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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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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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Making svgs in Illustrator that can be morphed from one to the next using javascript

I want to make an animation like this one using svgs and javascript: https://codepen.io/noeldelgado/pen/JdbmYW The problem is that in order to make this transformation possible all the svgs between ...
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Keeping quality of bitmap illustrations for web/print

I draw illustrations by hand on paper, scan in and then wish to use as artwork or edit further. One way I've done so way to trace hand drawn work using the pen tool in Illustrator, creating vector ...
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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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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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Picture puzzle effect

I want to convert a vectorized image into a picture puzzle as entertainment for children (see example of a cat picture puzzle). Essentially, the procedure would be: - for all areas larger than a ...
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How do I keep the original color of a vector when exporting?

I made a vector on Adobe Illustrator (v 24.1.2) and when I export it as a JPG or even if I open it as a PDF I notice I lose alot of the color. How do I prevent this from happening? Eventually I would ...
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How to modify thickness of existing graphics in Inkscape?

I have an existing svg image: source: https://www.svgrepo.com/svg/165174/thought-bubble And I'd like to modify the thickness of lines to be a bit slimmer. How could I achieve that in Inkscape? The ...
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Illustrator vector objects lose their curves when imported into InDesign

I am having a new issue with Illustrator 2020 and InDesign 2020 compatibility. If I drag-and-drop .ai files into an InDesign Artboard (or Place them), their curves become edgy. However, if I copy ...
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Converting picture to vector formats

I tried to convert a model drawing to vector format (dxf) automatically with programs such as CorelDRAW, AutoCAD, etc. but it fails due to gray tones near to black lines. I thought if I used ...
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How to measure spaceing and resize shapes “vector likely” or readjust “width” of a shape?

In Photoshop I'm trying to make some "border" or "cover" thing, but I'm running into a problem when it comes to "maintaining the correct space and height". In the image there's a triangle (it was a ...
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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...
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Cutting out part of an outlined shape in Photoshop

Without rasterising a vector shape, is there a better way to cut out part of an outlined shape in Photoshop? I currently do this: Create shape Double click on layer to edit layer style Select the ...
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How to make this type of logo? [closed]

this logo looks so clean. is this created manually by adjusting path or there is a trick? thx.
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I can't change brush size

Illustrator user for 20 years here, and yet here we are... Stumped by AI 2020 and pulling my hair. Today I need to change the size of my brush to edit a stock vector image. There is a "Stroke" ...
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Crayon Line Style in Adobe Illustrator

I am trying to imitate this line style in Adobe Illustrator: Unfortunately I am not really able to reproduce it. What I came up with so far is using a brush for the Stroke and a Width Profile. While ...
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Mario Pipe Snake Wrap Around

Okay, so I'm very new to Illustrator. I want to have a mario pipe 'snaking' around another mario pipe. I've managed to get a style that looks like a pipe when I use the pencil tool, and I've got the ...
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when creating icons that will be used as SVGs, is it important to have shapes occupy whole pixels rather than a portion of it?

I understand that if you have shapes taking only half of a pixel in an image, it will look blurry as a rasterized image. Since ill be using them as svgs and glyphs will the same problem retain? I ...
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When icons are used as glyphs, is it necessary to create them at double the intended resolution? [closed]

eg. 16x16 is the intended size, do I need to create them at 32x32 or higher for sharpness on screens with high ppi? any help would be greatly appreciated. Edit: looks like I was conflating ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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What is discontinuous width point when using width tool in illustrator

I am currently reading the book Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release) In the lesson 4, Width tool section(page 463) author has mentioned following about discontinious width point :- ...
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Getting concentric circles to have equal spacing in Inkscape?

In this youtube at this point in time the designer snaps circles equidistantly around each other, but does not show what settings are necessary to achieve this? Thoughts?
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Inkscape: change font in multiple text boxes AND maintain size?

Objective: be able to select all instances of a font in an SVG and replace it in situ with a different font and have the resulting text maintain the exact same size and relative positioning. When ...
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Smoothly unify paths with Inkscape

Essentially, what I would like is to unite nodes of different paths. With closed nodes, this is not possible as far as I know. So I would like to know if there is a way of unifying several paths in a ...
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Latency distance in Inkscape when using calligraphy tool with pen tablet

Inkscape's calligraphy tool has a seemingly random latency distance when I use it with my tablet pen. It doesn't start drawing immediately when the pen contacts the tablet. No other tools produce this ...
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How does Inkscape make a node segment smaller symmetrically?

In this YouTube video at this point in time the designer makes the node segment smaller symmetrically so that it stays centered by using the keyboard, but it does not show the shortcuts. How is this ...
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How can I join multiple line segments and paths in Adobe Illustrator to create an overall shape?

I often work with DXF files at work. Simple 2D shapes that are plotted then cut to manufacture products. Opening an Autocad PDF often results in segmented vector lines instead of creating one ...
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Why image elements in SVG export

I have this illustration in .ai format that I try to export to SVG. When it is exported the resulting file is so big. Opening the SVG file I notice that it consists of lots om image tags/elements. ...
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Illustrator: gradual blends

In Illustrator, is there a way to use the blend tool but in more of a 'gradual' fashion? On the left of this image, you can see a graphic I created with the blend tool, which means all of the lines ...
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Expanding live corners in Illustrator

I have a square with some rounded corners, that I've set using Illustrator's live corners feature. However I would like to expand the corners so that they convert to anchor points in the path, but ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Convert .jpg with gradient background to vector object

I don't have too much experience with Adobe Illustrator (I am a beginner), but what I am trying to do is to convert a logo (see attached image - .jpg format) to vector object in Adobe Illustrator. ...
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Flat edges in Inkscape

So i was just toying around with inkscape, trying to make a nice thing for my friend. When i got to the horns though, i couldn't make their tips sharp and they came out looking flat. Is there a way to ...
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Creating a pattern of irregular shapes in Illustrator like the default WhatsApp background

I'd like to take a collection of shapes and distribute them into another shape in Illustrator to get the effect similar to the WhatsApp background. I could swear I saw a video or article from Adobe ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator: How to create a Polygonal Gradient / Shapeburst fill?

I'm trying to create a Polygonal Gradient fill in Inkscape or Illustrator. Here's a rendered example of what I'm trying to do: The image above shows a black-to-white polygonal gradient on a pentagon. ...
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In Inkscape, how can I rotate a 2D object on the Z axis so that it appears 3D?

I have an image of a road that I have drawn as if I were a drone, looking down on it from above. I would like to now add perspective to it, which would be easy if I were able to take the containing ...
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Gray lines appearing around expanded vector shapes when exporting PDF

So I vectorized some images and expanded them, but when I export them as PDFs they have these gray lines around them. How can I remove them? (But without rasterizing; rasterizing it makes the colors ...
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Which method to get this smoother transition between two shapes?

I am learning Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to understand how to get that smoother transition between the shape and the line. So far my attempts have been unsuccessful. The curves are still to ...

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