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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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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 work 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 outside ...
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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 ...
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How to cut a line by object in Inkscape?

I have an object and it should cut a curved line at two points. In the image below, I want the line to reach the object and invisible inside the object and then continue after the object. How can I do ...
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How do I export text as paths in Photoshop?

I have a logo that is made simply by mixing two different fonts with custom settings (the image in the center is actually big G in Webdings): I want to export my logo as an svg (paths). Unfortunately ...
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AI: Image trace: Input image size having large effect on outcomes?

I want to vectorize an old map. Notably, this one: https://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCBMAPS~1~1~2740~101255:This-plan-of-the-City-of-Philadelph# So I am using image trace. I tested ...
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How do I draw equally sized lines equal distance from each other?

I'm trying to replicate Matrix.org's landing page image's lines. How could I do it with reasonable efficiency?
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How can I fade an object which uses the gradient or mesh tool?

I am trying to achieve this look in illustrator. I can only do this much using gradient tool in illustrator. Can someone tell me how can I make it look fade out like the first picture?
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How to achieve this rough borders and stippled illustration look?

Looks like some post effect or maybe another technique. How to achieve this, any ideas?
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Which file format produces the highest image quality for slideshows?

I'm working on a project, where I have to create images on PhotoShop. We're going to place my images on a slideshow. So far, I'm making sure to save my custom images as vector images and setting my ...
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Error in Line drawing

I'm building my resume from a template I found online for Adobe Illustrator. When I copy the line and use in somewhere else, then the line thickness increases automatically even though its the same ...
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Why is the snapping tool leaving some gaps between the shapes snapped together? (Affinity Designer)

I am using Snapping tool with the default settings. However, as you can see, it is leaving gaps between shapes, thus totally undoing the whole point of the tool, if I have to manually line them up ...
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How do I select half this shape and delete/remove it? (Affinity 1.7)

I have a star made on the canvas, but I can't find a standard selection box to select only half and then delete it.
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How do I make the control handles of a node visible in Affinity Designer 1.7?

Hello, I am trying to select a node on this vector shape so that I can extend the control handles and then make this sharp point a rounded one. I have read the manual, but clicking and dragging with ...
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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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Torus/vortex/wormhole warp effect

I am trying to understand the principle behind making this effect: I normally work in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and but I am falling short of making anything like this. I'd like to be able to make ...
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Merge Compound Path with its Stroke in Illustrator

I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a ...
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How to remove line of “join” vector shapes

I am new to Illustrator and am suffering when trying to export 2 unified vectors to PNG file. The exported image ends up with the "trace" on union of two objects. Is there any way to solve this "...
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How do I fill the transparent areas of this vector in illustrator?

I have a vector that I downloaded from a stock image site. If you look at the vector you will see that it has some transparent specs within the black and red areas. How do I get rid of the transparent ...
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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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Is it possible to import my own SVG into Canva

I'm trying to figure out a way how to import my own vector SVG graphic to Canva. I've tried numerous tutorials on creating SVG files from Adobe Illustrator, I've tried numerous Ai to SVG convertors, ...
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Can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. But can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation? I’m trying to make an animation similar to the following: https://www.youtube....
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How to achieve spiking effect on typography like Impulse Festival?

I was wondering how this effect was achieved. Does anybody have an idea how this would be possible using Adobe Illustrator or some other vector-based tool (I think this makes sense if you want to ...
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Draw a circular distorted shape in illustrator

I am still very new to vector and I wanted to make something similar to this image. I want to make it as circular shape. The only idea I got is to manually draw it point by point. Any better ...