Questions about paths, in this context they are lines created in a raster or vector editing software such as Illustrator, Inkscape or Photoshop, to name a few. Ask anything related to manipulating paths in graphic design software.

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How to draw a precise angle with pen tool in Photoshop?

Is it possible to draw a precise angle with the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop CS6? By using Shift key it is easy to draw 45° or 90° but I need for example 37.45°.
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How to transform a straight segment from a curved segment at Affinity Designer?

The center is small curved wing want to turn in a straight line without affecting adjacent nodes.
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How to make lines more defined/ clear

I'm having an issue figuring out how I can make the lines of this image more defined and clear. I need them to all have the same thickness and color, all vectorized. I am using illustrator, I can ...
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Is it possible to move a Path and a Layer at the same time in Photoshop? As if they are grouped or linked

Coworker is asking to see if it is possible. He wants to move the image, but needs to keep both the Layer and the Path as one.
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Text on a path with Pixelmator

Is it possible to have text follow a path? Similar to this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-type-path.html
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Illustrator is slow / Not responding when redrawing complex / many paths?

My illustrator seems to be taking naps, that blue wheel turning and churning ;( Damn blue circular thinking and greye'd out .ai window focus. My art is a polygon design with anywhere from 500 - 1000 ...
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How do you make the endpoints of a diagonal line straight?

I have to make a gradient "V" using the pen tool, but the endpoints are slightly slanted and I want to make the start point and end point look like the image on the right, which is clean and ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Share a path among several objects

I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and I'm really hoping there's a way to combine a single path with several objects at once in Adobe Illustrator. Let's imagine recreating the ying-yang sign. My ...
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Creating outlines of certain color in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have this lotus flower, which is made of seven objects of the same shape. What I want is to create outlines of only the gold parts, but I have no idea how. Is there someone who can help me?
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Connecting joints in illustrator (polygon and triangle)

I am trying to connect two shapes at their intersecting points so that whatever the size of the image, it will still retain its proportions. Currently I am facing these issues: When I combine these ...
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How to correctly use two objects for rasterization

I have two objects (pink A and white B) in Inkscape, see the screenshot below: When drawing is rasterized there are artifacts in the form of pink pixels from underlying object A: I have tried ...
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How to merge two neighbour paths into one?

I want to merge two neighbour multiple paths into one path. For example, there is a tilted U-shape path in the top-left, and the other one is inverted U-shape. The Direct Selection tool can be used ...
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Merging 3 different-Not Crossing Shapes into 1 Path

I m trying to merge 3 letters into 1 path. Their paths simply not touching or crossing each other. So, basically it means, 3 different positioned shapes for merge. Is it possible? And the reason ...
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Is there a way to evenly change size of text?

I created the attached images in Illustrator. On the first one (world map) I want to represent data going from one place to the other. I had a path that I altered with the width tool, so one end ...
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How to overlap custom art brush shapes

I have a custom art brush in Illustrator that I've made from a group of shapes. I want the brush to completely overlap itself when paths cross. This is what I'm using to make the brush: After ...
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How to free transform only part of object/path?

I am wondering how to initiate a free transform on a selected sub-group of points in path or an object. See the recording – after selecting the points, free transform tools places a big bounding box ...
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How do I make this arrow symmetrical?

First of all, I use Inkscape for this. I am also not a graphic designer by trade. Anyway, here's the deal: As you can see, the nodes aren't lined up properly to make the arrow symmetrical. I only ...
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Photoshop CC: Text and shape layers with same opacity, fill, blending and color render with different brightness [closed]

Anyone knows why two different layers (a shape and a text) with the same opacity (54%), fill (100%), blending (normal) and color (#000) render with different brightness? See following example: The ...
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How could I simplify a pattern tile with A LOT of repeated mini squares?

I'm designing a nonwoven fabric (the panels size will be 69"x92"). The repeat tile measures 21"x21" and I need to repeat mini squares that measure 1/32" each. Above the layers containing these mini ...
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AI incorrectly grouping paths

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator and am attempting to make a logo. For some reason it seems like the program is linking items together that I do NOT want linked. I cannot ungroup them, and when I ...
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How can I delete part of an object in Inkscape?

I have to delete an unwanted part of a circle object (I marked it with a blue arrow). In Ai I could have done it with the shape builder tool but in Inkscape I have no idea how to do it. The photo ...
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Cutting multiple strokes in illustrator

I have a pattern of lines (strokes) that resemble a spiderweb; I want a polygonal frame in the middle, with lines touching the edges, but not inside the frame is there a way to quickly remove the ...
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Curve that is used as text guide for round text is open path. Is it problem for stocks?

On my vector I created rounded text. For this I used Ellipse tool to create circle, the with scissors cut it in two halfs on diameter. Then every half of circle was used as guide for text. It is ...
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GIMP Paint along a path - not black

I'm making a bump map. I need to stroke a certain path with a paintbrush (hardness 50%) with pure black. See the images for my settings. The result is a not entirely black stroke (see image). When I ...
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Selecting using the Path tool in Photoshop merges parts of the selection? (CS6)

When trying to select an area using the path tool the selection merges parts of the area but not others? Tried with AA off/on. Solutions? (CS6)
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Photoshop using Marque Tool > Path > Circular But Not a perfect shape?

Please consider this image below : This is happened when I have a circular shape (marquee tool selection). THen after that I converted to Work Path (by right click of that selection). And I add 2.0 ...
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Why the paths doesn't match with the stroke in Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

So, pretty self-explanatory; why doesn't the path lines match with the stroke in Illustrator CS6? It's bit annoying to do anything, when time to time the strokes or filling doesn't match 1:1 with the ...
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Exporting SVG from Corel Draw to Illustrator

I was working with a project, i need to export SVG or AI format from Corel Draw and I need to import it into the Illustrator , But If i design some filters or shadows in corel draw as path and when i ...
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How to topologically correctly edit adjacent paths in Inkscape?

I am vectorizing an image and I wonder whether there are facilities provided in Inkscape to edit paths so they can share a border with no overlap or gap, just like in GIS programs when you tell them ...
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In Illustrator, is there a way smooth selected paths algorithmically?

I'm used to gimp in which there is a way to select a path and use an algorithm to remove excess points and generally smooth out the path. It asks for details like what kind of edge to keep as a ...
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How to bend multiple lines of a graph in AI CS5?

I have created a radar chart with three axes, and I would like to make all the lines in the graph curved instead of straight. I havent found a satisfying way to bend all the paths (i.e. the edges of ...
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How can I outline a path in Inkscape to make an object?

I was able to successfully outline an oval by using Path-Inset and Path-Outset. I then aligned the two inset and outset objects, and used Path-Exclusion to create the object that I could add/change an ...
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Imperfect overlay Illustrator

I'm trying to perfectly overlap two images, one complementary of the other, but apperas a white stripe in the conjunction of the path, all points are perfectly aligned how can I fix?
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Cutting Overlapping Path (Illustrator CS6)

i have a problem with a Illustrator CS6, i want to cut overlapping path from my content. I need the path to be over my content (the badge seen in the image) , but not have it overlapping the content. ...
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How to get the outline of a thick line in Illustrator CC

I have perhaps a silly question. If I have a line, very thick, say 70 pt, and I wanted to use the outline of this line rather than its actual path for vinyl cutting, what can I do to change this? I ...
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What is the best way to remove the clouds from the background?

I'm trying to remove the clouds from the picture as cleanly as possible while keeping the wires still visible. What I'm aiming for is the structure with the sky cut out. I'd rather not make a path ...
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turn text upside down when using text on path on Sketch 3

I am currently creating a dial in Sketch 3: I have used Sketch 3's text on path feature to fit the text onto the circular dial. However, the text's orientation is actually upside down from what I ...
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Copy/paste objects make them offset from path? [closed]

I've been having this problem lately where whenever I copy/paste something from a different Ai doc into another Ai doc the path is offset from the object. This has only started happening recently and ...
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What are those strange shapes appearing in the strokes' angles?

That's what I got after joining parts of circles with custom paths with anchor points at the same spot. Moving anchor points make those shapes disappear, as well as changing strokes to inside or ...
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Illustrator CS6 Perpendicular Lines following a path

I have a closed path from which I would like to create a parallel inner path. If I drew a series of lines, all the same length, with one end at points along the path (all extending inward), the second ...
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Draw diagonal line with a specific offset to another diagonal line

I have a vertical line with a 45° turn. I want to draw another line next to it with a specific offset. What is the best way to do it? I tried moving the pink anchors directly over the orange ...
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Matching Two Different Paths

I have two separate paths. I want to match the pink tongue to the black mouth outline as perfectly as possible. Is there a better way to do this without manually moving all the vector points by hand? ...
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How to stroke an open path (vector)

I'm on photoshop cs6 I am doing a vectorial drawing, i wanted to draw a path without closing it but that was impossible. If i don't close my path, it stays invisible I tried to create a line then ...
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Dividing a colour wheel (gaps)

I'm trying to create a colour wheel in Illustrator. I have created one (two actually but they both produced the same result), but it looks a little rough. I've attached an image to this post you can ...
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Isometric line drawings with colour fill - Illustrator

Hey everyone. I am need of some serious help. I am VERY new to illustrator so I don't know if I am doing this the most effective way. So any guidance would be really appreciated. I took on a ...
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Illustrator/Photoshop: how to get path points' coordinates?

Hi everybody In the picture there is a line with black points. While I know how to get the anchor points coordinates with the mouse cursor, I would love to know how to get the information of the ...
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello ...
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Fix gap between path and shapes in Illustrator

I'm working on a cloud image and have created triangles using a template. After the cut and coloring, there are gaps between the triangles. It' about 1 px thick, more prominent when exported to ...
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How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to make this shape in adobe illustrator but I don't want to draw a path. Is there any option that makes the sides rounded? The shape in picture was designed in Adobe After Effects, I made a ...
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Illustrator - Always show paths, anchor points, etc

I want to draw along some lines in Illustrator. I realized that I can do that way more efficient if I can always see the paths, anchor point, etc. so is there a way to enable those permanently? If ...