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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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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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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 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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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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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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Generating the “drawing commands” from ASSdraw3 using other vector programs

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Trace Bitmap in Inkscape is removing transparent background

I'm using Inkscape and I'm trying to "vectorize" (trace bitmap) a .png image with transparent background. Each time I execute the transparency is replaced with white background. Any tips?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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Extracting lines from a complicated artwork and vectorize them

Currently I'm working on converting 30+ artworks to a colouring book, extracting the lines as best as I can and vectorizing them. Both my gf and I work as graphic designers and neither of us have come ...
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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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How do I create this mesh type gradient effect in illustrator? (see image)

This is the type of thing I'd like to create in illustrator, I've been playing around with meshes and can't seem to be able to do it. I'can distort the shape using the envelope mesh tool (screenshot ...
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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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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 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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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 to batch convert .bmp (raster) to .svg (vector)?

I'm having a hard time finding a good solution to converting a lot of .bmp mini map files from a game to .svg vectors. There are close to a 1000 so non-batch is out of the question... The only ...
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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 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 Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...
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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 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 export/save an Eeschema from KiCad as vector to be used on large poster

I want this saved as a vector so that the resolution isn't poor when I enlarge the image. My understanding of vector files is pretty limited - I get the general idea - they save the image as a sets of ...
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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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AI: Image trace: Input image size having large effect on outcomes?

I want to vectorize an old map. Notably, this one: https://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCBMAPS~1~1~2740~101255:This-plan-of-the-City-of-Philadelph# So I am using image trace. I tested ...
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Error in Line drawing

I'm building my resume from a template I found online for Adobe Illustrator. When I copy the line and use in somewhere else, then the line thickness increases automatically even though its the same ...
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process SVG to continuous, “no move”

I am working with continuous script fonts and I need to generate a single path that do not include M commands. This would be equivalent to writing without lifting the pen from the paper. My input is ...
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PNG to SWF. Getting stuck exporting vectorized image to swf due to white gaps

Complete newb here. Trying to vectorize some pngs with plans to convert to swf for a mobile app. After image tracing and exporting to swf, I end up with white gaps in my swf. Did a lot of google ...
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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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Save vector image as PDF file with custom resolution

I created a vector image in Adobe Illustrator and I want to save it in PDF format. But I don't see any option to set the resolution (width/height in pixels) Saved file has the next properties: It ...
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Photoshop is exporting vector as transparent SVG

I've been give a .ps file to turn into a webpage. As part of that there is an vector logo in it. When I go to export it as an SVG it does export the file at the correct size, but it is 100% ...