Creating with Flow

Lasso Knife

The Lasso knife is a tool that lets you move, rotate or duplicate strokes that you have drawn. You can also re-color or delete parts of your drawing that you select with it. Tap the Lasso Knife in the tool dock to set it as your active tool.

Lasso tool in Flow

The tool editor will switch to displaying options for the Lasso Knife.

Diagram of how to use Flow's Lasso tool

Selecting

With the Lasso Knife active, draw a shape around anything on your document that you want to select. Lift up your pencil or finger when you’ve completed drawing a shape to finish making a selection - strokes you’ve selected will now be shown as a cut out area floating above your document. With a selection active you can draw again to add more strokes to the selection.

Note: The shape you draw will select all strokes it intersects with as well as the strokes within it.

Selecting strokes by tool type

Use the pen tip icons displayed on the tool editor to to choose which types of strokes can be selected. For example, you could choose to select only strokes drawn in Graphite Pencil.

Moving

With a selection active, press and drag on the floating area to move it. You can still pan your document while a selection is active using the gesture you’ve chosen in preferences. (The default pan gesture is sliding with two fingers)

Rotating

With a selection active, use two fingers on the floating area to rotate it. The selection will rotate around the position of your fingers.

Placing

Tap on the floating area to place it down on the page. Selecting another tool will also place the current selection.

Duplicating

With a selection active, tap the duplicate button on the tool editor. The current selection will be placed where it is and a clone created next to it which is actively selected. You can also duplicate by holding down one finger on the floating area and using your pencil or another finger to press and drag away.

Deleting

With a selection active, tap the delete button on the tool editor to delete the currently selected strokes.

Re-coloring

You can change the color of all the strokes you have selected. With a selection active, press and hold the colorize button on the tool editor. When the eye dropper appears, drag over your document or pens to choose a color.

Cancelling

Tap the cancel button in the top left of the screen to return your selected strokes to their original position, rotation and color.