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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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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 ...
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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 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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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look like this:
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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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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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Geometric Shapes on images in Adobe Photoshop

How can I create something like this in Photoshop?