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Questions about Bézier curves, a type of path with control points used to create smooth curves. Ask anything about how to create shapes using bézier curves, manipulate the control points or its properties.

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How to add shapes equidistantly along a curved path in Inkscape

I have a Bezier curve along which I would like to add shapes at a nominal number of equidistant points between its two nodes. So far, I have selected the two bounding nodes of the curve and added ...
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Regular Curve on Parallel Lines in Illustrator

Hi Community! I'm trying to draw a liberty-style image frame in Illustrator. You can see what I've made so far in the first image. I am trying to always maintain the two parallel lines that compose ...
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Best way to fit a near-regular shape with perfect regular shape?

I have an image of a curve that roughly consist of 4 straight line segments + 4 ellipse arcs (in theory it is a set of points with equal distance to a square, then compressed to a 2:1 aspect ratio). ...
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How do you create irregular, but regular, shapes in Inkscape?

I asked a question about opacity in Inkscape and one suggested solution was to draw a mask. Well, I tried that but failed completely, probably because I don't know the "craft" required to ...
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Snap to curve in Corel Painter 2023

I'm new to Corel Painter 2023. In this old video Brush tracking and snap to curves about Corel Painter X3 the guy presents a feature called 'snap to curve'. (The video is timestamped.) I would need ...
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Help with interpreting an SVG file

I have an SVG file that was opened in an app called EazyDraw. When I 'Select All' I can right-click and choose 'Convert to Bezier.' I need to know how to interpret the results of the conversion. Can ...
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What is a good professional approach to draw beautiful rivers on a map?

I draw a map in Inkscape. Rivers on a professional map should begin with a thin long tip, then it changes line width little by little and in the lower reaches of a river may even become a polygonal ...
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Inkscape: Symmetric angles for two bezier handles

Can I align the angles of the bezier handles of two different points, such that their angle to a given line is the same? Consider the following picture: I want to make a perfectly symmetrical line, ...
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how to draw a quadratic/cubic bezier curve in inkscape?

Suppose I have these control points in Inkscape I want to draw two curves, one is a quadratic bezier curve, the other is a cubic bezier curve. We know they are: q=(1-t)^2 * p0 + 2 * t * (1-t) * p1 + ...
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Inkscape : simultaneously adjust multiple Bezier handles on rectangles?

I need to create an C-shaped outline. Essentially, I hope that more than one Bezier handle can move simultaneously. I do not mean the two handles associated with one node, but the Bezier handles from ...
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What's the most effective way to create a curved rectangle in inkscape

Hi, I'm trying to create that figure in a fast and symmetrical way, I've tried several methods but all of them are either too complicated or not symmetrical. I know there should be a way to make that ...
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Round Up SVG Path

I am new to drawing vectors using svg and I am trying to create a custom tab bar for my app's navigations. I was able to create a bar that looks like this: And the svg code looks like this: const ...
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How can you create paths with precise curvatures in Inkscape?

I want to curve the line between points of a path using a specific value. Instead of dragging the line to curve it, I want to type a specific curvature value. Otherwise, it is impossible to get two ...
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Affinity Designer stroke "curve" limitation?

If I wish to make an asymmetric stroke with the thickness to one side of the line in Illustrator or Vectorstyler, there is an option to alter the profile of the stroke for this purpose. In Designer, I ...
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Bezier pen tool problem

I already have the bezier tool taking different forms, for example, when I draw a straight line, sometimes it doesn't change the width, I can't zoom in or out, then after I finish the line, sometimes ...
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Bézier curve tool: look different when open in browser

I drew this using Bezier tool in Inkskape. Saved as svg format. When oppened in browser I got the corner deformed (see the second picture)
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How to make two distinct nodes same or opposite slope in CorelDraw and illustrator?

One of my recurrent problems in CorelDraw and Illustrator is that to make two distinct nodes looks exactly same as each other like mirror image. I know that one can draw in CorelDraw using symmetry ...
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Problem drawing Bezier curves in Inkscape 1.2.1

I am trying to draw Bezier curves using Inkscape 1.2.1 (9c6d41e, 2022-07-14). For some reason, the path produced has straight angles, see the attached picture. I did not have this problem before, and ...
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Wonky display of SVG-specified Bezier curves in Inkscape vs GIMP and Edge

I've been encouraged to move to a vector-based package like Inkscape to achieve better scalability in my images, but when I display a well-formed SVG spec with a set of Bezier curves in Inkscape I get ...
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Coreldraw: Total Area inside Curve

There's a total length measurement on CorelDraw when selecting a curve. Is there a way to also get the area inside the curve?
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How can I make symmetric bezier?

I'm trying to figure out on how can I make symmetric Bezier curves. Symmetric here means something different than InkScape's interpretation: Consider this path segment: I want to make it symmetric to ...
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Adding (or removing) a SINGLE bezier handle on an anchor point in Photoshop?

I know how to use the Convert Point tool to convert smooth points to corner points and vice versa, as shown below: I also know how to use the Convert Point tool to 'break' the handles, so they can be ...
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Curve line without middle anchor point? Illustrator CS6

I am following along with a tutorial and I noticed the lady hits shift+C on the pen tool path, hovers it in the middle of the path and it curves the path upwards symmetrically. I doesn't look like ...
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Making handles oppose in Inkscape

Is there an easy way to make one handle of a node oppose the other one, in Inkscape? For example, let us say that I have one handle that is currently at 268.31°. That needs to stay constant, but I ...
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How to convert shape to Bezier curves in Illustrator?

If I draw rounded rectangle and rescale it it will change non-uniformly. This is because it is not Bezier curve, but some algorithmic shape. How to convert it to Bezier curve? (There was such command ...
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Parabolic curve with straight lines to create a self-contained shape

Honestly I don't know if this is more of a maths question than a design one, but: I have been asked to redraw this shape: ...so that it can be animated. The animation part is no problem, but I'm a ...
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Illustator - Scale bezier anchor point handle on every anchor point for an object

So I have the letter 0 hand written. Now I want it a bit fatter. But I don't know how to scale every anchor point handle and keeping it's symmetry. The only solution I could find is to do each handle ...
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Is it possible to convert a corner directly to a cusp in Illustrator?

In Inkscape, I can convert a corner node directly to a cusp (turning the lines on each side into bezier curves with the curve handles on the node being asymmetrical.) when you do this, Inkscape ...
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Affinity Designer: Fill space without closed nodes

I have done this using Designer Persona. However, I can't see how I could colour the space between the curves that are not enclosed without having to re-do the shape and enclose it. In the second ...
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How to add a handle to a node in Illustrator - without deforming the shape of the other end?

Is there any way for to add an additional handle to an anchor that has one already, without interfering with the current position of the existing handle? If you draw a circle in illustrator, you can ...
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How can I make a curve match another curve in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a very minimalist graphic of a cylinder shape in Illustrator. I've already made the basic shape with a rectangle and two ellipses, and now I'm trying to put a simple highlight on it....
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Krita - Drawing a gradient along a path

How would you draw a curve/path and make a gradient face the direction of the path? Let me show you what I mean: https://prnt.sc/1036pgl If that isn't clear, I want that path to have a gradient moving ...
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Align node relative to middle of object in Inkscape

(This is my first question here so apologies in advance if I break any rule. I have seen a question on how to align an object relative to nodes here, but I haven't found how to align a node with ...
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How to make an open bezier curve?

I'm drawing an exemplary function graph using bezier curve: Notice the horizontal line which appears because of automatic closure, merge of the first and last vertices. How can I disable this ...
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Inkscape - Developer Gauge Questions

i am trying to develop a gauge object in Inkscape like that: I created two arcs and when i try to connect them with bezier, and user path-> union (i apply stroke to path before), i can't fill de ...
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S-shaped(ish) Bezier curve control points? (GIMP)

New here, so let me know if I do something wrong! I've been sitting here researching Bezier curves for hours now, and I cannot seem to find the answer to what I would think would be a simple question.....
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How to convert bezier to lines

Can you please explain how to convert one Bézier curve to several straight lines? I have one curve: I want (for example) five segments with points on this curve.
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Ilustrator stopped showing selected anchor points and round corner option

I'm not sure what I did, but it seems like I can't see what anchor points I'm selecting with the direct selection tool. I can't round corners either, as the round corner dot doesn't appear. I can ...
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How could I replicate this striped effect in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to simulate a ribbon like pattern for lettering, similar to this image: I've already made the outlines for the lettering, however using the blend tool and the width tool doesn't give ...
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Bezier Curve -Undo only Last Node

For a map outline which has large number of nodes concentrated in a small area , is it possible to undo only the last drawn node in case of an error? Currently undo clears the entire path. Ofcourse ...
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Avoid overflowing of stroke over a second object

The image below is the result of the intersection between a path and some bezier lines. As you can see, the lines go beyond the path behind them. How can this be avoided? I am aiming for the lines ...
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How to generate a two-circumference curve?

I have these two circles. And I would like to generate a curve like this, what is the most exact way to do it?
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Inkscape: A proper way to align arrows heads with a given curve

I have an arrow and a given curve as shown below: I want to duplicate the arrow and align it as follows: Unfortunately, I've done that manually. It 's not perfect and is very tedious if I have many ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Auto-Mirroring Bézier Handles

In the background (black) is an auto-traced outline of a raster image. In the foreground (red) I'm trying to replicate that kind of helix/hourglass style Bézier curve. How can I get the second handle ...
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With Krita, How to Create 'Pressure Sensitive' Circles and Curves With Brush Tool?

I'm using Krita 4.2.7.1 on Windows 10 x64. With the brush tool selected and using the keyboard shortcut 'v', I'm able to create straight lines whose fill takes into account both the pressure applied ...
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How to bend a gradient with Illustrator

References I use a lot of references. Check out these padlocks. See how the shackle's like a gradient that follows a path and bends around a corner? That's what I'm trying to do. Here's a quick thing ...
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How to remove background from a complex figure?

I want to remove the background from this cartoon image :- . I have made outline with the bezier tool. But when i am filling the color in it, it is not filling the whole image.:- and that's why ...
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(AI) Making curves & angles more uniform?

I'm trying to recreate a motif based on some reference photos, like: And this is what I have so far: I'm going for a more precise and "sharp" look than the reference photo, where the motif appears ...
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Is the circle rendering method I used a good design?

I made an algorithm that generates circles (it is also generalized to ellipses). Right away, circles of size 1 to 16 render like this: Here is how 256×256 and 256×128 ellipses render: The way this ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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