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Transparency issue in Adobe illustrator when exporting JPEG

I cant figure out why my path which is at 100% opacity and above the red edge of my card, is showing through. I cant even think of how to google this error. I've expanded the "red card" it has a ...
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How to save business card in illustrator to be used in photoshop as mockup?

i have a problem here, trying to design a business card in illustrator and save it as eps to be used in photoshop to create mockup. The thing is, there are bleed line, trim line and safe line. When ...
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Wacom Tablet - Illustrator brush tool

I currently got the intuos art wacom tablet so still learning how to use it. I'm currently in illustrator trying to draw out a map and the brush tool is doing something weird and I cannot figure out ...
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How can I create a radial gradient for a hexagon?

I have a pretty simple radial gradient applied to two circles to simulate a pulse effect. Is it possible to replicate this same effect but with a hexagon for the shapes? It would be best to know how ...
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Change Color of Edge Segment in Compound Path

I need to change the color of the inner edges of a compound path, but I cannot figure out a way to do this. For example, if I have the following image: How do I re-color the inner edges? ...
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Illustrator: How to drag-to-select objects atop another object

I have several objects atop a rectangular backdrop, and I'd like to select them all via drag-selection (ie, creating a rectangle selection box around them). Problem is: anywhere I can start the ...
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Bleed Size for Exhibitor Stand In Adobe Illustrator

I need to make design for a company for the panels which we see in exhibitions. But before starting it I would like to know how much bleed size should I leave for printing for such a big design. ...
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I do not know how to make this pattern, its not done by rotate , as outline show no line as attachment [closed]

I do not know how to make this pattern in ILLUSTRATOR, its not done by rotate , as outline show no line as attachment thanks joojaa- thanks, that's one of the method Cai -- Yes , I think ...
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How to make overlapping circle segments

I was wondering if anyone knows of a smart way to make accurate circle segments that overlap, as seen in this example: ...
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Adding hyperlinks to images within an illustrator file [closed]

I'm creating an image for our website that I would like to take up the entire page with smaller images within in, and I would like to hyperlink these images to other pages. Is there a way to do this ...
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Truck billboard large dimension issue [duplicate]

I need to create billboard for truck trailer. Dimensions of trailer are: 616x101 inch Now.. with Adobe Illustrator I am not able to set this dimensions so my question is.. what format and how big ...
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Unwanted blobs at the end of Adobe Illustrator calligraphy brush strokes

I am currently inking a pencil sketch scanned into my computer and placed in a layer on an Adobe illustrator file. I am using a 3pt calligraphic brush with the size variation set to pressure 3pt. The ...
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Shape Builder tool changes objects dimensions [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution. I can use one of those two tools - Pathfinder or Shape Builder Tool. Pathfinder is not very comfortable, but after "Unite" object dimensions remain the same and this is ...
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Illustrator problem: Line + Quarter circle + Rounded corners = Deformation

I have one problem if I may say so. I have quarter of a cricle line and horizontal line. End points selected and conected. Now I would like to make rounded corner but then this happens. I would like ...
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How to create perfect geometric triangle seamless pattern

I'm trying to create a seamless triangle repeat pattern like this: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bakmannart/works/15661602-my-first-exploring (sorry, I can't seem to get the image to actually be ...
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See anchor points on objects even when they're not selected - Illustrator

Title says it all. I wan't to be able to see anchor points on "object 1" when working with "object 2" so I can align better. Is there a way to do this?
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File format for printing question

Novice here..I know very little about file types, and am so overwhelmed. I have an Ai file of a simple text logo that I need to send to a client where they will then insert it on their ...
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I want to make a “hole” on few line on illustrator [duplicate]

I'm having trouble while making a project, I want to create this : But for now, it's just lines with a circle to fake the transparency, I try using pathfinder but I didn't find how to do it. I ...
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Attaching a video to static image in angle?

We have a video of an app, that we have to attach to an iPhone image(static). Doing so when the image is right in front of you is easy with iMovie . When the iPhone on the image is at some angle ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool [duplicate]

I already wrote about this issue and tried a lot of suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem as clearly as possible one more time. Maybe more people will ...
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How were the curls on this monogram done?

Sorry if this is a bad question. I've just finished an adobe illustrator course so my skills are extremely limited. I'd like to make a monogram but I'm not sure what the best process would be. (e.g. ...
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Minimum Diameter on Photoshop

I am trying to get my pen diameter to get really tiny while only using pen pressure, but it doesn't want to go as thin as I need it to be. Here is an example. The red shows the thin lines that I ...
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Image as background for every artboard in the same file

I'm currently designing mockups for an application, and every one of these screens has the same image background. I was wondering if it's possible to, instead of copying the file on every artboard ...
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Fill not staying true to outline

Apologies if this has been answered before, but after searching I still cannot find a solution. What could be causing the following issue? Notice how the fills are not staying true toe the ...
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Problem changing type orientation in illustrator

I'm trying to change the type orientation in Illustrator CS5, but it doesn't seem to be working. Normally i select type > type orientation > Vertical and the orientation changes so that the letters ...
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Creating triangular patterns in Illustrator CC

I've been trying to do this kind of design on Illustrator CC automatically: The colors are taken from an image. I've done this by colouring each triangle by hand, but since it's quite tedious, I've ...
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Color shifts when printing in illustrator vs word - how to avoid?

Working on a graphic for a thank you letter that will be printed and sent out to clients. Already found exact color that prints as expected (Neon mountain dew green on screen, green apple ish color ...
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How to shrink vector object without distorting it in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am working on a logo.whenever i am shrinking the vector it seems like stroke has increase,but actually it haven't. if any body can help me out here. Thanks.
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Script to add numbers to end of AI layer names?

I figure this script would be fairly easy to write since its a simple task but I know next to nothing regarding javascript. Essentially all I want to do is add numbers to the layer names, the top ...
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How to key in a prime in Adobe illustrator?

How do you key in a prime or double primes in Adobe illustrator in a textbox? I am using Wins7 system.
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Large documents: Work first in Illustrator and then import from Indesign?

I have created a Massive document in illustrator out of sheer ignorance. Like 10 pages of graphics with text, because thats how I roll apparently (never do things the easy way). I also Have a 10ish ...
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How to remove a section of .ai layered file

I have a layered Illustrator file of a world map. Each layered holding various info such as, country name layer, capital city layer, lake name layer etc. I would like to cut out, for example, a ...
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Possible to link raster Photoshop image to Illustrator to trace real time?

I'm wondering if there is any way to draw an image in Photoshop and place it into Illustrator in a way that allows for modification of the original raster (in PS) to update the Illustrator live trace ...
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Importing logo from Photoshop to Illustrator

I'm not an expert with these tools at all, so my question might be stupid and the terms totally wrong. How do I get a logo from Photoshop to Illustrator so as the quality remains still good and ...
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Isolating an object in Photoshop to paste in Illustrator

I am trying to select an object out of a photo and place it in illustrator without a white background around it. I have selected the object, but if I try to paste it in illustrator it always sits ...
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Creating a circle with a rounded gap

So I am trying to replicate the circle in this photo on illustrator over here: But unfortunately I cant seem to 'rounden' the edges of the circle. Here is my failed attempt As you can see, my ...
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Attaching image of real object to other one

It might be a little bit scrappy , and this is not my area, but i really need to find a good solution . There is this little device we have,that we want to take pictures of, and attach them to many ...
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.AI create a solid color object to highlight the cutting edges of the finished product

I create a floral border. It contains many leafs, layers and polygons. The printing agent said I need to create a cutting layer to demonstrate the cutting edges of the foam board. What is the best ...
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Can we upload a logo with a lot of unnecessary points?

When I use the shape builder tool in Illustrator to combine 2 clean shapes, it produces a lot of points and when i try to remove the un necessary points I feel like it's not as clean as before ..is it ...
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Illustrator: apply clipping mask to group

Here's the problem I have: I have a large group of objects that I want to apply a clipping mask to. The large group of objects are in different colours, so I can't make them a compound path. But ...
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Illustrator export creates white borders at the edges

Just working on a logo, but when I export the logo to svg (for a website) I get white borders at the edges and the shadow (see picture). Anyone knows how this can happen and what I can do to prevent ...
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Relative file paths for linked assets in Illustrator

I would like to link external assets relatively rather than absolutely in Illustrator. Is that possible?
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filling in color into a repeated pattern

I was wondering if there is a way in Illustrator CC to fill in certain parts of a repeating pattern. The image is of a rectangle with a pattern I created and put in there. I want to put two ...
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How do I get a creamy / soft look like this? [duplicate]

I've been working on remaking a logo by Yoga Perdana, a digital artist who creates some really great logos that always seem to have a creamy, dreamy, soft look to them: Long story short, I've been ...
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Illustrator opens images with a black square

Hi whenever I open a picture in Illustrator it opens with a black square in the middle. Any Ideas as to why it's doing this?
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How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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Measure Path Length in Illustrator CC

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC to create SVG for my web animations, but the only tedious process is finding the length of each path lines in the generated SVG. I tried Googling, but couldn't find ...
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How to get rid of lines on 3d object in photoshop? [closed]

See on the inside of the circle? it has these lines that won't go away even after rendered!
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how do i draw dashed vertical lines on a path in illustrator?

I'm trying to figure out how to draw the below circle. I've looked through all my brushes, and I definitely don't have it. Is that what that is? A brush? Is it something I need to purchase? It seems ...
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Subtract lines from background?

Have create in illustrator some text by my self, with lines tool and arc tool. Then put that text on some background, where the lines have a width of 3 pt. Then i go to object->expand on the text, ...