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Illustrator CC live corners not all corners available to curve? [closed]

This dot that appears at anchor points and you can drag to curve / arc the corner. This tool is useful but I want to know how to make it happen in the corners where it doesn't automatically appear? ...
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Why is Illustrator adding whitespace around my artboard?

I'm struggling for a while with the whitespace Illustrator is creating around my prints. For example I've set the artboard to be this size: But when I've saved my print as an eps it is always this ...
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Illustrator: How to achieve this look?

Got quick question - been strugling with that for a while. I'm expanding my skills with illustrator and trying to achieve various effects. Right now I try to copy that effect - filling object with ...
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Overlap objects in Illustrator

Hey guys! I've been working on this for a long time. How would I overlap the "ACM" over the belly of this penguin? I tried to move the "A", "C", and "M" layers over the belly, use Object >> Arrange ...
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How come my text looks like it is not dead centered?

I can't figure out why the text is not in dead center of my black screen. Looks a bit up. It have been entered with the align tool, but for a reason or another, to me it looks a little bit up.
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How to replicate tissue pattern using swatches in Illustrator?

Using swatches in Illustrator I want to replicate this pattern: I think to use swatches is the fastest way to replicate this pattern. But I can't get it done right. Firstly I drew those little ...
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How to find out whether an Illustrator file or object has been copied from somewhere else, and from?

I have received an Illustrator file as an entry for a competition that I had organised. But, I seriously doubt that the illustration is completely or parts of it are copied from other sources. I ...
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Scale illustrator icon to take up the maximum available space

I am creating icons, and all of them should take up as much space as possible in an 256x256 image. It happens quite often that I do not perfectly meet this requirement when I design the icon. For ...
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Placing a PSD Bitmap or Layered Tiff over a spot colour in illustrator or Indesign

I have a cover designed in Illustrator CS4 that has spot colour as its base, and I have designed a graphic with a transparent background in photoshop. Cause I am working in Adobe Suite I bring the ...
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converting a colored vector eps to coloring page single line art

I am very new to illustrator (or design at least).. I am not sure if there is an easy way to do this. I have several colored vector eps files that I would like to convert them to black and white ...
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How to properly use the pathfinder tool in Illustrator?

I am currently trying to learn a bit about illustrator, and one of the tutorial I am following mentions the use of the pathfinder tool to intersect 2 objects. The goal is to add a splatter on a text ...
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Apply a text background color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I'd like to highlight titles in my text like this: I'm doing that by adding a blue rectangle behind the text, but every time I change the text which is 16 pages long I have to go and move the ...
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How Do I Set The Width Of Area Type In Illustrator?

Once I have created Area Type, how do I adjust its width? Pulling on the handles allows me to resize it without distorting the text, but doesn't allow for fine-grained control. Typing a value into the ...
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Launching external program from Adobe Illustrator Actions

Is it possible to record/create an Actions-macro in Adobe Illustrator that first saves a copy of the currently open file as an SVG-file into a certain directory and then executes an external Windows ...
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Best way to re-create or draw swirl / spiral shapes

I am trying to recreate a shape similar to the one in the attachment below, but I can't seem to get it right. I have run into this type of shape once or twice before, and last time I retraced it by ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

I imported my Illustrator file into After Effects. I then turned the Vector layer into a shape layer. I added a trim path to the shape but the trim path does some weird start to end point mask. Video ...
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How to Adjust text of different sizes in single alignment in illustrator?

Im fairly new to illustrator, I was wondering if there was an easier way of recreating this effect, I use it a lot and to be fair i feel that almost every software should have an easier way of doing ...
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Illustrator: How to change stroke weight proportionally without scaling the objects?

I have a bunch of lineworks with different stroke weights. Is there a direct way to reduce/increase all stroke weights proportionally without changing the size of the objects? Thanks, Newton
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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 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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Erasing a part of circle stroke in illustrator with rounded edges

![i need to create a circle stroke with partially erased and the ending should be rounded edges.this should be done in illustrator. i also have attached the sample. please suggest me any procedure or ...
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Photoshop-effect in Illustrator creates non-smooth edges

I am having troubles with the photoshop filters in Illustrator. If I have a box with rounded corners and then apply grain to it, it will get some white pixels in the corners (or the corners will look ...
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Place psd file into Illustrator without losing quality

I want import a psd file into Illustrator without losing quality. I have a 300dpi image at Photoshop with height 60 cm, as you can see below. (You can see a smooth "D") I create an Illustrator ...
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How to manage overlapping shadows without using clipping masks in vector illustrations

When I make vector images in Illustrator I often end up using a stylistic, almost cel shaded designs. When I want to give "shadowed" areas to an object for example, I usually just make a new ...
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Help with typing on a circular line and then stacking

Is there a better way to stack circular lines of type under (or above) a circular graphic, than creating individual "type on a line" lines? It is difficult to manage to get the curving text lines to ...
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Illustrator basic: 3d grid view

Anyone knows how to hide this "3d grid looking" object? I must have used some smart shortcut.
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How to 'rasterize' type in Ai: convert the type objects to actual objects?

I have an illustration made out of letters. I want to turn those letterforms into normal objects, as in not type objects. I want to do this so any machine will be able to print my work, even if it ...
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How to get rid of shadow from the old headline when replaced with new one in PDF (Illustrator)

I got PDF files from one foreign magazine to put translations in our language. First it seemed impossible, cause I couldn't open these files in InDesign to be editable (seemed easier way to receive ...
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Why can i see contours through a layer above in Adobe Illustrator CS5?

I am using Adobe Illustrator CS5 for a simple game. I do not know why, but I can see contours of my chair through my table. The table is a layer above the chair. The table is not transparent. ...
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Tracing an S-shaped logo in Illustrator

I've been trying to trace this image without any success. I just can't seem to get the shapes right, I've tried to use a grid while tracing to ensure that I get the right thickness, but nothing seems ...
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Change color preserve transparency?

I'm just using Illustrator for the first time. I need to trace objects from a Photoshop image. I created a pattern in PS and I succeeded in tracing it but I need to change the color of pattern ...
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How to select multiple anchor points that have a lot of things in between

I would like to select multiple anchor points but there are a lot of other anchor points between them. This mean that I can't just draw a selection rectangle cause I would select a lot of unwanted ...
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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 re-route existing path?

I got a closed path A on one hand and on the other hand I have a path B made of 2 anchor points. I would like to pick an anchor point in path A and make it that the next anchor in the path is one of ...
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Is there a way to export Photoshop Layer to Illustrator in PS Action?

I'm trying to create a Photoshop Action that: does some things in PS, copies/pastes layer into Illustrator, does 1 Illustrator effect, returns results back to PS I'm not sure how to copy/paste to ...
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What hapen with this icon?

I created an icon for a web page with lines of 2px and dimensions 42x42(px) but when I put it in webpage the lines are blurred, see the image Next is the icon I'm developing with the correct lines ...
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Scale multiple object while keeping text size

Whenever I scale multiple object, text size always gets scaled instead of only the text area. Is there a way to preserve text size while rescaling multiple objects or groups? For instance, I have ...
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Merging triangles to make a bigger one

I'm trying to make a bigger triangle using 2 smaller by merging them, but there are always those "strange object parts" on the top. I'm attaching a pic to demonstrate my problem better since it's ...
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Connecting dots on Illustrator

Is that possible to connect dots in Adobe Illustrator, automatically? To do something like this:
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Tinting half of my image in Illustrator

I have created an icon, and I want to tint half of the image to make it darker. I have created another layer ontop of the icon, so that it covers half of my icon, and decreased the transparency. How ...
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How to prevent the blurring of resized images (png/jpeg) in Illustrator?

I am new to Adobe illustrator, and I read that in Illustrator works on some vector technique means you can change the size of image without getting blurry. I made my first logo and saved it as PNG ...
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3D Extude and Bevel effect on Pie charts

In a pie graph using the graph tool, to use the 3D > Extrude and Bevel effect, why are there lines on the front surface of the shape? When I save the file in PDF, it is more prominently seen, white ...
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How do I draw the Cho Ku Rei Symbol in Illustrator

How do I draw the Cho Ku Rei symbol in Illustrator
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Illustrator CC: Pixel perfect align Symbols and linked Documents

I am just trying to align created Symbols or linked docs in Illustrator to pixel. For some reason the "align to pixel"-option does apply to everything besides linked docs and symbols. Is there any ...
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Grainy/Dotty Images Printing

I am working with a label which is 2.5 x 1.5 inches. On one of my printers with 2400 Dpi x 600 dpi It prints fine the dots arent nearly visible as the printer with 600x600 dpi. How in the world do i ...
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illustrator cc 2014: how to change text behaviour in text box

When chosing the normal type tool and starting to write some text... usuallythe text is positioned nicely and I write from left to right. Somehow this does not happen today, the text starts from the ...
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Batch convert svg to psd

I'm trying to use a bunch of svg icons on something I'm designing. Photoshop doesn't process svgs, apparently. I read Illustrator does and that I can just export it into psds. That much is managable ...
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IllustratorCS6 - Rounded rectangle stroke is not rounded also

I have a shape created with the rounded rectangle tool and when I add a stroke to it, the inside corners of the stroke are not rounded. Is there a way to make them rounded without creating 2 separate ...
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How to achieve parallel hatching tecniques digitally? [duplicate]

I'm really inspired by the redesign of this movie poster: http://i.imgur.com/ntzaXvT.jpg I really love the flat color and the minimal use of shading. In looking specifically at the outer layer of ...
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Extra horizontal line after adding type to image using Pathfinder Unite in Illustrator

I am trying to make the path of the letters in 'hanwell' trim to/flush with the edges of the bridge illustration, so that the letters only appear in the gaps between the bridge pillars. I have drawn ...