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Intersection tools/ cut path in Inkscape

I'm looking for the functionality described in this wiki entry from 2009: https://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/Intersection_Tools The article describes a tool that cuts a path to where an intersection is ...
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Weird looking crumpled shape appears when using the divide or shape tool on some overlapping shapes

while using the divided tool (I also tried the shape builder tool) I get weird extra crumpled shapes. there has been no stroke applied..?
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Which tools should I learn how to use when I have the combined goal of creating a graphic novel and a math textbook?

Background: I would like to create both of the following: A graphic novel. I would like to be able to sketch, draw and preferably color all the panels myself. A textbook in mathematics for children ...
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Why do I have to click the anchor point after every curve using the pen tool illustrator how do I fix it?

I use the pen tool a lot and I hate the fact that if I draw around an image I have to constantly keep clicking the anchor point after every point to reset the position. The issue is I sometime miss ...
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why the (ALT + right-click) brush resizing shortcuts does not work in illutrsator?

I bought an adobe illustrator, but when I tried to change the size or the hardness of the brush with (ALT + right-click) it doesn't work. and when I try with [ and ] keys, the size of the brush does ...
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How do I use the “rectangular marquee” with the “patch tool” in Adobe Photoshop

In Photoshop, I want to use the patch tool but I want to select the area with a rectangular marquee instead of a lasso. How do I do this? Google searches show how to use the marquee tool OR the patch ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Type on a path tool not working properly

I'm having an issue with my Adobe Illustrator CC2020 24.3. Im attempting to create a type on a path logo, with the one layer of text flipped so it reads the same way on both sides. I am able to create ...
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Reasons someone would use Pathfinder instead of Shape Builder tool

Illustrator offers many different ways to do the same thing, right? I guess at some point it just comes down to personal preference. When it comes to Pathfinder vs Shape Builder tool, why (other than ...
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How to enable developers to extract images from an Adobe XD file without making every images exportable?

We keep encountering a recurring problem where we designer keep forgetting to make every assets (esp images) exportable. I was wondering if there are existing solution out there. We are also using ...
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Photoshop won't let me use paint brush or fill

I've used Photoshop since before dirt was invented. Right now I'm using PS CC v19. I must have flipped a switch somewhere because now it won't let me paint on a layer or fill a selection. I have no ...
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Convert a pen signature like a marker or fountain pen using the tools on line

Starting from this old question, How to convert a signature from JPG to vector strokes?, or other similar, without to have installed anything on my notebook, is there the possibility to trasform my ...
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My type tool broken

My type tool auto get stretch when i used it, i chosse it and click on the layer then the text "Lorem Ipsum" show up but not in the natural form of the font.i can't find anwser to solve it ...
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Illustrator 2020 Snapping relative to Cursor Position

With the latest Illustrator update, snapping has been all wonky. When dragging objects before the update, I was able to snap the object's edge or center to the guides from the edge or center of ...
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Illustrator Pen Tool does not work and switches to a pencil with circle

I locked a layer. Afterwards, I can't use the pen tool because the cursor switches to a pencil and a circle with a line through it. I designed a fashion piece using illustrator and locked the layer ...
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How do I turn off the Sub-Selection Tool “A”?

Here is an image of the sub selection tool: How do I unselect this tool after I am done using it to adjust the vector shape?
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Photoshop's “Snapshot” equivalent in Illustrator?

What is equivalent functionality to Photoshop's Snapshot in Illustrator? There is no History panel in Illustrator that I know of. If nothing of sorts exist, what is a good approach to save multiple ...
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Any tool or tricks to convert the image colors into the colors of another image?

For example you have these two images Your image that you want to change its colors: And the image where you want to based your image colors: The output image should be the first but all its pixel ...
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Shifting the hue value of multiple objects in Inkscape

Is it possible to shift the Hue value of multiple selected objects by a certain amount in Inkscape 0.92?
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Gimp tool options tab shows only GEGL editing

I'm relatively new to GIMP and now having the following problem. As of today, my tool options tab is only showing GEGL-editing. Out of everthing I've tried so far (including reinstalling GIMP) nothing ...
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“One of the objects is not a path , cannot perform boolean operation” error when using division tool in Inkscape

I want to cut the object below in Inkscape 0.92 : opengl.svg After converting it to path , I was unable to use the division tool because of the following error: One of the objects is not a path , ...
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What's the meaning of two horizontal or vertical rectangles in the layers panel?

What's the meaning of two horizontal or vertical rectangles in the layers panel? Like in the screenshot below.
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Dynamic 3D model rendering with physics using known keypoints position [closed]

(A bit of background: I am a C++ engineer with 0 graphical design experience) I have a following task: Capture a 3D keypoints position from live actor using multi-camera motion capture technique ...
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How to put two shapes in one object in Inkscape?

How to put multiple shapes into one object (without grouping , cloning , union and also merging the shapes of them) in Inkscape? I mean something like this : *Note that the box in center is one "...
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How to search objects by label in Inkscape?

How can I search and find objects by their label in Inkscape 0.92?
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Why does the Photoshop Fill tool change pixels outside of the boundary I'm filling?

In the example image, I am trying to fill a white area and the black pixel lines around it are being changed. Also, there are a few gray pixels created at the bottom corners, outside my outline. Why ...
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How to zoom finely in GIMP?

Is there any tool for fine zoom in GIMP? I mean not 125% or 100% , something in between. Thanks.
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Can anyone help me figure out what this tool is? (autocomplete shape)

I think I remember watching an illustrator tutorial where the person used a tool that allowed them to draw a shape, and then illustrator would guess what kind of shape they were trying to draw and ...
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Gimp 2.10.14 : drawing tools suddenly stopped to work

My drawing tools have stopped working and I don't understand why. Even after uninstalling and installing again, resetting the tool's presets, the problem still here on every single picture that I open ...
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Best ways to learn all the illustrator tools and commands [closed]

What is the best way to learn all the illustrator tools and commands (for a beginner) ?
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Photoshop Single Row / Column Marquee tools not working

I have problems with the Single Row/Column Marquee tools, selections they make disappear the moment I release the mouse button and often, but not always, the cursor changes to (sorry for the picture ...
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Why can't I use the rectangular selection tool outside of my canvas?

I have a PSD with a mobile and Desktop artboard in it, working in the latest version of Photoshop CC. I'm trying to make slices out of layers, but one layer in particular runs off the canvas, so I'...
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Free, easy way for client to add logo to a PDF?

I have designed a 2-page flyer for a client and left a blank top right corner. Their partners (apparently many partners) are supposed to open this flyer in PDF and add their own logo in that blank ...
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How to begin designing PDF Business Reports

Hello guys how are you? I would like some help from you because I'm a little lost. Next year I will have to develop pdf files styles in my company. It is a financial company and I was asked to ...
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Adobe Fireworks - the best replacement?

Okay yes back in 2011 and 2014 similar questions were asked. But now that it is on the cusp of 2020, my question is who HAS FOUND a replacement to Fireworks that they LOVE and would highly recommend? ...
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difference between selection of whole layer by meat-balling a layer and wedge selection

wedge selection meatballing selection Though in both cases the whole artworks in the selected layer are selected, what's the difference between these two selections? What's the function of the 2nd ...
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An alternative to MedCapture for the correct size of the images [closed]

I'm using an app Siverapp for the evaluation of the competences and learning of school pupils of every order and degree. This app use to insert an image the software MedCapture to capture the images ...
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Illustrator Blend Tool not matching two paths

So I'm trying to create a stroke out of an S, and am using the normal blend tool trick to get a path down the middle but all I'm getting are these off lines that only start and end in the right place.
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Where to get Chibi Maker with complete customizable movement?

I found out that Chibi Character Maker online is the best tool i ever known. Such as these list: 1) ChibiMaker 2) GamesGames But none of them are making the chibi character has a movement, such as ...
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Made transparent background for a signature: tools gratis on line without sign in/registration [duplicate]

We suppose that I put my signature on a piece of white paper with my first and last name on it. After I execute a scan of this signature in .pdf, or .png or .tiff, etc. (as file image). What are the ...
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Affinity Publisher vs InDesign?

I'm hearing alot of things about Affinity Publisher lately. First client today explicitly mentioning they would rather have their stuff done in AP instead of ID. Asking from a long-term, well ...
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How is this (pencil like) design made?

can anybody help me here to figure out how are these designs made? Like what software and what tools can be used to make similar designs? Fish Thanks!
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Online tool without login to create animated GIF

This request is addressed to all users in order to create animated gifs that can be placed on one of the stackexchange sites (I use a lot of TeX.SE.) when I would like to better explain a question or ...
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How to convert object fill in to fine lines?

I am trying to find a way to convert a solid object fill in to millions (more or less) lines? for example: I am okay to use any tools but ideally I want output in SVG format (not necessary tho) ...
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How to you make such a seamless patterns in adobe Illustrator?

I came across some designs of a seamless patterns which look great, i wonder how to create such vector designs in illustrator? They are seamless and when i make something similar with a pattern tool ...
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Puppet warping a polygon in Illustrator with internal line-art

I am attempting to warp a leaf symbol that I made, but the individual elements aren't maintaining their relative positions. I select, then add three warp pins (have tried more, and adding at the ...
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Change default of Illustrator rectangular grid tool?

Is there any way I can change the default of rectangular grid tool to 1 by 1. It's at 5 by 5. I keep using the grid tool as guide so.
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An issue with pencil tool in Illustrator 2019, pencil's default fill and stroke set to none, how to fix it?

I was using the pencil tool a lot in previous versions of Illustrator (2015 particularly). It was very handy when I was drawing highlights and shadows on illustration, because I could draw a shape ...
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SVG2TikZ or Inkscape2TikZ: convert from SVG graphics to TikZ/PGF code [closed]

Inkscape is a graphics program that has several extensions. One of this tool for exporting SVG pciture is TikZ/PGF. From this page https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz SVG2TikZ, there are a set of ...
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Is there a shortcut to change to a different tool while typing in Photoshop?

I am just wondering if there is a way to use keyboard shortcuts while using the "T" Type tool. For example, while I am creating text with the words "hello," and I want to move to the selection tool, I ...
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(Ilustrator CS6) Missing custom color swatches from gradient tool

I'm having a new problem that I'm 100% certain it wasnt there before. On the top I'm pointing out my custom color swatches. As far as I can remember, If I wanted to add those colors to a gradient I ...

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