Procreate has some incredible features when it comes to designing art pieces with color. One of the coolest features is the ability to create a custom color palette. And the fact that you can create as many custom palettes as you want makes the feature that much more impressive.
If you’re designing brand specific graphics or products the custom color palette is crucial in making sure you have the exact hexadecimal color codes.
Or, if you are building a brand from scratch and want your colors consistent, utilizing a custom palette is essential for brand cohesion across the board. This is what I’m going to teach you today! Let’s get started.
In your procreate canvas just go to Settings (wrench icon)>Add>Insert a photo. It won’t matter what size your photo is as long as you can see every color you want to use.
This is the round circle in the top right of your toolbar. You’ll see a few important things pop up but for this lesson we’re going to focus just on the Palettes feature.
This will pull up all of the default Procreate Palettes already in your canvas. If you don’t want these palettes simply swipe left to delete any of them.
This will open a brand new blank custom color palette.
You can name it now or name it later. In the spirit of staying organized amongst designs I recommend naming it right now while you’re thinking about it.
You can choose colors from your disc if you want but for the purpose of this tutorial we’re going to choose colors from your inspiration photo.
The rounded square in the middle of your sidebar. This pulls up your color picker. The color picker will grab the color straight from your photo for you.
You can drag it onto any part of your photo and it will grab that color for you.
Remember the round circle in the top right of your toolbar. You will see your blank palette below your Color Disc.
If you did this correctly, your color will have appeared in that grey box. Repeat steps 8,9, and 10 for every color you want to add to your palette.
PRO TIP: Want to delete a color from you palette. Simply hold it down and a dialogue box will pop up that says ‘Delete’. Click it!
Apr 22, 2020