Procreate® Pocket Handbook


Exercise fine control over every part of your image by placing each element on a separate layer.

New Layer

Add new layers to your project to separate out different elements of your artwork. Give your layers custom names to keep things organized.


To add a new layer to your artwork, tap New layer at the top left of the Layers Panel. This will add a new layer above the active layer.

Background Color

Build your work up on the background color of your choice. Or, switch the background off to create transparency.

Add Color

When you create a new artwork, the Background Color layer is white by default.

In the Layers panel, tap the Background Color layer to invoke the Color Panel. Here you can select a new color for the background of your artwork. Tap Done to exit the Color Panel.

Transparent Background

Need to create a piece with transparent elements? Tap the Visibility Checkbox on the right side of the Background Color. This will switch the background color off.