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How can I modify the width of only the last segment of a path?

Is it possible to make the last segment a different width? Something like this? I was thinking endcaps, but I want it to stretch to the second last to the last anchor point. I want something like ...
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iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus design confusions around dimensions, resolutions and densities

I have to design an iOS app in iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus in Adobe Illustrator. Can anyone help me with the ever confusing PPIs and retina/retina HD displays and dimensions of these? For example, I ...
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checkerboard draw behind in Illustrator

Is there a way to create a quick checkerboard pattern that can used to draw behind a shape? I can use the Rectangle Grid to make a normal grid to do this but when I create a checkerboard shape the ...
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Illustrator: lock/unlock current layer via keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to toggle the locked/unlocked state of the current layer via keyboard shortcut? I'd love to be able to toggle show/hide for layers as well.
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How to anchor text to bottom-right of container?

When I use the Type tool in Illustrator, text automatically flows from the top-left: Is it possible to have the text flow from the bottom-right instead, like this (Illustrator CC 2014)? The ...
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Why are drop shadows so hard to render, and is there an easier alternative for an aging computer?

I've been using drop shadows on a logo I'm working with and when I apply the effect it takes a good 30-40 seconds for it to finish, and then same amount of time for each edit. I'm using an older ...
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Actually snapping to pixel grid

Does anyone know if there's a way to have Illustrator CC (2014) constrain control points to the pixel grid? I understand that "Align to pixel grid" makes it so that a shape will try to match the pixel ...
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Can I directly select colors on selected points in Illustrator's gradient slider?

As you can see in this image, I want to select those colors and use them in gradient effects. Right now, I first select one color and copy the hex code, then paste it in the gradient. Can I ...
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Pull apart pie chart slices in Illustrator but retain stroke

I have a pie chart created using Illustrator CC's Pie Graph Tool: I want to separate the slices to create a gap in-between. I see that this has been asked and answered before, but the answer ...
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How to create a full circle vector that its fill/stroke color changes along the path? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to color change a stroke in Illustrator or Photoshop like the Q in the picture:
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Fingerprint pattern in Illustrator?

Does anyone know how to create a fingerprint pattern in Illustrator?
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What would cause me to not be able to select a path in Illustrator?

I'm dealing with an issue in Illustrator CC that I haven't come across before. I've been supplied a file that I need to work with as a vector. In Illustrator itself if I hit "Crtl + Y" and go into ...
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How to make linked images work in Adobe illustrator files on a network

I have a lot of AI files that are on a main computer. When I try to access them from my other computer all the links within the file are broken. Is there a specific way of saving an AI file so that ...
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I feel like whatever I transfer to Adobe Illustrator is loosing the concept's original features?

I can draw pretty cute thing that in my imagination would look good in vector format. But I'm just plain frustrated whenever I need to work with Adobe Illustrator and transfer my thoughts on digital ...
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Taking a photo from a high res camera instead of scanning

Can I just take a photo of my sketch to work on it further in Illustrator rather than scanning it? Is scanning necessary even if what you want to create is a rough black and white illustration/comic?
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What are good resources for learning to use Illustrator to design iOS apps?

I've been using Photoshop to do visual designs of apps from wireframes until now and it has gone pretty well. But there's a trend these days to do the visuals also in Illustrator use multiple ...
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How do I copy icon designs from Photoshop to Illustrator in order to turn them into .svg?

I'm a newbie in creating font icons from .svg. I created some icons in Photoshop (.psd), and now I want to copy all of them to Illustrator to create an .svg file but I don't know how to do it. Can ...
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Changing the size of only first letter on a logo

I am trying to make a logo, which contains two words one above each other, and one big letter in the front of both. How do I separate the letters, and place them in an order I want , and change the ...
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How can i make a vector from really small jpgs

i have really really small jpg images, and i want to know how can i make a vector in AI. They are like 31mm W and 14 H. Thank you so much, guys :)
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How do I stack 3 jpegs vertically? [closed]

I've three parts of a newspaper clipping saved in JPEG format that I wish to join together in a vertical alignment. The sample can be downloaded referenced by the following link: ...
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Way to make graphics on a convex car window appear straight?

I'm designing a vinyl decal to cover the whole back window of a Jeep Cherokee. I got the dimensions from corner to corner, but when it was printed there was a massive 'rainbow' curvature of ...
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Adobe Illustrator's Type Tool - Incorrect text height

Ok, so I've been using Illustrator for years, and this is something I haven't gotten around to figure out.. In my line of work, I need to be precise with my lettering. If I want a text height of ...
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Bevel illusion using Illustrator or Photoshop

I wanted to know if there's a quicker process to achieve this effect in Illustrator or Photoshop. What I did, I created a single curved edge and copied it along the sides of the heart. I was ...
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Adobe Illustator: live trace and lots of fill colours

I have a drawing with hundreds of shapes like in the attached AI file: Objects with detached dots in it. I used live trace to vectorize it. Now I need to colour all objects, specifically the ...
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How can I create a block shadow effect for text? [duplicate]

I want to recreate this image in illustrator. I'm looking to create two tone 3-d colors with a variety of different fonts.
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Yosemite translucent menu-bar replica?

I've tried to make a filter in Illustrator so that it looks like the filter used in the Yosemite menu-bar. I can't seem to get it quite right. Here's an image of the menu-bar, for those of you not ...
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Strange ID when save a file as SVG in Illustrator

I drew a map of a floor with offices in Illustrator, and I need to named each office floor. But the names have numbers or special characers such () and +, i.e. 360 (IVO+IMR+IEC) And when I save it as ...
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How to change 'print' margins using Adobe Illustrator?

My document size is US Legal paper size (14 X 8.5 inches). I've chosen that setting under the page setup. In the viewer window, I can see that there are what seems to be preset margins, and my design ...
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Creative logo creation with a word [closed]

I have a local business of photography in Chennai India. The name is "Khaleel Photography" I like to create a logo for my portfolio representing the word "Khaleel" and also indicates camera in it. ...
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what are the thing needed for doing illustator sketup [closed]

what are the thing needed for doing illustator sketup I MEAN LIKE LAPTOP OR COMPUTER AND MOSTLY I SEE THE PAD USED BY MOST OF THE DESINGER WHAT IS THAT AND WAHT IS PURPOSE OF THE PAD THAT IS USED FOR ...
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How can I replicate this pattern in Illustrator?

I'm trying to replicate the background pattern of this image in Illustrator CC but am not having much success. I tried the star tool, but it didn't look right. Updated When I select all the lines ...
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Why won't “Multiexporter” export any artboards? (“Will export 0 of X artboards”)

I use the Multiexporter script (blog article explanation, github link) for bulk exports of PNGs or PDFs from many artboards. It usually works fine, but sometimes it refuses to co-operate, with a ...
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How to make 3D Texture Mapping for an image?

Let's say I have an image like this: and I want to make a map or something that would allow me to apply different patterns to make images like the following: .So I have a map and I could easily ...
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Is there a tool that converts Adobe Illustrator's 3D Rotate effect to SVG or CSS transforms?

I'd like to export a graphic as SVG, and it contains text that has a 3D Rotate effect applied to it. Saving as SVG this expands my text to outlines :( I'd like it instead to output <text> ...
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How do I disable or hide the pink background on missing fonts

How do I disable or hide the pink background on missing fonts? I do not care that the fonts are missing. I do not want to install the fonts. I do not want to replace the fonts in the file; I want to ...
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Is there a way to import an SWF file into illustrator without using Flash?

What I want is to import an SWF file into Illustrator. I prefer doing that with an exchange open source tool, if there is.
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Scaling horizontally but not vertically

I have a black shape like this: That red rectangle is not part of my shape. I just draw it so that divides my shape visually into two parts. I would like to only scale "the part of my shape inside ...
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How to achieve pixel perfect curves with Photoshop CS6?

Coming from a mobile development background, I have recently decided to learn how to design for mobile apps. I am not yet decided which tool I should use. I don't hold much knowledge in Illustrator ...
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Illustrator - object placements slightly off

I'm currently lerning Illustrator and I started building some Lego bricks for learning purposes. Building them worked, but when I try to stack them over each other, they just won't align proberly. ...
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Removing white segment from a svg image

I am designing an Arabic font for which I have created the glyphs using MetaFont and processed the MetaFont sources with MetaPost. As a result, I got an svg image for each of the glyph. There is one ...
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Cutting parts of text using other text in adobe illustrator

I have created a logo in adobe illustrator however as you can see the picture below I wanted to cut part of the E in airforce of using the shape of the A in advice. I normally have the logo on a white ...
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Illustrator opacity rendering on artboard vs. white objects

I recently stumbled on something curious: the white of the artboard and the white of white objects in Illustrator act quite vastly differently on translucent objects on top of them. For example, this ...
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can i make an outlined path thicker in illustrator?

i have downloaded some svg icons form the web which are all outlined paths. In illustrator i would like to make those paths thicker. Is there a way to do this? I know when a line is still in ...
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How can I Change the color of a bunch of symbols in Illustrator

I have a set of flat objects and they are independent, they only share the same file. I mean they are all in one single .AI file. How can I Change the colors of those objects while they are in symbol ...
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can't work out the Minus Front

I'm supposed to have a result like the picture on the left when I click minus front but all I'm getting is like the picture on the right. Help is very much appreciated.
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Polygon shape not closing with brush in Illustrator CC

I am having a problem where I create a polygon shape and then apply a brush to it. But what I am getting is one corner is not closed or linked together. I have no idea how to fix this issue. Is there ...
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How get high clear-cut favicon from illustrator vector logo?

When I import vector image to the photoshop from illustrator and try downsampling it with turned on option "Bicubic sharper (best for reduction)". But Photoshop still provides its interpolations and ...
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Illustrator: Subtracting lines from a circle with pathfinder [duplicate]

Im trying to cut out the leftovers of this circle using pathfinder-intersect, but it's not letting me. Worked before with the same shape, am I missing something?
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Adobe Illustrator CC Transparent inside vector [duplicate]

So i have trace a logo using pen tool the problem is the logo has a hole inside that I need it to be transparent. Here is the look of the image link now I need to make the white inside the logo ...
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...