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 vector a logo?

I'm trying to convert the logo I've built in photoshop to a vector so I can resize it to fit different app and mobile screens. I've tried the live trace in illustrator function but that just distorts ...
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Specific vector graphic format needed

I need a vector graphic format which must meet the following requirements: Is displayed consistently by different web browsers Has an editor program which starts quickly and is able to VERY EASILY ...
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How do I generate the equivalent of a dynamic block connector in Visio?

Visio has the useful 'Connector' tool which snaps nicely, makes right angles, and is conveniently adjustable. But - it only produces a line connection, not a block, like with the simpler block ...
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Method to view machine or assembly code supporting a raster or vector image

I'd like to be able to view either code for a selected image. For example, if I have an image of a flower, what does it look like to the machine or how would the machine express it using it's machine ...
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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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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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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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How can I split PDF file into layers

I have a large PDF file containing a map. The PDF file was probably generated with AutoCAD. The image consists of a coloured raster map, and a vector with lines on top of the map. (Street lines etc.) ...
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How to select a selection and fill it with wanted color?

I have a vector and when I click on it all sections are selected, but I want to select separated sections and fill it with my wanted color or effects. Actually, I can select a section on it by black ...
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Creating pixel art by tracing full resolution image

I'm trying to teach myself pixel art using Pixen or Photoshop. I'm terrible at free handing it and I'm trying to import a full resolution sprite as a background to trace. Each program downgrades my ...
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Vectorize image from pen drawing

I have some pen drawing (basically there are three words) as follows: Is there any tool I could use so that I can make this three words as vectorized images?
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Import pdf figure to Powerpoint in vector format

I have couple of data plots exported from IBM SPSS in pdf format. They look great. But if I export them in jpeg from SPSS or Adobe Acrobat Pro, some critical elements go missing. Is there a way to ...
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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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How to flatten transparency without rasterization?

I have a simple illustration in CorelDraw with overlapping simi-transparent curves with uniform fillings, and I need to export it to EPS while maintaining everything in vector form. It is perfectly ...
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Cairo Converts SVG to Black and White

I am trying to convert an SVG into a PDF on the command line but both svg2pdf and cairosvg result in black and white images (the original is in colour). $ identify original.svg original.svg SVG 31x40 ...
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How to draw a Gaussian Curve with LibreOffice Draw?

I would like to draw a Gaussian curve as a vector graphic in LibreOffice Draw. With the "Curve" functions I was only able to get something parabola-like. Has anyone got an idea of how to do the ...
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Batch cropping WMF

I have lots of wmf images from a simulation software which need to be included in a word document. To maintain best quality wmf seems to be the only way. The software creates a frame around the plot ...
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How do I copy vector graphics out of a PDF?

How do I copy a vector image out of a PDF file in Acrobat Pro? Currently what I have to do is use the Acrobat screenshot tool to make a bitmap copy, but what I want is the actual vector graphic in the ...
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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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scalable vector graphics support for MS Office

My group has a very old process (dates back to the 1990s) for creating simple EPS graphic representations of certain data that we include in regular reports. The reports are MS Word documents (MS ...
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True vector PDF printing in Windows 7 possible?

I'm trying to print to a vector PDF in Windows 7, but every software printer I've tried rasterizes the file (PDFCreator, Bullzip, Windows XPS Printer...). I don't have this problem on OSX, which ...
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Adding annotations to eps file

How do I add some text into an existing eps file? I want an output eps file having the same quality as the input eps file, with the stipulation that the text etc. added should also be scalable (vector)...
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Adobe Acrobat 11: how to select, move, edit objects

In Acrobat 9 pro, there was this neat little tool Edit Object (Touch Up), that gave you the possibility, to click on separate words of text while holding CTRL, and when the selection was made, then ...