How to Select and Modify Colors in Procreate

Hello there, I’m Carolyn, a digital illustrator who has been using Procreate for my projects and artworks for the past three years. Today, I’m going to share with you two methods you can use to select all of one color in Procreate.

Method 1: Color Drop

This method allows you to manually select all of one color by identifying and isolating each shape or object of that color within your canvas or layer. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Selection tool by tapping on the “S” icon in the top left corner of your canvas, then select the “Automatic” setting in the settings window at the bottom of the canvas.

Step 2: Using your finger or stylus, tap on every shape or area that consists of the color you want to select. The selected areas will be highlighted in a neon shade.

Step 3: Choose the color you want to change it to by tapping on the Color Disc in the top right corner of the canvas. You can explore the color wheel until you find the perfect shade.

Step 4: Press and hold the Color Disc, then drag and drop the color directly onto the highlighted shapes. The surrounding areas of the canvas will be automatically protected by the Selection tool.

Step 5: Your selected color has now been changed to the new color. To confirm your changes, tap on the Selection tool again and close it.

Pro tip: This method works best with larger, simpler shapes and may not be as effective with intricate details or complex artworks.

Method 2: Color Fill

This method allows you to select a specific color within your canvas and fill it with a new color. It’s great for completely changing the color to a basic, filled shade without preserving any shape details. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Open the Selection tool and choose the Automatic setting.

Step 2: Tap on every shape or area that consists of the color you want to select. The selected areas will be highlighted.

Step 3: Select the color you want to fill it with by tapping on the Color Disc. Glide your finger or stylus around the color wheel until you find the desired color.

Step 4: In the settings window at the bottom of your canvas, tap on Color Fill. This will automatically fill all of your selected areas with the chosen color. To confirm your changes, tap on the Selection tool again.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to change or fill the color of your selected areas, you can eliminate the color completely using the Eraser tool. The Selection tool will deactivate the rest of the canvas, so you don’t have to worry about staying within the lines.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about selecting colors in Procreate:

How do I select and copy color in Procreate?

You can use the Eyedropper tool to replicate an existing color from your canvas or photos. Simply tap on the square in your sidebar or hold down on your canvas until the circular Eyedropper tool appears. Move it to the color you want to copy, then release.

How do I select a color and delete it in Procreate?

You can follow the method mentioned above to manually select the colors you want to delete. Once selected, use the Eraser tool to eliminate the color completely.

How do I select something in Procreate and move it?

You can use the Automatic or Freehand selection tool to select the object you want to move. Once selected, tap on Copy & Paste at the bottom and create a copy in a new layer. Use the Transform tool to move it anywhere on your canvas.

Conclusion

Although Procreate doesn’t have a dedicated tool for selecting all of one color automatically, it’s still possible to achieve the desired results. It just requires a hands-on and manual approach compared to other design programs.

Familiarize yourself with the Selection tool as it offers numerous options for manipulating and editing your canvas. I’ve spent a lot of time exploring and learning all the amazing functions this tool offers.

Do you use the same method to select all of one color in Procreate? Share your feedback in the comments below.