The Star Tool enables you to create all sorts of stars quickly and easily. The added controls even makes it possible to add curved sides to create alternative shapes.
The Star Tool has several options on the shape and on the context toolbar to enable the number of points, the inner radius (length of points) and the curvature of the left and right sides of the points 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.
Curved edges—when checked, the sides of the star's points can be curved using the Left/Right curve settings.
Points—sets the number of protrusions on the shape.
Inner radius—controls the length of the points relative to the centre of the star.
Outer circle/Inner circle—sets the roundness at the point's tips or inner vertices.
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.