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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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How to shrink parts of a vector image in either Inkscape and/or Illustrator CS6?

Lets assume I have an .svg/.eps/.ai file like this (viewed in Inkscape): What I want to do now is to shrink those ears to half of the size while they should still stay in their position on the head. ...
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Align node relative to middle of object in Inkscape

(This is my first question here so apologies in advance if I break any rule. I have seen a question on how to align an object relative to nodes here, but I haven't found how to align a node with ...
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Joining Lines in Affinity Designer

So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator. What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then ...
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Is there any software that has the same vector drawing tools as Flash?

I was wondering if there is any software that has the SAME vector drawing tools that flash has/had. I tried photoshop and a couple of other programs but the main thing is that you would have to use ...
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Can I select the empty portion of an artboard that is not part of a path?

I have the following blue filled path that leaves a small portion of the artboard empty. I want to know if there's a way to select the inverse part of the artboard (the white part) and turn that into ...
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How do I create this shape with some rounded corners in illustrator?

I'm using CS6. I want to create this shape, that is shaped like a backwards L and has some rounded edges on the bottom and then straight edges on the two upper corners. Whenever I try and google how ...
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How to create a path that starts exactly from the center of an object?

I am trying to create animation paths to animate the elements of an svg image along paths using some javascript library. The various objects in the image will have to follow paths, but the animation ...
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How to create a vibrant gradient with 2 Pantone Colors?

I'm working on a logo with a gradient. The original gradient is set along a path. When I outline the stroke, Illustrator converts it to a mesh. This seems to work well for both RGB and CMYK versions ...
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How to make an open bezier curve?

I'm drawing an exemplary function graph using bezier curve: Notice the horizontal line which appears because of automatic closure, merge of the first and last vertices. How can I disable this ...
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upscale but keep pixilation

I want to keep the quality of my image low! I'm asking here because all my searches have answered the opposite of my question. To simplify: I've drawn a 60-something x 60-something pixel circle in ...
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Vertically align and match angle of a shape to a line

I'm trying to add a grouped pair of rectangles to many different radially ordered lines. Each line has a slightly different angle. I'm trying to have the center of the gray rectangle vertically ...
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Wanting to cut things out of a background on lightroom

Hi so I am fairly new to Illustrator. I usually use photoshop. But i am designing stickers. For the purpose I am trying to print on some gold vinyl paper. So I am looking to make everything that's ...
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Inkscape - Why when I delete a node in Inkscape it becomes a straight line?

Long story short. Why when I delete a node in Inkscape it becomes a straight line? It used to be automatically curved. I miss this function very much.
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How can I simplify this design to make it a two-color object

I purchased a vector file from a stock vector website, thinking it would be easy to edit. However, when I opened it, the layers were a mess. I would like it to be just two objects - a white vector ...
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Filling half a shape in figma

I am still pretty new to figma, so I am still learning. I have a shape (rectangle shape) that is all white. I am trying to "fill" half of the shape with a yellow color. Does anyone know how ...
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How to digitized a sketch and to get soft lines?

To color in Photoshop my traditional sketches, I start by digitizing my drawing in autotracer.org, and I get a vector graphics as this one: I like it, but I'd like to know if there's a way I can make ...
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Inkscape: fill non-delimited area with colour

I'm very new to Inkscape and I'm trying to edit the SVG schematic of a brain which I've attached below. The outlines consist of separate brushstrokes. I would like to fill some of the gyri with red, ...
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Delete nodes on multiple lines with a difference or exclusion from shape

I'm struggling to find a solution to my problem. Attached is a simplified representation of what I'm trying to achieve. Basically I need to trim a large number of cloned lines, as to limit my file ...
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Illustrator is dulling the colours of old files

I wanted to open some old files in Illustrator but when I opened them I found it had changed the colours and dulled them all down. I haven't changed any settings myself, though I believe it's been ...
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How to remove all the Pink Numbers That Show Up When Using Move Tool On Type & Vector Graphics

Hello I was trying to change the size of shape layer and type but a bunch of numbers keep showing up that's really getting on nerves. Im not sure what to call all of these numbers. If anyone has any ...
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Adobe Illustrator, dpi, pixels and raster images

I now Ai is all about vectors. So, resolution is not much of an issue, most of the time. Therefore most answers I read about this always consider the vector part but not so much what to do when high ...
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Weird Illustrator 2019 Node and Shape

So, I have a weird illustrator problem, As shown in the picture above, the control line at blue arrow [B] is not lining up with the actual object despite the control line at the yellow arrow [A] is in ...
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Blobs in SVG only using filters

I want to generate "pseudo-random" organic looking blobs in SVG (without JavaScript). I was wondering if this could be done solely in SVG, using filters (like feTurbulence and ...
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Inkscape> Isolate seamless repeat from cloned tiles

I recently found out about the tiled clones tool in Inskcape, so I've been tinkering with it a bit. Is there any way to isolate the seamless repeat out of a pattern? I attached an example below. I ...
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Grayscale image to horizontal lines of varying density

I need to break down grayscale images into 4 shades of gray, but each shade should consist of horizontal black lines. So black would have a certain density of lines, shade 1 would have 25% less, shade ...
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How to remove SVG background when the background colour is a mask

This is hard to explain, but I'll do it as best as I can. I have this vector graphic: It has a white background that I am seeking to remove. However it seems there is actually no white background. ...
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Inkscape nodes gap between two filled paths, unable to join

I like to better understand why in the following image I cannot fill the gap by adding a new segment or joining two adjacent nodes on each side. Basically after joining the gap remains. The only time ...
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how to fill in gaps between polygons in Adobe Illustrator CS 6 and fill in the enclosed space

Hi everybody, I have a vectorised image of line drawings resulting in the lines being converted to polygons. I need to complete the lines-turned-polygons by filling in the gaps. When they finally are, ...
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InkScape: Convert all white colors to transparent

I have a set of svg icons. Each icon is composed of two colors black and white. I want to convert these svgs to a ttf font file. So I want the fonts to be monochrome. For that I first need to convert ...
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Automatic spline fitting software

Is there a (free) software for fitting splines to line graphics? For example, I would like to sketch something on my android tablet or scan sketch and then place some nodes at the shape, and afterward,...
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Inkscape custom pattern - scaling and adjusting issue (or bug)?

So I created this custom pattern #2548 like shown below, and applied the pattern to a plain circle. Instantly when applying the pattern to the circle, it is applied like five times bigger than it was ...
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How can I create this icon using pathfinder tool in Adobe Illustrator?

I am facing difficulties creating this icon (for learning purposes). I tried to create this with the pathfinder tool but I am not getting the desired result. How can I create this?
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Is it possible to have a color control object?

I have a project with thousands of objects and plan on having text too. Is it possible to have some objects that control the color of all similarly colored objects/text (So that if I change the color ...
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Illustrator: Extra anchor points after divide 2 objects - unnecessary extra objects

Can anybody help me with the following problem, please? When I made a round object and put another round object on it they were perfectly fit together, but after I used Divide tool it gave extra ...
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Neon Light Exports with Black Strokes in Illustrator [duplicate]

So I was working on a project and I needed a neon light effect asap so I used this asset. (It was in .eps format.) When I collected it for export it did not look what it looked like in the picture. ...
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Convert a pen signature like a marker or fountain pen using the tools on line

Starting from this old question, How to convert a signature from JPG to vector strokes?, or other similar, without to have installed anything on my notebook, is there the possibility to trasform my ...
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How to create multiple arrows around a circle pointing to it in a random way in Inkscape?

I would like to achieve something like this image, Multiple arrows around a circle pointing to it in a random way, Of course I need something handy that make it faster instead of creating all these ...
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Problem converting SVG to PDF

I'm converting SVGs to PDFs (using a svg to pdf library) to use the PDFs in iOS development, but I'm seeing some strange behavior in iOS when I view the images — certain groups / layers seems to be ...
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Photoshop or Illustrator?

Can somebody tell me in which program this cartoon avatar was made? ? cartoon avatar from avatoon.net
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Easy way to merge complex vector

I have this complex vector illustration and the lines overlap without a solid fill. Instead, I wanted to "flatten" or merge the lines so it's just one vector. Instead of it being filled, I ...
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Turn Raster To Single Color

I'm trying to create a logo from an image that I want to be one color where the white space is transparent. How can I convert it so that there is only one true color (black) where the edges aren't ...
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3d-like wavy lines?

How could I make something like this: in Illustrator/Sketch? I've seen similar questions here but this style looks different enough: it almost likes like 3D with "shades". Other examples: ...
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How to Establish Transparency That Subtracts From Lower Layers - Illustrator

For reference, I am using the livepaint tool to make a design, and I want to subtract an area from that livepaint using another livepaint. This is all fine and dandy, I just merge the livepaints or ...
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Adobe Illustrator: white cracks appears on objects when zooming in and out

I'm having this problem in Illustrator when I zoom in and out, there appears to be a bunch of white cracks that changes shapes, but stays there when not zooming. Looks something like this:[ Been ...
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Inkscape - Delete a portion of a vector in a straight line?

I believe this is a pretty straightforward question, but I am not sure of the correct keywords to use to search it on google (I have tried). Basically, I have a outset of a shape that I am trying to ...
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How to replicate monitor pixel effect similar to this picture?

------------Problem---------------- Took a close up photo of a computer monitor and would like to replicate the effect in inkscape but am not sure how - my attempts are not working. -------------What ...
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Need help straightening edges for photoshop drawing

I got this design here and after I made the selection, the edges were all jagged, I tried masking it with contrast and adjusting curves but this is the best I could get it. Anyone know how I could ...
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Unifying complex objects creates unwanted nodes or tiny componded shapes in Illustrator

Please look at the image attached. We work on quite a mixed complex-shaped artworks for screen printing and we need to provide underbase/flash layer on which all color objects should be combined ...
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Adobe Illustrator: New Clipping Mask Error

I am an illustrator and I sometimes like to use paint splotch / grunge shaped vector images (ex. https://www.freepik.com/premium-vector/grunge-brushes-with-stains-splashes-drops-ink_5307110.htm#page=3&...
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Illustrator drop shadow masking

Just wondering if anyone knew of a solution to the below: Basically I have the middle shape with the appropriate drop shadow effect applied, but I only want the drop shadow to show on the shapes ...
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