To Add an Image to Your Drawing, Drag-and-Drop from the Image Browser
Use the Image Browser to quickly locate images from your Pictures folder or iPhoto library. To place an image, drag-and-drop it from the Image Browser onto your drawing canvas. To prevent large images from overwhelming small drawing areas, images are automatically scaled downward as needed when the drawing canvas is smaller than the image dimensions.
Click the iPhoto folder to expand and view iPhoto images. Attach or remove any folder by clicking the "+" or "–" in the lower left window. Drag editable SVG files from the Image Browser directly onto your drawing canvas.
Image files may also be dragged from the Finder or pasted from the computer clip board.
To Use the Image Adornment Style Component
An Image Adornment is a style component that works like a fill and can be added to a style that is applied to any shape. See "Using the Style Inspector" for more information about using Image Adornments with styles.
To Take a Picture
To add a photo snapshot to your drawing, choose File > Take Picture… from the main menu to open the Picture Taker window.
Click the "Take photo snapshot" button and smile! Click "Set" to place the photo into your drawing.
The Recent Pictures drop-down displays recently taken pictures and you can choose from pictures locally stored on your computer.
To Resize and Rotate Images
To resize an image, select it and grab one of the bounding box handles and drag. Hold the SHIFT-key to maintain the image aspect ratio.
To rotate an image, grab its purple rotation knob located to the right of the image center. Dragging will rotate the image around its center point. Note the center point (light blue cross-hair) can be moved to reposition the rotation centroid. Hold the SHIFT-key while rotating to constrain the rotation angle to 15-degree increments.
To Add a Border to an Image
Any line style can be added to an image to create a nice framed border effect. Select an image, then in the Styles & Clip Art palette double-click a line style to apply it to your image. For example, we’ve applied the "Frame – Earth Tone Matted" from the "Frame Styles" category. Note that fill styles will completely fill over the image and should not be used. Alternatively, choose a clip art border that has been designed as a frame, such as "Day at the Beach," and place it over the image resizing as necessary.
Move an Image Around Inside Its Frame
Double-click the image to make it active for editing. To reposition an image within its frame, grab and drag it. To scale the image within its frame, move the scale slider up or down.
To Mask and Crop Images (Simple)
To mask an image, double-click the image to make it active for editing. Move any of the image’s bounding box handles to adjust its bounding box. Click and drag the image to reposition as needed. Click off of the image to finish editing. To return to the original image bounding box, right-click and choose "Fit To Image" from the contextual menu. To permanently crop and resample the image to fit the new bounding box, right-click and choose "Crop and Resample" from the contextual menu.
To Mask and Crop Images with Complex Shapes
To mask an image with another shape, place the image then draw any shape – from a simple shape to a complex outline of the area you want to crop. Select the overlapping image and shape and choose Graphic > Combine > Intersect.
An image that is masked still has the original image hidden behind the mask area and is non-destructive. To remove the mask, right-clicking the image and choose "Remove Image clipping path" from the contextual menu.
An image with a mask can be permanently cropped to remove portions of the image that are hidden, thus reducing overall file size. Clipped images are resampled to the mask area. To crop a masked image, right-clicking the image and choose "Crop and resample image" from the contextual menu.
Adjust Image and Effects
Double-click an image to adjust its properties, such as exposure and saturation, or choose from a variety of image preset effects. Image adjustments and effects are permanent with your saved drawing.