Introduction to Lettering with Procreate

A course by Daniel Hosoya
Publisher designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 04/11/2015
, Publisher designer

Learn the process of designing letters with different styles on your iPad

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (182)
  • 5063 students
Introduction to Lettering with Procreate

Learn the process of designing letters with different styles on your iPad

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (182)
  • 5063 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 22 Lessons (2h 57m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

To do digital lettering is not necessary to have good lyrics, the key is to draw and experiment, something with which Daniel Hosoya -an advertising designer specializing in letter creation- clearly enjoys every time he falls into his hands a commission that ends transforming into a work of art.

If in the course Digital lettering with Illustrator and Photoshop I taught you to create compositions combining different styles of letters, in this, faithful to the digital drawing of letters, invites you to take a step further to create letters with Procreate, the drawing app designed for the iPad. You will discover the basic operation of the application, you will create brushes to obtain your own strokes and you will carry out the whole process to create a lettering with the name of your favorite song.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Procreate
  • U3
    U3. Brushes
  • U4
    U4. Composition
  • U5
    U5. Let's draw letters
  • U6
    U6. Details and effects
  • FP
    FP Final project
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To begin, you will meet Daniel Hosoya, who will share with you his passions, his most outstanding projects and discover the main references that have inspired him during his professional career.

Then you will enter the world of Procreate. You will learn how its interface works, the basic gestures that will help you create shortcuts to facilitate your work and you will see the most important aspects of this creative tool.

You will continue learning about brushes. You will know which ones are included in the application, you will see how you can modify them to make them more personal and how to import external brushes. You will also know the basic properties to create your own brushes and achieve different letters with original strokes.

Before you start to design you will define the style of the phrase you want to develop using a moodboard and you will know the basic classification of the letters to start exploring your ideas with a solid base in your first sketches.

Later, you will perform exercises that will help you to know the basic structure of the letters script, sans and serif and you will create typographic reticles that will help you to draw your letters with precision, to be able to modify them later.

As a last step, you will work on the final design of Daniel's hand, applying different types of volumes, shadows, ornaments, textures and you will learn to give the final touches to highlight your composition.

What is this course's project?

You will create a lettering with the name of a song with Procreate. Daniel will design "Come Fly with Me", by Frank Sinatra, but you can choose the one you want.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To designers, lettering, illustrators, draughtsmen, calligraphists and anyone who wants to learn new techniques to make letters digitally.

What you need

To carry out this course it is necessary to have a basic design or typography and basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

You should have drawing materials on hand, an iPad compatible with Apple pencil and Procreate installed and a computer with vector design software installed.


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Daniel Hosoya

A course by Daniel Hosoya

Publisher designer

The passion of this Mexican advertising designer for the letters is palpable in each of his works. During his more than ten years of professional career, he has worked as an art director for different agencies such as Wunderman, Lunave, IDologie and GTB.

In addition, he has collaborated independently with brands such as Absolut Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Grupo Expansión, Grupo Modelo or Palacio de Hierro, among others.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Introduction to Procreate
    • Working with layers
    • Color palettes
  • U3


    • Basic and imported brushes
    • Origin and stroke
    • Shape and grain
    • Dynamic
    • Guide brushes
    • Bonus (Procreate Update)
  • U4


    • Moodboard
    • Typographic classification
    • Sketches
  • U5

    Let's draw letters

    • Typographic reticles
    • The famous script
    • Sans and serif
  • U6

    Details and effects

    • Clean sketch
    • Volume
    • Ornaments
    • Texture
    • Finishes
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to lettering with Procreate

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Introduction to Lettering with Procreate. A Calligraphy, and Typography course by Daniel Hosoya

Introduction to Lettering with Procreate

A course by Daniel Hosoya
Publisher designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 04/11/2015
  • 98% Positive reviews (182)
  • 5063 students