The Gradient Map tool was released with the Procreate 5X update and offers some incredible new features. It allows you to add a gradient to your entire artwork and customize the gradient in tons of different ways. Today, I’m going to show you how it works and how you can use it depending on the type of project you are working on.
Let’s dive in!
You can either draw your artwork in full color or in greyscale. Either way you are going to change the colors when you activate Gradient Map so it doesn’t really matter what you choose.
Tap on the icon that looks like a magic wand in the top right of your toolbar. This pulls up the Adjustments Panel.
Make sure to select Layer Filters or this feature won’t properly activate.
When you activate Gradient Map, the Gradient Library toolbar appears at the bottom of your screen. There you can see default gradient palettes to choose from. Go ahead try them out!
You can slide the color boxes to the left or right to get the exact color combination you want.
Tap the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner of the Gradient Library. Then, tap on a square to bring up your own Palettes and choose a color. To add another square of color simply tap on the gradient as many times as you want. Tap Done to save your new Gradient Palette.
PRO TIP: Hold down on any of your Gradient Palettes to Delete or Duplicate them. You can also hold down and drag a Gradient Palette to reorder it!
That’s it! You’re done.d
Jan 6, 2021