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How to Choose The Perfect Color Palette For Your Next Procreate Project


How to Choose The Perfect Color Palette For Your Next Procreate Project

Picking your Procreate color scheme from an artwork is a good approach to wind up with a set of harmonious and complementary colors. You won’t have to stress about what colors work together and which tints to choose. Fortunately, Procreate makes choosing colors from an image simple, resulting in stunning artwork. Procreate brushes can be used to improve your expertise and enable you to get the most from your iPad.

To choose colors from artwork in Procreate, upload the picture as a separate layer or employ the use of the Reference tool. Place your fingertip on top of the photo and drop it over the color you choose to enable the eyedropper. To save the color palette, press an empty area in it. Carry on with the process for all of the colors within your image.

In Procreate, there are a few different methods of choosing colors from an image and a few factors to bear in mind when creating your palette.

You can design full-color palettes and pick specific colors in the picture. In fact, there is an automatic generation of  color palettes that you can use.

How To Generate Color Palettes From Photos Automatically In Procreate 

Procreate can generate color palettes relying on photos. To make a palette, press the “+” button on the color box. Choose the option to create a palette using a picture from your collection and pick the image you want. Colors from that photo will be used to generate a color palette in Procreate.

The ability of Procreate to easily extract colors from photos is advantageous and impressive. You can now choose from a stunning color palette based on your own landscapes, settings, and family images.

Below is a brief step-by-step instructions on how to have Procreate create color schemes from your images automatically:

  1. To make a new palette, access the color panel, then click the plus button.
  2. Select the feature to create a palette from a photo.
  3. Choose a picture to work with and observe Procreate generate a color palette from the image.

However, despite this automatic procedure, Procreate will not always provide you with the optimal palette. Based on the photo you select, you can wind up with excess hues of a specific color, and in other cases you entirely miss the prominent colors.

While having Procreate produce a color palette for you would be an excellent start, you’ll probably have to put some effort into adding more colors, deleting irrelevant colors, and wiping up your palette altogether.

Here’s a different way to go about it:

  1. Drag your cursor up on your screen till your toolbar appears. Initially, you will notice a little arrow. Continue pushing that up. You’ll also need to have the Photos app inside your toolbar for it to function.
  2. Drag and drop the Photos app from your toolbar towards the side of the display. Keep your finger on the Photos app till it hovers. Drag the app out of your toolbar, then let go at that moment. This will bring up your photographs app on the iPad’s sidebar.
  3. Access the Procreate color palettes, then find the image you want in the Photos app.
  4. Drag and drop your image into the color palette area.
  5. Make use of the novel color palette you made from your image. Now you’ll notice that the image you uploaded into it has turned into a color palette! Apply necessary edits to your palette as well as keep it tidy.

You can also choose particular colors from your images if you don’t want to create a complete color palette from them.

How To Select Colors From A Photo Using Procreate’s Reference Tool

Activate Procreate’s Reference tool and select the image from which you want to generate a palette. Press and hold your fingertip on the photo to use the eyedropper function. Hover your fingertip over the photo and release it once you decide on a color.

The ability of Procreate to instantly generate color palettes is amazing, but there are occasions when you need more authority over the hues you choose. The Reference feature comes in handy in this situation.

Allow Procreate to generate a color palette for you, then use that custom color selection procedure to fill in whatever colors that the automatic procedure might have skipped.

You can also utilize the Reference feature to construct a color palette starting from scratch, pulling hues from your photo.

Below is a step-by-step guide to using the Reference feature to create color palettes:

  1. To access the Actions box, click the wrench.
  2. Select Canvas from the drop-down menu.
  3. Turn the Reference feature on or off.
  4. Select the Image option.
  5. Press the Import option and browse your photos until you locate the one you want to use.
  6. When your image appears in the Reference pane, press and hold your fingertip on it until the eyedropper feature appears.
  7. Drag your fingertip around the image with the eyedropper feature until you locate a color you like. Then let go of your fingertip.
  8. Go to the Palettes section of the Colors box. To make a new palette, press the plus option, or look for one that was made automatically using your image.
  9. To save your color selected from the photo, click an empty field inside the color palette.
  10. Repeat the procedure until you’ve got all the colors you desire.

Important: To broaden the Reference window, drag the edge. You can separate colors that would be too small if the Reference window had been left at its normal size. Within the Reference window, the image can be pinched to enlarge it.

Zooming the photo can assist you in concentrating your color selection choices on a specific location. It will also reveal hues you weren’t aware were present.

How To Choose To Procreate Colors Out Of A Photo Using Layers

To access the Action panel:

  1. Press the wrench
  2. Select the Insert picture option after clicking the Add button
  3. Select the image from which you want to extract colors

It will then be added to the scene as a layer. Keep your fingertip on the image to enable the Eyedropper feature and select the colors you want.

The advantage of uploading your photo into Procreate would be that it can be enlarged to fill your entire canvas. That way, you’ll be able to make the most of your available area while selecting colors.

The fact that you don’t need to struggle with an additional object floating around on your display is another advantage of picking colors from your image this way. While the Reference tool is handy, it can sometimes feel like it is getting in the way.

With your photo on its layer, it will blend in with the rest of your work. You can simply turn it on and off in the Layers window without struggling with the Reference panel.

Final Thoughts

It all boils down to personal choice when it gets to utilizing Procreate. When determining how to color pick in Procreate, use whichever approach works best for you. Although Procreate has an endless range of fantastic features, being able to extract colors straight from photographs of the reality around us opens up many creative options. 

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