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Working with Templates

A template is a preset that already set with specific properties.

A template allows you to set the size and smoothing of the line or shape. As you draw, the thickness of the line varies according the amount of pressure you use with a pen and tablet.

You can access templates from the list of preset on the Tool Properties view, or create your own.

Selecting a Pencil Template
Creating a Pencil Template
Creating a Pencil Templatewith the Select Tool
Renaming a Pencil Template
Deleting a Pencil Template
Locking a Pencil Template
Applying a Pencil Template
Selecting a Pencil Template

Using the drop-down menu, you can select an existing pencil template.

To select a pencil template:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil , tool.
2. In the Tool Properties view, in the Pencil Template drop-down menu, select the template you want to use.

3. In the Drawing or Camera view, draw your pencil line.

Creating a Pencil Template

To create a pencil template:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil , tool.
2. In the Tool Properties view, click the New Pencil button.

A new pencil template is added to the end of the list in the Pencil Template drop-down menu.

3. Start drawing in the Camera or Drawing view.
Creating a Pencil Templatewith the Select Tool

To create a pencil template with the Select tool:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool.
2. In the Camera view, select the pencil line you want to take the style from.

3. In the Tool Properties view, click the New Preset button.

A new pencil template is added to the end of the list in the Presets drop-down menu.

4. In the Tool Properties view, click the Apply Pencil Template button to apply to the style to your selection.
5. In the Presets drop-down menu, select your new pencil template and click on a line or shape in the Camera view to apply the pencil template you created.
Renaming a Pencil Template

To rename a pencil template:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil , tool.
2. In the Presets drop-down menu, select the pencil template you want to rename.
3. Click the Rename Pencil button.

The Rename Preset dialog box opens.

4. In the Name field, type in a name for the selected pencil template you are renaming.
Deleting a Pencil Template

To delete a pencil template:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil tool.
2. In the Presets drop-down menu, select the pencil template to delete.
3. Click the Delete Preset button.
Locking a Pencil Template

To avoid modifying your pencil template inadvertently, you can lock them by enabling the Lock Pen option.

Applying a Pencil Template

To apply a pencil templateto a pencil line:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool.
2. In the Camera or Drawing view, select the pencil line on which you want to apply a style.

3. In the Tool Properties view, select the style you want to apply from the Pencil drop-down menu.

4. In the Tool Properties view, click the Apply Pencil Template button to apply to the style to your selection.

Related Topics 

Pencil Tool Options
Shape Tool Options
Select Tool Properties