Add Shapes to PDFs


Upload a PDF. Add Shapes. Download.

Add circles, rectangles, and triangles! Adjustable colors and sizes!


Add Shapes to PDFs

This SuperTool allows you to add shapes to a PDF document. To use, first, upload your PDF. Select the page you want to rotate. Click "Add Shape to PDF". Then, click the relevant shape type: rectangle, circle, or triangle. Adjust colors, size, and position. Then, click "Save" at the top of the window. Repeat if you want to add shapes to other pages. If you are happy with the result, click "Download"!

Bonus: you can also add other shape types by clicking on the star/Icon button in the editor. Available shapes include: arrows, polygons, stars, heart, a caption bubble, and a location icon.

PDF Shape Features

First off, you can choose different shape types, like a circle or an arrow. From there, you can adjust the position and size. Next, try adjusting colors of the shape. For the regular shapes, you can adjust the line color (known as "stroke") and the fill color. For the icons, you can simply adjust the fill color. Hint: Typing in a hex color value gives you any color you want -- for example, "#660066" is the purple color highlighted on the SuperTool website.

What is a Shape on a PDF?

While editing, the shapes are representations of metadata that are rendered onto the screen. This enables changing the style of the shape (e.g., the color or size) easily. When you download, the SuperTool automatically makes the shapes you've added into a raster format that "flattens" all elements on the page. That is, what you get when downloading is all the shape layers and original content of the PDF pressed into one PNG or JPEP-like image on the PDF page.

Draw Circles on a PDF to Emphasize

Draw attention to a segment of a PDF page by drawing a circle around it with this online PDF Shape editor. Try a thick red-lined circle with a transparent middle! Also consider drawing an arrow.

Alternative to Adobe for Editing PDFs

SuperTool's Draw Shapes on a PDF online tool does the same kind of drawing found in expensive Adobe Acrobat pro versions (except can their tool add caption bubbles?!). Simply upload a PDF, add a shape, and then download. This PDF shape tool works on phones, desktops, mobile devices, and almost anything connected to the internet.


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