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Questions tagged [path-effects]

Questions about adding properties to shapes that will in turn change to overall look of the original shape.

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How to join lines for multiple arrows

I've successfully joined two paths to create two arrows from a single point but when I add a third arrow I get strange behavior and lose a path. What is the correct workflow? Two arrows from a ...
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How to create an object like wave

I need to create an object like this If I use Pencil tool I get something like this As you can see wave parts are not equal. I can try harder with Pencil tool to create a perfect wave but it will ...
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Depicting fast/slow speed of a streak

I'm designing a scientific illustration where I'd like to show the fastness and slowness of a moving electron. Here in this attached picture, I show the electron path. I want to show that electron ...
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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 draw roads?

How to draw roads in fireworks cs6? In the next way: I paint a line/path and I obtain two paralell lines/paths Pasing from To And changing the "roads" with the central/path of the "roads" This is ...
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Inkscape Pattern Along Path places the result somewhere else

I have a path and the pattern. When I do Extensions > Generate from Path > Pattern Along Path, it quite works, except the result goes to somewhere weird offset and scale - i.e. it is (not) ...
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How to make an irregular blended circle effect?

I am trying to create an effect like this one in Illustrator, but I haven't been able to achieve a great result. I would really appreciate a little help, even if it is just the name of the effect. ...
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How to bend a path along an arc (or any shaped path)?

TL:DR How can I bend a shape along a path in illustrator I've been wondering for a while how I can do this, when I saw this question, I got very excited. Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular ...
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Clip set and clip release in Inkscape

Could someone, please, explain me dumb proof what is a clip set and what is a clip release? I learned how to make an inner shadow in Inkscape using Clip->Set, but I am still confused what is ...
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How to create a tube from a shape?

I have a text which is similar to this font: Font link: http://www.dafont.com/october-twilight.font I'm trying to create a text effect with the shape similar in curves to the font above. Here's ...
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Convert a simple straight line to a stylized line

I created this design several years ago and I can't find the .ai file!!! I just need to change the background so I'll have to re-do it, but I can't remember how I created these lines. They were ...
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powerstroke on closed path

I'm trying to use Powerstroke to improve the joints in these paths using extrapolated arcs, but I find difficult to do it with closed paths. This is what I'm experiencing Before closing a path I see ...
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Power stroke path effect behaves in the wrong way in Inkscape

I'm trying to follow this tutorial, but it seems that somthing goes wrong since the very beginning. Indeed, starting with this simple path when I add the Power stroke effect, I unexpectedly obtain ...
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Non-rounded inset in Inkscape

I'm trying to 'inset' a path a fixed amount, so that if I were to then increase the stroke width, I would end up with exactly the same shape. I understand that in some cases this just isn't possible, ...
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Inkscape: how to draw good looking wires / cables (creating shaded / patterned paths?)

I'm trying to create a "3d shaded look" for drawing cables and wires with a plastic coating on them. I think this can be achieved by drawing a path and shading the edges of the path to be darker than ...
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Inkscape: make path more edgy

Inkscape has the simplify tool, which removes some nodes along the path and makes it smooth. Is there something like simplify, but which instead makes the path more edgy? The path is traced bitmap, so ...
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How to get complement of path in Inkscape?

I would like to get complement of this path in Inkscape. So, black would become white and what is white would become black . Also, circular shape should be preserved. How to do this ?
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Is there away to… ahem… “flip convexity” in AI?

For example: If I create a rounded rectangle and spend a few minutes adjusting the "roundness" of the corners, till I get it the way I want... Is there a way to turn these corners from convex to ...
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How to make spirals into endcaps for strokes?

I'm creating an illustration for a quote and I want to finish the strokes with swirls -like in the image below- but I'm having problems making them look similar. I'm using a spiral tool and adding a ...
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Is there a way to copy live path effects from one object to another in Inkscape?

Inkscape has a feature called "Live Path Effects" (PATH > PATH EFFECTS). This allows you to apply a style to a path and have said style update live a you update the path. It's nice, but has one ...
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Typesetting on a diagonal path

I've tried a variety of methods of getting the same style of type, setting it on a path, skewing the text after setting it on a path, setting each individual letter, but none are quite right. Is there ...