10 Procreate Brush Sets to Level Up your Lettering
If you always default to the same couple of lettering brushes, or you feel stuck in a rut with your typographic style, it could be time to add some new tools to your Procreate library. Experimenting with different materials can unlock surprising creative inspirations, so here’s a list of Procreate brush bundles that I think could lead to really exciting lettering pieces. You’ll find a wide variety of textures and styles, from my favourite chalk brushes to graffiti and neon.
Inspired by vintage comic books, this set of 11 ink brushes plus 6 spray stamps is intentionally designed to bring a retro inked feel to your work. There are options for drawing smooth lines too, but if you love the look of ink bleeds, natural flaws, and gritty textures, that’s where this collection really comes into its own.
You can create complex letter shapes and flourishes with this comprehensive bundle, as well as stocking up on 22 versatile brushes, from soft pencils to chalky pastels. You also get 55 floral and inlay brushes to easily add intricate details to your letters, along with a step-by-step workbook for how to build up serif and sans serif forms.
Designer: Ian Barnard
If you like the Streaks brush in the Procreate Calligraphy library, this set will feel like a natural fit! There are 10 different script brushes, each with an individual brush texture, great for a fluid lettering style. I’ve also created bonus textures so that you can easily add a metallic effect (gold, silver and rose gold) or an impressive colour gradient to your work. This pack is also a good starting point if you’re fairly new to Procreate, with practice worksheets included to help you achieve perfect uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers.
Designer: Idle Letters
When brushes have names like ‘Grumbles’, ‘Scuff’ ‘Toothless’, and ‘Fog’, you know they’ll bring some really interesting textures to a lettering piece. This set provides 32 brushes for adding depth, grain, shade and grit to your work – great if you like a sketched look that’s not too smoothed out, or want to go for a retro feel with halftones and inky edges.
Designer: Alif Devan R
If you aspire to big scale murals or sign painting, but you’re currently stuck with the iPad canvas, this pack could fill the gap while you wait for a big wall to become available. It includes graffiti-style Fat Cap spray paint and Sharpie textures, with a total of 40 brushes to blend and smudge, bringing a sense of energy and movement to your lettering.
Designer: Debi Sementelli, Shoutbam
Create some impressive layouts with this enormous bundle – as well as 13 brushes for lettering, it provides botanical stamps, inlays, frames, texture and pattern (over 450 brushes in total). There are step-by-step tutorials and colour palettes to help you bring all the elements together for next-level lettering work.
This set offers a variety of light effects, perfect for adding a glow to your lettering or achieving a neon sign effect. Designed for using bright colours against dark backgrounds, you’ll get 27 brushes including light pens, flame brushes and effects like ‘Sparkly Dust’. The more pressure you apply, the brighter the light.
This kit includes everything you need to produce chalked designs without the dust. The brushes have been created from a variety of chalk textures with different levels of wear and tear for a realistic look, inspired by old chalkboard shop signs. Mix and match from 23 different chalk brushes and 3 bonus brushes for your next lettering piece.
Designer: Ian Barnard
When you want to pull together an eclectic mix of styles that will also complement each other for a lettering piece… these are my favourites. I’ve included brushes from smooth monoline to uneven edges, with shadow effects, patterns, and paper textures. Some of these brushes will instantly add a distinctive style to your pen strokes, while others build on each other (there’s a detailed manual to guide you through). With a focus on 3D lettering and doodles, you’ll be able to add paper planes, flags and clouds to your work too.
Can designers ever have too many pencils? (Wait, don’t answer that). This set has five pencil brushes to use for sketching or a hand-drawn finish – sharp, dull, hard, aged and soft graphite.
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