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How to equalize any 2-point curve in illustrator

I'm in the process of building a custom logotype, drawing each character using a combination of the shapes, the pathfinder and the pen tool and I am currently crafting the 'B' character. I would like ...
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Is it possible to recover unsaved data in Illustrator cs4?

I was working on a file and Illustrator suddenly crashed, just wondered if the data gets saved somewhere. Any tips?
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Illustrator: Selecting all objects across x axis

Ok so I got this huge document, about 1.5 x 1.2 metters and because I was working a little bit fast the aligning of some elements wasn't pixel perfect but is more or less accurate. Now that I've ...
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Dividing a rectangle with type (torn paper with pieces)

I am a newbie on Illustrator and am trying to produce an image that contains a paper that is divided/torn to, say 3, pieces. I don't want to rather throw torn pieces (similar to torn paper effect ...
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Mesh mask for easier color versions?

I have a water droplet I've designed using a mesh and a gradient for a glare spot. However, I need to make it as easy as possible to swap the base color of the droplet. I need to export for ...
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Uniform Scaling a Grouped Object, Shapes Move Out of Place or Distort. How can I fix this?

Here's my problem: I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 and I'm trying to scale a grouped object uniformly or proportionately but the shapes that make up the object move out of place. Here's what I'm ...
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How to cut “extra” lines in illustrator

please tell me how do I get rid of redundant lines in illustrator?
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How to create a triangle/jagged edges on a single border in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

I would like to create a border only on one side of a rectangle. That border would have that modern zigzag stroke that is present on so many websites. Just like on this photo : I've tried creating ...
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what tools will help my collaboration, version control and work-flow

I need a database to upload my artwork so they can be shared between myself, another designer and manufacturer. I'd like some suggestions of different services used within the designing community. ...
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Photoshop Actions: How to import multiple vector files into PS, then export such files as different names, via an action?

All, I am looking to solve the following production problem using a photoshop (or Illustrator) action: The problem in a nutshell: My production team is constantly exporting files with different ...
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How to delete a line of pixels in pixel preview, within illustrator?

I know how to do this with photoshop, but is there an easy way in illustrator to just delete this specific(marked in blue) line of pixels, while in pixel preview?
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Incorrect text outline in Illustrator

I'm trying to convert a letter "A" to a shape using the Type -> Create Outline function. However, the converted shape does not maintain the straight lines in the letter. Here is the original letter ...
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Adobe Illustrator 'Align to Pixel Grid' Problems

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to produce the UI designs for a complex web app and I need pixel accuracy. However, Illustrator seems to be a bit of a pain when it comes to pixel accuracy as its not doing ...
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In Illustrator, how do I paste but re-size to fit artboard [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) I often find myself copy/pasting artwork from one file to another. The problem is the artwork in one file is often larger than the destination Artboard, so I ...
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Objects moving when I drag them

Im no pro with Illustrator, but I can work my way through it pretty well. I was working on some type today, and every time I click on an object to place it somewhere,when I get to my destination, the ...
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How do I insert an image “through” the center of a vector shape in Illustrator?

I'm wondering what the best way to insert a photo of someone "through" the center of a vector shape would be in Illustrator CC. I've done this in the past through a variety of shape building ...
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1px Line When Placing/Pasting Illustrator Shape in to Photoshop

We recently created a new logo and every time we paste/place the logo in Photoshop, we get a strange 1px line between two shapes in the logo, going vertically through the middle. So here's the 612px ...
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How can I export an SVG in Illustrator into a specific resolution PNG?

I need exactly 87x87px resolution after I expected SVG, but I do not how how in Adobe Illustrator.
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Scaling vectors in illustrator causes artefacts [duplicate]

When i scale down a logo in an illustrator files ( i expanded all the effects and appearances) i get some weird artefacts, the curves get distorted. Is their any way around this ? Because exporting ...
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Why do my anchor points jump around? [duplicate]

In the above case, when I select that anchor point, and move it to line up with the other corner there, it not only snaps back into place, but it actually causes other points in the shape to move. ...
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Can I scale illustrator files up when printing? [closed]

I'm a student in textile design but I do a lot of my work in photoshop and Illustrator for textiles. In my course we have a fabric printer, however everyone only prints their fabric in meters and not ...
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Pasting a .jpg into Illustrator CS6 renders it bigger than in CS4? [duplicate]

I am pasting a jpeg from photoshop into Illustrator CS6, say 5 inches wide. When I used Illustraor CS4, it would come in at exactly the physical size you copied from PSD. Now it gets pasted in .ai CS6 ...
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Pattern filled background is not exporting to SVG

I am trying to draw some electromechanic components in SVG format files. In the example below, you can see the symbol for one of these components in which I have filled the squares with a linear ...
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Why can't I resize my text box in Illustrator CS6?

The resize tool just don't appear. When I try to resize, it only turn out that I only move my text box. Is there something wrong with my software?
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Why are the lines of one object darker than another behind another object of 50% opacity? [closed]

Please take a look at this screenshot: What you see here are two shapes in Illustrator, both on a different layer. They are overlapped by a third shape, a blue box with 50% opacity. Why are the ...
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How can I create and transfer the same metering scale (vector) to a mass of different .jpg images?

I am given a lot (about 300) of single, different size jewelry as .jpg images (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, etc). I am asked to create and place a vector image of a metering scale (as the one ...
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Transparent CMYK?

I am in the print field and relatively new to Adobe Photoshop. I have a lot of situations where I would like to have CMYK over a transparent background. We place .psd files into illustrator for ...
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Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!

I have been trying to load the Cooperhewitt font family on Windows 7 running Illustrator CS6. But it fails to load any font from the family most of the time or sometime only few of the fonts from the ...
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Importing psd file into Illustrator with error message

I've CS3 and created a file on my laptop. I was able to place the transparent psd file into my Illustrator file without any problem. Now that I have a new desktop, when I open the saved file in ...
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Set preview mode to pixels in illustrator after the fact?

How can I set the preview mode in an illustrator document to pixel instead of default after the fact? If it is not possible, what would be a good workaround?
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How can I add a live corner to a corner in Illustrator?

For some reason only some corners have the live corner tool available. Is there a way to add it to the corners that don't?
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Does anybody knows how to recreate this hansje van halem op art artwork?

She seems to work in non-digital, but I was wondering if there is a to make such work in Adobe Illustrator?
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Illustrator: Why do layers and sublayers sometimes have different colors?

Not sure if it matters, but before I make some mistake that will cause a lot of work to correct afterwards: Why are some sublayers not colored like the partent-layer (see screenshot)? Are they somehow ...
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How to convert a gradient mesh created in Illustrator into a browser-compatible, scalable SVG?

I need to convert a gradient mesh generated in illustrator into an SVG file that is browser compatible. The mesh generates this gradient which I need to use as a background for a responsive web site ...
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How to copy vector graphics from Illustrator to Photoshop as shape layer?

I do lot of work in vectors. How can I copy an Illustrator-created shape with stroke into Photoshop as shape layer with the same stroke and everything I used in illustrator? Is there any solution to ...
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Illustrator Artwork, from only one of our artists, is extremely slow to work with

I work for a company that mainly sells city and state art transfer-printed, etched, engraved, etc. onto dinnerware. Most of the time i deal with the art, personally, i see that it contains anywhere ...
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How can I find a mentor to critique my work?

I'm a self-learning graphic designer. I work with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and I thought I was doing fine until I got this big shock at work. I've been working for a year at some web design ...
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Creating a Font w/o New Software [duplicate]

I recently asked this question and I left out a few things. As I mentioned in that question, I have psd files for each letter as well as svg files for each letter. I do not want to use some other ...
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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Losing transparency when placing or pasting items into InDesign CS5

I know others have asked similar questions, but the answers don't seem to be working for me. If I have an Illustrator file open and am also working in InDesign, I often copy/paste the vector image ...
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How to create rounded corners on WiFi signal shape in Adobe Illustator?

I want to recreate my logo in AI. I do not know how to achieve arched WiFi signal vector shape with rounded corners. What I tried: I tried to use rounded rectangle + warp arch effect. This ...
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Can I Illustrator Symbols with editable text that does not update all instances?

I was wondering if it's possible to create Symbols with editable text elements in Illustrator CS6, i.e. when using form elements in wire framing. I'm seeking to use live text in symbols but not have ...
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How to extend line off side of shape?

Is there an easy way to extend lines off the side of the shape, with perfectly the same angle as the edge of the shape. Without having to zoom in as far as possible and just eye it. I feel like there ...
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Converting from CSS3 to SVG

So, I was working on my site and an accidental mistake did a nice 3D effect to my new Logo, is there any way to convert or import a CSS3 code to illustrator so I can have it as .SVG?
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How to change the roundness and size of a brush in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to use a calligraphy brush the roundness and the size doesn't change to another option. I go to Brushes Library Menu → New Brush and select the Calligraphy Brushes The Calligraphy ...
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Illustrator reverse character without creating outlines

Is it possible to reverse (as in flip vertically) a single character (in my case the '~' character) inside a line of text WITHOUT converting the text to outlines? As in it's still a character, it just ...
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How to make this kind of logo?

1:I want to know how to make this effect. Please help me
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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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How do I make a radial gradient with “rays” from the origin, not circles?

Learning Illustrator, and I'm trying to find how to make a "radial" gradient that, rather than forming circles around the origin, creates "rays" from the origin: Example I've got a similar button ...
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How can I cut and replaced on illustrator

this is not the actual picture but lets say that girl was vectorized in illustrator. I want to know how can I cut 1 piece of puzzle in vectorized picture and place it somewhere using illustrator, as ...