The controls that you use to draw an image in the canvas appear to the left of the preview area, and are shown in Figure 15-3.
This section describes the Icon Editor drawing control menus and buttons.
To draw an icon, choose a drawing mode from the choices in Figure 15-4.
The Mode choice items function as follows:
Choose Point to insert one black pixel at a time in the canvas. To draw a point, move the pointer to the desired position in the canvas and click SELECT. You can continuously hold down SELECT and move the pointer to create a freehand drawing. When you lift your finger from the mouse button, you end one drawing segment. When you continue this process, you begin a new drawing segment. Undo here only removes the last drawing segment. You can also point to a black or color pixel and click ADJUST to turn the pixel from black to white.
Choose Square to draw open or filled squares or rectangles using any of the fill patterns described in the section "Fill Choices". (The fill patterns are active only when the Draw option is a fillable shape, such as a square, circle, or ellipse.) Position the pointer at one corner of the square, press SELECT, drag the pointer to the opposite corner of the square or rectangle, and release SELECT.
Choose Circle to draw open or filled circles using any of the fill patterns. Position the pointer at the center of the circle and press SELECT, drag the pointer to any point to the outside radius of the circle, and release SELECT.
Choose Ellipse to draw open or filled ellipses. Position the pointer at the center of the ellipse and press SELECT, drag the pointer to the outside radius of the ellipse, and release SELECT. If you define a horizontal or vertical line, the ellipse is interpreted as a straight line.
Choosing Text (abc) displays a pop-up window, shown in Figure 15-5, that allows you to type text that is associated with the icon.