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The "Shape Tool " lets you draw lines, curves, or solid shapes, and it is accessible through the ++d++ (like Draw) key, as well as to the left of the Viewer.


The Shape Tool offers 5 modes


  • Fill: the created curve is filled with a constant color.
  • Stroke: the curve is rendered as a stroke only.
  • Fill and stroke: a combination of the two preceding modes:
    • Two layers are created and the Path group is shared between them.
    • This mode is only accessible from the Option Bar at the top
  • Fill and feather: shape with a shaded ramp defined by an external outline
  • Follow path: the curve is used to transform to layer. A detailed description and workflow can be found in the Drive Layers By Curve section.