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How to Color Match in Procreate

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Are you searching for a quick and easy method of using the Eyedropper Tool in Procreate? Or have you been wondering how to match a color in Procreate? In this quick tip tutorial, I will be showing you how to color match and how to use the color dropper in Procreate to quickly and easily change colors.

What You'll Learn in This Color Match Procreate Tutorial

  • How to color pick on Procreate using the Eyedropper Tool
  • How to color drop on Procreate using the color dropper tool

1. How to Color Pick in Procreate Using the Eyedropper Tool

Step 1

So where is the eyedropper in Procreate? Before we answer this question, you will need to ensure that you have the correct gesture settings switched on.

To begin, you will need to launch your Procreate canvas and tap on the Actions icon to open this panel of settings.

You will need to open the drawing or photo that you would like to color match from within the canvas.

screenshot of a drawing of a girl on the Procreate canvas with the settings button at the top left circled in redscreenshot of a drawing of a girl on the Procreate canvas with the settings button at the top left circled in redscreenshot of a drawing of a girl on the Procreate canvas with the settings button at the top left circled in red

Step 2

Next, select Gesture controls from the Prefs section of the menu.

'gesture controls' on the settings toolbar is circled in red'gesture controls' on the settings toolbar is circled in red'gesture controls' on the settings toolbar is circled in red

Head to the Eyedropper section of the menu, and ensure that the Touch and hold option is switched to on, as this is the method of launching the tool that we will be using in this tutorial.

Hit the orange Done button in the top right corner once this is complete to close the menu.

'eyedropper' is circled in red on the left menu and the 'on switch' next to 'touch and hold' is circled in red'eyedropper' is circled in red on the left menu and the 'on switch' next to 'touch and hold' is circled in red'eyedropper' is circled in red on the left menu and the 'on switch' next to 'touch and hold' is circled in red

Step 3

You can now color pick any color within your canvas by tapping on the color you would like to select and holding your finger in place until the Eyedropper tool appears, as demonstrated in the image below.

the eyedropper tool is shown selecting the hair colour of the girl in the drawingthe eyedropper tool is shown selecting the hair colour of the girl in the drawingthe eyedropper tool is shown selecting the hair colour of the girl in the drawing

2. How to Color Drop in Procreate Using the Color Dropper Tool

Step 1

Begin by opening up the Layers panel and selecting the layer you would like to use the Color dropper on.

a layer is selected within the layers panela layer is selected within the layers panela layer is selected within the layers panel

Step 2

To use the Color dropper in Procreate, you will need to drag the color swatch located in the top right corner onto your canvas. To do this, place your finger or Apple Pencil over the swatch and drag it towards the canvas.

a red arrow illustrates the motion of dragging the colour swatch away from the top right cornera red arrow illustrates the motion of dragging the colour swatch away from the top right cornera red arrow illustrates the motion of dragging the colour swatch away from the top right corner

Step 3

Move the swatch directly over the top of the area you would like to recolor. In this case, I wanted to recolor the circle in the background of my image, so I dragged the swatch here.

the colour swatch hovering over the shape is circled in redthe colour swatch hovering over the shape is circled in redthe colour swatch hovering over the shape is circled in red

Step 4

The ColorDrop Threshold at the top of the screen indicates the percentage of the shape within your selected layer that will be recolored. The higher the percentage, the wider the area that the new color will cover.

the colour threshold percentage is circled in red and the shape the swatch has been dragged into has begun to change colourthe colour threshold percentage is circled in red and the shape the swatch has been dragged into has begun to change colourthe colour threshold percentage is circled in red and the shape the swatch has been dragged into has begun to change colour

I set the ColorDrop Threshold to 100.0% to fully recolor the entire shape.

the colour threshold percentage is set to 100%the colour threshold percentage is set to 100%the colour threshold percentage is set to 100%

Once you are happy with the color, you can release your finger to apply the change.

the shape is now shown recolouredthe shape is now shown recolouredthe shape is now shown recoloured

Now We're Finished!

Now you know how to eyedrop color in Procreate using the Procreate color picker, how to color match on Procreate, and how to use the color dropper in Procreate. Thank you for following this tutorial with me, and I hope you've enjoyed learning more about this cool app!

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