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How to fix gashes in curves in illustrator?

After making some geometry paths i converted them to shape objects so i could erase parts of them with the eraser tool, i gashed some of the edges i wanted to keep, is there a tool to fill that in? I ...
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What tools to use in Adobe Illustrator 2015 CC to get started and how to use them [on hold]

I have recently started using Adobe Illustrator (CC 2015) for some very basic design work regarding the logo of a film festival. I am designing a logo and I was wondering if there is anyone that is ...
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How can i do “Stroke Offset” in Illustrator?

In After Effect, when using the shape layer, i could add a offset to the stroke after applying Trim Path. I want to do something like this thing :) EDIT: I can convert the text into a outline, and ...
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Pathfinder not working well in Illustrator cc

I am having an issue with the pathfinder tool in Illustrator CC. Every time I use minus front this happens (see image below). As you can see, it does not detract exactly to the path/curve. Is there a ...
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Illustrator - Add drop shadow over a specific element

Is there a way to add drop shadow to an element such that the shadow only appears over another element and not anything else? It would also be okay if shadow appears on other elements but not on ...
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Artboard boundary not visible in Illustrator CC

I have just started using Illustrator CC 2016, Im used to CS6 (with grey background and clearly defined artboards + boundary). When I create a new document and create some artboards all I'm seeing is ...
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Fill frame proportionally many frames at once

So I have a layout of circle images like this: Now suppose by Data Merge, I am able to generate the template with different pictures. The problem is, the pictures appear as above, so I want to be ...
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How to color in lines of an icon using Illustrator?

I have Adobe Illustrator CS6 and the following icon that I want to use. The picture is in PNG format. All I want to do is color in these dark lines to a different color (say, orange) and I have ...
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How to repeat a gradient multiple times in Illustrator and Photoshop?

How to repeat a gradient 'n' times, for example, repeating black to white gradient 5 times (along the path of stroke) like I've done manually in below example image. Is there a way to automate it to ...
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Bounding-box suddenly way too wide & off-center

I've been working in an illustrator file for some time now, but today, all of a sudden, all instances of a symbol I've made are 16k pixels wide (img below). The objects don't appear that large, but ...
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Changing stroke color after live trace using a sketch

I am a beginner trying to learn Illustrator and this is really driving me crazy. I have a picture of a caricature of my grandmother. I want to make it editable and change the colors so I can put it ...
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How to use the line tool to draw a continuous line with corners in Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a box with a lot of corners in it but it would be helpful if I could make the corners without having a break in the lines. Is there a way to draw lines continuously without any ...
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How to predict new overlapping color in Adobe Illustrator?

The following image has three circles of RGB Red, Blue and Green on a White Background. Each one has 50% opacity. The stacking order is green, blue and red. The overlapping areas have tints of dark ...
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Bugfix for Script FitToText - Adobe CS6 Illustrator [on hold]

while attempt to use the "FitToText.jsx" in Adobe Illustrator CS6/Presets/en_GB/Scripts on Mac error 14 shows up: Is there any bug fix available?
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Illustrator preview graphics missing wedge

I am having an issue with illustrator whereby my imagery is showing a missing wedge that I find very annoying. Is there a way to get rid of it?
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Print output tab is disabled in illustrator

Why there is no Adobe Pdf available in Printer? Also my output settings are disabled. I need to export my art for screen printing as positive layers. Please help me.Thank you.
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anti-aliasing ruining vector illustration with white artifacts

I've created these illustrations using brush and colored it with bucket, added shadows with cutter. Problem is white artifacts showing between colors and line work. I've read about anti-aliasing, but ...
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What is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'?

In Adobe Illustrator, in the 'Recolor Artwork' dialog box, what is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'? As far as I understand, a tint of a color is white added to it and a ...
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creating and measuring a game box for AI

I need help to know how to create a game box template that I will add illustrations to later. I am suppose to flatten this box out and measure it. I know the question may have a lot of steps but ...
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Why is there black border when 3D effect is used?

I've created this logo in Illustrator. This doesn't have any border. But when I applied gradient to it and then applied 3D effect, it is not cool. There appears a border on one side of logo's letters. ...
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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Design icon or logo with lettering like opera max / opera mini / limo app

Are there any plugins/fonts in photoshop/illustrator for designing icons like the images below or is it all done by constructing paths ? It would be great if anyone could provide a tutorial or steps ...
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Draw curved line that clips text with transparency in Illustrator

I am using Illustrator CS6 and I have some text and want to create a curved line from the bottom left of the text to the bottom right that has a uniform vertical curve to it. Then I want to clip the ...
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Is there a quick way to make multiple Illustrator swatches global?

Global swatches are my friends. Being able to open a swatch in Illustrator, change its colour values and have my art change along is invaluable. I know I can change a swatch to global by opening the ...
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Single page PDF shows more artboards in AI

I have Illustrator CC and my document has 4 artboards. I click on Save As and select PDF as the format and Range: 4. The result is as expected the artboard 4 in the generated pdf. But If I open that ...
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Cartoon Effect (Low poly) form photo [on hold]

How can I create this effect from photo? I tried tracing image in Ai, but it didn't work correctly
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How to replicate lines like this in Illustrator

how can I replicate lines like in this illustration using Adobe Illustrator?
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How make Adobe Illustrator bezier handle point more 'clicable'

My current work monitor is a 4K resolution one. I'ts great for design, however it has been hard do click on Illustrator bezier handle point anchors.. Is possible to make those points bigger and the ...
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From bought designs to Vectors

So I am in the process of setting up a 'brand'. I am a newbie in the design world and I have recently purchased designs for professional use. I am now in the process of sending it to the manufacturer ...
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How to control strokes in Illustrator?

My stroke is bleeding, and I was wondering how to clean up dirty stroke corners. I'm creating a simple envelope for a newsletter (rectangle and triangle), but the triangle stroke is bleeding over. ...
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How to make a shape that blurs the image behind it in illustrator?

Im still familiarizing with illustrator here and I have an image on the canvas. I need to make an image (drawn using paths/pen tool) that ideally wherever I put it it blurs out the image behind it. ...
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I cant modify a gradient in illustrator

I was trying to see how it was the gradients in a file I found but I cant see the sliders of one of the figures, why does this happends?
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Can't Set Illustrator Stroke Weight

Recently my Illustrator CS6 on 10.11.5 El Capitan has started to change the stroke weight I'd like to a random anomaly. For example if I try set the stroke weight to 1mm it automatically changes it to ...
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Automatic resize and placement of multiple images in Illustrator

I am looking to place resize and place multiple images side by side inside a file (or multiple .ai files) automatically. Does anyone know of a way to do it?
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How to make a shine for animation on a sprite

I am in the process of making a game and would like a sprite to have a shine animation every so often. The attached picture shows the effect I would like to replicate, I have illustrator, with which I ...
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How to create blurring layer in adobe illustrator

I'm interested in Gaussian blur layer that blurring all inside of some figure located on this layer. I mean, blurred background of some exact area. And in case of I move this area, blurred image must ...
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Best textures in Illustrator that emulate Wes Wilson style posters [closed]

Example of the style: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fa/2e/61/fa2e615683bd8be7f6c608788f312a70.jpg I am looking for these textures to make the image look less digital.
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Transparent white PNG to SVG vector

I'm designing a logo and my customer already had a transparent PNG with some white letters on it. Now I need it to be a vector, but I can't shape the text like thate, so I thought that it would be ...
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Illustrator join anchor points separate paths

I have three objects/paths with a fill and a border. Why are the end points of the border not consistent with the angles despite the path in outline mode showing the anchors are 'snapped' together? ...
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How to create a sine wave with a given angle between the side of the wave?

I want to create this shape on illustrator CC and maybe it could seem easy but actually it has to be perfect, the shape are basically two triangles and each one of them with 52 degrees of aperture. ...
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Subtract a path from a shape in Illustrator CC 2015

The pathfinder shape subtracts shapes from shapes fine e.g. the berry ellipse from the blue rectangle: But it doesn't subtract paths from shapes at all, e.g. the purple line from the blue ...
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Positioning vertical watch dial numeric markers in Illustrator?

I never use Adobe Illustrator much so this might be a fairly easy question, but I can't seem to find any answers in my searching. I am designing a watch dial which has numeric hour markers. It is ...
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Drawing a seamless grass gradient in illustrator in cc2015 [closed]

Hi, I want a grass gradient as shown in the picture . Please help regards Sanjish
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What are these green rulers along the top and side of this Illustrator document?

I recently opened an Illustrator file made by my employer's previous graphic designer and found that it had these rulers along the side that have the appearance of guides, but didn't go away when I ...
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How to fake flowing/falling paper? [duplicate]

I have been coming across some posters where falling or bending paper is hardcore-digitally faked. Hère are some examples: I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this might be achieved? ...
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Create multiple images with diffrant zoom level from one document in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve following project… (Inspire by Fastest way to custom design a race course map?) Download vector data from www.openstreetmap.org Import in Adobe Illustrator Dismantle and separate everything on ...
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Import and change colours of a “dissolved” Photoshop image in Illustrator

I have an object with dissolved edges in Photoshop that I want to put into Illustrator as a shape or path. Can I make an embedded dissolved object change colour like a normal shape in Illustrator? ...
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How can i set the print interval in Illustrator?

How can I set the print interval for different artboards? An example: I have 25 artboards, I need to print 2 copies of the first, 3 copies of the last and 5 copies for each other. How do I set ...
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Extending a line segment to fit into a bounding box

You will see'm new to this forum and I would like to ask for your help with a code that does not get it to work at all. Anyway, I'm trying to set a code to extend the measures of a line until it ...
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Invert corners Illustrator

I'm trying to follow a tutorial. I'm trying to invert the corners of alternating rectangular bars that make up the lighter pink shape. However, when I try to invert the corners with the live corners/...