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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No overlapping between two paths - creating “one line” - how?

I have two paths and I want them to be exact in one line. I tried to do this by hand, but this not exact - there is an overlapping area between the two paths. How can I change that? I'm using ...
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How to put text onto multiple pen tool subpaths in Photoshop

I just spent quite a while making all sorts of paths with the pen tool, and splitting each one up into a subpath by holding control and clicking after each one was drawn. It all looks good, but when I ...
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Strange gradient path behavior depending on angle (Illustrator)

I just discovered that the gradient path behaves differently depending on the overall areal width of the path (relative to the height) and hence the "acuteness" of the path points. The paths pictured ...
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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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Trace equation of line in Photoshop

Is there a direct method of using the Photoshop pen tool (or any other tool) to trace the equation of a line in 2D space and create a path from it in a given domain and/or range, provided I define a ...
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Snap a path to itself

I would like to create a path in Inkscape, snapping some of its nodes to itself while drawing it. As an example, in the image below, I would like D, E and F to be snapped to the segment AB,BC,CD, ...
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Transform stroke effect into typing path

I'm using Photoshop CS3. Let's say I made an ellipse selection. I filled it with colour, then I add an outside stroke effect. I would like to make that stroke effect into a circular path. I tried ...
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How do I get out of Outline View?

I have drawn a broom in Illustrator and cant apply any brushes or strokes to it. I just don't get it. What do I have to do? Here is a screenshot:
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Cut Paths on a Print File

I'm trying to prepare a design in illustrator for print and I'm also going to cut it after printing so I'm adding a cut path around the design and in between the letters, but for some reason it's ...
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Fill a vector path in Photoshop CS5 without pixelated edges

I've created a smooth path around an image that I'd like to vectorize. Now I'd like to fill that path to make it a solid with smooth edges. I created a new layer I selected the path and the new ...
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How to export Photoshop shapes to svg with exactly same stroke effects

I'm not a designer, but I have to export image assets for a website from a PSD layout. I would like to use SVG format for icons for the sake of retina graphics support on the website. Some icons (...
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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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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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Convert signature to vector on OSX?

I need to convert this signature into a single path This might not be the correct term for what I'm trying to achieve, but basically I want to transform the inside of the shape into a "stroke" ...
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Inkscape: Can not get “Pattern Along Path” feature to work as I need it

I am using Inkscape's "Pattern Along Path" feature. And I think I am having problem because Inkscape is rotating my pattern 90 degrees from the orientation I would prefer. I've a "path": . . . ...
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Change start of threaded text path in Illustrator

I created a series of semi-circle paths in Illustrator and linked them together using the Threaded Text function. Using the Type on a Path options, I was able to flip the direction of the text to the ...
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Select compound paths under a path but keep edges

Background: I've created a word cloud, and I'd like to clip it to a predefined path. The problem is that words on the edge are getting trimmed halfway, I'd like to keep the whole word. The question is:...
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Low-poly art mesh creation

I want to know if there is a possibility to "cut" the mesh into single objects (triangles, other polygons) I create using Pen Tool? I followed examples in these two tutorials: Adobe Illustrator & ...
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AE: Parent Element to a point of a path?

I want to parent an element (pre-compose) to one of the points on a path. Imagine a line that has two paths. I want to parent an object (say, a leaf) to the top point of the path. So if my path is to ...
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Sketch - Joining two seperate paths

How do I connect point A to point Z? Currently, when I select Anchor point A, it tries to connect point A & B(as you can see in image 2).
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How to snap a path to a node in Inkscape?

By enabling snapping to path and snapping to nodes in Inkscape I can, for example, snap a corner of a rectangle to a line by moving the rectangle towards the line. But it doesn't work the other way ...
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How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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Scripting Photoshop: path has too many points to be converted to selection?

I am working with some large tiff files with fairly complex clipping paths, and have written a script to convert the paths to a selection, invert that selection and delete pixels in order to ...
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Drawing Straight Lines with Pen Tool

I have just installed photoshop and have, as an exercise , tried to design this logo. I am stuck at trying to make one of those 8 rounded triangle shapes.I have used the pen tool to draw the upper ...
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Finding open paths in Adobe Illustrator

I uploaded a file to a market place but it got rejected. They sent me messages for some modifications and the one modification they want is to close opened paths. How can I find open paths or their ...
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Stroke a path in Photoshop CS5

I have created a path as a vector mask in a layer. I'd Like to create a stroke path of this same path but whatever I do the 'Stroke Path...' option in the drop-down menu of Paths is greyed out. ...
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Photoshop: How to select multiple anchor points without affecting another shape?

How can I click+drag to select multiple anchor points on a shape without activating the shape behind it? Currently, I must first activate the desired layer, then begin the click+drag off the ...
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Can Illustrator use a clipping path from a jpg created in Photoshop?

I have images created in Photoshop that have a clipping path around the main part of the image and are saved as jpg. When I open these jpg files in InDesign, the image is clipped using the stored ...
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Extract clipping path from EPS (without Adobe Suite)

I've been supplied a bunch of product shots in EPS format. Having seen the shots used in various publications I had a hunch that they had already been isolated. Simply opening the files in GIMP ...
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In Inkscape, how do I move individual parts of a clipped region?

I have a layer of shapes and a layer of paths that I am using as the source for laser cutting some objects. My goal is to clip the paths to the outline of the shapes, then move the resulting paths ...
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Path Fill Not filling up Selected Space Photoshop CS6

I'm new to photoshop. This is my first time using the pen tool to draw the path below, but when I use paint bucket it's not filling up the spaces inside the path I have drawn. It fills up some space ...
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Can I get rid of all the extra layers that Illustrator creates after I use pathfinder?

I'm not an experienced Illustrator user, but whenever I use pathfinder to combine a few shapes together, Illustrator would create a whole bunch of what appears to look like outlines of every shape and ...
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Illustrator/photoshop: give stroke sharp corners

Here is what I want. This is the image I got. and I do outline by first creating the pen outline.. then stroking by brush. this is what i get: but i want the all edges pointed. For example like ...
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Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to import a path from a list of points?

I want to be able to take a list of point coordinates created by a script and import them as a path. The list would be just be a text document with the coordinates separated by line breaks. Is there a ...
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Inkscape stroke to path width changing on rounded polygons

When I create a rounded polgon and elongate it, when I try to export it as a pdf, the thickness of the line changes (thicker in the elongated axis). So I tried object to path and stroke to path, but ...
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How to create line icon comprises paths in sketch?

Hi! It's my first post. I am totally newbie in sketch, also in design. Because I want to use the "Shared style" function which can let me change all icons' style quickly (just like this tutorial ...
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Alternative to offset path for increasing/decreasing width of incomplete circular shape

I am wondering if there is a more efficient way to increase/decrease the width of a an incomplete circular shape (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 circle or sphere) other than by using the 'Offset Path' command and ...
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Creating a selection from a path with 'holes'

I am attempting to create a custom logo in Photoshop (mainly because I'm not familiar with Illustrator). I've used the pen tool to create a vector path for the logo, but when I try to convert the path ...
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Split a polygon into segments

I have a polygon in Illustrator (shown below). How can I split it into separate line segments at every anchor point AND intersection with another line? Basically I'm trying to recreate the "Pemrose ...
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Clipping mask problem

I have an image and a compound path. I want to create a clipping mask for this group of objects in Illustrator. But I'm facing this problem: (random image for this post) Where is the problem? Do ...
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Snap paths in Illustrator

How I can make my paths snap with each other? Even with Smart Guides and Snap to Point enabled, I can't make it work. This is what I want: This is what I get: My Smart Guides settings In Smart ...
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What is the difference between a path and a stroke?

Is a path the set of points from a to b? And is the stroke the "definition" (i.e. the color, shape, etc.) of the path? And, how can you have a path with no stroke? Is this only because it is a ...
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How to slide a text, to position it, along a path?

There's a way to slide a text along a path to position it in the wished place? In the image bellow GIMP has inserted the text at the middle of the ellipse, and the text asymmetric going toward its ...
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Path outline and stroke don't coincide

I am not sure if this a bug or if I have some option selected. Strokes are consistently being drawn away from the path outline. Small movements of the node result in erratic behaviour on the stroke. ...
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Join two paths to become one? [closed]

I have two lines intersecting forming a cross. I outline the strokes but they continue to be individual lines in stead of one path. I want these lines to be one undivided line but cant get there?
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Dividing a group of paths in the middle

I have traced and expanded a tire that I now want to cut straight in the middle so I can decrease the opacity of the left half. That group of paths the expansion created I can't cut now - even with a ...
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illustrator join two objects into one

I want to merge two objects and select only the outside path, I don't want the path inside. How do I do this in Illustrator ?
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Merging 3 different-Not Crossing Shapes into 1 Path

I want to merge 3 letters into 1 path. Their paths simply don't touch or cross each other. So basically it means I have 3 different positioned shapes I need to merge. Is it possible? And the ...
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illustrator anchor points corner overlap problem

I am drawing some overlap paths in illustrator. However, some anchor points between different paths does not stay well, they create some rugged corners. Please see the image, it may describe better. I ...
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Merging two anchor points of the same path in Illustrator

Assume the following situation in Adobe Illustrator, where I have two neighbouring anchor points on the same path. For the left anchor point, only the left bezier-handle is important and for the right ...