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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Can I make text on a path with a shadow more controllable?

I am wanting to create a 3 dimensional block text effect but also have text on a curved path. So far I have tried creating text on a path then going to Transform Each and duplicating the text multiple ...
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Microsoft Flight Simulator "Briefing Arrow"

I'm trying for the same arrow effect in MSFS2020. This is a landing challenge I've made: And here is what the default arrow looks like: Any tips on how can I make the same arrow, I know this is done ...
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Can one obtain a path that has the shape of a path with its path effects?

I have created a path, say a square. I have then applied paths effects, e.g. lattice deformation, which has turned my square into a rhombus. If I now select the "Edit path by node" tool, I ...
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Inkscape Rotate Copies path effect deforms object

Using Inkscape 1.1 I have a triangle aligned with a circle and want to have 4 copies of the triangle at each side of the circle. When using the Rotate Copies Live Path Effect and snapping the origin ...
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Inkscape Pattern along path generate repeated outline and not fill

New to Inkscape, I want to make a "binary film reel strip", so I found a film slide SVG in publicdomainvectors, and want it to repeat on a path. I drag the SVG on the canvas select and copy ...
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Weird looking crumpled shape appears when using the divide or shape tool on some overlapping shapes

while using the divided tool (I also tried the shape builder tool) I get weird extra crumpled shapes. there has been no stroke applied..?
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AfterEffect. Arrow with stationary origin, moving head

need help animating an arched arrow in adobe after effect. Here is an animation “draft” of what type of movement i need to create: or you can download a video here. animation draft That is: The ...
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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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Dashed line to fill instead of stroke

I am wanting to create a dashed line on the fill rather than the stroke if that is a possibility? I created outlines of a font and now I want to make it dashed. The left 'S' is what I am hoping to ...
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Cut out a city in a map based on (a path) administrative boundries

I want to cut out this city, from a map, based on the yellow dotted line (administratieve boundries). So what is within the yellow line I want to remain and what is out off the line I want to delete. ...
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I would like to get rid of the pink outline (path tracing) and white lines in the image below

This image was a png which i filled in colour and edited its outline using Inkscape. However, once it's complete i could see that the outline pink in colour can be seen even after i filled with blue ...
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Unique textures on multiple lines

i'm wondering how these horitzontal lines have been textured, it doesn't seem to have been done with a brush. Something that is also interesting is that where ever the horizontal lines converge with ...
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Make text follow a wavy line illustrator

I have used the zigzag option under distort on a line to make a wavy line like this: But the path is still a straight line. How can I get around this, as the end goal is to make some text follow it....
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How to add gradient on overlapping paths? Is there a way to combine overlapping paths to a single one?

I have been searching through the internet for a couple of days now and cannot find the answer. I am trying to add a gradient stroke on a path, a gradient that would make it seem that the path is ...
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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 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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Tron style 3D wireframe matrix surface effect with Illustrator?

Remember that scene from the 1980s Transformers movie when this happened: I thought it was amazing. Anyway, I'm trying to make that retro "this is what we think the future looks like in the 80s" ...
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Neon Text Effect with Compound Shapes - Illustrator

I'm following this tutorial for neon effects in Illustrator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSFGIEAz4s However, whenever I offset the path, for some reason some of my letters remain filled in and ...
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Approximate path Illustrator plugin

I've been creating simple animations like the one shown here. But I want to find a way to speed up the process by making the path jitter (not the thickness) while keeping a uniform stroke thickness (I'...
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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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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 ...
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