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Dictionary

Dictionary

Find the definitions of the main tools used for working with vectors.

A

Align Options

A tool found inside the Arrange Tab. It allows you to line up two or more layers against each other, or line up layers to the edges of an Artboard or group.

Read more: How to align objects in Vectornator ➞

Anchor Point

Points that connect paths on a vector tool.

Read more: Editing Anchor Points ➞

Artboard

A type of layer that is used to contain other layers and displays a fixed frame on the canvas.

Read more: Using Artboards in design ➞

Aspect Ratio

It is the proportional relationship between a graphic’s width and height.

Read more: What is the Aspect Ratio ➞

Auto Trace

Turning an image into vectors with just one tap.

Read more: How to vectorize an image ➞

B

Bézier Curve

Vector paths used in computer graphics to draw shapes. They can mainly be created using the Pen Tool.

Read more: Creating curves with the Pen tool ➞

Boolean Operations

They allow you to create new paths and complex shapes. The term “boolean” describes how shapes are combined, using values such as “and”, “or,” “not,” or a combination of these.

Read more: What's the difference between Boolean and Mask ➞

D

Descender

A descender is the portion of a letter that descends below the baseline.

Read more: What is a Descender ➞

G

Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical formula that yields the number 1.618. When used effectively, it creates designs that can achieve a balance of beauty whether you're designing typography, UI/UX, or a logo.

Read more: What is the Golden Ratio ➞

Gradient

A range of mixed colors (two or more) to make certain elements visually more exciting and striking. Through them, we can give visual emphasis and beautify an interface in a modern and subtle way. A way to add depth and dimension to your design.

Read more: Gradients in Vectornator ➞

K

Kerning

The amount of space between two letters and the process of adjusting that space.

Read more: What is Kerning ➞

L

Leading / Line Height

The spacing between the baselines of the typeface.

Read more: What is Leading ➞

M

Mask

Used to show parts of an object into a specific shape.

Read more: Masking Objects in Vectornator ➞

N

Node Type

Created by handles that extend from an anchor point when it is set as either Mirrored, Asymmetric, or Disconnected.

Read more: Changing Node Types ➞

P

Path

The outline of a vector shape between two vector points.

Read more: Vector Paths ➞

Pen Tool

A tool used for creating custom paths. You can find it inside the Toolbar (left side, fifth icon from the top) or by pressing the P keyboard shortcut.

Read more: What is the Pen Tool ➞

Pencil tool

A tool used to create freehand paths. You can find it inside the Toolbar (left side, fifth icon from the top) or by pressing the W keyboard shortcut.

Read more: Drawing vector paths with the Pencil Tool ➞

V

Vector

A type of image made up of points connected by paths. Can scale to any size without losing quality.

Read more: What is a vector? ➞
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Last Updated on Jun 30, 2021
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