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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Gradient style for each shape in one layer

I am seeking how to apply an Overlay Gradient style on a layer containing multiple shapes, in a way that each shape has his own gradient (not sharing the layer style to the merged shapes). For now, ...
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Aligning circles to non-90-degree corners

I am trying to achieve perfect circular corners for some shapes. This seems really easy for 90° angles, but for more complicated corners, I can't seem to figure out how to get the circle to align ...
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How to change the stroke of a single edge in a shape?

Let me start by saying that I'm a complete ignorant when it comes to Figma, I'm trying to learn the basics in order to draw a couple of very elementary shapes for my research paper. Is it possible to ...
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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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Clip raster image with bezier curve shape in Inkscape

I have a raster image that I'm trying to 'cut out' a part of (then follow it with feathering + blending etc), I draw an "outline" with the bezier curve tool, afterwards making sure to close the newly ...
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How can I convert a path to a shape in Inkscape?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes. However, while I found instructions for ...
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How to draw a stretched/pulled/conical spiral

I'm trying to redraw a diagram, and I'm having difficulty recreating the base spiral: I need to make the concentric spiral part. Can you help me?
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VU meter design

I'm trying to create a VU meter in Illustrator. I've tried various methods but cannot achieve the result I like. (I tried blend tool method, and also warp Arch method as seen in my example attached.) ...
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Remove outer white space around logo

I currently have a logo with a white puppet inside it. I want to remove the white space around the logo. Because the white space is still "connected" with the inner white puppet I can't ...
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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 would I do about filling in this hole?

I want to fill in that little space in the bottom right-hand corner, but every time I use something like the pen or paint it creates it in a new layer, which when using the stroke feature, completely ...
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After Effects can't create proportional shapes

I wanted to create a square shape so I hold shift and left mouse button to draw it, and it seems like I have a very strange bug. The shape on the screenshot is the result of shift+lmb - clearly not a ...
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How do I get rid of small kinks on path in Illustrator?

I am trying to draw a snake on Illustrator and I want it to have smooth and rounded edges, but I am struggling to achieve that perfectly with the pen tool. I have included a close up to illustrate ...
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Standard way of making specific shape

Hello. I am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Can anyone guide that how can I make this shape in standard way without using pen tool.
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Why Can't I merge two curved paths in InDesign CS5?

I'm using InDesign CS5 at work and I'm trying to create a "U", "Horseshoe", or "shield" curved path for text to follow. I already know how to copy+paste text on a path. That is not the issue. The ...
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Illustrator - how to create area with evenly shaped bumpy outline

I've recently made the shift from my old FreeHand 11 to Illustrator 2020. I'm trying to duplicate a process I used to do in FH in order to create a bumpy outline for a forest area on a map. In ...
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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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How to fill this pencil shape with gradient in illustrator?

I've been struggling to fill this entire pencil-like shape with this gray gradient. It always stops bluntly at the tip, leaving it empty. How do I get it to fill all the way from the point?
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Problem with stroke

I am creating a leaf from scratch in illustrator, I made the stroke a different color than the fill, and now I can see that the stroke is sort of distorted and is not properly lined up to the actual ...
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How to make a wavy surface in Inkscape?

I have made this 3d rectangular shape in Inkscape. I want to make the top (lightest) surface "wavy", with some hills and valleys, similar to this image. I have tried free hand drawing one ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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Using Illustrator CC one layer shape out of multiple paths

I have a shape created in Photoshop (one layer) I copy the shape to illustrator (selecting compound path)and it shows each element as a separate path. I would like to generate a font icon so I need ...
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Illustrator: Using 'Unite' Function in Pathfinder Window Creates Erroneous Anchor Points/Shifts Shapes

I have two shapes, in this case red and dark blue circles (for clarity), that I want smoothly connected by a tangent line and eventually united into a single, monocolor shape path. I am using the '...
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Illustrator - points are turned into squares?

I have created the plot below using R and exported the figure as a PDF-file. I would like to add additional elements to the plot, and I typically use Illustrator 2020 for such jobs. However, when I ...
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How to calculate the area of an irregular shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I've drawn an irregular shape in illustrator and I want to know what its area is then I want to compare it between another shape How could I calculate its area in Illustrator (CS6 or CC)?
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Using effects to make different size sticks around circle

I am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Which effects and shapes can I use to make these sticks around circle (Shown in red line in pic).
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How can I get this gradient effect?

I tried to copy and paste forward each one of the hexagon strokes with a gradient, but that didn't work.
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How to delete spaces between different shapes after you divide a shape in multiple ones in adobe illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner with adobe illustrator and for a project we need to split letters(A,B,C..) in many pieces because we need it for an application, and I did that using shape builder tool, pathfinder-...
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Adobe Illustrator 8: trying to resize an image

I forgot how to resize an image... I did look this up in the Help section, but was not able to find what I needed.
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I would like to get rid of the pink outline (path tracing) and white lines in the image below

This image was a png which i filled in colour and edited its outline using Inkscape. However, once it's complete i could see that the outline pink in colour can be seen even after i filled with blue ...
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how do I edit a shape in illustrator? For example, from a square and I want to change it to a hexagon

how do I edit a shape in illustrator? For example, from a square and I want to change it to a hexagon.I'm new to this. Usually I end up re-drawing again.
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How do I turn off the Sub-Selection Tool “A”?

Here is an image of the sub selection tool: How do I unselect this tool after I am done using it to adjust the vector shape?
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Warping text into a 3D donut shape.

Hello all, I've recently come across a very cool logo/ typography on Pinterest. I'm trying to replicate it with my own text. I've found a few helpful tutorials on using Extrude & Bevel, as well ...
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What is this shape called? It's a circle with a right angle in one corner

I'm trying to find an example of this shape online, but I don't know what to look for. It seems to be pretty popular in graphic design lately. It's a circle with a right angle in one corner. But when ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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How to change the colour of part of an object in Inkscape?

I'm attempting to change the colour of an SVG image. Here is a screenshot of the image set I'm working with. Take for example the partly cloudy image (2nd line, 2nd from left). How can I change the ...
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In CorelDRAW, how do I select “relative corner scaling” for all rectangles in a completed illustration?

In CorelDRAW (Home & Student X8), I have made an illustration which contains many rectangles with rounded corners. I now wish to resize the illustration while preserving the "relative corner ...
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Illustrator basic shape build

How do you get a shape like this (excuse the hand drawing but it gives you a visual): Width: 7 inches Height: 5.1 inches from the middle, but as it goes to the left and right it ends at 2.75" How ...
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Logo too similar or not? [closed]

Hi we have a logo I designed, it is UK trademarked registered, we recently asked a company in the USA to help market us, and the said that we would have to change our name etc, as it was too similar ...
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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 to create a diamond pattern with random fill colours and stroke?

Pattern in question is the one on the left, it has random shades of black/grey, I'm not sure how to make something like this.
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Seamless adjacent shapes in Inkscape

Is there a convenient way to take two shapes in Inkscape and cut the border of one to follow the border of the other? Basically, if I have two overlapping shapes, I'd like to have Inkscape delete the ...
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How to get rid of spoiling shape of icons when a designer try to make it smaller size?

As shown in the following screen capture, some of the shapes in the icon are being spoiled when I try to resize it. How to get rid of such problem?
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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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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has a width of 38px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 12px Green has a width of 152px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 3px I created these shapes ...
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How to measure spaceing and resize shapes “vector likely” or readjust “width” of a shape?

In Photoshop I'm trying to make some "border" or "cover" thing, but I'm running into a problem when it comes to "maintaining the correct space and height". In the image there's a triangle (it was a ...
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Low-poly art mesh creation

I want to know if there is a possibility to "cut" the mesh into single objects (triangles, other polygons) I create using Pen Tool? I followed examples in these two tutorials: Adobe Illustrator & ...
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Illustrator copy point

I am following instructions from a class, but the instructions seem to be very outdated. The instructions call to select the top point, and alt-drag that point to create branching "fingers". When I ...
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Stroke disappears when I hit command + J?

I am trying to join two paths together but when I hit command + J the stroke disappears?
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How do i snap 2 path points together in Photoshop?

I simply want to combine the 2 selected points shown below.

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