Pages: Using the Drawing Tool

13 Learners | 13 Completed Lessons | 3 Hours of Learning Time

Learning Activity

Now you know the basics in Pages, you can look to start creating! 

In this activity you'll learn how to use the Drawing tools to get creative in your document. Add sketches, doodles or handwritten text to personalize your Pages document! 

Follow the steps below to add a drawing to Pages. Once you have created a drawing save the Pages document and upload it under Record Achievement. 


Resources

ADD A DRAWING

You can draw in a document with Apple Pencil (on supported devices), or with your finger.

  1. Open a new Blank Pages document on your iPad. 
  2. To draw with your finger, tap the Insert button , tap the Media button , then tap Drawing.
  3. Tap one of the four drawing tools at the bottom of the screen: the pen, pencil, crayon, or the fill tool.
    Pencil tools palette with drawing tool selected
  4. To draw with a different line thickness, tap one of the drawing tools twice, then tap a new different size.
  5. You can draw with a different color by tapping a preset color or tap the color wheel to choose a custom color. Use the controls to mix your own color, then tap the Add button  to save the color as a favorite. To remove a favorite, touch and hold its color dot, then tap Delete.
  6. To erase, tap the eraser, then tap it again to choose one of the erasers:
    • To erase pixels, tap Pixel Eraser, then tap or drag on the drawing.
    • To erase a whole stroke, tap the Object Eraser, then tap the stroke or object fill you want to erase.
  7. To undo the last action, tap the Undo button
  8. When you’re finished, tap Done.



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