Art Text User’s Manual
Drawing a Shape
Select the straight segment
segment tool. Click on
the canvas to add as many anchor points as you need. Make the last click
on the ﬁrst point of the path to make it closed. Also, you can ﬁnish drawing
by activating the selection tool. In this case the program will close the path
Images you create here are solid shapes, not contours.
The direction you draw a path matters when
one shape has been drawn over another. In
the picture below, shapes A and B were drawn
in the clockwise direction. C was drawn in
the counter-clockwise direction. The areas
where the shapes overlap are different. The
intersection area of A and B remains solid,
when the intersection of A and C is a hole.
Adding Anchor Points
You add anchor points when you draw a path.
To add more anchor points, activate the adding tool
and click on a path
Deleting Anchor Points
To delete an anchor point, select it and click the delete button
Changing the Type of Anchor Points
To choose other type of an anchor point, click the type button
Moving Anchor Points
To move an anchor point drag it with the mouse. A straight segment attached
to this point will change its direction. A curved segment will change the
direction and shape.
To switch off the smart guides and snap function when you move an anchor
point, press and hold the Ctrl key.