Drawing or Writing
In the Draw.Chat application, you have the ability to draw and create handwritten notes, using various tools such as: pen, pencil, nib, continuous line, or highlighter.
The pen is a basic tool that allows for freehand drawing.
Some tools, such as the pencil and nib, respond to pressure strength and stylus tilt angle, which is particularly useful when using devices such as graphic tablets or styluses. In addition, some touch screens are able to recognize different pressure levels, which are then interpreted as different pressure strengths.
The highlighter by default draws on the second (back) layer, which allows for highlighting parts of notes made with other tools, without the risk of smudging them.
Drawing a shape
With the 'Shapes' tool, you can draw freehand figures, such as a triangle, rectangle, or ellipse, which will automatically be converted into perfect shapes.
For example, to draw a triangle, start drawing from one vertex, trying to create equally long sides, and close the shape by returning to the starting point. The tool will automatically recognize your outline and convert it into a simple figure.
Tip: By holding down the 'SHIFT' button, you can draw a square or a circle.
You can create simple shapes, such as a rectangle or an ellipse.
To draw a rectangle, you should select the 'Rectangle' option and then start drawing from one of the corners, dragging the cursor to the opposite corner.
On the other hand, to draw an ellipse, start from the center of the future ellipse, dragging the cursor to set its axes.
Adding lines and arrows
You can create arrows using the 'Arrow' tool.
To draw an arrow, select the 'Arrow' tool, then, using the mouse, draw a line from the starting point (A) to the end point (B), thereby indicating the direction of the arrow.
You can insert text on the board using the "Text" tool.
To insert text, click the "Text" button and select a place on the canvas where you want to start writing. Then type the text and confirm it by pressing the Enter key.
You can add various types of images to the boards, such as photos, graphics, and SVG files. You can also use a camera to take a picture of a card or notebook. You can add photos from the disk of your device, drag them from websites or from your desktop, as well as take photos using a camera or paste them from the clipboard.
Adding an Image
Perform any of the following actions:
- Drag an image from your computer or a website onto the board canvas anywhere
- Click the Image button on the toolbar, then select an image from the disk
- Use the Ctrl-V shortcut to paste an image from the clipboard
Adjust the position and size of the image by grabbing its center or edges, then click the Check button or press the Enter button.
Tip: You can use the arrows on the keyboard to move the inserted image.
Copying, cutting, or deleting
To quickly reuse a piece of canvas or move it to another location, you can use the selection tool, then copy or cut the piece of canvas, and then paste it in another location.
- Click on the Selection button and select the piece of canvas you want to copy, then click on the Copy or Cut button
- Move the selected piece of canvas to the target location, then click on the Check button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Tip: You can change the size or position of the piece by using the handles on its edges.
To quickly delete a piece of canvas, select the piece you want to delete, then click on the Delete button.
The canvas of the board supports two layers on which you can draw: front and back.
Most tools use the front layer by default to draw. The highlighter tool uses the back layer for drawing, so as not to smudge the highlighted section.
You can change the active layer for the tool using the F/B buttons on the toolbar or use the keyboard shortcuts 1 and 2 to change the selected layers for the active tool.