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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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What is this shape that looks like a rectangle with rounded ends called?

This cannot be a rounded rectangle because those are not fully or "perfectly" rounded at the two ends. This is more like an elongated circle? A flat cylinder? I searched a lot, but among all guides ...
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How do I add more points to a polygon in photoshop?

How do I add more points to a polygon in adobe photoshop?
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How to move an object along an elliptical path - After Effects

I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles. I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path ...
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How do I get my ovals to have solid outines instead of these jagged lines? [duplicate]

It appears that all rounded shapes I try to draw have this jagged pattern and I have reached my wits end trying to figure out why. Please help!!
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How to break superposed objects into pieces on inkscape?

I'm manipulating a vector in which I have six circles superposed like in a Venn Diagram. I want to easily break them into pieces by color. Is this possible?
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How to create Graphics like this in Photoshop? [closed]

I am a developer and hence I am not experienced in photoshop and graphic designing. I recently came across a graphic like this: I want to know how can I create an image like this Photoshop? The ...
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How to have a slight gradient to edge of shape

I have a few shapes in Illustrator which I have grouped and made into a compound path. I filled it with a gradient. (client wants a the chakra colours). I would love to put another layer on top like ...
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Border radius for Photoshop Pen Shape

When I draw some line shape using Pen tool and fill it, it has sharp borders. How can I apply border radius to them to make them look like this image? I can see the border radius option in the ...
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Outline custom shape

I was wishing to achieve [and Define] a custom EMPTY shape, but after creating this hideous fish with Paths, Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool and Stroke Path [Brush 15px], my custom shape has been ...
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How to add a stroke effect on audio spectrum in After Effects?

I'm trying to add a stroke effect on a generated audio spectrum and I don't know why it doesn't work. Drop shadow works, but it's not exactly what I'm trying to achieve. Any suggestions?
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Filling portions of a path

I have a path that represents a cupboard. I would like to fill each side of this cupboard with a different colour. How do i do so?
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Transform many squares into circles

I would like to create a highly stylized QR code. Namely, I want to transform all of the squares into circles (diameter = square width). Question Does Illustrator have a built-in means for a task ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can't Fill Shapes with Color [closed]

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. I am facing an issue. I can't fill a shape with color in Adobe Illustrator. But when I copy it in Paint app, I can easily do it. Here is the image of the shape: I can'...
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Is there a specific name for this square with two corners sharp and two corners rounded?

As a seasoned design professional I have memorised most of my shapes....triangles, circles... even rectangles, but I need to do some research on this shape, and for the life of me I cannot think "what ...
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How do I make a vector dotted ribbon?

I want to make a ribbon / wave of dots in Illustrator like the image below, but keep the perspective of the dots, so they don't look flat. I have not had any luck using the blend tool or envelope ...
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Illustrator proper overlap of shape

I am trying to use Pathfinder shape modes to cut out parts of shape and overlay them on each other (as shown in following figure) However, I am getting shape overlapping with border of background ...
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Help with using Direct Selection Tool while creating an icon in Illustrator

I am new to Illustrator and learning how to make icons following this link https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/how-to/icon-design.html I am stuck at step 5. I am not getting the corner widget ...
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What Tools Would You Use to Build Something Like This?

It's my first time posting here so please bear with me! I'm trying to recreate the image below but honestly I'm not even sure where to start. I tried brute forcing it and just overlaying squares on ...
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Transparent lines in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a building, using the line segment tool. So I first created this big shape and then slashed through it with white lines. However on a colored background I want the lines to be ...
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How can I crop a photo to this shape?

I have very little experience with photoshop and I'm trying to crop a photo to a particular shape for a project. This is the shape I need: From what I can understand I can do this with a mask but I'...
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How do I make this complex illustration into a single object (compount path)

I have a complex file containing large number of black and white shapes, which make up buildings. I would like to get a single black shape - exactly the one I see in preview mode. Here is a file ...
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Trouble connecting straight segments with a smooth curve

I'm trying to create a capital 'E' like the first image (without the text filling up the body). The second image is what I have so far. I'm having trouble specifically with creating a curve that ...
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Is there a specific name for a concentric dots pattern in a circle?

There are examples of it in many industrial products, like the radio speaker below (the circle pattern in the top left corner): 1959 Portable Transistor Radio and Phonograph (model TP 1) (MOMA ...
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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has width 38px, and thickness of 1px. Green has width 152px and thickness 1px. I created these shapes using the technique in image 4. There are two rectangles one over ...
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Why is trace bitmap not working in inkscape?

I had created a rectangle and was trying to use the trace bitmap feature to make a SVG copy but the copy was not being created.
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What is the difference between a closed figure with two radii and an unclosed figure?

I have been trying to learn Inkscape and I encountered a property of the ellipse tool which said closed figure with two radii. I am very confused about it and cannot make out why it doesn't qualify as ...
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How to join 2 ring-shaped sketches of differents sizes

I have 2 ring shaped sketches of different size and width that I want to join, but keeping the hole on their center. Using the Loft function does the job, but makes a filled cylinder so I loose the ...
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Geometric Shapes on images in Adobe Photoshop

How can I create something like this in Photoshop?
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Alignment in sketch app

Is there is any option in sketch app where I can align object with reference object? E.g. I have on icon and one rectangle shape, want my icon center middle aligned of rectangle. Like in illustrator ...
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Illustrator: how to recreate a sun-shaped background shape?

I'd like to recreate this Man Utd match poster in Illustrator CC 2018. I am stuck while creating the grey form used in the background, behind the blue and red circles. How do I make this shape?
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How to make positioning of lines around circle or curve

Is it possible to make even distance positioning of lines of different length around circle or curve? I mean lines have different sizes like on pic.2, but I need they have equal distance around ...
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How do I create geometric shapes like that?? (picture included)

I'm having difficulties trying to create perfectly align shapes like that using photoshop. I'm not sure how I can achieve that, i can create one simple + shape using rectangular marquee tool, but how ...
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Illustrator: is possible to layout a looping complex shape overlaping?

i'm trying to do this shape: So i start to figure out with a simple circle with a corner more distant: and then clone and rotate the same shape: Basically i want to do this without the 3D effect, i ...
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How to combine lines into a shape?

I want to combine the lines in my object into a shape (or multiple petal shapes) so I can still have the lines and fill the petals with color (or different petals with different colors). How do I do ...
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Extremely precise geometry in AI (irrational numbers?)

In the context of making geometric shapes in AI, I'm wondering what are some of the most efficient ways to achieve a certain shape configuration. For the scope of this question consider a square that ...
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How to apply a clipping mask to multiple independent paths?

I'm trying to create a clipping mask on a bunch of paths, but I need some way to be able to move the paths around afterwards: For example, the shape is each of the 48 continental states of the US and ...
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Erasing stroke on two separate segments of shape

I want to have a shape with a fill and in some segments the stroke should be removed. Can this be resolved somehow using e.g. the path finder? This image shows (a very simplified version of) what I ...
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Photoshop: how to fill a stroke with an image

I hope this is the right place to ask "how do I " questions. I've tried googling, but perhaps I'm not hitting on the right search words, or technique words. I am trying to make a stroke, in this case ...
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How to make a hexagonal grid?

I'm trying to make a hexagonal grid, I want each hexagon to be it's own shape, with no extra paths. I've tried a bunch of different methods to create a hexagon grid, something like this (where each ...
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Add and change border type, color and thickness to a path

I want to create a map, with lines that have borders like roads or railway lines, either solid or dotted borders like normal OS maps. I have tried to draw lines with the pen tool (and this would be ...
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How to curve a line into an arc along a circle in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to create a shape similar to this, and I was thinking of using a line and then bending it along a circle, but I'm not sure how to do that.
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How I can make people collage in custom shape?

How can I make a similar-looking collage automatically with a vector output? I am open to any software, web application or plug-in.
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How do you bend a shape in Illustrator?

I'm trying to bend one long rectangle into a shape similar to this.
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Distribute tool not working properly

Ok, I tried searching for this but did not find anything relevant. I am facing a weird issue in Photoshop. When using the Distribute Tool, the elements align in a weird manner. Here is an example - ...
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cut icons to shape heart

I'm trying to cut these icons in shape of a heart. Tried many things. How can I do that? The icons are vectors and the heart is a shape
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Handling whitespace at points where shapes interconnect/overlap

I'm helping a friend out with a bird logo and I'm new to Illustrator. I need to increase the whitespace around the points where the wings intersect with the body ellipse, without changing the wing ...
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Is it possible to change this image to white and make it not look like a blob?

I need this to be white for a water bottle but I can't figure out how to make it work. this is what happens when I reverse it. And this is what happens when I stroke. I am fairly new to ...
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make shape from illustrator file doesn't work

I made my character in Photoshop and exported it as .SVG, then I opened it via Illustrator to make an .ai file, after that I opened the .ai into After Effects to make a shape from this but I went ...
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Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny

I'm trying to open a client SVG format image into illustrator, however I get this message "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny" which means some parts of the image aren't clipped to where they ...