The Line tool allows you to quickly draw a line segment by dragging the mouse from its starting point to its end point.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Line tool.
The tool's properties are displayed in the Tool Properties view.
Just like other shape tools, this tool creates pencil lines. Hence, its tool properties are similar to the ones of the Pencil tool and it can be used with pencil presets.
The Preview area lets you see a preview of the stroke your drawing tool will make.
Defines the width of the pencil line used to draw the line.
These options allow you to select, create and manage pencil presets.
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You can export the pencil presets that you have created and import those that others have created. This is a good way for you and project collaborators to keep a consistent look for the project.
|New Brush Preset||
Creates a new preset based on the current tool properties.
|Delete Brush Preset||
Deletes the currently selected preset.
|Brush Presets Menu||
Open a menu that contains the following options:
These options affect the way your drawing strokes are added to your artwork.
When enabled, your brush strokes will appear behind the existing artwork.
NOTE Your brush stroke will temporarily appear over your artwork as you draw it, until you release the mouse cursor or tablet pen.
|Snap to Contour||
When enabled, while you're drawing, the mouse cursor will automatically snap to the nearby contours of existing artwork, allowing you to draw shapes that connect with other parts of your drawing.
NOTE If you draw a line with the Line tool and make its tip snap to a contour or another control point in your artwork, they will be locked together. You can then manipulate both simultaneously using the Contour Editor tool. You can also separate two drawing strokes that have been snapped together by selecting one of them with the Select tool and moving it away.
|Snap and Align||
When enabled, while you're drawing, the mouse cursor will automatically align with the edges of strokes and shapes in your artwork, allowing you to draw shapes that align with parts of your drawing.
|Snap to Grid||
When enabled, while you're drawing, the mouse cursor will snap against the intersecting points of the grid.
TIP To display the grid, select View > Grid > Show Grid from the top menu or press Ctrl + '.
By default, when drawing, each new stroke is created as a separate drawing object, which can be edited independently from other parts of the artwork. When enabled, the Auto-Flatten option automatically merges strokes into existing artwork.
Using the Select tool, you can use select and remove a segment of flattened pencil lines. Overlapping pencil lines drawn with the Auto-Flatten mode are essentially cut into segments by the overlap and can be treated as individual lines.
When enabled, small gaps between the pencil lines you draw will be closed by an invisible stroke to make sure your shapes are closed and that they can be filled with the Paint tool.
When drawing contours with pencil lines, the centreline is used to determine whether or not the contour is closed, but the visible tips of the pencil line will extend a bit beyond the tips of its centreline, making it possible to have shapes that appear closed, but are not really. This can prevent the shape from being filled with the Paint tool. Enabling this option when drawing with the Pencil or Line tool will prevent you from leaving invisible gaps in your contours.