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Adobe Illustrator doesn't change units from points (pt) to pixels (px)

Text items in my project are measured with pixels as I need it to be, but shapes - only in points, even though there are "Pixels" selected in Preferences->Units. In other project files everything's ...
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Illustrator rectangle resize issue

So I have this strange Illustrator issue and I'm not sure if it's a bug or a "feature"... I'm using the latest version of Illustrator CC. I have rather thin grey rectangle: If a zoom in and want ...
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Some points in my isometric grid are not aligning

I created this isometric grid, via the SSR method described in this tutorial. However, when drawing a rectangle, and copy-dragging it the 'rectangles' do not align. When drawing a straight line i see ...
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Design Help-Creating a circular repeating pattern in Illustrator CS6

Years ago as part of a school project to create a calendar, I made several retro patterns in Illustrator to use as backgrounds. I did all this by hand because I wasn't super familiar with Illustrator ...
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Missing piece when I apply a brush to a shape

I've fooled around with all the settings, but haven't had any luck with fixing the issue. The same thing happens with any brush.
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How use ' helvetica neue condensed bold' in logo

I used helvetica neue condensed bold in a logo project. Now I need to deliver the original files with font. The font was free but not licensed. If necessary I will buy it before sending files but I'm ...
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How to arc flags to this shape in illustrator

I`m searching for solution how to arc these flags into this shape in adobe illustrator Thanks for solution.
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Is there a way to trim art boards in illustrator like in photoshop? [duplicate]

I will find myself often resizing art boards in illustrator when Im designing websites (if a page needs to be longer or shorter) and wanted to know if there is a way to trim away transparent pixels on ...
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Is it possible to make a gradient follow a path in Illustrator?

If you take this image: Is it possible to make a gradient in Illustrator that follows that path? I made something similar (just not with a single path, but with the pen tool) and I want to have ...
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Illustrator cc divide tool not working

I have created a simple ellipse and then from one end to the other created a path using the pen tool that intersects this ellipse. I now want to divide the ellipse into two shapes using the path, ...
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How to apply the same Distort effect to a batch of Adobe Illustrator files?

I'm trying to batch apply one specific Distort Effect to several different AI files at the same time. These are the settings for the Distort Effect I'm trying to apply: Distort / Tweak with the ...
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How to change stroke width of image made by drawing in iPad?

I have a drawing using Adobe Ideas app in iPad, then export it to PDF to open it with Inkscape. It is a vector image since I can enlarge it as much as I want. However the width of the stroke too big ...
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Non-destructive transformation + effects Illustrator

I'm not sure I'm using the right language, but I'm stumped on how to google for this. Basically, I want to take a layer containing multiple objects, duplicate it, and apply effects to it. I have to do ...
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Convert end anchor point to a two beizer handle point

In Illustrator it's easy to convert a 2 beizer handle anchor point into a end point (containing no handles) with the anchor point tool - as I did in my attached image: Is it possible to convert ...
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Re-Sizing Text with perspective effect [duplicate]

Every time I try to resize text that has an perspective effect on it, it changes. how do I stop it from changing on me when resizing?
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Apply multiple gradient colours in one image

I'm trying to apply multiple colours in a single photography. The effect that i want is like this one: I've been playing with standard gradients, big brushes, opacities and saturations, but none ...
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Do the same in illustrator and photoshop

So i made this logo in Photoshop: https://p1.picsto.re/1nrtg.jpg Is there any chance to do it in Illustrator? What i need is the "shiny glass" effect i made the rest already: ...
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Select all objects in another object area in Adobe Illustrator

I explain the situation : I have objects in background and circles in front. I would like to select all objects in background that are contained in those circles area. The pathfinder will not work, ...
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Morphing names of a team roster in to a volleyball shape

I need to shape text into a volleyball "word" graphic. I have my volleyball (which is actually just individual arcs) and I have my text. I have been using the envelope distort-make with top object, ...
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How to draw white rectangle over black background in Illustrator?

I set up in Illustrator > File > Document Setup .. black color as shown here I try to create white / colorful (but not back to be able to see) rectangles over the black background. So I've set ...
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Quality loss when PDF opened in Preview

I just saved an .ai file as a .pdf and opened it afterwards to check size and quality. This is when I noticed the saved file was lower in both color and resolution, than the original .ai file. After ...
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How to equalize any 2-point curve in illustrator

I'm in the process of building a custom logotype, drawing each character using a combination of the shapes, the pathfinder and the pen tool and I am currently crafting the 'B' character. I would like ...
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Is it possible to recover unsaved data in Illustrator cs4?

I was working on a file and Illustrator suddenly crashed, just wondered if the data gets saved somewhere. Any tips?
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Illustrator: Selecting all objects across x axis

Ok so I got this huge document, about 1.5 x 1.2 metters and because I was working a little bit fast the aligning of some elements wasn't pixel perfect but is more or less accurate. Now that I've ...
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Dividing a rectangle with type (torn paper with pieces)

I am a newbie on Illustrator and am trying to produce an image that contains a paper that is divided/torn to, say 3, pieces. I don't want to rather throw torn pieces (similar to torn paper effect ...
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Mesh mask for easier color versions?

I have a water droplet I've designed using a mesh and a gradient for a glare spot. However, I need to make it as easy as possible to swap the base color of the droplet. I need to export for ...
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The tool section won't show

I am trying to make the tool section pop up so i can click the tool and select rectangle or oval but it doesn't let me i tryed double clicking and shortcuts but it wont help (im not talking about the ...
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Uniform Scaling a Grouped Object, Shapes Move Out of Place or Distort. How can I fix this?

Here's my problem: I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 and I'm trying to scale a grouped object uniformly or proportionately but the shapes that make up the object move out of place. Here's what I'm ...
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How to cut “extra” lines in illustrator

please tell me how do I get rid of redundant lines in illustrator?
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How to create a triangle/jagged edges on a single border in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

I would like to create a border only on one side of a rectangle. That border would have that modern zigzag stroke that is present on so many websites. Just like on this photo : I've tried creating ...
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what tools will help my collaboration, version control and work-flow

I need a database to upload my artwork so they can be shared between myself, another designer and manufacturer. I'd like some suggestions of different services used within the designing community. ...
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Photoshop Actions: How to import multiple vector files into PS, then export such files as different names, via an action?

All, I am looking to solve the following production problem using a photoshop (or Illustrator) action: The problem in a nutshell: My production team is constantly exporting files with different ...
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How to delete a line of pixels in pixel preview, within illustrator?

I know how to do this with photoshop, but is there an easy way in illustrator to just delete this specific(marked in blue) line of pixels, while in pixel preview?
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Incorrect text outline in Illustrator

I'm trying to convert a letter "A" to a shape using the Type -> Create Outline function. However, the converted shape does not maintain the straight lines in the letter. Here is the original letter ...
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Adobe Illustrator 'Align to Pixel Grid' Problems

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to produce the UI designs for a complex web app and I need pixel accuracy. However, Illustrator seems to be a bit of a pain when it comes to pixel accuracy as its not doing ...
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In Illustrator, how do I paste but re-size to fit artboard [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) I often find myself copy/pasting artwork from one file to another. The problem is the artwork in one file is often larger than the destination Artboard, so I ...
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Objects moving when I drag them

Im no pro with Illustrator, but I can work my way through it pretty well. I was working on some type today, and every time I click on an object to place it somewhere,when I get to my destination, the ...
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How do I insert an image “through” the center of a vector shape in Illustrator?

I'm wondering what the best way to insert a photo of someone "through" the center of a vector shape would be in Illustrator CC. I've done this in the past through a variety of shape building ...
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1px Line When Placing/Pasting Illustrator Shape in to Photoshop

We recently created a new logo and every time we paste/place the logo in Photoshop, we get a strange 1px line between two shapes in the logo, going vertically through the middle. So here's the 612px ...
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How can I export an SVG in Illustrator into a specific resolution PNG?

I need exactly 87x87px resolution after I expected SVG, but I do not how how in Adobe Illustrator.
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Scaling vectors in illustrator causes artefacts [duplicate]

When i scale down a logo in an illustrator files ( i expanded all the effects and appearances) i get some weird artefacts, the curves get distorted. Is their any way around this ? Because exporting ...
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Why do my anchor points jump around? [duplicate]

In the above case, when I select that anchor point, and move it to line up with the other corner there, it not only snaps back into place, but it actually causes other points in the shape to move. ...
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Can I scale illustrator files up when printing? [closed]

I'm a student in textile design but I do a lot of my work in photoshop and Illustrator for textiles. In my course we have a fabric printer, however everyone only prints their fabric in meters and not ...
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Pasting a .jpg into Illustrator CS6 renders it bigger than in CS4? [duplicate]

I am pasting a jpeg from photoshop into Illustrator CS6, say 5 inches wide. When I used Illustraor CS4, it would come in at exactly the physical size you copied from PSD. Now it gets pasted in .ai CS6 ...
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Pattern filled background is not exporting to SVG

I am trying to draw some electromechanic components in SVG format files. In the example below, you can see the symbol for one of these components in which I have filled the squares with a linear ...
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Why my can't I resize my text box in my Illustrator CS6?

The resize tool just don't appear. When I try to resize, it only turn out that I only move my text box. Is there something wrong with my software?
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Why are the lines of one object darker than another behind another object of 50% opacity? [closed]

Please take a look at this screenshot: What you see here are two shapes in Illustrator, both on a different layer. They are overlapped by a third shape, a blue box with 50% opacity. Why are the ...
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How can I create and transfer the same metering scale (vector) to a mass of different .jpg images?

I am given a lot (about 300) of single, different size jewelry as .jpg images (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, etc). I am asked to create and place a vector image of a metering scale (as the one ...
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Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!

I have been trying to load the Cooperhewitt font family on Windows 7 running Illustrator CS6. But it fails to load any font from the family most of the time or sometime only few of the fonts from the ...
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Importing psd file into Illustrator with error message

I've CS3 and created a file on my laptop. I was able to place the transparent psd file into my Illustrator file without any problem. Now that I have a new desktop, when I open the saved file in ...