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Show legend AND percentages in Illustrator pie chart

I have a pie chart that looks like this: I want to make it look like this (ignore the purple lines), so that it has both the colored legend AND the percentages. (The color and shape doesn't matter)....
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Why does this AI Illustrator clipping mask not work?

Below is a link to a very simple AI file that represents the issue I am having. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6136148/question.ai I am trying to get the dots to be coloured by the gradient ...
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How to add a background to a logo? [closed]

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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Data is incorrect after importing variable library into Illustrator

I have a bunch of graphs in an Illustrator document. All of them are tagged and have been exported to an XML document. I want to change the numbers in the XML and re-import it to update the graphs ...
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Why am I getting dotted grey edges on my batch exported images?

I have created a script which batch exports an ai file into an SVG file and multiple sizes of JPG and PNG files. The script creates three directories in the parent directory of the directory the ai ...
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How do I create this type of shadow effect on the letters in Illustrator?

How do I create this type of text effect in Illustrator? I initially was doing it a little backwards where I created a copy behind my main text, nudged it down and to the right. Then created ...
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How to create zoom-in effect in Illustrator? [closed]

I have a vector image, which I'm using for a presentation. There are some minute details in the image that I want to focus on during my presentation. The problem with raster-based technique is that ...
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Java Script to Reveal layers (or sub-layers/paths) one at a time

I have an Illustrator file with several objects. I would like to record, via screen video, the process of each object appearing one at a time. I've read the beginner java manual, but all I could find ...
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Need help making my logo stand out from the background

I would like to ask for suggestions on how to make the logo (Printzilla House) below stand out more on the pattern background. I've tried adding an oval white shape, but it seems to look a bit weird. ...
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Rectangle Tool pitched 15 degrees in Illustrator

Whenever I click on the "Rectangle Tool" the resulting rectangle is always pitched 15 degrees up, on the right hand side. The solution I am sure is simple and probably too simple for this forum, but ...
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Can Illustrator use a clipping path from a jpg created in Photoshop?

I have images created in Photoshop that have a clipping path around the main part of the image and are saved as jpg. When I open these jpg files in InDesign, the image is clipped using the stored ...
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Looking for a way to create a White logo on translucent background that will be viewable in preview?

I'm delivering a package of logos (saved as .pdf), some of which are white on transparent background. When opened in preview or finder, the files appear blank because those applications default to ...
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black box in middle of illustrator CC art board

I'm new to Illustrator and I'm making an illustration, the problem is when I moved the red rectangle, the surrounding border seems to stay there, I can't select it and it does not move or remove, and ...
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Recolor an element after applying an effect in Illustrator

I want to change the colors (kind of recolor) of an element A on which I apply an effect E(x), such that the new colors will be based on the colors of the element after the effect B=E(A). Does anyone ...
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Illustrator Fonts

I'm trying to open a file in Illustrator but when I do it says "The document contains pdf objects that have been reinterpreted" and it changes almost all the fonts to something different. I don't ...
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iPad Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud [duplicate]

Can you use the Adobe Creative Clouds apps, the desktop version, on an iPad Pro? Possibly through mirroring the display ( desktop to iPad)?
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How to stop auto correct out of gamut colour in Illustrator CC?

Recently, my Illustrator been behaving something odd. I have always been working with CMYK mode, before, I could always use colour like pure blue, neon green in conjunction with other colour without ...
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Migrating color swatches from PS to AI

is there a way to move my color swatches I gathered while working in Photoshop to Illustrator (both versions are CC)?
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Align issues in AI [duplicate]

New to Illustrator (cc) and having some issues making the align tool work for me. I am trying to place all pieces 1.5mm apart for a lasercutting file but when I use the align tool it causes them to ...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

I have tried using scatter brushes in Illustrator but it is not exactly the same thing. Please help!
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Adobe Illustrator - arabic text typing improper [duplicate]

am facing some problems in my pc while using illustrator, two weeks before i had changed my pc os and also the version of the illustrator from CS5 to CS6 from then onwards am facing problems in typing ...
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How to automatically Update place linked file without switching to photoshop? [closed]

I know How to update "place linked..." file in Photoshop CC. I have placed illustrator file as a place linked file in Photoshop. "Place Linked" automatically updates when i save illustrator file but ...
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rotation target and illustrator actions

I'm building a set of actions to help myself create pie charts, one segment create a line segment at a certain point (from the artboard center out), and the attempts to rotate it around the same point ...
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Why did black lines appear on my image cr ated by pen tool? [closed]

Why does my image have black lines? This is created using pen tool and I'm using Illustrator.
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Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

I have made a template for a small sign that will label cafe foods, but I can't find the best solution to print more than one sign on a page. The signs are about 3 by 2 inches, and I'd love to fill a ...
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Blurred, bad quality logo [duplicate]

I'm working on logo design in adobe illustrator. It's typography with border and I have problem. When I export it do png or jpg in small size it looks blurry and overall bad. I'm working on pixel ...
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Alternative to offset path for increasing/decreasing width of incomplete circular shape

I am wondering if there is a more efficient way to increase/decrease the width of a an incomplete circular shape (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 circle or sphere) other than by using the 'Offset Path' command and ...
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Creating old neon advertisement

Good day everyone. I am trying hard to create a high resolution computer made image of an old German "Plaste und Elaste" neon advertisement (see below). After thinking a lot, the way to go I have ...
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Resorces and/or strategies for improving?

I have been working as a graphic designer for roughly 2 years at my local newspaper, I trained under the previous designer who taught me everything I needed to know for the job at hand. Problem is im ...
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Is it possible to automatically move PS/AI toolbars?

I work using a 15in MacBook Pro and a 27" Thunderbolt display. I use the two of them as separate screens. My problem is that it's hard to move my entire program (ie: Photoshop/Illustrator) all at ...
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How to warp a group of points in a grid?

Hi All, I need some guidance on how to properly warp a group of dots. I tried using the lower arc tool as well as the upper arc tool but it still need a lot of manual tweaking. I'm also thinking of ...
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Uniting shapes in Illustrator

Trying to unite shapes in illustrator but it keeps adding width or height to the shape which I don't want it to do (see bottom part of the screenshots, it gets thicker when I unite the shapes). I've ...
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Illustrator plug-in to create artboards from Excel file

I am searching for Adobe Illustrator plug-in that can read data from a MS Excel file and create many artboards with text data from that file (one artboard per table row). Also it would be cool if I ...
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Trying To Print to PDF in Illustrator

I'm trying to set it up "with separate color layers (CMYK)" as the printer request, but the Mode is greyed out. I don't have an actual printer installed, and a PDF is the result I want. I do have up ...
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Why do some anchor points have handles, and others have not? [closed]

I'm new to Illustrator and I've come to a situation in which, strangely, some of my anchor points have handles, but others, instead of handles, they have a little ball that allow me to "smoothen" the ...
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Reusable objects that change when one is changed in Illustrator

I've been designing websites in Illustrator for quite a while and the major problem I found when doing so is that I have to repeat some elements into all my documents. For instance, I would like to ...
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Brush outline and fill

I have made a pattern brush to apply for a hand drawn brush. It usually works nicely, but yesterday it went started acting up. When I draw, I have a solid outline and invisible fill (which looks like ...
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Trimming AI file white space

I am using an old, old CS2 version of illustrator and have designed my art (about 2" x 3" in size) on an 8.5" x 11" page in AI. How do I reduce all the white space around my design so that when I ...
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Can I reproduce this watercolor effect on illustrator? [closed]

Hello there, I found this image on pinterest and I just love it! I would like to know if there is a way to reproduce this effect on Illustrator? It looks a little bit like watercolor, but I can't ...
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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this: Source I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then ...
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Why are Illustrator guides not visible inside symbols?

Why are guides not visible inside symbols in Illustrator CC 2015? Add a guide Turn the guide into a symbol, and the guide disappears. It is not visible in symbol editing mode or on the artboard, ...
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Arbitrarily dotted images that simulate depth

I would like to create a flyer, that has a design similar to the one below. I'm thinking of several images, converted to a kind of halftone (simulating depth), but with arbitrarily scattered dots ...
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Batch copy/paste of rectangular images in square images?

I have got more than 1000 rectangular images (640x400) with a transparent background that I want to resize (to 600x375) and then copy/paste (centered) in a 600x600 transparent image. In other words, ...
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Split a polygon into segments

I have a polygon in Illustrator (shown below). How can I split it into separate line segments at every anchor point AND intersection with another line? Basically I'm trying to recreate the "Pemrose ...
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Clipping mask problem

I have an image and a compound path. I want to create a clipping mask for this group of objects in Illustrator. But I'm facing this problem: (random image for this post) Where is the problem? Do ...
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“Low quality edges” when importing 3d from illustrator to photoshop

When I import a 3d vector from illustrator do photoshop, it looks like shapes get a tiny space between each other, besides the low quality appearence of the edges, as it can be seen on the picture ...
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False display about brush style from brush library - Borders_Novelty in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

I am reading Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book 2015 release. In the section of A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release), the author asked me to select the Line Segment tool to draw a ...
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How do I individually separate the shapes on this sandal design?

I have made the outline for a shoe and i wish to separate the top tongue rectangle from the sole of the shoe. I am not sure how to individually separate each intersection of the shape.
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Adjusting distance of blended objects to start and end points in Illustrator

I am trying to create a row of houses along a curved patch using the blend tool. What ruins the design though is the fact, that Illustrator is putting the first and second and last and second to last ...
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Equalizer design under Illustrator

I would like to do manually an spectrum sound with Illustrator : What can I use ? Pencil ? Brush ? If yes what sort ? Thank you PS : I have a wacom tablet My bad result :