Create Your Own Basic Shapes

Adding Graphics to your project allow for a lot of customization. Basic Shapes allow you to customize even further! Choose between Rectangle, Ellipse, Triangle, Star, Polygon, Line or Arrow. Each of these basic shapes will also have editing options to meet your desired aesthetic. 

Polygon Properties

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The Polygon shape properties allow for more customization of the polygon itself:

  • Fill and Stroke: Fill adds a fill color to your shape, while Stroke adjusts the thickness and changes the color of the lines. Both use our Color Management tool help pick your desired color.
  • Sides: Adjust the slider to increase or decrease the amount of sides in your polygon. There is a range of 3-sided shapes up to 12 sides.
  • Shift Orientation: Select the checkbox to quickly invert your shape. 
  • Add a Drop Shadow and other effects to make your graphic pop! 
  • Options will bring up even more customization options, allowing you to add a Blend Mode, adjust the opacity, flip, move forward or backward and rotate the graphic, and more.
  • Delete the graphic with the trash can icon. 

Star Properties

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The Star shape properties will give allow for more customization of the star itself:

  • Fill: Adds a fill color to your shape, using our Color Management tool help pick your desired color.
  • Points: Adjust the slider to increase or decrease the amount of points in your star. There is a range of 3 points up to a 32-pointed star.
  • Inset Weight: Adjust the slider to move the center of the star. As you move this slider, you'll see the center of the star grow bigger or smaller.
  • Shift Orientation: Select the checkbox to quickly invert your shape. 
  • Add a Drop Shadow and other effects to make your graphic pop! 
  • Options will bring up even more customization options, allowing you to add a Blend Mode, adjust the opacity, flip, move forward or backward and rotate the graphic, and more.
  • Delete the graphic with the trash can icon. 

Line Properties

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The Line shape properties will give allow for more customization of the line itself:

  • Stroke: This determines the size and color of your line. If you want to make changes to the size of your line, use the Stroke slider to make the line weight thicker or thinner. Use the cColor Management to change the line's color.
  • Style: There are options for Solid, Dashed or Dotted lines. For Dashed lines, move Segment Width to change the length of the dash segments. Adjust the Gap Size slider to create more or less space between the dash segments. Dotted lines allow just for a change in Gap Size.
  • Add a Drop Shadow and other effects to make your graphic pop! 
  • Options will bring up even more customization options, allowing you to add a Blend Mode, adjust the opacity, flip, move forward or backward and rotate the graphic, and more.
  • Delete the graphic with the trash can icon. 

Pro Tip: On-canvas resizing will not accurately change the weight of line or arrows. Change stroke weight to make your lines/arrows thicker or thinner. Use on-canvas resizing only to make the line longer or shorter on the canvas.


Arrow Properties

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The Arrow shape properties will give allow for more customization of the arrow itself:

  • Fill: Adds a fill color to your shape, using our Color Management tool help pick your desired color.
  • Style: Choose either Thick or Thin to determine the size of your arrow.
  • Weight: Move the slider higher or lower to adjust the thickness of the arrow line. Similar to Line Properties, use this to make any adjustments to your arrow as opposed to on-canvas resizing.
  • Double-sided: Click this checkbox to easily give you arrowheads on both sides of your graphic.
  • Add a Drop Shadow and other effects to make your graphic pop! 
  • Options will bring up even more customization options, allowing you to add a Blend Mode, adjust the opacity, flip, move forward or backward and rotate the graphic, and more.

Rectangle and Ellipses Properties

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Both the Rectangle and Ellipses shape properties share customization of the shapes in the same way: 

  • Fill and Stroke: Fill adds a fill color to your shape, while Stroke adjusts the thickness and changes the color of the lines. Both use our Color Management tool help pick your desired color.
  • Corner Rounding: Adjust the slider to increase/decrease the roundness of your rectangle. Only the Rectangle Properties allows for this. 
  • Add a Drop Shadow and other effects to make your graphic pop! 
  • Options will bring up even more customization options, allowing you to add a Blend Mode, adjust the opacity, flip, move forward or backward and rotate the graphic, and more.
  • Delete the graphic with the trash can icon. 
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