Free design for picture block

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ndubau
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Free design for picture block

Post by ndubau » 07 Apr 2017, 08:28

Hello,
I hnow how to create square, rectangle, oval...blocks ; but is it possible to create a free form ? Or to deform a rectangle ?
Thanks
Noël

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MikeWenzloff
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Re: Free design for picture block

Post by MikeWenzloff » 07 Apr 2017, 08:53

You can draw just about anything with the Pen tool.

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Re: Free design for picture block

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 07 Apr 2017, 09:40

Hi Noël,

you find bezier tools all under one fly-out toolbar. You can draw a freehand shape (as Mike points out) or use bezier tools to modify existing shapes, yes.

Also, you can combine shapes with each other, e.g. use a circle to cut out a part out of a rectangle (using menu Item > Merge or Split). And then modify it further using the bezier tools.

Bezier points of bezier elements only show when you have any bezier tool selected.

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Matthias
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Re: Free design for picture block

Post by ndubau » 07 Apr 2017, 10:17

The proposition of Mike helped but your advice about the possibility offered to combine shapes offers a new interest for me !
Thanks both of you !
Noël

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