When it comes to lettering in Procreate, I’m often asked how to create lettering on a curve. Unfortunately, Procreate doesn’t currently have a way to type along a path (which would be the perfect template), so we have to get a little creative, but it *can* be done! This week, I’m sharing two ways you can do it.

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Quick Tip: Lettering on a Curve in Procreate

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Here’s a written overview of how to letter on a curve in Procreate:
  • Option 1: grab your favorite lettering brush and draw a curve, hold it until it snaps. Reduce the opacity of that arc and duplicate that layer. Drag that layer above.
  • Grab the vertical pattern brush and on a new layer, paint in the vertical guides. Write out the word you plan to write out on the side so you know how many letters you are working with.
  • Find the center of the arc and draw a little dot to indicate where your middle letter should go.
  • Use the vertical guide widths as a way to keep your spacing consistent.
  • Option 2: Click on drawing guide, edit drawing guide and hit perspective. Tap on the middle of your canvas to create a vanishing point. Repeat the steps from option one to draw in the arc.
  • Select both of your arcs and drag them until you hit the center line of your vanishing point.
  • Deselect and create a brand new layer with your lettering. Turn off your drawing guide and other lines.
  • Scale up your lettering to the size you want and reduce the opacity. Then create a new layer above and letter it out again with a more crisp, perfect edge.
  • Done!

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