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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Generating the “drawing commands” from ASSdraw3 using other vector programs

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Using “vector-like” raster images in PDF documents

I'm in the process of producing QR-codes for use on product packaging. The codes are generated in batch and the resulting files are typically 25x25 px PNG files. Of course, such a small image would ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to do a minus globally to make all white areas transparent? [duplicate]

I downloaded a vector from an online stock image library. The vector is of a car that should only have one color, black. Unfortunately, it has some white areas that I need to be transparent. The only ...
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Edit clip path nodes not showing up on Windows

I am running Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10. I have clipped a portion out of a picture and "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" is also enabled as per this similar question. However I do not ...
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How was this mosaic graphic of Jimi Hendrix created?

I found this image long time ago, even if I search with the google images search I could not find the creator to ask him/her how this was created. I do not think it was created manually. It looks ...
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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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Create an infinite background wave pattern

I need to adjust this background wave image to an infinite pattern. When the background repeats in the x direction the lines need to be integrated in a way that only looks like a single image, not ...
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How to make a curly guitar neck

I want to make a curl out of a guitar neck. Just to give you some idea, I want to know how I can make the neck a bit curled up to the top so that the entire guitar looks like a written "g". 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 long does it take to design a single wikihow illustration? [closed]

On average, how long does it take to design a single wikihow illustration such as the one mentioned in the link below? https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Scholarships
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Add rectangle shape to vector layer

Let's say I have a document with a vector layer. If I want to add a path to that layer with the Pen Tool, I select the Pen Tool in Path mode with Combine Shapes as Path Operation and draw the new ...
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converted vector image doesnt show correctly in corel draw

Im having some issues converting my image to a vector image my png Im following this guide which uses inkscape to convert it. after saving I have my svg file opening this in chrome looks good. ...
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Approximated simplifaction of path/shape

Am trying to include a HDMI connector in Latex and OpenSCAD. Obviously there are many possibilities, but would prefer to have simple, native commands. After some use of Inkscape and "SVGO", I have ...
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Does stroke to path essentially create two different objects?

In inkscape does stroke to path essentially create two different objects? For example if we have a square with a stroke and we do object to path and then stroke to path we can now manipulate the "...
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Illustrator: How to draw a 3D treasure chest? or How to add details to a 3D object?

I'm trying to create a vector graphic of a traditional cartoon style lockbox/treasure chest. First, I created a simple (side-view) cross-section using basic shapes: The I used the 3D Extrude & ...
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C&C on a minimal logo that represents my name (“octopod”)

I am very much dying for a second opinion on a logo that brands my name. I have gone through many different logos without asking what other people think of them. The goal here is to represent my name ...
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How can I recreate this polygon/wire effect? [duplicate]

Sorry for not providing more info, I just don't know where to start with this, would be cool to learn how to recreate this effect.
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Should blending modes ever be used for logo designs? [closed]

In a vector editor like Illustrator, blend modes do not work in CMYK mode; blend modes only work in RGB mode. My logical conclusion is that you should never use blend modes on a logo design, because ...
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How to get smoother shape edges?

I am currently working on some custom icons. I stumbled upon an article which addresses issues of optical effects and illusions of shapes. What I noticed is that the shapes shown in images provided in ...
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Where can I find vectors / blueprints of different car models (vinyl design)?

I need to design a vinyl for Seat Ibiza Coupe (2009). I have already found this site: the-blueprints.com but I think it is too expensive for a vector. Is there any site that has free or unexpensive ...
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How can I use the drop shadow filter on multiple paths on inkscape?

So, If I shift select all the images I want to create a shadow for, I get the following image: A way around this would be to group the objects and cast a shadow over that, which produces the ...
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Inkscape - how to draw a line with an arrow (as marker) in the middle with correct orientation

I would like to draw a light ray which makes an angle with the horizontal axis in Inkscape. Using the freehand drawing, I drew the line horizontally first (placing a node in the middle for the arrow) ...
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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% ...
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How Do I Easily Resize Vector Layers Against Grids?

I am designing vector logos in Photoshop and need them to look sharp in 5 different print sizes. What I'm currently doing, is designing the logos in the largest print size first and then: Putting ...
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illustrator trim vectors

it looks fine arent they? it has more than one dot within a place, which bothers me too much. (i separated that very dot in this picture) this was done by pathfinder merge and such however. any way ...
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Pros and cons to .AI vs. .EPS file formats in 2017?

I've heard "EPS is a dying format" so many times my brain completes the sentence every time I hear "EPS"...yet whenever I research the issue, I can only find posts about why it's a dying format in ...
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Is there a specific technique graphic artists use for this illustration?

I've always wondered if there was a specific method/technique that graphic artists use to create the patterning in this croc?
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Illustrator - Delete points but keep curves

I am used to editing vector graphics in FontLab, which allows you to simplify vectors like this: The behavior I'm used to If I delete a point from a curve, the program will roughly maintain the ...
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JPEG using illustrator [closed]

Does the quality of JPEG pictures changed when cropped in any app editting pics? and *what can I do to have a high resolution JPEG pics and unchangale (vector) format?, because as i know that using ...
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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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move all items in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier in illustrator

In Illustrator, how do I move all vectors in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier and discard the sublayer containers and retain the original layer name? Basically, bring all sublayers and contents to the ...
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Illustrator stroke preview for pencil while drawing like paintbrush

When using the paintbrush tool you get to see a preview of the stroke while drawing. The pencil brush only shows the center line rather than the whole stroke that's being drawn, but I would like to ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can I Suspend Rendering of Complex Objects or Bypass the Progress Bar?

Towards the end of a project (or when revising an old one, or whatever), there comes a certain point sometimes, where multiple tools & effects have been used on several layers and any false move, ...
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Move circle and connecting points in Inkscape (manipulate graph plot)

I'm creating a network graph in R and exporting to Inkscape as a PDF (see image below). I would like to move the nodes around and have each node's edge (line connected to it) move with it. Is this ...
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Adobe Illustrator shape edges not lining up, shape builder creating weird shapes

So I have only had this problem since updating to CC19. I'm not sure the best way to explain it but when I zoom in 100% the shape edge guide does not accurately line up with the shape fill (or stroke)....
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Name of this web design trend [duplicate]

I'm looking into modern web design trends and see these character illustrations more and more. It feels like a lot of sites are taking this turn but I can't seem to find anything online about these ...
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Illustrator CC 2018 Tracing not doing what I need to convert this BMP to Vector?

I have Illustrator CC 2018 and I have a series of bitmap images saved as *.bpm (I can save as other formats if they would work better) which I need to convert to Vectors but no matter what Trace ...
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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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JPEG to Vector, can JPEG be converted to a vector [duplicate]

Can a JPEG file be converted to a vector? Thanks in advance
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How to make wind flow / aerodynamic diagrams?

I need some help on how to create good looking vectorized images of these kinds of themes: I work a lot with LaTeX when it comes to typesetting so I have some basic experience with Tikz. However I ...
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How to draw a wing cascade with boundary layers?

After receiving some great advice here, I set out to create my first diagrams! I am trying to recreate this type of image in Inkscape: Inkscape was suggested as a good starting point and it's free, ...
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Illustrator: How to select a colour range

You know how you can select individual colours? And you can go to the select menu, and click select fill? I need to do that but for a colour range. Say for instance, you trace a photograph and ...
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Including detail in Image Trace with Adobe Illustrator

So I have some designs that I'm trying to get print ready. They're all 1 to 2 colors and were designed in Photoshop at 8 inches x 8 inches and 300 dpi. I didn't realize, but the designs actually need ...
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How would I add an outline / border around this image?

I have a vector of a few unicorns that is currently on a blue background: I want to put them on a white background, but when I do that, the unicorns lose their shape because they are white and don't ...
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How am I supposed to extract the shape(s) out of this vector tracing?

I am a beginner and don't know what is this, may be a compound (if that's what its called)? I am trying to extract those shapes but do not know what and how to do with this one.
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Rotate a vector

What are step by step to rotate, in all possible ways, a vector around its axis (vector direction) to have a three-dimensional effect? For example if I have the vector -F of the figure (b) and I ...
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Exporting an SVG with open paths for CNC laser cutting

has anyone used jscut.org to create Gcode from an SVG for a laser cut? jscut.org closes off my paths where there should be a line, not a polygon, is this a fault of mine, illustrator, or jscut.org's ...
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Illustrator isn't allowing me to select part of a graphic

I'm trying to edit a text based image in Illustrator CC but parts of the text are not allowing me to edit or even select them. even clicking Select All doesn't work. has anyone had this problem? any ...
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How to continue an unfinished curved path in InkScape

I think I have found the Adobe Illustrator version of this question, at: how continue a path from one point by using pen tools in illustrator? Another site: suggests subpaths, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Looking for some creative advice on a sharp, strong and minimal logo. All inputs appreciated [closed]

I'm creating a logo for a tech/IT startup have received absolute instructions on what the client would like to see. It should be: 1. B&W (and shades of grey - not 50 though) 2. Minimal almost ...