Procreate® Handbook
Version 5X

Layers

Layers let you stack image elements on top of each other. They let you paint objects that overlap without altering work you've already done. Plus you can move, edit, recolor and delete elements with total creative freedom.

Interface

Layers offer you freedom to experiment. You can work in front of or behind existing elements of your painting. Plus, move, duplicate, edit and blend the results without altering other layers.

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Create

Exercise fine control over every part of your image by placing each element on a separate layer.

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Organize

Move, Lock, Duplicate and Delete layers. A touch or swipe puts all the most commonly-used layer controls at your fingertips.

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Options

Rename, Select, Copy, Fill and Clear. Master powerful Alpha, Mask, Reference and Merge functions through the Layer Options menu.

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Blend Modes

By default, content on a layer is opaque and covers up the contents of layers underneath it. But there are others ways the objects and colors on two layers can interact and blend. Blend Modes open up all kinds of interesting visual possibilities.

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Mask

Procreate offers various ways to modify certain areas of content without affecting others. This gives you the freedom to work fast and experiment with confidence.

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Share

Share your layers as bulk-exported individual images or multi-page PDF documents. Maybe you'd prefer to export out as a simple looping animation. Procreate makes your artworks more versatile than ever before.

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