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How to use a fixed size/ aspect ratio when drawing shapes?


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I need to make a few rectangles at a 16:9 ratio. All the tutorials, including the official documentation, say that you just switch from normal mode to fixed size/ ratio mode. However, I don't have those options. All I have are blending mode options (glow, darken, ect.) I've gone over every menu option I can think of, but I don't see an fixed size option anywhere.

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Hi @glarsson

Welcome to the forum.

 

Using the drawing shape tool, you only could constraint with Shift key the ratio (rectangle is square, ellipse is circle). Nope to draw fixed ratio 16:9 rectangles.

 

If you need filled rectangles instead you could use the selection tool. In the tool bar, instead normal you could use fixed ratio.

ratio.png

Then define your ratio and each new selection will use it.

Select the primary color and press backspace to have a filled rectangle.

Or use Boltbait's pack to outline the selection to have a empty rectangle.

ratio2.png

 

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3 hours ago, glarsson said:

All the tutorials, including the official documentation, say that you just switch from normal mode to fixed size/ ratio mode. However, I don't have those options.

 

Because you have choosen the SHAPE tool and not the SELECTION tool.

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