tutorial

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  1. Click the Line tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Line tool
    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.
  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool. See Tool Properties.
  3. Click and draw on the Canvas to draw the line.
  4. Complete any of the following to edit the line:
    • Click and drag to move.
    • Click and drag a white handle to resize.

Tool Properties

Edit the properties to customize the tool.

Tip: Save your customizations as a Quick Style for future use. See Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools.

Line properties

Color
Click the dropdown and select one of the following to set the color:

  • Click to select a preset or color from the palette.
    color selection
  • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
    HEX field
  • Click the Eyedropper button and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    Eyedropper

Shadow
Click to select a shadow direction. To turn off the shadow, click to deselect the shadow direction.
Shadow control

Advanced Shadow Properties
Click the dropdown arrow to access additional Shadow properties:
Advanced Shadow Properties

  • Color: Select a color for the shadow.
  • Angle (Windows only): Set the direction of the shadow extending from the tool.
  • Distance: Increase/decrease the distance between the tool and the shadow.
  • Opacity: Increase/decrease the transparency of the shadow.
  • Blur: Increase/decrease the clarity of the shadow.

End Style
Click the dropdown to select an end style or arrow head for the line.
end style examples

Note: Some tool properties in Snagit Windows are not fully supported in Snagit Mac. See Snagit File Format Compatibility.

Line Style
Click the dropdown to select a line style.
line style examples

Opacity
Drag the slider to adjust the transparency level.
Opacity slider

Bezier Curve
Click to enable the Bezier Curve checkbox. On the Canvas, click and drag the white handles to adjust the curve.
bezier curve