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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 I can make people collage in custom shape?

How can I make a similar-looking collage automatically with a vector output? I am open to any software, web application or plug-in.
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How to vectorize a bitmap for a specific color range?

I'd like to vectorize only specific colors of a bitmap. I have a bitmap with different colors and blue lines or shapes, and a Map with rivers and lakes. I'd like to extract these rivers and lakes as ...
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Complex bitmap to vector

I am new to graphic design, and I am wondering how it's possible to convert a complex hand drawing to vector by tracing or any other method. Let's say I have an image like this: and I want to convert ...
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Gradually changing the width of half of a circle?

Suppose we have a circle stroke that is 100px in width. We now want to change it so that the center left side has a stroke with of 50px and the width should increase symmetrically such that when the ...
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How to draw roads?

How to draw roads in fireworks cs6? In the next way: I paint a line/path and I obtain two paralell lines/paths Pasing from To And changing the "roads" with the central/path of the "roads" This is ...
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When saving Ai file as Jpeg it gets blurry [duplicate]

When I save my .ai file as Jpeg by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S and it gets blurry. No matter how high or low I set in presets. Why? Help!!
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How to prepare vector file for 144“ x 48” banner with image and logo combined

I have a very small image 2.42" x .947 to blow up for a 144" x 48" banner. The image covers the entire background and then there is the logo. How do I Prepare the artwork. Can I combine the two, ...
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Clipping Mask Problem In Illustrator

I am trying to draw a wall with street light above it. The light is the triangle with 4 corners. I'm trying to clip mask the bricks and triangle but the bricks don't show. They are there when I hover ...
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Creating clipping mask with an outlined stroke

I've created this logo which uses clipping masks to contain the field inside the outline of the state. As you can see, the state outline is still a path. I need to convert this to an outlined stroke ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

I drew an image in Illustrator and now I would like to fill it with color. I created a second layer and placed it under the line art. However when I try to painting with the brush tool I get a really ...
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How to convert an object into individual paths in Illustrator?

In illustrator I have imported and traced an image as below: I am now trying to split this object into its four base shapes so I can change the fill of the blue parts. I thought trace would convert ...
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Delete path of shape behind another shape in Inkscape

I would like to create the illusion of one shape being "on top" of another shape in Inkscape. Is there a quick way to delete the path of one shape that is inside of another? It is important that I ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I'm trying to make some short animated gifs about Illustrator, with little step-by-step drawings exercises. I could put some explanatory text in some frames but I would prefer not to do that. Maybe ...
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Inkscape - “Exclusion” reverts “break apart” and puts all nodes to one path

I have a hand-drawn shapes, in fact, a hand-written text. I wanted to make it bolder so I used the technique of adding a 1 mm stroke, and then converted the stroke to path. That "removed" the fill and ...
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Source of a 2D vector skeleton?

I'm looking for a vector skeleton, preferably with all 206 human bones. I want to be able to stretch and alter the shape of human bones for graphic design purposes. More specifically, I would like to ...
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Photos look blurry when posted to Instagram with Social media managers [duplicate]

Photos posted to instagram look blurry when i post them with social media managers like hootsuite,social pilot and etc. What should i do? what settings should i change on photoshop? I'm using 2048*...
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Affinity Designer: Prevent object to scale when resizing group

Please take a look at the example attached below. When resizing assets for UX-design, I wish to scale certain objects within a group, while prevent other objects within that group from scaling with it....
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How to learn basic vector graphic?

I am studying computer science but we use lots of abstraction, so pictures help a lot. I don't know how to use any vector graphic editor though. What vector editor should I use as a beginner (Mac OS) ...
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sending vector files to manufacturers [duplicate]

Im not at all up with graphic design however i'm trying to get some samples of products manufactured in China and the company has asked for a vector file. I have no idea what it is or how to turn the ...
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Illustrator CC Minus front not doing what I expect

This hair artwork is composed of dozens of paths. A path (which has been Brought to Front) represents the hair parting. I'd like to delete this path, so there is a transparent area there. (This is ...
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Vector and engraving help

I'm new to working with inkscape and Corel Draw. I will engrave the exported files using a CnC controlled machine. The issue I am having: using Corel's contour tool, it's fine. It fills the vector ...
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How to turn off displaying stroke when using a path operation in Inkscape

I want to create a newspaper roll in Inkscape. My goal would be to only have the intersection of the yellow area and the the left circle. However, if I select those and then use path -> intersection, ...
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Delaunay triangulation to generate abstract networks and nodes

Is it possible to use Delaunay triangulation to generate an image like the below from a raster or vector of an object (in this case, a human heart)? What software and techniques would be required to ...
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Extracting line positions from Illustrator document (CC 21.1.0)

I'm attempting to extract the coordinates of multiple horizons that are drawn on top of an image in illustrator. Each horizon is grouped by colors and contains multiple paths that never overlap ...
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Illustrator: Rotate multiple objects to one point

I'm wondering if there is a way to rotate multiple objects to one point in Illustrator. I already know about blending and Transform Each. Thank you!
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How do I join two paths in Figma?

I'm trying to draw a symmetrical shape in Figma. Usually the way I do this is by drawing a path, then duplicating it and flipping it horizontally. In Illustrator, I would then be able to hit Ctrl+J to ...
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Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny

I'm trying to open a client SVG format image into illustrator, however I get this message "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny" which means some parts of the image aren't clipped to where they ...
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Convert Dotted Stroke to Fill in Inkscape

I tried Path > Stroke to Path but it just fills the whole rectangle instead of converting my dotted stroke into filled dots. Is there any way in Inkscape to easily convert my dotted stroke to a fill?...
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Vectr: How to create a circular arc with rounded edges

I'm trying to make a curved arc with rounded edges using Vectr. I can get it to work with perfectly circular arcs by adding a circle to the end However, when I try with an arc made from an oval, it ...
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How do I properly use or convert a PSD file for large format printing? [duplicate]

I have an image PSD file at 200 dpi at an image size of 11" by 11". My goal is to submit a final file for large format printing. The end product will be an 8 foot by 8 foot step and repeat banner/...
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How do I turn a set of equations into a vector [closed]

That's it. I have a set of equations made up in Desmos. What I need to now know is how to turn that into a vector graphic - which, from memory are described using equations.
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Getting patches over vectors in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am getting these white patches/distorted vectors over the vector artworks in Illustrator 2018 CC. Unable to figure out how and what needs to be done about it. Help ? I am using Mac OS High Sierra ...
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is there a way to make multiple color along a path in illustrator [duplicate]

I have a curved path, I tried to duplicate it 3 times And play with the strokes and the offset, but the line crosses itself when there's a curve. Is there A better way to make a multiple color along ...
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Combining Shapes for Laser Cutting and Etching

HELP! I would like to add the black circle to the center of the flower. The red strokes are cut lines for the laser. The black is etch. I need the black circle to merge with the flower, eliminating ...
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Can't get proper Delaunay Triangulation on Inkscape! [closed]

I don't understand why the triangulation isn't working. Is this a bug or am I missing something? Before anybody recommends, No, I don't have duplicate circles at the same spot. I'm not selecting ...
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How to retain only the black outlines of colored drawings, and then convert to SVG (vector file)

UPDATE: I have added a direct link to the PDF file, as well as a sample image below to give an overview of the goal. Hi, I currently have a color drawing/sketch that I want to convert to a vector ...
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What methods to use to create a city map with buildings footprints and import into Sketchup?

I would like to build a 3D miniature of a city, and I think the best way to do that is to import an image to Sketchup and then use the 3D tools provided by the software. It works like a charm if I ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC vector/line white out and I cant figure out why [duplicate]

I have no idea where the artifacts are coming from on my illustrator file. The white out parts adjust when I move a layer or zoom in/out - they aren't consistent. I can't find any rogue layers when I ...
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Can't fill areas of a purchased vector image

I purchased a vector image from vectorstock.com but I cannot fill some of the areas on it. This is the image I purchased: What happens is when I set a fill it only makes an outline of the triangle. ...
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Is it 'vectorizing' or 'vectoring' an image?

What do you call the action when you transform an image from raster into a vector? Is it "vectorizing" or "vectoring"?
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Online Solution for editing (breaking apart) Vector files [closed]

outside of Adobe and Corel Draw is there an online solution for taking a PNG, JPG or SVG file and breaking it apart to change the colors or styles?
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Adobe Illustrator | RGB vector looks all black when I import it to CMYK artboard [closed]

Colorful RGB vector I've downloaded from Vecteezy looks all black when imported to CMYK artboard. I can't change the color after importing to CMYK artboard either. How can I fix that? What I've done: ...
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Export Sketchup file to SVG

I am currently running Sketchup Make Version 17.1.173 (I assume this is a free version as I have never handed money over) I am trying to export to svg (or pdf, ps, eps and vector format basically). ...
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How to split path of characters into partial elements?

I am trying to decompose the following character into its composite strokes: Using this method, I have been able to separate the left- and topmost stroke. However, repeating it where strokes cross ...
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How to export as a vector file with Illustrator?

I designed a logo, exported as JPG, but it becomes blurry and cluttered when shrunk. I have seen the suggestion that I should export it as as a vector file. So, I exported as AI, but it only opens in ...
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Reaction Diffusion Dithering App [closed]

On my instagram feed I stumbled upon an app that let's you do dithering that sort of looks like a reaction diffusion algorithm. I tried to find it, but only found Ivan Murits app TexTuring, which is ...
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Path has nodes out of order

I created a path by combining two different paths and this has apparently resulted in the nodes being out of order. Therefore, when I fill the path, the fill is not correct: How can I fix this ...
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Why can are the handles of node only sometimes locked in a straight line?

I don't understand the logic of Inkscape nodes. What I have figured out so far: If I Ctrl-click a cusp node, then it turns it into a Bézier node with two handles If I pull a handle back into the node,...
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Exported SVG <style> Definitions Keep Changing -> Need Consistent Output

My website will rely on several hundred SVG files generated by illustrator. The website is designed to control certain styles in the SVG, changing their colors for different options picked by the user....
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filter objects into separate layers by fill color in Illustrator

I have over 100 objects of two types (paths, compound paths). I want to filter these objects into separate layers based on fill color. Note, there are only three different fill colors being used in ...