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 do I export a vector file for CAD?

I am new to AI. I have saved my file in DWG, but the person I am sending it to says it opens in raster and has a double line. I am creating patent drawings, so there should be only one line. I am ...
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Sketch arc shape with rounded corners

I'm using the following layer structure to create an arc shape in Sketch: I'm going to create several lengths of arc that are an arbitrary length around the circle (e.g. one at 45º, one at 90º, one ...
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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 ...
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Old .EPS and .AI just need font change — How?

I have a number of old .EPS files that were created in FreeHand, and some early Illustrator (.AI) files. They use fonts my machine doesn't have. Is there a free app I can use to open them and choose a ...
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Target what svg compressor option messes up file for sketch 3

I am using https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg to compress my svg image, its pretty good at what it does, but after running image through it, sketch 3 messes it up and it looks like this: Where ...
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How to draw knurling in Inkscape?

I am just starting with vector graphics, so it's simple to draw some parts using gradients and very hard to draw patterns like this one on the left: Hi-res version Besides the obvious method with ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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Create clock pattern with 12 “blocks” in Inkscape

I have already a vector path in Inkscape but it contains 15 "blocks" or "segments", like so: I did not create this image and I don't know how to modify it to give it sense as the background of a ...
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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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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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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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Shading an SVG shape using control points

I'm using Inkscape to produce an SVG image which is supposed to reproduce a photo. I have some arbitrarily drawn shape, and I need to shade it. Here's an example photo: Here's how I would like to ...
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can't work out the Minus Front

I'm supposed to have a result like the picture on the left when I click minus front but all I'm getting is like the picture on the right. Help is very much appreciated.
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Pixel images to vector in Inkscape - right settings but not coming out correctly?

I read this question and it was very helpful, only when I use the options as described in Takkat's answer my image still comes out wrong. This PNG is the image I'm attempting to convert to vector. ...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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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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PNG for web - Edges blurry/fuzzy

I have never usually had a problem with the quality of my png's lately, but I am trying to save a logo that I recently designed and I am saving it as a png to upload to twitter. Everything appears ...
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Why are those lines appearing in my polygonal portrait?

This is the first time im doing polygonal portrait I used pen tool and stucked with those white lines, which appear i dont know why... Every dot and line is aligned perfectly How to solve it? ...
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Is Resolution Information Stored Within a PDF File?

I created a PDF and gave it to a company to print it for me. The resolution of their print turns out to be very low, and I am not satisfied with it. The company claims it is not their fault, because ...
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Inkscape: reset the distorted labels back to previous settings?

I was playing with my plots updates and I face the text (labels) distortion after manually resizing my plots dimensions. Is there a way in Inkscape how to avoid this distortion OR how to set my ...
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Letter construction in Photoshop

I am experimenting with some logo creation, using my own text letters instead of fonts. Does anyone have any pointers when it comes to creating the letter "S" for the text "Snackway"? I've tried a ...
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Anime Studio vector imported weirdly!

When I tried to import a vector image into Anime Studio via .svg file, the file originally looked something like this: However, when I imported it into Anime Studio, it turned out very differently: ...
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Generating “String” SVG Data from photoshop

I am new to photoshop, switched from GIMP. In GIMP, you could do this: Selected the image and convert selection to path. Then Export Path and it would give an SVG file which when opened with notepad ...
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Delaunay triangulation plugin for Sketch 3

I couldn't find one... actually, there is no plugin even for Adobe Illustrator since Adobe has drastically changed the structure and excluded dialog API in version CS6. What alternative do you ...
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Mirroring an arbitrary vector for symmetry in Sketch

I'm trying to convert a raster logo to vector using Sketch. I've traced out part of the logo with an open vector, but only one-half of it. Now I want to mirror (flip horizontally) a copy of that open ...
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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 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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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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Snapping a line to the nearest pixel behavior?

In some graphic programs if a line of one 1px in height falls on an odd pixel position, it is stretched between that position and becomes 2px in height. Here is a related question 1 and related ...
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How to find and replace color of vector object in photoshop 6 like fireworks?

I'm using Adobe firworks from 4 years. now i switched to photoshop. i'm facing a problem in photoshop how to change the color of all vector objects in only one or two steps. i have tried copy and ...
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Why Inkscape adds a white border while printing?

I use to print my Inkscape works to a pdf document in order to import them to a LaTeX document. I always print them to a pdf file (my OS has this option by default < Kubuntu 14.04>) because I ...
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Converting an image into a vector image

I am submitting a design for a t-shirt order but have to have it in vector format. I have never worked with vector images before but I can see that I am going to have to start. I uploaded 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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iDraw artwork looks blurry when I insert it into an Affinity work

I thought vector images were meant to maintain sharpness regardless of zoom? I'm actually trying to make an iDraw drawing smaller, when I paste it into a larger piece I'm creating in Affinity ...
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Vector images/Infographics created in coreldraw does not look clear and sharp

I am building a basic site for my self using word press.I am creating some basic images using coreldraw 7 ( mostly basic shapes,like rectangular banners and stuff),however when i upload it on the site ...
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i want to paste same background in all of my illustrator layers

I have 200 layers in one of my Illustrator CS6 project. i want to add same background group in all layers and then run batch ai to jpg. how exactly can i paste the same background in every layer ...
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Saving a GIF File with no background

I have Corel Paintshop PhotoPro X3, and I bought a vector from Shutterstock that has multiple flourishes in it. I want to save each flourish as its own file. So I cut one and save it onto a new vector ...
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How to change image bounding box before tracing in Adobe Illustrator?

How to change image bounding box before tracing in Adobe Illustrator? I have this PNG image pasted into Adobe Illustrator: This is how the bounding box looks from close up: When I do a live ...
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How do I save a vector image as a pdf at a fixed size?

I have made my drawings into vector images using inkscape but now they are all a different scale (massive images). I need to be able to scale them accurately could anyone give me any pointers? I want ...
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avaiability of public-domain platform/os vectors

I have looked high and low for platform logos (iOS, Android, Unity 3D, Haxe, Java, .NET, etc.) in a vector or even photo format that have a consistent look and feel. Short of collecting disparate ...
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Pros and Cons of Vectors in Illustrator vs sketches in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for Website Use

My website is going to include a lot of graphics, drawn by myself. The display of the illustrations will be similar to that of theoatmeal.com (some illustration reuse will be present, but not as much ...
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What instrument should I use for tracing hair from photo in Inkscape?

Could anyone give me an answer based on experience what instrument is most suitable and tweakable for tracing hair in Inkscape? May there be common approach used generally in vector graphics? Thank ...
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Illustrator: Complicated objects to single path

I have a scan of a B&W marker drawing that I vectorized using Vector Magic. Vector Magic makes my drawn lines an object with a fill color. To further process the image to meet my needs, I need to ...