Questions tagged [shapes]

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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Why Can't I merge two curved paths in InDesign CS5?

I'm using InDesign CS5 at work and I'm trying to create a "U", "Horseshoe", or "shield" curved path for text to follow. I already know how to copy+paste text on a path. That is not the issue. The ...
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How to remove all color from SVG image in Illustrator?

I have this PNG image and I need to erase "all" colors, including the white light on front, vest and belly, seeing only the outlines' image, because once that's done, I'm gonna convert it to SVG. This ...
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Which version has better visual alignment and why?

I added two screenshots below and need direction on which one looks better.
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How do I create this funky B shape

I am trying to re-create this nice shape below: I'm not sure if I'm going about this the right way, but what I have currently is this: I basically have two triangles for the mountains and one ...
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How to create a solid black shadow behind text in Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do you create this text effect in Illustrator? I tried creating a shadow behind the letter, but it did not appear similar to this. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
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Are there any universally accepted icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze?

This is an additional question to one which I had asked on UXSE for making the Badges inclusive by providing unique icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Badges. Are there any universally accepted ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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How do i snap 2 path points together in Photoshop?

I simply want to combine the 2 selected points shown below.
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Illustrator shape builder tool precision error

I was trying to make a shape like below. (All the circles are perfect circles and they encounter each other at one point only.) I made the shape in Illustrator like this. I got 2 problems with ...
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Illustrator: pen tool clicking 3 points completes a polygon

I want to use the pen tool to form two lines which are perpendicular. However when I make a line and then continue to click the third point to form an L shape, Illustrator automatically forms a ...
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How to abstract a shape out of imported 2D file in SketchUp Make 2017

I imported 2D file to SketchUp but can't select the puzzle shape only so I can use the Push/Pull tool for this specific shape. How to do it?
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How to create a diamond pattern with random fill colours and stroke?

Pattern in question is the one on the left, it has random shades of black/grey, I'm not sure how to make something like this.
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How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it fills in the shape perfectly

How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it takes fills in the shape perfectly....
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Individual shapes, turn into one shape

This is really frustrating me, as it seems it should be so simple. I was sent a PDF map, and I want to turn what they used as individual shapes, INTO one shape that I can fill. Even if I could just ...
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Fluid / Liquid Vortex in Photoshop or Illustrator

I'd like to do something like this in photoshop or illustrator: I've already tried drawing some circles of different tints and i've used the liquify tool (PS) but the result was too "mixed". How ...
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Delete selection without gradient effect

I am trying to delete a selection but I get this gradient effect when I hit delete. This is the selection I want to delete: After I hit delete I get this: How to delete the selection without ...
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How to add stroke to all layer in Illustrator?

I am creating an illustration in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. My illustration has got many objects and shapes and now I want to add a stroke only to layer, not for all shapes inside this layer. How can ...
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How can I draw my character in different view?

I have this dog character and I need to draw the side view of it, can anyone recommend me a video/online course to learn the technique to draw my characters? I have a few characters that I need their ...
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Join two circles to make perfect rounded rectangle

In Inkscape, how to make two circle to be a rounded rectangle? Lets say, I have blue circle and red circle. Both of them position like below image: How to join that two circle so I have perfect ...
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Constructing a basic shield from primary shapes

I was wondering if it's possible to create these relatively basic shapes from the primary geometric shapes (i.e. polygons and ellipses - particularly circles, squares, and triangles). You don't ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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How to apply a continuous gradient to a shape with text

I'm trying to apply a left-to-right gradient to a simple image to an image such as the one below: I've learned how to apply the gradient to text, but I don't know how to extend it to the bullseye ...
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Photoshop not exporting shapes

Why isn't the lines exporting in the pdf file?
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How to change circular shape in line

I have a design in a circle as shown in the image below. Now I want this same design in a straight line. How can I do this? using this same design.
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Black border appears in all objects in a specific layer in Illustrator

I can't figure out why every time i use the shape tool to create something a black border appears around it. My stroke is off but it appears no matter what the black border appears when I use the ...
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How to subtract a shape from another one grabbing gradient continuity?

I wanna "cut" a triangle (see above, the black one) from that rectangle's left bottom corner, but when I use pathfinder or shape builder tools to do that, the triangle "assumes" the rectangle's full ...
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How to distort a part of a raster image like you do with a shape?

As an example I have a raster image as shown: I want to crop a specific part of that image : And distort it by its corner points like this : Can someone please explain to me how to do that using AI ...
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How do I copy shape tool nodes to another object?

I'm trying to copy the shape tool I used to reshape an object and use it on another object. e.g.: I have a square object then I used shape tool to reshape it into a circle now I want to get another ...
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Weird grey line/border in white space in Adobe Illustrator

While using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1 release on a Macbook, I get these strange lines as outlines/connecting around my shapes and they appear even in my png and pdf exports. See image below. In the ...
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How can I make these 2 shapes join smoothly?

I draw a curve and then draw a rectangle below it. The curve stroke is 6, and the rectangle stroke is 3. I cannot move the rectangle to match the curve. It always has a little bit of a gap. How can ...
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When drawing a circle 2x2cm with stroke thickness 0,01mm and stroke center the top right part of the circle gets weird

As you can see in the picture the circle is fine everywhere except for the weird stuff on the right. Any idea how I can overcome this? The thickness needs to be 0,01mm (0,028pt) and the stroke ...
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How to connect a shape and a path in Illustrator?

I'm trying to connect these two but I can't figure it out. I want the left shape to continue it's line and have it's curvature and naturally connect to the right side. This is a rough example of the ...
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Do my potential customers need to understand the “meaning” of a logo, or just recognize it?

I'm trying to come up with a logo for a web devlopment freelance company called Two-Bit Studios. The logo concept that I came up with involves a 1 and 0 combined to make a lowercase 'b'. To me as a ...
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How can I draw this thick rounded corner?

How can I draw this specific shape in Photoshop? I tried 2 rectangles with border radius but I can't match it perfectly. It's probably easy, but Graphic Design is not my area.
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LibreOffice Impress: How to change style of one object without affecting the others in the same slide

I have four objects in a single slide. All of them are drawn using Insert -> Shape. Now I want two of the objects to be transparent while the others remain non-transparent. I clicked on the ...
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Vector shape is different than actual path

I'm totally perplexed by this. The vector path is at a different location and of a different size than the actual shape seen. I'm using CS6. I got this file from a client. Under normal circumstances, ...
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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How do I make distance between concentric circles equal?

I've been beating my head against this for a while. The reason the rings are not aligned is because I initially started the project in Photoshop. How can I the change the distance between rings to be ...
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Software for graphing sophisticated geometrical shapes

I am writing my Master's thesis which heavily draws upon geometry. In particular, I need to create diagrams similar to the one attached. I have been thinking about what tools might come in handy: ...
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Status icon for verification, claimed and both combined

I'm currently working on a web app, which has different kinds of status. It can either be nothing, claimed, verified or claimed and verified. This is the current version for status "verified". I'm ...
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How do I perfectly align two angled shapes at a specific edge in Illustrator?

I have this basically: Essentially I have a 9-sided shape and a triangle. I want to place the triangle on the side of the 9-sided shape. The triangle is slightly too large, slightly at the wrong ...
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Illustrator CC: stroke issue with circular path [duplicate]

My goal is to create a circle with a .001 stroke in RGB red for laser cutting. For some reason I cannot create ANY .001 paths without a strange variable stroke and I cannot figure out why. With this ...
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How can I fill in/color a transparent vector path in AI CS6

Thank you for taking the time. I'm actually new to AI and I'm having a trouble filling in a vector path that's transparent on the inside. I have attached a pictuare of the shape that I want to fill in,...
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Transforming with rotate tool but keep the object position fixed?

How to Rotate the stars around the circle that keeps the star position fixed? I am trying to make a logo and trying to rotate the Stars but My the desired result is like this. But the result ...
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How do i draw this reflection on the shark fin?

I tried the pencil tool and that didn't work, also tried the pen tool but I can't get it thinner or with more of a curve. My settings with the pen tool was no stroke and a white fill.
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How to cut a line by object in Inkscape?

I have an object and it should cut a curved line at two points. In the image below, I want the line to reach the object and invisible inside the object and then continue after the object. How can I do ...
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How do I achieve this effect in Illustrator?

Been trying to achieve this effect, how does one do it?
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Make complex form appear “disappeared” using dashes

I'm currently new into Adobe Illustrator and I'm having quite a bit a stroke when it comes to icon design. I'm mostly using icons from flaticon, in this case, I'm using an icon of a can, a package ...
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How can I delete bezier lines without deleting the colors I've filled them with in Inkscape?

I made this polygonal art with a bunch of bezier lines and filled them with colors. I want to delete all the black lines without deleting the colors. How?
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I can't color my shapes. How to make it work?

I can't color my shapes. I'm new and I don't know why it doesn't work. I need help.