Drawing with Drawing Guides


When guides are enabled and a guide is selected, you can use this guide to assist you in drawing with precision or perspective. The guide will display dotted lines going through your mouse cursor as you move it inside the drawing space. Each of these lines represents one of the axes of the selected guide.

When you start drawing a stroke, your drawing tool will automatically lock against the axis that most closely matches the angle of your stroke, forcing you to draw a straight line along that axis, as if you were using a ruler or a set square.

  • Guides can only be used with the Brush, Pencil or Line tool.
  • If the Align with Guide option in the Guides view is toggled off, your mouse cursor will not lock against the axes in your guide.