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Do this: Draw a circle Use Scissors Tool and cut it into an arc (Remove the side you don't use) Apply a thick stroke with a rounded cap Expand.


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There are probably many ways you could do this. Here's my suggestion, with basic steps. Concentric circles, plus an overlapping rectangle, then Pathfinder Divide Select and delete all the lines not required Use the Round Corner widget to round all the corners, then select and delete all extra paths/nodes left behind. Join all remaining pieces, increase ...


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Building the path by splitting and rejoining circles and rounding the corners is seemingly shown by others. I skip it. The rest of the job needs several tricks which may need some time to be caught if you are a beginner. I put together a simplified version which has only a couple of circles: On the top there's 30 rotated black lines. One of them is selected....


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What you need is not possible with Illustrator's path logic. Paths need to in be a continuous, one-after-another anchor point sequence. Instead, you can either group these, or convert to outlines, in which case you can join multiple shapes into a single shape, but you're losing the ability to edit these as paths (unless you keep an un-converted copy).


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Try this: Draw a straight line, apply a thick stroke, and round end caps. Hit Shift+C to select the Anchor Point Tool , mouse over the middle of the path, and click and drag to bend it. Object > Expand Another possibility is to use the Curvature Tool Shift+~ to make the initial curve. Three simple clicks is all it takes.


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You dont actually need properties panel for setting stroke width (or cap or arrowhead or dash). You can use the stroke panel which is superior in every way. There is literally nothing i personally use properties panel for because everything it does is inferior to other methods. But the reason why you dont see the properties panel is that its collapsed. Try ...


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Your attached image has so low resolution that it's useless to insert any embossing to it in Photoshop. Illustrator gives more possibilities. The image can be traced there. Low resolution makes automatic tracing look irregular. But it can be fixed without redrawing by making few edits. The result can be 3D extruded. It gave this: It's possible as well to ...


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(updated answer after seeing your question edit) There's an easy way to rotate one end of a line, while the other end stays in place: make sure you have Smart guides turned on create a vertical guideline touching one of the anchors hit R to rotate and click that very same anchor point (mouse cursor will change). This will make the line rotate around that ...


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Looks like you have only Combined the shapes, meaning they are still different paths. You need to Merge Shape Components. Example


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Looks like you are trying to use Inverse Clip (LPE) which is a Live Path Effect on a raster image. Unfortunately, that command only works on vector objects, not raster images. If you want, you can create an inverse shape manually to use as a kind of inverted clip instead. Example. Here I made a rectangle bigger than the raster image I want to clip, and then ...


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No branching path is possible. Use grouping. Or outline and pathfinder for a outlined shape. But this question opens a good learning opporunity: Why not? The purpose of a vector file is not to make it possible to model whatever you want how you want it. Instead the purpose is to make a minimal set of features that are needed to render a particular feature to ...


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It's a fairly simple task using concentric circles. You merely cut, join and round... If you are unfamiliar with how to perform any of these steps, please review some basic Illustrator tutorials. There's nothing advanced, or "special" about any of this.


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The existing answer is a quick and efficient way to do this. Another possible way is by using Object > Envelop Distort > Make with warp Draw a horizontal path with stroke and make it rounded corners in Stroke Panel (for any other angle, you'd need different warp values. I'm using horizontal path) Apply the Envelop Distort warp (apply the amount you ...


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A guess: You have it only as a low resolution bitmap and you need a vector version. In this case trace it and forget the idea to make an exact replica by applying some distortion transform to a less curved pattern of ellipses. There's too many unknown variables that should be guessed right. A mathematician might find the wanted transformation rule, but for ...


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In general the process is this: Loop over your set of PNG images, and for each one: Get the current dimensions (width & height) Calculate the scaling factor Apply the scale transformation Write the new image out to disk For step 3, the formula involves the Pythagorean theorem. Given W = width, H = height, and R = radius of the circle, the scaling ...


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I was creating plots in R with ggplots and faced the same problem (circles into squires). The suggested solution did not work for me, but a very easy one that worked was to change the transparency of the dots (for example alpha=0.2). Afterwards, AI does not read circles as text anymore and they are shown correctly! This solution is so fast and easy, that I ...


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You can also draw a heart shape using heart text symbols. Add a Text in Inkscape Copy a heart symbol and paste it in Inkscape To convert text to path, go to Path > Object to Path


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Start with a shape like this. These are two rounded rectangles, with wide strokes, expanded to outlines, and four squares at the intersections. Then use the Shape Builder tool to make the pieces. When you have finished add gradient fills to each piece.


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Select > Select All If it's available Object > Expand Appearance then Select > Select All again, just to be certain everything is selected. Repeat this step until Expand Appearance is no longer available in the Object menu. Object > Expand Window > Pathfinder To open the Pathfinder Panel (If it's not already open) Click the Merge button on ...


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For a simple shape like this you can use the Shapebuilder Tool. Select both the light brown and dark brown objects Choose Shapebuilder Tool (Shift + M) Alt/ option Click on the area you want to remove- one click should do it Edit- This is a destructive process and the original shape of the dark brown object will be altered permanatly. This can also be done ...


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Select those shapes under the coffin which need the hole, group them. Then select the coffin and the group and apply Object > Clip > Set Inverse. No group is needed if there's only one object which needs a hole under the coffin Inverted clipping path deletes nothing, it makes a part transparent. BTW you are an exceptional XY questioner, you also ...


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InDesign is using a Typical Display setting by default, to speed things up, which is especially useful when working on large files with a lot of external links. However, you can hit CTRL+ALT+H and this switches to the High Quality Display setting, which will render your imported Illustrator file in full sharpness.


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Select all (Select > All) Set the fill to none in the Color Panel (Window > Color) Set the stroke to a color in the Color Panel Set the stroke weight in the Stroke Panel (Window > Stroke) You can also do all this via the Appearance Panel (Window > Appearance). Merely click the colors or the stroke weight in that panel.. You can review some ...


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The settings are counter-intuitive. You want the Fidelity setting to be low, not high. The devs are engineers.. in math a high fidelity means less accurate.. to common, non-engineers or non-physicists.. a high fidelity means more accurate... I, personally, set the Fidelity to about 0.5-1px and the Smoothness to 1-2%. I would also point out that brushes are ...


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Create a circle that is in the middle of your chart Make sure 1 set of the 2 rectangles is on the X axis Press "R" to select the Rotate Tool, with both the 2 rectangles and the rotate tool selected, hold the "Alt" key and left click the center of the circle you created. You will rotate around that pivot point. A popup will open, put 360/...


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That feature is called "Live Corners" and is not available in Adobe Illustrator CS6. You will have to update to Adobe CC to gain that feature. I am not completely sure when it came out, maybe CC17? You can use the following script by HARDIK LAKHALANI to round a corner in Illustrator CS6 Round Any Corner in Illustrator CS6 or Earlier Versions


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I guess it's not an irregular blur in Photoshop. It can be, but making it would be complex. It's simpler in Illustrator. This answer shows it there. The grey background is inserted to show what's going on: A white circle and a black circle - fill only, no stroke! Blend with option smooth color. a new black circle is inserted The blend contains actually ...


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Illustrator's 3D effects are underpowered for drawing the wanted plate number 2 easily. With a 3D program one would make it in few minutes and any viewing direction would be as easy. Drawing it in 2D from scratch (=not importing from 3D) is, of course possible, but the plate should be seen to be sure how it should be drawn. To see it I made this in a CAD ...


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There is a way to do this entirely in Photoshop CC, including a way to trace the image right inside Photoshop, so that it's vector. Open the file, and go into the Libraries tab Click on the + icon at the bottom and choose: Create from Image In the dialog that opens, select the Shapes tab. Increase the Detail slider. Click on Save to CC Libraries. Now you ...


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The original array may have had rotated ellipses (at the left had side). Possibly using a step blend to make each row. Maybe something like this Then distorted with a 2 x 2 Envelope Mesh This is fine if you are happy enough with something similar, however since you want the exact same form, I think it would be really difficult to use that method to ...


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