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Convert my Illustrator file-letterhead into word doc

I created this letterhead design in Illustrator and I have to give it to the client now, as a usable file in Microsoft Word... I don't really know Microsoft Word, so I need a step by step detailed ...
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Most accurate way to cut up a shape at 45 degrees

I am working with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. I have the following: I would like to cup the shape at the following location, so that I create a flat document icon that is folded in one ...
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How do you make an Android loading icon in Illustrator?

I'd like to know how to make an android style loading icon in Illustrator. Can anyone help? It doesn't have to spin, i'd just like to know how to create the opacity on the circular object. This is ...
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Making multiple vectors one single vector in Illustrator

I have a company logo in vector repeated multiple times to make a pattern/background. I want to apply a halftone to it, but to do so I need to make all the repeated vectors into one single vector. I ...
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How to remove double rectangle from artboard in Illustrator CC?

There's this double rectangle centered on my focused artboard. how can i remove it? screenshot:
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Why are grey lines on the left, right, bottom and the top of my PNG file exported from Illustrator? [duplicate]

So I made an event card in Illustrator and then exported it, but the PNG file Illustrator has created has some grey lines at the top, the bottom, the right and the left of the card. I uploaded the ...
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How to do this effect of shadow in photoshop/illustrator? [duplicate]

I dont know how to do the effect on the "Think Blue", that little inner shadow. ![Think Blue VW][1]
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Mismatched CMYK Values

I have a strange problem with Illustrator. The company I am working with has a stock hex colour - #0074aa (1). According to online conversion sites, this hex code translates to the CMYK of: C: 100 ...
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Good Substitutes for Adobe Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

Self-explaintory. Since I don't have Adobe Illustrator, I'm looking for a different vector graphics software. Does anyone know of any decent substitutes? Info on any options, priced or free, is ...
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Convert envelope distort to shape [duplicate]

I have a path that I've distorted using an envelope distort in Illustrator. I want the distorted shape to become the actual path. How do I achieve this? Ie., right now my envelope looks like this: ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6. Glyphs doesn't work [closed]

Here is images to show a problem: Why it paste default symbol?
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Import vector data into illustrator

I have a program that generates thousands of vector points (just coordinates), the format is not fixed, but it could be something like this: (2.4785|77.01) (78.8|9.88) (45.33|0.2) I am able to ...
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Should I turn the text on my poster to outlines before I print?

What would be the best practice for printing text based work from Illustrator, such as a poster? This is aimed at the final print quality of my workk. I am creating an advertisement which will be ...
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How to prevent an object from changing into a text frame when I click it with the type tool?

I have a shape, say, a rectangle and it has a fill color. I want to add text on top of that shape, but when I click with the text tool on top of the rectangle, the shape will lose its fill and the ...
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How do I preserve “shared” gradient when releasing compound path?

I have a compound path consisting of 5 shapes. I have a radial gradient which spans across all of them. Now I'd like to release the compound path because I need to export each of these shapes ...
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How to distribute objects inside another object in illustrator?

I am new to illustrator and am struggling to find answer anywhere to this seemingly simple task... I am trying to align 3 narrow vertical rectangles inside a larger rectangle ( I am making a Trash ...
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How can I change the color of a dashed line in Illustrator?

I have a white line. When I switch from basic to dashed line 1.1, the line turns gray. Paintbucketing the line just makes it a basic line again. Based on all the settings I'm aware of, the line should ...
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How can I reset the path to the result appearance of an object distorted with effects?

I have a simple rectangle with a couple effects: distort, rounded corners. I'd now like to add some anchor points and adjust the path of this object. How can I get the path to wrap around the ...
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How do I make a brush with overlapping shapes aligned to the path in Illustrator?

I am using Illustrator to apply a custom pattern brush on the path of a circle to create and image like so: But I can't get my shape to repeat across the circle line properly and overlap itself, I ...
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How to achieve a repeating circular shape like the 'Sam Rockwell - Moon' poster in Illustrator?

I need help for making this circular shape in Adobe Illustrator. I assume it is basically just making circle shapes over and over again using the strokes and putting it inside each other over and ...
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How to custom color the stroke in Adobe Illustrator?

I am wanting the stroke of the text I'm creating to match the fill color of the text, to give it a 'bolder' look in Adobe Illustrator. I cannot seem to figure out how to eyedrop the custom color for ...
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Convert shape to line with a stroke in Illustrator

Example. I drew a line with a pencil, set stroke to 5 px and made a shape using Object->Path->Outline Stroke. Is it possible to convert this shape to line with a stroke again? 100% accuracy ...
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Small outline icons from illustrator to photoshop

I had created 24x24 pixels size outline icons (width: 1 pixel) on AI6 and I also used the Path/Outline stroke at the end. When I paste it as shape layer, smart object etc. to Photoshop it looks fuzzy. ...
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Specify CSS class names on SVG paths using Illustrator

Is there a way to edit SVG files in Illustrator where you can specify a CSS class for each path? I already know in Illustrator that if you give the layer name an actual name, Illustrator will use ...
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Protecting against copyright?

I hired someone to help me do some photoshop work. I told them to make screenshots for my game. I also gave them a picture where they have to change the items in it to look like the same object as it ...
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Confused editing 'lines' in Illustrator

I'm new here, so I'll start from the very beginning. While working in Illustrator, I find it damn hard to edit the lines sometimes. I've tried to draw a data flow/nodes shape, that looks like several ...
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How can I organize Adobe Illustrator Workspace?

I am trying to find some common place considering Illustrator Workspace arrangement. Frequently I have a mess on my working space, however I cannot find some useful solution apart of pressing F and ...
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My printer is asking me for a huge jpeg that makes AI run out of memory. How do I fix that?

I require a 10ft x 10ft banner. My printer asked HI-resolution .jpeg file in actual size (1:1), but when I make the .jpeg file, pop up show I get an error of insufficient memory. How much memory is ...
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Global color settings for illustrator / keeps switching to gray

Is there a setting in illustrator that will make all of my colors, in all new projects, RGB? I'm not really sure why it often ends up as grayscale. I only use RGB for web assets and having to change ...
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Pathfinder Effect via Pathfinder Panel

I try to solve some "enigmatic" issue with the Pathfinder panel used along Alt/Option button as Ai suggests - The help explains as follows - Apply a Pathfinder effect using the Pathfinder ...
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How to change color of the dot on the “i” letter in Illustrator?

How can I change the color of the dot part (in this case, the dot is the triangle) on "i" letter with Illustrator? I have done the Create Outlines but I can only change the I color as a whole. I'm ...
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Why is the shape/path changing the value of another shape?

The problem that I have here is that the value of the dark curved shape is being changed once I'm putting a white shape behind/below it. The curved shape is marked above as 'Clip Group' the white ...
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Adobe Illustrator Vector colors look completely different when opened on another computer

I have sent a file to a client which was saved in CMYK colors. They opened the file and the colors are nothing like the original design. Any ideas what is happening here? Any help is much appreciated. ...
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How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
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Illustrator: How to prevent layers showing white background?

Just installed Illustrator CC. Coming from PS, I would really like to see a 'transparent' background in my layers. In PS, you see a checkered background when no pixels are present in the canvas -- ...
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Bleed on a banner

Hi I'm wondering if someone can help me. What bleed should I add to a banner that is 5 meters x 1.3 meters? Any help is much appreciated.
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CMYK colours wrong on export in Illustrator

I am making a flyer on Illustrator. It has a grey background 0,0,0,30 is the CMYK value. When I export to any format or even in RGB the grey seems to have a red hue to it. How do i get a realistic ...
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Highlight/Show Objects Paths?

When I select an object its path gets highlighted in its respective color, and this made me wonder, if it is possible to highlight/show all objects paths in some way without them being selected.
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How was this mosaic graphic of Jimi Hendrix created?

I found this image long time ago, even if I search with the google images search I could not find the creator to ask him/her how this was created. I do not think it was created manually. It looks ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Align by key object to artboard

I'm trying to align my main object to the center of the artboard while retaining the spacing of the objects. Whats the best way to do this? Basically I want the yellow box to be centered and the ...
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In Illustrator, how do I set my file at 10% scale?

I have a large print job. The design is sized at 36" by 72" with 1" bleed. The printer is asking that I set the file at 10% scale. How do I do that???
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Blending Colors after Image Trace - Illustrator CS6

I've used image trace to turn a .png file into a vector image but some of the colors in the sky background look kind of off. Is there a way that I can blend the shades of blue in the sky so that it ...
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Cutting out shape with pathfinder renders differently to uncut shape

Cutting out a shape is rendering totally differently to a shape with shape above, even though the paths are identical. Any ideas why this may be happening?
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Illustrator help: My white image border is not appearing in saved .png or .tiff files

I am using Illustrator CC to create an 18in x 24in poster. I have a one inch white border around the image. When I export the file for the client to proof it, the border is gone and the image is ...
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Illustrator: How to intersect a picture with a curved line

I am completely new to designs and illustrator. I am designing a scientific poster, so I want to create a curved line on the left of the poster where the left of the line is filled with a background ...
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Illustrator: How to make a repetitive change to a path?

I'm one day into learning how to use Illustrator (though I've got some experience with paths in Photoshop, from 5 years back). I want to take a simple, rectangular path and put tabs on the sides so ...
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Why have all the colors from the picture disappeared? [duplicate]

Hello, can anyone tell me why are the colors from picture disappeared? How can I bring them back? Thanks!
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Illustrator CC keyboard shortcut to select next similar object

If I have 5 similar elements, say circles or text boxes in a row is there any way to quickly move the selection to the next item similar to being able to tab through browser windows? If not, is there ...
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Why does Illustrator CS6 read font information from a SVG file incorrectly?

I have a bunch of SVG files that were created by MagicDraw. In these files, I have several font definitions, e.g., <text x="152" space="preserve" font-size="11" y="376.958" ...
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How do I make everything appear on one screen in Mavericks [closed]

When I open illustrator and move it to my secondary monitor in Mavericks and try and open anything... for example a new document, it will appear in my laptop screen as opposed to my second monitor. Is ...