How to Add Fonts to Procreate: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Add Fonts to Procreate

Hello, artist! Today, I’ll introduce you to one of Procreate’s best features that many artists, designers, and doodlers find helpful. If you’re working on your next design project or creating Instagram stories or posts, and want to give them an aesthetic look, then you definitely need to know how to add fonts to Procreate. This can take your work from neat to chic!

By default, Procreate has over 100 fonts in its library that you can use for your projects. However, if you want to use custom or other fonts, you’ll need to import them into Procreate. So, let’s get started!

Procreate over 100 fonts

Downloading Fonts on your iPad

Before you can import a font to Procreate, first you need to save the files on your iPad. Here’s how you can get those cool fonts onto your iPad:

  • Open Safari and search for your favorite font website on your iPad.
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  • Tap on the Download button and save it into your iPad Files.
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  • Make sure the font file name ends with .otf or .ttf. If your downloaded file is in ZIP format, just unzip it.
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  • Done! Your fonts are downloaded and now ready to import.

Adding Fonts to Procreate

Now that you’ve installed some new or aesthetic fonts on your iPad, let’s add them to Procreate:

  • Open a new canvas in Procreate and tap on the wrench icon.
Tap on the procreate wrench icons
  • Tap “Add” and then select “Add Text.”
Tap on Add text under actions menu of procreate
  • Type anything you like and then click on the “Font” panel.
click on the font styles in procreate
  • Tap on the “Import Font” option.
Choose Import Font in Procreate
  • Navigate to your downloaded fonts in the iPad files and select the one you want.
Import font into procreate
  • That’s it! Your new font will now be added to your Procreate library.
Successfully new font added into procreate ipad

Import Multiple Fonts in Procreate

Like all other apps, Procreate also supports bulk import options. If you follow the above steps, you’ll need to repeat the same steps for each new font. But follow these simple steps below to import bulk fonts in a snap:

  • Open Procreate and iPad files in split views.
Open Procreate in split view on ipad
  • Open the Fonts folder in iPad files and select all fonts you want to bulk import in Procreate.
select multiple fonts in ipad for importing into procreate
  • After completing your selection, just drag and drop all fonts into Procreate, and Release your fonts when the green “+” icon appears.
bulk import fonts in procreate on ipad
  • After that, Just open the text editor in Procreate and check all new fonts are added.
check new imported fonts in procreate

Change Fonts on Procreate

Changing fonts in Procreate is as easy as adding new ones:

  • Just tap on your text and select it.
  • Tap Edit Styles
  • tap on “Font” and scroll to find the font you want to switch to. Tap on it, and your text will update instantly!
Successfully new font added into procreate ipad

Procreate fonts free download

If you’re looking for free Procreate fonts for your projects, there are many websites that provide freebies and premium fonts for your work. But keep in mind to respect the font license: some fonts are free for personal use and require a purchase for commercial use. Here are some popular and trusted sites for free Procreate font downloads:

  • Google Fonts
  • 1001freefonts
  • Dafont
  • Fontspace
  • Fontsquirrel

And here are some premium fonts sites for commercial use:

  • Envato Market
  • My Fonts
  • Adobe Fonts
  • Pangrampangram

And there you have it! You now know how to add fonts in Procreate on your iPad, how to change them, how to download them, and how to add a touch of typographic flair to your digital art. Try different fonts and play with them to make an aesthetic look to your Instagram post or other design. I’ll soon write a new article on how you can create your own font styles using Procreate and use them on your iPad and other devices. So stay tuned for upcoming articles.

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Gabriella Fisher

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