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An easy way to reduce depth of a path?

So my graphic designer sent me my files today, but I'm wanting to make a change. My problem is layer 1 is a lot thicker than layer 2, and is just hidden behind to create the bubbled outline effect. ...
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Creating Isolated Points in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I noticed that isolated points appear when I import some pictures and made from them the paths (OBJECT >> IMAGE TRACE >> MAKE). Moreover, there is the way to remove stray points: OBJECT >> PATH ...
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Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
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Why does Illustrator CS6 crash when closing application? [closed]

I have Windows 7, 16gb Ram, Nvidia Quadro K2000D Driver 335.23. Every time I close the application I get the following crash windows. Would anyone know what is causing this? I also have problems ...
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How do I achieve this weird edge and drop shadow effect on type [closed]

I need to recreate this logo and make it an SVG file, How would I give my outlined L and A letters the same looking effect as it has here in Illustrator CC? ...
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PNG's at 400.997PPI and need them at 401PPI

Having an issue right now where I'm trying to get my designer to send over icons at 401 PPI. My designer says he is exporting my icons at 401PPI but when i receive them i open them up on photoshop and ...
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updating images in illustrator and program crashes [closed]

I'm trying to update my image files every month on illustrator CS5.1 but when I try to replace the images it would close the program down.
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Moving Illustrator undocked tool palette between monitors

So between home and work I have 2 & 4 monitors, does someone know how to move the little undocked tool palette windows around monitors so I can get it back on screen and see it? Like if I used ...
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Best practice to track procedural image creation?

I often create a collection of images in Illustrator or Photoshop which require a specific sequence of manual steps in order to maintain a similar appearance across a series. Actions or scripts ...
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can't zero co-ordinates for relative positioning

I created a shape in Illustrator and exported it as a psd. I dropped it into an open document in Photoshop as a new layer. I want to repeat the shape using relative positioning (with each shape on a ...
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Illustrator clipping mask on blended lines

I am newbie to Illustrator, just started out like a few weeks ago and was hoping someone could help me with this. I wanted to do a clipping mask over few blends and its kinda not working out... ...
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How to export the images that inside adobe illustrator file

Right now I have a AI file, and there are some images used in it , the problem is , how to export all of them? Thanks a lot for helping.
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How would you go about creating elegant patterns

So here are some exaples of what I mean What program should I use (Photoshop or Illustrator maybe?), any tutorials you could point out or any tips? Thanks for your time!
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Problems with exporting SVG assets out of Illustrator

My workflow generally goes like this, design the icon on Illustrator and paste the icon and resize it for the design. Because our dev team needs SVG icons and not just the typical 1x,2x,3x assets, I ...
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How can I create a mosaic with my own tessellating tile shape?

The effect I want to achieve is the same as the one created by 'create object mosaic' command in Illustrator - but using my tile shape instead of a square or rectangle. I have created the effect I ...
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I am new to graphic designing. I am searching for a mentor [duplicate]

I am familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. However, I am not sure to call it a creative block or lack of industry knowledge, I am not able to take the this interest beyond certain level. I lack ...
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PDF saved from Adobe Illustrator CS5 not displaying correctly in Apple Preview

Hi, I have an issue with PDFs that have been saved out of Adobe Illustrator CS5 (yes, I know, old) not displaying correctly in Apple Preview. In the attached image, the left side shows how the ...
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Cutting Out Type in a Gussian Blur in Illustrator

I have a logo a client likes a lot. It uses gaussian blur ( few gaussian blur layers on top of each other) to create a glowing effect around the type. Then white type is placed on top to give it the ...
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paste PS5.5 selection into Ai 6.0

I have selected part of an image and I would like to paste that selection into an open Illustrator document. Basically a psd on top of a vector frame. The original image is a psd as I have already ...
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How can I resize an image without losing quality?

I have to place an Illustrator file into another one and then resize it (way smaller). How do I do that and keep a clear image?
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Why I am getting this extra part of lines and how to resolve it?

Here i am getting extra line that i dont want.I tried scaling down the size of line but it did not help.So can you please guide me how to solve this type of errors.
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I want to convert image with multi-colors to two colors [duplicate]

As there a possible way to make a multi-colors PSD/AI/Image to be only two colors
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Creating a flat, 2D logo with 3D Illusion

I'm an apprentice designer and I often visit websites like Logopond in search of inspiration for some illustrations and logos. I see many logos realized like this, meaning they look 2D flat while ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual ...
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Finding the Pantone colors used in illustrator

I have a logo that is getting put on to golf shirts and the company has asked for a list of the pantone colors. Is there a way to get a list of all the colors through illustrator?
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Changing colour modes Illustrator

I'm finalising a logo in illustrator, saving out different file types to deliver to the client. So I want to give an RGB and CMYK version. It was originally designed on an RGB artboard. Is converting ...
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Rountrip from Illustrator->PowerPoint->Illustrator

I have a fair amount of experience working with Illustrator from taking some graphic design classes in high school. I've recently started working in a biomedical research lab that makes all of their ...
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How to quickly find all transparent objects in an artwork in Illustrator?

I have document with 15000 paths. I used a lot blending modes, blur effects and gradients with transparent nodes. I need to convert it to EPS. I found most of transparent objects, but over 50 more I'm ...
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How can I create a transparent EPS from a PNG in photoshop?

I have a logo in PNG format that I want to convert to EPS (EPS is required by the print company I use - these images will be printed onto merchandise). Here's where I am in the process: I have ...
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How to improve the quality of raster images (embedded or linked) in SVG created with Illustrator CC

I created a new file and placed a PNG image as background. If I try to save that as an SVG file with Adobe Illustrator, the quality of the background image is very degraded compared to the original ...
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Text lost quality by resize (Illustrator)

I use in my text font: Century Gothic, if i resize it in illustrator or photoshop to be smaller, then i see to much pixels, the quality is to much broken. I'm not a graphic designer so i don't have ...
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Illustrator Anchor Point Tool Not Found [closed]

I'm new to Illustrator and i'm learning using video courses in which the tutor uses anchor point tool to make a straight line curved i cannot find it can anyone help it is of ^ this shape Thanks in ...
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Illustrator how to edit the shape of a intersecting point of 3 thick lines?

I'm working in Illustrator and I've got trouble making the corner in the graphic look like the one in the original image, without those sharp things sticking out of the corner. I need to keep those ...
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Using Shape Builder and Image Trace

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to remove a section of an image traced object. It will be easier if I explain using diagrams.Before I continue, I know how to use Shape Builder for ...
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divide layered object into sections in illustrator

I wasn't sure how to title this but I have created a pizza in illustrator and I want to take a slice from the image and pull it out slightly. You can see in the image below the drawing I did in ...
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Size and pixel in illustrator cs6

I need to create a jpeg file with 2953*4132 px and 150 dpi as its requirements. When I convert my Ai file to Jpeg. The dimensions change to 6152*8612 px. I'm using CS6
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AI Files Not Opening Since New Update [closed]

I am currently working with another graphic designer. She Keeps encountering AI files not opening when selecting them from her specific project folder such as opening with the "right click open ...
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Dieline of a Box

How do i create a die line of a box for packaging? The measurements are 14 inches in length, 4 inches width and 8 inches height. The box needs to have a window for the product to be seen.
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Illustrator: Select next object above and below in isolation mode

In Illustrator, it's not currently possible to use Select > Next Object Above / Below when working in isolation mode, e.g. artwork inside a clipping mask. I can still open the layers palette and see ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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Drawing a ribbon banner with text in Illustrator

Basically, I want to draw a “fluttering” banner/ribbon in Illustrator, such that the text follows the curve of the ribbon. There is to be a pseudo-3D effect, where the ribbon doubles back over itself, ...
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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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PIxelated lines in illustrator… images are for print, should I worry? [duplicate]

I am working on a big project and have done a few drawings but I am noticing some weird stuff with my strokes and I just wanted to check if it is normal and just something that I am seeing on my ...
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newbie illustrator question : how to create a cut in a shape?

Below is 2 letters where one goes across the other (the O) and can see the small white space between the two. How can i do this in illustrator, creating the cut shape so i get the white line ? i want ...
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Illustrator, Files appear pixelated when it's saved to web

I'm hoping I may be able to find someone who may be able to help with illustrator. I'm currently trying to create a header for a blog, although every time i save to web, the image appears pixelated. ...
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How to force Illustrator CS6 to work in whole pixels and fix fractional points?

I've been using Illustrator to make a UI and as I learn how to use this software, the points of the shapes I made keep getting to fractions of a pixel. I have a great many points now and I'd rather ...
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Create text with cutout through letter leaving cutout part transparent

I need to create a logo. It's very basic but I cannot figure out how to achieve my desisred effect with Adobe Illustrator. Like the image before, I need to have a part of the text cut out. I tried ...
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Unwanted Rouge Stroke Lines When Saving As PDF From Adobe Illustrator CS6 [duplicate]

There are rouge lines on some outlines on various objects when I try to save a file as .PDF; IE: I am wondering if it will affect printing, or is it just an on-screen issue?
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Color values change between Illustrator and InDesign

I've googled and searched here for an answer to my question but haven't been able to find anything. I designed several pieces of collateral, all using the same single color. Some of the pieces I ...
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Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

I want to create a speaker hole pattern like this: But I'm not sure where to start. Can this be achieved without laborious positioning in Illustrator or similar software?