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How to create a polyline in illustrator, with each edge a different color?

I have a sequence of thick segments of different colors, which overlap at the end points. It looks like this: I would like it to look more like a single path, like so (note the change in the ...
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rotate text on Z axe in illustrator cs5

should be a simple thing but can find the way to rotate text in z axe in illustrator ? I dont want to make it a 3d text just rotate it on the Z axe to make it fit in perpective (one word on the left ...
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Illustrator Align object with stroke

I am trying to align a few text objects that have stroke applied to them using align all to the left. However, fist of all the font and font size used add an empty space in front of the text. And ...
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How do you define different art board sizes for a custom Document Profile in Illustrator CS6 on Mac OSX?

How do you define different artboard sizes for a custom Document Profile in Illustrator CS6 on Mac OSX? The default profiles all have options for different sized artboards. It should be easy to set ...
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Why do paintbrush loops get thicker at the top in Illustrator?

When I do swirls in Illustrator with the paintbrush tool I often get this result (see image). The loops doesn't get perfectly rounded, instead sometimes some of them gets thicker at the top of the ...
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How to output multiple image sizes from one design?

I am designing an app for android and as you may know that android uses 6 different density buckets from LDPI to XXXHDPI. Is there a way to save multiple outputs of different sizes from one design ...
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Get rid of thin white lines between shape 'joins'

I've created an icon made out of basic lines/shapes in Adobe Illustrator, then make it one solid, continuous shape. I want to use this icon as a pre-loader on a website, the idea being each 'segment' ...
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How to change the direction of type in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a coffee logo, saying "COFFEE HOUSE", but I can't seem to figure out how to change the type direction into somewhat of a "U" shape. Here's a picture for reference: I want to add ...
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Two overlapping lines causing darker shades

I got a vector map of India and am trying to make my own edits. Everything has been going well except for one small point. As you can see from this image, each state is counted twice in the ...
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How to save PDF so actual size is the same as artboard size?

I created an artboard that is 1416px wide. I need to handle the PDF to a coder, with it having the same actual size as the website. Yet when I save it as a PDF and he gives it a 100% zoom (chooses ...
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I am trying to use the free transform tool in CS5 illustrator. [closed]

I am trying to use the free transform tool in CS5 illustrator. What I want to do is resize one end (make smaller) of a rectangle? I have tried clicking the option key. it only resizes the entire ...
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How can I join paths with overlapping anchor points In Adobe Illustrator CS6?

Imagine you have really a lot of open paths. Some of those have overlapping anchor points while others don't have. Is it possible to simply select all the paths and run a command to join only those ...
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how can I learn grafic design? [duplicate]

I am .NET programmer. I want to learn How can my sites be creative sites and I decide to learn graphic design. I do not know anything about graphic design. Is there anybody to help me? How do I have ...
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How do I move my artwork around after dividing it into artboards?

I've divided an artwork into a bunch of artboards and now I need to move the contents of the artboards around, resize them and such. Is this possible? Whenever I try, it either moves just the ...
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How can I save the image so the enclosed area is transparent

How can I save the image below so that the area between the two square brackets it transparent?
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

When creating illustrations, I have seen recently there is this new rounded edges trend going on in the design world like in this image here and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this with ...
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Adobe Illustrator does not draw wire line during pencil drawing [closed]

Sometimes, when I am using pencil, Adobe Illustrator stops displaying anything until I finish drawing. This way I can't perform precise drawing. How to fix? Correct pencil work: ...
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Where can i find a vector for t-shirt design? [closed]

I want to design a t-shirt for myself. I have some knowledge in designing. so I wanted to make a custom t-shirt for myself and get it printed. But I can't find any vector so that I can design on it. I ...
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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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How do I get out of Outline View?

I have drawn a broom in Illustrator and cant apply any brushes or strokes to it. I just don't get it. What do I have to do? Here is a screenshot:
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How can I find a mentor to critique my work?

I'm a self-learning graphic designer. I work with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and I thought I was doing fine until I got this big shock at work. I've been working for a year at some web design ...
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How was this mosaic graphic of Jimi Hendrix created?

I found this image long time ago, even if I search with the google images search I could not find the creator to ask him/her how this was created. I do not think it was created manually. It looks ...
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Unable to align pie charts in Adobe Illustrator CS5 [closed]

I've created several dozen pie charts in Adobe Illustrator CS5, and need to line them up in a neat row. But ILLustrator just won't align them in any of the orientations I tried. I can align other ...
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After Effects trying to place png behind trap code composition as the background

Trying to place matrix code png or photoshopfile behind the earth that was made with trap code form. When I move the png under the trapped composition the it disappears. Any help would be ...
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Continuing a line in Illustrator based on the last two points [duplicate]

Say I had two points already there, they form a line, is there any way to continue on that line perfectly on the next click without a predetermined grid?
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Shadows from illustrator to photoshop and vice versa [duplicate]

I'm working on the design of a new app. Ideally I could swap from illustrator to photoshop and vice versa since each has its advantages. This works out very well (I use shapes / vectors) except for ...
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Icon font stroke sometimes renders too thick

I created a small custom set of thin outlined icons in Illustrator and want to use them in production as a font. I exported then all out as individual SVGs. I used Fontastic to build a custom font. ...
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Batch trace JPG to SVG

I have thousands of JPG graphics and want to trace them automatically to vector SVG files with a batch function in Adobe Illustrator CS4/CS5. All graphics looks something like that: My problem is, ...
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How can I increase the size of a .jpeg without losing quality?

Is it possible to make a .jpeg photo larger without losing "quality"? I have a photo that is 450px x 750px and would like to make it 3 times bigger for web not print? I've been told that Illustrator ...
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How to create an image where the colour can be changed using fill in Microsoft Word

I'm wanting to create my own images or vectors that can be placed into Microsoft Word where the colour of the vector or image can be changed using the fill tool. I've tried making vectors in ...
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I need to resize ppi in Illustrator. Is this possible?

I initially drew a picture in Illustrator at 700 x 1270 pixels at 300 ppi. Unfortunately when converting...the pixels come out at 2915 X 5289 because of the 300 ppi. This is waaaay too big for the ...
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How to blend a clipping mask photo [closed]

How do you blend the edges of a photo that I "cropped" using a clipping mask. It looks cropped and I want to blend it into a coloured background
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Smooth, multi-color gradients?

I've browsed around and can't find what I'm looking for. I am experienced in Photoshop and Illustrator both to a certain degree, but would prefer something in Illustrator (scaling vector image). How ...
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Irregular shaped gradient fill in Illustrator

I want to make a gradient fill for a shape in illustrator but I don't know how to make it follow this shape. Any tips on how to do this? Thank you.
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How to make a “sticker” fold over an edge

So I want to fold my sticker image in a way to make it appear that it is stuck to the box. I’ve tried playing with perspective, but everything I try looks really off. Is there a way to do this that ...
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How to make text follow the box in ai? [closed]

I want to type dummy text like this picture, but i cant. I was tried to make manually but the result not equal with the picture. thanks
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Photoshop Drop Shadow [duplicate]

How do you create this drop shadow effect in Photoshop CS5? http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/colorful-building-icons_765391.htm UPDATE (05/13/2015): I was able to reproduce this long shadow ...
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How to get the x/y position of multiple points on an artboard

I've got a bunch of objects on an artboard and I'd like to know the X/Y positions of them all. It would be fine to either have pixel values, or a % from the sides of the artboard. Importantly, I ...
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scale raster image to meet defined ppi in Illustrator

Background: I am using Illustrator to combine several raster images. I apply scaling and clipping masks to them. Next, I try - if possible - to avoid non-integer resampling steps during subsequent ...
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Illustrator problems with free transform and type tool

I was used to trasform object by clicking ctrl+T and then working the shape off by dragging the vertexes here and there as much as I want. Now this shortcut is not working anymore and I dont know ...
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How to reset Illustrator CS6 rectangle tool to zero degree?

I made previous work (as a beginner) in Illustrator CS6 and now when I select the rectangle tool it is by default oblique. Also, I would like to reset the rectangle to its orginal ...
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Turn off antialiasing for artwork and ignore type?

I'm trying to force Illustrator to be my goto web design "raster" editor. Working in pixel preview is certainly the way to go but I've run into a problem. In web design there is no AA for boxes and ...
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Problems with PDF quality on Photoshop or Illustrator

I am trying to export a PDF containing mobile app screens through Photoshop, but the end result comes out to be quite pixelated. Viewing it on 75% zoom makes the text appear better, but the images get ...
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What's the best technique for stacking the same multiplied object?

I'm trying to create a material style illustration and I can't figure out how to multiply the object so that the edges are aligned perfectly. Even if I use Alt+Shift option the edges are bound to ...
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Is there a way to make all these polygons symmetrical?

So I am doing a side project for fun. How can I make these points on the trees all go up vertically without having to manually edit each one? They are made using the pen tool so each of the different ...
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Why does text look off balance or misaligned when rotated?

I am updating my portfolio book and decided that I wanted to rotate the some images as an added appearance effect. I am using Courier New as a font on a business card design. When I place the text in ...
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Convert Pdf from RGB to CMYK, keeping font color 100% K in Illustrator

How can I convert Pdf from RGB to CMYK, keeping font color 100% K while working in Illustrator? When I try to open the document in Illustrator and I convert to CMYK the black text converts to rich ...
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Color Of The Object is appearing on divide?

i tried to split the text using the divide, first of all i created a a round semicircle using blob brush, when i am dividing it the color of the semicircle is coming. Here's the image.
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How to get best print results from Illustrator?

I'm printing a large poster through a full color inkjet plotter. What is the best format to export a design from illustrator for print, that will result in the best quality and lowest file size? ...
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How to change the roundness and size of a brush in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to use a calligraphy brush the roundness and the size doesn't change to another option. I go to Brushes Library Menu → New Brush and select the Calligraphy Brushes The Calligraphy ...