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Questions about vector graphics (image files created using geometric elements such as points, lines, Bézier curves and shapes, that can scale infinitely without loss of image quality)

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Inkscape - Delete a portion of a vector in a straight line?

I believe this is a pretty straightforward question, but I am not sure of the correct keywords to use to search it on google (I have tried). Basically, I have a outset of a shape that I am trying to ...
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How to replicate monitor pixel effect similar to this picture?

------------Problem---------------- Took a close up photo of a computer monitor and would like to replicate the effect in inkscape but am not sure how - my attempts are not working. -------------What ...
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Need help straightening edges for photoshop drawing

I got this design here and after I made the selection, the edges were all jagged, I tried masking it with contrast and adjusting curves but this is the best I could get it. Anyone know how I could ...
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Unifying complex objects creates unwanted nodes or tiny componded shapes in Illustrator

Please look at the image attached. We work on quite a mixed complex-shaped artworks for screen printing and we need to provide underbase/flash layer on which all color objects should be combined ...
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Adobe Illustrator: New Clipping Mask Error

I am an illustrator and I sometimes like to use paint splotch / grunge shaped vector images (ex. https://www.freepik.com/premium-vector/grunge-brushes-with-stains-splashes-drops-ink_5307110.htm#page=3&...
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Illustrator drop shadow masking

Just wondering if anyone knew of a solution to the below: Basically I have the middle shape with the appropriate drop shadow effect applied, but I only want the drop shadow to show on the shapes ...
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Inkscape: Trying to change the pattern fill but node tool only affects the path of the object being filled

Very new to Inkscape. I have a shape that I traced, roughly heart shaped like a locket. I want to fill it with pink and black stripes, but the patterns only offered black and transparent stripes, so I ...
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How to make circular segment deliberately in Adobe Illustrator?

If I draw curve using the pencil tool, some pairs of nodes appear to be constrained as if connected by a circular curve. Such pairs of nodes are then accompanied by "center marks". When I ...
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Inkscape - My top layer raster image is affected by surrounding colors while saving to pdf

I need help - I'm working on CV and my picture changes its color after saving to pdf. I don't understand why is such thing happening. Here is a screenshot from workplace link - everything looks good. ...
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Apply transformations in Indesign?

I've made some transforms to a vector shape in Indesign and would now like to 'finally apply them' so that this transformed shape becomes the standard base shape I can work from moving forward. I can ...
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What is the best method of cutting out different “sections” out of a human body vector

I am designing an app in which patients can click on a part of their body they have injured. The image above is an old, raster image that I won't be using, but hopefully gives an idea of what I want ...
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Illustrator AI file opens incorrectly on one computer, not on others

Our team has some legacy logo files that are all outlines and have worked fine for years. We keep them on a shared drive (we haven't had access to Cloud libraries due to security constraints). ...
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Affinity Designer: How to re-colour in Pixel Persona

I would like to know how to re-color a pixel layer (after using the brush tool) in Pixel Persona. Is this even possible? Example: I'm doing some shadowing on a pixel layer with the brush tool in ...
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How to add transparency and radial gradient to a vector?

In a way to meet the Shutterstock guidelines I need to convert my Illustraton ai vector files to EPS 10 format. This conversion can create rasterised elements in an EPS10 files. Shutterstock does not ...
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Figma: flattened vector exports as multiple paths

I flatten multiple vectors into one, so it appears in Figma as follows: However when I export it to SVG, this vector appears as multiple paths in SVG markup. Is the a way in Figma to make it a single ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I'm working on this illustration project. It is a VW samba bus from the 50'slike the image below. The part I'm struggling the most with are the air ventilation grills seen in the backside of the bus. ...
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Seamless Tri-polygon

Is it even possible to make a seamless tri-polygon in photoshop? I've tried (please see the following) but it didn't turn out well. The color of the picture can simply be a base color, no gradient is ...
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How do I achieve a curved line that gets thicker at one end in Sketch

I'm using Sketch to create a logo and I need to draw a curved line with one end thicker than the other. I've tried using multiple lines but it looks awful. This is what I'm trying to achieve: Any ...
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Vector Brush Gets Pixelated in Photoshop

I'm trying to create a brush the makes little squares in p-shop. I tried several times to do the whole thing in p-shop but whenever I change the size of my brush after the fact, the edges of my square ...
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Illustrator: Grain effect goes outside the edge of the shape

I'm having some issues with the grain texture. I achieved the effect I wanted (gradient on a shape with grain texture) but the grain goes outside of the shape a bit. The problem is most noticeable in ...
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What is the name of this category of visual artwork? Is this pop art?

There is a style of artwork that I want to learn to create. It abstracts away most detail, but it is not really abstract art. It has a lot in common visually with vector illustrations, but some of the ...
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Stroke width seen only in Isolation Mode in Illustrator CC2017

I am using the curvature tool and setting the stroke to 10 pt. But the line appears to be as thin as possible. Even if I change the color of the stroke, it is not seen. All the characteristics- the ...
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Randomly fill image with unique colors?

In this image, I would like to randomly fill each region with a different color, such that, no two regions have the same color. I've been searching for such a method and have come across script that ...
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bad resolution of illustrator file in after effect

I've created an illustrator file then import it in after effect, but when import it i got bad resolution How can get good resolution :( Thanks
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Bezier Curve -Undo only Last Node

For a map outline which has large number of nodes concentrated in a small area , is it possible to undo only the last drawn node in case of an error? Currently undo clears the entire path. Ofcourse ...
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Intersecting Path cancel each other out in Adobe Illustrator

I have a really weird issue in Illustrator and I can't imagine that I am the only one who stumbled across this. I am trying to make a standardized icon set for use in Powerpoint. Other people working ...
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How is this dimensional line drawing made?

Does anyone know how I can make this in Ai or Ps? I've already tried the "VECTOR Lines DISTORTION Effect" script, but it doesn't look good.
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Which 3D software (MAC) can export basic or modified primitive wireframe objects as a vector? Example included

I would like to create some large prints so the scalable vector with editable stroke weight is necessary. Found these examples that would be perfect for my needs. Any tips would be much appreciated
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Illustrator: Adjusting Direction handles with specific distance and angle [duplicate]

In Illustrator, I have created a shape with curves. I need these curves to be identical. I can use the measurement tool to see the Distance and Angle of the Direction Line (by clicking on the ...
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Cut a circular selection into a vector in Illustrator

I need to create a circular selection of a vector. If I would use Photoshop I would create a circular selection using the marquee tools (M) and then I would crop the image to that selection, invert my ...
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How to make a pixel perfect adjustable outlined circle in Photoshop and also Illustrator, like, the one that Microsoft Paint has, as example?

How to make a pixel perfect adjustable outlined circle (with a simple tool so the circle can be readjusted and newly calculated later) in Photoshop and also Illustrator, like, the one that Microsoft ...
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How would I do about filling in this hole?

I want to fill in that little space in the bottom right-hand corner, but every time I use something like the pen or paint it creates it in a new layer, which when using the stroke feature, completely ...
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VU meter design

I'm trying to create a VU meter in Illustrator. I've tried various methods but cannot achieve the result I like. (I tried blend tool method, and also warp Arch method as seen in my example attached.) ...
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svg rendered correctly only inside inkscape

I created an object with inkscape and added an overlay object(blend mode) on top. The problem is that outside of inkscape(other editors etc.) i can only see the overlay and not the combination of the ...
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Sketch: disable pixel-snapping when resizing elements

When I resize a vector to a very small size, it comes out looking distorded due to Sketch not allowing for sub-pixels (if that's how they word it...) — see below example: Notice that the above ...
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Cut out a city in a map based on (a path) administrative boundries

I want to cut out this city, from a map, based on the yellow dotted line (administratieve boundries). So what is within the yellow line I want to remain and what is out off the line I want to delete. ...
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Illustrator pathfinder giving me compound paths

I'm trying to do a 'minus front' on two paths in Illustrator: Normally I'd do this and it'd give me one expanded path, but this time it's giving me a compound path (and the results appear to be all ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to make turnaround character

Good day. I'm learning after effects animation right now. I'm a software developer. And i can't draw. So i'm using free AI from freepik. This is the template i'm following which i asked a friend to ...
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How to break node path without distorting the object?

Inkscape completely distorts the object when a path between selected nodes is broken. How to avoid this? *** Updated Question *** The visualize nodes tool shows ...
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Why does “join selected nodes” into a single node not work?

(Inkscape 1.0/windows10) While looking for a way to merge "overlapping" nodes of the flipped duplicated copy with the original object,(converting objects to path and selecting), and joining ...
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How do I keep the colour of the traced image opaque? (Illustrator CS6)

I image traced a JPG file as a High Fidelity Photo then chose Expand. I was able to remove the white background, only keeping the details of the image. However, when I change the background colour, ...
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Outline text duplicate characters

I have a large document in which I am converting texts to outlines using Adobe Acrobat Pro. But when I do so, the file size increases significantly. It is because it turns every character into a ...
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Illustrator - points are turned into squares?

I have created the plot below using R and exported the figure as a PDF-file. I would like to add additional elements to the plot, and I typically use Illustrator 2020 for such jobs. However, when I ...
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How to apply a stroke only to the selected nodes in Inkscape?

I have this shape. I want the stroke (outline) to be around only the inner circle cutout, not the whole thing. If I go to the Fill and Stroke tab(Shift+Ctrl+F) and try to apply the stroke paint, it ...
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Illustrator: Using 'Unite' Function in Pathfinder Window Creates Erroneous Anchor Points/Shifts Shapes

I have two shapes, in this case red and dark blue circles (for clarity), that I want smoothly connected by a tangent line and eventually united into a single, monocolor shape path. I am using the '...
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Photoshop work path to Illustrator [duplicate]

How to transfer or import Photoshop work path or path to Illustrator (working in current CC)? I have a complex path from a b/w halftone gradient and have create a work path. How would I import or ...
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Ungrouping and moving groups in InkScape seems to cause anomalies

I'm presently having a Spider-man experience with InkScape 1.0 (4035a4fb49, 2020-05-01). The initial files are straightforward SVG files, with none of the settings or superfluous stuff that Inkscape ...
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Affinity Designer: How to edit selected path with the pen tool?

There's a pencil option in Adobe Illustrator that allows you to correct the initial path. For instances, let's say I'm drawing hair in a flat illustration and I would like to give the hair more volume ...
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Can I convert a jpg to vector, resize, then back to jpg?

From what I've read I can convert a jpg to a vector file using Illustrator. but I need to know if I can do the reverse. I have pictures (jpgs) that I eventually want to convert to a cross stitch ...
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Is there a software or method of graphic design based heavily around defining relationships and constraints?

I am approaching vector graphic design from the perspective of a software developer, and I think some of my confusion with it may come from not correctly understanding how people in graphic design ...

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