ABCs of Procreate

Learn Modern Calligraphy on Your iPad

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The ABCs of Procreate course includes:

  • Color-Changing Calligraphy Procreate Brush (.brush file)
  • Lowercase Workbook (.procreate file)
  • Capital Workbook (.procreate file)
  • Practice Words Workbook (.procreate file)
  • Bonus lettering project

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Students of this online course love the progress they've seen:

"I'm a relative beginner [...] I have to say, this two-tone brush reallllly helped my consistency. It allowed me to make sure that my pressure is right, and I can already see a HUGE difference just after a week. Thank you!" - Katie M.

"The brush in the ABC’s course has been a GAME changer for me and is starting to finally build that muscle memory I THOUGHT I had!!!" - Adreanna L.

"Highly recommend!!! I've been wasting so much paper while trying to practice hand lettering. This is easy to use and great for practicing." - Nicole V.

The iPad opens up SO many possibilities for calligraphers and hand letterers. Using the app called Procreate, you can enjoy creating beautiful digital art as a fun hobby. It's especially great for on-the-go creativity.

Or, simply practice calligraphy without the mess of "real" supplies. You can even turn your designs into stickers or greeting cards for friends and family. Learning the ABCs is a great starting point, and we're excited to teach you in this course.

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What supplies do I need?

To successfully complete the course, you will need:

  1. An iPad
  2. The Procreate App
  3. An Apple Pencil -- more info below:

The Apple Pencil you need to purchase depends on which iPad model you have. Check the list below to see which iPad you have and find our Amazon affiliate link to each Apple Pencil generation.

To check which iPad model you have, on your iPad Go to Settings > General > About > Model Name

You can use Apple Pencil (2nd generation) with these iPad models:

  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (all generations)

You can use Apple Pencil (1st generation) with these iPad models:

  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad (6th, 7th, 8th and 9th generation)
  • iPad (10th generation)*
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch

* You need the USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter to pair and charge Apple Pencil with iPad (10th generation).

Double check the Apple website to ensure up to date info here.

No, it’s not just you - learning iPad calligraphy alone is intimidating!

Trying to understand blend modes, canvas size, exporting your work and everything in between is a HUGE task on your own.

Gaining complete control over the software feels impossible when you’re learning alone, which is exactly why we’ve created this user-friendly, beginner-level course teaching you your ABCs in the Procreate App.

After getting so much student feedback on our free iPad course, Procreate brushes and beginner guides, we’ve created the ABCs of Procreate to give excited students instant access to the entire iPad calligraphy alphabet.

Write calligraphy styles from bounce lettering to calligraphy or traditional scripts like the Spencerian script - these can all be created using modern tools.

The question is - what will you write first?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about learning iPad calligraphy with the ABCs of Procreate? We want to help answer them!

What do I need to learn iPad calligraphy?

In order to learn calligraphy on your iPad, you need an Apple Pencil, an iPad that syncs with the Apple Pencil and the Procreate App.

Syncing with the Apple Pencil is the most important factor when choosing your iPad calligraphy tools, and this ability depends on your iPad model. The recent versions of the iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad Mini all sync automatically. To see if your model syncs or to help you pick out a new iPad for digital lettering, view our iPad buying guide.

You may want to invest in some more tools as you’re practicing calligraphy more on your iPad, like a screen protector or a finger grip. Here are our favorite iPad accessories for lettering!

Can I use a generic Apple Pencil?

Lettering and calligraphy rely on pressure sensitivity, meaning that you get thin upstrokes when you apply a light touch and thick downstrokes when you write with pressure applied. The best pressure-sensitive utensil on the market in the Apple Pencil, and you can find which one you need on the Apple website (or scroll up on this page to view the supplies list).

Do you have a free iPad calligraphy course?

Yes, we do have a free course that teaches iPad Calligraphy Basics.

If you aren’t able to invest money in your lettering work right now, you can still get free practice sheets, and a free brush out of our custom Procreate brush pack from that course. View it here.

Do I need to pay for the Procreate App?

Yes, the Procreate App comes at a one-time cost of $12.99. While there are alternatives like Photography and Adobe Fresco, Procreate is widely considered to be the best app for digital art (calligraphy art included!) and is the preferred choice for hobbyists and professional digital artists. While there are other apps on the market,

This is actually a positive thing for the digital calligraphy community because specific calligraphy apps wouldn’t receive the same amount of attention and development. This app offers an incredible depth of brush tools (both paid Procreate brushes and free Procreate brushes) developed by artists worldwide.

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This course is more than just a collection of tutorials, practice sheets and helpful tips - it’s a complete roadmap from…

  • Opening Procreate for the first time, to
  • Learning your basic strokes, to
  • Writing the alphabet and making artwork like the lettering artists that you admire

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Your Instructor

Jillian & Jordan
Jillian & Jordan

We've helped hundreds of students just like you transform into confident lettering artists. You can do it too, promise.

We were beginners just a few years ago so we completely understand the struggles of starting. The course was designed with those obstacles in mind!

Start your lettering transformation today. We can't wait to see how far you go.

Why practice the alphabet when learning iPad lettering?

Before becoming an iPad pro, everyone needs to learn the basic settings

While you can download free practice sheets to try to learn iPad lettering, being walked through each Procreate setting step by step and learning the fundamentals is a much more fruitful learning experience.

A perfect place to start is your ABCs! Write the lowercase and uppercase calligraphy alphabet through our letter-by-letter tutorial.

This approach to iPad lettering…

  • Teaches you Procreate settings
  • Grows your muscle memory
  • Is a simple starting point
  • Builds your confidence

Use your ABCs as an invitation to gain complete control over Procreate and become an iPad pro.

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Procreate Lettering Inspiration

Need some inspiration to practice your calligraphy penmanship and dive into iPad lettering? Let these iPad lettering examples inspire you.

Modern calligraphy written using our custom Procreate brush:

Traditional calligraphy, ranging from Spencerian to Copperplate calligraphy, can be written using just your iPad:

Turn iPad lettering into an entire digital art composition:

Inspired to learn iPad lettering for yourself? Join the ABCs of Procreate to start progressing now.