Drawing Shape Option

Besides manipulating an image document in the Imaging Design Environment, you may add pre-defined shapes to enhance the image document. The added shapes that have been can be modified, deleted or moved from one point to another point within the Document Design Screen. There are currently 15 types of shapes available including Text feature.

A shape can be added by clicking the particular event button associated with the shape you want to add or draw. For example, if you want to add text, you need to click the Text event button located in the first control panel of the Navigator Bar. Or, you can access it through a menu item in the Drawing menu of the Menu toolbar.

Before adding or drawing a shape, you may need to change the shape’s property which is also located in the first control panel of the Navigator Bar. The Text feature, unlike other shapes, has its own property which may be modified through the Text toolbar.

The property for both Text and other shapes reflects the global properties condition. It means that any shape may be added or drawn according to the current shape’s property or the current text property. However, when a shape or a text is selected, the property will reflect the property of the selected shape or text.


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The property of text in the Text toolbar and the property of shapes in Navigator Bar are in the global condition

 

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The shape property in Navigator Bar reflects the selected shape element

 

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The text property in the Text toolbar reflects the selected text element

 

Line

To draw a line shape, select Line Event Button. This event can be selected either by clicking the Line on Drawing menu or by clicking a diagonal line graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

The steps for drawing a line are:

  1. Specify the start point of the line by left clicking the mouse Button
  2. Move the cursor around to display the line “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your mouse Button to define the second point of the line shape.

 

Arc

To draw an arc shape, select Arc Event Button either by clicking Arc on Drawing menu or by clicking an arc graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw an arc;

  1. Specify the center point of the arc by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the line representing the radius of the arc “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the radius of the arc as well as the starting point of the arc.
  4. Move the cursor around to display the arc “on the fly” to determine the arc length which always [moves] in counter clockwise direction.
  5. Left click your Mouse Button again to determine the second point of the arc shape.

 

Outlined Circle

To draw an outlined circle shape, select the Outlined Circle Event Button either by clicking Outlined Circle on Drawing menu or by clicking a circle graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw an outlined circle;

  1. Specify the center point of the circle by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the circle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outlined circle shape.

 

Solid Circle

To draw a solid circle, select the Solid Circle Event Button either by clicking Solid Circle on the Drawing menu or by clicking a solid circle graphical button from Navigator Bar.

To draw a solid circle;

  1. Specify the center point of the circle by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the circle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the solid circle shape.

 

Outlined Rectangle

To draw an outlined rectangle shape, select the Outline Rectangle Event Button either by clicking Outlined Rectangle on the Drawing menu or by clicking the rectangle graphical button from theNavigator Bar.

To draw an outlined rectangle;

  1. Specify the first corner of the rectangle.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the rectangle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outline rectangle shape.

 

Solid Rectangle

To draw a solid rectangle shape, select the Solid Rectangle Event Button either by clicking Solid Rectangle on the Drawing menu or by clicking the solid rectangle graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw a solid rectangle;

  1. Specify the first corner of the rectangle.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the rectangle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the solid rectangle shape.

 

Outlined Rotatable Rectangle

To draw an outlined Rotatable rectangle shape, select the Outline Rotatable Rectangle Event Button either by clicking Outlined Rotatable Rectangle on the Drawing menu or by clicking the rectangle graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw an outlined rotatable rectangle;

  1. Specify the center gravity of the rotatable rectangle.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the rotatable rectangle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outline rotatable rectangle shape.

 

Solid Rotatable Rectangle

To draw a solid rotatable rectangle shape, select the Solid Rotatable Rectangle Event Button either by clicking solid Rotatable Rectangle on the Drawing menu or by clicking the rectangle graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw a solid rotatable rectangle;

  1. Specify the gravity center of the rotatable rectangle.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the rotatable rectangle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the solid rotatable rectangle shape.


 

Outlined Polygon 6 Sides

To draw outlined 6-sided polygon shape, select Outlined Polygon 6 Sides Event Button, either by clicking Outlined Polygon 6 Sides on the Drawing menu or by clicking the rectangle graphical button from Navigator Bar.

To draw an outlined Polygon;

  1. Specify the center point of the polygon by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the polygon “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outline polygon shape.

 

Solid 6-Sided Polygon

To draw a solid 6-sided polygon shape, you need to select the Solid Polygon Event Button either by clicking Solid Polygon 6 Sides on the Drawing menu or by clicking the solid polygon graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw a solid polygon;

  1. Specify the center point of the polygon by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the polygon “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the solid polygon shape.

 

Outlined Star

To draw an outlined star shape, you need to select the Outlined Star Event Button either by clicking the Outlined Star on the Drawing menu or by clicking the rectangle graphical button from Navigator Bar.

To draw a an outlined star;

  1. Specify the center point of the star shape by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the star “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outline star shape.

 

Solid Star

To draw solid star shape, select the Solid Star Event Button by clicking Solid Star on Drawing menu or by clicking the solid star graphical button from Navigator Bar.

To draw a solid star;

  1. Specify the center point of the star shape by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the star “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the solid star shape.

 

Outlined Triangle

To draw an outlined triangle shape, select Outlined Triangle Event Button either by clicking Outlined Triangle on the Drawing menu or by clicking the outlined triangle graphical button from the Navigator Bar.

To draw outlined triangle shape;

  1. Specify the center point of the triangle by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the triangle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outline triangle shape.

 

Solid Triangle

To draw a solid triangle, select the Solid Triangle Event Button either by clicking Solid Triangle on the Drawing menu or by clicking the solid triangle graphical button from Navigator Bar.

To draw a solid triangle;

  1. Specify the center point of the solid triangle by left clicking your Mouse Button.
  2. Move the cursor around to display the triangle “on the fly”.
  3. Left click your Mouse Button to define the outline triangle shape.

 

Text

To draw text, select Text Event Button either by clicking Text on the Drawing menu or by clicking the text graphical button from the Navigator Bar. You can specify the text on your image document by left clicking your Mouse Button to define the location of the text.