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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 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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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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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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How to change vector into different colors (Adobe Illustrator)

I don't know how to change the outline of my illustrations into different colors. I draw by hand and then I scan the image and place it on Adobe Illustrator. I do the whole process of 'image trace,' '...
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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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How to create a vector pattern with arbitrary sized/rotated objects?

I want to achieve the effect below in inkscape: I tried with extensions > generate from path > clone along path, and edit > clone > create tiled clones with various randomized values, but nothing ...
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Convert image/object to lines

I am creating an algorithm and I need your help. I have this vector file (SVG) and I would like to know if is there a way I can export/convert this image to lines only? Something like this: Think ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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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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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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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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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 recreate subpixel anti-aliasing like Windows Command Prompt

I want to be able to create a anti-aliasing effect as shown in windows command prompt with any text or vector I'd like without having to screenshot it within the program. How could I go about doing ...
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How to move an object along an elliptical path - After Effects

I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles. I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path ...
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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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How to simulate embossed punch tape

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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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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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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How can I convert my watercolour images to vectors for Shutterstock?

So, forgetting that they rejected my last image as they weren't taking content like that anymore... Shutterstock said that I wasn't allowed to use live trace in Illustrator to vectorize my ...
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How can I flatten, combine, or trace non-overlapping shapes in Sketch?

Currently stuck in Sketch hell. I have a bunch of combined shapes made of non-overlapping triangles. I need them to behave like single, solid shapes so I can apply a border to them. Currently, when I ...
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Copy vector pattern completely from scratch for commercial use, but exactly as those found online?

I need a huge range of vector patterns that will be used commercially on merchandise. Since royalty free sites do not allow commercial use for most of their images, I figured I can create patterns ...
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How to add points to an approximated spline in xfig?

I want to add points to an approximated spline in Xfig (Anyone familiar with Xfig?). However, no matter where I click, I don't seem to be able to do that. I'm able to add points using the "add points" ...
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Old .EPS and .AI just need font change — How?

I have a number of old .EPS files that were created in FreeHand, and some early Illustrator (.AI) files. They use fonts my machine doesn't have. Is there a free app I can use to open them and choose a ...
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Target what svg compressor option messes up file for sketch 3

I am using https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg to compress my svg image, its pretty good at what it does, but after running image through it, sketch 3 messes it up and it looks like this: Where as ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual points)....
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Align .svg images of heads so they will all mix and match with a set of bodies

A wonderful woman made me a set of animal heads and animal bodies that will all interchange however when she saved them they are sort of all over the place. I've asked her if she can save them so ...
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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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Pixel images to vector in Inkscape - right settings but not coming out correctly?

I read this question and it was very helpful, only when I use the options as described in Takkat's answer my image still comes out wrong. This PNG is the image I'm attempting to convert to vector. It'...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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creating label products

When creating labels, banners, logos etc(take label for instance), we usually use vector graphics because of one main reason to use vector is resolution independent, but vector illustration are not ...
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Illustrating for interpretive panels?

I've come across a project that requires me to draw plants and trees for Interpretive panels. This is a new endeavor for me and I lack ideas on how such panels are made. An example image is shown ...
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Unique coordinate system for each layer

Update Note: Each layer apparently has a different coordinate system :/ (I'd attach a small file which demonstrates the issue but can't figure out how to. As the title explains, for whatever reason ...
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How to open an *.es file format

Has anybody ever heard of that format, if yes which application can open those? UPDATE After asking I could find out that this file is for EasySign, so for plotting/cutting. I guess it is not ...
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Why Inkscape adds a white border while printing?

I use to print my Inkscape works to a pdf document in order to import them to a LaTeX document. I always print them to a pdf file (my OS has this option by default < Kubuntu 14.04>) because I ...
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Is Inkscape unable to import asymptote vector graphics properly?

Background: Inkscape usually imports vectors properly, with no issues, both from EPS or PDF. What helps in this process is "Poppler". Asymptote is a software that given some data is able to render ...
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i want to paste same background in all of my illustrator layers

I have 200 layers in one of my Illustrator CS6 project. i want to add same background group in all layers and then run batch ai to jpg. how exactly can i paste the same background in every layer ...
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Saving a GIF File with no background

I have Corel Paintshop PhotoPro X3, and I bought a vector from Shutterstock that has multiple flourishes in it. I want to save each flourish as its own file. So I cut one and save it onto a new vector ...
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avaiability of public-domain platform/os vectors

I have looked high and low for platform logos (iOS, Android, Unity 3D, Haxe, Java, .NET, etc.) in a vector or even photo format that have a consistent look and feel. Short of collecting disparate ...
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Pros and Cons of Vectors in Illustrator vs sketches in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for Website Use

My website is going to include a lot of graphics, drawn by myself. The display of the illustrations will be similar to that of theoatmeal.com (some illustration reuse will be present, but not as much ...
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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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Glitch Vector graphics

this is a useless question just for sake of spare time with glitch art. I know that it is quite easy to glitch a SVG file: just open it with a text editor anche randomly change numbers in the path or ...