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 create geometric shapes like that?? (picture included)

I'm having difficulties trying to create perfectly align shapes like that using photoshop. I'm not sure how I can achieve that, i can create one simple + shape using rectangular marquee tool, but how ...
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Illustrator: how to fill shapes with a 45 degree line pattern?

Any way to fill these shapes with a pattern somehow, and avoid that duplicated line system which looks like a total mess in the keyline view below? Any cleaner way to fill shapes with a pattern like ...
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Extremely precise geometry in AI (irrational numbers?)

In the context of making geometric shapes in AI, I'm wondering what are some of the most efficient ways to achieve a certain shape configuration. For the scope of this question consider a square that ...
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How I can make people collage in custom shape?

How can I make a similar-looking collage automatically with a vector output? I am open to any software, web application or plug-in.
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Quantify the area of a shape in Inkscape

In Inkscape, is there a way to automatically calculate the space / area a shape occupies? I am representing data in complex shapes and I need a way to scale them accordingly.
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Erasing stroke on two separate segments of shape

I want to have a shape with a fill and in some segments the stroke should be removed. Can this be resolved somehow using e.g. the path finder? This image shows (a very simplified version of) what I ...
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Photoshop: how to fill a stroke with an image

I hope this is the right place to ask "how do I " questions. I've tried googling, but perhaps I'm not hitting on the right search words, or technique words. I am trying to make a stroke, in this case ...
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Combine a text field with a shape in Sketch - Auto re-size shape

Is it possible to combine a text field with a shape in Sketch whereby the shape will auto expand to accommodate the text length?
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How to curve a line into an arc along a circle in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to create a shape similar to this, and I was thinking of using a line and then bending it along a circle, but I'm not sure how to do that.
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Is there a convenient way to create these shape “confetti” effects?

So this is a super popular style I've seen recently, with geometric shapes/icons evenly spread out throughout the canvas to create an almost "confetti" effect. I was wondering if there's any "industry ...
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How do you bend a shape in Illustrator?

I'm trying to bend one long rectangle into a shape similar to this.
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How do I clean up my layers after outlining strokes and dividing? [duplicate]

Hey all. So I'm creating a design in Illustrator. I want all of the shapes to have an even outline, but no stoke. In order to accomplish this I add the stroke and outline the strokes. Afterwards I ...
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Is it possible to remove a shape that is in the same layer as another shape? [duplicate]

I created two shapes in the same layer by mistake and I want to delete one of them only. I couldn't go back with ctrl z because I already did several other stuff afterwards. Is it possible to remove ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

I have drawn this in illustrator: It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other. How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color?
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How to draw a precise celtic knot

How would one go about creating this Celtic knot in Illustrator without tracing over the edges? It seems to be like a Möbius strip making it rather complicated to draw with mathematic precision, I ...
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cut icons to shape heart

I'm trying to cut these icons in shape of a heart. Tried many things. How can I do that? The icons are vectors and the heart is a shape
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How to convert a rectangle to triangle by using shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I convert a rectangle to triangle by using shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator? Like this:
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How to curve rectangle outwards in illustrator?

Is there a way to curve a rectangle outwards (give arc shape effect, see attached image)? Or do I have do it manually using the pen tool by adding anchors to the rectangle line? I have also tried to ...
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How is this kind of digital drawing named?

I saw kind of "digital" geometrical shapes drawing on some websites. I'm interested in creating some by myself (for wallpaper or logo purpose) and are looking for some inspiration. Do you have any ...
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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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Cutting a area from a circle in Sketch 3

I am having trouble on editing a specific arc from a circle. Here is what I have, which is a circle. I want it to look like this, how can I accomplish it? These are my 2 shapes. When I subtract ...
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Handling whitespace at points where shapes interconnect/overlap

I'm helping a friend out with a bird logo and I'm new to Illustrator. I need to increase the whitespace around the points where the wings intersect with the body ellipse, without changing the wing ...
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Is it possible to change this image to white and make it not look like a blob?

I need this to be white for a water bottle but I can't figure out how to make it work. this is what happens when I reverse it. And this is what happens when I stroke. I am fairly new to ...
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make shape from illustrator file doesn't work

I made my character in Photoshop and exported it as .SVG, then I opened it via Illustrator to make an .ai file, after that I opened the .ai into After Effects to make a shape from this but I went ...
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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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Vectr: How to create a circular arc with rounded edges

I'm trying to make a curved arc with rounded edges using Vectr. I can get it to work with perfectly circular arcs by adding a circle to the end However, when I try with an arc made from an oval, it ...
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Sketch - Joining two separate paths

How do I connect point A to point Z? Currently, when I select Anchor point A, it tries to connect point A & B (as you can see in image 2).
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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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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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“Cutting” a shape in Illustrator

I have tried this on a few different shapes, but there has to be an easy way. I bet it's simple. I've attached an image of part of a car that I'm designing as a logo. I am trying to separate that ...
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How to automate the Shape Builder tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6 for mass welding?

The obvious answer is "use the Shape Builder" tool, but... The problem is that I actually have a blob of ~5000 shapes that all need to be welded together as one, and drawing all the lines across all ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool/Paint Bucket Tool

I already wrote in Adobe forum about this issue (https://forums.adobe.com/message/8339546#8339546) and tried all suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem ...
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Reaction Diffusion Dithering App [closed]

On my instagram feed I stumbled upon an app that let's you do dithering that sort of looks like a reaction diffusion algorithm. I tried to find it, but only found Ivan Murits app TexTuring, which is ...
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Changing Stroke Cap Angle

I'm trying to animate a logo I made using trim path. I'm having trouble with the circle. I'm trying to recreate the logo's filled circle outline with a single stroke path. The issue is that the end ...
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Punching out a shape and text in a complicated shape in Illustrator

I am trying to recreate a logo in Illustrator that I made in Photoshop. I am not very experienced with Illustrator. In Photoshop, I used masking to mask out the shape of the treble clef and outline ...
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Adobe Illustrator pathfinder tools are creating odd bumps and glitches in the divided paths

I have two shapes. After using the "Divide" pathfinder option, I am left with an uneven shape. The attached image should be more clear. Before pathfinder: After pathfinder: Zoomed in: Any idea ...
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Illustrator CC: Extending shapes along a path

I have a couple arrow shapes pointing at a given angle as shown in the image below. I'd like to extend both arrow points together, further along the same trajectory. How can I do this maintaining the ...
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How to eliminate angle parts of triangle to get six sided polygon with mask in Photoshop CS 5 or 6

I'm trying to recreate this image with help of a Rectangle Tool (U) and masks as it was suggested in chat room, but so far I was able to do it by adding three rectangles, where two of them were ...
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How to blend multiple pre-made swatch gradients into 1 shape in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make these separate rectangles into 1 rectangle with each gradient flowing seamlessly into one another. Right now, the edges are too harsh for me and I want more smoothness. All of these ...
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How to create this text effect in Illustrator? (one word, 2 different colours)

How would you create this effect (below) in Illustrator with the coloured text and transparent text over the coloured shape? I've tried using clipping masks and even the live paint bucket tool (which ...
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Does anyone know what these background bubble objects are called/achieved? [closed]

I am a programmer and not an artist so I apologize in advance if the question I am asking sounds trivial. But does anyone know what these things (floating interconnected ball effect) is called? I see ...
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How to cut up an image into a puzzle.

I'm trying to create a puzzle out of an image using a vector image I picked up from Adobe stock. However, when I create the clipping mask of the shape and the image it turns the entire puzzle into one ...
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Removing intersecting lines

I'm new to Inkscape and I'd like some advice to recreate the image below. The image was created on MS paint but the quality is poor when inserted into a Latex document. I am having problems creating ...
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How to give a solid motion trail to an object

Sorry about the title, I don't know how to describe this, therefore I am not sure what to search for to see if this can be done. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator. I have the blue shape; I want the ...
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How to design a dialog bubble or shape in photoshop?

How do I design this shape in Photoshop?: The box is rounded and it has an arrow pointer at the bottom. I am not bothered about the color.
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Smart guides aren't smart

TL:DR Smart guides aren't accurate - even though the snap, (end up causing more problems in the long run) is there a way to fix it? Maybe there are some settings that I'm missing (need to be changed) ...
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Cut Angle with line tool

There is probably a fairly obvious answer to this question, but being a PSP convert I can't seem to find it. What I am looking to do is delete the rectangle at the specific angle shown with the line. ...
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How do I create new objects from existing nodes in Inkscape?

I've been trying to edit an Inkscape diagram I've created; there's a segment I'd like to separate from the rest of the shape it belongs to and turn it into a separately-editable shape (for which I can ...
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Illustrator: how to create a spirograph?

I am trying to create a spirograph in Illustrator, as per attachment. How do I do this? Where do I start?
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How to split a shape based on a grid?

I'm using Photoshop and Inkscape. I have a circle shape. Based on a grid, I want to generate say thousand other smaller shapes that fill that circle nicely (and perhaps without gaps). I want those ...