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Object won't align central to artboard in Illustrator

I create a new file in Illustrator. 30 x 30 px. No stroke just black fill. I create a new rectangle 27 27 px I select the rectangle and go to the icon align to artboard I click to the icon Horizontal ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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Save for web from selected artboard

I have several pictures in different artboards. I would like to save "for web" picture in artboard #2 . When I do "save for web" I'm always pointed to dartboard #1 an I must use mouse o move right ...
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How to align all objects in the center of your art board using Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is there a simple shortcut to align all objects in the center of an art board instead of doing it manually?
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How do I draw this noise / shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

there is a dark effect on the yellow color in this photo would you mind help me to draw like it in illustrator?
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How to make random dots in different sizes and spaces between the dots in Illustrator?

I am trying to make something similar to this? Obviously it's possible to make it manually piece by piece, but I am looking for some kind of automated feature in Illustrator to achieve this? Is this ...
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Illustrator/photoshop: give stroke sharp corners

Here is what I want. This is the image I got. and I do outline by first creating the pen outline.. then stroking by brush. this is what i get: but i want the all edges pointed. For example like ...
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Adjusting workspace size according image in clipboard

I have image in clipboard and would like to paste it into Adobe Illustrator new document. I don't know what is size of image, but I would like that new artboard would be created according to picture ...
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Make a 3D curved column graph in Illustrator like this

I have only this image here of what I'm trying to achieve. Illustrator seems like the reasonable choice. Not really sure where to start and how to go about making something like this. The bars are ...
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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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Convert shape to line with a stroke in Illustrator

Example. I drew a line with a pencil, set stroke to 5 px and made a shape using Object->Path->Outline Stroke. Is it possible to convert this shape to line with a stroke again? 100% accuracy ...
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Opening Illustrator CC 2015 without file recovery

The Illustrator auto recovery feature is nice. However, is there any option for switching itt of before or during the start of Illustrator CC 2015? If the file is small but make the program hang, it ...
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

(At first sorry for my english) I was working on text using illustrator cc which have one fill with gradient and a stroke. For more editing i export it in cs6 for firework which can help me with ...
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black edges in photoshop - graphics made in illustrator [duplicate]

Anyone have any ideas why my grass is producing black edges over the red object, but not the white? The graphics were produced in Illustrator and have been brought over to Photoshop. I do not want ...
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Illustrator stroke throwing spacing off?

I am trying to create simple lines that are horizontally evenly space. I don't think it's so much the stroke. I tried using the align panel and distribute spacing horizontally, but it's not working? ...
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Illustrator add inner shadow effect?

I have a rounded square with some stroke. I want some inner color. Similar to this. How can I achieve that effect in illustrator?
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Illustrator align with key object doesn't mark

I was working with my Illustrator CC and one day suddenly, when I selected two object to be aligned, the key object doesn't be marked, I did the alignation and once I clicked the artwork the fuction ...
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Parent or master business card document [closed]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
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Exporting web design from illustrator to photoshop

I have a website designed in Illustrator that I have exported to PSD, which works okay apart from the fact that it doesn't like clipping paths which I can deal with. The main issue is that when the ...
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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 to preserve a drop shadow and outline when clipping?

I’m trying to make an icon of the Australian flag overlayed onto a map of Australia for an Android app at work, but I cannot figure out how to get the drop shadow and outline to be clipped too. ...
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How do I specify the size of my artboard in pixels with Adobe Illustrator?

I'm creating a graphic for a website. When trying it out, I realized it was a bit blurry. I asked a graphic designer the reason it was blurry, and she had stated the graphic may need to be larger, ...
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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm ...
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How can I easily move multiple artboards in Illustrator?

All artboards in my current project are organized according to page and iteration. As I'm adding more and more, I've come to the edge of the workable area in Illustrator. I'd rather not break my ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my ...
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Whats an appropriate *default* set of formats/styles for sharing initial logo drafts with a client

Clearly, it's ideal to customize what you're presenting based on what you know about the client, any guidelines they've provided, etc. But I've just started to study to become a freelance graphic ...
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A gap between lines of joined path in illustrator

I have created a logo with pen tool in illustrator but between lines (where they intersect with each other) there is shown a gap where it gets the color of the background. Something like this: (Black ...
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Illustrator: Cursor is flickering

I am using Illustrator CC (latest verison) on a Mac OS. The Issue: Sometimes when I move my mouse on the artboard or somewhere else in the application, my mouse is flickering. I can't even resize ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round ...
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How to create ball moving under blanket effect

I am trying to get an animation effect of a ball moving under a blanket with some resistance or a round object protuding out of a flat surface. Below is what I've been able to do so far and what I ...
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how to make image frames that give animation effect of a ball or circular object separating from a thick substance [duplicate]

I am trying to draw individual image frames that when pieced together will to give the animation effect of a ball or circular object coming out of a thick (not necessarily sticky) substance or liquid. ...
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Fill holes in compound path with color

I need assistant to figure out how can I fill the empty holes within compound path with color using Adobe Illustrator. Download .SVG file
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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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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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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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illustrator shortcut - reset zoom to fit artboard

I Sometimes over zoom. When using CTRL + space + mouse-drag it gives me a zoom box but sometimes i pick a small box and zooms in too much. Is there any shortcut to reset current artboard to fit my ...
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How can I select transparent parts of a raster image I placed in Illustrator?

I have an image. it is an object with a transparent background. how can I make the selection around the object itself and not the square with the object and transparency. I exported this image from ...
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Why are drop shadows so hard to render, and is there an easier alternative for an aging computer?

I've been using drop shadows on a logo I'm working with and when I apply the effect it takes a good 30-40 seconds for it to finish, and then same amount of time for each edit. I'm using an older ...
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How to change the background color of the outer canvas in Illustrator

Is there away to change the colour of this grey area? I would like it to be white. I like to use this area as a mood board and so it helps if I am working with the same background colour.
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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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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

In older versions of Photoshop (before photoshop cc 2015, latest update)the app used to create smart objects from pasted paths out of Illustrator. When I wanted to edit the Paths (double clicking on ...
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Illustrator - How to clone text fields along anchor points?

I'm working on a large number of dot-to-dot puzzles and want to speed up the process and make it easier. Right now I'm trying to find a way to clone one text field along the path so every anchor ...
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How to get handles on the starting anchor point of a path with out leaving pen tool in illustrator?

How to get the handles on the starting anchor point(starting point of the path) without leaving the pen tool? I am able to get the handles by Leave the pen tool Press Shift+C to get to Convert ...
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SVG export for web with fonts

I'm trying to export an SVG image, which contains text from illustrator. I want to use it for a website. For SEO and size reasons I don't want to convert typo into vectors. What are the settings I ...
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Illustrator layers to keynote presentation

(I'm using AI CC and Keynote 6) Often I would have a complex diagram that I would like to show part by part animated in my presentation. Nothing fancy that would require after effects, just appearing ...
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

mates! So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them) I accidently hold alt button and move my hand on the ...
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Objects in Illustrator CS6 turning into mere paths? [duplicate]

I'm new to Illustrator and had a few objects/shapes on the artboard that were filled in with colour and had stroke thickness (as shown in the "layers" tab). I think I may have accidently pressed ...
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Is there a way to quickly change color palettes in Illustrator?

I work on a lot of RGB files with Illustrator CS5 for Mac. In those files there are lines that must be converted to a specific percentage in the grayscale palette (but not all of them). As a result, I ...