How to Add and Format Shapes in Avery Design & Print

Avery Design & Print offers a variety of design tools that make it easy to customize your projects, such as our easy-to-use shapes. In the Shapes menu, you’ll find popular geometric shapes and icons such as arrows and word bubbles you can add to any template. This quick guide will show you how to add a shape to your template and customize how the shape appears.

How to choose shapes

Once you’ve entered your product number and selected a design template, you’re ready to customize your design.

  Choose Shapes

 

To add a shape, open the Shapes menu found on the left of the Customize screen. You’ll find different shapes organized by categories, such as "Basic," "Arrows" and "More." To view each category, click the downward arrow to access the menu for each category.   Add Shape

 

How to move shapes

Click to select the shape. Place your cursor inside the shape and it will turn into a four-headed arrow symbol. Hold down your left mouse button and you’ll be able to move the shape and place it where you wish on the template.
  Move Shapes

 

How to rotate shapes

Click to select the shape. Hover your cursor on the green dot or handle above the shape, and it will turn into a two-arrow circular symbol. Hold down your left mouse button and move your mouse to rotate the shape to the desired angle.
  Rotate Shapes

 

How to resize shapes

Click to select the shape. To increase or decrease the size of the shape, hover your cursor on any of the white dots or handles on the corners of the shape and it will turn into a double-headed arrow. Hold down your left mouse button to make the shape smaller or larger.
  Resize Shapes

 

How to format shapes

To format the outline of the shape, click to select the shape. To change the color of the outline, click the downward arrow in the color box to access the colors palette. Choose your preferred color, then click OK. To change the thickness of the outline, click the downward arrow and choose your preferred thickness by number. To remove the outline, choose "0."

To select the color that fills the shape, click to select the shape. Click the downward arrow in the color box to access the colors palette. Choose your preferred color, then click OK. To remove color, click the box next to "No Fill."

To change the level of transparency of the shape, click the shape. Use the sliding scale to choose the percentage of transparency for your shape.
  Format Shapes

 

How to arrange the layers of your design

If you're using multiple layers in your design, you can arrange the order of the layers using the "Arrange, Rotate, Align" menu to the left of the Customize screen or using Object List on the right.
  Format Shapes

 

Preview Labels

Avery Design & Print makes it easy to add and format the shape you want. Made a change and want to revert back? Just click the Undo button at the top of the Customize screen. Once you've finished your design, click the "Save" button, then create a file name and save your project to either your MyAvery Online Account or computer.