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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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illustrator trim vectors

it looks fine arent they? it has more than one dot within a place, which bothers me too much. (i separated that very dot in this picture) this was done by pathfinder merge and such however. any way ...
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Pros and cons to .AI vs. .EPS file formats in 2017?

I've heard "EPS is a dying format" so many times my brain completes the sentence every time I hear "EPS"...yet whenever I research the issue, I can only find posts about why it's a dying format in ...
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Is there a specific technique graphic artists use for this illustration?

I've always wondered if there was a specific method/technique that graphic artists use to create the patterning in this croc?
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Illustrator - Delete points but keep curves

I am used to editing vector graphics in FontLab, which allows you to simplify vectors like this: The behavior I'm used to If I delete a point from a curve, the program will roughly maintain the ...
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JPEG using illustrator [on hold]

Does the quality of JPEG pictures changed when cropped in any app editting pics? and *what can I do to have a high resolution JPEG pics and unchangale (vector) format?, because as i know that using ...
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Shading an SVG shape using control points

I'm using Inkscape to produce an SVG image which is supposed to reproduce a photo. I have some arbitrarily drawn shape, and I need to shade it. Here's an example photo: Here's how I would like to ...
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move all items in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier in illustrator

In Illustrator, how do I move all vectors in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier and discard the sublayer containers and retain the original layer name? Basically, bring all sublayers and contents to the ...
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Illustrator stroke preview for pencil while drawing like paintbrush

When using the paintbrush tool you get to see a preview of the stroke while drawing. The pencil brush only shows the center line rather than the whole stroke that's being drawn, but I would like to ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can I Suspend Rendering of Complex Objects or Bypass the Progress Bar?

Towards the end of a project (or when revising an old one, or whatever), there comes a certain point sometimes, where multiple tools & effects have been used on several layers and any false move, ...
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Move circle and connecting points in Inkscape (manipulate graph plot)

I'm creating a network graph in R and exporting to Inkscape as a PDF (see image below). I would like to move the nodes around and have each node's edge (line connected to it) move with it. Is this ...
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How do I export a complicated floorplan and ductwork from CAD to Adobe Illustrator in vector format (without freezing/crashing Illustrator)?

I've tried lowering the quality of the plot in CAD but that makes the curves so bad it's unusable. Every time I try and open the exported file in Illustrator it takes forever and if/when it loads if I ...
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Adobe Illustrator shape edges not lining up, shape builder creating weird shapes

So I have only had this problem since updating to CC19. I'm not sure the best way to explain it but when I zoom in 100% the shape edge guide does not accurately line up with the shape fill (or stroke)....
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Illustrator: EMF export loses precision

I want to include a publication quality vector graphic in MS word. EMF seems to be the only vector format which word handles without massive issues. Therefore I am exporting a figure from Illustrator ...
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Placing vector in After Effects results in grey box

In After Effects (CC2017), when I import a project from Illustrator (CC2017), place it on the timeline and select "Create shapes from vector layer", it creates a grey rectangle. There is no opacity on ...
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Name of this web design trend [duplicate]

I'm looking into modern web design trends and see these character illustrations more and more. It feels like a lot of sites are taking this turn but I can't seem to find anything online about these ...
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Illustrator CC 2018 Tracing not doing what I need to convert this BMP to Vector?

I have Illustrator CC 2018 and I have a series of bitmap images saved as *.bpm (I can save as other formats if they would work better) which I need to convert to Vectors but no matter what Trace ...
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Resizing an SVG using GIMP

I exported an image from this site https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator and am trying to make it really big, but can't figure out how. The tutorial vid I found uses an iOS or ...
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How to place a perfect curve to join two circles together?

I have two circles in this position I'm looking to acheive this (but more perfect with the flow of the curve meeting the circle perfectly on the right) notice, that it is slightly off) How would I ...
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How to make wind flow / aerodynamic diagrams?

I need some help on how to create good looking vectorized images of these kinds of themes: I work a lot with LaTeX when it comes to typesetting so I have some basic experience with Tikz. However I ...
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Why can't subtract complex form in Affinity Designer

In the attached picture, #1 is a complex object (made with 24 shapes, converted to curves, joined or added together) and the #2 is a simple circle shaped object also converted to curve. No. 2 is at ...
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Photoshop: How to merge two anchor points

I have two shapes and I want to merge the anchor points as seen in the image. Is there any way?
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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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How to draw a wing cascade with boundary layers?

After receiving some great advice here, I set out to create my first diagrams! I am trying to recreate this type of image in Inkscape: Inkscape was suggested as a good starting point and it's free, ...
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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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Including detail in Image Trace with Adobe Illustrator

So I have some designs that I'm trying to get print ready. They're all 1 to 2 colors and were designed in Photoshop at 8 inches x 8 inches and 300 dpi. I didn't realize, but the designs actually need ...
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How to edit an EPS with GIMP or Inkscape

Newbie here. I wanted to design a wallpaper, (I was starting with a 1280x1024 size), so I downloaded this graphic from freepik [ see link below ] but I cannot figure out how to edit it. First I ...
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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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Why won't a certain object combine into another in Inkscape?

I am making an icon pack using Inkscape that is focused around brand and social icons. I am planning on adding the FreeBSD logo to the pack, so I have been recreating the logo: However, when I try to ...
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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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Rotate a vector

What are step by step to rotate, in all possible ways, a vector around its axis (vector direction) to have a three-dimensional effect? For example if I have the vector -F of the figure (b) and I ...
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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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powerstroke on closed path

I'm trying to use Powerstroke to improve the joints in these paths using extrapolated arcs, but I find difficult to do it with closed paths. This is what I'm experiencing Before closing a path I see ...
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Illustrator isn't allowing me to select part of a graphic

I'm trying to edit a text based image in Illustrator CC but parts of the text are not allowing me to edit or even select them. even clicking Select All doesn't work. has anyone had this problem? any ...
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InDesign: Frame Edges only visible on some objects

I have copied a logo from Illustrator and pasted it into InDesign, and noticed the blue Frame Edges are missing from some of the letter forms. All objects in InDesign are supposed to have a visible ...
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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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How to continue an unfinished curved path in InkScape

I think I have found the Adobe Illustrator version of this question, at: how continue a path from one point by using pen tools in illustrator? Another site: suggests subpaths, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Looking for some creative advice on a sharp, strong and minimal logo. All inputs appreciated [closed]

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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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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Convert batch EPS to SVG using ImageMagick?

Is there an easy way to convert a batch of EPS files to SVG format, using ImageMagick or something else? I have thousands of vector files in EPS format and I need to convert them to SVG.
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Sketch: Vector does not preserve color and transparency when exporting as SVG

When I export as SVG from Sketch, the transparency and colors do not appear as intended. What is going on here? SVG is on Sketch homepage.
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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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Trying to add two handles to an anchor point,but only one will appear, help! (Vectorizing lettering)

I am trying to learn and use the horizontal/vertical only method of vectorizing type using the pen tool in Illustrator. I am following this tutorial here. When going from anchor point to anchor point,...
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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 export an object/icon as svg from InDesign document?

I have a little basket icon as an object in InDesign file and I just want to save it as .svg file. I have InDesign 2017 CC How can this be done?
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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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Pen tool creates a new layer for every stroke

When I make a stroke using the pen tool in Corel Painter 2018, a new layer is automatically generated. I found no apparent way to fix it. Is there a way to avoid it?
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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 ...