Letter Builder

By: Ian Barnard Rating:

Presenting Letter Builder, an amazing tool allowing you to draw consistent letter-forms with more ease than ever!

Letter Builder

With Letter Builder we focused on a common lettering problem, consistency in our letterforms. As lettering artists we want to maintain size, width, thickness and style throughout a word. So we designed a number of letter grids that give you the basic form of each letter of the uppercase alphabet so you can spend more time giving the letters your own unique finesse. That’s right, using Letter Builder, drawing the outlines of Serif and Sans Serif letters consistently has never been easier!

Whether you are a lettering artist designing quotes, a type designer and want to create a full alphabet, or a calligrapher and use as a guide sheet, we care about every aspect of your design process and aim to make it better and easier with each one of our products so that you have more headspace for your creativity.

Included in this set:

• 8x grid brushes
• 8x Adobe Illustrator scatter grid brushes
• 8x Adobe Illustrator grid symbols
• How to draw each style A to Z .PDFs
• Installation instructions for each app

Please note: the files have been updated to support Affinity Designer, Autodesk SketchbookPro and include the Letter Builder Font (English support only).

Zipped File Size: 81.2 MB

File Types Included: .ABR, .AI, .PDF, .AFBRUSHES, .SKBRUSHES, .OTF, .TTF, .PNG, .SVG, .BRUSH

Software compatibility: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (or higher), Adobe Illustrator CS6 (or higher), Affinity Designer, Procreate, Autodesk SketchbookPro

This product was originally featured in The Totally Artistic Designer’s Toolbox

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16 lovely comments from our community

  1. rubi

    will this work with Affinity designer?

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Rubi,

      Thanks for you comment. Unfortunately we do not work with Affinity Designer ourselves so I am unable to confirm whether this one will definitely work for you. The good news however, is that in their support section, Affinity say that it should be able to work with your Photoshop files, so I hope that this one will work for you.

      I would be more than happy for you to purchase the pack, trial it out and see if it’s a good fit for you. Hopefully you do find it to be useful, however if you decide it’s not for you please do let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I will happily refund you in full :).

  2. debbieangelstar

    Hi there, I have just purchased this bundle and am very much a newbie to lettering. I just wondere if you had images of how each letter should look when drawn on the grids? I have tried a few letters with the regular grid but they aren’t looking at all right! Thanks for reading. Debbie x

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Debbie,

      It’s awesome to hear that you are new to lettering and we hope that you have great fun building up your new skills!

      The great news is that Ian, the designer behind the Letter Creator has included A-Z drawing guides in this pack. These PDF’s can help show you what your finished letters should look like on the grids and include the Regular, Bold, Condensed and Light font styles.

      I hope that this helps!

  3. nagelle16

    Hello, new to design cuts and Procreate. How do you upload these onto Procreate?
    Thank you!

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Sarah, welcome to the Design Cuts Community!

      It’s really exciting to hear that you are new to Procreate and we hope that you have great fun working with it!

      Ian Barnard, the designer behind the Letter Builder has actually included instructions for installing these onto Procreate with some handy visuals to guide you. You should find these in your Procreate download folder and in case you haven’t seen these already, I have popped you over an email with these instructions attached so that you can get working with this one without delay :).

      I hope that you find it useful Sarah. If you have any other questions, please let us know and we can certainly help you further with this!

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    Hi, someone help! I can’t seem to use these in Procreate how do I use them. Sorry I’m new to all this hand lettering

    • Carol Stratford

      Hey Cerys,

      Thanks so much for the comment and I should be able to help! I have sent you an email to help you get working with your Letter Builder :)

  5. katyacamilleri2002

    How do you upload this to procreate?

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Katja,

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us! I can see that you have also popped us an email so rest assured you should see a reply from me really soon, which should be able to help you get up and running with your Letter Builder :).

  6. Eth Smith

    How do I install to Procreate

    • Annabel Smith

      Thanks so much for commenting Eth and I am really sorry for any confusion over installing your files!

      The designer has included a handy installation guide, which you should find in your downloads, so I am really sorry if you missed this listed on the deal page. We do also have a video tutorial on installing Procreate files, so these should be able to help get you working with your Letter Builder straight away: https://bit.ly/2NKeLsX If you do get stuck however Eth, please feel free to pop us an email and we can definitely help!

  7. Sam


    Will this work with Adobe Fresco?

    • Kat Parsons

      Hey Sam,

      Thanks so much for leaving us a comment :)

      Ian has actually listed these products as being compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS6 (or higher), Adobe Illustrator CS6 (or higher), Affinity Designer, Procreate and Autodesk SketchbookPro. However, as Adobe Fresco works quite similarly with Photoshop, we would be happy for you to take this for a spin to find out. Rest assured if it did not work to your liking, we would absolutely be happy to refund this for you within 30 days of your purchase!

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    Karoline Torres

    Very nice set, though I would love to see some other complimentary styles in a “how to” such as the ones used in the previews… It’s very nice having them as an example but a little frustrating not having a learning guide for them or a link to it

    • Kat Parsons

      Hey Karoline,

      Thanks so much for leaving us a comment.

      We are so glad you like your new resources and we really appreciate your suggestion. I am really sorry this is not yet included however I can of course make a suggestion for future updates. Please note you can watch some wonderful episodes with the letter builder in action on our YouTube channel and our learn page :)


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