Questions about the set of geographical primitives (ellipse, line, rectangle, polygon, Bézier curve) represented as vector mediums. Custom shapes can be produced by combining any of the aforementioned primitives.

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How to subtract text from a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created a rectangle, and I want to cut some text out of it, so that the text will appear as the background pattern. I expected to be able to achieve this by selecting the rectangle and the ...
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What would be the best software to place together a tessellation for laser cutting

I have a tessellation piece (shown below). I want to use this piece and create a tessellation of a certain amount of pieces so I can laser cut them out of a piece of wood. What would be the best ...
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How to create irregular and rounded shapes in Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator?

I'd like to recreate and make different permutations of the image below. What's the best approach to do this? I tried doing this in Photoshop, however it doesn't look how I want it to and the shapes ...
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How can I make a triangle with two rounded corners? [closed]

I need to create an image like this one.. It's a basically a triangle with 2 rounded corners.
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How to divide layer shape into multiple layer shapes?

I would like to divide these shapes into multiple layers. One layer for the eye, one for the head, one for the mouth etc.. How do I do this? I forgot to create new layers while creating my shapes. ...
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How can I change style/color of one shape without changing all of them?

I'm new to sketch and would like to have two of the same shape, but I want one of the shapes to be white and the other one black. As soon as I edit one of the shapes, the other one changes as well. ...
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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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Sketch / Illustrator: Creating H8 Pentagonal Tiling?

I'd like to create type 8 pentagonal tiling in illustrator and--if possible--Sketch 3. I first tried tracing in sketch which obviously gave imprecise results. Is this level of precision possible ...
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How to vectorize stroke in Sketch App?

I'm trying to get similar effect as illustrator. How can I get inside border vector in Sketch App?
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How to draw a line between the same apexes of two rectangles?

I want to emphasize a part of the text (in the right column) with overstating it linking the two rectangles' apexes with four lines. How can I accomplish Step 2? The red lines in the pic had ...
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How to shrink an object's size and repeat it around a circle?

I am looking for a way to repeat an object around a circle and at the same time shrink the object for every repeat. It's easy to repeat an object by placing it outside the circle select rotate tool ...
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Is there a name for the type of design that's a bunch of 3D triangles of similar shade?

Usually see it in SVGs, either 2D or 3D. I really like the design, but not sure what it's called. Something like this: https://www.polymer-project.org/1.0/images/polymer1.0-01.svg Or even the ...
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Illustrator help - trouble editing path stroke

I'm new (very) to Illustrator so please go easy. I'm in a bit of a pickle and would really appreciate some help to get out! I've created an illustration using the pen tool, making a series of closed ...
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Shape Builder tool changes objects dimensions [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution. I can use one of those two tools - Pathfinder or Shape Builder Tool. Pathfinder is not very comfortable, but after "Unite" object dimensions remain the same and this is ...
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Photoshop CC 2015 - Make anything behind a shape blurred [duplicate]

I have a rectangle shape, nothing added or changed. It needs to be a bit transparent but what I want is that anything that is behind the shape becomes blurred. This means that wehereever I move the ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool [duplicate]

I already wrote about this issue and tried a lot of suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem as clearly as possible one more time. Maybe more people will ...
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How to cut out one shape from another using Photoshop?

Given have two shapes for example. a star (blue) and arrow (no fill). The arrow has a green stroke. How can I make the portion of the star which is behind the arrow transparent, but retain the green ...
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Creating a circle with a rounded gap

So I am trying to replicate the circle in this photo on illustrator over here: But unfortunately I cant seem to 'rounden' the edges of the circle. Here is my failed attempt As you can see, my ...
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Can we upload a logo with a lot of unnecessary points?

When I use the shape builder tool in Illustrator to combine 2 clean shapes, it produces a lot of points and when i try to remove the un necessary points I feel like it's not as clean as before ..is it ...
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Photohsop - Is it possible to find the current border radius of a rounded rectangle?

Here's the scenario: I create a rounded rectangle (shape layer) with a border radius of 8px (all sides). Months later I'm ready to code the design only to forget the border radius. Is there any way to ...
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How to produce difficult variant of Taegeuk symbol? (see images)

The Republic of Korea (or, "South Korea") has a Taegeuk at the centre (essentially, a blue and red yin and yang symbol). This design is derived from the flag of the Korean Empire (used between 1882 ...
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Convert vector Smart Object layer to Shape layer

I've cut and pasted vector art from Illustrator to PhotoShop and chose "smart object" when I pasted it. Is there a way to convert the smart object to a shape layer now so I can edit the very simple ...
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How to resize shapes with stroke?

I have this logo with two ellipses and multiple line segments. The ellipses have 5pt strokes on them, no fill and the line segments are 3 pt, no fill. I placed the .ai file into another file and ...
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Best method for creating shape using anchor points

Here is an image that I drew by hand. I am looking for a way to create precise distances between anchors (blue dots) and a way to connect them with straight lines (black). I have photoshop and ...
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Are shapes in Photoshop vectors?

I've been told in the past that Photoshop shapes aren't vectors. The context was that vectors can be resized without loss of resolution. Do Photoshop shapes (if saved as psd or psb files) lose ...
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objects framed in a rectangle

In this image you can see a blue selection on which I have put my pointer. My question is - how do you achieve that there is a rectangle which frames objects to be only visible inside of the rectangle ...
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I can not combine this two shapes using shape builder.Please Help?

Basically I want to keep upper edge more curved and the lower edge less curved but with shape builder tool I am not able to do this and while viewing the same scenario in outline mode I am getting ...
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how to fill/not fill a shape and how to use shape builder to make it one thing

i have this outcome which looks really interesting and i want to keep it this way, but i wanted to use shape builder to make it all one item. every time i did this it would fill the middle in black. ...
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How to draw arcs of arbitrary angle, or defined by tangents in Visio?

I am using MS Visio 2013, trying to draw a circular arc which spans between two 45 degrees lines. Think about an isosceles right triangle, where the head (90 deg) vertex is trimmed to a circular shape ...
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How to convert pen-shape path to a working path?

How do I convert a shape path to a working path in Photoshop CS5? How I have tried: I have searched through the tools in the program and search through forums and the Adobe help site on the web.
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How do I combine a group of circles and open paths to make one shape in Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a clubs symbol for some cards I am designing, but I do not know how to combine closed shapes with open paths. I know how to use pathfinder to combine closed shapes but that does ...
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How do I define a clickable custom shape “area” for a hyperlink, instead of just a rectangle in InDesign?

I have a map of the United States that I would like to break up into sections and assign a different hyperlink to each section that links to another page in the document. My problem is, when I assign ...
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Connecting joints in illustrator (polygon and triangle)

I am trying to connect two shapes at their intersecting points so that whatever the size of the image, it will still retain its proportions. Currently I am facing these issues: When I combine these ...
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Illustrator: making a compound path permanent?

I have two shapes overlapping each other as a compound path so that the top shape is a cut out of the bottom shape. Is there a way to make this compound path relationship permanent so that it can't be ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Merging Objects and Deleting the Area Inbetween

I have made a dart board on AI using elipse tool with 5 layers. Now I would like to clean the white areas to make white areas transparent but if I remove them the circular shape compeletely removes. ...
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Wrapping Shapes to match other shapes

I have this shape here: And I want to get this shape to follow the the curves of the other shape, Something like this: But I want it to continue to follow the curves. Ive tried warping, enveloping ...
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I used Shape Builder tool to create this but then I got more anchor points, So how to remove excess anchor points from the art?

I was creating a logo for an organization and then when I used Shape Builder tool to create a shape from a circle.It turned out to have more anchor points that that kind of shape should probably have ...
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Illustrator CS6 - When I intersect two shapes, remains a line. How I can fix this?

I have a little problem with Illustrator CS6. Like the title says, when I intersect two shapes, remains a line between them. How can I fix this problem, because I don't want to use another option from ...
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How can we change outlines into shapes in Illustrator?

I'm not very comfortable with Illustrator, and I'm stuck on this problem: how can we change from outline strokes to filled shapes? For example, in this situation, I would like to 'decompose' each ...
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Make shapes without sides?

I am fairly new to Photoshop. I want to make an octagon without the top side and put a straight line through the top. So imagine a power symbol but shaped like an octagon. I tried using the pen tool ...
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How to resize shape relative to a certain side/corner in Sketch?

Just started using Sketch. In Illustrator, when you want to resize a shape relative to a corner or side, you simply click the desired node in the transform tool bar square, is there something similar ...
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Shapes not showing in Inkscape

I try to draw a square or circle and it just doesn't work. I know it should have a fill and stroke, and even when I select colors, it's not showing. All I see is a square depicting the area where the ...
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Is it possible to remove a shape that is in the same layer as another shape? [duplicate]

I created two shapes in the same layer by mistake and I want to delete one of them only. I couldn't go back with ctrl z because I already did several other stuff afterwards. Is it possible to remove ...
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How do I fill in the paths in this vector shape?

I am using a pre-made vector shape (below), and I would like to fill all of the triangular paths it contains with a certain colour. I am not sure how to do this. Any advice would be much appreciated. ...
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I need to create an arc, but the end points not correctly point to the center [closed]

This is the result using Sketch. Notice the caps of my arc are almost horizontal: Is possible to perform using Sketch, that is, create an arc where the endpoints point to the center of the circle. ...
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How to make parallel curves in photoshop CS6?

I want to replicate this picture, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how can I make identical parallel curves. Can someone with better skills give me a little help? I tried making curves with ...
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How to join up different shapes smoothly?

I've tried using the join function but it doesn't seem to work. Is there some way for Illustrator to intuitively join up the three separate shapes smoothly whilst still keeping them on their own ...
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Inkscape: how to create a polygon from several polylines?

Drawn by hand in Inkscape, I have several polylines and polygons, more ore less in contact. I want to build a polygon from them (in zone A) and fill it with a given colour. The desired polygon will ...
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Align smaller triangle to the center of a larger triangle

I am trying to create an equilateral triangle with a smaller equilateral triangle cut directly from it's center, like a stencil. I have made the triangle and used the Path Selection Tool to copy it ...
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Fill shape created using “Pen Tool”

I have created an Arc using Pen Tool in a new layer. I want to fill and the convert it into a shape for further manipulation. I tried "Ctrl + left click" on layer to select the stroke as well as ...