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How is this 'one colour' design trend referred to in the design community? [duplicate]

I had thought that the current trend towards 'one colour photos' was being called 'monochrome' but can't seem to find any examples. The attached picture illustrates what I am referring to. The photo ...
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Is there a simple and automatic way to create halos around multiple (existing) arrows in Illustrator?

I am looking for a way for all existing black arrows in my illustration to have a white halo to stand out against a colorful background in Illustrator. I would also like the halo to be easily ...
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Y axis' negative direction seems confused in Illustrator. How can I fix it?

Hi ! When I pull a line from ruler up on the Y axis, Illustrator shows negative value for the line which should be reverse in fact. What I know is, top and right side must be positive for Y axis. I ...
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Get rid of tiny space lines in seamless pattern? Illustrator [duplicate]

I have my seamless pattern finished, but, I can see tiny little lines on the grid, and I want a perfect pattern before using it. If you zoom in, you can see tiny little breaks: What do I need to ...
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Is there a shortcut to double image size in Adobe Illustrator?

I need to double the sizes of many images for retina devices. It takes too long to do it by using a calculator to do the math and manipulating the values in the width/height panel at the top. Is there ...
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How can I resize, rotate part of the path in Illustrator

As a Photoshop user I don't know exactly how to rotate or resize only the part of the selected path in Illustrator. When I do this in Photoshop I simply select part of the path by using direct ...
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How to swap two objects?

Sometimes I want to swap two objects, so one of selected will be on second's place, and vice versa. There is any simple way to do it?
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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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Illustrator: How to create a circular arc with rounded edges

I am trying to draw a circular arc with rounded edges like in the picture below, but I failed miserably. Could anyone please help with step by step explanation ?!
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Cut shape out from above paths (automated) in Illustrator

Is it possible to delete parts that overlap a underlying shape (on a underlying group/layer). To illustrate the question: Each shape is in it's own group, "1" on the bottom and "4" on top. Starting ...
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snapping anchors in CS5

I have a triangle and a line and i want the tip of the triangle to connect with the line. However, every single time illustrator wants to intersect with other shapes (there is quite a lot of stuff ...
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Correct settings when it's for both print and screen?

Let's say I'm designing a logo or some other artwork that it's both for printing and screen. How should I set my ai file? CMYK or RGB? Align to grid or not? For instance, when I "save for the web" and ...
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Preselect text color in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

If i select red color and then draw a rectangle - rectangle will be red. But if i select red color and then put a text on dartboard - the text will be black. How do i make this behavior consistent ...
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Can't Trace Halftone Object

I apply Halftone Effect to a grdient filled circle Rasterize it This is where things go horribly wrong. I trace it Expand Trying to change a fill What am I doing wrong?
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Apply a brush on a path in Photoshop CS6

Hy. I want to create something like this: using path. I want to draw a line in fact and on that line I want to apply a rainbow effect like this one. Some time I want to have 2 colors in the ...
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I need to create a vectorial Spiral on illustrator [duplicate]

I've been researching and trying but I cannot find the answer. I need to create on illustrator an spiral that uses the same pattern as the lollypop on this image: ...
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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...
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Illustrator Transparency and Tracing

I had a heck of a time getting transparencies from Photoshop to Illustrator. A member here, "poor", had my solution. But the problem wasn't over it seems. The image I had been trying to bring into ...
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Getting Transparent Images from Photoshop into Illustrator

Simply, I am trying to bring an image made in Photoshop into Illustrator for the purposes of creating a vector image for a t-shirt design. The image has only one layer and contains transparencies. I ...
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Generate/Extract for Illustrator?

Is there a way (plugin, add-on, etc) to export assets from Illustrator the way one does with Photoshop Generate? I'm finding myself spending a lot of time meticulously separating everything into many ...
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Why are my corners “inside-out” in Illustrator?

There are 2 big things I don't get about this image (two identical paths in Illustrator, one of which is reflected, with a pretty simple brush applied to them both in order to highlight the issue) ...
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A perfect blended circle

I am trying to use the blend tool to make a gradient that wraps around like a circle, but I can only get it to go 3/4s of the way. Is there any way to get it to go the full 360 degrees? Step 1 shows ...
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Text that looks like folded fabric [closed]

How would you achieve this look of super warped dimensional text? http://jessicasvendsen.com/Open-House-2014 It almost looks like it has been printed on a piece of folded cloth and photographed, but ...
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make a hole in that shape with round corner in illustrator

im trying to make that shape with the interior empty but keeping the round corner when i use pathfinder (minus front)it make the hole but round corner disappears Anyone can help me on that one? ...
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How to save an illustrator file without extra numbers at the end [duplicate]

When I export files from Illustrator to Jpeg, a few extra digits are saved in my document name. For Example, when I export a file from picture1.ai to jpeg, the file name is saved as picture1-01.jpeg ...
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Illustrator CC live corners not all corners available to curve? [closed]

This dot that appears at anchor points and you can drag to curve / arc the corner. This tool is useful but I want to know how to make it happen in the corners where it doesn't automatically appear? ...
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Why is Illustrator adding whitespace around my artboard?

I'm struggling for a while with the whitespace Illustrator is creating around my prints. For example I've set the artboard to be this size: But when I've saved my print as an eps it is always this ...
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Illustrator: How to achieve this look?

Got quick question - been strugling with that for a while. I'm expanding my skills with illustrator and trying to achieve various effects. Right now I try to copy that effect - filling object with ...
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Overlap objects in Illustrator

Hey guys! I've been working on this for a long time. How would I overlap the "ACM" over the belly of this penguin? I tried to move the "A", "C", and "M" layers over the belly, use Object >> Arrange ...
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How come my text looks like it is not dead centered?

I can't figure out why the text is not in dead center of my black screen. Looks a bit up. It have been entered with the align tool, but for a reason or another, to me it looks a little bit up.
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How to replicate tissue pattern using swatches in Illustrator?

Using swatches in Illustrator I want to replicate this pattern: I think to use swatches is the fastest way to replicate this pattern. But I can't get it done right. Firstly I drew those little ...
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How to find out whether an Illustrator file or object has been copied from somewhere else, and from?

I have received an Illustrator file as an entry for a competition that I had organised. But, I seriously doubt that the illustration is completely or parts of it are copied from other sources. I ...
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Scale illustrator icon to take up the maximum available space

I am creating icons, and all of them should take up as much space as possible in an 256x256 image. It happens quite often that I do not perfectly meet this requirement when I design the icon. For ...
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Placing a PSD Bitmap or Layered Tiff over a spot colour in illustrator or Indesign

I have a cover designed in Illustrator CS4 that has spot colour as its base, and I have designed a graphic with a transparent background in photoshop. Cause I am working in Adobe Suite I bring the ...
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converting a colored vector eps to coloring page single line art

I am very new to illustrator (or design at least).. I am not sure if there is an easy way to do this. I have several colored vector eps files that I would like to convert them to black and white ...
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How to properly use the pathfinder tool in Illustrator?

I am currently trying to learn a bit about illustrator, and one of the tutorial I am following mentions the use of the pathfinder tool to intersect 2 objects. The goal is to add a splatter on a text ...
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Apply a text background color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I'd like to highlight titles in my text like this: I'm doing that by adding a blue rectangle behind the text, but every time I change the text which is 16 pages long I have to go and move the ...
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How Do I Set The Width Of Area Type In Illustrator?

Once I have created Area Type, how do I adjust its width? Pulling on the handles allows me to resize it without distorting the text, but doesn't allow for fine-grained control. Typing a value into the ...
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Launching external program from Adobe Illustrator Actions

Is it possible to record/create an Actions-macro in Adobe Illustrator that first saves a copy of the currently open file as an SVG-file into a certain directory and then executes an external Windows ...
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Best way to re-create or draw swirl / spiral shapes

I am trying to recreate a shape similar to the one in the attachment below, but I can't seem to get it right. I have run into this type of shape once or twice before, and last time I retraced it by ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

I imported my Illustrator file into After Effects. I then turned the Vector layer into a shape layer. I added a trim path to the shape but the trim path does some weird start to end point mask. Video ...
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How to Adjust text of different sizes in single alignment in illustrator?

Im fairly new to illustrator, I was wondering if there was an easier way of recreating this effect, I use it a lot and to be fair i feel that almost every software should have an easier way of doing ...
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Illustrator: How to change stroke weight proportionally without scaling the objects?

I have a bunch of lineworks with different stroke weights. Is there a direct way to reduce/increase all stroke weights proportionally without changing the size of the objects? Thanks, Newton
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What's the best technique for stacking the same multiplied object?

I'm trying to create a material style illustration and I can't figure out how to multiply the object so that the edges are aligned perfectly. Even if I use Alt+Shift option the edges are bound to ...
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How to save PDF so actual size is the same as artboard size?

I created an artboard that is 1416px wide. I need to handle the PDF to a coder, with it having the same actual size as the website. Yet when I save it as a PDF and he gives it a 100% zoom (chooses ...
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Erasing a part of circle stroke in illustrator with rounded edges

![i need to create a circle stroke with partially erased and the ending should be rounded edges.this should be done in illustrator. i also have attached the sample. please suggest me any procedure or ...
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Photoshop-effect in Illustrator creates non-smooth edges

I am having troubles with the photoshop filters in Illustrator. If I have a box with rounded corners and then apply grain to it, it will get some white pixels in the corners (or the corners will look ...
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Place psd file into Illustrator without losing quality

I want import a psd file into Illustrator without losing quality. I have a 300dpi image at Photoshop with height 60 cm, as you can see below. (You can see a smooth "D") I create an Illustrator ...
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How to manage overlapping shadows without using clipping masks in vector illustrations

When I make vector images in Illustrator I often end up using a stylistic, almost cel shaded designs. When I want to give "shadowed" areas to an object for example, I usually just make a new ...
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Help with typing on a circular line and then stacking

Is there a better way to stack circular lines of type under (or above) a circular graphic, than creating individual "type on a line" lines? It is difficult to manage to get the curving text lines to ...