Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate is the ultimate guide to every step of the digital hand lettering process. Using the versatile and intuitive iPad drawing and design app Procreate, author and noted lettering instructor Liz Brown composes a series of fun and easy lettering projects that will build confidence by giving all the necessary tools to create gorgeous compositions from the ground up. Each project comes with its own Procreate brush downloads so users can follow along to create their own unique hand lettered quotes, words, and phrases.
Featuring step-by-step lessons including:
-Finding inspiration with color palettes and letterforms for unique styles
-Using Procreate tools for creating and decorating letters
-Tips and tricks for adding textures, layers, shading, and depth to lettering projects
-Creative ideas for jazzing up space around letters
And much, much more! Whether you’re a beginner interested in learning a fun new skill, or an experienced letterer ready to start creating on your iPad, this book will give you everything you need to take the next step in your iPad hand lettering journey.
Liz Kohler Brown
8 x 10in
Soft Cover- without flaps
Gloria June 23, 2020
The author has given us a book that is easily understood and amazingly helpful to a novice like me. She inspires me to try my hand at vintage and other hand-lettering on the iPad. I will refer to this book again and again. I love that in the beginning Brown tells us that if you want perfection, don’t do hand lettering :-). She reassures us that hand lettering’s advantage is in its “authenticity and unpredictability”. She’s right, of course, and that concept makes it easier for me to think about trying something new.
She advises us to collect a database of inspirational images and colors for us to draw on when we start creating our own lettering. I think that’s brilliant, and I appreciate her giving us tips on how to do that. Another often overlooked topic but covered well by the author is a section on common mistakes that beginners make. Couldn’t be more useful! I should add that the author also uses detailed, clearly understandable illustrations to demonstrate techniques. For those of us with less than perfect visual imagination, this section is perfect :-).
In several places in this well-done book the author urges us to stay organized, no easy task, and goes about explaining how to do that on the iPad. I wish more how-to books emphasized and taught more about organization!
At the end of this manual Brown explains how to share our work with others but, more important, tells us how to critique our own work. That’s something I was slow to learn and I’m glad to have her guidance. Yet another topic I seldom see in photography books. This book has inspired me to try hand lettering on my iPad because I know I have an excellent guide to assist me.
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