How to Blend Colors in Procreate: 3 Ways to Mix Colors

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If you’re wondering how to blend colors in Procreate, this guide will show you three easy ways to do so using Gaussian blur, smudge tools with blending brushes, and clone tools.

Blending is a method of mixing multiple colors to create a new color or gradient. It’s very easy to blend in Procreate and it can elevate your work too. Unfortunately, there isn’t a dedicated blending tool in Procreate, but you will need a blending brush to mix colors and create soft color transitions.

So let’s start with the easiest way to blend in Procreate.

Blending Using Gaussian Blur

The easiest way to create a blend effect in Procreate is by using the Gaussian blur tool. With this tool, you can blur an entire layer and it is best used for uniform blends or blending a large area of color such as a background or wallpapers.

  • First, select any brush and paint your layer with multiple colors.
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  • To blend these colors together, tap on the Magic Wand and choose Gaussian Blur.
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  • Then, drag your Pencil on the screen until your colors are mixed together perfectly as per your requirements.
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The final result of Blending Using Gaussian Blur in Procreate.

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Blending Using Smudge Tool

Another blending option is the Smudge Tool or Blending Brushes. With this tool, you can manually create your desired effects and you can use it for specific areas as well. This tool merges two colors into one color or moves color around kind of like moving wet paint on a canvas with your finger. This tool is best for applying blending with some texture on your artworks.

  • Tap on the little finger icon next to your brush to open up your Smudge tool library.
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  • Now choose the “Wet Sponge” brush inside the water set.
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  • Simply change the blending brush size and manually blend where all colors are on the same layers. Repeat the same steps again and again until you get the best output.
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The final result of Blending Using Smudge Tool in Procreate.

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Blending Using Clone Tool

The last way to blend in Procreate is using the Clone tool. However, this is my least favorite way, but you can still use this tool for specific tasks. It clones the selected area and merges it with other colors. Here’s how to use the Clone tool:

  • Just tap on the Magic Wand options and open the Adjustments panel.
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  • Choose the “Clone” tool.
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  • After that, tap on the magical brush options, and choose “Soft Brush” under Airbrushing.
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  • Now adjust the little circle as a reference point for cloning area, and paint it.
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The final result of Blending Using Clone Tool in Procreate.

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Blending in Procreate is an amazing way to add depth and dimension to your drawing. I hope this Procreate blending guide helps you understand this process in a simple and easy way.

Right now, I’m starting the beginner guide of Procreate Series on iGeekBuzz, so don’t forget to check it out, and drop your queries for my next articles.

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