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Batch convert svg to psd

I'm trying to use a bunch of svg icons on something I'm designing. Photoshop doesn't process svgs, apparently. I read Illustrator does and that I can just export it into psds. That much is managable ...
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IllustratorCS6 - Rounded rectangle stroke is not rounded also

I have a shape created with the rounded rectangle tool and when I add a stroke to it, the inside corners of the stroke are not rounded. Is there a way to make them rounded without creating 2 separate ...
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How to achieve parallel hatching tecniques digitally? [duplicate]

I'm really inspired by the redesign of this movie poster: http://i.imgur.com/ntzaXvT.jpg I really love the flat color and the minimal use of shading. In looking specifically at the outer layer of ...
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Extra horizontal line after adding type to image using Pathfinder Unite in Illustrator

I am trying to make the path of the letters in 'hanwell' trim to/flush with the edges of the bridge illustration, so that the letters only appear in the gaps between the bridge pillars. I have drawn ...
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Techniques and suggestions for drawing clearly visible lines

I am looking for how to draw visible lines by using pen tablets, I know that vector applications such as illustrator draw visible lines (strokes) but I don't find it as comfortable as drawing in ...
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Ragged edges on a logo

I created this text logo (attached) in Adobe Illustrator using Bodoni Sans Light font I purchased from MyFonts. After having purchased the font I noticed that the edges of some letters ('O', 'C') ...
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scripting: create a user input form? [closed]

I havent been able to find any references that this should be possible, maybe you can assist ? What i would like to do is to add a user interface for our designers when dealing with a specific object ...
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Removing a section of a stroked path in Illustrator

I'm creating a shield and have used a few shapes with multiple strokes. See pic below. I'm not sure how to get rid of the indicated part of a stroke. If there is a better way, by not using strokes I'm ...
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Export Resolution in Adobe Illustrator

I've mainly used Photoshop before and only just picked up Illustrator a few days ago. Anyway, I used Illustrator to create lots of images (with transparent backgrounds) of different letters, each one ...
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Is there a way to group fonts within Illustrator

I've done searches on here to find an answer to my question, and while I have found other questions asking similar questions, but every answer was using a third party program to disable certain fonts. ...
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OBJECT > EXPAND is disabled! [closed]

I have a photo on a .jpg format and I'm trying to use expand under object, but it is disabled. Anyone here would like to help me why and how to use it? Thanks!
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Re-creating Illustrator drop shadow in CorelDRAW X5

A bit of background: I am a technical writer who as a result of corporate restructuring has become the “illustrator” for our Technical Publications department (we previoulsy had the services of a ...
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How to change document color mode in Illustrator?

I have document with some color. I can't reproduce this color exactly when exporting to web. I was told, that this is because of the bug, by which Illustrator is not changing color mode with menu ...
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Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour

I am using Illustrator to prepare some scientific figures. The figure has a number of "placed" (File -> Place...) panels. When I "embed" some of these panels, then export the figure to PDF, the ...
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Layer not visible when saving for web

I have two files with (among other things) a logo is placed. When saving the file for web (JPG, PNG,..) the logo is not visible, it's as if that specific layer is just hidden. What could be wrong ...
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Illustrator: show scaled percentage

Not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to scale something based on size, then determine the percentage that the object was scaled by? Example: I have a square 3" x 3" and i constrain ...
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Illustrator to Adobe Acrobat - Maintaining Editing Capabilities

I create a lot of design files (in Illustrator) then save as a PDF when finished to send to clients. Well some of my clients need to be able to edit small text items and they open the PDF's in ...
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Get a pattern to apply on other shapes

I am trying to get the pink checker pattern to go on top of the red shapes. I have been trtried using the minus front, minus back, etc. I tried to do a clipping mask, but I might not be doing it ...
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Acrobat: Font changes on paste

Using Acrobat Pro CS2, I observe strange behavior to text when pasting a certain diagram exported from Excel as PDF into the current document. This issue concerns the text already in the document, not ...
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How to create and save images that can be resized on Adobe Photoshop without getting pixelated?

I was wondering how do you create or save an image properly so that I'd be able to open it on Photoshop and resize the image without being pixelated. I have been downloading free icons online and I ...
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Increase the number of Anchor points on a circle in Illustrator?

By default the circle has 4 anchor points. Is there a way to increase it? Not manually adding them with the Add Anchor Point Tool with which you could never possibly manage the natural symmetry.
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Easy label lines

I need to make lots of map label lines (linking points with their corresponding labels, placed nearby..) in the following style in Illustrator: It's quite labour intensive to arrange separate lines ...
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How can I make a triangle with two rounded corners? [closed]

I need to create an image like this one.. It's a basically a triangle with 2 rounded corners.
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How to avoid export pixelation with vector graphics?

Whenever I export a vector to an image, and the image is not a multiple of the original vector canvas size, it is pixelated and over-anti-aliased in certain areas of the image. An example: I started ...
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Fit objects into certain size in Illustrator

I have 20 logos with different sizes. I would like them all to fit (maintaining proportions) into certain size – let's say limit both width and height by 100px. So that they can be later redistributed ...
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How to print a pure CMYK colors in a regular inkjet printer?

How to print a pure CMYK color in a regular printer? Let's say I would like to print a pure cyan or a pure magenta in a regular printer. first I work in a CMYK document .. but when sending the file to ...
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Align circles in diagonal corners

I was wondering if there was any way of aligning circles in diagonal corners like in my first picture down below. Now I know there is a round corner effect and I also have a script that rounds only ...
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How do I draw straight lines tangent or perpendicular to a path?

The tangent is the line which is perpendicular to the local radius. Intuitively, it's the line "resting" or "balanced" on that point in the curve. The perpendicular (or the normal) is the line ...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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How to warp text like it's in a tube?

I am looking for ways to warp text so that it looks like it inside of a tube. Here is a piece by Felix Pfaeffli that is similar to what I want to accomplish.
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I can see the color gradient when my mouse is over the stroke but once I move my mouse away, the gradient goes away with it. How do I apply the gradient, I have been at this for 3 hours?! I am using ...
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How manual is this rough paint brushed edge effect?

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to replicate this style of illustration where the edges have this rough, paint brushed edge. I'm wondering how manual this effect is to create. I ...
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Exporting a high res logo for web in Illustrator?

I have created a logo in Illustrator that I have used for printing but now need it for a website. How do I convert it so I have a high resolution image for the web? I am not web savvy, it's the first ...
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Average stroke from a fill

I would like to generate an average stroke from a given compound enclosed path, or fill, in Adobe Illustrator CC or Inkscape. Sorry I don't know the mathematical function name to achieve this. I've ...
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Changing Text Inside Logo

I am very new to design and I want edit the text of an logo which is white and translucent PNG image, so all I want to know is what is the proper way to do that in Illustrator. For the ones who are ...
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How do I blur an object in Illustrator?

I'm trying get this blurry graphic effect in Adobe Illustrator but I'm not succeeding. Can anyone help me?
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How would I create this “dot shading” effect

I really like the shading in-between waves, and was wondering if there's an easy way to create a similar effect in Illustrator. https://dribbble.com/shots/1933245-Blake-2
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How to bend a rectangle along a path?

I am trying to draw a diagram similar to this: As you can see, a curvy closed shape has been drawn as a line/path. Then, part of this path (for instance by adding anchor points and cutting at them) ...
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Intersect (Pathfinder) a picture and shape on Illustrator

How to subtract a shape from a picture without using Clipping Mask? I don't want to use Clipping Mask because it lefts a bouding box instead permanent crop. See: Left image with bounding box ...
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Structured pattern, random elements in Illustrator

I'm trying to make a subtle background out of a collection of symbols, arranged in randomly order in multiple roughly structured rows. A bit like: The Symbol Sprayer Tool is close to what I need, ...
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How do I expand objects from my live traced drawing?

At the moment I am using CS5 Illustrator. When I make a drawing I draw by hand, ink it and then scan it. I just place in Illustrator then Live Trace and Expand. My drawings always have many small ...
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Text on path not working as it should be

Whenever I'm trying to type on path the text appears in the circle; not around as it should be. (see image bellow) I've searched the web but without result.. Is this something in my settings or ...
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professor would like a 3d form made from laser cutting , from an illustrator file

My professor would like a 3D form made from laser cutting from an Illustrator file. Its needs to be fairly intricate because its supposed to be a human form. On all the blogs I have looked at ...
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Adobe Illustrator - how to prevent the “Eraser Tool” from changing the target brushes' size?

I am running Adobe Illustrator 2014, Release 2014.0.0 18.0.0 (x64). I'm using a custom brush with these settings: Whenever I draw a (pressure sensitive) line using my Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator for this kind of work?

I want to make a similiar picture like this: https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/138443753/hd/ee481bcee17e5ee402d570ae3fa0d833.jpg My question is now, should I use inkscape or Illustrator? Will ...
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How can I get rid of these jagged lines?

I am trying to create a box shape using pen tool but its looks jagged, and when I save this image its looks very rough. How can I fix this kind of problem?
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1 PDF File = x unique codes > How to insert all the unique codes on specific places [duplicate]

Hello everybody & Thanks in advance for your answers I'm what we call a newbie in inDesign, Illustrator so I really need your help on the following : I ve a file with, let's say 100 text boxes ...
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Entering Data for Graphs - Illustrator CC

I'm entering data for graphs I'm making in Illustrator, and notice that value labels (for the X axis in this case) need to be put in quotation marks in order for them to appear on the X axis. The ...
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What should be the basic points to know while creating a logo

Either using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, what are the basic rules that anyone should follow. Currently I am working on a logo design and using Photoshop, but getting very confused about how ...
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Can I save an .ai file as a .psd

I have a large 300mb layered .ai file containing .jpg and .psd images. I would like to save it as a Photoshop.psd file. Is this possible?