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Question on how to set new document [closed]

In Photoshop when I set my document there are many unit preferences to choose i.e pixels, inches, cm, mm, points, picas and columns. When can I use them? Do they have the same function? What is a bit? ...
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Automatically transform curves to polygons in AI CC

I have a script that reads SVG coordinates and creates a dot on each anchor point. The problem is that it does not work with curves so I need to transform the curves of any shape into straight lines -...
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Objects do not abut precisely in Illustrator CC

I am trying to make a logo with a pattern of varied transparencies since the client wants a transparent png logo. No matter what I try, I cannot get the squares to line up perfectly. It looked fine as ...
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Illustrator Pathfinder Minus Front Not Cropping Circle Shape Precisely

I'm trying to cut a circle shape with a rectangle overlay and it's changing the shape of the crop somehow. This is similar to the pixel grid issues except I have the align to pixel grid off. So IDK ...
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Match Illustrator text to 3d Object

I created an object in Blender, imported it into Illustrator, and I want to put text on it that matches the perspective (hopefully using the 3D Rotate tool). I know all the "hacks" and "eyeballing" ...
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Designing a website mockup in Illustrator

I am designing a website in Illustrator and then handing the PDF off to the web developer. What size in inches should my mock up be?
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Change transparency of multiple objects

I am fairly new to illustrating with vectors using Adobe Illustrator and I'd like know, is it possible to change the transparency of a fill for multiple objects without changing its color? Basically ...
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issue with alignment with two objects

I'm trying to make puzzle piece, so I want to cut out circle from rectangle, but somehow I can't make their left sides to coincide :/ Does anyone had same problem? As you see when I click '...
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Trimetric cube drawing in illustrator

I have found many tutorials about drawing isometric cube with illustrator. But I need to do some trimetric cube. The left part of the image shows the step of drawing isometric cube, the right part ...
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Illustration Banner 5x3 m

I have a question about a illustration I need to make. The illustration will be used on a banner of 5 x 3 meters. Normally I work with Photoshop. But if I will make this illustration with Photoshop ...
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Auto creating artboards in Illustrator?

I have an Illustrator file with icons set up in this fashion on one artboard. Is there a way for me to create artboards for each icon for export easily, without going in and having to click each ...
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should i apply the layer mask on the layer i've been working on before closing it?

I'm working on an artwork I did by hand for an invitation, cleaning it up in Photoshop... When I finish editing, should I apply the layer mask on the layer I've been working on before closing it? (...
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When i save my illustrator poster the black background turns to white [duplicate]

My poster has a black background with text and images (font in colour white) on the top. When i save the poster only the images appear and the background has turned white, subsequently the font which ...
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Annoying white outline between black and colour objects [duplicate]

The blue lines indicate the places where the images rasterize, only in the intersections between hues and black there is a wthin 1 px white border. It looks fine on illustrator, what am I doing wrong?
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How to Record an action in CADaxonometric panel?

I want to do lot of isometric drawing, I try to record the action in CADaxonometric panel ,but illustrator failed to record the action. Is there any solution of recording an action in CADaxonometric ...
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How to break object by anchor points?

Suppose I have a rectangle, which has 4 anchor points in it's angles. How to break it into set of 4 sides in the same places? Below I show them shifted outside:
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Illustrator “Release to layers”, control a masked layer in After Effects?

I have a web presentation mockup that I want to animate in after effects. I understand that if I want control over those layers in AE I need to "Release to layers". I have a frame inside my ...
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Subtracting lines/stroke from a vector shape [duplicate]

I made this logo in illustrator (pictured above) and cannot for the life of me figure out how subtract the lines from the black text so that I can place it onto different backgrounds without having ...
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Illustrator templates editor

I have a client to whom I have designed a couple of brochures, she wants to be able to edit text and change the images of the file. I gave her the files as templates for easy edition but she doesn't ...
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Illustrator pen tool changes to subtract point

Sometimes I want to click the pen tool on the end of the path. This can be to change the direction of the path (if I'm doing text along a path). Or it can be to extend the path. Most the time this is ...
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How to choose alignment point when changing font size for multiple text objects in Illustrator?

Say I want to change font size from 5pt to 10pt for all text objects in Illustrator, but keep their bottom-left corner unchanged. When I selected all texts by Select --> Object --> Text object and ...
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Design Critique poster

Here is my attempt. Extremely preliminary, I understand this would require several iterations. But any sort of constructive criticism would be helpful. Question 1 : Are there way too many ...
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Illustrator: How to exclude textured strokes (Chalkboard effect)

I'm trying to create a lettering with chalkboard effect in order to print it on a chalkboard mug. However, most tutorials I found for Adobe Illustrator recommend applying a textured stroke to the text....
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Illustrator - Spray Symbol around shape

i'm trying to achieve something similar to this in illustrator How can i spray a symbol around a shape How can i spray within my symbol (just like the example in the image)
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How is this “connected dots” pattern done?

I was wondering, if anyone could help me reproduce this "effect": I've noticed that this effect is often made with compound path, but I don't understand the process of it - do I have to make ...
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How can I add shapes to anchor points in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a connected dots background quite similar to this. What I'm doing is using the pen tool to make triangles and then manually dragging circles to the anchor points, is there an ...
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Lines became pixelated in Illustrator? [closed]

I don't know what caused this. Suddenly last week, lines became so pixelated in Illustrator (like the photo below). It happens with all files including old ones. The software hasn't changed. This ...
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How to divide layer shape into multiple layer shapes?

I would like to divide these shapes into multiple layers. One layer for the eye, one for the head, one for the mouth etc.. How do I do this? I forgot to create new layers while creating my shapes. ...
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How to batch convert RGB to CMYK and have black mapped to 0%C, 0%M, 0%Y, 100%K (NOT rich black!)

I have several SVG files (generated by a JavaScript framework) that need to end up as CMYK .EPS files for print. So I made an action for it, changing the document color mode to CMYK, assigning a CMYK ...
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Resize object and parent objects based on child dimensions

I have the following Illustrator drawing of an iPad. The red box is set to be 176x235 pixels and I want to resize it up to 768x1024 pixels and have the the iPad container resize with it. How can I ...
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website layout in illustrator

I could use some help. Im new to illustrator and I'm supposed to make a website layout with my illustrator designs I already have (logos, brochures, posters, maps,,,etc). But I don't have clear ...
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Illustrator stroke weight

Adobe Illustrator: Is it possible to add a custom stroke size (weight) into basic palette which starts with 0,25pt - 0,5pt - etc?
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Why can't I export a large .ai file to .png?

I am trying to export a large .ai file to .png in illustrator (Per request) and have been unsuccessful. I believe it is because my file is too large. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on how I ...
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Import Illustrator layers to After effects without artboard size selection

when I import an AI file into AE, when I drag a layer into the composition the selection size is the same size as the AI file's artboard. When I am importing 30+ layers its very annoying. How can I ...
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Illustrator text alignment - center to specific letter

I have a list of names that I want to align vertically with specific letters within each name ex: COACH BRIT COACH JESSIKA CASSIDY VICTORIA In the list above the B, E, S, and T ...
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Re-creating gradient effect in Illustrator

Tried searching for any tutorials online but I couldn't seem to find one. How do I re-create this image color in Illustrator? I tried using gradients but I could not seem to manipulate it to ...
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How do I make spikes jut off an image?

How would I create the circled spikes in the picture below, I've tried editing the path with the pen tool but that just results with the spikes not being fully through glowing blue.
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How do I delete the stroke part of an image?

I can't figure out how to delete the selected part of the image below, any ideas? And by the way the selected part is a stroke as well so thats why I think none of the other solutions are working.
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How do I smooth out pixelated lines? [duplicate]

I am designing this logo for my website. It looks great in Illustrator CC but looks pixilated on the site. I want to smooth out the "A" and "W" diagonal vector lines. I have tried exporting as a PNG ...
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Pathfinder or Shapebuilder with stroke solution?

I find myself running into this problem all the time. I am wondering how to utilize pathfinder or shapebuilder with a stroke. Or ideally many strokes, since I end up having to cut a lot of elements. ...
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distorted shapes and curves

I did a project a while ago where all the curves and a lot of the shapes were distorted. Unfortunately I only noticed the distortion after having saved the file. I am attempting to fix the issue now ...
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Fit to Artwork Bounds fitting more than expected

When I choose Fit to Artwork Bounds or Fit to Selected Art in Illustrator CS6 it appears to be fitting to phantom objects, sometimes on other artboards, so it fits the other artboards inside itself. ...
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Alternative to Scriptographer

I used Scriptographer a good while back (http://scriptographer.org/) I wanted to use it again but they no longer work on the latest version of Illustrator - does anyone know an alternative version? ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...