On 26/01/2023 by: maleik-rostom
The subtractor is a tool that can modify the shape of an object, such as a shape or a picture.
Customize graphical objects
The subtractor reifies the command of changing the shape of an object into a directly-manipulable tool.
We introduce the subtractor. The subtractor is a tool that acts as a shape punch. Any polygon created with the original Google Slides tool can become a subtractor.
To use this tool, you first have to draw a shape, select it and then click on the button on the toolbar to define it as a subtractor.
You can then drag it above any graphical object, such as another shape or an image, and press the "Subtract" button to cut it out.
It is also possible to subtract multiple objects at the same time.
The altered object and the created hole can also be defined as subtractors and be reused.
The objects that were altered by the subtractor share a relationship with the tool.
Any modifications, such as resizing the subtractor, will also affect the holes.
When selecting multiple shapes at a time, it is possible to merge them as one subtractor. The same hole can then be made with only one subtractor, or multiple ones.
The created shapes and subtractors can be saved as custom objects to reuse them on other documents.