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How to align rectangles adjacent?

I'd like to make the selected rectangles all vertically adjacent (no gaps), not overlapping. Is there a simple way to do that?
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Stroke color with Eye dropper Tool

If select a color from Eyedropper tool and try to put it in stroke of any object, then it doesn't fills up in it's stroke instead it fills the whole object not the stroke. Eg say its a circle which is ...
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In Illustrator, is there a way smooth selected paths algorithmically?

I'm used to gimp in which there is a way to select a path and use an algorithm to remove excess points and generally smooth out the path. It asks for details like what kind of edge to keep as a ...
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From a CAD model to an Illustration drawing. How to?

I am trying to draw the best illustration I can for a user manual. I have a CAD drawing in .STP and I would like to get some simple illustations in .AI or .EPS or .SVG I tried to export the ...
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How do I combine an SVG file with auto incrementing text in illustrator

Currently we have a series of sequential QR codes as SVGs. We are looking to add an incrementing unique number to the bottom of the QR code. Something like the following process. Import SVG ...
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Illustrator: Clip using transparency

I want to clip the image in the background using the image on top based on the transparency Preview: http://prntscr.com/8brfnb I want the areas that are under the opaque parts of the top image to be ...
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What is a bevel join of two lines exactly (Illustrator)?

When joining thick lines there are usually some options round miter bevel In a bevel join, the joint is 'flat'. But what does that mean precisely? There seem to be two options: Orthogonal The ...
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Remove strokes in Ai [duplicate]

So I'm trying to remove the strokes on this Ai file. All the small gaps on between the text is strokes. I've been playing around with pathfinder and expand appearance but with no luck.
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Photos are grainy when imported in illustrator?

So I got some raw pictures from a client for some business cards, they all look grainy when imported to illustrator I tried to edit the pictures and export them to JPG, but they still look grainy in ...
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Adobe illustrator, arrowhead in the middle of a line [duplicate]

I'm new to Illustrator, I was going to create some schematics with lines that have arrowhead in the middle, indicating the flow of liquid or gas. I found the options to add arrowhead to either the ...
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Trying to combine letters in a specific way [on hold]

I am trying to create a logotype using the letters "TDR" all joined together, however I am having trouble with it. Of course the T and the D can be joined fine however I am struggling with the D and ...
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How to make a font resemble a logo? [on hold]

I would like to make text that looks like the "Mass" part of this logo. I have photoshop and illustrator, but need help with what tools to use and the best way to make it look like the logo.
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How would I create this extrusion in Illustrator?

It's a warp effect with a 3d letter depth/extrusion. I've tried the 3d extrusion effect, but it's not the right perspective. Is there a trick to get the extruded 'infinity' text behind the letters?
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How to bend multiple lines of a graph in AI CS5?

I have created a radar chart with three axes, and I would like to make all the lines in the graph curved instead of straight. I havent found a satisfying way to bend all the paths (i.e. the edges of ...
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How to access the rotate by angle functionality of Illustrator's Rotate Tool

I read that when I select the Rotate Tool (R) in Illustrator CS6 then Alt + Click on a point to select the rotational reference, a dialog should popup prompting for an angle. When I did that nothing ...
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gradient at the corner s only in illustrator

How can we make grey white gradient effect of gradient on all the four corners of the artwork only not in middle in illustrator. Like the one created in red marked areas.
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how to stop Illustrator from automatically distorting new shapes? [on hold]

I'm a newbie at Illustrator. Whenever I try to insert a new shape (rectangle, ellipse, etc.) the shape gets distorted: I'm not sure if this question was answered already (How to stop auto rotate ...
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Illustrator: Export layer combinations with a script

How to script exporting of several file/layer/layer combinations? For example in multilingual manuals. If there are of ai files of similar structure layered like this: [n+3) ...
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What is the right resolution if I half scaled my 8x24ft billboard design in illustrator? [on hold]

is it right that 1 foot = 1 inch in size? which led me to use the same numerical value only using inches instead of foot since illustrator doesn't use foot in their scale. So is 300 ppi good enough ...
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Convert font into a single path [duplicate]

I'm creating a trim path effect with After Effect CC 2015, but i must use a not monoline font (Fira Sans) as a path, there is a way to convert the font into a single path, or a way to use the font for ...
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Illustrator: Mouse hover with selection tool (V) does not highlight group objects

I seem to have hit a hotkey combo by accident or changed some preferences in Illustrator and I can't figure out what. When using the selection tool (V) and hovering over an object (Object selection ...
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Illustrator: How do I use clipping mask and shape builder together?

I am having a constant fight when building up complex shapes in Adobe Illustrator. I work out some piece of my shape, and to get it to look right, I put it in some sort of container clipping mask. ...
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Export multiple png from one illustrator artboard?

Another designer left me this AI file while everything is in one layer and in one art board. I have only exported assets on Photoshop with plugin before and I have no idea how to export individual ...
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illustrator cs6 : gradient of in each shape gone when unite

the gradient in each of my shapes are gone when I unite them. the combined compound shape just turns into one solid color. for example, before unite after unite i have searched the internet, ...
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Imperfect overlay Illustrator

I'm trying to perfectly overlap two images, one complementary of the other, but apperas a white stripe in the conjunction of the path, all points are perfectly aligned how can I fix?
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In Illustrator cc 2015 , changeing text size and style [on hold]

I want to increase the text size more than 72 pt ! give the text fruits/vegetables skin as a style but in easy quick way
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Illustrator preview mode [closed]

So i have this problem where whenever I type, the font in the bar where the fonts are suppose to stand, wont show up. Neither can I make it bigger. I would have to click "command T" to get the menu ...
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InDesign pages to Illustrator art boards

I have a multi-page document in InDesign, each page is a separate design that really should have been created in Illustrator instead. Is it possible to export each page from InDesign into Illustrator ...
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Shortcut for not saving document in Illustrator

I am using Photoshop in Mac and I know there is a shortcut key for not saving a document, which is Cmd + Shift + '[back] Delete' (the one same as Windows' Backspace), but I cannot find the same ...
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Illustrator - two triangles with text

Using illustrator CS6, Is there a way to make only the text on the white triangle be black, and keep the part on pink still white? I do it manually, by making two copies of the text one with white ...
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How to divide shape in Illustrator?

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. This is my first assignment on it. I want to divide my shape This is my shape i want to divide this shape like following image how i can do it?
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How to prepare a spot varnish; does it need to have trapping if there's a gloss and matte one?

On a project that has a selective varnish, the print-ready file usually needs to be prepared separately in one spot color, a bit like a dieline. Only the area where the varnish will be printed should ...
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How to fix Illustrator preferences file is corrupt issue? [closed]

I have Illustrator CC 19.0.1. Everything is working fine except that everytime I launch my Illustrator I get "Preferences file is corrupt" message twice and then it starts. Also, after working ...
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import vector file from illustraror(*.ai files) to aftereffect

I want to import vector file from illustrator to aftereffect but it become pixel ed when it imported . Even when i draw a shape with pen in aftereffect it is not vector . What can i do?
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How to draw wave line on cricle in Illustrator [closed]

I am new in Illustrator and I cant draw wave on circle (like an image). Please help me!
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How the walkthroughs for apps are made? [closed]

I want to develop some walkthroughs to describe how & what my app does. How can I make them? Here are few examples:
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Apply blend-tool on grid of squares with blending of size and color

I am trying to create a grid made out of squares. Similar to the one in the image (without the wave effect). My approach was to use the blend tool in multiple directions, but I cannot apply it to ...
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Outline on the inside, in illustrator

I have a shape in illustrator, an outline of a guitar, and I would like to add an outline on the inside, so as to represent binding. I need it to be around 1mm perfectly aligned along the outside ...
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Color file appears as black & white when saved as PDF [closed]

I am working on a series of signs that were created from the same master. One sign consistently appears as black & white when converted into a PDF format, without making any changes to print ...
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Minus Front Not Working Illustrator

Hi I am doing this project at the moment and im trying to cut text out of an object that i drew using the pen tool. But when I select them both and click Minus Front (yes i have created outlines on ...
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Is there a way to import and iterate text data from excel to illustrator? [duplicate]

I am making a card game and I have a spreadsheet with all the data which I need to put on the cards. Is there a way to get it directly from excel to illustrator (or any other vector app)?
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Saving Ai files as editable pdf?

Sounds simple, but it's giving me a headache, I'm able to save the file and open it in Adobe acrobat pro dc, and edit the text but my client is asking for the logo symbol, to still be editable for ...
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Hairline gaps between shapes

I'm new to Illustrator and have created some icons. When I export to svg, I get thin white lines between shapes. There is no gap when I'm using Illustrator. I've taken a look on the web with the ...
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My knife tool is too “choppy”

So I'm using the knife tool in AI CC to make some shading on an illustration I'm working on, but it gets too "choppy". I work with a mouse, so I just drag the cursor where I want to cut the shape. As ...
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Illustrator blend tool creating unwanted lines

I am attempting to create a long shadow on my icon by using this effect in Illustrator. When I use Object > Blend > Make it leaves white spaces between each shape it creates and looks extremely ugly. ...
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How to create variable glyph width while maintaining the same x height in Illustrator or Indesign

Does anyone know a way to adjust the glyph width while maintaining the same x-height in Illustrator or InDesign? I am looking to create this effect: Similarly, it appears that the strokes of the ...
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Remove extra space in front of the text without outlining it? [Illustrator]

Did anyone figure it out on how to remove that little extra space in front of the text?
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Why are my strokes showing up black, with no colour selected?

All of my strokes are coming with a random black 1pt stroke that I can't edit or get rid of. I can change the colour of the 'outer' stroke, which is technically the same line. That shouldn't be ...
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Why can't set white color for figure when there is red background? [duplicate]

I have red color of artboard in illustrator and figure on it. When I try to set color for this figure white it comes invisible if it would be red. Same thing for text. How to set white color on red ...
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Graphic Design - Sign Info [duplicate]

Hi I would like some info on how to prepare a print ready billboard/sign design of 4000mm x 15000mm in illustrator. 1) I have a image of 1816px x 2000px 96dpi can I use this image in the design an ...