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In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how to add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?

In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how do I add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?
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Illustrator CS6- distortion when resizing rectangles

When im resizing, rectangles gets distorted, also when holding Shift key. Earlier I have grouped, expanded and united them but it does not help at all. Any ideas guys?rectangles at 100% size
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Pixelated Text when Exporting JPEG from Illustrator

I have created some text art in Illustrator that I would like to print out as a poster. Whenever I save the file as a PDF (300 DPI) and print it myself the text appears crisp with no pixelation. ...
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Can you create dynamic button styles/shapes in Photoshop that resize with text?

I need to make rounded buttons (pill shaped) in different sizes that will automatically adjust height/width based on the size/length of text on them. In Illustrator you can select a text object and ...
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Are design critiques acceptable on here? [migrated]

I know this question kind of defeats the purpose of me asking, but is it acceptable to post projects on here to be critiqued? If not I'll take this down ASAP.
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Illustrator and direct selection tool. Help!

I was watching a tutorial on youtube on how to make a specific logo on illustrator. The guy draws a triangle with the polygon tool. He then takes the direct selection tool and grabs the uper and left ...
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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How to design .PSD or .AI file for Bootstrap?

This is my first question on this website so here we go! I'm graphic and web designer. When creating sites or apps I don't deal with front end and I don't want (for now). All I do is UI/UX design, and ...
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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...
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Blend Tool Smooth Color Not Working Properly

I'm having a few issues with the blend tool. One of the biggest problems I'm seeing that when I select "Smooth Color" sometimes I get a "stepped" result. While I understand I could switch ...
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Deleting part of a traced item in adobe illustrator [on hold]

I traced my image of a mustang and it traced everything right but when I went to color the image the holes of the running legs are also filled, can I delete those sections?
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remove transparent pixels in between vector images

I have an eps file containing some vector images. Is there a way in Photoshop to remove blank space in between the images? I know about trim but this only removes space on the outside border I want ...
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How do I draw this noise / shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

there is a dark effect on the yellow color in this photo would you mind help me to draw like it in illustrator?
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Make a 3D curved column graph in Illustrator like this

I have only this image here of what I'm trying to achieve. Illustrator seems like the reasonable choice. Not really sure where to start and how to go about making something like this. The bars are ...
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Illustrator CS6-How do I make swatches stay Global after Global Adjust?

[Adobe Illustrator CS6] I hope someone can help me. I'm usually able to find an answer through Google, but not this time. What I'm trying to do is create a series of color schemes. While doing one ...
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black edges in photoshop - graphics made in illustrator [duplicate]

Anyone have any ideas why my grass is producing black edges over the red object, but not the white? The graphics were produced in Illustrator and have been brought over to Photoshop. I do not want ...
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Illustrator align with key object doesn't mark

I was working with my Illustrator CC and one day suddenly, when I selected two object to be aligned, the key object doesn't be marked, I did the alignation and once I clicked the artwork the fuction ...
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Illustrator add inner shadow effect?

I have a rounded square with some stroke. I want some inner color. Similar to this. How can I achieve that effect in illustrator?
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Illustrator stroke throwing spacing off?

I am trying to create simple lines that are horizontally evenly space. I don't think it's so much the stroke. I tried using the align panel and distribute spacing horizontally, but it's not working? ...
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Parent or master business card document [on hold]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my ...
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Illustrator: Cursor is flickering

I am using Illustrator CC (latest verison) on a Mac OS. The Issue: Sometimes when I move my mouse on the artboard or somewhere else in the application, my mouse is flickering. I can't even resize ...
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How to preserve a drop shadow and outline when clipping?

I’m trying to make an icon of the Australian flag overlayed onto a map of Australia for an Android app at work, but I cannot figure out how to get the drop shadow and outline to be clipped too. ...
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Sketch / Illustrator: Creating H8 Pentagonal Tiling?

I'd like to create type 8 pentagonal tiling in illustrator and--if possible--Sketch 3. I first tried tracing in sketch which obviously gave imprecise results. Is this level of precision possible ...
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how to make image frames that give animation effect of a ball or circular object separating from a thick substance [duplicate]

I am trying to draw individual image frames that when pieced together will to give the animation effect of a ball or circular object coming out of a thick (not necessarily sticky) substance or liquid. ...
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How can I select transparent parts of a raster image I placed in Illustrator?

I have an image. it is an object with a transparent background. how can I make the selection around the object itself and not the square with the object and transparency. I exported this image from ...
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illustrator shortcut - reset zoom to fit artboard

I Sometimes over zoom. When using CTRL + space + mouse-drag it gives me a zoom box but sometimes i pick a small box and zooms in too much. Is there any shortcut to reset current artboard to fit my ...
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How to create ball moving under blanket effect

I am trying to get an animation effect of a ball moving under a blanket with some resistance or a round object protuding out of a flat surface. Below is what I've been able to do so far and what I ...
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SVG export for web with fonts

I'm trying to export an SVG image, which contains text from illustrator. I want to use it for a website. For SEO and size reasons I don't want to convert typo into vectors. What are the settings I ...
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Illustrator layers to keynote presentation

(I'm using AI CC and Keynote 6) Often I would have a complex diagram that I would like to show part by part animated in my presentation. Nothing fancy that would require after effects, just appearing ...
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Slice/Cut/Divide an artwork and paste them in different artboards (Illustrator)

I have an vector Logo file. I need to increase its size to 10m x 10m. Printer can only take upto 1.3m x 2.5m , so he asked me to slice/cut/divide/tile(I dunno the exact word for it) the entire file ...
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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

In older versions of Photoshop (before photoshop cc 2015, latest update)the app used to create smart objects from pasted paths out of Illustrator. When I wanted to edit the Paths (double clicking on ...
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Objects in Illustrator CS6 turning into mere paths? [duplicate]

I'm new to Illustrator and had a few objects/shapes on the artboard that were filled in with colour and had stroke thickness (as shown in the "layers" tab). I think I may have accidently pressed ...
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Is there a way to quickly change color palettes in Illustrator?

I work on a lot of RGB files with Illustrator CS5 for Mac. In those files there are lines that must be converted to a specific percentage in the grayscale palette (but not all of them). As a result, I ...
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Font converted to outline won't fill in Illustrator [duplicate]

Whenever I convert a font to an outline in Illustrator, it seems to lose the fill colour and I have no idea how to get it back. All tutorials I have read show that after converting, the fill colour ...
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Graphic problems Illustrator in the fonts menu [closed]

the program's interface looks bad ... Only when I go to the menu Text> Font In fact, the program works well does not close or anything, but I do not like when something is incomplete as if I tell ...
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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White border when saving illustrator 10

Hi guys I'm new to illustrator and I'm having this issue with a thin white border showing up when saving legacy mode (illustrator 10 or 9) when I reopen the files the objects have this thin white ...
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Lines created after cropping

I have a problem with cropping an image. I Have some shapes that overlap others and I need to crop them with this shape. These shapes I need to crop look like this: The real problem is that when ...
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Fill holes in compound path with color

I need assistant to figure out how can I fill the empty holes within compound path with color using Adobe Illustrator. Download .SVG file
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Long shadow styles [closed]

Can anybody explain how to create these long shadow styles? http://creativemarket.com/kimmo242/116315-Long-Shadow-Graphic-Styles
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Resizing image with anchor points in Illustrator

Why can't I change the size of an image or object just by the anchor points? I try to pull it up or down, but it just moves the object, it doesn't change the size. How can i fix this?
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How can I desaturate a color in illustrator [duplicate]

say I have a hexidecimal values or rgb values of a color in illustrator, how could I decrease the saturation easily and following the same tone in illustrator? Thanks
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Why are there grey lines around this AI file when I export it as a PNG?

I have a question regarding this .ai image. I re-color it in Illustator and change the blank lines to white. However, my exported PNG file always ends up with this grey shadow around the ...
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How to save image/artwork in Illustrator?

I am new to AI. I have designed a logo on AI when i zoom it on AI to like 8000px or whatever value it shows up perfectly fine no quality loss and nothing. But when i export it in format like png or ...
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Converting Ai Graphic Styles to Photoshop patterns

Is there anyway to convert Ai graphic styles for use in Photoshop as a pattern? or swatch?
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How can I delete a text outside of another layer in Illustrator CC?

I am new to Illustrator and trying my best to understand how it works! I am used to working with Photoshop and there are some things I was able to do on Photoshop and I am now trying to find a way to ...
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Whats an appropriate *default* set of formats/styles for sharing initial logo drafts with a client

Clearly, it's ideal to customize what you're presenting based on what you know about the client, any guidelines they've provided, etc. But I've just started to study to become a freelance graphic ...
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I had create a logo using illustration and my client want to use it in a video what format will be good form saving logo?

I am using illustrator to create the logo and my client want to use it in a video and I want to know the best format to save the file in.
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How do I stop Illustrator from changing my anchor coordinates?

I am an Architecture student creating some graphics for my website. I am trying to set up some construction lines for my graphics and the snap to points tool is not setting my anchor points to the ...