Make your lettering pieces really come alive by learning how to add a drop shadow in procreate with this quick video tutorial.
Last week I let you in on all of the reasons I love using Procreate for lettering. This week we are talking about how easy it is to add a drop shadow in Procreate. If you follow me on Instagram, you may notice that I add shadows to a lot of my letterings. I do this with both the iPad and when using just a brush pen and paper. Not only do shadows add depth to the letters, but it makes the piece come alive and gives each word a little bit of personality. They become more than just words written on a surface!
It’s so incredibly easy and quick to add a drop shadow in Procreate, so I took a quick screen capture video to teach you how! I decided just to leave it as a quick screen capture rather than add my voice in too, simply because it is only just a few steps. If you have any trouble figuring this out though, shoot me a message, I’ll be happy to help!
Don’t have time to watch? Here’s the low down on how to add a drop shadow in Procreate.
- Write out the word or words exactly how you want them to look on one layer.
- Duplicate that layer.
- Recolor that layer to whatever color you want the shadow to be.
- Move that layer down below the original layer
- Use the arrow (move tool) to move that layer out from the original. This creates the shadow!
- Use the Gaussian Blur tool to blur the shadow (optional)
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