- Tangent Arc tool draws circular arcs that are tangent to another path or smoothly continues a path at the angle of its endpoint. Press the Alt/Option key to draw a tangent straight line, or press Shift to constrain its angle to increments of 15 degrees.
- Stabilized Pencil tool adds a “leader” to a pencil-like tool to stabilize it, similar to Photoshop’s smoothed brushes. Preference settings allow you to change the length of the leader as well as the path simplification settings.
- Transform tool allows you to scale and rotate art without accidentally skewing. Visually set the bounding box angle in order to stretch the art along any angle you choose.
- Object > Path > Offset Open Path creates offset paths that are open if your reference path is open, closed offsets if it’s closed. It allows setting a number of additional offset paths, mirroring paths offset to both sides of the reference path, and live preview.
- Open Path Offset tool drags offset copies of paths without the dialog. Mirror offset paths to the other side of your reference path and use up/down arrow keys to add intermediate paths.
- Latitude Lines creates a series of parallel lines distributed as though they were evenly spaced and wrapped around a cylinder (or globe). Enter a number of divisions per hemisphere and the grid will appear in the center of your screen in a live preview.
- Create a Radiant, or a group of lines fanning out like a pie chart at equidistant angles, with a live preview.
- Object > Transform > Unscale art. Say you’ve scaled things that shouldn’t have been scaled, but can’t undo. To return them to their original size, you can select them and the plugin will figure the inverse of the scaling factor to restore them to their original size.
- Object > Transform > Scale to Proportion scales art relative to one known dimension and a desired dimension, like a variation on the classic proportion wheel without the wheel and without a calculator.
- Object > Path > Scale Stroke Weight will scale the line thickness of selected paths by the percentage you enter, without scaling the art itself.
- Object > Path > Minimum Stroke Weight will find all paths with a stroke thinner than your minimum and set the width accordingly.
- Object > Fade will lighten or darken the fill and/or stroke colors of a path object by a given percentage.
Offset Open Path creates an offset copy of a path using a dialog with live preview or a tool you drag in real time. Offsets can include multiple copies on one or both sides of a path. Open paths offset to another open path, not a closed outline of a thicker version of the path!
Stabilized Pencil tool adds a “leash” to a pencil tool to stabilize it, similar to Photoshop’s smoothed brushes. Keep corners where you want them and smooth the broad strokes. Once drawn, the path is simplified according to settings you choose.
Tangent Arc tool draws circular arcs constrained tangent to another path or appends it to the end of another path, smoothly added at the angle of the endpoint. Drag the mouse to intuitively determine both the radius of the curve and its extent, which can be a degree or two or nearly a complete circle. Press Alt/Option to draw a straight line constrained tangent to another path or continuing an existing path. Press Shift to constrain the line’s angle or arc’s curvature to increments of 15 degrees.
Radiant creates a group of lines fanning out like a pie chart at equidistant angles. Again, a preview allows you to adjust the number of divisions to match your art.
Latitude Lines creates a series of parallel lines distributed as though they were evenly spaced and wrapped around a cylinder (or globe). Use the live preview from the settings dialog to check your art before committing with the OK button.
Scale Proportionally scales an object based on the proportion between two values. Say you have a map and you know that the distance from one point to another is 16.7783 miles. You can draw a line between those points and enter the distance you’d like your scale of miles to be, and the selected line will be scaled accordingly.
Unscale Art can be used when, say, you’ve scaled a bunch of objects and one of them shouldn’t have been scaled. To return it to its original size, the plugin will figure the inverse of the scaling factor to restore it to its original size (or at least very, very close).
Scale Stroke Weight will quickly scale the line thickness of selected paths by the percentage you enter without having to futz with settings in your Scale dialog.
Minimum Stroke Weight will find all paths with a stroke thinner than your minimum and set the width accordingly.
More functions will likely be added to this plugin over time.
There are 100 trial uses, and the Scale Stroke Weight and Minimum Stroke Weight will continue to work for free after the trial of the other functions is used.