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Looking at your Layers panel I can see that the 3 groups and the selected vector path has some kind of Appearance effect applied to it. This can be seen by the "filled circles" in the right side of the Layers panel. You can try to select everything (or one object at a time) and do Object > Expand Appearance to clean up the drawing. That way the applied ...


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This is all a matter of opinion or preference. Use what works for you. It makes no difference what anyone else uses. Use crayons on a napkin if that gets the job done. You did forget one very viable option though -- Draw on paper with a pen.. then scan and refine. This is generally my workflow for artwork. I rarely start at a computer or a "screen" of ...


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Select the object Choose Object > Expand Appearance (If it is available. If it is not, ignore this step) Choose Object > Expand (you should be able to just click OK unless there's a gradient applied - in that case you may want to remove gradients before doing all this. You can always reapply a gradient after the operation is done.) Click the Unite ...


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For working with a vector image I suggest a different workflow. Instead of trying to fill the gaps, I suggest to make a copy of the whole shape, delete all the interior nodes (e.g. by using the "edit path" menu or Ctrl+Shift+K to break apart and then Ctrl++ to union [thanks at @Moini for this tip]) so that only the other edge remains. This shape can now be ...


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I've discovered that this effect is often referred to as 'Plexus'.


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Draw a path around the areas of the V you want to show. You can draw 2 paths, select both paths, and then use Object > Compound Path > Make to create a compound path. This allows 2 or more paths to be treated as a single object. Select this new path (or compound path) and the V and choose Object > Clipping Mask > Make from the menu. This will ...


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Looks like a problem with your GPU rendering option switch to CPU rendering (View → Preview on CPU)


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Export to PDF and tick to include 'Visibile Guides and Baseline Grids' and 'Non-Printing Objects'. This will generate a PDF with the guides and document grid converted to normal lines, which you can then open in Illustrator and further customize as an AI file, which can then be linked back into InDesign if needed.


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First of all, these are [ancient] Greek floral patterns, as mentioned in my comment. If you can search for a better example that doesn't show perspective distortion, that will make the task a lot easier. As for curves, I see no need to use any plugins for this. In my opinion the Pen Tool is enough to create nice petals. Just remember to keep the number of ...


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If you've performed the Trace Bitmap feature, you may discover that you have various vectors based on colors. It can be confusing enough with a single color trace. Check to ensure that they are ungrouped (control-shift-g) to allow you to attack each vector independently. Select a vector trace and set the fill to none and set the stroke to the desired color. ...


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More correctly, this is referred to as a Plexus network - and there's an After Effects plug-in Plexus 3 which will help do this readily. Refer to this previous question & answer for further details in that context. What is this «minimalistic dots» video style called? There are a number of Illustrator plug-ins and scripts which can approach ...


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