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Photoshop export to PDF - Shape issues

This little screenshot explains well the issue. I have shapes from Photoshop (also made a test from copying shapes from Illustrator) and exporting to PDF. Here is the ugly results. If I reduce the ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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Illustrator - warp according shape without resizing font size

I have a label to do and it's curved. How can I put text/images on it in a way to follow the blue shape? Thanks
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Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
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action in ilIllustrator [on hold]

when i record an action and done with it , it works good but when i close and open it again it dose not work and show this massage i tied couples time to create it but it dose not s i hope u can ...
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Keeping Transparency and White color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

First off I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have an image that has a white stroke and a transparent background. Whenever I try to use image trace a white background fills up the transparent areas ...
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Illustrator - my rectangles are all sheared skewed?

When I try to create a rectangle in a certain .ai file they all come out sheared: but this isn't the case in other projects. Is there any way to fix
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How to move one bezier anchor point while keeping the direction locked?

In below image I'd like to move the position of the green anchor point along the green dotted line (I freehanded in there, image it's a straight extension of the anchor point handle's line). I'd like ...
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How to partially fill a concentric circle without affecting the borders? [on hold]

Was wondering if this concentric circle which i created using the polar grid tool could be filled partially with the dark green colour for about 75% and with another colour for the remaining 15% ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS4 - Setting First Anchor Point in Path for SVG [on hold]

I'm trying to set the 'first' anchor point in my path (created through Illustrator CS4), it's a closed shape, so that the SVG animation I'm working on starts from that point. How do I do so within ...
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Is it possible to move /copy artboard to other file?

Is it possible to move /copy artboard to other file in illustrator?
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“Line in file exceeds 255 characters” after Import Adobe Illustrator CS6 (.ai) File to 3dsMax 2009 [on hold]

While I was trying to import Adobe Illustrator CS6 file (.ai format) to 3dsMax 2009, I got the errors: "Improper file format" and "Line in file exceeds 255 characters". Why was not able to import ...
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Raster letter object to Vector, Tracing or Manual re-creation

I need this big letter a to separate from the image and vectorize it. How do I do that in Illustrator? When I try trace image, everything disappears except few random lines. I guess I am doing ...
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Exporting a shape from Illustrator in multiple colours at once?

I'm creating assets for a game using Illustrator. I have created a bunch of shapes, and i want to export each shape in 24 different colours (which i've made swatches of, if that helps) I was wondering ...
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How can I create a fine diagonal stripe pattern with Adobe design tools?

I wanted to recreate this fine stripe pattern - see dark bar behind the logo on top card: I started copy / pasting 90 dregree single stripes at set distances from each other manually, however in ...
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Move Ai brushes to Ps?

My son wants to move his brushes from Ai to Photoshop. We just got through reading on this site how to move his color using the exchange but I am not seeing a similar way to do it with brushes.
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Transforming to vector art [closed]

Im taking pictures of buttons and i need to turn them into vector art to make a wallpaper for a large wall at work. HOW DO I TURN THE PICTURE INTO VECTOR ART USING ILLUSTRATOR
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Illustrator image size info

I try compression to used images. How can i see images size (like 15MB, 20MB) to in my Illustrator file. Links window not show embeded images size.
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Why should I use gradient instead of flat color for my ios app? [on hold]

I see a lot of new apps are trying gradients instead of flat UI. I feel that gradient is gorgeous and flat color designs are now a little old. I want to understand the reason behind this trend in apps ...
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Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC

I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch) When I place it into a new ...
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How do I prevent my Illustrator graphics from distorting when I scale them? [duplicate]

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. When I scale my vector graphic in illustrator down to a smaller size, the graphic itself distorts. I have multiple rectangles that are evenly spaced horizontally, ...
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Efficient workflows for handing off designs to developers

I work as a UX/UI designer for my company's web sites. After I make the designs, I send the mockups to web developers, who implement them. It's a little more collaborative than that, but that's ...
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How to get outlines for Arc object after using Envelope Distort in Illustrator?

I need to arc a vector logo in illustrator so it matches a curve. But I need the outlines. I don't want a "mesh" as one object, because it goes to plotter to plot on vinyl. I used Envelope Distort ...
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An easy way to reduce depth of a path?

So my graphic designer sent me my files today, but I'm wanting to make a change. My problem is layer 1 is a lot thicker than layer 2, and is just hidden behind to create the bubbled outline effect. ...
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Creating Isolated Points in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I noticed that isolated points appear when I import some pictures and made from them the paths (OBJECT >> IMAGE TRACE >> MAKE). Moreover, there is the way to remove stray points: OBJECT >> PATH ...
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Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
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Why does Illustrator CS6 crash when closing application? [closed]

I have Windows 7, 16gb Ram, Nvidia Quadro K2000D Driver 335.23. Every time I close the application I get the following crash windows. Would anyone know what is causing this? I also have problems ...
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How do I achieve this weird edge and drop shadow effect on type [closed]

I need to recreate this logo and make it an SVG file, How would I give my outlined L and A letters the same looking effect as it has here in Illustrator CC? ...
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PNG's at 400.997PPI and need them at 401PPI

Having an issue right now where I'm trying to get my designer to send over icons at 401 PPI. My designer says he is exporting my icons at 401PPI but when i receive them i open them up on photoshop and ...
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updating images in illustrator and program crashes [closed]

I'm trying to update my image files every month on illustrator CS5.1 but when I try to replace the images it would close the program down.
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Moving Illustrator undocked tool palette between monitors

So between home and work I have 2 & 4 monitors, does someone know how to move the little undocked tool palette windows around monitors so I can get it back on screen and see it? Like if I used ...
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Best practice to track procedural image creation?

I often create a collection of images in Illustrator or Photoshop which require a specific sequence of manual steps in order to maintain a similar appearance across a series. Actions or scripts ...
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can't zero co-ordinates for relative positioning

I created a shape in Illustrator and exported it as a psd. I dropped it into an open document in Photoshop as a new layer. I want to repeat the shape using relative positioning (with each shape on a ...
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Illustrator clipping mask on blended lines

I am newbie to Illustrator, just started out like a few weeks ago and was hoping someone could help me with this. I wanted to do a clipping mask over few blends and its kinda not working out... ...
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How to export the images that inside adobe illustrator file

Right now I have a AI file, and there are some images used in it , the problem is , how to export all of them? Thanks a lot for helping.
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How would you go about creating elegant patterns

So here are some exaples of what I mean What program should I use (Photoshop or Illustrator maybe?), any tutorials you could point out or any tips? Thanks for your time!
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Problems with exporting SVG assets out of Illustrator

My workflow generally goes like this, design the icon on Illustrator and paste the icon and resize it for the design. Because our dev team needs SVG icons and not just the typical 1x,2x,3x assets, I ...
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How can I create a mosaic with my own tessellating tile shape?

The effect I want to achieve is the same as the one created by 'create object mosaic' command in Illustrator - but using my tile shape instead of a square or rectangle. I have created the effect I ...
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I am new to graphic designing. I am searching for a mentor [duplicate]

I am familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. However, I am not sure to call it a creative block or lack of industry knowledge, I am not able to take the this interest beyond certain level. I lack ...
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PDF saved from Adobe Illustrator CS5 not displaying correctly in Apple Preview

Hi, I have an issue with PDFs that have been saved out of Adobe Illustrator CS5 (yes, I know, old) not displaying correctly in Apple Preview. In the attached image, the left side shows how the ...
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After reopening .ai document gradients change their positions [closed]

In my illustrations I actively use gradients. But when I reopened my last document, all gradients were in a mess: they changed their positioning and direction. Document was saved correctly, no crashes ...
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Cutting Out Type in a Gussian Blur in Illustrator

I have a logo a client likes a lot. It uses gaussian blur ( few gaussian blur layers on top of each other) to create a glowing effect around the type. Then white type is placed on top to give it the ...
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paste PS5.5 selection into Ai 6.0

I have selected part of an image and I would like to paste that selection into an open Illustrator document. Basically a psd on top of a vector frame. The original image is a psd as I have already ...
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How can I resize an image without losing quality?

I have to place an Illustrator file into another one and then resize it (way smaller). How do I do that and keep a clear image?
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Why I am getting this extra part of lines and how to resolve it?

Here i am getting extra line that i dont want.I tried scaling down the size of line but it did not help.So can you please guide me how to solve this type of errors.
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I want to convert image with multi-colors to two colors [duplicate]

As there a possible way to make a multi-colors PSD/AI/Image to be only two colors
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Creating a flat, 2D logo with 3D Illusion

I'm an apprentice designer and I often visit websites like Logopond in search of inspiration for some illustrations and logos. I see many logos realized like this, meaning they look 2D flat while ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual ...
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Finding the Pantone colors used in illustrator

I have a logo that is getting put on to golf shirts and the company has asked for a list of the pantone colors. Is there a way to get a list of all the colors through illustrator?