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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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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?
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Scale Icon to fit on web page

How can I convert the following svg to a path that will fit in a 0 0 32 32 viewbox? I have others to convert, so if someone can explain how to do it with inkscape or some other tool, I would ...
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How do I line up a circle perfectly between 2 curves lines (of others circles)?

For a golden ratio logo I'm trying to put a circle in between the lines of two bigger circles to serve as the head of the eagle, basically where the 'body' ends and the beak can be on top of. The ...
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Way to create circles in specific location in Illustrator or Indesign?

I have 167 coordinate points (origin is the left lower corner of a sheet) in which I need to place a circle, the center of it. Is there any way to create those circles (15 mm diamater) automatically ...
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InDesign bounding box - stroke issue

When I draw a rectangle, the bounding box covers also the stroke, unlike Illustrator that keeps it on the vector path. How to deal with this problem? See attachment for a better understanding.
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Join paths that are branching into 2 or more smaller paths (like nervous system or brain connections) Illustrator

How do I join branching paths? I have tried the 'Join Tool' and 'Direct Selection Tool'. This seems to only work for 2 paths/endpoints? This is what I am trying to achieve: What method can be used ...
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Select empty space and change color in vector

I have a vector which has some empty regions. I am not sure how to fill some specific empty regions since I can't make a selection, and also the 'image trace' is disabled. In this example, I want to ...
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Avoiding unwanted object boundaries when using pattern brush

I'm wanting to add a selection of objects to create a pattern brush. I can create the pattern brush fine but one or more of my objects get an unwanted square bounding box when I apply the pattern ...
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How to make a curly guitar neck

I want to make a curl out of a guitar neck. Just to give you some idea, I want to know how I can make the neck a bit curled up to the top so that the entire guitar looks like a written "g". The ...
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Rounding corners warps object [duplicate]

As shown in the picture I just want to make those 3 ends more round like a half circle maybe, but when I try to do that with Effect → Stylize → Round Corners it deforms/warps the whole object? Why ...
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Approximated simplifaction of path/shape

Am trying to include a HDMI connector in Latex and OpenSCAD. Obviously there are many possibilities, but would prefer to have simple, native commands. After some use of Inkscape and "SVGO", I have ...
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Illustrator: How to connect a path into another path

I am trying to create this smiley face with sort of brackets at the end of the smile. That's 3 paths. One for the smile and two for the brackets. All of them only are strokes and don't have fills. (...
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Adobe Illustrator simple question. How to recreate simple ellipse?

As a beginner in Illustrator, I have a simple question. I have an object as in the picture below (I also include .ai file). It is a fragment of a more complicated design. I want to fill the hole in ...
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How to reproduce this fold effect in Illustrator?

I love the LATAM Airlines logo and I'd like to learn how to make that "fold" we can see on the edges I marked with those green circles, connecting one line to another: That could be something "easy" ...
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Adding anchor points to group of strokes using another stroke

I'm trying to use a (complex-ish) shape to add anchor points to another group of paths where the paths cross over- however i'd like to do it without effecting the stroke weights etc as then the blend ...
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There is a line in the middle of my stroke. How do I fix that?

I am trying to make a circle with dash but there's a black line that wont go away. How do I fix this? I have looked through the appearances tab. I have also tried deleting that object then redoing it ...