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Illustration and fonts designed in Adobe Illustrator are printing with only outlines

I have a drawing that I scanned to be the cover of a book. This is what it is supposed to look like (as on the screen) But when I actually print it I get this result I have searched various ...
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How to delete portion of circle in illustrator using pen tool? [on hold]

I want to delete 28% part of the circle keeping 72% making it pie chart kind. But I don't want to use pie chart function in the illustrator. How to do it using pen tool and creating the path? Thank ...
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Resizing screenshots

How can I make a screenshot of a graph smaller with Illustrator or Photoshop without losing quality? I am using a Macbook Pro with retina display. I also have a monitor without retina display. I ...
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Creating Fill Color in Arrowhead - Illustrator

I'm trying to create a graphic style that looks like "A", applicable to a stroke. I can get "B" using the stroke panel, with arrowhead options, but I'm not able to control the stroke weight of the ...
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Making a cartoon from image copyright issues?

I'm making cartoons in Illustrator from images I've found on the web i.e using the pen tool to outline the body and filling in colour. These cartoons are to be published in a magazine. Do I need ...
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Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
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What is the size of a smiley if i want to design it for a mobile app? [on hold]

I've designed some smileys but when it came to developing the app, some of them were stretched.. so i figured out it might be an issue with the design of the smiley. The smileys I'm trying to achieve ...
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Illustrator: Use a complex path to clip an image [on hold]

I am just trying to clip an image with some complex path. After I applay the clipping, the image just won't show. Can someone tell me why? For some reason I had to raster the group I wanted to clip ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS2: Can not print the illustration - what is this and how to fix? [on hold]

WinXP SP3, AI CS2 update from 12.0.1, Acrobat 9.5.2 Pro - had lived in great comfort on a one machine for years before AI refused to "print" files as PDF. The investigation revealed that: AI does ...
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Hello. I have a photo I want to print on a t-shirt [on hold]

The trouble is that My printer is asking for an AI file I have been working on this as a raster file for a long time (its a pencil drawing I wanna print on t-shirt I just converted them to AI files ...
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How do I export an SVG from Illustrator such that it renders well in small sizes?

I come from a Photoshop background and this is my first time dabbling with AI. I would like to show my product logo in a small size on a webpage (about 15px height). I currently have a PNG (created ...
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How to tile a pattern in Illustrator?

I have joined two same sized rounded rectangles creating 90 degrees. Then I made 45 degrees guide and copied figure so they both can be on the same guide. Then using a blend tool I evenly ...
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Illustrator: create shapes out of other shapes [on hold]

Can anyone recommend a way to create a shape out of other shapes? I'm not sure of the correct term. For example, how would I go about making a circle made up of of different sized squares. I would ...
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How can I change the default settings of the brush tool on Illustrator CS6? [on hold]

When I select the brush tool on Illustrator, it is set to Uniform / 3pt round. What can I do so every time I open Illustrator the brush is already set to Uniform / no stroke / 1px ? I'm ...
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How to align objects in a constrain angle mode? [duplicate]

How to align objects in a constrain angle mode? a picture is worth a thousand words maybe a plugin do the job?
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Illustrator CS5 converts all the missing fonts of an imported PDF into vectors, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?

All the missing fonts of an imported PDF are converted into vectors in Illustrator CS5, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?
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How to take a project from Illustrator to Dreamweaver? [on hold]

I was recently assigned with a task in class to make a website. My professor told me to start by making it in Illustrator like this: http://i.imgur.com/Qr8FyWB.png. Thing is now, having missed some ...
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What does “Create PDF Compatible File” mean in Illustrator? [on hold]

What does the "Create PDF Compatible file" option when saving an Illustrator file do? What happens if I uncheck it when saving my work?
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Making Box Packaging in Illustrator. Symbol are mirror image problem!

So i have a rectangular box on illustration. I have added 4/6 sides as symbols. So for the front i added the correct symbol and it looks fine. Then i added the same design as the front, on the back. ...
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Exporting SVG in mm instead of px in AI

I am trying to export my vector graphics as SVG. Inside Adobe Illustrator everything is just right, measured in mm. But when I use the "save as" option it always converts it to px (scale factor around ...
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What is the easiest way to remove the background from this image in illustrator?

I downloaded these ribbons from freepik and I want to remove the ribbons from the background. What is the easiest way to do this in illustrator? It doesn't seem to be a vector because it is one ...
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What Graphic Design Printer is good for a small office? [on hold]

I am looking to buy an A3 printer without bleed. I need experience people advice Where shall I buy it?
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Painting area of a shape - Illustrator CS5

I'm very new to Illustrator, so please forgive me if this is a daft question. Trying to colour the chicken's feet black where they overlap the white cow's back. I've tried making the chicken a ...
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Is there anyway to replace “words” on Adobe Illustrator?

I made a book in illustrator, and I like to replace a word with another word i.e "Bread" into "Rice" If We using MS Word, we just simply Ctrl+H and do a word replace in a simple way. how about in ...
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How is this 'one colour' design trend referred to in the design community? [duplicate]

I had thought that the current trend towards 'one colour photos' was being called 'monochrome' but can't seem to find any examples. The attached picture illustrates what I am referring to. The photo ...
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Is there a simple and automatic way to create halos around multiple (existing) arrows in Illustrator?

I am looking for a way for all existing black arrows in my illustration to have a white halo to stand out against a colorful background in Illustrator. I would also like the halo to be easily ...
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Y axis' negative direction seems confused in Illustrator. How can I fix it?

Hi ! When I pull a line from ruler up on the Y axis, Illustrator shows negative value for the line which should be reverse in fact. What I know is, top and right side must be positive for Y axis. I ...
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Get rid of tiny space lines in seamless pattern? Illustrator [duplicate]

I have my seamless pattern finished, but, I can see tiny little lines on the grid, and I want a perfect pattern before using it. If you zoom in, you can see tiny little breaks: What do I need to ...
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Is there a shortcut to double image size in Adobe Illustrator?

I need to double the sizes of many images for retina devices. It takes too long to do it by using a calculator to do the math and manipulating the values in the width/height panel at the top. Is there ...
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Illustrator CC 2014 Vector Objects Imported into Photoshop CC 2014 not reopening in Illustrator CC 2014 [on hold]

Just today I started to have problems with Photoshop CC 2014 where I was unable to edit smart objects created in Illustrator CC 2014. There is not error that I can see but it just does not open the ...
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How can I resize, rotate part of the path in Illustrator

As a Photoshop user I don't know exactly how to rotate or resize only the part of the selected path in Illustrator. When I do this in Photoshop I simply select part of the path by using direct ...
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How to swap two objects?

Sometimes I want to swap two objects, so one of selected will be on second's place, and vice versa. There is any simple way to do it?
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anti-aliasing issues

This seems to happen most of the time, but more visible when you are importing as smart objects in Photoshop and resizing down. In the attached image you can see where the aliasing is getting really ...
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Illustrator: How to create a circular arc with rounded edges

I am trying to draw a circular arc with rounded edges like in the picture below, but I failed miserably. Could anyone please help with step by step explanation ?!
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Cut shape out from above paths (automated) in Illustrator

Is it possible to delete parts that overlap a underlying shape (on a underlying group/layer). To illustrate the question: Each shape is in it's own group, "1" on the bottom and "4" on top. Starting ...
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snapping anchors in CS5

I have a triangle and a line and i want the tip of the triangle to connect with the line. However, every single time illustrator wants to intersect with other shapes (there is quite a lot of stuff ...
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Correct settings when it's for both print and screen?

Let's say I'm designing a logo or some other artwork that it's both for printing and screen. How should I set my ai file? CMYK or RGB? Align to grid or not? For instance, when I "save for the web" and ...
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Preselect text color in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

If i select red color and then draw a rectangle - rectangle will be red. But if i select red color and then put a text on dartboard - the text will be black. How do i make this behavior consistent ...
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Can't Trace Halftone Object

I apply Halftone Effect to a grdient filled circle Rasterize it This is where things go horribly wrong. I trace it Expand Trying to change a fill What am I doing wrong?
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Video Intro title help [closed]

I am looking for a way to make text appear in a video intro that types the letters one at a time on screen almost like your typing them on a keyboard. I just need to know what that would be called or ...
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Apply a brush on a path in Photoshop CS6

Hy. I want to create something like this: using path. I want to draw a line in fact and on that line I want to apply a rainbow effect like this one. Some time I want to have 2 colors in the ...
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I need to create a vectorial Spiral on illustrator [duplicate]

I've been researching and trying but I cannot find the answer. I need to create on illustrator an spiral that uses the same pattern as the lollypop on this image: ...
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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...
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Illustrator Transparency and Tracing

I had a heck of a time getting transparencies from Photoshop to Illustrator. A member here, "poor", had my solution. But the problem wasn't over it seems. The image I had been trying to bring into ...
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Getting Transparent Images from Photoshop into Illustrator

Simply, I am trying to bring an image made in Photoshop into Illustrator for the purposes of creating a vector image for a t-shirt design. The image has only one layer and contains transparencies. I ...
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Help illustrator script [closed]

wanted to know if someone has time to make a script , it is not very difficult , I think. So I can explain better , get in contact with me , thank you
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Generate/Extract for Illustrator?

Is there a way (plugin, add-on, etc) to export assets from Illustrator the way one does with Photoshop Generate? I'm finding myself spending a lot of time meticulously separating everything into many ...
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Why are my corners “inside-out” in Illustrator?

There are 2 big things I don't get about this image (two identical paths in Illustrator, one of which is reflected, with a pretty simple brush applied to them both in order to highlight the issue) ...
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Custom illustrator CC brush stroke not opaque [closed]

My custom art brush stroke is transparent despite checking all appearances: layer, fill, color. All say 100% black. What am I missing? I need my stroke to be opaque.
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A perfect blended circle

I am trying to use the blend tool to make a gradient that wraps around like a circle, but I can only get it to go 3/4s of the way. Is there any way to get it to go the full 360 degrees? Step 1 shows ...