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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Expanding live corners in Illustrator

I have a square with some rounded corners, that I've set using Illustrator's live corners feature. However I would like to expand the corners so that they convert to anchor points in the path, but ...
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How to create a Photoshop and illustrator Smart Object

i was download psd flat vector design, and i open it, the layer is smart object, double click on thumbnail, and switch over automatically open in adobe illustrator as vector witch have many layer. My ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Convert .jpg with gradient background to vector object

I don't have too much experience with Adobe Illustrator (I am a beginner), but what I am trying to do is to convert a logo (see attached image - .jpg format) to vector object in Adobe Illustrator. ...
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Flat edges in Inkscape

So i was just toying around with inkscape, trying to make a nice thing for my friend. When i got to the horns though, i couldn't make their tips sharp and they came out looking flat. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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 can I recreate this posterization effect?

So for the last couple of days I've been researching and trying to find out how to recreate this awesome looking effect, but haven't found any similar tutorials on the internet, and where better to ...
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Creating a pattern of irregular shapes in Illustrator like the default WhatsApp background

I'd like to take a collection of shapes and distribute them into another shape in Illustrator to get the effect similar to the WhatsApp background. I could swear I saw a video or article from Adobe ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator: How to create a Polygonal Gradient / Shapeburst fill?

I'm trying to create a Polygonal Gradient fill in Inkscape or Illustrator. Here's a rendered example of what I'm trying to do: The image above shows a black-to-white polygonal gradient on a pentagon. ...
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In Inkscape, how can I rotate a 2D object on the Z axis so that it appears 3D?

I have an image of a road that I have drawn as if I were a drone, looking down on it from above. I would like to now add perspective to it, which would be easy if I were able to take the containing ...
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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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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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Gray lines appearing around expanded vector shapes when exporting PDF

So I vectorized some images and expanded them, but when I export them as PDFs they have these gray lines around them. How can I remove them? (But without rasterizing; rasterizing it makes the colors ...
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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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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Which method to get this smoother transition between two shapes?

I am learning Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to understand how to get that smoother transition between the shape and the line. So far my attempts have been unsuccessful. The curves are still to ...
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Software suggestion: hand tracing photo to vector on tablet

I am looking for software that let's me trace a photo by hand on an android device and then have the result saved as vectors (EPS, SVG, whatever). The task is trivial The only reference I could ...
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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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Sketch: I have the vector mode by default, how can I change it back?

I am using Sketch, its been a few days the vector option is in default. For example: I create a shape, nothing happens when I hover on it I can only drag it double click vector mode, if I try to ...
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How to create vector graphics In Photoshop?

I know people prefer using CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, but I want to know if there is a technique I can follow to use Adobe Photoshop to make vector Images.
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Inkscape: How to have a Connector Line be two colors

I'm trying to connect two objects Filled with different colors with the Connector Tool, then have the Connector Line show the two different colors associated with the objects. Can I do that with the ...
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How do I change 'your text here' in vector files from Adobe Stock?

I licensed a sheet of Vector from Adobe Stock that says "Your Text Here" in all of them but I don't know how to enter my own text. Can you help?
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How to select paths by size of area or length of perimeter?

I am simplifying a design in Illustrator and already ran Path > Simplify and Path > Clean Up. I have many paths with small areas or small perimeters that I would like to select and delete. I can ...
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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I'm having an issue trying to export pngs from Illustrator. I have added them to my asset export, but when attempting the export I get the following error: Unable to export the following files: Then ...
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Replicating Illustrator's Image Trace with open-source software

I have been using Illustrator's Image Trace (LiveTrace on or before CS5) for many years. I would like to replicate a similar result with open-source software. I assumed that Illustrator would first ...
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How to deduplicate paths from a LiveTrace operation?

I vectorized a raster image with LiveTrace and want to turn it into a line drawing for children to color. Here is part of the design, which covers the mouth: Here is the original design as a line ...
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How to create charts and tables with Inkscape?

Inkscape doesn't seem to support charts or tables, so what's the best way to create a chart/table and import it into Inkscape? Excel 2013 unfortunately doesn't seem to support svg.
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Illustrator Compound path not working on full shape

I'm an enthousiast graphic designer. I usually like to play with multiple tools and textures to make clothing for my company. I'm trying to use Compound path with my logo and a vectorised texture but ...
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How to remove Transforms from Adobe Illustrator SVG?

I am trying to import the svg icon I made in illustrator into Android Studio using their built in svg converter. Unfortunately it gives me the following error messages: ERROR @ line 1: Gradient has ...
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Inset a closed vector shape or path in any graphics application

I used a text vector only because I was too lazy to draw a vector shape on my own. But this is NOT about text; I want a general way that can be applied to any closed vector shape. If I have a closed ...
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How to create a low poly hexagonal or triangular texture?

Is there a method, tutorial, plugin or effect for creating patterns like this? Preferably vector.
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how to export files from illustrator to dwg

I´m a graphic designer who normally works with printing. I now have to convert an Illustrator CS5.1 file into dwg. When I do that the document size changes completely and most of the drawing is ...
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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Inkscape import .AI file appears blocky

I'm trying to import some vector images into inkscape to remove the background and crop them before converting to .svg. Problem is, when I import any of them, they appear really blocky and strange, ...
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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...
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Vector image with fixed line width

I would like to create/export a vector image with fixed line widths, independent of the zoom level. I've already found the possibility to use vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke" in an SVG image, which ...
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Adobe XD exporting SVG with missing vector objects

I am trying to export a vector as svg from Adobe Xd, the problem is that some of its objects are missing. The vector consists of: One circle created using the ellipse tool. One triangle created ...
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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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Is there a way to simulate Photoshop's 'fill' functionality in InDesign?

Photoshop has two distinct opacity values for any layer: 'Opacity' and 'Fill'; the former affects the entire layer and all its effects, the latter only affects the layer content and not the effects. ...
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Problem exporting dxf as solid shape, not outline

Im trying to export a logo in dxf format using illustrator because I’m designing a printed circuit board in diptrace. As soon as I export it and try to open it all I see is the logo outline. Im trying ...
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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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How to change gradient settings for muliple equal objects at the same time?

I have multiple objects with equal gradients in Adobe Illustrator. Anyone knows how can I change gradient settings for all of the objects at once?
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Fill a vector path in Photoshop CS5 without pixelated edges

I've created a smooth path around an image that I'd like to vectorize. Now I'd like to fill that path to make it a solid with smooth edges. I created a new layer I selected the path and the new ...
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Illustrator - Clipping mask has untidy edges

I'm attempting to draw a basic "armorial achievement" (aka a "coat of arms"). I have a shield outlined with a bold stroke and there is a diagonal white stripe that passes through the shield. I used ...
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Inkscape bash commant to automate image trace

I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 ...
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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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Simplify path settings in Inkscape

Using Inkscape 0.92.4 (latest ATM), is there a way to tweak the settings of the simplify path tool? I'm specifically talking about having some control on the number of nodes the path will have after ...

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