This Procreate typography hack will brighten up your work

A shot of Procreate on the screen on an iPad that features colourful typography
(Image credit: Future/Procreate/Ian Barnard)

If you're a creative that works on the iPad, chances are you're familiar with Procreate (if you're not already using it). Developed specifically for artists, it features a clean UI and plenty of customisation options that make it a great digital art tool. Every now and then creatives share their favourite tips and tricks that will help step up your digital art game, and this colourful typography trick is one we're adding to the favourite list.

One Procreate user has put together a handy little video that shows creatives how to make beautiful gradient lettering with a few easy steps. All you have to do is create a colourful base before adding a layer set to 'mask' mode and then inverting it. This inverted masked layer means that anything drawn directly onto it will display the pattern or colour below, making it a perfect starting place if you're looking into how to design a logo.

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Abi Le Guilcher
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Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.