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.

Anchor Point > Points that connect paths on a vector tool.

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

Auto Trace > Turning an image into vectors with just one tap.


B

Bézier Curve / Node Type > Created by handles that extend from an anchor point when it is set as either Mirrored, Asymmetric, or Disconnected.

Boolean Operations > They allow you to create new paths and complex shapes. In Vectornator X you can Unite, Subtract, Difference, Intersect or Divide your elements using this feature.

G

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.


K

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

L

Leading / Line Height > The spacing between the baselines of the typeface.

M

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

P

Path > The outline of a vector shape between two vector points.


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.


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.

V

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

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