Procreate® Handbook


Tweak Procreate to your exact liking. The Actions menu offers you total control over everything from Settings to Sharing.

The Actions Menu

These menus give you access to tool settings, interface appearance, and other core controls.

Actions Button

In the top menu bar you’ll find a wrench symbol. This is the Actions button.

Tap it to open the Actions menu.

Actions Menu Tabs

There’s a lot to discover in Actions. You can add images and text to your artwork, edit your canvas on the fly plus share images and layers. Or, record Time-lapse video, customize your interface or touch controls, and explore useful links and information.

A series of buttons along the top of the Actions menu divide it into tabs. A summary of each tab is below and explored in greater detail in the pages to follow.


Bring inspiration into your creations.

Insert files, photographs or text to your canvas. Copy the entire canvas, or cut, copy, and paste individual parts of your artwork.

Learn more about Add.


All the information and quick Canvas editing tools you need in one place.

Crop, Resize and Flip your artwork on the fly, or access detailed technical facts about your canvas. Add Drawing Guides to help establish structure in your layouts, and activate Animation Assist to create motion graphics.

Learn more about Canvas.


Share your artwork in a variety of formats.

Export your work as a .procreate file, a JPG, a high-quality TIFF, a layered Adobe® Photoshop® PSD, a PDF, or a PNG with transparency options. Or, export individual layers to make multi-page PDFs, a folder of bulk exported PNGs, or an animated GIF, PNG, or MP4.

Learn more about Share.


Record your artistic process to share with the world.

Toggle the Time-lapse video function off and on. Preview the result, and export a full-length or 30-second version to share.

Learn more about Video.


Manage the look and feel of the Procreate interface and touch controls.

Switch your interface from Light to Dark Mode and your controls from left to right. Add a visible cursor to your brush. Project your canvas onto a second screen. Tweak the delay of your Undo, the visibility of your Selection mask, and the pressure response of your Apple Pencil. Connect a new stylus, and for in-depth customization, access the powerful Gesture Control Panel.

Learn more about Preferences.


Explore useful links and information to enrich your Procreate experience.

Discover the latest video summary of what’s new in Procreate. Explore links to Procreate’s customer support, Portfolio site, and Learn to Procreate videos. Restore your purchases, delve into the iPad’s Advanced Settings for Procreate, and leave a review on the App Store.

Learn more about Help.