Fundamentals Shape and Path Tips

Shape and Path Tips

Making good use of shapes and paths helps you to create your designs more easily. In this example, you can find 3 different ways to use shapes and paths.

Re-use shape layers for a simpler Hierarchy

When creating multiple paths of the same color, try to use a single-shape layer when possible. This will allow you to change properties, such as fill across all of the paths at once. Having more paths on the same shape layer will also keep your Hierarchy simple, which helps with performance.

Add paths

Add the path of a different shape to create a more complex shape.

Duplicate paths

Duplicate the shape's path and edit the properties to create a more complex shape.

Use the option cmd/ctrl + C to copy and cmd/ctrl + V to paste.

Duplicate shapes

Duplicate a shape and edit the properties of the shapes and vertex to create a texture effect.

Enter in vertex mode to edit the path.