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Best way to create a shadow (depth) effect in Illustrator?

I'm working on a logo and trying to give the logo shape a 3D'ish depth effect. Here is what I currently have: Regular size: Larger size: The way I'm currently achieving this effect is by creating ...
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Illustrator: How to accurately align shapes

i didn't really use Illustrator before, but i'm having troubles with some basic things such as aligning shapes together accurately. I'm using this auto-snap feature to align things but it's never ...
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How do I colorize text with eyedropper?

If I have a text that I want to have the same color as an object I can't select the text and then use the eyedropper tool to get the color from a (for example) rectangle. The text will get the Fill ...
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Select dots on image and modify the color of some of them

I make a dotted map just like the one on the image below. I am using Illustrator and Photoshop. How can I select and re-color some of the dots on this image?
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Designing Large banners in illustrator cs4 [duplicate]

I am designibg a banner 6' by 4' at what resolution should an image 2' by 3.5' I would like to use be?
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How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?

I am looking for help with creating spherical map similar to provided in picture: the 6 parts spherical map image setup (bent): I want to put together a promotional balloon vinyl,and I want to ...
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How do I create fold lines on my dieline?

I'm working on a dieline for a box and I was wondering how I could make the fold lines. Do I just make the stroke dashed? I'm using rectangles to create my dieline. How do I select just one side of ...
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Saving as SVG in illustrator gives me an error

I'm getting an error when I view my illustrator doc. error on line 33308 at column 20: Namespace prefix inkscape for connector-curvature on path is not defined My illustrator document is ...
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How to scale arc corners to be equal?

I'm trying to duplicate and scale a rectangle I created with arc corners to create a series of thinner lines inside. The problem is when I start scaling the lines the arcs don't equally line up with ...
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Can I change the color of grouped shapes with the eyedropper or appearance window in Adobe Illustrator?

I thought I used to be able to do this, maybe I am losing my mind. Here are the steps to what I'm trying to accomplish: (Adobe Illustrator CS6) Create a couple of shapes.(Shapes A) Fill the shapes ...
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In Illustrator the Layers panel Options for Selected contains no color assignment.

I see that others have more options for the Layers Panel, such as the ability to change color. My layers panel Options for Selected contains only: Lock. Hide. How do I restore the correct ...
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When i open an image the brushes are not there? [duplicate]

I was going to try to do the line art of one of my drawings on adobe illustrator, but when i open the file the brushes are not there. There's only the basic brush and i can't reduce its size. I've ...
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Organizing fonts [duplicate]

I have 550+ fonts installed in my Windows 7, which is annoying, because they all are appear in Adobe Illustrator font's menue. Its really difficult to find appropriate fonts when it needed, also i am ...
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Can I prevent the screen from scrolling when dragging a vector path in Illustrator?

Sometimes, when I'm drawing a vector path with the pen tool, I need to drag the line further than I have screen space, and this makes the screen scroll down, which makes me lose focus on what I'm ...
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Illustrator cannot add stroke to path

Can someone tell me why i cannot add a stroke to the selected path? I have opened the file multiple times/copied and pasted the paths and tried to change the color and weight of the stroke. I ...
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Illustrator symbol isolation view pixel grid not aligned to ruler

When a symbol is not aligned to pixel grid, the origin is not aligned to an intersection of the grid. Thus it becomes very difficult to create pixel perfect symbols. Paths that are snapped to the ...
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How reliable are the colour blindness previews in Illustrator and Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator have options to preview what artwork will look like to people with red/green colour blindness (protanopia and duteranopia). How reliable are these previews? For ...
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Adobe Illustrator script to duplicate objects and change its color

Basically I needed to build colour charts for a huge number of colour in my colour palette. I have a group of elements which consists of solid fills, gradients, text, stroke...etc and everything here ...
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Color panel in CMYK instead of RGB

I want RGB colors to be displayed in the shape color panel, but instead the CMYK colors are displayed. Did not find any way to change it... but obviously there should be one. Or probably the colors ...
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Saving a shape with a pattern to SVG

I have a complex shape (world map) that is filled with a pattern. The pattern is derived from a single symbol. This symbol was created from another SVG file that may have been created with Inkscape. ...
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Final size in Illustrator CS4 masked images

How do I find out the exact size of a graphic or image after it has a clipping mask applied in Illustrator? When you just select the image or do Ctrl+A it shows the entire image size(including the ...
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Straightening out jagged edges after live trace

I'm trying to smooth out the edges of a low res jpeg download after I take it in to live trace and use the b&w preset. Is there a better way than using the anchor point tool?
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in AI cs5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines?

in AI cs5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines? i have my grid and i want my brush to align or snap to the guidelines, it is posible? thank you :) the first picture is the effect i ...
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Illustrator compound path and clipping mask

I'm having an issue with a compound path and a clipping mask. It's driving me absolutely crazy. There is a very fine outline which I can't seem to get rid of. I've attached screenshots to ...
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help with creating spherical map [duplicate]

I am looking for help with creating spherical map similar to provided in picture: the 6 parts spherical map image setup (bent).
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Illustrator moves anything I select [closed]

Whenever I select an object by clicking on it in Illustrator CS6, the second I move my mouse it moves the object. Is there a way around this? I just need to select an object and then change it's color ...
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Animation of entire project in Illustrator

Is there a way to make an animation of an entire Illustrator project from start to finish? I don't want to screen capture movie (as if it were a tutorial), nor do I want "my current view" of the ...
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Why is Illustrator 10 moving my letters and outlines when I open a file?

I have a file that was originally created in CorelDrawX5 as both a dwg and pdf. I have opened both in Illustrator CS6 and they work fine. I then saved it as an eps and ai for my supplier to work ...
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What is the best way to resize things in illustrator?

I am working with this "complicated" ilustrated cat character in Illustrator. The problem is that I worked and modified what I needed to modify and now I have to resize this cat and I stumbled into a ...
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Problem with vectoring images from Photoshop to Illustrator

I am having problems vectoring art work for floor tiles. I vector the image in Photoshop then I save it as a Photoshop file and move it over to Illustrator. For these vector images the need to be able ...
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cutting one object with another using illustrator

I want to cut an object using second object how can I acheive it? In the above image you can see 2 objects one is circle having 2px stroke and no fill, second is rectangle having white fill but no ...
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How to determine exact contrast ratio

Because of the recent Web accessibility Law in my region, I need to ensure I'm designing with an appropriate contrast ratio. WCAG says the value of this ratio is 4.5:1 ...
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How to fill in areas surrounded by line segments?

I have a rectangular shape and I added an "extension area" to it with several line segments and closed it back to the rectangle. Specifically, I clicked on an anchor point off a corner of the ...
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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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Illustrator: Getting solid color values from transparency?

I created a logo in illustrator and after much experimentation, settled with a design which the client approved. The problem is, some shapes have a transparency of 60% which looks amazing on white ...
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Illustrator - Using an RGB transparency mask in a CMYK file

My file is CMYK, but it has a Link to an RGB PSD file as a transparency mask. The file renders properly in illustrator (the preview), but whenever I try to export to any other format, the colors are ...
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How do you erase only part of an imported “placed” image in Illustrator?

I have drawn an image in Illustrator and am working on drawing a second and unrelated image. Part of the new project requires another clip-art image I drew previously. I "placed" the older image into ...
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Smart Objects NOT properly displayed once pasted in Photoshop CS6

everyone... I've been experiencing this little issue for the last 2 days and I have no idea why is this suddenly happening. The thing is that I'm used to copy any object/path and then paste it into a ...
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Why does the paint brush style revert back to the old setting the moment I start painting?

In Adobe Illustrator I've changed the pain brush style to something else, (this happens with stroke size too) but the moment I start trying to paint the settings revert back to what they were before I ...
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From Freehand to Illustrator CS6

What is the best way to convert a file from freehand to Illustrator CS6? I tried different methods: Illustrator 7: Go to an old computer open the freehand file and export as Illustrator 7. Then ...
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Remove texture in illustrator

I'd like to remove the texture from a logo I made. I'm not sure how to attach the AI file, but here is a screenshot of what the logo looks like. I've tried going into the Appearance panel, but ...
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How to adjust two handles equally?

When adjusting the handles of an anchor point, how can I adjust both handles to an equal length or adjust them both at the same time?
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Business Cards design cost [duplicate]

I'm thinking to begin my work as a beginner at home " freelancer ", so How much is fair to charge for business card design?
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Merging two anchor points of the same path in Illustrator

Assume the following situation in Adobe Illustrator, where I have two neighbouring anchor points on the same path. For the left anchor point, only the left bezier-handle is important and for the right ...
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Grid-based design in Illustrator — need help setting up a grid!

I'm trying to explore grid-based layout design in Illustrator to help me create mockups for prototypes. I was wondering if anybody here could help me set up a grid based layout easily in Illustrator ...
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Dynamic heights

I'm wanting to make layered "cards" for print design (think of a tabbed index card but the tab goes the whole width) they'll be layered on 8 1/2x 11. Each card maybe 6in wide. The thing I wish I could ...
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Recommended workflow to expand paths without creating unnecessary anchors points

I'd like to know if what I do is the correct process for what I want to achieve. I created some paths to draw the strokes of an illustration (a helmet). As these strokes are paths, and they can't be ...
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Custom icon web font not scaling well

I am trying to make my own icons and embed them in a custom Web font. For that, I'm using Illustrator & Icomoon. I design the icons in a 14x14 px square, then I create my Web font using Icomoon ...
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Exporting Photoshop Smart Object To Illustrator with Effects

I'm creating a very simple logo with text and just one Smart Object leaf. I want to create an .eps file so my client can print without any trouble. The thing is, the Smart Object is a leaf that ...
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Align text field glyph anchor to box/grid

I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks: The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using: ...