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Text hidden - no anchor points

I have some text that came with a file, and I increased the size of text thereby hiding some of the text. I have used the direct selection tool on some text, and chosen the little white box, which I ...
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Is there way to automatically generate a revision/version number for illustrator files?

I'd like to keep track of the number of revisions made to an illustrator file, is there a way to do this similar to InDesign's text variables?
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Using Paper.js with Illustrator

I've been searching for a way to get the average color of a raster image, to use in a vector grid in front of it to create a mosaic effect - the "Object > Create Object Mosaic..." menu option does not ...
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How to create own bleed markings to cut after printing?

We are making PDFs/EPS files to print. If we needed to make a crop mark to cut, we made small 90 degree angles from lines in the corners where the graphic was white. I checked crop marks which you ...
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Using multiple strokes with arrowheads in Adobe Illustrator

Is there a way to use multiple strokes with arrowheads in Adobe Illustrator? When I add another stroke the arrowhead portion of the new stroke is misaligned and looks odd.
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Can't select an image even when it's not locked and it is in front

This happens in Adobe Illustrator CC. When I tried to select an object, it tends to select the thing behind it. The object is not locked and is in the front of the same layer. I have took a video ...
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What DPI to design at for small label on 4800 DPI printer

I have a printer that prints onto labels at supposedly up to 4800 DPI. https://www.primeralabel.com/lx900_features.html I'm guessing this is mostly marketing. I need to print onto 25mm by 51mm ...
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Divide Objects Below

I've been trying what I thought would be a simple operation, which is to use one object as a cookie-cutter for objects below it. Specifically, I have a simple circle as a cutting shape, and the ...
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Acrobat / Illustrator: Grayscale images lose contrast on import

The original image I imported into Gimp, then converted it to grayscale by switching to grayscale mode. I exported it as Lenna-gray.jpg. After switching back to RGB mode, I exported again, as Lenna-...
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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SVG text cross-browser compatibility issue

First of all, I have to say that I am not good at Illustrator. I just make some basic graphics for the websites that I am working on. Here is one that I made: I exported as SVG format and put it ...
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How to open with a mac, an illustrator file, generated with windows, containing linked files? [duplicate]

We work sharing files with Google Drive. So far we always worked with Windows and since the Google Drive for desktop is installed in the Drive C://. We never faced problems because the path is the ...
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Shapes are not clean from Illustrator to Photoshop CC

New problem since I use Creative Cloud: I divide a shape with pathfinder in Illustrator. Path seems clean, no problem. I copy the shape in Illustrator and paste it in Photoshop. A small hairline ...
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Illustrator: wrap a rounded rectangle around a point

I am wondering how to achieve this effect: Basically what I'm trying to do is create rounded rectangles and wrap them around a center point. I have tried to create rounded rectangles and apply a ...
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Reshape a picture using a single coloured image in Illustrator or Indesign

I am fairly new to both Indesign and Illustrator, so I'm sure I'm missing the obvious here. I would like to do the following: I have a single colored image with a transparent background, TIFF file, ...
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Trouble with closing pen tool lines in Illustrator for vector illustration

I’ve had experience with drawing in Photoshop, but never tried vector artwork in Illustrator before. I drew this illustration using separate pen tool lines for the majority of the outlines (her ...
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high res illustrator file downsamples to low res--help!

I have received an illustrator file from a client in which she used "effects" to soften a photo. When I review and attempt to save the file it comes up with the dreaded "72 ppi" warning. My ...
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How to resize a path without resize the type in it?

I made a ellipse path and use "type on a path tool" tool to make a rounded text effect, but when im resizing the path, the fount resizing too according to the path aspect ratio. any way that the text ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce rotating object effect in array

Could be this effect achieved using a menu command in Illustrator or the only way to produce this it's to rotate each element by hand (which I've tried so far)?
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Can I rasterize a banner without lowering the quality?

I'm trying to arc a banner and rotate it at a slight angle but the only way I found a way to arc a banner is by warping it under effects. When I rotate the banner is distorts the banner. I know I can ...
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Illustrator applies effects on copy?

I'm using several objects with vector effects in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. When I select such an object either by clicking it in the layers panel or using the select-tool, copy and paste it again, ...
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Illustrator - Convert path to lots of little lines [duplicate]

I have a complex text logo that is made up of paths and fonts. I have to give the logo to a PCB (circuit board) manufacturer in a DXF format with no curved paths or arcs as his software can not open ...
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Reducing colors in illustrator

Thank you in advance for any help you might have. I have an original jpeg image of birch trees. These are the steps I took to make the image below: Brought it into AI. Made into an object mosaic. ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 to Word 2016: Vector not displaying correctly

I have a vector art on Illustrator that I'd like to use as background image for my cover on some projects (display only, not print). I intend to keep the document as a high-quality vector PDF, like ...
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It is possible to fill a path with some part of my image?

I have really cool hand made lines on my image and I want to clone them going in different directions. Right now I'm using the clone tool's rotation property, but this is very tedious (I have to set ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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Pantone Color Manager - exported colors have diffferent values when imported in Illustrator

Im new to Pantone colors and have some doubts. I started using Pantone Bridge Coated book and Pantone software named Pantone Color Manager. Software is regularly updated and I export palettes as soon ...
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How to prevent Adobe Illustrator CS5 exporting SVG file without adding adding _x3##_##__ to each numbered path [duplicate]

OK I'm designing large car park maps with lots of spaces, up to 3000. I ran a script to automatically number the paths (spaces) to save doing this manually which can take hours and hours to get right. ...
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A logo looking like the image in description

How can i make a logo filled with other shape like the example i have given I have already used "CIRCLEFILL" plugin in illustrator but that was not as clear as unilever logo is. Please suggest is ...
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Best way to create a gradient/blend like this one?

I'm trying to create a blend similar to the one in the attached image. Would it have a better result in Photoshop or Illustrator, and what would be the best method?
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Can I use DXF files for prepress artwork?

My client is providing Autocad DXF files (which open in Illustrator) and suggests that I should be placing our packaging artwork into this to supply for prepress. These templates have no standard ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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Any tips for creating huge banners? [duplicate]

Ok. So i started collaborating with a company that needs 300dpi photos for printing on walls ceilings floors etc. They are going to need huge stuff like 5 meters, i don't know maybe 8/10 meters. What ...
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color fill segments of a path

I'm designing a board game in Adobe Illustrator for my cultural youth work, and I've drawn the paths that mark the trails of the game where the player can move along: Now I want to divide that ...
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How do I prepare semi-transparent objects for print in Illustrator?

I'm working on a brochure for a client that contains some objects with lowered opacity. I've heard that problems can occur when sending these files to a printer so I want to make sure I prepare them ...
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Aligning text illustrator [duplicate]

So does anyone have this issue, they have live text that they need to align to a box, however, it takes into account the extra space below the text and the alignment isn't right, see here: http://cl....
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How can I randomly distribute objects in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have a small star object that I'd like to randomly distribute copies of all over a large space background in Illustrator CC. How can I do this automatically? I've tried to do it manually but the ...
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Outlining dot patterns in Illustrator

I have a logo created with a dot pattern clipped by a mask. Is there anyway to outline that pattern as is without losing its look? I design for custom engraving and the laser machine needs to read ...
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Creating vector image using .png in photoshop

I have a project that I am assigned and am unsure how to do it. I'm supposed to redesign a logo by doing a few easy edits to a logo that is already created. I have the old logo in an .ai and a .png ...
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Need to Compress/Reduce ai File

I have a 13.7 mb ai file I need to email (from my iMac) to a a few screen printing companies. Their minimum file sizes are 10 and 12 mb. Can anyone recommend a good app for me to use to reduce or ...
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Hand-written typography

I'm interested in whats the methods you would use to create a typographic effect similar to this poster (click for larger size) The part I'm referring to the the title "7 Letters".
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Removing area from stroked circle [closed]

I've been trying to design a logo, however I can not figure out the simplest thing. I have two circles, with no fill and a stroke. I've added a white rectangle to "cut out" area of both the strokes, ...
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Why does Photoshop display slight color differences for the same eps file depending on how it is placed into Photoshop?

I have an EPS (logo.eps). The logo's color is #C34500 (orange). When I open logo.eps in Adobe Illustrator CC and sample the color is shows as #C34500. When I copy/paste the artwork into Adobe ...
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Illustrator Path Exclusion

I get how the pathfinder tools work whether it's uniting, exclusion, intersect, etc. Is there a way to do the same thing, only exclude a path instead of the whole shape? Example: There's a square ...
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Turn shape into individual paths - Illustrator

Is it possible in Illustrator to automatically cut a shape of points so each segmented line is separated?
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Illustrator CS4 - how to align objects treated as they were group to the artboard

I have multiple objects accross many layers. What I would like to do is to select all of those objects and then align everything selected (as if it was a group) to something (e.g. to artboard, to some ...
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Step and repeat for offset path - Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, is there a workaround to easily repeat the process of offsetting a path? Just as you can input the number of desired steps using the blend tool, is there a similar option for the ...
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AI file appears blank?

So, I was working on Illustrator, I saved my progress and my computer went off. When I came back the AI file was blank, the file had 6 art boards and a lot of content, it was a brand guideline I was ...
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Illustrator: How to avoid the double rectangle when using two fills in one object?

Why do I get this effect as if I had another smaller rectangle underneath? How can I fix that?