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What tools are available on Design Screen in Adobe XD?

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Tags: Adobe XD

Answer

The following tools are available on the Design screen:

  • Select (V) - When this tool is active, you can click on any element within an Artboard to select it. You can also use this tool to select an Artboard by clicking on the Artboard name.
  • Rectangle (R) - This tool can be used to draw rectangular shapes - either rectangle or square. When this tool is active, you can click on an Artboard and drag the mouse to draw a rectangle. If you hold Shift while doing this, a square will be drawn instead of a rectangle.
  • Ellipse (E) - This tool can be used to draw elliptic shapes - either ellipsis or circle. When this tool is active, you can click on an Artboard and drag the mouse to draw an ellipse. If you hold Shift while doing this, a circle will be drawn instead of an ellipse.
  • Line (L) - This tool can be used to draw line shapes. When this tool is active, you can click on an Artboard and drag the mouse to draw a line. If you hold Shift while doing this, the line will be drawn exactly horizontally or vertically.
  • Pen (P) - This tool can be used to draw free shapes that consist of multiple points connected by lines. When this tool is active, you can click on an Artboard multiple times to draw the freeform shape.
  • Text (T) - This tool can be used to add a text shape into the Artboard.
  • Artboard (A) - This tool can be used to add new Artboard onto the canvas. Whenthis tool is active, click on the Artboard and drag the mouse to define the size of the Artboard. Or select from one of the predefined sizes by clicking on the presets shown on the right hand side of the screen.
  • Zoom (Z) - This tool can be used to zoom into an Artboard. When this tool is active, you can Zoom in by clicking on the Artboard. To Zoom out, just hold Alt key while clicking.

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