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Illustrator wont export random layers

Although layers are visible, some are not exporting. There seems to be no consistency with this, from artboard to artboard. In this case, I cannot see "mBTC" or "VIRES IN NUMERIS" I'm totally ...
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How to package fonts in Illustrator CS6?

Is it possible to export an Illustrator file off our MAC (CS6) and send to PC (Adobe CC) and package all the fonts to go with the artwork to avoid installing missing fonts one by one?
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How can I get illustrator to automatically clip the artboard to the vectorized objects size?

I just exported a shape from photoshop as a path and then filled it in illustrator. I now want to save the shape as an svg, or eps but I don't want to save all the excess whitespace around the object. ...
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How do I specify the size of my artboard in pixels with Adobe Illustrator?

I'm creating a graphic for a website. When trying it out, I realized it was a bit blurry. I asked a graphic designer the reason it was blurry, and she had stated the graphic may need to be larger, ...
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How can I change the gradient angle inside of a Live Paint object in Illustrator?

I have been infatuated with this artist style of color, drawing and use of subtle textures. http://1212m.tumblr.com/post/49348782338 So I ended up drawing this derpy little thing from Final ...
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How to export color dodge effect from Photoshop or Illustrator

I created color dodge effect in Illustrator, and now I want to save two png files, one for background and one for color dodge effect, but when I do it it has a black background. How can it be done? ...
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Advanced LOGO Designing [closed]

The logo looks beautiful. Can somebody help me to know what are the steps to create a logo like this!. Is it initially created as sketch or we can directly work on illustrator. In the below pictures ...
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Image-trace in Illustrator - How to join objects together?

I have traced a logo from a jpeg in illustrator. It is two colours - black and blue. When it was made it ended up with an extra blue shape outlining the some of the black. Is there a way to add the ...
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Replace Multiple Swatches - Illustrator

I am trying to create a template for a wedding card with multiple color options.The design uses 4 colors in a custom swatch palette. Is it possible for me to load a 'new 4-swatch palette' to replace ...
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How to align only a part of multiple objects to one point?

I want some arrows point to one specific point. Like this: How can I make it so the arrows point in one direction? I tried selecting every arrowhead with the direct selection tool, then via shift ...
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Modifying a text path after text has been placed on it

In a recent project in Illustrator I was creating freeform paths to place text on them. Since the design was freeform I kept running into a problem where I would create a path, place the text on it, ...
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Stretching only part of the letter

I have been trying to do this. I have the word "Panther" and what I want is to stretch the letter "P" only to extend it and cover the other letter. Here's what I am trying to accomplish. {I use ...
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How to make a smooth PMS gradient transition in Illustrator

I'm currently working on versions of a logo that has some gradients. CMYK looks fine but I'm getting poor results with PMS. I would normally fix this by building a mixed ink in Indesign but it doesn't ...
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Save for Web in Illustrator clipping incorrectly!

I am tearing my hair out on this one, albeit I am fairly new to Illustrator I have researched the best way to export art of particular dimensions for the web, and this appears to be the best way. It's ...
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How do I view the document info panel in Illustrator?

As the title says, I'm having trouble finding out where the document info panel in Illustrator is.
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Is it possible to auto center text using the “Type on a Path” tool?

Recently I've been using the Type on a Path tool quite frequently in Illustrator and it frustrates me every time I want to use a circle path to place type on, as I want the text centered at the top of ...
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PDF has white background when exported from Illustrator

I'm saving an Illustrator CS6 file as a PDF. The file has a transparent background, however when exported as a PDF and dropped into InDesign the file has a white background. I've tried saving the ...
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How can I add Sine waves to follow the path of a circle using Illustrator

In Illustrator I'm trying to create quite a simple shape but I don't know the simplest way of going about it. I have created a Sine wave using the Sine Curve script by Sato Hiroyuki. I have doubled ...
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Repeating image in a path with smaller to bigger effects in Illustrator

I recently started studying Illustrator and I just would like to ask how can I do a pattern similar to the image below I am looking at the STAR, and I just would like to ask how to create that ...
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How can i draw this shape using rounded rectangle tool

Hi, i want to draw this shape but using rounded rectangle tool. Do you have any idea?
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Pathfinder result sightly different from expected!

I'm making this icon with a base vector and white strokes with variable profiles (right image) and I wanted to unify them as a single object, so I expanded the strokes and used Pathfinder's difference ...
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How to apply a gradient effect for a particular circular path? [duplicate]

I want to apply a gradient effect and have it look like in this image.
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Connecting A and T in a custom typographic mark

I don't have a lot of examples of "Look at me, I drew all the letters!" typography. But here is one, and I'm happy with the overall sketch and like everything but the first two letters. I dislike ...
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Retaining px dimension when export to a PNG file. Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator I have an Icon that has dimensions of 200px by 200px. When I export it to a PNG file though,the PNG file is 834px by 834px. Any suggestions to keep the icon at 200 by 200 pixels?
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Is there a way to create an action or script to select and embed external file(s) placed in an Illustrator file?

As a follow-up to my question Is there a way to expand linked EPS file placed inside another EPS file in Illustrator? I am now trying to create an action to select and embed external file(s) placed ...
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How to disunite pie chart elements?

I've created a Pie Chart Using Illustrator CS6 using Chart tool. ... and the "Group Selection Tool" to pick single pie chart elements and move them around. All pie chart elements are within one ...
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Arcing text into a U-shape (not in text warp menu)

I want to warp a string of text into a u-shape where only the top is bent but the bottom stays flat. Like this logo but assuming the bottom remained flat and only the top went from big to small ...
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White artifacts when expanding extruded object [duplicate]

I use Illustrator CS6 to create a 3D pie chart. For this, I first create a "normal" pie chart and apply an extrude filter. Even though the results looks great in Illustrator, I get some white ...
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How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?

You'll have to bear with me, I'm going to struggle describing what I mean. I'm creating a chart that looks something like this: Except that my numbers aren't integers. So, in that first line for ...
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Illustrator CC: Mapping Art to 3D Object in Illustrator but the “Surfaces” aren't fully selected

I'm lost here. 2 hours down the drain trying to figure this out. This is what's happening: I'm trying to map text to a flag shape for a client's logo. I've followed the steps outlined here for an ...
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Replicating Petronas logo, two shapes w/big strokes?

I've got two paths with really big strokes. I'd like to combine them in a way that the strokes line up, and I can avoid having to outline the strokes and end up with a lot of paths to manage. ...
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How can I make complex gradient images like these in Illustrator?

How can I create these types of gradient images in Illustrator?
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How to replicate this text effect? Skew? Arch? Bulge?

I need help on how to create this text effect in Illustrator CS6. The free transform is not working, the bulge, envelope, and arch are not giving the same effect.
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How to see the size of your current selection box in Illustrator?

When making a selection in Photoshop, you get the dimensions of your selection as a tooltip (at least in CC), and it's displayed in the info-box (Window > Info) when enabled. I often use this to ...
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Filling areas using transparent color without affecting the border [duplicate]

I am drawing a figure which shows several tetrahedrons in Illustrator. I have drawn all the line segments and connected them at the endpoints. Now the figure has been like this. Now I want to fill ...
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Filling areas using transparent color without affecting the border, in Illustrator CS6

In Illustrator, if you want to fill in areas surrounded by multiple line segments, you can first select all the line segments and use Live Paint Bucket (K) to fill the color. However, if you want to ...
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How do I keep edged flush when tracing with the pen tool in Illustrator?

I'm just learning how to trace images with the pen tool in Illustrator -how do you trace when you have lines protruding from the whole (a line that offshoots) or when you have two objects which need ...
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Automatically move its associated objects when move one object [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator, if we create a graphic figure with multiple related objects, we may want them move dependently. Let me show you a case: I created a figure with 3 circles and 2 segments, the 2 ...
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Can you use the Blob brush in illustrator to add to an existing “blob” with a gradient color?

I drew a "blob" or a sketch and then colored it with a linear gradient. I then selected the eye-dropper tool and picked that same gradient. After having the gradient set as my fill color I attempt to ...
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Blend tool not working on converted objects from Photoshop

This is an ultra novice question from an ultra novice person. I created three overlapping vector paths in Photoshop then applied gradients to them. When I opened the PSD file in Illustrator, I chose ...
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How would I go about vectorizing this image?

I'm working on vectorizing (in Illustrator CS6) the atrocity below. I've finished almost everything except for the teeth. What is the best way to vectorize the mouth and teeth? Should each grey tooth ...
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How to recreate line effect in the famous Woolmark Logo

How can I recreate the oddly curved line effect seen in the famous Woolmark logo in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in advance. tor.
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When I save as .SVG it adds extra whitespace width to the document

I have my image on the artboard and have clicked Object > Artboards > Fit to artboard bounds. When I save an SVG I get extra whitespace at the bottom, how can I just save whats in the ...
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Exponential/logarithmic scaling in Illustrator?

Given a flat object in Illustrator, how can I scale it along the X or Y axis so that it stretches in an exponential fashion? That means that the center barely is stretched, but the outer extents ...
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Can I redesign a logo I created in Photoshop in illustrator?

I created a logo for my husbands business in Photoshop and he loves it! I understand that logos though need to be created in Illustrator in order to be resized with out loosing it's quality. Can I ...
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Selecting objects on top of other objects in Illustrator i.e. selecting only objects which are completely inside the selection rectangle

I could select the four blue rectangles with just drawing one selection box using the selection tool (V) around them if the green box would not be below it. However, now I have to click on each blue ...
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How to incorporate gradient fill in embedded files in Illustrator?

I've placed File B (a circle with a gradient fill) inside File A (simple blue background). When I embed File B the gradient is not treated as a regular fill - instead it gets a weird double mask ...
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Illustrator: Disappearing paths on export

I'm having issues exporting graphics with some of my lines disappearing. I'm a complete novice to illustrator, so sorry if this is something really basic. The image should look like this: ...
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Is it possible to add a note to an Illustrator project similar to Photoshop?

Does anyone know if it is possible to add a note to an Illustrator project, the way you can with the note tool in Photoshop? Currently, I've created a new layer, and set it to not print, but not super ...
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How make rulers relate with grid somehow in Illustrator?

How to make rulers and grid show the same coordinates and units? Currently it shows absolute delirium for me: