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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Illustrator: Gaps in path stroke when I fill leaf shape with a color

So I used the pen tool to create this leaf. When I fill it, these 'gaps' appear where the strokes should be. How do I fix this? (I'm really new to illustrator) Thank you
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Expanding live corners in Illustrator

I have a square with some rounded corners, that I've set using Illustrator's live corners feature. However I would like to expand the corners so that they convert to anchor points in the path, but ...
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Add and change border type, color and thickness to a path

I want to create a map, with lines that have borders like roads or railway lines, either solid or dotted borders like normal OS maps. I have tried to draw lines with the pen tool (and this would be ...
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How to create a Photoshop and illustrator Smart Object

i was download psd flat vector design, and i open it, the layer is smart object, double click on thumbnail, and switch over automatically open in adobe illustrator as vector witch have many layer. My ...
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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 recreate this posterization effect?

So for the last couple of days I've been researching and trying to find out how to recreate this awesome looking effect, but haven't found any similar tutorials on the internet, and where better to ...
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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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Resizing (reducing) in Photoshop cuts into shapes

I'm not sure how well the title is worded, but I'll explain better here. So I've got a .psd with some shapes (rasterized) and it's 12000x8400 (300dpi). I want to resize it too 800x560 but when I do, ...
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Photoshop: How do you make the corners of a square straight?

I know this question might sound confusing. I just didn't know how to say, so I provided a video of what i'm trying to do. I know you need to use the path selection tool to change the corners but no ...
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Icons as intersection of basic shapes — strive for it?

Does it make sense to try to produce shapes as a combination / intersection of other basic shapes wherever possible? (eg. Constructing a basic shield from primary shapes). Will that assure best ...
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Border around artwork when exporting Illustrator

I've had a continual issue with exporting Illustrator documents and getting a border around the artwork. See image attached. The artboard is 1080 x 1080 pixels. I created a background box filled ...
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Illustrator Fill in Paths that Cross

I have created paths in Illustrator. I have one path, see image, that crosses itself. It produces this white box inside. How do I fill it with the same black. Everything I tried seems to be rather a ...
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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 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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Which method to get this smoother transition between two shapes?

I am learning Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to understand how to get that smoother transition between the shape and the line. So far my attempts have been unsuccessful. The curves are still to ...
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An apparent glitch in illustrator when outlining strokes

What causes outlines like this to change when the stroke is outlined or expanded? Surely when the stroke is outlined it shouldn't change the appearance of the artwork. Is there something I can do to ...
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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator

I'm trying to create the following image of a Mobius Strip in illustrator: Now I can create the following image in illustrator, by intersecting two circular shapes and using the same tool. This ...
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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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Converting lines into closed polygons in inkscape [duplicate]

I've traced an image (in this case, grand canyon) and it composed of several individual line segments. But now I want to give each of the closed shapes (again, not closed shapes, it just seem like it) ...
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stroke of multiple color vs single color

I am working on a project where i need to draw several trees and plethora of leaves of multiple colors. As it is a time consuming approach so i set an action where the action is set to change stroke ...
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Shape vs object in Illustrator

In some tutorials, the instructor uses the terms 'shape' and 'object' both for the same thing. In Illustrator, are the terms ''shape'' and ''object'' synonyms? When I draw an ellipse or rectangle, ...
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How to achieve a circle with variable stroke in Illustrator?

Notice the circle around the "kt". It's a circle with a varying stroke. At one point, it even thins out and becomes absent. How do I achieve a stroke like this in Illustrator?
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Inset a closed vector shape or path in any graphics application

I used a text vector only because I was too lazy to draw a vector shape on my own. But this is NOT about text; I want a general way that can be applied to any closed vector shape. If I have a closed ...
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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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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How to add some perspective to AI files placed in InDesign

I'm working with 50+ floor plans drawn up as AI files (Example image 1). I need to keep the artwork intact in the AI files for future updates, but need to add perspective to these when placed in ...
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How to create an elbow connector from scratch programatically?

An "elbow connector" in MS-Word is a 3-segment line with a control point in the middle as shown where if I move the yellow control point sideways, then the length of the two lines on either side ...
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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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Can I fill a vector with an image?

Really new to this so sorry if anything seems dumb! I've got a vector that I'd really like to replace the colour with glitter. Is there any way to replace the colour in the vector with a jpeg image ...
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How to align text to pie graph in Illustrator?

I need to align the digits in a pie graph. As usual, I select and clicked center alignment. but it doesn't work. I really want the digits in the center Do I need to do it manually?
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How to join text together using shape in Illustrator?

I'm creating a logo and struggling with joining a shape to text. As you can see from the images. The text is 'MN.' And I am attempting to use a semi circle shape to join the letters. However, it ...
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How to draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD?

I want to draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD. I want to give it a blur and design a soft UI (neumorphism) with it. How can I draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD?
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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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Join divided shape in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

I want to fill this shape with a gradient, but because it's divided it won't fill it completely, leaving a gap between subshapes. How can I join these subshapes? I can't use pathfinder because it will ...
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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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Filling grouped object background with color in Illustrator

Is there any way to fill grouped objects background in Illustrator? Below is example how i want it, right now i simply just put white square behind them.
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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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InDesign: removing stroke changes object size

In Indesign CC 2015, when I create a shape, by default it will add a black stroke to it. So if I need to create a 2 inches square for example, it will be 2 inches stroke included. But if I take off ...
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How to remove all color from SVG image in Illustrator?

I have this PNG image and I need to erase "all" colors, including the white light on front, vest and belly, seeing only the outlines' image, because once that's done, I'm gonna convert it to SVG. This ...
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Which version has better visual alignment and why?

I added two screenshots below and need direction on which one looks better.
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How do I create this funky B shape

I am trying to re-create this nice shape below: I'm not sure if I'm going about this the right way, but what I have currently is this: I basically have two triangles for the mountains and one ...
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Are there any universally accepted icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze?

This is an additional question to one which I had asked on UXSE for making the Badges inclusive by providing unique icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Badges. Are there any universally accepted ...
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Make complex form appear “disappeared” using dashes

I'm currently new into Adobe Illustrator and I'm having quite a bit a stroke when it comes to icon design. I'm mostly using icons from flaticon, in this case, I'm using an icon of a can, a package ...
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How to create a solid black shadow behind text in Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do you create this text effect in Illustrator? I tried creating a shadow behind the letter, but it did not appear similar to this. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
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Illustrator: how to add segment to a closed path

I created a rectangle by pointing and clicking 4 anchor points. My question is, is there a way to connect two already existing anchor points to create a diagonal segment? I am trying hard with the pen ...
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Do my potential customers need to understand the “meaning” of a logo, or just recognize it?

I'm trying to come up with a logo for a web devlopment freelance company called Two-Bit Studios. The logo concept that I came up with involves a 1 and 0 combined to make a lowercase 'b'. To me as a ...
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How to abstract a shape out of imported 2D file in SketchUp Make 2017

I imported 2D file to SketchUp but can't select the puzzle shape only so I can use the Push/Pull tool for this specific shape. How to do it?
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How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it fills in the shape perfectly

How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it takes fills in the shape perfectly....

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