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Adobe Illustrator scaling image edges

I'm having trouble scaling a photo in illustrator. As you can see when i choose place and the image appears on the canvas the quality is perfect. Now when i scale down the quality is bad. The ...
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How to crop everything hidden by an vector OPACITY mask in Adobe Illustrator?

I have lot of objects which are bounded by opacity mask. I need to get rid of my opacity mask, clipping each object where it intersects with my mask. It is a lot of hassles to do it manually. Is ...
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Exponential/logarithmic scaling in Illustrator?

Given a flat object in Illustrator, how can I scale it along the X or Y axis so that it stretches in an exponential fashion? That means that the center barely is stretched, but the outer extents ...
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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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How to stroke an arrow that has been set with the line tool? [duplicate]

I have created an arrow using the line tool and editing the arrow head of the stroke. Is there any easy way to add an additional stroke to this arrow: I would like it to have black border.
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Where to start learning Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi i am really interested to learn Illustrator. I already know Photoshop and i also have the experience of working with it. I am really confused about where to start from with Illustrator !
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How can I reduce the aliasing that occurs around my custom icon web font when it is scaled?

I am trying to make my own icons and embed them in a custom Web font. For that, I'm using Illustrator & Icomoon. I design the icons in a 14x14px square, then I create my Web font using Icomoon ...
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images in 3d text

I am making this logo and I'm trying to get my colorful block image throughout my 3d text instead of just on the front of it. Anyone know of a way to do that? help pleaasse!
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No color swatches available in Illustrator

When opening a new image from a PNG file in Illustrator as the background for my artboard to trace over I am not able to select any color swatches the only available options are [none] and ...
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How to get rid of thin outline on live paint group in Illustrator?

How do I get rid of the thin artifact outlines around my live paint fills? The first screenshot shows the wireframe view (CTRL+Y) in Illustrator. The second screenshot shows the normal view in ...
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Exporting from Illustrator causes a weird path effect

When I use the image trace feature in Illustrator I'm able to create a pretty high quality vector of an image. However, when I export it as an .svg file the paths aren't "just right" and it causes you ...
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Illustrator - I need the CMYK values of hundreds of colors in one file

I made a color chart by using the eyedropper to get colors from another file. When I go to get the CMYK values it only gives me a percentage. The Document Color Mode was RGB - changing it to CMYK ...
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How to change colors in a purchased vector stock image with masks.

I am using AI, and I have a vector image where I have over 25 different masks. When I select a shape, and try to change the color, only the border of that specific changes color but the inside stays ...
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How do I generate Pantone swatch chart of all current PMS colors in Illustrator?

I need to generate a PMS swatch chart for all current PMS colors to do print tests off large format printers. We have old charts but need a current one. I am hoping there is a way to generate this ...
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Path/shape (not really sure how to formulate this question)

I would like delete parts of the shape with the path. Its 4am, and I have deadline to meet, and I am really stuck. I am adding a picture so you can understand what i am jibbering about. I would ...
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PDF has white background when exported from Illustrator

I'm saving an Illustrator CS6 file as a PDF. The file has a transparent background, however when exported as a PDF and dropped into InDesign the file has a white background. I've tried saving the ...
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Paintbrush tool Illustrator swirl problem

When I do swirls in Illustrator with the paintbrush tool I often get this result (see image). The loops doesn't get perfectly rounded, instead sometimes some of them gets thicker at the top of the ...
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color not changing in illustrator

I created a vector object from a drawing. But after I added the color, it will not change. I added it as a layer into my logo anyways. Now trying to change the color there but will not work. After I ...
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Making extremely large screenshots

Hello fellow designers. I have to make a banner promoting a mobile application. The banner size is 80x200 cm. So, normal screenshots of the application screens will be too small. There are too many ...
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How to switch between blending modes in Adobe Illustrator with the keyboard?

In Photoshop you can select next or prev blending mode with cursor up and down, but can't do the same in the Adobe Illustrator. How to fix that? Maybe shortcuts or scripts can help...
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I can't easily select artboards in Illustrator CS6

I've been using Illustrator CS6 for months and previous versions for years. I don't consider myself a novice by any stretch, but this is driving me NUTS. Up until probably 3 weeks ago, I've been able ...
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Saving Illustrator file back a version embeds effects

I am working in Illustrator CC, but my printer needs the files saved back to ai version 6. Doing this embeds the effects, such as drop shadows. Is there a way to work around this other than keep 2 ...
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tool and guide for creating high quality and small size basic shapes for mobile application

I have just join this now. I am working on creating few images, custom icons and 9 patch for use in my mobile application. For this I am using Adobe Photoshop CC but not satisfied with resolution ...
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workflow illustrator photoshop

I have searched for an answer to this and found tidbits here: workflow for print publishing childrens book but it didn't answer my question fully. My question is how do you usually divide the work ...
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Adobe illustrator perfect curve between two grids

How would you combine a vertical grid and horizontal grid with matching width & heights with perfect curved lines? Example: I'm trying to find a method that would be salable for 100, 1000, etc ...
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Lifting one side of text - Illustrator

I'm trying to lift the right side of my text, so it is similar to text in this logo: I've tried different kinds of warps, but can't find the right one. Maybe I should be looking at another effect?
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Unable to open open Adobe Illustrator file in Photoshop [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to open a large format (120 inch x 48 inch) Adobe Illustrator file in Adobe Photoshop with the actual size? Because when I try to open it, it takes a lot of time and when it ...
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How can I export an image from Illustrator image at multiple sizes?

I am new to Adobe Illustrator and I have a logo image which I need to use in 5 or 6 different sizes. The logo image was created in Adobe Illustrator, but when I try to save the image to PNG or JPEG ...
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How to import keyboard shortcuts into Illustrator CC?

How to import custom keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator CC? Does it work with Edit > My Parameter > Import or is there something else?
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Illustrator symbol isolation view pixel grid not aligned to ruler

When a symbol is not aligned to pixel grid, the origin is not aligned to an intersection of the grid. Thus it becomes very difficult to create pixel perfect symbols. Paths that are snapped to the ...
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Removing line breaks in text copied from Acrobat in Illustrator

I routinely copy and paste text from Acrobat to any number of other Adobe CC applications (Illustrator, PS, InDesign). When I do this, it creates line breaks where they were visually represented on ...
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How to open Illustrator file in Photoshop

How to open a large Illustrator file (eg. 120 in x 48 in) saved in Illustrator. Then, how to open the same file to actual size in Photoshop?
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Final size in Illustrator CS4 masked images

How do I find out the exact size of a graphic or image after it has a clipping mask applied in Illustrator? When you just select the image or do Ctrl+A it shows the entire image size(including the ...
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Defining a brush with a non-straight graphic as the base in Illustrator

I have designed a dragon but it isn't completely round so I am thinking to use it on brush definition and add this dragon on a circle stroke. It should be easy if the dragon were straight but it ...
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Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)?

Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)? My client want to rework from their existing AI and EPS to corel draw.
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How to access shortcut in illustrator for showing the grid?

I'm a new user on graphic design stack exchange, I will try to earn some point, here is my first answer : I've got some difficulty to show/hide the grid with shortcut. Everything that I need to ...
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What kind of style is this?

I was looking for a description of what kind of style these images are: How can I replicate this style and also would I be better use Photoshop or Illustrator for it?
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In illustrator how do I create a clipping mask path based on a path layer?

I am trying to apply a pattern piece of vector artwork which is from one image to another image. The original image has the following: it has a clip group - with a clipping path and a artwork ...
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How to create a vector curve programmatically?

I want to create a vector curve that is symmetric in the top and the bottom. For example, in this baseball icon (How to draw a baseball in Pixelmator?), if I try to write the vector as suggested by ...
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.eps logo disappears when I export artwork

I am creating a print advert artwork for a magazine on illustrator cs6. However, I'm having problems with one .eps logo on the artwork which disappears once I export the artwork as a jpeg. What could ...
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Best way to export a Job application to a client for easy editing

This is my first topic, so go easy on me. :D I got a customer who wants me to design her job application. I want to design it with Adobe illustrator and set up the text with indesign. However the ...
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how to resize object with additive styles applied to it, while keeping it's copies in place?

What I want to do is shown here at 0:52, unfortunatelly there is no explanation in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fh-9Ajs0ck The author applies additive style to a square to acquire a ...
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Lines are pixelated and low quality when exported to .PNG in low resolution with Adobe Illlustrator

I'm trying to make 16x16 icons in line style with Adobe Illustrator and when I export to .PNG, lines are extremely low quality and pixelated. Here's examples: Here's what it looks like in ...
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Illustrator: “the selection contains objects which can't be distorted”-error

I am trying to make a distort effect in illustrator. I use the white arrow, the direct selection tool, I cannot get it to work. I get an error message: "the selection contains objects which can't ...
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Batch image trace in Illustrator

Is there any way to batch trace images located in a directory with High fidelity option? I created an action including open an image, image trace it with high fidelity option, save it as PDF and ...
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How do i change the size of a drawing on illustrator without affecting the line thickness

Hi im new sorry if this is a stupid question. I have a logo made up using the pen tool and blob brush tool and have all the thicknesses right however when i try re-sizing the whole logo the line ...
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How to export a file in illustrator

How to export a specific length and width of my work in illustrator? I made a background asset that's longer than the stage and I don't know how to export it properly. This is how it looks like in ...
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Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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Wrapping object around cylinder in PS CC – No 3D [duplicate]

I don't have the vRAM required to use 3D in Photoshop, but I need to wrap an object around cylindrical shape. What is the best way to go about doing this?