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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Adobe Illustrator - How To Add Tick Marks Along a Path for Alignment

I have a hobby where I create templates for foam armor. Up this point I have been using Inkscape and decided to try out Adobe Illustrator. In Inkscape, I can add a Path Effect to add ruler tick marks ...
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How can I save an image with path as JPEG in Photoshop? [closed]

I have to show path in JPEG images but I can't, please help me.
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Why path intersection in Inkscape is not fully accurate?

I want to create svg image with line going through circle, cropped to the circle. So I created a circle turned it into a path removed stroke from it, set black fill centered in on the page (vertical ...
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Scale path proportionally from centre without affecting type on path illustrator CS6

I have created text on a path. The text however does not fit. I don't want to make the text any smaller instead I want to extend the path evenly on both sides. I know with the path alone if I used the ...
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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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Minus Front - Return Normal Shape Instead Of Compound Path or Group - Adobe Illustrator

Sometimes, applying Minus Front on two shapes in Adobe Illustrator 2021 returns a normal single shape, other time, it returns a compound path. Why? Is it possible to force returning a normal path? Or ...
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Extend a line path without changing the angle in Adobe Illustrator

How do I drag the end of an angled line path to extend it without changing the angle of the entire line path itself? I have multiple parallel paths I need to extend but do not want to change any ...
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ui remember last user input

How can a make a .txt file to save user input data after each use ? I would like to save/remeber "width" and "height" var until the next input. Thank you very much var doc =...
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How to convert a sketch into a vectorized image for a laser cutting?

I would like to scale the image to the final size. As well as getting the boundaries more clear and the lines an even thickness. This would have to be exported into a format that's transferable to CAD ...
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why my brushes become path after save it to older version (CC 17.1.0 to CS2)

I want to create simple pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CC but the final product must be Adobe illustrator CS2. After saving it to CS2, it become shape and my brushes in brushes panel gone. it ...
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Add custom points to a shape that has been converted to a path without disfiguring the svg/path

I have a custom shape that i've just given converted to a path and then i click on the nodes tool and see the following :- Now what i'd like to do is delete these nodes and add custom nodes at ...
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How to make a ring of Circles in Photoshop [duplicate]

I am trying to make something like this, where the large circle is composed of many smaller circles, and there is also a gradient of color and brightness from the center of the ring outward. There is ...
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Generating a clickable SVG floorplan, where I need to manually "close off" rooms to make them clickable

This is a follow-up to my previous question Converting a floorplan image to SVG paths (in Inkscape, or alternative). I start with a JPEG of a floorplan: I want "close off" the rooms, and ...
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Connecting Dots

I want to connect a grid of dots using connectors. Right now, I am creating the connector separately from the dots. Is there a quicker way to recreate this effect in Illustrator? The Grid The effect ...
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Width tool playing up illustrator CS6

I have been encountering an issue whenever I try to create a new point using the width tool it does this. I am not sure why it is doing that. I think its making multiple points?
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Deleting points on width tool not working illustrator CS6

I'm having trouble with selecting points using the width tool. Sometimes I want to click and delete a point I don't want but sometimes it doesn't work and sometimes it adds a new point its very ...
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Break auto-symmetry with GIMP Paths Tool

This question is the same as this one for Photoshop, however using GIMP and the exception that my Alt key is working, however Alt does not work in GIMP like in Photoshop. To quote the previous ...
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Cut a combined path along pair of non-connected nodes in Inkscape

I have a hollow closed path created by taking two closed paths and applying Path > Difference. I know the two paths are "identical", but one is an inset of the other. (This could be done ...
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Copy and paste the curve of a path? illustrator CS6

Is there a way to copy and paste the curve of this path to the other side? I know you can mirror the path but that I assume would mean I have to cut the path in half then mirror flip and then join the ...
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Join anchor points from different paths [duplicate]

Is it possible to Join Anchor points "A" and "B" from following figure in Illustrator ? Its for one of my swan drawing and I want to continue the path to make wing for swan. I have ...
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Illustrator: brushes/stroke not in the center of the path

Does anyone know how to center my newly created brushes with the path? When I increase the stroke it simply goes everywhere.
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Illustrator fill not aligned with path

Does anyone know why the fill is not aligning with the vector path?
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Ctrl + Click on thumbnail in a layer is not selecting a particular area in photoshop cc 2014 & 2015

I'm facing an issue with my Adobe photoshop 2014 and 2015. When I press Ctrl and click on the thumbnail on a layer from layer pallet then it selects the whole boundary of the image. It's not selecting ...
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Transferring a shape on a path?

I need to make the following shape into a rail track. I've already pre-made the track However, the only method I know and can find on the internet is using Blend and then replace spice, however that ...
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Is it possible to join multiple text characters into one curved path in Illustrator?

Other than creating an entirely new curved path and entering text, is there a way to combine separate text characters into one path? I know it is possible to outline them first but ideally they would ...
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Photoshop: gradient down the length of a path (Stroke Path)

In Photoshop CS6, I want a B&W gradient along a path, with a uniform width, the gradient always perpendicular to the curve. I drew a path, used Stroke Path, with a brush that's a very tall line. I ...
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How to delete sections of path in GIMP?

I have a path in GIMP, imported from an SVG created in Inkscape. The path consists of multiple letters converted from text, so there are multiple unconnected sections of the path. I want to delete all ...
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What is the most effective method of filling a live traced path heavy artwork? Illustrator CS6

What is the most effective method for filling an artwork that has been live traced, expanded and is quite path heavy? The direct selection tool I am guessing is the default method. However I find it ...
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How to keep paths selected with direct selection tool illustrator CS6

I am having trouble selecting paths using the direct selection tool. Once I click and drag it selects some paths. I want to click and drag again to select more paths however it deselects the paths I'...
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Selecting paths using lasso tool in illustrator CS6

I am trying to seperate a group of paths and am using the lasso tool in illustrator to click and drag around the paths I want to select. Is there a different way to do this? I am finding it difficult ...
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removed paths from group removes live paint effect as well Ai CS6

I removed a piece of the art work from the group however when I cut and pasted it outside of the group it looked like this. I used live paint on the group so I am guessing it has something to do with ...
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Live paint bucket tool filling wrong space Ai CS6

I am trying to fill the white space in my art work using live paint. I select all of the art work and click in the space I want it to fill but it seems to only give me the option of filling the little ...
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Select same fill colour greyed out for live paint bucket tool- Ai CS6

I am wanting to change the colour of something I used the live paint bucket on. I also have other paths that have the same colour fill and am wanting to change their colour as well. I went to select &...
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Converting a floorplan image to SVG paths (in Inkscape, or alternative)

So, I have this image of a floorplan And I want to use Inkscape to convert the lines to SVG paths. If I just import, Inkscape will just embed an image: <g inkscape:label="Layer 1" ...
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Cannot select path in Illustrator

I am re-designing a small shampoo bag package for a company using the old design format by the former designer. But there are paths that I could not select, and if I use Ctrl + Y they are not visible ...
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Stop GIMP from intersecting same-direction shapes within one path

There is a line of text I`d like to transform as a path and then convert to a selection to perform an effect: The font I use makes letter intersections inevitable. The intersections between letters ...
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Inkscape Pattern along path generate repeated outline and not fill

New to Inkscape, I want to make a "binary film reel strip", so I found a film slide SVG in publicdomainvectors, and want it to repeat on a path. I drag the SVG on the canvas select and copy ...
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AI-radial comic effect, using shape to minus path?

What's the efficient way to make the comic lines substracted from figure as shown in pic? method 1) I made 1 effect line ctrl DDDD, then using shape builder tool to delete the path touching the green ...
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How to apply the same transformation to different objects in Illustrator?

I have a face drawing in artboard 1 using path & shape, which I duplicated to another 3 artboards. After that, I realized I wanted to change the face shape, which I have done in artboard 1. Is ...
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Howto effectively change path's width?

I'm very beginner in InkScape, and have this kind of design: Currently "line" width is ~20px: I want to achieve 40px (so basically twice large as now) width, without growing canvas ...
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Corner fill issue, Corner has fill from stroke

I have an issue of one corner of my shape being filled with colour from the stroke. The brush is basic, uniform, no calligraphy brush. It happens when I close a shape. There can be fill or no fill and ...
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Efficient ragged path for text

I am trying to reproduce this sign in Illustrator: To do so, I created a two-point path and added the text to that path using the staircase effect and center alignment to the path. Next, I added ...
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Creating a 2D coiled spring along a circular path

Looking to create a perfect coiled spring similar to this image, but with less numbers of coils (below image having 8): How would I go about creating an image like this with 4, 6 or 10 coils, shaped ...
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Illustrator: Different stroke weight on a line path?

How to have a different stroke weight on a single line path? I came across this video — what is the process to create that clock needle? Thanks. Exact time for my question is 6:16 to 6:24.
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Inkscape - Expand path on all sides

I'm looking for a method to add a specific amount of space around the sides of a shape. For example, suppose I have the following black shape: The black shape is my original shape, and I want to ...
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Illustrator diagonal lines into straight lines

I have these diagonal lines in my artboard which I want to make vertical lines. The horizonal lines are easy to make vertical but how can I make the diagonal lines also vertical? I tried several ...
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Can I edit multiple lines in compound path in Inkskape?

In Figma, I can draw anything inside a single path: When exported to SVG, it consists of single <path> element. <svg width="16" height="16" viewBox="0 0 16 16" ...
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Seamlessly connecting two paths with different stroke width - Illustrator

I'm sure the solution to this will be incredibly simple but I for the life of me cannot figure it out. I'm drawing a basic floor plan and want the interior walls to be a thinner stroke than the ...
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How to draw curved arrows in Photoshop

I'm trying to draw these arrows in Photoshop. They were originally done in Affinity Designer. I couldn't find equivalent tool to draw these paths/arrows.
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Align stroke along path (oval shape)

I'm trying to create this eye icon with eye lashes in illustrator: But I'm not sure how I can align the the lashes (which are little strokes) along the oval shape. I've tried with the blend tool by ...

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