It’s been awhile since the last big update from Savage, so today was exciting news for Procreate fans! With very little notice (but lots of instagram story teasing with no mention of a date), Savage just released Procreate 4.3 early this morning. This new update included one of the most highly requested features – the ability to create Text!
This is huge. Previously, if you wanted to use text you needed to create it in another app (such as Over or Affinity), and import a rasterized version of it. That meant you couldn’t directly edit the text in Procreate, so if any changes were needed it was necessary to return to the app you created it in. Tedious.
But not anymore! With the update to 4.3, it is now a simple matter of going to your ‘Actions’ panel and choosing ‘Add Text’. You can type away to your heart’s content and make as many edits as you need!
on the iPad
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This is a game changer for how people use the app. From hand lettering artists, illustrators and designers, more and more people are using Procreate as their go-to design tool. Now with the fundamental feature of text, there are less reasons to leave the app.
See the video demo below for a look at the Text Tool features + how to install custom fonts!