REVIEW MAY 2 , 2001
The Craft Tools includes four subtools for "crafting" objects. In use, this translates as smudging, nudging and otherwise freely and interactively deforming paths using a variable-radius brush. Using the Craft tool is as simple as dragging around the brush over an existing object. All of the magic happens in the background. The image below shows the original flower and a "Crafted" flower, which had been smudged around the original simply by dragging the Craft brush over and around it.
The Lens tool is similar to the Craft tool except that it creates, as its name suggests, lens effects. These include fisheye, magnification, twirl and tone. You simply drag the brush over the object, and the effect is immediately applied. The examples below show normal (left), twirl and fisheye. You can increase the size of the lens for more dramatic effects.
The Warp tool is not like Craft and Lens in that it doesn't use a brush. Rather, you select one of 22 warp styles and then interactively apply the warp to an object by moving your cursor around the screen. The examples below show the original (left) and two of the warp styles.
The Wave tool is similar to the Warp tool in the way you apply it. But rather than creating warps, it places waves on an object interactively. You can adjust the number of cycles numerically and then apply the waves to the object by dragging around your cursor on the screen. Where you move your cursor determines the height and width of the waves. The examples below show three types.
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