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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How to convert path into a shape in Inkscape

I am trying to covert some paths into shapes. Let's say I have something like this: and I need to convert it into something like this: How am I supposed to go about this? I am using Inkscape 0.92.
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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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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 do I line up a circle perfectly between 2 curves lines (of others circles)?

For a golden ratio logo I'm trying to put a circle in between the lines of two bigger circles to serve as the head of the eagle, basically where the 'body' ends and the beak can be on top of. The ...
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Way to create circles in specific location in Illustrator or Indesign?

I have 167 coordinate points (origin is the left lower corner of a sheet) in which I need to place a circle, the center of it. Is there any way to create those circles (15 mm diamater) automatically ...
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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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Join paths that are branching into 2 or more smaller paths (like nervous system or brain connections) Illustrator

How do I join branching paths? I have tried the 'Join Tool' and 'Direct Selection Tool'. This seems to only work for 2 paths/endpoints? This is what I am trying to achieve: What method can be used ...
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Select empty space and change color in vector

I have a vector which has some empty regions. I am not sure how to fill some specific empty regions since I can't make a selection, and also the 'image trace' is disabled. In this example, I want to ...
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Avoiding unwanted object boundaries when using pattern brush

I'm wanting to add a selection of objects to create a pattern brush. I can create the pattern brush fine but one or more of my objects get an unwanted square bounding box when I apply the pattern ...
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How to make a curly guitar neck

I want to make a curl out of a guitar neck. Just to give you some idea, I want to know how I can make the neck a bit curled up to the top so that the entire guitar looks like a written "g". The ...
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Rounding corners warps object [duplicate]

As shown in the picture I just want to make those 3 ends more round like a half circle maybe, but when I try to do that with Effect → Stylize → Round Corners it deforms/warps the whole object? Why ...
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Approximated simplifaction of path/shape

Am trying to include a HDMI connector in Latex and OpenSCAD. Obviously there are many possibilities, but would prefer to have simple, native commands. After some use of Inkscape and "SVGO", I have ...
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Illustrator: How to connect a path into another path

I am trying to create this smiley face with sort of brackets at the end of the smile. That's 3 paths. One for the smile and two for the brackets. All of them only are strokes and don't have fills. (...
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Adobe Illustrator simple question. How to recreate simple ellipse?

As a beginner in Illustrator, I have a simple question. I have an object as in the picture below (I also include .ai file). It is a fragment of a more complicated design. I want to fill the hole in ...
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How to reproduce this fold effect in Illustrator?

I love the LATAM Airlines logo and I'd like to learn how to make that "fold" we can see on the edges I marked with those green circles, connecting one line to another: That could be something "easy" ...
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Adding anchor points to group of strokes using another stroke

I'm trying to use a (complex-ish) shape to add anchor points to another group of paths where the paths cross over- however i'd like to do it without effecting the stroke weights etc as then the blend ...
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There is a line in the middle of my stroke. How do I fix that?

I am trying to make a circle with dash but there's a black line that wont go away. How do I fix this? I have looked through the appearances tab. I have also tried deleting that object then redoing it ...
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How to join separate shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Ok, so this might seem a simple enough task to anyone, but I'm really struggling. I have 50-60 of these patterns. All made up from a number of paths (these are not joined in anyway and have gaps in ...
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How to make this white?

I am making a reverse logo but am running some issues. Can anyone help me figure out how to make this zero in this logo white, just like the draft picture. Thank you.
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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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Illustrator replace one path segment with another

Here I have 2 paths (second one highlighted in blue for emphasis: (that is, one path whose ends are in the same place as 2 points in the second path) I want to get rid of the diagonal pink part ...
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Using the eraser tool but after applying changes a brush stroke still appears

I'm trying to erase part of an image, but every time I apply the eraser tool a stroke appears like the circle of the eraser tool.
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How to intersect a selection and a path in Photoshop

It used to be I could make a selection with Marquee Tool, then make a path with Pen Tool, then in Paths hit “Load Path as a selection” - and the selection and the path would intersect as a new ...
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Filling overlapping paths

I have a text layer whose letter-spacing is set to a negative value, and thus letters overlap. This is my intention. I transform the text layer to path and hide the original text as I don't need it ...
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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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How to join two separate shapes with an intermediate one [duplicate]

so my probleme is quite simple. i have 2 circles away from each other and not intersecting, I want to connect those 2 cirlces with a rectangle in the middle. heres what I have and heres what i want ...
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How am I supposed to extract the shape(s) out of this vector tracing?

I am a beginner and don't know what is this, may be a compound (if that's what its called)? I am trying to extract those shapes but do not know what and how to do with this one.
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Illustrator - Snap to path width outer edges and not to point

Happy New Year! I have a quick question, maybe there is a way to do this in Illustrator. I have 2 (or more) paths and I would like to build a stack (one on top of each other), but I also want to keep ...
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How to combine paths into an object in Illustrator CS6

Hello, I am very new to Illustrator. What I am trying to do is merge all selected paths into one cohesive object. All anchor points are attached to other anchor points or paths; it's all connected. ...
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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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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 crazy "...
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Rotating an object to being straight in Illustrator

I'm working in a document with all kinds of electrical symbols. Now, there is this line with a 'hook' that needs to be straight again. It doesn't have any rotation information. How do I make the line ...
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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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Inkscape - How to get information from measures I am making?

I am doing some analysis of some images, so I need measure the distance and the size of the lines and write that down in a Google Sheet. Like in the image below, I use the measure tool to get the ...
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How to create repeated concentric paths in Photoshop?

I'm basically trying to create an outline of a house made up of three electrical wires. After hours of searching and trying I'm looking for an easier way to get the outline position right, due to the ...
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How to create multiple closed paths from segments in inkscape

Is there any comfortable (and accurate) way to convert multiple shapes represented by segments (but rather precisely closed) into shapes? I want to use files from a CAD system as Basis for a Design. ...
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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 converting path into shape

When I create shape, in the layers panel it is created as a PATH. Because of this my shape don't show the points that are used to change the corner radius. I want a way to convert the path into a ...
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Is it possible to merge branching paths to transform as one object?

Due to the SVG format, Inkscape users cannot connect more than two paths to one node. As a result, I'm struggling to think of a method of connecting up my 'road' map below. Ideally, I want a way to ...
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How to increase or decrease a path and keep the value of the stroke

If I draw a path with a stroke (e.g. 3pt) and then want to scale it down to fit, the line value stays the same, how do I scale it up/down and have the stroke adjust automatically?
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Stroke path with brush from bottom to top

When stroking a group of separated paths in Photoshop with a brush, the program paints from top to bottom, left to right. Is there a way to revert the way from bottom to top? In the example image, I ...
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Illustrator: Uniting Multiple Adjacent, Non-Overlapping Objects

I have an SVG diagram depicting the Earths landmasses (like an atlas). Each country is a separate object, which worked fine for its initial purpose, where I set a 1pt stroke, so all the borders were ...
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Is it okay to increase stroke width of a logo for different background?

Usually any line that looks okay on a dark background, looks much thinner on a lighter background. In that case, is it allowed in design principles to increase the stroke width of a logo on a lighter ...
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Colour path segments from scanned illustration [closed]

I have scanned some drawings for a study project and need to colour the people, dog and other items. I have image traced but the grouping of paths is inconsistent and not all form complete editable ...
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Apply a feather to only one side of a path

I'm tyring to apply a feather to a path, but I only one it applied on one area of the path. I tried using the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the anchors I wanted it applied around, that didn't ...
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Join multiple (paired) lines using Illustrator

I want to join multiple lines in Illustrator. The images shows on top the lines I would like to join. If I select them all and join them (path > join) then the result is as the 2nd image and I would ...
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How can I create a path with Bézier curves using a script?

I have a script which makes a simple shape* for me: var docRef = documents.add(); var piRef = activeDocument.pathItems; { var pathRef = piRef.add(); pathRef.setEntirePath( new Array( ...
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Border radius for Photoshop Pen Shape

When I draw some line shape using Pen tool and fill it, it has sharp borders. How can I apply border radius to them to make them look like this image? I can see the border radius option in the ...

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