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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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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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

When refining a vector in CorelDRAW and node(s) get removed from it, CorelDRAW preserves vector's curvature (as much as possible), but when removing anchor points on Illustrator paths, it destroys the ...
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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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Is it possible to convert a path to a stroke?

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 ...