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Questions tagged [bezier-curve]

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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Possible Way to Create Cartoon Tree Effect in Illustrator? A Circle with Ridges / Small Curves Around It?

I often have to spend a lot of time making every single curve around a circle if I want to create a cartoon tree: When I know it would be so much faster if there were a way to get points around the ...
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Convert random bezier Curves to 45°/90° angeled curves

Is it possible to automatically create a curve that looks exactly the same while converting its anchor points and bezier curves in a way so that the curve handle are all in 90°/45° positions ...
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How can I create a path with Bézier curves using a script?

I have a script which makes a simple shape* for me: var docRef = documents.add(); var piRef = activeDocument.pathItems; { var pathRef = piRef.add(); pathRef.setEntirePath( new Array( ...
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Inkscape Bezier pen

I'm facing a problem in Inkscape with the Bézier pen tool when I'm trying to connect the end of the drawing with the Bézier pen. Something strange is happening.
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Trouble connecting straight segments with a smooth curve

I'm trying to create a capital 'E' like the first image (without the text filling up the body). The second image is what I have so far. I'm having trouble specifically with creating a curve that ...
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easiest way to create a GIMP PATH with handles out

I am a firm believer of GIMP, but sometimes find it hard to do things that seem to be simple. To create a path around a figure, I'd like to sprinkle some points and then move each point to the exact ...
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Inkscape 0.92 'Stroke to Path' not working on B-splines

I have a design using B-splines, which I need to convert to a path, because it will need to be surrounded by a stroke in a separate colour. However, when I use the 'stroke to path ' (Ctrl + Alt + C) ...
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Inverse round corners with Inkscape

I am trying to reproduce these buttons: Here is my attempt, but I don't know how to inverse the round corner to match the reference images: Any idea is welcome.
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How to apply transparent gradient along each segment of a curve?

Say I have a white curve in black background: The curve has some points cut it to separate segments. From point A in the line whose opacity is 100%, the transparency gradually increasing and then ...
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How to continue an unfinished curved path in InkScape

I think I have found the Adobe Illustrator version of this question, at: how continue a path from one point by using pen tools in illustrator? Another site: suggests subpaths, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Mass-remove Bezier Curves in Illustrator

Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to delete all the Bezier curve handles at once from a path? I created a pattern brush which consists just of a geometric path (without any bezier curve, just ...
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Is there a way to make Illustrator preserve path's curvature when removing anchor points like Corel DRAW

While refining a vector in CorelDRAW when a node removed from line, it preserves it's curvature (a much as possible), but when removing anchors on Illustrator paths, it destroys the curvature. Any ...
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Set order (start) of nodes in a closed shape/path?

I need a way to mark the starting node in a curve. I am using the curves in an external program that animates the drawing of the object from the starting point to the end. It appears that cutting a ...
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Partially increase width of the curve

I'm reworking an old raster logo to the vector format. There is a part of the logo where the curve widens in one place and then comes back to normal width. How can I make this happen in Inkscape? I'...
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Bezier curves are important?

A theoretical practice question for you: are Bezier curves really important? I'm not at all a "graphic-one", that's for sure, but sometimes used Inkscape (or other software that had Bezier curves ...
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Continue a curve from pre-built shape

Take this image for example: How would you tackle the task of continuing the curve (left shape) till it joins with the second shape in a 'more precise' way than taking the pen and guessing the angle/...
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How to turn a bezier curve into a shape?

Forgive me, I'm rather new to Graphic design. I'm currently making a font (in inkscape), and have been drawing the characters using bezier curves. An example can be seen below. However, when I try to ...
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Shrink down a curved path by a specific length

Is there a way to shrink a curved path (with two open ends) down by a specific length in Adobe Illustrator? I searched for hours now and still can't find a solution. Do you know any way to do it?
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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve

I've had to scan a logo that was printed by a very low-DPI printer. This printer messed up all the curves in the picture and created some very jagged edges that are quite visible when the logo is big (...
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Illustrator: I have lost a single bezier handle for a point, need it back without losing curve

I have created a curved line with an end anchor point - the top left end of a horn, in this case, and lost one of the two bezier curve handles. I want to get that handle back without losing the curve ...
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Path with decreasing stroke SVG

I'm writing a program in Julia that creates SVG images. My program generates the figure on the left, and I want the same figure, but with a decreasing stroke, like the one on the right (dont mind the ...
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Improve quality of the grained curves in photoshop

I would like to know how to improve my grained curves. Thanks in advance, André
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How can I get rid of bezier handles when moving an object?

I am trying to move an object in straight lines as in the image below but the Bezier handles won't make this possible. How can I get rid of them and move my shape in straight lines with no curves ...
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Path to stroke, is it possible?

What I'm doing is animating a stroke by first setting its stroke-dasharray and stroke-dashoffset, and then animating its stroke-dashoffset, so that the stroke appears as if it is being drawn by an ...
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How to reach / create direction points if they are close to anchor point in Illustrator?

I have sharp angle and wish to start to move control points I dont see any direction points there. Either they are coincide with anchor point or they are very close to it. Hot to start moving ...
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Change shape of a bezier after you've completed it

I'm using the bezier tool, but I forgot the 'shape' option was set to an ellipse so my drawing is just a mess. Is there any way to change the shape option AFTER I've completed the curve?
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How to preserve a curve when using the “rounded corners” effect on my shape?

I am trying to round the corners of a custom shape, but it is just straightening the original curves out. Note: This is in Illustrator CS5 Here is the shape before the effect: The 3 "corners should ...
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Pen tool behavior

Let's say that to select an object from a photograph, I create an approximate shape with the Pen Tool so that it consists of sharp corners. Then, with cmd-click, I drag each anchor point to a more ...
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How to create perfectly curved shapes in vector art?

One of my weak spots are the smooth and curved shapes. Normally, i use various tools to do that: Pen Oval with angulated corners, and processed with effect-warp or manually 3d revolve with some ...
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How to efficiently draw bent or curved lines or arrows with Photoshop?

I always use the Line Tool to draw arrows (by setting an Arrowhead at the end), like this: Is there also a quick and easy way to draw bent (arched) arrows, like this?
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How to draw parallel curved lines in Illustrator?

I am completely new to Illustrator, I've watched some tutorials on it, and decided to create some pretty basic shapes and logo. I was trying to create a usb logo, but the curved part is quite a ...
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Perfect arc path in After Effects

I'm trying to make an animation following Material Design guidelines. Any way to make a perfect arc between two keyframes? I'm stuck on that, because doing it manually doesn't keep bezier handles ...
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How to determine optimal location of Bezier curve anchor points?

To draw this apple using (cubic) Bézier curves, the location and number of the anchor points can be varied: (Apple image: Source) The two curves cover the apple with some degree of accuracy, they ...
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How to make Illustrator bezier handles easier to click?

My current work monitor has 4K resolution. It's great for design, however it has been hard do click on Illustrator bezier handle point anchors. Is it possible to make those points bigger and the ...
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Is it possible to modify a line using 3 or more handles in bezier curves in adobe illustrator or other program?

I was following a tutorial about bezier curves and the explanation behind it. At the same time was reproducing some of the learning on Illustrator. But there was a part of the tutorial where you ...
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GIMP : Stroke path equation

I am drawing rather complicated diagram in GIMP. There is number of curved lines. Is it possible to somehow get equation of stroked path? I am using that image in little program, where I need to check ...
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How to properly place control points on bézier curves and tame those curves?

After roughly ten years working as a graphic designer, Bézier curves still elude me. I normally just place control points as I go and then retouch the less natural looking curves, which works well ...
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Inkscape: connect cloned Bezier curves

I'm trying to connect two Bezier curves in Inkscape. As this answer suggests, it is possible to use the edit-paths tool for this. However, of the two Bezier curves I am trying to connect, one of the ...
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How can I make this path bend in FontLab

Currently learning FontLab Studio and I've encountered a problem with below situation: Essentially I would like the path between the two cyan nodes to be a curve, but I can't add control points to ...
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How do I create a bezier curve in illustrator with known values [duplicate]

I want to create a Bézier curve in Illustrator so I can import it into Cinema 4D. Now my problem is, I have got a Bézier curve with just the coordinates of my points and I want to draw this in ...
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How to get the location of a bezier curve's handle in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

How can I get the exact coordinates of the handle point? For reference its the coordinates of the blue points at the end of the handles I am interested in.
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Is there a way in Illustrator to “snap” open paths to a curve or detect when they are not?

We are working on projects that are basically all open paths. However, we run into the following situation a lot: If we change the shape of one curve, all other paths that had "intersected" are now ...
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illustrator transform part of a curve

I'm very new to AI and am still learning about curves. I would like to know if it is possible to apply transforms to the curve between two anchor points. Specifically, I would like to increase the ...
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Perfect rounded corner?

I wanted to do a curve like the image bellow with Illustrator CS6. The problem is that I get corners all the time and even adding some anchor points I get my rectangle unaligned. What is the best way ...
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Convert end anchor point to a two beizer handle point

In Illustrator it's easy to convert a 2 bezier handle anchor point into a end point (containing no handles) with the anchor point tool - as I did in my attached image: Is it possible to convert that ...
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Moving both handles of a bezier curve simultaneously in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to be able to move the two handles for the bezier curve with the direct select tool the same way they are moved on initial creation of the anchor point. When a new anchor is created, ...