Smart Shapes

Artboard’s Smart Shapes have additional controls for extra control. All Smart Shapes can be adjusted directly with the Select tool, or edited precisely in the Geometry Tab.

Round-Cornered Rectangle

Select an existing round-cornered rectangle, or draw a new shape with the Round-Cornered Rectangle tool.

1. This Smart Shape has direct controls for its rotation, size and corner radius.

In the Geometry Tab, the following additional settings are available:  

2. SQUARED CORNERS – Click quadrants to square-off individual corners.

3. CORNER RADIUS – Use the control to adjust the radius of rounded corners.

Star / Regular Polygon

Select an existing star or regular polygon, or draw a new shape with the Regular Polygon tool.

1. This Smart Shape has direct controls for its rotation, radius, inner radius, tip spread and valley spread. The right-click contextual menu includes number of sides.

In the Geometry Tab, the following additional settings are available:

2. NUMBER OF SIDES – Choose the number of sides or star tips, up to 50.

3. STAR / POLYGON SWITCH – Toggle between star and polygon.

4. RADIUS – Sets the radial size (from center) of the star or polygon.

5. INNER RADIUS – Sets the inside dimensions of the star.

6. TIP SPREAD – Adjusts the spread of the tips, lending a flower-like appearance to stars or badge-like appearance to polygons.

7. VALLEY SPREAD – Adjusts the valley spread of stars.

Arc

Select an existing arc, or draw a new shape with the Arc tool.

1. This Smart Shape has direct controls for its rotation angle, radius, and included angle.

In the Geometry Tab, the following additional settings are available:

2. RADIUS – Sets the radius dimension of the Arc from its center point.

3. INCLUDED ANGLE – Adjusts the arc angle from the bottom edge to the top edge of the arc.

Wedge

Select an existing wedge, or draw a new shape with the Wedge tool.

1. This Smart Shape has direct controls for its rotation angle, radius, and included angle.

In the Geometry Tab, the following additional settings are available:

2. RADIUS – Sets the radius dimension of the Wedge from its center point.

3. INCLUDED ANGLE – Adjusts the arc angle from the bottom edge to the top edge of the wedge.

Straight Line

Select an existing straight line, or draw a new shape with the Line tool.

1. This Smart Shape has handles that control its rotation angle and length.

In the Geometry Tab, the following settings are available:

2. ROTATION ANGLE – Adjusts the angle of the line from its base point.

3. LENGTH – Sets the length of the line extended from its start point.