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What would you call these illustrations' style? Minimalist?

They differ quite a lot from the usual flat design minimalist trend, but is still quite a common style? What kind of techniques are being used here? ... and would using Illustrator or vector drawing ...
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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Artwork hidden after move

I'm working with an architectural drawing in illustrator (I know, I know). I selected a wall system (a bunch of objects) and then went to Object->Transform->Move. I then put in the distances I ...
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Academic figure components to create an Architecture design

I want to make a figure that describes the the system architecture, but I am not able to make a figure that looks clean and professional like this one: My Question: is there a piece of software ...
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Converting PSD To AI For Printing On Clothing

I'm wondering if it is going to be a problem for me having my graphics artist doing all my graphics for my T-Shirts in Photoshop? He says it's more of a natural art feeling for him to do it in ...
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Circular blend Illustrator

Using Illustrator, I am trying to blend objects in a circular fashion but can't seem to find a satisfying solution. I have considered using the rotate tool, copying the rotated object around a central ...
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What causes PDF file size to increase when saving over from Illustrator?

I have a simple ad that I built in Illustrator CC with one linked image. The file size of the AI file is 5.8MB, when I export to PDF (2001 with Printer Marks and Bleeds) the file size increases ...
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Distributing evenly in Illustrator [duplicate]

I've made this flower in Illustrator and I want to add circles around it as you can see it on this picture: Right now I've put these circles there manually but I can't do it properly this way. Is ...
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Illustrator clipping mask problem

I've made this petal and turned it into a flower: As you can see I have a problem with the petal no 6. Half of it should overlap petal no 1. I googled that I should use the clipping mask which I ...
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Adobe Illustrator cc color picker

So my color picker looks like this: I want the old one but don't know how to change it. It's really hard to work with this one and I can't choose the color I want. Please help :(
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how to prevent illustrator to take line as a path with text

I have a question about a type tool and lines. In my case Illustrator is used to draw isobar lines on a map (similar to this image I randomly picked from the web as an example): With isobars there ...
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How to create a circular badge with lines as spokes? [duplicate]

I need to replicate this look. How would I go about doing so in either Photoshop or Illustrator?
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I can't join lines in Illustrator. CMD-J gives an error

We're doing a project for our university, where we have to lasercut some gears. We've found a template for our gears online, but somehow the lines aren't joined, which makes the lasercutter cut twice. ...
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Illustrator CC: Align to pixel grid is on but to no effect

Tech specs: Illustrator CC 19.2.1, Windows 7, HP ZBook 15 w/NVidia graphics. External monitors, mouse etc. Problem: I want to use the feature "Align new objects to pixel grid". I create a new ...
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Illustrator Divide Objects Below Modifies Objects in Locked Group

I am using Illustrator CS5. As I completed portions of a complex drawing, I grouped the completed objects then locked and hid the group while I worked on other sections. Later, when applying Divide ...
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How to create a label for a Yeti Cup [closed]

I am attempting to vinyl wrap a cup with the initials 'RBN' on it but the cup is not a perfect cylinder. I need to know how to design this so that when printed and wrapped the letters appear to look ...
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How do I make an object fill transparent without showing objects below in Illustrator?

I am trying to copy and paste this icon I designed into an infographic in Illustrator. The black shadow is a copy of the original icon set behind, so if I set the white of the front element to ...
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In Illustrator endlessly repeat a string of text on a path

I'm working on a large number of large format maps in Illustrator. Once they are printed they are folded up by the end-user, so we need to be able to print the map ID number all the way around the ...
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Master template files? Change template, ripples through files created from that template… Is this ossible?

Specifically my problem is this. I designed a business card for my company. Originally i just made a template file (.ai, not .ait) with the elements and layout which i would modify for each ...
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Color area under the curve

I have an imported SVG graph in Illustrator CC like the one below. I want to color the area under the curve (the area under the curve that the red arrow is pointing to). I tried drawing new paths and ...
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Gradient effect with dots

I was trying to create a gradient effect using dots, but not using the halftone effect. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve can be seen here: and here: I was hoping to achieve this in ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background ...
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Entire “placed image” visible when exported when using “draw inside” tool

Using Illustrator, I am trying to export my project to .png. I have created a wrapped text with a placed image in it, using the Draw Inside tool. Everything looks great on the screen (the first ...
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White space between snapped shapes in Illustrator

I am working on a pattern of a bunch of tiled square shapes. I matched all of the shapes right next to each other until I get that little green "Align" line and let go. When I zoom out I see a little ...
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Which warp tool should i use for this kind of smooth curve in illustrator?

I was trying to make this kind of smooth curve for very long time but this is what i get so far the bending point of my image is not properly positioned and i couldn't make the distance from bottom ...
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Illustrator: Change spacing between objects in Grid

Is there a way of re-spacing multiple objects arranged in a grid? From: To: I already tried to ungroup all elements, enlarge the artboard and use "distribute horizontally" and "distribute ...
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Mystery: Why a symbol (I created from shapes) does not map to a side on an object in 3D Extrude & Bevel?

If I create a symbol from the iPhone front illustration and map it on an object with 'Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel', it works. My issue: I do the same with the smartphone back illustration, and ...
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Transform sheet of paper [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a sheet transformation as on the attached image without loosing the quality of a pattern (dotted), I've tried Transform -> Wrap (AI CC2014) but transformation I got too far from ideal ...
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How do I make Illustrator 19 “Show Transparency Grid” by default?

What's the best way to make Illustrator 19 open every file with Show Transparency Grid? Manually hitting C-S-d for every new file isn't the end of the world, but does feel silly when working on a big ...
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Can you save pixel art as svg in Illustrator?

I have made some (a lot) pixel art in Illustrator and I started to save them as PNGs. I then thought SVG would be better. When I do so, there are gaps between the pixels and some have moved over a ...
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A way to use iPad as a drawing tablet for Photoshop & Illustrator?

Are there and apps/programs that allow an iPad to be used as a drawing tablet? I've tried Duet Display and Chrome Remote Desktop, which are great apps, but are not helpful with my situation. They ...
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Is there delete anchor point tool for multiple anchors in Illustrator CC?

I'm looking for a way to remove multiple anchor points from path, but keppeing path intact. Now i select multiple points with lasso tool, then hit delete, then select 2 new end points and join them. ...
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pantone colors (tpx) and line work at 1-2mm

Working on pattern designs in Adobe Illustrator and my client has asked for the vector file to be in : 1. pantone colors (tpx) - would anyone know how I can do this? 2. line work at 1-2mm - does ...
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Fixed line thickness for scanned, traced drawings in Illustrator

Context: So I drew some logos in black pen on paper and scanned them in order to make vector images. I traced the outlines (b&w) which worked great. My original, hand drawn lines look a bit shaky ...
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Isometric laying cylinder Illustrator

Okay this may be a bit OCD. How do you make a perfect isometric cylinder like: Connecting the two circles has always been eyeballing for me. How do you make it perfect?
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How do I manipulate a field grid in illustrator to resemble spacetime so that the center of the grid dips below a sphere?

Think of a bowling ball that has rolled to the center of a trampoline. I would like to depict that in illustrator, except the trampoline would be a grid that conforms to the weight of the bowling ball ...
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Noise effect illustrator color/gradients [duplicate]

Simple question, (how) can you achieve the noise effect shown on the illustrator CC loading screen? Is this a feature build in illustrator or later edited with for example photoshop?
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Change Illustrator's Selection Hotkeys

it seems illustrator adds and subtracts to selection with the same command: shift + click. I want to change this so that adding command is shift + click while subtracting is ctrl + click. This would ...
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Why is my logo pixelated [duplicate]

I am very new to Illustrator. I've created a text only logo and exported it as a png. When I try to insert it as my email signature it becomes pixelated. How can I export it so it will not lose ...
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How do I reduce the thickness of 100+ icons in Adobe Illustrator?

First time poster here. Just to give some context, I have to reduce the size, thickness, and change the color of 100+ different weather icons for a project. Batch resize and change color works fine, ...
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Photo with Color Overlay Will Not Print in Illustrator

I have an embedded image in my illustrator document with a color overlay, but for some reason, it will not print in illustrator. I exported the document as a pdf, same thing (it only prints the ...
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How can i make this opacity effect

How can i make this effect using illustrator CC . I try to make it reducing the opactiy of red rectangle ,but it dosent give a result like this
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Hand-drawn 3 Illustrator help

I have made the following using Adobe Illustrator, the 3 was made bespoke from my hand writing (which is quite poor!) I want the curve of the 3 to be more symmetrical & perfect... How can I do ...
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Why do Illustrator files end up larger than InDesign files?

I just got some labels from a contractor, and they were designed in Illustrator. I started working exclusively in InDesign last year because I noticed the files sizes seem to be smaller and large ...
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Illustrator: Projection of one object onto another

Consider two overlapping shapes, for example a filled solid rectangle, and a solid circle. I want a quick way to project the rectangle onto the circle in such a way that only the overlapping part is ...
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Installing fonts to Illustrator CS6 [closed]

I have fonts on a CD and I want ot load them into Illustrator CS6 so that they will be permanently available when I am working in Illustrator.
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AI - how to replace two anchor points with one?

I have a problem that I might best explain by describing these four screenshots. In the first picture there is a compound path originated from the expanded font (I typed one letter with the type tool ...
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PNG for web - Edges blurry/fuzzy

I have never usually had a problem with the quality of my png's lately, but I am trying to save a logo that I recently designed and I am saving it as a png to upload to twitter. Everything appears ...
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Invert Y-axis ruler

In CS4,5,6 the convention for positive direction on the Y-axis could be changed from the default (positive downward) to the mathematical (negative downward) via changed notation in the Adobe ...
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Batch export AI and EPS files into a PNG

I have about ~600 files in .ai and .eps formats and need to export them to a .png (Full image, not layer by layer). Is there any way to do this automatically? Also it will be good if the .png file ...