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Text on a curved path in Procreate

  • Опубліковано 12 тра 2020


  • Ash
    Ash 11 місяців тому +81

    Although this is a superb tutorial, it’s unfortunate that Procreate isn’t more optimised for this kind of work. I hope over time they introduce more quality of life features similar to Align, pathfinder, envelope distort, shape builder etc. That would really put this app into a league of its own

  • artbyjosieg
    artbyjosieg 2 роки тому +827

    This is so labor intensive 😳 Procreate should think about updating with a feature that allows you to do this easier...

    • Crystyn Navarro
      Crystyn Navarro 10 днів тому

      @David Sierra what apps do this?

    • David Sierra
      David Sierra 4 місяці тому

      I agree! Other programs auto-curve the letters around the circle!

    • Joel Hernandez
      Joel Hernandez 6 місяців тому

      Not that difficult

    • SilviSweet
      SilviSweet 7 місяців тому

      Seriously letter by letter 🤦‍♀️

    • Eugene Butler
      Eugene Butler 11 місяців тому +1

      Ya there is alot that simpler apps do better. You would think they could do it on procreate. The sketchbook app is a perfect example. They have great tools and different pens and brushes and the app is so user friendly.
      I wish ProCreate had a similar tool set.

  • Adam G
    Adam G Рік тому +13

    the easier thing to do is send it to photoshop, create a circle and then do the type on a path command. super easy and quick. procreate needs to add this feature, would love to not have to use any adobe programs at all.

  • Simon ESBÉ Bergeron
    Simon ESBÉ Bergeron 2 роки тому +98

    This is waaaay too complicated for its own good. Also, by rasterizing, moving and having the letters turn a bit, we can spot a bit of blurriness, which definitely makes this process feel a tad underwhelming considering the amount of work. Hoping an upcoming update can clear this because if we can't have crisp letters, even rasterized, then what's the point?

    • Dean Brooks
      Dean Brooks Рік тому +1

      @Calliope G. I agree, they focused on 3D when we really need better text options, vector drawing/paths, and save selections once a path has been made. It would make life wayyyy more easier, even if I had to pay a small fee for it I would.

    • Calliope G.
      Calliope G. Рік тому

      exactly. wake up, procreate team!

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +10

      Yes Simon, not being able to type on a path as a feature makes it more laborious task. Some people really only want to use Procreate exclusively, so this is a workaround for them. If you have other software though, such as Affinity or Adobe, they are the way to go for this particular task. Re the blurring of the letters - there may be a slight loss in crispness when rotating, but it shouldn’t be too bad. Make sure your interpolation setting is ‘Bicubic’. You can change this by selecting your text with the arrow tool and it’s the 2nd icon from the right in the menu bar. (It might say ‘Nearest’ or ‘Bilinear’ depending on what it’s currently set to). Also try to get the rotation right in one go rather than redoing too many times. This will also help.
      Here’s some more info:

  • Dust in Space Studios - Expat Artist and Travels

    You can turn on a "perspective" radial drawing guide and drop it in the middle of your circle which will help aligning those letters a lot.

  • tkashur
    tkashur 10 місяців тому +6

    I would gladly pay for a text upgrade. Just with all the nice text options like pathfinder and such.

  • Marriah Milktea
    Marriah Milktea Рік тому +6

    Thank you for this! It's really not that complicated of a process with practice and familiarity. I, too, hope that someday Procreate advances their text editing feature. But I think for now this works just as well! Thanks again!!

    • Marriah Milktea
      Marriah Milktea Рік тому

      Oh, worth mentioning that if you just do the letters on by one, it's much more effective than rasterizing and clipping etc. Just make sure you have enough layers available before flattening and stuff haha!

  • Ahna
    Ahna 2 роки тому +5

    This took me a little while, but was worth the effort. Thank you so much for the great tutorial!

  • Naturally Naz
    Naturally Naz Рік тому

    Love this! Very helpful for me! Thanks. 🥰

  • Chanel Abeyta
    Chanel Abeyta 4 місяці тому

    this was SO SO SO SO SO helpful!! Thank you! Loved the pace you spoke at and everything!!!

  • Wally Bong
    Wally Bong 10 місяців тому +4

    Each time I need a tutorial, you appear. Your teaching style is exactly right for my learning style. You realistically consider how people actually think and see.

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  10 місяців тому

      Oh wow, thank you Wally. That's such a nice comment and you've made my day 😀 So glad it's helpful

  • Cat008101
    Cat008101 10 місяців тому +1

    Okay so if you wanna do this with cursive text and have it attached the warp tool can be used with the circle template it’s a little janky but it works. Just finished my new logo. Would have never thought to use a guide till I saw this video 💕

  • Frank Rigatoni
    Frank Rigatoni Рік тому +8

    absolutely insane that this program doesn't have a feature for curving text. what a long process this is to get curved text. might as well move your project to another editing software to add text.
    procreate HAS TO add this feature in an update soon.

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  9 місяців тому

      I find this distorts the text too much, but it's certainly worth a shot!

    • Melissa Woodland
      Melissa Woodland 9 місяців тому

      Go into "Warp" = Advanced Mesh" - That's how you actually do it

  • chae
    chae 7 місяців тому +2

    Thank you so much for the tutorial I really appreciate your effort

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  7 місяців тому

      Thanks for watching and for your lovely comment! 😃

  • Linda Laforge
    Linda Laforge Рік тому +5

    I think I’ll just save my file and place it in a vector program like Affinity Designer and do it there - like I always used to between Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Fashion Illustration by Phoo
    Fashion Illustration by Phoo 11 місяців тому

    Thank you so much for the video. I learned a lot and it’s worth watching it ❤️

  • TA L.
    TA L. 6 місяців тому

    Excellent tutorial. Exactly what I was looking for. I think I would export it to Photoshop for this part to finish my work. But it was something I needed ATM. Thanks so much.

  • Vanessa Anne
    Vanessa Anne 2 роки тому +5

    How did I not think of this?! Thank you for the helpful video!

  • Navid Ahmed
    Navid Ahmed Місяць тому

    I use this alternative app just for curved texts. It’s called phonto and it’s free. I wanted to see if procreate had this feature. But now i think I’m gonna stick with phonto. Great tutorial btw. Thanks alottt!

  • Caroline marks
    Caroline marks Рік тому +4

    Really helpful, thank you. But, yes, I do hope Procreate can do something with this.

  • Romina González Durán
    Romina González Durán 2 роки тому

    Hi! Thank you very much for your video, it helped me a lot. Where did you get that folder of shape brushes? Or did you create it yourself? I would like to have one like that, I do not like that procreate does not have a rule, I feel that it is much needed. Sorry if it's misspelled, I use a translator

    • Romina González Durán
      Romina González Durán 2 роки тому

      @iPad Calligraphy thank you!!!!

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +1

      Hey Romina, thanks for watching. The shape brushes are custom brushes of mine. They are available here - ipadcalligraphy.com/product/ornament-brushes/

  • Veerle Lemmens
    Veerle Lemmens Рік тому +1

    Thank you so much for this video !!! Learned a lot 😍

  • lay gray
    lay gray 10 місяців тому +1

    Love the video 💕

  • Debs Delight
    Debs Delight 23 дні тому +1

    great. i will try this out. Thank you.

  • Molly Andersen
    Molly Andersen 9 місяців тому

    SO helpful, Thankyou!!

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  9 місяців тому

      You're welcome Molly, thanks for watching!

  • choco
    choco 2 роки тому +1

    Muchas gracias por el video 🙌

  • Leone Su'a
    Leone Su'a 4 місяці тому

    Thank you that was very helpful.

  • Jeff Cooper
    Jeff Cooper 2 роки тому +1

    Thank you ! Very helpful .

  • Clarissa&Dee S&V
    Clarissa&Dee S&V Рік тому

    I would have never thought of this, thanks

  • Romulo Guardia
    Romulo Guardia 8 місяців тому +1

    Thank you, advice, show each step calmly and speak slower, not everyone is as familiar as you are with procreate

  • Aidan Howarth
    Aidan Howarth 2 роки тому +1

    Really helpful thank you

  • Nemalde
    Nemalde Рік тому

    Having a hard time trying to find a tutorial on arched text. Can you do one of those?

  • Tammy Glez
    Tammy Glez Рік тому +1

    Freaking awesomeeee just perfect! Thank you so much

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  Рік тому +1

      so glad to hear that Tammy. Thanks for watching 😃

  • Kankabonno Bono
    Kankabonno Bono 5 місяців тому

    I did this too… thought there is way auto follow the curve

  • Andharu Artwork
    Andharu Artwork 2 роки тому +3

    good effort, thank for sharing

  • Evelyn Pinkard
    Evelyn Pinkard 2 роки тому +1

    Do I need the drawing tool to do this? Also, which app do I download in order to do this.? Thank you. This is all new to me even though I have had my iPad for going on three years.

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому

      Hi Evelyn. The app used for this tutorial is Procreate. If you wanted to achieve this 'text on a curved path' type effect, there are other apps that will do it a bit easier, such as Affinity Designer. It depends what you want to do

  • Emily Lou
    Emily Lou 2 роки тому +5

    Why when I try to recreate this my letters get all pixilated and rough around the edges? Is there something I’m going wrong in setting or something?

    • 320GFX *
      320GFX * 2 роки тому

      This happens to me very often, how do I stop this?

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +2

      Hey Emily, There can be a slight loss in crispness when rotating, but it shouldn't be too bad. Make sure your interpolation setting is 'Bicubic'. You can change it by selecting your text with the arrow tool and it's the 2nd icon from the right in the menu bar. (It might say 'Nearest' or 'Bilinear' depending on what it's currently set to). Also try to get the rotation right in one go rather than redoing too many times.
      Here's some more info:

  • CJ Fedalizo
    CJ Fedalizo 2 роки тому +1

    Thanks for the helpful video!!

  • Daye Conste
    Daye Conste 2 роки тому +3

    I’ve been wanted to edit something like this. But when I move my text it became blurry. Does it happen while you’re editing this?

    • Daye Conste
      Daye Conste 2 роки тому +1

      iPad Calligraphy thank you so much! This is so helpful. Hopefully soon I will be able to understand all its features.

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +1

      Hi Daye. There's may be a slight loss in crispness when rotating, but it shouldn't be too bad. Make sure your interpolation setting is 'Bicubic'. You can change it by selecting your text with the arrow tool and it's the 2nd icon from the right in the menu bar. (It might say 'Nearest' or 'Bilinear' depending on what it's currently set to). Also try to get the rotation right in one go rather than redoing too many times. This will also help.
      Here's some more info:

  • Jas
    Jas 10 місяців тому

    wish we could curve text like illustrator in procreate :(

  • K.R.
    K.R. 2 роки тому +1

    Just download a clock and lay it over. Then put the letters where the marks are.

  • Damon Gladden
    Damon Gladden Рік тому

    How do I get the shapes?

  • Eric Rodriguez
    Eric Rodriguez Рік тому +1

    She’s just trying to help no need to be harsh with her. Keep doing your thing queen

  • Kelli
    Kelli Рік тому

    Has anyone experienced random font names being blank in their fonts list?

  • Alyona Danilova
    Alyona Danilova 2 роки тому +4

    Thank you very much!!!

  • CurlyShirleyArt
    CurlyShirleyArt Рік тому

    How come even tho I rasterize the size still ends up changing around as I attempt to move the letter?

  • Elisa González Alanís
    Elisa González Alanís 2 роки тому +3

    Thank you very much u rock!

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa 2 роки тому +1

    Hi I’m new here! How do we get the shapes and ornament set?

    • Vanessa
      Vanessa 2 роки тому

      @iPad Calligraphy thank you !!

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +1

      Hi Vanessa, and welcome! The shapes and ornaments set is available here - ipadcalligraphy.com/product/ornament-brushes/

  • Geniuskatie
    Geniuskatie Рік тому

    Wooow super cool, thank you so much!

  • Lownds_82
    Lownds_82 Рік тому +1

    Thank you!

  • Hurrikane Gaming
    Hurrikane Gaming Рік тому +2

    Procreate get on a fix. This is ridiculous. But thanks for showing us how.

  • Dmaccabees
    Dmaccabees 2 роки тому +3

    Excellent 🔥💯🔥

  • Summer Ethridge
    Summer Ethridge 2 роки тому +147

    It’s like Rebel Wilson is explaining this to me. 🤣😍

  • Indy
    Indy 2 роки тому +1

    or you can use photoshop to do this part too :) If someone happens to have

  • Lil!_ thiccPeach
    Lil!_ thiccPeach 2 роки тому +55

    I want to cry, I’ve been working on my piece for 14 hours straight AND NOW I’VE REALIZED THIS FEATURE ISNT BUILT INNNN?!?😭😭😭😭😭

  • Kabar Kabar
    Kabar Kabar Рік тому

    It's hardway manually cut one by one

  • deborah pennell
    deborah pennell 2 роки тому +1

    Can’t wait to give this a try

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому

      Awesome Deborah. I'd love to see how you get on. I'm @nicolemauloni on insta if you decide to share 😀

  • Calliope G.
    Calliope G. Рік тому

    please god, procreate people, make text on a path a standard feature. My love hate relationship with procreate is real.

  • Arshika K
    Arshika K Рік тому

    It works well with capital letters but won't look this neat with cursive or script writing. Not to mention, it's way time consuming

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  Рік тому

      Thanks for watching Arshika. Yes that's right. As I mentioned in the video a block capital letter is best for this method. And it is time consuming too unfortunately. But I guess it depends on the quality of the result you want to see. Trying to do the same by 'warping' the text using Procreate's warp tool ends up pixelated and distorted. Obviously, only do it if you need to! Hope that helps

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  • Lisa Reader
    Lisa Reader 2 роки тому +2

    I can't seem to move the letters without them resizing... Is there a way so keep them uniform while moving them around?

    • arudelle
      arudelle 2 роки тому +2

      Lisa Reader when you rotating the text, press “uniform” button so the text doesn’t resizing. hope this helps

  • SWAZ
    SWAZ Рік тому

    This is way too much work just to curve letters onto an arch. Procreate really needs to do something about this... And a few other things

  • InkMoneyArt
    InkMoneyArt 2 роки тому

    Thank you

  • TheGraceNoel
    TheGraceNoel 2 роки тому +2

    Thank you Queen

  • Cee Denise
    Cee Denise Рік тому

    How do I find your Shapes brushes

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  Рік тому

      Hi Cee, the shape & ornament brushes are available here - ipadcalligraphy.com/product/ornament-brushes/

  • Yuki’s art
    Yuki’s art 2 роки тому

    Just use Warp and then Advance Mesh, much much easier maaan!

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +1

      I find that method massively distorts the text

  • The Honey Seals
    The Honey Seals 2 роки тому +40

    Shortcut. Don’t watch. Just rasterize the text and drag each letter around a circle shape

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +18

      Thanks for your feedback Honey Seals. It sounds like you've got a really good handle of using Procreate. Not everyone does and I try to help those that need instruction for each step. There's a load of other UAclips Channels with more advanced / fast paced tutorials - they might suit you better 👍

  • Debs Delight
    Debs Delight 2 дні тому

    Nightmare not one programe does this easily. I tried so many. All crap. Affinity is a nightmare.

  • Jurassic Gamer 2013
    Jurassic Gamer 2013 Рік тому

    The option to curve text is on Word ffs! How is it not on Procreate?!

  • La Chic
    La Chic 2 роки тому +1

    Canva photo app can do similar thing.

  • aretha Spegall
    aretha Spegall Рік тому +1

    You are moving to fast!, And Procreate is not letting me move the letters it duplicated my letters after I used the squiggly line to move it out of they way. It won’t let me adjust the letters. So frustrating I am brand new to procreate . Why can’ t the just add a easy feature to do this. OMG!

  • Adrian
    Adrian Рік тому

    There must be an easier way. Are you joking???

  • DawkinsPlays
    DawkinsPlays 19 днів тому

    This video is 2 years old and Procreate still doesn’t have this in the app.

  • TerryPerry aKa JCL
    TerryPerry aKa JCL 2 роки тому +16

    This should be built in

  • Arthur Morgan
    Arthur Morgan Рік тому

    Why is this not a feature :/

  • Bee Polite
    Bee Polite 2 роки тому +3

    Use afinity designer for text work especially if you are using default fonts. It has a built in feature for text on a path...

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому

      Great suggestion for those that have it. Thanks Brandon

  • Nikky$Dollar
    Nikky$Dollar Рік тому

    Illustrator much easy way

    DEVANSHI JAIN 2 роки тому

    What about warp text?? I think that could work too right??

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому

      Yes, a lot of people are commenting that option. I've tried this though and it distorts the text too much

  • Jack Marc
    Jack Marc 8 місяців тому +1

    I wish you would get to the point, good video tho

  • mauricio restrepo
    mauricio restrepo 8 місяців тому

    Paid app and you have to do all this work to be able to get a design like that. No good . Nothing really special about this app compare to sketchbook wich is free . And also resolution is way better for doing tatto stencils.

  • Mimi D
    Mimi D Рік тому

    ok so this is not for beginners at all!!

  • The Real E-Face
    The Real E-Face Рік тому

    There has to be an easier way, this is too much and takes way too long, plus this person is the worst teacher, everything she did could of been said in much less time, lags for absolutely no reason

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  Рік тому +1

      Thanks for your feedback. Pretty harsh. You are welcome to move on and watch something else.

  • Iamerikuh
    Iamerikuh 2 роки тому +2

    Wow I just downloaded this $10 app just to watch this video and not know what the heck she’s talking about. Urghhhh was this video fast for u guys?

    • Jello 099
      Jello 099 2 роки тому +1

      I’ve been using procreate for over a year now and I didn’t know how to do this, I found the tutorial very easy to follow and only had to watch once to get the hang of it.
      Definitely play around with the app firstly so you get to know all the different tools

    • Heid Horch
      Heid Horch 2 роки тому

      This is probably tricky if you’re still new. There’s a bit of a learning curve!

    • Sarah Valerio
      Sarah Valerio 2 роки тому +1

      Just mess around with the app and definitely watch a different “beginners” video! es yon that go over the basics for ya. She was just a tad quick because it’s such a specific question, her audience is assumed to know their way around the app already :)

    • Iamerikuh
      Iamerikuh 2 роки тому +2

      iPad Calligraphy you’re so sweet! I’m definitely going to take a look and I’m going to hit the bell so I can get updates on your future videos. 👍

    • iPad Calligraphy
      iPad Calligraphy  2 роки тому +1

      Thanks for watching and your feedback. The video is aimed at people who already have and use the app, and specifically want to align text to a path. Not really intended for anyone to purchase the app without knowing about it first! Apologies if the instructions were too fast, though it would probably feel that way if you're opening the app for the the first time. I have a lot of more 'beginner' style content on my website - ipadcalligraphy.com/blog