How to use draw tools

Quick and easy shortcuts to add links, text boxes, video and shapes

Your favorite, most used tools in the Design Studio have become even more accessible, helping you design faster. Adding links, text boxes, videos, and shapes is now just one click away, or one button clicks away.

Each drawing tool has its own keyboard shortcut. Let’s get into it.

  • Cursor - this tool allows you to select multiple elements or text boxes and group them together. Easily edit more than one element at once and speed up the design process.
  • Draw link - Just press the key “L" on your keyboard. Easy to remember, because L is for links. Then simply select the area that you want to be hyperlinked, add a link, and hit Save.

    This is very useful if you have to add a lot of links to your catalog. It can even cut in half the time you spend adding links!

  • Draw text - Just press the key “T" (for text) on your keyboard. Then simply select the are where you want your text box to be, enter your text and click Save.
    Texts are used in almost every catalog, so having a shortcut for this tool comes in handy for everyone.

  • Draw video - Guess what key you should press for video? Yeah, it’s “V". Then, select the area where you want your video widget to be, enter a video URL and click Save.
    So there it is, the easiest and fastest way to add links to your catalogs!

  • Draw shape - There are a variety of shapes that you may want to use in your catalog. We can’t have a shortcut for every shape in the Flipsnack gallery, because there aren’t enough buttons on your keyboard, so you have a shortcut only for the most used shapes:


    R - Rectangle
    O - Oval
    U - Rectangle with rounded corners
    Triangle - no keyboard shortcut, but easily accessible in the draw shape tool

  • Draw comments - Easily add comments over any part of your flipbook for the designers working on by clicking on the last option on the left-hand side of Design Studio. There’s no shortcut for this action, but it’s very easy to use nonetheless. 

So there you have it! Start using these quick tools to work even faster in Flipsnack!