Graphic Design Feature - Powerful Vector Graphic Operations

Vector Graphic Operations give users a way to quickly create complex shapes by combining basic shapes in a variety of ways. Many complex vector graphics can be created by composing them from basic shapes, and then combining them through one or more of the Object Operations. Object Operations are particularly well-suited for symbol, logo, and clipart design.


Trim:

Trim gives users the ability to use one or more shapes as a trimmer to trim another shape. See below for an example of the Trim Operation:

Step 1: Create the two shapes
Step 2: Place the trimmer shape over the shape to be trimmed
Step 3: Use the Trim Command to trim the bottom shape
Vector Graphic Feature - Trim
Vector Graphic Feature - Trim
Vector Graphic Feature - Trim
Step 4: Use the resulting shape to create artwork.
Vector Graphic Feature - Trim
   

 

Weld:

Weld allows users to combine the collective area of a group of shapes into one consolidated shape. See below for a demonstration of the Weld Operation:

Step 1: Create the shapes you'd like to weld
Step 2: Arrange the shapes appropriately
Step 3: Use the Weld command to weld the shapes together
Vector Graphic Feature - Weld
Vector Graphic Feature - Weld
Vector Graphic Feature - Weld
Step 4: Perform a few simple node edits
Step 5: Complete the node editing
Step 6: Add a gradient fill and outline to the shape
Vector Graphic Feature - Weld
Vector Graphic Feature - Weld
Vector Graphic Feature - Weld

 

Intersect:

Intersect creates a new shape out of the overlapping areas of one or more shapes. See below for an example involving the Intersect Operation:

Step 1: Create 2 or more shapes you'd like to intersect
Step 2: Make a copy of the two shapes
Step 3: Use the Intersect command to intersect the copies of the shapes
Vector Graphic Feature - Intersect
Vector Graphic Feature - Intersect
Vector Graphic Feature - Intersect
Step 4: Color in the shapes
Step 5: Rearrange the shapes to form a Venn Diagram
Step 6: Convert the middle piece into a text frame and enter some text
Vector Graphic Feature - Intersect
Vector Graphic Feature - Intersect
Vector Graphic Feature - Intersect

 

Object Operations are very powerful, and play an essential role in any Graphic Design program. They can be used to quickly and easily create complex shapes from basic ones.

 

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