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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are my lines all jaggedy?

I did an illustration in Photoshop, all with Shape Layers only. All the lines are smooth and perfect within the working file. It's perfect when I export it into a png or jpg also. Problem arises when ...
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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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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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How to make a zig-zag line in Sketch?

I was wondering how to make such lines in Sketch: source
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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?
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Photoshop: how to draw a moon-like shape

How would I draw something like this in Photoshop and put it above some text?
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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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Easily round corners in After Effects

Does AE have a similar widget like the corner widget in Illustrator to easily animate corners to a rounded shape?
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Use mesh tool in Illustrator to create single vector objects

Does anybody know if it is possible to use the mesh tool for creating multiple vector objects? For example, I have a rectangle and add a mesh with the mesh tool: Now, I want to use the "mesh lines" ...
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How do I draw a circle with dots on corel draw?

If you look at the design closely, you would see some basic shapes with dotted points. How do I create it on Corel?
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How can I recreate this posterization effect?

So for the last couple of days I've been researching and trying to find out how to recreate this awesome looking effect, but haven't found any similar tutorials on the internet, and where better to ...
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Illustrator: How to make a precise circular arc with ratio and length

I'm trying to make a label for a conical shape. Just imagine a starbucks cup with a promotional adhesive all around. To do so, I need to make the technical drawing of this cup. The top diameter is ...
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How do I find the intersection of two png in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I apologize if this is a simple question, but I don't know the names of a lot of things yet so it's hard to do searches. I know how to find the intersection of two shapes in Photoshop. That feels like ...
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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 to manipulate the gradient mesh correctly?

i am learning about illustrator technniques and i want to do this tutorial: design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-a-vector-t-shirt-and-apply-a-pattern-to-it-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-28926 (sorry ...
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Cut off part of other shape

So I have a rounded rectangle and a parallelogram. The parallelogram is inside the rounded rectangle, but part of it is sticking out of the rounded rectangle. How do I cut off this portion of the ...
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How to make curved triangles in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I want to make a perfectly equilateral triangle but with curved corner and curved sides (not just rounded corners) I tried to use the polygon tool with the "Smooth Corners" option and got this: It'...
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How can I make a 'stamp' shape like this in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a similar shape to this stamp without using "Image Trace" I tried drawing a basic pattern to wrap it around a circle but I didn't know how to do it. Or is there an easier way to ...
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How do I get rid off small lines that appear between paths in my logo?

As you can see on the image there are multiple small lines where the different paths meet in my logo. I asked this question: Unable to draw logo with correct strokes and shadow And I have tried both ...
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Unable to draw logo with correct strokes and shadow

I am trying to design a logo for my company. However I have tried for 12 hours now making the design below, but I have huge problems getting what I want. I want the road to be crossing the other one ...
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How to keep pointed stroke on a triangle after expanding?

How do I keep my pointed bottom edges of the triangle sharp? I have a triangle with a stroke but after I expand the shape it looses it's pointed edges but only at the bottom, why is this? I haven't ...
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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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Elongated shapes in Adobe Illustrator

How would one make an elongated shape in Adobe Illustrator? Much like the icon I listed below. I've circle which parts of the icon I'm thinking of. Larger rounded shape at the top and smaller rounded ...
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What are the two blue boxes above and below my outline?

I'm animating a rocketship in After Effects, and I'm sure I've prepared the artwork in Illustrator correctly. If you take a look at this video at 2:45, he creates shapes from vector layers. But when ...
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Illustrator: how to ensure equal distance between 2 objects and outer edge?

Let's say you have an oval shape, like a face. You draw one cartoon eye and want to duplicate it, but you want the eyes to be symmetrical on the oval - that is, the distance between the oval edge and ...
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Creating circular symmetrical designs in Illustrator

I was wondering how to create these kind of circular repeating shapes in Adobe Illustrator. I searched the internet for a guide on creating these shapes but couldn't find anything.