About the Rectangle, Ellipse and Line Modes
When you select the Rectangle, Ellipse,
Draw Behind Mode
When enabled, your brush strokes will appear behind the existing artwork. Note that they will appear over your artwork while drawing your stroke, until you release the brush.
When drawing a shape, you can snap it to any line at which you begin drawing. This helps you set objects in your drawing with greater precision. You can also create objects that snap to an anchor point of an existing object in your drawing.
- In the Tool Properties view, click the Snap to Contour button.
- Position the pointer near the object to which you want to snap your new shape and begin drawing.
- In the Tool Properties view, click the Snap and Align button.
- Position the pointer near the anchor point of the object to which you want to snap your new shape and begin drawing.
Auto Fill Mode
You can automatically fill a shape with a selected colour as you draw. By default the Shape tool creates the contour of an empty shape that you can later fill using the Paint tool.
|‣||In the Tool Properties view, click the Auto Fill button and begin drawing.|
Auto Flatten Mode
When drawing on vector layers, lines do not usually become one object. The Auto-Flatten mode automatically merges lines created with the existing ones into one single object as you draw.
When drawing on a bitmap layer, you are laying down the bare pixels, so they are always flattened. You can no longer access the individual stroke after you draw it.
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.
Auto Close Gap Mode
When using the pencil tool, you can automatically close strokes with an invisible stroke.
It is recommended to keep this option enabled when drawing with the Pencil tool.