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 edit vector points of multiple objects at a time? [closed]

Is there a way to edit vector points of multiple separate vector objects at a time? I haven’t been able to find a way to do this in Sketch. I created a short screencast of what I mean, done in ...
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Illustrator object scaling problem [duplicate]

When I scale up my design it seems to bend weirdly. I've only just started using Illustrator as I started a course in graphic design a week or so ago. Here's what it is doing.[ To be fair, The ...
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Vector graphic duplicate within area

I have a house I'm using for a scenes background. I want to make a close up of that house. So, I would like to take a rectangle and copy only the parts of that house that exist within that area for a ...
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Is there a way to calculate the total length of all paths in a vector file?

I have a laser bed that people send me vector art to cut out. I charge by the inch and need a way to quickly select all of the vector artwork and get a total distance of all the paths. Are there any ...
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Can I make each group in this SVG file its own SVG file?

I have a huge SVG file that I filled with all the characters for a font. There are a lottt of characters and it'd take forever to manually copy each of them into its own file. Each character has all ...
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How do I make this arrow symmetrical?

First of all, I use Inkscape for this. I am also not a graphic designer by trade. Anyway, here's the deal: As you can see, the nodes aren't lined up properly to make the arrow symmetrical. I only ...
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CMYK color space?

I open an EPS file containing a company logo (using Illustrator), and see that the color they used is described as C,M,Y,K values in percentage. But I don't see any kind of color space attribution. ...
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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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Converting Drawing to Vector In Illustrator

I'm trying to convert several of my pencil drawings into vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator. My drawing's are about this complex: I'm looking for the best way to convert these. I've found some ...
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Seams in Pattern - Adobe Illustrator CS6

I have read on a number of blogs that the seams that you see in Illustrator from applying a pattern to an object is due to anti-aliasing and that if you print from Illustrator that it will print fine. ...
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Is it generaly acceptable to use purchased vector graphics in paid work?

I understand the legalities of using stock images and vectors for things like logos. But i want to know if it is unprofessional, or negative to use purchased vector graphics in freelancing design ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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What is this type of design called when vectors are superimposed with bitmaps?

The old Microsoft Campaign ads of Your Potential Our Passion showed white lines running through bitmapped video. Most probably this is made in After Effects. ...
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Why are raster images still used when vector images have so many advantages?

I have read some posts and see many advantages of using vector images when compared to raster images: They can be zoomed or scaled at any ratio. File-size efficiency. Because vector image only ...
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Layer substraction

I drew the following vectorial img with photoshop However, i want the mask to be white, not all transparent. When i modify the stroke background, it hides the eyes and the mouth I don't want this to ...
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What kind of PDF output in Ai will be UNIVERSAL (opened by ANY version of Ai and vector programs)?

I´m having a problem with PDF Vector files produced with Illustrator (Ai CC 17). When I send them to other designers that have an older version (CS5) they cannot open the PDFs in Ai. I thought PDF ...
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How to change the arrowhead size in coreldraw?

I was just adding arrowheads to a line in corldraw x6, and i realized that the arrowheads are too big for the concept i'm working on. But i cannot change the size of the arrowheads. if i try to scale ...
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Invisible Vector Causing Issues with Copy Paste Between Illustrator and Photoshop?

I got this vector from an EPS online: File: Weird Badge Vector It came as a set of two, black and white. I couldn't separate them so I just deleted all the points of the white one. When I copy ...
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Why does the stroke position have to be 'center' on an open path in vector programs?

I've noticed that in every vector drawing program I've used, the options to place strokes 'inside' or 'outside' are disabled when a path is open (or on text). I assume there is a reason for this, but ...
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Drawing a ribbon banner with text in Illustrator

Basically, I want to draw a “fluttering” banner/ribbon in Illustrator, such that the text follows the curve of the ribbon. There is to be a pseudo-3D effect, where the ribbon doubles back over itself, ...
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Is Inkscape unable to import asymptote vector graphics properly?

Background: Inkscape usually imports vectors properly, with no issues, both from EPS or PDF. What helps in this process is "Poppler". Asymptote is a software that given some data is able to render ...
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How do I create symmetrical curves on vector shapes in Photoshop?

Let's say I want to make a mark representing the shape of a rotor in a rotary engine: (image source) This shape is similar to a Reuleaux triangle: (image source) I know how to create equilateral ...
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Illustrator: EMF export loses precision

I want to include a publication quality vector graphic in MS word. EMF seems to be the only vector format which word handles without massive issues. Therefore I am exporting a figure from Illustrator ...
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How can I delete part of an object in Inkscape?

I have to delete an unwanted part of a circle object (I marked it with a blue arrow). In Ai I could have done it with the shape builder tool but in Inkscape I have no idea how to do it. The photo ...
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How to separate a shape from itself in photoshop [closed]

I have a single shape in PhotoShop, and I need to detach the shape from itself without affecting the rest of the shape. No matter how many anchor points I add, I still can't get it to separate while ...
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What unique benefits does the EPS format provide?

Reading this excellent question regarding logo export formats, and it made me want to ask a question that was a little bit more narrowly focused than that one. I know when to use a GIF and when to ...
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Convert a vector logo into a Monochrome Bitmap in illustrator

I have designed a logo in illustrator CC 2014 and it's dimensions are 128px x 32px which I want to convert into a Monochrome Bitmap picture. I have tried the solution from this forum. Still blurred ...
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Connect two strokes perfectly in Illustrator

I have these two separate strokes - how would I go about connecting them perfectly, so there is no bend where they meet?
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How do I make pictures/wallpapers suitable to be printed into A0 posters? [closed]

I've got several wallpapers 1920x1080, 2048×1080 resolution, as well as smaller pictures that I want to make suitable (i.e. quality, resolution, etc) to be printed into A0 posters. I have access to ...
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When I move my object Adobe Illustrator shows an error: Can't move the objects [closed]

When I drag my selected object it displays the following error: Can't move the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects fall completely off the drawing area.
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How do I draw a heart shape in inkscape?

I'd prefer the method to draw it using two circles and a rectangle because I think that's the simplest method. But other methods are also OK. I need a not too curvy heart. Something like this. I ...
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What Are Some Things That Are Really Easy In Illustrator But Really Hard In Photoshop [closed]

While I can think of several tasks that are easy in Photoshop but difficult or impossible in Illustrator, I have a hard time thinking of things I can do in Illustrator that I can't do (almost) just as ...
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Vector fonts – do they need hinting?

I’ve been studying Truetype fonts and hinting. Knowing the difference between raster and vector graphics I’m wondering: Why is hinting still necessary? Aren’t there rendering engines for vector ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How do you expand a vector to the extent of the stroke?

I have some vector shapes with a white fill and a 0.3pt white stroke. What I want to do is expand the shape to the extent of the outside edge of the stroke. To put it in kind of visual terms, what ...
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How do I get my vector logos to look super sharp on the web?

I do a lot of work with Illustrator, but I've never been super happy with how my work looks on our website. I've tried various techniques - saving from Illustrator, and opening in Photoshop and saving ...
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Save multiple objects from vector file to separate files using Inkscape/OS/Freeware

I have a downloaded vector file (AI format). The file contains simple vector images of various dog breeds. I've loaded the file in inkscape,ungrouped them and would like a way to save out each dog ...
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How can I apply color adjustments for vector CYMK output?

I sometimes rasterize vector designs (at a very very high DPI, so no effect is had on the clarity, but file size suffers) in order to take them into Photoshop and apply a myriad of composite color ...
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What programs can I use to separate clusters of vector objects [duplicate]

I just purchased a group pack of background images from Shutterstock (.eps file). I don't have Adobe Illustrator. Is there a cheap program I can download to separate these individual backgrounds? ...
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How to topologically correctly edit adjacent paths in Inkscape?

I am vectorizing an image and I wonder whether there are facilities provided in Inkscape to edit paths so they can share a border with no overlap or gap, just like in GIS programs when you tell them ...
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How to make direction points move together again in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

When you initially draw a smooth point with the Pen tool, dragging the direction point changes the length of the direction line on both sides of the point. However, when you edit an existing smooth ...
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What is a bevel join of two lines exactly (Illustrator)?

When joining thick lines there are usually some options round miter bevel In a bevel join, the joint is 'flat'. But what does that mean precisely? There seem to be two options: Orthogonal The ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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How to simulate embossed punch tape [closed]

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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In Inkscape how to create a fill only above a line [closed]

I need to create for the pink line a similar thing to what is there for the red line. If I follow this steps Inkscape fails to recognise properly my pink vector and I get just the filling all over the ...
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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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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 ...