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Questions tagged [vector]

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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How would I add an outline / border around this image?

I have a vector of a few unicorns that is currently on a blue background: I want to put them on a white background, but when I do that, the unicorns lose their shape because they are white and don't ...
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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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Exporting an SVG with open paths for CNC laser cutting

has anyone used jscut.org to create Gcode from an SVG for a laser cut? jscut.org closes off my paths where there should be a line, not a polygon, is this a fault of mine, illustrator, or jscut.org's ...
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Looking for some creative advice on a sharp, strong and minimal logo. All inputs appreciated [on hold]

I'm creating a logo for a tech/IT startup have received absolute instructions on what the client would like to see. It should be: 1. B&W (and shades of grey - not 50 though) 2. Minimal almost ...
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Flowing/Blob-like fitting together

I am trying to create some blobs that flow into each other and take up the entire artboard (kind of like this image but not as much lines as shapes similar to my attempt below). In Inkscape I used ...
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How can I create this warped checkerboard effect on Illustrator/Photoshop?

Here is an image by David Rudnick. I would like to create the checkered effect, been trying with illustrator but no luck. It seems like this was either wrapped on an existing object, or 3D extrusion. ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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Inkscape draw silhouette

I'm new to vector art in general and for practice i'm trying to create a black/white fox head. What is the procedure/steps to draw a picture alike the image below in Inkscape? I tried doing it in many ...
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Illustrator: How to stretch or resize multiple objects relative to each other

#1. Original Illustration The grey circles are ~ 15 × 15 pt. #2. Scaled Together The grey circles are resized to ~ 25 × 25 pt. They're all selected or grouped together, and values collectively ...
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How do I remove all interior paths in an Adobe Illustrator vector image?

I often want to simplify an illustration like the one on the left here to a solid shape with just the outer paths remaining. Is there a way to remove all interior paths within an Illustrator image? (I ...
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Importing a vector file into Photoshop WITHOUT rasterising it

I have a simple question: How do I import a vector file into Photoshop WITHOUT getting it rasterised? I know that Photoshop can do curves and paths and all of that, so why can't I open an SVG file in ...
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Vector graphics pixelated after pasting and importing into Photoshop

I created a vector graphic using the latest version of illustrator then have tried opening it in an AI format, pasting it and opening it in a PNG format and it still looks quite pixelated when zoomed ...
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Color halftone to vector instead of pixels [duplicate]

Before I start scripting myself with JS and SVG, I was wondering if there is an existing way to generate a color halftone in vectors, so that every dot is a perfect circle. So what I am looking for is ...
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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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Why Photoshop changes edges/borders colours when scaling/distorting up/down?

I'm annoyed with this behaviour since forever, so its time to ask: why Photoshop change edges colours when there's clearly absolutely no reason to do so? Here is an example: I'm dealing with the logo ...
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Force “line extension”-like behaviour in Illustrator

When having a single line in Illustrator and you manipulate one of the anchor points, Illustrator helps you a little by giving you a smartguide that aligns the anchor point along the current ...
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How to do a glossy air bubble effect with Illustrator

You know how some sneakers have those transparent little air pockets in the heel? I'd like to achieve that sort of 3D, smooth, glossy, rounded, translucent, light reflecting, window/bubble-like ...
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Path-Difference [closed]

I've been using inkscape for a few months and have a questions... When I have two images and I want to do a path, difference, it does not work for me. I tried grouping them and doing it and to no ...
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How to recreate subpixel anti-aliasing like Windows Command Prompt

I want to be able to create a anti-aliasing effect as shown in windows command prompt with any text or vector I'd like without having to screenshot it within the program. How could I go about doing ...
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Adobe Animate simple tween whale flapping tail

I need to tween animate a vector whale that simply waves it's tail up and down. I have created three graphics. 1. Whale tail straight 2. Whale tail up 3. Whale tail down I attempted to use the shape ...
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Issue with strokes switching orientation in Illustrator CC

I designed a logo in Illustrator CC. Everything looks fine until I zoom out. When I reach 33.33% the areas with the fine strokes change orientation, they reverse (these were created from clipping ...
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Striped gradient after saving vector in Adobe illustrator

After saving an .ai to .jpg I've got striped lines on gradient background. Anti aliases is enabled. How can I get smooth transition in this case?
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How to move an object along an elliptical path - After Effects

I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles. I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path ...
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low poly wireframe [duplicate]

I am trying to create this look on an image but not sure what program was used to create it. I have illustrator and photoshop but not sure if there is a filter I could purchase to help start the ...
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Inkscape: Require min inner angle for path, for router

I have path I want to cut out with a CNC router. The router, however, has a min drill size that can't reach tiny crevices. Is there a way I can constrain a path to a minimum angle? For example, "...
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How to break superposed objects into pieces on inkscape?

I'm manipulating a vector in which I have six circles superposed like in a Venn Diagram. I want to easily break them into pieces by color. Is this possible?
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Stuck in adding shadows and lights to disco room design for one of my game.reference image is attached.Can someone please guide me about that? [closed]

So basically i am want to create an image exactly like the reference image.But i am stuck when it comes to drawing lights and shades on the background. A little help will be appreciated.If anyone can ...
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Corner pointing arrow grid

Hey folks, just whipped this up in Illustrator manually, but looking to do it on a much larger scale. Anyone have an idea as to how to automate this process or have a script that does somethin like it?...
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How to remove handles from a node?

simple as that, but i dont find any options!!! I dont want to preserve image. i just want to remove handles from a node to get sharp corners with no curves. Click+Ctrl creates handle on node, but ...
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Tapering Text Along a Path

I need to create text along an elliptical path that tapers down as it goes, kind of like the red part shown below. How could I go about doing this without changing the font size for each individual ...
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How do I 'un-expand' so there aren't thousands of tiny paths?

In illustrator, I hit 'expand' and deleted the white background of my vectorized image, but now that I've deleted what paths I wanted to delete, I want to get back to where I can adjust the image ...
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If I rasterize a vector, then make it a vector again, will quality be lost?

In other words, is quality lost when transferring assets from Photoshop to Illustrator, and back and forth?
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Invert a shape in illustrator

I have a rectangle object in Illustrator with a hole in it which forms the actual desired object. Can I invert the object so the inner hole becomes the actual object?
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Editing an Illustrator file placed in an Illustrator file

I am collating several logos into an Illustrator Artboard. Obviously, to be efficient and productive, I placed them the fastest way I know - by dragging the files from my OS to the Illustrator ...
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Closed shape from several curves

I’m creating a shape that is composed of several curves, but I’d like to apply a consistent fill to the whole thing. In this case, the bounds of the outline curves overlap, so one will get partially ...
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Inkscape Bezier pen

I'm facing a problem in Inkscape with the Bézier pen tool when I'm trying to connect the end of the drawing with the Bézier pen. Something strange is happening.
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

Google Slides adds an annoying amount of compression on my imported images. I want to avoid compression so I want to upload my schematics in a vector format. I can basically export to any vector ...
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How do I adjust handles symmetrically on the same path?

I want to adjust opposite nodes on a path, made from a shape tool, simultaneously to maintain symmetry. For example I make an ellipse, convert the ellipse to a path, then select the two nodes opposite ...
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Scribus can't import my MATLAB eps figure and has issues too if it's converted to SVG in Inkscape

I have a MATLAB script that produces figures in eps format. I attempted to import into Scribus but got a fatal error. Instead I imported into InkScape first to convert to SVG (no problem there), but ...
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Parallel lines in a vector illustration

I’m creating a stencil as a vector illustration (in Vectornator), and I’ve been struggling to create parallel curves for the outline. Is there a common the technique for this, other than just ...
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Vector objects pasted into Photoshop as 'Smart objects' do not seem to be fully 'smart'

From what I've been reading (e.g. this) I should be able to animate the scaling of a layer in Photoshop CC 2018's Timeline, provided the layer is a smart object. Once an object is a smart object the '...
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Illustrator: How to select a colour range

You know how you can select individual colours? And you can go to the select menu, and click select fill? I need to do that but for a colour range. Say for instance, you trace a photograph and ...
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Illustrator: How to make the arrow keys move in smaller increments?

Here's me trying to fine tune something in Illustrator with the arrow keys. That's a single increment. Trying to click & drag is futile, because the object won't actually start to move until you ...
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Different versions of one SVG file [closed]

I want to create an svg button to be used in a WordPress plugin. Is there a way to make it compatible with a color picker to match each theme ? Maybe one file with different colors.
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how to add custom font to inkscape created svg

excuse me for my question which may seem naive for many of you but I created svg file using inkscape and I am trying to include websafe font in it here is my svg file xml: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Sketch vector lines don't scale

My logo is composed only of vector lines. Its dimensions are 1051 x 194. When I Layer > Transform > Scale the logo to a smaller size (eg 170 x 32), some of the lines disappear; in particular the ...
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Finding a suggestion or real name for the new illustration style

It is common knowledge that Flat Design is getting outdated, the new illustrators are opening doors to several options that have been underestimated in recent years. While Flat Design appeared as a ...
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Is it possible to reposition anchor points with the arrow keys when drawing with the pen tool without stopping the line?

When drawing with the pen tool in Photoshop it is possible to adjust the last placed anchor point with the arrow keys and then continue drawing the same line. In illustrator, if you do the same thing ...
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Is it possible to rotate a gradient fill with its shape?

I find it very annoying to have to change the angle of a gradient fill after having rotated/flipped a shape. Is there a way to rotate the shape AND the gradient fill at the same time ? In other ...
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Uniform Scattering with vector

I'm attempting to create a random spread of dots to create a gradient look. I'm getting really close to the effect I want by blending two scatter brushes. The issue I'm having is that the blended ...