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Why can i see contours through a layer above in Adobe Illustrator CS5?

I am using Adobe Illustrator CS5 for a simple game. I do not know why, but I can see contours of my chair through my table. The table is a layer above the chair. The table is not transparent. ...
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Tracing an S-shaped logo in Illustrator

I've been trying to trace this image without any success. I just can't seem to get the shapes right, I've tried to use a grid while tracing to ensure that I get the right thickness, but nothing seems ...
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How to select multiple anchor points that have a lot of things in between

I would like to select multiple anchor points but there are a lot of other anchor points between them. This mean that I can't just draw a selection rectangle cause I would select a lot of unwanted ...
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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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How to re-route existing path?

I got a closed path A on one hand and on the other hand I have a path B made of 2 anchor points. I would like to pick an anchor point in path A and make it that the next anchor in the path is one of ...
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Is there a way to export Photoshop Layer to Illustrator in PS Action?

I'm trying to create a Photoshop Action that: does some things in PS, copies/pastes layer into Illustrator, does 1 Illustrator effect, returns results back to PS I'm not sure how to copy/paste to ...
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What hapen with this icon?

I created an icon for a web page with lines of 2px and dimensions 42x42(px) but when I put it in webpage the lines are blurred, see the image Next is the icon I'm developing with the correct lines ...
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Scale multiple object while keeping text size

Whenever I scale multiple object, text size always gets scaled instead of only the text area. Is there a way to preserve text size while rescaling multiple objects or groups? For instance, I have ...
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Merging triangles to make a bigger one

I'm trying to make a bigger triangle using 2 smaller by merging them, but there are always those "strange object parts" on the top. I'm attaching a pic to demonstrate my problem better since it's ...
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Connecting dots on Illustrator

Is that possible to connect dots in Adobe Illustrator, automatically? To do something like this:
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Tinting half of my image in Illustrator

I have created an icon, and I want to tint half of the image to make it darker. I have created another layer ontop of the icon, so that it covers half of my icon, and decreased the transparency. How ...
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How to prevent the blurring of resized images (png/jpeg) in Illustrator?

I am new to Adobe illustrator, and I read that in Illustrator works on some vector technique means you can change the size of image without getting blurry. I made my first logo and saved it as PNG ...
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3D Extude and Bevel effect on Pie charts

In a pie graph using the graph tool, to use the 3D > Extrude and Bevel effect, why are there lines on the front surface of the shape? When I save the file in PDF, it is more prominently seen, white ...
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How do I draw the Cho Ku Rei Symbol in Illustrator

How do I draw the Cho Ku Rei symbol in Illustrator
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Illustrator CC: Pixel perfect align Symbols and linked Documents

I am just trying to align created Symbols or linked docs in Illustrator to pixel. For some reason the "align to pixel"-option does apply to everything besides linked docs and symbols. Is there any ...
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Grainy/Dotty Images Printing

I am working with a label which is 2.5 x 1.5 inches. On one of my printers with 2400 Dpi x 600 dpi It prints fine the dots arent nearly visible as the printer with 600x600 dpi. How in the world do i ...
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illustrator cc 2014: how to change text behaviour in text box

When chosing the normal type tool and starting to write some text... usuallythe text is positioned nicely and I write from left to right. Somehow this does not happen today, the text starts from the ...
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Batch convert svg to psd

I'm trying to use a bunch of svg icons on something I'm designing. Photoshop doesn't process svgs, apparently. I read Illustrator does and that I can just export it into psds. That much is managable ...
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IllustratorCS6 - Rounded rectangle stroke is not rounded also

I have a shape created with the rounded rectangle tool and when I add a stroke to it, the inside corners of the stroke are not rounded. Is there a way to make them rounded without creating 2 separate ...
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How to achieve parallel hatching tecniques digitally? [duplicate]

I'm really inspired by the redesign of this movie poster: http://i.imgur.com/ntzaXvT.jpg I really love the flat color and the minimal use of shading. In looking specifically at the outer layer of ...
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Extra horizontal line after adding type to image using Pathfinder Unite in Illustrator

I am trying to make the path of the letters in 'hanwell' trim to/flush with the edges of the bridge illustration, so that the letters only appear in the gaps between the bridge pillars. I have drawn ...
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Techniques and suggestions for drawing clearly visible lines

I am looking for how to draw visible lines by using pen tablets, I know that vector applications such as illustrator draw visible lines (strokes) but I don't find it as comfortable as drawing in ...
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Ragged edges on a logo

I created this text logo (attached) in Adobe Illustrator using Bodoni Sans Light font I purchased from MyFonts. After having purchased the font I noticed that the edges of some letters ('O', 'C') ...
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scripting: create a user input form? [closed]

I havent been able to find any references that this should be possible, maybe you can assist ? What i would like to do is to add a user interface for our designers when dealing with a specific object ...
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Removing a section of a stroked path in Illustrator

I'm creating a shield and have used a few shapes with multiple strokes. See pic below. I'm not sure how to get rid of the indicated part of a stroke. If there is a better way, by not using strokes I'm ...
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Export Resolution in Adobe Illustrator

I've mainly used Photoshop before and only just picked up Illustrator a few days ago. Anyway, I used Illustrator to create lots of images (with transparent backgrounds) of different letters, each one ...
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Is there a way to group fonts within Illustrator

I've done searches on here to find an answer to my question, and while I have found other questions asking similar questions, but every answer was using a third party program to disable certain fonts. ...
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OBJECT > EXPAND is disabled! [closed]

I have a photo on a .jpg format and I'm trying to use expand under object, but it is disabled. Anyone here would like to help me why and how to use it? Thanks!
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Re-creating Illustrator drop shadow in CorelDRAW X5

A bit of background: I am a technical writer who as a result of corporate restructuring has become the “illustrator” for our Technical Publications department (we previoulsy had the services of a ...
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How to change document color mode in Illustrator?

I have document with some color. I can't reproduce this color exactly when exporting to web. I was told, that this is because of the bug, by which Illustrator is not changing color mode with menu ...
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Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour

I am using Illustrator to prepare some scientific figures. The figure has a number of "placed" (File -> Place...) panels. When I "embed" some of these panels, then export the figure to PDF, the ...
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Layer not visible when saving for web

I have two files with (among other things) a logo is placed. When saving the file for web (JPG, PNG,..) the logo is not visible, it's as if that specific layer is just hidden. What could be wrong ...
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Illustrator: show scaled percentage

Not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to scale something based on size, then determine the percentage that the object was scaled by? Example: I have a square 3" x 3" and i constrain ...
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Illustrator to Adobe Acrobat - Maintaining Editing Capabilities

I create a lot of design files (in Illustrator) then save as a PDF when finished to send to clients. Well some of my clients need to be able to edit small text items and they open the PDF's in ...
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Get a pattern to apply on other shapes

I am trying to get the pink checker pattern to go on top of the red shapes. I have been trtried using the minus front, minus back, etc. I tried to do a clipping mask, but I might not be doing it ...
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Acrobat: Font changes on paste

Using Acrobat Pro CS2, I observe strange behavior to text when pasting a certain diagram exported from Excel as PDF into the current document. This issue concerns the text already in the document, not ...
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How to create and save images that can be resized on Adobe Photoshop without getting pixelated?

I was wondering how do you create or save an image properly so that I'd be able to open it on Photoshop and resize the image without being pixelated. I have been downloading free icons online and I ...
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Increase the number of Anchor points on a circle in Illustrator?

By default the circle has 4 anchor points. Is there a way to increase it? Not manually adding them with the Add Anchor Point Tool with which you could never possibly manage the natural symmetry.
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Easy label lines

I need to make lots of map label lines (linking points with their corresponding labels, placed nearby..) in the following style in Illustrator: It's quite labour intensive to arrange separate lines ...
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How can I make a triangle with two rounded corners?

I need to create an image like this one.. It's a basically a triangle with 2 rounded corners.
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How to avoid export pixelation with vector graphics?

Whenever I export a vector to an image, and the image is not a multiple of the original vector canvas size, it is pixelated and over-anti-aliased in certain areas of the image. An example: I started ...
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Reduce file size with HQ Images

I'm working on a rack card and my client is using Vista Print, she told me that Vista Print allowed her to upload 25mb file size. The card uses a HQ Image from iStockphoto on the front, and the PDF ...
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Fit objects into certain size in Illustrator

I have 20 logos with different sizes. I would like them all to fit (maintaining proportions) into certain size – let's say limit both width and height by 100px. So that they can be later redistributed ...
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How to print a pure CMYK colors in a regular inkjet printer?

How to print a pure CMYK color in a regular printer? Let's say I would like to print a pure cyan or a pure magenta in a regular printer. first I work in a CMYK document .. but when sending the file to ...
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Align circles in diagonal corners

I was wondering if there was any way of aligning circles in diagonal corners like in my first picture down below. Now I know there is a round corner effect and I also have a script that rounds only ...
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How do I draw straight lines tangent or perpendicular to a path?

The tangent is the line which is perpendicular to the local radius. Intuitively, it's the line "resting" or "balanced" on that point in the curve. The perpendicular (or the normal) is the line ...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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How to warp text like it's in a tube?

I am looking for ways to warp text so that it looks like it inside of a tube. Here is a piece by Felix Pfaeffli that is similar to what I want to accomplish.
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I can see the color gradient when my mouse is over the stroke but once I move my mouse away, the gradient goes away with it. How do I apply the gradient, I have been at this for 3 hours?! I am using ...
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How manual is this rough paint brushed edge effect?

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to replicate this style of illustration where the edges have this rough, paint brushed edge. I'm wondering how manual this effect is to create. I ...