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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 3

Adding Shapes, Paths, and Custom Shapes

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Editing shapes

check Applying fills

check Applying borders

check Customizing and saving shapes

check Using the Pen tool

check Discovering Pen tool tips and tricks

You can create your artwork, such as squares, circles, custom shapes, and paths, right in Adobe XD. If you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator, the tools in XD will be relatively easy for you to learn. Keep in mind that you can also create your shapes in Illustrator and copy and paste them right into Adobe XD as well.

It All Starts with a Shape

In this chapter, you discover how to use the Rectangle, Ellipse, Line, and Pen tools to create custom shapes and paths. These shapes can be used for creating UI such as buttons and menus, as well as custom shapes for creating masks.

The basic shapes

You can create a shape such as a rectangle or ellipse simply by selecting the tool from the Tools ...

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