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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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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Align issues in AI [duplicate]

New to Illustrator (cc) and having some issues making the align tool work for me. I am trying to place all pieces 1.5mm apart for a lasercutting file but when I use the align tool it causes them to ...
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Copy vector pattern completely from scratch for commercial use, but exactly as those found online?

I need a huge range of vector patterns that will be used commercially on merchandise. Since royalty free sites do not allow commercial use for most of their images, I figured I can create patterns ...
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How to prepare vector halftones for print

I have layout with images processed and saved with vector ink halftones, but have no idea of angles used for color plates: Does anyone have idea how to process these images so I could print them in ...
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How to create/draw stick figure vector art [closed]

I'm new to graphic design and I want to create stick figure vector art, the kind you find on most start-up websites, that looks neat and professional. However, I have no clue on where to get started. ...
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Photoshop vector mask [closed]

I have a path and I would like to liquify the image and I want to apply it also on the path. I know that there is a way to do that with the vector mask but I can't seem to remember it. Can you ...
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How to use a shape as a vector mask?

My goal is a rectangular vector mask that I can freely resize without resizing the masked layer, but I'm confused about the interplay between shapes and vector masks: I can't figure out how to ...
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What would you use as an icon to represent social media?

Ok, So I have a website I'm working on that uses 7 social media websites (facebook, twitter, g+, youtube, pinterest, instagram and tumblr) plus the rss icon. Rather than plaster them on the website ...
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Why do some anchor points have handles, and others have not? [closed]

I'm new to Illustrator and I've come to a situation in which, strangely, some of my anchor points have handles, but others, instead of handles, they have a little ball that allow me to "smoothen" the ...
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Why hasn't there been a vector file extension yet?

Why do we have all the pictures in pixels... Jpg,png .... Why not a vector file something like (.vtr , .vector) that can be opened by a simple photo viewer (and not adobe illustrator and corel draw)?
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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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Inkscape - Text gets clipped around end

I've been using Inkscape to design some prototype icons for a project I'm working on, and recently I ran into an issue with the battery design. The issue is my text for the battery gets clipped around ...
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Illustrator Clipping Mask Error

I was trying to make a logo. I used the pen tool to make an outline of the shape (logo). Now I want to power clip an image inside the shape I created. But it doesn't happen! The dialogue box says: "...
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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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How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

i have been reading the forum in regards to vector art in illustrator appearing pixelated. I have followed many of the different suggestion regarding anti-aliasing, saving it in 72dpi, 300dpi and all ...
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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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What is good Vector Software with a pencil tool?

I am struggling to find a vector program that is set up similar to Paint Tool SAI or mainly used for sketching. It seems like all the ones I have tried don't even have just a plain pencil tool. Maybe ...
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How do I trace this bitmap with JPEG artifacts?

I'm attempting to trace the following bitmap: Image by ACStewart from the web comic "Behind the GIFs" As humans, we can clearly see this was originally a vector, and should trace well. The problem ...
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Creating a ring and preserving thickness while scaling in Illustrator

To create my rings, I use two instances of the Ellipse tool. Then, I center the two circles, and use the Pathfinder tool to delete the intersection. I am left with a thick ring. I make some copies of ...
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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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Why are my shapes pixelated in Sketch?

I am only using sketch to design few things and I am new to this. I was told Sketch is perfect for vector files and it was, until I designed this icon and realized it was pixelated. I am not sure at ...
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So I designed a logo in Illustrator using just text which I'm looking to have it printed, can it still be used as a vector [closed]

Basically, what the title says, I designed a logo in Illustrator which I'm planning to print as stickers using just text/fonts. Will I be able to export/save it as a vector and have it printed? My ...
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Create rounded highlight in Illustrator

So I'm trying to figure out how to add a curved little highlight to the right of this rounded rectangle. I have a highlight underneath (in it light green), but I can not for the life of me create one ...
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Difference between Shape Groups and normal Groups in Sketch?

I noticed that there are two different types of grouping/nesting in Sketch, one is a Shape Group and other is a normal Group denoted by a folder. What's the difference? And how do I create a Shape ...
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Is there a way to mirror paths as you draw them in Photoshop? (For drawing symmetric shapes.)

When drawing something symmetrical with the pen tool in Photoshop, is there any way to set up a mirror line at a given angle, so as you draw a shape on one side it gets automatically duplicated and ...
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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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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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How do I keep transparency from one AI file to another?

I am trying to create a a shape for a project. As I started to create it, I realized that when I go to copy it into my other AI file, it has a white background to it and transfers over to my page as ...
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What preparations can be done to a photo to make it a little easier to then illustrate?

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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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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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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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 go about creating an Icon Pack

As a beginner in Illustrator I've been creating some pretty cool graphics I'd like to share on my website. From what I've seen, people create a one file .ai icon pack that you can download and use ...
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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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How to get this bevel effect in Illustrator? [closed]

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 effect,...
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How do you arrange shapes in Adobe Illustrator to mimic someone holding cards? [closed]

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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How can I convert a jpg-signature into strokes?

I would like to convert a scanned signature into a vector file. Specifically, I'd like to obtain a clean, small svg, like Barack Obama's signature on Wikipedia. It consists solely of paths with no ...
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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 Photoshop/Illustrator,...
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Tool for drawing Smartphones from different 3D Perspectives [closed]

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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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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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 auto-...
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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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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 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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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 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