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What is the ideal way to archive drafts of logos and general graphic design pieces?

I work for a branding agency in Southern California and was recently promoted to Lead Designer. While there was a solid system already laid out, I have been trying to address some issues that seem to ...
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How to insert image in a text paragraph without overlapping the text in Illustrator?

Sorry my question is kinda fuzzy, I can't construct the proper sentence for my question. Well here is a screenshot of what I wanted to do: Basically what I want to do is to insert an image in my ...
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How to align left just a single sentence in a justified paragraph in Illustrator?

I am pretty much new to Illustrator and I stumble upon a problem (for me) on the text area. Here is a screenshot: As you can see I have justified the whole paragraph, but the last sentence with ...
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Create the following light effect on Illustrator

Hello. I love this composition and would like to to do something similar (the sky over the houses that are kind of faded in, not the computer, etc). I am unsure whether I should use different HSB ...
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Adding individual guest names to a wedding invitation in illustrator

I have designed a wedding invitation in illustrator (CS6) that I need to add about 60 individual guests names to the invitation and get the printer to print for me. I am after a suggestion on how ...
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How to display data labels in Illustrator graph function (pie graph)?

I am trying to make a pie graph that has both the data labels (e.g. 33%) and the series name (e.g. "apples"). Here is an example below. It seems this can only be accomplished through manually ...
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Merge Point Text Objects Into One Text Area In Illustrator

After importing from PDF I have several single line point text objects which I want to convert to one multiline text area object. Currently I have several lines of text represented as separate point ...
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Remove white background from b/w vector image for web [closed]

I have created schema in black and white vector image using Adobe Illustrator. Now I would like to make image for web. I choose GIF and save. Unfortunately I have A4 white background where schema was ...
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White space around vector portrait 12 x 18 inch' rule(s)? Best practices?

I'm doing a poster series around vector portraits and I have two elements on the page. a. Portrait / Head + Neck b. { just below } a small centered logo connected to a box with a persons name. What ...
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Change color on object after 3d extrude and bevel and transform

I have google this but can not find an answer to my specific problem. I am using Illustrator CC (2015) I am new to illustrator, but know the basics and am learning as I go along using different ...
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How to do a Corel Draw action in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I warp text to fit a shape like you can in Corel Draw in Illustrator. I know about the warping function in Illustrator but it is nothing like Corel's Envelope tool. I want to adjust the ...
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is there an easy way to convert custom letters from a .png file to illustrator

So I have made a custom title for my game. Because it exist out of two colors, I decided to make it in paint because I find it handy for pixel art. I would like to port this to Adobe Illustrator so I ...
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Any Advice On Shadows and Highlights?

I'm trying to create my first sports-style logo, but I can't seem to get the right shadows and highlights. Does anybody know of resources that thoroughly go over this? I've been going through Fraser ...
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selecting only bottom anchor points using direct selection tool

I'm trying to select only the bottom anchor points using the Direct Selection Tool. And apply the following effect: Effect > Stylize > Round Corners However, all the four anchor points get ...
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Creating coloured images Illustrator/Photoshop [duplicate]

I was wondering what's the best way to achieve the same coloured effect on my images, as these images in this slider on this website: example website I've tried it in Photoshop and Illustrator by ...
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How do i make a white object non transparent in adobe illustrator

I'am working on a game, and in that game I have a white paper plane. My problem is, is that my white paper plane is not white but transparent, is there a way to make this white/non transparent. I ...
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Trim lines for vinyl cutting

I have created an image for a door consisting of vector based (AI) emoticon balls in InDesign on a Mac. The supplier doing the print and installation is having an issue where hidden lines are also ...
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Exporting web design from illustrator to photoshop

I have a website designed in Illustrator that I have exported to PSD, which works okay apart from the fact that it doesn't like clipping paths which I can deal with. The main issue is that when the ...
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creating a lighting shadow illustrator [duplicate]

I am a beginner in illustrator, and want to create a lighting shadow just like the material design from android Here is an image I want to create: Now the current Image I have is the person but ...
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creating a tinted and shaded edge

I`m new to illustrator and want to create a tinted and shaded edges from the google material design guidelines. The above is the sample, the blue colors are the tinted edges, which I want to ...
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How to Smoothly Distort a Pattern in Illustrator

In trying to improve my Illustrator skills, I'm imitating some posters. Currently, I'm onto the one below. What I'm having trouble with is the distorted background. I tried to convert a dot pattern ...
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Variable Text Size for Illustrator Variables

Using Adobe Illustrator, I have imported a list of data from a CSV file into illustrator variables. I'm wondering if I can have different font sizes for each record. Some records are longer than ...
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Illustrator CS6 - Can't Find the NON-Perspective Free Transform

So, in Illustrator, there's a tool called the free-transform tool (shortcut is E), and while stretching an object, by holding control, it changes to the perspective stretch (allowing me to pull just ...
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remove curves from a shape with all curves drawn with pen tool; quick technique

Is there a simple method in removing all curves from an irregular shape drawn by the pen tool? I want to make it all angular with sharp corners. Basically blocky. I want to make sure the basic ...
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Special shape in Illustrator CS6

I was wondering how can I create a shape like this one? In Photoshop there are several options with Brushes and I think you could do the same thing in Illustrator. But my question is, how can I ...
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How do I delete two sides of a rectangle in Adobe Illustrator?

I have this rectangle with of course a border around it on all four sides. I would like to delete two of these sides so you have a rectangle with only two colored sides instead of four. The problem is ...
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Illustrator - How to select and rotate multiple artboards

How do you select multiple artboards in Illustrator while in the editor mode and rotate them together with the artwork itself? Thanks!
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How do I fill a vector (or rasterized object) with text?

I love this look, but I can't seem to copy it. I tried manipulating the text by hand in Photoshop (after exporting a vectorized animal shape to a PNG) and it turned out to be time consuming and not ...
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent ...
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Copy/paste objects make them offset from path? [closed]

I've been having this problem lately where whenever I copy/paste something from a different Ai doc into another Ai doc the path is offset from the object. This has only started happening recently and ...
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Symbols or templates in Illustrator for use in developing an icon set

I know that symbols and templates are terms already used in Illustrator for different purposes; but what I am looking for is something that could help me avoid drawing the same objects multiple times. ...
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Cut hole without stroke into object with stroke

I have a custom white object with black stroke, like this: I want to cut a hole into that, so I create an object like this: If I do Minus Front from the pathfinder, I get this: But I don't ...
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Vertical flipped line exported as SVG shows coords “flipped”?

I have a line created in Illustrator. This line have some small curves. Im animating (revealing) this line with an animation library. My issue is: In Illustrator I flipped the line vertical and when ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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How to delete extra contour? [closed]

I have this , and want to delete all contour that emerge figures abroad UDPDATE : Here its
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How to copy layers template in Adobe Illustrator

I've created a layers template with 5 layers which I will be using on 160 different lease plans. How do I copy the template onto each LP to avoid recreating each layer from scratch?
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How do I recolor part of this shape in illustrator to create a 2-color svg?

I created shapes (icons) in photoshop and copied / pasted into illustrator in order to save as SVG, but I need to make one half of each icon (each 2-component icons) a different color. I'm pretty ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from resizing partial screenshots pasted from clipboard?

So I use a screenshot capture program to capture a part of the screen and copy it to the clipboard. Whenever I paste it into Illustrator, the captured object is automatically resized to smaller and ...
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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [closed]

I am looking for help solving the issue of Adobe Illustrator automatically assigning a color to a layer every time one creates a new one. I am aware that... This is part of the core code of Adobe ...
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Snapping to grid while using smart guides

Here it says I can't use snap to grid and smart guides at the same time: Note: When Snap To Grid or Pixel Preview is turned on, you cannot use Smart Guides (even if the menu command is ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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Importing and Editing File in Adobe Illustrator

I have what I'm sure is a very basic question. I've just opened a friend's ai file into adobe illustrator, but the text had been completely changed and the images/pictures removed because 'they could ...
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How do I scatter icons all over a background randomly?

I've been wondering this a time now but I just saw a background like this on dribbble. I want to have multiple icons scattered across a background with random position and random rotation using ...
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What is the best way to export an artwork in Illustrator?

I have 18 artworks in an .eps file. I wonder what is the best way to extract/export one of those artwork into a .png/.jpg ? Example I'm not sure if this possible, but is there a way to ...
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How I can achieve this (light) effect in CMYK illustrator/Photoshop? [closed]

I want an identical effect for the background done in either Photoshop or Illustrator but I want it print ready that means in CMYK. Ideally I would like the design to be in Illustrator but I think I ...
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How to do the shape borders like this in the image attached

I'm going to create something similar. Circles can be made very easily. Color Gradient can be applied easily. Shadows are left-hand play. But, there is something different about the edges of ...
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Aligning neighbouring paths and “connecting” anchors in Illustrator

I am working on isometric design that will be printed on the 1000mm x 2000mm Roll Up. Design includes lots of similar paths that should be perfectly aligned and create isometric 3d scene (image 1.) ...
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Insert a new column or row in Adobe Illustrator's graph data editor

Is it possible to insert a new column or row in Adobe Illustrator's graph data editor? (without having to move the existing data through Ctrl + X, Ctrl + V) I use Adobe Illustrator CC 17.0.0 ...
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How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design

I'm trying to achieve a black-on-black design on a business card. See link here: AHC 180 Youth Ministry Business Card. The large black arrow and the grunge splotches are a rich black of 40-40-40-100, ...
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Is it possible to invert colours in a gradient in Illustrator?

Is it possible to invert colours in a gradient in Illustrator (CC 2014)? When I try Edit > Edit Colours > Invert Colours on the box that I want inverted, it tells me "Colors Note: No invertible ...