Pixelmator Pro comes with a collection of custom vector shapes — rectangles, speech bubbles, arrows, and other graphics. Some of these shapes also have smart controls that you can use to quickly customize the shape; those shapes are called Smart Shapes. The most commonly used shapes can be found in the list of tools in the Tools sidebar and even more shapes can be found in the Shapes palette.
Do one of the following:
Insert a shape from the Shapes palette (shown below). To open the Shapes palette, choose View > Show Shapes (from the View menu at the top of your screen).
Click or drag on the canvas to add the selected shape.
Tip: To switch from drawing to selecting shapes, hold down thekey on your keyboard.
Smart Shapes have green handles that let you quickly customize the appearance of the shape, for example, by adjusting the corner radius of a rounded rectangle, the number of points in a star, or the shape of an arrowhead.
The Pixelmator Pro Smart Shapes are the Rounded Rectangle, Triangle, Polygon, Rhombus, Star, Double-Headed Arrow, Arrow from Point, Arrow, Elliptical Speech Bubble and Rectangular Speech Bubble. To customize a Smart Shape, simply drag one of its green handles.
When working with shapes or drawing tools, you can easily switch between drawing and selecting by holding down thekey on your keyboard.
To select and move multiple shapes at a time, press and hold+ then click or drag to select the shapes. After selecting, press and hold the key and drag the shapes to position them.