Questions about vector graphics (image files created using geometric elements such as points, lines, Bézier curves and shapes, that can scale infinitely without loss of image quality)

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How are these swirly, line frames made?

I love and have always been mystified by this kind of swirly design. After +10yrs working as a graphic designer, I still can't wrap my head around how those are done. Geometric curved design in ...
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Reduce number of colors in illustrator using Recolor artwork not working?

Here is my problem: I select all my items click the recolor wheel merge some colors click ok, but it does not seem to change: deselect, then reselect the shapes click the color wheel: all colors are ...
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Automotive windshield [on hold]

How to scan the rear car windshield of a car ? Import it to Illustrator or Photoshop and do set it (via vectors or other methods) to be ready to be printed out on big papers with same windshield ...
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Live shape to regular path in PS

How can I convert a live shape to a regular path? I no longer need the capabilities of a live shape and would like to now scale the shape.
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Is it possible to modify a line using 3 or more handles in bezier curves in adobe illustrator or other program?

I was following a tutorial about bezier curves and the explanation behind it. At the same time was reproducing some of the learning on Illustrator. But there was a part of the tutorial where you ...
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How to get this bevel effect in Illustrator? [on hold]

I want to create a fire icon in Illustrator. I don't want it to look flat. So, I tried to find design inspiration on google. Then, this image came up. I'm looking for a tutorial to get the same ...
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How do you arrange shapes in Adobe Illustrator to mimic someone holding cards? [on hold]

I'm having a hard time placing square shapes evenly as if someone was holding playing cards. Is there a feature in Adobe Illustrator that can help me achieve this?
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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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How to quickly create vectors from images in Photoshop

I'm working on a program that will require a lot of flat styled vectored images. I'm very comfortable with Photoshop but fall short in the artistic department. I've been practicing and am happy with ...
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Tool for drawing Smartphones from different 3D Perspectives [on hold]

For presentation purposes, I need to visualize a process that involves rotating the smartphone in 3D-space. Hence, I am looking for a drawing tool (or a way), which has smartphone graphics (preferably ...
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Single stroke font letters disappear when I export from Illustrator to Auto-cad

I have a file in Illustrator with text on a path. The font is a single stroke text. I am wanting to use this to engrave with a machine so I can't have the font be outlined. When I export it to ...
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How to digitize a logo from a geometrical description on paper?

I'm not a graphic-designer. A friend of mine is - a retired one. I asked him to design a logo for my company. He does not know how to use a PC/Mac for design tasks so he did it on paper. It looks ...
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Which tool for creating circles with complex borders [closed]

Which Linux-compatible tool can I use to create circles with borders like this: Example 1 Example 2 I would like to create a vector graphic like svg. I've tried with Inkscape but couldn't ...
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How to add points to an approximated spline in xfig?

I want to add points to an approximated spline in Xfig (Anyone familiar with Xfig?). However, no matter where I click, I don't seem to be able to do that. I'm able to add points using the "add points" ...
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Unable to subtract a bordered, not closed path from an oval shape in Sketch

I've recently learnt how to work with vectors; I have drawn an oval and a line. I want to merge subtract the path from the oval now, but it looks like I can't do it. It looks like I have to close the ...
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Use Inkscape To Align SVG to Top-Left Of Canvas

I have an SVG which has bbox of something like SVGRect {x: 236.92999267578125, y: 99.98999786376953, width: 121.48001098632812, height: 224.70001220703125} How can I use Inkscape to position the ...
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How would I divide up this vector map in Adobe Illustrator?

So I just traced out a map of Westeros using Illustrator's pen tool, what I want to do is divide the map into the different "provinces" or kingdoms. In other words, how do I draw the borders on the ...
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How to randomize curved lines in Sketch to create a pattern?

I'm looking to figure out a method to automate randomized curved lines to achieve an effect similar to the image below
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When scaled in Indesing, does a Vectorial PDF from Illustrator become pixelated?

Im currently making drawings in Rhino, exporting them to illustrator and setting their stroke and line weight. I then save this as PDFs from illustrator and place them in Indesign to organize my plot. ...
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The vector logo disappear after printing

I got a problem with the vector logo. I had created the artwork with photo, vector logo and text. Unfortunately, when my client printed the artwork, the logo has disappeared! I have checked ...
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Offset path on curved points

I have a shape with curved points (like horns) that I want to add an offset path to in Illustrator. The problem is the offset path does not follow the curved shape all the way to the point, and ...
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Range Problem when remove background or whitening in Photoshop?

I have one *.BMP Picture (110 MB in size) that has a background. I want to remove it's background (white background). for showing my works in Photoshop I convert my *.BMP because of large size to ...
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Can a graphic/vector/illustration available for free, commercialized later?

Like, if some graphical illustrations are available for free under CC0 licence and are provided by a website. Is it possible for the website to restrict free downloads of those graphics in future? ...
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In Inkscape, can I link to a pdf/svg-file instead of embedding its content?

I am using Inkscape as a canvas to layout existing pdf/svg/png plots that I have made in Python, and then add some details and text to the overall figure. When I import the pdf/svg files via File ...
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How to crop a vector graphic in Adobe Illustrator to paste into InDesign?

I tried cropping a vector image in Adobe Illustrator by following this link: How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator? I was able to do it once. I repeated the steps and it ...
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Difference between PSD paths and AI paths

Bit of a noob question, but I've only recently discovered Illustrator. I've always worked with Photoshop to edit images. Can anyone tell me the difference between paths created in PSD and paths ...
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How to connect solid connected pieces?

Simple question, how do I make this one piece? Ive tried all the pathfinder options, and it does not connect the pieces, same as compound shape. I'm stuck trying to do this the hard way, there ...
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Is there a program similar to Adobe Capture for Linux? [migrated]

I love the shape capturing feature in the Adobe Capture mobile app. I use it all the time to convert images and drawings into clip art. On my computer, I use GIMP and there is no official way to get ...
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Vectorizing pixels in bitmap images for infinite resizing. Possible?

Just putting this out there for discussion, and because I can't currently think of why it wouldn't work... Imagine you converted every pixel of a bitmap image into a vector square. Could you then ...
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How can i store pure vector assets, not linked assets, in Adobe Library?

I've been using Adobe Library in illustrator to store shapes I use often. but i've come across a problem. I first make a shape I want to store: I then drag it into Adobe Library: But when it ...
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AI: Offset Path to reduce the thickness of a vector

I downloaded this icon from flaticon and want to reduce the thickness of the path: http://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/bird-in-broken-egg_44434#term=broken%20egg&page=1&position=2 I followed ...
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Subtract overflowing group of shapes from shape in Sketch

about a month ago I switched to Sketch for webdesigning and I'm a very happy camper ever since. I really love the program and for me it's a big improvement from webdesigning with ...
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Old .EPS and .AI just need font change — How?

I have a number of old .EPS files that were created in FreeHand, and some early Illustrator (.AI) files. They use fonts my machine doesn't have. Is there a free app I can use to open them and choose a ...
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Object Mosaic in Inkscape?

I'm currently working on a poster project for my graphic design class. Since I can't use Adobe products outside of school, I'm using GIMP and Inkscape. For the background, I'm trying to convert part ...
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Make a letter thinner with Inkscape

I have different logos I have to redraw. I use Inkscape. I find a letter that is similar than the original. But the original has thinner lines. If I Path > Object to Path, this converts the line of ...
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Target what svg compressor option messes up file for sketch 3

I am using https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg to compress my svg image, its pretty good at what it does, but after running image through it, sketch 3 messes it up and it looks like this: Where ...
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PNG for web - Edges blurry/fuzzy

I have never usually had a problem with the quality of my png's lately, but I am trying to save a logo that I recently designed and I am saving it as a png to upload to twitter. Everything appears ...
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Need to erase the stroke between start & end points of a path in Illustrator

I opened a PSD in Illustrator. The file has a path in it, but when given a stroke, it joins the ends of the path, which I do not want. I do not want a closed stroke, instead I want an open stroke.
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Best Way To Digitally Capture a Pencil Sketch [duplicate]

I am building a small app about the human face. I have an artist that is sketching pencil based illustrations for me. Mostly in black and white (pencil black/grey) with a hint of colour here and ...
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Join Paths in Illustrator

How do I get rid of these edges? I've tried the Join Tool. I've tried to highlight them with the white and the black arrow and then Object>Path>Join. At this point I don't know what to google for, ...
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Remove an anchor point's bezier handle?

In Illustrator CC, is there a way to remove / retract bezier handles from a point? See below picture, the two handles between the corner points are useless and I'd much rather just have a straight ...
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Sketch arc shape with rounded corners

I'm using the following layer structure to create an arc shape in Sketch: I'm going to create several lengths of arc that are an arbitrary length around the circle (e.g. one at 45º, one at 90º, one ...
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Why are those lines appearing in my polygonal portrait?

This is the first time im doing polygonal portrait I used pen tool and stucked with those white lines, which appear i dont know why... Every dot and line is aligned perfectly How to solve it? ...
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Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?

Why do so many people struggle with the shift from a pixel editor to a vector editor? Or do they, is there some research done on the subject? Especially, it seems, in that direction. Seem like the ...
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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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How to draw knurling in Inkscape?

I am just starting with vector graphics, so it's simple to draw some parts using gradients and very hard to draw patterns like this one on the left: Hi-res version Besides the obvious method with ...
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Illustrator misshapes edges in exported *.svg

Does anyone know why when I save out an SVG icon that my edges get misshapen and do not look like what I have designed; Example: Smooth edges are exported as sharp. Thanks!
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What files to give my Client for their Logo [duplicate]

I took graphic design in school years ago, but have been out of the loop for quite some time. I recently created a vector logo for a friend for their business. I am wondering how to save the files so ...
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Drawing a circle made of lines and splitting into sections

I am looking to draw a circle like below on Illustrator for a graph. I get as far as doing the circular lines, but I just haven't been able to effectively split the circles in to equally sized ...
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Illustrator Extremely Slow With Linked Photos

I am creating some large banners at my job, and using Illustrator to create specifically shaped clipping masks. The problem is, this file is getting way too large and slow. I am trying to figure out ...