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Wacom Intuos Pro + Illustrator CC UI bugs

I just upgraded my old Intuos to an Intuos Pro 4 (Medium). I work on a Mac running El Capitan, and have the latest Wacom drivers. Since i changed tablets, i noticed major bugs in Illustrator: After ...
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How do I cut objects in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created a document in Illustrator that consists of a background object (the blue part) and many small green objects ("bushes"). Please see an image below: What I want is to cut the lower ...
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Why do my logos lose clear edges quality when uploaded? [duplicate]

I design logos using Illustrator. Now, it is vector based, so the image shouldn't lose its quality when its dimensions are reduced? (I've heard so). If you look at my blog, I have Logo just before ...
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Illustrator 3D Bevel: Can I change the color afterwards?

I'm looking to replace the black on the bevel to a solid color- but when I try to adjust anything- the design gets warped. What do I need to know about this? I made it black because when I specified ...
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Adjusting distance of blended objects to start and end points in Illustrator

I am trying to create a row of houses along a curved patch using the blend tool. What ruins the design though is the fact, that Illustrator is putting the first and second and last and second to last ...
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Making perfect spiral Illustrator

I have followed this video from Lynda http://www.lynda.com/articles/dekes-techniques-drawing-a-perfect-spiral-in-illustrator to try and make a perfect spiral for a logo I am working on. I've done each ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC - How do I erase part of image

How do I get rid of the excess picture outside of the circle? When I use the eraser tool, once I release the left mouse button the picture comes back.
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Change start of threaded text path in Illustrator

I created a series of semi-circle paths in Illustrator and linked them together using the Threaded Text function. Using the Type on a Path options, I was able to flip the direction of the text to the ...
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Problem changing type orientation in illustrator

I'm trying to change the type orientation in Illustrator CS5, but it doesn't seem to be working. Normally i select type > type orientation > Vertical and the orientation changes so that the letters ...
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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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Turning traced and expanded image back to single layered image in Illustrator

How do I turn a traced and expanded image back to a single layered image? I'm new to Ai.
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Problem converting CMYK to RGB for print

Below you find the design for our business cards. The triangles are yellow, as you can see outside of the canvas. However, inside the canvas, only when I set the Color Mode to CMYK, they appear pink. ...
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Can't apply effects to Groups/Layers

I am trying to add one type of effect to each shape in a group/layer. But when I set the appearance panel accordingly, either nothing happens, or (in the case of dropshadow) the shapes extend beyond ...
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Select compound paths under a path but keep edges

Background: I've created a word cloud, and I'd like to clip it to a predefined path. The problem is that words on the edge are getting trimmed halfway, I'd like to keep the whole word. The question is:...
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Trouble with closing pen tool lines in Illustrator for vector illustration

I’ve had experience with drawing in Photoshop, but never tried vector artwork in Illustrator before. I drew this illustration using separate pen tool lines for the majority of the outlines (her ...
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adobe illustrator to pdf gives strokes around path

I exported my AI project to pdf and saw some weird white transparent lines between shape left is from ai right one is from pdf (look closely at hearth shape)
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How do I reverse this text or reflect to match (Illustrator)

Im looking to have the "ath." and the "ativa" mirror one another, but can't figure this out. Quite new to this
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Low-poly art mesh creation

I want to know if there is a possibility to "cut" the mesh into single objects (triangles, other polygons) I create using Pen Tool? I followed examples in these two tutorials: Adobe Illustrator & ...
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How can I create this moire pattern in Illustrator?

How can I create this pattern? I need the white lines to be paths. Using Illustrator, I created the wave, duplicated it and then use the blend tool to create this. Then I duplicate the pattern. ...
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How to flood fill shapes made with line segment tool on Adobe Illustrator CC

How do I flood fill like the paint bucket in Microsoft Paint? I've tried selecting a group of line segments -> object -> live paint -> make. But it changes the weight of the lines to all the same. I ...
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How to rotate around shifter center precisely in Illustrator?

If I select Rotate tool, I can select center of rotation then and move it. After that I am able to rotate object around that center. But this rotation is imprecise. Suppose I want to rotate for 120 ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

Is it possible to hide the objects that are outside of the artboard? As you can see in the picture below, the polygons are shown outside of the artboard. I want to hide everything that is outside of ...
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Gradient Colors in Illustrator

I'm wondering if there is a way to select a color off of the gradient slider without adding another slider tab. I just want to make the middle slider tab the same color as whats right next to it ...
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SVG won't Align in Illustrator

Can't seem to figure out why svgs won't properly align in illustrator. I'm aligning to artboard and for whatever reason the object refuses to align properly. Here's it aligned horizontally Any ...
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How to export from illustrator to Photoshop and preserve the artboard structure?

The app "app.zeplin.io" (wich is a tool that provide developpers informations about an user interface design) works with Photoshop artboards and Sketch exclusively. I would like to know if there is a ...
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Illustrator brush pen pressure distortion

After a few months of using my Wacom, I started to notice that my strokes became distorted near sharp corners and curves when I changed the default 5pt brush to pen pressure. I saw similar questions ...
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Illustrator CS6 How to get my text box to scale upwards when a new line is added?

I am using a point type text box (one that scales horizontally and vertically) but when I add a new line it expands the text box downwards. Is there was a way to get it to jump up when a new line is ...
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Can you create dynamic button styles/shapes in Photoshop that resize with text?

I need to make rounded buttons (pill shaped) in different sizes that will automatically adjust height/width based on the size/length of text on them. In Illustrator you can select a text object and ...
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Objects in Illustrator Not Aligning to Pixel Grid Correctly [duplicate]

I'm having problems aligning my objects to the pixel grid in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture, my object is correctly aligned with the pixel grid. However there are still parts outside of ...
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Artwork hidden after move

I'm working with an architectural drawing in illustrator (I know, I know). I selected a wall system (a bunch of objects) and then went to Object->Transform->Move. I then put in the distances I ...
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How to merge outlines and fills after using image trace on a hand drawn image?

I'm new to illustrator and I'm trying to import my hand drawn line art to color in illustrator. When I add the jpeg to illustrator and do image trace I'm left with an outline (solid black shape behind ...
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Adobe Illustrator Rectangular Grid Tool: How to remove boxes after drawn

Hey guys, I am quite new to Adobe Illustrator (last time I used it was 5 years ago) and I am really rusty. I am trying to make some 8bit artwork via using "Rectangular Grid Tool" and would like to get ...
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How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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How to delete a Rectangular Grid without deleting the color in Illustrator

I am new to the use of the Rectangular Grid Tool and I created an 8-bit style background using it and the LivePaint Bucket. I'm afraid that some how, some of the lines of the grid were colored and are ...
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Illustrator svg with screen shot image, large file size

I am using screen shots to present my web work then building an .svg with some additional layers, the resolution turns out great. I choose to save it as an svg because it maintains clarity, in the ...
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Relative file paths for linked assets in Illustrator

I would like to link external assets relatively rather than absolutely in Illustrator. Is that possible?
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Is there a way to make the bounding box of a group rotate with the group in Illustrator?

I'm trying to skew square grouped art onto a "cube" shape (a hexagon). I can get the two sides, but the top "diamond" is hard to do because, when I rotate the square image to match the front edge of ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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How to make this overlapping shape on Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm working for hours trying to do this effect overlapping on Illustrator... One shape are above of each one... its so cofused for me!! Can you help me? Thanks!
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How do I trim the overlapping elements in Adobe Illustrator?

Whenever I am working with Adobe Illustrator, I can't figure this out for the life of me so I end up doing all kinds of knifing to get it sort of the way I want it. I am posting this here so I can ...
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How to create an orthogonal triad of vectors as a single object in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Here is what I have done: I create three arrows by using the line command and then the stroke panel to add an arrowhead. I then make two duplicates of the arrow by pressing Alt + Shift + Left Arrow. ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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How does “Reflect X” work in Transform effects?

I am unable to understand the Step 3 in this tutorial: https://vectorcove.com/illustration/brick-seamless-background-in-adobe-illustrator/ Why does 'Reflect X' bring back every alternate row in line ...
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Can't make straight lines less than 1 point in illustrator.

This question has been asked before by the solutions don't work for me. When I try to make the stroke of a line or rectangle a value under 1 pt it flips from the new value back to 1. I'm using ...
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Illustrator: how to align grouped objects and expand to be aligned top and bottom?

The rectangles below have been grouped together by me. I realized that I probably should have aligned them before grouping them. I'm wondering if there is a way to align them (to their top edge) ...
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Illustrator won't undo and doesn't recognise document as saved [closed]

I'm working on the latest Illustrator per 8th of July 2016. I have a document that seems to be corrupted. It won't accept Undo. First I thought it was the shortcut that was at fault but undo won't be ...
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Making transparent but still hiding any objects below in Illustrator

Hello I am new to Illustrator (I was working with photoshop a few years). How can I fix this problem?
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Rectangle Tool pitched 15 degrees in Illustrator

Whenever I click on the "Rectangle Tool" the resulting rectangle is always pitched 15 degrees up, on the right hand side. The solution I am sure is simple and probably too simple for this forum, but ...
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Outlining dot patterns in Illustrator

I have a logo created with a dot pattern clipped by a mask. Is there anyway to outline that pattern as is without losing its look? I design for custom engraving and the laser machine needs to read ...