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importing Photoshop files into Illustrator to output AI file

I need to create an image for commercial printing. My printer requires an AI file. I have never used Illustrator but am familiar with Photoshop. Can I make the image in Photoshop, then load it into ...
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Illustrator - How to clone text fields along anchor points?

I'm working on a large number of dot-to-dot puzzles and want to speed up the process and make it easier. Right now I'm trying to find a way to clone one text field along the path so every anchor ...
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create envelope from mesh in Illustrator

I would like to add a picture containing a square to my project in Illustrator. The square in the picture is slightly warped, and I would like to align it to my artboard. I can use a envelope with a ...
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How to get handles on the starting anchor point of a path with out leaving pen tool in illustrator?

How to get the handles on the starting anchor point(starting point of the path) without leaving the pen tool? I am able to get the handles by Leave the pen tool Press Shift+C to get to Convert ...
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Blending tool orientation WTF

I am trying to make the blend tool have an array of lines go around a circle and all point perfectly into the middle. Every single time I change orientation in the blend tool options, it changes to ...
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I need to cut out a path so I can put a circle in the background [duplicate]

Im trying to add a circle behind the pyramid but I want it to display in the five slits dividing the pyramid. So it seems like there is a sun behind the pyramid and you can see it thru the ...
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Illustrator Make Slice from Object keeps leaving gaps

Sorry if this has been answered before and I know it's probably something really simple, but illustrator is driving me crazy! I have a simple filled triangle shape which I'm trying to create a slice ...
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How can I achieve this continuous gradient effect?

Any tips on how to achieve this continuous gradient throughout a shape? I've had luck creating this shape by using the Blend Tool between two circles in Illustrator, and then duplicating them, but I ...
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How do I move vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing resolution?

I am unable to move my vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing some resolution. It is going to be printed very large! Help! Here is a picture of the good... Here is a picture of the ...
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Text disappears when turned to white on colored artboard

I'm pretty new at Illustrator but I changed the color of the artboard (using File > Document Settings) to a teal color and wanted some white text ontop of it. When I add black text, no problem: But ...
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How can I cut up a raster image in Illustrator?

I want to split this apple (jpeg) into pieces along the outline I've created over it. I created and edited a pie chart/graph for the lines, then edited it to conform to the apple shape. I want to be ...
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How do I select objects from the Layers Panel in Illustrator?

I am a bit confused about how Illustrator works. Adobe's Illustrator help site says: Layers panel Lets you quickly and precisely select individual or multiple objects. You can select a single ...
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Trying to Create a Preset in AI That Gives Object Strokes a Hand Drawn, Blueprint Drafting Sketch Style

I've been working on a few logo ideas for a friend's company in my spare time; for one of them I wanted to have the logo look like it was sketched out first and then given an outline - like it's a ...
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What is the best way to create a color palette for a presentation or so?

I need to create a professional color palette for my guideline working on InDesign, but i am not sure how or what are the steps!
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How to change color of an image in Illustrator

When I open an image in Photoshop, I can easily change the color by double clicking on the layer and adding color overlay. How can I do the same in Illustrator? It doesn't need to be with Color ...
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illustrator cs6 when exporting to PDF and print - the black area of masks shown in a low opacity also in PDF preview [closed]

When I save an illustrator file to pdf (press) that includes a mask and view the PDF preview or print the file, the black areas of the mask are shown in low opacity. What's causing this?
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Blurry vector graphics in web

I'm using illustrator and I have a graphic that is 22 pixels by 22 pixels. I export it as a png with 72 resolution, and it constantly comes up blurry. Is it just because it's too small? On my mac it ...
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Turn off Hyphenation in Illustrator globally

Adobe Illustrator CC likes to force hyphenation on every single piece of text. It used to be possible in earlier versions to switch it off globally for new documents through the Paragraph palette ...
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Creating cursive-style text in Illustrator

What is the most efficient way to create cursive-styled text in Illustrator? I'd like to create a text logo in Illustrator in a cursive/signature style, but the only methods I know (existing fonts, ...
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Exporting your logo [closed]

When exporting your logo in illustrator what is the best dpi for high resolution to be used for big banners?
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Recreating this 3D effect in Illustrator or Photoshop

https://www.behance.net/gallery/19983467/I-LOVE-MCHN-DRM I'd like some help in recreating the 3D effect used in this project, more specifically, the one used for the heart or "<3". Thanks!
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Draw a stroke arround an object in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have this object made of two shapes. I want to erase the stroke inside and keep the stroke arround.
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How to connect open anchor point back to same path in Illustrator

I am trying to make one shape using the pen tool, but I don't necessarily want the two end anchor points in the same place. I want to attach one endpoint to a path and make an object. I understand you ...
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How do I carve a text shape or “negative space” into an object? [duplicate]

I have a logo design that I'm trying to re-create digitally. I want to situate the company name in front of a vector design (a wheel) and cut-away from the wheel in the shape of the text so there is ...
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How to get the location of a bezier curve's handle in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

How can I get the exact coordinates of the handle point? For reference its the coordinates of the blue points at the end of the handles I am interested in.
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Color Change with PDF on iDevices

I was wondering if someone had a solution to keep PMS colors the right color when exporting a PDF from Adobe Illustrator. I have been having issues when i create a document using specific PMS colors ...
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Can I generate series of one object around a curve line in illustrator cc?

I drew a golden cup which you can see below by illustrator. Actually I am looking for speeding up ways for drawing . I'm familiar with blend tool which we can create series of shapes if we have first ...
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Convert guides to vector objects

I'm making an identity book, and I'd like to show proportions used in the logo construction. The effect is easly achieved by using guidelines - can i convert guidelines to vector objects (I'd like to ...
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Overlay Object With Paint, And Delete Everything Else

I only want the paint that intersects with the black object to be visible (as well as the black object). Better yet, I would like the paint that is not covering the black object to be deleted. I have ...
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Illustrator CS6- How do I draw a rectangle to perfectly fit my artboard?

Is it possible to drag a rectangle to fit my template? I already have bleed markers in a layer for guides, but I want the general background to look a color other than white.
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is there an illustrator “components | block”

Is there any way to create some sort of component or a "smart" group in illustrator? One that when duplicated can be cahanged and all its other copies will change as well?
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SVG export from Illustrator CC distorts paths

I'm trying to create some icons to add to the Glyphicons library. I've created them using the pen tool (shapes) in Adobe Illustrator CC, they're ultra-basic. As PNG, or EPS they export fine. ...
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How do you make perspective layer formation?

I want to make a graphic that looks similar to the image below using "flat" or birdseye images. I'm not even sure of the right way to ask the question. Can someone please tell me what it is called and ...
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Group texts next each other

When I open a PDF on Illustrator, somethings the text layers are separated -- possiblely because of PDF compression. How I can group this text layers in a unique layer -- not grouping. Example: Many ...
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Is it possible to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator?

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. My question essentially is: Is this created by scans and then tracing it? If so, what kind of tracing options would you use for ...
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Illustrator art brush corner problem

I created a brush because I needed the terminals of my line had angles. But the brush is generating some kind of thorn in the corners, when the brush option "Do not adjust corners and folds" is ...
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How to know the first anchor point in a path?

I am in a middle of a website project to learn drawing for children. that project require me to know the starting anchor point for each path I draw. and if it is miss ordered I have to revers it. I ...
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How do you use the slice tool in your webpage layouts?

I have used Photoshop for about 11 years and Illustrator for about 5 years for webdesign. But I can hardly remember ever using the slice tool that much. I did try to use it, but the difficulties ...
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Illustrator symbols: How to edit symbol to affect mulitiple files?

QUESTION Part 1. As far as I know, when you edit a symbol, it affects all instances of the symbol within the current document open. Is there a way to have the changes affect other documents? ...
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Workflow and tools recommendation for detailed large print and web project

I've seen lot of question on the topic of DPI size when doing large print jobs and some about the actual workflow. The problem is that I can't decide how to proceed in my situation: I have to design ...
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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Saving Illustrator 3D effect graphics for web

I have had lots of fun creating 3d images in illustrator, but having trouble maintaining quality when saving. I created some spheres, and when saving to png, the edges are getting pixelated. The ...
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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. Denver County Fair Poster In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends ...
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Importing transparent background PNG in CMYK

So I have Illustrator document in CMYK mode intended for print. I need to import PNG image (because I need to place object extracted from the background). And here I step on the unknown area because I ...
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Printing problems using Illustrator

I made a brochure for my internship this summer using the brochure template illustrator already has available. Now, I am having trouble printing the document. I have the settings as US letter ...
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Apply stroke only to top layer of clipping mask

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC. I have a clipping mask with text over colored rectangles. I want to apply stroke to the text in the clipping mask without applying stroke to the rectangles. This is ...
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Detail work in illustrator?

I have some very detailed artwork which I drew by hand on pen and paper but I'm looking to turn them into a vector. I have already done the live trace but it doesn't pick up all the tiny dots which ...
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Adobe Illustrator script to walk through layers while exporting

I am trying to loop over 2 different top layers on my .ai file, each top layer contains several sub layers. The 2 top layers are icons (usual ui stuff) and modifiers (like plus and minus symbols). I ...
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Do PDFs have to be square or rectangular?

I'm creating a sticker in Illustrator and was wondering whether when exporting to PDF format, can it only be saved in a rectangular/square shape? I'm asking because if not then I'd prefer to have a ...
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How to save an Illustrator document as PDF in a different paper format?

I have several Illustrator documents in 'A1' paper format that I need to save as PDF in 'A3' format, with in addition disabling editing capabilities. These smaller PDF are typically web versions of ...