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How can I make everything below an object (arrangement wise) transparent?

For instance, I have a line with a stroke colored navy blue over a shape. How can I make the area covered by the navy blue line transparent, including that area on the shape below?
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Strange grey lines on illustrator? how do i get rid of them?

im very confused. Never seen these before; How do I get rid of them?
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How to delete part of circle path?

How do I delete part of the circle path in the picture provided?. I want the red outlined part to be deleted without having the curve change. I've tried to do this by selecting the two anchor points ...
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Icons for ios app in illustrator… how to automate the export and naming of slices for different resolutions

So I have an artboard with a load of icons at 44px, individually sliced using the slice tool. Now I can export them using save-for-web dialogue and I get them all at 44px. I want to export them at ...
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Illustrator giving two values for ppi for a linked raster image, only when rotated?

I am trying to place this raster logo supplied by a client on a large format template (this being a raster logo of some text in Arial is a separate issue). In Photoshop, the image is showing at ...
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Slanted text with background box

Hello fellow creatives! I know this sounds like a stupid question, but this has been driving me insane for ages! How do I achieve the following in adobe illustrator: How do I create a slanted text ...
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Remove Illustrator CC application background

I'm trying to remove the application background from Illustrator CC. On the previous version (Illustrator CS5) I didn't have a background. This made it easier to multitask and have various items on my ...
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How to create an array of circles within a circle

I'm looking to place exactly 750 filled circles in a random array within a circular shape, essentially a static version of this infographic: ...
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Illustrator CC - Creating a good outline

I'm having trouble finding the best way to create an outline of an object. To be more specific I have a photograph of a car and I would like to create a smooth outline of the chassis so that the ...
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Illustrator/photoshop: give stroke sharp corners

Here is what I want. This is the image I got. and I do outline by first creating the pen outline.. then stroking by brush. this is what i get: but i want the all edges pointed. For example like ...
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How to create a logo as same as given measurement/proportion. I have already created one. Kindly refer below

Client specification goes like this: "Keep in mind that for actual utilization of the logo, the size may vary from 3 cms x 3 cms to 75 x 75 cms. While designing, this aspect should be kept in mind." ...
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How would I recreate this effect of text that seems to flow over a flight of stairs?

Is there nondestructive way of achieving the wavy type effect, found below?
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How to save text in illustrator and open it in photoshop without pixellation

I want to do silkscreen printing. I have done all the labels with Photoshop and saved as PDF. But, my printer said it is very blurry. I need to use Illustrator. So, if I have already done my label ...
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What is the best way to make several different colorations of the same line drawing in Illustrator?

I am a quilter & new user of AI. I want to see what the same design will look like in different color schemes. My image is a line drawing with closed shapes. So far I have used Live Paint & ...
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Attempting to segment a rounded rectangle after path adjustment

I'm teaching myself illustrator and I'm attempting to draw a worm. I have created a rounded rectangle, added extra anchor points and adjusted the anchor points so my rectangle is now a rippled line ...
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How can I reduce the size of my .ai file

I've designed a catalog, using Illustrator CS4 and I have placed high resolution images into the document, which now has a file size of 1 GB. How can I reduce this file size to 20-30 MB? Thank you.
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Find weight of all lines/drawings

I need to know if it's possible to find the weight (diameter) of all lines/drawings in a psd file. Since silk screen printing dosen't allow me to print smaller lines/paths/drawings than 0,6mm i need ...
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Selection Tool doesn't rotate in Illustrator [closed]

Why my selection tool doesn't rotate object? I selected the object and it doesn't work. How do I fix this?
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Curve-to-straight joining problem

Consider this ... Notice three joins are very good, but one is not so good. My question: in fact, is the problem shown in fact precisely an example of THE FOLLOWING type of problem, and solution: ...
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Illustrator rounded corner inside stroke artifacts

After creating a path with rounded corners in Illustrator, I added a dashed stroke and aligned it inside the path (but the problem is the same when aligning outside). Strangely I ended up with a lot ...
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Illustrator - Document Raster Effect Settings - no effect to PDF file size

I had a little research, but I can't explain this little anomaly I have here. When I save a PDF with Document Raster Effect turned to 72 dpi it will have the same size as the file when I switch ...
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Metal Engraving Effect in Adobe CC

I want to make more realistic looking laser-engraved logo mockups for clients but can't seem to get it quite right. I might need a new approach and could definitely use some perspective. Details: I ...
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Long Shadow Effect in SVG for Web

Basically I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to efficiently get a long shadow effect with an SVG: Example Image My three ideas on how this might be possible: Hella detailed gradient map, ...
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How to digitally draw webcomics like sintitulocomic.com using sketchbook pro

I am a visual interface designer based in India. I design web/mobile screens in photoshop, do logos and stuff in Illustrator. Lately, I've come up with an idea of making a webcomic, like the one here ...
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Perfect orthographic projection/ using perspective filters in photoshop/illustrator

I wan to get a perfect orthographic projection as seen here: I have tried to use the perspective warp on a page I made myself and achieved the following effect: As you can see I seem to achieve ...
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What's the easiest way to create to get this subtle 3D effect in an icon in Illustrator?

I managed to make the drop shadow, and I think I know how to get the ~1px bright outline/stroke, but how would you do this dark/bright effect around the edge and across the hole path?
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How to make Photoshop Effects on Adobe Illustrator unlimited?

When I apply Blur > Gaussian Blur on this shape, this is the result: The result is that the Gaussian Blur doesn't appear completely, and borders indicated below limits it. How can I make the ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...
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How to automate setting position and dimensions to round values?

I'm trying to set the position and size of selected objects in Illustrator to whole numbers quickly. Is there an Action or Script that does that already ? If so, where can I find that ? Otherwise, ...
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Can't set background object color in Illustrator?

I set red background for entire document and now I can't set any color for interior of any object. Apparently it behaves as if it would transparent or somehow combined with background, but I can't ...
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How to upload .ase to kuler

Is it possible to upload my .ase swatches to kuler? This seems like a function that should exist, since Ai, Ps, and Id all have an applet dedicated to Kuler, but I can only move palettes in one ...
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How to erase through one layer using Adobe Illustrator CC?

There is a segment of a font that I'm not wanting to be used. I am wanting to simply erase that swirl like I could using Photoshop. Is it possible to erase on one layer in Adobe Illustrator instead of ...
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How to remove detailed backgrounds and take ONLY an outline of an image PSD [duplicate]

I would like a technique on how to take only the outline of an image. This image is of a car and would need to be accurate. I am using Photoshop however do have Illustrator if that program is more ...
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How to take an accurate outline (ONLY) of an image PSD

I would like a technique on how to take only the outline of an image. This image is of a car and would need to be accurate. I am using Photoshop however do have Illustrator if that program is more ...
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How to align all objects in the center of your art board using Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is there a simple shortcut to align all objects in the center of an art board instead of doing it manually?
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How to paint graphics exported from Illustrator to flash professional

I work doing e learning, and I need to use graphics from pdf manuals. I open the pdf manuals in Illustrators ,and I grab the graphics from there and drag them to flash professional. But when I get the ...
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Draw circular shape with overlapping border

How can I draw this kind of ellipse
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Glossy gift box designing in Illustrator

I have to design a glossy gift box for a client in various sizes. Can I create just one design which the printing company can use for various sizes or should my designs be dimension-specific? Also, ...
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How to make an area transparent in Illustrator

In the image below you'll see the white section (highlighted blue). The black section behind it is one path, and the white another. How do I remove the white from the black so it becomes transparent? ...
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Clipping Mask, Pathfinder or Compound Path?

I'm sorry for such a generic title, but I couldn't figure out a title that would make sense with what I am trying to do. So I am a novice when it comes to illustrator, but I am trying to cut out the ...
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How to easily erase excess fill around a shape? [duplicate]

I have a vector design that I want to cut a heart shape out of. I also have the specific heart shape as a vector in the AI file. What I have been doing is putting the heart vector over the design ...
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removing partial shapes/objects

I have a template on the artboard and I am using basic shapes to fill the template with designs. Some shapes overlap the template. I want to remove the parts that go outside the template box. I have ...
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Effectively creating this effect in Illustrator?

Been lurking awhile but this is my first post. I've always wondered what this effect is called and I'm almost certain there's an easier way to doing it than how I do it. I'm talking about the ...
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How to group objects from Illustrator Layer menu?

How do you select and group multiple layers swiftly in Illustrator? Obviously you can tick them one by one and group after that but I am looking way for grouping layers selected between two shift + ...
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Illustrator CC zoom accuracy

As a former CAD draftsman I always found the snap function in Illustrator very inaccurate. But now in AI CC I find it even more inaccurate. Am I the only one? Is there something one can do in order ...
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Spacing objects equally in shape?

I've run into a little snag. I'm trying to distribute a two lines along the body of a square in Illustrator. This is what I want the lines to look like, this done by hand though it's not ...
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Why is my text blurry when I transfer it from Illustrator to InDesign? [duplicate]

I know that we aren't supposed to use Illustrator for text, but I needed to use the Type on a Path feature and that's why I did it. Above is the text in Illustator. When I export the text from ...
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Matching blacks on an Illustrator poster

I've searched and read the suggestions to my question but I'm not finding entirely what I need in one place and by now I've made so many changes I'm sure I've passed right over the right combination ...
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How to export .svg file from Adobe Illustrator with shape IDs?

My question is very simple. How to export an SVG file from Adobe Illustrator with shape IDs? When I export as SVG my group names turn to groups with group name as ID, that's the behavior I would ...
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Illustrator: how to align grouped objects and expand to be aligned top and bottom?

The rectangles below have been grouped together by me. I realized that I probably should have aligned them before grouping them. I'm wondering if there is a way to align them (to their top edge) ...