- What You Will Learn
- Approximate Time
- Lesson Files
- Using the Layers Panel
- Adding and Naming Layers
- Adjusting the Size and Placement of an Object
- Renaming a Layer
- Locking a Layer
- Showing and Hiding a Layer
- Picking Colors
- Drawing Rounded Rectangles
- Using Auto Shapes
- Adding Texture and a Drop Shadow
- Changing the Stacking Order on a Layer
- Using Single-Layer Editing
- On Your Own
- Setting the Default Colors
- Aligning Objects
- What You Have Learned
Adjusting the Size and Placement of an Object
Often you’ll want to control or check the size of an object you’ve drawn. In this exercise, you have a rectangle on the page. You might have placed it exactly at the top of the page, but you want to verify that it is exact. You also want to verify that it is the same size as the canvas—800 pixels in this example.
With the rectangle selected, look at the Property inspector. The left section of the panel displays information about the rectangle: its size and placement on the canvas.
- In the Property inspector, enter 800 for the width of the rectangle and 118 for the height of the rectangle.
The height of the rectangle should be larger than the height of the candy logo. If your logo is larger, you may need to adjust the rectangle height.
- Enter 0 (zero) for both the X and Y values of the rectangle in the Property inspector. To set the values, press Enter (PC) or Return
(Mac), or click outside the panel.
This places the rectangle at the top left of the canvas.