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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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 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.
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How do I make a square whose border is made of numbers? [Inkscape]

I'd like to create squares, but instead of solid or dashed borders, I want them composed of numbers (like -1-). However, if I make a marker with numbers, and apply it to the squares, it doesn't work! ...
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Holding shift and alt gives eyedropper

I was working with shape layers in photoshop CC 2018. I selected the ellipse tool and held down shift and alt which should create a circle with a centre at the point from where I started dragging , ...
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Pathfinder changing path of circle when subtracting

I'm having something super weird happen. I was wondering if someone here maybe knows why. While designing this logo in illustrator from Shapes - A circle and a triangle I use the pathfinder tool to ...
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Draw a circular distorted shape in illustrator

I am still very new to vector and I wanted to make something similar to this image. I want to make it as circular shape. The only idea I got is to manually draw it point by point. Any better ...
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How to create an elbow connector from scratch programatically?

An "elbow connector" in MS-Word is a 3-segment line with a control point in the middle as shown where if I move the yellow control point sideways, then the length of the two lines on either side ...
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How to create this rounded shape in illustrator?

How to create the following shape in illustrator or Sketch? Whenever I try to create a circle, copy this circle and work with smaller circles in it, it does look a bit odd. Is there any other way to ...
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How to make this perfect shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to learn how to create this shape in illustrator. What are the ways to create this with perfect geometry? I tried to create a part of the shape and used rotate duplicate method but I can't ...
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How to wrap rectangle around circle

I'm trying to recreate the below picture for a poster. But I am not sure how to do this. I know how to wrap text around a circle, but I also want the rectangle to wrap around the circle, but I am not ...
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Shape path property seems missing in after effect

In my After Effects cc 2019; I'm trying to change properties of star shape's path but it seems it's inner and outer radius properties missing. Looking forward to any help of what could've wrong.
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How to convert path into a shape in Inkscape

I am trying to covert some paths into shapes. Let's say I have something like this: and I need to convert it into something like this: How am I supposed to go about this? I am using Inkscape 0.92.
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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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How can I get a similar “handmade feel” stroke in Illustrator?

Hi ! How can I get this shape with Illustrator ? ( I refer to the house shape, both inner and outer shape). I tried to use the Pencil tool, then I edited the stroke using "Roughen", but the result is ...
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How to make shapes like this in Affinity Designer?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/74642263/New-Character-collection-Illustration (3rd Image, Coffee cup) What are the easiest way of making smoke or clouds of such shape? Other than drawing the ...
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How to draw dotted circle in Inkscape?

I am pretty new to graphic design world & obviously Inkscape too. I just need to draw a simple circle with dots in Inkscape. I have tried all the options in the stroke style section, but wasn't ...
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Pattern from polygon on layer in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects, and I am trying to create a polygon tile with hexagons (a honeycomb-like pattern) on a shape layer, in a manner similar to the pattern fills in Illustrator. However, as I ...
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White line in the middle of a design [duplicate]

I have a problem with my design and I've been having this problem in many designs I've made that is when I mirror something, I get a straight white line in the middle. I'm barely starting with graphic ...
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Add rectangle shape to vector layer

Let's say I have a document with a vector layer. If I want to add a path to that layer with the Pen Tool, I select the Pen Tool in Path mode with Combine Shapes as Path Operation and draw the new ...
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How can I recreate this polygon/wire effect? [duplicate]

Sorry for not providing more info, I just don't know where to start with this, would be cool to learn how to recreate this effect.
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Possible Way to Create Cartoon Tree Effect in Illustrator? A Circle with Ridges / Small Curves Around It?

I often have to spend a lot of time making every single curve around a circle if I want to create a cartoon tree: When I know it would be so much faster if there were a way to get points around the ...
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Rectangle with gradient around entirety of shape . - Illustrator

How can I make a rectangle with basically a fade to middle gradient on both vertical sides and also gradients from the bottom of both horizontal sides of the rectangle? I cant use radial because that ...
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How to join separate shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Ok, so this might seem a simple enough task to anyone, but I'm really struggling. I have 50-60 of these patterns. All made up from a number of paths (these are not joined in anyway and have gaps in ...
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How do I enhance the effect of trypophobia?

For a project using synthetic images (styleGAN to be precise), I'm looking at many different manifestations of an eye. Displaying them on a grid unintentionally created a trypophobia-like (fear of ...
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Remove part of shape that's outside another shape

I am trying to cut a part of a shape that is outside another one using illustrator. I've found this answer for Inkscape and I tried to reproduce it with Illustrator but I did not success. I'd like ...
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What happened to Adobe Illustrator's Crystallize Warp effect?

Adobe Illustrator used to have an Effect → Warp tool called Crystallize, that was good for creating starburst shapes & effects, like this: Source: http://av.riard.lt/blog/...
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Clipping Mask Questions - Beginner - Adobe Illustrator

I'm new here, so I am really sorry if this question has been already asked, but I can't seem to find an exact answer to my situation... I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and have never really ...
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Convert/Replace multiple shapes (Ellipse into Polygon)

I am familiar with the Convert to Shape effect which lets me replace Ellipses by Retangles. However I would like to convert ellipses into triangles (3 sides polygons). Is there a way to do that? Ps: ...
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Methods to create curved lines

I'm looking for help in creating curved lines in the example below: I've tried using rounded rectangles but it the final result doesn't look quite the same.
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shape outline visible - newbie [duplicate]

How can I hide the shape outline lines from this? When I export the graphic....they still show. Please help. Jim
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Adobe Illustrator guidance needed

I'm having a hard time creating this shape. Could anyone guide me as to what shapes I could use to create the shapes within the circle. Thanks so much!
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How to join two separate shapes with an intermediate one [duplicate]

so my probleme is quite simple. i have 2 circles away from each other and not intersecting, I want to connect those 2 cirlces with a rectangle in the middle. heres what I have and heres what i want ...
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How can I create an elliptic torus in indesign?

I know how to create a 3D torus in Adobe Indesign, this shape is generated by revolving a circle about an axis. But how can I make an elongated/elliptical torus using Indesign, still with a circular ...
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Create a Horizontally Segmented Circle in Illustrator

Looking on how to create an image like the colored circle in the background of this image. How to I keep everything equal? Not worried about the distressed effect (that's easy for me).
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Flowing/Blob-like fitting together

I am trying to create some blobs that flow into each other and take up the entire artboard (kind of like this image but not as much lines as shapes similar to my attempt below). In Inkscape I used ...
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Resizing shapes using an absolute value in Illustrator

I want to clone and resize a bunch of the same shape. I want them to all be X smaller/bigger than the previous shape, where X = absolute value (not a relative percentage). Currently, I can only find ...
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Illustrator: Logo fade out to transparency gradient in outer edges

So, I've got a rectangular little/logo banner thing drawn up in Adobe Illustrator: And I want to fade out to nothing around the edges relative to a new shape; in this case, an ellipse. Here it ...
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Extra space created around object when using the shaper tool

When I try to use shaper tool to merge two paths, it creates all that extra space up top. https://vimeo.com/305816637
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Shape Builder Tool; Don't create extra anchor points

Is there a way to cut a shape using the Shape Builder Tool without it affecting the shape that is not supposed to be cut: E.g. when I use an ellipse in order to cut a rectangle, I also get extra ...
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Inkscape - How to get information from measures I am making?

I am doing some analysis of some images, so I need measure the distance and the size of the lines and write that down in a Google Sheet. Like in the image below, I use the measure tool to get the ...
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How to add internal fillets in hand drawn shapes in masses?

I've got this thing I drew using the brush tool that's suppose to be a panel for some project of mine and I'm trying to get some nice defined fillets to each hole: What would be the easiest way to ...
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Why Photoshop changes edges/borders colours when scaling/distorting up/down?

I'm annoyed with this behaviour since forever, so its time to ask: why Photoshop change edges colours when there's clearly absolutely no reason to do so? Here is an example: I'm dealing with the logo ...