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How to Delete Layers in Procreate
  • By Nadine Spires
  • 15 Mar 2023
  • 6 Mins
  • Beginner
  • Procreate Tutorials

How to Delete Layers in Procreate

Our free and handy guide will show you how to delete layers in Procreate in only 2 steps

Procreate is an incredibly powerful app for creating digital artwork. With so many features available, it is important to be able to delete layers as well. Our free Procreate tutorial will show you the process of how to delete layers in Procreate with ease. We will discuss how to delete single layers, including how to delete multiple layers at once.

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Step 1 - Delete Single Layers In Procreate

After you have created a new canvas in Procreate, draw or add your design elements. Design Bundles has some brilliant and totally FREE Design Resources that you can use in your projects.

Next, click on the Layers Panel in the top right corner of the screen. If you would like more information or a refresher, we have an excellent tutorial on how to use Procreate to help you out. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to our tutorial on how to use layers in Procreate.

Each design was imported by tapping on the Actions panel or wrench icon. Then we selected Add > Insert a File. As you can see, the designs were placed on their own layers. Doing so means that we can edit each layer without affecting the rest of the design.

Procreate tutorial - Open the Layers Panel

To delete a layer, tap on any of the layers to highlight in blue and select it. Now, use your finger or your Apple Pencil and swipe the layer to the left. You will see the option to Delete, tap on it and the layer will be deleted.

Delete selected layer in Procreate

Step 2 - Delete Multiple Layers in Procreate

Deleting multiple layers at once requires that each of those layers be selected first. In order to do this, you will need to swipe each layer to the right to select. This will highlight the selected layers in a dark blue. If you're not sure how to do this, we have a great guide on how to select multiple layers in Procreate.

Select multiple layers - Procreate guide

At the top right-hand corner of the Layers Panel, you will see the Delete option become active. Tap on this to delete the selected layers all at once.

Delete multiple layers in Procreate

If you want to delete a group of layers, you will need to select the group and swipe to the left. Then, tap on the Delete option and the group of layers will be deleted.

Grouped layers - How to delete layers in Procreate

As quick as that you have learned how to delete layers in Procreate. Deleting layers in Procreate is a useful option to have in your toolbox. It allows you to easily remove unwanted elements from your artwork, rearrange layers for easier access, and free up memory for larger projects.

With a few simple taps and swipes, you can quickly and easily delete layers in Procreate and get back to creating your masterpieces. We hope that you enjoyed following this Procreate guide and found the information useful for your future projects.


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