Shapes suggestions. 2 pages: [1] 2
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 5:29:42 AM
Loving the shapes tool to add interest to my designs.
would love to see the addition of the following.
Thought and speech bubbles.
Starbursts and stars (particularly the starbursts) - yes I know some of these can be made with the line tool but I would love to be able to add them quickly and they are great to put behind graphics or text.
Thanks for reading.
Grin
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 5:32:46 AM
Appreciate the feedback, noted.
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:20:07 AM
And the ability to group would be great.
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:23:42 AM
Noted, thanks.
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:50:40 AM
Will the transparency feature come back to shapes? It was there for about a week and then disappeared.
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:07:55 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
Will the transparency feature come back to shapes?


I sure hope so!
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:22:06 PM
I've been using transparency on shapes the last few days. You mean select transparent edging and/or center fill - right?

If I have a red circle with transparent "Fill" I see the background color, or whatever I place the circle over.

LOVE the toolLove Love Love
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:36:10 PM
BKMuir wrote:
I've been using transparency on shapes the last few days. You mean select transparent edging and/or center fill - right?

If I have a red circle with transparent "Fill" I see the background color, or whatever I place the circle over.

LOVE the toolLove Love Love


No, it was object transparency scale. Like a white overlay, for instance. YOu could adjust the transparency.
Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 5:06:45 AM
Cloud shapes would also be useful as would water shapes such as splashes, drops and splats.
Transparency I believe was mentioned previously so would like to second it.
Grin
Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 6:10:57 AM
Thefrogfactory wrote:
Cloud shapes would also be useful as would water shapes such as splashes, drops and splats.
Transparency I believe was mentioned previously so would like to second it.
Grin


I'm not sure it's a good idea to rely solely on the design tool to draw everything for us. In the end, creating a cloud in vector and uploading it to your image folder takes 5 minutes; and that would be your own artwork which adds value to your product.
Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 7:07:41 AM
WittyBetty wrote:
Thefrogfactory wrote:
Cloud shapes would also be useful as would water shapes such as splashes, drops and splats.
Transparency I believe was mentioned previously so would like to second it.
Grin


I'm not sure it's a good idea to rely solely on the design tool to draw everything for us. In the end, creating a cloud in vector and uploading it to your image folder takes 5 minutes; and that would be your own artwork which adds value to your product.


I agree, the shapes tool is awesome for adding little touches to our art but when we create the entire design in the shapes tool we have no copy of it on our hard drive for our own records.
Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 8:58:34 AM
WittyBetty wrote:
I'm not sure it's a good idea to rely solely on the design tool to draw everything for us. In the end, creating a cloud in vector and uploading it to your image folder takes 5 minutes; and that would be your own artwork which adds value to your product.

That assumes equal ability, and access to the tools for doing so.

I'm was just sitting here thinking how awesome it would be if advances in Zazzle's design tools were to create a place in the art world for someone facing the formidable barriers of disability and/or poverty.

I wouldn't be able to create a cloud vector in 5 minutes, and my barriers are minimal in comparison to others. Talent doesn't discriminate, and there are people for whom advances like this in the shape tool would be a godsend.

Creating something entirely using the shapes tool (which I have done) does bring up another question though: Who owns the copyright? Is it still the artist who configured and assembled the shapes into a work of art? And how do you ultimately prove it's really yours without a date-stamped image file?

Things to ponder...
Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 9:55:11 AM
Fharrynland wrote:
BKMuir wrote:
I've been using transparency on shapes the last few days. You mean select transparent edging and/or center fill - right?

If I have a red circle with transparent "Fill" I see the background color, or whatever I place the circle over.

LOVE the toolLove Love Love


No, it was object transparency scale. Like a white overlay, for instance. YOu could adjust the transparency.


OH - Okay - totally different aspect - YES I would also like the option to "difuse" some items.
Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:57:35 AM
My thoughts on the Z tools are simply to aid us in constructing masterpieces, not all the designs created with solely using the tools will sell - which remember is the whole point of designing on Zazzle. However, I'm not a legal person, and I'm not sure Zazzle has differed from "what you design" is still your copyright once you post it for sale. At least I think that's the intention of copyrights.

Anywhoo...back to aiding us and wishing on Z tool creations...I agree the "adjustable" transparency was extremely helpful and awesome. But, what I wish would be added to the tools would be something like putty, where we can grab a circle shape or square/rectangle shape and bend it to create our own unique shape. And that way we are creating something even more unique, not so much a structured shape with hard edge lines.

Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:10:33 AM
BKMuir wrote:
Fharrynland wrote:
BKMuir wrote:
I've been using transparency on shapes the last few days. You mean select transparent edging and/or center fill - right?

If I have a red circle with transparent "Fill" I see the background color, or whatever I place the circle over.

LOVE the toolLove Love Love


No, it was object transparency scale. Like a white overlay, for instance. YOu could adjust the transparency.


OH - Okay - totally different aspect - YES I would also like the option to "difuse" some items.



Yes!! +1M . This too!!
Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:16:52 AM
Laura Sweat wrote:
My thoughts on the Z tools are simply to aid us in constructing masterpieces, not all the designs created with solely using the tools will sell - which remember is the whole point of designing on Zazzle. However, I'm not a legal person, and I'm not sure Zazzle has differed from "what you design" is still your copyright once you post it for sale. At least I think that's the intention of copyrights.

Anywhoo...back to aiding us and wishing on Z tool creations...I agree the "adjustable" transparency was extremely helpful and awesome. But, what I wish would be added to the tools would be something like putty, where we can grab a circle shape or square/rectangle shape and bend it to create our own unique shape. And that way we are creating something even more unique, not so much a structured shape with hard edge lines.

Um, a lot of designs that don't use the tools at all will never sell either - right? Zazzle recently announced a contest for designs made entirely with the shape tool, so there's that.

Structured shapes with hard edge lines are practically a genre all their own. Some people like things that are bright and cute. Some people like things that are dark and edgy. Some people like things that are abstract in the extreme. It's all a matter of differing tastes, and I don't think we should discourage people whose design aesthetic differs from our own.
Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:58:47 AM
Fuzzy Felosarix wrote:
Creating something entirely using the shapes tool (which I have done) does bring up another question though: Who owns the copyright? Is it still the artist who configured and assembled the shapes into a work of art? And how do you ultimately prove it's really yours without a date-stamped image file?

Things to ponder...

All of everything is composed of line, shape, color, and mass. It's not the individual components that are unique; it's the way in which those components are put together. Think about the copyrighted Charlie Brown. He's put together with nothing but ordinary shapes.
Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:49:31 PM
Fuzzy Felosarix wrote:

Um, a lot of designs that don't use the tools at all will never sell either - right? True, but there's hope they do.Zazzle recently announced a contest for designs made entirely with the shape tool, so there's that. Correct, and this might be an example of why I think we would own the copyrights. I think it's true what Colorwash says below, it's what "we" create with the tools, therefore, once it's posted for sale, the copyright is immediately ours. The shapes being used are still manipulated and colors chosen, and Zazzle did not make the end product, just the tool in order to create it. Much like the paintbrush, or graphic manipulation program does. Just tools that do not own the copyrights.

Structured shapes with hard edge lines are practically a genre all their own. Some people like things that are bright and cute. Some people like things that are dark and edgy. Some people like things that are abstract in the extreme. It's all a matter of differing tastes, and I don't think we should discourage people whose design aesthetic differs from our own. Totally agree with you on this. But, I wasn't inferring that we do.
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 2:24:33 AM
Has anyone mentioned a triangle yet?
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 7:12:03 AM
templeofswag wrote:
Has anyone mentioned a triangle yet?

I did, in an earlier thread, along with the ability to build other polygons by choosing the number of sides
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:04:18 PM
- Ability to merge shapes
- Identify layers (right panel) by naming or changing layer color even (20 layers named *Oval" = not helpful)
- New shapes created with same attributes as last used (like fonts do)
- Resize using shift retains same center point
- Pivot from a selected bounding box handle
- Shape visibility when moving (currently, a rectangle bounding box is visible when moving an oval, for example; would like to see oval itself)
- Knockout + merge (transparent circle merged with a solid square would leave a transparent hole in square, for example)
- Addition of more common shapes - diamond, heart, polygons, trapezoids
- Ability to turn off handle visibility and still resize shapes

Since we're asking for things...
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:50:08 PM
RoyK_is_a_She wrote:
- Ability to merge shapes
- Identify layers (right panel) by naming or changing layer color even (20 layers named *Oval" = not helpful)
- New shapes created with same attributes as last used (like fonts do)
- Resize using shift retains same center point
- Pivot from a selected bounding box handle
- Shape visibility when moving (currently, a rectangle bounding box is visible when moving an oval, for example; would like to see oval itself)
- Knockout + merge (transparent circle merged with a solid square would leave a transparent hole in square, for example)
- Addition of more common shapes - diamond, heart, polygons, trapezoids
- Ability to turn off handle visibility and still resize shapes

Since we're asking for things...


+1 to all of those requests|suggestions!
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 9:29:37 AM
Group + Tile
Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 8:13:58 AM
Idea

Just thought of a perfect suggestion "addition" for the shapes tool to add.

It would be so perfect if we could actually use the shapes tool to make a template place hold for photos...let me try to explain. Because the shapes are unique in that they resize, it makes sense to transition those shapes to hold as a template image. Therefore, creating the shape as a template image.

Once the template is made...with it's Fit need...then we would replace that shape with a regular photo image.

We would actually be making it so much easier to work with the templates for customers needs as well.

ETA: Sorry, FILL not Fit

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:30:43 AM
Laura Sweat wrote:
Idea

Just thought of a perfect suggestion "addition" for the shapes tool to add.

It would be so perfect if we could actually use the shapes tool to make a template place hold for photos...let me try to explain. Because the shapes are unique in that they resize, it makes sense to transition those shapes to hold as a template image. Therefore, creating the shape as a template image.

Once the template is made...with it's Fit need...then we would replace that shape with a regular photo image.

We would actually be making it so much easier to work with the templates for customers needs as well.



+1
Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:30:44 AM
Laura Sweat wrote:
Idea

Just thought of a perfect suggestion "addition" for the shapes tool to add.

It would be so perfect if we could actually use the shapes tool to make a template place hold for photos...let me try to explain. Because the shapes are unique in that they resize, it makes sense to transition those shapes to hold as a template image. Therefore, creating the shape as a template image.

Once the template is made...with it's Fit need...then we would replace that shape with a regular photo image.

We would actually be making it so much easier to work with the templates for customers needs as well.



+1
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:20:41 AM
templeofswag wrote:
Has anyone mentioned a triangle yet?


For those that may have missed the announcement by James in the News forum and in the Design Tool Feedback thread...

Triangle has been added!
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:07:07 AM
Laura Sweat wrote:
Idea

Just thought of a perfect suggestion "addition" for the shapes tool to add.

It would be so perfect if we could actually use the shapes tool to make a template place hold for photos...let me try to explain. Because the shapes are unique in that they resize, it makes sense to transition those shapes to hold as a template image. Therefore, creating the shape as a template image.

Once the template is made...with it's Fit need...then we would replace that shape with a regular photo image.

We would actually be making it so much easier to work with the templates for customers needs as well.

ETA: Sorry, FILL not Fit



Would be amazing! The ability to create shaped image frames would be fantastic!
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:25:27 AM
Gina ┬ęgleem wrote:
templeofswag wrote:
Has anyone mentioned a triangle yet?


For those that may have missed the announcement by James in the News forum and in the Design Tool Feedback thread...

Triangle has been added!



lol you made me look. There's no triangle.
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:33:20 AM
Oh wait. There it is. Not on laptop bags yet I guess. But I do see it on buttons.
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