The Tear Tool enables you to create many types of tear or droplet shapes quickly and easily.
The Tear Tool has several options on the shape and on the context toolbar to enable the ball size, curve, tail position and bend to be controlled.
The following settings can be adjusted from the context toolbar:
Fill—click the colour swatch to display a pop-up panel to update fill colour.
Stroke—click the colour swatch to display a pop-up panel to update stroke colour.
Stroke properties—set the stroke style, width, joins, cap ends, order and arrowhead settings via a pop-up panel.
Presets—click to display a pop-up panel from which you may select an existing preset (if any are available) or create a new preset.
Fixed ball size—by default, the elliptical end of the shape scales as the object is resized. When selected, a new option allows you to specify a fixed size.
Ball size—controls the curvature of the elliptical end of the shape. A value of 0% gives the shape a completely flat base.
Curve—controls the curvature of the edges which connect the elliptical end of the shape to the point.
Tail position—controls the position of the point of the shape from left (0%) to right (100%), with 50% representing a central point.
Bend—controls additional edge curvature (see Curve above). Positive values curve both edges to the right (with the left edge affected more), negative values curve both edges to the left (with the right edge affected more).
Enable Transform Origin—displays a movable transform origin about which the shape can be rotated.
Hide Selection while Dragging—when selected, the object's selection box is temporarily hidden when transforming the object. If this option is off, the selection box remains visible during transformation. The selected behaviour persists across all objects unless it is manually switched.
Show Alignment Handles—when selected, displays alignment handles at the centre and edges of the selected object. Hovering over these handles displays a floating guideline across the page. You can drag the handles to position the centre or edges of the selected object in line with this guide.
Transform Objects Separately—when selected, where multiple objects are selected, they can be be resized, rotated and sheared independently of each other instead of transforming the bounding box.
Cycle Selection Box—after reshaping, rotating, or shearing the object, this option toggles the selection box between a Base box (honours the transform), Regular bounds (ignores transform) or Planar bounds (fitting to an isometric grid if active).
Convert to Curves—converts the selected object into a series of connected lines and nodes.
Select new object—when enabled (default), the new shape layer will be selected on creation.