Make a half circle to match width/height of full circle

Community Beginner ,
Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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Hi all,

With this project, I want to know how to make the black rectangle match the exact dimensions of the circle so that it looks like a small portion of the circle is black.

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Just like this picture -Screen Shot 2021-01-01 at 8.26.15 AM.png

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 02, 2021 Jan 02, 2021
kirbydoo, As I (mis)understand it, you can create a copy of the original circle beneath the coloured parts and above the black rectangle, then ShiftSelect the black rectangle and Ctrl/Cmd+7 to make a Clipping Mask. The black rectangle could have been made as large as the dark grey one forming the background.

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Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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You can use

  1. the Pathfinder Panel or
  2. the ShapeBuilder Tool or
  3. Live Paint Tool.

 

Please use it for your own designs / labels.

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Jan 02, 2021 Jan 02, 2021

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Thank you. I can assure you that I am only making these images for personal use. They look much better on on my phone/computer screen than the low-quality scans you can find on other sites.

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Jan 02, 2021 Jan 02, 2021

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kirbydoo,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you can create a copy of the original circle beneath the coloured parts and above the black rectangle, then ShiftSelect the black rectangle and Ctrl/Cmd+7 to make a Clipping Mask.

 

The black rectangle could have been made as large as the dark grey one forming the background.

 

 

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Thank you Jacob. That's actually what I ended up doing. I also did a little bit of adjusting to the half circle to get it to fit 100% into the larger circle.

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You are welcome, kirbydoo.

 

May I ask which way you came from the full original circle to the partial coloured one (since adjustment became needed)?

 

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I actually had to invert the colors of each circle. I made the orange circle black and the black circle orange. This was because when I would apply the clipping mask, the half circle would become orange. Once that was decided, I placed the half circle over the larger one and switched the colors back. For some reason, the half circle didn't quite fit in the larger one, so I had to adjust its position on the x axis because I kept seeing part of the orange circle around the black circle's edge.

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kirbydoo,

 

It sounds as if you placed the copy circle above the orange one rather than beneath it (you can see the stacking order in the Layers palette); and I wonder whether one of them has a thin stroke.

 

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