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Contour Editor Tool Properties

When you select the Contour Editor tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

These are the options available for the Contour Editor tool:

Lasso and Marquee
Show Contour Editor Controls
Apply to Line and Colour Art
Snap to Contour
Snap and Align
Smooth Selection

Lasso and Marquee

Choose between the Lasso and Marquee options to change the selection style of the tool.

Click and hold [Alt] to temporarily switch from the current mode to the other.

Show Contour Editor Controls

 

Use the Show Contour Editor Controls option to show the contour editor controls. You can use these controls to scale, reposition and rotate the selected anchor points.

Apply to Line and Colour Art

The Apply to Line and Colour Art option uses the concept of Line Art and Colour Art layers. Use this option to apply an action such as selecting or resizing a drawing on both Line Art and Colour Art layers, as well as the Overlay and Underlay layers.

Snap to Contour

The Snap to Contour option will snap the selected anchor point to any line you position it on.

To snap two shapes together:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Contour Editor tool or press [Alt] + [Q].
2. In the Tool Properties view, click the Snap to Contour button.
3. In the Camera or Drawing view, click on an anchor point you want to snap to the other shape, drag it on top of the contour line area and release it.

 

Snap and Align

The Snap and Align option lets you snap the selected anchor point to any existing line while displaying temporary rulers as a guide that you can also snap your anchor point to.

To snap and align:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Contour Editor tool or press [Alt] + [Q].
2. In the Tool Properties view, click the Snap and Align button.
3. In the Camera or Drawing view, click on an anchor point you want to snap, drag it until a ruler is displayed, position it on the ruler or on the contour line and release.

Smooth Selection

The Smooth operation lets you smooth out selected drawing strokes and remove extra points. You can also access this feature through the top menu, by selecting Drawing > Optimize > Smooth or press [Alt] + [Shift] + [S].

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