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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Image Trace a white logo or text?

Using Photoshop CS5, I made a logo in white and transfered it to Illustrator to vectorize. It did not have a background when moving it. Once in Illustrator, it makes the whole rectangle white, making ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I quickly turn all objects of a layer to independent layers in Illustrator?

Lets suppose I have 10 objects in the root layer of my project named layer 1. Now lets suppose I quickly want to turn all those object as independent separate layers all at the root level. Is ...
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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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How to Connect Bezier Curves in Inkscape?

You can see there two bezier curves that I want to connect together. How can I do that? My current area with the peak consists of many small bezier curves which is totally intolerable because it makes ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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 can I find hidden object in Inkscape?

I want to show the object which I marked as hidden before. How can I find hidden objects in Inkscape?
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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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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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What websites are similar to shutterstock [duplicate]

I am new to mobile apps/games and I'm a bit confused about some stuff What websites are similar to shutterstock but cheaper for commercial use *about freepik: is the free assets are free for ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Auto-Mirroring Bézier Handles

In the background (black) is an auto-traced outline of a raster image. In the foreground (red) I'm trying to replicate that kind of helix/hourglass style Bézier curve. How can I get the second handle ...

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