How To Use Eyedropper Tool In Procreate 

Imagine a tool that allows you to pluck hues from your canvas with the finesse of a master painter, ensuring each stroke of your digital brush is imbued with the perfect shade.

Using the Eyedropper tool in Procreate allows you to sample colors from your canvas, making it easier to maintain consistency and work with specific color palettes

Eyedropper Tool in Procreate: Simplified Steps

  1. Open Project: Begin by launching Procreate and opening your artwork.
  2. Access Eyedropper: With a drawing tool active, press and hold on the canvas to engage the Eyedropper.
  3. Sample a Color: Drag to the color you wish to sample; a magnifier assists in precise selection.
  4. Pick the Color: Release to capture and set this color as your active drawing shade.
  5. Apply Color: Start using the sampled color in your project immediately.

Here’s a full guide on how to use the Eyedropper tool in Procreate

Step 1: Open Your Project

Launch Procreate and open the project you want to work on.

Opening the project

Step 2: Access the Eyedropper Tool

To sample colors from your canvas, ensure you have a brush selected or are in drawing mode.

Press and hold your stylus or finger on the canvas to activate the color sampling feature.

Eyedropper tool

Step 3: Sample a Color

While holding down your input device, move it to the area of your canvas where you want to pick a color.

A magnified preview of the color under your input device will appear, helping you select the desired color accurately.

Sampling a colour

Step 4: Release to Pick the Color

When you have positioned your input device over the color you want to sample, release it.

Procreate will capture the color from the canvas and set it as your current drawing color.

Picking the colour

Step 5: Use the Sampled Color

With the newly sampled color set as your drawing color, you can now use it to paint, fill, or make adjustments to your artwork.

Using the sampled colour

Pro Tip: You can adjust the magnification and sample area size by using the Magnifier control. Pinch to zoom in and out while holding your input device on the canvas.

Additional Notes

The Eyedropper tool in Procreate is a convenient way to maintain color consistency in your artwork or match colors from a reference image.

You can use the Eyedropper tool in combination with other brushes and tools to achieve precise color effects.

Procreate also provides additional color sampling options, such as HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) and RGB (Red, Green, Blue) sliders, which you can access from the Color panel. These sliders allow you to manually adjust colors based on specific numerical values.

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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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