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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Issue with export to PDF from Illustrator

I have some issues while exporting my PDF file from Adobe Illustrator. While I made it, I used shape gradient to do this sort of lines. But if you look at the pictures, the problem is very visible. ...
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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

I have an InDesign document with a 9x9 grid and a text frame that is aligned to it. I don't know why, but I don't see the text frame unless I hover a mouse over it. I also tried to create a text frame ...
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What is the technical name of an obround cylinder?

I know that a 2-dimensional rectangle that has semicircular ends instead of flat ones is called an 'obround' or a 'stadium', but what is the name of a three-dimensional rectangular cuboid that has ...
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Minus Front - Return Normal Shape Instead Of Compound Path or Group - Adobe Illustrator

Sometimes, applying Minus Front on two shapes in Adobe Illustrator 2021 returns a normal single shape, other time, it returns a compound path. Why? Is it possible to force returning a normal path? Or ...
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Blur Only Part of Line / Edge in Illustrator

I found a graphic that I like on Adobe Stock: Basically, I'm wondering how to re-create this graphic in Illustrator. I understand how to create a gradient from left to right, or even a shape with ...
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Thinner lines in a shape in Illustrator

I've been making outline designs for surboards, but for some reason sometimes they end up having lines with too much thickness. The one above has the desired thickness (near 4 mm) and the one on the ...
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Adobe Illustrator: After a radial repeat, how can you recolor individual intersecting shapes?

When making a pattern of intersecting shapes with Object>Repeat>Radial, can this shape be divided it into individual segments that can then be colored individually? [Shape Builder tool ...
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Inkscape. Is there a way of disabling the thin line when using division(without turning off anti-alliasing)? [duplicate]

Just take for example simple rectangle that I split with division. When I use division there is always this thin line that shows where the division is. I thought it's only an issue in the program ...
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How to change the width of multiple objects individually?

I have this graph: It was copied from excel, but as you can see, not all the bars have the same width. How do I apply the same width to all bars? Doing it manually is not an option as I have 24 more ...
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Balancing blobs with straight elements

Many web designers have begun to adapt the blob. Eager to use it myself, I incorporated two blobs onto a web page I designed. The blob is an amorphous, pseudo-organic shape. Websites that use blobs ...
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How do I place shapes around the edge of an ellipse in Illustrator

I have a fun shape: And I would like to place it around an ellipse like the image below, without having to place and rotate manually like I have done: I have tried a pattern brush, but it stretches ...
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Making an image with thicker lines in a pattern

How can I make something in a line complex pattern with thicker (or vice-versa making something with thinner lines in a thicker pattern)? For example, taking a star (full star or only the outline) and ...
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How to make a ring of Circles in Photoshop [duplicate]

I am trying to make something like this, where the large circle is composed of many smaller circles, and there is also a gradient of color and brightness from the center of the ring outward. There is ...
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PDF files of logos are rendering different on my system

Problem: the "I" in Advisors, Analysis and the 1st Bracket separating the two words are more prominent than the other characters in the Logo on my system than what is produced by a ...
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Is there a quick way to make this?

I'm sure I can do that with array and some distortion, but how? I use Adobe Illustrator, and I've only tried the pen tool to draw each circle by hand so far, which shouldn't be the smartest thing to ...
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Round one corner rectangle - photoshop CS6

What would be the best way to round one corner of a rectangle in photoshop CS6? I know how to do it in illustrator but am wondering if you would have merge and rasterise two shapes to get the one ...
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Using the shapebuilder tool to make shading on a donut. Illustrator CS6

I am following a youtube tutorial (not a speed art vid) and have become stuck at the shapebuilder tool step. Basically there is the purple stroke on a seperate layer. The pink fill is on its own layer....
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Duplicate shape and scale from centre illustration CS6

I am using illustrator CS6 and was wondering if there is a way to duplicate a shape while scaling a shape down to the centre? For example I am making a donut so I want to create a smaller circle in ...
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Illustrator: how to extend a point selection to the full stroke?

Is there a way to extend a point selection to its stroke ? I want to: select a point (magic shortcut ?) have the whole stroke selected Thanks !
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Metallic effect on picture

I have the clock hands below (cf. photo). they look very flat. i would now like to process them so that they get a slight metallic-black effect and become slightly three-dimensional if possible. The ...
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How to distribute objects inside a shape?

I have thousands of objects I want to distribute them inside a square shape with a same spacing. I tried distribute object panel but... I think I have to align line by line which is tiring method. ...
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Properties Panel Not Showing in Illustrator

Hoping that someone can help. When working in Illustrator, the Properties panel just stopped working: Whether I have a line or text selected, Properties stays 'closed' and does not open. I've also ...
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How can I make this shape in illustrator? (without pen tool if possible)

I cannot seem to get this shape with two perfect half circles with the pen tool. How hard is it? I try to avoid using it if possible so unfortunately I am not really proficient at using it. Is there ...
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Grouped Shapes / Outlines (Almost) Disappear After Creating Pattern?

I've selected a bunch of shapes and outlines for a pattern. I've gone to Object > Group, to group them all together, dragged them to the swatches panel to create a new swatch, and then after double-...
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How to turn image into custom text font with photoshop?

Im attempting to grab these droplets in the image below and turn them into text to resize them. The little “O” shaped would be the first letter of what I’m trying to write as the letter “O” and the ...
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How to plot a plate with a specific wavy pattern with Adobe Illustrator?

Can anyone please help me with plotting two kinds of wavy plates using Adobe Illustrator. What in my mind are something like this. The first one is a plate with sinusoidal pattern and the second one ...
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How to make adjoining closed paths with no overlaps, gaps or slivers in Inkscape?

I have a series of closed paths that I want to exactly abut each other with zero gaps, overlaps, or slivers between them. Each path's shape outline should draw exactly on top of each other. In the ...
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How do I adjust the brightness of the left and right ends in the line tool?

I wanna like this; I am using the line tool, but not used. The answer may not be just about the line tool. It could be another tool.
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Abstract shapes with irregular blur

I would like to create different shapes with a similar blur effect, like a moving(?) I have Adobe CC and would like to save them as pngs. Any ideas?
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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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How to build a cooktop heating element concentric circle shape - in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator: I'm trying to build shape - corresponding to a cooktop heating element exactly like that one shown in the image - for a logo - and I have no idea where to begin. Can an ...
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How do I Seperate A Stroke from a logo or shape layer in Illustrator?

Hello I have a logo and I want turn the logo into a stroke only in illustrator. I cant belive I cant remember how to do this so frustrating. I looked on youtube and im not getting a clear answer on ...
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Infinity twirl animation in AfterEffects?

I'm trying to understand how to do this animation in AfterEffects and can't figure it out - https://dribbble.com/shots/14201928-Li-Auto-voice-assistant-in-the-car There is a 3d twirl effect where the ...
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Illustrator diagonal lines into straight lines

I have these diagonal lines in my artboard which I want to make vertical lines. The horizonal lines are easy to make vertical but how can I make the diagonal lines also vertical? I tried several ...
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Removing Vector Shapes From Underneath Text in Illustrator?

I am trying to prepare a graphic for UV printing but it cant have any overlapping colors. The image I am trying to place the text on top of has a gradient in it which has caused multiple vector shapes ...
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Rounded corner effect being copied when merging with shapebuilder tool

I am using illustrator CS6 and I am making a rectangle with a rounded corner. What I have done is make 2 rectangles but have one with rounded corners through effect>styalize>rounded corners. I ...
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How to draw curved arrows in Photoshop

I'm trying to draw these arrows in Photoshop. They were originally done in Affinity Designer. I couldn't find equivalent tool to draw these paths/arrows.
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How would I morph two illustrated shapes in After Effects?

I'm trying to animate a logo (left) in AE and want it to end up like the one on the right. I created these in AI and copy/pasted them straight from AI instead of importing each artboard. I've tried ...
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Fill colours in shapebuilder tool not in the CS6 version?

Im following a tutorial, I noticed using the shapebuilder tool there is an option in the version the tutor is using where you are able to also colour the shapes using the tool and seperate them with ...
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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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How do I create this shape with some rounded corners in illustrator?

I'm using CS6. I want to create this shape, that is shaped like a backwards L and has some rounded edges on the bottom and then straight edges on the two upper corners. Whenever I try and google how ...
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Illustrator stroke shape changed after lifting the stylus

▲ the preview of the stroke while holding the stylus ▲ after lifting (releasing) the stylus As you can see in the above images, after lifting (releasing) the stylus, the shape of the stroke ...
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Vertically align and match angle of a shape to a line

I'm trying to add a grouped pair of rectangles to many different radially ordered lines. Each line has a slightly different angle. I'm trying to have the center of the gray rectangle vertically ...
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Filling half a shape in figma

I am still pretty new to figma, so I am still learning. I have a shape (rectangle shape) that is all white. I am trying to "fill" half of the shape with a yellow color. Does anyone know how ...
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Can't change stroke around shapes (Arrows)

I've been using the shape tool in PS for years and suddenly, it is forcing a black stroke around my arrow and I can't change/remove it. I worked on 5-6 other images tonight without this happening so ...
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Remove corners from rectangle shape

I've been trying to create a rectangle where the corners have been removed in a "sharp" way, for lack of a better word. We're already able to do something similar to what I want by using the ...
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Photoshop union shapes doesn't show up for SVGs

I have two shapes that I unioned together in Photoshop to create this red outline. When I export as an SVG, it exports the red outline as two separate shapes. Flattening or rasterizing the outline ...
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How to merge two parts of an image in Illustrator to avoid overlapping effect shadow

First time in this community. I am new to illustrator as I come from a science and research background. I extract this image directly from MATLAB in eps to export it to illustrator and probably ...
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How to cut an Image on inkscape

How to remove a shape from an image? It's a simple question but also googling it I can't find a solution. Image to explain the problem Image I'll have to do Concentrate attentions to the Image to ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...

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