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 to modify the corner radius on rounded rectangle in Illustrator?

I always ended up just creating a new rounded rectangle if the existing one don't work. Is there a way to modify the corner radius without having to create a new shape? I know I can modify the bezier ...
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How to divide layer shape into multiple layer shapes?

I would like to divide these shapes into multiple layers. One layer for the eye, one for the head, one for the mouth etc.. How do I do this? I forgot to create new layers while creating my shapes. ...
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Illustrator CC : Distributing Objects (spacing)

I'm having an issue re-spacing the dots on the map below evenly. I created the whole thing in Illustrator and somehow missed that spacing issue in the early stages. Needless to say the issue repeats ...
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What style is this vintage illustration?

I'm looking for images similar to this one to use in a design but i'm unsure of what to search for. What style would you call this image? And how were illustrations like this created originally?
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Photoshop CS6 Resize Rectangle with Rounded Corners

Before my question gets marked as duplicate let me explain that I did my research. This question is about Photoshop CS6. Hopefully the feature was added in this version. Before posting I looked up ...
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How do I smooth out pixelated lines? [duplicate]

I am designing this logo for my website. It looks great in Illustrator CC but looks pixilated on the site. I want to smooth out the "A" and "W" diagonal vector lines. I have tried exporting as a PNG ...
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How to vectorize stroke in Sketch App?

I'm trying to get similar effect as illustrator. How can I get inside border vector in Sketch App?
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In Photoshop, is there a way to incorporate a stroke into the shape object/layer itself?

I have a shape layer with a stroke (currently applied using a layer effect), and I would like to convert that to a shape layer that has two components, the shape and the stroke, both represented by ...
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What feature of Autodesk Inventor is used to bring in a vector image and use it as part of your part?

I'm using Autodesk Inventor to create sheetmetal designs for cut out on a plasma cutter cnc table such as an electrical box. After laying out a sheet in the sketch, I'd like to import a vector based ...
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Re-utilizing Vector Stock Design

I am wondering if I can re-utilize Vector Images that I bought from a stock image site without using the exact design. For example, I have purchased several vector images that are called Set of 28 ...
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Inkscape or something better?

Is Inkscape good for creating 8bit graphic for mobile games? If not, what's better? I'm looking for a fully legal program, I know how to use Gimp but there's no vector graphic option.
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A gap between lines of joined path in illustrator [duplicate]

I have created a logo with pen tool in illustrator but between lines (where they intersect with each other) there is shown a gap where it gets the color of the background. Something like this: (Black ...
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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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Save vector to jpeg with white space

I have created some vector graphics and tried to convert them to jpeg to put in my portfolio on web. A few got converted but left no margins around, which does not look professional. Another few got ...
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How do I get started with Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to learn to use Adobe Illustrator. I want to go from start i.e learn using each tool first and then move on. Where can I find tutorials for this (Youtube is a good source). I cant ...
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Photoshop Vectors turned into raster images automatically

Sorry if this has been done before. I just got Creative Cloud, have worked on older versions of Photoshop before. Every time I try to do anything vector based in Ps CC, be it Text, Pen Tool or ...
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How to change which anchor point on a path is the “starting anchor”?

I'm trying to do some animations for my website with SVG images that I saved in Illustrator. I'm running into the issue that the animation is starting from the wrong part of the path, and I'd like to ...
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Jagged lines on Barcode [closed]

Trying to insert a barcode into some artwork on Illustrator CC when i try to free rotate the barcode and downsize the lines are becoming jagged? I have anti aliasing checked and the barcode is in an ...
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Reason to use vector art instead of photos (How to convince a client one style is better than the other)

Context: I did some vector art to use in a login page and adverts. I got cool reviews about it, but my boss prefers real photos instead of vector art. The photos and vector art are for a Business ...
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Adobe Fireworks - Rotating vector shape causes worse quality

I am trying to create an arrow with the vector shape tool in Adobe Fireworks. I used the rectangle tool to create a thin rounded line and when i copied and pasted another version to rotate it, I ...
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want paths but stuck on vectors

I have adobe Photoshop cs2 and I would like to use paths(I use the line tool and shapes to do so) and I have before however I don't know if I clicked something but now when ever I try to use the box ...
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How to change colour of all elements of a group, at once, in Illustrator

I have a group of objects of the same colour, consisting of compound paths, regular paths and groups of these. How to change the colour of all objects at once? When I tried to use colour picker or ...
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What is the easiest way to remove the background from this image in illustrator?

I downloaded these ribbons from freepik and I want to remove the ribbons from the background. What is the easiest way to do this in illustrator? It doesn't seem to be a vector because it is one ...
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Inkscape division action seems to shorten lines

I'm having issues with the Path Division tool. I have a shape which I would like to divide according to a set of combined paths, as seen below. First, I select the path to split by, then the shape ...
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In Illustrator CS6, why can't I use the variable width selection? [closed]

It looks like this to me: Where the second box is the variable width option. If it helps I expanded my path.
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See anchor points on objects even when they're not selected - Illustrator

Title says it all. I wan't to be able to see anchor points on "object 1" when working with "object 2" so I can align better. Is there a way to do this?
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How to make overlapping circle segments

I was wondering if anyone knows of a smart way to make accurate circle segments that overlap, as seen in this example: ...
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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 get files from Adobe Draw CC on Ipad into Adobe Illustrator CC on PC as vector file

As the title says. I have designed a sticker on Adobe Draw CC and I need to upload it to a website as CMYK, 300 DPI, and a specific size in inches. In order to save the file I need to transfer it to ...
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Unintentionally Transparent Vector Artwork

I have used a vector image I purchased. If I use it over another element in the design, the vector appears transparent. Everywhere I have looked in Photoshop (CS6), the vector is at 100% opacity. I ...
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Issues Vectorizing Stroke

I'm trying to create an icon that I build using the stroke tool. However, when I go to vectorize the stroke, some weird stuff starts happening. Original, correct: Stroke vectorized, not what I ...
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Possible to link raster Photoshop image to Illustrator to trace real time?

I'm wondering if there is any way to draw an image in Photoshop and place it into Illustrator in a way that allows for modification of the original raster (in PS) to update the Illustrator live trace ...
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Why does Illustrator add white lines to my pattern when exporting?

I have an object in Illustrator with a chevron pattern that I created in Illustrator. When I export as a .png file or rasterize image file, it shows horizontal lines. Anyone have a clue why it does ...
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Creating a circle with a rounded gap

So I am trying to replicate the circle in this photo on illustrator over here: But unfortunately I cant seem to 'rounden' the edges of the circle. Here is my failed attempt As you can see, my ...
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How to get rid of lines on 3d object in photoshop? [closed]

See on the inside of the circle? it has these lines that won't go away even after rendered!
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How do I keep the same opacity level to a vector shape using pen tool

I have been using the pen tool for more than 8 years already, but when I started using CS6, I have lots of difficulties using the pen tool. I use the pen tool for vector portraits and I need to use ...
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How to feather vector mask?

The headline is actual question:) I want to add vector mask to the layer, but I want to soften it's edges because it looks a bit unnatural compared to the rest of the photo, thanks
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Line width Illustrator multiple lines

How do I apply width effects to multiple lines? I've drawn two lines: And when I select both lines and apply the width effect with the width tool, only one changes: How do I make multiple lines ...
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How to make TB studio vector lines to look like pencil lines in AI patch processor?

So I made this drawn animation in ToonBoom Studio 8.1. TB-S does not have very many snazzy brush options so I took the image to AI to make nice brush line. I also need Alpha in the frames for comp. ...
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Exporting Photoshop Paths to Illustrator?

I'll just start by saying that I have indeed tried the "built-in" "Export Paths to Ai" option and followed-through by changing the view mode in Ai to "Outline" but the document is still empty. I have ...
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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 add weight to strokes in Photoshop? I see the option but no results

So I tried to solve this problem on my own, and feel I got halfway there. Now I'm stuck. I'm trying to convert a drawing to a digital logo (did this successfully in Illustrator already, but was upset ...
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Can't export SVG properly

I want to export a file from Adobe Illustrator but it's kinda messing it up. I've no idea why. In case you don't see the problem instantly: The shadow (3D Extrude & Bevel effect) of the gray line ...
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objects framed in a rectangle

In this image you can see a blue selection on which I have put my pointer. My question is - how do you achieve that there is a rectangle which frames objects to be only visible inside of the rectangle ...
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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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White Outline Appearing Around .GIF Logo Image When Saved for Web [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a white outline appearing around a vector logo I built in illustrator. When I try to save it for web as a .GIF it has a white outline once I save it as a GIF but as an .AI ...
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What steps should i take to make my .eps file less editable?

I am pretty new to the adobe program and love it. I just have trouble finding answers by searching the internet. I have a certain group that likes my design posters but prefer the .eps (thus using the ...
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how to divide vector in to quarters in Illustrator or Inkscape

I'm kind of a vector newbie (but a rastor mastor!) I cannot for the life of me figure this out, although I know it is an easy answer... I have a fairly complex vector image (game board with 30-40 ...
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Illustrator/Sketch: Make border subtract through background

I would like the white icon with the stroke, to be red (or whatever is behind the green app shape). How do I achieve this using Illustrator or Sketch? I would only like the stroke to subtract, and the ...
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online vector file RGB to CMYK: light and blending issues

Most of the time due to design requirement, we have to download some free loyalty vector file online. But due to print requirement we have to convert the color mode from RGB to CMYK. This was much ...