The light box can be used to trace artwork from one piece to another. The source material and the material you are tracing to will have to be thin enough for the light to pass through. Overhead lighting will cancel out much of the light coming up from the light box, so you will need to darken your surroundings in order to trace onto thicker pieces of paper. This might be challenging in the Design Center, so you might be limited to thinner tracing materials in the Center. There is also a control to make the light dimmer and brighter as needed.