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Envelope Tool Properties

Selecting the Envelope tool displays its properties and options in the Tool Properties view.

NOTE: To learn how to use the Envelope tool, see About the Envelope Tool.

Envelope Tool Properties View

Icon Tool Name Description
  Width and Height

Increase the width and height values to add more columns and rows to the deformation grids.

Advanced Envelope Deformation grid

Lasso Sets the selection mode to Lasso. Click and hold Alt to temporarily switch between the Marquee and Lasso modes.
Marquee Sets the selection mode to Marquee. Click and hold Alt to temporarily switch between the Marquee and Lasso modes.
Snap to Contour Snaps your selection or point to any line you position it on. As soon as you move it close enough to another line, your point or selection will snap to it.
Snap and Align Snaps the selected anchor point to any existing line while displaying temporary rulers as a guide that you can also snap your anchor point to.
Snap to Grid

Snaps your selection following the currently enabled grid.

Show Advanced Control Icon Show Advanced Controls

To display more controls,you can click on the Show Advanced Controls button.

Envelope Tool Show Advanced Controls

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, resizing or erasing a drawing on both Line Art and Colour Art layers, as well as the Overlay and Underlay layers.

Flip Horizontal Flips the current selection horizontally.
Flip Vertical Flips the current selection vertically.
Rotate 90 Degrees CW Rotates the current selection 90 degrees clockwise.
Rotate 90 Degrees CCW Rotates the current selection 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Smooth

You can modify the central line smoothness of your line using this option. This parameter smooths the deformed lines. Increasing the value will result in a smoother line with fewer control points. The more you increase the value, the less details and curves you will get. Use the left and right arrows to increment the value by one full unit. Use the Up - Down slider to quickly increment the value.