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 to add stroke to all layer in Illustrator?

I am creating an illustration in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. My illustration has got many objects and shapes and now I want to add a stroke only to layer, not for all shapes inside this layer. How can ...
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How can I draw my character in different view?

I have this dog character And I need to draw the side view of it, can anyone recommend me a video/online course to learn the Technic to draw my characters? I have a few characters that I need their ...
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Join two circles to make perfect rounded rectangle

In Inkscape, how to make two circle to be a rounded rectangle? Lets say, I have blue circle and red circle. Both of them position like below image: How to join that two circle so I have perfect ...
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Constructing a basic shield from primary shapes

I was wondering if it's possible to create these relatively basic shapes from the primary geometric shapes (i.e. polygons and ellipses - particularly circles, squares, and triangles). You don't ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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How to apply a continuous gradient to a shape with text

I'm trying to apply a left-to-right gradient to a simple image to an image such as the one below: I've learned how to apply the gradient to text, but I don't know how to extend it to the bullseye ...
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Photoshop not exporting shapes

Why isn't the lines exporting in the pdf file?
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How to change circular shape in line

I have a design in a circle as shown in the image below. Now I want this same design in a straight line. How can I do this? using this same design.
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Black border appears in all objects in a specific layer in Illustrator

I can't figure out why every time i use the shape tool to create something a black border appears around it. My stroke is off but it appears no matter what the black border appears when I use the ...
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How to subtract a shape from another one grabbing gradient continuity?

I wanna "cut" a triangle (see above, the black one) from that rectangle's left bottom corner, but when I use pathfinder or shape builder tools to do that, the triangle "assumes" the rectangle's full ...
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How to distort a part of a raster image like you do with a shape?

As an example I have a raster image as shown: I want to crop a specific part of that image : And distort it by its corner points like this : Can someone please explain to me how to do that using AI ...
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How do I copy shape tool nodes to another object?

I'm trying to copy the shape tool I used to reshape an object and use it on another object. e.g.: I have a square object then I used shape tool to reshape it into a circle now I want to get another ...
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Weird grey line/border in white space in Adobe Illustrator

While using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1 release on a Macbook, I get these strange lines as outlines/connecting around my shapes and they appear even in my png and pdf exports. See image below. In the ...
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How can I make these 2 shapes join smoothly?

I draw a curve and then draw a rectangle below it. The curve stroke is 6, and the rectangle stroke is 3. I cannot move the rectangle to match the curve. It always has a little bit of a gap. How can ...
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When drawing a circle 2x2cm with stroke thickness 0,01mm and stroke center the top right part of the circle gets weird

As you can see in the picture the circle is fine everywhere except for the weird stuff on the right. Any idea how I can overcome this? The thickness needs to be 0,01mm (0,028pt) and the stroke ...
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How to connect a shape and a path in Illustrator?

I'm trying to connect these two but I can't figure it out. I want the left shape to continue it's line and have it's curvature and naturally connect to the right side. This is a rough example of the ...
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How can I draw this thick rounded corner?

How can I draw this specific shape in Photoshop? I tried 2 rectangles with border radius but I can't match it perfectly. It's probably easy, but Graphic Design is not my area.
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LibreOffice Impress: How to change style of one object without affecting the others in the same slide

I have four objects in a single slide. All of them are drawn using Insert -> Shape. Now I want two of the objects to be transparent while the others remain non-transparent. I clicked on the ...
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Vector shape is different than actual path

I'm totally perplexed by this. The vector path is at a different location and of a different size than the actual shape seen. I'm using CS6. I got this file from a client. Under normal circumstances, ...
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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How do I make distance between concentric circles equal?

I've been beating my head against this for a while. The reason the rings are not aligned is because I initially started the project in Photoshop. How can I the change the distance between rings to be ...
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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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Critique of timeline aesthetic

I am working with this timeline as seen below. I'll try to explain it a bit: Each circle represents an event. There are no tick marks because it's not a "mission-critical" kind of data set. We just ...
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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.