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Copy Paste multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop for individual editing?

I have a world map in Illustrator with a layer for each individual country. I want to copy and paste all layers into photoshop so that I can edit the colour blend for each individual country. I do not ...
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issue with alignment with two objects

I'm trying to make puzzle piece, so I want to cut out circle from rectangle, but somehow I can't make their left sides to coincide :/ Does anyone had same problem? As you see when I click '...
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From bought designs to Vectors

So I am in the process of setting up a 'brand'. I am a newbie in the design world and I have recently purchased designs for professional use. I am now in the process of sending it to the manufacturer ...
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How to make a shape that blurs the image behind it in illustrator?

Im still familiarizing with illustrator here and I have an image on the canvas. I need to make an image (drawn using paths/pen tool) that ideally wherever I put it it blurs out the image behind it. ...
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I cant modify a gradient in illustrator

I was trying to see how it was the gradients in a file I found but I cant see the sliders of one of the figures, why does this happends?
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Can't Set Illustrator Stroke Weight

Recently my Illustrator CS6 on 10.11.5 El Capitan has started to change the stroke weight I'd like to a random anomaly. For example if I try set the stroke weight to 1mm it automatically changes it to ...
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What are these green rulers along the top and side of this Illustrator document?

I recently opened an Illustrator file made by my employer's previous graphic designer and found that it had these rulers along the side that have the appearance of guides, but didn't go away when I ...
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Change to Art-Optimized Supersampling in Illustrator

I was wondering if it's possible to change my viewing in Illustrator to art-optimized supersampling, instead of the type-optimized anti-aliasing that is default. I'm not talking about the exporting ...
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How to create blurring layer in adobe illustrator

I'm interested in Gaussian blur layer that blurring all inside of some figure located on this layer. I mean, blurred background of some exact area. And in case of I move this area, blurred image must ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 to Word 2016: Vector not displaying correctly

I have a vector art on Illustrator that I'd like to use as background image for my cover on some projects (display only, not print). I intend to keep the document as a high-quality vector PDF, like ...
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Automatic resize and placement of multiple images in Illustrator

I am looking to place resize and place multiple images side by side inside a file (or multiple .ai files) automatically. Does anyone know of a way to do it?
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Best textures in Illustrator that emulate Wes Wilson style posters [closed]

Example of the style: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fa/2e/61/fa2e615683bd8be7f6c608788f312a70.jpg I am looking for these textures to make the image look less digital.
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anti-aliasing issues

This seems to happen most of the time, but more visible when you are importing as smart objects in Photoshop and resizing down. In the attached image you can see where the aliasing is getting really ...
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Adobe Illustrator Embed Fonts in SVG File

Is there a way to embed a font in an SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or do I need to convert the fonts to outlines prior to exporting? Thanks.
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How to make a shine for animation on a sprite

I am in the process of making a game and would like a sprite to have a shine animation every so often. The attached picture shows the effect I would like to replicate, I have illustrator, with which I ...
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Illustrator join anchor points separate paths

I have three objects/paths with a fill and a border. Why are the end points of the border not consistent with the angles despite the path in outline mode showing the anchors are 'snapped' together? ...
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How do I delete the stroke part of an image? [on hold]

I can't figure out how to delete the selected part of the image below, any ideas? And by the way the selected part is a stroke as well so thats why I think none of the other solutions are working.
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Transparent white PNG to SVG vector

I'm designing a logo and my customer already had a transparent PNG with some white letters on it. Now I need it to be a vector, but I can't shape the text like thate, so I thought that it would be ...
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distorted shapes and curves

I did a project a while ago where all the curves and a lot of the shapes were distorted. Unfortunately I only noticed the distortion after having saved the file. I am attempting to fix the issue now ...
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Subtract a path from a shape in Illustrator CC 2015

The pathfinder shape subtracts shapes from shapes fine e.g. the berry ellipse from the blue rectangle: But it doesn't subtract paths from shapes at all, e.g. the purple line from the blue ...
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Positioning vertical watch dial numeric markers in Illustrator?

I never use Adobe Illustrator much so this might be a fairly easy question, but I can't seem to find any answers in my searching. I am designing a watch dial which has numeric hour markers. It is ...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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Resizing an image bounding box after scaling in Illustrator CC

Good morning, I have imported a drawing from Adobe Illustrator Draw to illustrator CC. I then had to scale it down to about 60%. My bounding box is staying at the original size. Resetting the ...
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Invert corners Illustrator

I'm trying to follow a tutorial. I'm trying to invert the corners of alternating rectangular bars that make up the lighter pink shape. However, when I try to invert the corners with the live corners/...
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Create multiple images with diffrant zoom level from one document in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve following project… (Inspire by Fastest way to custom design a race course map?) Download vector data from www.openstreetmap.org Import in Adobe Illustrator Dismantle and separate everything on ...
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Convert signature to vector on OSX?

I need to convert this signature into a single path This might not be the correct term for what I'm trying to achieve, but basically I want to transform the inside of the shape into a "stroke" ...
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How to fake flowing/falling paper? [duplicate]

I have been coming across some posters where falling or bending paper is hardcore-digitally faked. Hère are some examples: I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this might be achieved? ...
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Import and change colours of a “dissolved” Photoshop image in Illustrator

I have an object with dissolved edges in Photoshop that I want to put into Illustrator as a shape or path. Can I make an embedded dissolved object change colour like a normal shape in Illustrator? ...
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How can i set the print interval in Illustrator?

How can I set the print interval for different artboards? An example: I have 25 artboards, I need to print 2 copies of the first, 3 copies of the last and 5 copies for each other. How do I set ...
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Illustrator problems with free transform and type tool

I was used to trasform object by clicking ctrl+T and then working the shape off by dragging the vertexes here and there as much as I want. Now this shortcut is not working anymore and I dont know why....
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Can we transform pattern in shape by using handle?

I create a pattern in perspective view , but when I fill my shape by my pattern , I need Move my pattern in my shape . As I see I can do it by entering position of pixels , the question is Can I move ...
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Resizing .SVG Files

I have hundreds of .SVG files of size (256x256) which I want to change to, let's say, 48x48. I know that I can do it manually or with the help of Actions in Illustrator, but is there any script or ...
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Text issues when exporting SVG from Illustrator to Inkscape

I've been given the cumbersome task of designing poster templates for a online university that need to be saved as SVG so their departments can make their own custom-filled files. The files are built ...
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Extending a line segment to fit into a bounding box

You will see'm new to this forum and I would like to ask for your help with a code that does not get it to work at all. Anyway, I'm trying to set a code to extend the measures of a line until it ...
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Mismatched CMYK Values

I have a strange problem with Illustrator. The company I am working with has a stock hex colour - #0074aa (1). According to online conversion sites, this hex code translates to the CMYK of: C: 100 ...
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Info Palette went missing. How can I get it back?

My Info Palette disappeared in Illustrator. Is there a keyboard command to get it back? I have looked in the help files, I have looked in the Windows and Views menus but cannot find anything. It is ...
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Auto creating artboards in Illustrator?

I have an Illustrator file with icons set up in this fashion on one artboard. Is there a way for me to create artboards for each icon for export easily, without going in and having to click each ...
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(Illustrator) Why do the colors change when I “Save for Web” by using an action?

If I Save for Web in Illustrator, there is a very slight color change, which is to be expected. However, when I create a "Save for Web" action and apply it instead of directly using Save for Web, the ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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PDF Printing issues with embedded transparent CMYK image

I have a couple of PDF files here which are saved as PDF/X1a:2001. Those contain some outlined/curved text as well as an embedded background image. In some of the PDFs there is a background picture ...
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Compress large PDF files in Illustrator

I am an unexperienced Illustrator user, so please bear with me if my question is very stupid: I have a large PDF file (5 MB+) [1] which is generated from a large dataset. The amount of details in the ...
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Can I use Surface Pro 4 and Illustrator?

I recently bought the new Surface Pro 4 with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. I installed my CS 6 Standard Suite yesterday and I was quite impressed how fast illustrator and Co. opened. Unhappily, the pen ...
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Illustrator Save for Web preview image small and pixelated?

Recently when I Save for Web my preview image appears scaled 50% and pixelated. However the saved image appears fine. Is there a setting I inadvertently changed?
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Clipping Mask Issue: “Cannot make Mask”

I'm SO frustrated! I mocked up this design the other day with no issues and today none of the functions are working. I dragged my image in, placed it behind the letter I want to use as a mask, ...
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Placing vectors in PSDs causes major slowdowns [migrated]

my problem is - whenever I try and place a vector graphics (for example, a background made in AI) into a PSD file - there's a major freeze on both programs - what seems to be the cause? May it be ...
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Wacom Intuos Pro + Illustrator CC UI bugs

I just upgraded my old Intuos to an Intuos Pro 4 (Medium). I work on a Mac running El Capitan, and have the latest Wacom drivers. Since i changed tablets, i noticed major bugs in Illustrator: After ...
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How do I cut objects in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created a document in Illustrator that consists of a background object (the blue part) and many small green objects ("bushes"). Please see an image below: What I want is to cut the lower ...
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Why do my logos lose clear edges quality when uploaded? [duplicate]

I design logos using Illustrator. Now, it is vector based, so the image shouldn't lose its quality when its dimensions are reduced? (I've heard so). If you look at my blog, I have Logo just before ...
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Illustrator 3D Bevel: Can I change the color afterwards?

I'm looking to replace the black on the bevel to a solid color- but when I try to adjust anything- the design gets warped. What do I need to know about this? I made it black because when I specified ...
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Adjusting distance of blended objects to start and end points in Illustrator

I am trying to create a row of houses along a curved patch using the blend tool. What ruins the design though is the fact, that Illustrator is putting the first and second and last and second to last ...