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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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Ronchi Rules or graduated and varied strokes in illustrator or Inkscape

I am searching for an easy way to create (in vector) something like this: essentially I would like to create lines starting for example: black 5pt, white 5pt, black 4pt, white 4pt, etc... all 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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Different sizes/dimensions on export & save as web in Illustrator CS5

I have a file which is 1020px X 200px Artboard/Document dimensions and the drawings coves the whole artboard as follows. When I "Export" the file as "png" (File>Export) it's dimensions change to ...
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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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how can I add an overlapped anchor in both overlapped paths automatically

How I can add an anchor point for each intersected selected paths in illustrator automatically? I know smart Guide and add anchor point tool can do the job but it will add just one anchor in the ...
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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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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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Adobe Illustrator 'Align to Pixel Grid' Problems

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to produce the UI designs for a complex web app and I need pixel accuracy. However, Illustrator seems to be a bit of a pain when it comes to pixel accuracy as its not doing ...
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How can I do this effect in Illustrator

I would like to know how to do this 3d type text in the picture below please. I would like to do it illustrator. Thank you
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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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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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Why does it seem Photoshop is the common answer to icon design instead of Illustrator?

Icons are usually needed in a variety of sizes, so I don't understand why I always hear/see everyone using Photoshop for their icons. Probably I'm exposing my PS ignorance with this question, but ...
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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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Automatically make various multiple stroke colour the same as various underlying fill colours.

I have auto traced a photograph in illustrator - its got thousands of vectors once I expand it and illustrator has converted each of them to a filled colour - I want to now trace the edges of them ...
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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 to open a multiple page PDF file as artboards in Illustrator CS6

I'm trying to open a PDF file with 7 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CS6. How do I open the PDF file in one single AI files with all artboards within it?
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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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What are good resouces for learning to use illustrator to design iOS apps?

I've been using photoshop to do visual designs of apps from wireframes till now and it goes pretty well. But there's a trend these days to do the visuals also in illustrator using multiple artboards ...
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Exporting from Illustrator causes a weird path effect

When I use the image trace feature in Illustrator I'm able to create a pretty high quality vector of an image. However, when I export it as an .svg file the paths aren't "just right" and it causes you ...
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Is there a way to make Photoshop CS6 work with touchscreen monitors?

I have a 15.6" touchscreen laptop and I would like to be able to use the touchscreen in Photoshop. It works fine in Illustrator but for some reason Adobe didn't make Photoshop compatible with touch ...
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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 to change colors in a purchased vector stock image with masks.

I am using AI, and I have a vector image where I have over 25 different masks. When I select a shape, and try to change the color, only the border of that specific changes color but the inside stays ...
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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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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects ...
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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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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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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 shrink vector object without distoring it in Illustrator?

I always bump into this problem of distorting a logo when I shrink it in illustrator. I have expanded the object and converted all outlines. I tried 'simplify' and 'clean up' the anchor points, and ...
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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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BC and Leaflet for Print - Colour Appearing Different

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 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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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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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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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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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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Is Photoshop the right tool to export small icons and images for mobile?

I am working on creating few images - custom icons and 9 patch for use in my mobile application. For this I am using Adobe Photoshop CC, but I am not satisfied with the resolution (blurred boundary ...
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Saving Illustrator file back a version embeds effects

I am working in Illustrator CC, but my printer needs the files saved back to ai version 6. Doing this embeds the effects, such as drop shadows. Is there a way to work around this other than keep 2 ...
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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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Illustrator changes stroke direction (bug?)

I'm making something in Adobe Illustrator CS6 that has a stroke with 'charcoal - feather' as brush definition. This gives the shape a asymmetrical, sketchy/smudgy look. To improve the look of the ...
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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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How do I divide a circle into equal parts like a pie chart with Adobe Illustrator?

Is there a fairly simple way to divide a circle into equal parts using Adobe Illustrator CC?
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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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Illustrator symbol isolation view pixel grid not aligned to ruler

When a symbol is not aligned to pixel grid, the origin is not aligned to an intersection of the grid. Thus it becomes very difficult to create pixel perfect symbols. Paths that are snapped to the ...
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Final size in Illustrator CS4 masked images

How do I find out the exact size of a graphic or image after it has a clipping mask applied in Illustrator? When you just select the image or do Ctrl+A it shows the entire image size(including the ...
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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 import SWF into illustrator?

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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Best way to export a Job application to a client for easy editing

This is my first topic, so go easy on me. :D I got a customer who wants me to design her job application. I want to design it with Adobe illustrator and set up the text with indesign. However the ...
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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 ...