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Mulitple lines in Illustrator

When I use the shapebuilder tool to build shapes I am always left with extra lines (one on top of the other - appearing as a thicker black line), which I have to remove manually by ungrouping the ...
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Resize object and parent objects based on child dimensions

I have the following Illustrator drawing of an iPad. The red box is set to be 176x235 pixels and I want to resize it up to 768x1024 pixels and have the the iPad container resize with it. How can I ...
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Can anybody identify this font?

Roc Nation logo, what is the original font?
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How can I create a smooth PMS colour gradient in Illustrator from 100% to 0%? no banding

How can I create a smooth 1x PMS color gradient in Illustrator from 100% to 0%? no banding.
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Cut out results of clipping mask permanently (Illustrator)

I have some words and a raster image under them. I use the clipping mask on both, so that my text is used like a cookie cutter for the image and takes on the image as colour/background. Now, the ...
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website layout in illustrator

I could use some help. Im new to illustrator and I'm supposed to make a website layout with my illustrator designs I already have (logos, brochures, posters, maps,,,etc). But I don't have clear ...
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Illustrator eye dropper tool gives me either pink or green.

When using the gradient mesh to create a copy of an image I try to get color samples but I either get some pink (the same one as the outlines) or green (same one as the green "anchor" and "path" ...
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Illustrator stroke weight

Adobe Illustrator: Is it possible to add a custom stroke size (weight) into basic palette which starts with 0,25pt - 0,5pt - etc?
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Why can't I export a large .ai file to .png?

I am trying to export a large .ai file to .png in illustrator (Per request) and have been unsuccessful. I believe it is because my file is too large. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on how I ...
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Is there a way to force illustrator to open a downloaded SVG (rather than the browser)?

I have illustrator set as the default for all SVGs but whenever I download an SVG, I have to open up the download folder and then open the SVG from there. This is obviously absolutely ruining my life ...
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Import Illustrator layers to After effects without artboard size selection

when I import an AI file into AE, when I drag a layer into the composition the selection size is the same size as the AI file's artboard. When I am importing 30+ layers its very annoying. How can I ...
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Illustrator text alignment - center to specific letter

I have a list of names that I want to align vertically with specific letters within each name ex: COACH BRIT COACH JESSIKA CASSIDY VICTORIA In the list above the B, E, S, and T ...
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After Effects SWF - Not showing correctly

I have a problem with After Effects CC 2014. I have multiple different Ai illustrations blended together and exported as a SWF file which I import to AE to create a morph animation. In total I have ...
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Re-creating gradient effect in Illustrator

Tried searching for any tutorials online but I couldn't seem to find one. How do I re-create this image color in Illustrator? I tried using gradients but I could not seem to manipulate it to ...
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How do I make spikes jut off an image?

How would I create the circled spikes in the picture below, I've tried editing the path with the pen tool but that just results with the spikes not being fully through glowing blue.
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How do I delete the stroke part of an image?

I can't figure out how to delete the selected part of the image below, any ideas? And by the way the selected part is a stroke as well so thats why I think none of the other solutions are working.
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How do I smooth out pixelated lines? [duplicate]

I am designing this logo for my website. It looks great in Illustrator CC but looks pixilated on the site. I want to smooth out the "A" and "W" diagonal vector lines. I have tried exporting as a PNG ...
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Pathfinder or Shapebuilder with stroke solution?

I find myself running into this problem all the time. I am wondering how to utilize pathfinder or shapebuilder with a stroke. Or ideally many strokes, since I end up having to cut a lot of elements. ...
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distorted shapes and curves

I did a project a while ago where all the curves and a lot of the shapes were distorted. Unfortunately I only noticed the distortion after having saved the file. I am attempting to fix the issue now ...
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Fit to Artwork Bounds fitting more than expected

When I choose Fit to Artwork Bounds or Fit to Selected Art in Illustrator CS6 it appears to be fitting to phantom objects, sometimes on other artboards, so it fits the other artboards inside itself. ...
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Set Illustrator to remember Artboards [on hold]

I'm trying to find a way Illustrator will remember how I set the artboard in a file. Normally I'd create an icon, set the artboard bounds to fit the artwork bounds, save and close the file. When I ...
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Alternative to Scriptographer

I used Scriptographer a good while back (http://scriptographer.org/) I wanted to use it again but they no longer work on the latest version of Illustrator - does anyone know an alternative version? ...
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How to make a sketch like that from a photo? [on hold]

and this is the photo: I need it for a logo. Please help :) ... Thanks!
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Create Vector logo from photo of Business Card [closed]

Hi I am building a website for a client who has given me a business card with his logo on. He has no image file of the logo only the cards themselves. I have tried scanning the card but the resulting ...
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Illustrator svg with screen shot image, large file size

I am using screen shots to present my web work then building an .svg with some additional layers, the resolution turns out great. I choose to save it as an svg because it maintains clarity, in the ...
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I unlocked all my layers, but Illustrator doesn't let me draw in any of them [on hold]

Whenever I unlock a layer and try to draw on it, illustrator won't let me. I even tried unlocking all the layers and not even like that works.
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jagged looking in illustrator CS5 [on hold]

So i've been using illustrator for years now and out of nowhere my lines are jagged like little stairs, I did not ever have this problem and i'm very concerned because even if i bring a logo in it ...
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It is possible to convert a regular shape to a hand-written shape using illustrator?

I want to convert regular forms let's say for example a rectangle and circle to a hand-written looking forms using Illustrator or Inkscape(best scenario). I don't want to use the pencil to draw the ...
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image trace a coloured illustration

I am relatively new to illustrator....i use image trace all the time to bring my black line art into illustrator to then make pattetn repeats. I am trying to bring a hand coloured sketch in and ...
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In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how to add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?

In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how do I add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?
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Illustrator CS6- distortion when resizing rectangles

When im resizing, rectangles gets distorted, also when holding Shift key. Earlier I have grouped, expanded and united them but it does not help at all. Any ideas guys?rectangles at 100% size
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Pixelated Text when Exporting JPEG from Illustrator

I have created some text art in Illustrator that I would like to print out as a poster. Whenever I save the file as a PDF (300 DPI) and print it myself the text appears crisp with no pixelation. ...
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Can you create dynamic button styles/shapes in Photoshop that resize with text?

I need to make rounded buttons (pill shaped) in different sizes that will automatically adjust height/width based on the size/length of text on them. In Illustrator you can select a text object and ...
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Are design critiques acceptable on here? [migrated]

I know this question kind of defeats the purpose of me asking, but is it acceptable to post projects on here to be critiqued? If not I'll take this down ASAP.
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Illustrator and direct selection tool. Help!

I was watching a tutorial on youtube on how to make a specific logo on illustrator. The guy draws a triangle with the polygon tool. He then takes the direct selection tool and grabs the uper and left ...
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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How to design .PSD or .AI file for Bootstrap?

This is my first question on this website so here we go! I'm graphic and web designer. When creating sites or apps I don't deal with front end and I don't want (for now). All I do is UI/UX design, and ...
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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...
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Blend Tool Smooth Color Not Working Properly

I'm having a few issues with the blend tool. One of the biggest problems I'm seeing that when I select "Smooth Color" sometimes I get a "stepped" result. While I understand I could switch ...
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Deleting part of a traced item in adobe illustrator [closed]

I traced my image of a mustang and it traced everything right but when I went to color the image the holes of the running legs are also filled, can I delete those sections?
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remove transparent pixels in between vector images

I have an eps file containing some vector images. Is there a way in Photoshop to remove blank space in between the images? I know about trim but this only removes space on the outside border I want ...
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How do I draw this noise / shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

there is a dark effect on the yellow color in this photo would you mind help me to draw like it in illustrator?
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Make a 3D curved column graph in Illustrator like this

I have only this image here of what I'm trying to achieve. Illustrator seems like the reasonable choice. Not really sure where to start and how to go about making something like this. The bars are ...
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Illustrator CS6-How do I make swatches stay Global after Global Adjust?

[Adobe Illustrator CS6 / PC] I hope someone can help me. I'm usually able to find an answer through Google, but not this time. What I'm trying to do is create a series of color schemes. While ...
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black edges in photoshop - graphics made in illustrator [duplicate]

Anyone have any ideas why my grass is producing black edges over the red object, but not the white? The graphics were produced in Illustrator and have been brought over to Photoshop. I do not want ...
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Illustrator align with key object doesn't mark [on hold]

I was working with my Illustrator CC and one day suddenly, when I selected two object to be aligned, the key object doesn't be marked, I did the alignation and once I clicked the artwork the fuction ...
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Illustrator add inner shadow effect?

I have a rounded square with some stroke. I want some inner color. Similar to this. How can I achieve that effect in illustrator?
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Illustrator stroke throwing spacing off?

I am trying to create simple lines that are horizontally evenly space. I don't think it's so much the stroke. I tried using the align panel and distribute spacing horizontally, but it's not working? ...
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Parent or master business card document [closed]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my ...