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Can I reproduce this watercolor effect on illustrator? [closed]

Hello there, I found this image on pinterest and I just love it! I would like to know if there is a way to reproduce this effect on Illustrator? It looks a little bit like watercolor, but I can't ...
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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this: Source I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then ...
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Why are Illustrator guides not visible inside symbols?

Why are guides not visible inside symbols in Illustrator CC 2015? Add a guide Turn the guide into a symbol, and the guide disappears. It is not visible in symbol editing mode or on the artboard, ...
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Arbitrarily dotted images that simulate depth

I would like to create a flyer, that has a design similar to the one below. I'm thinking of several images, converted to a kind of halftone (simulating depth), but with arbitrarily scattered dots ...
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Batch copy/paste of rectangular images in square images?

I have got more than 1000 rectangular images (640x400) with a transparent background that I want to resize (to 600x375) and then copy/paste (centered) in a 600x600 transparent image. In other words, ...
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Split a polygon into segments

I have a polygon in Illustrator (shown below). How can I split it into separate line segments at every anchor point AND intersection with another line? Basically I'm trying to recreate the "Pemrose ...
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Clipping mask problem

I have an image and a compound path. I want to create a clipping mask for this group of objects in Illustrator. But I'm facing this problem: (random image for this post) Where is the problem? Do ...
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“Low quality edges” when importing 3d from illustrator to photoshop

When I import a 3d vector from illustrator do photoshop, it looks like shapes get a tiny space between each other, besides the low quality appearence of the edges, as it can be seen on the picture ...
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False display about brush style from brush library - Borders_Novelty in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

I am reading Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book 2015 release. In the section of A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release), the author asked me to select the Line Segment tool to draw a ...
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How do I individually separate the shapes on this sandal design?

I have made the outline for a shoe and i wish to separate the top tongue rectangle from the sole of the shoe. I am not sure how to individually separate each intersection of the shape.
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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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Equalizer design under Illustrator

I would like to do manually an spectrum sound with Illustrator : What can I use ? Pencil ? Brush ? If yes what sort ? Thank you PS : I have a wacom tablet My bad result :
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Photoshop vs illustrator for icons [closed]

Can photoshop make good icons or illustrator is better right or is there some good plugins for photoshop templates or icon scripts?
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How can I draw an arc (outline only) in Illustrator?

How can I draw a precise arc in illustrator, where only the edge shows? Example: In the picture below, you can see a circle, and part of that circle has a darker section (an arc). There is a similar ...
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Snap paths in Illustrator

How I can make my paths snap with each other? Even with Smart Guides and Snap to Point enabled, I can't make it work. This is what I want: This is what I get: My Smart Guides settings In Smart ...
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Center align multiple objects within a grid

In illustrator CC I want to center align multiple objects (such as crosses and circles) within a grid (for example 3 x 3) ie I want my artboard to look like this: Should I use a grid for this? If ...
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Illustrator text backround colored

I'm fairly new to Illustrator and I have a question. It's the second time when a customer sends me a file (in this case a design of a business card) and when I open it in Illustrator the text's ...
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How to make these waves effects?

I would like to to create the image above. I have tried to make multiples layers of the waves and edit it's opacity but it does not seem to work. I would really appreciate some feedback and guidance. ...
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I sent someone an .ai file, but they can't edit it. What do I do?

I sent someone an .ai file for them to edit. She said that when she scrolls over something with her mouse, each item is specifically highlighted, but when she clicks on it to edit it, everything is ...
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Illustrator Clipping Mask Error

I was trying to make a logo. I used the pen tool to make an outline of the shape (logo). Now I want to power clip an image inside the shape I created. But it doesn't happen! The dialogue box says: "...
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Adobe Illustrator Embed Fonts in SVG File

Is there a way to embed a font in an SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or do I need to convert the fonts to outlines prior to exporting? Thanks.
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Is there a way to copy an image on illustrator [closed]

Is there a way that I can copy a image that is black and white on Illustrator. I want to highlight the black parts in the image and then copy/import them to a blank file so that I can print it as a ...
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Circular logarithmic scale made with AI, how? [closed]

Hello everybody! I have to do a circular slide rule. Is there any nice way to make the logarithmic (circular) scale with Illustrator? All ideas are welcome! Thanks in advance! Here's a picture ...
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Dimension problems of AI & PS

Excuse me, maybe someone asked before? When I'm drawing a box in AI likes 200x200mm, but the dimension shown 200.xxx .Always a DECIMALS, When I'm open a new file in PS likes 255x255mm, but the ...
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Creating a meridian globe vector

I'm looking to recreate a simple vector image of a globe with meridians in Illustrator CS5. I tried using the Revolve tool and then applying a grid as Map art, but the result was weak. I know I can ...
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What scale to use for an extra large window graphic?

The print shop I work at just purchased a over size printer, HP Latex 360 that uses Onyx Thrive. We have a client looking for a large scale window graphic to cover the front of their car dealership. ...
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How to detatch or unlink an design element from the Artboard in Illustrator CS6?

Working with multiple art boards and designs in Illustrator CS6. When I try to drag an art board some design elements from other art boards also is getting dragged along with. Please advise how to get ...
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How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

i have been reading the forum in regards to vector art in illustrator appearing pixelated. I have followed many of the different suggestion regarding anti-aliasing, saving it in 72dpi, 300dpi and all ...
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Radial Gradient is lost when exporting to SVG - Illustrator CC

I have the following Illustrator Design (Properly Layered ) When I am trying to export the same to SVG, I am getting it like this. ( I had added a good resolution image for better visibility ) I ...
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PDF Printing issues with embedded transparent CMYK image

I have a couple of PDF files here which are saved as PDF/X1a:2001. Those contain some outlined/curved text as well as an embedded background image. In some of the PDFs there is a background picture ...
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Remove objects, leaving only the stroke and the drop shadow (illustrator)

Just found this site! Seems pretty awesome. Im wondering if anyone knows how to achieve this effect: I want to remove the white objects (text) from the image, but keep the stroke and the drop shadow. ...
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Export to SVG with blend mode or “Apply” it

I have an image with a gradient background and a transparent gray shadow on top of it set to multiply. When I export to SVG, it loses the blend mode and appears gray. How can I have Illustrator ...
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Which tool is better for mobile ui design: Photoshop or Illustrator [duplicate]

I want to know which software we should use for mobile app ui design.
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How can I change the color of this object in illustrator? [closed]

I have a jpg of gold glitter and I would like to add that as the background color of a circle thats part of my soon to be logo. Ive tried to add it as a "texture" under "transparency" but it comes up ...
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Fill shapes in Illustrator [closed]

I am very new to Illustrator (read: this is the first thing I have ever tried) and I am trying to do what I am sure is a very simple task. Using the line segment tool I drew the above shapes and ...
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Select analogous colors in Illustrator

Using Illustrator's "recolor artwork" feature, is there a way to select at once a drawing's analogous colors? (selecting for instance cyans, blues and navys?)
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How can I ensure that my logo will display exactly the same in RGB on the web and CMYK when pritned?

I've always struggled with this and more and more often it causes me issues in the stage when I've received payment and then they client tries to print their design. Especially with my designs that ...
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How to retain pixel dimensions when exporting to PNG in Illustrator [closed]

In Adobe Illustrator, I'm creating for a screen size of 800px X 480px but while exporting to png/jpeg my file size gets changed to 3333px X 2000px. I don't know what's happening? Whatever the file ...
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Illustrator Scatter Graph

Hey does anyone know how to add numbers to data points of a scatter graph in illustrator? I can make the scatter graph but I have no idea how to add numbers to the data like in the screen shot? ...
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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

I'm trying to do a semi-transparent stroke on a path. When 2 different paths overlap (right) the area where they cross is darker, as expected. But if it a single path there is no such area (left). Any ...
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How do I edit text on graphics downloaded from Shutterstock in Illustrator?

I have an event coming up for a social group of mine and have signed up to Shutterstock to download a single flyer (for a not so small fee of $300). All I want to do is use one of the flyers from the ...
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Using Free Distort on text in Illustrator CC

Why does this not seem to work, and does anybody else know a way to get type distorted? Specifically I have an isometric building and I would like to put the names of the surrounding streets "on the ...
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Same Business Card Design, New Picture and Info: How much should I charge? [duplicate]

I created a business for a Real Estate company a few months ago which also included a picture of the realtor. Now they're asking me to use the same design for a new realtor. How much should I charge ...
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Creating a ring and preserving thickness while scaling in Illustrator

To create my rings, I use two instances of the Ellipse tool. Then, I center the two circles, and use the Pathfinder tool to delete the intersection. I am left with a thick ring. I make some copies of ...
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How to edit the category labels in a graph in Adobe Illustrator?

Does anyone know how to make the text on the Category axis of a graph in Illustrator on the right look like the one on the left? On the one on the left I have done it manually but surely there is ...
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Illustrator: make EPS bounding box match artboard

I need to produce an EPS file with a specific bounding box using Illustrator. If I export to PDF, the PDF page size will correspond to the artboard. However, if I export to EPS, the bounding box ...
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Duplicated object that reflects changes in illustrator

I've been using Sketch recently and they have this really nice concept of grouped objects that can be cloned. When you make a change to the master group item it reflects the other items. Optionally ...
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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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How do I add hyperlinks to an SVG export out of Illustrator?

I've followed the instructions here on GDSE on how to create image maps that open a URL in Adobe Illustrator (using CC): Add a hyperlink within Illustrator However, it simply doesn't work for me. I ...
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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. ...