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

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How do I use one shape to delete a portion of another shape?

I have created an arrow shape (rightmost in image), from which I wish to cut out the majority so that only two thin sides remain. The most accurate way to do this would be to duplicate the shape and ...
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How to design a dialog bubble or shape in photoshop?

How do I design this shape in Photoshop?: The box is rounded and it has an arrow pointer at the bottom. I am not bothered about the color.
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How to create instructions and arrows

What are the tools used to create the instructions and arrows in such images? Which one is the font?
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How do I make rectangular photos square?

I have a pack of rectangular pictures (some landscape, some portrait) but I need them to be square. I know how to use imagemagick for resizing and converting. Some of the pictures are wider, ...
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Photoshop cc - how do i resize a box and keep the radius the same?

I know there are several questions that ask this - so far the answer has been "impossible", but in one of them there was an allusion (or... illusion?) to being able to do so in the cc edition. I have ...
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removing partial shapes/objects

I have a template on the artboard and I am using basic shapes to fill the template with designs. Some shapes overlap the template. I want to remove the parts that go outside the template box. I have ...
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How to create rainbow gradient on a complex shape?

How the shape is colored? How to use gradient in this shape? thanks
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Why does transforming shapes in Photoshop lose quality

I've noticed that in Photoshop, when using the transform tool the shape actually loses quality. Zoomed-in result using the transform tool: Zoomed-in result using the shape menu toolbar: What's ...
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Creating a cylinder in Photoshop CS6

I have a rectangular shape(in fact a label) which is 100cm x 84cm, now I wanna create a cylinder. PS CS6 has a cylinder preset, when I want to scale that preset cylinder it becomes something that in ...
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How to “press-in” shape in Illustrator

I am a newbie to Illustrator. What I want is to create add a "pressed-in" effect to a shape (basically add some depth to it), so that it looks like it has been "pressed-in" into its surrounding ...
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Help with identifying how this mobile game art was created

I love this artwork and would like to understand how it was created: Some looks hand-drawn. For example the shading on the bottom of the bird and in the moon's craters. Some looks like vector ...
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Retaining rounded rectangle shape - Flash CS5

I've got a rounded rectangle, I want to make it wider without distorting the corners round-ness, however when I just change the size of the shape, it distorts the corner's shape. How can I do this? ...
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How to cut of rectangle shape to create bracket in Photoshop?

I want a layer like this: I've drawn the rectangle then I made a selection with the marquee selection tool to delete a part of the rectangle but it deleted whole shape. Can anyone please help me ...
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Photoshop draw circle from line

How can i turn this line into a circle in photoshop cs6 ? I want to draw a circle with this texture This is not how I want to draw my Circle. I want to copy then rotate and then paste the first ...
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What are some ways to spice up boring designs?

I'm looking for what you guys might have in your "bag of tricks", meaning design elements you use frequently, such as interesting shapes, lines, textures, all that sort of stuff that you use to spice ...
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How do I insert an image “through” the center of a vector shape in Illustrator?

I'm wondering what the best way to insert a photo of someone "through" the center of a vector shape would be in Illustrator CC. I've done this in the past through a variety of shape building ...
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Illustrator: How to accurately align shapes

i didn't really use Illustrator before, but i'm having troubles with some basic things such as aligning shapes together accurately. I'm using this auto-snap feature to align things but it's never ...
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How do I copy a specific shape on to a different layer's layer mask?

I have heart shape, below, that is on a separate layer to the two lungs. How do I take this shape and use it as a layer mask on the two lungs? I have created the layer mask on the lungs layer, but ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit a path once it is closed?

I have closed a path, and it now appears in my Paths pane. However, I have no idea how to go back and bring up the anchor points again in order to edit it. Having clicked on the path itself, it simply ...
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How do I use the pen tool to draw a shape?

How does one create a shape in photoshop? The two ends of my shape are not closing. Can someone please tell me the principles of working with the pen tool?
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How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom in gimp?

Using gimp 2.6.11 on Windows. How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom? I understand to make shapes I should make a selection and then stroke it, but how do I make a selection of this ...
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How do you make image masks?

I have a hexagon in my logo, but it's empty. I'd like to insert some random bits of code or hexadecimal digits in the spirit of some internet pics. Can anyone recommend simple ways to insert some ...
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How to bend a rectangle along a path?

I am trying to draw a diagram similar to this: As you can see, a curvy closed shape has been drawn as a line/path. Then, part of this path (for instance by adding anchor points and cutting at them) ...
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Is there graphical editor for mac supporting non linear distortions (stretch)?

I am a software developer facing a rare need to create single PNG icon. It should be a horizontal gradient (white to transparent) rectangle stretched to the right - so that right edge of the rectange ...
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How to easily isolate parts of a shape to fill them with colour in Adobe Illustrator?

I am using Adobe Illustrator and I have a ribbon shape that I have created using the pen tool and line segments. I need to know how to isolate areas so I can fill them with a colour and create the ...
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How to stop Adobe Illustrator's minus front Pathfinder command from altering sizes?

I am trying to use minus front on a grouping of objects (object 1) that I want to cut out of object 2. But when I click minus front, it actually changes half the group shapes. Any idea why? I've never ...
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Change dimensions of shape by pixels in Photoshop CS6

I have created a rectangle with Photoshop CS6. Now I want to alter its width and height by pixels, is that possible? I know I can create the rectangle by clicking and choosing its width and height, ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

I have drawn this in illustrator: It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other. How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color? Many ...
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Incorrect text outline in Illustrator

I'm trying to convert a letter "A" to a shape using the Type -> Create Outline function. However, the converted shape does not maintain the straight lines in the letter. Here is the original letter ...
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Shapes not showing in Inkscape

I'm new at inskape and I'm having this problem: 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 ...
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Photoshop CS6 will not allow me to choose Shape colour

I've just begun using Photoshop CS6 and encountered a problem I've never had before. 1. Went to Custom Shapes Tool, chose a shape, selected a colour (now shows in foreground). 2. Top bar shows from ...
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Tips for how to make tangled lines?

I'm looking to make something along this type of line design, but every time I try, it ends up looking very bad: messy instead of designery, uneven coverage, etc etc. I typically go for very geometric ...
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How do I stop the pen tool from trying to link to other shapes within close proximity of my path in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to recreate an advertisement for a school project and when I draw two shapes near each other the pen tool wants to link my second shape to the first. This happens as soon as I start to ...
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How Do I make a circle shape of these 2pt lines?

Hi i Have a group of 2pt lines, and above it I have a circle. I want to make a Circle out of the lines, heres a rough paint drawing of what i mean: how Can I cut the lines, so they form a circle ...
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Filling a shape with a white colour and filling the rest of the image black

In Adobe Photoshop CC, say that we have filled some shape with white, how can we fill the rest of the image with black? In other words, how can we make a binary image?
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Stroke just one path in single layer independently

This is a Photoshop question. I created a rectangle in a layer. Then I copied it and moved it until it touched the first one along an edge. I would like to be able to stroke each rectangle ...
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Developing abstract/deeper concepts rather than literal concepts [closed]

I've been given an Illustrator assignment where I have a number of 100mm x 100mm squares in which I have to design using just shapes, and black and white colour, something corresponding to a ...
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How do I create a shape within a shape that has the same layer effects? [duplicate]

I wish to create a bookmark shape within a bar shape and make it look like it is "part" of the underlying bar shape, i.e. It conforms to the same gradient, but is only a different color. I created ...
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What's the best way to intersect a box shape layer?

I'm attempting to create a login box based on the below, but with a line (in the same style as the outer stroke) dividing the two sections. Is the best way to do this to literally draw a line as a new ...
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How do I curve a vector line in Fireworks?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time, but mostly for basic edits and web exports. I want to do more with it. I'm just trying to create a vector version of the Dribbble logo entirely in Fireworks, ...
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Merge different coloured shapes w/ illustrator CS5

I'm trying to merge 4 different coloured shapes so I can apply a warp to them. By warp I mean; make them look like there going off into the distance. However, pathfinder turns the shape into one ...
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What is the name of this type of shadow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Photoshop curved Shadow I've seen these a lot recently and I want to learn how to create them in Photoshop! Here's the image I'm talking about:
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Photoshop remove inner border from selection

I was wondering how could I achieve to have a unique selection from a "border".. Better: How could I switch from a "ring" shaped selection to a "circle" one??
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Crooked size after duplicating text/shape in Photoshop [closed]

I noticed that the size of a shape or font change after I duplicate it (but not always after the first duplication, sometimes it occurs after 2-3 times). I'll get crooked numbers like 19,845px instead ...
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Distorted shape after using pathfinder (illustrator cc) [duplicate]

I have this shape (no strokes): when I use the pathfinder unite tool the image is distorted to the following: I have unchecked align to pixel grid, scale rectangle corners and scale stroke from ...
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Shape fill doesn't line up with it's bounds… Watch please to understand [duplicate]

This is a very old problem that I have and I've been working this way in spite of it, anyways, I can't say it is always, it only happens sometimes (not rare not always). Look at this, when I'm ...
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Duplicate [text with shape] in photoshop

I want to create numbers in blocks as shown in the image, using Photoshop CS6. I understood how to duplicate shapes in the same layer (Path Selection tool -> select shape -> with Option key, click ...
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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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Illustrator: Subtracting lines from a circle with pathfinder [duplicate]

Im trying to cut out the leftovers of this circle using pathfinder-intersect, but it's not letting me. Worked before with the same shape, am I missing something?
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“Smooth” large objects out of smaller geometric shapes

How did Pentagram do these arrows made out of smaller circles? Or, more specifically, how did they do it so smoothly. I assume they didn't do it brick by brick. Is it a custom fill or clipping mask? ...