How to Combine Layers in Procreate: A Comprehensive Guide

Procreate is an incredible digital art app for iPad users, and mastering the use of layers is essential to create amazing artworks. In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide on how to combine layers in Procreate through five informative YouTube tutorial videos. Each video demonstrates a different aspect of managing layers in Procreate, making it easy for you to become an expert artist.

1. Procreate Tutorial for Beginners: Understanding Layers

Our first video, “Procreate Tutorial for Beginners: Understanding Layers,” by Art and Design, offers a comprehensive overview of layers in Procreate. From merging layers to controlling opacity and layer effects, this tutorial is perfect for both beginners and advanced users. The author teaches you everything you need to know about using and organizing layers in Procreate to improve your workflow and overall understanding. With detailed explanations and practical examples, this tutorial is a must-watch for anyone aiming to master layers in Procreate. Special kudos to Art and Design for creating such an informative and easy-to-follow video tutorial.

Author: Art and Design

2. Solving the Mystery of Merging Layers in Procreate

Ever wondered why layers change when you merge them in Procreate? In our second video, “Solving the Mystery of Merging Layers in Procreate,” by Dave Reed, you’ll understand the cause of this common issue. Dave explains how layer modes affect the merging process and shares tips on creating artwork without worrying about unexpected changes. His engaging explanations and practical demonstrations make it easy to grasp this commonly misunderstood concept. With Dave’s tips and tricks, you’ll breeze past the confusion and make your Procreate layers work for you.

Author: Dave Reed

3. What to Do When Layers Accidentally Merge in Procreate

Our third video, “What to Do When Layers Accidentally Merge in Procreate,” by iPad For Architects, addresses a common frustration faced by Procreate users. Accidentally merging layers can be nerve-wracking, but fret not, as this tutorial shows you a simple solution to recover your lost layers. In this short yet helpful video, you will learn how to use the undo feature (back arrow) of Procreate effectively for layer management. An invaluable tip for those times when you make a mistake and need a quick fix!

Author: iPad For Architects

4. How to Group and Ungroup Layers in Procreate for Digital Calligraphy

If you are a calligraphy enthusiast, our fourth video, “How toGroup and Ungroup Layers in Procreate for Digital Calligraphy,” by Loveleigh Loops, is perfect for you. This tutorial demonstrates the basics of using groups in Procreate, such as grouping, ungrouping, and editing existing groups, to organize your calligraphy projects efficiently. The authors provide clear and concise instructions, making it easy to follow along and learn the techniques. Subscribe to Loveleigh Loops for more calligraphy resources and beginner Procreate tutorials.

Author: Loveleigh Loops

5. Sharing, Merging, and Managing Layers in Procreate

Our final video, “Sharing, Merging, and Managing Layers in Procreate,” by Liz Ness, takes you back to basics by exploring various layer management techniques. Learn how to share Procreate layers between projects/canvases, move layers within a layer stack, group and move layers, and merge clipping masks and layer masks. The video also covers duplicating/copying layers and consolidating multiple visible layers into one new layer. Liz’s clear explanations and helpful visuals make this tutorial a must-watch for Procreate beginners and a great refresher for experienced users.

Author: Liz Ness


Mastering the art of layer management in Procreate can greatly enhance your digital artwork and overall experience with the app. The five tutorial videos we’ve curated in this article cover a wide array of techniques and tips for effectively combining, organizing, and managing layers. We hope these tutorials prove valuable in your journey towards becoming a proficient Procreate artist. Happy creating!

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