Linearity Curve's Document Interface is your playground when designing and illustrating, as it contains all the tools, operations, and menus you need to work with vectors.
The interface on iPad has a minimalist aesthetic but keeps a full-immersive desktop experience and is divided into three main parts:
- The Toolbar to access all the main Curve editing tools and the Color Widget.
- The Top Toolbar, also known as Action bar, is a customizable bar with the tools you use the most. On the left side of this, you can find the Document name and quickly export your projects. On the right side, instead, we find the Quick Settings and Help menu.
- The Style Inspector is where you can find all the content-aware options for the features you're working on. Among the Inspector, you can also find the Layers and Artboards tab, where you can organize your objects. And the Library tab, where you can open the Library to import icons, images, symbols, and more.
First of all, you can notice how clean and minimal everything is, so you can be fully immersed in your creative process without any distractions and clutter.
The Toolbar is where you can access all the essential tools in Linearity Curve. It contains the main tools to draw and arrange elements to the canvas including erasing shapes, and adding text.
At the top of your iPad screen, you find the Action bar. This is fully customizable toolbar that includes different features to help you work faster and more efficiently.
You can customize this toolbar with different buttons to suit your needs by tapping on the (three dots) menu on the right and select Customize Toolbar. Simply drag and drop any tool from this popup menu onto the toolbar itself.
On the right side of your iPad you find the Inspector, where you can access all the controls for the tool you’re currently working with, view and edit the properties of selected objects, manage import options, and more.
It is divided into three main tabs:
- Style Tab
- Layers (and Artboards) Tab
- Library Tab
You can always hide/show the Inspector by tapping on the Inspector tabs.
The Style Tab is divided into collapsible menus, decluttering your workspace and making it easier to focus on your current work.
Thanks to its context-aware functions, it automatically displays extra sections depending on the content selected onto your canvas. For example, when drawing with the Pen Tool, you can change the different Node Types and more.
The context-aware options always appear below the Location menu.
Always locked at the top of the Style Tab, you can control the position, rotation, and size of the selected object(s).
The flipping buttons at the bottom right of the Location Menu will mirror the selected object horizontally or vertically. Just tap the buttons to perform these actions.
The collapsible menus are divided as follows:
- The Shape section. It appears when at least one vector shape is selected.
- The Arrange options, such as Order, Align, Distribute, Mask, Repeat Action and Group.
- The Appearance options, such as Blend Mode, Opacity, and Blur.
The Fill, Stroke, and Shadow Sections can be toggled on and off to activate or deactivate the corresponding features of each section.
You can access, create, and organize all your layers and artboards from this tab
Layers help you and your team create and organize complex assets and access more advanced features such as masks, groups, and nested objects. A clear and intuitive layer structure and hierarchy with precise navigation are indispensable to creating artwork on a professional level.
The library feature is an invaluable asset that boosts efficiency in your design workflow.
In the Library Tab you can access to:
At the top left of the Inspector, you find the Quick Settings. Here's where you can access all your settings as well as artboard and grid preferences, and customize your Toolbar.
On the left side of the Quick Settings, you can find the Help menu . This button opens a popup menu where you can activate the Help Mode and access all our learning resources which will further help you master Linearity Curve.