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Add a line, border, shape or symbol to your design

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Add lines and borders, or shapes and symbols, from the left sidebar in the Venngage Editor. 

Add a line or border 

In the left sidebar, click on Icons to expand the menu. 

Click on the Lines & Borders category to expand it. From the gallery, click on a line or shape outline to add it to the design canvas.

You can also use the Icon Search to narrow your results if you're looking for something more specific. Type in the Search term and click the magnifying icon or hit Enter (Return) on your device keyboard. 

A partial view of a design canvas in the Venngage Editor shows a design with black text in black border boxes. A user clicks on 'Icons' in the left sidebar menu. The section expands and shows several categories listed; the user clicks on 'Lines and & Borders' and expands the category to show several lines and shape outlines. The user clicks on a horizontal line and it appears on the design canvas.

Resize a line or border

Resize a line or shape outline with the bounding box handles. Use the circular arrow at the top of the bounding box (click and drag) to rotate the line or shape outline, changing its orientation.

A partial view of a design canvas in the Venngage Editor shows a design with black text in black border boxes. A black line appears on the canvas under the heading 'How To Create A Product Roadmap'. A user selects the line and, using the bounding box that appears when the line is selected, clicks and drags the handles to resize the line, making it longer.

 

Lines and borders can be customized with different colors and patterns and line width

Add a shape or symbol

Click the Icons in the left sidebar and click the Shapes & Symbols category. 

Symbols are abstract icons that come pre-colored. You can customize their size or rotation

Shapes are simple geometric elements that are customizable like borders and lines; you can change the color, size, orientation and fill of shapes. 

A design canvas with a blue-green background appears in the Venngage Editor. A user clicks on 'Icons' in the left sidebar to expand the section. Underneath it are multiple categories of available icons. The user clicks on the 'Shapes & Symbols' and expands a gallery with thumbnails of symbols and shapes. At the bottom of the gallery, a green 'Show More' button appears; when the user clicks on the button, it expands more gallery items. The user clicks on an orange circular symbol and adds it to the design canvas. The user clicks on a half-moon shape and adds it to the design canvas.

 
Click on a symbol or shape thumbnail to add it to your design canvas. 

Resize shapes or symbols

Symbols are like normal icons; click to select them, and use the bounding box handles to resize by clicking and dragging away or toward the symbol to make it bigger or smaller. The symbol will resize proportionally to maintain its aspect ratio.

Click on the circular arrow at the top of the bounding box to rotate the symbol, changing its orientation.

A design canvas with a blue-green background appears in the Venngage Editor. The 'Icons' in the left sidebar shows the 'Shapes & Symbols' gallery, with thumbnails of symbols and shapes. On the design canvas, a user clicks on an orange circular symbol to select it. A thin blue border with white squares at each corner and in the center of each side (a bounding box) appears, and the user clicks and drags the bottom corner handle on the right side, making the symbol smaller and then larger on the canvas. The user then clicks on the circular arrow at the top of the bounding box and drags to the right, changing the orientation of the symbol.

 

Shapes are easy to resize and reshape with the bounding box handles.

Make the whole shape larger or smaller: click on the shape to select it and use the corner handles on the bounding box handles. Click and drag to resize.

A partial view of a canvas in the Venngage editor shows a page with a white-to-blue gradient background and several text boxes and black border boxes containing colorful icons. On the right side of the design, a white square is below one black border box, and to the right of another. The user clicks on the white square shape and it becomes bordered by a blue bounding box, with small white squares in the corners and in the center of each side of the shape. The user clicks and drags on the bottom corner handle and resizes the square, making it longer and taller. 

 

Select the shape and use the center handle on any side to make that side only larger or smaller; click and drag to adjust it.

A partial view of a canvas in the Venngage editor shows a page with a white-to-blue gradient background and several text boxes and black border boxes containing colorful icons. On the right side of the design, a white square is below one black border box, and to the right of another. The user clicks on the white square shape and it becomes bordered by a blue bounding box, with small white squares in the corners and in the center of each side of the shape. The user clicks and drags the handle in the center of the right side of the shape, and resizes the square, making it longer from the right side. 

 

Want to do more with your lines or shapes? Check out our article "Customize lines, borders and shapes".

 

The feature(s) discussed in this article is available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.

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