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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Snapping 2 objects together in Sketch 3

I am trying to use Sketch 3 to create some SVG icons. One of the big reasons I am using SVG icons is the ability to have multiple color however to do that, the SVG must be multiple shapes. The ...
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Rountrip from Illustrator->PowerPoint->Illustrator

I have a fair amount of experience working with Illustrator from taking some graphic design classes in high school. I've recently started working in a biomedical research lab that makes all of their ...
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Copyright issue producng vector artwork

If I design Mac OS icons on illustrator and sell them as stock vector. Will this be a copyright issue. What about if I make icons of streamline application such as chrome, safari, IE, Android, ...
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Combine Expanded Strokes Sketch 3

Is there any way to combine these expanded strokes without a completely botched result? The normal boolean operations aren't working at all.
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Photoshop export to PDF - Shape issues

This little screenshot explains well the issue. I have shapes from Photoshop (also made a test from copying shapes from Illustrator) and exporting to PDF. Here is the ugly results. If I reduce the ...
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How to add a DOUBLE outline to a text or a shape in Adobe Illustrator ?

I am creating a logo and I would like to put a double outline on it, do you know any clever way to do it ?
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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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How to separate clusters of different vector objects in a purchased stock image?

I just purchased a group pack of umbrella silhouette vectors. They came in .jpg file, .eps file, and .png file. I only need one of these vectors. I am having trouble selecting just one in the ...
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How to create charts and tables with Inkscape?

Inkscape doesn't seem to support charts or tables, so what's the best way to create a chart/table and import it into Inkscape? Excel 2013 unfortunately doesn't seem to support svg.
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Is there any free vector drawing software? [duplicate]

I'd like to know if there is a free vector drawing software similar to Illustrator.
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How to create vector graphics In Photoshop CS6

I know people prefer using CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, but I want to know if there is a technique I can follow to use Adobe Photoshop CS6 to make vector Images.
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Is there a way to convert a gradient made in Photoshop into a vector mesh?

I am not good at using a gradient mesh in illustrator or core draw (any vector program), it makes sense to create a non linear complex gradient in Photoshop. However when using tools like live trace I ...
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How to generate bent rays?

I'm struggling to draw a set of a certain number of curved lines springing off a point. The picture below shows more or less what I'm trying to do (except the outer circle): Is there an obvious ...
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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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What's the best way to make attractive charts?

I have a bunch of pie charts and bar charts to make up for a client. They have given me the raw data and they want them made up attractively and easy to understand. Does this mean I have to work out ...
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How to keep the text in vector in Photoshop without rasterizing it or flattening the layers when exporting to PDF?

After many tests in all kind of PDF presets, I couldn't figure out how to keep the text layers as vector and still have the quality of InDesign without using it. Everything I tried was rasterizing ...
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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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Does it make any difference compressing a file during exporting or after?

I have an InDesign file with a number of vector images in it. I was wondering whether it made any difference whether I exported a full quality version and compressed the resulting pdf or exported a ...
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Images for web: vector or raster?

I have created a vector image in Adobe Illustrator. It is basically a simple schema. I would like this schema posted in a web page, but what type of image should I select, raster or vector? According ...
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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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When should I use SVG or SVGZ for my web graphics?

From my understanding, The SVGZ is a compressed file type of an SVG. I love using SVG images and have had a lot of experience with them. All of the times I used them I have never had a graphic that ...
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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 ...
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Add imperfections to vector graphics / drawings

I'm looking for creative ways to add imperfections or flaws to my vector graphics in order to make them appear more like hand drawn sketches. I'm working with Inkscape so tips that work here are very ...
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How can I connect two disjoint paths in Sketch App?

For example if I draw a oval and then want to paint part of it into different color, how can I connect edge points of my new path with oval?
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Help with bad importing of Wikipedia SVGs into CorelDRAW X7 [closed]

I have a found several issues when importing SVG files found on Wikipedia to CorelDRAW X7. Whenever I import one, there are many artifacts or glitches. Examples are: Map of the German Empire within ...
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What is the best way to export an artwork in Illustrator?

I have 18 artworks in an .eps file. I wonder what is the best way to extract/export one of those artwork into a .png/.jpg ? Example I'm not sure if this possible, but is there a way to ...
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What are those strange shapes appearing in the strokes' angles?

That's what I got after joining parts of circles with custom paths with anchor points at the same spot. Moving anchor points make those shapes disappear, as well as changing strokes to inside or ...
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How to move one bezier anchor point while keeping the direction locked?

In below image I'd like to move the position of the green anchor point along the green dotted line (I freehanded in there, image it's a straight extension of the anchor point handle's line). I'd like ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a svg as a background image for a website file size wise?

I need to save out some images for a website project at work. These images will span the full background of the site using background-cover. I first thought that svg would be the correct choice but I ...
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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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Why are my elements moved after being exported to svg

I'm quite new to Adobe Illustrator, but used to PS. I wanted to experiment with Illustrator to create SVGs that can than be manipulated with JavaScript. I created some kind of background-layer and ...
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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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Some items in SVG drawing are showing up as question marks in various Mac OS apps, and Inkscape [closed]

I have an SVG drawing that has some little trees in one section of it. Up until recently it was all fine, but the latest version of it that was emailed to me recently has a really weird problem. ...
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Extract vector graphics from PDF in photoshop

I have a pdf which I want to extract a high resolution / vector graphics format from. When I open the PDF with Preview I can zoom in forever and artwork always seem to have a crisp edge. However ...
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How flatten transparency without rasterization?

I have a simple illustration in CorelDraw with overlapping simi-transparent curves with uniform fillings, and I need to export it to EPS while maintaining everything in vector form. It is perfectly ...
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How do I prevent my Illustrator graphics from distorting when I scale them? [duplicate]

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. When I scale my vector graphic in illustrator down to a smaller size, the graphic itself distorts. I have multiple rectangles that are evenly spaced horizontally, ...
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What size and file type for vectorising? [closed]

Hi I have created a word file with my company name in my chosen font and colour I now want to use this again and again on my websites etc what size and file type should I put this in to have it ...
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Morph vector shapes by more than 100% (shape extrapolation)

I'm looking for the tool that can perform blending/morphing of two vector shapes by more than 100%, i.e. extrapolation. Standalone or online tool or plugin/script will work for me. It shouldn't be ...
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What kind of a design is this?

I'd like to know if these kinds of logos are categorized or labeled as something. One thing I noticed is that they all make you look at the negative space. E: I also noticed that they all ...
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Rescale EPS According to Text Size

I searched a long time already for an elegant way but couldn't find an option. I am using InDesign CS5 and wanted to know how to scale an EPS (or any other vector-) graphic that I inserted to my ...
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Cutting Out Type in a Gussian Blur in Illustrator

I have a logo a client likes a lot. It uses gaussian blur ( few gaussian blur layers on top of each other) to create a glowing effect around the type. Then white type is placed on top to give it the ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual ...
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Preserving font type in illustrator SVG file

Hi I am new to illustrator and created an image that uses "Skia-Regular" font. But when I save that image in .svg format, it changes the font type. And when I open the .svg format file in browser the ...
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What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector?

Live trace distorts the straight lines that are crucial to my design.Its a complicated design to difficult to redraw. Please help me
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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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How to lower the details of a line-art illustration?

Not too sure about the vocabulary but here is the bicolor icon I am referring to. This final result should then be used for laser engraving, at roughly 4cm in size, so I need something simpler. ...
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Unwanted Rouge Stroke Lines When Saving As PDF From Adobe Illustrator CS6 [duplicate]

There are rouge lines on some outlines on various objects when I try to save a file as .PDF; IE: I am wondering if it will affect printing, or is it just an on-screen issue?
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Change color properties of object (curve) when text to path (curve) in CorelDraw X5

Now it is very easy to make text to path (text to curve) in Corel but once you do it, text becomes connected with curve in Object Manager and I cant figure out how to change outline or fill color only ...
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Morphing Complex Shapes

I have been asked to convert about 50 depth map frames, which are the scanned slices of a pollen spore, into simple black and white vectors to later be 3D printed. The issue that sprouted at the end ...
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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 ...