Procreate Handbook

Version 5X
Drawing Guides and Assistance

QuickShape

QuickShape snaps hand-drawn lines and shapes into their perfect forms in the blink of an eye.

Create QuickShape

Draw a line or shape, and keep your finger held on the canvas.

After a moment, QuickShape will invoke automatically: your stroke will ‘snap’ into a perfect line, arc, poly-line, ellipse, triangle, or quadrilateral shape.

Snap to Perfect Form

If the shape you create is unequal, keep holding it, and place a second finger on the canvas. Doing this can turn a rectangle into a square, an oval into a circle, or an uneven triangle into an equilateral one.

Scale and Rotate

To scale or rotate the shape you’ve just made, don’t lift your finger from the canvas yet. Keep holding, and drag to adjust the scale and rotation of your shape or line.

Magnetic Rotate

To rotate your shape in precise increments, hold a second finger on the canvas while dragging your shape. This will allow you to rotate the shape in exactly fifteen-degree increments.

Edit QuickShape

When you release your shape, the Edit Shape button will appear in the notification bar at the top of the canvas.

If you don’t want to edit, just continue painting, or tap anywhere to dismiss the button.

To edit your shape, tap the Edit Shape button to enter QuickShape Edit mode.

Edit Shape

In Edit Shape mode, the available options are determined by your initial shape, and appear as buttons in the notification bar.

Transform

In Edit Shape mode, transform nodes appear on your shape, allowing you more precise control. Drag a node to adjust that part of your shape.

To uniformly scale your shape, drag the shape itself at any location between the nodes.

Commit

When you’re done, tap anywhere on the canvas to exit Edit Shape mode.

Settings

Take control of your tools with highly customisable shortcuts.

For even finer control over QuickShape, navigate to Actions > Prefs > Gesture Controls > QuickShape.

Here you can set up and adjust a number of touch and Pencil shortcuts and settings to integrate QuickShape into your workflow, your way.