Using shapes

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Using shapes

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Shapes in the Toolbox

Shapes in the Toolbox

You can find the Shapes in the Toolbox under the Objects tab. You can combine the shapes with each other, use them for design and also use them as a mask in the Mask effect. This gives you a flexible tool for many use cases.

A distinction is made between Simple shapes and Dynamic shapes.

Simple shapes can be resized and positioned. They can be colored by image effect (including the gradient image effects), in the image editor or with the help of the live color effect. The simple shapes can be faded in and out directly in the properties.

Dynamic shapes have their own setting options in the properties. You can create a gradient over two colors or set a soft border in the properties.

For complex color gradients, you can also use the special Gradient shape.

Use the small +/- icons to access or collapse additional shape variations.

Use the molds by dragging them from the Toolbox to the Timeline.


You can find two projects in which the shapes were used under File / Open / Sample project. You can find the sample projects under the title "Mask with particles" and "Quote with image".