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Chapter 3. Rectangles and Ellipses > Working with Ellipses

Working with Ellipses

Using the Ellipse Tool, you can create ovals, circles, arcs, and pies, as described in the following sections.

To draw a closed oval or circle:

1.
Select the Ellipse Tool icon from the toolbox (Figure 3.7) or press .

Figure 3.7. Select the Ellipse Tool from the toolbox.


The pointer changes to a cross-hair with a tiny ellipse attached to it.

2.
Press the left mouse button and drag diagonally. As you drag, the ellipse takes shape.

3.
To complete the ellipse, release the mouse button.

The ellipse will be selected, displaying a single node at its top and eight handles (Figure 3.8).

Figure 3.8. A selected ellipse has one node at its top and eight outer handles.



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