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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What is this shape called? It's a circle with a right angle in one corner

I'm trying to find an example of this shape online, but I don't know what to look for. It seems to be pretty popular in graphic design lately. It's a circle with a right angle in one corner. But when ...
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Illustrator: How do I use clipping mask and shape builder together?

I am having a constant fight when building up complex shapes in Adobe Illustrator. I work out some piece of my shape, and to get it to look right, I put it in some sort of container clipping mask. ...
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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 ...
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“subtract selection” will not work to make custom shapes? [on hold]

why will my "subtract front shape" option not work on photoshop CS6? i have already created a complicated shape, and i can't make it into a custom shape because it won't subtract the shapes inside(in ...
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How can I get more smoothness in this image redraw by using Adobe Illustrator [closed]

![please know me How can I get more smoothness in this image by using Adobe Illustrator. ]1
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How can I easily create a shape with a specific pixel width and height in Photoshop?

So this may sound like an easy question, but it is not. In webdesign we often use rectangular or square shapes to represent backgrounds for sidebars etc. These need to be pixel perfect so that when ...
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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 i can fix this problem, because I don't want to use another option from ...
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Do PDFs have to be square or rectangular?

I'm creating a sticker in Illustrator and was wondering whether when exporting to PDF format, can it only be saved in a rectangular/square shape? I'm asking because if not then I'd prefer to have a ...
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Illustrator - Shape outlines show through on other shapes

I started getting a weird issue where outlines of shapes that are behind other shapes are showing through. I tested if it happens in a new document and it doesn't, so it must be something strange ...
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How to generate bent rays?

I'm struggling to draw a set of a certain number of curved lines springing off a point. The picture below shows more or less what I'm trying to do (except the outer circle): Is there an obvious ...
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Uniting two shapes of different colors in Photoshop

I'm not very good at photoshop but I wanted to know how do you unite two shapes (circles) that have different colors? When I unite my two shapes the second shape takes on the color of the first ...
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How do I change the colour of a shape in Photoshop after I've drawn it

For some reason it seems impossible to change the colour of a rectangle I've drawn in Photoshop after I've drawn it. I can change the colour of a new one that I want to draw but once it's drawn there ...
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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates its own layer without it being created behind an other. How can I do this? This is what I'm trying to create: Instead I'm getting ...
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How to match up map shapes of different map projections, in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I've got vector map data that I want to match up to a map of Australia that I've pulled from Open Street Map (OSM). Problem is, the map my data is on is a different map projection. ...
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Is there a way to make all these polygons symmetrical?

So I am doing a side project for fun. How can I make these points on the trees all go up vertically without having to manually edit each one? They are made using the pen tool so each of the different ...
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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 make a mask in photoshop and use shapes in that mask?

What does the person do in this video (around the 0:21 second mark)? In that video the person makes a layer group and the makes a mask for it and modifies that mask constantly. I've read this ...
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remove curves from a shape with all curves drawn with pen tool; quick technique

Is there a simple method in removing all curves from an irregular shape drawn by the pen tool? I want to make it all angular with sharp corners. Basically blocky. I want to make sure the basic ...
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Is there way to use free transform to change shape layer which has clipping image inside intuitively?

Whenever I tried to change size of Shape Layer which contains large image like texture by using free transform, It seems that size of transform area also contains inner masked image too (like upper ...
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Best plotting symbols for scientific plots with multiple datasets

At this moment I have found only one enlightening discussion on the best practices of choosing of plotting symbols for scientific plots. It is in the book Cleveland W.S. The Elements of Graphing ...
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Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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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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Morph vector shapes by more than 100% (shape extrapolation)

I'm looking for the tool that can perform blending/morphing of two vector shapes by more than 100%, i.e. extrapolation. Standalone or online tool or plugin/script will work for me. It shouldn't be ...
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How can I draw a rectangle that has a single concave face?

I wanted to draw this using Photoshop: However as you can see the dark green rectangle is not a perfect rectangle. It's rounded at the bottom but I don't know how to do this. I drew a normal ...
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When holding shift + scaling a shape layer = doesn't constrain a perfect shape.

I'm on AE CS6 and when I'm scaling a shape layer it doesn't scale perfectly. For instance, I'm scaling an ellipse shape and I want a perfect circle, usually all I have to do is hold the shift key ...
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Morphing Complex Shapes

I have been asked to convert about 50 depth map frames, which are the scanned slices of a pollen spore, into simple black and white vectors to later be 3D printed. The issue that sprouted at the end ...
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Indesign stroke resize

I'm using Adobe Indesign CC 2015. When I create a shape, by default it will add a black stroke to it. So if I need to create a 2 inches square for example, it will be 2 inches stroke included. But if ...
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Making a frame of an asymmetrical shape with an even width in Photoshop

I am trying to create a frame of a star. I have tried duplicating and shrinking a whole star, and placing it over the original and deleting it to leave the edge. However, it doesn't result in an even ...
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Adobe Illustrator Share shape edges

I am relatively new to Adobe Illustrator, so I am not very familiar with the tools. I have two paths, with stroke inside selected for the stroke method. I would like to have the two shapes share an ...
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How do I merge these two objects in Inkscape such that the space in between is gone?

I'd like to remove the white space in the screenshot I took of an Inkscape file and merge the two pink objects together into a single object.
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Strange grey bordering/outline in Illustrator

I made a couple of vector shapes in AI and I get this strange thin border appearing around them. I can't get rid of it. Any suggestions? Zoomed in:
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How do I create a gap in an outline or shape?

as the title says, i'm looking for a way to create a gap in an outline or shape. The options in pathfinder are not helping. Thanks in advance!
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How do I clip parts of my Inkscape diagram such that its corners are perfectly rectangular?

I've been trying to edit a SVG diagram (here in my Google Drive you can find it if having the original SVG helps you in assisting me), below is a PNG bitmap of the original labelling what I want ...
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How to connect open anchor point back to same path in Illustrator

I am trying to make one shape using the pen tool, but I don't necessarily want the two end anchor points in the same place. I want to attach one endpoint to a path and make an object. I understand you ...
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How do I clear the inside of my circles? [duplicate]

I have some overlapping circles to create a cloud shape. How do I erase the inner parts of the circles so I just have the outline like in the cloud in the top right?
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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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How to change the colour of part of an object in Inkscape?

I'm attempting to change the colour of an SVG image. Here is a screenshot of the image set I'm working with. Take for example the partly cloudy image (2nd line, 2nd from left). How can I change the ...
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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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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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How to make an area in illustrator transparent?

So I want to have an empty star in my object; almost like a hole in the middle but star-shaped. How can I chop out the star shape in my object and make it transparent?
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How to make rough edges smooth in Illustrator?

I make some shape in illustrator, then divide all the shape with pathfinder tool. Then i fill all the pieces of shape with different. I found some rough area in the edges, how can I get rid of this ...
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Close an open path with an open shape in Photoshop CS6

I created a path in CS6, which ends with horizontal lines on both sides. I want to connect them to an (open) semicircle above them, thus the path would be closed. I created a circle (automatically on ...
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How can I create this shape in Photoshop?

I want to create a scalable version of the shape above in Photoshop. I tried creating a path and filling the stroke but that wasn't very smooth. Is there a way of creating this as a vector or ...
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How would you represent distance graphically?

Ok, So this might be somewhat "subjective" but I am looking for some ideas. I want to represent distance as a bar graph (kind of) that gets "fuller" the closer the people are. The farther they are, ...
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How to set a minimum width of 1mm for my shape in illustrator (Laser cut)

Hi I have my logo here It’s a shape which I want to use for making some small rubber pieces. So I will use a laser to cut the outlines. The problem is that the laser accuracy is about 1mm, so the ...
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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

It is really hard to explain, but kind of easy to understand once you actually see what I mean. I want to design a specific shape, and to make a layered mask "folder" and be able to add shapes into ...
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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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How to set object rotation as the new zero rotation

I am working in Illustrator and have created a group of wedge shapes from a pie chart, which was rotated, ungrouped, and regrouped. Given that the wedges are still placed together as a circle, and ...
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How to create a Yin Yang in Pixelmator

I have been trying to create a Yin Yang effect in Pixelmator and, whilst I have been relatively successful using a number of well-placed semi-circles, this method fails when I try to add a stroke to ...
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How can I resize, rotate part of the path in Illustrator

As a Photoshop user I don't know exactly how to rotate or resize only the part of the selected path in Illustrator. When I do this in Photoshop I simply select part of the path by using direct ...