DPI and Resolution For Procreate | What is DPI and What Resolution Should I Use?

For this week's video I'm tackling the most common question I see asked by Procreate users that don't have a design background: What DPI should I use in Procreate?

DPI and Resolution For Procreate | What is DPI and What Resolution Should I Use?

For this week’s video I’m tackling the most common question I see asked by Procreate users that don’t have a design background: What DPI should I use in Procreate? I’m actually going to show you what it means and give you some tech stuff here, but also what settings you should be considering without having to know too much else.

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General Rules to Follow for DPI in Procreate

  • Work with the highest quality file you can
  • Get the specs from your client first
  • No lower than 300 DPI for printing
  • 600 DPI allows you to scale up your digital image without loss of quality and reducing the DPI to 300
  • Social Media, search in Google for current size dimensions and use 150 DPI

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Holly McCaig

About Holly McCaig

Holly McCaig is a 20 year veteran of the design world. With her mark being made in scrapbooking and photography, Holly now educates eager artists how to do lettering in procreate on the iPad Pro. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her two dogs, Lola and Daisy. Visit Holly: Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook | Shoppe

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4 Comments

  1. Carin on May 21, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Awesome information! Thank you for sharing your experience!!

  2. Bratjedi Draws on March 6, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hi! I’m an illustrator just now starting to use Procreate. I’d like to create my work in 300+ Dpi so I have the option of printing, but when I upload online I’d like to change the dpi to 72dpi so people don’t have print quality of my work. I can’t figure out how to change the DPI in procreate. Any help is appreciated!

    • Holly McCaig on March 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

      So the best way to do this is make a new canvas at that resolution in Procreate. Then, in your original, you can choose from the Tool/Wrench icon and in there is a Copy Canvas under the ADD tab. Then, go to your new canvas and choose paste from that same location. There are also apps out there that you can use to resize. We use one called, Image Size: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/image-size/id670766542?mt=8

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