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How can I create a subtle 3D effect like on Apple's iOS time selection wheel?

I'm trying to reproduce this subtle 3D effect on the Apple time and date selection wheel. How can I do this in Adobe Illustrator?
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Illustrator: How to make small balls (objects) wrap around text

I am going to try and explain this as best as I can. Image you carve out white wax letter and put them in a cereal bowl and then roll a couple of really small balls in there, they will shape around ...
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in adobe illustrator in calligraphic brush I cant choose pressure?

in adobe illustrator in calligraphic brush I cant choose pressure ??
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Adobe Illustrator png exported colors are off despite color management turned off, why, and how to fix it?

The issue I am struggling with can be described by the following steps: Create new RGB document. Ensure that it's color mode is really RGB and not CMYK. Ensure that Edit/Color Settings are set to ...
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What kind of file should send to client?

I don't want to send editable file or native file (i.e. Ai.) to client. I read some articles and found out that people send pdf file to client. Do I need to add password to it? because when I open pdf ...
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How to delete a vector background in Illustrator?

I downloaded this image from Shutterstock in vector form and I want to get rid of the background using Illustrator. How can I do this? Thank you!
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Expanding Patterns in Illustrator

I designed a logo that contained a simple line pattern the I expanded the pattern so when I enlarge or reduce the logo's size the location or the space between the line won't change. After that the ...
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Bloat text in illustrator, not individual letters

How do you bloat text in Illustrator so that it applies to the whole text area, not just individual letters? I have converted the text to outlines, and expanded appearance, but when I bloat the text ...
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Exporting out of C4D into Illustrator [migrated]

Can anyone help me understand, in simple terms, how to export text out of C4D to be used in Illustrator? I have rendered images and they just do not turn out as good as the vector.
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Solution for making flash animation without grainy look?

I copy pasted a design made from Illustrator to Flash CS6 and when I export as an animated gif, I get a grainy image. Any solutions to making a flash animation convert to animated gif without loss in ...
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How do I make these effects?

I'm having a hard time grasping how to get the same brush stroke with the right proportion of space in between like in this image (Marilyn). I'm sure it wasn't free handedly drawn with a brush tool, ...
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Increase Stroke Weight By Percentage

I know how to increase the stroke weight in Illustrator, but I have custom stroke weight points on an object and I'd like to make the whole object's stroke thicker without losing the customized weight ...
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How do you ADD banding to a gradient?

There are a million posts on the web about removing banding but I'd like to know how to add banding. I've found some polygonal images and would like to recreate their effect.
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wall-sized design in AI [duplicate]

The university asked me to design a wallpaper with size 3.81x2.87m in a high resolution This the first time designing this so I did the following: Designed the wallpaper at smaller size ( which ...
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Import or open transparent PNG in Illustrator results with black edges

Whenever I open or import a PNG with transparency to Illustrator I get these black pixels along the edges. The only way I've found to get rid of the black pixels is to rasterise it with a white ...
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Black and white old style texture in Illustrator [duplicate]

How can I create this black / white old style texture in Illustrator? I have tried use grain, but i dont get the white in there.
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How do you use Apple's new emojis in Photoshop?

I'm trying to get a large version of one Apple's new emojis in Photoshop. I know how to write with emojis in something like TextEdit, but I need the emoji to have a transparent background. I've even ...
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Export symbol library from CS6 to CS4

I'm trying to export a symbol library from CS6 so it will work in CS4. Save rather. When I save it I choose CS4 as the illustrator type but when I open it in CS4 it shows a blank library. I have each ...
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is there a way to convert an illustrator extrude & bevel effect to a path?

I draw a square in Adobe Illustrator and I extruded to create a 3D bar. but now I would like to add dimension lines and so on to the drawing, but of course these don't snap to the 3D drawing but to ...
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How to preview an illustration in “real size”? (knowing my display size; document is in “mm”) [duplicate]

I've tried CTRL+0, but it gives a slightly smaller version of the illustration than it actually is (dimensions of the document are in mm and I've used a physical ruler to check if the the object on ...
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Illustrator drag and copy behave like Photoshop? [on hold]

I like the way that Photoshop can drag and copy a layer by holding alt/option, dragging the layer, and finishing off the copy process by releasing the alt/option key BEFORE releasing the mouse click. ...
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ILLUSTRATOR: I Can't Divide Shapes The Way I Want

ILLUSTRATOR: I Can't Divide Shapes The Way I Want I'm trying get a mesh of two shapes, but no matter what Pathfinder I use, I can't get the desired effect. What I've Tried: ...
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Vintage/Stamped text effect in Illustrator

I really like the look of this image but can't figure out how to replicate it: I understand that rounded corners were used, and then texture within the letters, but how do you get the roughened ...
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Illustrator: paste text without formatting

Is it possible to somehow copy and paste text from TEXT-A into TEXT-B and make the pasted text formatted like TEXT-B? It always keeps source formatting. In InDesign apparently it's possible via Edit ...
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Exporting Illustrator SVG for web, using shape or line?

I have been working on several icons for my startup but I want to know if it's better to export them as a shape or a line. Is there a difference between exporting the SVG in an expanded shape or a ...
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How to use the info panel in illustrator?

I would like to use the "info" panel in illustrator to have infos such as : the distance of the top of an object to the top of the artboard it belongs to; the distance of the left border of an ...
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Cascade changes on symbols library accross multiple files in Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC has a symbols feature, where I can create symbols and place multiple instances of them in a document. It also allows me to save a symbols library as a .ai file, so I can use the same ...
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3 Point Perspective grid in Illustrator CS5 [on hold]

I'm playing around with the perspective grid in Ill CS5. I know that, by default, the 3 point perspective grid sort of has you looking at the edge of a cube. Is there a way to 'invert' it so that you ...
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Find Inkscape element that is breaking AI SVG export [on hold]

When I attempt to export my AI file to SVG, the SVG only renders up until it encounters an Inkscape element that causes the following error. error on line 12625 at column 115: Namespace prefix ...
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Align text in exact center (vertically and horizontally) without creating outlines?

In Illustrator, how do you align text in the exact center of a shape for example without creating outlines. If I go to center text using the align palette, Illustrator aligns the text to it's bounding ...
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Split an image with a zig-zag in Illustrator?

I've been trying for the last 3 nights to halve a simple vector image of a padlock I had drawn following a tutorial. My headache is: I don't want to simple divide it right at the middle, I want to ...
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PNG files blurry when exported form Illustrator and opened in Photoshop [on hold]

I have designed app screens on Illustrator and trying to mock up in Photoshop. When I export from png and place in PS the fonts/imagery looks very low quality etc. I need to make a print leaflet ...
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Change default program “edit original” on Illustrator [on hold]

How to change default program for edit original" linked file? my default is MS paint, I want to change into Photoshop. how to change this? thank you!
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Anchor points not showing up when I hover over a path in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 [on hold]

'Highlight anchors on mouse over' is checked in the Selection & Anchor Display panel and I don't have Hide Edges on. This happens with every file and I'm still having the same issue after ...
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SVG anitmaion transform origen property - issue in firefox and safari [closed]

I am facing an issue with the transform origin property in firefox and safari. Here is the link what i have done so far : http://jsfiddle.net/Hassanpervaiz/aLfhfstt/ SVG CSS animation. Is there any ...
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Illustrator issue [closed]

We have an illustrator file sent to me from a company. The front half is different color on one of the graphics than back half(doing a wrap for a suv )in 2 parts. I see the problem,we need a layer ...
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Can you suggest illustrator tutorial to attain the following serif font effect given in the image below

How can i recreate the following serif font effect given in the image in illustrator?
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How can I get a transparent artboard?

I want to make a text effect and for that I want a transparent background. My question arises from here; how do I get a transparent background? I am using Illustrator CC.
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Disappearing font list in Adobe Illustrator with OS X 10.10 [closed]

Open Illustrator Preferences and under "Type" turn off "Font Preview" and your font list will magically re-appear... Ta.. Da
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How to paste in the center of your window in FontLab [closed]

I designed a font on a large Illustrator canvas, so whenever I copy and paste from illustrator to Fontlab, it pastes the glyph at X distance of the 0 point in Illustrator. Is there a way to disable ...
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Transparent PNG has white edges when Saving for Web from Illustrator CC [closed]

I am making circle icon pngs with transparent backgrounds. I keep having the problem where it looks perfectly fine until I try to Save for Web and they export with white halo edges. Image in ...
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ILLUSTRATOR: Pattern Brush Doesn't Keep Original Shape

Adobe Illustrator: I created a circle (using the shape tool and while holding down shift), and turned it into a pattern brush. Then I applied that pattern brush to another circle with the intent of ...
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When creating a new file from a template, can you name the file before you open the template? [closed]

When I create a new file from a template in Illustrator, I want the file to already be named, instead of having to do 'save as,' is this possible?
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Why is my Illustrator design exporting as an EPS and making white things transparent and transparent things with a white color block behind it?

I have talked to several other designers and they can't figure it out. I've read multiple forums and have tried everything they recommend to no avail. My client wants the center glow effect as seen. ...
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Stop a line (stroke) on the edge of a triangle

I want to stop these lines right on the edge. I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6, I'm fairly new to Illustrator so please be specific.
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How to design for large scale? [duplicate]

I'm interested to know the processes involved in designing for large scale output i.e. billboards/ banners. What Illustrator/ Photoshop document size should I work with. Do I work in a scaled size ...
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Fill template with image?

I'm trying to create a design for a print, I have been sent an Adobe Illustrator template file with a an outline of the printable area which I need to add my design to. I don't have much experience ...
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How to save transparency on .eps file (Adobe Illustrator CC)

So I've drawn a design in Illustrator CC that has some transparency throughout the actual shapes (not just the background). When I save the file as a .eps and open in photoshop, the background remains ...
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How to set a minimum width of 1mm for my shape in illustrator (Laser cut)

Hi I have my logo here It’s a shape which I want to use for making some small rubber pieces. So I will use a laser to cut the outlines. The problem is that the laser accuracy is about 1mm, so the ...
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How to make objects follow a curved path in illustrator?

I'm relatively new to illustrator and am sure that what I'm asking has a very simple answer but I can't seem to get my head around it! I want to change the shape of this text to a curved line which ...