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Stencils are an amazing way to transform your line drawings into refined masterpieces. Stencils work like blocks or stamps and in seconds you can enhance your plans, sections, axons, or perspective sketches by adding in people, trees, furniture, diagram arrows, and more. They're great for architecture, interior design, landscape design, industrial design, and any other creative pursuit.

Landscape design drawing by Barbara Dokshina.

How to Get Started with Stencils

Step 1. Open Your Stencils

Tap the Stencil button to open your stencil.


Step 2. The Stencil Library

Morpholio has hand-curated an extensive collection of stencils for every design discipline.

Don't see the stencils that you need? Learn how to make custom stencils from any image here.


Step 3. Move, Place, and Transform

Resize, transform, mirror and invert your stencil.

Pro Tip
Stencils do not scale automatically. Sometimes, it helps to draw a reference line with your ruler so you know how large to resize your stencil.

Size & Place

Use a two-finger pinch to resize your stencil. Use a one-finger press and drag to move your stencil.



Flip your stencil vertically or horizontally.



Invert your stencil to fill the opposite part.


Step 4. Color Your Stencil

Use your Pencil to fill the stencil with pen strokes or you can use the Auto-Fill buttons for quick fills.

Pro Tip
If your stencil doesn't fill properly, zoom in to the area where you want to add a new stencil and then add a new layer. This will give you higher resolution and help you fill in the stencil!

Pen Fill

Use your current pen to fill your stencil.


Pen Auto-Fill

Auto-fill your stencil using your current pen settings.


Solid Fill

Auto-fill your stencils with the solid color selected with your current pen.


Step 5. Maintain Your Stencil Size

If you want to move the same stencil around your drawing without resizing it, you can lock its size and rotation.

Size Lock

Lock the size of your stencil. When you zoom in and out, your stencil will keep its scale.


Rotation Lock

Lock the stencil from rotating.


How To Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to use stencils.

Additional Resources

How to Make Amazing Trees and Shadows

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New Sustainability, People Entourage, and Scale Figure Stencils

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Version: 5.3

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