OS: Windows 10
I have been working with shapes for years now and can do some awesome stuff with them. But in all that time (what 10+ years omg) I have yet to figure out how to create a true clean hemisphere shape. I have tried compounding a circle and a square which creates a clean-cut hemisphere but it can't be separated out from the compound. I have created a circle and deleted opposing anchors but the corners end up rounded. I have drawn a line shape and tried to Bezier the line into a semicircle but the bezier won't form a semicircle without multiple anchors which end up somewhat irregular. The web has been of no help. Anyone out there that has solved this? I would really appreciate hearing from you.
Calvin De Beverly
I played around with this and came up with some steps...not sure if it is what you are looking for but figured I'd share in case it helps...
1. New Document
2. Selected the circle shape tool and dragged out a ciruclar shape (I used shift to constrain)
3. Copied the circle, then used paste in place to put the new circle directly on top of the old one
4. I scaled the new circle (smaller, vertically only so it is now an ellipse)
5. I created a horizon line using the line tool (for reference)
6. I grabbed the scissors tool, and cut the original circle in two places on the horizon line (I needed to hide the ellipse to ensure the circul was cut)
7. The circle looses it's fill properties because it is open along the top, so In the property bar I chose "Close Shape". The shape becomes filled again...
8. I ensured the ellipse is above the half-circle, covering up the horizontal line
9. Done...shapes are ready to be used for painting!
Am I cheating because the horizontal line is under the ellipse??? ;)
You DID IT!
I don't think you know how you did do it though. I followed your instructions but found you only had to:
1. Create the (Shift/Drag) Circle.
2. Use scissors tool on the two horizontal white squares.
3. "Close Shape"
4. Delete the half of the circle not closed
It is a perfect semi-circle fully editable. Thank you so very much!! (Gads that only took 10 years to figure out hahaha)
Woo hoo! I like your simpler steps...so glad I can help. Been using Painter for may years also, and still finding new stuff that I don't know how to do (got lucky this time), so I think it will be more than 10 years for me also. :-) :-): -)