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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 make a hexagonal grid?

I'm trying to make a hexagonal grid, I want each hexagon to be it's own shape, with no extra paths. I've tried a bunch of different methods to create a hexagon grid, something like this (where each ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 to bend a path along an arc (or any shaped path)?

TL:DR How can I bend a shape along a path in illustrator I've been wondering for a while how I can do this, when I saw this question, I got very excited. Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Right trapeze in Inkscape

How can I move two lower nodes of the rectangle to get x1 = x2?
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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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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 ...