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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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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 distribute a series of triangles along a spiral path with the base of the objects placed on the path [duplicate]

Im noobish at illustrator and cant for the life of me figoure this one out. I have a series of triangles in different sizes, ranged from small to large, and a spiral path. I want to distribute the ...
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SVG: Adding custom attribute to Path tags in Illustrator CC 22.1

When editing an SVG in Illustrator CC 22.1, I would like to add a custom attribute, pfx:OutputType, to each path tag, like so: <path pfx:OutputType="1" .... It is possible that the value for that ...
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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 the 48 continental states of the US and the ...
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How do I change the starting point of a closed path

I made some shapes that I later made into just paths. I want to change the type of stroke it has by applying a brush to it but the path is starting off at an undesired anchor point. How can I change ...
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How to Cut Out a Path from a Shape?

I'm working with this truck vector and I'd like to convert all of the white lines in the large middle portion to transparency, as if I were erasing from the main shape. Is there a way to easily do ...
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How would you design “compressed” circle like this one?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I found some SVG circle with this modified path: How would you draw this in Illustrator? Each "side" is equal. I don't think I need to edit path manually, else every ...
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Editing text on a path in Illustrator

Maybe I haven't been using the right keywords but I'm trying to edit a file in Illustrator. The text that I need to change appears to have been written on a path, making it curve. I want to retain the ...
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Fastest Path Offsetting Method in Inkscape

I am looking for the quickest way to offset the below path inward a specific distance: So that it looks like this: This is very easy in AutoCAD using its Offset command where you specify the desired ...
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Create multi-line text on path inkscape

I have a curved path that I want to put multi-line text onto, as shown in the picture (the black line is the path). When I select Text > Put On Path, it becomes a single line and pressing return ...
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How to make a hexagonal grid?

I'm trying to make a hexagonal grid, I want each hexagon to be it's own shape, with no extra paths. I've tried a bunch of different methods to create a hexagon grid, something like this (where each ...
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How to create 90 degree bends with wide arc?

I've been attempting to create a graphic like the below. I've tried using the arc tool and just the path tool. However, my results always seem wrong, for example, the spacing on the bends are uneven? ...
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Add and change border type, color and thickness to a path

I want to create a map, with lines that have borders like roads or railway lines, either solid or dotted borders like normal OS maps. I have tried to draw lines with the pen tool (and this would be ...
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How to curve a line into an arc along a circle in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to create a shape similar to this, and I was thinking of using a line and then bending it along a circle, but I'm not sure how to do that.
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How to continue an unfinished curved path in InkScape

I think I have found the Adobe Illustrator version of this question, at: how continue a path from one point by using pen tools in illustrator? Another site: suggests subpaths, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Sharpen Corners of Path

A while ago I stumbled upon a webpage that demonstrated how to sharpen the round corners of a rectangular path. Basically you would just pull the nodes of the corners across till they intersected and ...
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How can I create this Offset path?

I've been trying to reconstruct this offset path effect in Illustrator but I haven't been able to. I can't get it mathematically or optically to work. I'm both interested to know how to achieve the ...