To make this mode active, click the tab button with the name of the mode.
In Prepare mode, you create, manipulate, and define SmartImage Areas. To create these areas, you must use the tools from the Toolbox palette. SmartImage Areas are visually represented by a black and white dotted line, with the active one being red and black. The more precise you make your areas, the cleaner your image will look when you apply colors.
NOTE: While in Prepare mode you can create SmartImage Areas, but you cannot color them.