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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cut elements from multiple groups in Illustrator

I have multiple groups consisting of multiple shapes that overlap each other. As I want to print the design on a shirt and want the shirtcolor to shine though I can't use fill color but only outline ...
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How to make sharp corners on a line in Adobe Illustrator?

I am making a logo with Illustrator. I made an outline with the default stroke - no fill black stroke. But, the corners have a square end cap. How do I make the end caps sharp so they are a point?
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How to use clipping mask on complex objects in illustrator?

Below I have an image of a bookmobile that I am creating in illustrator... The main goal of this is to get the gradient shape inside the perimeters of the bus and not including the wheels. When I try ...
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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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Cutting overlapping shapes to expose shape beneath

What I'm trying to do is find a way to cut out the snake in some places so that the sword can show up and it can appear as if the snake is coiling around the sword. I've tried numerous techniques but ...
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How to automatically round the square ends of every glyph in a Sans Font?

How to take the square ends and corners of a font like the Google Noto Sans CJK font: And make it rounded like this font: There must be some effect or something in some program that you just apply ...
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How to blend circles like this?

I’m super impressed by the smooth vector art shown in the image below. I’m aware of the Illustrator blend tool, but I did not even get close to the desired effect. Any tips?
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Adjust EPS icons to same size and weight?

I have a pack of icons in .eps format, but some of them appear to be different in the size (guess have different purposes for website). Also, when I try to resize them in Illustrator, the weight of ...
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Modify line weights(stroke?)

Why, when I import a vector file (usually dxf), does it appear in Inkscape with large lineweights?
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Illustrator: Rotate a group of paths randomly and individually about the groups center

Basically, how do I do a hybrid of Rotate which rotates every object in a selection a fixed [there is no random option here] amount about the selection's center, and Transform Each> Rotate[random] ...
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How to draw a contrast outline around vector objects in Inkscape

Some designers draw a border line around their artwork (for example: a logo). Most likely for the purpose of maintaining image contrast if the user displays the image in dark mode browser. I'm ...
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How do I turn a 2D coin texture to a 3D image

I have created the following 2D coin texture: From this 2D textures, I'd like to create something like this: What is the best way to go about this? I tried using Blender, and I created this render: ...
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vectorizing halftone/newsprint object

I'm tryin to make this thickening halftone effect I got here a simple example of a circle with a gradient from black to white and I did the following effect with gimp only problem is that I need it ...
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300dpi rasterized image, what dimensions?

I've tried Googling this for some time to no avail. If I'm printing a label for a tiny bottle, and the label file dimensions are exactly the same size of the label @ 300dpi, is there any added ...
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How to connect three different nodes into one in an Inkscape?

I know that I cannot join non-endnodes in Inkscape due to the SVG spec. I know how to join two different nodes into one merged one ( How to Connect Bezier Curves in Inkscape? ). But how can I join ...
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How is something like this made in Illustrator

I thought drawing a hexagon then using something like the blend tool but the angles at the end seem difficult.
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How to make this shadow more realistic?

I'm trying to show that the red part of this shape is much further above the blue part I tried adding a drop shadow, but it still looks like both blue and red are on the same plane. How do I make this ...
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How to achieve 'leaves blowing in wind' effect in illustrator?

I'm trying to do something similar to this: but i'm not sure how this person manipulated a leaf vector to look (convincingly) like leaves blowing in the wind. I tried using envelope distort but it ...
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How can I use clipping masks in libre software without side effects when creating a print-ready EPS file for fabric?

I'm creating a vintage style design for a t-shirt with a weathered texture. I heard that inkscape can't create print ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all ...
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Issue with obtaining full transparency around design when making tiff files

I am making tiff files in Photoshop out of designs I made in Illustrator. The designs contain a raw image with a masked border on top of them. When I copy the design onto Photoshop, there is a thin, ...

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