word "Hello", I'm going to grab a slightly larger brush here. Practice my bounce. Now we need to put the gold foil on top of it. We know that the gold foil needs to go on top of that layer wise, so I need to create a new layer, and then we're going to bring in the texture. Hit that little wrench Import image, photos, camera, you can grab the free glare texture that came with class, or if you picked up my procreate kit you can grab the gold foil texture that's in there. From here you can scale it down just using your fingers as soon as it's brought in, and you just want to make sure that there's no black showing on either side. Once you're happy with where it's located, you can just tap your layers, tap the little n right here to change the blend mode. We're going to change it to light and once again. That's looking really good, but as you'll notice if we zoom in here, it's starting to blend with our watercolor and we don't want that to happen, so we need to erase away on the actual texture. I'm keeping it on the texture laurel here, I'm going to grab the eraser and I'm going to go to the air brush and then choose a hard brush, and just start erasing away the areas that are overlapping on top of the texture. Let me zoom in here so hopefully you can see it. I'm just going to come around and makes sure that I'm not missing. See, there's a yellow tinge right here, that's the gold mixing with the watercolor. I'm just going to erase that away and make sure I get any areas that might look a little bit off. This is the finer details. But if you're a detail freak like me, you got to make sure you get them all. There we go, I think we got them all. That's how to mix two textures in a layout using additive and subtractive together. 11. Dreamy: Dimensional Lettering with 2 Textures: In this video, we are going to be creating this final outcome, this dreamy with a water color. We're going to be using the smudge tool for this. Then we're going to start creating some dimension with our letters, adding a little bit of depth there. This is what we're going to be creating in this video. I'm going to go back to my gallery, create a new document, retina. Then I'm going to bring in, just like we did before, we're going to practice that subtractive editing. I need to bring in my texture on layer 1. I'm going to come over to the gear, import image, photos, camera roll. This time I'm going to grab this one right here, this texture and enlarge it. Then once again create a new layer and we're going to fill it with white so just double-tap near the white. Tap on layer 2, choose Fill. Now we can erase away some of the areas that we want. For this one, I'm going to go into artistic and I'm going to use this gesinky ink for this one because it's got a really nice texture, but that's way too small, so I'm going to make it really big. Once again, I'm going to zoom out a little bit so I don't mess up my settings over here as I come around. Like we did with the watercolor for the last video. You're just going to come around and give it a quick texture. I'm going to go light texture as I get towards the inside. Then I'm going to grab my smudge and I'm going to keep it at the water brush right now because I like incorporating a lot of texture and I can just use my finger for this. You don't want to use your stylist for this part. You're just going to start smoothing it out. This creates the dreamy look, blurs it a little bit, but you still get some nice texture picking through. It just feels very dreamy to me. That's where we're going to reach. We're going to do the same thing that we did in the last video, we're going to do the additive lettering. We're going to create a new layer. We're going to set it to black. Let me grab the black, double-tap. Then I'm going to grab my flat marker again and zoom in a little bit here. Let me reduce the size slightly. I'm just going to write the word dreamy on layer 3 right there. That's looking a little bit crooked, but that's fine because we can fix it. If yours is a little crooked like mine is all you have to do is tap on this little cursor icon right here. Then I can just move it and I can scale it so I can fit it into the black area and then I can make it how straight I need it to be. When you're good, you can just tap anywhere and let me zoom out and make sure that's looking good. I'm going to mix in another texture here like we did in the previous video. I'm going to click create a new layer and then add a new texture. Import image, photos, camera, I'm going to grab another watercolor texture to set on top of it. Make sure there's no black peeking through an either side. Change this blend mode to light in once again and now we need to erase away. I'm going to grab an airbrush again for this one, this hard brush and just erase away the areas that are overlapping just like we did with the gold of texture in the previous video. That's looking good. Now we've got the two textures mixing, but we want that depth to come through with the letters. In order to do that, you want to be on top of your texture layer. I'm going to tap this, add a new layer, and then we're going to grab our flat marker. We're going to make it pretty tiny and we're going to reduce opacity way down. Make sure you're on layer 5 when you begin. We're practicing additive because we're drawing it on, we're not erasing it away. I'm just going to zoom in here and everywhere there is an overlap, I'm just going to start painting it in right here. It'll all make sense in a little bit so right here, and it doesn't matter if it goes onto the white at all. I want it to be darker where it hits because I'm creating shadows here. This will be darker and then will slowly get lighter. I'm making my own fore shadows here. This will get a shadow lately faded out. This one will get a shadow. You can increase your brush size if you feel like it's a little too small. This one gets a shadow. Then you can just move. I like using two fingers to move around that way it's not like pinching and obviously you don't want to draw by mistake. If I use two fingers it usually works out pretty well with navigating around as I'm moving a lot. It's like, if you're familiar with Illustrator and Photoshop, holding the spacebar as you're moving around your board. I'm scrubbing all of these areas that need a little darkness to them. Scrub this one too. I just free handed all of that right there. The next thing we need to do, because obviously that looks pretty awful, is once we're here, we're going to change the blend mode of this black that we just drew so we're going to hit the little end and this time we're going to go over to contrast and choose overlay. As soon as we do that, all the areas that went into the white disappear and all the areas that we colored got darker, but they blended in with the texture underneath them. That's how to create that fore dimension there. It looks really cool. It's a fun little technique and it's super easy, no one would ever know that it's really that easy unless they take this class. There you go. That's the dreamy layout with two textures, additive and subtractive. A whole bunch of different things right there, but it came together super quickly. 12. Perfect Circle Laurels: So in this video, we're going to be recreating this artwork. We're going to make a perfectly circle Laurel here and we're going to be practicing once again, subtractive and additive lettering. The subtractive portion is going to be this drawing, and then the additive is the lettering, very similar to what we did before. We're building on the skills that we've learned, progressing through each video. I'm going to go back to my Gallery, create a new document by hitting that "Plus", choose "Retina", and we're going to set the texture on the bottom layer once again because we're going to subtractively reveal that. I'm going to click on this "Gear", "Import image", "Photos", "Camera roll", and since this is a laurel, we're going to keep it green, so we're going to use this texture again. Put that there, we're going to change this to white, and we're going to fill the layer above this. I'm going to tap the "Plus", tap the "Layer", fill the Layer with white. The next thing we need to do is give ourselves a guide because that laurel was perfectly circular and I don't know about you, but I'm not super great at drawing things perfectly circle. In order to do that, we're going to grab our black, and we're going to create a new layer, and this is going to act as our guide. What we need to do is have a circular brush. We're going to tap a circle using an air brush. I'm going to grab my "Brush", go to "Air Brush", makes sure "Hard Brush" is selected, make sure you've got your opacity all the way up, and your size all the way up. Then you're just going to tap the screen once. You can actually, it might be easier if you just touch with your finger, but that's too dark, let me reduce the opacity. We want it to be light enough so we can see through it. Definitely make sure your opacity is a little lower on the [inaudible] Layer. It's on Layer 3 right now and we need to select it because we need our laurel to be bigger than what it is right now. I'm just going to tap this little "Cursor" and that will select it. I can use my fingers to enlarge it now and get it to the size that I want it to be. Once I'm happy with where it is on my art board, I can tap anywhere, and there we go. I got my circle. It doesn't totally feel like it's in the middle, there we go. That looks good. Now we've got a guide that we can use to reveal our laurel. I'm going to come back here and come back to the White Layer, and now we need to erase away the white to reveal the green underneath. I'm going to use the edge of the circle as our guide. If your circle is feeling a little too dark, you can reduce the opacity of your layer so you don't have to go back and redo the whole circle again and scale it up. If you want your circle to be a little bit lighter, just make sure you're on that layer and you can come over here and tap this "Adjustments Icon" up here and just choose "Layer Opacity" and see this Blue Bar that shows up, all you have to do is tap it and slide it, and as you slide it you can see your circle is going to reduce in opacity, and actually that's looking pretty good, let me make sure you can see it on screen. That seems light enough and that way I can see things a little bit better and nothing is overpowered by it being so dark. Now, I'm going to come back to my White Layer, I'm going to grab my "Eraser", choose my "Flat Brush" again, my "Flat Marker", and now I'm going to zoom in, nice and close, and I'm just going to start erasing away where I want my laurel to be. I'm going to make sure my opacity is all the way up, choose a healthy size for your Marker, and now I'm just going to follow the contour of the circles perimeter, and I can draw in my laurel and make it nice and pretty because the texture is beginning to be revealed from underneath. Then I can just rotate it around and follow that contour. It looks like it's super complicated, but it's actually really easy to do. It's nice when you get to make something that looks complicated, but it's not, but nobody else needs to know. I'm going to speed up the video, I'm just going to go around the circle and do this exact same thing so you don't get bored. I'll be right back. Now I've got all of my laurels all in there and you can see they're all nice and textured in varying color, which is really pretty, super simple. Now I don't need the ugly gray circle in there anymore, so I can just turn off the layer by hitting that filled in circle right there and that will and make it disappear. Now I can write in whatever I want to go in the center of that. I'm just going to write the word glitter, make sure I have my "Flat Marker", not my Hard Brush, so I got my "Flat Marker" there, and I'm just going to make sure I'm on my New Layer, and I'm just going to write out the word Glitter. Actually, I need to make sure my opacity all the way up, Glitter. Just like we did before, we're going to put the Glitter Layer on top of this. I'll create a new layer right on top, choose the "Gear" or the [inaudible] , I know I keep saying Gear. Put the Glitter on top, and then choose "Lighten" for the "Blend mode", and now we've got that filled in and we just need to remove wherever there's some overlay happening right there. We're going to grab our Eraser Tool and just erase it using a Hard Air Brush. It's the quickest way to delete or erase. Make sure you get it all, and zoom in. That looks really good. That's how easy it is to make a perfectly circle laurel, and once again, mixing two different types of textures in a layout. 13. Mirror Sided Laurels: In this video, we're going to walk through how to create this, so we're going to take back off of what we learned from the previous video with the circular Laurel. This is taking a one step further with doing a repeated side-by-side laurel and then putting in some topography inside the center, so I'm going to go back to the gallery, create a new document, I'm going to keep it at retina again, some come over here to my layers palette. This time, we're going to practice additive, so we need to put the texture on top of it because when we repeat, we can't do that if we deleted it from the white area, so it needs to be a standalone graphic that we create on its own if that makes sense, so we're going to put the texture on Layer 2 right now, so I'm going to hit my little gear, choose that same green, which is perfect for these laurels, make it nice and big, and then I'm going to change this to lighten once again, and we're going to come back to our layer, make sure you're on Layer 1. This time, we're going to create our guide that we're going to use the same way we did in the last video with creating that circle. This time, we need to make an oval, so we're going to come over here, I've got my black selected, I'm going to come over into my hair brush and choose hard brush, and once again, I'm going to keep my opacity super low and I'm just going to tap the screen once, so I get that circle. Now it's taking on the quality of the water color texture right here, so we can reduce the opacity so it doesn't distract us just like we did before, just reduce it down, and now I've got a light gray instead because it's so light, it's hardly picking up any of that texture, so the next thing we need to do, is make it into an oval, so on the layer that the circle is on, we're going to hit this little cursor icon again, and now I can blow it up, and I can also grab the side nodes and stretched them, so this is how I get an oval out of it, and I can grab the bottom ones too if I wanted to be a little father, so that's looking pretty good, so I can just tap up on the top bar. Once I'm happy, I'm going to tap the brush right there, let me zoom out, that's looking pretty good, so now, I can draw in my half laurel, so what I usually do, is I look and find where the center is, have my oval, and I need to create a new layer right now, I don't want to be on my circle layer, so I don't want my laurel to be attached to the circle, so definitely make sure you have a new layer right here, and I'm going to use black once again, I'm using that additive method and I'm looking at where my center is, and if this is where my center is, I want to stretch just a little bit to the left of it, so I need my flat marker right here, so my center, I'm going to stretch a little bit left and I'm just going to start my laurel and draw in just a random laurel. I'm going to speed up the video, so this doesn't take forever, so I've got my one-half of my laurel all complete, and here's the fun part, so this is the first half of my laurel, and now I need to duplicate it so I can have another one on the other side, so I'll have to do is slide it just as if you were clearing layer only this time we're going to choose duplicate and it creates a new layer right on top of the previous layer. Next, I need to select it because I needed a reflected over, so I'm going to come over and tap the cursor, and down here, you get a little bit of menu and this one reflects it, so if I do that, I'll reflect it, and now I can just drag it over and lined it up the best that I can, comparing it to the other side and where everything hits. That looks pretty good, and when I'm happy, I can just tap the brush, there I am, so now, I can use this top curve up here and set typography on there on a curve, so if you don't even want to make laurels and you just want to type, if you just want to write on a curve, this is a nice little sheet, so you've got a perfect guide and it will always show up the way that you want it to and you don't have to try in free hand, and then go back and redo it, so I'm just going to grab my blue here. I'm going to write with my flat marker once again, but I'm going to create a new layer here because if I write on this layer, it's going to be attached to this duplicated one, so I'm going to create a new layer and now that it's blue, I'm going to get a different effect off the watercolor, so I'm just going to write up here, happy, and I'll do happy birthday maybe, and now once I have my lettering up there and I don't need my circle or my oval guide anymore, I can come over and turn it off. This Layer one down here was my guide, so I can turn that off and you can already get an idea of what the final outcome is looking like, and I can just write in birthday down here, so that is how to create a laurel with similar sides, and you can fill in this middle part with the doodle if you'd like. Let me do that right now actually, so I'm going to create my own new layer, there you go, so now we have a finished laurel, so that's a nice little way to fill in any extra gap that you have there. If they overlap, like if you started directly on center, instead of moving a little further to the left, you might run into an issue where the two of them but up next to each other and it ends up looking pretty bad, and then it's harder to correct that than just fill it in with a little extra doodle at the end, so that's what I would recommend if you need, if you have a little space that you need to fill in at the end, so that is how to create a laurel with duplicate sides using one texture, but adding that different color to the texture as well. 14. Powder Lettering: This is the last technique video in this class. We're going to be creating this powder look which is really fun and really easy. I love the look of color powder and we're only using watercolor texture to give the illusion of that color powder. A few different things going on here. We've got the illusion shadows down at the bottom, it looks like the word is touching the surface, we've got a shadow behind the letters, we've got a highlight on the letters, we've got the actual powder texture and then we've got some darkness happening where the letters are hitting the texture. We're incorporating a lot of what we've learned throughout the class and it's all coming together in this last layout. I'm going to go back to the gallery, create a new document, retina document. We're going to bring in our texture first because we're going to practice subtractive lettering with the texture. On layer 1, I'm going to hit the little wrench, import image and I'm going to choose that purple texture and just set that back there, and then we need a white layer on top of it. I'm going to change this to white, create a new layer, tap on it, fill the layer and now we need another layer on top of that, and I like writing out the word first before I put in that powder look, so I'm going to change this to a lighter blue that I want to use for the actual word. I'm going to grab my brush, I've got my flat marker once again. I'm going to write out powder but I'm going to make it a little larger. I don't like the way I positioned this, all I have to do is tap on that cursor and I can move it, and I can make it bigger if I need to. That looks pretty good and I just have to hit the brush to deselect it. Next, I'm going to bring in that powder look. I'm going to come over to my layers, choose my white layer and go up to your eraser and we're going to grab the spray paints for this one. Tap on spray paint and we're going to grab the fat nozzle right there, and I want to make sure that it's fairly large and I want it pretty opaque. Let me zoom out a little bit so it might be easier. Actually I want it to be even bigger. When I tap on here you can see I'm getting that powder look but it's the spray paint brush that's making that happen. It's cool, and I'm revealing the texture underneath because this is the eraser. The next thing we need to do is have everything stand out a little bit more. Right here, you can see that the texture is overlapping where I don't want it to go. If we refer back to the original, we've gotten rid of all of the texture underneath the letters and we need to add that shadow to the letters as well. We're going to hop back to our original file and we need to start erasing this away. The way that we're going to do it for this one on this white layer, we need to start painting in white so we can cover up the parts that we erase. It's a little backwards it feels but it totally works. Wherever we erase, we need to fill back in with white. We're going to grab our white right here. I'm going to grab my flat marker so I can go in and do the detail work right here of just filling it in, and make sure you're on your white layer for this. I'm keeping all of the counters so areas like those on your letters, I'm keeping those filled in so everything is consistent. When you get to areas where it's butting up and it's a little bit of a hard area, if you reduce your opacity a little bit and then paint over it, it's a more of a gradual fade which helps a lot to make that transition. I'm going to keep my brush really big and my opacity really low and that will help feed that out. That's looking pretty good. In order to create that for a drop shadow, we could paint it in but there's actually a quicker way that we can do it. We can come up to our layers and we can duplicate this powder layer, duplicate, and now we're going to select the one beneath the other one and we're going to just tap on the ''Selection'' and we're just going to move it down a little bit, but it's a little bit hard to see so we need to recolor it. The way that you recolor something is you tap on this little icon up here and choose recolor, and it will recolor whatever color is defined right here. If this was a little bit darker, it would make it darker. Let me show you, if I made it pink and I chose recolor, it's going to change it to that pink. I wanted the blue and now I recolored it to the blue. That's a really quick way to add a full drop shadow effect. The last thing we need to do is add in that little highlight on all the letters, which is really easy. We're just going to create a layer above our original powder layer. I'm going to change this to a light blue, grab my flat marker again. Make this a little brighter. I'm just going to draw in a few lines. Oops. That's looking pretty good, now we just need to add in that darkness to the powder so it looks like it's coming up from the words. On top of the texture layer, we're going to add another layer and this time it's going to be black because we're going to do that overlay effect to simulate depth, and I'm just going to grab a soft air brush for this and make sure I'm on that layer, and then I'm just going to paint on the inside of these letters. That's looking good and now we just need to change the blend mode for this shadow layer to overlay. Go to Contrast and then tap ''Overlay'' and that just darkens it up a little bit and brings it to life. The last thing that we need to do is add those shadows underneath the letters so it looks like they're standing up. We need to be underneath our lettering. I'm going to go above the erase layer but below the lettering layer. I'm going to tap on "My Layers" and I'm going to use my soft air brush once again and I'm going to keep it black but I'm going to keep it really low opacity in really small size. I'm just going to start painting until it starts appearing. I don't need to do too much. It just needs to be subtle and I'm keeping it very horizontal. Everyone that I go to, I'm keeping it horizontal. Now I can increase the size of my brush but I'm going to reduce my opacity almost all the way and just come down here and give the whole floor a darkness to it, so it looks like they're all sitting on the same space. If I zoom out, you can see they're all standing up and that's our illusion. This is the powder illusion. In the next video we're going to go over how to export your artwork if you'd like to, then bring it into Photoshop and do any final touches, or bring it into any other program that you'd like. 15. Exporting Artwork + Farewell: Say after we created this layout that we wanted to then bring it into Photoshop or Illustrator and create a greeting card with it. The way that you would bring it into those programs is you need to first export it out of Procreate. Procreate is really cool because it gives you a bunch of different options for exporting your artwork. If you come over to this little wrench and up here you can see we've got some different actions. If you tap on the share action, you can choose share artwork, and when you share artwork, you get to choose a format. These are the formats that Procreate allows you to export in. Pro means Procreate file, PSD is your Photoshop file. You have a JPEG and a PNG. If you're just creating a basic greeting card, say In illustrator, maybe a JPEG or a PNG is all you need. If you want to use this in Photoshop, that's pretty nice. Once you export it, you're going to be able to retain your layers. If you're familiar with Photoshop, you know how important keeping those layers is for any additional editing that you need to do. Just choose the format that you would like, I'm going to choose JPEG. I can email it to myself, I can AirDrop it to my iMac, I can save the image to my camera roll on here if I wanted to attach it to an email later on, if I wanted to send a text message to someone with it, then it's in my camera roll and I can share it that way as well. There's a bunch of different options. I could even put it on Facebook if I wanted to. That's how you would export it or save it or post it somewhere else. That's really how easy it is. If you change your mind, you can just go back by just tapping the screen anymore. That's how to export your artwork out of Procreate. Thank you so much for enrolling in this class. I really hope you enjoyed it and that you have a better handle on what iPad lettering is all about. If you've been on the fence with investing in an iPad Pro, I totally understand it was tough for me to make that lead to, but I'm so glad that I did and I hope that this inspires you and gives you a little more confidence with lettering, digitally, write on a tablet. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments area of the class or the discussions area and I will get back to you as soon as I can. For more about me, you can head on over to my blog Every week I have new design tutorial. I'm going to start posting more iPad lettering additional tutorials over there as well and you can find me over on Instagram @everytuesday. I'm posting all the time and there's a bunch of lettering time-lapse says already up there. If you enjoyed this class, please give it a thumbs up. I'd really appreciate it. If you are curious about those watercolor texture kits for Procreate or the metallic texture kit for Procreate, I will also leave a link in the class description for those as well. Thanks again for watching and I will see you next time.