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How do i change the size of a drawing on illustrator without affecting the line thickness

Hi im new sorry if this is a stupid question. I have a logo made up using the pen tool and blob brush tool and have all the thicknesses right however when i try re-sizing the whole logo the line ...
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How to export a file in illustrator

How to export a specific length and width of my work in illustrator? I made a background asset that's longer than the stage and I don't know how to export it properly. This is how it looks like in ...
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Wrapping object around cylinder in PS CC – No 3D

I don't have the vRAM required to use 3D in Photoshop, but I need to wrap an object around cylindrical shape. What is the best way to go about doing this?
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Illustrator - Select and copy a section of a larger object

Pretty basic concept. I have a large object, and only want a sub-section of said object. In PS I would just use rectangle tool to select the area I want and click copy, however in Illustrator I don't ...
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Planning an 18 foot long banner

I need to create a banner that is 18 feet wide by 2.5 feet high. What would be the best way to go about planning this as it is going to be made in Illustrator and every element will be a vector. ...
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Is there a way to adjust the size of the selected anchor points?

I am able to rotate a group of selected anchor points of a shape-- either by picking or clicking and dragging on selected anchor points using the direct selection tool then rotate it by using the ...
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Stop two different paths from connecting at the same point - Illustrator

I was wondering if anybody knew how to stop two different paths from connecting when they meet at the same point in Illustrator while using the pen tool. It's quite the annoyance when they do it when ...
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Illustrator: Trouble with font size

I am using Adobe illustrator Cs5.1 on Mac. I am having trouble making with font size. In short, I will select two blocks of text and set them as the same font and the same size. However, they appear ...
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Illustrator - Large Vector File to Print at A0

I have created large vector drawings for A0 printing - each file has thousands of vectors at different transparencies. The largest file is 270mb when saved as an editable pdf. I have not compressed ...
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Is there a way to retrieve the file in illustrator that just been accidentally replaced?

Is there a way to retrieve the file in illustrator that just been accidentally replaced? is there some sort of history? The application was closed after it was replaced so there's no way i can undo ...
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How do I generate Pantone swatch chart of all current PMS colors in Illustrator?

I need to generate a PMS swatch chart for all current PMS colors to do print tests off large format printers. We have old charts but need a current one. I am hoping there is a way to generate this ...
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When ever I write something in Arabic or Persian in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 the word do not appear on the screen?

When ever I write something in Arabic or Persian in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 the word do not appear on the screen? But I can see the word which I have written in layer names.
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How to make such 3D border portfolio screen effect? [duplicate]

How to make such 3D border portfolio screen effect in Photoshop / Illustrator? It should take the color pixels of the border and stretch them to make a 3D effect.
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How to save a *.pdf in Illustrator without a clipping mask? [closed]

saving pdf without clipping mask?? any error coming in illustrator closing time what to do? any solution
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Illustrator mouse pointer with square or hands

This morning my mouse pointer in Illustrator either shows hands in which case I can select nothing or shows a pointer with a black square which has weird effects when I select stuff. How can I disable ...
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Graphical errors when exporting to the web from illustrator

I am having problems with graphical errors when i export from illustrator The problem is small border along the right side of the export, the colors of the line varies from export to export. first ...
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How is a clipping mask different in Illustrator then photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble with the clipping mask feature in Illustrator CS3. I have a shape which is a simple hill and I want to put a road on the hill and chop off the excess parts of the road. How do ...
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How do I convert B&W penciled book drawings to Illustrator colored drawings?

I have an opportunity with an author, but I want to see if I can even deliver first, if I were to take it. The author needs her current black and white drawings to be in color for a book she is ...
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Why Does SVG Automatically Center Itself?

I recently converted my logo from PNG to SVG. The sizes of the images are identical, however, the SVG version seems to want to automatically center itself. You can view the PNG of my logo at ...
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How can I create jagged text in Illustrator?

I am trying to make the letters of my text look like they are "electrified" with jagged edges. How would I do that?? I've tried making my text an object and then doing the "envelope" thing but that ...
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How to convert the shapes stroke into open or transparent in Illustrator CS5?

I created a path Inside that path I created several more paths and group those on separate layer. Inside paths doesn’t have any fill but have a stroke of 1. Since I want that stroke to be open( or ...
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How to change the size of SVG file? [closed]

I have an SVG file whose size is 2048 x 2048, but because the file size is too large (92KB) to use for my Web app, I want to change the size of the file. I don't know what is the best size to use, but ...
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How to format text in illustrator graphs

How do you easily format your text in the category axis? My categories text are always covering each others. Thank for your help.
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How to ensure exclusive grayscale colors in Illustrator document?

I'm using Illustrator CS6 to create several black/white figures. Since the printing agency requires "well" prepared figures, I want to ensure that all figures are in grayscale, or in other words, that ...
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why width and height change by choosing different resolution in Illustrator? [closed]

I wanna draw a scene in size 1366 x 768 in Illustrator but when I choose 150 ppi resolution ,after exporting the width and height become 2845 and 1600 ,which means multiply to 150/72 , I don't want ...
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Import curves files from Illustrator to After Effects?

How can I import .ai vector files to After Effects without changing the quality? This is for a logo project.
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How do does one sync file changes in a Phothoshop file exported from Illustrator while maintaining layers

I am creating a website mockup with invisionapp.com, an app that let's you test drive website and mobile user experience with no coding, just graphics. They have a cool feature that allows you to ...
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What is the best practice for laying out and exporting custom icons from AI?

I'm working on creating completely custom icons with AI and essentially exporting them out as an individual svg icons to be used in our app development. I have been experimenting with different ways ...
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Taking color from another object in Adobe Illustrator

I'm using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC. I'm on a PC running Win 8.1 with Classic Shell. How do I copy a color from one object to another? It's a word, (text converted to path). I've ...
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Shortcut/MACRO for “Locate Object”? [migrated]

Is there a shortcut/MACRO for Locate Object? That's already tedious after 3 objects.
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How to change colors in a purchased vector stock image with masks.

I am using AI, and I have a vector image where I have over 25 different masks. When I select a shape, and try to change the color, only the border of that specific changes color but the inside stays ...
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How to distress a font in Illustrator?

I'm trying to distress a font. I have created outlines on the text, then using brush, drew a line of charcoal brush. Select All, Expand Appearance, Pathfinder minus. It works but only the first ...
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Organise / Align / Snap multiple objects in a box?

I am new to Illustrator so wondering if there is anyone who can help me. I have 195 flags of the world, each one a separate object. I would like to place them all in a rectangle in a neat and ...
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How can I get the clipping paths to be objects in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm converting a vector drawing from Bohemian Sketch to Adobe Illustrator so that I can export eps and svg, etc. When I copy and paste from Sketch I get a bunch of clipping paths instead of objects. ...
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Automating file export with different colored objects and file names

I’ve been working with Illustrator CC 2014 on a floor map for a ~400 rooms building. To allow visitors to find rooms more quickly, I wanted to generate a series of images with highlighted rooms. The ...
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Can't select my image in Illustrator CS6 to fill it with color

I traced an image in image trace, (Illustrator CS6) it is on its own layer and now I can't select it. I've tried with the select tool, the direct select tool, magic wand, lasso to fill it with a ...
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update colors and graphic styles in multiple Illustrator files

what is the most efficient way to update(change) named, global swatches and graphic styles in multiple AI files. Many files need to be updated to use tweaked colors and styles. Is there a way other ...
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Illustrator CS6 document setup background color

I have a problem with background color in Illustrator CS6. So i set up a desired color for background in document setup, but then i can`t see any white color within my document (i assume that white is ...
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dividing transparent objects into individual shapes

In Adobe Illustrator How do I divide two overlapping shapes into individual parts so the overlap area is a shape and the non overlap areas are two shapes. So I end up with three shapes that can each ...
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Break shape points into separate objects

I have a path, for example, looking like this: I want to break it into separate points, no need to keep bezier curves data, just simple points. Is there a way to do it in Illustrator?
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Hide/Show multiple objects in Illustrator

How can I change visibility of multiple selected objects (let say paths) at once? Is there any shortcut for this? Thank you
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Duplicating an entire artwork with contents within it only returns white background - why?

I want to duplicate an entire artboard with all the artworks within it to another location in Illustrator CC, and I think it can be done by pressing ⌥ and dropping and dragging. However, when I tried ...
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How to create a 3d vector rotable globe in illustrator CS 6

I have world map file in .png format that I then placed in Illustrator and traced in order to create a 3d vector rotable globe by following the tutorial at this link. However, I do not understand how ...
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How to reset Illustrator CS6 rectangle tool to zero degree?

I made previous work (as a beginner) in Illustrator CS6 and now when I select the rectangle tool it is by default oblique. Also, I would like to reset the rectangle to its orginal ...
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Why do gradients appear like this in illustrator?

I'm designing a window poster for shop, I'm working on this in illustrator and I'm trying to achieve this clean red to black gradient or feathered effect shown here, ...
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Combining and Layering Transparent Shapes in Illustrator

Sorry if my title is a big vague. I'm fairly new to Illustrator and and still trying to figure out how things work. I have a few paths that I'm looking to layer, one on top of the other. From bottom ...
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How to exactly align shapes in order to unite them in Illustrator?

I am new to Illustrator, I have been a Photoshop user for years. Im trying to combine a rectangle and eclipse shape. The issue I am having is that the rectangle doesn't seem to line up properly with ...
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How to export groups to separate PNG files?

I have an Illustrator file that contains several animation frames for a game. Every frame is a single group and they are all on the same layer. How can I quickly export all these groups, each to a ...
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Unable to ungroup objects in Adobe Illustrator

I have adoped an Adobe Illustrator document that I need to work with. The changes I need to make were just some very basic text changes (or so I thought). It turns out that every letter/intricate ...
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How to separate clusters of different vector objects in a purchased stock image?

I just purchased a group pack of umbrella silhouette vectors. They came in .jpg file, .eps file, and .png file. I only need one of these vectors. I am having trouble selecting just one in the ...