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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 ...
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how to resize object with additive styles applied to it, while keeping it's copies in place?

What I want to do is shown here at 0:52, unfortunatelly there is no explanation in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fh-9Ajs0ck The author applies additive style to a square to acquire a ...
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Illustrator: “the selection contains objects which can't be distorted”-error

I am trying to make a distort effect in illustrator. I use the white arrow, the direct selection tool, I cannot get it to work. I get an error message: "the selection contains objects which can't ...
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Batch image trace in Illustrator

Is there any way to batch trace images located in a directory with High fidelity option? I created an action including open an image, image trace it with high fidelity option, save it as PDF and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 you re-number the order of artboards in Illustrator CS4?

I use illustrator with multiple artboards to design website layouts. Often I start at the beggining (what I think is the beggining at the time) and get 15 pages deep. Then I realize that I need to add ...
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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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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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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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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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Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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Illustrator CC 2014 colour picker displaying different RGB value for global & non-global swatches

I’ve tried to describe the issue using annotated screenshots below. I’m pretty sure it’s not related to colour profiles. If anyone else has had this problem and found a solution I’d be very grateful ...
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Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors for the 'D' key?

Pressing D will switch to the default Fill/Stroke colors (which is White Fill / Black Stroke in Illustrator). I remember having read about a way to define your own default Fill/Stroke colors, but I ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC Transparent inside vector

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 ...
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How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit?

How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit? i have "Googled" all over the web, but i cant find anything on changing color depth of a AI file to 16bit ...
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Green numerl in Illustrator when I write a text?

Why I get a numeral green in Illustrator when I write a text?
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Align text field glyph anchor to box/grid

I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks: The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using: ...
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In illustrator how do I make the cursor normal sized? [migrated]

I have never had this happen before and I can't figure out how to fix it. My cursor is only large in the actual illustrator documents. How can I fix this issue?