How do I draw with symmetry?

The Symmetry ruler in Clip Studio Paint allows you to draw symmetrical images.


1. Select the layer to draw with symmetry on.

2. Select Ruler tool > Symmetrical sub tool.

3. On the Tool property palette, turn on Line symmetry.

4. You can make a Symmetrical ruler on the canvas by dragging from the point where you want the center line to be.

You will be able to draw symmetrically around the ruler line.


The Eraser tool is not symmetrical, but can be set to be symmetrical.

For more information on how to set this up, please see the following FAQ.

How to create a vertical ruler

Use Shift to draw a line

You can draw a vertical line by holding down Shift and dragging.

For the tablet or smartphone version, use shift on the edge keyboard.

For more information on how to display the edge keyboard, please refer to the following FAQ.

Draw a line using Step of angle

You can draw a vertical line by checking Step of angle in the Tool property palette and setting its value to 90.

Switching Symmetrical On/Off

Symmetrical drawing can be toggled on and off by selecting View menu > Snap to Special Ruler.


You can also turn it on and off by pressing the Snap to Special Ruler icon on the command bar.

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