How to divide a rounded/irregular shape into two equal areas

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Hi everyone,

I have a question about how to divide a shape into two equal areas. The divided shapes are not the same shape.

I want to divide them with a specific angle path. The polygon is a rounded shape.  Area A must equal Screenshot 2020-11-17 at 4.41.50 PM.pngArea B. Which tool is most accurate?  Please tell me step by step as I am not familiar with adobe software. Thank you so much for your help!  Much appreciate! Which tool is most accurate?

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Jacob Bugge Most Valuable Participant , Nov 17, 2020
Elston,   You can, temporarily switching to stroke/nofill to see what you are doing, and Smart Guides being your friends:   First you need the centre of the rounded pentagon.   0) If it is a live shape, you can just Show Center in the Attributes palette and see it.   Otherwise you can: 1) Select the shape and Ctrl/Cmd+C+F to create a copy in front; Then 2a) Object>Path>Average (with the default Both); this will give the true centre (as a blob with an Anchor Point at the centre unless the roundin...

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Elston,

 

You can, temporarily switching to stroke/nofill to see what you are doing, and Smart Guides being your friends:

 

First you need the centre of the rounded pentagon.

 

0) If it is a live shape, you can just Show Center in the Attributes palette and see it.

 

Otherwise you can:

1) Select the shape and Ctrl/Cmd+C+F to create a copy in front;

Then

2a) Object>Path>Average (with the default Both); this will give the true centre (as a blob with an Anchor Point at the centre unless the rounding is live/effect);

Or

2b) Use the Circumcircle script (by 佐藤浩之, Satō Hiroyuki) see link below, then Show Center in the Attributes palette;

Or

2c) Do it some other way.

 

Then you can just ClickDrag the line (reduce the Stroke Weight) by (close to) its midpoint to snap to the centre determined above and Object>Path>Divide Objects Below.

 

http://shspage.com/aijs/en/

 

 

 

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Hi everyone,

I have a question about how to divide a shape into two equal areas. The divided shapes are not the same shape.

I want to divide them with a specific angle path. The polygon is a rounded shape.  The area A must equal to Area B. Thank you so much for your help!  Much appreciate!Screenshot 2020-11-17 at 4.41.50 PM.png

 



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What Adobe application are you using so that this can be moved to the proper forum for help?

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AI I guess.Thank a lot

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Elston, everyone,

 

Please continue over here, where a first answer has been posted:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/how-to-divide-a-rounded-irregular-shape-into-two-equal-ar...

 

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