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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 to generate procedural/algorithmic vectors?

I'm trying to find tools to achieve this kind of patterns and looks that seem procedural or algorithmic. So far, the only way i think i could achieve this kind the results is tweaking with the blend ...
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Illustrator: which canvas size and settings for new logo document

What canvas size and other settings should I do in Illustrator when creating the main master design of any logo?
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Keeping vector layer in Photoshop Elements 2018

I created vector text in Inkscape, converted to .pdf, and loaded it as a layer on a map in Photoshop Elements 2018, but when I enlarged it above 100% it was no longer a scalable vector. Is it ...
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How to vectorize an image while keeping it crisp

I have been given the task to take graphs and vector them to make them be able to scale up and down. Every time I live trace it, it comes out blotchy and I cant get it to remain someone crisp. I cam ...
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Erase parts of a raster layer in Illustrator

I have a composition in Illustrator where I want to erase some parts of a Raster (non-vector) layer. Basically there are drops of coloured ink floating towards the PoV, and the background image has ...
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White lines around the logo

today I'm here to ask you how to export better on Illustrator! I made a text logo, I was going on Photoshop to add a background and I saw these lines: Did I do something wrong with Illustrator or ...
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Why are rounded corners in InDesign not perfectly round?

At first glance, everything looks fine... Circle is 2p and square behind has rounded corners of 1p but if the stroke is removed, there is clearly some inconsistency. What is the reason for this ...
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Technical term for this kind of image

Vinyl cutters often reduce photos to pure black and pure white for rendering in one color of vinyl against another color background. Popular tools for this are apps like Adobe Capture, the threshold ...
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Best transparency method to achieve CMYK offset effect

In Illustrator, using pure color shapes (100% cyan, 100% magenta, etc.) what’s the best method to overlay them so this effect is obtain (colors blend together, instead on merely being added one on top ...
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Images with vector graphics - How to export for web

I'm working on a webpage where we are using photos that have vector graphic elements. I've tried exporting these as svgs, and I'm running into an issue where some of the photo elements are not being ...
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Photoshop : How to convert Text to outline vector?

In photoshop : How do I convert a a type layer into a vector outline (Just like in Illustrator)? For the final purpose of copying this and pasting into Adobe Animate CC.
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Illustrator CC How do I draw within a layer group

I have created a layer and within it a group to which I have put a transform effect to do symmetry. While it works fine, I have to manually place each new object I create into the group. I have never ...
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Transparent particles in Illustrator when making an ellipse [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a logo for a school assignment, but whenever I make an ellipse in Illustrator these weird lines appear near the edges. It doesn't happen with any other shape, and it seems to ...
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Creating a treasure hunt map from my city [closed]

I need to know a fast way or at least something that may look good. I have the map of Bucharest and I have to make a map to unite 5 specific pubs with a red dotted line. The problem is that I don't ...
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Merge and delete the nodes from overlapping shapes in Inkscape

I started my adventures with Inkscape. I am trying to merge and delete connection between nodes. I have got a two objects that intersect: I would like to merge them and delete a section so the ...
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Illustrator saving in small size distorts shapes

I have a symbol in vectors at raw with around 500px width and 600px height. All strokes were outlined. Saving it straight from its normal size, this is what I get: However, if I save it in "Save for ...
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Is it possible to create slanted objects in Illustrator's perspective grid?

I've been looking for a while but haven't found anything useful. When working with the perspective grid, the first thing I wanted to do is to draw a laptop. I wanted its lid to be slanted at an angle. ...
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Photoshop vector smart object opening in Preview instead of Illustrator?

In Photoshop CC (version 19) on the Mac, I have a smart object vector graphic layer. Double-clicking the layer to edit the vector graphic, opens it in Preview (Mac) because, presumably, it thinks it's ...
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How do I dissolve a word or shape into dots (with either Photoshop or Illustrator)? [duplicate]

I'm looking for someone to have a skype call with me or explain in detail how to dissolve a shape or word into dots (circles, spheres, etc.) using either Illustrator or Photoshop. This is for a ...
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Make path that have same space between each other inner triangle

I have created triangle, I want to create lines inner it. I successfully created some lines, but the space between other line is not same (sometimes further sometimes closer). Lets look below image ...
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Replace bitmap circles to vector circles / shape recognition

I have a raster image of a field of various size circles that I want as a vector file. The image is in high resolution and all of the circles are well defined as circles. None overlap. Is there a way ...
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How can I make a logo have a negative space stroke in Inkscape?

I have this logo ↑ and I want its stroke to be negative/transparent so that it can look like this ↓ How do I do this in Inkscape?
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Text/Font Single Path Illustrator

In basic terms I want to take a font and convert it to a path. You can do this with "Create Outlines" but what I need isn't the path of the font, I need a single path. I looked into it and found ...
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Pathfinder unite is coming out jagged

This has never happened before and it's driving me insane. I'm merging perfectly aligned elements and when I do the rounded edge comes out jagged. Any ideas? Before After Outline After outline
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Join two anchor points to same line path

I've created very basic shape with Illustrator CS6. here's my shape My first anchor point on inner shape (no. 1) successfully join the line path (on left side). But not with the second one. No.2 ...
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Efficient methods to clean up vector art

I have this artwork I was sent for a product and I need to clean up the lines and all these overlapping lines. I can't get the client to go back to the designer for new art so I'm stuck with what I'...
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Magic Wand Tool on a Traced Image in Ai

I have brought in an image in ai and image traced it to make it a vector. Right now I'm trying to select specific color to blend the image better. The problem is I can't select anything on the image, ...
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Where to get free high quality maps (vector)

So I search for a long time, but couldn't find anything... So basically I'm searching for high quality maps to create something similar like: https://www.mapiful.com https://www.mujumaps.com The ...
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How to cut out a specific color in Illustrator?

My chosen title doesn't really get across what I'm trying to ask since my issue is a little hard to put into a few words. Here's an image that describes it better. I've made this design in ...
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Illustrator Image trace: want outline of image, getting unrelated shape

I'm getting some very strange output from Illustrator's Image Trace feature. I want to turn this: Into a vector shape. Using the Image trace, I haven't been able to get anything even close. The best ...
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Converting Android VectorDrawable XML files back to SVG files?

Anyone here designed in Android development team or familiar in Android development? There's so many way to convert your existing SVGs to Android's Vector Drawable XML files now, but is there any way, ...
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How to split a shape based on a grid?

I'm using Photoshop and Inkscape. I have a circle shape. Based on a grid, I want to generate say thousand other smaller shapes that fill that circle nicely (and perhaps without gaps). I want those ...
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What software should I use to create editable mathematical vector images like these?

Little bit of background: I own Affinity designer, looking into learning Blender 3D, and am decently familiar with Python, Numpy, and Matplotlib. Examples: ex1 ex2 ex3 ex4 ex5 ex6 There's ...
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How to save objects traced using image trace into vector components?

So, I have a jpg logo which I traced using image trace in Illustrator and it traced successfully with the light blue (cyan) lines around it. How do I convert this into a vector component which I can ...
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What CorelDraw Effect or Tool is Used to Achieve Transparency

I am new to CorelDraw in that I come from the Adobe world. At the moment, I am working with a CorelDraw file that has several brush-like Symbols. These Symbols are styled, but I cannot see how. ...
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Converting CorelDraw Files to Adobe In-Design CS6 Files

I am new to doing vector graphics and am currently facing the following issue. I have several (20-30) files created in CorelDraw X7 17.3 that need to be converted to Adobe In-Design. The reason for ...
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How to make this shape in Illustrator CC

I am not a graphic designer but I can do a few things in Illustrator. My task is to convert the below image to a vector in Illustrator. I can do everything fine except the top blue shape. How would I ...
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how to export 72 dpi and get normal quality image [closed]

I have designed portfolio at 72 dpi, so when I exported as pdf got horrible quality. Can I do anything to get normal quality? I exported png which is fine when displayed in browser but in picture ...
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Illustrator SVG export Inside Glow effect

I'm designing a logo for someone but i got a huge problem. I've got this paperpress effect (Inside glow): I need to export this to an SVG format But when i do this and open it in my browser, this ...
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Crop SVG with Inkscape

I have an SVG built up by adding several images on top of each other. It works fine but the edges do not line up and overlap in ways that I don't want. I basically want to "trim" the edges of my SVG ...
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Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular arc

The following screenshot shows a vector with guides forming its horizontal and vertical limits: How is it possible to bend the vector (along with a line – marked green in the image – which will serve ...
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If I import a .psd file with one layer into Ai and then save as .ai file, is this a true vector file?

I've been asked by a friend to create a vector file from a .psd they have given me which only has one layer. I realize a .ai is a vector file by default, but I often see that an image needs traced, ...
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How do I set 'Combine Shapes' to a default setting in Photoshop?

I'm doing some linework for a perspective-rendered image and I need to draw lines frequently. I've turned the combine shapes option on and it works... for one layer. Is there a way to set this to be ...
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Keep Illustrator Path Divide Below from Closing Lines

So I have some objects, open-ended lines, and a box: I select the box and choose Object > Path > Divide Objects Below, and get this: You can basically see that the objects have been divided, but ...
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Transfering Photoshop paths separately

No matter how I move multiple paths from one image to another (dragging, copy-pasting), they keep collapsing into single path (see pic). Is there a way to copy/move them and keep the original ...
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My joint end-nodes do not respect my stroke styles

I make many Bezier paths when I trace a photo. Often I join both end-nodes with the "join selected nodes". In my illustration the top left node is such a combination of two former end-nodes. You can ...
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Illustrator: Divide an object between anchor points

I'm fairly new to Illustrator, but I'm learning fast. Right now I'm just practicing vectorizing images and removing their backgrounds. My current project is working with the picture of a bulldog. I've ...
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Remove selection from layer in an svg

I'm a complete amateur and just googling my way around but I'm a bit lost with the current task. I'm editing the following SVG graphic in Inkscape: https://chaosdata.deviantart.com/art/BackTrack-...
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How to combine vector paths in Sketch? [duplicate]

I am trying to combine/flatten a series on paths in Sketch. When I use Layer > Combine I get very unexpected results. I am assuming there is a fairly simple solution that I am missing here, can ...
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Adobe: saving vector outline

If a vector object (from Ai, for instance) is pasted into Ps as Path (especially on a white background), one get a really nice B/W technical drawing type image, which is even still vector in Photoshop....