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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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Capturing the creases of a cake doughnut in vector graphics

If it is a logo, do not use gradients. Simplify, abstract, reduce. But let us put that aside. An easy way to produce gradients is by blending shapes. Divide your circle into the required fractions. ...
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How can I make a sleek, 3D look in Inkscape Vector for a ring?

It's not realistic drawing. Geometry of the coffee cup and the saucer below the cup is totally distorted, but it's distorted in a playful way, so I cannot see a reason to fix. (see Note 1) One ...
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Regular Curve on Parallel Lines in Illustrator

Draw 1 stroke.. a centerline, if you will. Expand the stroke.. and you then have a shape. Use Shape Builder to combine portions, then swap the fill and stroke... I would also merely draw 1 corner this ...
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How to achieve a controlled swirl pattern that conforms to a sphere?

You can use Illustrator's Twirl Tool. It's under the Width tool (at least in the version I'm using.) Note: Explaining this (or reading the explanation) takes considerably more time than actually ...
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Quick method to create a curved dagger vector (without the handle)

With the pen you can draw the outline of the blade. You can cheat and draw only the upper edge. You can make the edge by clicking few times and then adjusting the edge more precise: In Inkscape the ...
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What should be done to a vector file when creating a business card?

One generally doesn't need to "do" anything to a vector file specifically before sending it to a print provider. That being posted, standard artwork issues apply - exceptionally small, ...
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How do I place four "evenly" spaced lines along the perimeter of a shape in Illustrator?

Select the shape and.... Object > Path > Offset Path Swap the fill/stroke on this new path and set the stroke weight Draw two rectangles across the shapes, one vertical and one horizontal ...
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Round the corners without changing the stroke's width?

The path in the left has only sharp corners. Its duplicate in the right has got path effect "corners". Every corner gets the same radius, but the corners can be adjusted with the node tool ...
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Regular Curve on Parallel Lines in Illustrator

Nearly the same is already shown, but here's a variation which uses numbers: Image 1: The dashed circle has the same diameter (=D) as the 3/4 circle in the bottom left corner. The green line is ...
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Regular Curve on Parallel Lines in Illustrator

You could use the Corner Widgets for this. Draw everything as straight lines with a thick stroke like as shown below, and add an extra anchor in the long vertical stroke, and cut it here using the ...
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Simplify single shape in Illustrator to remove overlapping

It's not called "simplify". You want to unite the pieces. Simplify is used for removing extra anchors on a shape that has too many anchors. Here are two possible methods: Select the object, ...
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Capturing the creases of a cake doughnut in vector graphics

A little tilted view is useful. The wrinkles can well be different and a simple line can create the illusion. That's well in accordance with the common dictum: keep your logo simple. In the left ...
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how to fill bounded areas perfectly in inkscape

With high zoom in, you can separately fill the interiors of those A, B, D, O, Q and P letters. But that's tiresome and inaccurate. The bucket fill works with the rendered screen image. It has only 1 ...
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How do I "pin" a filter in the Inkscape interface?

Inkscape lets you overwrite many parts of its UI with special files in your config folder. However, it requires some technical know-how, is somewhat complicated and mostly undocumented, I think. You ...
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Different way to unite a vector without losing detail

– Select all vectors – Click Object/expand to make sure all strokes are outlined – Click 'divide' in the pathfinder – Using the magic wand select all white areas and delete them – Select all black ...
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Different way to unite a vector without losing detail

I assume this is an Image Trace. After tracing, make sure to go into the Image Trace options, and under Advanced, set the option to Ignore Color in your trace, and make sure it's set to white. Do ...
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How to draw two paths that have common curved side in adobe illustrator?

Draw with the pen the outline of the star. Draw the division lines of the interior - no harm, if they are too long. make the actual shapes with the Shape Builder and delete possible remnants. In the ...
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How to crop complex (vector) graphics in Illustrator

@Hans Have you tried creating a "clipping mask"? If you did and the clipping mask isn't taking, you might need to make the artwork a compound shape and then apply the clipping mask.
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How to crop complex (vector) graphics in Illustrator

Select what you have there.. including the green rectangle. Grab the Shape Builder Tool hold down the Option/Alt key click-drag across everything you do not want.
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How to add shapes equidistantly along a curved path in Inkscape

The 'Extensions → Modify Path → Add Nodes...' extension lets you divide curves into any number of nodes. You can even specify a desired segment length instead of number of divisions. Keep in mind that ...
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How to draw a full rose curve using function plotter in inkscape

You seem to want a polar plot. X means the angle and Y means the radius. The angle covers a single turn (that's exactly 2Pi radians) if the X range is from 0 to 1 and option X is multiplied by 2Pi is ...
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

As of 2023 nothing of this works. If you can create a PPTX file, you can put your SVGs inside and open it with Google Slides. Then copy-paste the images in your own presentation. I used FreeOffice, ...
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Quick method to create a curved dagger vector (without the handle)

Forget Photoshop, it's not the right kind of software. One method for Adobe Illustrator CC would be to use the width tool on a simple stroke. If you need to convert to an actual shape afterwards, do ...
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Force width when creating a shape in Illustrator?

Draw a "Path" with the Pen Tool and give it 10 px wide stroke. Go to the Illustrator menu then Settings (or Preferences)> Units and change Stroke to pixel units. Note- If this is not the ...
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What program is best for what I'm after - procreate, Adobe Fresco, other?

Use the program which gives the lowest resistance against the output of your ideas. Some of us are not at all talented in drawing, so we want to use a stiff enough program - even a CAD program - which ...
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How to create a 3D swirling shape in Illustrator

Here's one possible method, there may be others Draw a cross, like this. Make a pattern brush from it, set the spacing to something like 40% and apply it to a straight line Duplicate the line, move ...
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How to create a 3D swirling shape in Illustrator

Another way to make 3D-like distorted rectangular stripes with mapped patterns is to use Illustrator's 3D effects. The mapped pattern can be a vector, a bitmap image or a composition. Vector patterns ...
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Simplify single shape in Illustrator to remove overlapping

You don't really need to release the compound shape, or use Pathfinder. Just grab the Shape Builder Tool and click-drag across the parts to combine them. This will work whether it's a compound shape ...
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How can I revolve a hexagon growing pattern in a circle? (Reference in description)

Straight lines and the gaps, which thicken uniformly towards the edge give 2 hints: The hexagons touch nothing. One should calculate (or program his computer to calculate) their sizes, geometric ...
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