Designer Nubikini is temporarily sharing a free download that you can use to create unique letters for social media
Layering letters on top of a unique photograph can transport us to unexpected places. The work of Nubikini (@nubikini) does exactly this. She channels emotion through letters and creates visuals that are both mesmerizing and fun.
Nubia Navarro–a graphic designer living in Bogotá (Colombia)–has a passion for typography, letters, and photography. Since discovering her fascination with letters after attending a lecture on experimental typography, she’s been experimenting with them non-stop. Nubikini has worked with such international brands as Adidas, Coca Cola, and UNICEF.
Always enthusiastic to share her knowledge and love of letters, today Nubikini is offering up her favorite Procreate brushes to the Domestika community. Try them out and be transported to wherever your imagination takes you.
Letters have their own personality and, depending on their composition and where you put them, they can transmit messages that are either exciting, sad, exotic, or very cold. That’s why it’s so important to know how to choose a brush type and edit your brushes before creating your letters. You also need to think very carefully about which photo you will combine them with. For Nubikini, this is the starting point for creating unique visuals for social media.
The best way to start is by downloading these brushes to your iPad and trying out different styles, making changes, and giving them the shape you desire–your letters will change greatly depending on how you use your brushes.
How to install the Procreate brushes on your iPad
To install the brushes, Nubikini recommends that you follow these steps:
1. Open a new canvas and press the brush icon to open the Brush Library. Select the folder where you’d like to install the brush. You can create a new folder pressing the “+” button at the top of the list of brushes on the left. Press the “+” at the top of the list of brushes to import a new brush.
2. Press the “Import” button in the top right corner.
3. Next, a window will open displaying your iPad files. You can import files from your Drive, iCloud Drive or Dropbox. Just click on the brush you would like to import and it will automatically be added to the folder you selected inside the Procreate Brush Library.
4. To decompress a zip file containing the brushes, you can download a free app called FileExplorer: File Manager. It will open a new window to decompress the files and import them to the window with your iPad files.
5. If you have a Mac computer, you can decompress the brushes and drag them to the AirDrop window. Your iPad should appear activated so that you can receive brushes. When you drag them to your iPad’s name, the brushes will be imported to Procreate.
Download below the Brush Bundle for Procreate:
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These brushes will be available to download until July 7th, 2020. Afterward, you can continue to test them out and learn how to combine photos and letters in Nubikini’s Domestika course, Calligraphy and Lettering for Instagram with Procreate, where you will learn to create unique compositions to share on social media.
You may also like:
Introduction to Lettering with Procreate, a course by Daniel Hosoya.
Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate, a course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo.
Digital Illustration with Procreate, a course by Óscar Lloréns.