How to split RGB channels in procreate

How to split RGB channels in procreate

Hello everyone! In today’s tutorial, I will explain how you can split RGB channels in procreate. I love procreate and I love that they are constantly improving the app and adding more features (so much, that my older tutorials become worthless after a while!). Naturally, I was super excited with their latest feature: chromatic aberration, which is similar to RGB channels in photoshop. The only problem is that the effect is created on a single layer.

But you can easily split RGB channels on different layers manually, the old fashioned way. It just requires a few extra taps!

So, here’s what I do: Firstly I duplicate my image (the image I wish to edit) three times. The three layers will be for the RGB channels, and I’m keeping a copy for backup.

How to split RGB channels in procreate – duplicating the image three times

I then select the first layer, go to “adjustments” -> “curves” and I flatten the Green and the Red curves. This basically creates the blue channel.

How to split RGB channels in procreate – creating each channel

I do the same with the other two layers. To create the red channel, I flatten the Green and the Blue curve, and to create the the green channel, I flatten the Red and the Blue curve.

Then I create a new layer below all three and I fill it with a solid black color.

How to split RGB channels in procreate – creating a new layer and filling it with black

As fo the three channel layers, I set layer mode to “screen”.

How to split RGB channels in procreate – setting layer mode to “screen”

And that’s all! As you can see in the image above, the combination has produced our original photo. With the select tool you can manipulate the channels any way you like, you can displace, blur, distort them, all together, or each one individually.

How to split RGB layers in procreate – manipulating each color channel

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! You can check it out in video format below. “See” you next time!

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