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How do I turn a 2D coin texture to a 3D image

There is no 3D modeler at work in your examples. If you look at your sample images, all the highlights are the same, and you can pick out coins which are identical. This is a clear indicator that ...
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Confused By Copyright Rules

Creating a "brush" or tracing an image to create a vector version of the same image would be considered derivative work. This is a form of infringement. You are using the original copyrighted material ...
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How do I join two paths in Figma?

You can make both lines part of the same vector by using Flatten (Ctrl+E). Then you can select the points in the vector that you want to connect together and join them using Vector → Join Selection (...
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Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular arc

There are several methods to do this. Here's another Copy the graphic. Then choose the Bézier tool. In the tool options, choose the option that says "Bend from Clipboard". Draw a curve with the ...
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How are these swirly, line frames made?

There are many ways of approaching this. You're right, a curve does not have to be made out of one piece, it can be built out of several pieces. In fact one curve can be built out of several curves. ...
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

This method works flawlessly for me. Upload your images/icons to Google Drive Open it with CloudConvert Choose export format : vector / emf. Make sure that you have the checkbox to save the ...
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Reasons against using a photograph within a logo

a) Does the client own the rights to the photo outright? If the client does not own the rights, then the artwork can not be copyrighted—meaning, any other company is free to find the same stock photo ...
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How do you animate SVG for the web?

A lot of this answer is also posted in this related question on how to animate illustrations for the web. Avoid SMIL animations Sara Soueidan, probably most regarded animator of SVGs on the web, ...
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Remove an anchor point's bezier handle in Illustrator?

1. Select the Convert Anchor Point Tool (SHIFT + C) 2. Click on the end of the handle you want to remove. If you want to remove both handles (i.e. convert to a corner point) just click the anchor ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I think without knowing what tools did what, what shortcuts did what, and how to do simple things such as reverse the fill/stroke, the gif may be lacking in detail for inexperienced users. There's ...
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How can I make a sleek, 3D look in Inkscape Vector for a ring?

You could give the light some directionality so that the ring is highlighted on one side, and darker on the other, to give the illusion that it's a 3D object. Here's a simple way you could do it. ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

One way would be to apply a linear gradient on the stroke. Create a circle, and stroke it with a gradient pattern. Make sure the gradient has the stops like in the table and picture below. The ...
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Illustrator: how to bring fill in front of the stroke?

Add your stroke using the Appearance panel (Window → Appearance), you can then drag each appearance attribute to the order that you want. You can use this on a single object, live type or even a ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I think it depends on the art style you want to go for. If you're doing a flat design style like in your first image, then you can replicate the vents by using 2 rounded-rectangles that overlap. If ...
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Why are basic shapes in Inkscape not vector paths?

Unfortunately, your assumption is wrong. Sorry. Inkscape is not just a vector image editor, it's an SVG editor. SVGs are a kind of XML, basically just code. Some SVG shapes are not actually paths - ...
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Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?

I had this problem. Back when I was a student and recent graduate, I hated working with vectors and would do essentially all my creative work in Photoshop, reluctantly switching to Illustrator to "...
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Is there an easier way to draw a parallelogram aligned with a triangle?

Using the Pathfinder Panel (for CS4 or newer) This will work in versions earlier than CS4 as well, as long as the version has the Pathfinder Panel (circa AI8 I think). The difference is prior to CS4 ...
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How to add an anchor point/node in Figma?

Of course thats possible: Ensure 'Snap to Geometry' is checked in Figma preferences (otherwise it is very difficult to precisely hover over the path to add the point). Make sure you have nothing ...
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How to achieve this rough borders and stippled illustration look?

You could use the Wrinkle tool. It's located in the Tool bar as shown below. Double click the Tool icon to change settings as required. These are the settings I chose. Then use the tool as you would ...
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How can I find hidden object in Inkscape?

open the find/replace tab - Ctrl+F in the Find: section type: display:none in the Search in section select Properties in the General section select Include hidden in the Properties section select ...
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How to achieve this rough borders and stippled illustration look?

Not sure about the exact effect, but you can use Illustrator's Effect > Pixelate > Crystallize to create a crystallized look for borders. For those dotted 'gradients', you can either buy or ...
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Simplify path settings in Inkscape

You want Edit / Preferences / Behaviour and you can set a number there. The lower the number, the less change when you try to simplify.
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Mario Pipe Snake Wrap Around

Instead of creating multiple pipe segments you could use a clipping mask on your snake pipe: Just create a shape (or a compound shape, it doesn't matter) that covers the area you want to stay visible,...
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How is this gradient effect being created on line/vector drawings

If your artwork is made with only strokes or only fills (you could just outline all your strokes if you have fills too), then you can either create a compound path (select all and cmd+8 or Object → ...
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Illustrator - Move anchor points while preserving angle

Illustrator does not have a easy shortcut to do this. However, you can do this with the scale tool. While this sounds as a weird thing, why it works becomes apparent once you realize we move the pivot ...
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