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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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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...
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Cutting out part of an outlined shape in Photoshop

Without rasterising a vector shape, is there a better way to cut out part of an outlined shape in Photoshop? I currently do this: Create shape Double click on layer to edit layer style Select the ...
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How to make this type of logo? [closed]

this logo looks so clean. is this created manually by adjusting path or there is a trick? thx.
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I can't change brush size

Illustrator user for 20 years here, and yet here we are... Stumped by AI 2020 and pulling my hair. Today I need to change the size of my brush to edit a stock vector image. There is a "Stroke" ...
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Crayon Line Style in Adobe Illustrator

I am trying to imitate this line style in Adobe Illustrator: Unfortunately I am not really able to reproduce it. What I came up with so far is using a brush for the Stroke and a Width Profile. While ...
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Mario Pipe Snake Wrap Around

Okay, so I'm very new to Illustrator. I want to have a mario pipe 'snaking' around another mario pipe. I've managed to get a style that looks like a pipe when I use the pencil tool, and I've got the ...
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when creating icons that will be used as SVGs, is it important to have shapes occupy whole pixels rather than a portion of it?

I understand that if you have shapes taking only half of a pixel in an image, it will look blurry as a rasterized image. Since ill be using them as svgs and glyphs will the same problem retain? I ...
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When icons are used as glyphs, is it necessary to create them at double the intended resolution? [closed]

eg. 16x16 is the intended size, do I need to create them at 32x32 or higher for sharpness on screens with high ppi? any help would be greatly appreciated. Edit: looks like I was conflating ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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What is discontinuous width point when using width tool in illustrator

I am currently reading the book Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release) In the lesson 4, Width tool section(page 463) author has mentioned following about discontinious width point :- ...
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Getting concentric circles to have equal spacing in Inkscape?

In this youtube at this point in time the designer snaps circles equidistantly around each other, but does not show what settings are necessary to achieve this? Thoughts?
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Inkscape: change font in multiple text boxes AND maintain size?

Objective: be able to select all instances of a font in an SVG and replace it in situ with a different font and have the resulting text maintain the exact same size and relative positioning. When ...
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Smoothly unify paths with Inkscape

Essentially, what I would like is to unite nodes of different paths. With closed nodes, this is not possible as far as I know. So I would like to know if there is a way of unifying several paths in a ...
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Latency distance in Inkscape when using calligraphy tool with pen tablet

Inkscape's calligraphy tool has a seemingly random latency distance when I use it with my tablet pen. It doesn't start drawing immediately when the pen contacts the tablet. No other tools produce this ...
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How does Inkscape make a node segment smaller symmetrically?

In this YouTube video at this point in time the designer makes the node segment smaller symmetrically so that it stays centered by using the keyboard, but it does not show the shortcuts. How is this ...
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How can I join multiple line segments and paths in Adobe Illustrator to create an overall shape?

I often work with DXF files at work. Simple 2D shapes that are plotted then cut to manufacture products. Opening an Autocad PDF often results in segmented vector lines instead of creating one ...
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Why image elements in SVG export

I have this illustration in .ai format that I try to export to SVG. When it is exported the resulting file is so big. Opening the SVG file I notice that it consists of lots om image tags/elements. ...
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Illustrator: gradual blends

In Illustrator, is there a way to use the blend tool but in more of a 'gradual' fashion? On the left of this image, you can see a graphic I created with the blend tool, which means all of the lines ...
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Expanding live corners in Illustrator

I have a square with some rounded corners, that I've set using Illustrator's live corners feature. However I would like to expand the corners so that they convert to anchor points in the path, but ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Convert .jpg with gradient background to vector object

I don't have too much experience with Adobe Illustrator (I am a beginner), but what I am trying to do is to convert a logo (see attached image - .jpg format) to vector object in Adobe Illustrator. ...
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Flat edges in Inkscape

So i was just toying around with inkscape, trying to make a nice thing for my friend. When i got to the horns though, i couldn't make their tips sharp and they came out looking flat. Is there a way to ...
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Creating a pattern of irregular shapes in Illustrator like the default WhatsApp background

I'd like to take a collection of shapes and distribute them into another shape in Illustrator to get the effect similar to the WhatsApp background. I could swear I saw a video or article from Adobe ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator: How to create a Polygonal Gradient / Shapeburst fill?

I'm trying to create a Polygonal Gradient fill in Inkscape or Illustrator. Here's a rendered example of what I'm trying to do: The image above shows a black-to-white polygonal gradient on a pentagon. ...
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In Inkscape, how can I rotate a 2D object on the Z axis so that it appears 3D?

I have an image of a road that I have drawn as if I were a drone, looking down on it from above. I would like to now add perspective to it, which would be easy if I were able to take the containing ...
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Gray lines appearing around expanded vector shapes when exporting PDF

So I vectorized some images and expanded them, but when I export them as PDFs they have these gray lines around them. How can I remove them? (But without rasterizing; rasterizing it makes the colors ...
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Which method to get this smoother transition between two shapes?

I am learning Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to understand how to get that smoother transition between the shape and the line. So far my attempts have been unsuccessful. The curves are still to ...
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Software suggestion: hand tracing photo to vector on tablet

I am looking for software that let's me trace a photo by hand on an android device and then have the result saved as vectors (EPS, SVG, whatever). The task is trivial The only reference I could ...
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Inkscape: How to have a Connector Line be two colors

I'm trying to connect two objects Filled with different colors with the Connector Tool, then have the Connector Line show the two different colors associated with the objects. Can I do that with the ...
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How do I change 'your text here' in vector files from Adobe Stock?

I licensed a sheet of Vector from Adobe Stock that says "Your Text Here" in all of them but I don't know how to enter my own text. Can you help?
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How to create a Photoshop and illustrator Smart Object

i was download psd flat vector design, and i open it, the layer is smart object, double click on thumbnail, and switch over automatically open in adobe illustrator as vector witch have many layer. My ...
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How to select paths by size of area or length of perimeter?

I am simplifying a design in Illustrator and already ran Path > Simplify and Path > Clean Up. I have many paths with small areas or small perimeters that I would like to select and delete. I can ...
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Replicating Illustrator's Image Trace with open-source software

I have been using Illustrator's Image Trace (LiveTrace on or before CS5) for many years. I would like to replicate a similar result with open-source software. I assumed that Illustrator would first ...
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How to deduplicate paths from a LiveTrace operation?

I vectorized a raster image with LiveTrace and want to turn it into a line drawing for children to color. Here is part of the design, which covers the mouth: Here is the original design as a line ...
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Inset a closed vector shape or path in any graphics application

I used a text vector only because I was too lazy to draw a vector shape on my own. But this is NOT about text; I want a general way that can be applied to any closed vector shape. If I have a closed ...
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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How to create a low poly hexagonal or triangular texture?

Is there a method, tutorial, plugin or effect for creating patterns like this? Preferably vector.
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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...
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Adobe XD exporting SVG with missing vector objects

I am trying to export a vector as svg from Adobe Xd, the problem is that some of its objects are missing. The vector consists of: One circle created using the ellipse tool. One triangle created ...
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Vector image with fixed line width

I would like to create/export a vector image with fixed line widths, independent of the zoom level. I've already found the possibility to use vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke" in an SVG image, which ...
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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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Is there a way to simulate Photoshop's 'fill' functionality in InDesign?

Photoshop has two distinct opacity values for any layer: 'Opacity' and 'Fill'; the former affects the entire layer and all its effects, the latter only affects the layer content and not the effects. ...
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Illustrator - Clipping mask has untidy edges

I'm attempting to draw a basic "armorial achievement" (aka a "coat of arms"). I have a shield outlined with a bold stroke and there is a diagonal white stripe that passes through the shield. I used ...
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How to change gradient settings for muliple equal objects at the same time?

I have multiple objects with equal gradients in Adobe Illustrator. Anyone knows how can I change gradient settings for all of the objects at once?
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Inkscape bash commant to automate image trace

I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 ...
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Simplify path settings in Inkscape

Using Inkscape 0.92.4 (latest ATM), is there a way to tweak the settings of the simplify path tool? I'm specifically talking about having some control on the number of nodes the path will have after ...
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Cut elements from multiple groups in Illustrator

I have multiple groups consisting of multiple shapes that overlap each other. As I want to print the design on a shirt and want the shirtcolor to shine though I can't use fill color but only outline ...
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How to make sharp corners on a line in Adobe Illustrator?

I am making a logo with Illustrator. I made an outline with the default stroke - no fill black stroke. But, the corners have a square end cap. How do I make the end caps sharp so they are a point?
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How to use clipping mask on complex objects in illustrator?

Below I have an image of a bookmobile that I am creating in illustrator... The main goal of this is to get the gradient shape inside the perimeters of the bus and not including the wheels. When I try ...
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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I'm having an issue trying to export pngs from Illustrator. I have added them to my asset export, but when attempting the export I get the following error: Unable to export the following files: Then ...
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