How to Flip Your Canvas in Procreate – Step by Step
This is a quick and easy thing to do, your just need to know where to find it. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Tap on your action tool (wrench icon). This will open your action options and you can scroll and tap on the icon that says Canvas.
Step 2: In the drop-down menu, you have two options:
Flip Horizontal: This will flip you canvas to the right.
Flip Vertical: This will flip your canvas to the left.
Flip Keyboard Shortcut
There is a slightly faster way to get your flips in Procreate. First, make sure you activate QuickMenu to access those shortcuts. Most of the shortcuts can be customized in the Gesture Control menu. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Tap on your accident tool (wrench icon) then select Prefs (shift icon). Scroll down and tap Gesture Control.
Step 2: In the Gesture Control menu, tap the QuickMenu option. Here you can customize the QuickMenu. You can choose the best solution for you. I like using the Three Finger Swipe option. Once you’ve browsed through the options, tap Done.
Step 3: On your screen, slide three fingers in a downward motion to activate your QuickMenu. Now you can flip your canvas by selecting Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical.
How to Undo Flipping Your Canvas in Procreate
There are three ways to undo or invert your canvas in Procreate. Here they are:
You have to manually flip your canvas back in Procreate. You can do this by repeating the steps above and flipping your canvas back horizontally or vertically.
The fastest way
This is the same way you would go back or undo any other action in Procreate. You can use double tap to undo the flipping action, but only if it was the last action you took.
By swiping down with three fingers to activate the QuickMenu, you also have the option to flip the canvas horizontally or vertically back here.
2 Reasons to Flip Your Canvas
There are several reasons why artists would flip their canvases. However, I only use this tool for 2 reasons. Here they are:
This is a great way to gain a new perspective and identify flaws in your work by looking at it in the mirror. I often use this tool when I want to ensure a symmetrical hand-drawn shape or to make sure my work looks the way I want it to.
Create cool designs
As well as being practical, it’s also a cool tool to see how your work will look once it’s submitted. You can use this to spark new ideas or even create new designs or patterns by rotating the creation, sideways, or both.
There are some frequently asked questions on this topic. I’ve answered a few questions briefly below:
How to flip canvas in Procreate Pocket?
the way you flip your canvas in the Procreate Pocket program is a little different. You have to select Edit and then select an option. Then you can tap on Canvas and you will see your Flip settings at the bottom of the screen.
How to flip layers in Procreate?
By following the steps above, you can only flip your entire canvas. To invert only the layers you selected, tap the transform tool (cursor icon). A toolbar will appear and you can choose to flip your layer either horizontally or vertically.
How to enable Procreate Quick Menu?
Follow the steps above to customize and activate your menu. Here you will have the option to choose which way you can quickly open the quick menu on your canvas in Procreate.