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Import and change colours of a “dissolved” Photoshop image in Illustrator

I have an object with dissolved edges in Photoshop that I want to put into Illustrator as a shape or path. Can I make an embedded dissolved object change colour like a normal shape in Illustrator? ...
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How can i set the print interval in Illustrator?

How can I set the print interval for different artboards? An example: I have 25 artboards, I need to print 2 copies of the first, 3 copies of the last and 5 copies for each other. How do I set ...
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Extending a line segment to fit into a bounding box

You will see'm new to this forum and I would like to ask for your help with a code that does not get it to work at all. Anyway, I'm trying to set a code to extend the measures of a line until it ...
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Invert corners Illustrator

I'm trying to follow a tutorial. I'm trying to invert the corners of alternating rectangular bars that make up the lighter pink shape. However, when I try to invert the corners with the live corners/...
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Info Palette went missing. How can I get it back?

My Info Palette disappeared in Illustrator. Is there a keyboard command to get it back? I have looked in the help files, I have looked in the Windows and Views menus but cannot find anything. It is ...
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Text issues when exporting SVG from Illustrator to Inkscape

I've been given the cumbersome task of designing poster templates for a online university that need to be saved as SVG so their departments can make their own custom-filled files. The files are built ...
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How do I cut objects in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created a document in Illustrator that consists of a background object (the blue part) and many small green objects ("bushes"). Please see an image below: What I want is to cut the lower ...
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Clipping Mask Issue: “Cannot make Mask”

I'm SO frustrated! I mocked up this design the other day with no issues and today none of the functions are working. I dragged my image in, placed it behind the letter I want to use as a mask, ...
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Illustrator 3D Bevel: Can I change the color afterwards?

I'm looking to replace the black on the bevel to a solid color- but when I try to adjust anything- the design gets warped. What do I need to know about this? I made it black because when I specified ...
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Placing vectors in PSDs causes major slowdowns [migrated]

my problem is - whenever I try and place a vector graphics (for example, a background made in AI) into a PSD file - there's a major freeze on both programs - what seems to be the cause? May it be ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC - How do I erase part of image

How do I get rid of the excess picture outside of the circle? When I use the eraser tool, once I release the left mouse button the picture comes back.
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Problem converting CMYK to RGB for print

Below you find the design for our business cards. The triangles are yellow, as you can see outside of the canvas. However, inside the canvas, only when I set the Color Mode to CMYK, they appear pink. ...
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Placed objects in Illustrator document changing size

I have an Illustrator file that has multiple PSDs placed into it. After I get everything sized correctly, I save and close. When I go back to open it later, the PSDs that were correctly sized before ...
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Select compound paths under a path but keep edges

Background: I've created a word cloud, and I'd like to clip it to a predefined path. The problem is that words on the edge are getting trimmed halfway, I'd like to keep the whole word. The question is:...
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How do I reverse this text or reflect to match (Illustrator)

Im looking to have the "ath." and the "ativa" mirror one another, but can't figure this out. Quite new to this
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Making perfect spiral Illustrator

I have followed this video from Lynda http://www.lynda.com/articles/dekes-techniques-drawing-a-perfect-spiral-in-illustrator to try and make a perfect spiral for a logo I am working on. I've done each ...
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adobe illustrator to pdf gives strokes around path

I exported my AI project to pdf and saw some weird white transparent lines between shape left is from ai right one is from pdf (look closely at hearth shape)
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How to flood fill shapes made with line segment tool on Adobe Illustrator CC

How do I flood fill like the paint bucket in Microsoft Paint? I've tried selecting a group of line segments -> object -> live paint -> make. But it changes the weight of the lines to all the same. I ...
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Gradient Colors in Illustrator

I'm wondering if there is a way to select a color off of the gradient slider without adding another slider tab. I just want to make the middle slider tab the same color as whats right next to it ...
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Low-poly art mesh creation

I want to know if there is a possibility to "cut" the mesh into single objects (triangles, other polygons) I create using Pen Tool? I followed examples in these two tutorials: Adobe Illustrator & ...
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SVG won't Align in Illustrator

Can't seem to figure out why svgs won't properly align in illustrator. I'm aligning to artboard and for whatever reason the object refuses to align properly. Here's it aligned horizontally Any ...
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How to export from illustrator to Photoshop and preserve the artboard structure?

The app "app.zeplin.io" (wich is a tool that provide developpers informations about an user interface design) works with Photoshop artboards and Sketch exclusively. I would like to know if there is a ...
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How can I create this moire pattern in Illustrator?

How can I create this pattern? I need the white lines to be paths. Using Illustrator, I created the wave, duplicated it and then use the blend tool to create this. Then I duplicate the pattern. ...
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Can't apply effects to Groups/Layers

I am trying to add one type of effect to each shape in a group/layer. But when I set the appearance panel accordingly, either nothing happens, or (in the case of dropshadow) the shapes extend beyond ...
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Adobe Illustrator Rectangular Grid Tool: How to remove boxes after drawn

Hey guys, I am quite new to Adobe Illustrator (last time I used it was 5 years ago) and I am really rusty. I am trying to make some 8bit artwork via using "Rectangular Grid Tool" and would like to get ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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How to make this overlapping shape on Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm working for hours trying to do this effect overlapping on Illustrator... One shape are above of each one... its so cofused for me!! Can you help me? Thanks!
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How does “Reflect X” work in Transform effects?

I am unable to understand the Step 3 in this tutorial: https://vectorcove.com/illustration/brick-seamless-background-in-adobe-illustrator/ Why does 'Reflect X' bring back every alternate row in line ...
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Can't make straight lines less than 1 point in illustrator.

This question has been asked before by the solutions don't work for me. When I try to make the stroke of a line or rectangle a value under 1 pt it flips from the new value back to 1. I'm using ...
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Illustrator won't undo and doesn't recognise document as saved [closed]

I'm working on the latest Illustrator per 8th of July 2016. I have a document that seems to be corrupted. It won't accept Undo. First I thought it was the shortcut that was at fault but undo won't be ...
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Making transparent but still hiding any objects below in Illustrator

Hello I am new to Illustrator (I was working with photoshop a few years). How can I fix this problem?
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eps to Adobe Illustrator. Color changes completely

I have done a sort of brochure/book in flash, the printer needs ai. Here is what i am doing. I am exporting the image as eps, and importing into AI The problem is this: The colors look different ...
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unifying sizing of font icon into a set with illustrator?

I look around the web, and there are a lot of tutorials on how to create icons, but my question is, how do you unify the icons into a set using illustrator? So here's the problem: I am a UI Designer,...
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Illustrator pathfinder shortcuts

I constantly use the pathfinder tool and I began to wonder, is there any shortcut for this? specially for the "add shapes" function.
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Unable to snap guide or the the vertical line to the intersecting point

Hello, I'm trying to create an Isometric Grid in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Everything with regards to snapping to point was fine till yesterday (although never tried creating an isometric grid before). ...
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Shape not working on Fontello

I'm trying to convert this shape image from illustrator to svg and to font in Fontello. The result I get it is and I get this message from Fontello "If image looks not as expected please convert to ...
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Best practices for that evenly weighted line look [closed]

I know it's a stupid enough question, but I'd like to hear from people about their approach to creating an evenly weighted line design like you see on basically half of dribbble these days. You know ...
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Is there a way to 'arrange' anchor points within a single shape?

In the image below, my problem is shown; I want to tangle two shapes. I had hoped that arranging individual anchor points would be the solution, but that is not the case. Is is possible to make it '...
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Svg sprite from Illustrator (with separate viewBox for each element)?

Is there a way to export an .svg sprite directly from Illustrator, with a separate viewBox for each element? I am only able get one viewBox for the whole set of icons, even when each of them is on ...
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Mapping a pattern onto a 3D object in Illustrator CS6 not working

I'm trying to create a 3D object from a 2D object using Illustrator CS6 > Effect > 3D > Revolve. From this: I get this: which is great. However, I'm having trouble mapping a pattern: onto ...
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How do I create a 3D cylindrical beaker from a 2D cross section?

I've tried creating a 3D object using Illustrator CS6 > Effect > 3D > Revolve > [default settings] but this simply creates a pure cylinder. Here is my 2D shape: Here is what Illustrator produces ...
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Why do my logos lose clear edges quality when uploaded? [duplicate]

I design logos using Illustrator. Now, it is vector based, so the image shouldn't lose its quality when its dimensions are reduced? (I've heard so). If you look at my blog, I have Logo just before ...
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How to do curve stitching?

How would one go about making something like this in Illustrator or other software? I know how to make a circle and lines but is there an easy way to do the spacing and connection?
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Wacom Intuos Pro + Illustrator CC UI bugs

I just upgraded my old Intuos to an Intuos Pro 4 (Medium). I work on a Mac running El Capitan, and have the latest Wacom drivers. Since i changed tablets, i noticed major bugs in Illustrator: After ...
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Are there any tutorials on how to emulate MBE's style?

I'm trying my hand at emulating MBE's style of designing these cute character/icons in order to progress my understanding of illustrator. That being said, I suck at it and was wondering if anyone has ...
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Selecting an object inside a rectangle in Illustrator cc 2015

I have created a rectangle shape inside which i have created several other shapes. I want to select one of these shapes, but as soon as I start drawing a marquee around this shape the rectangle moves ...
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No visible space between words in illustrator

I'm using an Arabic font called JF Flat. Everything was fine but when I started on a new project the space between the letters does not show and when I press space nothing happens. I wrote two ...
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Get the closest swatch from an PNG color set

So I have a set of PNG colors provided to me. But as agreed to our design guidelines, we shall use the Material colors provided by Google. So if example that there exists a "lime" color from the PNG ...
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RGB logo colors changing while converting to CMYK in Illustrator [duplicate]

I made logos in Illustrator but never made one for printing purposes. The problem is I made a logo in RGB mode and my client finalized it but they want its printable version. I converted its color ...
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Fastest way to evenly distribute a sequence of text within a row of lines

Suppose I have this sequence of text: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And this row of lines: How do I accomplish this in Adobe Illustrator in the fastest way?