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How do i make a white object non transparent in adobe illustrator

I'am working on a game, and in that game I have a white paper plane. My problem is, is that my white paper plane is not white but transparent, is there a way to make this white/non transparent. I ...
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Trim lines for vinyl cutting

I have created an image for a door consisting of vector based (AI) emoticon balls in InDesign on a Mac. The supplier doing the print and installation is having an issue where hidden lines are also ...
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Exporting web design from illustrator to photoshop

I have a website designed in Illustrator that I have exported to PSD, which works okay apart from the fact that it doesn't like clipping paths which I can deal with. The main issue is that when the ...
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creating a lighting shadow illustrator [duplicate]

I am a beginner in illustrator, and want to create a lighting shadow just like the material design from android Here is an image I want to create: Now the current Image I have is the person but ...
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creating a tinted and shaded edge

I`m new to illustrator and want to create a tinted and shaded edges from the google material design guidelines. The above is the sample, the blue colors are the tinted edges, which I want to ...
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How to Smoothly Distort a Pattern in Illustrator

In trying to improve my Illustrator skills, I'm imitating some posters. Currently, I'm onto the one below. What I'm having trouble with is the distorted background. I tried to convert a dot pattern ...
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Variable Text Size for Illustrator Variables

Using Adobe Illustrator, I have imported a list of data from a CSV file into illustrator variables. I'm wondering if I can have different font sizes for each record. Some records are longer than ...
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Illustrator CS6 - Can't Find the NON-Perspective Free Transform

So, in Illustrator, there's a tool called the free-transform tool (shortcut is E), and while stretching an object, by holding control, it changes to the perspective stretch (allowing me to pull just ...
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remove curves from a shape with all curves drawn with pen tool; quick technique

Is there a simple method in removing all curves from an irregular shape drawn by the pen tool? I want to make it all angular with sharp corners. Basically blocky. I want to make sure the basic ...
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Special shape in Illustrator CS6

I was wondering how can I create a shape like this one? In Photoshop there are several options with Brushes and I think you could do the same thing in Illustrator. But my question is, how can I ...
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How do I delete two sides of a rectangle in Adobe Illustrator?

I have this rectangle with of course a border around it on all four sides. I would like to delete two of these sides so you have a rectangle with only two colored sides instead of four. The problem is ...
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Illustrator - How to select and rotate multiple artboards

How do you select multiple artboards in Illustrator while in the editor mode and rotate them together with the artwork itself? Thanks!
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent ...
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Copy/paste objects make them offset from path? [closed]

I've been having this problem lately where whenever I copy/paste something from a different Ai doc into another Ai doc the path is offset from the object. This has only started happening recently and ...
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Symbols or templates in Illustrator for use in developing an icon set

I know that symbols and templates are terms already used in Illustrator for different purposes; but what I am looking for is something that could help me avoid drawing the same objects multiple times. ...
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Cut hole without stroke into object with stroke

I have a custom white object with black stroke, like this: I want to cut a hole into that, so I create an object like this: If I do Minus Front from the pathfinder, I get this: But I don't ...
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Vertical flipped line exported as SVG shows coords “flipped”?

I have a line created in Illustrator. This line have some small curves. Im animating (revealing) this line with an animation library. My issue is: In Illustrator I flipped the line vertical and when ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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How to copy layers template in Adobe Illustrator

I've created a layers template with 5 layers which I will be using on 160 different lease plans. How do I copy the template onto each LP to avoid recreating each layer from scratch?
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How do I recolor part of this shape in illustrator to create a 2-color svg?

I created shapes (icons) in photoshop and copied / pasted into illustrator in order to save as SVG, but I need to make one half of each icon (each 2-component icons) a different color. I'm pretty ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from resizing partial screenshots pasted from clipboard?

So I use a screenshot capture program to capture a part of the screen and copy it to the clipboard. Whenever I paste it into Illustrator, the captured object is automatically resized to smaller and ...
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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [closed]

I am looking for help solving the issue of Adobe Illustrator automatically assigning a color to a layer every time one creates a new one. I am aware that... This is part of the core code of Adobe ...
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Snapping to grid while using smart guides

Here it says I can't use snap to grid and smart guides at the same time: Note: When Snap To Grid or Pixel Preview is turned on, you cannot use Smart Guides (even if the menu command is ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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Importing and Editing File in Adobe Illustrator

I have what I'm sure is a very basic question. I've just opened a friend's ai file into adobe illustrator, but the text had been completely changed and the images/pictures removed because 'they could ...
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How do I scatter icons all over a background randomly?

I've been wondering this a time now but I just saw a background like this on dribbble. I want to have multiple icons scattered across a background with random position and random rotation using ...
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What is the best way to export an artwork in Illustrator?

I have 18 artworks in an .eps file. I wonder what is the best way to extract/export one of those artwork into a .png/.jpg ? Example I'm not sure if this possible, but is there a way to ...
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How I can achieve this (light) effect in CMYK illustrator/Photoshop? [closed]

I want an identical effect for the background done in either Photoshop or Illustrator but I want it print ready that means in CMYK. Ideally I would like the design to be in Illustrator but I think I ...
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How to do the shape borders like this in the image attached

I'm going to create something similar. Circles can be made very easily. Color Gradient can be applied easily. Shadows are left-hand play. But, there is something different about the edges of ...
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Aligning neighbouring paths and “connecting” anchors in Illustrator

I am working on isometric design that will be printed on the 1000mm x 2000mm Roll Up. Design includes lots of similar paths that should be perfectly aligned and create isometric 3d scene (image 1.) ...
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Insert a new column or row in Adobe Illustrator's graph data editor

Is it possible to insert a new column or row in Adobe Illustrator's graph data editor? (without having to move the existing data through Ctrl + X, Ctrl + V) I use Adobe Illustrator CC 17.0.0 ...
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How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design

I'm trying to achieve a black-on-black design on a business card. See link here: AHC 180 Youth Ministry Business Card. The large black arrow and the grunge splotches are a rich black of 40-40-40-100, ...
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Is it possible to invert colours in a gradient in Illustrator?

Is it possible to invert colours in a gradient in Illustrator (CC 2014)? When I try Edit > Edit Colours > Invert Colours on the box that I want inverted, it tells me "Colors Note: No invertible ...
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What are those strange shapes appearing in the strokes' angles?

That's what I got after joining parts of circles with custom paths with anchor points at the same spot. Moving anchor points make those shapes disappear, as well as changing strokes to inside or ...
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Change snapping boundary

Here it says when using "snap to grid", that it snaps when I am within 2 px of the grid When the object’s boundaries come within 2 pixels of a gridline, it snaps to the point. How can I change ...
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Illustrator CS6 Perpendicular Lines following a path

I have a closed path from which I would like to create a parallel inner path. If I drew a series of lines, all the same length, with one end at points along the path (all extending inward), the second ...
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Draw diagonal line with a specific offset to another diagonal line

I have a vertical line with a 45° turn. I want to draw another line next to it with a specific offset. What is the best way to do it? I tried moving the pink anchors directly over the orange ...
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hello, i'm having trouble with this particular image as it is an image that has a multicolor vector [closed]

i'm having trouble with this particular image as it is an image that has a multicolor vector and i need to change it into an ai editable artwork, tried using image trace before but the smaller parts ...
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Converting Face Into Shape in illustrator [closed]

can anyone tell my how can achieve effect similar to this in illustrator or any program, I'm an ios developer and designer.
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Why is 1080px in illustrator not 1080px wide (on screen) when zooming at 100%? [duplicate]

Or more generally, "Why isn't illustrator displaying things at their correct sizes when zooming at 100%?". It has always been bothering the life out of me, I've been using Illustrator for 4years, and ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a svg as a background image for a website file size wise?

I need to save out some images for a website project at work. These images will span the full background of the site using background-cover. I first thought that svg would be the correct choice but I ...
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Photoshop export to PDF - Shape issues

This little screenshot explains well the issue. I have shapes from Photoshop (also made a test from copying shapes from Illustrator) and exporting to PDF. Here is the ugly results. If I reduce the ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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Illustrator - warp according shape without resizing font size [closed]

I have a label to do and it's curved. How can I put text/images on it in a way to follow the blue shape? Thanks
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Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
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Keeping Transparency and White color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

First off I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have an image that has a white stroke and a transparent background. Whenever I try to use image trace a white background fills up the transparent areas ...
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Illustrator - my rectangles are all sheared skewed?

When I try to create a rectangle in a certain .ai file they all come out sheared: but this isn't the case in other projects. Is there any way to fix
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How to move one bezier anchor point while keeping the direction locked?

In below image I'd like to move the position of the green anchor point along the green dotted line (I freehanded in there, image it's a straight extension of the anchor point handle's line). I'd like ...
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Is it possible to move /copy artboard to other file?

Is it possible to move /copy artboard to other file in illustrator?
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Raster letter object to Vector, Tracing or Manual re-creation

I need this big letter a to separate from the image and vectorize it. How do I do that in Illustrator? When I try trace image, everything disappears except few random lines. I guess I am doing ...