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Three colors applied on a group of objects

I am trying to color this shape with three colors, but it must be equally distributed. Usually for a simple object I would have created the three rectangles, duplicated the main object for each color ...
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Illustrator object scaling problem [duplicate]

When I scale up my design it seems to bend weirdly. I've only just started using Illustrator as I started a course in graphic design a week or so ago. Here's what it is doing.[ To be fair, The ...
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Huge Illustrator file after using 3D effect to generate a sphere

I have made a crystal structure for my thesis in illustrator. I used a half circle to generate nice spheres using Illustrator's 3D effect: Now the problem is that the filesize is huge: 40MB when ...
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how to change the workspace background color without changing the fill color of the objects?

how can I change the workspace background (artboard) color without changing the fill color of the objects? I'm new in this program and want to work with a grey color in the workspace (white as ...
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how to move indesign pages similar to moving artboards in illustrator

i'm making a 16 page layout, but the first and last page are not next to each other like the other pages but are separate. thank you very much! :D
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Script or batch process method for converting .ai files to gif's in illustrator at a specified size [closed]

I need to convert around 1000 .ai files to gif's at 600 pixels wide, does anyone know of an efficient way to do this? I've found scripts that convert from .ai to gif, but I can't specify the size and ...
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Do I need to change colour settings in Illustrator if printing on uncoated paper?

I've created a CMYK logo file that will mostly be printed on uncoated paper. On screen the colour looks much brighter than I expect it to print. The colour setting CMYK working space I'm using in ...
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Illustrator: EMF export loses precision

I want to include a publication quality vector graphic in MS word. EMF seems to be the only vector format which word handles without massive issues. Therefore I am exporting a figure from Illustrator ...
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How can I make a pattern transparent in Illustrator, when the elements in the pattern are overlaid and should not show through?

I have made a seamless pattern from these elements. The elements rely on solid white fill in order that they overlay without showing through. However, I need to make a transparent PNG file of the ...
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Optimize speed of PDF export

My job basically is to combine pictures of clothes with logotypes in Illustrator and then: - Save copy - Manually rename as the original .ai. - Chooose Format: PDF. - Press save. - Choose my custom ...
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Cutting multiple strokes in illustrator

I have a pattern of lines (strokes) that resemble a spiderweb; I want a polygonal frame in the middle, with lines touching the edges, but not inside the frame is there a way to quickly remove the ...
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Curve that is used as text guide for round text is open path. Is it problem for stocks?

On my vector I created rounded text. For this I used Ellipse tool to create circle, the with scissors cut it in two halfs on diameter. Then every half of circle was used as guide for text. It is ...
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How to get a non pixelated illustration upload to social media (mostly FB)? [duplicate]

Intro: I'm not a GD, but bear with me. I've been doing digital illustrations for a while and never had an issue with posting them anywhere, until this year. I keep getting all my illustrations sort ...
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Designing in proprotion for Flex Printing [duplicate]

I want to design a flex banner of (90 Feet X 4 Feet) @ 72dpi. But i cant open a work book of such size in Illustrator. Can you please guide me on how to design the banner using the idea of a sizing ...
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Diference of 1px from illustrator to photoshop

Having a doubt that I can't see anywhere solved. It's about the diference between px in illustrator & photoshop. Let me show you what i mean. 2 equal files (72 dpi etc etc). And 1 shape. In ...
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Single color produces multiple colors [closed]

Aloha, I had a client send me a logo to use for making a sign. When i opened it in Illustrator it had several colors in it, but when i look at the swatches there are only 2. There are about 3 ...
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Outline of my shapes, but I have no stroke selected?

All of my shapes on my globe are outlined in white even though I do not have a stroke selected and there is not a second stroke showing up in the appearance pallete. How can I get rid of the white ...
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

(At first sorry for my english) I was working on text using illustrator cc which have one fill with gradient and a stroke. For more editing i export it in cs6 for firework which can help me with ...
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How would I go about creating a graphic like this? [closed]

I'm a really big fan of this style of having typography be a part of the image. I understand how to get objects on top of the text, but how do you create those incredible shadows that give it such a ...
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Illustrator - prepare logo with blur effect

My client wish was a logo with blur effect (as TATE Modern for example). Now I need to prepare all kind of files to deliver with small CI. The issue is, that logo doesn't scale properly. So the ...
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Using a gradient mesh to color lines in illustrator

So I have this line design in AI, and I made this super colorful gradient mesh with the color design I want to apply to the lines. (They are in separate layers if that is relevant) How do I use the ...
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How can I cut the excess rectangle off of this image using Illustrator?

I used a clipping mask to fill the outer circle with a glitter image. It won't allow me to make another clipping mask. So I'm at a loss as to how to do this. I'm new to Illustrator so please be ...
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I'm re-making a logo, how do I make a vortex in illustrator?

Here's the original (made in photoshop), but it's way too pixelated so I'm re making it in illustrator. However, I'm having a very difficult time re-making the vortex. I've tried using the Ellipse ...
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Full justify paragraph in Illustrator (Part of the word out of text box) [closed]

I am up to full justify paragraph in Illustrator CS5, but there is a line which goes off the text box. I use text boxes, and set full justify. Settings for Justification window are recommended: Word ...
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Connect two strokes perfectly in Illustrator

I have these two separate strokes - how would I go about connecting them perfectly, so there is no bend where they meet?
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Web Site Page Export

I am creating a web site. I originally had it set up in layer comps for different pages. I need to be able to export a PDF of the entire site, but with each page being correctly cropped (not all the ...
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How do I enlarge canvas/artboard size without effecting artwork?

I hand-lettered a logo on the corner of a sheet of paper, scanned it, then cropped out everything but the logo, turning it into a small rectangular shape. I then made modifications on Illustrator. ...
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How to create transparent border around text on Illustrator?

I created the following on Photoshop. I wanted to see if the same can be done on Illustrator (just the typography). I tried clipping masks, but the opposite of what I want is happening i.e. the circle ...
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Do plugins/scripts exist for roughening paths in Illustrator?

I would like to know if any plugins or scripts that exist beyond using Illustrator's Effect > Distort > Roughen ? Illustrator only comes with a single roughening algorithm, and I'm trying to explore ...
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How do I crop a poster on Illustrator? [closed]

I need to crop this poster to 12.25"w x 18.25"h (to get rid of the crop marks & also white space) in order to meet submission requirements for the printer. How do I do this on Adobe Illustrator ...
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Color problem in Pages for Mac

I have a problem when copying an image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 to Pages. The color of the image changes when pasted into Pages (5.5.3, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5). Pages actually changes the picture'...
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Can't create Archimedean spiral properly. [duplicate]

I'm trying to create Archimedean spiral using this tutorial. I drew these lines for the brush: And what I get when I apply this brush to a circle is: Why those lines are not connected?
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Add a TITLE and DESCRIPTION attribute to an SVG in Adobe Illustrator

Pretty much as the title states. I wish to add the TITLE and DESCRIPTION in the SVG file for accessibility purposes. I'm aware that you can edit the XML file directly, but I wish to do so using ...
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How can I open a PDF in illustrator and convert text with a missing font into outlines

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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Illustrator Design Not Printing Correctly

I mostly work with digital design. Recently I decided to get a few of my poster designs printed for my own collection. I used a professional printing company to order the prints and send them the ...
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Why the paths doesn't match with the stroke in Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

So, pretty self-explanatory; why doesn't the path lines match with the stroke in Illustrator CS6? It's bit annoying to do anything, when time to time the strokes or filling doesn't match 1:1 with the ...
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How can I make my stroke stay inside the corner in Illustrator?

My stroke seems to be getting out from the edge of my illustration. I have looked in both the stroke panel and anchor points, but I can't seem to find a solution. I just want the stroke to stay ...
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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 ...