How To Create a Glitter Lettering Brush in Procreate

In today's Procreate brush tutorial, I show you I made some of the glitter brushes from my Glitter Brush Set! First, I go through step-by-step how to create a glitter lettering brush, and then I show you how to create your own glitter bokeh brush! I also teach you how to combine brushes to make your bokeh brush a little more 3D!

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What I'm Using

For this tutorial, I'm going to be using:


Step 1: Create a New Brush

  • Create a new canvas (the size does not matter) and open the brush library.
  • As an optional step you can create a new brush set by dragging down the brush sets on the left-hand side and tapping the blue + button.  
  • Tap on the + sign to create a new brush.

Step 2: Edit the Shape Source

  • Tap on the Shape menu on the left and next to Shape Source tap the edit button to open the Shape Editor.
  • Tap Edit and then Source Library to open the default Procreate brush shapes. This is a great resource when you're starting to create your own brushes.
  • Scroll down and select the Splash shape for this brush. You can also experiment and choose different shape sources to create different types of glitter brushes. Tap Done to save.
  • Staying in the Shape menu, increase the Scatter setting to 125%.

Step 3: Edit the Grain Source

  • In the Grain menu, tap the white square next to Grain Source to open the Grain Editor.
  • Tap Edit and then Source Library and select the Bonobo grain.
  • Tap Done to save your Grain Source.
  • Increase the Scale to 33% and decrease the Zoom to 87%.
  • Most importantly, make sure to change the Blend Mode (in the Grain menu) to Linear Burn.

Step 4: Edit the Brush Settings

  • In the Rendering menu, change the Rendering Mode to Intense Blending and change the Blend Mode to Add.
  • In the Stroke Path menu, decrease the Spacing to 10% and increase the Jitter to 4%.
  • In the Stabilisation menu, change the StreamLine Amount to 100%.
  • In the Apple Pencil menu, decrease the Opacity setting to None. If you have an Apple Pencil and want to make your brush pressure-sensitive, increase the Size to 80%.
  • Lastly, in the Properties menu increase the Maximum Size to 350%.
  • Tap Done to save your settings, and now you have a glitter lettering brush!

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