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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Illustration Isolation and Clipping Groups

I'm a bit stuck here. I only want to click on one part of a character's body. Every time I try to click on one it just them clicks on the whole body I also have this on clipping group and ...
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Illustrator: small space between paths when saving as pdf [duplicate]

When saving my latest logo design to pdf, I can see a small line inbetween the paths at some zoom levels. In illustrator the paths do touch eachother. Does someone have a solution ? Picture 1: 1200 x ...
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How to create “rays” around an object?

I would like to creat rays around an object. I've tried to do it but I'm not quite satisfied with the result... Any idea how to make in a more systematic way?
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Inverse Clipping Mask in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have this text on a white bar in Illustrator, and I would like to make that part of the white bar transparent instead of what it currently is - the same color as the background. I tried doing the ...
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How to select (and copy) a single object from a PDF I open with Illustrator?

The whole PDF appears as one object, even though I can see the outlines of all the sub objects. I would like to ungroup, or expand this big object, but I am not able to.
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Exporting SVG from Corel Draw to Illustrator

I was working with a project, i need to export SVG or AI format from Corel Draw and I need to import it into the Illustrator , But If i design some filters or shadows in corel draw as path and when i ...
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How do I recreate or move a logo from Photoshop to Illustrator [closed]

I created a logo for my company from an photo in Photoshop and now I would like to move it to Illustrator to make it a vector image so I can make professional looking marketing material. Can someone ...
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How to change illustrator to not select objects based on centroid

Many times I make a box around a collection of elements and want to select all the elements within that containing box, but not the box itself. If my selection includes the center of the containing ...
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How would you draw arrows that is normal to a curve? [duplicate]

I am trying to make some conceptual sketch for my thesis. I have a curved surface that I want to draw the applied force to. . Now I need to somehow make the arrows point normal to the surface like ...
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In illustrator file, how to print/report swatch

I have a pattern in Adobe Illustrator and I can go to Swatch and see the CMYK code for all the colors used - how do I print this set in a report or on printer so that I can share the color codes with ...
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How to change which anchor point on a path is the “starting anchor”?

I'm trying to do some animations for my website with SVG images that I saved in Illustrator. I'm running into the issue that the animation is starting from the wrong part of the path, and I'd like to ...
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Illustrator layer dimensions not playing nice

An annoying issue going on with one of my projects. I've set up several icons in Ai CC2015 all with the intention to be 40x40pt in size. However, when i manually resize my icons to be 40x40pt, some ...
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Straight edges for oblique shape in Adobe CC [duplicate]

I need to draw oblique shapes in Ai CC, when I use Rectangle tool, then Transform it, edges become pixelated. And those become unclear after saving it as image. Can anyone prompt better way to draw ...
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Designing a clothing company Tag [closed]

Can anyone tell me which is the best software for Designing a clothing company Tag? Also any preferred/standard size (if any) or special requirements for designing a tag?
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Make shape from shape

I'm completely new to illustrator and there's one thing I can't figure out. Here's an image I drew a shape, I then drew a line from the inside top to inside bottom (which I guess was another shape, ...
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Constraints or bindings in Adobe Illustrator

Is it possible to add any bindings between object dimensions and positions in Adobe Illustrator? For example, I have 3 rectangles. One of them has size W x H, second - (W + 10) x (H + 10), third (W + ...
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Seamlessly connect two anchors

This is the work in question. How can I seamlessly connect the two anchors on my vector drawing (the gap is highlighted with a red circle - that's not part of the vector). The picture on the right is ...
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Can Illustrator art brushes rotate with a Wacom art pen or airbrush?

The pen for my wacom tablet suffered a fatal accident while moving home, and I'm looking to replace it. Given that all Wacom accessories cost a bomb, I'm considering upgrading to an Art Pen or ...
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Illustrator shows incredibly pixellated images [closed]

So I just re-installed Illustrator and all of a sudden all of my files appear incredibly pixellated. Both of the above are screenshotted on a retina screen at 100% zoom level. From zoomed out ...
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Is there a simple way to review (not) embedded images within Illustrator?

Occasionally I have to send out Illustrator files with all images embedded inside the file (same when I receive files from other design companies to edit). Sometimes a link can be missing, meaning the ...
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How to make a very circular heart in Illustrator [closed]

I want a perfectly round heart if that makes any sense. My idea was to start with a circle. Then I wanted to give it a small widows peak at the top. This would pinch a point into the space of the ...
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How can I do this in Adobe Illustrator?

This operation I was made in inkscape. Can I repeat it in AI?
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Illustrator artboard and image size

I need an image that will be printed with the proportions 160x230cm. I have made my artboard size 160x230cm(I am starting to think this wasn't a good idea because it is too big and everything is ...
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Easy Photoshop action or other Adobe automation to generate stylised stacked images

In my job I need to often showcase screens of our work. I find it's very stylish to showcase images like this one: Beautiful stack of screens Resting iPad screen Is there an easy way to do this in ...
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Batch replacing colors in InDesign

Is there viable way to swap colors in a InDesign template and export them using a batch process or script? Ideally, I would like to be able to make a CSV file with a list of hexadecimal color values, ...
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How to make direction points move together again in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

When you initially draw a smooth point with the Pen tool, dragging the direction point changes the length of the direction line on both sides of the point. However, when you edit an existing smooth ...
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Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC Problem

I am using Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC. However, parts of the glow are outside of the line art. How can I delete those parts? Before I applied the blur on that layer (solid color) i could easily ...
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Weird cutouts in stroke Illustrator CC 2015

For some reason, no matter what size I set the stroke to, there is always a strange cutout or an add on in a corner where two strokes meet. I've even tried changing the corner type and the limit. ...
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How do I clean up my layers after outlining strokes and dividing? [duplicate]

Hey all. So I'm creating a design in Illustrator. I want all of the shapes to have an even outline, but no stoke. In order to accomplish this I add the stroke and outline the strokes. Afterwards I ...
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How do I remove parts of a cirlce? [duplicate]

Hi there. I really want to remove the parts of these circles marked by the yellow circles, but I've had a lot of difficulty doing so. Can anyone help.
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How to align rectangles adjacent?

I'd like to make the selected rectangles all vertically adjacent (no gaps), not overlapping. Is there a simple way to do that?
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Stroke color with Eye dropper Tool

If select a color from Eyedropper tool and try to put it in stroke of any object, then it doesn't fills up in it's stroke instead it fills the whole object not the stroke. Eg say its a circle which is ...
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In Illustrator, is there a way smooth selected paths algorithmically?

I'm used to gimp in which there is a way to select a path and use an algorithm to remove excess points and generally smooth out the path. It asks for details like what kind of edge to keep as a ...
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From a CAD model to an Illustration drawing. How to?

I am trying to draw the best illustration I can for a user manual. I have a CAD drawing in .STP and I would like to get some simple illustations in .AI or .EPS or .SVG I tried to export the ...
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How do I combine an SVG file with auto incrementing text in illustrator

Currently we have a series of sequential QR codes as SVGs. We are looking to add an incrementing unique number to the bottom of the QR code. Something like the following process. Import SVG ...
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Illustrator: Clip using transparency

I want to clip the image in the background using the image on top based on the transparency Preview: http://prntscr.com/8brfnb I want the areas that are under the opaque parts of the top image to be ...
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What is a bevel join of two lines exactly (Illustrator)?

When joining thick lines there are usually some options round miter bevel In a bevel join, the joint is 'flat'. But what does that mean precisely? There seem to be two options: Orthogonal The ...
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Remove strokes in Ai [duplicate]

So I'm trying to remove the strokes on this Ai file. All the small gaps on between the text is strokes. I've been playing around with pathfinder and expand appearance but with no luck.
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Photos are grainy when imported in illustrator?

So I got some raw pictures from a client for some business cards, they all look grainy when imported to illustrator I tried to edit the pictures and export them to JPG, but they still look grainy in ...
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Adobe illustrator, arrowhead in the middle of a line [duplicate]

I'm new to Illustrator, I was going to create some schematics with lines that have arrowhead in the middle, indicating the flow of liquid or gas. I found the options to add arrowhead to either the ...
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How would I create this extrusion in Illustrator?

It's a warp effect with a 3d letter depth/extrusion. I've tried the 3d extrusion effect, but it's not the right perspective. Is there a trick to get the extruded 'infinity' text behind the letters?
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How to bend multiple lines of a graph in AI CS5?

I have created a radar chart with three axes, and I would like to make all the lines in the graph curved instead of straight. I havent found a satisfying way to bend all the paths (i.e. the edges of ...
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How to access the rotate by angle functionality of Illustrator's Rotate Tool

I read that when I select the Rotate Tool (R) in Illustrator CS6 then Alt + Click on a point to select the rotational reference, a dialog should popup prompting for an angle. When I did that nothing ...
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gradient at the corner s only in illustrator

How can we make grey white gradient effect of gradient on all the four corners of the artwork only not in middle in illustrator. Like the one created in red marked areas.
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Illustrator: Export layer combinations with a script

How to script exporting of several file/layer/layer combinations? For example in multilingual manuals. If there are of ai files of similar structure layered like this: [n+3) ...
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Illustrator: Mouse hover with selection tool (V) does not highlight group objects

I seem to have hit a hotkey combo by accident or changed some preferences in Illustrator and I can't figure out what. When using the selection tool (V) and hovering over an object (Object selection ...
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Illustrator: How do I use clipping mask and shape builder together?

I am having a constant fight when building up complex shapes in Adobe Illustrator. I work out some piece of my shape, and to get it to look right, I put it in some sort of container clipping mask. ...
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Export multiple pngs from one Illustrator artboard?

Another designer left me this AI file while everything is in one layer and in one art board. I have only exported assets on Photoshop with plugin before and I have no idea how to export individual ...
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illustrator cs6 : gradient of in each shape gone when unite

the gradient in each of my shapes are gone when I unite them. the combined compound shape just turns into one solid color. for example, before unite after unite i have searched the internet, ...