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illustrator cs6 : gradient of in each shape gone when unite

the gradient in each of my shapes are gone when I unite them. the combined compound shape just turns into one solid color. for example, before unite after unite i have searched the internet, ...
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Imperfect overlay Illustrator

I'm trying to perfectly overlap two images, one complementary of the other, but apperas a white stripe in the conjunction of the path, all points are perfectly aligned how can I fix?
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In Illustrator cc 2015 , changeing text size and style

I want to increase the text size more than 72 pt ! give the text fruits/vegetables skin as a style but in easy quick way
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Illustrator preview mode [on hold]

So i have this problem where whenever I type, the font in the bar where the fonts are suppose to stand, wont show up. Neither can I make it bigger. I would have to click "command T" to get the menu ...
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InDesign pages to Illustrator art boards

I have a multi-page document in InDesign, each page is a separate design that really should have been created in Illustrator instead. Is it possible to export each page from InDesign into Illustrator ...
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Shortcut for not saving document in Illustrator

I am using Photoshop in Mac and I know there is a shortcut key for not saving a document, which is Cmd + Shift + '[back] Delete' (the one same as Windows' Backspace), but I cannot find the same ...
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Illustrator - two triangles with text

Using illustrator CS6, Is there a way to make only the text on the white triangle be black, and keep the part on pink still white? I do it manually, by making two copies of the text one with white ...
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How to divide shape in Illustrator?

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. This is my first assignment on it. I want to divide my shape This is my shape i want to divide this shape like following image how i can do it?
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How to prepare a spot varnish; does it need to have trapping if there's a gloss and matte one?

On a project that has a selective varnish, the print-ready file usually needs to be prepared separately in one spot color, a bit like a dieline. Only the area where the varnish will be printed should ...
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How to fix Illustrator preferences file is corrupt issue? [on hold]

I have Illustrator CC 19.0.1. Everything is working fine except that everytime I launch my Illustrator I get "Preferences file is corrupt" message twice and then it starts. Also, after working ...
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import vector file from illustraror(*.ai files) to aftereffect

I want to import vector file from illustrator to aftereffect but it become pixel ed when it imported . Even when i draw a shape with pen in aftereffect it is not vector . What can i do?
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How to draw wave line on cricle in Illustrator [on hold]

I am new in Illustrator and I cant draw wave on circle (like an image). Please help me!
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How the walkthroughs for apps are made? [on hold]

I want to develop some walkthroughs to describe how & what my app does. How can I make them? Here are few examples:
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Apply blend-tool on grid of squares with blending of size and color

I am trying to create a grid made out of squares. Similar to the one in the image (without the wave effect). My approach was to use the blend tool in multiple directions, but I cannot apply it to ...
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Outline on the inside, in illustrator

I have a shape in illustrator, an outline of a guitar, and I would like to add an outline on the inside, so as to represent binding. I need it to be around 1mm perfectly aligned along the outside ...
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Color file appears as black & white when saved as PDF [closed]

I am working on a series of signs that were created from the same master. One sign consistently appears as black & white when converted into a PDF format, without making any changes to print ...
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Minus Front Not Working Illustrator

Hi I am doing this project at the moment and im trying to cut text out of an object that i drew using the pen tool. But when I select them both and click Minus Front (yes i have created outlines on ...
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How can i open indesign file in photoshop or illustrator? [closed]

Can anyone help about my indesign is corrupt, so how can i open indesign file in Photoshop or in illustrator? is there is any option to open indesign file any other software? Thank in Advance
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Is there a way to import and iterate text data from excel to illustrator? [duplicate]

I am making a card game and I have a spreadsheet with all the data which I need to put on the cards. Is there a way to get it directly from excel to illustrator (or any other vector app)?
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Saving Ai files as editable pdf?

Sounds simple, but it's giving me a headache, I'm able to save the file and open it in Adobe acrobat pro dc, and edit the text but my client is asking for the logo symbol, to still be editable for ...
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Hairline gaps between shapes

I'm new to Illustrator and have created some icons. When I export to svg, I get thin white lines between shapes. There is no gap when I'm using Illustrator. I've taken a look on the web with the ...
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How can I get more smoothness in this image redraw by using Adobe Illustrator [closed]

![please know me How can I get more smoothness in this image by using Adobe Illustrator. ]1
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My knife tool is too “choppy”

So I'm using the knife tool in AI CC to make some shading on an illustration I'm working on, but it gets too "choppy". I work with a mouse, so I just drag the cursor where I want to cut the shape. As ...
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Illustrator blend tool creating unwanted lines

I am attempting to create a long shadow on my icon by using this effect in Illustrator. When I use Object > Blend > Make it leaves white spaces between each shape it creates and looks extremely ugly. ...
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How to create variable glyph width while maintaining the same x height in Illustrator or Indesign

Does anyone know a way to adjust the glyph width while maintaining the same x-height in Illustrator or InDesign? I am looking to create this effect: Similarly, it appears that the strokes of the ...
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Remove extra space in front of the text without outlining it? [Illustrator]

Did anyone figure it out on how to remove that little extra space in front of the text?
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Why are my strokes showing up black, with no colour selected?

All of my strokes are coming with a random black 1pt stroke that I can't edit or get rid of. I can change the colour of the 'outer' stroke, which is technically the same line. That shouldn't be ...
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Why can't set white color for figure when there is red background? [duplicate]

I have red color of artboard in illustrator and figure on it. When I try to set color for this figure white it comes invisible if it would be red. Same thing for text. How to set white color on red ...
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Graphic Design - Sign Info [duplicate]

Hi I would like some info on how to prepare a print ready billboard/sign design of 4000mm x 15000mm in illustrator. 1) I have a image of 1816px x 2000px 96dpi can I use this image in the design an ...
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Any UI library for iOS and Android (Illustrator)?

I'm developing monochromatic Wireframe and the full color demo of my App UI for iOS and Android. I'm using Illustrator. Is there any UI library for me to use? (ex. the default switch, table view, text ...
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Why does InDesign paste my copied image from AI with an unproportional resize frame?

Often when pasting an image into ID copied from AI. It gives me a larger frame than it supposed to. For e.g Normally there would be a rectangular/square frame around the object to resize, however at ...
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Rewrite SVG paths? [closed]

Please take the following SVG image. I would like to use it in a Java program, and in order to place it the way I want, I would like to re-write it's path, so that the red dot be at the (x,y) ...
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Illustrator - Shape outlines show through on other shapes

I started getting a weird issue where outlines of shapes that are behind other shapes are showing through. I tested if it happens in a new document and it doesn't, so it must be something strange ...
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Considerable stutter/lag/pixelation in PDF file while zooming in

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96798895/Untitled-2.pdf I made this pdf in indesign, I don't know if it's an issue or not but when I zoom in to the file, say to any text or the logo, it stutters ...
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Illustrator File - Preview is different from image

I am a graphic designer and recently I noticed one of my .ai files has a weird preview. Instead of seeing the image I created, I see a white box with a bunch of small text at the lower left corner. ...
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Illustrator Active paint thins out lines

When I use draw a picture with paintbrush in illustrator, and i wanna fill it in with active paint; my lines become very thin. Before i do tho, i get a message. ill try to deceipher it: Complex ...
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Keeping track of outlined fonts in Illustrator

I'm interested in best practices for keeping track of typefaces in an Illustrator project once the text is converted to outlines. Is information hidden somewhere I don't know about? I sometimes keep ...
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Can you link text boxes in Illustrator like InDesign? [closed]

Can you link text boxes in Illustrator the same way you can in InDesign?
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Cutting Overlapping Path (Illustrator CS6)

i have a problem with a Illustrator CS6, i want to cut overlapping path from my content. I need the path to be over my content (the badge seen in the image) , but not have it overlapping the content. ...
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How to create the 3D mock-up look

I saw this on Dribbble and I thought I'd have a go at reproducing it - https://dribbble.com/shots/2200956-Controlled-Content But i'm struggling to do so. I've had a play around with shear and ...
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Problem gradient design pdf

I'm facing this little problem for a design I am creating. I need to create an gradient from transparant to white and in Illustrator it seems ok. But when saving the file as an pdf I get the ...
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Differences in complementary colors reported

I am trying to find the correct complementary color for rgb(252,84,79). However, each of the following reports a different color: Illustrator's built-in color guide (both complementary & ...
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How many Pantone colors? [duplicate]

I have an illustrator file (it's a packaging design going to be printed) which I didn't design it myself. I see so many Pantone colors in the swatches panel; the person who designed it used many ...
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Meaning of layer highlight colors in Illustrator

I'm working with some objects on some different layers in Illustrator. In the layers panel shows this: The bluish color is the layer I've selected (my_img_2). I'm curious the meaning of the other ...
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How can I make the effect of a plane cutting a cone?

Here is the sample image: I want to make the effect that the plane is cutting through the cone. That is I want some part of the plane is at the back and some is at the front, how to do it ...
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How do I draw lots of small hairs on a line in Illustrator fast?

I am inking a character I drew and scanned and wondered if there is a way to create all the small hairs as part of a stroke? I sat with my tablet pen and a pressure sensitive brush and drew each, ...
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What exactly does the rasterize effect do in illustrator?

What exactly does the rasterize effect do in illustrator ... as compared to object>rasterize, which certainly does rasterize the objects, and I completely understand what it does and it's purpose, but ...
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Illustrator text highlight effect? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way (besides creating rectangles behind the text) to create a text background/highlight in Illustrator that looks like this:
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In Illustrator, how should I typically set “Preserve Spot Colors” under “Document Raster Effect Settings”

I am learning Illustrator. Under Document Raster Effect Settings there is a check box which is labeled "Preserve Spot Colors". The fact that is unchecked by default is puzzling to me. Surely I would ...
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Automatically warp objects to irregular shape

I have a photo of a blank exhibition stand and I wanted to add some content to it to show how it might look. The stand is curved and the photograph is taken at an angle. I hoped I might be able to: ...