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Illustrator Changes Colours?

I am designing a swing tag for a client. I have designed it in Illustrator, for print, in CMYK profile. One rectangle object in the design needs the fill colour to be a web safe blue #0099ff / C70 ...
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Placing Items from Illustrator to Indesign

I'm trying to place an illustrator CC file with many artboards all into an Indesign CC file. When I paste in the illustrations, the bounding boxes are giant. When I place the file from file > Place, ...
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Fit artboard to selected art scripting command in Illustrator CS5 crashes illustrator

I am trying to automate a process that requires me to resize the artboard. I am using AppleScript and planned on transforming the size of the image (already have this done) and then calling the ...
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Illustrator CS6 - When I intersect two shapes, remains a line. How I can fix this?

I have a little problem with Illustrator CS6. Like the title says, when I intersect two shapes, remains a line between them. How i can fix this problem, because I don't want to use another option from ...
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How to keep the text in vector in Photoshop without rasterizing it or flattening the layers when exporting to PDF?

After many tests in all kind of PDF presets, I couldn't figure out how to keep the text layers as vector and still have the quality of InDesign without using it. Everything I tried was rasterizing ...
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Random rearrangement of objects within a grid in Illustrator

I've got a set of tiles and I want to create a pattern out of it. Normally, this would produce a pattern with a single rectangle of these coloured tiles, which would give me noticeable repetitions. ...
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Illustrator pathways [closed]

When I copy and paste a cartoon drawing from illustrator into any other programme (paint) the lines keep going grey, instead of black like they show on illustrator. Help? :/
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Swatch Conflict

I am a very novice Illustrator user. I have recently been getting the following pop-up every time I go to copy text from one worksheet to another. This didn't use to happen: "The color swatch ...
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Adobe Illustrator Share shape edges

I am relatively new to Adobe Illustrator, so I am not very familiar with the tools. I have two paths, with stroke inside selected for the stroke method. I would like to have the two shapes share an ...
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Help! The Minus Front in illustrator is not working properly! [duplicate]

So i have this logo And when I use minus front this happens is there a way to fix this?
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How to re size different pixel sizes and scale factors?

A client asks me do deliver the files of the logo I made for him. but I really have no idea how sizes and scale factor works in illustrator. can somebody please help me. the attached image are his ...
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What is the best Adobe program to create a cover for a guideline?

i am working on a visual merchandising guideline and trying to create an awesome cover for it! nice layout not really busy one! but i am really confused which program is the best to use in this case, ...
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Illustrator - Color settings

I played a little bit with the color settings and the working space and I regret it. Is there a way to go back to the default settings?
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Why an unsaved asterisk appears after saving for web?

This isn't a make-or-break type of problem, just a curiosity that has bugged me for a long time. Mainly in Illustrator, but I believe photoshop as well, when I take a currently saved document and use ...
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Align .svg images of heads so they will all mix and match with a set of bodies

A wonderful woman made me a set of animal heads and animal bodies that will all interchange however when she saved them they are sort of all over the place. I've asked her if she can save them so ...
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Why is my export so low res?

Can anyone tell me why my export from illustrator is so low res? It's 490 px wide so I thought it should still be sharp. Any ideas? Below is the export with save for type enabled. See it ruins the ...
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Create a custom stroke with an exact pattern of many different square and rectangular dashes

Can anyone suggest a method that will essentially allow me to use the pattern shown in the below image as a stroke? I want to be able to apply this to any path, and want to ensure that the each ...
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Illustrator CC 2014 - Live Paint Bucket Won't Work

Does anyone know how I can change the stars/radio towers to "no fill" without changing the surrounding areas? I still want the surrounding fill to be white, but the inside of the star/radio towers to ...
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Illustrator PNG w/ transparency Export - White Outline in Web when not 100%?

I created a vector graphic in Illustrator CC and used "Save for Web" to create a transparent PNG of it. When rendered on my site, though, it adds a faint light outline around the gray circle in the ...
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Vector Graphic Pin to Edge Constraints

Is it possible to pin an object to an edge (of an object, path, or document) such that when the document is resized, the object will change its x,y coordinates such that it maintains the same distance ...
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Adobe illustrator - cutting a shape into lines

I have created a shape using the pen tool and I all looking to have each line segment (from one point to the next) be a different weight. Is there a way to do this? I tried the direct select but it is ...
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On Retina screen, images saved from PS & AI are large and blurry

Please bear with me on this one, since I get the overall concepts of what's going on here, but I don't understand why I'm getting the results I am. This past month, I started using a MacBook Pro ...
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How to remove black pixel bleed? (Illustrator CC or Sketch)

I'm working with a color logo created in Illustrator. When it's exported as a PNG at a large size, it looks fine. If I export it at a smaller size, it creates a faint black line between the colors. ...
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Recursively batch-resave Illustrator AI files to legacy format

I need to downsave a few hundred AI files from AI CC to CS6. They are scattered across dozens of folders and I need a way to recursively overwrite the AI CC files with CS6 compatible files. I ...
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Make Image have Brushed metal look [closed]

Picture 1 picture 2 Can someone tell me how the developer made picture 1 into picture 2 in Photoshop or illustrator?
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Resize or Scale Images changing aspect ratio without stretching?

I want to design a website. I've got some images with different w*h. For example, we have lots of pictures at 800*600 or 1024*768 or something else. In our website we have some restricted frame ...
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Can Acrobat Pro edit locked text layers in PDF?

I'm new to freelancing, and I want to send the final work to client in PDF. I want the client to be able to edit text layers only, I locked all layers in the AI file. and I'm choosing to save as PDF ...
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How to save a PNG with text in Illustrator so it displays clearly on web?

I've designed some badges for a new forum. In the mobile version I would like these to display the same size as the navigation icons. I know that if they are too detailed, detail will be lost once ...
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EPS files exported by Illustrator are ca. 2 MB while SVG version is 30 kB

I worked on a couple of vector images in Illustrator CC, and saved them both as EPS and SVG. For some reason, the EPS files are around 2 MB and the SVG files are around 30 kB. It is the same exact ...
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What does Expand Apearance do in Adobe Illustrator?

As the title asks what does it do? When and why we need it? Can anybody explain with an example for me?
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Can not save out or print a file without loosing part of the design

I have a file that was built by another designer. Part of the file has a jack o lantern with thick black lines. I see the thick lines just as they should be on my screen in illustrator yet no matter ...
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Is an eps Illustrator file a full vector file?

If I convert a pdf file to an Illustrator eps file, will it be a full vector file that will resize appropriately?
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What's causing this AI import to look different in After Effects?

It looks fine in illustrator but when i import into after effects it brings out the lines in the back layers that are getting covered up correctly in illustrator. **
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How can I wrap an existing design around a circular path in Adobe Illustrator?

I am without my Senior Designer and facing a deadline that approaches before she returns. I've had a request from a printer creating tins for my company, to format our AI files to meet very specific ...
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SVG optimization practices when drawing in Illustrator

I’ve noticed that when exporting a file from AI to SVG, there is a lot of code created that is not necessary and I realized then that this code can be certainly optimised. Found this interesting SVG ...
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Color all objects within polar grid

First off, I am new to illustrator so may be going at this the wrong way. I have a design that involves multiple paths that form a web like structure in a circle. I would like to have the color of ...
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How do I create a gap in an outline or shape?

as the title says, i'm looking for a way to create a gap in an outline or shape. The options in pathfinder are not helping. Thanks in advance!
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Illustrator: How can I fill stroked shapes with a color? TONS OF THEM

I created a detailed pattern on illustrator and I used the paint brush and used a stroke color with an empty fill, so it became transparent. I didnt think it through, and there actually should have ...
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Why would I get aliasing on a vector like this? [duplicate]

I've read several similar questions but they keep leading back to eventually becoming raster images, in which case the aliasing makes sense. However I haven't quite figured out why an image made ...
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Outlines and Paths

I have recently started to print my own designs on T-Shirts. To do this, I use a program called Sign Cut Pro. The program prints using .ai or eps files. If it is a text font, then outlines need to be ...
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Abobe Illustrator---text on path at strange angle

I am using Adobe Illustrator to create a logo. However, the text around the circular path is at a funny angle and the spacing is funny. On the word "Office," if you look at the Fs, you can see that ...
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Is there anyway in Illustrator to prevent a path object from moving when selecting an anchor point?

Is there any way in Illustrator to lock a path object in place while still allowing for anchors and handles to be edited with the Direct Selection Tool? I am using a Wacom grip pen and tablet and I ...
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How to render text pixel-perfectly with subpixel antialising with Illustrator?

I'm exporting a document to raster image with Illustrator and get this result: But I want to get this quality: It lookes more pixel-perfect and thin then the Illustrator's render. How do I setup ...
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How do I fill my vector file with color?

First of all, I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I've been searching and trying for the past 2 hours without any luck. I'm only getting started with Illustrator, so forgive me if this is a ...
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How Do I save Illustration as a Jpeg as it's normal size?

Hi there, I'm really struggling here I am going to print these off in a little while as an A1 I set this up as a JPEG for me to print. The left picture shows the way I want it to print out. The ...
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how can I recreate this effect in Illustrator?

I created the outline by duplicating the text, selecting the main text and expanding the selection by 5px and then just delete the selection on the duplicated layer. How can I recreate this effect in ...
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Equal distance for two objects not adjacent to each other

I am new to Illustartor and was creating a border. I was wondering if there is an easy to way to exactly create equal distance between two non-adjacent objects. For example, the two white spaces ...
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converting Cs6 PDF into CC ai file to change the designs

Hi Ive been sent a Tshirt design from Cs6 PDF file to my Illustrator CC but i dont know how to open it and edit it so i can change the designs myself. I hope you understand what i mean? Kind Regards ...
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Can I salvage a 5GB Illustrator file made up of all raster images?

I have a single Illustrator file that's about 5GB big. It's a composite of hundreds of 2-5 megapixel camera images that we imported over time. The file will not open on my computer anymore and I ...
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difference between illustrator, photoshop and inDesign [duplicate]

I know that you use Illustrator for your logo's, Photoshop for you pictures (to edit them) But for what purpose do you use inDesign? If it is for logo's and design, why does Adobe make another program ...