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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?
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does illustrator or photoshop change the dpi, ppi or alpha when using transparency? [closed]

I was enjoying the use of different transparency settings in both programs and was wondering if the simulated transparency would have any effect on the use of the images in different production ...
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Dividing a colour wheel (gaps)

I'm trying to create a colour wheel in Illustrator. I have created one (two actually but they both produced the same result), but it looks a little rough. I've attached an image to this post you can ...
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Bleeding line looks weird in illustrator cc 2015 [closed]

I'm using illustrator cc 2015 version, but I found that the bleeding line is a little bit weird. As the image, I can't see the top bleeding line although it functions normally. It's not a big deal ...
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How would you represent text on the same place but with different images on each side? [closed]

I've been working on a booklet for a client but I have no idea how shoud I do it I have to put the text on the exact same place for every page, I can't get pass this one! Any idea?
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Setting up A5 landscape brochure layout in Illustrator - HOW?

I have an 8 page brochure to design but I'm using Illustrator instead of InDesign (don't know my way around indesign). How do I arrange the artboards? Do I have the artboards seperately? Do I have ...
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Create a symbol inside a symbol, Illustrator 2015 [on hold]

Did Adobe stop supporting symbols inside of symbols? I could swear this was a feature in 2014 that does not exist in 2015. This is what I noticed. -I create two symbols. -I edit one symbol and stick ...
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Best method - Complex Isometric Drawings - Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi everyone, I wondered if anyone could advise me on best practices to create images like the ones above. I created these using an isometric grid and the pen tool. Doing it in three stages. ...
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Isometric line drawings with colour fill - Illustrator

Hey everyone. I am need of some serious help. I am VERY new to illustrator so I don't know if I am doing this the most effective way. So any guidance would be really appreciated. I took on a ...
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Can you pull a spectrum of colors (create a swatch group) from persons face?

I'm trying to do a low poly(gon) of my brothers face. I have his .jpeg in illustrator, I'd like to to try the following with the least amount of energy / time. If .ai can do something that saves me ...
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Illustrator CS5 do not automatically change the measuring unit to the files default?

I am creating images for both web and print so I use pixels (px) and millimeters (mm) back and forth. But whenever I open the other type of file (i.e. opened web(px) first then print(mm), or print(mm) ...
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Drawing a line segment (or an arc) with an arrow head placed somewhere between the endpoints

I am trying to draw a line (or an arc) in Adobe Illustrator that looks something like this: (Picture taken from Allen Hatcher's ``Notes on Introductory Point-Set Topology,'' pp. 22.) My problem is ...
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How do I create a bezier curve in illustrator with known values [duplicate]

I want to create a Bézier curve in Illustrator so I can import it into Cinema 4D. Now my problem is, I have got a Bézier curve with just the coordinates of my points and I want to draw this in ...
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Splitting a vectorized image of letters into individual letters

I'm trying to digitize a handwritten font. In various tutorials, it says to ungroup and then click on the rectangular background's blue box and press delete and it should leave all the characters as ...
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How do I take this shape in Illustrator and curve it along an arc [duplicate]

I want this vector image: To look like this: See the way it bends along the top arc? I have tried Warp, but it didn't give it the uniform thickness all the way around.
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Illustrator/Photoshop: how to get path points' coordinates?

Hi everybody In the picture there is a line with black points. While I know how to get the anchor points coordinates with the mouse cursor, I would love to know how to get the information of the ...
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Pasting shape path from file with different grid setting results in pasting previous grid

I am attempting to paste a shape path from an SVG with an SVG file with different grid settings into an another illustrator ai file. When I do this, I get a copy of the grid from the old file along ...
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Large-format printing Adobe Illustrator files

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I wish to print; I want to print it on a 60x60in (inches) paper. My question is: should the Illustrator file also be 60x60in wide? Or it is ok if the dimensions ...
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello ...
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How to create base for plastic bag packaging?

I have measurement for this type of other bag packaging and i want to know how can i create base in illustrator for this bag. Measurements are as follow, height is 19, width is 29 and length is 35 ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to fill in colors between lines?

I am making a 3D letter and I want to fill in some parts to give it a 3D look. So far I have used black lines to make it but I want to fill in-between the lines. Can someone show me what to do?
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Spacing objects evenly on a spine with an open path using the blend tool

I made a blend of stars and chose the replace with spine command. The stars are not evenly spaced. I then decided to add anchor points and adjust them to try and space the stars evenly. Is there an ...
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Illustrator Basic fill patterns [closed]

Where are the simple fill patterns such as diagonal parallel lines or regular texture. Adobe CS5 Mac OS X 10.10.3 27"iMac
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Rotate as well as resize duplicated objects in Illustrator

I want to achieve a pattern around a circle. Consider the petals of a flower. I want to repeat the petal around the circle's center, with gradually increasing size. The increase in the size would be ...