How to Unstack in Procreate – Procreate Tips & Tricks 2024

Iva Mikles

This is a quick tip tutorial on how to unstack in Procreate version 5.3.5

To undo a stack in Procreate, open a stack you want to undo, select the first artwork, photo, drawing, or file with your finger or Apple Pencil, hold it, drag it, and hover it over the arrow next to the title “Stack” in the upper left corner. This will open your gallery, and you can drop the artwork freely there. To select more than one image, click “Select” in the upper right corner, click on each file to select it one by one, then hold and drag them to the arrow next to the title “Stack.” This will open your gallery again, and you can freely drop the selected images there.

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

How to Undo a Stack in Procreate Quick Tutorial

Watch the video above to learn to unstack pictures in Procreate visually.

How to Unstack Art in Procreate Step-by-Step Guide

Or learn to unstack in Procreate 5X by following the step-by-step picture guide:

Time needed: 2 minutes

  1. Open the stack

    First, open the stack containing the artworks you want to unstack.1. Open Stack - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  2. Select artwork, photo, drawing, or file

    You can see all the artwork in the stack, but you want to separate them out. To do this, click and hold the artwork you want to move.2. Select File - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  3. Hold and drag it to the upper left corner and wait for the gallery to open

    Drag it towards the arrow in the upper left corner. Don’t release it yet! This will open your gallery in a few seconds.3. Hold and Drag File - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  4. Release and drop the file in your gallery

    After your gallery opens, select a space where you want to put your image from the stack. Then lift your finger or Apple Pencil and drop it in between the other artworks in the gallery.4. Release and Drop File - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

  5. The file becomes part of your gallery

    Voila! The drawing became part of your gallery.5. Released File - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life

In this way, you can unstack art one by one. But what if you wanted to do it in one go?

Find out in the step-by-step picture guide below.

How to Unstack Multiple Files in Procreate Step-by-Step Guide

To unstack multiple files in Procreate, follow these steps:

1. Open the stack

1. Open Stack - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life
1. Open Stack – Photo ©Art Side of Life

First, open the stack you want to unstack.

2. Click “Select” in the upper right corner

2. Click Select - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life
2. Click Select – Photo ©Art Side of Life

Click the “Select” button in the upper right corner. This will activate multiple files selection.

3. Select multiple artworks, photos, drawings, or files

3. Select Multiple Files - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life
3. Select Multiple Files – Photo ©Art Side of Life

Click on your files one by one to select all or multiple of them.

4. Hold and Drag Selection - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life
4. Hold and Drag Selection – Photo ©Art Side of Life

Now, hold and drag your selection towards the upper left arrow next to the title “Stack.” Alternatively, you can tap the arrow with your finger. Wait a few seconds and it will open your gallery.

5. Release and Drop Selection - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life
5. Release and Drop Selection – Photo ©Art Side of Life

Select a spot where you want to release your selection and drop it there by lifting your finger or Apple Pencil.

6. Released Selection - How to Unstack in Procreate - ©Art Side of Life
6. Released Selection – Photo ©Art Side of Life

Voila, the images are now part of your gallery as single files again.

Overall, unstacking artwork files or photos in your Procreate gallery is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily with these steps.

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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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 ♡

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