13 Creative Ways To Use Shapes In Mac Apps

Apple provides a wide variety of shapes in Pages, Numbers and Keynote. You can go way beyond just filling them with a solid color. You can edit the lines of a shape, combine shapes, use gradient fills, creative borders, shadows and much more.


Comments: 7 Responses to “13 Creative Ways To Use Shapes In Mac Apps”

    Juris Ozols
    1 month ago

    Hey some great ideas there. Question – on the “Line Draw” effect. Is there any way to export that to FCP and use it for animating line drawing there? Appreciate all you do!

    1 month ago

    Juris: Yes. Just make it like you want in Keynote and use File, Export To, Movie.

    Rick Grossman
    1 month ago

    In 10 yrs of Mac use, I’ve wasted a half year trying to figure out how to do things. I learn more in one minute of your videos than hours of research. You explain clearly, using plain language & I can how you get to where you are. I am beginning to feel in command. Thank you. You’re the first person (& only so far) I have supported.

    Richard
    4 weeks ago

    Superb! Thank you

    Rod Magner
    4 weeks ago

    I’ve created a shape with photo insert and want to save it to saved shapes but when I hit Format, the Shapes and Lines option is greyed out. Is there a way to activate it?

    4 weeks ago

    Rod: I think that is because you have filled it with an image.

    Micks Carpets
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks Gary. Brilliant tutorial. I didn’t realise the power of shapes within these Apps. Regards Mick

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