All Files Drawing shapes with the Rectangle or Ellipse tools You can draw rectangles, squares, ellipses and circles using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools. The shapes will be added to your artwork using pencil lines. How to draw with the rectangle or ellipse tool In the Timeline or Thumbnails view, select the panel and layer on which you want to draw. In the Tools toolbar, select the Rectangle or Ellipse tool. In the Stage view, click and hold where you want one of the corners of your shape to be, then move the mouse cursor where you want the opposing corner of the shape to be. To draw a perfect square or circle (with equal width and height), hold the Shift key. To draw the rectangle or ellipse from its centre instead of its corner, hold the Alt key. TIP You can use the Contour Editor tool to tweak the shape of your line—see About the Contour Editor Tool.