Procreate Handbook

Version 5X
Drawing Guides and Assistance

2D Grid

2D Grids keep your work in proportion. This squared grid is ideal for building two-dimensional shapes and, with Drawing Assist, keeping your strokes aligned.


Set up and adjust your 2D Grid.

In Actions > Canvas, tap Edit Drawing Guide. This will take you to the Drawing Guides screen.

Tap the 2D Grid button on the bottom of the screen.

Your 2D Grid appears as thin lines that overlay your artwork. You can adjust the look and behaviour of your guide with the following options:

Position and Rotation

Drag the two nodes to adjust the exact positions of your grid lines.

The blue Positional node moves the whole grid over the canvas.

The green Rotational node rotates the grid lines.

To reset the grid to the default position, tap one of the nodes, then tap Reset.


  • Color: Adjust the color of the guide lines using the hue bar at the top of the Drawing Guides screen.
  • Opacity: Adjust the transparency of the guide lines from invisible to opaque.
  • Thickness: Adjust the thickness of the guide lines from invisible to noticeable.
  • Grid Size: Adjust the scale of the grid.
  • Assisted Drawing: Drawing Assist automatically adjusts your strokes to match the direction of the guide lines.

Cancel or Commit

To return to the canvas without making a change, tap Cancel. To commit your changes, tap Done.