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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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How to prevent inkscape to replace automatically some L by H or V in a path?

When one opens an existing SVG using inkscape that contains paths with some L that are vertical or horizontal lines, these L are automatically replaced by H or V. Is it possible to disable this ...
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Inkscape - How to get information from measures I am making?

I am doing some analysis of some images, so I need measure the distance and the size of the lines and write that down in a Google Sheet. Like in the image below, I use the measure tool to get the ...
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How to create repeated concentric paths in Photoshop?

I'm basically trying to create an outline of a house made up of three electrical wires. After hours of searching and trying I'm looking for an easier way to get the outline position right, due to the ...
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How to create multiple closed paths from segments in inkscape

Is there any comfortable (and accurate) way to convert multiple shapes represented by segments (but rather precisely closed) into shapes? I want to use files from a CAD system as Basis for a Design. ...
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how to create a custom graphic border from a path?

I would like to create some custom graphical border painted along paths, but I don't knew how or where to start. I Knew how to use gimp and other graphical softwares but mostly I only do photo ...
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How to converting path into shape

When I create shape, in the layers panel it is created as a PATH. Because of this my shape don't show the points that are used to change the corner radius. I want a way to convert the path into a ...
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Is it possible to merge branching paths to transform as one object?

Due to the SVG format, Inkscape users cannot connect more than two paths to one node. As a result, I'm struggling to think of a method of connecting up my 'road' map below. Ideally, I want a way to ...
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How to increase or decrease a path and keep the value of the stroke

If I draw a path with a stroke (e.g. 3pt) and then want to scale it down to fit, the line value stays the same, how do I scale it up/down and have the stroke adjust automatically?
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Stroke path with brush from bottom to top

When stroking a group of separated paths in Photoshop with a brush, the program paints from top to bottom, left to right. Is there a way to revert the way from bottom to top? In the example image, I ...
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Illustrator: Uniting Multiple Adjacent, Non-Overlapping Objects

I have an SVG diagram depicting the Earths landmasses (like an atlas). Each country is a separate object, which worked fine for its initial purpose, where I set a 1pt stroke, so all the borders were ...
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Is it okay to increase stroke width of a logo for different background?

Usually any line that looks okay on a dark background, looks much thinner on a lighter background. In that case, is it allowed in design principles to increase the stroke width of a logo on a lighter ...
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Colour path segments from scanned illustration [closed]

I have scanned some drawings for a study project and need to colour the people, dog and other items. I have image traced but the grouping of paths is inconsistent and not all form complete editable ...
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Apply a feather to only one side of a path

I'm tyring to apply a feather to a path, but I only one it applied on one area of the path. I tried using the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the anchors I wanted it applied around, that didn't ...
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Join multiple (paired) lines using Illustrator

I want to join multiple lines in Illustrator. The images shows on top the lines I would like to join. If I select them all and join them (path > join) then the result is as the 2nd image and I would ...
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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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Border radius for Photoshop Pen Shape

When I draw some line shape using Pen tool and fill it, it has sharp borders. How can I apply border radius to them to make them look like this image? I can see the border radius option in the ...
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Alpha for node markers in Inkscape

I try to create a SVG containing a an arrow which is supposed to have the color RGBA 00000086 so it is not completely opaque. Unfortunately, it looks like this: If I set the color (both contour and ...
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Outline custom shape

I was wishing to achieve [and Define] a custom EMPTY shape, but after creating this hideous fish with Paths, Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool and Stroke Path [Brush 15px], my custom shape has been ...
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How do I convert a created a path to a selection?

I drew a path around an element that I plan to create a new layer from. I started by outlining the element with a path, I want to convert that path to a selection. How do I do this? Thanks in advance ...
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How do I 'un-expand' so there aren't thousands of tiny paths?

In illustrator, I hit 'expand' and deleted the white background of my vectorized image, but now that I've deleted what paths I wanted to delete, I want to get back to where I can adjust the image ...
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How to save a PNG with a clipping path

I'm looking to save a PNG on a white background with an active clipping path. Whenever I reopen the file however, the clipping path is gone. Any suggestions? These files MUST be PNGs. These are ...
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Convert Path in to editable Shape Illustrator 22

Illustrator newbie here - I downloaded an AI file with of a heart that is a single layer/single path as you can see here: What I want to do is fill this with text - I know you can use envelope ...
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Can you subtract a fill shape from a path?

There are plenty of questions about subtracting a path from a shape with a fill, but I want to know if the opposite is possible. Here is an example: This is the object I'm working with, and I want to ...
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Inkscape: clip imported raster just inside colored line

here's a map of a country with a red border: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Congo_Kinshasa_Topography.png i've imported the .png and now want to clip it to just show what's ...
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Sliding Nodes Along Path

If I have added a few nodes between the existing nodes in the path (using this button), then since the path shape doesn't get changed with the addition of the nodes, the presence of the nodes does ...
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How do I use inkscape to divide a circular ring into sections?

I'm using inkscape 0.92.3 and want to break a circular ring into 3 equal sections. I've created a ring from two circles and used Path > Difference, then Extensions > Modify Path > Add Nodes... with a ...
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Adobe Illustrator shaper tool artifact

I realize there is a much easier way to make an octagon in Adobe Illustrator but this is a simplified example to explain the issue I run into and I'm sure there's a simple fix. If I make a square ...
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Adobe XD <circle> to <path>

I'm working on a project and I cannot figure out how I can turn the <circle> into a <path> when I export an icon I created in Adobe XD. <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="...
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Is there a Sketch plugin to offset a path?

Illustrator has a great feature called "Offset Path". When you apply it, you first enter a number in a dialog, and then it generates a new path that is perfectly parallel to the original, either ...
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How do I change orientation of text in a path?

I have created type in a path in Illustrator, but the text is facing to the right - I would like to see it so it is readable at the top. Would appreciate any tips. Thank you!
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Unwanted lines when using the “KNIFE” tool [duplicate]

While using the "Knife" tool in overlapping letters, it shows unwanted lines on the cut path after I'm finished cutting the object and sending it to the back or front. I'm facing this issue only when ...
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split a path with another path in inkscape

Let's say I have a rectangle path and want to split it into two trapezia with another path, let's say with a straight line. How can I do this with path operations in Inkscape?
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What are the attributes that can be applied to a path?

Path is the border of an object and stroke is one of the attributes of path. Just like that what are the other attributes of path? For information I am using Inkscape
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Help identifying effect(s)

I am trying to create a template for a dead card game. My end goal is to generate a vector template that I can use to create new cards for personal use. I've toyed around with using an image trace, ...
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Reopen path or connect two paths that are closed in Illustrator

I have created two paths, but I want to change how the ends look. How can I reopen the path at the bottom and continue drawing. I tried adding a new anchor with the pen tool, but I couldn't ...
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Join paths to make one single line drawing so I can gradient the stroke

I have made a drawing with the pen tool. Most of the paths are unclosed. I would like to put a gradient stroke on the paths. I don't seem to be able to join all of the paths together, which I ...
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How to subtract an open path from another path in Illustrator CS5

There are at least two similar questions on here already, but the thing being subtracted from is always a solid object. Please see image below for my situation. I have the two paths on the left and ...
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Flip group of paths over the left group edge

Maybe there is a better way to achieve this result but... I've design the following picture by adding paths and overlying them. Now I want to flip it to get the full picture but I'm not able to do it....
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How to position a path point in sketch

I was wondering if there was a way to change the position of a point in a path, using only one handler instead of moving both
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In Illustrator, how do I cut off a protruding end of a path through a shape?

How do I cut or trim off the protruding line drawn using a pen tool so that it confirms the shape of the rectangle?
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Inkscape Path Difference changing path size (turning bold/thin)

I've been using Inkscape for a few months, but recently, path difference hasn't been working like it has before. The attached image is 2 identical logos on top of a black background, but the logo on ...
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Deleting Multiple Photoshop CC Work Path Achor Points

When vectorising a jpeg image (OK, not a true vectoring, but creating vector paths for layer masks which create a crisp "vector like" images when resized) the process of selecting the outline using ...
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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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Is there a way to get a path in the middle of outlined text? [duplicate]

I've converted text to outline. Swapped fill to none and stroke to black. Now I want to get a path in the middle of the type (see the red path). Is there a easy way to do it without manually drawing ...
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Cutkontur 4 contour cutting in data is applied as a surface?

I have to send for printing letters which will be processed by cutter.The company send me yesterday an email saying I had open paths, I tripled checked my file in illustrator indeed was 2 paths open ...
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How to remove gaps between objects?

I have this map of Europe, and my problem with it is that there is white space between the country shapes after I removed the outline. I want the paths of the different countries to fit perfectly to ...
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Unable to add gradient mesh as a clipping mask to text

I have expanded my text and trying to add a gradient mesh I created on top of the text to the text beneath but every time this dialog box appears: This is what my layer panel looks like: This is ...
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How can I place line segments on the grid in Illustrator [duplicate]

Yesterday I was able to place lines directly on the grid using snap to grid and the line segment or pen tool. Today I have been having any line with a stroke place just to the side of the grid (as in ...
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How to change the starting point on a path when using a brush to stroke?

I'm using a brush to stroke a path in different frames and layers to get a sparkle animation. The special brush settings are 1000% spacing and 50% size jitter. The problem is that the brush always ...
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How to apply a clipping mask to multiple independent paths?

I'm trying to create a clipping mask on a bunch of paths, but I need some way to be able to move the paths around afterwards: For example, the shape is each of the 48 continental states of the US and ...