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How to make objects follow a curved path in illustrator?

I'm relatively new to illustrator and am sure that what I'm asking has a very simple answer but I can't seem to get my head around it! I want to change the shape of this text to a curved line which ...
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i want to paste same background in all of my illustrator layers

I have 200 layers in one of my Illustrator CS6 project. i want to add same background group in all layers and then run batch ai to jpg. how exactly can i paste the same background in every layer ...
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How to create a fade to transparent gradient effect in Illustrator?

The black gradient effect that is placed in front of the pattern but behind the text is what I'm looking to achieve. I've tried creating a black to transparent gradient but can't the nice blur/fade ...
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Change default settings in Illustrator (anti-alias, stroke color) [duplicate]

Can I change the default settings in Illustrator? For example Fill black instead of white, Stroke no instead of black 1px, Text anti-alias to crisp instead of sharp etc I have looked for these ...
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converting a dashed line into multiple lines in illustrator

I am wondering if anyone knows of a way to take a dashed line and quickly turn it into multiple lines, retaining its dash pattern. Maybe I need to get into some kind of scripting? If anyone could ...
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Illustrator color fill problem

I'm working on a packaging box and I have a ready template. I'm not an expert in Illustrator and I can't seem to fill the other boxes with colour. If anybody knows how I can successfully fill color ...
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Border showing in swatch [duplicate]

i'm trying to create a swatch. i've selected the following: width: 1000m height: 869.5425mm tile type: grid size tile to art copies 3 x 3 if you take a look at the tip of the blue box, i can ...
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I am unable to convert make a svg file from PSD [migrated]

I have a psd file, which is has several layers. I took layer which I wanted duplicated to it to a new file( ctrl+n). Then saved the file as .png. Now I opened that png file in adobe, converted it to ...
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Automated method of setting ideal sizes and positions of symbols or logos of various proportions, when put together (ignoring any text) [duplicate]

I always spend too much time trying to scale symbols or logos that are supposed to look harmoniously next to each other, like below: These seem to be acceptable to me, but I wonder if there is any ...
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Convert straight line of text to curved line of text

In Adobe illustrator CS6, I have a lot of text. Lots of the text is the names of rivers. The text is in a straight line. Is there a way that I can change this line of text so that it curves or follows ...
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How to cut a circle from multi layered square artboard?

I have a square artboard in illustrator CS6. There are multiple layers and sub-layers on the board. I want to have a circular artboard and keep the editing capabilities within the circle if possible ...
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List of images for tracing [closed]

I would like to practice tracing a variety of images in Adobe Illustrator moving from basic to advanced in complexity. Is there any single place that stores like a pack or list of images like these? ...
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adobe illustrator - linework and paintbucket on different layers

I would like to have my brush strokes on one layer and coloring done by live paint bucket on another layer. When I select the strokes and make a live paint group to color with everything, strokes and ...
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Please help, how to do off registration in Illustrator CS6?

I am trying to do an assignment and I need to do off registration. I cannot figure out how to get into the channels so I can move the colors to be off register. I can only figure out how to get into ...
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Painting areas inside an illustration - Illustrator CS6

I am having problems in filling my illustration with colours. I usually do these things by creating separate shapes or so but now this is done more by separate paths and I am confused. The shape ...
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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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Cchanging the color of of a PNG file converted to SVG in illustrator [closed]

Just got done converting a png Photoshop file to a SVG in Illustrator but I"m not able to change the color to the the deired dcolor. Any ideas on how this can be done?
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Illustrator CS4 - Text Box Moves When Adjusting Bounding Box [migrated]

Adobe Illustrator CS4 I'm having a weird problem that I can't find the solution to. I make a text box manually to fill with text. I typically like to size it so the text is snug within the bounding ...
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In Sketch 3 how can I delete the excess of a shape like in Adobe illustrator?

If I merge to shapes together or use a mask in Sketch 3 I want to be able to select the 'excess' and delete. For example I have a rectangle and then I overlap a circle with it. Then I want to keep 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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Images imported to Illustrator get resized despite their original size

I have a folder full of pictures, they are all 6000x4000 images. However, when I impor them into Illustrator (drag&drop inside the app) their size changes, their width and height sometimes is half ...
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Center icon in a transparent square for SVG export

I have a file with many art boards within, each has an icon. I've exported all the icons in to there own .ai file and now I want them all to be exported as SVG's centered in a square so they are all ...
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Can I insert and lock a vector illustration in a word document?

I work for a marketing department that gets constant copy edit requests for sales proposals that have been designed in illustrator and indesign. Is there a way for me to recreate the document in word ...
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How can I easily preview my illustrator document on my iPad?

I am designing screens for an app for iPad. I would like to easily preview my artboards on my iPad. My method to do that is: export the .ai document to a .pdf document copy the .pdf file to my ...
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How to convert greyscale to alpha in Illustrator?

I have a scanned image I converted to outlines in Illustrator. To do that, I have used the greyscale option, which gave me a decent result. What I need to do now is to convert the greyscale values to ...
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Segment circle into layers

I want to divide a circle into 5 equal segments such that each segment will be on it's own layer. In general I want to create a loading animation that would consist of 5 images with number of visible ...
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What's common starting point to designing an icon set [closed]

I have seen a growing number of nice icon sets throughout the years. They have fine tuned their icon sets to make it pixel perfect, well-ratio. I wonder if I want to start design my own icon set, for ...
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Ai: How do I apply a layer's layer style (eg shadow) only to the object or group below it?

So if I want the shadow for the blue hat to only fall on the face, and not blur out onto the background etc, is there any simple-ish way to do this?
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How to select multiple paths that are adjacent in the layers window?

Given the following setup: How can I quickly select all orange circles in Layer 1 in order to edit them, as shown here: It seems like this should be somehow possible through the layers window, ...
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Is there a way to batch export Illustrator symbols as pngs?

I use Illustrator as my main graphics program for building modular UI components. Context: I'm exploring an animation software, Pixate, and will need to upload all UI assets to the project library ...
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Which color space should be used for a logo? [duplicate]

I'm currently designing a logo in CYMK (in Illustrator CS6). The logo will be used in digital printing, web and for business cards. Is it correct to use CYMK or would it better to use colors from ...
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how can I increase my workflow of making cloud shapes?

Basically I have been using the Pen Tool to create cloud shapes similar to the image below. I feel it can be a bit time consuming. Isn't there any way I can increase my workflow of making such shapes ...
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Photoshop/ Illustrator Printing help? [duplicate]

I need to print a name board that's over 282' x 95' and i've come across a few issues; 1) Illustrator doesn't allow you to go beyond 227 inches 2) Photoshop allows this but im a little concerned ...
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Scripting In photoshop and Illustrator

I'm a graphic designer, but I have never been into coding, now I want to learn Scripting for adobe programs like photoshop and illustrator, What would be a good place for a non developer to start ...
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How do I send a file I've created in InDesign to someone else, so they can open it up in InDesign and work with the file too?

I'm kind of in a pickle and took on a project involving indesign/illustrator. It's been a long time since I was really familiar with InDesign so I feel a bit overwhelmed right now and as though I've ...
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Editing some pages in a PDF document of more than 200 pages

I am trying to edit a huge PDF document (annual report) of more than 200 pages. The original file was a Word document which was deleted after being saved as a PDF. Given that the changes are on about ...
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How do I please use a given resolution to design under Photoshop? [closed]

I have never done an app interface design before. I got this freelance work where I have to design the visual interface for an app working under Windows. My client says his ultimate device would be ...
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How do I create a multi paged pdf from Illustrator with different layers lighted on each page?

The question is pretty much in the title. I would like to have the same artboard in illustrator as three different pages in a pdf-file, each page should have different layers visible. Is this possible ...
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How can I edit smart vector object in Photoshop? [closed]

I copied objects from my Illustrator project (several objects in multiple layers) and pasted them in Photoshop using the smart object option. The image appeared with the diagonal lines in one smart ...
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How Do I vary The Stroke Of A Line In Illustrator?

I'm looking to recreate the line placed above the word "ZARA" in the following example. Aside from using the Pen tool to get the shape, how can I change the stroke at both ends of the line?
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How do I make “realistic” long shadows (flat design) [duplicate]

Edit: This is definitely not a duplicate of Unable to achieve long shadow effect in Illustrator please don't flag it without reading the question thoroughly and looking at the images. These days you ...
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Illustrator CC resets artboard preset from Desktop to Fire HD [closed]

I am building a wireframe in Adobe Illustrator CC and creating multiple artboards for different devices. My first two artboards have the presets of iPad Air and iPhone 5s respectively. I created a ...
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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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Drawing Area turned white

The drawing area in illustrator turned white -- I do not mean the art board. How do I change it back to gray?
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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 font converts to rich ...
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Photoshop to illustrator drag and drop [closed]

I'm working with a hand calligraphy piece which I've cleaned up in photoshop - removed specs etc and used magic wand to delete the background. When I try and then drag and drop this into illustrator ...
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how to quickly create many arrowheads on a path using illustrator?

My question is simple. How to quickly create many arrowheads on a path using Adobe Illustrator? like this
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How to add an image to a path in Illustrator?

I bought an EPS and I want to add an image to a path. Is it possible? This is here the path. And an British flag I want to add / render on it. A very bad resolution, but something like this:
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How can I keep objects in their original layers after removing overlapping artboard parts?

Using the clipping mask method ends up placing all my shapes in the same layer, leaving all other layers empty. I tried using the pathfinder tool by creating a rectangle above the overlapping portion ...
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Fill path with average colour from image on a separate layer (Illustrator)

So I have a bunch of triangle paths in Illustrator, and these are overlayed onto an image which is in another layer. Is there a way to fill each triangle with the average colour of the part of the ...