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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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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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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Illustrator: Merging lines that run parallel within a given distance

The circle shows an intersection with several lines representing a main road that I would like to be just one line. I'm attempting to find a way to merge all main roads in this manner, as efficiently ...
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Krita - Drawing a gradient along a path

How would you draw a curve/path and make a gradient face the direction of the path? Let me show you what I mean: https://prnt.sc/1036pgl If that isn't clear, I want that path to have a gradient moving ...
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Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected?

Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected? Here is a gif of me demonstrating the issue when I attempt to change the color.
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Can I select the empty portion of an artboard that is not part of a path?

I have the following blue filled path that leaves a small portion of the artboard empty. I want to know if there's a way to select the inverse part of the artboard (the white part) and turn that into ...
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Why aren't the Path Options working in Photoshop CC 2019?

I can't access the Path Options in Photoshop CC2019. What can cause these to be disabled?
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How to put text in infinity symbol on GIMP or Inkscape!

I'm trying to do something in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-fI-GKs24 but with GIMP or Inkscape. So, basically, if I convert the infinity symbol to a path, is there an option to ...
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Why is my Path -> Difference not cutting the whole object?

Im trying to cutout an object from the background (both are objects/paths). So I am selecting the background object first, shift selecting the foreground object. Then pressing Path -> Difference As ...
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How to move nodes along another parallel path in Inkscape

I would like to ask two question about paths Sorry for my poor English first, and hard to describe my question just in few words in title. thus I display a schematic diagram below. The first one is ...
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Direct Select Anchor Point and Continue Path

Good day, I'm having a spot of trouble with Illustrator CS6, and I hope you all can help. I cannot seem to Direct Select an endpoint on a deselected/inactive path, switch to Pen, and then continue the ...
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Make shapes or objects follow a path symmetrical in illustrator with no overlapping?

I'm on Illustrator 2021, and try to follow the same results as in How to make Objects follow a path (illustrator) (like on the las vegas sign) but can't make it work. My case is that I want to make ...
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Problems with path difference

Path Difference I was trying to set the path difference in the second image. According to my plans theoretically he should left the circle intact, cutting and shaping only the line ...but... When I ...
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Weird Illustrator 2019 Node and Shape

So, I have a weird illustrator problem, As shown in the picture above, the control line at blue arrow [B] is not lining up with the actual object despite the control line at the yellow arrow [A] is in ...
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Expanding strokes leaves corners deformed in illustrator cc

So here i expanded this corner which initially was round but then when i used expand or outline illustrator doesn't keep the original form. the stroke is 0.5px thick and the artboard is 52*52.
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How to join a path that connects two parts of a circle

I am working in Adobe Illustrator on creating a logo for housegan.com and I'm having trouble joining the path so that I can fill different color in the top and bottom portion of the circles (see image)...
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Inkscape nodes gap between two filled paths, unable to join

I like to better understand why in the following image I cannot fill the gap by adding a new segment or joining two adjacent nodes on each side. Basically after joining the gap remains. The only time ...
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S-shaped(ish) Bezier curve control points? (GIMP)

New here, so let me know if I do something wrong! I've been sitting here researching Bezier curves for hours now, and I cannot seem to find the answer to what I would think would be a simple question.....
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Can I match the corners WITHOUT expanding the path. Almost impossible, any creative cheeky way to do it?

Like adding extra anchor points, custom arrowheads etc... I don't know how to google this problem.
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How to make a 'group of paths' a Graphic Style (for background)

I have made these multiple rhombi objects, arranged them in a pattern, now I want to save it as a Graphic style so that I can use it as a background, I don't know which process to follow, merely ...
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Twirl paths in Inkscape

Is it possible to twirl, tweak or some other act to draw something similar to this picture?
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Photoshop: prevent path from escaping image bounds

In Adobe Photoshop, I have many existing images each with several saved paths. With many of the paths, an anchor point extends outside the bounds of the image, as seen below (path shaded in 3px blue, ...
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Adding anchor points offset from intersections automatically in Illustrator

I'm a stained glass artist using Illustrator to create patterns and cutting templates. I'm always looking for ways to simplify and automate things. My designs are ultimately just a series of paths ...
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How to join paths into forming a shape to later fill with color [duplicate]

Hi there, I'm very new to Illustrator and it's been some days (if not weeks) that I'm trying to find a solution for this problem. I basically had an image in the background and used the pen tool on ...
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Script for automatically changing path directions

I need a script for Illustrator that does the following: First path follows clockwise direction Second path inside the 1. Path follows a countclockwise direction Third path inside the 2. path follows ...
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How to adjust the stroke width of an SVG path between two specific nodes?

I'm slowly understanding how to edit paths, objects and nodes of SVG files in Inkscape. Right now, I'm almost done with an arrow loop I'm trying to create. It looks like this: This is now a path. The ...
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Why does the Inkscape path outset tool behave in unexpected ways on my SVG image?

I have two objects of type path in Inkscape. Here's how they look: My goal is to make them both “thicker”. To that end, I thought it would be a good idea to use the Path -> Outset tool. When I do ...
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How to convert a group of two objects to a single path in Inkscape?

I'm trying to convert a group of two objects in Inkscape to a (single) combined path. When I select the image with the arrow tool, it says the following: I tried converting it to a single path by ...
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Make a diagonal line with fixed height in box from point to point

I would like to have a green shape like the first example. the green shape should have a fixed height (height of letter d/g together) yellow block is the shape where it should be in: so the green ...
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How to slide a pattern brush along a path?

I created a pattern brush and applied to a path. I'd like to slide it through that path but can't find a way to do it. I have a workaround for when it's on a straight line but I can't seem to find a ...
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Joining Paths in Illustrator

I'm struggling with the merging or joining of two paths. I have two paths, the red and the black one, when I join them with the join tool it ends up looking like on the second image. Can anyone ...
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Can you match one path to another path in Adobe Illustrator?

If I draw two different paths and later decide I want the second path to be a perfect match of the first path (or vice versa), is there a built in way to do that? Please don't ask why or what I'm ...
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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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