Rulers for Procreate [free template download]

**Updated by request, 30th April 2020 – additional size + cm/mm units added **

There’s no doubt I love Procreate and with each release they keep the surprises coming, but something that has been missing from the beginning is rulers. Sure, there is the ‘perspective grid’ assistance guide and a few packs out there where you can either import the grid image or paint with a guidelines brush. These are very useful in certain instances, particularly with calligraphy and lettering work, but there are times I would prefer to work with the measurement markings of a typical ruler (without filling the canvas with grid squares).

If this is something I need, there’s a good chance you would find it useful too, so today I want to share these free inch and cm unit measurement rulers you can use for your own projects. I’ve chosen three popular sizes in both inches and cm.  You can also mix and match with the individual pngs files.. You see what I mean in the video!

IMPORTANT: before you download, please make sure to watch the below video! When creating these ruler templates I discovered an unusual quirk with Procreate when copying a layer from one canvas to another. It’s important you are aware of this behaviour as it’s not something you might expect and it’ll throw off your ruler measurements if you don’t set up your canvas in the correct way.

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Included in the download :

6 Procreate files 

Inches : 

  • 8×8” with middle canvas bulls eye
  • 10×10” with middle canvas bulls eye
  • 8.5×11” with middle canvas bulls eye (*NEW)

CM / MM : 

  • 21x21cm with middle canvas bulls eye (*NEW)
  • 22x28cm with middle canvas bulls eye (*NEW)
  • 26x26cm with middle canvas bulls eye (*NEW)

12 Individual PNGs

Inches : 

  • 8” horizontal 
  • 8.5” horizontal (*NEW)
  • 10” horizontal
  • 8” vertical
  • 10” vertical
  • 11” vertical (*NEW)

CM / MM : 

  • 21cm horizontal (*NEW)
  • 22cm horizontal (*NEW)
  • 26cm horizontal (*NEW)
  • 21cm vertical (*NEW)
  • 26cm vertical (*NEW)
  • 28cm vertical (*NEW)

All files are 300dpi

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