Corel PaintShop Pro X8 User Guide
You can save Tool Options palette settings as presets. For more
information, see “Using and creating presets” on page 747.
To draw a freehand curve
1 On the Tools toolbar, choose the Pen tool
Note: If you want to place the line segment on the current vector
layer, mark the Create on Vector check box on the Tool Options
palette. If no vector layer exists, marking this check box creates
one for the line segment. If this check box is unmarked, the line
segment is placed on a raster layer. Placing a line segment on a
vector layer makes it easier to edit.
2 On the Materials palette, click the Foreground and Stroke
properties box, and choose a color for the outline.
If you want to apply a fill to the curve, click the Background and
Fill properties box, and choose a color. If you do not want the
curve to have a fill, click the Transparent button
3 On the Tool Options palette, click the Draw Freehand button
If you want to display the curve’s nodes, mark the Show Nodes
4 Type or set a value in the Tracking control to set the distance in
pixels between nodes.
Higher values create smoother, less precise lines with fewer nodes;
lower values create more segmented, precise lines with more
Set a line width
Type or set a value in the Width
Smooth the line’s edges
Mark the Anti-alias check box.
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