Drawing with Shapes and the Pen Tool in Adobe Experience Design CC (XD Week: 2)

Today’s look at Adobe XD covers drawing, with the shape tools, pen tool and boolean operations.

Using the Native Drawing Tools in Adobe Experience Design CC

Tool Shortcuts

For your reference, here are some shortcuts for you:

Tool Shortcut Key
Selection Tool V
Rectangle Tool R
Ellipse Tool E
Line Tool L
Pen Tool P
Type Tool T
Artboard Tool A

Hints for Drawing with Shapes and the Pen Tool

  • Hold down SHIFT to constrain rotation of lines (with the Line Tool) by 45º, and other shapes by increments of 15º
  • Double-click the edge of any shape to turn it into an editable path
  • To toggle corner/smooth points on a path double-click the point you’d like to modify
  • Hold down the CMD key to select object “inside” a boolean shape

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