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How to use the Drawing tool in Kami
How to use the Drawing tool in Kami
Learn about the Drawing tool and how it works.
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Written by Alberllie at Kami
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What is the Drawing tool?

The Drawing tool gives you full customization with freehand drawing capabilities, a handy Ruler, Protractor, and 100+ colors to choose from. Our Drawing tool is designed to give you seamless lines and precision, whether you’re using a mouse or a stylus.

How to use the Drawing tool:

  1. In your toolbar, click the Drawing tool. Tip: it looks like a paintbrush!

  2. Modify the stroke thickness, stroke type, transparency, and color.

  3. Click and hold to start drawing. If you’re using a touchscreen, you can start drawing freely as your finger or stylus touches the screen.

What does each Drawing tool control do?

  • Stroke Thickness: Modify this to change your stroke weight.

  • Stoke Type: Choose between straight or dotted strokes.

  • Transparency: Modify this to increase and decrease the transparency of your strokes.

  • Ruler: Use the Ruler to measure your page and draw straight lines. Measurements are in centimeters, inches and are accurate to the page dimensions.

  • More Colors: Choose from 100+ colors for Swatches, or create custom colors using the Picker.

How to use the Ruler:

  1. In your toolbar, click the Drawing tool and select Ruler.

  2. Click and hold the Ruler to move it around, and click the arrows to rotate it around the page.

  3. Draw near the Ruler to draw straight lines.

  4. Click the X on the ruler to disable it. The Ruler will also disappear if you click a different tool.

How to use the Protractor

  1. In your toolbar click the Drawing tool and select Protractor.

  2. The Protractor will appear on the top left-hand corner of your page.

  3. Click and hold the Protractor to move it around. Use the arrow to rotate it on the page.

  4. Draw near the Protractor to draw curved lines.

  5. Click the X on the Protractor to disable it. The Protractor will also disappear if you click a different tool.

  6. Click the + or - to increase or decrease its size.

  7. The Protractor will measure the true measurements of your page.

Ruler and Protractor features:

  • Precise measurements in millimeters, centimeters, and inches. Resizing the page won’t have any impact on the measurements.

  • 180-degree and 360-degree protractor options that can be seamlessly switched between.

  • See your page beneath the see-through tools.

  • Create straight and circular lines by drawing near the Ruler and Protractor.

  • Rotate clockwise and anti-clockwise with built-in arrows or by grabbing the end of the tools. The Ruler and Protractor are easy to move. They don't have to fit on the page!

  • Easy to move anywhere on the page, between pages, or in the two-page view.

How to erase annotations

Select the Eraser tool, then choose from Drawings and Shapes or All Annotations. Click and hold on the drawings to erase. Alternatively, use the Undo button in the menu bar to delete an annotation you’ve just drawn.

To delete all annotations, go to the Menu, then click Delete All annotations.

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