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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) ...
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is there a fast way to make parallelograms into rectangles in illustrator?

these shapes were hand traced, and as you can see there are slight angles that deviate from 90 degrees on the right side of the rectangles below. is there a way to make them vertical in illustrator? ...
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Apply gradient to a path made of 2 paths

As you can see in the pic, I drew a Rectangle with no fill and black stroke. Then I added a curvy shape. I want to add a gradient to the place bound by those two shapes. How can I do it?
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scale raster image to meet defined ppi in Illustrator

Background: I am using Illustrator to combine several raster images. I apply scaling and clipping masks to them. Next, I try - if posihble - to avoid non-integer resampling steps during subsequent ...
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How can I get an EPS or PDF to open in Illustrator?

Just downloaded some vector graphics from Shutterstock for my landscape design project in Illustrator. When I open the document I see a blank sheet so how do I get the downloaded file (PDF or EPS) ...
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Blurry text and bounderies

My friend made a logo for me. But between us we cannot figure out some problems. The text is blurry. Where the different coloured squares meet is blurry (might not be correct term, possibly ...
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Too many compound paths in illustrator.. need to merge and delete from an object

Hello everyone I had been trying to cut out many paths from a single layer in Illustrator. I was trying to convert an anchor point so I could move it but apparently I have ran into a problem.. My ...
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Why are there unwanted white lines appearing in a PDF print proof?

I designed a christmas card and I normally print it on vista print. When I ask for a print proof the outlines show. They don't show when I print it at home. Why are there unwanted white lines ...
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Saving long shadow effect as graphic style for flat design in Illustrator

How do I save the long shadow effect for flat icons in Illustrator? I have created the effect for few icons but for each and every other icon but it takes time. In the following screenshot I have ...
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Why am I seeing boxes in the outline overview in illustrator CC

I have downloaded this vector graphic from a freebie site and when i see the outline overview using "ctrl+y", i can see these boxes. Why is this happening and how to remove them?
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Stroke doesn't scale proportionately when entering new size via keyboard

I'm using Illustrator CC and I have a logo which has a stroke around part of it. I want to resize the logo while scaling the stroke proportionately. Yes, I know that question has been asked and ...
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Adjustment layer/filter to uniformly colorize illustrator objects?

I'm trying to create an image that contains a set of logos. Each logo has different colors and I need to neutralize them. I tried converting the image colors to gray scale but it's not uniform, some ...
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Raster effects causing issues with selection in Illustrator

I have several assets I'm creating in Illustrator; I've used a drop shadow on a bunch of the shapes in each one to add depth to the drawing (clapboard, window frames, etc.). Unfortunately, once I've ...
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Illustrator script - create objects, rotated and centred with a selected object

Edit: Oops, it's working! It seems that the problem has been solved by loading the updated script via File / Script / Other File... option. Before the stroke width change wasn't affecting the ...
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Web design what to use Photoshop or Illustrator?

What should i use to design photoshop or illustrator ? There's a correct software or its more a personal choise ?
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How to create a connected vector drop shadow in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I need to regularly made sets of vector letters and drop shadows in Illustrator. This is the sort of shadow that is connected to the letter. Currently i am doing this very manually, by duplicating ...
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Hard vector inset shadow

I'm trying to re-create a hard inner shadow effect in illustrator, similar to the effect on the text in the Kit Kat logo: Heres another good example: Heres my attempt at re-creating it: Mine ...
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Exporting crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator

Both Photoshop(layer shapes) and Illustrator(vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it by ...