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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 ...
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how can I get the cloud effect the image?

I am trying to get the effect on the clouds (that makes it look like it's fading out getting to the lower part) in the image below. How can I achieve this? For those who need to see what I've done ...
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Envelope distort not working

I'm trying to wrap the lines within the shape in Illustrator. The lines are in a layer under the shape. When I use Envelope Distort to do put the wrap the lines with the shape it returns this: ...
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Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?

I have an image that I’m using on a website. I would like to use an SVG so that it can be any size and still look crisp. This dropbox contains the SVG file as well as the original Illustrator file. ...
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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator

I can see how to fit an artboard to the art therein (Object -> Artboards -> Fit to selected art), but how do I do the opposite, i.e. how do I automatically resize a selected object to the artboard ...
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Find color profile given CMYK values for some Pantone colors

I have an EPS file created with Illustrator CS2 which uses spot colors: %%CMYKCustomColor: 1 0.7200 0 0.5600 (PANTONE 282 C) %%+ 0 1 0.6200 0 (PANTONE 199 C) I need to create a document using the ...
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SVG saved from Illustrator loses the transparency around the image?

Ive used Image Trace to convert a PNG to vectors in Illustrator. By changing the colour of my artboard I can see the transparency around the image is there. When I save the image as an SVG it looses ...
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How can I change artboard number in adobe illustrator CC?

I want one of my artboards to be viewed before another one when I'm viewing my work in adobe reader, and the only way I can do this is to replace the contents of these two artboards with each other. ...
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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how to fix a illustrator .jpeg file from being blurry?

I am making my son's birthday invitation on illustrator. It looks perfectly fine until I save it for web so it will be a .jpeg so I can print it. Once it is a .jpeg it looks blurry. I am planing to ...
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How can I cut an image along Paths in illustrator

Hi I would like to "cut" an image into multiple parts using Illustrator Paths. Like a clipping mask, but with a lot of different parts and in one step. Or in one process, but not 100 clipping mask. ...
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How to add an artboard preset in Illustrator [closed]

How do I add artboard presets in Illustrator CC 2014? I believe I've done it before, as I have some custom devices listed there currently. Google was not helpful. I think it is in an Application ...
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How to give dotted effect to sides of a photograph?

See image. Can this be done using photoshop, indesign or illustrator? Using this opportunity to wish all a happy easter.
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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The Select Tool doesn't seem to be shrinking or expanding an object on Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi guys, I'm a bit stuck here. The Select Tool doesn't seem to shrink or enlarge objects. I'm using Illustrator CS6. It only seems to just move it around. Please help, thanks x
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Why do colors slightly change when copying from Illustrator to Photoshop? [duplicate]

I want to copy a object from Illustrator and paste it into a Photoshop document with the same color mode and profile. When I use the Eyedropper Tool on the pasted object in Photoshop the color ...
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How to set object rotation as the new zero rotation

I am working in Illustrator and have created a group of wedge shapes from a pie chart, which was rotated, ungrouped, and regrouped. Given that the wedges are still placed together as a circle, and ...
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Why does this line appear in my text? [duplicate]

Do you know why this horizontal line appears at the top of this headline text? It shows in Illustrator and when saved as JPG, and in some PDF viewers. This is a single click text line (not a text ...
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How to get rid of the box in the middle of the art board [closed]

There is a little box thing in the middle of an art board on Illustrator CS6. Just wanting to ask how I get rid of it. It's been there for a while but it's getting really distracting. Can't even ...
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Minus a stroked path

I have a compound path that I'd like to fill with a pattern that contains a stroked path. No problem, but now I'd like to merge or minus the compound path, leaving the stroke intact. the example ...
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Adobe Illustrator vs. Inkscape: Smaller than “Smallest file size”

Vector graphics is a compact way of storing simple drawings. And I always thought that the most compact .pdf file you can get from Illustrator, is achieved with the "Smallest file size" preset. ...
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Using the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator [closed]

I am new to Adobe Illustrator, and I'm having problems with my pen tool. Every time I click on it, it makes an anchor point with a line that drags from it. It does not make individual points that ...
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How to Change Colors of a Company Logo without Using Pen Tool?

I have a couple of company logos that I want to change to color white (to be placed in a black background). This logo is pretty simple enough to just use the pen tool. However, I have some logos ...
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Illustrator: How to draw circles at control points?

I drew a polygon using the pen tool. Now I'd like to draw small circles (illustrating vertices) at the polygon control points.
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Illustrator is changing width of the path when saving as SVG

I use AI CS6 and I have a problem. When i open a svg file that should look like this on Pic1 The width of path changes, liko on Pic2 and I don't know how to fix it. It happens with all files that use ...