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Illustrator: How to add background to images with slight extra border

For the example image above - I would like to add a white background. However, I want that white background to "trace" around the logo + text so it isn't simply a rectangle. I'll try to ...
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Flatten a mask group in Figma

So I have made myself some striped bars for a histogram by creating the desired stripes and applying the bars as a mask to it like described here, which looks like this: Now I would like to add an ...
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How can I make concentric text in inskscape?

I essentially want to outline my text multiple times. Something like this: Thank you!
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How can one remove the outline of a selection?

I have a blue semicircle with a black outline, but I want the black outline to be removed. I thought his would be easy, but have not been able to do it. I thought by setting the stroke width to 0, it ...
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How do I get rid of the white line after using the fill tool in krita

If I use the fill or bucket tool in Krita I end up with these white outlines. so What I am wondering is how can I get rid of the white outlines that appear after using the fill tool in Krita. it ...
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Ink outline vs seniority of color layers

New to digital drawing, but would imagine that everyone starts with a sketched ink outline that has an alpha channel, and then from there add on color layers to fill in the transparent space between ...
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Small white outline when exporting layers to file

When exporting by layers, all my PNG files contain a tiny white outline. I haven't found the cause of the problem, since when inside of Photoshop all my layers look fine, and no outline is to be seen. ...
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Illustrator Scale Thickness Weight of Path Object for Icon Design

i have a Compound Path in Illustrator, that needs to be scaled in line thickness/weight without changing outer Bounds. This Path was initially created by outlining a simple stroke. The Path consists ...
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Thinner lines in a shape in Illustrator

I've been making outline designs for surboards, but for some reason sometimes they end up having lines with too much thickness. The one above has the desired thickness (near 4 mm) and the one on the ...
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How to add stroke to part of text that overlaps other text [duplicate]

Using Adobe Illustrator, how would I achieve the stroke around the words "happy birthday" where they overlap the word "Jesus" in the image below?
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illustrator- lining up corners of two irregular shapes [duplicate]

In illustrator, I am running into an issue in trying to make simplistic 3D letters that have an outline. because the corners line up at different angles they extend out awkwardly. I know there is no ...
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How to change colour of outline in Krita

How would I change the colour of an outline? For example, this: I would like to change the colour of the outline (which, the colour is currently brown) to black. Would this be possible in Krita? ...
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Grouped Shapes / Outlines (Almost) Disappear After Creating Pattern?

I've selected a bunch of shapes and outlines for a pattern. I've gone to Object > Group, to group them all together, dragged them to the swatches panel to create a new swatch, and then after double-...
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How do you avoid Excel line graph lines being outlined on export

I used to be able to cut and paste Excel line charts into Illustrator and to apply stroke formatting to the lines there. These days – online charts with lots of data points this results in an outlined ...
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Style name for 2D outline of human 3D mannequin poses (user manuals)?

I have seen these types of illustrations in manuals; but now I try to find a representative example, I can't - best I can find is this, from a service that (probably manually) generates vector images ...
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In Illustrator, is it possible to preview both outlines and bitmaps at the same time

This is my use-case: I am generating about 20 postcards that are simply artwork on a white backround. The scans of the artwork all have a white border, but sometimes the border is not even on all four ...
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Collapsing a continuous gradient onto shape(text) only - in Illustrator

As can be seen in the image provided I want this logo to have the 'water' gradient collapsed onto text only. Even if it likely means deleting the areas that fall outside the text after. At a complete ...
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How to outline and stroke this image in Illustrator

I have this starting image: I would like to achieve this effect, in terms of outline and stroke: I want to cut it out an a Cricut machine. But when I go to image trace and outline I cannot get the ...
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Some sublayers show in preview mode, some won't

When I wanted to place colored objects on my document today, no color would be visible, although the objects definitely had color associated with them. That's when I found out about the Outline/...
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How do you "Set Transparent Color" in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a graphic logo which is a series of overlapping shapes, where all are filled white. See below: I want to set the white color transparent everywhere it appears in the graphic without revealing ...
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How can I outline a shape without altering the size in the process?

I'm using Inkscape and I'm searching for a way to outline an object, without making it bigger in the process. Removing the fill and leaving the stroke doesn't work, because the outline sits on the ...
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Outline text duplicate characters

I have a large document in which I am converting texts to outlines using Adobe Acrobat Pro. But when I do so, the file size increases significantly. It is because it turns every character into a ...
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I would like to get rid of the pink outline (path tracing) and white lines in the image below

This image was a png which i filled in colour and edited its outline using Inkscape. However, once it's complete i could see that the outline pink in colour can be seen even after i filled with blue ...
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How to trace an image in illustrator and reduce it to only outlines of the edges between colors?

so bear with me here. When I trace an image in Illustrator, there is the option of viewing just the outlines. I want to be able to output an image that is made up of solely these outlines themselves ...
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Illustrator - how do I cut out a shape in text to form one shape and completely remove the cut out

hoping someone can help as this is driving me mad! I customised some text to add a curve to an A on a logo, I'm in the process of getting some business cards foiled but the cutout is still picking up ...
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An apparent glitch in illustrator when outlining strokes

What causes outlines like this to change when the stroke is outlined or expanded? Surely when the stroke is outlined it shouldn't change the appearance of the artwork. Is there something I can do to ...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

Create document with transparent background. Add the word 'word' as text. Create selection from alpha channel. create new layer. select new layer. (edit menu) stroke selection. How do I control ...
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How to control text box trap/outset in InDesign?

In InDesign I've created a text box outlined with a double rule which overlays a graphic that I'd like it to knockout entirely from the underlying graphic. Unfortunately the knockout traps to the ...
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How to make sharp corners on a line in Adobe Illustrator?

I am making a logo with Illustrator. I made an outline with the default stroke - no fill black stroke. But, the corners have a square end cap. How do I make the end caps sharp so they are a point?
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photoshop coloring with an outline, refine edge

n photoshop I imported the black outline of a character for coloring. I want to create a quick mask so that I can't color outside the character's outer perimeter. Since the character's outline is ...
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What color should be use on the edge of isometric pixel art

Is there a general rule to put outline/contour in isometric pixel art and what color should be used? I know the inside can be outlined not by black but by the color used, but what about the outer ...
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Illustrator: how to determine whether all text in AI file is outlined or not

I was working on a printable design for a client, before sending Ai file to the client I outlined all the fonts. But the client told me that printing people having an issue with the missing font, I ...
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How to automatically outline shapes

I need to draw outlined shapes, like in this example: I created the example selecting the coloured areas and using Edit > Stroke selection, but it isn't very handy when there are several shapes. I'...
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What is adobe illustrator CC outline view showing me? Outline conflicts with preview

In adobe illustrator CC 2019 When I collect my illustration for export as a PDF there is a lot of blank space collected with my design. My design contains vector elements and png content. When I view ...
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How can I redraw this outline to look more uniform?

The outline on this picture is not uniform and I'm not sure how to fix it. I tried using the clone stamp tool but it's pretty hard having to rotate it to fix the outline. (I'm not even sure how to ...
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Newbie needing help with making a vector

Hey guys. Newbie here trying to make a logo for my company. I’ve made the logo on photoshop, got it into Inkscape and am trying to get a vector image. Any time I try...I get all these layers that show ...
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How do I remove these transparent pixels?

I've converted this text to outlines, and then I have flattened the transparency, but zooming in on this, there is still transparent pixels. Where the outline is, I would like to export the shape, and ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke?

How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke? Here's a little swatch to show what I mean: On top is a copy of #2, with the Dashed Line option selected. In the middle is a simple horizontal line (...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can I temporarily hide highlighting of selected paths?

Sometimes when working on a piece, you want to browse through various options, styles, effects, etc. and experiment until you find the right one. The problem is this thin blue line (and sometimes ...
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What stroke width Instagram is using for its icons and how to get same results?

I'm designing on Illustrator icons for a new app, when I use 1px stroke and preview on mobile they look very thin and when I use 2px stroke they look a bit bold while Instagram icons look and feel ...
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Unwanted outline in illustrator? [duplicate]

None of the objects I'm working with have a stroke on them, however all of them display an outline that shows up through other objects in illustrator. It looks as though I'm in preview mode with ...
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Knockout text. Illustrator won't do full text

So I am trying to knock out the foreground object, in this case, it's text from the design. But it's not doing exactly what I want. I would like to do it creating outlines since I want to unite ...
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Convert image to monochrome image with details

I found several explanations how to convert an image to outline image but I would like to have also the details from the image like below. Could someone give me some clues how I could start to do it? ...
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How would I add an outline / border around this image?

I have a vector of a few unicorns that is currently on a blue background: I want to put them on a white background, but when I do that, the unicorns lose their shape because they are white and don't ...
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How to make the holes transparent when copy an outlined text?

I am new to Illustrator. I am trying to reshape part of the Chinese character. When I outline the text and copy part of the character, the holes are always filled. The original text: copy and paste ...
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Why are black lines faded in the output?

Here is the screenshot of my artboard in Illustrator: And here is its export: As you can see, the dash lines is faded even when I don't use gradient. Do you know why is that?
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How to create an arrow in GIMP, with a different colour outline?

I'd like to draw an arrow in GIMP (which was answered by How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?), but the problem is I'd like a black outline (or stroke) for a red arrow. I somehow managed ...
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