Time to Start Drawing uith Jour Rulersf

You have your rulers all created, adjusted, and ready to go. Now, it's time to start drawing with them! Here's where the fun begins.

To draw along a ruler, you must first make sure that any lines you draw will snap to it. There are two buttons located on the Page toolbar that you need to make sure are turned on to enable snapping:

/, <** Snap: Clicking the Snap button turns on and off the ability to lock what ■b- you're drawing to a drawing aid in close proximity.

^ v* Snap to Rulers: Clicking the Snap Rulers button turns on and off the ability to lock what you're drawing to a ruler in close proximity.

When you've turned those two buttons on, you're all set to start using them with your pens and pencils! Simply draw along the rulers like you would with the real thing, and before you know it, you're creating perfectly straight lines and all the curves and shapes you need for your work, as shown in Figure 8-16.

Using rulers when you're drawing something with lots of straight edges (such as a building) or curves (such as a sports car) can make the difference between professional-looking work and a sub-par drawing.

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