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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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Illustrator CC : Distributing Objects (spacing)

I'm having an issue re-spacing the dots on the map below evenly. I created the whole thing in Illustrator and somehow missed that spacing issue in the early stages. Needless to say the issue repeats ...
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In Sketch 3 how can I delete the excess of a shape like in Adobe illustrator?

If I merge to shapes together or use a mask in Sketch 3 I want to be able to select the 'excess' and delete. For example I have a rectangle and then I overlap a circle with it. Then I want to keep the ...
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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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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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How to get rid of black box in Illustrator CC?

I'm trying to work with this photo in Illustrator CC, but there is this black box in the center of the page. I tried ignoring it but when I save my image, it only saved whats in the black box....yet I ...
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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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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 to paste Chinese text into Illustrator?

I have a frustrating problem with Chinese text in Illustrator. I am updating some graphics by changing English text to Chinese. I have been provided with Chinese translations in a Word document which ...
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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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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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Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
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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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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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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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Sketch / Illustrator: Creating H8 Pentagonal Tiling?

I'd like to create type 8 pentagonal tiling in illustrator and--if possible--Sketch 3. I first tried tracing in sketch which obviously gave imprecise results. Is this level of precision possible in ...
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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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 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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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 ...
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How can I change the center point of a irregular shapes/objects in Illustrator CS5?

Let's say I have a square, rectangle, or circle. By default, the center point of will be positioned exactly in the middle. It is so because the binding box is same as the shape. It can be viewed by ...
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Slice/Cut/Divide an artwork and paste them in different artboards (Illustrator)

I have an vector Logo file. I need to increase its size to 10m x 10m. Printer can only take upto 1.3m x 2.5m , so he asked me to slice/cut/divide/tile(I dunno the exact word for it) the entire file ...
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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How to design .PSD or .AI file for Bootstrap?

This is my first question on this website so here we go! I'm graphic and web designer. When creating sites or apps I don't deal with front end and I don't want (for now). All I do is UI/UX design, and ...
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Combining Lines

I have been working on this illustration for quite sometime now, I sketched it and was able to trace it via Illustrator, the first of many problems I uncounted was that I was not able to combine 1 ...
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Making a pattern transparent in illustrator? [closed]

I am new to illustrator and really need some help;) I AM NOT ASKING FOR YOU TO DO THE WORK FOR ME I JUST NEED ADVICE. I have filled the mustang with a black and white pattern, I need to make the black ...
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pixel lines when copy from illustrator to photoshop

Hi I have searched the forum for a solution of my problem but i can't seem to find one. I have made some shapes in Illustrator and added a 3D effect. It looks good in illustrator but when i try to use ...
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How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?

It is practically impossible to edit a white illustration on the default white artboard background. Hiding the artboard makes the whole work area receive the artboard's white color. Is there a way ...
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remove transparent pixels in between vector images

I have an eps file containing some vector images. Is there a way in Photoshop to remove blank space in between the images? I know about trim but this only removes space on the outside border I want ...
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Object won't align central to artboard in Illustrator

I create a new file in Illustrator. 30 x 30 px. No stroke just black fill. I create a new rectangle 27 27 px I select the rectangle and go to the icon align to artboard I click to the icon Horizontal ...
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How do I draw this noise / shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

there is a dark effect on the yellow color in this photo would you mind help me to draw like it in illustrator?
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How to make random dots in different sizes and spaces between the dots in Illustrator?

I am trying to make something similar to this? Obviously it's possible to make it manually piece by piece, but I am looking for some kind of automated feature in Illustrator to achieve this? Is this ...
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Adjusting workspace size according image in clipboard

I have image in clipboard and would like to paste it into Adobe Illustrator new document. I don't know what is size of image, but I would like that new artboard would be created according to picture ...
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Make a 3D curved column graph in Illustrator like this

I have only this image here of what I'm trying to achieve. Illustrator seems like the reasonable choice. Not really sure where to start and how to go about making something like this. The bars are ...
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black edges in photoshop - graphics made in illustrator [duplicate]

Anyone have any ideas why my grass is producing black edges over the red object, but not the white? The graphics were produced in Illustrator and have been brought over to Photoshop. I do not want ...
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Illustrator stroke throwing spacing off?

I am trying to create simple lines that are horizontally evenly space. I don't think it's so much the stroke. I tried using the align panel and distribute spacing horizontally, but it's not working?
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Illustrator add inner shadow effect?

I have a rounded square with some stroke. I want some inner color. Similar to this. How can I achieve that effect in illustrator?
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Parent or master business card document [closed]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
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How to preserve a drop shadow and outline when clipping?

I’m trying to make an icon of the Australian flag overlayed onto a map of Australia for an Android app at work, but I cannot figure out how to get the drop shadow and outline to be clipped too. ...
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How do I specify the size of my artboard in pixels with Adobe Illustrator?

I'm creating a graphic for a website. When trying it out, I realized it was a bit blurry. I asked a graphic designer the reason it was blurry, and she had stated the graphic may need to be larger, ...
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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm ...
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How can I easily move multiple artboards in Illustrator?

All artboards in my current project are organized according to page and iteration. As I'm adding more and more, I've come to the edge of the workable area in Illustrator. I'd rather not break my ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my image....
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Whats an appropriate *default* set of formats/styles for sharing initial logo drafts with a client

Clearly, it's ideal to customize what you're presenting based on what you know about the client, any guidelines they've provided, etc. But I've just started to study to become a freelance graphic ...
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A gap between lines of joined path in illustrator [duplicate]

I have created a logo with pen tool in illustrator but between lines (where they intersect with each other) there is shown a gap where it gets the color of the background. Something like this: (Black ...
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How to create ball moving under blanket effect

I am trying to get an animation effect of a ball moving under a blanket with some resistance or a round object protuding out of a flat surface. Below is what I've been able to do so far and what I ...
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how to make image frames that give animation effect of a ball or circular object separating from a thick substance [duplicate]

I am trying to draw individual image frames that when pieced together will to give the animation effect of a ball or circular object coming out of a thick (not necessarily sticky) substance or liquid. ...
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Fill holes in compound path with color

I need assistant to figure out how can I fill the empty holes within compound path with color using Adobe Illustrator. Download .SVG file
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How do I divide a circle into equal parts like a pie chart with Adobe Illustrator?

Is there a fairly simple way to divide a circle into equal parts using Adobe Illustrator CC?