4 Online Classes That Will Have You iPad Lettering in No Time
Summer is in full swing, which means so is wedding season, and that means that your Instagram feed is likely chock-full of gorgeous lettering. And while in the past, calligraphy was done by hand on paper, it’s becoming more and more common to do it with a stylus on a tablet — and the results are still breathtaking. If you’ve been a little envious of the calligraphers you see on your Insta feed, we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the web for the best iPad lettering courses. Check out our picks below!
Hand lettering artist and type designer Molly Jacques will teach you how to get the most out of your iPad and Apple Pencil by showing you how to use all the features and settings in the Procreate app; practice your digital lettering with the help of some handy lettering guides; and create, adjust, and save your own custom brushes. She’ll also share various tips and shortcuts to make using Procreate easy as pie, so you can create stunning prints in no time. PS: Brit + Co classes are yours to keep — forever!
In this class, Caroline Winegeart will teach you all the ins and outs of the Procreate app, as well as lettering basics and 3D lettering techniques. At the end of the class, you’ll have a gorgeous digitally lettered quote that you can share with your Instagram followers. Get ready to watch the likes roll in. (Photo via Caroline Winegeart/Made Vibrant)
In this class, Teela Cunningham will show you not only Procreate but some basics in Adobe Draw and Adobe Sketch as well. You’ll learn how to use lettering guides, subtractive and additive lettering, different textures, brush customization, and more! Plus, since the class is hosted on Skillshare, you’ll have access to Cunningham and your classmates the whole time. (Photos via Teela Cunningham/Skillshare)
This premium Amanda Arneill course is taught by designer and letterer Stephan Kunz. In this 21-lesson class, you’ll go beyond the basics by learning how to personalize the Procreate interface; dive into techniques like monoline, color effects, and reflections; and add hand-lettered design into real images. By enrolling in this class, you’ll get everything you need for iPad lettering success. This includes class videos, a full course book, brush set, and a stock photo collection. (Photo via Amanda Arneill).