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 to “press-in” shape in Illustrator

I am a newbie to Illustrator. What I want is to create add a "pressed-in" effect to a shape (basically add some depth to it), so that it looks like it has been "pressed-in" into its surrounding ...
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How can I bend artwork by 25°?

I am doing a packaging for a client and when I received the shape of the container I found out that it should be bent by 25° and I want to know how to do that please. One solution is to bend the ...
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Convert vector Smart Object layer to Shape layer

I've cut and pasted vector art from Illustrator to PhotoShop and chose "smart object" when I pasted it. Is there a way to convert the smart object to a shape layer now so I can edit the very simple ...
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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 do I split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?

Illustrator has the polar grid tool (as mentioned in this question) but how do I properly split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?
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How to resize vector masks without changing the size-ratio of round corners of it?

Let's say that I have a vector mask of 200px-w 150px-h rectangle with 8 px curved corners. If I want to resize this to 100px-w 100px-h without changing the size-ratio of round corners, how do I do ...
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Can I round the corners of a shape that has curves in Illustrator?

I have a simple shape in Illustrator that has two curved edges, two straight edges, and four sharp corners: I want to round off the sharp corners a bit like so (kinda sorta approximated by the ...
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Remove substracted paths from shape layers and combine into one shape layer

I'm creating a wi-fi icon in Photoshop, using three circles and subtracted paths. Now I need to remove the subtracted area and combine the three shape layers into one shape layer without rasterizing. ...
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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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Illustrator: gradual blends

In Illustrator, is there a way to use the blend tool but in more of a 'gradual' fashion? On the left of this image, you can see a graphic I created with the blend tool, which means all of the lines ...
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How do I use the pen tool to draw a shape?

How does one create a shape in photoshop? The two ends of my shape are not closing. Can someone please tell me the principles of working with the pen tool?
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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 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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Cut a circumference into parts - Inkscape

I'm trying to cut out sections of a circle / circumference. The way that I've been doing it is by creating new nodes on the path and then cutting the path at that point. However, to make the cuts I ...
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How can I easily create a shape with a specific pixel width and height in Photoshop?

So this may sound like an easy question, but it is not. In webdesign we often use rectangular or square shapes to represent backgrounds for sidebars etc. These need to be pixel perfect so that when ...
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How to create an outlined circle with centered horizontal and vertical gaps in Illustrator?

Could you explain to me, how I can draw a shape like the one in the following image? How can I cut any part of circle to get such 4 shapes with Adobe Illustrator?
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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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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 do I clip parts of my Inkscape diagram such that its corners are perfectly rectangular?

I've been trying to edit a SVG diagram (here in my Google Drive you can find it if having the original SVG helps you in assisting me), below is a PNG bitmap of the original labelling what I want ...
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How do I find where a shape/path is open in Illustrator?

Doodling around in Ai, I'm wondering how to find where my shape has a "hole" in it? Outline mode: When filling that: What's a method to find where the path/shape is open, causing the area in the ...
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How to select a global fill color for shapes

Working with Photoshop CS4, I have a file with 4 shapes and some portion of the same shapes to create overlay effects, I need to color a set of shapes with color A and the other set with color B, ...
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How to make rectangle with text in its border?

I am using Sketch App and I want to create the exact illustration: Creating rectangles is really easy, but how can I make a text in the border like <html> as you can see above?
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Drawing thin shapes without losing quality or being blurry

I want to draw an "x" and the size needs to be 8 × 8 and 10 × 10 but I can't do it without losing quality and it being blurry. I tried in Photoshop and Illustrator, I tried to draw it big ...
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How to cut of rectangle shape to create bracket in Photoshop?

I want a layer like this: I've drawn the rectangle then I made a selection with the marquee selection tool to delete a part of the rectangle but it deleted whole shape. Can anyone please help me out ...
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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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Photoshop - Is it possible to find the current border radius of a rounded rectangle? [duplicate]

Here's the scenario: I create a rounded rectangle (shape layer) with a border radius of 8px (all sides). Months later I'm ready to code the design only to forget the border radius. Is there any way to ...
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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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How to make two white paths and a white fill transparent over a black image in illustrator?

So I have this tear shape which has a black fill and no outline. I added the following shapes on top of it in sequence: 2nd largest circle with black fill and white outline 3rd largest circle with ...

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