Vector graphics, in contrast to pixel-based graphics, are made up of mathematical primitives like points, lines, curves and polygons constructed from these primitives.

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How would you repeat something on the X and Y axis in Inkscape?

I would like to use the paint bucket to fill in the background with black and white circles evenly spaced apart. What is this called?
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Adobe illustrator 3D isometric rotate not working well

I am trying to create a perfect cube in Illustrator by creating 3 squares, and rotating them using Effect > 3D > Rotate. However, the rotate function doesn't seem to work. It creates imperfect ...
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How to change color in a line drawing

I have a SVG drawing with black foreground and white background. What is the easiest way to change foreground to white and the background to transparent (in InkScape or similar free program)?
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How can I use vector image for an icon?

When I use Ctrl + mousewheel, I can scale icons on my desktop. Some icons, go up to arbitrary sizes such as Skype and Recycle Bin. However some do not. They stay at 256x265. I believe some programs ...
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Saving each layer of a Photoshop image to separate files

I have a PSD file with all icons in separate layers as vectors. I would like to save them in different sizes to use in iPhone, iPhone4 and iPad. I tried Files > Scripts > Export Layers to Files That ...
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How to extract vectors from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file with vector images inside it. (I downloaded it from the internet, so I do not have any originals.) I wish to extract the vectors so that I can overlay them on some other images; use ...
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Insert SVG directly into Microsoft Publisher without converting file format

How can I insert an SVG image into a Microsoft Publisher 2010 document as a vector image without having to first convert it to a bitmap format like PNG? Copying and pasting an SVG file into a ...
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How to resize an .ai file in Photoshop CS4 without reducing image quality?

Am I right to assume you can enlarge .ai files without reducing the image quality? Are these vector files? Also.... can you click & drag the object to make it bigger or do you have to use the ...
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A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)?

I am looking for a way to read an audio file and convert it to a vector graphic format, which I can use for example for Illustrator? I am working on the Mac OSX platform (10.5.8).
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How to join multiple images into one preview

I have hundreds of vector clip art sets (EPS and AI) with JPEG previews for each vector image and I need to create nice preview image for each set (preview image must contain all jpeg previews of one ...
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EXCEL: Creating graphics controllable by events in spreadsheet?

I am wondering if there is way to create or import graphics in MS Office Excel, and then control its properties by script. For example imagine a map of world on the right hand side and a spreadsheet ...
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Identify a font by extracting vector from a JPEG

I'm trying to identify the font used in this graphic. Alternatively, is there a way to extract this letter out into a vector graphic form that I could scale up? I have Pixelmator at my disposal.
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Ex-Macromedia Freehand junkies: what did you switch to? [closed]

Short and sweet. My boss loved Freehand MX back in the day, and when Adobe killed it Illustrator just didn't click for him. He's a fan of Inkscape, but it's a few features away from being feature ...
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inkscape stroke inaccurate

I am trying to add a stroke to a rectangle object, but if I add a 1px stroke, it places it 0.5px outside the edge of the rectangle and 0.5px inside the rectangle. I find this to be annoying when I ...
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Converting between EPS and SVG format

What is the best way to convert from an EPS formatted vector graphic to an SVG formatted graphic using only freely available tools?
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How can I copy a vector mask from one document to another?

I "vectorized" a raster image using vector masks made with the pen tool. Now I need these masks (on separate layers) in another document. How could I copy them, to secure their vector-ness, and have ...
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Looking for something to generate and draw Graphs

I'm looking for a software to create vector images of Graphs. below features are required: Be able to draw special graphs like n-complete , K graphs etc. Available for ubuntu I want to generate ...
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Photoshop: Create solid image with a transparent shape in it

My photoshop file contains the following layers: Shape layer with a custom shape in it colored blue Shape layer with another custom shape in it colored black Solid white layer There is no ...
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Photoshop/Illustrator: generate vector graphic from bitmap [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vectorization graphics approach Folks, Photoshop newbie here with what I think is a simple question, but clearly, I am not searching for the right keywords on Google. I ...
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Render a 3D image as a 2D vector image

Is there any software that will take a 3d model (in any format) and allow you to render it as a 2D vector image (preferable as either an .SVG or .PDF)? My intention is to render LEGO building ...
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Corel Draw alternatives [closed]

Corel Draw is a really good vector graphics application but its price is a 'bit' high. Could you recommend me some alternatives? I only know InkScape from out of the blue.. and it's a bit behind Corel ...
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Getting maple to output graphs/charts in a vector graphics format

I've drawn some histograms and time series graphs in Maple 13 that I'd like to output as vector graphics (ideally pdf, but eps or svg or whatever would be ok too). This is because I want to \include ...
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Converting Photoshop .CSH files to .SVG or .EPS. Possible?

excuse my total ignorance, but does anyone know if it might be possible to convert Photoshop's .CSH files (Custom Shape Format) to standard .SVG or .EPS files? They're both Vector shapes, so it seems ...
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Editing Vector points in Photoshop CS4

Hey, I'm kinda new in using photoshop. I'm familiar with Ai and other graphic creation software but the same principles aren't used in Ps. Its kinda basic what Im asking. How do I edit vector points? ...
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Transforming multiple filled shapes into transparent outlines in Photoshop

I'm trying to create a filled plus sign and an empty transparent plus sign in Photoshop. I've been able to create the filled sign with ease, by creating a green vertical rectangle, duplicating it, and ...
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Convert .SCV to EPS?

.SCV is an old file extension used in a program called ScanVec CASmate (I used it for vector printing 10+ years ago). Is there a way to convert this file to EPS or another vector friendly extension? ...
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Creating Arrows Easily for Images

I'm looking for a plugin or something along those lines for creating arrows for an image I'm working on. Basically it's just a screenshot of some software, but I want to annotate it and have arrows on ...
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Insert PDF image in MS Word

I have a .doc which I will convert in PDF. In this .doc I have an image. When I convert the doc to PDF and then zoom it, the images became ugly pixel-ized. I found a tool that converted my bitmap ...
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Looking for “bitmap-vector” image editor [closed]

I used to use PhotoImpact which is no longer developed so I'm looking for a replacement. What made PhotoImpact great to me was the ability to work in both bitmap and vector modes. What I mean by ...
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Inkscape: how to create inner border?

I create figure and set border width to 1px. My image actual size is 100px. But with border this is 102px. How to set inner border instead of outer border? In Protoshop I can select type of border - ...
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Is there software that will convert a jpg to a vector format?

Is there software that will convert a jpg image to a vector image? I've got a simple logo that is being put onto baloons/pens/whatnot and the printer needs the logo in a vector format, which we don't ...
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Opening a vector graphics file

I obtained a free graphic from link text and when I open it in photoshop 7, or fireworks 8 the image comes up, but I can't select the individual image I want (the telephone) for example. I'm not ...
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Preserve aspect ratio when pasting width or height in Inkscape

I'm frequently using the paste size feature in Inkscape to ensure that several objects have the same size. But sometimes I want to just ensure that a new object has the same height as a old object but ...
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Is there an open source alternative to Vector Magic?

I just discovered this wonderful tool, but I don't have $300 to blow. Are there any free, preferably open source, alternatives?
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Graphics in papers

I have always wondered with what programs do people do their graphics when they publish papers. They most of the time seem to be embedded in some way as vector graphics, I'd say, as when I try to zoom ...
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How to convert poor quality bitmap image to vector?

I'm designing a website for a group which has lost the original digital image for their logo. The only file they have of it is a jpg which was embedded into a word document. The image has everything ...
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Vectorization graphics approach

Could you advise,please, what approach to use in following situation: i'm gonna draw simple comics and ,as I see ,there are two ways: make hand pic. ,scan it and vectorize with Corel Trace or some ...
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Free windows software to convert DOC or PDF to WMF/EMF

I'm looking for some free software that will take text output and spit it into some sort of vector format that I can bring into other programs, preferrably EMF/WMF or EPS as these are the most common ...
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Are there any good logo creation applications available for Ubuntu?

Are there any good logo creation applications available for Ubuntu? Something other than Gimp.
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How can I make an image appear partially in front and partially behind another layer in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS4. I have a drawn vector image that is behind a layer with a stroked ellipse like this: However I need just one part of the image to appaer in front of the stroke. ...
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How can I paint gaps within text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS4. I have text that is along a path that looks like this: I would like to be able to color the gaps within the font like this: I'm having trouble finding how to do ...
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Are free stock imagery usable in books and websites? [closed]

I see a lot of "free" stock imagery and vector graphics available on the Internet, but when I recommend such things for use on publications or websites, my clients ask me for printable licenses or any ...
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How can I identify fonts from an image?

Many times I come across bitmaps with nothing but text paragraphs, so I was looking for a way to identify the font used, the paragraph alignment, line spacing and color, bold, italics. Would an OCR ...
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Best way to describe vector vs raster

Many times at work, someone will ask me if they can get an image (company logo, for example) in EPS or SVG format. They assume that since I put the image on the company site, that I could easily ...