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is there a way to convert an illustrator extrude & bevel effect to a path?

I draw a square in Adobe Illustrator and I extruded to create a 3D bar. but now I would like to add dimension lines and so on to the drawing, but of course these don't snap to the 3D drawing but to ...
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How to preview an illustration in “real size”? (knowing my display size; document is in “mm”) [duplicate]

I've tried CTRL+0, but it gives a slightly smaller version of the illustration than it actually is (dimensions of the document are in mm and I've used a physical ruler to check if the the object on ...
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ILLUSTRATOR: I Can't Divide Shapes The Way I Want

ILLUSTRATOR: I Can't Divide Shapes The Way I Want I'm trying get a mesh of two shapes, but no matter what Pathfinder I use, I can't get the desired effect. What I've Tried: ...
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Vintage/Stamped text effect in Illustrator

I really like the look of this image but can't figure out how to replicate it: I understand that rounded corners were used, and then texture within the letters, but how do you get the roughened ...
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Illustrator: paste text without formatting

Is it possible to somehow copy and paste text from TEXT-A into TEXT-B and make the pasted text formatted like TEXT-B? It always keeps source formatting. In InDesign apparently it's possible via Edit ...
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Exporting Illustrator SVG for web, using shape or line?

I have been working on several icons for my startup but I want to know if it's better to export them as a shape or a line. Is there a difference between exporting the SVG in an expanded shape or a ...
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How to use the info panel in illustrator?

I would like to use the "info" panel in illustrator to have infos such as : the distance of the top of an object to the top of the artboard it belongs to; the distance of the left border of an ...
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Cascade changes on symbols library accross multiple files in Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC has a symbols feature, where I can create symbols and place multiple instances of them in a document. It also allows me to save a symbols library as a .ai file, so I can use the same ...
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Align text in exact center (vertically and horizontally) without creating outlines?

In Illustrator, how do you align text in the exact center of a shape for example without creating outlines. If I go to center text using the align palette, Illustrator aligns the text to it's bounding ...
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Split an image with a zig-zag in Illustrator?

I've been trying for the last 3 nights to halve a simple vector image of a padlock I had drawn following a tutorial. My headache is: I don't want to simple divide it right at the middle, I want to ...
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PNG files blurry when exported form Illustrator and opened in Photoshop [closed]

I have designed app screens on Illustrator and trying to mock up in Photoshop. When I export from png and place in PS the fonts/imagery looks very low quality etc. I need to make a print leaflet ...
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Change default program “edit original” on Illustrator [closed]

How to change default program for edit original" linked file? my default is MS paint, I want to change into Photoshop. how to change this? thank you!
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Can you suggest illustrator tutorial to attain the following serif font effect given in the image below

How can i recreate the following serif font effect given in the image in illustrator?
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How can I get a transparent artboard?

I want to make a text effect and for that I want a transparent background. My question arises from here; how do I get a transparent background? I am using Illustrator CC.
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ILLUSTRATOR: Pattern Brush Doesn't Keep Original Shape

Adobe Illustrator: I created a circle (using the shape tool and while holding down shift), and turned it into a pattern brush. Then I applied that pattern brush to another circle with the intent of ...
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Why is my Illustrator design exporting as an EPS and making white things transparent and transparent things with a white color block behind it?

I have talked to several other designers and they can't figure it out. I've read multiple forums and have tried everything they recommend to no avail. My client wants the center glow effect as seen. ...
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Stop a line (stroke) on the edge of a triangle

I want to stop these lines right on the edge. I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6, I'm fairly new to Illustrator so please be specific.
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How to design for large scale? [duplicate]

I'm interested to know the processes involved in designing for large scale output i.e. billboards/ banners. What Illustrator/ Photoshop document size should I work with. Do I work in a scaled size ...
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Fill template with image?

I'm trying to create a design for a print, I have been sent an Adobe Illustrator template file with a an outline of the printable area which I need to add my design to. I don't have much experience ...
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How to save transparency on .eps file (Adobe Illustrator CC)

So I've drawn a design in Illustrator CC that has some transparency throughout the actual shapes (not just the background). When I save the file as a .eps and open in photoshop, the background remains ...
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How to set a minimum width of 1mm for my shape in illustrator (Laser cut)

Hi I have my logo here It’s a shape which I want to use for making some small rubber pieces. So I will use a laser to cut the outlines. The problem is that the laser accuracy is about 1mm, so the ...
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How to make objects follow a curved path in illustrator?

I'm relatively new to illustrator and am sure that what I'm asking has a very simple answer but I can't seem to get my head around it! I want to change the shape of this text to a curved line which ...
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i want to paste same background in all of my illustrator layers

I have 200 layers in one of my Illustrator CS6 project. i want to add same background group in all layers and then run batch ai to jpg. how exactly can i paste the same background in every layer ...
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How to create a fade to transparent gradient effect in Illustrator?

The black gradient effect that is placed in front of the pattern but behind the text is what I'm looking to achieve. I've tried creating a black to transparent gradient but can't the nice blur/fade ...
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Change default settings in Illustrator (anti-alias, stroke color) [duplicate]

Can I change the default settings in Illustrator? For example Fill black instead of white, Stroke no instead of black 1px, Text anti-alias to crisp instead of sharp etc I have looked for these ...
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converting a dashed line into multiple lines in illustrator

I am wondering if anyone knows of a way to take a dashed line and quickly turn it into multiple lines, retaining its dash pattern. Maybe I need to get into some kind of scripting? If anyone could ...
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Illustrator color fill problem

I'm working on a packaging box and I have a ready template. I'm not an expert in Illustrator and I can't seem to fill the other boxes with colour. If anybody knows how I can successfully fill color ...
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Border showing in swatch [duplicate]

i'm trying to create a swatch. i've selected the following: width: 1000m height: 869.5425mm tile type: grid size tile to art copies 3 x 3 if you take a look at the tip of the blue box, i can ...
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I am unable to convert make a svg file from PSD [migrated]

I have a psd file, which is has several layers. I took layer which I wanted duplicated to it to a new file( ctrl+n). Then saved the file as .png. Now I opened that png file in adobe, converted it to ...
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Automated method of setting ideal sizes and positions of symbols or logos of various proportions, when put together (ignoring any text) [duplicate]

I always spend too much time trying to scale symbols or logos that are supposed to look harmoniously next to each other, like below: These seem to be acceptable to me, but I wonder if there is any ...
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Convert straight line of text to curved line of text

In Adobe illustrator CS6, I have a lot of text. Lots of the text is the names of rivers. The text is in a straight line. Is there a way that I can change this line of text so that it curves or follows ...
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How to cut a circle from multi layered square artboard?

I have a square artboard in illustrator CS6. There are multiple layers and sub-layers on the board. I want to have a circular artboard and keep the editing capabilities within the circle if possible ...
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List of images for tracing [closed]

I would like to practice tracing a variety of images in Adobe Illustrator moving from basic to advanced in complexity. Is there any single place that stores like a pack or list of images like these? ...
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adobe illustrator - linework and paintbucket on different layers

I would like to have my brush strokes on one layer and coloring done by live paint bucket on another layer. When I select the strokes and make a live paint group to color with everything, strokes and ...
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Please help, how to do off registration in Illustrator CS6?

I am trying to do an assignment and I need to do off registration. I cannot figure out how to get into the channels so I can move the colors to be off register. I can only figure out how to get into ...
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Painting areas inside an illustration - Illustrator CS6

I am having problems in filling my illustration with colours. I usually do these things by creating separate shapes or so but now this is done more by separate paths and I am confused. The shape ...
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Turn off antialiasing for artwork and ignore type?

I'm trying to force Illustrator to be my goto web design "raster" editor. Working in pixel preview is certainly the way to go but I've run into a problem. In web design there is no AA for boxes and ...
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Cchanging the color of of a PNG file converted to SVG in illustrator [closed]

Just got done converting a png Photoshop file to a SVG in Illustrator but I"m not able to change the color to the the deired dcolor. Any ideas on how this can be done?
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Illustrator CS4 - Text Box Moves When Adjusting Bounding Box [migrated]

Adobe Illustrator CS4 I'm having a weird problem that I can't find the solution to. I make a text box manually to fill with text. I typically like to size it so the text is snug within the bounding ...
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In Sketch 3 how can I delete the excess of a shape like in Adobe illustrator?

If I merge to shapes together or use a mask in Sketch 3 I want to be able to select the 'excess' and delete. For example I have a rectangle and then I overlap a circle with it. Then I want to keep the ...
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rotate text on Z axe in illustrator cs5

should be a simple thing but can find the way to rotate text in z axe in illustrator ? I dont want to make it a 3d text just rotate it on the Z axe to make it fit in perpective (one word on the left ...
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Images imported to Illustrator get resized despite their original size

I have a folder full of pictures, they are all 6000x4000 images. However, when I impor them into Illustrator (drag&drop inside the app) their size changes, their width and height sometimes is half ...
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Center icon in a transparent square for SVG export

I have a file with many art boards within, each has an icon. I've exported all the icons in to there own .ai file and now I want them all to be exported as SVG's centered in a square so they are all ...
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Can I insert and lock a vector illustration in a word document?

I work for a marketing department that gets constant copy edit requests for sales proposals that have been designed in illustrator and indesign. Is there a way for me to recreate the document in word ...
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How can I easily preview my illustrator document on my iPad?

I am designing screens for an app for iPad. I would like to easily preview my artboards on my iPad. My method to do that is: export the .ai document to a .pdf document copy the .pdf file to my ...
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How to convert greyscale to alpha in Illustrator?

I have a scanned image I converted to outlines in Illustrator. To do that, I have used the greyscale option, which gave me a decent result. What I need to do now is to convert the greyscale values to ...
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Segment circle into layers

I want to divide a circle into 5 equal segments such that each segment will be on it's own layer. In general I want to create a loading animation that would consist of 5 images with number of visible ...
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What's common starting point to designing an icon set [closed]

I have seen a growing number of nice icon sets throughout the years. They have fine tuned their icon sets to make it pixel perfect, well-ratio. I wonder if I want to start design my own icon set, for ...
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Ai: How do I apply a layer's layer style (eg shadow) only to the object or group below it?

So if I want the shadow for the blue hat to only fall on the face, and not blur out onto the background etc, is there any simple-ish way to do this?
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How to select multiple paths that are adjacent in the layers window?

Given the following setup: How can I quickly select all orange circles in Layer 1 in order to edit them, as shown here: It seems like this should be somehow possible through the layers window, ...