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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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Flowing/Blob-like fitting together

I am trying to create some blobs that flow into each other and take up the entire artboard (kind of like this image but not as much lines as shapes similar to my attempt below). In Inkscape I used ...
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How can I create this warped checkerboard effect on Illustrator/Photoshop?

Here is an image by David Rudnick. I would like to create the checkered effect, been trying with illustrator but no luck. It seems like this was either wrapped on an existing object, or 3D extrusion. ...
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Trying to add two handles to an anchor point,but only one will appear, help! (Vectorizing lettering)

I am trying to learn and use the horizontal/vertical only method of vectorizing type using the pen tool in Illustrator. I am following this tutorial here. When going from anchor point to anchor point,...
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How to export an object/icon as svg from InDesign document?

I have a little basket icon as an object in InDesign file and I just want to save it as .svg file. I have InDesign 2017 CC How can this be done?
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Inkscape draw silhouette

I'm new to vector art in general and for practice i'm trying to create a black/white fox head. What is the procedure/steps to draw a picture alike the image below in Inkscape? I tried doing it in many ...
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Illustrator: How to stretch or resize multiple objects relative to each other

#1. Original Illustration The grey circles are ~ 15 × 15 pt. #2. Scaled Together The grey circles are resized to ~ 25 × 25 pt. They're all selected or grouped together, and values collectively ...
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How to extract PNGs from Adobe Illustrator file

My graphic/web designer left me with an Adobe Illustrator file of my website. She said it would be easy to extract the images out as PNGs so I can use them in my HTML. But I can't figure this out too ...
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Illustrator - Problem with Vector Graphics when I resize it [duplicate]

I got this problem when I shrink an object that I have created by minus a text (appearance expanded) from an ellipse. Scaling to a smaller size The error happened This makes me confused. All the ...
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How do I remove all interior paths in an Adobe Illustrator vector image?

I often want to simplify an illustration like the one on the left here to a solid shape with just the outer paths remaining. Is there a way to remove all interior paths within an Illustrator image? (I ...
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Adobe Animate simple tween whale flapping tail

I need to tween animate a vector whale that simply waves it's tail up and down. I have created three graphics. 1. Whale tail straight 2. Whale tail up 3. Whale tail down I attempted to use the shape ...
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

Google Slides adds an annoying amount of compression on my imported images. I want to avoid compression so I want to upload my schematics in a vector format. I can basically export to any vector ...
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Importing a vector file into Photoshop WITHOUT rasterising it

I have a simple question: How do I import a vector file into Photoshop WITHOUT getting it rasterised? I know that Photoshop can do curves and paths and all of that, so why can't I open an SVG file in ...
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Is vectorizing an image copyright infringement if the image is not CC/Public domain?

Is it okay to vectorize this image to make a poster out of it even though the image is not Creative Commons or anything like that? I'm not using any part of the image directly and only going to use it ...
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Why does Illustrator add white lines to my pattern when exporting?

I have an object in Illustrator with a chevron pattern that I created in Illustrator. When I export as a .png file or rasterize image file, it shows horizontal lines. Anyone have a clue why it does ...
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Export from Sketch - vector to SVG strange output

I'm trying to export some vector icons I drew from sketch into SVG and PNG. Here are my icons in sketch: All nice and crisp. The shapes are in a group and against a mask, like so: When I click ...
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Color halftone to vector instead of pixels [duplicate]

Before I start scripting myself with JS and SVG, I was wondering if there is an existing way to generate a color halftone in vectors, so that every dot is a perfect circle. So what I am looking for is ...
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“Flatten” vector image in Illustrator so that invisible objects are not included

I have multiple objects on top of each other in various layers. Now I would like to export a version of my file where only the visible parts of all the objects and layers will be included. How do I ...
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Is it possible to merge branching paths to transform as one object?

Due to the SVG format, Inkscape users cannot connect more than two paths to one node. As a result, I'm struggling to think of a method of connecting up my 'road' map below. Ideally, I want a way to ...
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Why Photoshop changes edges/borders colours when scaling/distorting up/down?

I'm annoyed with this behaviour since forever, so its time to ask: why Photoshop change edges colours when there's clearly absolutely no reason to do so? Here is an example: I'm dealing with the logo ...
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How to animate vector art designed in Inkscape?

I want to create an animation this way: let's say, I create a circle with multiple nodes in Inkscape, maybe save it as .svg, then edit it, and save it as another file. Now I want to place both of ...
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How to do a glossy air bubble effect with Illustrator

You know how some sneakers have those transparent little air pockets in the heel? I'd like to achieve that sort of 3D, smooth, glossy, rounded, translucent, light reflecting, window/bubble-like ...
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How do I turn off anti-aliasing while drawing shapes in Photoshop?

Whenever I create a square shape at 100% zoom, I get perfectly sharp edges. However, once I zoom in at any amount, drawing a perfect square (without anti-aliasing) is very difficult. Is there a way I ...
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Preserving font type in illustrator SVG file

Hi I am new to illustrator and created an image that uses "Skia-Regular" font. But when I save that image in .svg format, it changes the font type. And when I open the .svg format file in browser the ...
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Path-Difference [closed]

I've been using inkscape for a few months and have a questions... When I have two images and I want to do a path, difference, it does not work for me. I tried grouping them and doing it and to no ...
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Illustrator CC: Turn off align objects to pixel grid

I have inadvertently created an illustration with the align new objects to pixel grid turned on (not sure why it was on, I did not know or ever turn it on) and want to now scale the image. When I ...
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Illustrator: A way to merge overlapping lines of adjacent shapes?

I often create designs that I need to bring to a laser cutter. To save time and material, I pack repeated shapes as close as possible. The ideal scenario is that shapes share a single line where ...
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Issue with strokes switching orientation in Illustrator CC

I designed a logo in Illustrator CC. Everything looks fine until I zoom out. When I reach 33.33% the areas with the fine strokes change orientation, they reverse (these were created from clipping ...
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What font is used in the SGS ISO logos?

I am trying to generate a vector image of the SGS ISO 9001:2000 certification logo. I have a vector for the SGS ISO 14001 logo (attached here) but the text is not in editable format...the designer ...
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Efficient methods to clean up vector art

I have this artwork I was sent for a product and I need to clean up the lines and all these overlapping lines. I can't get the client to go back to the designer for new art so I'm stuck with what I'...
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Striped gradient after saving vector in Adobe illustrator

After saving an .ai to .jpg I've got striped lines on gradient background. Anti aliases is enabled. How can I get smooth transition in this case?
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low poly wireframe [duplicate]

I am trying to create this look on an image but not sure what program was used to create it. I have illustrator and photoshop but not sure if there is a filter I could purchase to help start the ...
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How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?

I do some caricature, cartoons and illustrations, as hobby. I believe that I am okay'ish with pen and paper, but recently decided to go digital. Given my budget, and a quick assessment of needs and ...
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Open source programs to apply vector designs into mockups?

I create mostly logo designs using Inkscape on Linux but I cannot find a way to mockup my designs with an open source software. Are there any open source programs to apply vector (or raster) designs ...
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How to export SVG without lines, polylines and polygons?

In illustrator I have made a complex shape and when I export it I get this (I copied a bit of this, its not the entire image as its about 700 lines :P ) <line class="st10" x1="784.9" y1="419.6" x2=...
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Krita brush path

I tried everything I could but I just can't figure out how to get Krita to apply a pixel brush along a vector path. I have read things that imply it should be possible and it seems obvious but I just ...
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How to break superposed objects into pieces on inkscape?

I'm manipulating a vector in which I have six circles superposed like in a Venn Diagram. I want to easily break them into pieces by color. Is this possible?
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How can I make this symbol in illustrator?

I need to redraw this symbol for a client that has it as a JPG logo but doesn't have the vectorized file. How can I do this in illustrator?
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Corner pointing arrow grid

Hey folks, just whipped this up in Illustrator manually, but looking to do it on a much larger scale. Anyone have an idea as to how to automate this process or have a script that does somethin like it?...
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Stuck in adding shadows and lights to disco room design for one of my game.reference image is attached.Can someone please guide me about that? [closed]

So basically i am want to create an image exactly like the reference image.But i am stuck when it comes to drawing lights and shades on the background. A little help will be appreciated.If anyone can ...
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If I rasterize a vector, then make it a vector again, will quality be lost?

In other words, is quality lost when transferring assets from Photoshop to Illustrator, and back and forth?
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How to remove handles from a node?

simple as that, but i dont find any options!!! I dont want to preserve image. i just want to remove handles from a node to get sharp corners with no curves. Click+Ctrl creates handle on node, but ...
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How do I automate the creation of this pattern in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to replicate this pattern in Ai. However, I am unable to replicate the small detail that these lines are not aligned in a straight line and instead point towards a point in the canvas, more ...
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Tapering Text Along a Path

I need to create text along an elliptical path that tapers down as it goes, kind of like the red part shown below. How could I go about doing this without changing the font size for each individual ...
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How do I 'un-expand' so there aren't thousands of tiny paths?

In illustrator, I hit 'expand' and deleted the white background of my vectorized image, but now that I've deleted what paths I wanted to delete, I want to get back to where I can adjust the image ...
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Invert a shape in illustrator

I have a rectangle object in Illustrator with a hole in it which forms the actual desired object. Can I invert the object so the inner hole becomes the actual object?
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Editing an Illustrator file placed in an Illustrator file

I am collating several logos into an Illustrator Artboard. Obviously, to be efficient and productive, I placed them the fastest way I know - by dragging the files from my OS to the Illustrator ...
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Closed shape from several curves

I’m creating a shape that is composed of several curves, but I’d like to apply a consistent fill to the whole thing. In this case, the bounds of the outline curves overlap, so one will get partially ...
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How do I adjust handles symmetrically on the same path?

I want to adjust opposite nodes on a path, made from a shape tool, simultaneously to maintain symmetry. For example I make an ellipse, convert the ellipse to a path, then select the two nodes opposite ...
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Inkscape Bezier pen

I'm facing a problem in Inkscape with the Bézier pen tool when I'm trying to connect the end of the drawing with the Bézier pen. Something strange is happening.
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Sketch: Text on Path not preserved when exported to SVG

I am creating a vectorized version of my school's logo because we currently only have a low-res bitmap version. The logo includes text on a circular path, so I used the Text on Path feature in Sketch ...