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Vectors Jargon Explained

Object Any shape, line or text that you draw, as a vector, is an object.  
Handle Handles are the square blobs at the corners of objects or where a line changes direction (node).
Rotation Handle This is the square blob on a stick near the center of an object, which you drag to rotate an object.
Nodes These are the points where each line (or curve) that forms a shape begin, end or meet.
Stroke (Line) Colour This is taken from the foreground colour you have set on your colour pallet, or can be set within the Properties of an object.
Fill Colour This is taken from the background colour you have set on your colour pallet, or can be set within the Properties of an object.
Properties This is the information stored about each object for its colours, line thickness, size, position etc.  Because this information is stored separately for each object, they can be changed for each object even after you have moved on to drawing other things.

 

In PSP 8, 9, X and XI  the Gradient, Pattern and Texture options are accessed by clicking the colour swatch and then selecting the materials properties.  

PSP 7

 

PSP 8, 9, X and XI

 

 

Part 2 - Using the Basic Vector Tools

PSP 7     PSP 8    PSP 9

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