Custom shapes are characterized by an editable path.

To create a Custom Shape you can:

  1. Convert a basic shape–double-click the layer and confirm the prompted conversion. Converting a shape removes shape-specific properties (i.e. width, height) and any associated keyframes. Therefore, it is best to convert a shape before animating it if you plan to make customizations.

  2. Draw an original shape with the Pen tool.

Each custom shape has the same set of controls on the Inspector. These can be found on the shape layer's properties panel under Blend Mode and above Fill.

  • Corner Radius: Used to shape and animate rounded corners.

  • Edit Path: Used to further customize–adjust, draw, and animate paths.

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