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Getting grey out when i try to apply stroke for a blue background [duplicate]

When i try to add stroke (800px) for a elipse tool to a blue gradient background, I am getting grey out, Image which i have attached will explain things more clearly. I just need that stroke to be a ...
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Rotate illustrator canvas and contents?

Is there a way to rotate the canvas in illustrator 90 degrees? It's pdf format. I've tried the artboard tool (Cmd + o / Ctrl + o) I found an answer regarding this: Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 ...
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How to show the coordinates of point handles in Adobe Illustrator?

When I move cursor on an anchor point, Illustrator shows me the coordinates of the anchor. But how can I find the [x, y] coordinates of the handles (in red circles)?
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How to shade areas of a path with another, invisible path?

I'd like to be able to, in this example, darken a portion of a text based on a path I draw, without seeing the path. I've tried variations of opacity and clipping masks without a good success. ...
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Move design from Photoshop to Illustrator for printing

I'm working on some business cards in Photoshop and I come understand it's not the best medium for print since it's not vector based like Illustrator. I want to avoid the edges of my font from ...
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Making terrain contours in Illustrator?

I'd like to take the fantasy world map I created to the next level as a way of buffing my illustrator skills and portfolio. Currently, it's a flat political map like this map of Canada for example. ...
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How to avoid bevel self-intersection in Illustrator CS6?

When trying to apply a 3D filter to some text in Illustrator CS6 the panels of the shape breakup and overlap. A warning message stating "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred" is displayed in 3D ...
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Clipping mask for text on grid

I've created a tennis racket in Illustrator CS6 and i want to make the text only visible on the lines of the net. I tried to use a copy of the net as clipping mask for the text, but the result was'nt ...
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Adding different graphics to a circle path without distortion?

Is there a way to do this without it changing the shape of the graphics? I just used the method suggested on this post and it worked however it distorted some of the images. I have 5 images which are ...
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Add diacritics to fonts in Illustrator

There are many free fonts, but they often don't include letters with diacritics such as Ă, Â, Ș, etc. Placing those marks by hand in a large text that keeps changing can be a pain. Is there a way to ...
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To have sharp look in submitting it in any contest

When i submit my designs (logo, business card, etc) in any contest, it doesn't give sharp look instead of others. My design looks like a little blur while submitting to the contest. I made designs in ...
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Rulers and Grids relationships

I know that a similar questions were asked, but I did not see any answer that solves the issue - Can we reset the rulers to show us ticks values every 10 point and not those that can be divided by ...
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Moving Images from Photoshop to Illustrator [duplicate]

I downloaded this very awesome set of iOS7 GUI components to use for building mockups for apps, found here: http://www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone/. I'm working in Illustrator but the file is a PSD. ...
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trouble aligning paths in illustrator (pic) [duplicate]

Hey so I'm having an issue getting these paths to align. My goal is to make a kind of geometric wave, so I took one circle: deleted the top most anchorpoint. Then I took that same circle and deleted ...
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Making text bolder with strokes

In Illustrator, I am trying to make my text bolder by adding a stroke to it. The stroke is the same color as the text, but when saving as SVG, the stroke is considered separate from it, adding ...
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Why is my color being darkened when printed?

I am creating a logo and I am using Pantone 638U in Illustrator. I know Pantone has to be premixed but I just wanted to test print on my printer in CMYK. So I converted it to cmyk which is C83 M0 ...
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Pros and Cons of Vectors in Illustrator vs sketches in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for Website Use

My website is going to include a lot of graphics, drawn by myself. The display of the illustrations will be similar to that of theoatmeal.com (some illustration reuse will be present, but not as much ...
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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 should I set up dielines so that they are not printed?

I just want to add that white lines on the project but I don't want that line to be visible on the printed element. How can I do that? I want output project in CMYK. I have Illustrator CS6 and ...
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How can I create woodcut illustration in Illustrator and/or Photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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In Adobe Illustrator, I need to combine multiple compound paths and paths into a single object or shape [duplicate]

I have a floorplan diagram which consists of over 100 different paths and compound paths. I need to combine all of these elements into a single shape layer. I have tried selecting all of them and ...
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Distorted shapes/lines when rescaling - tried previous answers

I am curious as to why when I scale things the general shape changes. The flag in the middle is what I originally started with, and either side is the distorted result of rescaling it. I have read ...
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Illustrator save as SVG: losing character tracking information

I'm trying to save two different versions of a certain SVG using Illustrator. The sole difference between the two versions is that a certain text element's tracking attribute was set. It seems ...
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Importing SVG into Illustrator with proper viewBox size

When I try to open an svg file with Illustrator, Illustrator defaults to whatever artboard size was last used when a file was open. As such, the svg, if not the same size as the previous artboard, is ...
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Anamorphic Perspective in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I'm trying to find a way to distort artwork to emulate those crazy chalk art pieces you see all the time, like this: I know how it's done: ...but I'm wondering if there is an Illustrator or ...
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Re adjustment of path in illustrator

Is there anyway to re adjust the path? I tried & tried but completely failed
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How can I resize the color thumbnails in Illustrator's swatch panel?

I need to resize the Illustrator's swatch palette icons which are too small on my Mac. How can I do that? Once I saw a PC with huge icons and I realized that I could do the same on my Mac.
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find out the gradient start and end values of small distance out of larger distance

I have the following design with gradient : The gradient is 348px long, linear, starts with #F7F7F7 and ends with white #FFFFFF. I need to know what gradient color should I put as a starting point ...
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How to convert an Illustrator EPS to SVG and keep alpha channels and transparency modes?

I have an Illustrator EPS file which has a number of shapes that are set to multiply and overlay modes. I am also using a number of masks. Is there a way to export this art in SVG format and keep all ...
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Create segmented circle in Adobe Illustrator and have each segment be a different color [duplicate]

As the title mentions I need to create a pie of sorts using Adobe Illustrator. It seems like it would be easy using the Polar Grid Tool but I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to make each ...
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How do you make separate layers after using the Polar Grid Tool in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

After drawing a segmented circle in Adobe Illustrator using the Polar Grid Tool, how do you make each of the segments into individual layers that arent connected to the whole circle?
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Why do [ and ] shortcuts to increase brush size not work consistently?

So I can increase the size of the blob brush and eraser tool with [ and ], but the same shortcut doesn't seem to work consistently with the brush tool. It works with the three small "standard" ...
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Partial Overlap of an Object in Illustrator [duplicate]

The black part of this image is the outline of the State of Georgia, and the orange part is a line that is meant to have the effect of orbiting the state. I would like to make this illusion, but I ...
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In Pathfinder window, what is the difference between a shape mode and a pathfinder?

I'm learning Illustrator CC and right now I'm trying out the various tools in the Pathfinder window, and how they allow me to create shapes. Something that confuses me, is that they seem to be somehow ...
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Easiest way to create a road line effect in Illustrator

hello I want to create a road line in illustrator like in this picture. The line must be the same or like this. I want to make it with holes and give the line an effect like an asphalt line.
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How do I create fold lines on my dieline?

I'm working on a dieline for a box and I was wondering how I could make the fold lines. Do I just make the stroke dashed? I'm using rectangles to create my dieline. How do I select just one side of ...
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Is there a way to expand linked EPS file placed inside another EPS file in Illustrator?

I've placed an EPS file (File A) inside another EPS file (File B) and now need to completely break this link so that the artwork of File A becomes 100% editable part of File B. I've tried embedding ...
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Illustrator default Layer thumbnail

Can (Adobe) Illustrator set default layer thumbnail size? Every new document, I need to click "Panel options..." to change layer's thumbnail size bigger.
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How do I match up Adobe's color profile to Apple's?

Why is there such a difference in the editing view & save preview views? I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Mac OS X. Color Settings: North America General Purpose 2 Profile: sRGB Export ...
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In Illustrator the Layers panel Options for Selected contains no color assignment.

I see that others have more options for the Layers Panel, such as the ability to change color. My layers panel Options for Selected contains only: Lock. Hide. How do I restore the correct ...
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How to go to layer of currently selected object in Illustrator?

Say there are hundreds of unnamed layers in an Illustrator artboard. How do you just click one of those objects and reveal what layer it is on? And change to that layer?
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How to scale arc corners to be equal?

I'm trying to duplicate and scale a rectangle I created with arc corners to create a series of thinner lines inside. The problem is when I start scaling the lines the arcs don't equally line up with ...
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How do your place your artwork on a package?

I'm designing a box and I was wondering how I could place my graphics and text on it. I was curious about the printing process involved in getting the design on the box I built. I googled "how to ...
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Illustrator: Complicated objects to single path

I have a scan of a B&W marker drawing that I vectorized using Vector Magic. Vector Magic makes my drawn lines an object with a fill color. To further process the image to meet my needs, I need to ...
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How to know if Extension Manager for Illustrator CS6 has already been installed?

I have Illustrator CS6 and want to install some common plugin. This plugin needs Extension Manager being installed - How can I know if it (Extension Manager) exists on my Mac?
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How to change Adobe Illustrator CC's pixel to inch ratio?

We all know today the devices have different ppi. Traditionally a pixel is a point, which is 1/72 an inch. But today, iPhones have 326 pixel per inch why the point should remain the same for ...
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Cleaning up a shape in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am working on a character and the mouth looks like this so far: My problem: The upper and lower teeth booth go beyond the black part. My goal is to neaten the mouth up so that it has a linear ...
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converting image to vector, resizing, in illustrator cs6 [closed]

A question about using adobe illustrator cs6... Basically I want to be able to put images I’ve drawn (simple outline drawings.) in to illustrator, having scanned them on to my desktop, turn them in to ...
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How to convert complex objects into one lighter object in Illustrator

I have some Illustrator art, and it's too complex (it has too many objects in it). It's too hard for the hardware to render it. How can I convert all those objects into one to make it lighter?
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How do I draw shirt with vertical stripes?

I am redrawing the character on the following picture via Illustrator: Regarding the stripes on the shirt, I already tried to create it by creating a white and a blue linie and using it as a fill, ...