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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 can I find the intersection of two line segments that do not currently meet in Adobe Illustrator?

I have two line segments in an Adobe Illustrator file, line A and line B. I would like to find point C, the point where if line A were to continue down along its path and line B were to continue to ...
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How do I make my InDesign document easier to update?

I made a price book for my company last year when I was completely new to InDesign. The book contains many two page spreads that are saved as PDFs, and are tables that I created in a separate indd ...
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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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How to export a circle line as path instead of circle?

I'm new to AI and been struggling to get a circle exported as path instead of circle. I need path for animation on web. The shape is really simple, just a 1pt line circle. I used arc tools and joined ...
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How to split path of characters into partial elements?

I am trying to decompose the following character into its composite strokes: Using this method, I have been able to separate the left- and topmost stroke. However, repeating it where strokes cross ...
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Changing Stroke Cap Angle

I'm trying to animate a logo I made using trim path. I'm having trouble with the circle. I'm trying to recreate the logo's filled circle outline with a single stroke path. The issue is that the end ...
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INKSCAPE//Is there ANY way to split a path in 2 paths or does it just not work? [closed]

INKSCAPE// It also needs to be separated on a 'outline'level... You can put nodes on top of each other so it seems that is really is split up in a normal view but it is not... Thanks, Sabrina
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Path has nodes out of order

I created a path by combining two different paths and this has apparently resulted in the nodes being out of order. Therefore, when I fill the path, the fill is not correct: How can I fix this ...
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Illustrator CC: Extending shapes along a path

I have a couple arrow shapes pointing at a given angle as shown in the image below. I'd like to extend both arrow points together, further along the same trajectory. How can I do this maintaining the ...
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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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How to keep only visible part of path?

I'm editing an image using Inkscape like this: Since I have painted image, how can I cut out all the extra strokes (actually whole image are path, including strokes) and creating a new path with only ...
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Align pathes next to each other in photoshop

I want to use Photoshop for drawing some simple shapes (I mostly need it for app development), and I just found the path drawing tool. I would like to put multiple pathes next to each other, and fill ...
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Why do the ending anchor points appear disconnected after I apply a brush to a single stroke in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I would like to know a solution or workaround to avoid having the stroke appear disconnected after applying a brushstroke. Please see before and after applying a brush to stroke. I have already tried ...
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Merge and delete the nodes from overlapping shapes in Inkscape

I started my adventures with Inkscape. I am trying to merge and delete connection between nodes. I have got a two objects that intersect: I would like to merge them and delete a section so the ...
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Join two paths with a border

This is probably far easier than I'm making it out to be.. I have this path that I duplicated and reflected but since both paths have a border I'm not sure how to join them so that the path is just ...
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Text/Font Single Path Illustrator

In basic terms I want to take a font and convert it to a path. You can do this with "Create Outlines" but what I need isn't the path of the font, I need a single path. I looked into it and found ...
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Weird display problem with strokes in Illustrator

I had this problem recently in Adobe Illustrator where whenever I draw a stroke it shows sometimes parts that doesn't really exist in it, like in this screenshot: but in the outline view: as you can ...
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Why can't I create an offset path for my PSD Images on Illustrator?

I'm currently in the process of making stickers for my ETSY Shop. I have made all my sheets in Photoshop and decided to transfer one file into Illustrator. As I was trying to make a cut line for my ...
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How to place a set of object following a path in inkscape?

I have a set of 5 objects and I like to place them following a circled path, however, my attempts were wrong. This is what I have And this is what I want Note that the objects are rotated in ...
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How to crop this paths?

I've tested in many ways but I can't crop this paths I need the white path (selected) crop the letters EP. How can I do this?
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Blending two lines in Illustrator gives me holes

When I try to blend two lines, I keep getting holes in parts of the blend. I have gotten the advice to increase the number of steps an make the number of points the same but with the same result (the ...
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Apply single mask to a layer group in Sketch

I have the following icon: At this point I have tried to reduce the number of paths as much as I could but still this icon consists of multiple shapes. Is there a way to combine icon into single ...
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Illustrator Offset multiple paths and discard original

I have a file with a large amount of small objects. I want to inset their outlines to make them smaller and discard the original paths. I do not want to use outline stroke or have any extra paths ...
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how to add different colors to multiple segments in a circle

I have created a circle and divided it into 4 sections via the pen tool. My problem is that I am unable to completely fill the 4 sections in 2 different colors. Section 1 & 3 need to be ...
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Illustrator: Cutting out overlaying squares

I'm trying to cut out squares where four paths overlap. I highlighted it in red here. Except I've gotta do a bunch of them. I've been selecting the line, cutting it at both intersection points with ...
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Transfering Photoshop paths separately

No matter how I move multiple paths from one image to another (dragging, copy-pasting), they keep collapsing into single path (see pic). Is there a way to copy/move them and keep the original ...
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Set order (start) of nodes in a closed shape/path?

I need a way to mark the starting node in a curve. I am using the curves in an external program that animates the drawing of the object from the starting point to the end. It appears that cutting a ...
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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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Arrow head brush distorted on a curved path

I'm trying to create a dashed line with arrow heads along its length in Illustrator. I don't think it's possible to do just with dashed line options (is it?), so I'm trying to create a brush which ...
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Inkscape: How to partly remove a stroke with a different object?

Imagine you have a simple rectangle without fill but with a solid stroke: Now I want to "remove" some small parts of this black stroke. Therefore I created a second object with the desired shape and ...
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How can I randomly color paths?

I have a couple hundred paths in one image. Is there a tool in Illustrator that would allow me to select a few (10) colors, and then using those colors to randomly fill all my paths. An example ...
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How to edit line ends in Photoshop?

With the line tool (which you can access by pressing U), you can draw lines. How can I precisely adjust the ends of the line? I can't drag from the line ends (that just makes a new line), and trying ...
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Illustrator - how to snap line to line without magnification?

While using shape-builder tool I always have this problem with lines looking like they fit together perfectly but in fact they're not. Is there a way to snap line to line without zooming so far?
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How to draw line with line segment tool from an end point in Illustrator?

When I draw a line with my line segment tool in Illustrator and want to draw another line from any end point my cursor show selection tool instead of a + sign. To draw I need to select another tool ...
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Clip set and clip release in Inkscape

Could someone, please, explain me dumb proof what is a clip set and what is a clip release? I learned how to make an inner shadow in Inkscape using Clip->Set, but I am still confused what is ...
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Split open paths into several segments at intersections

I'm using Inkscape and I'm at this point (they're supposed to become three gears) I want to split the paths at each intersection so that I can delete the useless segments and merge the remaining ones....
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Illustrator - Distorted offset path

I have a problem with some paths when I increment Offset path tool on it. In some cases the offset I create looks like this: I can't really find out what's the problem with this path (red line). On ...
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Can not perform the difference operation in the inkscape

I can not perform the difference operation in the inkscape. I created a few clouds using pencil tool with smoothness. Now I want to cut the cloud form outlines out from a rectangle. So, I draw a rect, ...
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T-crossing in inkscape

I'm basically trying to trace the isometric view of a technical drawing in inkscape. I do know, that joining nodes on different paths is only possible, when the two nodes in question are the end nodes ...
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Inkscape - Path - Difference - Preserve Color

I am new to Inkscape and I am trying to create a "pupil" in an "eye". I have a yellow circle with a white circle for an eye. I create a black circle over the eye where I want the pupil to be, and ...
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A problem with the path in a design

George here I have a problem with illustrator ... I accidently draw something with the paintbrush istead of doing it with the blob brush. Now my problem is that i wanted it to be a shape like line but ...
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Make vectors coincident in Illustrator

I'm a little bit confused about this situation. As you can see in the image below, I a have two differnt paths and I would like to make that portion of the arc coincident. In the second image it ...
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Edges in compound shape

I am trying to create geometric shapes by joining closed paths together, as shown in this example However, when adding stroke to the paths, each object create its own corners: I tried creating a ...
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Trimming and filling paths in Illustrator

Illustrator Version 18.1.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10 I am trying to just do a simple trim and recombine of a few paths, and then fill that resulting shape. I can't seem to figure out despite all my ...
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Illustrator: How to skew text independently of path?

So I have some text wrapped around a circle (with the type on a path tool), and from here I'd like to skew the text so it's slanting a bit to the right. However, when I use the skew tool, it skews the ...
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inkskape : cannot make division from two paths

please look at the attached svg file : i can make a hole in the big shape using the green one by selecting them both and menu -> path > difference bu not with the winter symbol. any idea on what's ...
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Illustrator Compound path not working on full shape

I'm an enthousiast graphic designer. I usually like to play with multiple tools and textures to make clothing for my company. I'm trying to use Compound path with my logo and a vectorised texture but ...
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Path offset functionality in other programs than Illustrator

When Affinity Designer came out, I took the plunge and never looked back at Illustrator. Although, there is only one feature still missing, which I need from time to time: path offset. In AD it can ...
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How to set Geometric Constraints or Coincidences in Illustrator?

I'm sorry if the title's phrasing is weird, I really don't know how to call what I want to do and English isn't my native language. What I want is that the red circle satisfies this criteria: It's ...
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No fill where text overlaps in Adobe Illustrator

I have a word where one object (letter) meets with another. You can see some white part at the junction of the letters "L" and "A". It is transparent just like it has been cut but every single letter ...