Contents

Introduction
Brief Description
Licensing
Updating the Program
Removing the Program
Technical Support
Useful Web Resources
End User License Agreement
BeLight Software Privacy Statement

Workspace and Program Interface
Workspace
The Main Window
The Tools Panel
The Control Panel
Managing Windows and Panels
Program Settings
Menus
Keyboard Shortcuts

Working with Documents
Creating Documents
Opening Documents
Saving Documents
Document Settings

Layout
Layout Basics
Sheets
The Grid
Layout Guides

Selecting and Arranging Objects
Select Objects
Delete an Object
Move, Resize and Rotate Objects
The Geometry Panel
Align and Distribute Objects
Lock an Object
Group and Expand Objects
Align Objects to the Pixel Grid

Working with Layers
Introduction to Layers and Objects
The Layers Panel
Creating and Deleting Layers
Arranging Layers and Objects
Blending Layers

Drawing
Vector Graphics
Path and its Features
Draw a Path with the Pen Tool
Create a Path with the Draw Tool
Draw a Path with the Pencil Tool
Draw a Path with the Brush Tool
Edit a Path
Draw Lines and Shapes
Stroke
Brush
The Appearance Panel

Color, Gradient and Image Fill
Introduction to Colors
Fill an Object with a Color, Gradient or Image
The Color Panel
Selecting Colors
Gradients
Image Fill

Working with Text
Introduction to Text Objects
Text in Rectangular Boundary
Distortable Text
Text Along a Path
Text Inside a Shape
Properties of Text

Creating Effects
The Shadow Effect
The Glow Effect
The Blur Effect

Changing Object's Shape
Introduction to the Object Shape Transformation
The Transform Panel
Transforming Objects
The Free Transform Tool
Combining Objects
Compound Path
Using a Clipping Mask
Cut an Object with the Knife Tool
Cut a Path with the Scissors Tool
Erase a Part of an Object

Importing
Introduction to Importing
Importing Graphics

Exporting and Printing
Exporting Documents
The Export Dialog
Printing