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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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 that:...
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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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How to Increase the quality of the Images on Illustrator

I work with Adobe Illustrator creative suite 3. I want to know how can one really Increase the quality of the Image's / graphics? because the thing Is,whenever I view the Image or the graphic In ...
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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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Are there any good logo creation applications available for Ubuntu? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...