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Create a symbol inside a symbol, Illustrator 2015

Did Adobe stop supporting symbols inside of symbols? I could swear this was a feature in 2014 that does not exist in 2015. This is what I noticed. -I create two symbols. -I edit one symbol and stick ...
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Best method - Complex Isometric Drawings - Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi everyone, I wondered if anyone could advise me on best practices to create images like the ones above. I created these using an isometric grid and the pen tool. Doing it in three stages. ...
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Isometric line drawings with colour fill - Illustrator - HELP

Hey everyone. I am need of some serious help. I am VERY new to illustrator so I don't know if I am doing this the most effective way. So any guidance would be really appreciated. I took on a ...
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Can you pull a spectrum of colors (create a swatch group) from persons face?

I'm trying to do a low poly(gon) of my brothers face. I have his .jpeg in illustrator, I'd like to to try the following with the least amount of energy / time. If .ai can do something that saves me ...
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Illustrator CS5 do not automatically change the measuring unit to the files default?

I am creating images for both web and print so I use pixels (px) and millimeters (mm) back and forth. But whenever I open the other type of file (i.e. opened web(px) first then print(mm), or print(mm) ...
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illustrations/drawings to edit them with adobe illustrator?

Can we take illustrations/drawings and edit them with adobe illustrator for the purpose of using them for silk screening on clothing?
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Drawing a line segment (or an arc) with an arrow head placed somewhere between the endpoints

I am trying to draw a line (or an arc) in Adobe Illustrator that looks something like this: (Picture taken from Allen Hatcher's ``Notes on Introductory Point-Set Topology,'' pp. 22.) My problem is ...
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How do I create a bezier curve in illustrator with known values [duplicate]

I want to create a Bézier curve in Illustrator so I can import it into Cinema 4D. Now my problem is, I have got a Bézier curve with just the coordinates of my points and I want to draw this in ...
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Splitting a vectorized image of letters into individual letters

I'm trying to digitize a handwritten font. In various tutorials, it says to ungroup and then click on the rectangular background's blue box and press delete and it should leave all the characters as ...
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How do I take this shape in Illustrator and curve it along an arc [duplicate]

I want this vector image: To look like this: See the way it bends along the top arc? I have tried Warp, but it didn't give it the uniform thickness all the way around.
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How to make Apple Store wallpaper in Photoshop or Illustrator [on hold]

Can anyone please guide me on this, I want to make this (attached) kind of wallpaper with different shape, I really liked the "Magnetic Field Effect" around logo/shape, and scattered circles different ...
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Illustrator/Photoshop: how to get path points' coordinates?

Hi everybody In the picture there is a line with black points. While I know how to get the anchor points coordinates with the mouse cursor, I would love to know how to get the information of the ...
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Guideline bug in Illustrator [on hold]

I'm having a very weird 'bug' in Ai; whenever I try to move a guideline to a specific point, it gets moved for no reason! I checked if there was an object near it, and even disabled smart guides, but ...
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Pasting shape path from file with different grid setting results in pasting previous grid

I am attempting to paste a shape path from an SVG with an SVG file with different grid settings into an another illustrator ai file. When I do this, I get a copy of the grid from the old file along ...
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Large-format printing Adobe Illustrator files

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I wish to print; I want to print it on a 60x60in (inches) paper. My question is: should the Illustrator file also be 60x60in wide? Or it is ok if the dimensions ...
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello ...
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How to create base for plastic bag packaging?

I have measurement for this type of other bag packaging and i want to know how can i create base in illustrator for this bag. Measurements are as follow, height is 19, width is 29 and length is 35 ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to fill in colors between lines?

I am making a 3D letter and I want to fill in some parts to give it a 3D look. So far I have used black lines to make it but I want to fill in-between the lines. Can someone show me what to do?
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Spacing objects evenly on a spine with an open path using the blend tool

I made a blend of stars and chose the replace with spine command. The stars are not evenly spaced. I then decided to add anchor points and adjust them to try and space the stars evenly. Is there an ...
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Illustrator Basic fill patterns

Where are the simple fill patterns such as diagonal parallel lines or regular texture. Adobe CS5 Mac OS X 10.10.3 27"iMac
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Rotate as well as resize duplicated objects in Illustrator

I want to achieve a pattern around a circle. Consider the petals of a flower. I want to repeat the petal around the circle's center, with gradually increasing size. The increase in the size would be ...
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Saving as jpg in Illustrator

When I try to "save for web" my work in Illustrator (258px - 170px) it shows the right image size (258px - 170px) but after I save the image, and open it in windows, the image is really small. When I ...
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Can I use the Collections Groupings in Font Book within Illustrator?

I love how Font Book allows me to organize my fonts into collections like Fun, Modern, Swash-y, Sans Serif, etc...What I want to do is browse or filter fonts in Adobe Illustrator using those ...
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Fix gap between path and shapes in Illustrator

I'm working on a cloud image and have created triangles using a template. After the cut and coloring, there are gaps between the triangles. It' about 1 px thick, more prominent when exported to ...
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Adobe Illustrator Stick Font To Outline

I am attempting to use some single line stick fonts in some tags for engraving purposes. Everything looks good in Illustrator but I need to convert that text to a path for purposes of engraving. When ...
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How can I remove the white rectangle created when opening a file?

How can I remove the white rectangle created when opening a file? When I open an image in Illustrator, I see a small rectangle in the center of the image and when I save the image using "Save For ...
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An error when I open a .eps from Wolfram Mathematica in Illustrator

I created a graph with Wolfram Mathematica and exported it as .eps file. Then I want to open it with Illustrator to do some amendment. But when I read it with Illustrator, it gives me an error:MPS ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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Converting photoshop patterns to illustrator [closed]

How do i convert my photoshop pattern swatch into illustrator ? Is it possible to do it for symbols to ?
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I create new project in Illustrator but my android device displays a black image instead [closed]

I create new project in Illustrator but when I save it in my device, my android device displays it as a black image instead.
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Exporting high quality jpeg in illustrator & keeping dimensions. Options

I'm exporting a jpeg in illustrator for Society6 and they want maximum quality at specific dimensions. As I understand it, the only way to keep the high resolution with the same printed output I ...
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Sharp circle in Ilustrator

I am using Illustrator CS2 and I am trying to create a sharp circle. Nothing I do works though. My circles are blurred, mostly noticeable on the top, bottom, left and right edges. Example: I ...
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Illustrator VS Printer Color

When ever I print some of my creations from Illustrator - the red color is all wrong. My creation is in: #912327 R: 145 G:35 B:39 C: 18% M: 93% Y: 88% K: 16% My print is in: #c76b6f R: 199 ...
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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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Vertically align text within Objects in Illustrator

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) and although I have been working with Illustrator for many years, I only do small vector related things in it, so by no means an expert. I would like ...
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AI: Recolor linked .ai file

I have an .ai file that I need to use multiple times in another .ai file. I linked the file and then duplicated it 4 times. The original .ai file is just one color (black), but I need each one of the ...
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Custom swatch guide color

I created a custom swatch color, I want to set this color as my Guide color. I tried Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid > custom but you can't select a swatch nor you can pick a color (with ...
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Illustrator CC 2015: Dock workspace to toolbars like Photoshop (OS X)

I can't think of another way to write it! I would like the workspace to act like photoshop where hitting the full screen icon on the window causes it to lock itself to the top and sides of the ...
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Blend clipped image in Illustrator CS5

Looking to try and fade out an image in illustrator using the blend tool. At first, I tried blending 2 clipping groups, but I knew that wasn't going to work. Then I tried blending just the linked ...
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Client wants .ai file but it doesn't display correctly

I have a client from hell, she wants my original .ai files and that is fine, however she downloaded Ai CC and is now complaining that "things don't show up right"... this is a map and has about 70 ...
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How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to make this shape in adobe illustrator but I don't want to draw a path. Is there any option that makes the sides rounded? The shape in picture was designed in Adobe After Effects, I made a ...
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Illustrator - Always show paths, anchor points, etc

I want to draw along some lines in Illustrator. I realized that I can do that way more efficient if I can always see the paths, anchor point, etc. so is there a way to enable those permanently? If ...
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Why does Illustrator add zeeros in all units? [closed]

I have an annoying problem with my Illustrator CC 2015. When specifying some size like font size, two zeros is always added to the size. This causes the font to resize to something huge when the size ...
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How can I tell if my .psd file can be saved as a vector image? [duplicate]

I have designed a logo for a client in Photoshop CS6 (I know, Illustrator, Illustrator) and all of the active layers consist either of Photoshop-generated shapes or editable text, aka nothing is a ...
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Exporting with slices in AI doesn't respect Rasterize Effect settings?

I have a series of thousands of vector objects imported from a DXF file, and sized to an artboard of a specific pixel size (10,160 x 10,160). I need to cut the images up into a grid of 1,024 x 768 ...
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Changing the proportions of a circle cut in half after cutting?

If you make type on a path in Illustrator on a circle, and you cut the circle in half 50:50 to get the type the right way up in each half - can you then adjust the half to make it eg 60:40 or some ...
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What would be the best adobe product for creating wedding stationery? [closed]

Hi I create digital wedding invitations but am currently using serif software which is a little limiting. I am self taught and have used photoshop in the past (long time ago...) What would be the best ...
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Can you work without an Artboard?

I am having trouble with elements that are on and near the edge of the Artboard being cut off when I go to save the image. For example: Let's say I create the document with an Artboard size of 800 ...
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Why use Photoshop for Web Design

Aside from its bitmap effects, can someone tell me why I should use Photoshop for creating website layouts instead of Illustrator? To the best of my knowledge Photoshop was never intended to be used ...
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Why is my text deformed when I save as .svg and how can I fix it?

I need to put this svg image on a site. But when I created the image is deformed and looks terrible. I try in differents ways and still not working. I hope you can help me. Thanks..