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How do you make perspective layer formation?

I want to make a graphic that looks similar to the image below using "flat" or birdseye images. I'm not even sure of the right way to ask the question. Can someone please tell me what it is called and ...
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Group texts next each other

When I open a PDF on Illustrator, somethings the text layers are separated -- possiblely because of PDF compression. How I can group this text layers in a unique layer -- not grouping. Example: Many ...
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How to export a high resolution JPEG in Illustrator?

I have made a design in Adobe Illustrator that I wish to make into a poster. It needs to be a JPEG file in RGB colours and it needs to be at least 3000 x 3000 pixels (i'm uploading it to a poster site ...
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High quality watercolor effect in illustrator [on hold]

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. Or actually, I am looking to achieve this: ...
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How to make this? [on hold]

Hi im using adobe illustrator, and i want to make this artwork. I have mouse and keyboard, i know how to use them. Illustrator is cs6. How make monster pattern and what tool to use help me ? sorry ...
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I want to draw but [on hold]

i see video at you tube, human make many beautiful object. i try follow but fail . help ? teach ? thank you. :) happy day sorry English . this question body does not meet our quality standards.Please ...
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Illustrator art brush corner problem

I created a brush because I needed the terminals of my line had angles. But the brush is generating some kind of thorn in the corners, when the brush option "Do not adjust corners and folds" is ...
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How to know the first anchor point in a path?

I am in a middle of a website project to learn drawing for children. that project require me to know the starting anchor point for each path I draw. and if it is miss ordered I have to revers it. I ...
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How do you use the slice tool in your webpage layouts?

I have used Photoshop for about 11 years and Illustrator for about 5 years for webdesign. But I can hardly remember ever using the slice tool that much. I did try to use it, but the difficulties ...
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Illustrator symbols: How to edit symbol to affect mulitiple files?

QUESTION Part 1. As far as I know, when you edit a symbol, it affects all instances of the symbol within the current document open. Is there a way to have the changes affect other documents? ...
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Workflow and tools recommendation for detailed large print and web project

I've seen lot of question on the topic of DPI size when doing large print jobs and some about the actual workflow. The problem is that I can't decide how to proceed in my situation: I have to design ...
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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Saving Illustrator 3D effect graphics for web

I have had lots of fun creating 3d images in illustrator, but having trouble maintaining quality when saving. I created some spheres, and when saving to png, the edges are getting pixelated. The ...
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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends outside the frame with ...
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Can I export layers from a stock site vector .eps with freeware? [on hold]

I have downloaded a vector .eps file from shutterstock and wanted to export out the different layers as separate images. I don't have illustrator, and see no layers in photoshop. Is there a free ...
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Importing transparent background PNG in CMYK

So I have Illustrator document in CMYK mode intended for print. I need to import PNG image (because I need to place object extracted from the background). And here I step on the unknown area because I ...
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Printing problems using Illustrator

I made a brochure for my internship this summer using the brochure template illustrator already has available. Now, I am having trouble printing the document. I have the settings as US letter ...
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Apply stroke only to top layer of clipping mask

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC. I have a clipping mask with text over colored rectangles. I want to apply stroke to the text in the clipping mask without applying stroke to the rectangles. This is ...
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Detail work in illustrator?

I have some very detailed artwork which I drew by hand on pen and paper but I'm looking to turn them into a vector. I have already done the live trace but it doesn't pick up all the tiny dots which ...
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How do I use Illlustrator to create magnifying effects [on hold]

I have a graphic I created In Illustrator and want to magnify certain sections to draw attention to them while placing the other sections in the background. Graphic illustrates the development of a ...
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Adobe Illustrator script to walk through layers while exporting

I am trying to loop over 2 different top layers on my .ai file, each top layer contains several sub layers. The 2 top layers are icons (usual ui stuff) and modifiers (like plus and minus symbols). I ...
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Do PDFs have to be square or rectangular?

I'm creating a sticker in Illustrator and was wondering whether when exporting to PDF format, can it only be saved in a rectangular/square shape? I'm asking because if not then I'd prefer to have a ...
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How to save an Illustrator document as PDF in a different paper format?

I have several Illustrator documents in 'A1' paper format that I need to save as PDF in 'A3' format, with in addition disabling editing capabilities. These smaller PDF are typically web versions of ...
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Changing the color of a vector created using adobe shape

I recently discovered the adobe shape app and have enjoyed using it, but don't understand how/if I can change the color of the created vector. I've tried using the edit>edit colors> recolor artwork ...
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How do I create a chevron circle in illustrator? [duplicate]

How do I create a chevron circle in illustrator?
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Illustrator artboard to InDesign with pages alignment

I want to export my artboard in Adobe Illustrator to Adobe InDesign as well as pages alignment. Anyone knows how to do it? I have searched on Adobe's website but I found nothing.
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How to copy a clipping mask in illustrator without both the copies not being linked to each other?

I tried copying the clipping mask by holding alt and dragging the mask, but when I "release" one mask, both the masks are released. Is there a way to copy the path I created with the pen tool? I ...
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Confine clipping mask to single layer

I am trying to create a clipping mask, but am having difficulties as it seems that the mask is applying to background layers. Here is how things look before I create the mask: and here is what ...
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Section layer in Illustrator

What is a good way to section the canvas and/or a layer in Adobe Illustrator? I have a blank white canvas at the moment, and I'd like to draw a jagged line across the middle from the left end of the ...
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Display Shaking while selecting outline mode in Illustrator [closed]

I am using Macbook pro and attached Dell (bigger size monitor) through it. And Iam working on Illustrator CS6 with bigger size monitor, while working on design when I am going to see outline (window ...
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How do you change individual end caps in illustrator [duplicate]

Hi I am looking to change individual end caps in Illustrator and don't seem to be able to find out how to do it or is it not possible
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Adobe Illustrator Pantone Difference? [closed]

I have got 2 documents in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Both documents use the Pantone 362C and both are 'CMYK Preview' documents. For some reason when looking at the screen the Pantones look different from ...
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How do I clear the inside of my circles?

I have some overlapping circles to create a cloud shape. How do I erase the inner parts of the circles so I just have the outline like in the cloud in the top right?
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Illustrator CC on Mac: Loading previous saved version of file? [closed]

I'm going to try to be as clear as possible, I hope this makes sense. I'm using Illustrator CC on a mac. I have been saving my files to a server. Last night, I was sure that my files had saved (as a ...
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Does it matter that a CMYK image I upload changes colors?

I just finished a print shop for a coffeemachine, there will be around 1000 unit prints I have one stupid question, and I'm kinda scared: When I export it as cmyk it looks good on my screen but when ...
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Alt drag shortcut of the ellipse tool in Illustrator not working [closed]

I have the following problem and I was hoping you can help me. I am using the alt drag shortcut of the ellipse tool in Illustrator to create a circle originating from the center of the document, but ...
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How to join multiple paths of the same object?

I have traced an icon from a png in illustrator; I had to fix the rough edges and ended up with this shape: I'm using Fill set to black and Stroke set to nothing. Everytime I try joing the four ...
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Is this a custom brush? If so, how would I recreate it this chart?

Are there any brushes that you would know of that can recreate this effect? I assume it would have to be in photoshop, but would it be possible in illustrator? I search for and tried different ...
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Generating assets from illustrator

I'm using PNG Express to extract asset from Photoshop. Is there any supporting plugin for Adobe illustrator to extract the assets?
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Turning traced and expanded image back to single layered image in Illustrator

How do I turn a traced and expanded image back to a single layered image? I'm new to Ai.
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how to make an image just by its its self with out the blue line and extra space around it on adobe illustrator, [closed]

this is super confusing but I want to just make an image and have no extra space around it. so when i size my image it doesn't count the area around that image, just the actual image it self.
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How to make vector templates from CSS frameworks?

I am planning in creating a Illustrator/Sketch vector based template for the CSS framework UiKit. And I wonder how to do that. My first thought was to print to PDF and dissect it from there, but then ...
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How to generate assets for a mobile UI from Illustrator?

Currently, I'm using Photoshop to design a mobile UI and I use PNG Express to generate assets for various size and devices. I want to know if there is any such supporting tool for Illustrator to ...
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Illustrator: Is there an option to create shared layer styles?

I am just wondering if there is any option in illustrator similar to the shared layer styles in Fireworks. For example: I apply a defined color to several objects/elements (Text or Shapes) and if i ...
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How to change the direction of type in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a coffee logo, saying "COFFEE HOUSE", but I can't seem to figure out how to change the type direction into somewhat of a "U" shape. Here's a picture for reference: I want to add ...
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How can I join paths with overlapping anchor points In Adobe Illustrator CS6?

Imagine you have really a lot of open paths. Some of those have overlapping anchor points while others don't have. Is it possible to simply select all the paths and run a command to join only those ...
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how can I learn grafic design? [duplicate]

I am .NET programmer. I want to learn How can my sites be creative sites and I decide to learn graphic design. I do not know anything about graphic design. Is there anybody to help me? How do I have ...
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How can I save the image so the enclosed area is transparent [on hold]

How can I save the image below so that the area between the two square brackets it transparent?
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

When creating illustrations, I have seen recently there is this new rounded edges trend going on in the design world like in this image here and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this with ...
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After Effects trying to place png behind trap code composition as the background

Trying to place matrix code png or photoshopfile behind the earth that was made with trap code form. When I move the png under the trapped composition the it disappears. Any help would be ...