How To Add a Swatch in Procreate

Ever felt like a mad scientist mixing up colors in your digital art lab? If Procreate is your laboratory, then adding a swatch is like creating the perfect potion of color. It’s simple, yet so essential!

Whether you’re a seasoned Procreate wizard or a fresh-faced digital art apprentice, mastering the art of adding swatches to your palette with procreate color palettes is a game changer.

So, let’s dive into this vibrant world and learn how to add that perfect hue to your Procreate palette!

Opening the Color Panel

First, let’s navigate to where the magic happens. Open Procreate and tap the color icon (it looks like a small square) at the top right of your screen. This is your gateway to the wondrous world of colors in Procreate.

Colour panel

Selecting Your Color

Now, it’s time to choose your color. Are you feeling a fiery red or a calm blue today? Use the color wheel, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try the sliders for precision. Play around until you find that perfect shade that speaks to your artistic soul.

Choosing the colour

Adding the Swatch to a Palette

You’ll see tabs at the bottom of the color panel. Tap on the ‘Palettes’ tab. Here, you have all your color palettes, like little treasure chests of hues.

If you’re starting fresh, tap the ‘+’ to create a new palette. Or, select an existing palette where your new swatch will feel at home.

Consider exploring how to further make a color palette in Procreate for more in-depth guidance.

Add Your Swatch:

Once you’ve selected or created a palette, simply tap an empty square in the palette to add your chosen color. And just like that, your swatch is saved!

For those looking to expand their palette collection even further, understanding how to import a color palette in Procreate can open up a world of possibilities.

Adding colour to the palette

Organizing Your Palette

Hold and drag a swatch to rearrange them in your palette. It’s like organizing your clothes in a wardrobe – everything in its perfect place.

Did you make a mistake? No worries! Press and hold a swatch, then tap ‘Delete’ to remove it from your palette.

If you ever find your palette looking less vibrant than you’d like, understanding why your Procreate palette might be dull can offer some solutions.

Organising the colours

Using Your New Swatch in Artwork

With your new swatch added, it’s time to bring it into your artwork. Just tap the swatch whenever you need it, and watch as your canvas comes to life with your perfectly chosen color.

Choosing a colour

The Power of Color at Your Fingertips

Adding a swatch in Procreate is like capturing a little piece of a rainbow and keeping it for your creative endeavors. It’s simple, yet it empowers you to bring consistency and harmony to your artwork.

In the world of digital art, colors are your allies. So go ahead, experiment, create, and let your palettes be a reflection of your colorful imagination!

Happy coloring, and may your Procreate journey be as vibrant and joyful as your palettes! 🌈🎨✨

P.S.: Stay tuned for more Procreate tips and tricks to help you paint your digital dreams! 🖌️👩‍🎨🌟

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Tanya is a digital artist with a passion for bringing stories to life through her art. Drawing has been a part of her life since childhood, and over the years, she expanded her repertoire to include both traditional mediums and digital platforms. Her toolkit includes a range of software skills, from Procreate and Photoshop to Adobe Indesign, and After Effects.

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