"Magic" Procreate iPad hack blows minds on Twitter

Procreate on an Apple iPad
(Image credit: Procreate)

If you're a digital artist or illustrator working on iPad, chances are you're familiar with Procreate. The painting app has become the go-to for tablet-toting creatives, thanks not least to its impressive selection of brushes. But it seems one awesome feature has been hiding in plain sight.

One Procreate user has taken to demonstrate the ability to turn an image into an entire colour palette in the app. All you have to do is drag the image onto the Procreate palette browser, and it'll immediately create a palette of colours. It looks like magic – and is blowing users' minds. (Want to try it for yourself? Check out the best iPad Pro deals available now.)

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"You just changed my life," one user comments, while another calmly adds, "EXCUSE ME???? that's a lifesaver what the HELL." And we're inclined to agree – the ability to turn a photo into a palette with a simple drag-and-drop could be a game-changer for artists. As another user puts it, "Magic, I call that."

Indeed, almost every week it turns out an awesome iOS or iPadOS feature has been hiding under our noses. From long-exposure photos to, er, Siri-powered Harry Potter spells, the internet is discovering brand new hacks all the time. For the lowdown on the latest version of Procreate, check out our Procreate 5.2 review.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.