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How do you use Apple's new emojis in Photoshop?

I'm trying to get a large version of one Apple's new emojis in Photoshop. I know how to write with emojis in something like TextEdit, but I need the emoji to have a transparent background. I've even ...
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How can i store pure vector assets, not linked assets, in Adobe Library?

I've been using Adobe Library in illustrator to store shapes I use often. but i've come across a problem. I first make a shape I want to store: I then drag it into Adobe Library: But when it ...
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Trying to realise my goal (a new way of thinking) [on hold]

I'm trying to find the fastest way, to draw on a high-end level. I am decent in Photoshop, but find myself using a lot of time with details and cleaning up my drawing. So I started to research and I ...
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Scalable spherocylinder in Illustrator

I'm brand new to Illustrator CC, and while I've gotten a few things working well, I can't seem to get spherocylinders working. A spherocylinder looks like this: Easy, right? It's just two ...
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Can someone help me about this icon design?

How are you? This is my first work. please help me about this icon design. does it have problem? Thank you icon picture :
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Why can't I ImageTrace an image in my pattern?

I need to image trace some images that are in a custom pattern I made so that I can recolor the pattern. The images were placed there and linked in a previous Illustrator session. When I'm in the ...
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AI: Offset Path to reduce the thickness of a vector

I downloaded this icon from flaticon and want to reduce the thickness of the path: http://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/bird-in-broken-egg_44434#term=broken%20egg&page=1&position=2 I followed ...
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How to Design a 3D Ball/Sphere Texture [on hold]

I was given the task to design a texture for a ball, a spherical object, but I have no idea how to accomplish this with Photoshop or AI. How do I begin the design process in Photoshop, AI, or 2D ...
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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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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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How can I add multiple concentric outlines around text?

I can get this effect very easily in Photoshop using the stroke layer style and making it a shape burst gradient, but I want to be able to do it in illustrator so the stroke around the text can be a ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round ...
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Can i draw precise sphere in perspective using illustrator?

I really need to draw ellipses and spheres in perspective so I wonder if Illustrator is set to do this kind of tasks, I tried and came up with this result: But as you can see It's not precise and ...
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how do you do text effect like this CMYK offset-effect?

How do you do this in Photoshop? I am using Photoshop cc and Illustrator and I am in the process of learning. Can anyone teach me how to do that text effect shown in the picture? thanks!
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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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How to scale objects around a point, mantaining an anchor point fixed on illustrator?

I am trying to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAdzGj4vR0 There are multiple copies of a losange, rotated around the base anchor of the center one. The guy on the video just ...
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Illustrator clipping mask with multiple images within the mask?

I have a file that I'm working with that someone else put together. It has about 20 images on it. Each one has a clipping mask on it. When I turn the clipping mask off, about 50 images are really ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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Dont know how to joint in rounded orignal shape [on hold]

Is there is a way to attach line respected tone for example i have make shape line I want line to attach according shape is there is a way?
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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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What would you call these illustrations' style? Minimalist?

They differ quite a lot from the usual flat design minimalist trend, but is still quite a common style? What kind of techniques are being used here? ... and would using Illustrator or vector drawing ...
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How to edit text in psd or ai file without photoshop and without illustrator?

I have two files from the graphic designer: psd file and ai file. How can I edit the text? I don't have photoshop. Thanks
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Illustrator - How to clone text fields along anchor points?

I'm working on a large number of dot-to-dot puzzles and want to speed up the process and make it easier. Right now I'm trying to find a way to clone one text field along the path so every anchor ...
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How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4

In Illustrator CS4 I have a scatter graph with four data sets. Now I want to use dashed and dotted patterns. However the dashes are not distributed uniformly over a plot. Click here to see a PDF ...
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How to merge or replace pantone or spot ink in illustrator in one go?

I have a huge artwork content where i need to relace or merge one pantone with another. Thanks
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp tool to wrap a label around a bottle but it's hard to get perfect results in this way. I'd love a more consistent method so I tried experimenting with ...
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import psd as text into illustrator

I have a psd file with picture and text, that I am trying to convert to svg - so the text will be scaleable. I am working with cs5. I believe you can export as svg from photoshop-cc now, but I dont ...
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them), if I accidently hold the alt button and move my hand on the ...
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How to “save for web” multiple Illustrator files with Illustrator script?

I have about 55 ai files and i wanted to save for web for all these files using adobe illustrator script. I wanted to save all of them at 1200 percent size of the document size.
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Changing compound path into normal path in scanned drawing

I would like to change some shapes in the drawing which I scanned, saved as png, and then opened in Illustrator. Some strokes are connected in a compound path. If I select it and then go Object - ...
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How to creat a percentage of a color in Sketch

Illustrator has a feature that I find very useful to get a percentage of the color. Not by decreasing the opacity but mixing the color with white. is it possible to do that in Sketch?
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Clear content from “draw inside” - Illustrator

I have created a rounded rectangle and pasted picture inside of it by using "draw inside" tool. Now I would like to clear inside drawing. Is it possible? How?
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Three colors applied on a group of objects

I am trying to color this shape with three colors, but it must be equally distributed. Usually for a simple object I would have created the three rectangles, duplicated the main object for each color ...
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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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How to find out whether an Illustrator file or object has been copied from somewhere else

I have received an Illustrator file, as an entry for a competition that I had organised, but I seriously doubt the illustration is completely original and suspect that parts of it are copied from ...
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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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What is the recommended way to export a logo from Sketch to Illustrator?

I've always been intimidated by Illustrator and it's pen tool to the point that I void using it. I usually do everything on Photoshop and then import to Illustrator to use the live trace feature ...
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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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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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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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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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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool/Paint Bucket Tool

I already wrote in Adobe forum about this issue (https://forums.adobe.com/message/8339546#8339546) and tried all suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem ...
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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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EPS file looks great in AI but washed out in Mac Preview or ghostscript

I have an EPS file that, when opened in Illustrator, looks great. AI can export to a PNG that also looks great. When I open this file with Preview on OSX, or use ghostscript/imagemagick to convert it ...
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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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Can I use Illustrator to import text data and populate text boxes?

I have a long list of organizations in one column in my csv. I would like to populate separate text boxes within one Illustrator file with this data. These text boxes are not in a table, but in a ...
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Can't figure out how to snap object to grid

I am learning Illustrator right now, and I follow this Adobe guide to learn how to create pixel-aligned objects. The problem is that I seem to do everything as described in the guide, but regardless ...
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Merging two anchor points of the same path in Illustrator

Assume the following situation in Adobe Illustrator, where I have two neighbouring anchor points on the same path. For the left anchor point, only the left bezier-handle is important and for the right ...
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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 ...