How to Unstack in Procreate

Do you have too many canvases in a stack in Procreate?  One of the great things about Procreate is that it allows you to stack canvases together in a stack.  Stacks act like folders that help keep your Gallery organized.  But what do you do when you want to remove a canvas from a stack?  This minHour article teaches you how you can easily remove canvases from a stack in Procreate.


Open Procreate.

Procreate has a black icon with an image of a colorful brushstroke. Tap the Procreate icon on your Home screen to open Procreate.

  • Procreate is available from the App Store for iPad for $9.99. If you are using an iPhone, you can download Procreate Pocket for $4.99.

Tap a stack.

Stacks resemble several pictures stacked on top of each other in the Gallery. Tap a stack to display all canvases within the stack

  • If Procreate opens to the last work of art you are working on, tap Gallery in the upper-left corner to return to the Gallery.

Tap Select.

It’s at the top of the screen on the right side. This displays a radio option below each canvas in your stack.

Tap each canvas you want to remove.

This places a blue checkmark icon in the radio option below each canvas you select.

  • Alternatively, you can tap and hold a canvas to select it. While holding that canvas with your finger, tap any additional canvases you want to remove to add them to your selection.

Tap and hold a selected canvas.

You should see all the canvases you selected bundle under your finger. This allows you to move all the different canvases by dragging them with your finger.

Drag the selected canvases to Stack and hold it.

You should see “Stack” in the upper-left corner. Drag all the selected canvases to where it says “Stack” and hold it there for a couple of seconds. This will take you back to the Gallery.

Release the stack in the Gallery.

Drag the selected canvases so that they are not on top of any other canvases or stacks. Then release your finger to drop the selected canvases into your Gallery.

  • When you remove all canvases from a stack, the stack will disappear from your Gallery.

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