With the Pencil Tool, you can draw free-form paths. Create shapes and paths freely with a pencil-like, smooth flow.
The Pencil Tool ~ic-pencil~~ic-pencil~ can be used to draw free-form paths.
The Pencil Tool is a fantastic tool for creating free-form shapes and lines in Vectornator. It resembles a pencil, and when you click and drag with it, it forms a line that organically follows where you dragged it on the canvas, just like a real pencil would behave. The Pencil Tool was developed to draw free-form paths, similar to how we draw on paper using a pencil.
How to Activate the Pencil Tool
You can activate the Pencil Tool by clicking the Pencil ~ic-pencil~~ic-pencil~ in the Toolbar or pressing ~key~ W ~key~ on the keyboard.
As soon as you have activated the Pencil Tool, a slider appears to the right of the Toolbar with which you can control the smoothness (A) of your path. Additionally, the Smoothing Slider can be found on the right side of your screen in the Appearance Section of the Inspector (B).
How to Create Shapes With the Pencil Tool
With the Pencil Tool, you can create open or closed shapes with a Fill and Stroke color. You can toggle the Fill and Stroke on ~ic-toggle-on~~ic-toggle-on~ or off ~ic-toggle-off~~ic-toggle-off~ in the Color Widget or the Fill or Stroke Sections in the Inspector.
How to Adjust the Pencil Smoothness
When you have the Pencil Tool activated in the Toolbar, a slider appears to the right with which you can adjust the smoothness of your path. Additionally, you can find the Smoothness Slider in the Appearance Section of the Inspector.
After you finish drawing the path with the Pencil Tool, you can adjust its smoothness afterward. (This smoothing operation is only applicable if the path has been drawn with the Pencil Tool.)
Select the path you created, then activate the Pencil Tool, and the Smoothness Slider will be activated in the Appearance Section inside the Inspector.
Watch the video below to learn how to use the Pen Tool with Ben. We’ll teach you everything about this versatile tool's basic functionalities, tips, and tricks.