Use this tag for general questions about how vector graphics work. Vector graphics are made up of mathematical primitives like points, lines, curves and polygons constructed from these primitives.

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How to reduce layers/sublayers/paths into one layer?

I had a single top-level layer called EAR. There were two vector paths which made it up. Somehow, illustrator has transformed it from a normal, single top-level layer into a three-level layer ...
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Creating masks with text in InDesign or Illustrator

I have something that should be easy to create, but I'm having trouble with it. I have a couple words. I want to put another object into it, but have the text mask the object. For example, I've got ...
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Karbon (KOffice) user manual

I'm looking for the Karbon user manual or Karbon tutorials. It seems there is absolutely no documentation whatsoever although Karbon is already pretty sophisticated.
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Adding Points to a previously unselected polyline in Karbon (KOffice)

Karbon's polyline tool is basically similar to the path tool in Photoshop. In Photoshop you can alter the path anytime. Not so with Karbon, so it seems. Is it possible to add new points to a ...
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From latex to word through vector graphics

Maybe what I say is crazy and nonsense, but this could be the right way to convert from LaTeX to word. As you may have noticed, there are some conversors form LaTeX to word, correct me if wrong but ...
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How can I convert a PNG to a vectorized image?

This is the best I've found so far: http://www.tlhiv.org/rast2vec/ It works otherwise ok except that it does not support PNG transparency (it's simply gone in the resulting vector).
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Photoshop - Round sharp corner edges on shapes

The problem I use Photoshop and have a font (for a logotype) that have very sharp edges. I want to in a simple way round all corners on that font to a radius I set. I know I can use curves on every ...
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Paper image to vector image?

I have a paper image (image wrote on a piece of paper) which I need to edit as same as I can edit vector graphics. As I am not good with graphics, I do not know which steps to take to make it digital ...
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Vector graphics formats: SVG , EPS or PDF [closed]

How does the vector graphics formats svg , eps and pdf compare against each other(Quality, filesize etc)? If I can generate(eg matplotlib) plot in any of the above formats, which format should I ...
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Creating PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat X Pro and inserting vector graphics

I'm trying to create PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I just realized that it can only do forms etc but not basic document editing. So it wants me to import already formatted word file (for ...
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Export Excel graphs as vector graphics files (e.g. SVGs)?

How can I export a graph generated in Excel as an editable vector graphics file, e.g. a SVG? When I right click on a graph in Excel the 'Save as Picture...' option only gives non-vector formats (like ...
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how to rotate an SVG file 90 degrees?

I printed out a diagram from MATLAB and it's rotated 90 degrees clockwise from where it should be. Is there software that can help me fix this and rotate an SVG file? I tried tweaking the SVG ...
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How can a site run without Internet?

I came across this site http://www.desimartini.com/allaboutrajni.htm which requires me to disconnect from Internet to see the action! I am surprised as the site has quite an amount of content and ...
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3D vector drawing software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Draw 3D vectors I need a program to make a 3D drawing easy and carefully at a half of a day. 3D drawing consists of: vectors, lines, arcs for angle between two ...
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Is there any way to send (embedded or otherwise) a vector image in an email signature

I am tired of how outlook (2012) butchers any images included in an email signature. Whilst composing an email, I can use emf (vector based) which prints beautifully, etc.. When the send button is ...
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How to install Uniconvertor (command-line app) on Mac OS 10.7.2 (Lion)?

Uniconvertor is a command-line tool that shares code with the sK1 Project. it's used to convert from one type of vector graphic file to another like this: uniconvertor before.eps after.svg I'm ...
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Free vector image previewer/viewer for Mac?

Is there a free vector image viewer/previewer for Mac? I need to be able to view .svg, .eps and .ai files to help categorize/sort them for work, but don't have Adobe Illustrator on this computer.
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SVG to After Effects workflow?

I have a JavaScript chart component that outputs SVG. (It's kind of like an animated bar chart with a time slider.) One of my clients would like to customize this animation further in After Effects - ...
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Vector graphics software for 10.1 netbooks with screen resolution 1024x600?

I have a netbook with 10.1 inch screen and resolution 1024x600, like most netbooks with that screen size. I need to work with vector graphics (not bitmap like what photoshop deals with). 1024x768 ...
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How can I save a website as a vector graphic?

I'm looking for a solution to save a single web page or a section of it as a vector graphic in my latex document. Do you know a tool, trick or service which helps to do this?
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A “quick” vector editor (SVG) for Linux (for annotating images?)

I often need to take a bitmap (.png) image, and draw some lines or text on top of it, and possibly export a new, thusly "annotated" image. I know I can basically do all this in inkscape - but ...
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Circular, brushed metal effect in InkScape?

Does anyone know how to make a circular, brushed metal surface with InkScape? I don't need the "cloud" shape, just the metal background.
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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 resize ...
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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)? [closed]

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 from EPS to 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 [closed]

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 ...