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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Illustrator - how to create a Pattern Brush that overlaps itself?

I'd like to create a brush of some kind in Adobe Illustrator that I can use to create the effect of a monster truck tire-track in the mud. I'm close to what I want but I cannot get the pattern to be ...
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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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Why Can't I merge two curved paths in InDesign CS5?

I'm using InDesign CS5 at work and I'm trying to create a "U", "Horseshoe", or "shield" curved path for text to follow. I already know how to copy+paste text on a path. That is not the issue. The ...
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Retrace an outlined icon to get a thin icon

I have this euro currency icon from Material Design: Originally it was filled, I removed the fill but then noticed that of course it has outlines on each side. Now I want to have a euro symbol with ...
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How do I join the anchor point from one path, to an anchor point on another path?

I have the following: I'm trying to create that overlaped look by taking a bit of the path off. I have done so, but the result is two separate paths and I want to have them joined. As you can see, ...
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Why is Inkscape creating a diamond-shaped hole when I fill in my path?

I created the outline of the bee shape below using the arc tool for the head and body, and the Bezier curve Spiro path tool for the side wings. I then connected these 4 paths using Combine paths (CTRL-...
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How do i snap 2 path points together in Photoshop?

I simply want to combine the 2 selected points shown below.
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Advantages of having fewer paths and anchor points in Illustrator

I really enjoy the "Smarter" Simplify Paths tool in Adobe CC Illustrator 2020. I was wondering what are overall the advantages of having objects with fewer paths and anchor points at the end of the ...
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inkscape - combine svg elements into combined path

I have a hexagon based on one common side, repeated. The single side is a <g>roup of a <path /> and transformed <use />. I want to fill the inside of this virtual hexagon, but am ...
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Tip of stroke gets cut off at certain angles in inDesign

I am lettering a comic in inDesign and I've come across this problem. When I create the speech balloons the tip of the tail is cut off. This seems to be an issue with the angle. If I keep the lines ...
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How to apply a continuous gradient to a shape with text

I'm trying to apply a left-to-right gradient to a simple image to an image such as the one below: I've learned how to apply the gradient to text, but I don't know how to extend it to the bullseye ...
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Can I straighten up every zigzag line?

Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to straighten up this track removing the zigzag? I want to create a line, or a curve, depending on the original.
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How to make sure there's equal difference in length between lines

I'm working on a logo that uses curved lines of different lengths, but I want to make sure there's the same difference in distance between the lines. I measured it out with straight lines, but I don'...
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Numbering dots in illustrator - connect the dots

I'd like to ask how can I automatically number dots in illustrator. I used the stroke key and dashed lines to make the dots, and I have no problem applying them to a path. The problem I have is ...
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How to subtract a shape from another one grabbing gradient continuity?

I wanna "cut" a triangle (see above, the black one) from that rectangle's left bottom corner, but when I use pathfinder or shape builder tools to do that, the triangle "assumes" the rectangle's full ...
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Relative coordinates in animateMotion path

I cannot figure out why the blue ball1 in the following example does not "move to" the point on the path specified in #wire from its starting positions to mimic the path animation of the pink ball2. ...
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Remove excessive nodes of a SVG path for iPad

Can you please suggest an app for iPad that simplifies path by reduction of excessive nodes of vector path? I would need something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC4mPfwAX2s If not an ...
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How to connect a shape and a path in Illustrator?

I'm trying to connect these two but I can't figure it out. I want the left shape to continue it's line and have it's curvature and naturally connect to the right side. This is a rough example of the ...
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Illustrator Path Won't Cut

A path I created by converting a guide to a path will not open. Tried the eraser tool, the cut path option in the anchor menu to no avail. When the path is only 2 nodes long a random non-selectable ...
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Make a path from a cut out path in Sketch

I have a sketch file with an icon where the icon shape is cut out from the surrounding box. I want to make this cut out bit into a real path so I can fill it with a color, but am unable to do so. I've ...
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How to smooth frayed edges of a path with curves in inkscape

I have a given shape in a bitmap format which I am trying to convert to svg. I have imported the bitmap, increased the size and converted into a path as described in this answer. Unfortunately, the ...
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How to fill a hollow object in Illustrator?

I'm working with a complex shape, but for the sake of getting a solution, let's say I draw a circle with the circle tool, and then I do a smaller circle inside of it. I select both objects and use ...
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Pattern in Illustrator has vertical lines when expanding

I made a hexagonal pattern, when I expand it and use the Crop Pathfinding tool, it created vertical lines inside my pattern, breaking it up into smaller pieces (which is not what I want). Is there a ...
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How to create distorted / wavy checked boxes

I'm trying to replicate the chequered boxes on the following image (sorry for really low-res) Notice how the squares distort / warp with the shape of the path. I can create the chequered boxes ...
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Is there anyway to mirror paths as you draw them in GIMP? (for symmetric shapes)

To draw symmetric shapes, is there anyway to mirror shapes just like the mirror modifier in Blender (i.e creating a completely symmetric half by just drawing one half of the path)? It is very ...
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Inkscape: Break apart doesn't break apart lines

Breaking apart a line made of multiple lines doesn't separate it into individual lines. I have a line made of multiple line segments (not a group, its one object). I select the line and do "Path" -> "...
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Im trying to find a 216 point font

I am trying to make Banners for our "Red Granite Labor Day Celebration" It is a volunteer run festival. I cannot find a 216 point font to download. Arial, Times New Roman, any font will do. Any one ...
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Vector shape is different than actual path

I'm totally perplexed by this. The vector path is at a different location and of a different size than the actual shape seen. I'm using CS6. I got this file from a client. Under normal circumstances, ...
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Why are multiple paths being selecting in inkspape when I click on one

I have two paths that do not appear to have any intersections but if I select one of the other they both get selected. Is this because they touch somewhere or is there a way to "link" paths that I am ...
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How to generate a path along objects in Adobe illustrator or Inkscape?

I want to get the right part of the following images from the left part:(Note:the left images generated from Wolfram Mathematica 11.3) Note that I do not want to create images like on the left. The ...
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Illustrator CC: stroke issue with circular path [duplicate]

My goal is to create a circle with a .001 stroke in RGB red for laser cutting. For some reason I cannot create ANY .001 paths without a strange variable stroke and I cannot figure out why. With this ...
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Understanding SVG Path element

I am reading and learning about SVG paths here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Tutorial/Paths I don't get the point with the path in the following code: <svg width="200" height="...
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How can I fill in/color a transparent vector path in AI CS6

Thank you for taking the time. I'm actually new to AI and I'm having a trouble filling in a vector path that's transparent on the inside. I have attached a pictuare of the shape that I want to fill in,...
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Is it possible to create a cross-linking network of nodes using the paths tool in gimp?

ShutterStock Royalty-free stock vector ID: 1018653055 By Kundra Using such a network of nodes would be very useful and quick, using which, one could make a stroke out of the path and then making a ...
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Mirror design causing a gap instead of connecting properly

When I work on a design that is using a mirror technique (Applying a Reflect X Transform with copies set to 1) and when I want an edge to meet, I am seeing some kind of gap on the reflected copy. I ...
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Illustrator: trying to move path but instead it moves entire shape

Im trying to edit text in illustrator, I've created the outlines and. I'm using the direct select tool but whenever I try to move just a path or anchor point it moves the entire letter. Is there ...
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Stacked light circle effect in Photoshop?

What would be the best way to achieve the effect in the image? I've tried making my own brush and working around that but it doesn't seem ideal. I'm wondering how to replicate the random looking ...
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Losing fill when copying compound path between layers?

I was trying to better organize a theatrical seating chart by separating objects from the original Illustrator 2019 file into separate layers. The icon representing individual seats was created as a ...
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Filling paths with transparency after breaking apart a traced bitmap

I'm very new to Inkscape, and I'm sure I'm missing something trivial. I had a .png image with some lineart that I wanted to vectorize. I know how to vectorize lineart as to have black vectorized ...
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How can I create a dashed line that slowly changes into a solid line in Illustrator?

I am trying to create a dashed line that initially has small dashes and large gaps between each dash. The dashes lengths should increase while the gaps decrease until the point is reached that the ...
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Why drawn path has no fill but is not transparent in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

The drawn path has no fill, but it filled by a black color. How to remove this black and make inner region of a path transparent?
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How to use path operations to make a ribbon?

First, I draw a closed path like this: Then, I draw a line down perpendicularly down from one side of the path (I have snapping turned on, so that I can snap to the path): I copy and paste this line ...
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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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How to make a brush stroke take gradient colour like pen tool stroke in illustrator?

When drawing strokes with the graphic tablet using brushes, the paths are editable and can accept color change or applying gradients only after expanding. I wanted to apply the "gradient across ...
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How to create an elbow connector from scratch programatically?

An "elbow connector" in MS-Word is a 3-segment line with a control point in the middle as shown where if I move the yellow control point sideways, then the length of the two lines on either side ...
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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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GIMP path not using expected colors

I am making a dashed line in Gimp by making a new layer, drawing a path, clicking "Stroke Path" in the tool options, and then selecting the dashed line style in the Stroke Path window. My foreground ...
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How to convert path into a shape in Inkscape

I am trying to covert some paths into shapes. Let's say I have something like this: and I need to convert it into something like this: How am I supposed to go about this? I am using Inkscape 0.92.
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Style compound paths in svg as one entity

I'm using AI to create .svg files. The text is generated as multiple compound paths. I want to render all of the compound paths as if they are one. Help greatly appreciated.
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How do I make a clipping path around a word?

How to make a clipping path around a word say a name 'Joshua'. Then I need to take the path 'Joshua' and cut out a pattern I have created. How do I do this?