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Shortcuts for VectorScribe (Dynamic Measure Tool and Protractor)

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix/ Comments: 0

The VectorScribe plugin is oriented towards ensuring the creation of your vector     masterpieces is easier, faster and more flexible. I hope you have     already experienced it (if not, download a 7 day full trial now!).

Today’s article is devoted to the Dynamic Measure Tool and Protractor   Tool using keyboard shortcuts guide. This information, along   with the instructional product movies, will help you create vector artwork using the keyboard like on a piano…

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  • Mac key names are used throughout here, but it understood that for Windows, Alt = Option, and Ctrl = Command.
  • Some shortcuts do not work in earlier versions of the plugin. Update the plugin version to v1.1.1 by clicking here…
  • The left and right bracket keys are used by some of VectorScribe’s   tools, but these keys can be changed by the user through Illustrator’s Keyboard Shortcuts … Tools dialog, under Increase Diameter and Decrease Diameter.   This is of use to users who’s local language format keyboards do not   provide quick access to the square bracket keys. An asterisk will   indicate this use, but note that this does not apply if the mouse button   is held down.

Dynamic Measure:

When mouse is up:


vectorscribe Dynamic Measure tool and protractor


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