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I have 20 vectors, groups of 2 on an .ai artboard, how do I make these into 10 files?

I have one .ai artboard, it contains 20 vectors in groups of 2. I want to create 10 separate files without having to manually create each artboard and pasting each of the 10 sets one by one. With ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Checking “Align To Pixel Grid” Will Not Turn Off Alignment

I was wondering if there was another function that causes things like the pen tool to align to the grid. Whenever I start a new document, nothing is aligning, which is what I'm trying to achieve. But ...
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How to do a wildcard / GREP / regex find-replace in Illustrator?

InDesign can do advanced find - change AKA find - replace using GREP rules AKA regex AKA regular expressions which allows all sorts of wildcard rules and automation. Is there any way to do the same ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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illustrator problem “ Acrobat PDF Fils Format is having difficulties. The File is damaged and could not be repaired.” [on hold]

When i open the ai file, i get this error message. " Acrobat PDF Fils Format is having difficulties. The File is damaged and could not be repaired." do you know what to do?
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Continuous gradient over multiple shapes [duplicate]

In adobe illustrator, I have multiple shapes that I want to share a single gradient with. Right now, when I apply a gradient fill each shape handles it's own gradient. Is there a way to make all the ...
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Filling in gaps in illustrator (by not using gap detection)

I am trying to colour an image on adobe illustrator. I initially "image traced" the image, so many of the strokes disappeared. I used live paint and direct selection to fill in the colours. However, ...
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Color not transferring from Illustrator to Photoshop [on hold]

I have an Illustrator file and a Photoshop file, both are setup as RBG color spaces. But when I copy and past from Illustrator to Photoshop the color changes. For example #b74eab becomes #a6349b. I ...
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I am having problems with pixilation when using Save For Web in Illustrator [on hold]

I am trying to use Save For Web for a .png image I am putting on my website. Everything looks fine, until I put the image in my HTML code, and go to view it in my browser. The image looks pixilated, ...
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How to do this with Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to learn how to accomplish this effect in Illustrator: http://imgur.com/Ilj6CaZ. I added an arrow to point to the effect I am talking about. I don't know what to call it but I associate ...
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Is it possible to correct the aspect ratio of font after resizing in Illustrator?

I have a plot with lots of labels on the x- and y-axes in Illustrator. I want to downscale the image vertically, but not horizontally. Obviously, when I do this the text looks silly as it becomes ...
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Illustrator Gradient Issue [duplicate]

I'm attempting to create a gradient fill on an image however it's not filling smoothly, it's filling with colour as if it were two shapes but it isn't, it's just one shape. Any suggestions?
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How to adjust spacing of underlined text in Illustrator

Anyone know how to do this? Right now when zoomed out at 100%, the underline looks a little too close to the text. I'm using the latest version of Illustrator.
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How to convert Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to Photoshop (.psd) without having Adobe Illustrator installed

I want to convert an Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to an equivalent Photoshop (.psd), preserving layers, text and so on. I would like to know if there is something like imagemagick to do this, because ...
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Weird change when exporting in illustrator

something weird is going on when I export a design, or save for web. Take a look. The corner suddenly gets squared off, and only in that corner. It quite confusing to me as to why it may be happening. ...
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PDF file placed in Illustrator

I am placing a PDF into an illustrator file and where there should be white in the PDF it is transparent. How can I fix this? I want the PDF to have white where there should be white. When I put a ...
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How to create a flowing wavy cable effect with Adobe llustrator [on hold]

I'd like to design a poster which incorporates flowing lines representing music cables like this: Would I create a brush or symbol for this and then apply the brush to my lines? I'm using Adobe ...
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How can I reproduce this building in illustrator? [on hold]

I am trying to reproduce the buildings below in illustrator. Sorry that I couldn't a higher resolution image. For the image on the left: How can I create the arc-like shapes at the top of the ...
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Illustration and fonts designed in Adobe Illustrator are printing with only outlines [on hold]

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? [duplicate]

In the illustration below I want colored doughnuts to represent certain percentages. Like in the center the percentage reflected is 72%. I want to change the blue colored ring to 59% and so on. I ...
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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? [on hold]

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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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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How can I change the default settings of the brush tool on Illustrator CS6? [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...