Xara Xtreme: Making a Polygon

Making a polygon shape in Xara Xtreme is fairly simple. There only a few necessary steps that you have to go through, and you will have your polygon in no time. Xara Xtreme allows you to have polygons that have anywhere between 3-99 sides. So, you can have exactly the shape you want with the tools provided, by following the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Using the QuickShapes Tool

Go to the QuickShapes tool in Xara Xtreme. The QuickShapes tool opens up a toolbar that has multiple shapes as options, such as an ellipse and diameter creation tool. It also has the Create Polygons tool that you will be needing for this exercise.

Step 2: Selecting Your Polygon Attributes

Once you select the polygon creation tool, you will be able to select the number of sides from a drop down menu on the quick shapes toolbar. If you want really high numbers, you can click directly on the entry field and type a number between 3 and 99. Once you are done, just click and drag to make the shape you wanted.

Step 3: Customizing Your Polygon

Once you are done drawing the basic polygon, you might then decide that you want to edit the individual control points of the polygon to create your own unique shape. You can do that by selecting the polygon and hitting CTRL+SHIFT+S (Arrange/convert to editable shapes). However, the polygon tool will not work after this step. So make sure that you have done everything you wanted to do with the polygon tool like rounded corners and other associated transform controls.