How do I color a specific area in Procreate?.
The Procreate app has tools for artists, beginners and experts who want to paint digitally. There are brushes, painting tools and all the colors on the color wheel. With so many colors to choose from, many artists use palettes to keep things consistent.
Procreate designed coloring to be efficient so you don’t have to waste time looking for the specific colors you want to use to create high quality art projects. There are many tools in Procreate, and in this tutorial we’ll show you how to make creating art easier.
The Basics of Coloring in Procreate
Go to the Colors panel to start coloring. Select the circle in the upper right corner of the screen. This circle shows which color you are currently working with.
You will see two color swatches in the upper right corner of the Colors panel. You can click on them to quickly switch between two different colors and change them as you like using the color wheel.
The color wheel is displayed in the Disc tab of the Colors panel. On the Disc tab, you can use the outer ring to select a hue and the inner ring to select the exact hue.
Next is the Classic tab. Here you can use the square to select the shade of your color and the bottom sliders to select the hue, hue and tint.
The Harmony tab and the wheel are best for finding complementary colors. You can move around any circle to find a color, and the opposite circle will be its complement. You can also change the hue of the colors using the slider at the bottom.
Next is the “Value” tab. Here you can use the sliders to change the Hue, Saturation, Lightness, and RGB values. You will also see that you can enter a specific hexadecimal number under the sliders to get that color.
Finally, there is the Palettes tab. You can add new color palettes here in several ways, such as using the camera, choosing colors yourself, from a file or a saved photo. You can also choose from various palettes here.
How to Use Palettes in Procreate
The Palettes feature is handy for creating color schemes for your art because you don’t have to worry about finding specific colors. The steps below describe how to create a color palette in four different ways that Procreate provides.
Create your own palette
Click the plus sign in the Palettes tab (upper right corner) and select Create New Palette.
A palette box appears at the top of the panel. You can click on a title to rename it.
Now go to the color wheel and select the color you want to add to your palette. Once selected, return to the Palettes tab.
Click on one of the empty squares to add the selected color to the palette. Repeat this for as many colors as you wish to add.
Creating a palette from your camera
Click the plus icon in the Palettes tab and select Create from Camera.
Now you can use your device’s camera to point at an object or landscape and get a color palette.
Once you get the colors you like, click on the white circle on the right to save the palette.
The palette will appear in the Palettes tab and you can choose any color to start using it.
Creating a Palette from a File
Click on the plus icon in the Palettes tab and select New from File.
If you’ve downloaded any palettes from the web to your iPad, you can select them in the Files app. Select the file you want to use and the palette will appear in the panel.
Choose any color to start using it.
Creating a palette from a photo
Click the plus icon in the Palettes tab and select New from Photos.
Your camera roll will appear and you can find the photo that Procreate will extract colors from.
As soon as you click on a photo, a new palette will appear in the panel. Choose any color to start using it.
If you want to share, duplicate or delete any of your palettes, just tap the ellipsis icon in the top right corner of the palette and choose the action you want to take.
At the top of the Palettes panel, you can also choose between Compact or Cards view, with Cards having a much larger view of each color.
Tips on Using Color in Procreate
There are also a few little Procreate tips you should know that might come in handy when coloring in the app.
First, you can press and hold the Color icon to switch to the previous color you used. If you’ve changed colors, this can be useful when you want to revert back to your last color. Otherwise, it may be difficult to find that exact color again.
The eyedropper/color picker allows you to select any color in your drawing and use it again. To use the eyedropper, press and hold a color on the drawing. Once the Eyedropper Tool appears, you can drag it around to select the exact color. You can also click on the square icon on the left sidebar above the opacity slider to get the Eyedropper tool.
You can be more productive with the default palette. This palette will be displayed on every tab of the Colors panel for easy access by default.
To customize this palette, go to the Palettes tab and tap the ellipsis icon on the palette you want to use as default. Select Set as default. The new palette will have a blue check mark on each tab by default.
Make Eye-Catching Art by Using Color Correctly in Procreate
Creating digital art with Procreate is easy, and all the tools available make coloring not only efficient, but also enjoyable. The iPad is a great device for creating art and graphic design, and I hope this guide has helped you learn the ins and outs of coloring your work in Procreate.
How do I color a specific area in Procreate?
How do I color a specific area in Procreate?