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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Affinity Designer: How to maintain the colour of the intersected object

I have a rectangle and a circle (fig1). I would like to apply an intersection to these two objects. For this, I duplicate the rectangle and then select the duplicated rectangle and the circle and ...
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Illustrator - how to create area with evenly shaped bumpy outline

I've recently made the shift from my old FreeHand 11 to Illustrator 2020. I'm trying to duplicate a process I used to do in FH in order to create a bumpy outline for a forest area on a map. In ...
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Illustrator pathfinder giving me compound paths

I'm trying to do a 'minus front' on two paths in Illustrator: Normally I'd do this and it'd give me one expanded path, but this time it's giving me a compound path (and the results appear to be all ...
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Crop closed paths into open paths

In a few operations, how can I crop closed paths and have the result be a set of open paths? It's important that the solution be as few operations as possible, and not rely on point and click. (I'm ...
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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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Is there way get separate part of a font in any graphic editing tool?

In this image as example for Letter R. I want to cut it into three pieces. Yellow color are cutting line. After rectangle is portion, I want it in separately like this Part 1: | Part 2: D Part 3: \ ...
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Problem with stroke

I am creating a leaf from scratch in illustrator, I made the stroke a different color than the fill, and now I can see that the stroke is sort of distorted and is not properly lined up to the actual ...
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Illustrator: Using 'Unite' Function in Pathfinder Window Creates Erroneous Anchor Points/Shifts Shapes

I have two shapes, in this case red and dark blue circles (for clarity), that I want smoothly connected by a tangent line and eventually united into a single, monocolor shape path. I am using the '...
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Photoshop work path to Illustrator [duplicate]

How to transfer or import Photoshop work path or path to Illustrator (working in current CC)? I have a complex path from a b/w halftone gradient and have create a work path. How would I import or ...
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Exporting to PNG w/ Transparency “Screen” [duplicate]

I'm going a little crazy already, I was playing with Illustrator's transparency options and came up with an interesting result using the option "Transparency" and "Screen" as in the image: Now my ...
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How to trace an image in illustrator and reduce it to only outlines of the edges between colors?

so bear with me here. When I trace an image in Illustrator, there is the option of viewing just the outlines. I want to be able to output an image that is made up of solely these outlines themselves ...
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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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How to make this wave pattern infinite (both ends should attach seamlessly)?

I need to make this specific wave (A) pattern infinite for a website. I'm trying to get it together, change the anchor points and I'm not having success. How can I do it in the simplest way?
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How can I join or cut paths of 3 or more at an intersection or get rid of the overlap? [duplicate]

how do I get rid of those non-matching path ends? With shapes I'd use the shapebuilder tool and sort of cut it off, but that doesn't seem to work with strokes/paths. Slice tool nor scissors can get ...
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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 export the anchor points nodes and paths like when your are editing them to a final artwork in illustrator

I want to export the path, the nodes and the anchor point position to a final artwork, to show how and where are positioning the nodes in a vector form, the only way i know is make an screenshot of ...
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How to find mid point of a path between two anchor points in Illustrator

I have a path in Illustrator, for example:- take a rectangle and I want to find the midpoint of one of the edges and draw a circle with the center. There is already an answer on how to find the ...
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Illustrator - Make stroke disappear at paths intersection (paths on different layers)

I have been stuck with Illustrator for a few days. I am lacking a solution for this issue. Question: How do I get rid of the black stroke at the intersection? What I have: (White line is above the ...
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Keep angle between path nodes

I have a path consisting of three nodes where two nodes are in a 45° angle. Now I want to shorten the angled part and keep the angle. Is there a way to snap two nodes and drag them across a specific ...
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Does PSD file format save path data?

I've been trying to decide on a file format to save a multitude of "master" images for a game project. The final product will be vector images. I would like to have the master copies of the images ...
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Hiding or removing a path during export but not the text in illustrator

I've made a circular logo design in illustrator using the 'type on a path' feature. To type in the bottom of the circle I used a oval path. Now, when I go to export it as an .eps or .jpeg it ...
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How to make the path to equal to other path in illustrator?

I have the two paths this in illustrator, this path could be any anywhere it could be part of the complex drawing. And I have another path which also could be anywhere. I could select both of the ...
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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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How to Make Exact Selection Multiple Times

I have just started to learn photoshop (including php, css and html5 to become a designer). I am using videos tutorials to learn. However one issue that i've been facing and i have searched a lot for ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator - Blend Inner and outer line

I am using Adobe Illustrator; I have these two shapes: outer and inner, and I want to repeat them in between. I tried offset path with miter and they didn't matc;, the corners were starting to get ...
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Is there a way of using a boolean between a grouped object and a regular object on Inskcape?

I have a grouped object and I would like to cut it in half. For this, I created another object (a rectangle) and tried Path>Difference but nothing happens (neither with any of the other booleans). I'...
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How to join two overlapping lines in Illustrator

I am new to design. There are similar questions but none of those solve the problem. I have the two-line like T shape which is composed of a vertical and a horizontal bar. I need to join those lines....
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Smoothly unify paths with Inkscape

Essentially, what I would like is to unite nodes of different paths. With closed nodes, this is not possible as far as I know. So I would like to know if there is a way of unifying several paths in a ...
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How can I make an infinite blend in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a perfect infinite blend in Illustrator, but I get this. I started by creating two simple shapes and a closed path, and then blended all of them by the specified distance. Later I ...
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Seamless adjacent shapes in Inkscape

Is there a convenient way to take two shapes in Inkscape and cut the border of one to follow the border of the other? Basically, if I have two overlapping shapes, I'd like to have Inkscape delete the ...
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A straight cut line into a shape in Inkscape

I have a shape, which I designed in Inkscape. I uploaded back into Inkscape as PNG or SVG (tried both), and I want to add a line into the shape, which my cutting machine will cut. I want a cut in the ...
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How to batch convert multiple Inkscape SVG to plain svg and converts all objects/layers to paths?

I'm making some illustrations for a dissertation in Inkscape and I like this software. However, when inserting those illustrations to Word files, there appear some weird artifacts like: disappeared ...
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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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Overlapping stroke problem in illustrator

I have what seems like it should be a very simple problem in Illustrator, but I can't figure out how to do it. I am trying to combine two non-overlapping shapes so they share the same stroke. Piece ...
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Avoid overflowing of stroke over a second object

The image below is the result of the intersection between a path and some bezier lines. As you can see, the lines go beyond the path behind them. How can this be avoided? I am aiming for the lines ...
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Expanding live corners in Illustrator

I have a square with some rounded corners, that I've set using Illustrator's live corners feature. However I would like to expand the corners so that they convert to anchor points in the path, but ...
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Is there a way to attach or 'stick' the end of a path to an image layer?

This is my first post, so please tell me if there are any protocols I should be following! I am doing a bit of a design in Photoshop (20.0.3) with electronic components, and am drawing wires between ...
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Creating a fill on grouped paths using paint bucket tool

I am trying to use the live paint bucket tool on this skirt. I have grouped the whole skirt together and all the paths are closed but it isn't creating a fill.
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How was this particle path effect done?

Im trying to emulate https://dribbble.com/shots/7444078-Drip-Drop-Dribbble It looks like some kind of unwind path action, with 2d particles. Ive looked at particle tutorials specifically but wanted ...
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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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Straighten shape

Imagine I have a circular path like this: In reality it is much more complex, with hundred or so anchors (and it is more close to a circle). I want to straighten it in a way, that the form is ...
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Illustrator Fill in Paths that Cross

I have created paths in Illustrator. I have one path, see image, that crosses itself. It produces this white box inside. How do I fill it with the same black. Everything I tried seems to be rather a ...
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How to have joined line segments with different stroke colours in Adobe Illustrator?

I have two line segments: one with a black stroke and one with a red stroke. Both have a stroke weight of 0.25pt. I'd like to joint the two paths and treat them as a single path, but with the two ...
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Make a gradient follow a specific path on a shape

I'm a beginner AI user and what I'm trying to do is to make a gradient follow a path on a specific shape. This is the shape, I want to fade it from the line to the end of the loop: The shade would ...
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SVG Path's dimensions

Is there a way get the dimensions i.e. width and height of a (possibly complex) Path element? More specifically i want to draw a rect around some Path elements, for which i need to know their ...
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How to fill a hole in a closed path with ai?

See image for the hole between the beak and the eye that I want to fill. I have tried object -> path -> join and object -> path -> simplify with no success.
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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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Simplifying paths in Illustrator after coping contours from Matlab

After copying a contour plot from MATLAB into Illustrator, I am stuck with thousands of short unconnected paths (see image below). This makes for a very slow performance and very large file size. ...
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Changing and animating texture - how to create your own path? C4D!

Im working on Changing and Animating a texture on my 3D-model in C4d. Im working with the alpha/gradient effect, but the animation, transformation is living its own life... how can i get more in ...

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