Convert objects to curves

You can create new shapes by converting text or geometric shapes (created using the Shape tools) into curves and then adjusting the nodes of the resulting shape.

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Text converted to curves.
Move tool Node tool To convert a shape to curves:
  1. Select the shape with either the Move or the Node Tool.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Convert to Curves on the context toolbar.
    • From the Layer menu, select Convert to Curves.

The shape is now made from curves and the Node Tool is automatically selected. Segments and nodes can be modified with the Node Tool.