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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What is a good software package for technical drawings with shading?

I am a web developer so I am a coder normally not a designer. I have illustrator on my PC and I have a lot of technical drawings to do for fencing that my client sells such as this one Now this is a ...
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Is it necessary to outline fonts (convert text to curves) before sending them to a printer?

I don’t like to convert text to curves every time I save a PDF for printing. I recently bumped into the article Outlining Fonts: Is it Necessary?, which defends that it’s not only unnecessary, but ...
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Illustrator Vector Graphics Appearing Pixellated

This has been puzzling me for a few days now, and I asked a graphic designer I knew before trying here and haven't been able to solve it yet. It's quite weird so please bear with me for a bit. I am ...
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Separating images from a downloaded vector file

I have downloaded vector images from shutterstock. There are many images on the page and I want to break them apart. I am able to get the direct selection to highlight sections of the multi-part ...
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Is it possible to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator?

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. My question essentially is: Is this created by scans and then tracing it? If so, what kind of tracing options would you use for ...
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Making a frame of an asymmetrical shape with an even width in Photoshop

I am trying to create a frame of a star. I have tried duplicating and shrinking a whole star, and placing it over the original and deleting it to leave the edge. However, it doesn't result in an even ...
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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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Can Photoshop Be Used for Vector Purposes?

Usually vectors are only created in vector-based programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, with some limited support for drawing vectors in programs like Adobe Fireworks and Flash. Can ...
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How can I tell if my .psd file can be saved as a vector image? [duplicate]

I have designed a logo for a client in Photoshop CS6 (I know, Illustrator, Illustrator) and all of the active layers consist either of Photoshop-generated shapes or editable text, aka nothing is a ...
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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 can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Combine Two Vector Shapes into One, With One Path (in Sketch App)

(In Sketch, the app.) I'm trying to create a shape that is symmetrical on the vertical axis. I made one half of the shape, duplicated it, flipped the duplicate, then grouped the two together into ...
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How to re size different pixel sizes and scale factors?

A client asks me do deliver the files of the logo I made for him. but I really have no idea how sizes and scale factor works in illustrator. can somebody please help me. the attached image are his ...
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Align .svg images of heads so they will all mix and match with a set of bodies

A wonderful woman made me a set of animal heads and animal bodies that will all interchange however when she saved them they are sort of all over the place. I've asked her if she can save them so ...
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How to make vector templates from CSS frameworks?

I am planning in creating a Illustrator/Sketch vector based template for the CSS framework UiKit. And I wonder how to do that. My first thought was to print to PDF and dissect it from there, but then ...
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Figure size and aspect ratio for scientific publication

In my field of study (Physics), we mainly use EPS/PDF/PNG for figures in scientific publications, which are typically published embedded in text on a PDF of 1 or 2 columns, typically generated by ...
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Industry standard file format deliverables for logos? [duplicate]

During an academic discussion regarding file formats I received from a most excellent designer, I thought I was correct in writing (based on my experience with hired work): ...the industry ...
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Website to apply some visual style to a vector image (SVG, etc)

Question: If I have a vector path (let's say it's an SVG), what's a website I can send it to and get various "styles" in return? What I mean by "style" is just: change the colors of the vector paths ...
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Vector Graphic Pin to Edge Constraints

Is it possible to pin an object to an edge (of an object, path, or document) such that when the document is resized, the object will change its x,y coordinates such that it maintains the same distance ...
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Adobe illustrator - cutting a shape into lines

I have created a shape using the pen tool and I all looking to have each line segment (from one point to the next) be a different weight. Is there a way to do this? I tried the direct select but it is ...
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Including detail in Image Trace with Adobe Illustrator

So I have some designs that I'm trying to get print ready. They're all 1 to 2 colors and were designed in Photoshop at 8 inches x 8 inches and 300 dpi. I didn't realize, but the designs actually need ...
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Fastest way to custom design a race course map?

Here's a decent example of what I'm trying to do - a print version of something like this: I need to pick-and-choose which crossroads and street labels to show, add custom icons, plot the actual ...
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How do I turn off anti-aliasing while drawing shapes in Photoshop?

Whenever I create a square shape at 100% zoom, I get perfectly sharp edges. However, once I zoom in at any amount, drawing a perfect square (without anti-aliasing) is very difficult. Is there a way I ...
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How to draw arcs of arbitrary angle, or defined by tangents in Visio?

I am using MS Visio 2013, trying to draw a circular arc which spans between two 45 degrees lines. Think about an isosceles right triangle, where the head (90 deg) vertex is trimmed to a circular shape ...
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Why would I get aliasing on a vector like this? [duplicate]

I've read several similar questions but they keep leading back to eventually becoming raster images, in which case the aliasing makes sense. However I haven't quite figured out why an image made ...
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How to render text pixel-perfectly with subpixel antialising with Illustrator?

I'm exporting a document to raster image with Illustrator and get this result: But I want to get this quality: It lookes more pixel-perfect and thin then the Illustrator's render. How do I setup ...
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How can I create WORKING gears in Illustrator?

I cannot seem to get this right.. I want to create 2 gears that work together. I can create gears, but I cannot seem to figure out the math needed to make them uniform, or where they work together. ...
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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. Denver County Fair Poster In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends ...
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Illustrator vector aliasing

How can I make my vector graphics anti-aliased in illustrator? My paths always turn out jagged. Is there an option like in Adobe Fireworks to smoothen[remove the jaged edges] my paths?
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Solidworks: Is it possible to export assembly as vector PDF file? (or EPS?)

I'm relatively new to solidworks and am looking to export my work in the highest possible quality for inclusion in a report (which will ultimately be a PDF). My understanding is that Solidworks is ...
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Tracing Problems With Inkscape

I've created a logo using Fireworks and I'm trying to vectorise it in Inkscape. The problem that I have is that my whole logo has a solid black glow around it to make it really stand out but when I ...
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Blending tool orientation WTF

I am trying to make the blend tool have an array of lines go around a circle and all point perfectly into the middle. Every single time I change orientation in the blend tool options, it changes to ...
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How to create/ vectorize/ digitize a hand drawn logo and retain its look?

I just receive my first "official" drawing/logo project and I'm not sure how to get about doing it. So this client asked me for a drawing for a brand logo that he's planning on doing (just a drawing ...
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Which software can produce drafting scale line diagrams

Which software can be used to draw lines at exact measurements? I am looking for a tool which could be used for example to draw a top down view of the turning circle for a car. The drawing would ...
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How do I create a depth illusion effect with a spots pattern in Illustrator?

I need help creating such a graphic in illustrator or photoshop using simple tools and maintaining the perspective effect in sharp folds (contrary to wrap tools) I tried mesh tool but couldn't figure ...
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Making pixel-less demo videos that look awesome

I've seen a number of awesome demo videos from Google and others that don't have any visible pixels, even when zoomed in a bunch. An example below: (from https://youtu.be/yNP5TJblkFQ?t=34s). I'm ...
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How to connect open anchor point back to same path in Illustrator

I am trying to make one shape using the pen tool, but I don't necessarily want the two end anchor points in the same place. I want to attach one endpoint to a path and make an object. I understand you ...
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How do I carve a text shape or “negative space” into an object? [duplicate]

I have a logo design that I'm trying to re-create digitally. I want to situate the company name in front of a vector design (a wheel) and cut-away from the wheel in the shape of the text so there is ...
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Convert guides to vector objects

I'm making an identity book, and I'd like to show proportions used in the logo construction. The effect is easly achieved by using guidelines - can i convert guidelines to vector objects (I'd like to ...
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Sketch 3 curved arrows

Is it possible to create curved (non-straight) arrows in Sketch 3? Im drawing some phases with arrows showing iterations, so I need half-circle shaped arrows going back to previous phases, etc.. ...
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How to put a dotted line stroke on a vector shape using Photoshop

I've created a simple vector pennant type banner using Photoshop. I'd like to put a stroke on the banner with dashed lines approximately 3 pixels in from the edges of the shape. I know I can add a ...
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What's the best method to send and receive eps files to and from clients?

Every once in a while a client emails me a .eps file. Most of the time these files fail to open or they open with errors. This can often delay production or mistakenly allow errors to slip through. ...
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How to join multiple paths of the same object?

I have traced an icon from a png in illustrator; I had to fix the rough edges and ended up with this shape: I'm using Fill set to black and Stroke set to nothing. Everytime I try joing the four ...
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Illustrator Align object with stroke

I am trying to align a few text objects that have stroke applied to them using align all to the left. However, fist of all the font and font size used add an empty space in front of the text. And ...
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C&C on a minimal logo that represents my name (“octopod”)

I am very much dying for a second opinion on a logo that brands my name. I have gone through many different logos without asking what other people think of them. The goal here is to represent my name ...
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How was this mosaic graphic of Jimi Hendrix created?

I found this image long time ago, even if I search with the google images search I could not find the creator to ask him/her how this was created. I do not think it was created manually. It looks ...
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How to overlay PDFs with InDesign?

I have the following Text in one PDF file, http://www.docdroid.net/10053/22.pdf.html and want to insert it in following Border PDF File: http://www.docdroid.net/1004w/110.pdf.html in such a way ...
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How can I edit an .SVG file?

Wikipedia has an extensive set of anatomy SVGs, but I can't highlight different organs or parts dynamically, because there are no source files with layers I can manipulate in Photoshop or GIMP. How ...
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Better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace?

Are there any better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace? I don't have one of them Wacom boards so I can't really do this by hand.
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How to resize an EPS file in Illustrator to fit a pixel size?

I'm very new to Illustrator. Having used Photoshop all my life, vector art is something very new to me. I have this company logo in EPS format. I want to use AI to resize the image to a certain pixel ...