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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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 ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to work with letter shapes

I'm having trouble working with letter shapes. I'd like to use the "live corners" feature on a letter "R", but I can't seem to convert the letter into a proper shape... What I've got so far is a ...
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How to make this shape in Illustrator CC

I am not a graphic designer but I can do a few things in Illustrator. My task is to convert the below image to a vector in Illustrator. I can do everything fine except the top blue shape. How would I ...
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How to create closed arc shape with slanting sides in Photoshop?

I.e. an open fan shape: Thank you so much!
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How do I create a solid semi circle shape in Photoshop? [closed]

Like this: Thank you very much,
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Polygon tool won't draw larger than a certain size

When I create a polygon it will only allow me to drag out a very small one but no larger. Single clicking to create the polygon will let me create it at any size I specify. I can also change the size ...
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Need help troubleshooting live paint, shape builder tool

I have packaging that is created with lines (paths). I need to color some of the parts of the packaging. I am having difficulty using various tools to create a shape from my paths (shape builder, ...
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Fluid shape resize in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign

Is it possible to resize a group of shapes and keep the distance locked between them? I've tried this in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Sketch but with no success. Maybe there is a plugin for ...
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How to get rid of the space between 2 square shapes after transform them 45°

Please note that "Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid" already enabled and I did so much search before I post this. I use Photoshop CC 2014. First I created a square 400X400 and I ...
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Star tool not working properly in Illustrator

I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the Star Tool by pressing keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL + ALT. And suddenly I got my Star Tool broken. What I have: How it should be: The ...
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Converting complex layered vectors into coloring pages

I have a series of images that were created for me by a visual designer. They are beautifully done, but consisted of layered shapes that do NOT have outlines. I would like to make coloring pages from ...
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Trim the excess of an object in Inkscape

I have a figure formed by two objects like this: I want to remove the excess of the red object in Inkscape, to get something like this:
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Illustrator: how to add texture between two circles [closed]

How can i fill the space between two circles with a texture?
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Photoshop drawing effect

I'm trying to create an image similar to the one below. Outside lines look like they are drawn with a pencil and the colored fill doesn't touch the outside line everywhere. Is there a simple way to ...
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Sketch: cut item in half with particular pattern

I'm trying to take a heart icon and cut it in half with a zig zag or lightning shaped pattern so it looks like this broken heart.
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Can you make hexagon in perspective using shapes in photoshop? (see image)

Outline hexagon with rounded corners. Is this possible in photoshop?
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Illustrator: how to insert image into shape

I downloaded a template and trying to add a picture into the shape. I can place it over the top but not into the curve. I have tried to select the picture and the outline and then "Clipping mask", but ...
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Joining paths in Islamic geometric design

I am a beginner and I am trying to follow this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okO_AidqvqA&index=12&list=LLuf1g5wMxw-Jhh36rqgdQ8g First I made a framework which you can see ...
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How do I perfectly align geometric designs that are printed on clothing?

So I'm designing a hoodie for an event; I would like to create an abstract geometric/network pattern that wraps around the sleeves and the hood, such as in the rough sketch attached. I'm planning to ...
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Unable to cut out a shape from an image in Illustrator

I made a house drawing from line segments on Adobe Illustrator CC. I used the join command and wanted to cut out the house shape from a color gradient I downloaded. I tried using “Object > Path > ...
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How to cut out one shape from another using Photoshop?

Given have two shapes for example. a star (blue) and arrow (no fill). The arrow has a green stroke. How can I make the portion of the star which is behind the arrow transparent, but retain the green ...
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Right trapeze in Inkscape

How can I move two lower nodes of the rectangle to get x1 = x2?
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Adding border to masked image in sketch

I am currently in the process of trying to cut part of a circle while still displaying the full image that is masked. It might be easier to show an example. I am trying to do something like this: ...
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Colored rectangles not printing (in PDF nor paper printing)

So I am trying to overlay colored shapes over a floor plan I've placed in InDesign. They are just regular shapes (rectangle + triangles) and I filled them with Pantone swatch colors. For some reason ...
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Logo design: what is this style called?

I see many 'crystallized' style logos, for example the Sketch logo or something like the attached. What is this design style called?
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Warping text into a 3D donut shape.

Hello all, I've recently come across a very cool logo/ typography on Pinterest. I'm trying to replicate it with my own text. I've found a few helpful tutorials on using Extrude & Bevel, as well ...
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How to not subtract overlapping shapes in Photoshop

When I create a shape that overlaps with itself, the part that overlaps is subtracted. How can I prevent this ? EDIT: Here are pics with step by step and full screenshots: Step1 - the path starts ...
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Illustrator - Distorted offset path

I have a problem with some paths when I increment Offset path tool on it. In some cases the offset I create looks like this: I can't really find out what's the problem with this path (red line). On ...
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Geometric mosaic effect [duplicate]

Using Photoshop or Illustrator, what would be the easiest way to recreate the geometric mosaic effect seen below on an image? I realize the image below was likely hand drawn and recreating it in an ...
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How to calculate the area of an irregular shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I've drawn an irregular shape in illustrator and I want to know what its area is then I want to compare it between another shape How could I calculate its area in Illustrator (CS6 or CC)?
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A problem with the path in a design

George here I have a problem with illustrator ... I accidently draw something with the paintbrush istead of doing it with the blob brush. Now my problem is that i wanted it to be a shape like line but ...
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Creating strokes in Illustator

could you please advise me what could be the best and quickest way to create these kind of (blue) strokes / shapes: If they're made with brushes, what type could they be? I tried creating these ...
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How to Make Jagged Borders Around Shape With Illustrator?

See the caption "Halloween Party" It is surrounded by a thick black shape or shall I say border. The black shape looks as if it is outlined with jagged lines to resemble the blood and give the creepy ...
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Create ripple effect with Adobe Illustrator

What technique can I use in AI to create the look of the squiggly background?
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When holding shift + scaling a shape layer = doesn't constrain a perfect shape.

I'm on AE CS6 and when I'm scaling a shape layer it doesn't scale perfectly. For instance, I'm scaling an ellipse shape and I want a perfect circle, usually all I have to do is hold the shift key ...
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Photoshop equivalent to Illustrator offset command [duplicate]

I have the following image... ...that I'm trying to get a vector outline for in a similar way to the Illustrator Offset command. I'm looking to have a finished vector look similar to this... (Note: ...
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Perfecting a curve in logo, Illustrator CS6

I'm rather new to Illustrator, and I'm currently designing a logo. Just refining it at the moment, checking all the measurements etc... But I'm wondering what's the best way to tackle this curve: ...
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Illustrator: how to create a triangle with one round corner

How do I round one corner of a triangle? Dragging 1 widget rounds all corners and holding down Alt/Option doesn't help.
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Making curved text

I am interested in help with making my font looking like the image I have downloaded. I have made text in illustrator using glyphs, but am having a hard time figuring out how to shape it.
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How does this artist skew this shape in Illustrator?

I was watching a tutorial on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjbuOKpI0)- Skip to minute 2:33; The artist is suddenly copying and skewing a shape - the dark background shape - at the same ...
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What is the divergence of a golden spiral using the spiral tool in Inkscape

I'm using inkscape and am wanting to quickly be able to generate arbitrary golden ratio spirals, but am having trouble figuring out what the divergence would be to create them, I thought it would just ...
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Transform/convert shape into line

I want to create a clipping mask (Object > Clipping Mask) with a rounded rectangle shape above an image. But when I do it, rounded edges get angled (straight, without rounds). How to transform that ...
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How to delete one shape from another in Illustrator CS4?

I have an image (below) of two hands over a black circle. All three are currently separate paths with a fill but no stroke, all on the same layer. How do I delete the shape of the hands from the ...
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How to make a zig-zag line in Sketch?

I was wondering how to make such lines in Sketch: source
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How can I make this open arc in Sketch?

How can I make like this shape in Sketch3 App?
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Illustrator: how to merge multiple gradients

Is it possible to merge multiple gradients into one object? For example: a rectangle with two radial gradients in two corners. How can I implement that?