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 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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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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How to turn image into custom text font with photoshop?

Im attempting to grab these droplets in the image below and turn them into text to resize them. The little “O” shaped would be the first letter of what I’m trying to write as the letter “O” and the ...
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How to plot a plate with a specific wavy pattern with Adobe Illustrator?

Can anyone please help me with plotting two kinds of wavy plates using Adobe Illustrator. What in my mind are something like this. The first one is a plate with sinusoidal pattern and the second one ...
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How to bend a path along an arc (or any shaped path)?

TL:DR How can I bend a shape along a path in illustrator I've been wondering for a while how I can do this, when I saw this question, I got very excited. Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular ...
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How to make adjoining closed paths with no overlaps, gaps or slivers in Inkscape?

I have a series of closed paths that I want to exactly abut each other with zero gaps, overlaps, or slivers between them. Each path's shape outline should draw exactly on top of each other. In the ...
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creating multiple shapes closer -illustrator

If I creating a new shape closer to the another shape,the cursor was changed to transform icon for the older shape. so that each and every time I press "v" and click on empty surface and ...
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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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Removing Vector Shapes From Underneath Text in Illustrator?

I am trying to prepare a graphic for UV printing but it cant have any overlapping colors. The image I am trying to place the text on top of has a gradient in it which has caused multiple vector shapes ...
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Illustrator: how to intersect shapes properly

I have a triangle (purple) and a rectangle (white). Is there a way to delete all the white part of the rectangle lying outside of the purple triangle's border? I've tried experimenting with the ...
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How do I adjust the brightness of the left and right ends in the line tool?

I wanna like this; I am using the line tool, but not used. The answer may not be just about the line tool. It could be another tool.
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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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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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Abstract shapes with irregular blur

I would like to create different shapes with a similar blur effect, like a moving(?) I have Adobe CC and would like to save them as pngs. Any ideas?
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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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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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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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How do I split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?

Illustrator has the polar grid tool (as mentioned in this question) but how do I properly split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?
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Change stroke width in Inkscape without changing dashes?

When I try to change the width of a dashed line in Inkscape (from Fill and Stroke>Stroke Style), the program automatically makes all lines full, i.e. I lose the dashed style of the lines. Any ...
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How to build a cooktop heating element concentric circle shape - in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator: I'm trying to build shape - corresponding to a cooktop heating element exactly like that one shown in the image - for a logo - and I have no idea where to begin. Can an ...
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How do I Seperate A Stroke from a logo or shape layer in Illustrator?

Hello I have a logo and I want turn the logo into a stroke only in illustrator. I cant belive I cant remember how to do this so frustrating. I looked on youtube and im not getting a clear answer on ...
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How can I make the opposite of Reuleaux triangle?

A Reuleaux triangle: What I'm trying to make, is the opposite of that, meaning the lines bend inward to looks something like: I achieved that by making three circles, but it's a pain to align the ...
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Illustrator diagonal lines into straight lines

I have these diagonal lines in my artboard which I want to make vertical lines. The horizonal lines are easy to make vertical but how can I make the diagonal lines also vertical? I tried several ...
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Infinity twirl animation in AfterEffects?

I'm trying to understand how to do this animation in AfterEffects and can't figure it out - https://dribbble.com/shots/14201928-Li-Auto-voice-assistant-in-the-car There is a 3d twirl effect where the ...
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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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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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Why does rotated (R) shapes, that I copy and duplicate (Cmd+D) around a circle, get disordered? [duplicate]

Hey, guys, i got this problem and it's really bothering me, when I make a shape, like a single rectangle and i want to rotate/duplicate it all 360º around a circle shape, the ones that are at the ...
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How do I draw a heart shape in inkscape?

I'd prefer the method to draw it using two circles and a rectangle because I think that's the simplest method. But other methods are also OK. I need a not too curvy heart. Something like this. I ...
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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates its own layer without it being created behind an other. How can I do this? This is what I'm trying to create: Instead I'm getting this, ...
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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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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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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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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 would I morph two illustrated shapes in After Effects?

I'm trying to animate a logo (left) in AE and want it to end up like the one on the right. I created these in AI and copy/pasted them straight from AI instead of importing each artboard. I've tried ...
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How to draw curved arrows in Photoshop

I'm trying to draw these arrows in Photoshop. They were originally done in Affinity Designer. I couldn't find equivalent tool to draw these paths/arrows.
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Rounded corner effect being copied when merging with shapebuilder tool

I am using illustrator CS6 and I am making a rectangle with a rounded corner. What I have done is make 2 rectangles but have one with rounded corners through effect>styalize>rounded corners. I ...
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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...
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How do I create this shape with some rounded corners in illustrator?

I'm using CS6. I want to create this shape, that is shaped like a backwards L and has some rounded edges on the bottom and then straight edges on the two upper corners. Whenever I try and google how ...
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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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Fill colours in shapebuilder tool not in the CS6 version?

Im following a tutorial, I noticed using the shapebuilder tool there is an option in the version the tutor is using where you are able to also colour the shapes using the tool and seperate them with ...
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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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How do I create a polygon gradient in photoshop?

I have a pentagon that I want to fill with a gradient. The effect should be that one side of the pentagon is uniformly white, and the two opposite sides are uniformly black, with a smooth transition ...
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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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Illustrator stroke shape changed after lifting the stylus

▲ the preview of the stroke while holding the stylus ▲ after lifting (releasing) the stylus As you can see in the above images, after lifting (releasing) the stylus, the shape of the stroke ...
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Vertically align and match angle of a shape to a line

I'm trying to add a grouped pair of rectangles to many different radially ordered lines. Each line has a slightly different angle. I'm trying to have the center of the gray rectangle vertically ...
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Why doesn't the Shape Builder Tool let me select this specific shape?

I'm just starting to use Illustrator and I was watching some tutorials, but they don't have this problem. Why is this happening?
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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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Filling half a shape in figma

I am still pretty new to figma, so I am still learning. I have a shape (rectangle shape) that is all white. I am trying to "fill" half of the shape with a yellow color. Does anyone know how ...

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