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 to achieve 'leaves blowing in wind' effect in illustrator?

I'm trying to do something similar to this: but i'm not sure how this person manipulated a leaf vector to look (convincingly) like leaves blowing in the wind. I tried using envelope distort but it ...
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How can I use clipping masks in libre software without side effects when creating a print-ready EPS file for fabric?

I'm creating a vintage style design for a t-shirt with a weathered texture. I heard that inkscape can't create print ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all ...
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Issue with obtaining full transparency around design when making tiff files

I am making tiff files in Photoshop out of designs I made in Illustrator. The designs contain a raw image with a masked border on top of them. When I copy the design onto Photoshop, there is a thin, ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Auto-Mirroring Bézier Handles

In the background (black) is an auto-traced outline of a raster image. In the foreground (red) I'm trying to replicate that kind of helix/hourglass style Bézier curve. How can I get the second handle ...
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Tool to snap point to point in Adobe Illustrator?

Wondering if this exists in Illustrator. A tool that allows you to select an anchor point of an object and snap/move it on-top of another point. I cant think of how to do this and there doesn't seem ...
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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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Join two circles to make perfect rounded rectangle

In Inkscape, how to make two circle to be a rounded rectangle? Lets say, I have blue circle and red circle. Both of them position like below image: How to join that two circle so I have perfect ...
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Hairlines vs weird gradients, or: How to save vector graphics for electronic PDFs?

Edit: I was able to make the output look a little bit better (not perfect). For anyone finding this from web searches, here's what I did: To remove the hairlines I used the X-4 PDF settings. The ...
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Is there a way to convert colors from multiple paths into relative transparency?

I have this vector of a brush stroke, of which I can change the colorspace. However, I would like it to have an overlay effect, which it currently doesn't have. I want to use it in Web front-end, so ...
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Tool for the Image documentation

I want to document my images and looking for a tool like this as in the image below. I want to highlight my image feature like the pink arrow, is there any tool for this to highlight features of an ...
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Sketch: I have the vector mode by default, how can I change it back?

I am using Sketch, its been a few days the vector option is in default. For example: I create a shape, nothing happens when I hover on it I can only drag it double click vector mode, if I try to ...
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Inkscape: Add nodes to circle drawn with circle tool

I have read the section on snapping nodes and looked at this question Creating snap node from intersections in Inkscape I am trying to make something that looks like a Venn diagram, but where I can ...
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Using LaTeX in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Remove excessive nodes of a SVG path for iPad

Can you please suggest an app for iPad that simplifies path by reduction of excessive nodes of vector path? I would need something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC4mPfwAX2s If not an ...
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Is there a graph paper like drawing software?

I want to draw some vectors in a software that creates grids and i simply click on dots and create lines and shapes (exactly like drawing on graph paper but on computer). Something like this image: I ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I draw lines from a shared origin to multiple points simultaneously?

I have a large number of ellipses in my project, and I wish to draw a (straight) line from each ellipse center to a single shared origin. Doing this manually would be very inefficient. Is there an ...
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How to tell Photoshop to treat layer as a Vector graphic? [duplicate]

I have a 48*48 png file that I'm trying to scale up. Even though I converted it to a Smart Object, when I scale it up, Photoshop mixes the color of adjacent pixels to make more pixels for the ...
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Vector/SVG file to optimized PNG?

I have a vector artwork (fantasy map). It has several shapes and colors but nothing drastic like gradients, masks, etc. I need to export it to a large PNG file (45k x 45k pixels) but still maintain ...
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How can I snap points to the grid in Vectornator X?

Using Vectornator X on iPad, I can show the grid, and I can set the grid dimensions for example 20px x 20px. When I draw a point, it does not snap the point to the grid. How can I turn on snap to ...
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How to achieve vector look on flowers from a photo?

I'm trying to figure out how to take a photo (of a rose for example) and manipulate it so that the following effect is achieved. It looks like vector graphics to me with only a very limited color ...
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Why is Adobe Illustrator printing (on paper) an inverted color scheme? [closed]

I recently reformatted my computer (full factory reformat, the full 9) so everything is back to default (including program settings) and I came across an issue I've never had or even seen before. I ...
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What kind of digital brush was used to create this?

I've tried using some of the brushes that come with Illustrator but I can't seem to achieve those distressed borders (please click on the image to see what I'm talking about.). Not sure if it's a ...
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How to save a smaller file size, but keep high-res vector file for printing?

I created a design on Illustrator using design elements from various vector sites my client and I bought. It’s a 30x50cm design on a paper wrapper. It’s nothing complicated (think patterns) but the ...
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Orthographic projection of 2D SVG texture map onto 3D SVG sphere

Background Looking to project a 2D texture map onto a 3D surface. Texture & Globe The SVG source for the texture map is online: The crack data without gradients, simplified: The SVG source ...
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How to find the vector of this common light bulb logo? [closed]

Apologies if this is not the right place for posting questions like these - first time posting here so please feel free to remove/flag this question if it's not suitable. I'm looking for a light bulb ...
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How can I improve at drawing calligraphic font glyphs

Here is an example font glyph that's reasonably complex: You'll notice a few things about it: Continuity. It's not built out of primitive simple geometric objects like circles and triangles like ...
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How to get font glyphs out of OTF/TTF font and into Illustrator

Currently what I have to do is open up a font file (OTF/TTF) in FontLab, then click on a specific glyph, then select the actual glyph in that window, then copy/paste it from FontLab into Illustrator. ...
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How to center a shape so it is “visually” centered in Illustrator

Say I have 65,000+ shapes (i.e. the CJK Unicode Characters as vector glyphs). I want to create a square for each of the characters and place each vector glyph within its square such that it is ...
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All other things being equal, does printing an image from Illustrator instead of Photoshop produce better quality?

Say you have a vector image you open up in both Photoshop and Illustrator in DINA3 and 300ppi, wanting to print it in 300dpi. So when it comes to their pixel resolution, they're the same and all the ...
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How to Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...
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What exactly is an Illustrator Artboard

I am taking the plunge and going to learn Illustrator by focusing on some of the fundamental elements I've heard about or seen here and there in tutorials but never fully grasped. First up is ...
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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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How to globally set guides in Fontlab

I want to have this sort of thing: There's 6 horizontal lines and 3 vertical lines, to form the sort of bounding box and positioning guides for the character contours. I am new to FontLab and have ...
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How could I transform the colored Twitter emoji to Black and White automatically [duplicate]

I am looking for black and white emoji but haven't found too many good ones. One thing I'm thinking is taking the Twitter emoji and converting them to black and white (and grey potentially). One ...
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how to export files from illustrator to dwg

I´m a graphic designer who normally works with printing. I now have to convert an Illustrator CS5.1 file into dwg. When I do that the document size changes completely and most of the drawing is ...
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Vector shape is different than actual path

I'm totally perplexed by this. The vector path is at a different location and of a different size than the actual shape seen. I'm using CS6. I got this file from a client. Under normal circumstances, ...
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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Can I transform InDesign guidelines, rectangle frame tools and other guidelines into vectors?

I haven't been able to find any information or guide whatsoever to see whether it was possible to transform InDesign guides into vector lines. I am aware that doing this on Illustrator would've been a ...
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How to export/save an Eeschema from KiCad as vector to be used on large poster

I want this saved as a vector so that the resolution isn't poor when I enlarge the image. My understanding of vector files is pretty limited - I get the general idea - they save the image as a sets of ...
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(AI) Making curves & angles more uniform?

I'm trying to recreate a motif based on some reference photos, like: And this is what I have so far: I'm going for a more precise and "sharp" look than the reference photo, where the motif appears ...
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Do professional vector artists use a tablet and brush to draw or the pen tool

I am trying to learn how to draw faces in Illustrator. I am wondering if fast and good artists typically use freehand drawing with a tablet and a brush and then refine it somehow either with the ...
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Extracting lines from a complicated artwork and vectorize them

Currently I'm working on converting 30+ artworks to a colouring book, extracting the lines as best as I can and vectorizing them. Both my gf and I work as graphic designers and neither of us have come ...
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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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Interlacing Letter Objects Using Transparency Mask?

I'm interested in preserving the object integrity of the two letters in the image on the left. However, I would like to interlace the letters in the same manner as the image on the right without ...
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How to Remove Stroke while Resizing Object to Appear the Same - Illustrator

I have an object in Illustrator that has both a Stroke and a Fill of the same colour. I would like to remove the Stroke and resize (or otherwise alter) the object so the Fill matches what the object ...
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How to fill areas outside of a stroke to path object that are enclosed by the path

I have created a celtic style knot and would like to fill in the the background. The fill bucket makes a several pixel ring inside the area but does not fill as I expected it to. The object was ...
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Save one frame in After Effects as svg (vector) instead of psd?

I have used the 'Composition - Save Frame as - Photoshop Layers....", but was wondering if there is some plugin or some 'thing' that could save the frame as a vector file instead (.svg, .eps, .ai)? ...
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Newbie needing help with making a vector

Hey guys. Newbie here trying to make a logo for my company. I’ve made the logo on photoshop, got it into Inkscape and am trying to get a vector image. Any time I try...I get all these layers that show ...
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how i can draw these shapes in adobe illustrator CS6

This is a screenshot of a drawing from youtube and the designer was using Illustrator.
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Inkscape: How can I vectorize the image to make the pixels more round?

I have this image with lots of pixels even though it looks it looks pixely (It's actually 1362 x 574): How can I make them "round" (before vectorizing, or when vectorizing, whatever works). I mean I ...