With IOS 14 came an interesting new feature from Apple called Scribble. This feature allows you to write with your Apple Pencil inside of a text box instead of using the keyboard to type!
This saves so much time because instead of having to type every letter you can just quickly write with your pencil in the text box.
Procreate 5X has integrated Scribble into its Add Text tool for a faster way to add text to your artwork! Today, I’m going to show you how it works!
Let’s get started.
If you are not familiar with how to Add Text in Procreate you can check out my tutorial HERE.
You can do this by going to the Actions Panel (wrench icon) at the top right of the screen. Then tap on the ‘Add’ category>Add Text.
Now, make sure your text box cursor is blinking and ready for typing. You can Scribble inside the text box OR anywhere on your canvas! Up to you.
A small pop up menu should appear next. It has 3 options, change font, type with keyboard, or line spacing, as well as undo and redo. Feel free to play around with these!
Next, go over to your layers panel and tap on a layer name to edit its text. Once you see the text box cursor blinking you can go ahead and write your new name for your layer!
PRO TIP: You can also use Scribble to rename Brushes & Palettes too!
Anytime you see a number or percentage you want to adjust, simply Scribble directly on top of the numbers to change the value!
You also have to option to erase words in a text box by scribbling a wavy line over your text.
The Scribble tool has a built in feature where you draw a circle over top of a text box with your Apple Pencil and it will select the text box for you to edit. I love using this for quick text edits within my projects!
PRO TIP: Draw a vertical line in between two words in your text box to add or delete a space!
That’s all there is to it!
Dec 30, 2020