(Last Updated On: January 31, 2021)

In this post I gonna show how to set up TradingView charts so they look like mine.

I have tried many options, many layouts and I feel this setup is the best for my needs, now.

I have setup my charts in black background. Previously I used the white colour but it was hard for eyes. My eyes got tired quickly by looking at that bright white colour. So now my favourite colour is BLACK, black, black, black…

As you cant sync drawings between different layouts, I have chosen to use one layout to set up all of my trades.

When I am trading, most of times I am using three time frames. DAILY, 15MIN and 5MIN charts… as you can see below. All three charts is in one layout. When I setup my trades I change my 15MIN and 5MIN charts to WEEKLY and MONTHLY charts so I see a bigger picture.

I don’t create separate layout for WEEKLY and MONTHLY charts, because drawings are not syncing to different layouts. Then I would have to redraw everything once again and it would be pain in a..

Enough talking, lets start building.

I will start building my charts from scratch and at the  end they gonna look like these.

Recently I have started using Volume Profile on my charts, where I can see supply and demand zones. Its the volume area at the right side of charts. These high volume zones most likely gonna act like a support and resistance, just on a volume of shares traded on particular price. I think I could do a separate post on this. 

Anyways lets dive in setup.


First we have to change all application colour theme to BLACK.

You can make it happen in upper Left corner by pressing on three lines

Second step is to create new layout so we can start building from scratch

You can find this menu in upper right side 

Now lets rename it to keep everything sorted

You can delete your OLD, unnecessary layouts to keep everything clean and tidy

To do that, clink in the same menu LOAD LAYOUT and press X on layout which you don’t need.

Now the layout

To change it, click the same right upper corner on layout box icon

As you can see, here is many options to chose from.

Here we gonna chose 3 vertical charts

And chose syncing options. To sync SYMBOL, CROSSHAIR and DRAWINGS

Now we should have a layout with 3 charts

Click on each chart and change each respectively 

  • Daily
  • 15 Minute
  • 5 minute

To change time frame click the location next to ticker entry. Located at top left corner.

🡻Now it should look like this🡻

Now we can start creating the looks of chart.



Now we select any of smaller time frame charts

AND go into SETTINGS of chart. To do that you can click ⚙️(gear) icon on top right corner or just right click on chart and choose SETTINGS.

Now we can start setting up the chart. You can set up how you like, but I will show my way.

  1. I change BODY, BORDERS, WICK colours. Red can stay as it is. I will change only the green to look more green…lol
  2. Take the tick off Last price line, you can keep it if you like
  3. Add Previous Day close price line – I find it quite useful when you’re expecting gap close (I set it colour yellow)
  4. Leave the tick on for Pre/Post Market line (I like to see how its trading These hours too)
  5. now it on your preference, what more you would like to see. I gonna keep all the rest options off. Later we will return to Extended hours option…


Next STATUS LINE SETTINGS on top of chart

Not Changing anything here. it stays as it is.

Scales settings

Here the most important for me is to enable

  • Symbol last price label
  • Pre/post Market price label
  • CountDown to bar close – find it very useful, and haven’t seen this anywhere else

You can experiment and see, what each of these mean and what difference it makes.

Appearance tab

This is where we do most of our tweaking

You can try and experiment and see what you like.

I will show you, how I like it.

  • Background – we change it to SOLID and chose black colour ▉
  • Vert Grid Lines – i choose to remove these. Just press on colour and take the OPACITY down to zero
  • Horz Grid Lines – same as for Vertical
  • Session Breaks – OFF, as can be quite disturbing ( shows start of new trading day on intraday charts)
  • Scales text – stays the same
  • Scales Lines – I’m changing to something brighter and increase opacity
  • Crosshair – can stay the same, looks good as it is
  • Watermark – ON, sometimes on other layouts where I got multiple charts and tickers, its easier to navigate by seeing watermark
  • everything else stays the same



Events tab

We gonna skip trading tab as there is settings for, if you are trading from TradingView charts

I choose to see

  • Dividends
  • Splits
  • Earnings
  • Economic Events (more useful for FOREX)

And the last Bit

Is to save Template, so we can use it on other layouts and we dont need to do it all over again.

AND finally – Press – APPLY TO ALL – that will enable settings to all three charts in this layout.



Next we will add indicators.



Select the DAILY chart and press indicator menu

For DAILY time frame find

  • Moving Average Exponential (add it twice, dont worry about settings yet) BUILT IN
  • Moving Average (add it twice) BUILT IN
  • Select VOLUME PROFILE tab and chose VISIBLE RANGE
  • Add SESSION VOLUME (Same volume profile tab)

And thats about it for now

All indicator labels should be stacked at the top left corner of chart

Lets start setting up each of these


First we will set up VOLUME

  1. Hover over it, and click on three small dots … Chose – Move TO – NEW PANE BELOW (so volume isn’t overlapping chart)
  2. Now adjust settings of Volume by pressing ⚙ (gear) icon or double click on it.
  3. Change the MA Length to 50 (INPUTS tab)
  4. And enable Volume MA (STYLE tab)

You can adjust colours if you like.

Setting UP 1ST EMA

  1. Double click on first EMA
  2. Inputs – Length – 9
  3. Style – Colour – Yellow – Thickness – 2nd line

Setting UP 2ND EMA

  1. Double click on second EMA
  2. Inputs – Length – 20
  3. Style – Colour – BLUE – Thickness – 2nd line

Setting UP 1st MA (Simple Moving Average)

  1. Double click on first MA
  2. Inputs – Length – 50
  3. Style – Colour – next to white – Thickness – 2nd line

Setting UP 2nd MA (Simple Moving Average)

  1. Double click on 2nd MA
  2. Inputs – Length – 200
  3. Style – Colour – dark blue – Thickness – 3rd line

Setting up VPVR (Volume Profile Visible Range)

  1. Double click
  2. Inputs As in picture
  3. Style – see picture

This time I chose blue colour and set opacity to 20%

You can decrease opacity or decrease WIDTH if its overlapping chart

You can experiment with the values here and see what it does.

Setting up VPSV (Volume Profile SESSION VOLUME)

Here main thing what interest me is VOLUME POC Point for every separate day.

Here we dont need Volume Profile, only VPOC, thats how we gonna know where was the biggest volume traded each day.

Very often it acts like a good support or resistance the next day.

  • The only thing you need to do here is disable VOLUME PROFILE and change style for POC to dotted line.
  • See pictures 🡺
  • AND almost forgot – Make sure to turn opacity down to zero at HISTOGRAM BOX, so you dont get that blueish background

FEWWW….. That took some time.

But we got one more important thing to do – Save our Indicator work as a template, so we can just apply it on other charts and layouts.


Now APPLY this template to other charts.

And we should see this result

To SHOW or HIDE indicators you can press EYE icon next to indicator label

So you can hide VPVR and VPSV  on 5MIN chart not really necessary

If you change  your time frames for example to WEEKLY chart, you can switch them back on. Simple as that.


This was some serious length tutorial.

Congrats who survived till end.

Thanks for tuning in.