The Interface

The Vectornator's Interface is designed to make your workflow faster. A minimal interface keeps your art always in focus.

The Document Interface

Here's where you create your designs. Designed to keep the focus on your artwork, Vectornator's minimal interface is divided into three main parts.

Navigation Bar

This is an expandable menu where you can navigate back to the Vectornator Homescreen, manage Settings and Export options related to the document you are working on.


Close (1)

The "x" button closes the document you're working on and takes you back to the Home Gallery.

Document Settings (2)

Divided into 3 sections: Canvas, Snapping, Input. it's where you can customize your interface.

Export (3)

Export your document in various formats.

Also, you can choose a new location to save your item, or link Vectornator to your Adobe account and continue working on Illustrator.

You can also print your document, save it quickly as an image, duplicate it, and preview it in Augmented Reality.

Compass (4)

Tap once to reset zoom and rotation back to default.

TIP: That small dot moving around the zoom percentage shows you the correct rotation state of your canvas.

Discover more ways to zoom in & out on the canvas.

Undo (5) / Redo (6)

Easily tap these buttons to undo or redo your last moves.

Speed your workflow with these gestures.

Expand / Collapse (7)

Action Bar

This is an expandable menu that changes when selecting an element in the canvas.

Select (1) / Deselect All (1b)

With a tap, you can select all the elements at once. (Always visible)

Delete (2)

Tap to delete any paths or elements you drew.

Cut (3)

Tap to cut any element you have selected.

Copy (4)

Tap to copy any paths or elements from the clipboard.

Paste (5)

Tap to paste any paths or elements you copied. (Always visible)

TIP: you can also copy an element & paste it in a different document.

The Toolbar

All tools for selecting objects, drawing and creating shapes or texts are in here.

Depending on the tool you select, different tool options will be displayed.

Selection Tool (1)

Select and move paths.

It activates "Multiple Selection" to select more than one element at once, and "Duplicate" to duplicate the item dragging & dropping it in a defined position. It also activates "Rotation" to rotate the selected item, and "Resize" from a set pivot point.

Link to Section "Gestures & Shortcuts" for an insight of combo gestures as "Duplicate and Rotate".

Node Tool (2)

Select, move and edit anchor points.

Scissors Tool (3)

Cuts existing paths

Pen Tool (4)

Create any path imaginable with Bezier curves

Link to Section “Vector Essentials > Creating a path using the Pen Tool” + Link to Pen Tool LP.

Pencil Tool (5)

Draw freeform paths

Brush Tool (6)

Draw freeform paths with variable widths

Text Tool (7)

Create text objects

Shape Tool (8)

Create shapes as straight lines, rectangles, circles, polygon, stars, spirals.

Eraser Tool (9)

Delete the object along the path you drew.

Hand (10) (it only appears on iOS 13.4 and Mac)

Zoom (11) (it only appears on iOS 13.4 and Mac)


The Inspector

View and edit properties of selected objects as well as layers, managing artboards, import options and more.

Learn more about the Inspector Tabs.


Mini Joystick

Any time you select an object, the Mini Joystick will show up at the bottom right corner of the Interface. It enables you to move paths or objects around with grace and ease, thus giving you more control and precision over your creations.

Simply Tap to expand it.


Insight: The (extra) Toolbar in Vectornator Pro

On Mac, you have an extra Toolbar, located at the top of the interface, that contains buttons for performing actions relevant to the current view.

You can easily customize it by picking up the tools you use most frequently by going to View > Customize Toolbar.

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