How to Easily and Quickly Outline Lettering and Text in Procreate

How to Outline Text in Procreate iPad

Hello! Welcome to another Procreate tutorial. If you’re just starting to draw on the iPad Procreate app, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, I’ll show you how to easily and quickly outline lettering and text in Procreate. This method works on any kind of text and objects, so you can practice and become a pro in outline design.

As of now, Procreate does not provide any tools that directly help to apply stroke or outline your object like other photo editing tools. But you need to follow some steps to do that. Here’s how:

How to Outline in Procreate

For this guide, I will use the Apple TV transparent background logo. You can use your own logo, text, and other objects to add a white outline, following the same steps.

  • First, add text to Procreate or import your element into the Procreate Canvas, and tap on the color palette.
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  • Now, choose your outline color. For my project, I chose a white outline color.
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  • Next, open the layer and hide the Background Color.
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  • After that, swipe left on your main layer and duplicate it.
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  • Next, tap on the duplicate layer and enable “Alpha Lock.”
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  • Again, click on the duplicate layer and now choose “Fill Layer.”
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  • Once more, click on the duplicate layer and uncheck “Alpha Lock.”
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  • After completing these steps, tap on the Magic Wand icon and choose “Gaussian Blur.”
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  • Tap on “Layer” options under Gaussian Blur.
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  • Now choose “Layer” from the Gaussian Blur settings.
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  • After that, tap on the Selection tools, and choose “Automatic.” Now simply tap on any of your objects and swipe left to right using your Apple Pencil. Set the Threshold value to 90% – 96%. Make sure the blue outline only covers your text or design, not the full screen.
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  • After that, go to layers and hide your duplicate layers.
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  • Create new blank layers, and place them below your original image.
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  • Now simply drop your color into the layers.
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  • That’s it! Your Outline Lettering and Text in Procreate is done.
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Yes, I know, this is not perfect. But for the fastest approach, you can only go this way. Many times, you may find it’s not properly outlining your complicated objects, and converting the full screen to blue on your Procreate. At that time, you need to follow some complicated methods that can perfectly outline your text and lettering in Procreate.

If you regularly follow our Procreate guide, then definitely in the coming days, I will also start the pro guide just for you, so don’t miss out.

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Gabriella Fisher

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