Procreate has a feature which is known as QuickShape. The QuickShape shows how advanced Procreate is becoming as a drawing and design program.
We love the QuickShape function in Procreate because it allows you to make a perfect circle, squares, lines, or any other type of shape. You draw out the shape you want to on the canvas and then gently tap on the canvas until it snaps into the shape you desire. This is a straightforward way to make a perfect shape every time.
What Is Quickshape?
The Quickshape is a feature of Procreate where you draw a line or another shape, and then by tapping on the canvas one time, the shape will be made into a perfect form. There are a few things to remember about the QuickShape:
- Hold Down Shape – For QuickShape to work, you must hold down onto the shape you just made. This is why we find it so much easier to work with an Apple Pencil because you can use the pencil to make the shape and then, with your other hand, tap on the canvas.
- Do Not Tap Too Hard – We have found to be careful exactly how you tap on the canvas. If I tend to tap too hard, they can change, so I find it is best to do a light, quick tap.
- Shape Snaps According To What Procreate Sees You Are Doing – In Procreate, the shape will snap into the shape Procreate thinks you are doing. We have had some problems drawing a triangle but Procreate thought it was the square, so it snapped into a square. Or we have drawn a rectangle, and it snapped into a square. So you need to understand that the QuickShape will snap into the shape as Procreate thinks it is the shape you are trying to make, which may not always be correct.
- The Shape Must Be Connected – For the QuickShape to work, the ends of your shape must be connected. In other words, you must have a square that is connected for it to be snapped into a square or circled to be connected for it to snap into a circle.
- Hold Down On The Canvas Requires Timing – You must hold the shape down on the canvas while it’s being snapped into shape. This is where timing can become quite important, and you need to still hold your pencil down for the circle or square shape and then tap and lift your pencil immediately; working the QuickShape sometimes requires a little timing and practice on your part.
We love the QuickShape feature for Procreate. But like any other feature in Procreate, you will have to learn how to practice using it correctly. We suggest you get a blank canvas with your Apple pencil and practice different types of shapes to see how the QuickShape function works.
About The QuickShape Function In Procreate
We feel like the QuickShape is a game changer for a program like Procreate. This means that you do not always have to draw a perfect circle or square to get the perfect circle or square.
But besides the perfect circle or square that can be snapped into shape, Procreate can do a few other things while snapping into place:
- Can Scale Or Rotate Shape – While working in the QuickShape function, you can also scale or rotate any shape you have just made. Do not lift your finger or your hand off the canvas. Keep holding it, and then drag to adjust the scale and rotation of your shape, line, circle, or rectangle.
- Magnetic Rotate – Procreate also has a magnetic rotation. Rotate your shape into precise increments. You can hold a second finger on the canvas to drag your shape, allowing you to rotate the shape in 15° increments.
To see how to use a QuickShape in Procreate, click on our video below.
About Procreate Edit Functions
You may notice that the edit button will appear on the top notification bar when you are in the QuickShaped mode. This means that you are now in the edit mode of Procreate, and you can edit the shape you have just made.
Here are some ways you can edit your shape:
- Change Shape – When you are in the edit mode of Procreate, you can change the shape. For example, if you just created a circle, you can change it to an ellipse. So if you did not get the exact shape you want, do it in the edit mode.
We love the Procreate QuickShape function that they have. This shows an advanced and powerful program for all types of design work. Procreate can help you make a perfect shape every time simply by using the QuickShape function and tapping on the canvas while making the shape.
Even though you can do the shape with a finger, we recommend using an Apple Pencil as it will give you better precision for your shape and makes it easier to hold down, rotate and move the shape around the canvas.
We feel the Procreate App is a great design tool to use to create home decor and home furnishing concept designs. If you are interested in seeing how Mondoro can help you design fantastic home decor products, we would love to talk to you about how we can help you.
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