Reshaping a Drawing with the Contour Editor Tool
You can use the Contour Editor tool to reshape vector drawings by editing the points.
Select a drawing from the Drawing Thumbnails panel.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Line, Ellipse, or Rectangle tool. The following example uses the Ellipse tool.
- In the Tool Properties view, click the Ellipse button, click the Auto Fill button and set the pencil size to 0.
- In the Drawing view, draw a circle.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Contour Editor tool.
- In the Drawing view, click the line to reshape it.
- Select one or several points by clicking on them or circling around.
- Press Delete to delete a selected point.
Press Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ (Mac OS X)and click on the contour to add a new point to adjust the contour.
- To modify the shape, you can:
- Pull on the Bezier handle. Both point’s handles will move as one.
- Hold down Alt and pull on one of the Bezier handles. The point’s handle will move independently from the other one.
- Move the selected points to a new area.
- Pull directly on the line between two points. No selection is necessary. Holding down Shift will limit the contour modification to the curve between the two first points.
- If an anchor point has no visible Bezier handles, hold down the Alt key to display them.
- To add control points, press Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ (Mac OS X) and click the line.
- To remove control points, select the control point and press Delete.