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How do I import an image into Procreate?

Procreate is an illustration software on ipad, for all drawing lovers!
I’m Estelle, graphic designer and illustrator, and today I’ll explain how to import an image in procreate, and how to track it! 🙂

How to import an image into Procreate

This feature is very useful to allow you trace an image for example !
You have two options for this:

Import a photo from Gallery

You are in your Procreate gallery. At the top right, click on the “Photo” button: this option allows you toimport an image from the photos on your Ipad, with the particularity of creating a new project from the dimensions of this image.

Import an image of your project

You have already created a project in which you want import your image.

On the Action Pane, click insert an image. You can also choose to take a photo with your tablet by clicking ” Take a picture“.

How do I import an image into Procreate?

If the goal is tracking this photo, I recommend that you choose a high-quality image.

Click on the chosen image:Amount automatically on a layer. You can choose to resize it and place it wherever you want on your drawing.

How to Trace an Image in Procreate

You just imported your image and now you want to track it. Here’s how to achieve it:

  • Reduce the opacity of your image to make it easier to distinguish your drawing from the photo.
  • Create a new layer above your image layer
  • Choose the brush of your preference. For a precise line, I recommend brushes from the “sketch” or “inking” library.
  • trace your drawing
How to track in Procreate?

You have traced your image and are satisfied with the result!

Now you want to save your work. For that, go to my article: how to make a backup in procreate.

well done you know now import and track an image in Procreate !
If you want to know more, do not hesitate to consult my other articles about Procreate 😉

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