Press Release

Procreate 5X delivers huge leap forward for creative professionals.

Procreate 5X is the latest highly anticipated update featuring exclusive Pencil Filters along with additional new image Filters, FacePaint, Reference Companion, Selection Fill, Palette Capture, a new way to Transform and more.


Experience an entirely new way of applying image adjustments with Pencil Filters. Turn any brush into a filter that can be used to paint effects straight onto your canvas. The ability to adjust any effect after its been painted, coupled with the Apple Pencil’s precise and tactile control makes Pencil Filters a major step forward for creative professionals.

Procreate 5X comes with a host of exciting new filters and adjustments that work with Pencil Filters. From the unique and multi-faceted Glitch, to the much requested Gradient Map and Chromatic Aberration, to powerful and flexible new Bloom, Halftone and improved Noise — all ideal for adding that perfect finishing touch.

Harnessing the power of ARKit and Apple Neural Engine, FacePaint is a new and entertaining feature that allows anyone to paint directly onto their face. Seeing every stroke and action appear on your face in real-time is magical, with the full Procreate feature set, including Animation Assist.

FacePaint and Palette Capture
FacePaint and Palette Capture

Capture the colors around you using the iPad camera with Palette Capture, or from any image in your Photos app. Now with SwatchDrop you can color artworks from palettes by simply dragging swatches right onto the canvas, like ColorDrop. Procreate 5X also supports the importation of Adobe® ACO and ASE color palettes.

Free yourself from the limitations of traditional Transforming with the agile new Bounding Box Adjust. Now you can rotate the bounding box around an object to scale and stretch it from any orientation. This feels so natural it’s a wonder Transform hasn’t always been this way. The addition of Snapping, Numeric Input and a Scale Readout makes Transform a more accurate and enjoyable experience.

With a lineup of unique features, tools and improvements only possible in Procreate, Procreate 5X caps it off with full iPadOS 14 integration. Now you’ll never have to put down your Apple Pencil as you seamlessly edit text and change settings on the fly with advanced Scribble integration. And instantly jump back to where you left off with customizable widgets on your iPad home screen.

Procreate 5X has more unique features for creative professionals than ever before
Procreate 5X has more unique features for creative professionals than ever before

Artists will also discover many other additional improvements this update — from using reference images with Reference Companion, to effortlessly blending color with Blur Brushes, to added Time-lapse features like Private Layer and HEVC alpha for a more creative experience. Existing users updating to Procreate 5X will find a wealth of never before seen features, while those new to Procreate will discover a powerful and fully portable digital art studio packed with more creative potential than ever before.

Procreate 5X is a free update for all existing users and available now on the App Store for US $9.99.