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Artwork hidden after move

I'm working with an architectural drawing in illustrator (I know, I know). I selected a wall system (a bunch of objects) and then went to Object->Transform->Move. I then put in the distances I ...
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Academic figure components to create an Architecture design

I want to make a figure that describes the the system architecture, but I am not able to make a figure that looks clean and professional like this one: My Question: is there a piece of software ...
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Converting PSD To AI For Printing On Clothing

I'm wondering if it is going to be a problem for me having my graphics artist doing all my graphics for my T-Shirts in Photoshop? He says it's more of a natural art feeling for him to do it in ...
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Circular blend Illustrator

Using Illustrator, I am trying to blend objects in a circular fashion but can't seem to find a satisfying solution. I have considered using the rotate tool, copying the rotated object around a central ...
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What causes PDF file size to increase when saving over from Illustrator?

I have a simple ad that I built in Illustrator CC with one linked image. The file size of the AI file is 5.8MB, when I export to PDF (2001 with Printer Marks and Bleeds) the file size increases ...
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Distributing evenly in Illustrator [duplicate]

I've made this flower in Illustrator and I want to add circles around it as you can see it on this picture: Right now I've put these circles there manually but I can't do it properly this way. Is ...
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Illustrator clipping mask problem

I've made this petal and turned it into a flower: As you can see I have a problem with the petal no 6. Half of it should overlap petal no 1. I googled that I should use the clipping mask which I ...
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Adobe Illustrator cc color picker

So my color picker looks like this: I want the old one but don't know how to change it. It's really hard to work with this one and I can't choose the color I want. Please help :(
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how to prevent illustrator to take line as a path with text

I have a question about a type tool and lines. In my case Illustrator is used to draw isobar lines on a map (similar to this image I randomly picked from the web as an example): With isobars there ...
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How to create a circular badge with lines as spokes? [duplicate]

I need to replicate this look. How would I go about doing so in either Photoshop or Illustrator?
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I can't join lines in Illustrator. CMD-J gives an error

We're doing a project for our university, where we have to lasercut some gears. We've found a template for our gears online, but somehow the lines aren't joined, which makes the lasercutter cut twice. ...
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Illustrator CC: Align to pixel grid is on but to no effect

Tech specs: Illustrator CC 19.2.1, Windows 7, HP ZBook 15 w/NVidia graphics. External monitors, mouse etc. Problem: I want to use the feature "Align new objects to pixel grid". I create a new ...
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Blank Emoji or Making iOS style Emoji [on hold]

Does anyone know where I could find a blank version of the iOS style Emoji? Or does anyone know how to make on in Photoshop or Illustrator? I'm struggling to figure out the right gradient.
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Illustrator Divide Objects Below Modifies Objects in Locked Group

I am using Illustrator CS5. As I completed portions of a complex drawing, I grouped the completed objects then locked and hid the group while I worked on other sections. Later, when applying Divide ...
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How to create a label for a Yeti Cup

I am attempting to vinyl wrap a cup with the initials 'RBN' on it but the cup is not a perfect cylinder. I need to know how to design this so that when printed and wrapped the letters appear to look ...
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How to get CMYK equivalents of GCMI colors? [on hold]

A client needs to print artwork on corrugated boxes that will print using the GCMI IX color palette. How can I work with this in Illustrator?
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How do I make an object fill transparent without showing objects below in Illustrator?

I am trying to copy and paste this icon I designed into an infographic in Illustrator. The black shadow is a copy of the original icon set behind, so if I set the white of the front element to ...
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In Illustrator endlessly repeat a string of text on a path

I'm working on a large number of large format maps in Illustrator. Once they are printed they are folded up by the end-user, so we need to be able to print the map ID number all the way around the ...
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Master template files? Change template, ripples through files created from that template… Is this ossible?

Specifically my problem is this. I designed a business card for my company. Originally i just made a template file (.ai, not .ait) with the elements and layout which i would modify for each ...
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Color area under the curve

I have an imported SVG graph in Illustrator CC like the one below. I want to color the area under the curve (the area under the curve that the red arrow is pointing to). I tried drawing new paths and ...
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Gradient effect with dots

I was trying to create a gradient effect using dots, but not using the halftone effect. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve can be seen here: and here: I was hoping to achieve this in ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background ...
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Entire “placed image” visible when exported when using “draw inside” tool

Using Illustrator, I am trying to export my project to .png. I have created a wrapped text with a placed image in it, using the Draw Inside tool. Everything looks great on the screen (the first ...
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White space between snapped shapes in Illustrator

I am working on a pattern of a bunch of tiled square shapes. I matched all of the shapes right next to each other until I get that little green "Align" line and let go. When I zoom out I see a little ...
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Vector transparency issues

My avatar on my website (http://www.jacksewell.uk/) has a shaded section on the right side of the face which looks fine on desktop but on mobile the shaded" section is just a solid black. Any help?
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How to slant text for a sundial in Adobe Illustrator? [on hold]

How to make this slant transformation for the Roman numerals in Adobe Illustrator?
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Which warp tool should i use for this kind of smooth curve in illustrator?

I was trying to make this kind of smooth curve for very long time but this is what i get so far the bending point of my image is not properly positioned and i couldn't make the distance from bottom ...
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Illustrator: Change spacing between objects in Grid

Is there a way of re-spacing multiple objects arranged in a grid? From: To: I already tried to ungroup all elements, enlarge the artboard and use "distribute horizontally" and "distribute ...
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Mystery: Why a symbol (I created from shapes) does not map to a side on an object in 3D Extrude & Bevel?

If I create a symbol from the iPhone front illustration and map it on an object with 'Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel', it works. My issue: I do the same with the smartphone back illustration, and ...
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Transform sheet of paper [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a sheet transformation as on the attached image without loosing the quality of a pattern (dotted), I've tried Transform -> Wrap (AI CC2014) but transformation I got too far from ideal ...
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How to make shape like this? [closed]

and whats this kind of shape name? please introduce template.
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How do I make Illustrator 19 “Show Transparency Grid” by default?

What's the best way to make Illustrator 19 open every file with Show Transparency Grid? Manually hitting C-S-d for every new file isn't the end of the world, but does feel silly when working on a big ...
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Can you save pixel art as svg in Illustrator?

I have made some (a lot) pixel art in Illustrator and I started to save them as PNGs. I then thought SVG would be better. When I do so, there are gaps between the pixels and some have moved over a ...
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Can't open the illustration in Illustrator [closed]

A file that I saved quite normally yesterday does not want to open now. Illustrator gives me the message: "Can't open the illustration". What can be wrong?
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A way to use iPad as a drawing tablet for Photoshop & Illustrator?

Are there and apps/programs that allow an iPad to be used as a drawing tablet? I've tried Duet Display and Chrome Remote Desktop, which are great apps, but are not helpful with my situation. They ...
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Is there delete anchor point tool for multiple anchors in Illustrator CC?

I'm looking for a way to remove multiple anchor points from path, but keppeing path intact. Now i select multiple points with lasso tool, then hit delete, then select 2 new end points and join them. ...
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pantone colors (tpx) and line work at 1-2mm

Working on pattern designs in Adobe Illustrator and my client has asked for the vector file to be in : 1. pantone colors (tpx) - would anyone know how I can do this? 2. line work at 1-2mm - does ...
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12x12 repeats - in Pattern design work [closed]

i am doing some pattern design work for a client and they require 12x12 repeats - does anyone have experience with designing patterns, does this mean 12''x12''? Im not sure what that means Thank ...
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Fixed line thickness for scanned, traced drawings in Illustrator

Context: So I drew some logos in black pen on paper and scanned them in order to make vector images. I traced the outlines (b&w) which worked great. My original, hand drawn lines look a bit shaky ...
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Isometric laying cylinder Illustrator

Okay this may be a bit OCD. How do you make a perfect isometric cylinder like: Connecting the two circles has always been eyeballing for me. How do you make it perfect?
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How do I manipulate a field grid in illustrator to resemble spacetime so that the center of the grid dips below a sphere?

Think of a bowling ball that has rolled to the center of a trampoline. I would like to depict that in illustrator, except the trampoline would be a grid that conforms to the weight of the bowling ball ...
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Noise effect illustrator color/gradients [duplicate]

Simple question, (how) can you achieve the noise effect shown on the illustrator CC loading screen? Is this a feature build in illustrator or later edited with for example photoshop?
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Gradient Mesh will not remain selected in illustrator cc 2014 [closed]

The gradient mesh is no longer working. It highlights and shows itself when hovered over with the cursor. When clicked with either selection tool, the mesh lines or points will not remain visible. I ...
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Change Illustrator's Selection Hotkeys

it seems illustrator adds and subtracts to selection with the same command: shift + click. I want to change this so that adding command is shift + click while subtracting is ctrl + click. This would ...
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Why is my logo pixelated [duplicate]

I am very new to Illustrator. I've created a text only logo and exported it as a png. When I try to insert it as my email signature it becomes pixelated. How can I export it so it will not lose ...
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How to make objects snap to grid. Not the pixel grid, but the grid guides,

I know how to make objects snap to the pixel grid in Illustrator. However I would not like to snap my objects only to the pixel grid, but also to the grid that I can setup in Preferences -> Guides ...
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Overlapping of Ellipses in Adobe Illustrator [on hold]

When i create two ellipses over one another, (One rotated 90 degrees), i want to see both their curves, but one part goes missing as the second is placed in front of the first. How do i make both the ...
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How do I reduce the thickness of 100+ icons in Adobe Illustrator?

First time poster here. Just to give some context, I have to reduce the size, thickness, and change the color of 100+ different weather icons for a project. Batch resize and change color works fine, ...
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Photo with Color Overlay Will Not Print in Illustrator

I have an embedded image in my illustrator document with a color overlay, but for some reason, it will not print in illustrator. I exported the document as a pdf, same thing (it only prints the ...
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How can i make this opacity effect

How can i make this effect using illustrator CC . I try to make it reducing the opactiy of red rectangle ,but it dosent give a result like this