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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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 ...
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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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Illustrator: Logo fade out to transparency gradient in outer edges

So, I've got a rectangular little/logo banner thing drawn up in Adobe Illustrator: And I want to fade out to nothing around the edges relative to a new shape; in this case, an ellipse. Here it ...
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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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Extra space created around object when using the shaper tool

When I try to use shaper tool to merge two paths, it creates all that extra space up top. https://vimeo.com/305816637
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Distribute tool not working properly

Ok, I tried searching for this but did not find anything relevant. I am facing a weird issue in Photoshop. When using the Distribute Tool, the elements align in a weird manner. Here is an example - ...
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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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Inkscape - How to get information from measures I am making?

I am doing some analysis of some images, so I need measure the distance and the size of the lines and write that down in a Google Sheet. Like in the image below, I use the measure tool to get the ...
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Custom stroke caps in Illustrator?

First post here! What I'm trying to accomplish looks fairly simple but so far I've had no luck in finding a way to accomplish it. Essentially I want to create custom stroke caps (or strke profiles if ...
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How to add internal fillets in hand drawn shapes in masses?

I've got this thing I drew using the brush tool that's suppose to be a panel for some project of mine and I'm trying to get some nice defined fillets to each hole: What would be the easiest way to ...
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Why Photoshop changes edges/borders colours when scaling/distorting up/down?

I'm annoyed with this behaviour since forever, so its time to ask: why Photoshop change edges colours when there's clearly absolutely no reason to do so? Here is an example: I'm dealing with the logo ...
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How to apply a clipping mask to multiple independent paths?

I'm trying to create a clipping mask on a bunch of paths, but I need some way to be able to move the paths around afterwards: For example, the shape is each of the 48 continental states of the US and ...
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How do I add more points to a polygon in photoshop?

How do I add more points to a polygon in adobe photoshop?
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Cant fill a shape in after effects

i have this weird problem, that i cant fill my shape in after effects. Does anybody know what do do? when i want to change the fill, basicly i see this: When i change the color in the fill setting, ...
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What is the name of a squircle with three, five, six or more corners?

I know that the second shape is a squircle, but what are the other shapes called? Is there an actual name for them? The shapes do not simply have rounded corners, but the sides have a "circularity". ...
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How to break superposed objects into pieces on inkscape?

I'm manipulating a vector in which I have six circles superposed like in a Venn Diagram. I want to easily break them into pieces by color. Is this possible?
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How to create Graphics like this in Photoshop? [closed]

I am a developer and hence I am not experienced in photoshop and graphic designing. I recently came across a graphic like this: I want to know how can I create an image like this Photoshop? The ...
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How to have a slight gradient to edge of shape

I have a few shapes in Illustrator which I have grouped and made into a compound path. I filled it with a gradient. (client wants a the chakra colours). I would love to put another layer on top like ...
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Border radius for Photoshop Pen Shape

When I draw some line shape using Pen tool and fill it, it has sharp borders. How can I apply border radius to them to make them look like this image? I can see the border radius option in the ...
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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look 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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Outline custom shape

I was wishing to achieve [and Define] a custom EMPTY shape, but after creating this hideous fish with Paths, Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool and Stroke Path [Brush 15px], my custom shape has been ...
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How do I stop the pen tool from trying to link to other shapes within close proximity of my path in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to recreate an advertisement for a school project and when I draw two shapes near each other the pen tool wants to link my second shape to the first. This happens as soon as I start to ...
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Filling portions of a path

I have a path that represents a cupboard. I would like to fill each side of this cupboard with a different colour. How do i do so?
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What do you call this kind of design with stripes with rounded corners

What's the name that classifies this style (the black rounded lines)? (Source) I've also made a variant without actually knowing what it's called.
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Transform many squares into circles

I would like to create a highly stylized QR code. Namely, I want to transform all of the squares into circles (diameter = square width). Question Does Illustrator have a built-in means for a task ...
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Is there a specific name for a concentric dots pattern in a circle?

There are examples of it in many industrial products, like the radio speaker below (the circle pattern in the top left corner): 1959 Portable Transistor Radio and Phonograph (model TP 1) (MOMA ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can't Fill Shapes with Color [closed]

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. I am facing an issue. I can't fill a shape with color in Adobe Illustrator. But when I copy it in Paint app, I can easily do it. Here is the image of the shape: I can'...
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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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Exporting multiple vector shapes from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe Photoshop

Countless time's I've needed to transfer vectors from Illustrator to Photoshop. It's not that hard for one or two vectors. However when you start needing to transfer a few hundred it's almost ...
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How to get rid of rounded edges in Inkskape?

I was just trying to draw a square in Inkskape; so I clicked on create rectangles and squares and drew a square like this: But I still get rounded edges. Why does this happen and how can I avoid it? ...
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How do I make a vector dotted ribbon?

I want to make a ribbon / wave of dots in Illustrator like the image below, but keep the perspective of the dots, so they don't look flat. I have not had any luck using the blend tool or envelope ...
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Illustrator proper overlap of shape

I am trying to use Pathfinder shape modes to cut out parts of shape and overlay them on each other (as shown in following figure) However, I am getting shape overlapping with border of background ...
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Transparent lines in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a building, using the line segment tool. So I first created this big shape and then slashed through it with white lines. However on a colored background I want the lines to be ...
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What Tools Would You Use to Build Something Like This?

It's my first time posting here so please bear with me! I'm trying to recreate the image below but honestly I'm not even sure where to start. I tried brute forcing it and just overlaying squares on ...
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Help with using Direct Selection Tool while creating an icon in Illustrator

I am new to Illustrator and learning how to make icons following this link https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/how-to/icon-design.html I am stuck at step 5. I am not getting the corner widget ...
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How can I crop a photo to this shape?

I have very little experience with photoshop and I'm trying to crop a photo to a particular shape for a project. This is the shape I need: From what I can understand I can do this with a mask but I'...
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How do I make this complex illustration into a single object (compount path)

I have a complex file containing large number of black and white shapes, which make up buildings. I would like to get a single black shape - exactly the one I see in preview mode. Here is a file ...
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How to make a transparent black shape?

I would like to create a transparent black rectangle but I don't want the colour to turn grey when I turn down the opacity (around 60%). I want to retain the black colour of the original shape. How do ...
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Trouble connecting straight segments with a smooth curve

I'm trying to create a capital 'E' like the first image (without the text filling up the body). The second image is what I have so far. I'm having trouble specifically with creating a curve that ...
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Illustrator: how to make shapes opaque with no fill?

I have shapes overlapping that have no fill (because I am designing a t-shirt and just want the shirt color to show underneath the shapes' lines) but I still want a shape on top to cover the lines ...
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Edge line between partially transparent shapes in Illustrator

I need to create a series of shapes that have a gradient applied to only part of the shape (many of these shapes wrap around, so I can’t just put the gradient on part of it). To do this, I’ve cut the ...
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Why is trace bitmap not working in inkscape?

I had created a rectangle and was trying to use the trace bitmap feature to make a SVG copy but the copy was not being created.
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What is the difference between a closed figure with two radii and an unclosed figure?

I have been trying to learn Inkscape and I encountered a property of the ellipse tool which said closed figure with two radii. I am very confused about it and cannot make out why it doesn't qualify as ...
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How to fill a selected path with color in Illustrator?

I am new to Illustrator and I am editing artwork which seems that it is drawn by paths. My problem is I am unable to fill the part which is selected in the below image: How I can fill the shape ...
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How do I equally space the pieces of a split shape in Illustrator?

I want to move all of the pieces of a split hexagon so there is equal space between each piece. I could use the stroke function but I need it to have a transparent background. I've split the ...
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How to make corners round in Illustrator?

I have created this image, I couldn't manage to make the corners look rounded (see below) How can I make the corners round in Illustrator?
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Alignment in sketch app

Is there is any option in sketch app where I can align object with reference object? E.g. I have on icon and one rectangle shape, want my icon center middle aligned of rectangle. Like in illustrator ...