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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How to Copy Only selected Properties from Object A to Object B in illustrator

Since Eye drop tool coping all the properties from one object to another and I Don't want this in some cases. Does any one knows how to copy only selected property form one object to another in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

In older versions of Photoshop (before photoshop cc 2015, latest update)the app used to create smart objects from pasted paths out of Illustrator. When I wanted to edit the Paths (double clicking on ...
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How can I improve at drawing calligraphic font glyphs

Here is an example font glyph that's reasonably complex: You'll notice a few things about it: Continuity. It's not built out of primitive simple geometric objects like circles and triangles like ...
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How to get font glyphs out of OTF/TTF font and into Illustrator

Currently what I have to do is open up a font file (OTF/TTF) in FontLab, then click on a specific glyph, then select the actual glyph in that window, then copy/paste it from FontLab into Illustrator. ...
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How to center a shape so it is “visually” centered in Illustrator

Say I have 65,000+ shapes (i.e. the CJK Unicode Characters as vector glyphs). I want to create a square for each of the characters and place each vector glyph within its square such that it is ...
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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 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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How do I export a complicated floorplan and ductwork from CAD to Adobe Illustrator in vector format (without freezing/crashing Illustrator)?

I've tried lowering the quality of the plot in CAD but that makes the curves so bad it's unusable. Every time I try and open the exported file in Illustrator it takes forever and if/when it loads if I ...
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How could I transform the colored Twitter emoji to Black and White automatically [duplicate]

I am looking for black and white emoji but haven't found too many good ones. One thing I'm thinking is taking the Twitter emoji and converting them to black and white (and grey potentially). One ...
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Vector shape is different than actual path

I'm totally perplexed by this. The vector path is at a different location and of a different size than the actual shape seen. I'm using CS6. I got this file from a client. Under normal circumstances, ...
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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Can I transform InDesign guidelines, rectangle frame tools and other guidelines into vectors?

I haven't been able to find any information or guide whatsoever to see whether it was possible to transform InDesign guides into vector lines. I am aware that doing this on Illustrator would've been a ...
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(AI) Making curves & angles more uniform?

I'm trying to recreate a motif based on some reference photos, like: And this is what I have so far: I'm going for a more precise and "sharp" look than the reference photo, where the motif appears ...
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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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Inkscape: Require min inner angle for path, for router

I have path I want to cut out with a CNC router. The router, however, has a min drill size that can't reach tiny crevices. Is there a way I can constrain a path to a minimum angle? For example, "...
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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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Do professional vector artists use a tablet and brush to draw or the pen tool

I am trying to learn how to draw faces in Illustrator. I am wondering if fast and good artists typically use freehand drawing with a tablet and a brush and then refine it somehow either with the ...
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What this networking grid style effect called?

what is this effect called like dots connected to each other ? I want to create this effect in Illustrator , is there is any script or plug-ins available in market to create this? , i tried " ...
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How to join the two ends of an expanded shape in illustrator?

The rectangular area shows the broken path that I want to join desperately. It was originally a picture taken with phone that I imported and traced using the sketched art preset. The two ends are ...

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