Figuring out how to properly export your files in procreate can be really tricky if you’re new to Procreate. The file types can be overwhelming, but that’s what I’m here for. Let’s dive in to this tutorial together!!
This is the wrench icon at the top left of your toolbar. All of your major procreate settings can be adjusted in this window.
This brings up all of the different ways you export your project. There are many different options so this many feel intimidating. Don’t worry keep reading.
Next, you need to choose a file type. There are a bunch of different file types you can pick from based on your design needs.
Procreate: Native procreate file type that can only be opened in procreate itself.
PSD: Photoshop file type, so use this if you want to transfer your project to photoshop.
PDF: Great for saving projects for print or saving projects that need to be scaled larger.
JPEG: Used for saving projects that are photo heavy or that don’t need to be scaled. These can get pixelated easily if you try to blow it up.
PNG: Amazing for anything on the web. This is my go to for everything. Even though it is a Raster it’s a very high quality one and is great for everything from logos to social media graphics.
PRO TIP: Your project can also be saved with a transparent background using the png file type.
TIFF: Similar to a JPEG but higher quality.
AirDrop: Transfers your file to your Macbook via wifi
Save Image: Saves to your ipad camera roll
Google Drive: Saves to GDrive Folder
Dropbox: Saves to Dropbox Folder
Gmail: Emails you your file
Print: If you have your printer app hooked up on your ipad this automatically prints your design! I love using this for my wall prints.
Finally, you have completed all the steps and hopefully feel much more comfortable exporting files in procreate. You can always save this post to your bookmarks so you can refer back to it any time you need a refresher on what file to chose when!
Jun 17, 2020