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How to Add Fonts to Procreate

Did you know that you can add text to your work on Procreate?

Cool right!

But did you know that you can also import fonts to Procreate?

I know!

Although Procreate already has a lot of default fonts already installed, this opens up a lot of possibilities like using your own font.

Now the question is…

How to Import Fonts into Procreate

You might think it’s complicated to import fonts to Procreate, but it’s actually easier than it sounds!

To be able to use new fonts in Procreate, it all boils down to two major steps: download and import.

Download the font to your iPad

Before we can use the fonts on Procreate, we’ll have to download them first.

In this examples, I downloaded the Lato font from Google fonts. You can choose any font you like, if you have your own font that’s also great!

Go to your iPad’s Files and check if your files have been downloaded properly. Be sure to take note of where your fonts are saved.

Font files are usually saved as OTF or TTF files so be sure to be on the lookout for that. But Procreate can also import TTC font files, so you have more options.

You might also find your fonts saved as a zip file, especially if it comes in different styles. Simply tap on the zip file on your iPad to extract your font files.

Import the font to Procreate

Now that your fonts are sitting safely on your iPad’s downloads, let’s discuss the two main ways on how to import fonts to Procreate.

How to Import Fonts to Procreate - Using the Actions Menu

Let’s first open one of your Procreate projects or start a new one. Then, tap on the wrench icon to go to ‘Actions Menu’ and choose ‘Add’

Now, tap on ‘Add Text’. A textbox with the word ‘Text’ will appear and your keyboard will popup.

You can leave the text as is for now, or you can type whatever word that comes to mind. I put ‘The King of the Road’ since I’m using my illustration of the Philippine jeepney.

Double-tap on your text to pull out some formatting options. Then, tap on ‘Select All’.

The keyboard will be replaced by an extended version of the text formatting options. Now tap on the ‘Import font’ at the upper right corner.

You will be brought to your iPad’s files. Simply go to the folder where you downloaded your font.

Tap on the font and it will automatically import to Procreate. You can now see it on your list of fonts.

Importing Multiple Fonts - Drag and Drop

Like all the other files used in Procreate, we can also import multiple fonts at once. We can do this using the drag and drop technique.

To import fonts using this technique, open Procreate and your iPad’s Files app in a Split View.

Drag and drop the font you want to import from the Files app to Procreate. When you see a green ‘+’ sign appear on the file you’re dragging, you can then release your hold on the font and drop it on Procreate.

When you look into your fonts, you’ll see that it’s now in the list. In my case, I added Lato’s Black Italic style.

Now, since Lato has 8 more font styles included in the font family, I will import it all at once.

Still in the Split View, select all the fonts you want to import to Procreate.

Then, drag it to Procreate and wait for the green plus sign to appear.

Add more fonts for your use

Now that you know how to download fonts to Procreate, you can start having more fun with your work!

You can add fonts to your work as is or you can even stylize them and add more fun design.

Honestly, your imagination is your limit!

How do you plan to use this feature in your next work? 🤔

Author:
Patricia Salanguit
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