Saturday, September 15, 2012

How to draw an arrow with two clicks.


When you want to point out a detail in the drawing or a photo, you can do it with two clicks of the draw tool. After you've finished, make an image of the drawing or the photo with the arrow.

It can look like this.



This is how to make the arrows:

1. Choose draw tool from the shapes menu. Make a line in two clicks. Drag the mouse around after each click to make line curving.
2. In Graphic Inspector click in the colour well and choose colour.
3. Click on line thickness arrows to set the thickness of the line.
4. From endpoints menu choose an arrowhead style. 
5. Drag the line’s handles to make it point to the object or detail you want to point out. 
6. Drag curving propellers to curve the line.
7. Duplicate the line and edit the new line to point to another object or detail. Repeat if you need more lines.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow this is simple. I have used Paint.NET in the past and created arrows using it. There may be several third part software today which can do the same job in less clicks. This was a nice article. I should try this on my Macbook.

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