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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 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 ...
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Outlining a Stroke Doesn't Work Properly in Illustrator

When I try to outline the stroke in the screenshot below, the tip of the line gets changed. Please help me here? What should I do to get the exact image, but filled instead of stroked.
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How to create a distortion effect in the middle part of a text?

I'm a real newbie in design and I need to make a logo. For that I'd like to reproduce a pretty simple effect I saw on Pinterest but I can't find out how to do it. If someone could tell me which tools ...
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What Tools Would You Use to Build Something Like This?

It's my first time posting here so please bear with me! I'm trying to recreate the image below but honestly I'm not even sure where to start. I tried brute forcing it and just overlaying squares on ...
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How can I create this type of line-work?

I came across this beautiful piece on pinterest (unsure who the artist is, please link me if you know). I wanted to ask how to create lines like these. In particular - how did the artist create gaps ...
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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has width 38px, and thickness of 1px. Green has width 152px and thickness 1px. I created these shapes using the technique in image 4. There are two rectangles one over ...
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Why is trace bitmap not working in inkscape?

I had created a rectangle and was trying to use the trace bitmap feature to make a SVG copy but the copy was not being created.
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How to show paths continuously in Illustrator

I've been googling and searching for an answer to this question. I would like a view where I can see my paths over the image I'm working on (see screenshot) Anyone that can help me with this?
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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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Convert parallel paths into one in Inkscape

I have an img that it is a black line. I try to convert to vector: Inkscape > Path > Trace Bitmap. Even the img is just a fine line, it makes two vector lines: one for the outside border of the ...
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Help with copying and pasting smart objects from indesign to photoshop (blank pixels at edge of objects)

So im copying vectors from indesign to photoshop (for a mockup) and when I paste some things, there is a blank space at the edge of the vector in photoshop. in the indesign document, I've checked that ...
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Unable to Preserve Some Parts of Vector in PDF (Illustrator)

As the title states, when I save a vector file I created in Illustrator as a PDF, the vector is not preserved. My client has an .ai file for me to insert an pattern image in, then it has to be ...
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How do you set Resolution DPI for an SVG Vector Image when you open it in Affinity Photo?

When I open an SVG Vector Image in Affinity Photo, Affinity doesn't bother to ask me for a resolution or DPI. In Adobe Photoshop, I would be automatically prompted for resolution when I open a vector....
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Deleting Multiple Photoshop CC Work Path Achor Points

When vectorising a jpeg image (OK, not a true vectoring, but creating vector paths for layer masks which create a crisp "vector like" images when resized) the process of selecting the outline using ...
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Open source programs to apply vector designs into mockups?

I create mostly logo designs using Inkscape on Linux but I cannot find a way to mockup my designs with an open source software. Are there any open source programs to apply vector (or raster) designs ...
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How to optimize an Illustrator .pdf loading?

I am working in Illustrator and would like to export vector objects as a .pdf. These vector objects are overlapping one another in some areas. This creates a problem when I open the .pdf, it seems to ...
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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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How to change the colour of all objects to a shade of maroon in inkscape

I'm very new to inkscape and I am trying to change the colour of a vector graphic I downloaded. Below is a a screenshot of my window: All of these bubbles are in shades of green. I want to keep the ...
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How can I make this symbol in illustrator?

I need to redraw this symbol for a client that has it as a JPG logo but doesn't have the vectorized file. How can I do this in illustrator?
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How do I make my pen anchor points around isometric grid? [duplicate]

As you can see in the photo there lines dont link up pefectly and don't follow the guidelines precisely. Is there a way I can make every exact?
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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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Cutkontur 4 contour cutting in data is applied as a surface?

I have to send for printing letters which will be processed by cutter.The company send me yesterday an email saying I had open paths, I tripled checked my file in illustrator indeed was 2 paths open ...
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How to add a node where two handles meet

I have two nodes that create a curved edge. I want to add a new node where the handles for these nodes would intersect if they were extended, and then delete the original two nodes. This would turn ...
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Create an infinite background wave pattern

I need to adjust this background wave image to an infinite pattern. When the background repeats in the x direction the lines need to be integrated in a way that only looks like a single image, not ...
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Simple Vector art rejected by Shutterstock because of Bitmapping [closed]

I submitted few simple vector art to ShutterStock but most of them were rejected due to this: Linked Images / Bitmaps / Raster Effects: Vectors containing linked images, bitmaps, and/or raster ...
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How can I recreate this using the vector tool in sketch?

How can I achieve the same look? I’m unable to get the curves perfect.
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Best way to generate an svg from this png

Attempting to get a high quality image from the TensorBoard projector my last hope lies in producing a svg from a screenshot. My attempts to create an svg in inkscape ended up relatively blurry and I ...
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Adobe Illustrator: make a gradient ellipse over shape and cut everything outside

How can I make an Ellipse with gradient on separated layer, and remove everything, which is not in shape, located on another layer? I will describe it on a schema, like I do this in Photoshop (...
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how do I make a custom gradient shape mask or vector mask that is gradually transparent on one side only?

Using Vector masks or layer masks, In photoshop CC, how do I make a custom gradient shape mask or vector mask that has a gradient on one side only? A side that is curved and the gradient should follow ...
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A tool on line to convert an image to vectorial or using Adobe Illustrator: best practice

I would like to know if there are any online tools that convert without using programs such as InkScape, Photoshop or other software that convert images like PNG to vector format with extension, for ...
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too many anchor points + overlapping lines. Laser cut exporting

I'm having a nightmare trying to figure out the solution to some problems with my illustrator PDF files that are to be imported later to be laser cut in Corel Draw X8 64 (bit) program. My issues are ...
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How these kind of illustrations are made? [closed]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/62784931/Desire-to-lose-weight https://www.behance.net/gallery/54576131/Editorial-illustrations-Jan-October-2017 https://www.behance.net/gallery/32957589/Sketch https://...
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Illustrator snap to anchor error

I'm working with Illustrator CS6 and have run into an issue when simply trying to join two anchor points. To better demonstrate this issue I have uploaded a GIF below: I have snap to point turned on ...
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Can I merge and stack multiple .eps files one over the other? [duplicate]

I used datasets with the variable importer script to create about 240 sections. I need to be able to edit the text in each section and I need 6-7 of them stacked one over the other. Is there a way to ...
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How to reproduce this line effect

I am interested to find a proper way of reproducing an illustration like this example.
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Why are title images so often distorted? [closed]

Example. I've read somewhere it's because people upload them in too high resolution and the browsers' scaling programs aren't perfect. However, today I bumped into a distorted logo of equal size on ...
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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 ...