Editing: Vector Tools

Rectangle tool Line tool Gradient Fill tool
Circle tool Path Selection tool Gradient Stroke tool


 

Rectangle tool

Create and modify rectangles and squares. Use the Selection Editor to set colors and other attributes.

 



 

To: Do this:
Create rectangles and squares Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the Solid button under the Paint Bucket icon.
Apply a fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the Solid button under the Paint Bucket icon.
Change the fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style. Hover over the color selection box next to the Paint Bucket icon and then select a color from the color picker.
Remove a fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the None button under the Paint Bucket icon.
Set the stroke width/i> Choose Selection Editor > Style > Stroke. Hover over Width and then drag the slider.

 
When you draw a new object, it has the same styles as the last object.
If the object has no fill, choose the Selection tool and then click the object’s edge to modify it.



Circle tool

Create and modify circles and ovals. Use the Selection Editor to set colors and other attributes.

 



 

To: Do this:
Create ovals and circles Drag to draw an oval. Hold down Shift and drag to draw a circle.
Apply a fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the Solid button under
the Paint Bucket icon.
Change the fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style.
Hover over the color selection box next to the Paint Bucket icon and then select a color from the color picker.
Remove a fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the None button under the Paint Bucket icon.
Set the stroke width Choose Selection Editor > Style > Stroke.
Hover over Width and then drag the slider.

 
When you draw a new object, it has the same styles as the last object.
If the object has no fill, choose the Selection tool and then click the object’s edge to modify it.



Line tool

Create and modify lines. Use the Selection Editor to set colors and other attributes.

 



 

To: Do this:
Create a line Select the Line tool, and then drag to draw a line.
Snap lines to 45°angles Hold down Shift and drag.
Apply a fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the Solid button under the Pencil icon.
Change the fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style. Hover over the color selection box next to the Pencil icon, and then select a color from the color picker.
Remove a fill color Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click the None button under the Pencil icon.
Set the stroke width Choose Selection Editor > Style > Stroke. Hover over Width and then drag the slider.



Path Selection tool

Create, delete, and move path points.



 

To: Do this:
Create a new path point Click the path.
Select path points Click to select a single path point. Drag to select more than one path point.
Move a path point Drag the path point.
Delete a path point Right-click the path point and choose Delete from the pop-up menu.
To add tangent control bars Select the path points, and then choose Selection Editor > Create Tangents.
Reshape a path Drag the tangent control bars.



Gradient Fill tool

Create and modify gradient fills. Use the gradient fill line to modify the gradient color and position.

 



 

To: Do this:
Apply a gradient fill Select the Gradient Fill tool, and then click the object.
Add a color to the fill Click the gradient fill line to add a color control point.
Set gradient colors Hover over a smart point below the gradient fill line. Select a color from the color picker.
Adjust a gradient color’s position Drag the color’s control point on the gradient fill line.
Remove an inner gradient color Drag the color’s control point off the gradient fill line.
Change a gradient color’s opacity Hover over the smart point below the color’s control point. Drag the Opacity slider in the color picker.
Move gradient start and end points Drag the start and end points above the gradient fill line.
Switch between linear and radial gradients Hover over the smart point to the left of the gradient fill line. Choose Linear or Radial from the pop-up menu.
Create an oval gradient Drag a radial gradient’s control point.



Gradient Stroke tool

Create and modify gradient strokes. Use the gradient stroke line to modify the gradient color and position.

 



 

To: Do this:
Apply a gradient stroke Select the Gradient Stroke tool, and then click the object.
Add a color to the gradient stroke Click the gradient stroke line to add a color control point.
Set gradient colors Hover over a smart point below the gradient stroke line. Select a color from the color picker.
Adjust a gradient color’s position Drag the color’s control point on the gradient stroke line.
Remove an inner gradient color Drag the color’s control point off the gradient stroke line.
Change a gradient color’s opacity Hover over the smart point below the color’s control point. Drag the Opacity slider in the color picker.
Move gradient start and end points Drag the start and end points above the gradient stroke line.