Draw a shape in centimeters


How can I draw a shape directly with a dimension in centimeters?

For example I want to draw a rectangle 10cm x 15 cm

Can I do it directly or should I convert the dimensions to pixels?


Hello, and welcome!

The first thought that comes to mind is that you can bring up the rules (command-R) and then draw your rectangle using that.

Since the pixel dimensions of your box will depend on the DPI of your image, this might be the most reliable way.

I can calculate manually the size in pixels according to the DPI settings, but I just wondered if I missed the way to do it via the inspector.


The inspector only does px at this point. Though, that’s something I’d like to change in the future.