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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Drawing a circle made of lines and splitting into sections

I am looking to draw a circle like below on Illustrator for a graph. I get as far as doing the circular lines, but I just haven't been able to effectively split the circles in to equally sized ...
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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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How to place a perfect curve to join two circles together?

I have two circles in this position I'm looking to acheive this (but more perfect with the flow of the curve meeting the circle perfectly on the right) notice, that it is slightly off) How would I ...
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Is it possible to import my own SVG into Canva

I'm trying to figure out a way how to import my own vector SVG graphic to Canva. I've tried numerous tutorials on creating SVG files from Adobe Illustrator, I've tried numerous Ai to SVG convertors, ...
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Join two circles to make perfect rounded rectangle

In Inkscape, how to make two circle to be a rounded rectangle? Lets say, I have blue circle and red circle. Both of them position like below image: How to join that two circle so I have perfect ...
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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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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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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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Torus/vortex/wormhole warp effect

I am trying to understand the principle behind making this effect: I normally work in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and but I am falling short of making anything like this. I'd like to be able to make ...
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Save one frame in After Effects as svg (vector) instead of psd?

I have used the 'Composition - Save Frame as - Photoshop Layers....", but was wondering if there is some plugin or some 'thing' that could save the frame as a vector file instead (.svg, .eps, .ai)? ...
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Orthographic projection of 2D SVG texture map onto 3D SVG sphere

Background Looking to project a 2D texture map onto a 3D surface. Texture & Globe The SVG source for the texture map is online: The crack data without gradients, simplified: The SVG source ...
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How can I edit an .SVG file?

Wikipedia has an extensive set of anatomy SVGs, but I can't highlight different organs or parts dynamically, because there are no source files with layers I can manipulate in Photoshop or GIMP. How ...
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Exporting Photoshop Paths to Illustrator?

I'll just start by saying that I have indeed tried the "built-in" "Export Paths to Ai" option and followed-through by changing the view mode in Ai to "Outline" but the document is still empty. I have ...
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Hairlines vs weird gradients, or: How to save vector graphics for electronic PDFs?

Edit: I was able to make the output look a little bit better (not perfect). For anyone finding this from web searches, here's what I did: To remove the hairlines I used the X-4 PDF settings. The ...
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Creating geologic-style faults across multiple curves in Affinity Designer

I want to create a graphic, which consists of multiple, not equal curves [1], that have multiple faults [2]. In the end each color should be one unified area (can be cropped or extended to the ...
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Is there a way to convert colors from multiple paths into relative transparency?

I have this vector of a brush stroke, of which I can change the colorspace. However, I would like it to have an overlay effect, which it currently doesn't have. I want to use it in Web front-end, so ...
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Tool for the Image documentation

I want to document my images and looking for a tool like this as in the image below. I want to highlight my image feature like the pink arrow, is there any tool for this to highlight features of an ...
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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 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 to edit an EPS with GIMP or Inkscape

Newbie here. I wanted to design a wallpaper, (I was starting with a 1280x1024 size), so I downloaded this graphic from freepik [ see link below ] but I cannot figure out how to edit it. First I ...
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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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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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Illustrator: how to round the corner of an angled shape

What I'd like to do is make the top sides straight horizontals, with the 10deg curved verticals and rounded corners on the top left and bottom right. When I tried doing this by drawing a straight line ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to consolidate complex objects?

Sometimes when I'm working on a piece, I'll use multiple resource intensive patterns & effects like Transforms, 3D revolves, etc. to the point where the document becomes slow and unstable. Then i'...
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Inkscape: Add nodes to circle drawn with circle tool

I have read the section on snapping nodes and looked at this question Creating snap node from intersections in Inkscape I am trying to make something that looks like a Venn diagram, but where I can ...
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What exactly is an Illustrator Artboard

I am taking the plunge and going to learn Illustrator by focusing on some of the fundamental elements I've heard about or seen here and there in tutorials but never fully grasped. First up is ...
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How do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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All other things being equal, does printing an image from Illustrator instead of Photoshop produce better quality?

Say you have a vector image you open up in both Photoshop and Illustrator in DINA3 and 300ppi, wanting to print it in 300dpi. So when it comes to their pixel resolution, they're the same and all the ...
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Using LaTeX in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Remove excessive nodes of a SVG path for iPad

Can you please suggest an app for iPad that simplifies path by reduction of excessive nodes of vector path? I would need something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC4mPfwAX2s If not an ...
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Is there a graph paper like drawing software?

I want to draw some vectors in a software that creates grids and i simply click on dots and create lines and shapes (exactly like drawing on graph paper but on computer). Something like this image: I ...
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Photoshop: How to merge two anchor points

I have two shapes and I want to merge the anchor points as seen in the image. Is there any way?
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I draw lines from a shared origin to multiple points simultaneously?

I have a large number of ellipses in my project, and I wish to draw a (straight) line from each ellipse center to a single shared origin. Doing this manually would be very inefficient. Is there an ...
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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 copy a vector mask to another layer in photoshop cs6?

I am trying to follow a set of instructions and am looking to copy and paste a vector mask to a gradient layer. For some reason when I simply do cmd c and cmd v to the gradient layer nothing is ...
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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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Placing vector in After Effects results in grey box

In After Effects (CC2017), when I import a project from Illustrator (CC2017), place it on the timeline and select "Create shapes from vector layer", it creates a grey rectangle. There is no opacity on ...
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How to tell Photoshop to treat layer as a Vector graphic? [duplicate]

I have a 48*48 png file that I'm trying to scale up. Even though I converted it to a Smart Object, when I scale it up, Photoshop mixes the color of adjacent pixels to make more pixels for the ...
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Gaps between shapes when exporting from illustrator to photoshop

I often have .ai files that need to be exported to .psd but with paths retained. To retain all vectors I follow this tutorial. All works as fine, expect for the fact that I often end up having small ...
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Vector/SVG file to optimized PNG?

I have a vector artwork (fantasy map). It has several shapes and colors but nothing drastic like gradients, masks, etc. I need to export it to a large PNG file (45k x 45k pixels) but still maintain ...
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How can I snap points to the grid in Vectornator X?

Using Vectornator X on iPad, I can show the grid, and I can set the grid dimensions for example 20px x 20px. When I draw a point, it does not snap the point to the grid. How can I turn on snap to ...
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How to globally set guides in Fontlab

I want to have this sort of thing: There's 6 horizontal lines and 3 vertical lines, to form the sort of bounding box and positioning guides for the character contours. I am new to FontLab and have ...
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How to achieve vector look on flowers from a photo?

I'm trying to figure out how to take a photo (of a rose for example) and manipulate it so that the following effect is achieved. It looks like vector graphics to me with only a very limited color ...
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Why is Adobe Illustrator printing (on paper) an inverted color scheme? [closed]

I recently reformatted my computer (full factory reformat, the full 9) so everything is back to default (including program settings) and I came across an issue I've never had or even seen before. I ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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How can I import a vector format file into Google Drawing

Apparently this is not possible out of the box. I have found some crazy workarounds that require using different operating systems and 4 different applications but I was hoping for something simpler ...
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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 a width of 38px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 12px Green has a width of 152px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 3px I created these shapes ...
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What kind of digital brush was used to create this?

I've tried using some of the brushes that come with Illustrator but I can't seem to achieve those distressed borders (please click on the image to see what I'm talking about.). Not sure if it's a ...
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How to save a smaller file size, but keep high-res vector file for printing?

I created a design on Illustrator using design elements from various vector sites my client and I bought. It’s a 30x50cm design on a paper wrapper. It’s nothing complicated (think patterns) but the ...
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How to find the vector of this common light bulb logo? [closed]

Apologies if this is not the right place for posting questions like these - first time posting here so please feel free to remove/flag this question if it's not suitable. I'm looking for a light bulb ...