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Fix gap between path and shapes in Illustrator

I'm working on a cloud image and have created triangles using a template. After the cut and coloring, there are gaps between the triangles. It' about 1 px thick, more prominent when exported to ...
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Adobe Illustrator Stick Font To Outline

I am attempting to use some single line stick fonts in some tags for engraving purposes. Everything looks good in Illustrator but I need to convert that text to a path for purposes of engraving. When ...
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How can I remove the white rectangle created when opening a file?

How can I remove the white rectangle created when opening a file? When I open an image in Illustrator, I see a small rectangle in the center of the image and when I save the image using "Save For ...
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An error when I open a .eps from Wolfram Mathematica in Illustrator

I created a graph with Wolfram Mathematica and exported it as .eps file. Then I want to open it with Illustrator to do some amendment. But when I read it with Illustrator, it gives me an error:MPS ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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Exporting high quality jpeg in illustrator & keeping dimensions. Options

I'm exporting a jpeg in illustrator for Society6 and they want maximum quality at specific dimensions. As I understand it, the only way to keep the high resolution with the same printed output I ...
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Sharp circle in Ilustrator

I am using Illustrator CS2 and I am trying to create a sharp circle. Nothing I do works though. My circles are blurred, mostly noticeable on the top, bottom, left and right edges. Example: I ...
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Illustrator VS Printer Color

When ever I print some of my creations from Illustrator - the red color is all wrong. My creation is in: #912327 R: 145 G:35 B:39 C: 18% M: 93% Y: 88% K: 16% My print is in: #c76b6f R: 199 ...
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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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Vertically align text within Objects in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) and although I have been working with Illustrator for many years, I only do small vector related things in it, so by no means an expert. I would like ...
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AI: Recolor linked .ai file

I have an .ai file that I need to use multiple times in another .ai file. I linked the file and then duplicated it 4 times. The original .ai file is just one color (black), but I need each one of the ...
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Custom swatch guide color

I created a custom swatch color, I want to set this color as my Guide color. I tried Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid > custom but you can't select a swatch nor you can pick a color (with ...
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Illustrator CC 2015: Dock workspace to toolbars like Photoshop (OS X)

I can't think of another way to write it! I would like the workspace to act like photoshop where hitting the full screen icon on the window causes it to lock itself to the top and sides of the ...
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Blend clipped image in Illustrator CS5

Looking to try and fade out an image in illustrator using the blend tool. At first, I tried blending 2 clipping groups, but I knew that wasn't going to work. Then I tried blending just the linked ...
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Client wants .ai file but it doesn't display correctly

I have a client from hell, she wants my original .ai files and that is fine, however she downloaded Ai CC and is now complaining that "things don't show up right"... this is a map and has about 70 ...
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How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to make this shape in adobe illustrator but I don't want to draw a path. Is there any option that makes the sides rounded? The shape in picture was designed in Adobe After Effects, I made a ...
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Illustrator - Always show paths, anchor points, etc

I want to draw along some lines in Illustrator. I realized that I can do that way more efficient if I can always see the paths, anchor point, etc. so is there a way to enable those permanently? If ...
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Why does Illustrator add zeeros in all units? [closed]

I have an annoying problem with my Illustrator CC 2015. When specifying some size like font size, two zeros is always added to the size. This causes the font to resize to something huge when the size ...
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How can I tell if my .psd file can be saved as a vector image? [duplicate]

I have designed a logo for a client in Photoshop CS6 (I know, Illustrator, Illustrator) and all of the active layers consist either of Photoshop-generated shapes or editable text, aka nothing is a ...
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Exporting with slices in AI doesn't respect Rasterize Effect settings?

I have a series of thousands of vector objects imported from a DXF file, and sized to an artboard of a specific pixel size (10,160 x 10,160). I need to cut the images up into a grid of 1,024 x 768 ...
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Changing the proportions of a circle cut in half after cutting?

If you make type on a path in Illustrator on a circle, and you cut the circle in half 50:50 to get the type the right way up in each half - can you then adjust the half to make it eg 60:40 or some ...
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What would be the best adobe product for creating wedding stationery? [closed]

Hi I create digital wedding invitations but am currently using serif software which is a little limiting. I am self taught and have used photoshop in the past (long time ago...) What would be the best ...
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Can you work without an Artboard?

I am having trouble with elements that are on and near the edge of the Artboard being cut off when I go to save the image. For example: Let's say I create the document with an Artboard size of 800 ...
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Why use Photoshop for Web Design

Aside from its bitmap effects, can someone tell me why I should use Photoshop for creating website layouts instead of Illustrator? To the best of my knowledge Photoshop was never intended to be used ...
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Why is my text deformed when I save as .svg and how can I fix it?

I need to put this svg image on a site. But when I created the image is deformed and looks terrible. I try in differents ways and still not working. I hope you can help me. Thanks..
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How do I remove a line from a continuous path?

I'm using Fireworks and I'd like to know how to remove this line that is in red? The result should be just a line in the form of an arch.
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Illustrator breaking apart and prepending '_x3' to every element that starts with a number in SVG export

I'm not sure if this is regular behavior, but when I do an SVG export in Illustrator, each layer name I have that is a number with be converted to a format I don't quite understand. I'm creating an ...
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How to display spacing information between the two elements in adobe illustrator?

When I'm hold down CTRL in Photoshop it will display spacing information between the layer I have selected and other nearby layers. Have an Adobe Illustrator a similar function to this?
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Illustrator Changes Colours?

I am designing a swing tag for a client. I have designed it in Illustrator, for print, in CMYK profile. One rectangle object in the design needs the fill colour to be a web safe blue #0099ff / C70 ...
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Placing Items from Illustrator to Indesign

I'm trying to place an illustrator CC file with many artboards all into an Indesign CC file. When I paste in the illustrations, the bounding boxes are giant. When I place the file from file > Place, ...
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Fit artboard to selected art scripting command in Illustrator CS5 crashes illustrator

I am trying to automate a process that requires me to resize the artboard. I am using AppleScript and planned on transforming the size of the image (already have this done) and then calling the ...
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Illustrator CS6 - When I intersect two shapes, remains a line. How I can fix this?

I have a little problem with Illustrator CS6. Like the title says, when I intersect two shapes, remains a line between them. How i can fix this problem, because I don't want to use another option from ...
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How to keep the text in vector in Photoshop without rasterizing it or flattening the layers when exporting to PDF?

After many tests in all kind of PDF presets, I couldn't figure out how to keep the text layers as vector and still have the quality of InDesign without using it. Everything I tried was rasterizing ...
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Random rearrangement of objects within a grid in Illustrator

I've got a set of tiles and I want to create a pattern out of it. Normally, this would produce a pattern with a single rectangle of these coloured tiles, which would give me noticeable repetitions. ...
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Swatch Conflict

I am a very novice Illustrator user. I have recently been getting the following pop-up every time I go to copy text from one worksheet to another. This didn't use to happen: "The color swatch ...
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Adobe Illustrator Share shape edges

I am relatively new to Adobe Illustrator, so I am not very familiar with the tools. I have two paths, with stroke inside selected for the stroke method. I would like to have the two shapes share an ...
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Help! The Minus Front in illustrator is not working properly! [duplicate]

So i have this logo And when I use minus front this happens is there a way to fix this?
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How to re size different pixel sizes and scale factors?

A client asks me do deliver the files of the logo I made for him. but I really have no idea how sizes and scale factor works in illustrator. can somebody please help me. the attached image are his ...
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What is the best Adobe program to create a cover for a guideline?

i am working on a visual merchandising guideline and trying to create an awesome cover for it! nice layout not really busy one! but i am really confused which program is the best to use in this case, ...
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Illustrator - Color settings

I played a little bit with the color settings and the working space and I regret it. Is there a way to go back to the default settings?
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Why an unsaved asterisk appears after saving for web?

This isn't a make-or-break type of problem, just a curiosity that has bugged me for a long time. Mainly in Illustrator, but I believe photoshop as well, when I take a currently saved document and use ...
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Align .svg images of heads so they will all mix and match with a set of bodies

A wonderful woman made me a set of animal heads and animal bodies that will all interchange however when she saved them they are sort of all over the place. I've asked her if she can save them so ...
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Why is my export so low res?

Can anyone tell me why my export from illustrator is so low res? It's 490 px wide so I thought it should still be sharp. Any ideas? Below is the export with save for type enabled. See it ruins the ...
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Create a custom stroke with an exact pattern of many different square and rectangular dashes

Can anyone suggest a method that will essentially allow me to use the pattern shown in the below image as a stroke? I want to be able to apply this to any path, and want to ensure that the each ...
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Illustrator CC 2014 - Live Paint Bucket Won't Work

Does anyone know how I can change the stars/radio towers to "no fill" without changing the surrounding areas? I still want the surrounding fill to be white, but the inside of the star/radio towers to ...
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Illustrator PNG w/ transparency Export - White Outline in Web when not 100%?

I created a vector graphic in Illustrator CC and used "Save for Web" to create a transparent PNG of it. When rendered on my site, though, it adds a faint light outline around the gray circle in the ...
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Vector Graphic Pin to Edge Constraints

Is it possible to pin an object to an edge (of an object, path, or document) such that when the document is resized, the object will change its x,y coordinates such that it maintains the same distance ...
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Adobe illustrator - cutting a shape into lines

I have created a shape using the pen tool and I all looking to have each line segment (from one point to the next) be a different weight. Is there a way to do this? I tried the direct select but it is ...
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On Retina screen, images saved from PS & AI are large and blurry

Please bear with me on this one, since I get the overall concepts of what's going on here, but I don't understand why I'm getting the results I am. This past month, I started using a MacBook Pro ...
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How to remove black pixel bleed? (Illustrator CC or Sketch)

I'm working with a color logo created in Illustrator. When it's exported as a PNG at a large size, it looks fine. If I export it at a smaller size, it creates a faint black line between the colors. ...