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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 [on hold]

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 Tranform Tool [on hold]

i use adobe Illustrator 6 and I'm trying to use the Free Transform Tool but can not get the tool box to pop up with the Free Transform Tool options. What do I need to do to get the options box to pop ...
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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 ...
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Deleting white background from scans in Illustrator

I'm trying to create custom brushes in illustrator with scanned brushstrokes. I use image trace, then expand...how do you then select and delete the white background?
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Transparency issue in Adobe illustrator when exporting JPEG

I cant figure out why my path which is at 100% opacity and above the red edge of my card, is showing through. I cant even think of how to google this error. I've expanded the "red card" it has a ...
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How to save business card in illustrator to be used in photoshop as mockup?

i have a problem here, trying to design a business card in illustrator and save it as eps to be used in photoshop to create mockup. The thing is, there are bleed line, trim line and safe line. When ...
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Wacom Tablet - Illustrator brush tool

I currently got the intuos art wacom tablet so still learning how to use it. I'm currently in illustrator trying to draw out a map and the brush tool is doing something weird and I cannot figure out ...
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How can I create a radial gradient for a hexagon?

I have a pretty simple radial gradient applied to two circles to simulate a pulse effect. Is it possible to replicate this same effect but with a hexagon for the shapes? It would be best to know how ...
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Change Color of Edge Segment in Compound Path

I need to change the color of the inner edges of a compound path, but I cannot figure out a way to do this. For example, if I have the following image: How do I re-color the inner edges? ...
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Illustrator: How to drag-to-select objects atop another object

I have several objects atop a rectangular backdrop, and I'd like to select them all via drag-selection (ie, creating a rectangle selection box around them). Problem is: anywhere I can start the ...
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Bleed Size for Exhibitor Stand In Adobe Illustrator

I need to make design for a company for the panels which we see in exhibitions. But before starting it I would like to know how much bleed size should I leave for printing for such a big design. ...
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I do not know how to make this pattern, its not done by rotate , as outline show no line as attachment [closed]

I do not know how to make this pattern in ILLUSTRATOR, its not done by rotate , as outline show no line as attachment thanks joojaa- thanks, that's one of the method Cai -- Yes , I think ...
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How to make overlapping circle segments

I was wondering if anyone knows of a smart way to make accurate circle segments that overlap, as seen in this example: ...
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Adding hyperlinks to images within an illustrator file

I'm creating an image for our website that I would like to take up the entire page with smaller images within in, and I would like to hyperlink these images to other pages. Is there a way to do this ...
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Truck billboard large dimension issue [duplicate]

I need to create billboard for truck trailer. Dimensions of trailer are: 616x101 inch Now.. with Adobe Illustrator I am not able to set this dimensions so my question is.. what format and how big ...
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Unwanted blobs at the end of Adobe Illustrator calligraphy brush strokes

I am currently inking a pencil sketch scanned into my computer and placed in a layer on an Adobe illustrator file. I am using a 3pt calligraphic brush with the size variation set to pressure 3pt. The ...
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Shape Builder tool changes objects dimensions [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution. I can use one of those two tools - Pathfinder or Shape Builder Tool. Pathfinder is not very comfortable, but after "Unite" object dimensions remain the same and this is ...
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Illustrator problem: Line + Quarter circle + Rounded corners = Deformation

I have one problem if I may say so. I have quarter of a cricle line and horizontal line. End points selected and conected. Now I would like to make rounded corner but then this happens. I would like ...
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How to create perfect geometric triangle seamless pattern

I'm trying to create a seamless triangle repeat pattern like this: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bakmannart/works/15661602-my-first-exploring (sorry, I can't seem to get the image to actually be ...
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See anchor points on objects even when they're not selected - Illustrator

Title says it all. I wan't to be able to see anchor points on "object 1" when working with "object 2" so I can align better. Is there a way to do this?
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File format for printing question

Novice here..I know very little about file types, and am so overwhelmed. I have an Ai file of a simple text logo that I need to send to a client where they will then insert it on their ...
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I want to make a “hole” on few line on illustrator [duplicate]

I'm having trouble while making a project, I want to create this : But for now, it's just lines with a circle to fake the transparency, I try using pathfinder but I didn't find how to do it. I ...
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Attaching a video to static image in angle?

We have a video of an app, that we have to attach to an iPhone image(static). Doing so when the image is right in front of you is easy with iMovie . When the iPhone on the image is at some angle ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool [duplicate]

I already wrote about this issue and tried a lot of suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem as clearly as possible one more time. Maybe more people will ...
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How were the curls on this monogram done?

Sorry if this is a bad question. I've just finished an adobe illustrator course so my skills are extremely limited. I'd like to make a monogram but I'm not sure what the best process would be. (e.g. ...
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Minimum Diameter on Photoshop

I am trying to get my pen diameter to get really tiny while only using pen pressure, but it doesn't want to go as thin as I need it to be. Here is an example. The red shows the thin lines that I ...
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Image as background for every artboard in the same file

I'm currently designing mockups for an application, and every one of these screens has the same image background. I was wondering if it's possible to, instead of copying the file on every artboard ...