How to Add Text in Procreate – Procreate Tips & Tricks 2024

Iva Mikles

This is a quick tip tutorial on how to add text in Procreate version 5.3.5

To add text in Procreate, first, open a blank canvas or your existing artwork, photo, drawing, or file. Click on the wrench icon in the upper left corner, which opens a menu with actions. Click on the “Add text” action, which places the word “Text” onto your canvas. Type your text. If you want to move your text to your desired position, click on the arrow icon in the upper left corner and use your Apple Pencil or finger to move it.

Here is what iPad for Procreate and iPad Stylus for Procreate I am using.

How to Add Text in Procreate Quick Tutorial

Watch the video above to learn to add text in Procreate visually.

How to Add Text in Procreate Step-by-Step Guide

Or learn to add text in Procreate 5X by following the step-by-step picture guide:

Time needed: 3 minutes

  1. Open your canvas, artwork, photo, drawing, or file

    First, open your canvas, artwork, photo, drawing, or file to which you want to add text.1. Open canvas - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  2. Click on the wrench icon in the upper left corner

    Locate the wrench icon in the upper left corner and click on it to open the actions menu.2. Click wrench icon - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  3. Click on the Add text action

    Locate the Add text action and click on it.3. Select Add text action - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  4. Type in your text

    This will place the default “Text” on your canvas and opens the virtual iPad keyboard. Use it to type in your text.4. Type in your text - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  5. To move the text, click the arrow icon

    To move your text to your desired position on your canvas, locate the arrow icon in the upper left corner. Click on the arrow to activate it.5. Click arrow icon - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  6. Move your text

    Use your Apple Pencil or finger to move your text to the desired place on your canvas.6. Move your text - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  7. See your text in the layers

    Locate the layers icon in the upper right corner and click it. You will be able to see your text among the layers.7. See text in layers - Add Text in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

Voila! You’ve just added text in Procreate.

Adding text to your Procreate canvas, artwork, photo, drawing, or file can be quite quick using these steps.

Thank you for being here, and I hope this was helpful to you.

See you in the next episode of Art Side of Life Quick Tips in Procreate.

Iva

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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I am Iva (rhymes with viva), and I'm the artist behind Art Side of Life. I'm all about helping you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art! So on my website, I share Procreate classes, tutorials, brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies, and resources. Ready to create and make amazing art? Then explore, join and have fun ♡

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Open Procreate and enjoy!

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