How To Select And Move Objects in Procreate

Two of the most used tools in Procreate are Selection and Transform tools. In this article, I will show you how to use these tools to move objects in Procreate.

How to select objects in Procreate

Let’s say you have artwork with a few elements drawn on the same layer and need to select only one element. To do that, you would need to use the Selection tool.

To activate the Selection tool, go to the selection icon (s-shape icon) at the top left corner. When you click on it, you will see the menu with a few selection options: Automatic, Freehand, Rectangular, and Ellipse appear at the bottom of your screen.


Automatic is the easiest to use because all you have to do is to tap on the element you want to select, and it will select that object.


Freehand is the option I use the most. All you have to do is to take your Apple Pencil and draw around the object you want to select.


The Rectangle option will draw a rectangular selection around your object.


Ellipse works the same as Rectangle but selects an object in the form of an ellipse.

How to move objects in Procreate

To move the object, first, you need to select this object. You can select your object using any of the selection methods I mentioned earlier in this article. 

Once the object is selected, click on Transform Tool (arrow icon) at the top left corner. Now simply drag the object to move it anywhere you want on the canvas. It’s that easy!


And that is how you select and move objects in Procreate.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and will inspire you to create more fun and beautiful illustrations in Procreate. Please consider checking out my other Procreate tutorials and subscribing to Procreate Member Area, where you will find the biggest Procreate Resources Library.






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