Questions tagged [path]

Questions about paths; in graphic design they are polylines and polycurves used in vector graphic software, such as Illustrator and Inkscape. Ask anything related to manipulating paths in graphic design software.

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maintaining stroke proportions along length of a curved path in Illustrator

I’m attempting in Illustrator to generate a series of images with 6 elements and to maintain their proportions along straight and curved paths. I have a path that represents a segment of an ellipse, ...
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Remove path stroke from SVG image [duplicate]

I am drawing some color-filled polygons in Adobe Illustrator using the pen tool. When I export it in a PNG file, the image looks just like I made it. But when I save it as an SVG image and open it in ...
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How can I connect in Illustrator two circle's tangent with another curve (or circle section)?

I am trying to connect these two circles in purple with curves (in red) with some kind of an arc but i just can't find a way of doing this perfectly, with accuracy and without a plugin, i just can try ...
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Path color issue on Adobe Illustrator

I'm drawing with Adobe Illustrator (version 22.1 64 bit) and sometimes I've this strange behaviour of the border of a path: the border color fills a small area by the point. This area changes (and it ...
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What is this shape, and how can I use it?

I am working from a clipart file I did not make, in Illustrator. I would like to "simplify" this shape - that is, remove the anchor points inside of it to only preserve the outline: I have ...
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Remove hidden parts of strokes in illustrator

I am trying to optimize a file to draw it with a plotter. If I use the file "as-is" a lot of strokes will be drawn by the plotter that are actually not visible parts of the drawing. So I ...
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Asking Bbox of a SVG path in Firefox

I am using some svg fonts in a program, where I need exact information about the boundary boxes of each font. In my program I am using the path's ds of the fonts. When I open the shapes in a svg-...
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Illustrator elements showing through each other in group with graphic style applied

I've been trying to figure this out for a while and can't seem to get it. So, I thought it might be a good idea to ask here. I am having an issue with overlapping objects after applying appearance (...
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How can I read colors along path?

I would like to read continous color gradient from the image using the path ( white line on the image). I know that I can read palette but I want to read all values in a specific order to create ...
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Select an object in Inkscape

Referring to this svg: There are 5 squiggles. Supposed I wanted to select one of them and the copy and paste it elsewhere. How do I do this? I've ungrouped it all but that doesn't seem to do anything.
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How can I automatically draw a circle on each node of a path in Inkscape?

In a drawing in Inkscape I have a path and I need to have a circle on each node of the path, like this: I could draw and move them manually snapping the centre of circles to the nodes, but I have ...
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How to erase a part of a path without altering the stroke's prior design in Illustrator?

I want to erase a part of a path while maintaining the stroke's original look. My chosen stroke is the first one BELOW [Uniform]. I'm new and just a week in at illustrator. This is my very first logo ...
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How to create a path that is the inside of individual overlapping paths in Inkscape?

how do I create a path that is the inside of individual overlapping paths (see the pictures) in Inkscape? I tried using the Paths->Intersection tool, but everything that happens is that all paths ...
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How to convert an object with border as object to an object with border as border? [duplicate]

This file seems to be just an object with large border: However the border is actually an object with its own border: How can I convert it to a regular path? I've tried Object to Path but it doesn't ...
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How to make a smooth variable stroke thickness over object [duplicate]

How might I go about making a smooth, variable width, stroke in Inkscape where the path is complex like in the image?
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Smooth intersection between two paths without joining the paths

I have two paths which intersect. I want to smooth the vertex where they intersect, but not join the lines so that their layers stay separate. Is there a way to do this? My ultimate goal is to achieve ...
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adobe Illustrator: Join two paths WITHOUT merging layers

I want to join two paths so that their intersection is smooth. However, I want to keep each of the two paths as it’s own later so I can animate the individual paths after in After Effects. My question:...
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applying compound path on a single object

in every documentation i have read that object > compound path > make works on two or multiple objects and creates a compound path so that holes appear where the paths overlap, means i need at ...
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Joining 2 Paths in Adobe Illustrator

I am not 100% sure how to word this question being new (very novice getting to grips with the terms) to Adobe Illustrator so going to give it a shot - it might be a duplicate - as I don't know exactly ...
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How would I do about filling in this hole?

I want to fill in that little space in the bottom right-hand corner, but every time I use something like the pen or paint it creates it in a new layer, which when using the stroke feature, completely ...
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How do I get rid of small kinks on path in Illustrator?

I am trying to draw a snake on Illustrator and I want it to have smooth and rounded edges, but I am struggling to achieve that perfectly with the pen tool. I have included a close up to illustrate ...
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Affinity Designer: How to maintain the colour of the intersected object

I have a rectangle and a circle (fig1). I would like to apply an intersection to these two objects. For this, I duplicate the rectangle and then select the duplicated rectangle and the circle and ...
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Illustrator - how to create area with evenly shaped bumpy outline

I've recently made the shift from my old FreeHand 11 to Illustrator 2020. I'm trying to duplicate a process I used to do in FH in order to create a bumpy outline for a forest area on a map. In ...
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Illustrator pathfinder giving me compound paths

I'm trying to do a 'minus front' on two paths in Illustrator: Normally I'd do this and it'd give me one expanded path, but this time it's giving me a compound path (and the results appear to be all ...
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Crop closed paths into open paths

In a few operations, how can I crop closed paths and have the result be a set of open paths? It's important that the solution be as few operations as possible, and not rely on point and click. (I'm ...
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Is there way to get or convert characters into svg path?

In this picture is cursive Chinese character. There are lot of stroke order for normal Chinese characters. Is there way to create this characters into individual stroke with path data like following. ...
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Is there way get separate part of a font in any graphic editing tool?

In this image as example for Letter R. I want to cut it into three pieces. Yellow color are cutting line. After rectangle is portion, I want it in separately like this Part 1: | Part 2: D Part 3: \ ...
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Problem with stroke

I am creating a leaf from scratch in illustrator, I made the stroke a different color than the fill, and now I can see that the stroke is sort of distorted and is not properly lined up to the actual ...
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Illustrator: Using 'Unite' Function in Pathfinder Window Creates Erroneous Anchor Points/Shifts Shapes

I have two shapes, in this case red and dark blue circles (for clarity), that I want smoothly connected by a tangent line and eventually united into a single, monocolor shape path. I am using the '...
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Photoshop work path to Illustrator [duplicate]

How to transfer or import Photoshop work path or path to Illustrator (working in current CC)? I have a complex path from a b/w halftone gradient and have create a work path. How would I import or ...
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Exporting to PNG w/ Transparency “Screen” [duplicate]

I'm going a little crazy already, I was playing with Illustrator's transparency options and came up with an interesting result using the option "Transparency" and "Screen" as in the image: Now my ...
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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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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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How to make this wave pattern infinite (both ends should attach seamlessly)?

I need to make this specific wave (A) pattern infinite for a website. I'm trying to get it together, change the anchor points and I'm not having success. How can I do it in the simplest way?
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How can I join or cut paths of 3 or more at an intersection or get rid of the overlap? [duplicate]

how do I get rid of those non-matching path ends? With shapes I'd use the shapebuilder tool and sort of cut it off, but that doesn't seem to work with strokes/paths. Slice tool nor scissors can get ...
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Make text follow a wavy line illustrator

I have used the zigzag option under distort on a line to make a wavy line like this: But the path is still a straight line. How can I get around this, as the end goal is to make some text follow it....
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How to export the anchor points nodes and paths like when your are editing them to a final artwork in illustrator

I want to export the path, the nodes and the anchor point position to a final artwork, to show how and where are positioning the nodes in a vector form, the only way i know is make an screenshot of ...
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How to find mid point of a path between two anchor points in Illustrator

I have a path in Illustrator, for example:- take a rectangle and I want to find the midpoint of one of the edges and draw a circle with the center. There is already an answer on how to find the ...
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Illustrator - Make stroke disappear at paths intersection (paths on different layers)

I have been stuck with Illustrator for a few days. I am lacking a solution for this issue. Question: How do I get rid of the black stroke at the intersection? What I have: (White line is above the ...
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Keep angle between path nodes

I have a path consisting of three nodes where two nodes are in a 45° angle. Now I want to shorten the angled part and keep the angle. Is there a way to snap two nodes and drag them across a specific ...
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Does PSD file format save path data?

I've been trying to decide on a file format to save a multitude of "master" images for a game project. The final product will be vector images. I would like to have the master copies of the images ...
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Hiding or removing a path during export but not the text in illustrator

I've made a circular logo design in illustrator using the 'type on a path' feature. To type in the bottom of the circle I used a oval path. Now, when I go to export it as an .eps or .jpeg it ...
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How to make the path to equal to other path in illustrator?

I have the two paths this in illustrator, this path could be any anywhere it could be part of the complex drawing. And I have another path which also could be anywhere. I could select both of the ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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How to Make Exact Selection Multiple Times

I have just started to learn photoshop (including php, css and html5 to become a designer). I am using videos tutorials to learn. However one issue that i've been facing and i have searched a lot for ...
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Bake texture of particles cinema4d

What i want is to have particles coming into the screen by rolling down the screen under the influence of gravity and Filling up the screen t,some particles have red color while others are grey the ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Blend Inner and outer line

I am using Adobe Illustrator; I have these two shapes: outer and inner, and I want to repeat them in between. I tried offset path with miter and they didn't matc;, the corners were starting to get ...
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Is there a way of using a boolean between a grouped object and a regular object on Inskcape?

I have a grouped object and I would like to cut it in half. For this, I created another object (a rectangle) and tried Path>Difference but nothing happens (neither with any of the other booleans). I'...
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How to join two overlapping lines in Illustrator

I am new to design. There are similar questions but none of those solve the problem. I have the two-line like T shape which is composed of a vertical and a horizontal bar. I need to join those lines....

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