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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Selecting using the Path tool in Photoshop merges parts of the selection? (CS6)

When trying to select an area using the path tool the selection merges parts of the area but not others? Tried with AA off/on. Solutions? (CS6)
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Shape Stroke Disappears When Modifying

So, let's say I have a shape and I use the shape/path stroke. I set it to 5 and there's a stroke now. Cool. I modify some things in the shape path and the stroke disappears. If I set the stroke level ...
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Numbering dots in illustrator - connect the dots

I'd like to ask how can I automatically number dots in illustrator. I used the stroke key and dashed lines to make the dots, and I have no problem applying them to a path. The problem I have is ...
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Inkscape: Why is the path so complex after path division?

Steps: create 2 circles and center them. select both and path > division use the edit path by nodes tool to inspect the path Why is the path so complex in step 3? Is there a way to simplify that?...
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Saving user input data after each use in Illustrator

How can a make a .txt file to save user input data after each use? I would like to save or store the "width" and "height" var until the next input. var doc = app....
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Creating a path and inverting it for picture cropping

I would like to basically insert a picture behind the heart and I would like to have it the form of the inner path of the heart. How can I copy the inner path of the heart and then use it to crop my ...
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How to remove these red lines in Illustrator?

Hi I wonder if there is a way I can get rid of these red lines in Adobe Illustrator? I can't seem to find where to disable them
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Can't create SVG logo by making paths in Illustrator. 'E' letter in logo path fills completely. Help!

I need your help with a little something. I am trying to create an SVG logo with paths and I almost did it successfully but I am facing some issues. My SVG logo path is: <svg id="Layer_1" ...
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How do I use specific paths to clip / mask an image in an svg file?

Context I am working on a personal project that necessitate the use of an intermediate software that produces a pdf. After pdf generation, I save as an svg file using Inkscape (with internal import), ...
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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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Is there way to get or convert characters into svg path?

In this picture is cursive Chinese character. There are lot of stroke order for normal Chinese characters. Is there way to create this characters into individual stroke with path data like following. ...
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How can I turn the outline of this into a path?

I have a profile picture which I have attatched to this post, I want to turn the most major of those white outlines into a path so I can import it into after effects and add some animated neon glow. ...
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Text on a path with Pixelmator

Is it possible to have text follow a path? Similar to this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-type-path.html
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Why can't subtract complex form in Affinity Designer

In the attached picture, #1 is a complex object (made with 24 shapes, converted to curves, joined or added together) and the #2 is a simple circle shaped object also converted to curve. No. 2 is at ...
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Why Can't I merge two curved paths in InDesign CS5?

I'm using InDesign CS5 at work and I'm trying to create a "U", "Horseshoe", or "shield" curved path for text to follow. I already know how to copy+paste text on a path. That is not the issue. The ...
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How do I efficiently create closed shapes with shared boundaries in Inkscape, e.g. countries on a map?

In the drawing you see five paths (orange, pink, green, blue, and red), which define the boundaries of 4 regions (a, b, c, and d). I now want to create those regions so they are fillable, and without ...
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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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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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How to divide line under outlined text in Illustrator. Leaving the line intact between letters

From time to time I would like to add a line between letters in Adobe Illustrator. This is for production purposes. The fastest way, in this example, would be to use the ellipse tool, and have the ...
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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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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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How can I combine and fill these lines In Sketch?

I have a few orange lines that I have drawn in sketch. I would like to combine them into one shape and use something like a "paint bucket" tool to fill the whole object with the light sand color. I ...
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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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Converting Underlined Text into a Path in Inkscape

So I created some underlined text in Inkscape by following this post as a guide. Now I want to convert my text object into a path. Whenever I select my text and hit the Object to Path button under the ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

I imported my Illustrator file into After Effects. I then turned the Vector layer into a shape layer. I added a trim path to the shape but the trim path does some weird start to end point mask. ...
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Deleting points on width tool not working illustrator CS6

I'm having trouble with selecting points using the width tool. Sometimes I want to click and delete a point I don't want but sometimes it doesn't work and sometimes it adds a new point its very ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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Bake texture of particles cinema4d

What i want is to have particles coming into the screen by rolling down the screen under the influence of gravity and Filling up the screen t,some particles have red color while others are grey the ...
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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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How to convert paths into shape in photoshop cs6

I drew paths thinking i was drawing a shape but later realized it is only a path. Now i could create a temporary shape like a box and paste this in and delete the box path. But just as there is a ...
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Cutting/filling an image with a bitmap (linedrawing) in Inkscape

I have a line drawing that I turned into a bitmap in Inkscape (with Path > Trace Bitmap). I would like to fill certain areas of the drawing with an image. I tried various options in Path. I also ...
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Adobe Illustrator - How To Add Tick Marks Along a Path for Alignment

I have a hobby where I create templates for foam armor. Up this point I have been using Inkscape and decided to try out Adobe Illustrator. In Inkscape, I can add a Path Effect to add ruler tick marks ...
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An apparent glitch in illustrator when outlining strokes

What causes outlines like this to change when the stroke is outlined or expanded? Surely when the stroke is outlined it shouldn't change the appearance of the artwork. Is there something I can do to ...
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Illustrator - how to create a Pattern Brush that overlaps itself?

I'd like to create a brush of some kind in Adobe Illustrator that I can use to create the effect of a monster truck tire-track in the mud. I'm close to what I want but I cannot get the pattern to be ...
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How do i snap 2 path points together in Photoshop?

I simply want to combine the 2 selected points shown below.
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Online solution to combine/compound paths of SVG

I have the Google G logo below in SVG format and need to merge the paths to a single path. Is there any solution out there to solve this (preferably online) that doesn't require installation of new ...
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Is it possible to make a gradient follow a path in Illustrator?

If you take this image: Is it possible to make a gradient in Illustrator that follows that path? I made something similar (just not with a single path, but with the pen tool) and I want to have ...
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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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How can I use the same anchor point angles for multiple shapes?

I'm making a design with the following shape: I'm trying to make both sides of this diamond shaped object have an identical angle (using the Anchor Point Tool). I've tried to manually replicate it on ...
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SVG Path Create Curve

I am new to svg and trying to understand the arches and curves. After reading the documentation I understand on how to build arches and curves with Q and C, but I can't quite get to the right result ...
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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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Pathfinder doesn't work smoothly

I am applying pathfinder- minus front to cut out some shape. Then I notice the common border the shapes share are more bold/thick than rest lines/borders. At first I thought am doing something wrong, ...
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How to fix the position of a gradient in Illustrator, so that it doesn't move when I edit the object it's applied to?

How do I make Illustrator not change the gradient's position and size when I change the path's shape?
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Best way to create these abstract shapes (in Ai / Ps)

Note that I'm not referring to the shiny / chrome look, just the actual shapes themselves. It's hard to even find the words to describe them — I'd say tangled-looking / tribal-esque shapes. I can't ...
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Design path overlapping issue with blending modes

Hey I'm very new to illustrator. I've made a design with the pen tool (path), it has a few overlapping shapes and looked ok. But once I started playing around with blending modes the edges/overlapping ...
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How can you make bold text if the font does not have "bold" included?

I am working with some fonts, and none of them have the "bold" option. The font is too thin, and the result is not well legible. So, I was wandering: is there a way to turn the text into a ...
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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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Modifying a text path after text has been placed on it

In a recent project in Illustrator I was creating freeform paths to place text on them. Since the design was freeform I kept running into a problem where I would create a path, place the text on it, ...
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Why does my fill go outside the path?

So I just want to fill that path with color but this happens. When it is not filled or in 0% opacity, it looks really normal, no doubled edges or things. I don't know how to fix that.

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