The Pencil Editor tool is used to modify the thick and thin contour o f a pencil line. A pencil line is a central vector shape. The shape control points are located all along the central spine allowing you to adjust the stroke curve and position. When using the Contour Editor tool, you can repos ition the spine of the stroke. When using the Pencil Editor tool, you can ad just the thick and thin areas of lines.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil Editor tool or press Alt + W.
- In the Drawing view, select a pencil line and click the line to reshape it.
- Select one or several points by clicking them or circling around.
- Press Delete to delete a selected point.
- Press Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ (Mac OS X) and click the central spine to add a set of points to adjust the contour.
- To modify the shape, you can:
|‣||Move the selected points to a new area. If you select matching points on each side of the line, holding the Shift key will move them both. This way you can thicken or thin a line from both sides at the same time.|
|‣||Pull on the Bezier handle to move both points’ handles s one.|
|‣||Hold down Alt and pull on one of the Bezier handles. It moves the handle independently from the other one.|
|‣||Pull directly on the line between two points. No selection is necessary. Holding down the Shift key will limit the contour modification to the curve between the two first points.|
|‣||If an anchor point has no visible Bezier handle, hold down Alt to display them.|