Auto Draw is an online application from Google that allows anyone to draw well. When starting the plot, the tool tries to guess the figure to be formed and displays suggestions for ready-made images. For example, when drawing a circle, the platform starts to show, at the top of the screen, icons of items with this format.
Regarded by the creators as "a combination of a machine and a community of artists", the free service can be used from any type of device (computer, cell phone or tablet) through the browser. Learn how to use the main features of Auto Draw below.
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Auto Draw guarantees perfect drawings even for those who do not know how to draw Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Top menu tools
All the tools for making the drawings are available in the pencil icon, located at the bottom left of the screen. Among the existing resources are:
Auto Draw: the resource that names the application guarantees beautiful figures even for those who do not know how to draw. When making the first outline on the screen, suggestions of images start to appear at the top.
The Auto Draw function suggests shapes as the user draws in the program Foto: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
To view all options, simply scroll the bar to the right or left. If you find the corresponding drawing, click on it to transform your scribble into a work of art.
You can drag Auto Draw suggestions to the left or right Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Draw: this tool allows you to draw freehand. That is, when you drag the mouse cursor or slide your finger over the blank screen, the movement is registered. In this case, drawing options are not suggested and, at the top of the screen, there is only the mechanism for changing the thickness of the virtual pencil.
Auto Draw has a free hand drawing tool Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Shape: The tool (whose name in English format) offers three different geometric shapes: triangle, circle and square. So, if the user wants to illustrate a pizza, the triangle and the circle can be very practical. However, this feature does not include the drawing suggestion tool.
Auto Draw has a tool that allows you to draw geometric shapes Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Select: selects areas of the drawing to then move, resize and / or rotate the images on the screen. It can be used to change freehand images, application suggestions, typed texts and predefined formats.
Auto Draw selection tool Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho
Type: the option allows you to type text on the screen with the 15 different font types available in Auto Draw. Just choose your favorite, determine the size and click on the place where you want to insert the word or phrase.
it is possible to include texts to the arts of Auto Draw Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho
Fill: just click on the desired region and it will be all colored, at once, thanks to these tools.
With the Auto Draw fill feature you can color an entire area at once Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho
Auto Draw offers 40 color options, located on the lower right side of the screen. Just click on the one you want to activate. They are available for the Auto Draw, Draw, Shape and Fill features.
Auto Draw offers 40 color options Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Side menu tools
The menu located in the upper left area of ??the screen has other useful tools. They are:
Auto Draw side menu options Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Start over: allows you to start a new design from scratch. But beware: the drawing previously made will not be saved, and the program does not display any alert window to the user if he is sure that he wants to discard all the work done so far.
How-to: access to the visual tutorial on the main tools of Auto Draw. However, the content is only available in English.
Share: with a click, the user is directed to a screen to share the design on Twitter or Google+, or copy the link generated on other social networks.
Auto Share allows you to share the work done Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Now that you know the main tools of Auto Draw, how about testing the artistic skills in the program?