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 can I create this shape (template) in photoshop?

If you can point me to a tutorial that creates this shape, that would be great. The curve section is whats giving me problems. I need it to be scaleable and of course ability to insert my photos into ...
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Replacing selected shapes with symbols in Illustrator

I have these rectangles placed at different places on the file to indicate bus stands. I want to now replace each one of these rectangles with a bus symbol. How do I do that without dragging the ...
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How to get multiple lines of text to fill a shape?

I want to fill a shape with multiple lines of text. Similar to the example, so the text remains legible and the shape is clearly identifiable. But I need some sort of separation which the example ...
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How do I draw a curved 3D line in Inkscape?

I want to have a curved 3D line like so: As you can see the behind of the line has a dark yellow/orange color, and the front side has a blue color, also the line is curved on the Z axis, how do I ...
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How to make rounded rectangle in circle [closed]

Here i m working on meteor like design but i have hard time making those rounded design in planet
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How can I recreate glowing sparks and lighting effect?

I have always wondered how is this being done and always wanted to learn to be able to do it myself. That orange effect looks so cool and fancy. Does anyone know what technique is used to achieve this ...
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Outlining a group of movable objects in Inkscape

So I have a group of completely arbitrary objects in Inkscape that I want an outline around. Not around each individual object, but around the group as a whole. So I convert to paths, do a Union, ...
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Why the Pen tool is not filling properly?

Working with photoshop, I've noticed that at really small size the pen tool filling is not so sharp when required to attach to a path/shape border: As you see I have used pen tool aiming at guides, ...
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How to subtract an irregular portion from a shape

using photoshop I have this shape over a regular circle shape. I need to subtract from the circle the portion marked in black. I was able to select the circle portion to be subtracted but here I stop. ...
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How to measure a shape angle

Working with photoshop cs4 and given the image below, I need to measure the angle marked by the red line and turn the other figure. The objective is to have 5 similar figures in perfect circle, this ...
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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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Shading half a rounded rectangle in Illustrator

I have a rounded square which I created by using Stylize/Round Corners effect on a standard square as recommended here. Don't worry about the other three squares, we're just looking at the left hand ...
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How do I recreate this arrow in Sketch?

I am trying to create some of my website's assets in Sketch so I can use them in a new style guide. I am new to drawing these kind of shapes and I can not figure out how to get this arrow symmetrical ...
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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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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 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 remove exclusion shapes from main shape

Following up this question solution, I have designed the elipses as intended. However I'm now stuck with a "masked" shape where I want to have only the elipses as the final shape: How to draw an ...
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How to draw an irregular, vertical line with photoshop

Similarly to this question I now need to do the same thing with a vertical line, to obtain a shape similar to a capital "I" with the same feature; wider extremities. I have been trying to do it ...
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How to draw an irregular line with photoshop

I have a path, a simple semi-ellipse (not closed) similar to an oblong "C" I'm trying to turn it into a form with the following aspects: the brush must be flat and not round, the extremities must end ...
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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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Creating Shape Path in Illustrator

You'll have to forgive the novice question, because I am a novice where illustrator is concerned. I am attempting to draw a path across a specific shape, but am having a difficult time actually ...
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Strange behavior of Minus Front in Isolation mode of compound shape

So I have the shapes above (2 circles and 2 rectangles as seen in layers panel) I selected all and made a compound shape with alt+click on Exclude (I also tried tried the same with Unite and got the ...
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Unable to change color of a shape layer made with Pen tool in Photoshop

I have selected the Pen tool and switched to shape (from path), I have then designed an arc like shape (C looking). The layer icon has the shape symbol like ordinary shapes made with the shape tool. ...
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Photoshop: Converting text to shape makes them all one color

I'm trying to use the Perspective and Distort functions on text, therefore I'm trying to convert the text to shapes in order to accomplish that. When I did it though, it made all the text one color ...
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Problem with cutting outline of circle

I've tried to cut the outline of a circle, by using the knife tool, the shaper tool, all of the pathfinder tools(for example: minus back), and I couldn't find a way, to cut those lines correctly. And ...
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How to create rounded broken oval in Sketch

How to create such shape in Sketch? I've tried using the oval tool, then tried subtract. I can create it with a pen tool, but it is a lot of work. Is there an easier way to do this?
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How to produce a effect like this? Illustrator Distort Effect

I'm trying to recreate the following shape in Adobe Illustrator:
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Illustrator: how to add segment to a closed path

I created a rectangle by pointing and clicking 4 anchor points. My question is, is there a way to connect two already existing anchor points to create a diagonal segment? I am trying hard with the pen ...
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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 corners round in Illustrator?

I have created this image, I couldn't manage to make the corners look rounded (see below) How can I make the corners round in Illustrator?
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Illustrator CC: no snap when drawing polygon

Using the polygon tool, the mouse cursor isn't able to snap to any guide or center point of existing paths and objects. The other drawing tools seem to snap correcty.
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How can I trim away shape with inkscape

I have tried a variety of selection options and combinations within the Path menu. I would like to take these outlined shapes: and trim it down to be the intersecting shape noted here: I would like ...
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Rounding and aligning crescent shapes in Illustrator

I am in the early stages of developing a logo using Illustrator CS6 and am having a real issue. I used the shapes tool to make the circle and then using another 75% smaller circle, I created the ...
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Why isn't Blending Mode: Difference inverting colors?

I have one document that has rectangular shapes on top of a clipped rasterized image, and while changing the Blending Mode of the shape to Difference, the colors underneath get inverted. Although, I'm ...
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Photoshop: how to align multiple layers

I need 3 circles aligned straight. I draw a circle using Ellipse tool. When I draw a second circle, I either draw it in the same layer or I draw it in a new layer. The problem I am facing when I ...
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Affinity Designer: how to clean up compound path

I don't really know how to describe this problem, but I just want a clean cut if you know what I mean. It seems like the ellipse is trying to form an ellipse again and so there are new lines in the ...
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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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How to draw rows with consistent depths when dealing with unique shapes?

We're trying to figure out how to draw a series of rows that have consistent depths with different types of shapes. Ie sometimes there are round parts, or shapes get wider at points, etc. The closest ...
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Sketch: how to merge shapes?

I am pretty new to Sketch. I am currently trying to merge two shapes into a single one. However whenever I hit "union" it does "merge" them, though basically they are still separate paths, that are ...
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Aligning an object freely along a guide in Illustrator

I have a quick question regarding aligning objects to paths/other objects. Essentially, I have a rounded rectangle with max rounding so that a circle could perfectly fit at either ends. Consequently, ...
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Repeat lines and expand the space between them

I am trying to speed up the process of creating a train track. The track I am making goes into the horizon in the distance. The lines/pieces of "wood" in the track need to gradually expand in space ...
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Creating a circle with grass around it

Using Photoshop CS6. I'm currently trying to make a circle with grass around it. Think a 2D world with dirt in the middle and grass on the sides. Currently im trying to do it with minecraft textures ...
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Illustrator: how to intersect shapes properly

I have a triangle (purple) and a rectangle (white). Is there a way to delete all the white part of the rectangle lying outside of the purple triangle's border? I've tried experimenting with the ...
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How to draw a semicircle inside of another one in Illustrator?

I am having trouble drawing a partial circle inside another circle. The outer shape is actually a lower case "b" with a font converted to outlines, so as you can see, the circle is not perfectly ...
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Creating a blurred border in illustrator

I'm trying to recreate this shape(s) in illustrator and am not sure how it was done. I came up with a similar effect using the blend tool and it works fine for the project I'm working on but am really ...
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Illustrator: how to construct curved and bent triangles

I'm looking to recreate this effect in Illustrator but cannot find the right tool to do the job. Any help in the right direction is appreciated. Thanks.
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Uniting two objects in Illustrator

I have to shapes with anchor points perfectly aligned: But the result is not what I want: If I select the anchor points and try to join them, I get an error message because they are not open paths. ...
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How to create this shape in Illustrator?

this is a shadow on car body. how to create this shape in illustrator? please feel free to point my way!
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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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Does After Effects have an outline mode like Illustrator?

I am applying several effects on my layers in After Effects, which make the layers look like one shape. I need to get the outline of this shape, similar to the outline mode in Illustrator. Can this be ...