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How to make objects snap to grid. Not the pixel grid, but the grid guides,

I know how to make objects snap to the pixel grid in Illustrator. However I would not like to snap my objects only to the pixel grid, but also to the grid that I can setup in Preferences -> Guides ...
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How do I reduce the thickness of 100+ icons in Adobe Illustrator?

First time poster here. Just to give some context, I have to reduce the size, thickness, and change the color of 100+ different weather icons for a project. Batch resize and change color works fine, ...
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Overlapping of Ellipses in Adobe Illustrator [on hold]

When i create two ellipses over one another, (One rotated 90 degrees), i want to see both their curves, but one part goes missing as the second is placed in front of the first. How do i make both the ...
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Bleed Size for Exhibitor Stand In Adobe Illustrator

I need to make design for a company for the panels which we see in exhibitions. But before starting it I would like to know how much bleed size should I leave for printing for such a big design. ...
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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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How do you paste one object, several times at once on one artboard in illustrator CS6?

I have 20 of the same icons on one art board. I would like to select all and replace all with a new icon. I want the icons to show in the same spot as the replaced icons.
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How can i make this opacity effect

How can i make this effect using illustrator CC . I try to make it reducing the opactiy of red rectangle ,but it dosent give a result like this
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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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Hand-drawn 3 Illustrator help

I have made the following using Adobe Illustrator, the 3 was made bespoke from my hand writing (which is quite poor!) I want the curve of the 3 to be more symmetrical & perfect... How can I do ...
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Photo with Color Overlay Will Not Print in Illustrator

I have an embedded image in my illustrator document with a color overlay, but for some reason, it will not print in illustrator. I exported the document as a pdf, same thing (it only prints the ...
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How do I get out of Outline View?

I have drawn a broom in Illustrator and cant apply any brushes or strokes to it. I just don't get it. What do I have to do? Here is a screenshot:
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How to create perfect geometric triangle seamless pattern

I'm trying to create a seamless triangle repeat pattern like this: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bakmannart/works/15661602-my-first-exploring (sorry, I can't seem to get the image to actually be ...
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Why do Illustrator files end up larger than InDesign files?

I just got some labels from a contractor, and they were designed in Illustrator. I started working exclusively in InDesign last year because I noticed the files sizes seem to be smaller and large ...
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Attaching a video to static image in angle?

We have a video of an app, that we have to attach to an iPhone image(static). Doing so when the image is right in front of you is easy with iMovie . When the iPhone on the image is at some angle ...
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Cannot create rounded corners on object in Illustrator

I am following this tutorial to get some inspiration: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/logo-design.html?set=illustrator--get-started--ready-to-use I used steps from the fourth video to ...
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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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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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Cant create new sublayer in Ai [closed]

I had been working on document, everything went nice and smoothly until I got BSOD. After rebooting Ai recovered my drawing and being happy I instantly saved recovered doc. Since that magic stared to ...
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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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How to make two white paths and a white fill transparent over a black image in illustrator?

So I have this tear shape which has a black fill and no outline. I added the following shapes on top of it in sequence: 2nd largest circle with black fill and white outline 3rd largest circle with ...
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Illustrator: Projection of one object onto another

Consider two overlapping shapes, for example a filled solid rectangle, and a solid circle. I want a quick way to project the rectangle onto the circle in such a way that only the overlapping part is ...
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Installing fonts to Illustrator CS6 [closed]

I have fonts on a CD and I want ot load them into Illustrator CS6 so that they will be permanently available when I am working in Illustrator.
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How do I delete the stroke part of an image?

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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AI - how to replace two anchor points with one?

I have a problem that I might best explain by describing these four screenshots. In the first picture there is a compound path originated from the expanded font (I typed one letter with the type tool ...
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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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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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PNG for web - Edges blurry/fuzzy

I have never usually had a problem with the quality of my png's lately, but I am trying to save a logo that I recently designed and I am saving it as a png to upload to twitter. Everything appears ...
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Why does the whole box fill when I transform an object in Illustrator?

I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same ...
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Invert Y-axis ruler

In CS4,5,6 the convention for positive direction on the Y-axis could be changed from the default (positive downward) to the mathematical (negative downward) via changed notation in the Adobe ...
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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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Using Paper.js with Illustrator

I've been searching for a way to get the average color of a raster image, to use in a vector grid in front of it to create a mosaic effect - the "Object > Create Object Mosaic..." menu option does not ...
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Need to erase the stroke between start & end points of a path in Illustrator

I opened a PSD in Illustrator. The file has a path in it, but when given a stroke, it joins the ends of the path, which I do not want. I do not want a closed stroke, instead I want an open stroke.
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Batch export AI and EPS files into a PNG

I have about ~600 files in .ai and .eps formats and need to export them to a .png (Full image, not layer by layer). Is there any way to do this automatically? Also it will be good if the .png file ...
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How can I create a realistic 3D texture in Photoshop or Illustrator

Does anyone know how I can create this kind of texture in Photoshop or Illustrator ? I've tried the Bevel & Emboss filters in Photoshop (and drop shadow, inner shadow etc.) and also the 3D ...
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My web logo looks weird on other devices [closed]

My website (http://creative-website.github.io/) uses a vector based logo which looks fine on my PC but on any other PC/Devices it doest use the font I selected in Ai. Any Ideas?
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Is there a way to batch export Illustrator symbols as pngs?

I use Illustrator as my main graphics program for building modular UI components. Context: I'm exploring an animation software, Pixate, and will need to upload all UI assets to the project library ...
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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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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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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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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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How to re size different pixel sizes and scale factors?

A client asks me do deliver the files of the logo I made for him. but I really have no idea how sizes and scale factor works in illustrator. can somebody please help me. the attached image are his ...
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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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white clipping mask is still visible when saving as png

When I try to save my logo in Illustrator as PNG, you can see the white rectangles. If I do this in Photoshop and use clipping mask, and try to save it, you don't see the white rectangle. How can I do ...
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How to cut out a shape from another shape that has effects?

I'm making some art that involves molecules and stuff and wanted to cut out a part of the parent ring. I tried the subtract function in the pathfinder that comes in Adobe Illustrator CS6 but it gives ...
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Problem changing type orientation in illustrator

I'm trying to change the type orientation in Illustrator CS5, but it doesn't seem to be working. Normally i select type > type orientation > Vertical and the orientation changes so that the letters ...
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How to export groups to separate PNG files?

I have an Illustrator file that contains several animation frames for a game. Every frame is a single group and they are all on the same layer. How can I quickly export all these groups, each to a ...
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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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Why can't I export a large .ai file to .png?

I am trying to export a large .ai file to .png in illustrator (Per request) and have been unsuccessful. I believe it is because my file is too large. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on how I ...
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Turning traced and expanded image back to single layered image in Illustrator

How do I turn a traced and expanded image back to a single layered image? I'm new to Ai.