3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering

3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering

For years, I have looked longingly at animations I see online and wished that one day, I too could be one of those amazing illustrators who creates animations using the incredibly complicated and expensive Adobe After Effects program.  Then I realized I could recreate the same style I was seeing online with just a few steps on my iPad!  Here is a look at one of the techniques:

The process is about five million times easier than animating on a computer, and it literally only takes a few minutes to learn.  Ready to start animating your lettering?  Check out the class trailer.

In the class, you’ll learn how to turn your hand lettering into animations that make your lettering really stand out online.  I’ll show you several different types of lettering animation, so you can choose the method that works best for your personal style.

You’ll learn:

    • how to create a simple animation with moving decorative elements
    • the basics of the RoughAnimator app
    • a few different ways to make your hand drawn elements move across the page.
    • how to turn an image made in Procreate into an animation using RoughAnimator
    • how to create a hand drawn animation that shows the movement of your pencil or stylus
  • how to use multiple colors in an animation, so you can turn any quote into a multi-colored animation.

All you need to take this class is your iPad, Procreate, and a stylus.  The RoughAnimator app is optional, but it’s only a few dollars in the app store, so once you see how fun it is to use, you’ll probably want to buy it. If you’re growing your hand lettering business or online following, animating your lettering is a great way to get noticed online.

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Ready to take this class? Go to the class page to get started.  If you don’t have a Skillshare membership, you can still watch the class for free.  Just sign up for a 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!

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Illustrating with Layered Texture & Color

Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations.  We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.

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Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

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70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

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Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.