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Want to make beautiful perspective drawings with ease? Meet your new favorite tool. Below is a brief "How To" guide to set up and quickly master perspective drawings for architecture, interior design, and beyond.

Architecture perspective drawing by Joshua Gregg.

How to Get Started with Perspective Tools

Step 1. Activate Perspective Tools

Tap the Perspective Tool button to launch perspective drawing mode.


Step 2. Set Vanishing Points 

If it’s your first time opening perspective tools in your project, you’ll automatically be pushed to choose One-, Two-, or Three-Point Perspective. You can then drag the Cross-Hairs to set your vanishing points. Vanishing points can be positioned over a blank page, site photograph, or model to start your drawing.

Pro Tip
If you need to adjust your vanishing points later, you can tap the gear icon and then "Set Vanishing Points".


Step 3. Assisted Perspective Drawing

After you set your vanishing points, Trace will automatically create a perspective grid for you to draw on top of. You can use the "Guide" tool to draw specific lines along your perspective grid. Tap the Gear button to open your perspective settings and set up your perspective tools. Try out different combinations of the tools below to get your perfect setup.



Show or hide the perspective grid.


Drag the Guide Circle to the location where you want to add your lines. You can then use your Pencil to draw lines along the guidelines.


Automatically draw towards a vanishing point from anywhere on the page.

Step 4. Free Sketch

Turn off "Assist" to sketch trees, people, details, or any other lines not directly tied to vanishing points.

Pro Tip
Use stencils, rulers, and other tools to make the drawing easy and fun. You can also bring in an image as a layer to trace over.


Step 5. Make it Sing

With your lines complete add color, shade, and character to make your perspective come to life. Start new layers and set the paper to multiply for your additional line-work.


How To Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to draw perspectives.

Additional Resources

3 Tips for Perspectives by David Drazil

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