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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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Merge Compound Path with its Stroke in Illustrator

I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a ...
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How to remove line of “join” vector shapes

I am new to Illustrator and am suffering when trying to export 2 unified vectors to PNG file. The exported image ends up with the "trace" on union of two objects. Is there any way to solve this "...
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How do I fill the transparent areas of this vector in illustrator?

I have a vector that I downloaded from a stock image site. If you look at the vector you will see that it has some transparent specs within the black and red areas. How do I get rid of the transparent ...
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How to you make such a seamless patterns in adobe Illustrator?

I came across some designs of a seamless patterns which look great, i wonder how to create such vector designs in illustrator? They are seamless and when i make something similar with a pattern tool ...
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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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Can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. But can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation? I’m trying to make an animation similar to the following: https://www.youtube....
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How to achieve spiking effect on typography like Impulse Festival?

I was wondering how this effect was achieved. Does anybody have an idea how this would be possible using Adobe Illustrator or some other vector-based tool (I think this makes sense if you want to ...
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Draw a circular distorted shape in illustrator

I am still very new to vector and I wanted to make something similar to this image. I want to make it as circular shape. The only idea I got is to manually draw it point by point. Any better ...
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What websites are similar to shutterstock

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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How do I make a 3D design t-shirt? [closed]

I have some experience in Photoshop and I have always been passionate about this area but never understood how to make this kind of T-shirts? I'd like to make a customized T-shirt, just like what I ...
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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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Strange white borders appearing on images in inDesign after exporting to PDF [duplicate]

I'm getting these strange white outline on images that are above, for example, vector lines. This is not showed in an inDesign document, but inside a PDF file after export. I don't use any ...
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Failure when changing color in Adobe Illustrator CS6 turn a single object to double overlaping objects

I tried to change some text color using eyedropper tool from another object but it seemed to fail. The color didn't change, or on other occasions it turns to different color that i don't pick up. When ...
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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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Is it possible to create such graphic elements in Adobe Illustrator? (please see images)

I came up with a series of logos where i saw nicely drawn ornaments which are nicely beveled and look like 3D. I tried to make them in illustrator but i couldn't do it as good because of the ...
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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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Puppet warping a polygon in Illustrator with internal line-art

I am attempting to warp a leaf symbol that I made, but the individual elements aren't maintaining their relative positions. I select, then add three warp pins (have tried more, and adding at the ...
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How to make a brush stroke take gradient colour like pen tool stroke in illustrator?

When drawing strokes with the graphic tablet using brushes, the paths are editable and can accept color change or applying gradients only after expanding. I wanted to apply the "gradient across ...
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I converted Type to shape, but now I want to make the entire vector one color

Is there any way I can flatten this small portion of the vector? To me it looks like a pixel that I should be able to paint, or change the color of. However, I tried to Edit > Recolor, and it did not ...
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How to Draw with the pen tool a shape with ended lines inside? [Affinity Designer]

I want to draw for example a hand of a 50's cartoon. I know how to do a closed shape with the pen (in Affinity Designer): The problem is when i want to put the lines of the fingers, Is there a way of ...
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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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How to make own set of brushes when new file open?

Every time when I open new .ai file I remove all default brushes cuz they no need me. How to make that each time when I open Illustrator I'll have my own set of brushes?
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Is it possible to create this illustration in Adobe Illustrator?

This is just for learning purposes. See the image in the link below. I want to learn how to create this vector. Is this possible to create with Adobe Illustrator? if yes, what is the method? https://...
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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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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 a unified area (can be cropped or extended to the document ...
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Free vector tool

I was wondering which application people would recommend for someone that wants to try their hand at creating some vectors. The Adobe suite is a bit too expensive for what I intend to do with it. I ...
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Fuzzy vector logos from InDesign to Acrobat PDF

Working in InDesign my placed vector logos from Illustrator are fuzzy after converted to PDF. Why?
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Warping vector graphic

What is the best alternative to Adobe Illustrator which allows for the same feature as Puppet Warp tool? Please suggest any simple tool which allow warping vector graphics. Preferably app for iPad or ...
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Vector based programs like Paint Tool SAI?

Dose anyone know a program that has the the curve, edit, and pressure features that SAI has? I like how you can make a line and then just add points with the edit button. The pressure tool is really ...
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Inkscape: making a line that widens in the middle

In Inkscape, I want to visually show the time of year that you should use a specific herbicide. I want it to kind of look like this bar graph. I don't know how to describe the shape that I'm looking ...
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Vector Files, how does one create a file with the color white?

Black T-Shirts. Most use white lettering. However white lettering seems to be an issue when making a vector file or PNG. (Maybe its just me as I am not graphically inclined) But, when I got to make ...
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Creating neon vector design aesthetic used in Apple's 2019 WWDC graphics in Illustrator

Apple has some pretty cool designs for their 2019 WWDC: I would like to learn how to create (and create) vector images / icons like this in Illustrator. What is the name for this type of design? Are ...
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How does an artist who is used to physical drawing configure and use Adobe Illustrator?

I used the trace tool to, according to the tutorial, turn something into an editable vector. But it didn't work as it did in the tutorial, it put a blue box around the asset and made a loud error ...
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How do I line up a circle perfectly between 2 curves lines (of others circles)?

For a golden ratio logo I'm trying to put a circle in between the lines of two bigger circles to serve as the head of the eagle, basically where the 'body' ends and the beak can be on top of. The ...
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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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How to create 3D effect (relief) in lines (adobe illustrator)

How can you create this 3D rilief looking effect in lines like there is an object laying underneath. This question might already being asked on the forum, But can't find it.. Edit: Someone mentioned ...
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How to add a clipping mask on this text

How to add a clipping mask on this text(it is expanded) ?
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Resizing object distorts it (Illustrator CC 2018)

after resizing I've tried turning off snap to pixel as suggested by someone in a similar thread but it didn't work. Does anyone know how I can resize this without messing up all the lines?
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Adobe Illustrator Line Pattern Distortion Fold [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to create an effect like this in Illustrator? I need to understand how to create this angled wave/fold effect in a line pattern from scratch so that I can create my own styled one ...
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Too many anchor points in Illustrator artwork

Does anybody have a great suggestion to make a piece of artwork with too many points more functional in Illustrator? We have tried making the artwork a brush, a symbol, etc., but replicating the ...
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I've used some vector elements from an online stock bank in 2 logos but completely redrawn them

And now I'm wondering what is legal and what isn't. I purchased the elements, used them for inspiration, but completely redrew them. I'm being told by the company that I would need to purchase the ...
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How to make shapes like this in Affinity Designer?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/74642263/New-Character-collection-Illustration (3rd Image, Coffee cup) What are the easiest way of making smoke or clouds of such shape? Other than drawing the ...
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Generating the “drawing commands” from ASSdraw3 using other vector programs

m -36 -35 b -31 -23 -32 -13 -17 -11 b -15 -1 1 -6 -4 -15 b 9 -11 7 -7 4 4 b 11 -12 12 -9 21 1 b 24 -9 11 -20 28 -22 b 28 -17 32 -15 44 -17 b 35 -7 35 -1 40 5 b 29 8 24 12 19 24 b 9 16 1 18 -8 19 b -8 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...