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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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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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 do I set a new SVG Path starting point?

I'm animating an SVG using CSS and I need to edit the SVG to have a new starting point for the animation. The path is relative. How can I go about doing this in Inkscape? Same issue but ...
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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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Inkscape: Transform geometry of cloned path, but not the style

I want to design an illustration with a curved path and a skewed version of it. The original path org is somewhat "in flux" and a moving target; I have to adjust the shape of org so that important ...
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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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Align paths not in respect to horizontals or verticals but angled lines in Illustrator

I want to align two paths in illustrator which are tilted (I indicated the desired alignment with a grey dashed line). Alignment only works according to horizontals and verticals, but not in respect ...
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Is it possible to convert a path to a stroke?

What I'm doing is animating a stroke by first setting its stroke-dasharray and stroke-dashoffset, and then animating its stroke-dashoffset, so that the stroke appears as if it is being drawn by an ...
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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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Style compound paths in svg as one entity

I'm using AI to create .svg files. The text is generated as multiple compound paths. I want to render all of the compound paths as if they are one. Help greatly appreciated.
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Switching to the Existing Path When Drawing the New One Over It by Curvature tool in Illustrator

Why when I use curvature tool and click on top of existing path, it not continues my current path but switches to this existing path? Here is the illustration, not working example, just to show what ...
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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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How to export Photoshop shapes to svg with exactly same stroke effects

I'm not a designer, but I have to export image assets for a website from a PSD layout. I would like to use SVG format for icons for the sake of retina graphics support on the website. Some icons (...
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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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Illustrator - Always show paths, anchor points, etc

I want to draw along some lines in Illustrator. I realized that I can do that way more efficient if I can always see the paths, anchor point, etc. so is there a way to enable those permanently? If ...
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Inkscape 0.48: Rearrange paths

I'm trying to figure out an easy way to rearrange paths into others in Inkscape 0.48 (Ubuntu). I've just created a basic map. The paths I drew are quite random and don't represent anything, for ...
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How can I select a “section” of a path in Photoshop CS5?

I am creating a series of trees in Photoshop, using paths. My plan is to complete the first tree, and then edit the same path for the other trees. I have already created 2 trees in this manner, but ...
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How to subtract a shape from another one grabbing gradient continuity?

I wanna "cut" a triangle (see above, the black one) from that rectangle's left bottom corner, but when I use pathfinder or shape builder tools to do that, the triangle "assumes" the rectangle's full ...
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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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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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Losing fill when copying compound path between layers?

I was trying to better organize a theatrical seating chart by separating objects from the original Illustrator 2019 file into separate layers. The icon representing individual seats was created as a ...
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How to create an elbow connector from scratch programatically?

An "elbow connector" in MS-Word is a 3-segment line with a control point in the middle as shown where if I move the yellow control point sideways, then the length of the two lines on either side ...
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Scale Icon to fit on web page

How can I convert the following svg to a path that will fit in a 0 0 32 32 viewbox? I have others to convert, so if someone can explain how to do it with inkscape or some other tool, I would ...
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White spaces in clipping mask of just gradient and compound mask?

How do I take these annoying spaces away? I thought it was a preview error. But I moved it and it stayed in the exact same place.
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illustrator trim vectors

it looks fine arent they? it has more than one dot within a place, which bothers me too much. (i separated that very dot in this picture) this was done by pathfinder merge and such however. any way ...
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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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Inkscape - trimming filled paths along an arc

I've got a task somewhat similar to a previously-posed question (1), but not so similar that it solves my problem! I've got a sunburst (radial treemap) with four concentric layers of text. (These are ...
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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 make weird fill in on brushstroke go away?

Ok, I dont know why this happens but need a solution other than switching to basic brush. Sometimes when I draw with this brush (something other than basic): (3pt round): I have this weird fill in ...
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My joint end-nodes do not respect my stroke styles

I make many Bezier paths when I trace a photo. Often I join both end-nodes with the "join selected nodes". In my illustration the top left node is such a combination of two former end-nodes. You can ...
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Illustrator fill not aligned with path/strokes not smooth

Fill colour doesn't line up with the path on curves in an object. Steps: draw line with pen tool apply stroke outline stroke fill and path don't line up Same thing happens if I create the whole ...
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Curve that is used as text guide for round text is open path. Is it problem for stocks?

On my vector I created rounded text. For this I used Ellipse tool to create circle, the with scissors cut it in two halfs on diameter. Then every half of circle was used as guide for text. It is ...
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Color all objects within polar grid

First off, I am new to illustrator so may be going at this the wrong way. I have a design that involves multiple paths that form a web like structure in a circle. I would like to have the color of ...
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How to re-route existing path?

I got a closed path A on one hand and on the other hand I have a path B made of 2 anchor points. I would like to pick an anchor point in path A and make it that the next anchor in the path is one of ...
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Apply gradient to a path made of 2 paths

As you can see in the pic, I drew a Rectangle with no fill and black stroke. Then I added a curvy shape. I want to add a gradient to the place bound by those two shapes. How can I do it?
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello world"...
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How Do I Make a Sharp Corner

I'd like to know the best way to make a sharp corner after a corner point has been set. I've tried dragging the handle around, but maybe I'm missing a step?
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Photoshop path operation problem

I have a little Photoshop-Problem and couldn't find a solution for it by searching the web. I guess I'm doing something wrong, so it would be brilliant if someone could point me into the right ...
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How do I save the name of a path in photoshop?

I now have a pen path called "working path" in the right-hand panel. How can I change the name so that I can save it?
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I want to stay on same text layer after using pen tool to created path

I have used the pen tool to create a path. When I select the text tool and place it on the path, rather than setting a point to begin typing, a new text layer is created instead. What do I need to do ...