Drawing Vector Shapes

Vector shapes and objects are infinitely scalable lines and shapes that maintain their crisp details when resized. They are resolution-independent because they are defined by mathematical objects called vectors, which define a shape using its geometric characteristics. It’s not made up of pixels of a finite size.

Logos, type faces and fonts, illustrations, and icons are several examples of why vector graphics are the best choice for artwork. Vector creations can be used at various sizes in different graphics applications, and can be saved in a PDF format. When printed, vector graphics will print clear and sharp at any size.


Select the Rectangle tool and click and drag on the artboard to draw a shape. While ...

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