Procreate Tips

I am a big fan of the iPad drawing app Procreate. This is a list of my ”notes to self” about how to use it!

🎭 Masking

There are three types of mask...

Alpha Lock

The simplest of all (and probably not really a mask =])


Masks sit above a single regular layer. All they can do is hide or reveal the layer immediately below.

Clipping Mask

Clipping Masks are a little bit like Alpha Lock, in that they constrain new edits to existing pixels. Unlike Alpha Masks, however, the existing pixels are on a different layer. This means that Clipping Masks are non-destructive. This makes them very powerful.