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 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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Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny

I'm trying to open a client SVG format image into illustrator, however I get this message "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny" which means some parts of the image aren't clipped to where they ...
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Draw hemispheres on top of area?

It's a completely new area for me to generate 3D structures out of 2D image. I'd like to generate spherical hemispheres on top of every white blops. How could this be possible and with what tool? I ...
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Shape outlines show through on other shapes in Illustrator

I started getting a weird issue where outlines of shapes that are behind other shapes are showing through. I tested if it happens in a new document and it doesn't, so it must be something strange ...
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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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Creating a pattern of irregular shapes in Illustrator like the default WhatsApp background

I'd like to take a collection of shapes and distribute them into another shape in Illustrator to get the effect similar to the WhatsApp background. I could swear I saw a video or article from Adobe ...
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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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Triangles with specific round corners

I'm working on a geometrical visualization project. The math stuff is done in Geogebra. Notice the smoothness of the lines. It all looks slick. When I export this project to svg and open in ...
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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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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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Photoshop not exporting shapes

Why isn't the lines exporting in the pdf file?
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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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How to export Photoshop shapes to svg with exactly same stroke effects

I'm not a designer, but I have to export image assets for a website from a PSD layout. I would like to use SVG format for icons for the sake of retina graphics support on the website. Some icons (...
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Action for adding a stroke to a shape and stroke should be the same color as the shape

I have a huge number of shapes and need to add an outside stroke to almost all of them. So I am trying to create an action for it. The trouble I'm having is that the stroke should always have the same ...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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How to make chamfered shapes in Photoshop

Like a triangle = an hexagon that has three sides with one size and another three with another one. NOT chamfered appearance. Thanks!
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Scalable spherocylinder in Illustrator

I'm brand new to Illustrator CC, and while I've gotten a few things working well, I can't seem to get spherocylinders working. A spherocylinder looks like this: Easy, right? It's just two ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I make “union” into a solid object in Sketchup?

I had a solid group that needed to contract a little bit, so I did a subtract to cut out the extra, made the two halves into groups, then I moved them together (closing up the gap), then did a union ...
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Photoshop : using shapes and having them appear when I export to pdf

In Photoshop, I have a layer with merged shapes that are behind photo layers. But when I export this file to pdf, the shapes that are supposed to be behind the photos show up in front of the photos. ...
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Halo Around Vector Image Pasted Into Photoshop

I created this solid color image in illustrator and then copied and pasted it into photoshop. It gives me a halo around the blue part. When i select that blue part with the wand and fill it with ...
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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 do i snap 2 path points together in Photoshop?

I simply want to combine the 2 selected points shown below.
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why are my lines all jaggedy?

I did an illustration in Photoshop, all with Shape Layers only. All the lines are smooth and perfect within the working file. It's perfect when I export it into a png or jpg also. Problem arises when ...
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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: Generate Array of Objects with random Properties like Length or Position

I am just trying to generate a pillar diagram within Illustrator. Since I want it to be very tiny and detailed, I want to use multiple Instances of one pillar with modified Properties, like length or ...
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How to resize shape relative to a certain side/corner in Sketch?

Just started using Sketch. In Illustrator, when you want to resize a shape relative to a corner or side, you simply click the desired node in the transform tool bar square, is there something similar ...
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How to inverse a shape in Photoshop

I have a shape that is basically the inverse of the shape I am trying to make. I have the outline of the shape and a square around it, but what I want is the shape inside of it. What I have: (black ...
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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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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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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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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 to see overlapped part of previous ciricle in adobe illustrator?

When i draw one circle above another, they overlap and i an not able to see the ovelapping part of below circle. I want to see both the circles
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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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How to combine lines into a shape?

I want to combine the lines in my object into a shape (or multiple petal shapes) so I can still have the lines and fill the petals with color (or different petals with different colors). How do I do ...
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How to knockout a shape using the top layer in Illustrator?

I have three layers, and want to use the top layer to knockout the shape from the underline layers so that it is transparent. Don't I use the shape builder tool or is there another way to do it?