Select Tool Properties

When you use the Select tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

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

Select Tool Properties

Tool Options

Icon Tool Name Description
Lasso

Sets the selection mode to Lasso, which allows you to select multiple items by drawing a lasso around them.

TIP: When this option is enabled, you can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use Marquee mode.

Marquee

Sets the selection mode to Marquee, which allows you to select multiple items by drawing a rectangle around them.

TIP: When this option is enabled, you can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use Lasso mode.

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.

Select by Colour

Lets you select all the zones and lines in your drawing painted with the same colour swatch.

In the Drawing view, click on any zone or line in your drawing. All zones and lines of the same colour are selected. Click the Select tool again to return to the regular Select mode.

NOTE: Only the zones painted with the SAME colour swatch will be selected. If another zone is coloured with the exact same RGB value (same colour), but not painted with the same colour swatch, it will not be selected.
Permanent Selection

Lets you maintain a selection over multiple drawings. Once this option is enabled, the selection zone made using the Select tool will remain as you navigate through drawings of the same layer and drawings from other drawing layers. This option can be used to simultaneously delete artwork inside or outside of the selection on several drawings when combined with the Apply to Multiple Drawings option.

Apply to Multiple Drawings

The Apply to Multiple Drawings option is used to perform an action on all the drawings contained in a layer. With the Select tool, this option can be used to select and remove vector shapes on all the drawings contained in a layer. To use it, activate Permanent Selection option and make a selection that can be applied to all your drawings. Then, activate the Apply to Multiple Drawings option and press delete. This will delete all the shapes that would have been selected by the permanent selection on every drawing in the layer. This can be used for example to remove dirt and registration on the same areas of all the drawings simultaneously on a layer.

The Apply to Multiple Drawings option disables itself after each action.

Apply to Line and Colour Art

Allows you to perform drawing operations on both the Line Art and Colour Art layers of your drawing simultaneously.

NOTE: If you have Overlay and Underlay Art layers enabled, they will also be affected when this option is enabled.

Operations

Icon Tool Name Description
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

Smooth out selected drawing strokes and remove extra points.

Flatten

Merges drawing objects and brush strokes into a single layer. If you draw new lines to fix a drawing or line with many brush strokes, it can be useful to flatten them all into a single shape. By default, lines are drawn one on top of each other. If you intend to repaint the lines or modify their shape, it will be easier if they are flattened.

Create Colour Art from Line Art

Lets you use the outline you traced on one of the four embedded layers (line art, colour art, overlay, underlay) and create invisible strokes to paint your drawings on separate layers. This provides more inking and painting flexibility.

You can also configure this option to create the invisible strokes on any of the four embedded layers.

Store Colour Gradient Use the Store Colour Gradient operation to record the selected gradient’s position. This reuses the stored position of the gradient when drawing new brush lines or painting colour zones. Enable the Use Stored Colour Gradient option in the Paint or Brush Tool Properties view to do this.
Pencil to Brush

Converts the selected centre line pencil strokes into contour strokes brush lines.

Merge Pencil Lines

Pencil lines are central vector lines and it might be difficult to match pencil line’s tips properly to align them and make it look like it is one single line. With the Select tool, you can select several pencil lines and merge them as one single object using the Merge Pencil Lines option. The ends of your lines are adjusted to form one single line.

NOTE: Points must be close enough to be merged. If there is a large gap between the lines, they will not be merged.
Reverse Pencil Thickness

The Reverse Pencil Thickness option inverts the thick and thin section on a selected pencil line. This option will take the thickest size on the line and apply it to the thinnest, and it will apply the thinnest to the thickest.

  Offset X and Y

Use the Offset X and Offset Y operation fields to enter specific values and precisely reposition the selected shape.

Offset

  1. X: Type a value in this field to reposition your selection along the X-axis.
  2. Y: Type a value in this field to reposition your selection along the Y-axis.
  3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value in the X or Y value field.
  Width and Height

Use the Width and Height operation fields to enter specific values to resize the selected shape with precision.

Width and Height

  1. Width: Type a value in this field to resize the width of your selection.
  2. Height: Type a value in this field to resize the height of your selection.
  3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value in the Width or Height fields.
  4. Lock icon: Click the lock icon to lock or unlock the ratio between the Width and Height values.
  Angle

The Angle operation lets you to enter specific values and accurately rotate the selected shape.

Angle

  1. Angle: Type a degree value in this field to rotate your selection.
  2. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value in the Angle value field.
  Adjusting the Pencil Line Thickness

When you select a pencil line with the Select tool, additional options appear in the Tool Properties view.

Use the Adjusting the Pencil Line Thickness operation field to resize the selected centreline strokes. This operation is not permitted on contour line shapes, such as brush strokes or shape fills.

Pencil Thickness

  1. Minimum Size: Type a value in this field to set the minimum thickness of the selected centreline stroke.
  1. Maximum Size: Type a value in this field to set the maximum thickness of the selected centreline stroke.
  1. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value contained in the Thickness value field.

  Pencil Line Shape

You can adjust the start, end, and join style of a pencil line.

Pencil Line Style

  • Start: Lets you select the style of the start tip, which is the first tip you drew. You can choose between Round or Flat style.
  • End: Lets you select the style of the end tip, which is the last tip you drew. You can choose between Round or Flat style.
  • Join: Lets you select the joint style. The joints are where the line curves abruptly. You could also define the Join style as the corner style. You can choose between Round, Mitre and Bevel style.
  Pencil Stencils Gives you the flexibility to change the style and thickness of your pencil lines even after they are drawn. You can apply preset pencil stencils or create your own.

  Adding Texture to a Pencil Line

Pencil lines support texture. Once a pencil line is drawn, you can apply a preset texture or load your own. Textures are independent from pencil stencils—see About Pencil Line Textures.

  Adjusting the Text Selection

When you select text with the Select tool, the tool properties will display the Text tool options on the bottom of the view. You can also press Alt + 9 to display only the Text properties in the Tool Properties view—see Text Tool Properties.

Adjusting the Text Selection