Contour Editor Tool Properties

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

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

Contou Editor Tool Properties View

Tool Options

Icon Property 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.

Show Contour Editor Controls

When enabled, selecting several control points will make a manipulator bounding box appear. You can use this manipulator to scale and rotate the selection of points.

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 Property Description
Smooth Selection

The Smooth operation lets you smooth out selected drawing strokes and remove extra points.

  • From the top menu, select Drawing> Optimize > Smooth or press Alt + Shift + S.

Split Pencil Line and Join Pencil Lines

When drawing with the Polyline tool, your drawing has an even line thickness. You can use the Pencil Editor to adjust the thickness point by point, but if you want to adjust it quicker, you can use the Split Pencil Line and Point Pencil Lines options to create segments and apply a pencil stencil to your drawing. Note that if you did not join the pencil lines on your polyline stroke, the segments between the points will act as separated segments.