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 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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Photoshop: How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to draw?

When I try to draw a shape, I can't seem to get it to create a new layer, but rather it always goes on the layer that I already have selected. How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to ...
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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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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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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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Sketch / Illustrator: Creating H8 Pentagonal Tiling?

(source: jaapsch.net) I'd like to create type 8 pentagonal tiling in illustrator and--if possible--Sketch 3. I first tried tracing in sketch which obviously gave imprecise results. Is this level ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop CS5 Polygon Tool smooth corners “too smooth”

I'm trying to create an 8-sided shape with the polygon tool. This is not a problem, but if I want smooth corners for my shape and I check the option "smooth corners" its too smooth - its basical a ...
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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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Create dotted circles in Illustrator

Does anyone know how to create these advanced dotted/patterned circles in Illustrator? I know how to make a dotted circle, but these are aligned pretty nicely and have a blend from light to heavy. I'd ...
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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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How do I draw a circle with dots on corel draw?

If you look at the design closely, you would see some basic shapes with dotted points. How do I create it on Corel?
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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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Easily round corners in After Effects

Does AE have a similar widget like the corner widget in Illustrator to easily animate corners to a rounded shape?
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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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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 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 can I fill in 4, 6, 8, 9, 0 etc with writing without it ignoring the center circle?

I'm trying to enter a list of names as text into the shape of an "8", but they won't go around the center holes of the 8, meaning I'm having to try, and failing, to justify it manually. How can I ...
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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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How do I break a combined shape into separate pieces?

So I am trying to create a ring/donut chart in Sketch 3 and I created two circles, a large and a small one and subtracted the small circle from the large circle to get a ring shape. Then I went around ...
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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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Sketch - Arc Shape?

Is it possible to produce an arc shape with given start and sweep angle? (Using Sketch 3.0 by bohemian.coding)
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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 can I combine these two shapes with shape builder?

Basically I want to keep upper edge more curved and the lower edge less curved but with shape builder tool I am not able to do this and while viewing the same scenario in outline mode I am getting ...
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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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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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Dragging And Moving One Corner Of A Rectangle In Illustrator

I am struggling so hard trying to do a simple thing. I've drawn a rectangle with a stroke of 1 pt. I basically want to make that rectangle taper on the end by grabbing the corner anchor points of ...
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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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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I ...
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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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Filling repetitive shapes inside an object [duplicate]

First of all, I got this picture from one of Downgraf's designs on Pinterest, and I am very interested in creating a design similar to this. I want to know what it's called and how it's made with ...
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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 ...