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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 ...
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eps to Adobe Illustrator. Color changes completely

I have done a sort of brochure/book in flash, the printer needs ai. Here is what i am doing. I am exporting the image as eps, and importing into AI The problem is this: The colors look different ...
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How to align rotated shape back to 0 degrees?

I have a "rotation" issue with Illustrator. I've rotated some shape which has no horizontal component which I could align to guide, so I have no idea how to rotate the shape back to 0 degrees. In the ...
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unifying sizing of font icon into a set with illustrator?

I look around the web, and there are a lot of tutorials on how to create icons, but my question is, how do you unify the icons into a set using illustrator? So here's the problem: I am a UI Designer,...
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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Illustrator pathfinder shortcuts

I constantly use the pathfinder tool and I began to wonder, is there any shortcut for this? specially for the "add shapes" function.
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How to change the curve of two separate points simultaneously in Illustrator

Is it possible in Illustrator to change the curve of two separate points at the same time so that the change is symmetrical? For example if I have a rounded cornered square but want to further adjust ...
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Can't set CMYK “K” to “0”

I've been asked to create a vector illustration where "K" must equal 0. I keep going to the shape fill, set it as 0 and all looks fine. But when I click back on the shape, the K value still shows up ...
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Unable to snap guide or the the vertical line to the intersecting point

Hello, I'm trying to create an Isometric Grid in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Everything with regards to snapping to point was fine till yesterday (although never tried creating an isometric grid before). ...
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Shape not working on Fontello

I'm trying to convert this shape image from illustrator to svg and to font in Fontello. The result I get it is and I get this message from Fontello "If image looks not as expected please convert to ...
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent this?...
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Is there a way to 'arrange' anchor points within a single shape?

In the image below, my problem is shown; I want to tangle two shapes. I had hoped that arranging individual anchor points would be the solution, but that is not the case. Is is possible to make it '...
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How can I arrange overlapping circles into a rosette?

How can I make an image like this? When I try doing this in Adobe Illustrator, it ends up like this. the final few circles overlap with the first few. How do I avoid this?
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How can I open a PDF in illustrator and convert text with a missing font into outlines

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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Best practices for that evenly weighted line look [closed]

I know it's a stupid enough question, but I'd like to hear from people about their approach to creating an evenly weighted line design like you see on basically half of dribbble these days. You know ...
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Big distortion when scaling illustrator

i read a lot of a threads on this web but still i can't find a solution for my problem. I saw a similar problem thread but it didn't fix it for me. SO when i want to scale my created logo I always ...
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Adobe Illustrator - How do I separate the dot from a lower case “i”?

How do I separate the dot from a lower case "i" so I can re-color just the dot? I want the straight part black and the dot red.
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How to connect solid connected pieces?

Simple question, how do I make this one piece? Ive tried all the pathfinder options, and it does not connect the pieces, same as compound shape. I'm stuck trying to do this the hard way, there has ...
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Svg sprite from Illustrator (with separate viewBox for each element)?

Is there a way to export an .svg sprite directly from Illustrator, with a separate viewBox for each element? I am only able get one viewBox for the whole set of icons, even when each of them is on ...
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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...
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Mapping a pattern onto a 3D object in Illustrator CS6 not working

I'm trying to create a 3D object from a 2D object using Illustrator CS6 > Effect > 3D > Revolve. From this: I get this: which is great. However, I'm having trouble mapping a pattern: onto ...
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What's the best technique for stacking the same multiplied object?

I'm trying to create a material style illustration and I can't figure out how to multiply the object so that the edges are aligned perfectly. Even if I use Alt+Shift option the edges are bound to ...
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How do I create a 3D cylindrical beaker from a 2D cross section?

I've tried creating a 3D object using Illustrator CS6 > Effect > 3D > Revolve > [default settings] but this simply creates a pure cylinder. Here is my 2D shape: Here is what Illustrator produces ...
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How to do curve stitching?

How would one go about making something like this in Illustrator or other software? I know how to make a circle and lines but is there an easy way to do the spacing and connection?
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How can I make a symbol's bounding box match its clipping mask?

I have a symbol which is clipped. When I place the symbol into document, I can't adjust the size of clipped object. In fact transform shows me unclipped bounding box. Above on the left side ...
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Catalog Illustrator Work

I am wondering about ways of cataloging the work I do in Illustrator. I was thinking to use Adobe Lightroom by exporting my final AI files as JPEGs(for instance) and then create a catalog in Lightroom ...
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How to separate a rotated text box into two in Illustrator?

I have this rotated area type shape and I would like to separate it in two parts, while keeping all the text as it is. It seems to me like there is no simple way to do this in illustrator. What I'm ...
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Selecting an object inside a rectangle in Illustrator cc 2015

I have created a rectangle shape inside which i have created several other shapes. I want to select one of these shapes, but as soon as I start drawing a marquee around this shape the rectangle moves ...
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Are there any tutorials on how to emulate MBE's style?

I'm trying my hand at emulating MBE's style of designing these cute character/icons in order to progress my understanding of illustrator. That being said, I suck at it and was wondering if anyone has ...
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Illustrator: How can I fill stroked shapes with a color? TONS OF THEM

I created a detailed pattern on illustrator and I used the paint brush and used a stroke color with an empty fill, so it became transparent. I didnt think it through, and there actually should have ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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Why does the whole box fill when I transform an object in Illustrator?

I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same ...
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Layers dont show up when exporting file from illustrator to photoshop

I made a graphic in Illustrator and wanted to add finishing touches in Photoshop. But when I export the file as a PSD from Illustrator, only one layer shows up in Photoshop. I use RGB color mode and ...
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Text disappears when turned to white on colored artboard

I'm pretty new at Illustrator but I changed the color of the artboard (using File > Document Settings) to a teal color and wanted some white text ontop of it. When I add black text, no problem: But ...
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Opening Illustrator CC 2015 without file recovery

The Illustrator auto recovery feature is nice. However, is there any option for switching itt of before or during the start of Illustrator CC 2015? If the file is small but make the program hang, it ...
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

(At first sorry for my english) I was working on text using illustrator cc which have one fill with gradient and a stroke. For more editing i export it in cs6 for firework which can help me with ...
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Finding open paths in Adobe Illustrator

I uploaded a file to a market place but it got rejected. They sent me messages for some modifications and the one modification they want is to close opened paths. How can I find open paths or their ...
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No visible space between words in illustrator

I'm using an Arabic font called JF Flat. Everything was fine but when I started on a new project the space between the letters does not show and when I press space nothing happens. I wrote two ...
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How to save PDF so actual size is the same as artboard size?

I created an artboard that is 1416px wide. I need to handle the PDF to a coder, with it having the same actual size as the website. Yet when I save it as a PDF and he gives it a 100% zoom (chooses ...
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What causes PDF file size to increase when exporting from Illustrator?

I have a simple ad that I built in Illustrator CC with one linked image. The file size of the AI file is 5.8MB, when I export to PDF (2001 with Printer Marks and Bleeds) the file size increases ...
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How to cut out a shape from another shape that has effects?

I'm making some art that involves molecules and stuff and wanted to cut out a part of the parent ring. I tried the subtract function in the pathfinder that comes in Adobe Illustrator CS6 but it gives ...
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round (...
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Get the closest swatch from an PNG color set

So I have a set of PNG colors provided to me. But as agreed to our design guidelines, we shall use the Material colors provided by Google. So if example that there exists a "lime" color from the PNG ...
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How can I select transparent parts of a raster image I placed in Illustrator?

I have an image. it is an object with a transparent background. how can I make the selection around the object itself and not the square with the object and transparency. I exported this image from ...
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How to scale objects around a point, mantaining an anchor point fixed on illustrator?

I am trying to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAdzGj4vR0 There are multiple copies of a losange, rotated around the base anchor of the center one. The guy on the video just ...
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Illustrator clipping mask with multiple images within the mask?

I have a file that I'm working with that someone else put together. It has about 20 images on it. Each one has a clipping mask on it. When I turn the clipping mask off, about 50 images are really ...
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Fastest way to evenly distribute a sequence of text within a row of lines

Suppose I have this sequence of text: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And this row of lines: How do I accomplish this in Adobe Illustrator in the fastest way?
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RGB logo colors changing while converting to CMYK in Illustrator [duplicate]

I made logos in Illustrator but never made one for printing purposes. The problem is I made a logo in RGB mode and my client finalized it but they want its printable version. I converted its color ...