So many of you are learning to hand letter and that really makes my heart happy! Thousands of you have signed up for my free Anyone Can Letter email course. But, recently, many of your have been also wanting to take your hand lettering from pen and paper to lettering on your iPad. I certainly understand that because most of my work is now done on the iPad. The iPad is a great tool for letterers; it has allowed me to streamline my lettering process and save so much time. So, it’s not surprising that I receive frequent messages about whether my free Anyone Can Letter worksheets can be used on the iPad, in Procreate.
The answer is YES. But, actually, ANY worksheet you purchase can be iPad compatible, even if you you receive it in a PDF format. It’s quick and easy to transform your worksheets to use in Procreate, with just a few simple steps.
If you are opening your PDF in Safari or Google Chrome:
- Click on the PDF link and it will open in the web browser you are using.
- Once the PDF opens up, tap the sharing icon (a box with an up arrow). Tap the app you wish to use in the menu that appears. If you are unsure which app to use, you can also, tap the document to trigger the Open in menu. You can choose to Open in Apple Books.
- Whichever app you decide to use, make sure to save it.
If you are opening your PDF from an email:
- Tap the file attachment to download the file. Your document will open once the download is complete.
- Once the PDF opens up, tap the sharing icon (a box with an up arrow). Tap the app you wish to use in the menu that appears. Save the document using that app.
- If your files have been sent in a Zip file, you can use the iZip app to open, save and organize them.
Converting the PDF to a JPG to use it in Procreate:
- Once you have opened the PDF, the easiest way to convert it to use in Procreate is to simply screenshot each page.
- Then open Procreate and in Gallery select “Photo”. That will open your photo folder so you can import each JPG workbook page.
- Before lettering over the worksheet, make sure to add a new layer so you can preserve the worksheet in its own layer.
If you are looking for a set of free brushes to use with worksheets, Rad & Happy has a free set that includes both a moonlike brush and a calligraphy brush. You can download them here. Another good free calligraphy brush is from Holly Pixels.