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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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How do I make a radial gradient with “rays” from the origin, not circles?

Learning Illustrator, and I'm trying to find how to make a "radial" gradient that, rather than forming circles around the origin, creates "rays" from the origin: Example I've got a similar button ...
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How can I cut and replaced on illustrator

this is not the actual picture but lets say that girl was vectorized in illustrator. I want to know how can I cut 1 piece of puzzle in vectorized picture and place it somewhere using illustrator, as ...
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How to make graphics that can NOT be Traced on illustrator?

We are making a website for graphic designers to sell there work to fashion designers. However the problem is that if we showcase there work, it can simply be copied and traced on illustrator. I want ...
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Fill object with object in Illustrator cs6 [duplicate]

I needed to remake this particular brochure for my client. I did something alike for this map with brush of courrse It doesn't look neat, but for this project it was good enough. But I was wondering ...
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Which is the inverse operation to ''Expand'?

I am new to Illustrator and can't figure out how to make a single object from many paths and shapes. I used Image trace to trace a black&white image (settings: abutting, create fills and ignore ...
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Why aren't handles showing up when I draw a rectangle, even though I've selected Show Bounding Box & Show Edges in Illustrator CC 2014?

I recently reinstalled Illustrator CC 2014 (have been working with it since it's initial release) and suddenly, my rectangle shapes have no handles - I can't select and resize with my selection tool. ...
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Illustrator 18 Bounding Box

I just downloaded the new CC Illustrator and the bounding box works on everything except when i draw a square. I have turned the bounding box option on and off and restarted. The bounding box works on ...
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How can I draw different light shades inside an object?

Look at this picture: It is part of an Adobe Illustrator tutorial. The tutorial is about using patterns, but what I am interested in is how to draw the darker parts inside the objects. I'am ...
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“Apply” luminosity colors in Illustrator

I have some colourful objects: And plain colour background. When I applying Luminosity and transparency I have something like this: So my goal is "apply" these colours (and optionally ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Selection strange behavior [closed]

I am facing a problem with selection in Illustrator 6. Sometimes I see selection handle without selecting any object. Although it doesn't select anything, but its quite annoying.
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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How can I remove compression artifacts from an image?

I got a picture where there is some noise in it. To remove that I have to redraw it with pen because all I want is a crystal clear image. Is there any simple way to do it? I not, what steps would you ...
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How can I change colors in an Illustrator file without modifying other aspects?

I purchased a stock vector design. I want to change the preset colors used in vector art and leave everything as it is. The object is made up of bunch of shapes. As I try to change the colors ...
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How can I add languages in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1? [duplicate]

I am working on a project and I need Persian,Dari and some other languages but I don't have them. So Please tell me how to add other languages to adobe Illustrator. I tried by selecting Arabic font ...
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My SVG file shows as a blank icon on the desktop

I'm a new at the web design and I'm not sure if I've done right thing while saving my icon as svg file. Here's the thing - I got an outline icon and when I save it as svg with options shown in ...
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Cut strokes from other shapes via pathfinder

Im not that good in illustrator but i followed other people answers here with almost the same problems but didn't help. So i want to cut out the stroke from the other 2 path-s. I already made a ...
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How to make a jpg logo able to be enlarged without distortion?

So i have a logo on jpg , how or what can i do to be able to expand it with out distortion and have it on a format that can be used for marketing, like newspaper adds, apparel, etc..
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Android video editing app design

I am developing a video editing helper app. I went with a dark design (for some reason everything even remotely like this has a dark UI), as flat and simple as possible. I've worked on this for a ...
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Change default alignment type-on-a-path on Illustrator

I have to name some lines in a mathematical plot and using the type on the path tool seems to be the perfect choice, however for some reason Illustrator draws the values backwards. Check the picture: ...
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How to create vector from raster images in Adobe CC 2014?

I am new to Illustrator and have a simple task of changing the color of a tab.png file. I would either like to re-create the file to maintain quality of the image or just change the colors of the ...
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How can I export image in Adobe Illustrator to a specific resolution?

I need 120x120 pixel image, but Illustrator is asking for ppi. Strange I can not set less than 72 pixel / inch, or if I set the rendered image will have 72.
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Why exporting an EPS file to PNG from Illustrator gives a different result than with Photoshop?

I have a logo in EPS format (size: 338x50 pixel). When I convert it to PNG (Size: 169x25) from Illustrator the output is pixelated. If I convert the same image from Photoshop, the PNG output is much ...
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Print ready billboard design example

I made one simple example of print ready billboard design (4m x 3m) and I have some questions about it. 1.) In this example I used .jpg picture 7644x5000 and 96 dpi. I learned that for billboard in ...
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Help needed with special variable data creation in Illustrator

I am trying to create a variable data Illustrator file but with a catch, I have to create multiple points of data on one artboard. I am using a template with 36 identical shapes, and I'm trying to ...
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Transparency issue in PDF [High Quality Print]

I'm about to send some artwork to print and noticed on the logo which has some transparency, displays a faint outline around each triangle. The artwork was designed in Illustrator CS5 (CMYK), saved ...
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How to align an existing point text to any drawn path in Adobe Illustrator

I need a tool, tip, or any plugin in Illustrator to allow me to align an existing point text, or even any text area, to any already-drawn path so I don't have to retype it again using the "type on a ...
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How to align a serif font

I'm using a serif font 16px for a name in a business card. The 1st letter is 'L' and the last is 'O', its quite long as is standard South American convention double 1st name and double surname this ...
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Working with low res images Illustrator

I have to create a 4-banner wide roll-up design, but all I have to work with is a 1500px wide image. If I resize this, so it fits the banners, it becomes, logically, very pixelated. I have taken a ...
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Illustrator exporting SVG, viewbox doesn't match artboard size?

I'm attempting to output an SVG from Illustrator. My artboard is 256x256 pixels. The top left of the artboard is at 0,0. When I export my svg, the viewbox attribute is 0.5 792.5 256 256. Why isn't it ...
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Lines in Pattern Object

I'm creating a custom seamless pattern in illustrator. I've set the blue outline of the box so it fits over my artboard. I get lines in the bottom of my image, and it repeats. I have no idea where ...
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How do I achieve a 'grainy' / 'snow-dusted' effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?

If someone could point me to a tutorial for getting the "grainy" or "snow dusted"-like effect, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
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Illustrator - set stroke colour of multiple objects as respective fill colours

I have traced a photo in Illustrator, resulting in a complicated vector image with 20 colours. I would like to add a stroke to all of the shapes in the image and set the stroke colour to be the same ...
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Adobe Illustrator Appearance Panel: Where Did My Effects Go?

Granted I'm new to Adobe Illustrator I'm having trouble figuring out the appearance panel. Namely when I add an effect, I can't seem to select the right selection again to get it to come back up on ...
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Problems importing Illustrator files into Flash

Illustrator files don't always import correctly into Flash. What are the common reasons for failure and is there any way to improve the import quality?
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Convert SVG to AI in Bulk?

Is there a tool to convert SVG to AI in bulk? Everytime I search for this I simply get online convertors that convert SVG to bitmap formats, or similar stuff. I would need an offline tool, and one ...
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BC and Leaflet for Print - Colour Appearing Different

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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How do you create custom Arrowheads in illustrator CC?

I'm trying to create a custom arrowhead in illustrator CC but can't seem to find out how.
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Why is blend mode not making each line equal in width?

When applying a blend to two paths the lines in between them are not as wide. This is what happens To clarify, I want each line to be of equal length.
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How do I get the client to see his files (PDF) the same colours as it will print?

I am a self taught graphic designer and do a lot of design for print. I usually design in CMYK when end product is print. I rarely meet with clients and the way I approve artwork is by sending an ...
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What Illustrator technique/tool was used in this symbol?

I would like to know what Illustrator techniques/tools were used in this symbol?
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How can I make a template Icon in Adobe illustrator?

I created the attached icon for my client. Now my client wants to have the original AI file and he asked me to make a template so that he can change the flag in shades anytime he wants. I was ...
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SVG saving so less C data [duplicate]

I'm saving some SVG icons from Illustrator CC 2014 and when I give them to my dev he says can you make less CDATA. Does anyone know how? Thanks
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New Illustrator file with guide every 80cm

I have to design a roll-up banner, that's as wide as 4 roll-up banners and also exists of 4 roll-up banners that will be placed next to each other. These banners should have one design that continues ...
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Preventing the overlay of outlines without putting the border on a group/layer

This is a very specific question. I suspect there is no solution, but I'll try anyway. See this simple character: At the shoulders, the outlines of the arms and body overlap. I want to prevent ...
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Cannot edit layers in PSD after exporting from Illustrator

I have exported .ai layers into PSD and now I cannot edit colours of the layers or select the individual layers on the image. I can select the layer in layer panel but it does not highlight the layer ...
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Photoshopping text on cable

For a mockup, I need to add some text to a photo of a piece of cable. It has to look like the text is printed directly on the cable. So far I've tried to do it in Photoshop. I drew a path along the ...
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Illustrator - How to rearrange cut 3d paths align accurately after a cut in the original 3d path

Desired Effect: To achieve 3d paths circling around one another like twisted wires/ribbons (eg: 's' over 's' reflected). I drew two 2d paths one over the other with overlapping sections -> ...
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Saving an SVG with viewbox 0 0 in Illustrator

I've got a problem saving SVGs in their correct format in Illustrator. I want to save an SVG for web development with the viewbox as "0 0 100 100". The sizes, 100 width and height, are not a problem. ...
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Illustrator changes colors over several days?

I'm working on a web project from a few days ago and every time I open the Illustrator to continue working following day, the colors went much darker. And the colors that I didn't touched from the ...