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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Is it possible to join multiple text characters into one curved path in Illustrator?

Other than creating an entirely new curved path and entering text, is there a way to combine separate text characters into one path? I know it is possible to outline them first but ideally they would ...
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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 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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Cannot select path in Illustrator

I am re-designing a small shampoo bag package for a company using the old design format by the former designer. But there are paths that I could not select, and if I use Ctrl + Y they are not visible ...
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Krita - Drawing a gradient along a path

How would you draw a curve/path and make a gradient face the direction of the path? Let me show you what I mean: https://prnt.sc/1036pgl If that isn't clear, I want that path to have a gradient moving ...
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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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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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Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected?

Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected? Here is a gif of me demonstrating the issue when I attempt to change the color.
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Compound path - Fill doesn't match shape

This is a really simple file. Just a outlined text, made into a compound path. It's weird that the fill doesn't match the outline (in blue) does anyone know what's happening here?
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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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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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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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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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What is the most effective method of filling a live traced path heavy artwork? Illustrator CS6

What is the most effective method for filling an artwork that has been live traced, expanded and is quite path heavy? The direct selection tool I am guessing is the default method. However I find it ...
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Howto effectively change path's width?

I'm very beginner in InkScape, and have this kind of design: Currently "line" width is ~20px: I want to achieve 40px (so basically twice large as now) width, without growing canvas ...
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Corner fill issue, Corner has fill from stroke

I have an issue of one corner of my shape being filled with colour from the stroke. The brush is basic, uniform, no calligraphy brush. It happens when I close a shape. There can be fill or no fill and ...
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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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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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Weird Illustrator 2019 Node and Shape

So, I have a weird illustrator problem, As shown in the picture above, the control line at blue arrow [B] is not lining up with the actual object despite the control line at the yellow arrow [A] is in ...
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Expanding strokes leaves corners deformed in illustrator cc

So here i expanded this corner which initially was round but then when i used expand or outline illustrator doesn't keep the original form. the stroke is 0.5px thick and the artboard is 52*52.
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Photoshop: prevent path from escaping image bounds

In Adobe Photoshop, I have many existing images each with several saved paths. With many of the paths, an anchor point extends outside the bounds of the image, as seen below (path shaded in 3px blue, ...
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Script for automatically changing path directions

I need a script for Illustrator that does the following: First path follows clockwise direction Second path inside the 1. Path follows a countclockwise direction Third path inside the 2. path follows ...
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Why does the Inkscape path outset tool behave in unexpected ways on my SVG image?

I have two objects of type path in Inkscape. Here's how they look: My goal is to make them both “thicker”. To that end, I thought it would be a good idea to use the Path -> Outset tool. When I do ...
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Can you match one path to another path in Adobe Illustrator?

If I draw two different paths and later decide I want the second path to be a perfect match of the first path (or vice versa), is there a built in way to do that? Please don't ask why or what I'm ...
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Path color issue on Adobe Illustrator

I'm drawing with Adobe Illustrator (version 22.1 64 bit) and sometimes I've this strange behaviour of the border of a path: the border color fills a small area by the point. This area changes (and it ...
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Asking Bbox of a SVG path in Firefox

I am using some svg fonts in a program, where I need exact information about the boundary boxes of each font. In my program I am using the path's ds of the fonts. When I open the shapes in a svg-...
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Smooth intersection between two paths without joining the paths

I have two paths which intersect. I want to smooth the vertex where they intersect, but not join the lines so that their layers stay separate. Is there a way to do this? My ultimate goal is to achieve ...
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applying compound path on a single object

in every documentation i have read that object > compound path > make works on two or multiple objects and creates a compound path so that holes appear where the paths overlap, means i need at ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 select text and keep a background color within its selection?

This may be a confusing title as I am not quite sure what the proper terminology is. I have a font that is grungy/broken and not completely solid. I added a background layer of black, and I want to ...
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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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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 ...