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Slice/Cut/Divide an artwork and paste them in different artboards (Illustrator)

I have an vector Logo file. I need to increase its size to 10m x 10m. Printer can only take upto 1.3m x 2.5m , so he asked me to slice/cut/divide/tile(I dunno the exact word for it) the entire file ...
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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

In older versions of Photoshop (before photoshop cc 2015, latest update)the app used to create smart objects from pasted paths out of Illustrator. When I wanted to edit the Paths (double clicking on ...
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Objects in Illustrator CS6 turning into mere paths? [duplicate]

I'm new to Illustrator and had a few objects/shapes on the artboard that were filled in with colour and had stroke thickness (as shown in the "layers" tab). I think I may have accidently pressed ...
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Is there a way to quickly change color palettes in Illustrator?

I work on a lot of RGB files with Illustrator CS5 for Mac. In those files there are lines that must be converted to a specific percentage in the grayscale palette (but not all of them). As a result, I ...
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Font converted to outline won't fill in Illustrator [duplicate]

Whenever I convert a font to an outline in Illustrator, it seems to lose the fill colour and I have no idea how to get it back. All tutorials I have read show that after converting, the fill colour ...
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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White border when saving illustrator 10

Hi guys I'm new to illustrator and I'm having this issue with a thin white border showing up when saving legacy mode (illustrator 10 or 9) when I reopen the files the objects have this thin white ...
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Lines created after cropping

I have a problem with cropping an image. I Have some shapes that overlap others and I need to crop them with this shape. These shapes I need to crop look like this: The real problem is that when ...
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Fill holes in compound path with color

I need assistant to figure out how can I fill the empty holes within compound path with color using Adobe Illustrator. Download .SVG file
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Resizing image with anchor points in Illustrator

Why can't I change the size of an image or object just by the anchor points? I try to pull it up or down, but it just moves the object, it doesn't change the size. How can i fix this?
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How can I desaturate a color in illustrator [duplicate]

say I have a hexidecimal values or rgb values of a color in illustrator, how could I decrease the saturation easily and following the same tone in illustrator? Thanks
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Why are there grey lines around this AI file when I export it as a PNG?

I have a question regarding this .ai image. I re-color it in Illustator and change the blank lines to white. However, my exported PNG file always ends up with this grey shadow around the ...
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How to save image/artwork in Illustrator?

I am new to AI. I have designed a logo on AI when i zoom it on AI to like 8000px or whatever value it shows up perfectly fine no quality loss and nothing. But when i export it in format like png or ...
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Converting Ai Graphic Styles to Photoshop patterns

Is there anyway to convert Ai graphic styles for use in Photoshop as a pattern? or swatch?
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How can I delete a text outside of another layer in Illustrator CC?

I am new to Illustrator and trying my best to understand how it works! I am used to working with Photoshop and there are some things I was able to do on Photoshop and I am now trying to find a way to ...
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Whats an appropriate *default* set of formats/styles for sharing initial logo drafts with a client

Clearly, it's ideal to customize what you're presenting based on what you know about the client, any guidelines they've provided, etc. But I've just started to study to become a freelance graphic ...
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I had create a logo using illustration and my client want to use it in a video what format will be good form saving logo?

I am using illustrator to create the logo and my client want to use it in a video and I want to know the best format to save the file in.
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How do I stop Illustrator from changing my anchor coordinates?

I am an Architecture student creating some graphics for my website. I am trying to set up some construction lines for my graphics and the snap to points tool is not setting my anchor points to the ...
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Can't figure out how to snap object to grid

I am learning Illustrator right now, and I follow this Adobe guide to learn how to create pixel-aligned objects. The problem is that I seem to do everything as described in the guide, but regardless ...
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What vectorial file format is usually used for working well with both CorelDraw and Illustrator?

I am creating some templates and upload them to my website for people to used them in whatever software they have. The file needs to be vectorial and open the dimensions correctly in every program ...
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Changing this graphic to a top down perspective

I've tried to use the perspective grid to get the same effect as the monitor on my wordpress logo graphic but nothing is working. How would i go about applying the same perspective to my wordpress ...
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illustrator saving SVG with images embedded

I have a peculiar issue while exporting .ai files to .svg. Inside svg I see some parts are being embedded as .png and some parts are retained as vector... it seems quite arbitrary, any ideas how to ...
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

mates! So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them) I accidently hold alt button and move my hand on the ...
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Illustrator CS6 How to get my text box to scale upwards when a new line is added?

so I am using a point type text box (one that scales horizontally and vertically) but when I add a new line it expands the text box downwards. I was wondering if there was a way to get it to jump up ...
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Illustrator symbolic linked objects?

I am designing a logo and I would like multiple forms of this logo. Example, I have a dark layer behind a white logo, or a light layer behind a black logo. What I am asking is how can I update the ...
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How do I ensure that my graphic design will not be blurry when I use it online?

I work with adobe illustrator, but I am not a formally-trained graphic designer. I have been able to make a pretty decent business for myself. Recently, I have begun working alot with website ...
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Is it possible to “ripple delete” in Adobe Illustrator to automatically move everything up without manually selecting and moving everything?

So if you've used Premiere Pro then this will make sense, but basically I have a very long document and when I remove an object from the middle, I have to select everything underneath and nudge it up. ...
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Jagged lines on Barcode [closed]

Trying to insert a barcode into some artwork on Illustrator CC when i try to free rotate the barcode and downsize the lines are becoming jagged? I have anti aliasing checked and the barcode is in an ...
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How to protect your illustrator file while sending it as a PDF and is there a way to deliver a PDF version that does not contain the vector artwork?

Is there a way to send your Illustrator file as PDF so that it doesn't contain the vector artwork? How can you protect the vector artwork and send it as PDF?
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How to shrink an object's size and repeat it around a circle?

I am looking for a way to repeat an object around a circle and at the same time shrink the object for every repeat. It's easy to repeat an object by placing it outside the circle select rotate tool ...
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Illustrator clipping mask leaves an outline

This question has already been asked a couple times: here and here*. Those question's answers do not satisfy me, however, and I think it is a slightly different issue. Besides, I'm using Illustrator ...
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Unlinking Path Groups in Adobe Illustrator [closed]

I have the following set of social icons as an AI file http://s-icons.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/icon_sets/social_media_icons_pen_sketch_icons_set/social_media_icons_pen_sketch_icons_set.ai.zip ...
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How to make random dots in different sizes and spaces between the dots in Illustrator?

I am trying to make something similar to this? Obviously it's possible to make it manually piece by piece, but I am looking for some kind of automated feature in Illustrator to achieve this? Is this ...
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Illustrator Grain makes file huge

I create an A4 document, I add a rectangle with a blue background and then I go to Effects > Texture > Grain with a 19 by 19 grain and when I press save the file is 47MB. At that point, the file is ...
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How to apply Graphic Style correctly in Illustrator?

This is my first time to post a question. My question should be a best following to the answer below, but I cannot comment it because it requires 50 reputations (which I have only 1 as a newbie). ...
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How to create halftone image with same space and same size dots in Illustrator?

Hi how do you make something like this in Illustrator? The dots have the same size and the space between them is fixed. I tried halftone function but its not the effect I am looking for. Thanks!
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Variable width stroke & anchor points [duplicate]

In Illustrator I have a heart shape and the last anchor point is on the upper left side (by that I mean the anchor point that joins everything together). I would like to have a stroke that comes to ...
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How to get the minus sign in the shape builder tool ?

I was just going through the tutorial HERE and at 2:43 this guy uses the shape builder tool, so in my AI , i have the following: Now i am getting the plus sign below my cursor , but inorder to ...
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Adobe Illustrator adding to a selection already made

I am following a video tutorial and the technique shown does not appear to work when I try it out myself? When I create a selection of similar stroked objects in Illustrator, I use shift click and ...
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Illustrator help - trouble editing path stroke

I'm new (very) to Illustrator so please go easy. I'm in a bit of a pickle and would really appreciate some help to get out! I've created an illustration using the pen tool, making a series of closed ...
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.sketch file to .svg from PNG

is .svg the same as a .sketch file format? Someone asked me to convert a png file to a .sketch file format so i recreated it in illustrator and saved as .svg If that okay or what should i have ...
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Create an Illustrator symbol library from folder full of EPS or SVG files

I've downloaded Amazon's Simple Icon set (used for diagramming AWS services) from https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/icons/ and it's nice that they're vector-based, however getting them all into ...
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Free Transform Tool [duplicate]

I use adobe Illustrator 6 and I'm trying to use the Free Transform Tool but can't get the tool box to pop up with the Free Transform options. Please help! Thank you, Jerry
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Break within a word

This is probably a simple problem, but I have an small textbox like this: The exact text I have is: asdfjkasdfasdf asdfadsfasdfasdfasdfasdfa Illustrator is inserting a line break instead of ...
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Slicing perfect squares out of an artwork?

I am using a freely available artwork for a project of mine. It has a number of cartoon characters in a single AI file with a solid background. I would like to move each of these characters into an ...
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Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking for applying text highlight formatting (that's easily done within Microsoft Word) in Illustrator. Screenshot of highlighting formatting from Microsoft Word: I know that I can add ...
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Random pattern generation in Illustrator

I am new here and a beginner graphic designer. I am trying to learn how to generate a pattern like below: My question is: Is there any way to do this in Adobe Illustrator? In the image above, I ...
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Illustrator Move two corners by the same distance? [duplicate]

I'm starting off with a square, and I want to drag the two bottom corners closer together so that the image will resemble a cup. Right now, I am dragging each corner separately, and taking a note of ...
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Drawing a line from one coordinate to another?

I am currently evaluating if Adobe Illustrator CC is the correct tool for me and would be glad, if one of the more experienced Illustrator users here can tell me, if and how the following things are ...
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Adobe Illustrator reflect/share/link changes with another document?

I have like 20 smaller Ai documents each containing a specific shape... and then a main kind of "assembly" Ai document where I have all of the 20 smaller Ai documents imported into it. What I would ...