Procreate Handbook

Version 5X
Interface and Gestures

Copy Paste Menu

Access the handy Copy Paste menu with a single gesture.

Copy Paste Menu Options

One handy shortcut gives you six vital options.

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Access all the Copy Paste actions you need in one place by lightly dragging three fingers down the canvas.

1

Cut

Cut a layer or selection.

This classic clipboard function will remove your selected area from your document and store it on the iOS clipboard. From there you can paste it elsewhere in your canvas, into a different Procreate canvas, or into another app.

2

Copy

Copy a layer or selection.

Copy works the same way as Cut, without removing the selection from the original document.

3

Copy All

Copy your entire canvas.

Where Copy and Cut will only affect one layer, Copy All will copy the content of every visible layer of your Canvas as a flattened image.

4

Duplicate

Duplicate the contents of the layer or active selection into a new layer.

This will Copy the contents of a layer or active selection, leaving the original content in place and pasting a duplicate of the content as a new layer.

5

Cut & Paste

Perform Cut and Paste as one simple shortcut.

This will cut the contents of the layer or active selection, removing the original content from its current layer and pasting it as a new layer.

6

Paste

Drop your Cut or Copied image into another document or app.

Once you’ve Cut or Copied your image data, use Paste to drop it elsewhere in your current canvas, into another canvas, or even into emails, chats, and other compatible apps.

Pro Tip

You can also access basic Copy Paste options via QuickMenu and the Actions > Add menu.