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Change default alignment type-on-a-path on Illustrator

I have to name some lines in a mathematical plot and using the type on the path tool seems to be the perfect choice, however for some reason Illustrator draws the values backwards. Check the picture: ...
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How can I export image in Adobe Illustrator to a specific resolution?

I need 120x120 pixel image, but Illustrator is asking for ppi. Strange I can not set less than 72 pixel / inch, or if I set the rendered image will have 72.
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Print ready billboard design example

I made one simple example of print ready billboard design (4m x 3m) and I have some questions about it. 1.) In this example I used .jpg picture 7644x5000 and 96 dpi. I learned that for billboard in ...
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Transparency issue in PDF [High Quality Print]

I'm about to send some artwork to print and noticed on the logo which has some transparency, displays a faint outline around each triangle. The artwork was designed in Illustrator CS5 (CMYK), saved ...
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How to align a serif font

I'm using a serif font 16px for a name in a business card. The 1st letter is 'L' and the last is 'O', its quite long as is standard South American convention double 1st name and double surname this ...
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Working with low res images Illustrator

I have to create a 4-banner wide roll-up design, but all I have to work with is a 1500px wide image. If I resize this, so it fits the banners, it becomes, logically, very pixelated. I have taken a ...
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Illustrator exporting SVG, viewbox doesn't match artboard size?

I'm attempting to output an SVG from Illustrator. My artboard is 256x256 pixels. The top left of the artboard is at 0,0. When I export my svg, the viewbox attribute is 0.5 792.5 256 256. Why isn't it ...
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How do I achieve a 'grainy' / 'snow-dusted' effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?

If someone could point me to a tutorial for getting the "grainy" or "snow dusted"-like effect, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
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Illustrator - set stroke colour of multiple objects as respective fill colours

I have traced a photo in Illustrator, resulting in a complicated vector image with 20 colours. I would like to add a stroke to all of the shapes in the image and set the stroke colour to be the same ...
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Adobe Illustrator Appearance Panel: Where Did My Effects Go?

Granted I'm new to Adobe Illustrator I'm having trouble figuring out the appearance panel. Namely when I add an effect, I can't seem to select the right selection again to get it to come back up on ...
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Problems importing Illustrator files into Flash

Illustrator files don't always import correctly into Flash. What are the common reasons for failure and is there any way to improve the import quality?
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Convert SVG to AI in Bulk?

Is there a tool to convert SVG to AI in bulk? Everytime I search for this I simply get online convertors that convert SVG to bitmap formats, or similar stuff. I would need an offline tool, and one ...
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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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How do you create custom Arrowheads in illustrator CC?

I'm trying to create a custom arrowhead in illustrator CC but can't seem to find out how.
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Why is blend mode not making each line equal in width?

When applying a blend to two paths the lines in between them are not as wide. This is what happens To clarify, I want each line to be of equal length.
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How do I get the client to see his files (PDF) the same colours as it will print?

I am a self taught graphic designer and do a lot of design for print. I usually design in CMYK when end product is print. I rarely meet with clients and the way I approve artwork is by sending an ...
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How can I make a template Icon in Adobe illustrator?

I created the attached icon for my client. Now my client wants to have the original AI file and he asked me to make a template so that he can change the flag in shades anytime he wants. I was ...
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SVG saving so less C data [duplicate]

I'm saving some SVG icons from Illustrator CC 2014 and when I give them to my dev he says can you make less CDATA. Does anyone know how? Thanks
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New Illustrator file with guide every 80cm

I have to design a roll-up banner, that's as wide as 4 roll-up banners and also exists of 4 roll-up banners that will be placed next to each other. These banners should have one design that continues ...
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Preventing the overlay of outlines without putting the border on a group/layer

This is a very specific question. I suspect there is no solution, but I'll try anyway. See this simple character: At the shoulders, the outlines of the arms and body overlap. I want to prevent ...
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Cannot edit layers in PSD after exporting from Illustrator

I have exported .ai layers into PSD and now I cannot edit colours of the layers or select the individual layers on the image. I can select the layer in layer panel but it does not highlight the layer ...
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Photoshopping text on cable

For a mockup, I need to add some text to a photo of a piece of cable. It has to look like the text is printed directly on the cable. So far I've tried to do it in Photoshop. I drew a path along the ...
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Saving an SVG with viewbox 0 0 in Illustrator

I've got a problem saving SVGs in their correct format in Illustrator. I want to save an SVG for web development with the viewbox as "0 0 100 100". The sizes, 100 width and height, are not a problem. ...
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Illustrator changes colors over several days?

I'm working on a web project from a few days ago and every time I open the Illustrator to continue working following day, the colors went much darker. And the colors that I didn't touched from the ...
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shortcut key of pathfinder pallette

i am a new learner of ai. i use cs6. i cannot find pathfinder palette in the right side in my window. once i have read an article where i found how to find it in windows. then i pressed some keys ...
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How can I make everything below an object (arrangement wise) transparent?

For instance, I have a line with a stroke colored navy blue over a shape. How can I make the area covered by the navy blue line transparent, including that area on the shape below?
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Strange grey lines on illustrator? how do i get rid of them?

im very confused. Never seen these before; How do I get rid of them?
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How to delete part of circle path?

How do I delete part of the circle path in the picture provided?. I want the red outlined part to be deleted without having the curve change. I've tried to do this by selecting the two anchor points ...
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Illustrator giving two values for ppi for a linked raster image, only when rotated?

I am trying to place this raster logo supplied by a client on a large format template (this being a raster logo of some text in Arial is a separate issue). In Photoshop, the image is showing at ...
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Slanted text with background box

Hello fellow creatives! I know this sounds like a stupid question, but this has been driving me insane for ages! How do I achieve the following in adobe illustrator: How do I create a slanted text ...
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Remove Illustrator CC application background

I'm trying to remove the application background from Illustrator CC. On the previous version (Illustrator CS5) I didn't have a background. This made it easier to multitask and have various items on my ...
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How to create an array of circles within a circle

I'm looking to place exactly 750 filled circles in a random array within a circular shape, essentially a static version of this infographic: ...
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Illustrator CC - Creating a good outline

I'm having trouble finding the best way to create an outline of an object. To be more specific I have a photograph of a car and I would like to create a smooth outline of the chassis so that the ...
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Illustrator/photoshop: give stroke sharp corners

Here is what I want. This is the image I got. and I do outline by first creating the pen outline.. then stroking by brush. this is what i get: but i want the all edges pointed. For example like ...
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How to create a logo as same as given measurement/proportion. I have already created one. Kindly refer below

Client specification goes like this: "Keep in mind that for actual utilization of the logo, the size may vary from 3 cms x 3 cms to 75 x 75 cms. While designing, this aspect should be kept in mind." ...
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How would I recreate this effect of text that seems to flow over a flight of stairs?

Is there nondestructive way of achieving the wavy type effect, found below?
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How to save text in Photoshop and open it in Illustrator without pixellation

I want to do silkscreen printing. I have done all the labels with Photoshop and saved as PDF. But, my printer said it is very blurry. I need to use Illustrator. So, if I have already done my label ...
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What is the best way to make several different colorations of the same line drawing in Illustrator?

I am a quilter & new user of AI. I want to see what the same design will look like in different color schemes. My image is a line drawing with closed shapes. So far I have used Live Paint & ...
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How can I reduce the size of my .ai file

I've designed a catalog, using Illustrator CS4 and I have placed high resolution images into the document, which now has a file size of 1 GB. How can I reduce this file size to 20-30 MB? Thank you.
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Selection Tool doesn't rotate in Illustrator [closed]

Why my selection tool doesn't rotate object? I selected the object and it doesn't work. How do I fix this?
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Curve-to-straight joining problem

Consider this ... Notice three joins are very good, but one is not so good. My question: in fact, is the problem shown in fact precisely an example of THE FOLLOWING type of problem, and solution: ...
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Illustrator rounded corner inside stroke artifacts

After creating a path with rounded corners in Illustrator, I added a dashed stroke and aligned it inside the path (but the problem is the same when aligning outside). Strangely I ended up with a lot ...
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Illustrator - Document Raster Effect Settings - no effect to PDF file size

I had a little research, but I can't explain this little anomaly I have here. When I save a PDF with Document Raster Effect turned to 72 dpi it will have the same size as the file when I switch ...
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How to achieve a metal engraving effect in Adobe Illustrator CC?

I want to make more realistic looking laser-engraved logo mockups for clients but can't seem to get it quite right. I might need a new approach and could definitely use some perspective. Details: I ...
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Long Shadow Effect in SVG for Web

Basically I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to efficiently get a long shadow effect with an SVG: Example Image My three ideas on how this might be possible: Hella detailed gradient map, ...
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How to digitally draw webcomics like sintitulocomic.com using sketchbook pro

I am a visual interface designer based in India. I design web/mobile screens in photoshop, do logos and stuff in Illustrator. Lately, I've come up with an idea of making a webcomic, like the one here ...
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Perfect orthographic projection/ using perspective filters in photoshop/illustrator

I wan to get a perfect orthographic projection as seen here: I have tried to use the perspective warp on a page I made myself and achieved the following effect: As you can see I seem to achieve ...
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What's the easiest way to create to get this subtle 3D effect in an icon in Illustrator?

I managed to make the drop shadow, and I think I know how to get the ~1px bright outline/stroke, but how would you do this dark/bright effect around the edge and across the hole path?
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How to make Photoshop Effects on Adobe Illustrator unlimited?

When I apply Blur > Gaussian Blur on this shape, this is the result: The result is that the Gaussian Blur doesn't appear completely, and borders indicated below limits it. How can I make the ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...