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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Mass-remove Bezier Curves in Illustrator

Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to delete all the Bezier curve handles at once from a path? I created a pattern brush which consists just of a geometric path (without any bezier curve, just ...
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How to split or cut image object in Adobe Illustrator? [closed]

How to split or cut raster image object that was placed in Adobe Illustrator? The Knife Tool doesn't work on raster images.
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Illustrator CS6 Joining anchor points

I am having problems joining both lines together that I created through cutting a circle. No matter how I moved it, it doesn't exactly line up. When I view it in outline, it doesn't line up as well. I ...
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How do I fill closed paths in Inkscape?

I exported an AI file from SolidWorks, which only exports lines. Nothing is filled. I'd like to get all the closed shapes to be filled, but I am running into problems when I try to set the "Fill" ...
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Position keyframes do not make a straight path

I have made a square and inserted a position keyframe and holding shift I drag to right and got a straight path. When I want to raise up or make an "L" shape by holding shift it does not make a ...
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How to make path that follows fill of existing path?

Context I bought a vector EPS image. I want to use my Brother Scan-n-Cut to draw it; this machine takes an SVG and draws a stroke along every path. When I imported the file into inkscape, it turned ...
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GIMP 2.8.16 - How to create an EXACT path using the 'Selection-to-Path Advanced Settings' dialog?

How can I create an EXACT path from a selection with as FEW anchor points as possible using the 'Selection-to-Path Advanced Settings' dialog (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-selection-dialog.html)? I'...
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How to duplicate an illustrator path X times, equally spaced within a selection

Given two illustrator paths (selected here): What is the best way to duplicate the paths at either end of the selection, so that it fills the intermediary selection space N times. I'd like to create ...
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Path does not scale proportionally and causes overflow

I'm using Illustrator CC and I am new to it, so I would like to hear your professional advice on how to solve a problem with scaling a path in Illustrator. I've used the Pen Tool to create a path in ...
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Inkscape/Fusion360: Convert paths with thickness into outlines

I have an svg file which is a template for a piece of armor. It is made up of centerlines with a certain thickness and is intended to be printed and used as a guide to manually cut or engrave the ...
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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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