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Free Procreate Lettering Brush for Modern Calligraphy

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Download a free Procreate lettering brush. Plus learn how to create your own brush pen for modern calligraphy lettering.

If you like this tutorial, you might be interested in my other brush tutorials for Procreate.

You might also like these free lettering worksheets for brush pens.

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How to Make a Brush Pen for Lettering on Procreate

If you’re new to lettering, working on the iPad can be a great way to learn. Procreate is my favorite drawing app because you can do so much with it.

I love working on lettering on my iPad because it’s so easy to erase mistakes. It’s also easy to keep practicing until I get the hang of a certain letter or style.

I normally upload my lettering worksheets and create new layers to practice on. When I fill one layer, I hide it and create a new one. This is an easy way to see that you’re getting better as you practice.

Delete the layers when you add too many and start again.

Practicing lettering on my iPad has made me more confident for trying it with markers and even paintbrushes.

Tips for Using a Lettering Brush

  • Adding pressure to the downstrokes makes the lines thicker, but you get better results with medium pressure.
  • Write slowly for better results.
  • Works great with these free lettering worksheets!
  • If it’s not perfect, you can either undo it and try again or fix it by drawing over it or deleting the parts that you don’t like.
using a calligraphy brush pen on worksheet in procreate

How to Make a Lettering Brush for Procreate

Making an Oval for the Brush Shape

  1. Start a new square document. (It has to be square or the image will be skewed.)
  2. Add a black circle. (You can either draw it and use the shape builder to make a perfect circle and fill it in or make a large dot with a monoline brush.) Click here to learn more about making stamp brushes. making a brush pen in procreate
  3. Enlarge the circle if necessary.
  4. Use the select tool.
  5. Select the freeform tool (uniform is chosen by default.)
  6. Make the circle narrow into an oval. making calligraphy pen for procreate
  7. Center the oval in the center of the square. oval on procreate screenshot
  8. In the Actions panel (wrench in left top corner), choose Copy Canvas.using procreate to make lettering pen

Finishing the Brush Pen

  1. Start a new brush.
  2. Choose shape in the brush studio.
  3. Click edit on the shape source.
  4. Choose Import and then Paste.pasting new shape in procreate brush studio
  5. Use a two finger tap to invert the shape.invert shape in procreate brush studio
  6. Click Done.
  7. In the shape panel settings, toggle on azimuth.shape settings for calligraphy pen
  8. Open the Stroke Path and set spacing to 6% and streamline to Max.stroke settings in procreate
  9. In the Apple Pencil settings, change opacity to none. (This changes the the transparency at the beginning and ends of the stroke.)apple pencil settings in procreate
  10. Name your brush as desired.

You might be interested in this color-changing lettering brush tutorial!

Options to Alter the Pen Brush

  • Change streamline. I have it set to max to smooth the line all the way. A lower setting will make the writing more authentic. Plus you can write faster.
  • Change the oval shape source orientation. Use a twisting motion to change the oval to a horizontal oval.
  • Make a thinner or fatter oval for the brush source. This creates drastically different brushes!
  • Changing the grain source to a texture gives you a scratchier, chalk-like brush.
  • You can also play with the settings in the Apple pencil panel to change how the brush reacts when using the Apple pencil.

For more information on the brush studio settings, check out this post.

New brushes are added all the time!

Download a Free Procreate Lettering Brush

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Click here to download a free brush pen for Procreate.

Here’s how to import brushes in Procreate.

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    1. You can do anything you want! My daughter is left-handed, so I know the struggle with smudged hand-writing and the like. I would try to learn digitally first. That will help you avoid the smudged lettering. My other recommendation is to find a left-handed hand letterer to learn from. If you can see video of them drawing, you can mimic the way that they draw. When you move on to traditional media, I would start with inks that dry really quickly, like alcohol ink. Hope this helps!

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