Precision Vector Drawing Point-by-point
Precise and intuitive drawing + editing of vector paths point-by-point | Reshape segments | Toggle point types | Smart remove point | Smart Smooth | Distance and angle constraint | Close + join paths
Specifically designed to replace the pen tool. Draw precise paths intuitively without the hassle of remembering Illustrator workarounds and shortcuts, saving time and allowing you to concentrate on the creative process.
- Use in place of the Pen Tool for added functionality
- Completely editable through Illustrator’s appearance panel
- Completely accessable when opened in Illustrator without Astute Graphics plug-ins
Want to make straight lines into curves? We've introduced Ghost Handles — handles that appear when you draw a straight line. With just one drag of the mouse, ghost handles transform into bézier handles, changing the line into a curve. Or simply click and drag a path to reshape.
Toggle Point Types
Alternate between corner and smooth points with various quick methods rather than key presses. Save time in the initial design stage, right through to the fine-tuning of your artwork.
Functions to Make Your Life Easier
Smart Remove Point
Remove unwanted points on a path when editing and retain best path shape.
Distance and Angle Constraint
Place new points in distance multiples of your choice to build geometric shapes.
Close a Shape
Just the click of a button will maintain existing end point handles.
Lock curve handle angles to joining straight segments.
Flexibility: Set Your Own Preferences
With a range of settings and preference options you can set up InkScribe to behave like the Pen tool, helping support your own creative workflow. Use the context-sensitive annotations to reduce panel/ interface clutter, or strip the tool down to display just the very basics.
- Ghost Handles
- Smart Remove Points
- Specify Corner/Smooth Points
- Distance and Angle Constraints
- Drag-reshape Segments
- Connector Mode
- Preferences – choose the way you want to work
- Panel and Annotations – quick function access
- Extensive customisation through preferences
The artwork above was created using InkScribe.