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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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

I have a masked image, and I want to give a little drop shadow on it in Abobe XD. But I am not able to do so. Can someone please tell suggest any idea... reference image This is what I have tried so ...
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how would this look if it was a line? [closed]

hi total noob here i just need someone to give me a picture of how the circle on the right would look as a line (i don't know where the cut would be made, but it's for chromosome analysis and it ...
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Can one side edge be rounded in adobe xd?

For a rectangle, it is possible to round a single side, but when I am using a triangle all the sides are getting rounded at the same time. Please see the image for your reference. What if I want to ...
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How would I create lines that rotate with increasing distance in Illustrator?

I've created a version manually, but it has small errors and I want to create an automated one (attached my manual one here): I thought it would have something to do with the Rotate option within the ...
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How can i trim the artwork

I have this tree shape artwork and i want to trim hole (which are spotted with black color). I tried with all the trim options, Did not work. How can i trim. Any other way or option File
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How to create this star shape in Adobe Xd?

How can we create star shapes like the one highlighted below, in a simple way? Currently, I am taking it this way: Creating a circle Adding a line around it (with some slight rotation)
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Can this geometric shape be created in Illustrator?

I am trying to think of a way to make this shape in Illustrator, is it a shape that encloses two circular gears (below is the hand drawn, non geometric shape I have now): This is as far as I have ...
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Can I create a half-circle with rounded corners?

I am trying to create this shape in Illustrator and finding it particularly difficult: Creating a circle and cutting it into thirds isn't that difficult but rounding the corners similarly on each ...
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How can I make one object out of two separate compound shapes?

I have an illustration with two compound paths which are on separate layers. What I would like to do is to have one sub layer with both compound paths.
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Pathfinder doesn't work smoothly

I am applying pathfinder- minus front to cut out some shape. Then I notice the common border the shapes share are more bold/thick than rest lines/borders. At first I thought am doing something wrong, ...
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Unable to changed shape fill due to expression rule in After Effects

I bought a template expanded the shape properties and layer attributes in order to disable the fill expression and later saw that the fill expression disable sign = was missing. Now it's impossible to ...
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Can you use the blend tool to do a blend with an infinite amount of steps?

I'm trying to blend the outline of some text, and I want the outline of it to kind of look like it has some depth, like in this picture. However, in illustrator, the blend tool never makes a proper ...
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How can I resize without distorting in Adobe XD?

I am using Adobe XD, I have created a progress bar, which I want to use in a different location with having a different size. But when I am trying to do so, this is what happens:
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Fill color between 2 shape lines

I've got two layers, a shape in each layer. What I want is to fill the lines between the two shapes. I've tried to merge the shapes but then it just stays completely filled in, like the screenshot. I ...
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How to achieve this Adobe Xd?

I want to do this in Adobe Xd, can someone please tell me is there any way or any plugin to achieve this in adobe xd. Note: The current image is from Figma. Although I know we can do this by using ...
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Why my stroke goes when I fill a color using eye-dropper tool in adobe illustrator

I am very new to adobe illustrator and I am trying to fill some colors on my drawn shapes. But the only problem I am facing is whenever I am trying to fill color to any object using the eyedropper (I) ...
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While creating the circle 2 dots appeared and I need to delete the dots

while creating a circle in inkscape, 2 dots appeared in the figure and they turned my circle into Pac-Man. How can I delete these dots?
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Trouble with distributing space between diagonal rows

I'm trying to space out these diagonal rows evenly, but I have failed to accomplish this, since they seem to take random positions every time I use either Horizontal Distribute Space or Horizontal ...
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How to make a stroke with only increasing width

I want to be able to make a stroke that only becomes wider, but in affinity designer, it seems that the start and end has to be the same width. Is there a way? AI width tool: Affinity designer:
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Inkscape path->division not working on pattern and object

For the sake of me, I can't seem to add a pattern on an image! tried every tips possible! I am trying to create a cane pattern on a flag. and it has thousands of nodes. Therefore, I can't use the ...
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InDesign export particularly low quality image in an AI file

I am creating a daily journal. I encountered problem when exporting interative pdf. The blue and orange dots are pngs. When I place the ai files into indesign and export as interactive PDF, the dots ...
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How to solidify the outline of an image that has feathered edges?

Imagine saving a .png image of a solid-colored circle that is on top of a transparent background. However, the circle is filled with that solid color in such a way that towards its outer contours (...
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How to create a curvy bend in a rectangle using the node tool?

I created a simple rectangle , then i changes it from from a shape to object to path. At this point it has four nodes. I proceed to add 6 more like below: What i was trying to achieve is a slight ...
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How to insert new nodes to lines automatically at intersections

This video shows a way to make what I want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TctsEGXENhw It starts from a big outline of capital letter T and a bunch of parallel lines: The T is used only as a ...
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Remove border when tracing image - Illustrator

I am trying to create a vector image in Illustrator to be used with a laser cutter. The process i use is open the image - select it - Image Trace with default settings - Expand - Ungroup. I then go ...
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How to make the perfect pizza shape from a circle using the pen tool?

How can I make a perfect pizza shape from a circle using the pen tool? Say I have the below circle shape. I of course want a pizza shape like below: But the angle on the left and the right should be ...
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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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