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Lengthening a curve, without changing the width of a line [on hold]

I have looked for the answer to this simple question for months, but I just cannot seem to find it. I apologize if it has been answered before. I have a simple curve that was drawn for me. I have ...
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How do I carve a text shape or “negative space” into an object? [duplicate]

I have a logo design that I'm trying to re-create digitally. I want to situate the company name in front of a vector design (a wheel) and cut-away from the wheel in the shape of the text so there is ...
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How to get the location of a bezier curve's handle in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

How can I get the exact coordinates of the handle point? For reference its the coordinates of the blue points at the end of the handles I am interested in.
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Color Change with PDF on iDevices

I was wondering if someone had a solution to keep PMS colors the right color when exporting a PDF from Adobe Illustrator. I have been having issues when i create a document using specific PMS colors ...
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Can I generate series of one object around a curve line in illustrator cc?

I drew a golden cup which you can see below by illustrator. Actually I am looking for speeding up ways for drawing . I'm familiar with blend tool which we can create series of shapes if we have first ...
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Convert guides to vector objects

I'm making an identity book, and I'd like to show proportions used in the logo construction. The effect is easly achieved by using guidelines - can i convert guidelines to vector objects (I'd like to ...
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Using the Crop Pathfinder Tool on complex paths [on hold]

I work a lot with maps and detailed lot plans in my work, I currently have a file which is covering a large chunk of Sydney with multiple shapes for each single lot of land. I am trying to remove ...
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Overlay Object With Paint, And Delete Everything Else

I only want the paint that intersects with the black object to be visible (as well as the black object). Better yet, I would like the paint that is not covering the black object to be deleted. I have ...
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Illustrator CS6- How do I draw a rectangle to perfectly fit my artboard?

Is it possible to drag a rectangle to fit my template? I already have bleed markers in a layer for guides, but I want the general background to look a color other than white.
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I want to extract a logo from a picture , save it and use it in other projects in illustrator

Sorry I am pretty new to Illustrator, using CC. I want to extract this band logo to use in posters.
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is there an illustrator “components | block”

Is there any way to create some sort of component or a "smart" group in illustrator? One that when duplicated can be cahanged and all its other copies will change as well?
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SVG export from Illustrator CC distorts paths

I'm trying to create some icons to add to the Glyphicons library. I've created them using the pen tool (shapes) in Adobe Illustrator CC, they're ultra-basic. As PNG, or EPS they export fine. ...
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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? [on hold]

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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Is it possible to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator?

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. My question essentially is: Is this created by scans and then tracing it? If so, what kind of tracing options would you use for ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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How do I clear the inside of my circles? [duplicate]

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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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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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 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 ...