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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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What is this behavior in Adobe Illustrator?

I copy pasted one image icon from Adobe XD to create a vector of it in adobe illustrator. But my Ai is behaving differently, it is having the icon in the background everywhere. Seems like the hidden ...
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How do I convert a pencil sketch into a SVG with clean lines in Inkscape?

I want to make a 3D model of a non-round bike headset spacer. So I traced one onto a sheet of paper and took a photo with my phone. I think the next step should be turning it into a vector file. But ...
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Adobe Illustrator 1-point perspective grid distorts the object

I plan to create a city scene in one point perspective, but I don't understand how does this tool work. The purple building is supposed to be tall and narrow, not long and short. When I double click ...
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Inkscape: Document Settings Scale and Default Document Settings

Inkscape's default scale of "0.039370" is throwing off measurements when I use the Add-Ruler feature. Is there a way to make the default setting always set to "1.0" when I open any ...
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How do I (re)create something similar to these? What's the process to align all those circles to create shape without manual work?

I'm working on a project where something similar to this (maybe even animated) would fit perfectly, but I don't know how to create something similar (I want to create mountain shapes or buildings that ...
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Is there a way to do a contraction offset on a shape in Photoshop without rasterizing it?

So... say I start out with a simple Shape. (I mean this like a literal, vector Shape, with the capital S. With the grip points. It's important that I wind up with one in the end, too) Now, I want to ...
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Designing a roadmap

do you know any program to easily create a roadmap like that: https://github.com/MoienTajik/AspNetCore-Developer-Roadmap/blob/master/aspnetcore-developer-roadmap-printable.png
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Vector gets pixelated

I don't understand something. If I transfer a vector shape/design into some pixel based software like Photoshop or After Effects it gets pixelated. Why? The basic structure of any vector shape is not '...
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How to create a stack based icon using Affinity Designer?

I am new to logo design and I was wondering how I could create a stack based logo like Apple does for their frameworks. The logos look like this: Is this even possible using Affinity Designer or is ...
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How to measure the area of any shape (in any vector program)

Like the title. I need to know what the areas of the given shapes are so I can compare if they are roughly equal.
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How do I make an image look like vector art?

How do I make an image look like vector art, as in the IOS 14 default background images? I would like to make landscape images look like they are vector-styled. Artistic perfection isn't needed, my ...
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Deformed object size in Adobe Illustrator

I have a lot of icons, there are 100 artboard, and I always type the object size with exact number 95px × 95px. The problem is, every I leave the object and back again select the object, that object ...
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Make bevel for extruded curves

I want to make a stamp from vector image with such a profile: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 32 32"> <path d="M21.32 11.71h9.23v.82q-1.91.17-...
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How to export clipping mask in illustrator

I am trying to export an object as an SVG (or even as a path in Figma would be fine). The problem is that every time I try to export something that has a clipping mask in it as an SVG, it looks ...
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Why bottom layer is getting move when I am trying to align in Ai?

I am working on some practice Illustration files, one problem that I am facing is whenever I am trying to align my top layer with the bottom one, the bottom one is getting moved. instead of the top ...
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How can you create a stroke that covers half of the shape?

Im somewhat new to figma so forgive me if this is a basic question. What is the best way to create a partial outline? For example, I initially duplicated the rectangle and made it a bit bigger, but ...
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How to create this star shape in Adobe Xd?

How can we create star shapes like the one highlighted below, in a simple way? Currently, I am taking it this way: Creating a circle Adding a line around it (with some slight rotation)
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How to best begin good habits with Vectors Apps

TL;DR... I'd like to begin using vector apps without creating bad habits, and would like advice what to chose and what to avoid. I'm on a tight budget and would like a low cost alternative to ...
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How to merge vectors in Illustrator into 1 compound path only displayed with an outline/stroke?

I have an overlay I want to drape on top of another map of SC for a project. The screenshot below is supposed to be an overlay, and the vectors came from ArcGIS Pro. If you are unfamiliar with GIS ...
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How to get lines separating semi circle with equal intervals on Inkscape?

Inkscape Im trying to recreate this image. How can I get lines in the semi-circle between with equal intervals (shown in image). I have tried to use a collection of squares and then curve it (edit ...
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How to join two curved segments with straight lines in affinity designer?

How do I join two curves with straight lines in affinity designer? Here is a screenshot of the curves separated: This is what I end up with when I join nodes and close the path. I would like to ...
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When performing Path > Trace Bitmap in Inkscape, and doing multiple passes, is there a place where I can access to the list of passes?

My apologies if the terms are not the best, I just started using Inkscape yesterday. I am using this software to transform any image into SVGs with shades of grey. On the picture down below I did 9 ...
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Pathfinder doesn't work smoothly

I am applying pathfinder- minus front to cut out some shape. Then I notice the common border the shapes share are more bold/thick than rest lines/borders. At first I thought am doing something wrong, ...
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Why I can’t erase or cut gradient mesh in Adobe illustrator?

Why I can’t erase or cut gradient mesh in Adobe illustrator? regards, Saeed
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Best way to create these abstract shapes (in Ai / Ps)

Note that I'm not referring to the shiny / chrome look, just the actual shapes themselves. It's hard to even find the words to describe them — I'd say tangled-looking / tribal-esque shapes. I can't ...
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What's the best toolchain to convert SVG to a table of coordinates?

I'm 3D printing an object from a s schematic of its cross-section. Using inkscape I'm able to turn schematic into a vector graph consisting of 2 B-splines. But when it is imported into the CAM tool (...
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How do I make this vectors on Adobe Ilustrator?

This is my first posting a question on Graphic Design Stack Exchange. I have the following needs: I need to revectorize this logo But I'm trying to, and my result looks something like this: The ...
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Guides are working with shapes not not working with SVG files in xd

I am trying to maintain consistency by keeping all the icons in the same dimensions, but here I am facing a problem in XD. But here I don't know why it is not working in xd. I want to show the PINK ...
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Vector graphic and stroke thickness for logo design

I want to design a logo that consists of a single word. I already know that word and I also know how I'd like it to look. That is, I don't want to use a commonly available font, but instead draw it as ...
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How to achieve a natural looking 3D rotation for a 2D image

The following perspective effect was done with CSS: rotateY(-35deg) rotateX(15deg) translate3d(0, 0, 0) Link to see it live I have tried to achieve the same effect with the free transform of some ...
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Objects on top of colored objects change color - ILLUSTRATOR

I am working with vector graphics designing mugs, but whenever I place an object on top of the mug, the object is changing color. I am noticing it is also happening to all my objects. The top object ...
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How to achieve this Adobe Xd?

I want to do this in Adobe Xd, can someone please tell me is there any way or any plugin to achieve this in adobe xd. Note: The current image is from Figma. Although I know we can do this by using ...
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Why my stroke goes when I fill a color using eye-dropper tool in adobe illustrator

I am very new to adobe illustrator and I am trying to fill some colors on my drawn shapes. But the only problem I am facing is whenever I am trying to fill color to any object using the eyedropper (I) ...
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How to make a Unicode-standardized character (preferably UTF-8) from a vector (SVG) image?

I have a .svg file containing a vector image of WhatsApp logo. The file is available here in Wikimedia Commons and from what I can tell it's free to use. I want to paste it as text in my website as a ...
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how to convert b/w image (png, jpg) to vector form? (.EPS, .SVG)

how to convert b/w image (png, jpg) to vector form (.EPS, .SVG) without artifacts? The raster image is geometric vector patterns, I need convert it into vector form. I tried some online image to .svg ...
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how do i trace images in illlustrator and or photoshop?

I'm new to the graphic design stuff and am just starting to learn how to use Adobe Creative Cloud. I usually do traditional art but I wanted to make some of my art on paper into better digital art ...
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Create pdf or eps (mostly vector) graphic with wacom tablet

I would like to add some graphics to a Latex presentation using a wacom graphics tablet. I would like to use vector graphics, so the pdf output will stay small and look good in every resolution (if I ...
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How to implement a smooth Zig Zag without bleeding?

so I am trying to recreate this wave effect that I found online. Just like the original image: I want about four smooth ridges from the center, as well as have the circle (focal point) in which they ...
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How do I change the width of a line with the none shape applied?

I've only created one other image before, and that one seemed to go pretty smoothly. Since I started this second project, however, I've found that I can't scale the default line thickness if I'm ...
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Select a random subset of objects

In Inkscape I have a large number of objects. I would like to select a random subset of these objects and change their width en masse. Is it possible to do this in Inkscape?
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How to edit Excel charts in Illustrator?

I've created some charts in Excel and would like to touch them up in Illustrator as vector files. But whenever I copy/paste, or export/import as PDF, or export as PDF then convert to SVG then import, ...
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Re-vectorize a rasterized vector image?

Many questions have been asked about the general practice of converting rasterized images into a vector format, but this is not quite the same question I am asking. Specifically, I'm interested in ...
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How to insert new nodes to lines automatically at intersections

This video shows a way to make what I want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TctsEGXENhw It starts from a big outline of capital letter T and a bunch of parallel lines: The T is used only as a ...
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Converting signature to SVG

I've been trying to create my signature using svg coordinates but have been unsuccessful. I also tried various online tools, but they did not seem to work. Basically, this CodePen seemed really ...
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Illustrator: cut and paste preserving groups

I probably know already the answer but maybe I am wrong. I want to copy and paste or cut and paste part of drawing while preserving groups. I have 2 vector drawings in one file which objects share ...
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Remove border when tracing image - Illustrator

I am trying to create a vector image in Illustrator to be used with a laser cutter. The process i use is open the image - select it - Image Trace with default settings - Expand - Ungroup. I then go ...
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How to fill a complex shape with a white background using Inkscape?

I'm trying to add a white background to an SVG image found on the Internet. I modified it to only keep one of the shape. It is still a rather complex shape and I didn't manage to achieve what I wanted....
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing in Illustrator in SVG file with embedded image

I placed in Illustrator file a raster image (image with sharp edges as a layer from PSD) and save it as SVG. When I open it in Chrome or Firefox the image looks compressed with anti-aliased edges. In ...
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Can we make a text outline again into a text in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, I created a text outline by doing 1. Select the text 2. Goto Type -> Create Outlines (CTRL + SHIFT + O) But what if I want to make those outlines again as a ...
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What do you call this accent circle's graphic style?

I'm looking at the accent circles behind the gentleman's portrait. It seems like this has been a common graphic style for a while. Primarily used in loader animations, but I've also seen flat graphics ...
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