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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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Pantone color doesn't translate to new document?

I'm experiencing a very weird problem in Illustrator with a Pantone color. I have a document open with a logo in it that is Pantone 280 C, blue. I copy the logo into a new Illustrator document and it ...
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Creating Fill Color in Arrowhead - Illustrator

I'm trying to create a graphic style that looks like "A", applicable to a stroke. I can get "B" using the stroke panel, with arrowhead options, but I'm not able to control the stroke weight of the ...
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How to tile a pattern in Illustrator?

I have joined two same sized rounded rectangles creating 90 degrees. Then I made 45 degrees guide and copied figure so they both can be on the same guide. Then using a blend tool I evenly ...
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How to draw a wiggly line in Illustrator

I am searching for a way to draw a Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) on Illustrator. Essentially, a GBM looks like a random wiggly line: Thanks for your inputs!
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Painting area of a shape - Illustrator CS5

I'm very new to Illustrator, so please forgive me if this is a daft question. Trying to colour the chicken's feet black where they overlap the white cow's back. I've tried making the chicken a ...
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What does “Create PDF Compatible File” mean in Illustrator? [closed]

What does the "Create PDF Compatible file" option when saving an Illustrator file do? What happens if I uncheck it when saving my work?
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Illustrator CS5 converts all the missing fonts of an imported PDF into vectors, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?

All the missing fonts of an imported PDF are converted into vectors in Illustrator CS5, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?
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How to align objects in a constrain angle mode? [duplicate]

How to align objects in a constrain angle mode? a picture is worth a thousand words maybe a plugin do the job?
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In Illustrator CS5, why are my colors dull when I export to png?

I'm having an issue with Illustrator CS5 that I've seen mentioned in many, many forums, but I haven't found an answer that has fixed my problem. When I use Save for Web & Devices... to create a ...
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Is there a simple and automatic way to create halos around multiple (existing) arrows in Illustrator?

I am looking for a way for all existing black arrows in my illustration to have a white halo to stand out against a colorful background in Illustrator. I would also like the halo to be easily ...
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Making Box Packaging in Illustrator. Symbol are mirror image problem!

So i have a rectangular box on illustration. I have added 4/6 sides as symbols. So for the front i added the correct symbol and it looks fine. Then i added the same design as the front, on the back. ...
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How come my text looks like it is not dead centered?

I can't figure out why the text is not in dead center of my black screen. Looks a bit up. It have been entered with the align tool, but for a reason or another, to me it looks a little bit up.
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What is the easiest way to remove the background from this image in illustrator?

I downloaded these ribbons from freepik and I want to remove the ribbons from the background. What is the easiest way to do this in illustrator? It doesn't seem to be a vector because it is one ...
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Exporting SVG in mm instead of px in AI

I am trying to export my vector graphics as SVG. Inside Adobe Illustrator everything is just right, measured in mm. But when I use the "save as" option it always converts it to px (scale factor around ...
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Getting Transparent Images from Photoshop into Illustrator

Simply, I am trying to bring an image made in Photoshop into Illustrator for the purposes of creating a vector image for a t-shirt design. The image has only one layer and contains transparencies. I ...
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Preventing Illustrator CC vector objects distorting when scaled

I'm having some trouble resizing a group of vector objects in an illustration. These objects used to be lines until I expanded them into vector shapes, and before I scale them they look fine: But ...
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Is there anyway to replace “words” on Adobe Illustrator?

I made a book in illustrator, and I like to replace a word with another word i.e "Bread" into "Rice" If We using MS Word, we just simply Ctrl+H and do a word replace in a simple way. how about in ...
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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?
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How is this 'one colour' design trend referred to in the design community? [duplicate]

I had thought that the current trend towards 'one colour photos' was being called 'monochrome' but can't seem to find any examples. The attached picture illustrates what I am referring to. The photo ...
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How to replicate tissue pattern using swatches in Illustrator?

Using swatches in Illustrator I want to replicate this pattern: I think to use swatches is the fastest way to replicate this pattern. But I can't get it done right. Firstly I drew those little ...
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How to swap two objects?

Sometimes I want to swap two objects, so one of selected will be on second's place, and vice versa. There is any simple way to do it?
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Y axis' negative direction seems confused in Illustrator. How can I fix it?

Hi ! When I pull a line from ruler up on the Y axis, Illustrator shows negative value for the line which should be reverse in fact. What I know is, top and right side must be positive for Y axis. I ...
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Get rid of tiny space lines in seamless pattern? Illustrator [duplicate]

I have my seamless pattern finished, but, I can see tiny little lines on the grid, and I want a perfect pattern before using it. If you zoom in, you can see tiny little breaks: What do I need to ...
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Is there a shortcut to double image size in Adobe Illustrator?

I need to double the sizes of many images for retina devices. It takes too long to do it by using a calculator to do the math and manipulating the values in the width/height panel at the top. Is there ...
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Is there a way to convert from Illustrator to Photoshop and maintain things like text, lines, arrows as editable?

I am working with someone who likes to use Photoshop for their scientific figure layouts, but I prefer Illustrator. When I finish with editing in Illustrator I want to give it to them such that it is ...
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Exporting a high res logo for web in Illustrator?

I have created a logo in Illustrator that I have used for printing but now need it for a website. How do I convert it so I have a high resolution image for the web? I am not web savvy, it's the first ...
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How can I resize, rotate part of the path in Illustrator

As a Photoshop user I don't know exactly how to rotate or resize only the part of the selected path in Illustrator. When I do this in Photoshop I simply select part of the path by using direct ...
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Substract color from all objects to mode alpha

I am trying to make some stuff from Illustrator, with using remove once color to setting up alpha mode. I created example from Photoshop like that: Any Idea? Edit 1: Recolor Art is useless, no ...
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Illustrator: How to create a circular arc with rounded edges

I am trying to draw a circular arc with rounded edges like in the picture below, but I failed miserably. Could anyone please help with step by step explanation ?!
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Cut shape out from above paths (automated) in Illustrator

Is it possible to delete parts that overlap a underlying shape (on a underlying group/layer). To illustrate the question: Each shape is in it's own group, "1" on the bottom and "4" on top. Starting ...
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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...
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Can I lock vector art EPS10 files to avoid editing?

I read somewhere that it is possible to save an illustrator file as a .eps file and have no layer editing options? So the art is scaleable but not editable? I have tried but can't seem to find ...
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Correct settings when it's for both print and screen?

Let's say I'm designing a logo or some other artwork that it's both for printing and screen. How should I set my ai file? CMYK or RGB? Align to grid or not? For instance, when I "save for the web" and ...
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Illustrator PDF save as: File size differs from yesterday to today in 1MB.?

I am saving a file (rich in text and photos, 15 artboards) as a PDF. I finished it yesterday and exported it. Got a 4.9 MB file. Fine. This morning I noticed a Typo. Corrected it (Changed no photo, ...
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Can't Trace Halftone Object

I apply Halftone Effect to a grdient filled circle Rasterize it This is where things go horribly wrong. I trace it Expand Trying to change a fill What am I doing wrong?
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I need to create a vectorial Spiral on illustrator [duplicate]

I've been researching and trying but I cannot find the answer. I need to create on illustrator an spiral that uses the same pattern as the lollypop on this image: ...
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Rulers and Grids relationships

I know that a similar questions were asked, but I did not see any answer that solves the issue - Can we reset the rulers to show us ticks values every 10 point and not those that can be divided by ...
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Generate/Extract for Illustrator?

Is there a way (plugin, add-on, etc) to export assets from Illustrator the way one does with Photoshop Generate? I'm finding myself spending a lot of time meticulously separating everything into many ...
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Resize to scale multiple layers at once in Illustrator

I have approx 20 layers in illustrator (a world map with layers for capital city names, small city names, rivers, oceans, etc). I want to increase the size of this map, so I need to increase the size ...
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Need Guidance for Color Profile Settings in Illustrator

What is the best color profile to start with in Illustrator when designing a Logo that will be used for web and for print? Do you need to work on them in two different files, one with CMYK profile and ...
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When I export an image from Illustrator, why is it a slightly different color in the exported image?

I have a web design layout in AI that I'm trying to slice up into HTML/CSS. I'm having trouble keeping the colors the same in the exported files as they are in Illustrator. When I open it up in ...
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Text that looks like folded fabric [closed]

How would you achieve this look of super warped dimensional text? http://jessicasvendsen.com/Open-House-2014 It almost looks like it has been printed on a piece of folded cloth and photographed, but ...
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A perfect blended circle

I am trying to use the blend tool to make a gradient that wraps around like a circle, but I can only get it to go 3/4s of the way. Is there any way to get it to go the full 360 degrees? Step 1 shows ...
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How to go to layer of currently selected object in Illustrator?

Say there are hundreds of unnamed layers in an Illustrator artboard. How do you just click one of those objects and reveal what layer it is on? And change to that layer?
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Can I save an .ai file as a .psd

I have a large 300mb layered .ai file containing .jpg and .psd images. I would like to save it as a Photoshop.psd file. Is this possible?
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make a hole in that shape with round corner in illustrator

im trying to make that shape with the interior empty but keeping the round corner when i use pathfinder (minus front)it make the hole but round corner disappears Anyone can help me on that one? ...
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Exact same colors in 2 separate Illustrator CS6 objects appear way less saturated in one

I have 2 different objects in Illustrator CS6. They are both their own layer. They both consist of several paths which are filled with a gradient made to resemble gold. My problem is that of one the ...
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Importing a photoshop file into illustrator without a white background

I'm trying to import a .psd file into illustrator without showing the background. I kept on saving it as .psd, and .png files. (I only have one layer in photoshop, showing only the transparent image) ...
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Overlap objects in Illustrator

Hey guys! I've been working on this for a long time. How would I overlap the "ACM" over the belly of this penguin? I tried to move the "A", "C", and "M" layers over the belly, use Object >> Arrange ...