Tools to Draw Attention

Learn about Snagit's most popular built-in tools to help focus your audience's attention.

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Arrow Tool

Arrow example

Add arrows to draw attention to areas in an image.

  1. Click the Arrow tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Arrow tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown.

  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
  3. Click and drag on the Canvas to draw an arrow starting with the tail.
    Arrow drawn from tail to head

For more information, see the Arrow Tool.

Shape Tool

Shape example

Frame an area in an image by drawing a rectangle or circle with a transparent Fill color.

  1. Click the Shape tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Shape tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown.

  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
  3. In the Tool Properties, click the Fill dropdown and select Transparent (checkboard pattern).
    Transparent option in color picker
  4. Click and drag on the Canvas to draw the shape. Hold the Shift key while dragging to draw a square or circle.

For more information, see the Shape Tool.

Highlighter Tool

Highlighter example

Draw attention to a rectangular area in an image.

  1. Click the Highlighter tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Highlighter tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown.

  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
    Highlighter Quick Styles
  3. Click and drag on the Canvas to draw the area to highlight.

For more information, see the Highlighter Tool.

Magnify Tool

Magnify example

Magnify an area on the Canvas to highlight or show the details.

  1. Click the Magnify tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Magnify tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown.

  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
  3. Click and drag to select the area to magnify on the Canvas.
  4. Drag the white handles to adjust the size of the magnify selection.
  5. Click and drag the Anchor point icon icon to move the magnified area to another location in the image.
    Drag anchor point to offset
  6. In the properties, drag the Magnify and Line Width sliders to adjust the magnification.

For more information, see the Magnify Tool.

Cut Out Tool

Cut Out example

Focus attention by removing unnecessary sections of an image.

  1. Click the Cut Out tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Cut Out tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown.

  2. Select a Quick Style to determine the direction and edge style of the cut.
    Cut Out Quick Styles
  3. A line appears on the Canvas. Click and drag on the Canvas to select the area to remove.
    Cut Out canvas example

For more information, see the Cut Out Tool.

Stamp Tool

Stamp example

Add stamps to draw attention and visually communicate your ideas.

  1. Click the Stamp tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Stamp tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown.

  2. In the Quick Styles, select a stamp category from the dropdown or enter a search term. Click to select a stamp.
    Stamp category dropdown

To learn how download stamps or add a custom stamp, see the Stamp Tool.

Tip: Save tool customizations as Quick Styles.

After you edit tool properties, save your customization as a Quick Style for future use. See Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2022. Previous versions may look or function differently.