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Adobe Illustrator - arabic text typing improper

am facing some problems in my pc while using illustrator, two weeks before i had changed my pc os and also the version of the illustrator from CS5 to CS6 from then onwards am facing problems in typing ...
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Delete path from other paths - Illustrator

So I have been trying to delete a path from other paths. I have looked around and tried pathfinding, clipping masks, expanding, knockout layers... It looks like a simple thing, but I just can't figure ...
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How to automatically Update place linked file without switching to photoshop?

I know How to update "place linked..." file in Photoshop CC. I have placed illustrator file as a place linked file in Photoshop. "Place Linked" automatically updates when i save illustrator file but ...
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Recover unsaved illustrator file Cs6 on macbook [on hold]

My illustrator program just suddenly crashed. I didn't save for 4 hours (I know that I'm stupid, but the file's so big that it takes 5 min, and I haven't got the patience). Is there any chance that I ...
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Scaling part of shape after moving reference point creates separate path

Why is it that in Illustrator, scaling part of a shape (with only some of the shape's anchor points selected), after having moved the reference point, creates a new, separate path? Please see example ...
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rotation target and illustrator actions

I'm building a set of actions to help myself create pie charts, one segment create a line segment at a certain point (from the artboard center out), and the attempts to rotate it around the same point ...
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Why did black lines appear on my image cr ated by pen tool?

Why does my image have black lines? This is created using pen tool and I'm using Illustrator.
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Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

I have made a template for a small sign that will label cafe foods, but I can't find the best solution to print more than one sign on a page. The signs are about 3 by 2 inches, and I'd love to fill a ...
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Blurred, bad quality logo

I'm working on logo design in adobe illustrator. It's typography with border and I have problem. When I export it do png or jpg in small size it looks blurry and overall bad. I'm working on pixel ...
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Alternative to offset path for increasing/decreasing width of incomplete circular shape

I am wondering if there is a more efficient way to increase/decrease the width of a an incomplete circular shape (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 circle or sphere) other than by using the 'Offset Path' command and ...
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Creating old neon advertisement

Good day everyone. I am trying hard to create a high resolution computer made image of an old German "Plaste und Elaste" neon advertisement (see below). After thinking a lot, the way to go I have ...
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Resorces and/or strategies for improving?

I have been working as a graphic designer for roughly 2 years at my local newspaper, I trained under the previous designer who taught me everything I needed to know for the job at hand. Problem is im ...
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Is it possible to automatically move PS/AI toolbars?

I work using a 15in MacBook Pro and a 27" Thunderbolt display. I use the two of them as separate screens. My problem is that it's hard to move my entire program (ie: Photoshop/Illustrator) all at ...
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How to warp a group of points in a grid?

Hi All, I need some guidance on how to properly warp a group of dots. I tried using the lower arc tool as well as the upper arc tool but it still need a lot of manual tweaking. I'm also thinking of ...
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Uniting shapes in Illustrator

Trying to unite shapes in illustrator but it keeps adding width or height to the shape which I don't want it to do (see bottom part of the screenshots, it gets thicker when I unite the shapes). I've ...
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Illustrator plug-in to create artboards from Excel file

I am searching for Adobe Illustrator plug-in that can read data from a MS Excel file and create many artboards with text data from that file (one artboard per table row). Also it would be cool if I ...
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Trying To Print to PDF in Illustrator

I'm trying to set it up "with separate color layers (CMYK)" as the printer request, but the Mode is greyed out. I don't have an actual printer installed, and a PDF is the result I want. I do have up ...
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Why do some anchor points have handles, and others have not?

I'm new to Illustrator and I've come to a situation in which, strangely, some of my anchor points have handles, but others, instead of handles, they have a little ball that allow me to "smoothen" the ...
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Reusable objects that change when one is changed in Illustrator

I've been designing websites in Illustrator for quite a while and the major problem I found when doing so is that I have to repeat some elements into all my documents. For instance, I would like to ...
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Brush outline and fill

I have made a pattern brush to apply for a hand drawn brush. It usually works nicely, but yesterday it went started acting up. When I draw, I have a solid outline and invisible fill (which looks like ...
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Trimming AI file white space

I am using an old, old CS2 version of illustrator and have designed my art (about 2" x 3" in size) on an 8.5" x 11" page in AI. How do I reduce all the white space around my design so that when I ...
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Can I reproduce this watercolor effect on illustrator?

Hello there, I found this image on pinterest and I just love it! I would like to know if there is a way to reproduce this effect on Illustrator? It looks a little bit like watercolor, but I can't ...
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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this: Source I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then ...
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Why are Illustrator guides not visible inside symbols?

Why are guides not visible inside symbols in Illustrator CC 2015? Add a guide Turn the guide into a symbol, and the guide disappears. It is not visible in symbol editing mode or on the artboard, ...
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Merging shapes in Illustrator but making a hole [on hold]

I'd like to merge to vectors but with the penetration of the outer one. I attach an image to make it more comprehensible.
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Arbitrarily dotted images that simulate depth

I would like to create a flyer, that has a design similar to the one below. I'm thinking of several images, converted to a kind of halftone (simulating depth), but with arbitrarily scattered dots ...
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Batch copy/paste of rectangular images in square images?

I have got more than 1000 rectangular images (640x400) with a transparent background that I want to resize (to 600x375) and then copy/paste (centered) in a 600x600 transparent image. In other words, ...
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Split a polygon into segments

I have a polygon in Illustrator (shown below). How can I split it into separate line segments at every anchor point AND intersection with another line? Basically I'm trying to recreate the "Pemrose ...
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Clipping mask problem

I have an image and a compound path. I want to create a clipping mask for this group of objects in Illustrator. But I'm facing this problem: (random image for this post) Where is the problem? Do ...
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Filling an object with a brush pattern (Illustrator)

I have a pattern in the brush window which a I want to use as a filling in a shape (ellipse) How can I achieve that? Thank you
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What is the most used way to design layout of a website and the code it? [duplicate]

I'm new to web designing and development process. I have seen a few videos that show first you need to design Mockups in Photoshop and then you write HTML and CSS for it. In one video, I saw that ...
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“Low quality edges” when importing 3d from illustrator to photoshop

When I import a 3d vector from illustrator do photoshop, it looks like shapes get a tiny space between each other, besides the low quality appearence of the edges, as it can be seen on the picture ...
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Revolving Text animation

I am a noob in animation, I know how to use Photoshop key frame and that's pretty much it. What would be the easiest / fastest way to do something like this http://www.flashvortex.com/3D-Rotating-...
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False display about brush style from brush library - Borders_Novelty in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

I am reading Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book 2015 release. In the section of A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release), the author asked me to select the Line Segment tool to draw a ...
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How do I individually separate the shapes on this sandal design?

I have made the outline for a shoe and i wish to separate the top tongue rectangle from the sole of the shoe. I am not sure how to individually separate each intersection of the shape.
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Adjusting distance of blended objects to start and end points in Illustrator

I am trying to create a row of houses along a curved patch using the blend tool. What ruins the design though is the fact, that Illustrator is putting the first and second and last and second to last ...
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Equalizer design under Illustrator

I would like to do manually an spectrum sound with Illustrator : What can I use ? Pencil ? Brush ? If yes what sort ? Thank you PS : I have a wacom tablet My bad result :
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Photoshop vs illustrator for icons

Can photoshop make good icons or illustrator is better right or is there some good plugins for photoshop templates or icon scripts?
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How can I draw an arc (outline only) in Illustrator?

How can I draw a precise arc in illustrator, where only the edge shows? Example: In the picture below, you can see a circle, and part of that circle has a darker section (an arc). There is a similar ...
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Snap paths in Illustrator

How I can make my paths snap with each other? Even with Smart Guides and Snap to Point enabled, I can't make it work. This is what I want: This is what I get: My Smart Guides settings In Smart ...
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Center align multiple objects within a grid

In illustrator CC I want to center align multiple objects (such as crosses and circles) within a grid (for example 3 x 3) ie I want my artboard to look like this: Should I use a grid for this? If ...
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Illustrator text backround colored

I'm fairly new to Illustrator and I have a question. It's the second time when a customer sends me a file (in this case a design of a business card) and when I open it in Illustrator the text's ...
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How to make these waves effects?

I would like to to create the image above. I have tried to make multiples layers of the waves and edit it's opacity but it does not seem to work. I would really appreciate some feedback and guidance. ...
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Resizing Fonts in Illustrator

I took a screen shot of a webpage, and put that screen shot into illustrator. I resized the screenshot to the my Illustrator webpages dimensions. But now when I add new text into the illustrator ...
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I sent someone an .ai file, but they can't edit it. What do I do?

I sent someone an .ai file for them to edit. She said that when she scrolls over something with her mouse, each item is specifically highlighted, but when she clicks on it to edit it, everything is ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from automatically creating a new layer every time I make a new symbol or an instance of an existing one? [closed]

Every time I create a new symbol or paste an instance of an existing one, a new sublayer is created beneath the one I am currently in. It is so tedious to manually collapse them into the original ...
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Illustrator Clipping Mask Error

I was trying to make a logo. I used the pen tool to make an outline of the shape (logo). Now I want to power clip an image inside the shape I created. But it doesn't happen! The dialogue box says: "...
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Adobe Illustrator Embed Fonts in SVG File

Is there a way to embed a font in an SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or do I need to convert the fonts to outlines prior to exporting? Thanks.
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gradient mesh logo

please help me i getting mad because of the Gr mesh tool or coloring the lines please any could help me how to build this up with mesh tool not with the stranded Gr tool (coz i've made it with the ...
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Is there a way to copy an image on illustrator

Is there a way that I can copy a image that is black and white on Illustrator. I want to highlight the black parts in the image and then copy/import them to a blank file so that I can print it as a ...