How to create a color palette in Procreate using the eyedropper tool

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This month I caved and bought an iPad Pro. I'm having a lot of fun drawing and lettering with it. I'll admit, this post is going to be very short—more like a Procreate App tips post—but it's something I struggled with for a bit of time and I wanted to share the solution with you.

So you're in Procreate and you want to make your own color palette. Or even easier, you want to import a color palette from a cool site like To summarize, you'll import your design-seeds palette, then use the eyedropper tool to create a palette. Here are those instructions in-depth if you need more help.

how to create a color palette in Procreate using the eyedropper tool

Pick a Design-Seeds Color Palette

Navigate to or your favorite site that offers color palettes.


Save Your Color Palette to Your Photos

Tap and hold to save your color palette to your photos collection.


Import the Color Palette into Procreate App

Click on the wrench, then click Insert, then click Import image. Find your image in Photos in your Camera Roll. Tap to select your color palette and insert it in there.

import design seeds image into procreate

Tap and Hold to access the Eyedropper Tool

On the first color, tap and hold until you get the tool to grab the color. Let go, and you'll notice your new color is in the color indicator in the top-right of Procreate. 

tap and hold for eyedropper

Tap and Add Colors to Your Procreate Color Palette

Create a new color palette and once you have each color in the color indicator, tap an empty square in Procreate's color palette, and voilà! You successfully built a color palette from an existing image.

final color palette in procreate

Choose to delete your imported image or keep it in your document by hiding the layer it's on.

Hope that was helpful!

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