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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Use Illustrator 3D rotation in After Effects

In illustrator I have a logo that I want to animate in 3D. Now, the logo has already 3D shapes made with the Extrude tool inside Illustrator. Inside that tool you can rotate your shape in 3D space. I ...
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Flatten transparency in illustrator (not PDF file) is showing white lines/gap between the shapes [duplicate]

I have an illustration with transparency's blending mode applied, I am willing to flatten the transparency for better output but when I apply Flatten Transparency some tiny white lines appear as ...
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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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How to add continuous text to a shape that was created with shape builder tool in illustrator?

I need a continuous text in a shape that has been built with a shape builder tool (Let's say doughnut shape). I need the text to continuously flow in the "doughnut", and leave the inside circle empty. ...
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Cutting out perfect tangent to circle

It's kind of hard to explain what I'm going for so here's a crude picture of my attempt: I want that point on the circumference of the outer circle to join horizontally to the tangent of the inner ...
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button whith an irregular shape

I'm trying to mare a button whith an irregular shape similar to this using only CSS Somebody have any clue?
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How can I round the edges of a shape made with the polygon lasso in Photoshop?

I'm making a really odd-shaped sticker in photoshop and I would like the edges of the shape to be rounded but it's a weird shape. I made it with the polygon lasso and then just filled the selection ...
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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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How to draw parallel curved lines in Illustrator?

I am completely new to Illustrator, I've watched some tutorials on it, and decided to create some pretty basic shapes and logo. I was trying to create a usb logo, but the curved part is quite a ...
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Outlining Shape Without Encroaching On Shape in Illustrator?

A lot of sports logos use this effect, where shapes are outlined twice by different colors: Black outline, orange outline White outline, blue outline Blue outline, white outline But when I try to ...
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Masking a shape out of symbol in Sketch 3

I am trying to mask a shape from a symbol in Sketch. In Illustrator I would just use an inverse clipping mask but Sketch doesn't seem to have that option. I am trying to subtract the square from the ...
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Why does the 'roughen' effect go away on my vector whenever I ungroup it?

I have two shapes in one group and in order to save time with applying the 'roughen' effect, I applied it to the entire group. After it looking the way I want it to and want to ungroup the shapes that ...
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How to knockout a shape using the top layer in Illustrator?

I have three layers, and want to use the top layer to knockout the shape from the underline layers so that it is transparent. Don't I use the shape builder tool or is there another way to do it?
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Radial stripes in sketch

What is the best way to create these radial stripes (background) in sketch?
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how to create a polygon in PS Cs6?

I have been troubled by this custom shape tool which was gone after I switched to CS6 or could I not Find it? I have been looking for the Line Tool for hours and its custom shape tool but I could not ...
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How to align a shape to stick to another in AE?

I'm new to After Effects but I did some work with Photoshop in the past. I'm trying to create a diamond with AE (and make a gif later so it rotates). To be super clear - I'm trying to convert the ...
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Cutting the edge of a shape in Illustrator

Does anyone know how I can't cut the edge of a rectangular shape in Adobe Illustrator CC? I need to round a corner here and there of some letters. I believe I can "trim" these specific edges using the ...
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Why are my shapes being warped when scaled in Illustrator [duplicate]

When my shape is scaled, it gets jagged and warped. I think it is because I have too many anchor points but removing them changes the shape. How do I keep the exact shape without it warping?
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Inkscape - break objects apart and reassembling them

I need a combination of two shapes; i) a hexagonal shape and ii) a country outline. The final product shall look like the image attached. I have managed to cut and clip the two forms so far that I ...
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Combine a text field with a shape in Sketch - Auto re-size shape

Is it possible to combine a text field with a shape in Sketch whereby the shape will auto expand to accommodate the text length?
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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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How can I do “Stroke Offset” in Illustrator?

In After Effects, when using a shape layer, I can add an offset to the stroke by applying a Trim Path. I want to do something like this: I can convert the text into outlines, and create a stroke of ...
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How to export Photoshop shapes to svg with exactly same stroke effects

I'm not a designer, but I have to export image assets for a website from a PSD layout. I would like to use SVG format for icons for the sake of retina graphics support on the website. Some icons (...
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How to create a sine wave with a given angle between the side of the wave?

I want to create this shape using Illustrator CC and maybe it could seem easy but actually it has to be perfect, the shape are basically two triangles and each one of them with 52 degrees of aperture. ...
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Separate objects that I combined using pathfinder

Using pathfinder, I created a "compound shape" (either by just clicking "unite" or using option+click "unite" in the pathfinder panel). Is there a way to "uncombine" this shape later or on a copy of ...
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Making perfect spiral Illustrator

I have followed this video from Lynda http://www.lynda.com/articles/dekes-techniques-drawing-a-perfect-spiral-in-illustrator to try and make a perfect spiral for a logo I am working on. I've done each ...
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Low-poly art mesh creation

I want to know if there is a possibility to "cut" the mesh into single objects (triangles, other polygons) I create using Pen Tool? I followed examples in these two tutorials: Adobe Illustrator & ...
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Sketch - Joining two separate paths

How do I connect point A to point Z? Currently, when I select Anchor point A, it tries to connect point A & B (as you can see in image 2).
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How to do curve stitching?

How would one go about making something like this in Illustrator or other software? I know how to make a circle and lines but is there an easy way to do the spacing and connection?
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How to create a rectangle thin from top? [closed]

I am relatively new to Inkscape and I want to create a rectangle which is thick from bottom and thin from top like a tower. How can I do that? Plus a good Inkscape book or ebook or tutorial would be ...
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Selecting an object inside a rectangle in Illustrator cc 2015

I have created a rectangle shape inside which i have created several other shapes. I want to select one of these shapes, but as soon as I start drawing a marquee around this shape the rectangle moves ...
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Drawing Straight Lines with Pen Tool

I have just installed photoshop and have, as an exercise , tried to design this logo. I am stuck at trying to make one of those 8 rounded triangle shapes.I have used the pen tool to draw the upper ...
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Inkscape: rectangle with rainbow fill [closed]

I'd like to create a shape gradiently filled with visible light spectrum colors - from red to blue. I am using Inkscape. When I try to specify gradient from red to blue - it chooses a weird color path....
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How do I create a tri-colored arc in Inkscape?

I need to cut an arc which has three colors say red, green and blue one after the other. This is for a circular game paddle. I am using a differentiate on a square and a circle, then rotating the ...
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Displaying status circles

I am currently working on webproject and responsible for the design. I have a list , where I shall display the trackingstatus of each list-item. For each step I have 4 possible outcomes. I wanted to ...
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How to fit an image in various different shapes? [closed]

So im making CSGO skin for AUG in photoshop,i want image (the "steel") to fit in the green shape that i selected,how can i do that?
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black box in middle of illustrator CC art board

I'm new to Illustrator and I'm making an illustration, the problem is when I moved the red rectangle, the surrounding border seems to stay there, I can't select it and it does not move or remove, and ...
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Alternative to offset path for increasing/decreasing width of incomplete circular shape

I am wondering if there is a more efficient way to increase/decrease the width of a an incomplete circular shape (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 circle or sphere) other than by using the 'Offset Path' command and ...
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How to warp a group of points in a grid?

Hi All, I need some guidance on how to properly warp a group of dots. I tried using the lower arc tool as well as the upper arc tool but it still need a lot of manual tweaking. I'm also thinking of ...
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How to make these waves effects?

I would like to to create the image above. I have tried to make multiples layers of the waves and edit it's opacity but it does not seem to work. I would really appreciate some feedback and guidance. ...
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How to make a corner only rectangle with Adobe Fireworks

Using the Rectangle tool, how can I make a rectangle with only the corners being visible? Something like this image: Note: I made this one using two other "white" rectangles to hide the invisible ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit layer style Presets?

I just created a layer style preset in Photoshop and applied it to multiple shape layers. Now I would like to make several adjustments to the style. How do I do that? I want to automatically update ...
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Creating a meridian globe vector

I'm looking to recreate a simple vector image of a globe with meridians in Illustrator CS5. I tried using the Revolve tool and then applying a grid as Map art, but the result was weak. I know I can ...
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Sketch: combined shape different colors in each shape

I am having a little problem. Trying to make a progress bar in Sketch. The combined shape functionality works great for this - but it seems like i can't apply different colors onto the different ...
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How do I create a 3D linear shape (like this in figure) in Illustrator?

How do I create a 3D linear shape (like this in figure) in Illustrator? I try to use mesh tool (but it deformed all lines) and blending tool (but it not works with closed shape). Can you help me? ...
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How to create proper Heart icon line in Sketch?

I have been moved from Illustrator to Sketch recently, but I don't understand how pathfinder work in Sketch very much. I try to create some line heart icon with + in it like this (this was created ...
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Difference between Shape Groups and normal Groups in Sketch?

I noticed that there are two different types of grouping/nesting in Sketch, one is a Shape Group and other is a normal Group denoted by a folder. What's the difference? And how do I create a Shape ...
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How to fill in a shape with content in illustrator

I am completely new to Illustrator, however my boss asked me to make a graphic in illustrator. A list of things he sent me: First, this mock up image for what he wants: as well as the .ai file ...
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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I ...
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how to create a different colored compound path in illustrator? [closed]

I have created many shapes with different colors when i tried to convert it into a compound path all the path converted into a single color. How can I do that with compound path or some other tool?