Learning how to import fonts into Procreate can really enhance your artwork in so many ways. Procreate Add Text tool already comes with a bunch of default fonts for you to use. But, if you’re like me, you probably want to add your own favorite fonts to the mix! Today, I’m walking you through how to do just that.
Let’s get started!
You can purchase beautiful script fonts from places like Creative Market and Etsy. I sell my script fonts on both of those platforms and in my online shop HERE.
Designing script fonts is not for the faint of heart and most fonts take me 3-6 months to create so when you’re purchasing one just know a ton of work has gone into making it beautiful!!
Make sure to unzip your font files before you move onto the next step.
Go ahead and save your font files to your dropbox. The ones we are going to import are .otf or .ttf so make sure those are uploaded and ready. If you want to learn more in depth info about different font file formats check out my post HERE.
Doesn’t matter what size or which one. Just pick a canvas to open.
This is in the top left of your toolbar and the icon looks like a wrench. Tap that then tap on ‘Add’.
This should pull up your Add Text tool.
By default your keyboard will pop up to have you start typing. But, we don’t want to do that yet. So go to the right and find the button that looks like Aa and tap it.
You should now see a new panel with a ton of different font settings. Tap on the ‘Import Font’ button at the top right of your panel.
Now, you are in dropbox! If you can’t find your font file you might accidentally be on documents from your iPad so make sure that you are actually on Dropbox (see in video below). Find your .otf or .ttf font fine in your folders.
This automatically imports your font into the Add Text font library.
Make sure to tap ‘Done’ (in orange) to make sure you are good to go. Now your font is going to permanently be in your Procreate font library! You’re done!
Mar 10, 2021