Contour Editor Tool Properties

The Contour Editor lets you reshape vector shapes, brush strokes and lines in your drawings.

Artwork in Storyboard Pro is made of vector shapes.  Vector shapes are defined by points, the lines joining the points together (contours) and the curve vectors, represented by Bezier handles, which make the curve of said lines.

The Contour Editor tool allows you to select a contour or point, and change the position of points, add and remove points from the shape, rotate, lengthen and shorten curve handles to influence the curve of contours between those points, or drag contours between points to change their curve directly.

NOTE: For tasks related to this tool, see About the Contour Editor Tool.

Tool Modes

Icon Property Description
Selection Mode

Allows you to decide how you can visually select multiple elements.

  • Lasso: Allows you to select multiple elements by drawing a lasso around them with your mouse.
  • Marquee: Allows you to select multiple elements by drawing a rectangle around them. This is faster, as you only need to drag your mouse from one corner of the rectangle to its opposite corner, but it may not be as precise as you want.
TIP: You can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use the other selection 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.

 

Operations

Icon Property Description
Smooth Selection

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