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how do I create this type of grid in illustrator?

I'm trying to create a logo grid and I would like to know how I can achieve something such as the image below in illustrator
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Photoshop Masking vs. Illustration Masking. Why are layers in the opposite order?

To mask an image, why in Photoshop (or Sketch) is the mask under the image, while in Illustrator (or After Effects) the mask is above the image?
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Is it possible to avoid the fine lines that render between the shapes in this grid? [duplicate]

I used the grid tool to create a grid of squares for a texture, but I'm seeing very clear fine lines rendering at the edges between some - not all - of the rows and columns. Unfortunately, these ...
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Illustrator alignment with styled element doesn't work properly

I'm creating a template on Illustrator CS6 but I'm not able to align elements properly when one of them have a style. In this case, I have a rectangle with a dropshadow effect and when I try to align ...
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Dividing a group of paths in the middle

I have traced and expanded a tire that I now want to cut straight in the middle so I can decrease the opacity of the left half. That group of paths the expansion created I can't cut now - even with a ...
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What's a simple way to make a perfect multi-colored tile grid in illustrator?

I Googled "illustrator repeat shape" and none of the results gave a clear answer from what I could tell. I want to make a simple multicolored grid something like this, without duplicating and ...
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Is it possible to modify a line using 3 or more handles in bezier curves in adobe illustrator or other program?

I was following a tutorial about bezier curves and the explanation behind it. At the same time was reproducing some of the learning on Illustrator. But there was a part of the tutorial where you ...
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What is the difference between spot colors and global ?

What is the difference between spot colors and global in illustrator? thanks
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Illustrator default unit with Applescript

When sketching with Adobe Illustrator thanks to Applescript, I faced a little problem regarding the default document units. Indeed, the default unit with scripts is points but I want to work in ...
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How to get this bevel effect in Illustrator? [on hold]

I want to create a fire icon in Illustrator. I don't want it to look flat. So, I tried to find design inspiration on google. Then, this image came up. I'm looking for a tutorial to get the same ...
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SVG file excessive white space

I've created a vector using Adobe Illustrator CS5. The actual size is supposedly 30x30 px. For some reason, whenever I save it as an SVG file. It produces a file that is not 30x30 px. My vector is in ...
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how to create a different colored compound path in illustrator?

I have created many shapes with different colors when i tried to convert it into a compound path all the path converted into a single color. How can I do that with compound path or some other tool?
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How to grid inside of a shape on Illustrator

I'd like to make a shape with a grid inside of it. O course, fitting a grid exactly into a square is simple. But I'm having a hard time fitting a grid into an irregular shape like an ellipse. My ...
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Vectorize a Photoshop file in Illustrator?

Can you create something in Photoshop, save it, open it in Illustrator, and convert it to a vector? I haven't tried any other things, but I'm trying to make a logo and I'm comfortable with Photoshop, ...
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how to re-size mulitple artboards with content

I have multiple artboards with content. I want to know how to select them all and re-size all at once, but keeping the ratio. The current file is 4mb and I need it to be 2mb as a pdf.
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Colours sampling and illustrator- never get the right colour

Using mac colour sample tool, I sample a colour from a website ,get its RGB, then try to set it to an object inside Illustrator, -in illustrator I am not on grayscale (cmyk) -I set the colour ...
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How can I quickly hide or delete a layer in Illustrator without using the Layer Panel?

I need a way to easily hide/delete a layer in Illustrator. I'm not seeing the command in the shortcuts menu, there has to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide/delete a layer! I don't want to ...
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How do you arrange shapes in Adobe Illustrator to mimic someone holding cards? [on hold]

I'm having a hard time placing square shapes evenly as if someone was holding playing cards. Is there a feature in Adobe Illustrator that can help me achieve this?
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Illustrator action to embed all external objects

To embed all external objects in Illustrator I do this: Open the Links panel Select all the linked objects (select first, shift+clik on last) Select Embed object(s) from the dropdown menu in the ...
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illustrator anchor points corner overlap problem

I am drawing some overlap paths in illustrator. However, some anchor points between different paths does not stay well, they create some rugged corners. Please see the image, it may describe better. I ...
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Signature into vector

I need to convert this signature into a single path This might not be the correct terms for what I'm trying to achieve, but basically I want to transform the inside of the shape into a "stroke" ...
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I have a problem when using pathfinder

I try to make black shape as the left one but the right one is what I get after using pathfinder(Minus Front). I don't understand why the shape become rounded rectangle instead black shape in the ...
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Illistrator CC 2015 Expand Problem [on hold]

On a newly installed Illustrator CC 20155 19.2.1 64 Bit, every time I draw a line or rectangle, I have to Expand the item, to be able to see the bounding box and work with it. For example, using the ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Hiding masked portions from selection? Cutting or masking a muti-layer and already masked section?

It's difficult for me to explain what I'm trying to achieve, hopefully this image helps illustrate what I want to do. This is the final product I'm trying to achieve (done in photoshop). When I ...
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what is the best size for a mailer in adobe illustrator? [on hold]

I have to make mailers and send them out. Is there a way to make a appropriate size mailer without stretching the artboard?
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How can I change this multi colored logo to a single white one?

I am having problems with changing the color to white or black of this certain logo because it isn't a simple fast pasted one. I can use Photoshop and Illustrator (prefer photoshop) Both of my ...
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Illustrator CC guides not aligning to artboard

I'm simply trying to align my guides (horizontal and vertical) to my Artboard directly in the middle. I know there are other routes I could take to accomplish this, It should be something easily ...
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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

This is the same question as here, because that solution no longer seems to work. I am using live trace on a Bitmap, and the results are good. When I go to save the document as SVG and click on "view ...
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How do I permanently change the handle color of a symbol in Illustrator?

My layer has light blue paths/handles/points but when I double click into a symbol to edit it it's yellow. I have changed it in the layer controls 100 times, it just won't stay any color I set it to. ...
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Create pre-colored font?

this is my first Q. I am making a 'Google Logo Font', and I would like to pre-color the glyphs so I can replicate the Google logo exactly. The glyphs have been exported from Illustrator, and I am ...
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Illustrator: Need to have brush which is three dashed parallel line which can follow a curve

I'm wanting to create a brush (think this is the best approach) which is three dashed lines like this: And I want to be able to place the lines along a path which curves, or around the edge of a ...
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Can't cut out or make middle transparent in Illustrator

I am trying to cut out the middle of this "P" graphic to make it transparent. I found tutorials on removing interior segments of objects using pathfinder, but every time I attempt to use "minus front" ...
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Masking Problems in Illustrator (Is it a bug?)

All right. So I just want to add a certain pattern (made from objects) to my text for an interesting and satisfying effect. However, when it normally tends to just work with any object. I just need ...
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How do I remove a white background from a vector image in Illustrator?

I have opened an eps file in illustrator. The image is a circle with some black/white illustrations in it, but there is a white background around the circle (and it's not the drawing area) which I ...
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wrapping text around circle in illustrator

right now I have two separate type paths- I want type to wrap in continuous circle but still need the calico skies on top and sparkling company on bottom- basically want the type closer together so it ...
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How can I reset the grid rotation in Illustrator?

For some reason the grid got tilted in my Illustrator. Now everything has this tilted grid, even when I open new projects. I can't find anything online. Any clue what's going on?
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Shape in illustrator so it can be editable in Powerpoint

How to save a shape in illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint 2016 (MAC OS). I should be able to recolour and it has to scalable on re-sizing.
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Illustrator front-end reference [on hold]

I have received an Illustrator template of an website. I need to create the website based on that template. I am a little confused on doing that though. The illustrator file, has specific padding, ...
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How to create a gradient opacity mask in Illustrator

I was having an issue earlier, where I wanted to create a simulated reflection on the floor beneath a vector object made up of many smaller paths, while still maintaining full transparency of my final ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC Merge touching Anchor points

I have a vector file containing scribbles, where the lines don't consist of several anchor points but every segment is an own line by itself. I need to connect these separate little lines to form ...
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Single stroke font letters disappear when I export from Illustrator to Auto-cad

I have a file in Illustrator with text on a path. The font is a single stroke text. I am wanting to use this to engrave with a machine so I can't have the font be outlined. When I export it to ...
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Problem converting SVG icon to font icon with iconmoon losing cutout

I have created a number of icons which I've used iconmoon to convert them to font icons. However, the eye icon loses it's centre cutout when I import the image into the iconmoon app. This is what ...
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Uploading a Graphic onto a Facebook Cover Photo

Using illustrator I created a 851px X 315px graphic (less than 99k png). The colors and graphic looks great on illustrator, and save for web preview but once uploaded onto Facebook the image looks ...
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How to add a pattern overlay to lettering

Per the attached photo, I am trying to recreate this boat decal to look exactly like the lettering in the photo. As of now, I have the type set up with grey fill and black outline. However, I cannot ...
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Illustrator not cutting out shapes cleanly with pathfinder [closed]

pelase see attached file, any suggestions on why i cant get an accurate cut out? http://expirebox.com/download/b64ae14659d42a4549e064f2d4b5df07.html
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Cant weld object edges on polygonal design (Illustrator) [duplicate]

I created a polygonal logo using many shapes, which I'm exporting for web in SVG format. My problem is that, although the edges of each polygonal face/shape is at the same position on illustrator ...
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Problem with artboard size for an EPS graphic

I want to fit the artboard to the size of a graphic, but am having problems after I save and reopen the image. I can size the artboard, snapping it to the image size. when I save as an EPS and reopen ...
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why does .png convert to .jpeg when attached to an email

Created illustrator image with transparent background, saved (exported?) as.png. When I attached the png file to an email - OS X 10.10.4 - it converted to a jpeg. As a test I sent it to myself, ...
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Low Poly Problem in Illustrator - White Lines Around Shapes [duplicate]

I made this Low poly image (zoomed in version of just the eye). I followed all of the steps and I couldn't have done anything wrong: If you look closely, you can see these white lines between ...