How to Use iPad Lettering Practice Sheets in Procreate – iPad Hand Lettering

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Two easy ways to use iPad Lettering practice sheets in the Procreate app. My collections of hand lettering worksheets are perfect for beginners and intermediate users.

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The first part of the tutorial explains how to use the iPad practice sheets with a simple color. The second part of the blog post explains how to use a colorful digital paper to add texture to the letters of the worksheet.

Use the table of contents below to jump to a specific part of the tutorial:

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Video Tutorial – How to Practice iPad lettering in Procreate

Watch the video below,  I explain how to download the practice sheets and how to import them into the Procreate app. The video also explains how to use brushes and digital papers to practice hand lettering on the iPad.

Check out my collection of FREE Hand Lettering Worksheets!


Procreate Tools

Before we get started, let me explain the tools I use in Procreate.

  1. I use the iPad Pro and the apple pencil. Any iPad that uses the Apple pencil will work.
  2. The picture below shows the basic tools you need to know for Procreate

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Beginner: How to Use Brushes and Layers in Procreate

1. Save the practice worksheet on a cloud folder (Files folder, Dropbox, or OneDrive).

2. Open the Procreate app > in the top-right of the screen, click “import” > find the hand lettering worksheet and click on it.

3. Go to the layer’s tool > click on the “+”

hand lettering worksheet in the Procreate app. The app has a black background.

4. Go to the brush tool > select a new brush. I love the Procreate Mega Bundle brush set by Alexis Gentry. It includes brushes for hand lettering and for drawing. Other awesome places to find brushes for the Procreate app are the Creative Market and Design Bundles.

If you need help installing the brushes, check out this tutorial.

hand lettering worksheet in the Procreate app. The app has a black background.

5. Go to the color pallet and select a color. Use 2 finger to zoom in. Use the brush size tool to increase and decrease the size of the brush. Start from the left side of the word. Put less pressure to create thin strokes and more pressure to create thick strokes.

zoom in image of the Procreate app. The canvas shows the words I am kind with black and pink colors.

Use two fingers to zoom out, your hand lettering worksheet should look like the image below. Do not try to perfect the strokes or lines. Enjoy tracing over the letters, the more you practice the easier hand lettering on the iPad becomes.

Hand lettering practice sheet on the black canvas of the Procreate app. The words have pink and yellow colors.


Intermittent: How to Use Digital Papers, Layers, and Brushes in Procreate

1. Save the practice worksheet on a cloud folder (Files folder, Dropbox, or OneDrive).

2. Open the Procreate app > in the top-right of the screen, click “import” > find the hand lettering worksheet and click on it.

3. Assuming your cloud folder is in the bottom menu of the app. Gently press on the cloud folder and drag it to the right aide of the app.

split screen in the iPad pro

4. In the cloud folder, find the digital paper. Gently press on the digital paper and drag it to the Procreate canvas.

dragging a colorful digital paper from the right side to the left side of the ipad

5. Use two fingers to move the image. Make sure the digital paper covers all the letters.

colorful digital paper on top of the procreate canvas

6. Go to the layers tool, click on the digital paper layer and select “mask. A new layer will appear on top the digital paper’s layer.

colorful digital paper on top of the procreate canvas

7. Now go to the color pallet and choose the color black. Drag your finger across the color wheel until you get to the bottom.

colorful digital paper on top of the procreate canvas

8. Go to the layers tool, click on the “layer mask” and select “fill layer”. The layer will be filled with the black color and the digital paper will disappear in the background.

Mask layer in the Procreate app

9. Go to the color pallet and choose the color white.

Hand lettering practice worksheet in the Color pallet in the Procreate app

10. Go to the brush tool > select a new brush. I love the Procreate Mega Bundle brush set by Alexis Gentry. It includes brushes for hand lettering and for drawing. Other awesome places to find brushes for the Procreate app are the Creative Market and Design Bundles.

If you need help installing the brushes, check out this tutorial.

hand lettering brushes in the Procreate app. A positive hand lettering worksheet is behind the brush window.

11. Use 2 finger to zoom in. Use the brush size tool on the top-left to increase or decrease the size of the brush. Start from the left side of the word. Put less pressure to create thin strokes and more pressure to create thick strokes.

Words I am kind and smart are shows on teh Procreate canvas. The words have a colorful tone.

12. The layers and iPad lettering practice sheet should look like the image below. Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions or problems. I will get back to you as soon as I see your message.

How to Use iPad Lettering Practice Sheets in Procreate - Hand Lettering

I hope my tutorial explaining how to use the Procreate as an iPad lettering app was helpful and interesting. Check out my collection of digital planners & stickers.

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2 Comments

  1. Hey what type of procreate brush did you use for the tutorial and where can I get it please???