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.

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!


Create an Illustration Series: From Inspiration to Print

In this class, you’ll learn how to plan and create an illustration series from start to finish.  I’ll show you my whole process from planning the series to printing out the work and evaluating color options.

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Create Beautiful Procreate Texture Brushes: Ink on Paper to Digital Brush

In this class, you’ll learn how to create Procreate texture brushes using some paper, ink, and found objects that you probably already have at home!

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Art Nouveau Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Brushes, Stamps, & Textures

Learn how to create three different kinds of Art Nouveau style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate and get all of my art nouveau style stamps and reference images.

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Collages on Your iPad in Procreate + 35 Stamp and Texture Brushes

Learn how to create unique collages in Procreate by combining vintage images, hand drawn elements, and layer effects. When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the Procreate brushes I use to create my collages.  The set includes 25 stamps of flowers, insects, figures, and shapes, plus a set of 8 texture brushes for adding vintage patterns, fading, and scuffs to your collages.

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Geometric Vector Illustration in Affinity Designer + 33 Geometric Vector Assets

Learn how to create vector based geometric illustrations on your iPad in Affinity Designer.  When you take this class, you’ll get all of the vector assets and colors I use in the class, including 33 customizable vector illustrations that you can use for personal or commercial use.

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Society 6 for iPad Artists and Designers: Sizes, Orientations, and Sharable Mockups

In this class, you’ll learn how to create and fill your Society6 shop using your iPad. You’ll learn how to create and prepare work for Society6, and get tons of tips for maximizing the number of products you have for sale and minimizing the amount of time you spend uploading and resizing.

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Folk Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Paper Texture & Folk Art Brushes for Procreate

Learn three different ways to create modern folk style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.