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In Sketchbook, Draw Style tools are there to help you create shapes such as ovals, circles, rectangles, and lines.
Using Shape tools in Sketchbook Pro for desktop
In the toolbar, tap a Draw Style tool to help create shapes and lay down lines.
Use to draw lines. To change the size of the line, increase or decrease the size of your brush.
For a horizontal or vertical line, hold down the Shift key. Then, tap-drag.
Use to draw a rectangle. The starting point becomes one of the corners.
Use to draw an oval or circle. The starting point will be the center point of the oval or circle.
Use to draw a polyline. Double-tap the last point to change the line to a solid line and complete your line.
Exiting the Draw Style tools
Once you are finished with the Draw Styles, tap to exit the tools and return to freestyle stroke mode.
Using shape tools in Sketchbook for mobile devices
Use the Draw Style tools for drawing lines, rectangles, and ellipses. Once finished, you will need to exit this mode and return to freeform stroke mode.
- Tap , then Draw Styles.
- Tap one of the following styles, then tap-drag to draw:
- to draw a straight line.
- to draw a rectangle.
- to draw an ellipse.
- Do one of the following:
- Tap-drag to draw a shape.
- To stay in the tool and change the brush and/or color, leave the shape sub-toolbar open and tap or .
You will notice appears below the toolbar to indicate you are still in the tool.
- To exit the tool, tap x.
Creating an ellipse
Use to create an ellipse. If you might want to rotate the ellipse, create it on a separate layer. If you need a true ellipse with controls for the major and minor axes, see Rulers and Guides.
- Taptap , then Draw Styles, and select . Your start point will be the center of the ellipse.
- Tap-drag outward and either up or down.
To rotate the ellipse, with the ellipse on a separate layer. tap , then Transform. Either use to fingers to custom rotate the canvas or use rotate it or or .