Workspace and Program Interface

The Tools Panel

Tools in the Tools panel are used to select, create and manipulate objects. Some tools have additional options that can be displayed in the Control panel.

Tools in the panel can be arranged in one or two columns. Clicking on a small triangle in the top left corner of the panel switches from one mode to another. You can customize the workspace so that all panels including the Tools panel are attached to the main window. In this mode, the panel can arrange tools in one or two columns automatically depending on the main window size.

To activate a tool, click on its icon in the panel.

Tools panel

Move tool icon - Move Tool: select, move and resize objects

Selection tool icon - Selection Tool: select and manipulate path elements

Lasso tool icon - Lasso Tool: select entire objects, anchor points or path segments by outlining them

Pen tool icon - Pen Tool: create paths with curves or straight lines

Draw tool icon - Draw Tool: draw freehand lines

Path width tool icon - Path Width Tool: create stroke with variable width

Gradient tool icon - Gradient Tool: add and adjust gradients

Text tool icon - Text Tool: add text boxes, activate the text editing mode

Knife tool icon - Knife Tool: cut paths or objects

Scissors tool icon - Scissors Tool: cut paths at selected anchor points

Eraser tool icon - Eraser Tool: erase portions of paths of objects

Eyedropper tool icon - Eyedropper Tool: copy appearance attributes from one object to another

Zoom tool icon - Zoom Tool: zoom the canvas in or out

Transform tool icon - Free Transform Tool: move, rotate, scale, or skew objects

Rectangle tool icon - Rectangle Tool: create rectangles

Rounded rectangle tool icon - Rounded Rectangle Tool: create rectangles with rounded corners

Ellipse tool icon - Ellipse Tool: create ellipses

Polygon tool icon - Polygon Tool: create polygons with customizable number of sides

Star tool icon - Star Tool: create stars with customizable number of points

Line tool icon - Line Tool: draw straight lines

Arc tool icon - Arc Tool: create arcs

Sheets tool icon - Sheets Tool: add or delete sheets, adjust their size and position