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Can I set a keyboard shortcut for Edit Symbol?

I'd like to be able to set a hotkey that enters edit mode for the currently selected symbol. I checked in the shortcuts menu but couldn't see it there. Is it possible to create a shortcut for the Edit ...
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Exporting from illustrator to A4

I know its basic, but i have an A4 artboard in Illustrator . I would like to send it to printing , and they want it to be in pdf. I afraid that the sizes definitions will change. So, when i export ...
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White Outline Appearing Around .GIF Logo Image When Saved for Web [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a white outline appearing around a vector logo I built in illustrator. When I try to save it for web as a .GIF it has a white outline once I save it as a GIF but as an .AI ...
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How to make lines more defined/ clear

I'm having an issue figuring out how I can make the lines of this image more defined and clear. I need them to all have the same thickness and color, all vectorized. I am using illustrator, I can ...
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Illustrator CC bug: “save as PDF” with single artboard actually contains entire file when re-opened

just realized (what I think is) a pretty bad bug in Illustrator CC and I wanted to know what your opinion was on it. In short, saving as seperate artboards works in regular PDF viewers but if you ...
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How do I make Small Caps in Illustrator?

I'm trying to modify my text so that lowercase letters are uppercase letters just smaller. Is there a way to do this in Illustrator, without manually changing the font size?
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I can not combine this two shapes using shape builder.Please Help?

Basically I want to keep upper edge more curved and the lower edge less curved but with shape builder tool I am not able to do this and while viewing the same scenario in outline mode I am getting ...
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how to divide vector in to quarters in Illustrator or Inkscape

I'm kind of a vector newbie (but a rastor mastor!) I cannot for the life of me figure this out, although I know it is an easy answer... I have a fairly complex vector image (game board with 30-40 ...
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Illustrator/Sketch: Make border subtract through background

I would like the white icon with the stroke, to be red (or whatever is behind the green app shape). How do I achieve this using Illustrator or Sketch? I would only like the stroke to subtract, and the ...
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Why Can't I see the ENTIRE (Google) material color palette in Illustrator CS4?

I'm at a loss here. Using Illustrator CS4 (I know, OLD!) and I've downloaded Google's material palette for both PS and AI. I put the .ase file in the Presets> en_US> Swatches. I can pull up the ENTIRE ...
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How to get Illustrator export into shortcut?

I am an avid InDesign user and a big fan of shortcuts. In InDesign you can use the shortcut cmd+E to export items within InDesign but this feature is not a default in Illustrator. How can I add the ...
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Illustrator (CS4) mask over stroke

I have the grouped Outline of a text and I want to create an inner shadow. In appearance I have created a new stroke, applied the blur on it and move it a small distance. Because this stroke is ...
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What does a small arrow next to a cursor mean?

I'm wondering what this cursor means. The left arrow appears when you hold CTRL/CMD + Left Click on any fill.
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Organic Dot Shading in Illustrations

I've been trying to learn how to achieve more organic drawing and shading styles in my illustrations. The attached drawing is a good example of what I'm trying to accomplish. Do you think this was ...
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Simulate foursquare ripple icon effect

I need help simulating this effect in Adobe Illustrator, but with a different logo, which is also based on stroke. I've tried blending the logo with another external line. Didn't get the same effect. ...
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Can I use Surface Pro 4 and Illustrator?

I recently bought the new Surface Pro 4 with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. I installed my CS 6 Standard Suite yesterday and I was quite impressed how fast illustrator and Co. opened. Unhappily, the pen ...
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white clipping mask is still visible when saving as png

When I try to save my logo in Illustrator as PNG, you can see the white rectangles. If I do this in Photoshop and use clipping mask, and try to save it, you don't see the white rectangle. How can I do ...
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EPS File Text Image Adobe Illistruator [closed]

I am just wondering if there is a way to easily edit this text. It appears to be an image??
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Set a stroke to knockout a fill behind it with live text in Illustrator

I'd like to be able to set the stroke of some live text to knockout a fill that is offset so it appears as a shadow with negative space between the top fill and the "shadow" fill. I can't seem to find ...
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Exporting without anti-aliasing on outside?

I have some Isometric vector blocks in Illustrator that need to line up perfectly. Anti alias looks great but then I get visible edges when overlapping the blocks. Without anti alias they line up ...
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How to select low resolution images in illustrator?

I am getting EPS/PDF files with lots of tiny images in it an those tiny images are having resolution lesser than 150 dpi and while masked. When it is lesser than 150dpi my preflight server is giving ...
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How to create basic animations of Illustrator files?

I have this device that I need to create a movie for. I also have the Illustrator files for it. I now have to create a basic animation out of them , things such as basic moving parts, changing ...
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How do I delete an object over something, and have the shape of where it was stay with nothing there?

I apologize for the title, I can't explain for my life... But the problem i'm having is, I am trying to create a blank space over a letter. You can see in the screenshots that I have two elbow shapes ...
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Adobe Illustrator Auto Check 'Use Artboards'

I want to automatically check 'Use Artboards' check box, when exporting JPEG/PNG from Illustrator. Is there any way to do it? May I have to change some script file to avoid manual checking for every ...
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Photoshop CC2015: *Pasted* Vector Smart Objects not Launching Ai

I get it that if I place an Ai file in my PSD, it will launch Ai for Smart Object editing. However, it used to be just last year that simply pasting a vector object from Ai into PSD file, it would be ...
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Shortcut to open the Color Picker in Illustrator

What is the Shortcut in Illustrator to open the color picker window for the active color (fill/stroke).
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How to generate tint, shade and shadow colors in illustrator?

I am trying to make an app icon by following the guidelines given here in Adobe Illustrator, but I am unable to figure out how to generate the colors for tint, shade and shadow. Can anyone help me ...
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Need help with designing this image [closed]

How can I create this image or extract it, I guess, in Adobe Illustrator?
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How to create 736px rounded triangle with 18px border radius in Illustrator?

I am creating an app icon and, for the envelope's top part, and I want pixel perfect accuracy. When I try to create a rounded triangle using the polygon tool with a width 736px and then use live ...
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How can I get visual queues for anchor snap in the new Illustrator CC 2015.2

Before the last update Illustrator would give a visual queue when it snapped to anchors. Now it only displays an ambiguous "intersect", and when there's a lot of elements, it's difficult to know ...
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best way to import from ArcGIS to Illustrator

My client, a small publisher, uses Illustrator to prepare maps for publishing. Many of their authors generate their maps in ArcGIS. The Illustrator files I receive are broken into 1,000 tiny pieces, ...
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How can I flatten (combine?) a group of brush strokes in Illustrator?

Warning: I am not an expert with Adobe Illustrator I have done an illustration, using Adobe Illustrator, of some hair and a beard using only brushstrokes. I want to copy-and-paste this illustration ...
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How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
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Illustrator is slow / Not responding when redrawing complex / many paths?

My illustrator seems to be taking naps, that blue wheel turning and churning ;( Damn blue circular thinking and greye'd out .ai window focus. My art is a polygon design with anywhere from 500 - 1000 ...
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Can I make these very large Illustrator files smaller? Can linked files be increasing the size?

I've been creating art for some very large wall graphics (approx. 23'x10') in Illustrator CC. I've been cutting the walls into 5 sections, creating separate files and laying out the art at half size ...
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How can I hide parts of an object that don't overlap another object? [closed]

What is the best way to remove the part of the blue object that doesn't overlap the grey object?
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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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Illustrator: Move selected items to seperate Layers

Title says it all. Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to move selected items to new seperate layers? Thanks in Advance
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How do you make the endpoints of a diagonal line straight?

I have to make a gradient "V" using the pen tool, but the endpoints are slightly slanted and I want to make the start point and end point look like the image on the right, which is clean and ...
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Smart guide snapping not accurate

I have setup a isometric grid by creating smart guider rotated 120 degrees and working with the intersect points. When I'm working on vertex level this works great but when I want to group my object ...
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How can I italize my Myriad-pro font? [closed]

I am trying to make my first illustration. I got text with the Myriad-pro font that I want to make italic. When I click on the button that says Regular next to Myriad-Pro it does not show any other ...
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How can you render an SVG path with only the d=“…” attribute?

In looking to add another SVG to our svg-def.svg file for our website, one would assume it wise to mirror the approach of a previous developer. In our case, the prior developer was able to entirely ...
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Enlarging a Vector Image

I'm pretty new when it comes to working with Illustrator and Photoshop. Basically I've got a vectorized Illustrator file at 2838 x 893 and I want to scale that as large as I can. In Illutrator ...
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Fish scale type pattern using blend and custom brush tool

I'm trying follow this tutorial to create the leaf pattern.(Scroll down to see step 7. SO won't allow me to post more than 2 links). I created the lines using blend tool, and created the brush and ...
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How do I export a vector file for CAD?

I am new to AI. I have saved my file in DWG, but the person I am sending it to says it opens in raster and has a double line. I am creating patent drawings, so there should be only one line. I am ...
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What is the best way to utilize graphs and charts in either Indesign or Illustrator?

I am trying to create a one page fact sheet in InDesign or Illustrator. What is the best way to create/show charts and graphs in either application? Should I create the graph in another program like ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC pixel do not match Paint pixel

The pixel values of my layer's group item in Adobe Illustrator CC do not match the pixel values of Ms-paint. i.e. After loading an .ai image in Adobe, I captured its screenshot and pasted it in ...
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What Illustrator effect was used to create this design? [closed]

How can I achieve the same effect on different forms? (in this case it is applied to the letter A, I want to apply it to other letter and shape). The author of this work also has an animated ...
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Can't release guides in illustrator CC (2015)

I'm trying to delete a guide and I can't seem to figure out how. I did a Google search and found that I have to select the guide, right click and select release guide. However, it doesn't show My ...
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Why doesn't my opacity mask fully hide my object?

I've got a problem with masking. I've made an object and masked it over. The masking effect is visible, but it should go behind the object. The transparent part should be at 0% visibility, but ...