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Problem changing type orientation in illustrator

I'm trying to change the type orientation in Illustrator CS5, but it doesn't seem to be working. Normally i select type > type orientation > Vertical and the orientation changes so that the letters ...
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Creating triangular patterns in Illustrator CC

I've been trying to do this kind of design on Illustrator CC automatically: The colors are taken from an image. I've done this by colouring each triangle by hand, but since it's quite tedious, I've ...
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Color shifts when printing in illustrator vs word - how to avoid?

Working on a graphic for a thank you letter that will be printed and sent out to clients. Already found exact color that prints as expected (Neon mountain dew green on screen, green apple ish color ...
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How to shrink vector object without distorting it in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am working on a logo.whenever i am shrinking the vector it seems like stroke has increase,but actually it haven't. if any body can help me out here. Thanks.
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Script to add numbers to end of AI layer names?

I figure this script would be fairly easy to write since its a simple task but I know next to nothing regarding javascript. Essentially all I want to do is add numbers to the layer names, the top ...
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How to key in a prime in Adobe illustrator?

How do you key in a prime or double primes in Adobe illustrator in a textbox? I am using Wins7 system.
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Large documents: Work first in Illustrator and then import from Indesign?

I have created a Massive document in illustrator out of sheer ignorance. Like 10 pages of graphics with text, because thats how I roll apparently (never do things the easy way). I also Have a 10ish ...
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How to remove a section of .ai layered file

I have a layered Illustrator file of a world map. Each layered holding various info such as, country name layer, capital city layer, lake name layer etc. I would like to cut out, for example, a ...
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Possible to link raster Photoshop image to Illustrator to trace real time?

I'm wondering if there is any way to draw an image in Photoshop and place it into Illustrator in a way that allows for modification of the original raster (in PS) to update the Illustrator live trace ...
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Importing logo from Photoshop to Illustrator

I'm not an expert with these tools at all, so my question might be stupid and the terms totally wrong. How do I get a logo from Photoshop to Illustrator so as the quality remains still good and ...
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Isolating an object in Photoshop to paste in Illustrator

I am trying to select an object out of a photo and place it in illustrator without a white background around it. I have selected the object, but if I try to paste it in illustrator it always sits ...
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Creating a circle with a rounded gap

So I am trying to replicate the circle in this photo on illustrator over here: But unfortunately I cant seem to 'rounden' the edges of the circle. Here is my failed attempt As you can see, my ...
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Attaching image of real object to other one

It might be a little bit scrappy , and this is not my area, but i really need to find a good solution . There is this little device we have,that we want to take pictures of, and attach them to many ...
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.AI create a solid color object to highlight the cutting edges of the finished product

I create a floral border. It contains many leafs, layers and polygons. The printing agent said I need to create a cutting layer to demonstrate the cutting edges of the foam board. What is the best ...
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Can we upload a logo with a lot of unnecessary points?

When I use the shape builder tool in Illustrator to combine 2 clean shapes, it produces a lot of points and when i try to remove the un necessary points I feel like it's not as clean as before ..is it ...
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Illustrator: apply clipping mask to group

Here's the problem I have: I have a large group of objects that I want to apply a clipping mask to. The large group of objects are in different colours, so I can't make them a compound path. But ...
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Illustrator export creates white borders at the edges

Just working on a logo, but when I export the logo to svg (for a website) I get white borders at the edges and the shadow (see picture). Anyone knows how this can happen and what I can do to prevent ...
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Illustrator: Relative File Path for linked Assets

I would like to link external assets relatively rather than absolutely. Is that possible?
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filling in color into a repeated pattern

I was wondering if there is a way in Illustrator CC to fill in certain parts of a repeating pattern. The image is of a rectangle with a pattern I created and put in there. I want to put two ...
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How do I get a creamy / soft look like this? [duplicate]

I've been working on remaking a logo by Yoga Perdana, a digital artist who creates some really great logos that always seem to have a creamy, dreamy, soft look to them: Long story short, I've been ...
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Illustrator opens images with a black square

Hi whenever I open a picture in Illustrator it opens with a black square in the middle. Any Ideas as to why it's doing this?
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How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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Measure Path Length in Illustrator CC

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC to create SVG for my web animations, but the only tedious process is finding the length of each path lines in the generated SVG. I tried Googling, but couldn't find ...
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How to get rid of lines on 3d object in photoshop? [closed]

See on the inside of the circle? it has these lines that won't go away even after rendered!
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how do i draw dashed vertical lines on a path in illustrator?

I'm trying to figure out how to draw the below circle. I've looked through all my brushes, and I definitely don't have it. Is that what that is? A brush? Is it something I need to purchase? It seems ...
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Subtract lines from background?

Have create in illustrator some text by my self, with lines tool and arc tool. Then put that text on some background, where the lines have a width of 3 pt. Then i go to object->expand on the text, ...
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How to change multiple colors in the same text area quickly?

As shown picture, how can I change the color of "Ms" or "Mr" in one go? Any Way or Script?
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illustrator actions - live trace settings

I'm trying to set a macro to batch vectorize png to svg vectors, but i'm stuck at the Live Trace action. Illustrator will only use the default preset, how can overwrite the default preset OR create an ...
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How do people design photorealistic icons? [duplicate]

So I have always admired photorealistic icons, not that they are always the best choice and good choice. It's just artist dedication and skills that have created such hyper realistic icon in itself is ...
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Is there a way to remove pixelation in an image from the web?

I have an image that I got from the web for personal use. It got saved as a .png file. I am trying to enlarge it in Illustrator without the individual pixels getting larger or it getting pixelated, ...
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Illustrator: remove curves from multiple points

I have some shapes i am working with in illustrator CS5 and I want to remove the curves from some of the points. Normally i would use the convert anchor point tool and single click each point, ...
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InDesign's “Live Distribute” function possible in Illustrator?

I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this! In InDesign, I always use the Live Distribute feature to equally space objects. This is much quicker than trying to calculate the space you want between ...
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Why are pixels not the same from Photoshop to Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm so confused! I'm sure I'm missing something very simple. But when I create a new file in Photoshop that 320x240px at 300ppi then save that out as a JPEG and try to place onto an Illustrator ...
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pixel lines when copy from illustrator to photoshop

Hi I have searched the forum for a solution of my problem but i can't seem to find one. I have made some shapes in Illustrator and added a 3D effect. It looks good in illustrator but when i try to use ...
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Making parts of a shape transparent

I'm building a website. For part of this website I want to have a picture that has rounded corners. If I insert the picture normally then it will remain rectangular- the rounded corners being ugly ...
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Cannot drag/drop vector objects from Illustrator CC to Photoshop CC

I recently formatted my computer and in doing so lost my preferences from my Adobe programs. I drag and drop vector images to Photoshop constantly. After the reset, dragging images to Photoshop will ...
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How does Yoga Perdana colorize his illustrations?

If you haven't heard of him or seen any of his work, Yoga Perdana is a digital artist who, in my opinion, creates some really awesome illustrations with a very soft feel to them. I believe I ...
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How can I have bleeds for Artboards that are touching?

Context I am designing graphics that will be placed on the front side of stairs. I am going for a continuous look like tiling graphics. Reference I have the artboards 0" away from each other and ...
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Ugly edges around shapes in Illustrator

When I work with bold colors in Illustrator I get these ugly edges between shapes. Both previewed in Illustrator and when exported (I have played around with different formats and settings). I think ...
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How to produce difficult variant of Taegeuk symbol? (see images)

The Republic of Korea (or, "South Korea") has a Taegeuk at the centre (essentially, a blue and red yin and yang symbol). This design is derived from the flag of the Korean Empire (used between 1882 ...
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Image looks embossed when converted to SVG

I converted a raster image to vector in Illustrator CS6 using Image Trace then the Expand option, though when I save as an svg the image looks embossed. I suspect it's due to the layer background ...
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Is there a way to trace objects to get this old fashion 3D effect?

Just like the question says. Here's the video. It's from a recent Progressive commercial. Is there a way to do this, preferably in Illustrator, without drawing the outline by hand?
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How to avoid rich blacks on inkjet?

I'm printing a short-run of labels at home on my Epson Inkjet. I have a CMYK pdf I've exported from Illustrator. No rich blacks, no color conversion when creating the pdf, Appearance of Black: both ...
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All but one stroke will scale in illustrator

I know the topic of scaling strokes in Illustrator has been answered to death and yes, I know how to do it. However, I have an outline image I did and when I resize this grouping of objects with the ...
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How to create textured objects that blend in with the background in Illustrator?

Ok, so the question by itself might be a little confusing, but basically, I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to create something like this: Or something like this: ...
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Random Color Patterns

I'm trying to create hexagonal pattern of slightly offset colors. Similar to Code Review's background, but with hexagons. I've attempted to draw a hexagon and slightly change the colors but doing ...
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How to set the export dimensions in Illustrator?

I have used illustrator for quite a while now and every time I export my vectors as png's, they export into the most ridiculous resolutions you would ever see. For example, I just exported a png about ...
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Line width Illustrator multiple lines

How do I apply width effects to multiple lines? I've drawn two lines: And when I select both lines and apply the width effect with the width tool, only one changes: How do I make multiple lines ...
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Does rasterization in Illustrator reduce quality when printing

I am preparing a template for a client from scratch, drawing with shapes in Illustrator. Client wants the finished product in PDF. I noticed that when I saved it in PDF, my vector shapes are STILL ...
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How to make TB studio vector lines to look like pencil lines in AI patch processor?

So I made this drawn animation in ToonBoom Studio 8.1. TB-S does not have very many snazzy brush options so I took the image to AI to make nice brush line. I also need Alpha in the frames for comp. ...