How to Select Multiple Layers in Procreate – Procreate Tips & Tricks 2024

Iva Mikles

This is a quick tip tutorial on how to select multiple layers in Procreate version 5.3.5

To select multiple layers in Procreate, open your canvas and click on the layers icon in the upper right corner. Locate the layers you want to select and swipe right on each one of them with your Apple pencil.

Here is what iPad for Procreate and iPad Stylus for Procreate I am using.

How to Select Multiple Layers in Procreate Quick Tutorial

Watch the video above to learn to select more than one layer in Procreate visually.

How to Select Multiple Layers in Procreate Step-by-Step Guide

Or learn to select several layers in Procreate 5X by following the step-by-step picture guide:

Time needed: 1 minute

  1. Open your artwork

    First, open your artwork, image, or picture1.Open Canvas-Select Multiple Layers in Procreate-©Art Side of Life

  2. Click on the layers icon in the upper right corner

    This will open all of your layers so you can locate the ones you want to select2.Open Layers-Select Multiple Layers in Procreate-©Art Side of Life

  3. Swipe right on the layers you want to select

    With your Apple pencil, swipe right on each layer you want to select3.Swipe Left on Desired Layers-Select Multiple Layers in Procreate-©Art Side of Life

  4. Selected layers will have blue overlay

    All of the layers you selected will have blue overlay4.You Selected Multiple Layers-Select Multiple Layers in Procreate-©Art Side of Life

Voila, you have selected multiple layers in your Procreate artwork, image, or file.

Now you can use the arrow icon to move them around, duplicate them or copy and paste them into another Procreate artwork, image, or file.

Thank you for being here, and I hope this was helpful to you.

See you in the next episode of Art Side of Life Quick Tips in Procreate.

Iva

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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Hey there!

I am Iva (rhymes with viva), and I'm the artist behind Art Side of Life. I'm all about helping you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art! So on my website, I share Procreate classes, tutorials, brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies, and resources. Ready to create and make amazing art? Then explore, join and have fun ♡

Grab your gear:

iPad Pro, Air, Mini or iPad

Apple Pencil

Procreate Brushes

Paperlike

Drawing Stand

Open Procreate and enjoy!

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