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Create Vector logo from photo of Business Card [on hold]

Hi I am building a website for a client who has given me a business card with his logo on. He has no image file of the logo only the cards themselves. I have tried scanning the card but the resulting ...
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Illustrator svg with screen shot image, large file size

I am using screen shots to present my web work then building an .svg with some additional layers, the resolution turns out great. I choose to save it as an svg because it maintains clarity, in the ...
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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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I unlocked all my layers, but Illustrator doesn't let me draw in any of them

Whenever I unlock a layer and try to draw on it, illustrator won't let me. I even tried unlocking all the layers and not even like that works.
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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jagged looking in illustrator CS5

So i've been using illustrator for years now and out of nowhere my lines are jagged like little stairs, I did not ever have this problem and i'm very concerned because even if i bring a logo in it ...
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image trace a coloured illustration

I am relatively new to illustrator....i use image trace all the time to bring my black line art into illustrator to then make pattetn repeats. I am trying to bring a hand coloured sketch in and ...
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illustrator actions - live trace settings

I'm trying to set a macro to batch vectorize png to svg vectors, but i'm stuck at the Live Trace action. Illustrator will only use the default preset, how can overwrite the default preset OR create an ...
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It is possible to convert a regular shape to a hand-written shape using illustrator?

I want to convert regular forms let's say for example a rectangle and circle to a hand-written looking forms using Illustrator or Inkscape(best scenario). I don't want to use the pencil to draw the ...
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Can Adobe Ilustrator export to Sketch?

Can Adobe Ilustrator export to Sketch file? If not, is there any plugin that can be used?
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In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how to add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?

In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how do I add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?
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Illustrator: how to align grouped objects and expand to be aligned top and bottom?

The rectangles below have been grouped together by me. I realized that I probably should have aligned them before grouping them. I'm wondering if there is a way to align them (to their top edge) ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

I am working in Illustrator (15.0.2 (CS5) or 16.0.0 (CS6)) and when I try to move objects small distances, they snap to the nearest two pixels on some invisible grid. I can't find anything in the ...
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Can you create dynamic button styles/shapes in Photoshop that resize with text?

I need to make rounded buttons (pill shaped) in different sizes that will automatically adjust height/width based on the size/length of text on them. In Illustrator you can select a text object and ...
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Pixelated Text when Exporting JPEG from Illustrator

I have created some text art in Illustrator that I would like to print out as a poster. Whenever I save the file as a PDF (300 DPI) and print it myself the text appears crisp with no pixelation. ...
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Illustrator CS6- distortion when resizing rectangles

When im resizing, rectangles gets distorted, also when holding Shift key. Earlier I have grouped, expanded and united them but it does not help at all. Any ideas guys?rectangles at 100% size
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How to use the color picker in illustrator?

How can I color picker for the gradient tool to sample a color? It seems the color picker does not work like photoshop does where you can pick a color from the existing canvas, but have to know either ...
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Illustrator and direct selection tool. Help!

I was watching a tutorial on youtube on how to make a specific logo on illustrator. The guy draws a triangle with the polygon tool. He then takes the direct selection tool and grabs the uper and left ...
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Are design critiques acceptable on here? [migrated]

I know this question kind of defeats the purpose of me asking, but is it acceptable to post projects on here to be critiqued? If not I'll take this down ASAP.
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How can I change the center point of a irregular shapes/objects in Illustrator CS5?

Let's say I have a square, rectangle, or circle. By default, the center point of will be positioned exactly in the middle. It is so because the binding box is same as the shape. It can be viewed by ...
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Slice/Cut/Divide an artwork and paste them in different artboards (Illustrator)

I have an vector Logo file. I need to increase its size to 10m x 10m. Printer can only take upto 1.3m x 2.5m , so he asked me to slice/cut/divide/tile(I dunno the exact word for it) the entire file ...
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent ...
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Illustrator: How to add a pattern to existing color library?

I just made a pattern that I want to add to an existing custom color library and I wanted to know what is the best/quickest way to do this. Thanks
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How to design .PSD or .AI file for Bootstrap?

This is my first question on this website so here we go! I'm graphic and web designer. When creating sites or apps I don't deal with front end and I don't want (for now). All I do is UI/UX design, and ...
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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...
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What's the best technique for stacking the same multiplied object?

I'm trying to create a material style illustration and I can't figure out how to multiply the object so that the edges are aligned perfectly. Even if I use Alt+Shift option the edges are bound to ...
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Combining Lines

I have been working on this illustration for quite sometime now, I sketched it and was able to trace it via Illustrator, the first of many problems I uncounted was that I was not able to combine 1 ...
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How to free transform only part of object/path?

I am wondering how to initiate a free transform on a selected sub-group of points in path or an object. See the recording – after selecting the points, free transform tools places a big bounding box ...
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Deleting part of a traced item in adobe illustrator [on hold]

I traced my image of a mustang and it traced everything right but when I went to color the image the holes of the running legs are also filled, can I delete those sections?
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pixel lines when copy from illustrator to photoshop

Hi I have searched the forum for a solution of my problem but i can't seem to find one. I have made some shapes in Illustrator and added a 3D effect. It looks good in illustrator but when i try to use ...
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Catalog Illustrator Work

I am wondering about ways of cataloging the work I do in Illustrator. I was thinking to use Adobe Lightroom by exporting my final AI files as JPEGs(for instance) and then create a catalog in Lightroom ...
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Blend Tool Smooth Color Not Working Properly

I'm having a few issues with the blend tool. One of the biggest problems I'm seeing that when I select "Smooth Color" sometimes I get a "stepped" result. While I understand I could switch ...
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Ho can I make a symbol's bounding box match its clipping mask?

I have a symbol which is clipped. When I place the symbol into document, I can't adjust the size of clipped object. In fact transform shows me unclipped bounding box. Above on the left side ...
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How to separate a rotated text box into two in Illustrator?

I have this rotated area type shape and I would like to separate it in two parts, while keeping all the text as it is. It seems to me like there is no simple way to do this in illustrator. What I'm ...
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Illustrator: How can I fill stroked shapes with a color? TONS OF THEM

I created a detailed pattern on illustrator and I used the paint brush and used a stroke color with an empty fill, so it became transparent. I didnt think it through, and there actually should have ...
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Cannot drag/drop vector objects from Illustrator CC to Photoshop CC

I recently formatted my computer and in doing so lost my preferences from my Adobe programs. I drag and drop vector images to Photoshop constantly. After the reset, dragging images to Photoshop will ...
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Illustrator CS6-How do I make swatches stay Global after Global Adjust?

[Adobe Illustrator CS6] I hope someone can help me. I'm usually able to find an answer through Google, but not this time. What I'm trying to do is create a series of color schemes. While doing one ...
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How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?

It is practically impossible to edit a white illustration on the default white artboard background. Hiding the artboard makes the whole work area receive the artboard's white color. Is there a way ...
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remove transparent pixels in between vector images

I have an eps file containing some vector images. Is there a way in Photoshop to remove blank space in between the images? I know about trim but this only removes space on the outside border I want ...
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Object won't align central to artboard in Illustrator

I create a new file in Illustrator. 30 x 30 px. No stroke just black fill. I create a new rectangle 27 27 px I select the rectangle and go to the icon align to artboard I click to the icon Horizontal ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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Save for web from selected artboard

I have several pictures in different artboards. I would like to save "for web" picture in artboard #2 . When I do "save for web" I'm always pointed to dartboard #1 an I must use mouse o move right ...
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How to align all objects in the center of your art board using Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is there a simple shortcut to align all objects in the center of an art board instead of doing it manually?
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How do I draw this noise / shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

there is a dark effect on the yellow color in this photo would you mind help me to draw like it in illustrator?
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How to make random dots in different sizes and spaces between the dots in Illustrator?

I am trying to make something similar to this? Obviously it's possible to make it manually piece by piece, but I am looking for some kind of automated feature in Illustrator to achieve this? Is this ...
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Illustrator/photoshop: give stroke sharp corners

Here is what I want. This is the image I got. and I do outline by first creating the pen outline.. then stroking by brush. this is what i get: but i want the all edges pointed. For example like ...
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Adjusting workspace size according image in clipboard

I have image in clipboard and would like to paste it into Adobe Illustrator new document. I don't know what is size of image, but I would like that new artboard would be created according to picture ...
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Make a 3D curved column graph in Illustrator like this

I have only this image here of what I'm trying to achieve. Illustrator seems like the reasonable choice. Not really sure where to start and how to go about making something like this. The bars are ...
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Illustrator script - create objects, rotated and centred with a selected object

Edit: Oops, it's working! It seems that the problem has been solved by loading the updated script via File / Script / Other File... option. Before the stroke width change wasn't affecting the ...