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Print output tab is disabled in illustrator

Why there is no Adobe Pdf available in Printer? Also my output settings are disabled. I need to export my art for screen printing as positive layers. Please help me.Thank you.
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Illustrator blend tool creating unwanted lines

I am attempting to create a long shadow on my icon by using this effect in Illustrator. When I use Object > Blend > Make it leaves white spaces between each shape it creates and looks extremely ugly. ...
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Distorting a layer to fit shape

I have a rectangular image which I'd like to distort so that it fits into a shape. I can almost do it using "Distort", but I need to move more than just the corners, which is all I can seem to do ...
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Equalizer design under Illustrator

I would like to do manually an spectrum sound with Illustrator : What can I use ? Pencil ? Brush ? If yes what sort ? Thank you PS : I have a wacom tablet My bad result :
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anti-aliasing ruining vector illustration with white artifacts

I've created these illustrations using brush and colored it with bucket, added shadows with cutter. Problem is white artifacts showing between colors and line work. I've read about anti-aliasing, but ...
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What is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'?

In Adobe Illustrator, in the 'Recolor Artwork' dialog box, what is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'? As far as I understand, a tint of a color is white added to it and a ...
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Why is there black border when 3D effect is used?

I've created this logo in Illustrator. This doesn't have any border. But when I applied gradient to it and then applied 3D effect, it is not cool. There appears a border on one side of logo's letters. ...
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Design icon or logo with lettering like opera max / opera mini / limo app

Are there any plugins/fonts in photoshop/illustrator for designing icons like the images below or is it all done by constructing paths ? It would be great if anyone could provide a tutorial or steps ...
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How do I export a vector file for CAD?

I am new to AI. I have saved my file in DWG, but the person I am sending it to says it opens in raster and has a double line. I am creating patent drawings, so there should be only one line. I am ...
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How to replicate lines like this in Illustrator

how can I replicate lines like in this illustration using Adobe Illustrator?
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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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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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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How to convert text to single stroke in illustrator

The question really says it all. I want to apply brush effect on the stroke once it looks like text. All my tries have resulted in stroke being outline of the text.
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Placed objects in Illustrator document changing size

I have an Illustrator file that has multiple PSDs placed into it. After I get everything sized correctly, I save and close. When I go back to open it later, the PSDs that were correctly sized before ...
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Recursively batch-resave Illustrator AI files to legacy format

I need to downsave a few hundred AI files from AI CC to CS6. They are scattered across dozens of folders and I need a way to recursively overwrite the AI CC files with CS6 compatible files. I ...
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Illustrator scripting: place image file if it has same name of illustrator file

I'm -slowly- learning how to code using JavaScript in Illustrator, and I'm trying to write a script that automatically picks an image file from a given fixed folder in my hard drive and places it in a ...
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How make Adobe Illustrator bezier handle point more 'clicable'

My current work monitor is a 4K resolution one. I'ts great for design, however it has been hard do click on Illustrator bezier handle point anchors.. Is possible to make those points bigger and the ...
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Single page PDF shows more artboards in AI

I have Illustrator CC and my document has 4 artboards. I click on Save As and select PDF as the format and Range: 4. The result is as expected the artboard 4 in the generated pdf. But If I open that ...
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Cartoon Effect (Low poly) form photo [closed]

How can I create this effect from photo? I tried tracing image in Ai, but it didn't work correctly
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How to control strokes in Illustrator?

My stroke is bleeding, and I was wondering how to clean up dirty stroke corners. I'm creating a simple envelope for a newsletter (rectangle and triangle), but the triangle stroke is bleeding over. ...
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How do I individually separate the shapes on this sandal design?

I have made the outline for a shoe and i wish to separate the top tongue rectangle from the sole of the shoe. I am not sure how to individually separate each intersection of the shape.
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Copy Paste multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop for individual editing?

I have a world map in Illustrator with a layer for each individual country. I want to copy and paste all layers into photoshop so that I can edit the colour blend for each individual country. I do not ...
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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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From bought designs to Vectors

So I am in the process of setting up a 'brand'. I am a newbie in the design world and I have recently purchased designs for professional use. I am now in the process of sending it to the manufacturer ...
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How to make a shape that blurs the image behind it in illustrator?

Im still familiarizing with illustrator here and I have an image on the canvas. I need to make an image (drawn using paths/pen tool) that ideally wherever I put it it blurs out the image behind it. ...
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I cant modify a gradient in illustrator

I was trying to see how it was the gradients in a file I found but I cant see the sliders of one of the figures, why does this happends?
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Can't Set Illustrator Stroke Weight

Recently my Illustrator CS6 on 10.11.5 El Capitan has started to change the stroke weight I'd like to a random anomaly. For example if I try set the stroke weight to 1mm it automatically changes it to ...
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What are these green rulers along the top and side of this Illustrator document?

I recently opened an Illustrator file made by my employer's previous graphic designer and found that it had these rulers along the side that have the appearance of guides, but didn't go away when I ...
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How to create a sine wave with a given angle between the side of the wave?

I want to create this shape on illustrator CC and maybe it could seem easy but actually it has to be perfect, the shape are basically two triangles and each one of them with 52 degrees of aperture. ...
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Change to Art-Optimized Supersampling in Illustrator

I was wondering if it's possible to change my viewing in Illustrator to art-optimized supersampling, instead of the type-optimized anti-aliasing that is default. I'm not talking about the exporting ...
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How to create blurring layer in adobe illustrator

I'm interested in Gaussian blur layer that blurring all inside of some figure located on this layer. I mean, blurred background of some exact area. And in case of I move this area, blurred image must ...
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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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Automatic resize and placement of multiple images in Illustrator

I am looking to place resize and place multiple images side by side inside a file (or multiple .ai files) automatically. Does anyone know of a way to do it?
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Best textures in Illustrator that emulate Wes Wilson style posters [closed]

Example of the style: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fa/2e/61/fa2e615683bd8be7f6c608788f312a70.jpg I am looking for these textures to make the image look less digital.
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anti-aliasing issues

This seems to happen most of the time, but more visible when you are importing as smart objects in Photoshop and resizing down. In the attached image you can see where the aliasing is getting really ...
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Adobe Illustrator Embed Fonts in SVG File

Is there a way to embed a font in an SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or do I need to convert the fonts to outlines prior to exporting? Thanks.
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How to make a shine for animation on a sprite

I am in the process of making a game and would like a sprite to have a shine animation every so often. The attached picture shows the effect I would like to replicate, I have illustrator, with which I ...
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Illustrator join anchor points separate paths

I have three objects/paths with a fill and a border. Why are the end points of the border not consistent with the angles despite the path in outline mode showing the anchors are 'snapped' together? ...
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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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Transparent white PNG to SVG vector

I'm designing a logo and my customer already had a transparent PNG with some white letters on it. Now I need it to be a vector, but I can't shape the text like thate, so I thought that it would be ...
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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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Subtract a path from a shape in Illustrator CC 2015

The pathfinder shape subtracts shapes from shapes fine e.g. the berry ellipse from the blue rectangle: But it doesn't subtract paths from shapes at all, e.g. the purple line from the blue ...
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Positioning vertical watch dial numeric markers in Illustrator?

I never use Adobe Illustrator much so this might be a fairly easy question, but I can't seem to find any answers in my searching. I am designing a watch dial which has numeric hour markers. It is ...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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Resizing an image bounding box after scaling in Illustrator CC

Good morning, I have imported a drawing from Adobe Illustrator Draw to illustrator CC. I then had to scale it down to about 60%. My bounding box is staying at the original size. Resetting the ...
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Invert corners Illustrator

I'm trying to follow a tutorial. I'm trying to invert the corners of alternating rectangular bars that make up the lighter pink shape. However, when I try to invert the corners with the live corners/...
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Create multiple images with diffrant zoom level from one document in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve following project… (Inspire by Fastest way to custom design a race course map?) Download vector data from www.openstreetmap.org Import in Adobe Illustrator Dismantle and separate everything on ...
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Convert signature to vector on OSX?

I need to convert this signature into a single path This might not be the correct term for what I'm trying to achieve, but basically I want to transform the inside of the shape into a "stroke" ...
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Drawing a seamless grass gradient in illustrator in cc2015 [closed]

Hi, I want a grass gradient as shown in the picture . Please help regards Sanjish