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How to save my icon into 192*192 resolution with out spoiling its shape

I need to make an icon for android phones which have 192*192 resolution. How to make it proportionate with out losing the shape? This is the shape I want to be made to 192*192. When ever I keep the ...
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How to add a DOUBLE outline to a text or a shape in Adobe Illustrator ?

I am creating a logo and I would like to put a double outline on it, do you know any clever way to do it ?
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How to get rid of pixelated edges in Illustrator

I've created a triangular grid using smart guides and everything looks ok in outline mode. However when I try to copy and paste to photoshop I continue to get these relic 1px lines at the margins of ...
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How can I stop Illustrator's eraser tool from making small details vanish?

When I use the Eraser Tool (Shift+E) in Illustrator, there is a strange and undesired effect. It seems to clean up fine details on the effected layer, sometimes removing small shapes. For example, ...
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Illustrator CS4 - how to find out the radius of rounded rectangle corners?

Is it possible to somehow find out the value of radius of rounded rectangle corners in Illustrator CS4? I know one could just click with Rounded Rectangle tool after drawing the rectangle to display ...
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Align vertical object over horizontal order?

I have more than 100 object that is alligned to the right edge with fixed space (VERTICALLY) I need to put them (HORIZONTALLY) with the same fixed space and perfect align to its bottom! Like the ...
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Illustrator - Print copies with sequential numbers

I have an Illustrator document, which has a text field with a number. How do I print X copies of it, so each copy has a different sequential number on it, say from 0000 to X ?
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How to produce a ripple effect like this?

I have been seeing these materials, so I would like to know the exact steps how to reproduce something like this. I've tried to reproduce this creating a mesh of horizontal wavy lines in Illustrator,...
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Web design what to use Photoshop or Illustrator?

What should i use to design photoshop or illustrator ? There's a correct software or its more a personal choise ?
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Custom stroke caps in Illustrator?

First post here! What I'm trying to accomplish looks fairly simple but so far I've had no luck in finding a way to accomplish it. Essentially I want to create custom stroke caps (or strke profiles if ...
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How can make visible outline to vector from multiple layers?

1st half is the object I made in illustrator and second half is the only stroke of objects and now I want only visible object not the back layers one. Help me please
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How to make spirals into endcaps for strokes?

I'm creating an illustration for a quote and I want to finish the strokes with swirls -like in the image below- but I'm having problems making them look similar. I'm using a spiral tool and adding a ...
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How to use a vector mockup with perspective?

I don't know how to explain what do I want, so I put some images to explain that. We have a vector mockup here for example (image 1). There is no problem with this mockup because you need just put ...
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How to remove the color fills from this drawing and transfrom lines to B&W vector

I'm trying to figure out the best way to remove the color fills from this drawing and transform the gray outlines to a B&W vector (or sharp clean edges)--think "coloring book" style. It's not ...
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Weird lines in svg in browser which are not visible in AI

I'm trying to create a simple vector graphic for a bar. It looks as I want it in AI but gets some weird lines in browsers. Please take a look at the picture and let me know if you know what can be the ...
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Is it possible to add perspective effects to type objects in Illustrator CC?

I'd like to apply a perspective effect to some type in Illustrator (CC 2015 OSX) but the perspective options are greyed out. I tried to create outlines and rasterise but that didn't resolve the issue. ...
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Is there a way to have InDesign respect the artboard set in Illustrator?

When placing a *.ai in InDesign, InDesign auto-crops the frame if part of the Illustrator artboard is empty. Even if I outline the Illustrator artboard with a no-stroke, no-fill rectangle, InDesign ...
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How to create line in Illustrator with multiple color segments?

I'm a relative novice with Illustrator and I am looking for the best way to make a line with multiple color segments. For example, here is my feeble attempt by just making three lines and trying to ...
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How to print hairline objects without fill? [duplicate]

I have a very complex pattern in AI where 2500 objects with hairline outlines are spread between ~30 layers and all are filled in with colors. I have to print out only outlines of all objects without ...
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Flash to Illustrator CC conversion… possible?

I've spent years drawing vector art in Flash, and recently decided to move to Illustrator (because that's really what I should have been using all along). The trouble is, Flash art is strangely ...
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Does anyonw have a script for adding sequential numbers (as a prefix) to layer names in Illustrator [closed]

I'm looking for a script that can add sequential numbers as a prefix to existing names of layers in Adobe Illustrator. Does anyone here known of one? Or, could you direct me to where I may find one? ...
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Cannot See Text When Moving in Illustrator

Whenever I click drag / move text in illustrator, a grey box blocks the typeface. How can I disable this?
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Export Your Logo to Different File formats [duplicate]

Is there a way to export a file or logo from illustrator to various formats all in one go? ie pdf,eps,tiff,png,jpeg to supply a Client rather than manually exporting as each format? Thanks
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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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How to do a stroke raster effect [closed]

I would like to do this effect. http://scriptographer.org/scripts/raster-scripts/stroke-raster/ Unfortunately the pug is no longer available or updated for today's versions of Adobe Illustrator. ...
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Importing illustration into photoshop shows pixels

I'm copy and pasting from illustrator the Wild Turkey logo into my photoshop file as a smart object. While doing so the logo appears to have very pixelated edges. Like this here: Is there a ...
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Change color of one segment

I need to change the color of one edge (stroke) of a compound object in a map and can't use the scissors tool without losing the contents of the object. Is there any way to select one portion of a ...
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Delete everything beyond the artboard in Illustrator

I am making graphs for a scientific publication. They must be submitted as EPS vector graphics. The graphics program that I'm using can output a vector based PDF. I have made an artboard the exact ...
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Scaled multiple paths when creating shape of segment Illustrator cs6

I had an issue recently with illustrator. When I tried to create a simple shape, it created several scaled paths when I drag to sized the shape, same thing happened when using segments. I resolved the ...
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Adobe Illustrator Save For Web SVG becomes empty

Windows 7, AI CS5 I have several artboards with different versions of a logo on them that I'm trying to save as an .svg file. ctrl+shift+alt+s to save for web. Active artboard's logo shows up in ...
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best way to remove some lines and keep some closed objects in illustrator?

I'm making a graphic in illustrator CS2 and want to remove some parts of the image. How i want the image to be: I have currently four layers. Layer 1 have the circle in it Layer 2, layer 3 ...
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Print effect similar to Tom Haugomat

I'm curious how the a printing effect (I'm not entirely sure what it's called so feel free to enlighten) similar to Tom Haugomat's work is achieved. An example of this can be seen here (click for full-...
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How to convert guides to objects in Illustrator

Can someone please suggest how to convert guides to objects in Illustrator? I have guides at the moment in a design that I am filling with color, however, it doesn't work for a clipping mask. I ...
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Justifying single letters in Illustrator

I don't know if the title is right, so I'll explain it with an example. I am working on a simple project in Adobe Illustrator and I would like to do a thing similar to justifying a paragraph, but for ...
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How to make the Paintbrush tool and Pencil tool paths accurate to the image I am drawing

When using the Paintbrush tool or pencil tool in Illustrator, the lines I draw aren't copying the image i've traced over. The paths look correct while i'm doing it initially, but as soon as I release ...
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How do I remove the outline in Illustrator?

I just designed a logo for my own freelance business. It's funny that I don't know how to remove the lines of my own logo. I don't know how to describe the problem in English. Please see the picture ...
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How to save image/artwork in Illustrator?

I am new to AI. I have designed a logo on AI when i zoom it on AI to like 8000px or whatever value it shows up perfectly fine no quality loss and nothing. But when i export it in format like png or ...
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Align traced text into an object (square). Illustrator

Can someone tell me what Am I doing wrong? I want my traced text (Schlitz) to be aligned in the center of the red square. I tried several methods but can't get it done(wether nothing happens, wether ...
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Star tool not working properly. Illustrator

I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the star tool by pressing Keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL+ALT. And suddenly I got my star tool broken. What I have: How it should be : The ...
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Closing paths drawn with the Illustrator pencil tool?

Prompted by John's question about leaving paths unclosed. Drawing with the pencil tool (or the paintbrush tool) in Illustrator leaves the paths it makes open. Unlike the pen tool, there isn't an ...
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Determine font color in AI

I have an Adobe Illustrator file made-up primarily of text. How do I find out the exact color of a given piece of text? For example, I have the word "PEN" in a certain blue. How do I find out the ...
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Need help making a fillable shape

I am trying to make this shape and want it to be fillable: (file can be dowloaded here: bit.ly/1SYJOfU as pdf or in Illustrator). I know Photoshop a little bit, Illustrator far less! I'd like ...
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Outline of my shapes, but I have no stroke selected?

All of my shapes on my globe are outlined in white even though I do not have a stroke selected and there is not a second stroke showing up in the appearance pallete. How can I get rid of the white ...
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How can I get illustrator to automatically clip the artboard to the vectorized objects size?

I just exported a shape from photoshop as a path and then filled it in illustrator. I now want to save the shape as an svg, or eps but I don't want to save all the excess whitespace around the object. ...
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Arrange one object specifically behind another object?

I have a complex artwork in illustrator with a few hundred separate objects altogether. I want object A behind object B. I know I can send object A all the way to the back, but I would like it to be ...
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How do I get rid of this invisible box?

When I use the "direct selection tool" (not the regular selection tool) to select the image, this box randomly shows up around it... It is making the script I wrote freak out. Basically, what I need ...
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how to collect fonts in illustrator CS5

I find manually collecting fonts to be a tedious, detail oriented job, is there a plug in or script or something that has thumbs up to do this tedious job for me?
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Translating Photoshop and Illustrator files for multilang. versions

I'm having about 500 .psd and .ai files that I want to translate so that I have multiple language versions. Are there any tools inside AI/PSD that allow to assign multiple languages to a text layer? ...
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How to subtract text from a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created a rectangle, and I want to cut some text out of it, so that the text will appear as the background pattern. I expected to be able to achieve this by selecting the rectangle and the text,...
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Photoshop paste into selection from illustrator and keep it as vector smart object

Is there a way that I could paste sth from illustrator into a selection in photoshop? What I want to achieve is the effect which could be done in the same way in indesign(make a box and paste into it, ...