Let's Create Hand-Lettered Illustrations for Instagram, Laptop or Smartphone! - Procreate Basics

Jenni Ahlberg, Illustrator, Hand letterer & Designer

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11 Videos (51m)
    • Welcome!

      3:06
    • Let's pick a canvas size!

      2:19
    • Let's go through the basics!

      6:59
    • Let's learn some tricks!

      6:51
    • Let's write!

      4:51
    • Let's create a shadow!

      3:06
    • Let's choose our background!

      6:04
    • Let's illustrate!

      7:58
    • Let's add some texture!

      4:34
    • Let's export!

      2:58
    • Let's finish this!

      2:10
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About This Class

Learn Procreate Basics!

During this course, you will learn the basics of how to use the Procreate app on an iPad. In the process, you will learn how to create your own hand-lettered illustrations that you can use as "month starter" posts on Instagram or as background images on your laptop or smartphone.

As a class project, we will create an illustration that combines your written text and small illustrations in your chosen canvas size.

You don't need to have any previous knowledge of Procreate, but if you do, fear not, it will only mean that you will be able to breeze through this course much quicker and focus purely on the creating part of the project.

Can't wait to see you in class!



You will need:

  • An iPad
  • Procreate app (costs less than 10 $/€, at the time of class release)
  • Apple pen (optional)
  • Your virtual creativity hat

Other material:

  • Two free texture files which you will find on the project page

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Thank you Jenni, this was an inspiring and very concrete class! I really got the basics for using ProCreate and a lot of delightful new ideas what to create! I'm working on monthly pictures for Instagram now, can't wait to share them here in class projects! Hope to see more of your classes, can't wait! :)
Jenni is a great teacher and this class is a wonderful introduction into procreate for lettered and illustrated pieces you can use for social media, wallpapers, cards and so much more. The instructions and explanations are clear and easy to follow and the class has a positive and inspiring gib’s - you can tell Jenni is passionate about her art and teaching.
I recently bought an ipad pro and didn't know where to start. This is the perfect set of lessons which are explained clearly and suggestions how you can break free and own your own creative projects.

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Jenni Ahlberg

Illustrator, Hand letterer & Designer



Hello, I'm Jenni! I'm a Finnish illustrator, hand letterer, interior designer and a big-time coffee consumer. I'm also an aspiring surface pattern designer.

I live in Southern Finland in the capital area and I'm freelancing under the name of Jeah Design.

I'm really into watercolours and digital drawing (on an iPad) at the moment and that's what most of my work is currently about. My other passion is modern calligraphy and hand-lettering, both analogue and di...

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