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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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Recreating a bike seatpost in Fusion 360

I have to recreate the seatpost for a 3d printed water bottle holder but I can't seem to figure out how I should make it, this is the drawing from the manufacturer of the bike so this must be what ...
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Simplify single shape in Illustrator to remove overlapping

I have a shape in SVG format for a logo from a non-Illustrator source. In Illustrator this is a single <Compound Path>. This is not multiple paths to merge which I know how to do and plenty of ...
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How come I cant view the size dimensions of shape layers?

How come I cant view the size dimensions of shape layers in the properties tab? How do I view shape layer dimensions?
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How to merge an opened path and a closed path? [duplicate]

This is such a beginner question, but I want to ask how I can merge these two paths together and make them one object so I can fill color in. I've tried to use the shape builder, and it simply ...
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Photoshop Extremely slow with shapes

I have an issue with shapes in my photoshop and it persists across versions and installs. Basically whenever I create a new vector shape, it will take multiple seconds to create one. The waiting time ...
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Scaling Adobe Illustrator objects in Adobe InDesign. What am I doing wrong?

I placed in an Adobe Illustrator AI object I made into an Adobe InDesign document. When I scale the whole image, the AI object doesn't scale with everything else. Any ideas?
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Drawing a rectangle with asymmetrical corners (but all four corners the same)

I'm using Adobe Illustrator (27.8.1) How do I make this kind of shape, so that the whole shape is symmetrical both vertically and horizontally, but each corner is elongated along one side but not the ...
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Round the corners without changing the stroke's width?

How do I round the corners on the 1st image without changing the stroke's width like it's done on the 2nd one? Also I wonder whether I can change all the corners equally, so that they all have the ...
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How do you create irregular, but regular, shapes in Inkscape?

I asked a question about opacity in Inkscape and one suggested solution was to draw a mask. Well, I tried that but failed completely, probably because I don't know the "craft" required to ...
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How to make perfectly sharp angles to this figure in Illustrator?

So time to time I face this problem when creating twinkling star: I draw an ellipse, then go to "Effect" > "Distort & Transform" > "Pucker & Bloat" > ...
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Is there anyway to round out the the corners of a shape layer without using 'Stroke' or a 'Layer Mask'?

Is there anyway to round out the the corners of a shape layer without using 'Stroke' or a 'Layer Mask'? I tried converting the text layer into a shape layer and seeing if photoshop would allow me to ...
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Can we make a circle or any shape with the center at an anchor of another shape?

As the picture shows, I wish to add a circle, and align its center with the anchor point of this curve. I tried to snap a circle to it but it does not work. Thank you!
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How do I make a spacetime curvature grid like this (the black hole one)?

I wanna make a grid like the black hole one but with bigger size and more subdivisions. I tried using the Envelope Distort tool and dragging the anchor point but the result is pretty pointy, is there ...
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How would you make something like this using illustrator?

How can I calculate the necessary transformations to construct circular path and maintain the pattern? Can anyone provide me with or reference to relevant resources? Thanks!
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Inkscape: strokes show as gray or semi-transparent when should be black

Using Inkscape v1.0.2-2, I now experience a problem with strokes for any shape tool. I try to make a rectangle with a black stroke color, a .3 thickness, and no fill color. It was working and then ...
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(Illustrator) Warp text inside and around a ring/circle, maintaining its shape

A sketched example of what I'd like to achieve:
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Are there any good third party tools for making accurate shape layer from vector object?

I tried using photoshop's "Color Range","Make Work Path", and "New Fill layer" tools to make a a shape layer that accurately recreae this vector image I want to recreate. ...
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How to change outline color with eyedropper in Adobe illustrator

I am trying to work on a big project and i need to change lines color just with one click, the is so much shapes, every time i pick i dropper it changes the shapes color not only the outline Any ...
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How to make a part of a shape to have a specific width, while preserving the overall ratio?

As shown in the image, I have a blue phone icon, and I wish to have the width of the handset (red line) to match the width of the white rectangle (yellow line). How can I do this, while preserving the ...
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What shape can I use to make an icon for "icons" page?

fellow designers, I'm working on a toolbar, and all the triggers use only icons. One of these triggers opens a modal where users can choose an icon. However, I'm unsure about the best shape for the ...
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How do you add N-number of anchor points to a shape in Figma?

Similar to how Adobe Illustrator has the ability to programmatically add N-number of anchor points to a shape or line without having to use the Pen tool to manually place each one, does Figma have a ...
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Can anyone describe to me what is happening in this AI file? Jagged edges, non vector?

I'm not exactly sure of how to even describe this, but have attached screenshots from the Illustrator file a friend sent me, so that I could quickly change the colors of a logo for her. This file came ...
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Inkscape Missing part on my ellipse on the svg file but not on the pdf file

I am drawing circles and ellipses and some of them miss a part when I change them into an arc or pie part (maybe not the right name, my computer is in French and it's called camembert). But not ...
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Creating a convex hull object that covers disjoint objects in Illustrator

I am trying to freeform gradient fill this implied curved teardrop. However, when I compound path the objects freeform gradient doesn't work (see image below). My next idea was to create an object ...
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Combine large numbers of shapes while maintaining lines?

How do you convert a complex design of shapes into a single path? I have this design made from individual overlapping paths: that I want to etch using a CNC machine. The machine can read an SVG file, ...
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Using angle of line as shape rotation degree in Figma

I want to match the rotation degree of the grey box to the angle of the black shape so it's neatly aligned. Both are vectors, but the black part is part of an (flattened) icon. How do I achieve this ...
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How can one consistently box select vertices in Illustrator?

I want to draw a box around a group of vertices and then have them be selected. The "Direct Selection" tool can do this, but only if you start your click outside of a object. If you start ...
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Illustrator: Making Round Corners "Real"?

I've drawn a square, and I've use the "Round Corners" effect to give that square... well, round corners. Thing like a modern day app icon. The problem is, I want to now manipulate this shape....
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Reduce "boldness" of text-converted shape

As a newbie to Illustrator, I'm struggling to find a way to reduce the "boldness" of the shape converted from text (see image). Is there a way to reduce the line thickness of this shape?
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How to use the Shape Designer Tool after warping a shape? On Illustrator

I would like to use the Shape Designer Tool, after deforming my shape, but this is what it shows me, it's possible? Convert or I don't know, after shape distort. THANKS.
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Change color of all lines on a design

I was working on a project and all of a sudden out of nowhere, all of my lines on the project turned black from white and I have had no success in changing them back to white again. how do you change ...
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How to extend lines for a shape in Illustrator

I've made a shape in Illustrator by taking a square and a circle, selecting both and choosing the Unite option in Pathfinder. So I now have this shape: However, I want to extend some of the lines on ...
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How can I create a horizontal curly brace in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I create a horizontal curly brace in Adobe Illustrator like the image below? I actually typed { and converted it to be able to rotate and resize it however the effect wasn't beautiful. I have ...
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How to bend cylinders in 3DS Max

Im new to 3DS Max and trying to recreate this object: I found that "bend" does something similar to this but I need to only bend the edges of the cylinder, if anyone can direct me I would ...
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How can I distort the pattern of parallel lines in shape, simulating volume? Using Illustrator, Photoshop or any weird tool you know [duplicate]

I need to distort the pattern of parallel lines in shape, simulating volume. The work should be in vector. Attach a pic of smth likely I want to do: But I want to do it with any shape, not only type. ...
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Illustrator: how to align different elements of a layer without them collapsing together

I'm quite new to illustrator, but I'm having hard time trying to align the whole layer to the center of the artboard without its element collapsing all together, would you have any suggestions how to ...
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Draw lines with rough edges in Photoshop

Does anyone know an easy way to draw lines with irregular borders in Photoshop? I'd like to do something similar to the rectangular frame that surrounds the title and author in the following book ...
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Inkscape circle/ellipse/arc tool : reset shape?

The circle/ellipse/arc tool works well, however, I am finding the tool is copying the last used circle somehow. I have previously tried editing the nodes, and fiddling until e.g. a circle looks ...
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How do I create a "tent"-shape in Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape to draw my diagrams and I would like to create a diagram of a singularity, so that it looks like a disk that is bent downwards in the middle, so a reverse tent, kind of like the ...
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Bezier pen tool problem

I already have the bezier tool taking different forms, for example, when I draw a straight line, sometimes it doesn't change the width, I can't zoom in or out, then after I finish the line, sometimes ...
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Geometrically accurate way of creating a venn diagram

I am looking for a geometrically accurate way of creating a venn diagram. Lacking a specific method, I improvised and the circles probably don't overlap like they should. So when I replicate one group ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I align an object which is at an angle?

In Adobe Illustrator, how can I get the side of the red object to align with the side of the green object?
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What is the codepoint of the RIGHT HALF CIRCLE in Unicode?

There are 9 characters are found with Left Half Circle in Unicode: 🤇 Left Half Circle 🤆 Left Half Circle With Dot 🤃 Left Half Circle With Four Dots 🤄 Left Half Circle With Three Dots 🤅 Left Half ...
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How do I create a circle border of 86% of any other number rather than 100% in Adobe xd?

I am trying to create a pie chart in which I am having two separate values. The bigger number The smaller number I am representing the bigger number as an outer circle radius, but the problem is I ...
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How to create a spilling two colors gradient along a shape/stroke? I'd like to recreate one of these examples

I'd like to recreate one of these examples. Is it possible to do this with Adobe Illustrator? Another software?
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How to create this kind of shape?

Does anyone know how to create this kind of blur on a shape? I guess it's easiest in Photoshop.
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Change the width of a polygon without impacting others

I would like to draw a polygon as follows. I know how to use pen tool or shape builder tool (1 rectangle + 1 triangle - 1 triangle) to do this. But when I modify the width of shape by moving the ...
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Is there a drawing software that can recognize and convert hand drawn shapes in real time (like ink to shape feature in Office)

I use a Wacom tablet for sketching (diagraming), and I am looking for a software that can aid in that with recognizing and converting hand drawn shapes in real time. Example in Office (ink to shape ...
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Is there any other way to resize the stroke vector without Expanding it in Ai?

I am creating some icons in Ai and want to resize the designed shapes. But the problem is I have stroke shapes, and when I am resizing, it changes its stroke size. The way I knows is Expand the ...
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How to create a curved triangle of specific dimensions?

I'm trying to make a triangle where all the sides are curved outward, like a Reuleaux triangle, but the sides must be of a specific length. The length must be measured along the curve, not from end to ...
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