Updated: Sep 10, 2022
Adding new palettes to Procreate is easy as 1, 2, 3!
Video tutorial available on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/brMvwl4TJWQ
Step 0: Download your palettes onto your iPad
The goal here is to get the folder with the palettes onto your iPad. Here are a few common ways to do this:
You can download palette files straight from a website directly onto your iPad
You can download palette files from a link found in an email
You can email the palette files to yourself if you initially got them on a different device
You can AirDrop the palettes files to your iPad from another Apple device
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Step 1: Locate the file(s) in your iPad's downloads
After the download is complete, the palettes will end up in the Files app (blue folder icon) that comes with your iPad, which looks like this:
At this point, chances are the palettes will be in a zip file. If so, proceed to step 2. If the palettes are not zipped, skip to step 3.
Step 2: Tap on the file(s) to unzip
Do this while still in your Files app, not within Procreate!
Make sure you are not accessing the files using the "Recents" filter in the Files app as you won't be able to unzip the file from there. Use either iCloud Drive, On My iPad, Downloads, or the search bar.
Step 3: Locate the desired file with the extension .swatches and tap on it
Ta-da 🥳 Next time you open Procreate, your palette will be at the bottom of your Palettes list.