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Illustrator vs Photoshop vs InDesign? [closed]

Which software is suitable for what and when to use them ?
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How to create rounded corners on WiFi signal shape in Adobe Illustator?

I want to recreate my logo in AI. I do not know how to achieve arched WiFi signal vector shape with rounded corners. What I tried: I tried to use rounded rectangle + warp arch effect. This ...
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Can I Illustrator Symbols with editable text that does not update all instances?

I was wondering if it's possible to create Symbols with editable text elements in Illustrator CS6, i.e. when using form elements in wire framing. I'm seeking to use live text in symbols but not have ...
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How to extend line off side of shape?

Is there an easy way to extend lines off the side of the shape, with perfectly the same angle as the edge of the shape. Without having to zoom in as far as possible and just eye it. I feel like there ...
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What Are Some Things That Are Really Easy In Illustrator But Really Hard In Photoshop [closed]

While I can think of several tasks that are easy in Photoshop but difficult or impossible in Illustrator, I have a hard time thinking of things I can do in Illustrator that I can't do (almost) just as ...
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Illustrator artboard saving [closed]

I'm having the issue with illustrator that every time I save my file all stuff on the art board gets moved to outside. I've tried citing it back to the art board but once I save it all goes back out ...
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Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion GUI wireframing kit for Illustrator

Is anyone aware of a wireframing kit for Illustrator (or any vector based template) that encompasses GUI elements from Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion?
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Photoshop vs Illustrator vs Sketch for simple graphic work [closed]

First off, I'm not an artist. I'm looking for software to use to create fairly simple graphics for a game I'm working on. It'll start off just for the web, but eventually be put on iOS and Android. ...
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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects ...
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Converting from CSS3 to SVG

So, I was working on my site and an accidental mistake did a nice 3D effect to my new Logo, is there any way to convert or import a CSS3 code to illustrator so I can have it as .SVG?
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Why are some svg filters automatically converted to .png?

I was wondering why some of the SVG Filters found in Illustrator are automatically converted to .png when I export the entire file to .svg. I don't want any hidden .png files because of scalability. ...
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How do I change the brush roundness and size of a Calligraphy brush in Illustrator?

When I try to use a calligraphy brush the roundness and the size doesn't change to another option? I go to the brushes library menu → new brush → select the calligraphy brushes Pop up the ...
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Why am I seeing boxes in the outline overview in illustrator CC

I have downloaded this vector graphic from a freebie site and when i see the outline overview using "ctrl+y", i can see these boxes. Why is this happening and how to remove them?
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Illustrator: only get grayscale when applying colors

After tracing a jpeg image in Illustrator and expanding it, when I try to change its color, it becomes gray. I have tried lots of color change but the result is same. How can I change the trace ...
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Illustrator reverse character without creating outlines

Is it possible to reverse (as in flip vertically) a single character (in my case the '~' character) inside a line of text WITHOUT converting the text to outlines? As in it's still a character, it just ...
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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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How do I make a radial gradient with “rays” from the origin, not circles?

Learning Illustrator, and I'm trying to find how to make a "radial" gradient that, rather than forming circles around the origin, creates "rays" from the origin: Example I've got a similar button ...
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How to make this kind of logo?

1:I want to know how to make this effect. Please help me
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What ICC profiles does Adobe Illustrator use to convert between RGB and CMYK in its color picker?

I'm trying to understand Adobe Illustrator's color conversion method between RGB/HSB and CMYK. I'm pretty sure they use ICC profiles to do the conversion, and they make a bunch of ICC profiles ...
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator CS5?

The title says it all, I want to know what the simplest way to export the selected objects. In Inkscape, there is a menu option called export selected which does just this. The aforementioned ...
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Is there a way to create an action or script to select and embed external file(s) placed in an Illustrator file?

As a follow-up to my question Is there a way to expand linked EPS file placed inside another EPS file in Illustrator? I am now trying to create an action to select and embed external file(s) placed ...
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How to switch to the clipped symbol?

I have a symbol which is clipped. When I place the symbol into document, I can't adjust the size of clipped object. In fact transform shows me unclipped bounding box. Above on the left side ...
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Why doesn't the gradient tool appear over the object I've applied it to in Illustrator CS6?

Why doesn't the gradient tool appear over the object I've applied it to in Illustrator CS6? I have to click and hold down to adjust the size of the gradient on an object or just use the gradient ...
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Illustrator script - create objects, rotated and centred with a selected object

Edit: Oops, it's working! It seems that the problem has been solved by loading the updated script via File / Script / Other File... option. Before the stroke width change wasn't affecting the ...
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I need some advice on the process of designing window banners for a newsagents

I'm designing a window graphic for a newsagents (what covers the actual window with and advertises what they sell, booze etc), now I've got the sizing, 180cm Height x 170cm width so at first I made ...
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How can I cut and replaced on illustrator

this is not the actual picture but lets say that girl was vectorized in illustrator. I want to know how can I cut 1 piece of puzzle in vectorized picture and place it somewhere using illustrator, as ...
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How to make graphics that can NOT be Traced on illustrator?

We are making a website for graphic designers to sell there work to fashion designers. However the problem is that if we showcase there work, it can simply be copied and traced on illustrator. I want ...
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Creating Voronoi diagram from Adobe Illustrator CC

I have some artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC that I want to use to create a voronoi diagram from. You can see what a voronoi diagram looks like here: Link I would like to use the points on my ...
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Which is the inverse operation to ''Expand'?

I am new to Illustrator and can't figure out how to make a single object from many paths and shapes. I used Image trace to trace a black&white image (settings: abutting, create fills and ignore ...
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Adobe Illustrator Vector colors look completely different when opened on another computer

I have sent a file to a client which was saved in CMYK colors. They opened the file and the colors are nothing like the original design. Any ideas what is happening here? Any help is much appreciated. ...
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Fill object with object in Illustrator cs6 [duplicate]

I needed to remake this particular brochure for my client. I did something alike for this map with brush of courrse It doesn't look neat, but for this project it was good enough. But I was wondering ...
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Illustrator 18 Bounding Box

I just downloaded the new CC Illustrator and the bounding box works on everything except when i draw a square. I have turned the bounding box option on and off and restarted. The bounding box works on ...
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Toggling Bounding Box and Transform Controls in Illustrator

I apologize if this has been covered a thousand times, but I'm new to AI and I don't even know the technical terms of these things to find anything in Google, I've been trying. When you select an ...
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How can I print multiple Illustrator artboards on one page?

I'm working on a design that's to be printed. The size of the item is 1/3 of a standard letter page. I would like to be able to work on it in Illustrator only once without the copy and paste at the ...
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How to export objects with names using Illustrator CC 2014

I've tried several scripts and they all appear broken or do not work properly. I need a method to export objects with the object names as their file names – like tree.jpg or location.png. The only ...
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How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4

In Illustrator CS4 I have a scatter graph with four data sets. Now I want to use dashed and dotted patterns. However the dashes are not distributed uniformly over a plot. Click here to see a PDF ...
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp tool to wrap a label around a bottle but it's hard to get perfect results in this way. I'd love a more consistent method so I tried experimenting with ...
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illustrator pencil tool jagged line problem

I used pencil tool, but almost lines are jagged. I checked anti-aliased art work in preference setting, but it can't solve the problem. and I will use the picture for web. (700px * 344px) It is okay ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Selection strange behavior [closed]

I am facing a problem with selection in Illustrator 6. Sometimes I see selection handle without selecting any object. Although it doesn't select anything, but its quite annoying.
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“Apply” luminosity colors in Illustrator

I have some colourful objects: And plain colour background. When I applying Luminosity and transparency I have something like this: So my goal is "apply" these colours (and optionally ...
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How can I draw different light shades inside an object?

Look at this picture: It is part of an Adobe Illustrator tutorial. The tutorial is about using patterns, but what I am interested in is how to draw the darker parts inside the objects. I'am ...
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Adobe Automation: Dynamic Text in Template

I'm developing a template for my team's daily production needs, and every product must have certain consistent marginalia on it, such as date, product ID, title, subtitle, etc. Currently, this ...
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How to create vector from raster images in Adobe CC 2014?

I am new to Illustrator and have a simple task of changing the color of a tab.png file. I would either like to re-create the file to maintain quality of the image or just change the colors of the ...
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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Android video editing app design

I am developing a video editing helper app. I went with a dark design (for some reason everything even remotely like this has a dark UI), as flat and simple as possible. I've worked on this for a ...
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How can I remove compression artifacts from an image?

I got a picture where there is some noise in it. To remove that I have to redraw it with pen because all I want is a crystal clear image. Is there any simple way to do it? I not, what steps would you ...
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How can I change colors in an Illustrator file without modifying other aspects?

I purchased a stock vector design. I want to change the preset colors used in vector art and leave everything as it is. The object is made up of bunch of shapes. As I try to change the colors ...
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How can I add languages in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1? [duplicate]

I am working on a project and I need Persian,Dari and some other languages but I don't have them. So Please tell me how to add other languages to adobe Illustrator. I tried by selecting Arabic font ...
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Cut strokes from other shapes via pathfinder

Im not that good in illustrator but i followed other people answers here with almost the same problems but didn't help. So i want to cut out the stroke from the other 2 path-s. I already made a ...
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My SVG file shows as a blank icon on the desktop

I'm a new at the web design and I'm not sure if I've done right thing while saving my icon as svg file. Here's the thing - I got an outline icon and when I save it as svg with options shown in ...