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Illustrator. What am I doing wrong when cutting a circle

I am a newbie in Illustrator. I was trying to get a donut chart with rounded end hoping this was easy. My target is the following picture: What I did was to create a circle in blue, and over it a ...
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Illustrator: Generate Array of Objects with random Properties like Length or Position

I am just trying to generate a pillar diagram within Illustrator. Since I want it to be very tiny and detailed, I want to use multiple Instances of one pillar with modified Properties, like length or ...
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Why does Illustrator sometimes save as PDF and other times it keeps it as an AI file?

I create PDF files from my Adobe Illustrator files by saving as. I would prefer it to create the pdf file and retain the AI file but sometimes it converts the ai file to a pdf. Not all the time, only ...
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How to draw a high quality logo in illustrator [duplicate]

Above I have added the logo design using illustrator. It seen clear in big size but when I try to put this logo on website header logo quality is to low and not clearly visible in site header part. ...
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Big distortion when scaling illustrator

i read a lot of a threads on this web but still i can't find a solution for my problem. I saw a similar problem thread but it didn't fix it for me. SO when i want to scale my created logo I always ...
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How do I move anchor points to specific coordinates in Illustrator?

In an effort to move anchor points to specific locations in AI CC 2019.2.1 (release 2105.2.1), defined by x/y coordinates, I am finding something odd. I make a rectangle with Rectangle Tool. Using ...
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Printing 4785mm x 4000mm problems with Photoshop

I am having issues with a design company printing my artwork. It will be made into a tower (cylinder object) where the artwork will go around and the working canvas they want full size 4785W x 4000H. ...
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When using 3D Extrude/Bevel, can you change the perspective point?

I'm creating 3D type in Illustrator, but I want the perspective of the shading to have a different vanishing point (more to the side) than the one Illustrator auto-creates (centered from object). Any ...
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Curvature Tool Illustrator: How to find the curve in degrees and the distance in pixels between point(s)

New to Illustrator CC 2015. I have an image I need to trace and find the curve in degrees and the distance in pixels between the point(s) (Using the Curvature Tool since I think that's the best way of ...
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multiple strokes and fills of the same objects overlapping

using jpg file, im having trouble after expanding and image trace. there are two layer of strokes (black) and fills (white) directly on top of eachother. when adjusting the anchor points they get lost ...
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How to copy illustrator opacity mask via script?

Situation - I have a group that contains some objects partially covered by opacity mask to emulate blurred edge. It is very easy to copy-paste such group in Illustrator - and copied group contais the ...
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Image made using Illustrator aliased [duplicate]

As you can see on the picture, there are some aliased edges (I mean the little circles and the black circles edges)even though this was made in Illustrator. How can I fix this. Please help. Thank ...
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Convert outlined stroke to single stroke

recently I've been messing with Illustrator/Inkscape and trying ot convert something like this: to a single-stroked one(don't know how it's called thoe) like this: I've searched a lot and I ...
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How to remove a line between two anchor points in Illustrator/Cinema 4D?

In Illustrator I have a shape, let's say it is a square, that I need to use in Cinema 4D. To use it the way I want to in Cinema 4D (with a lathe), I need to remove one side of the cube, one edge, ...
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Why are those lines appearing in my polygonal portrait?

This is the first time im doing polygonal portrait I used pen tool and stucked with those white lines, which appear i dont know why... Every dot and line is aligned perfectly How to solve it? ...
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Ai save as Svg empty file

When I save an artboard as svg, I get a Svg file that is empty. I made sure that the artboard does not contain objects also outside the artboard in the same layer. When I paste the shape in the newly ...
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How to merge or replace pantone or spot ink in illustrator in one go?

I have a huge artwork content where i need to relace or merge one pantone with another. Thanks
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Illustrator - How to let one layer show through another [duplicate]

This seems like it should be easy, but since I'm new to Illustrator it's hard to describe what I mean without an example. Basically, I have two layers. The bottom layer has a picture of a pig. The ...
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(adobe illustrator) how do i turn the end point to start point when using pen tool [duplicate]

when I finish using the pen tool to draw a complex line, how do I switch the start point to end point? Is there a better way to do it other than draw it over again?
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Illustrator: Grain Effect makes round objects pixelated

I would like to apply an effect to the whole artboard (all elements), so that the colors don't look too monotone. It should look like this (found it here): I think this effect is called Grain. So ...
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How to “detach” or separate parts of a vector image in Illustrator CS5?

I scanned a sketch of a wreath of flowers with stems and leaves that I drew, changed it to a vector image, and I am now trying to color parts of it different colors. But because the stems and the ...
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Illustrator: Bend 2D objects over the edges of 3D objects (extrude and bevel)

I really like to create 3D objects with "extrude and bevel" in Illustrator CC. So is there also the possibility to achieve this? (found it here) The objects bend over the edges and change their ...
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Exporting With 300ppi and Maintaining Art Board Size in Illustrator CC

When I start a new document, I input the size that I need for the final project. When I have been exporting my work, in 300 ppi, the final product ends up with dimensions far larger than my original ...
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Illustrator: Is there an efficient and accurate way to join two circles by their tangents (and keep it editable)?

It's easy to join two circles if they are the same size and horizontal/vertical, into a pill shape: If the circles are at an add angle then it's still possible but you can no longer rely on smart ...
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How do I put an image into Illustartor document at its actual size?

I'm creating a new document, choosing Web profile, setting width and height equal to image size. But the image appears half as big as it really is. That is, I need to place image 4 times to fill the ...
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Illustrator misshapes edges in exported *.svg

Does anyone know why when I save out an SVG icon that my edges get misshapen and do not look like what I have designed; Example: Smooth edges are exported as sharp. Thanks!
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illustrator CS6 dialogue box “color conflict” doesn't pop up

Where can I set the illustrator CS6 dialogue box "color conflict" to pup up? When I paste color shapes havig the same color name, the color change without any warning or a dialogue box
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GIF - How to create a colour-filling translation effect inside a logo

I would like to create a loading icon that show the app is loading the page. I would like to use our logo and animate inside the logo a vertical translting fill like here: ...
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Changing compound path into normal path in scanned drawing

I would like to change some shapes in the drawing which I scanned, saved as png, and then opened in Illustrator. Some strokes are connected in a compound path. If I select it and then go Object - ...
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Different objects to follow a semi circle! [duplicate]

i have some text vector, traced from some pic. I want them to put on a circular path to be used in a stamp graphic. Tried blend option but results wasn't good enough. How can i ?
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How to make Adobe Illustrator remember past colors

I use the live paint tool - but between each selection the color palette gets reset. How can I make it remember the last color I chose?
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Cannot Save Mesh Effect in SVG Format [duplicate]

I designed a vector in Illustrator CC 2015, and some parts have mesh effect. When I tried to save the vector in SVG format, Illustrator exports parts with mesh effect as PNG and the rest as vector. I ...
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EPS file looks great in AI but washed out in Mac Preview or ghostscript

I have an EPS file that, when opened in Illustrator, looks great. AI can export to a PNG that also looks great. When I open this file with Preview on OSX, or use ghostscript/imagemagick to convert it ...
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What files to give my Client for their Logo [duplicate]

I took graphic design in school years ago, but have been out of the loop for quite some time. I recently created a vector logo for a friend for their business. I am wondering how to save the files so ...
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Extrapolate the curve of a stroke join

Is there a plugin or any other way to make sharp edges of an offset path command or stroke behave like the Extrapolate example in the image below? I have searched but have found nothing so far. ...
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Calligraphy brush strokes in Illustrator keep changing after multiple document edits

I am currently doing a character study on Illustrator using a Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet. However, every time I use the paintbrush tool, I keep on running into this problem where the already-drawn ...
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Convert fill styled icons to stroke icons in Illustrator

so I want to use a script called vivus.js and one of the conditions for this script to work is: All elements must have a stroke property and cannot be filled. This is because the animation only ...
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What resolution should I work with in to output to different pixel densities?

Q: What resolution should I be working in (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) to output for both high resolution displays (retina, etc) as well as standard resolution output (72ppi/web)? My Gut It seems ...
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Logo with multiplied transparency blending option won't show up on black - Illustrator

I'm running into a very frustrating issue. I have a logo element that the client specifically asked for: a hand-painted circle. So I painted the circle, scanned it, did an image trace to vectorize it, ...
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Extract black and white raster drawing [closed]

I would like to ask you, what technic(s) do you use when tranfsfering old engineering drawing into new one. For example I wanted to make myself something like this guy did (but even better :-) :-) ...
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Copy & Paste in place from Illustrator to Photoshop - Got blurred

I am trying to copy & paste the icon from Illustrator into Photoshop, it looks blurred. I have checked the size of the icon and pixel perfect of the grid, but still I face the problem. It would ...
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Objects in Illustrator Not Aligning to Pixel Grid Correctly

I'm having problems aligning my objects to the pixel grid in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture, my object is correctly aligned with the pixel grid. However there are still parts outside of ...
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Why is Illustrator CC saving my files as pdf?

I have installed Illustrator CC and when i save a file it shows a pdf icon next to the file name the application bar. When i check file info, it says File info: application / pdf. Please help!
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Drawing a circle made of lines and splitting into sections

I am looking to draw a circle like below on Illustrator for a graph. I get as far as doing the circular lines, but I just haven't been able to effectively split the circles in to equally sized ...
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Distorted text when exporting as png from Illustrator CC

I'm trying to export text as a png from Illustrator CC, but the text is getting slightly distorted. The lowercase e's look like they have a serif or something: I'm required to make art that ...
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how to edit a technical drawing copiend into AI from pdf

I have copied a technical drawing from pdf into AI and i now need to edit this add more details. However there is a box around the whole drawing which does not let me reach the individual elements of ...
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Illustrator Extremely Slow With Linked Photos

I am creating some large banners at my job, and using Illustrator to create specifically shaped clipping masks. The problem is, this file is getting way too large and slow. I am trying to figure out ...
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Illustrator CC: Rename layer shortcut

Is there a shortcut for renaming layers in Illustrator CC? There isn't one listed on Adobe's Default Keyboard Shortcuts
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Illustrator CC shortcut: Select next layer in layer palette

I'm looking for a simple Illustrator shortcut to select the next/previous layer in the layer's panel for OSX. According to this post, ⌥ + [ or ⌥ + ] should cycle through the layers, but this seems to ...
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Illustrator cc: gradient tool — How to take color from the image?

At first I tried the trick with dragging eyedropper, as in Flash 5 (very simple way). Then i tried to use a eyedropper. Update solution I still can not believe that this is the quickest way, I'm ...