Alternatively, you can use Preview to draw free-hand onto your images, adding specific shapes or even custom notes in the form of signatures. Scribble down your autograph on a piece of paper and you can scan it with your FaceTime HD camera to add to your documents and letters. Let’s get started and find out how these tools work.
If you just want to pick out a specific part of the text, all you need to do is select the area you want and click the Markup button in the toolbar to add a colour highlight.
2 Change colours
By default your highlight colour will be yellow. Click the down arrow next to the Markup button and you’ll see that you can change this to any of the five colours available.
3 Underline or Strikethrough
You also have the option to Underline or add a Strikethrough line on your text. Click this option, then highlight the text you want to mark to add it to your document.
4 Text boxes
You can also add text to your document and place it anywhere you like. Open the Edit toolbar by clicking the next button along, choose Text Tools, then click anywhere on your document.
5 Text styles
When you’ve written your text, remember that you can change the font and colour using the controls on the left, or hit Cmd+T to view the Fonts menu for more options.
Click the downward arrow next to the Text Tools button and you’ll see that you also have options to add outlined text, or add a speech or thought bubble to your document.
7 Add a note
When marking up a document, adding notes can be really useful. Click the Notes button in the toolbar and you can place an expandable note anywhere on the screen.
8 Drag it around
You can move the note to anywhere you like, and choose different coloured notes. Combine these with highlighted text in different colours for excellent results.
9 Adding shapes
Alternatively, you can add shapes to your image or document to circle or point to specific things. Click the square circle or line tools, and remember the line tool can also draw arrows.
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