Your layer has no transparency or mask. That's why Ctrl+clicking the layer thumbnail isn't working.
I don't have a copy of CC 2015 to go through the background removal tools that were available back then. It's outdated. If you already have Photoshop CC, it's free to update to the latest version. It has some additional tools that make selecting the subject ...
You can more easily create the "starburst" effect with a stroked path by drawing one path and using Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform:
In the Angle field, merely enter 360/X where X is the number of copies you want. Illustrator will do the math for you and determine what angle is necessary to fit X number of copies into a circle ...
Something resembling can be done with path interpolation in Inkscape.
Draw 2 paths with the pen (=Bezier Curve Tool):
Select both, apply Path > Combine to make a combined bath which can take path effects.
Goto Path > Path Effects, insert Subpath Interpolation:
It's straight blend between the drawn paths. It can have a twist if you insert an ...
There is a Tweak tool which can warp vectors in Inkscape, however it doesn't work so well when you are trying to warp multiple paths. I'd avoid this route.
In my opinion, it would be far easier to do it in a raster image editor like GIMP which has a warp transform tool. If you need vectors, you could just use Trace Bitmap in Inkscape.
Example using Warp ...
I, personally, would not use type on a path or brushes for this. But that's merely my choice. Ultimately, I would want more control than either of those options offer. I would...
Set the type
Create Outlines (Type > Create Outlines)
Ungroup (Object > Ungroup)
Select a few glyphs and transform them (Object > Transform > Transform Each)
If the exterior walls (red) are expanded and the interior walls (blue) are stroked paths you will not be able to get the kind of snapping you are wanting.
If both exterior and interior wall paths are expanded you can go to View> Snap to Point and then grab the path you want to move by the corner you want to join and it will snap to the other path corner ...
You were very close with the red path, but instead of 'Path → Cut Path' you want to use 'Path → Division'. This will cut the area of a path (instead of just path-segments) with another path like a cookie-cutter.
Also make sure to enable snapping and snapping to nodes to place the red path exactly on the nodes of your original shape.
One possibility is to download a SIL Open font you can freely (and legally) edit, and then open it in FontForge (which is free), and randomly move and rotate the glyphs. The beauty of this method is that the text will be editable, with no need to convert to outlines, and you can install it and use it in any application.
Here's an example. I used an SIL Open ...
A brute force solution.
Have a corner adapter with new anchor points inserted to the right places:
In this case the stroke widths are 2,5 mm and 5 mm. The green adapter is a 5 x 5 mm strokeless square which has got two times Object > Path > Add anchor points.
The exact placement on an unexpanded stroke is based on the centerpoint of the adapter, so ...
(updated answer after seeing your question edit)
There's an easy way to rotate one end of a line, while the other end stays in place:
make sure you have Smart guides turned on
create a vertical guideline touching one of the anchors
hit R to rotate and click that very same anchor point (mouse cursor will change). This will make the line rotate around that ...
There's no text inside a path function in Inkscape or GIMP. There are ways to flow text in a rectangle or shape in Inkscape, but it won't work for what you want.
You can put text on a path in Inkscape. I wouldn't use GIMP for this. GIMP is a photo editor. Better to do this in vector software.
I wouldn't convert the infinity symbol to a path either - it's ...
To have different fills you need to have separate objects.
Create your paths across the ellipse to define the shapes you want.
Select all the paths and the ellipse.
Go to Pathfinder (Window> Pathfinder) and choose Divide (far left of the lower row).
Go to Object> Ungroup.
Select each individual shape and add Fill color of your choice.
Drag the initial object the the Symbols Panel to create a symbol. This will also convert the original object to a Symbol Instance.
When you want duplicates, drag/drop from the Symbols Panel to place additional instances, or you can merely copy the existing instance on the artboard.
To edit... double-click the Symbol in the Symbols Panel. It will ...
The shown image is blurry and noisy. A part of the defects can be caused by Imgur image service, but anti-aliasing has given 1...2 pixels wide blurry zones to the edges which cannot be fixed with adjustments. 1...2 pixels are much as percents due the low resolution.
Automatic tracing attempts are quite useless. In addition only special CAD drawing style ...
TBH, bitmap tracing is not a good way to recreate such images in Inkscape.
An easy and more effective method is to recreate it manually. Drop some guides over the original raster image, use snap to guides, then use the Bézier tool to redraw the lines on top, and change the strokes to the desired thickness. Then delete the raster image.
Example: original ...
In fact, Trace Bitmap also gives quite reasonable results if you adjust the settings a bit.
Most importantly, set it to "Single scan", because you only have two colors in the image. Multiple scans is only for detecting several color levels, and the results are usually far worse. Adjust the "Brightness threshold" for best appearance.
The blue shape is subtracted from the brown one in three cases. In the left the result is a group of 2 separate paths.
In the middle the result is a single path.
In the right the result is a compound path. It's the way how Illustrator presents paths which have holes.
Not asked: A path can be drawn with self cutting edge. It also can seem to have a hole, but ...
I can reproduce the issue, so you aren't imagining it.
After a bit of testing I noticed it only seems to affect objects with Bézier curves. I tried it on rectangles and the Intersection boolean operation works perfectly, so I suspect the inaccuracy is due to fact that Bézier curves are not capable of creating mathematically perfect circles, at least not ...
I wouldn't recommend you use GIMP for work like this. It's just not the right tool for the job. Use a vector image editor instead.
Inkscape's Bézier tool works very similar to the one in the Bézier game, but the functionality of the Shift, Alt, and Ctrl modifier keys is different. The game uses Adobe Illustrator's modifier keys.
Holding down Shift, creates ...
You could possibly extend the line a little, and then use a black filled rectangle as an opacity mask.
Or if you aren't worried about transparency (since white=non-printing anyway) a simple white filled rectangle to cover over the end would do the job as well.
Another alternative is to use a large rectangle around the whole stroke as a clipping path....
That feature is called "Live Corners" and is not available in Adobe Illustrator CS6. You will have to update to Adobe CC to gain that feature. I am not completely sure when it came out, maybe CC17?
You can use the following script by HARDIK LAKHALANI to round a corner in Illustrator CS6
Round Any Corner in Illustrator CS6 or Earlier Versions
Yes, it is. Select all single paths and then combine them into a compound path by pressing
Ctrl+K or from the menu using Path → Combine.
(Later you may break them apart into separate paths by clicking Shift+Ctrl+K or from the menu using Path → Break Apart.)
There are at least 2 ways in Illustrator, that you can use:
Using Variable Width Profiles
You can round the corners of the strokes using Stroke properties. And 2nd method works on closed stroke paths like circle too.
There's no upper limit for the achievable irregularity if you convert the text to curves (Type > Create Outlines) , ungroup and adjust the placements as you like.
You can also scale, rotate, move and skew letters individually, distort them with the direct selection tool for bizarre effects and apply envelope distort to them. An example:
I guess yo do not ...
You need to convert the graphic to a combined path first.
Ungroup it until there are no groups left, select all of it and click Path > Combine.
Now, copy it
Add the pattern along a path effect, then in the path effects, set to "Repeated".
Known "problem". The solution is to use the ofn-text-path-selection plugin. For instance
with a path like this:
The regular selection renders like this:
And the plugin instead gives you a selection that renders like this:
The problem wasn't so trivial
You must Expand the Live Paint group if you want to make any changes other than merely filling an area with color.
A Live Paint group is strictly click-to-fill, nothing more. Not delete, not move, not alter, nothing. Only click-to-fill.
You've posted several questions... they all seem to directly relate to this very aspect.
It may be helpful to review Adobe'...