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How do I stop Illustrator from changing my anchor coordinates?

I am an Architecture student creating some graphics for my website. I am trying to set up some construction lines for my graphics and the snap to points tool is not setting my anchor points to the ...
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iPad Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

Can you use the Adobe Creative Clouds apps, the desktop version, on an iPad Pro? Possibly through mirroring the display ( desktop to iPad)?
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Align issues in AI

New to Illustrator (cc) and having some issues making the align tool work for me. I am trying to place all pieces 1.5mm apart for a lasercutting file but when I use the align tool it causes them to ...
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Migrating color swatches from PS to AI

is there a way to move my color swatches I gathered while working in Photoshop to Illustrator (both versions are CC)?
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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Creating a meridian globe vector

I'm looking to recreate a simple vector image of a globe with meridians in Illustrator CS5. I tried using the Revolve tool and then applying a grid as Map art, but the result was weak. I know I can ...
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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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Illustrator Divide Objects Below Modifies Objects in Locked Group

I am using Illustrator CS5. As I completed portions of a complex drawing, I grouped the completed objects then locked and hid the group while I worked on other sections. Later, when applying Divide ...
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Sharing Links on Cloud

I have an indesign file with 6 links. I just learned about the File>Package option of sending them to another editor. However, I am wondering if there is a feature in Adobe CC where we can save the ...
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Remove text from path

I have quite a complicated path: How can I get rid of this text so I have a standard line again. (It is nerve wracking to alter the path while having text on it)
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Illustrator: “the selection contains objects which can't be distorted”-error

I am trying to make a distort effect in illustrator. I use the white arrow, the direct selection tool, I cannot get it to work. I get an error message: "the selection contains objects which can't ...
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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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Changing this graphic to a top down perspective

I've tried to use the perspective grid to get the same effect as the monitor on my wordpress logo graphic but nothing is working. How would i go about applying the same perspective to my wordpress ...
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Connecting map pages

I have scanned map in several separate pages that also has white frames. I would like to remove frames and connect map objects. I would like this task make in automatic way since I need to create ...
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False display about brush style from brush library - Borders_Novelty in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

I am reading Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book 2015 release. In the section of A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release), the author asked me to select the Line Segment tool to draw a ...
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Vectorize a Photoshop file in Illustrator?

Can you create something in Photoshop, save it, open it in Illustrator, and convert it to a vector? I haven't tried any other things, but I'm trying to make a logo and I'm comfortable with Photoshop, ...
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Extra horizontal line after adding type to image using Pathfinder Unite in Illustrator

I am trying to make the path of the letters in 'hanwell' trim to/flush with the edges of the bridge illustration, so that the letters only appear in the gaps between the bridge pillars. I have drawn ...
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Illustrator plug-in to create artboards from Excel file

I am searching for Adobe Illustrator plug-in that can read data from a MS Excel file and create many artboards with text data from that file (one artboard per table row). Also it would be cool if I ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background for ...
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Adobe Illustrator - arabic text typing improper

am facing some problems in my pc while using illustrator, two weeks before i had changed my pc os and also the version of the illustrator from CS5 to CS6 from then onwards am facing problems in typing ...
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White space between snapped shapes in Illustrator

I am working on a pattern of a bunch of tiled square shapes. I matched all of the shapes right next to each other until I get that little green "Align" line and let go. When I zoom out I see a little ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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Colours in Illustrator CC are not the same as in other software

I've got a problem with Adobe Illustrator CC. The fact is that I create a design just with black and red colour (#EC0000). But then, when I save this document in PDF or when I export it to JPEG, and ...
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Saving as jpg in Illustrator

When I try to "save for web" my work in Illustrator (258px - 170px) it shows the right image size (258px - 170px) but after I save the image, and open it in windows, the image is really small. When I ...
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I sent someone an .ai file, but they can't edit it. What do I do?

I sent someone an .ai file for them to edit. She said that when she scrolls over something with her mouse, each item is specifically highlighted, but when she clicks on it to edit it, everything is ...
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Why did black lines appear on my image cr ated by pen tool?

Why does my image have black lines? This is created using pen tool and I'm using Illustrator.
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rotation target and illustrator actions

I'm building a set of actions to help myself create pie charts, one segment create a line segment at a certain point (from the artboard center out), and the attempts to rotate it around the same point ...
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Specifying distance between objects in Adobe Illustrator CS5

As I'm placing items for a design, I find myself guessing a lot about positioning, usually I will take an item and everything else that might be similar I'll use align-left, or distribute-center. ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator - Strange Behavior while Aligning Objects

I am creating icons with Adobe Illustrator during which process I use the Align tool quite frequently. All of a sudden, the align tool started behaving quite strangely. When I select two objects and ...
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How to display data labels in Illustrator graph function (pie graph)?

I am trying to make a pie graph that has both the data labels (e.g. 33%) and the series name (e.g. "apples"). Here is an example below. It seems this can only be accomplished through manually ...
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Recover unsaved illustrator file Cs6 on macbook [closed]

My illustrator program just suddenly crashed. I didn't save for 4 hours (I know that I'm stupid, but the file's so big that it takes 5 min, and I haven't got the patience). Is there any chance that I ...
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Can I use the Collections Groupings in Font Book within Illustrator?

I love how Font Book allows me to organize my fonts into collections like Fun, Modern, Swash-y, Sans Serif, etc...What I want to do is browse or filter fonts in Adobe Illustrator using those ...
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking for applying text highlight formatting (that's easily done within Microsoft Word) in Illustrator. Screenshot of highlighting formatting from Microsoft Word: I know that I can add ...
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How can I automatically group each shape with the text inside it for a huge collection of rectangles?

I have a .dwg (AutoCad file) map full of fields (rectangles) that I'm manipulating with Illustrator. Each rectangle has a text inside it that indicates its number. The problem is that there is no ...
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Break within a word

This is probably a simple problem, but I have an small textbox like this: The exact text I have is: asdfjkasdfasdf asdfadsfasdfasdfasdfasdfa Illustrator is inserting a line break instead of ...
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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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There and Back Again: What changed when importing a vector from Illustrator to Indesign?

I designed this portfolio piece for a class using Illustrator, and in my rendering I created a crayon by revolving a shape along its axis. I then used Object -> Expand Appearance and it appeared ...
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Alternative to offset path for increasing/decreasing width of incomplete circular shape

I am wondering if there is a more efficient way to increase/decrease the width of a an incomplete circular shape (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 circle or sphere) other than by using the 'Offset Path' command and ...
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wrapping text around circle in illustrator

right now I have two separate type paths- I want type to wrap in continuous circle but still need the calico skies on top and sparkling company on bottom- basically want the type closer together so it ...
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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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Is there a way to stop Adobe Illustrator from adding anchors when using the Pathfinder or Shape Builder?

When using the Effects > Stylize > Round Corners... Illustrator option on shapes I built using Pathinfder and Shape Builder, I'm having a distinct problem with doouble anchor points. Since the effect ...
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Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

I have made a template for a small sign that will label cafe foods, but I can't find the best solution to print more than one sign on a page. The signs are about 3 by 2 inches, and I'd love to fill a ...
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How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?

Assume that I have an A color with value 0xff0f0f and two basic black and white colors. How can I create quickly a swatch consists of all medium colors between white and A (lighter) and between A and ...
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SVG rendering issues in IE

I created this artwork in Illustrator CC and I'm "saving as" an SVG file (it has to be SVG for client). When I view the file in Chrome, Safari or Firefox it renders just fine for the most part. See ...
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Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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Resorces and/or strategies for improving?

I have been working as a graphic designer for roughly 2 years at my local newspaper, I trained under the previous designer who taught me everything I needed to know for the job at hand. Problem is im ...
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How to warp a group of points in a grid?

Hi All, I need some guidance on how to properly warp a group of dots. I tried using the lower arc tool as well as the upper arc tool but it still need a lot of manual tweaking. I'm also thinking of ...
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Why do some anchor points have handles, and others have not?

I'm new to Illustrator and I've come to a situation in which, strangely, some of my anchor points have handles, but others, instead of handles, they have a little ball that allow me to "smoothen" the ...