How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

Navigating the rich landscape of Procreate’s features, including its expansive selection of Procreate brushes, can sometimes feel akin to traversing a dense, uncharted forest.

Within this digital wilderness, the capability to sketch directly with your fingers introduces a raw, tactile dimension to your creative process.

Yet, there are instances when the unmatched precision of a stylus is preferred, free from the unintended marks or smudges left by hands roaming the canvas.

This guide aims to lead you through the straightforward steps to disable finger drawing in Procreate, ensuring that your digital masterpieces reflect your artistic intent with unblemished clarity.

Accessing the Actions Menu

Open your Procreate project to begin.

Locate the wrench icon in the top left corner of your screen and tap on it.

This will open the Actions menu, where you’ll find various settings and options for customizing your Procreate experience.

How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

Navigating to Preferences

Within the Actions menu, look for the tab labeled “Preferences.”

Tap on “Preferences” to access a range of settings that adjust how Procreate responds to your inputs and interactions.

How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

Disabling Touch Actions

Under Preferences, you will find the “Touch Actions” option.

Tap on “Touch Actions” to view more detailed settings related to touch and gesture controls.

How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

Turning Off Finger Drawing

In the Touch Actions settings, locate the option for “Disable Touch Drawing.”

Toggle this option on by tapping the switch next to it.

Once activated, this setting prevents Procreate from registering drawing input from your fingers, allowing only your stylus to make marks on the canvas.

How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

Testing the Setting

After turning off finger drawing, try using your finger to draw on the canvas.

You should notice that no marks appear, confirming that the setting is successfully applied.

Use your stylus to ensure it still works as expected.

How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

Adjusting as Needed

If you ever need to re-enable finger drawing, simply follow the same steps and toggle the “Disable Touch Drawing” option off.

This flexibility allows you to customize your drawing experience in Procreate to match your current project or preference.

Turning off finger drawing in Procreate can significantly enhance your control and precision, making it a valuable adjustment for artists who prefer using a stylus exclusively. 

How to Turn Off Finger Drawing on Procreate

With these easy steps, you can switch between a fully hands-on approach and stylus-only drawing whenever your creative process demands it.

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Sofija, born and raised in Belgrade, is an award-winning illustrator known for her bold and colorful expressionist style. For the past four to five years, she has been mastering her craft using Procreate, blending traditional techniques with digital innovation. Her work, characterized by vibrant hues and dynamic compositions, often reflects her love for plants and textures.

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