Create Objects

ScreenHunter has many tools for drawing vector objects. You can draw basic shapes, arrows, freehand lines, load symbols, and pictures.

To create an object:


1. Click the object tool, e.g. arrow or line tool. It will appear as pressed down.
2. Point your mouse to a starting point on the image and press down the left mouse button.
3. Hold down the mouse button and drag it across to the endpoint and release the button.
4. Change the properties on the Properties Panel.

When a new vector object is created, it first uses default values for each kind of object.


Arrow or Line
Use the Arrow type drop-down on the Properties panel for arrowhead types.

Rectangle

Round rectangle
To adjust the roundness, drag the yellow handle.

Circle
Same operations as the Rectangle tool.

Bubble
Adding text is the same as for rectangles above.


Star
Change the angle, sides color, etc., on Properties Panel.


Freehand line
Change the angle, sides color, etc., on Properties Panel.


To adjust the curve - drag point handles.
To add a point - right-click the point and choose Add Point from the menu.
To remove a point - right-click the point and choose Remove Point from the menu.


Symbol
Symbols are like icons that you can place anywhere as an object. When the Symbol tool is clicked, you can choose a symbol from the Symbol Picker dialog. Click the Symbol group dropdown to show the available symbols.

To change a symbol that has been created, you can double-click on the symbol or click the Change Symbol button on the Properties Panel to change.


Picture
A picture can be loaded as a picture object. You can resize and move anywhere on the image.

On the Properties panel:

Lock size - the picture will be kept in the original size and not resizable.
Lock aspect ratio - the picture can be resized but the width and height aspect ratio will be locked.
Drop shadow - to add a drop shadow.


Next: Add & Edit Text >