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Illustrator: Need to have brush which is three dashed parallel line which can follow a curve

I'm wanting to create a brush (think this is the best approach) which is three dashed lines like this: And I want to be able to place the lines along a path which curves, or around the edge of a ...
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Can't cut out or make middle transparent in Illustrator

I am trying to cut out the middle of this "P" graphic to make it transparent. I found tutorials on removing interior segments of objects using pathfinder, but every time I attempt to use "minus front" ...
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Masking Problems in Illustrator (Is it a bug?)

All right. So I just want to add a certain pattern (made from objects) to my text for an interesting and satisfying effect. However, when it normally tends to just work with any object. I just need ...
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How do I remove a white background from a vector image in Illustrator?

I have opened an eps file in illustrator. The image is a circle with some black/white illustrations in it, but there is a white background around the circle (and it's not the drawing area) which I ...
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wrapping text around circle in illustrator

right now I have two separate type paths- I want type to wrap in continuous circle but still need the calico skies on top and sparkling company on bottom- basically want the type closer together so it ...
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How can I reset the grid rotation in Illustrator? [closed]

For some reason the grid got tilted in my Illustrator. Now everything has this tilted grid, even when I open new projects. I can't find anything online. Any clue what's going on?
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Shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint

How to save a shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint 2016 (MAC OS). I should be able to recolour and it has to scalable on re-sizing.
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How to create a gradient opacity mask in Illustrator

I was having an issue earlier, where I wanted to create a simulated reflection on the floor beneath a vector object made up of many smaller paths, while still maintaining full transparency of my final ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC Merge touching Anchor points

I have a vector file containing scribbles, where the lines don't consist of several anchor points but every segment is an own line by itself. I need to connect these separate little lines to form ...
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Single stroke font letters disappear when I export from Illustrator to Auto-cad

I have a file in Illustrator with text on a path. The font is a single stroke text. I am wanting to use this to engrave with a machine so I can't have the font be outlined. When I export it to auto-...
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Problem converting SVG icon to font icon with iconmoon losing cutout

I have created a number of icons which I've used iconmoon to convert them to font icons. However, the eye icon loses it's centre cutout when I import the image into the iconmoon app. This is what ...
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Uploading a Graphic onto a Facebook Cover Photo [duplicate]

Using illustrator I created a 851px X 315px graphic (less than 99k png). The colors and graphic looks great on illustrator, and save for web preview but once uploaded onto Facebook the image looks ...
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How to add a pattern overlay to lettering

Per the attached photo, I am trying to recreate this boat decal to look exactly like the lettering in the photo. As of now, I have the type set up with grey fill and black outline. However, I cannot ...
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Cant weld object edges on polygonal design (Illustrator) [duplicate]

I created a polygonal logo using many shapes, which I'm exporting for web in SVG format. My problem is that, although the edges of each polygonal face/shape is at the same position on illustrator (...
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Problem with artboard size for an EPS graphic

I want to fit the artboard to the size of a graphic, but am having problems after I save and reopen the image. I can size the artboard, snapping it to the image size. when I save as an EPS and reopen ...
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why does .png convert to .jpeg when attached to an email

Created illustrator image with transparent background, saved (exported?) as.png. When I attached the png file to an email - OS X 10.10.4 - it converted to a jpeg. As a test I sent it to myself, ...
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Low Poly Problem in Illustrator - White Lines Around Shapes [duplicate]

I made this Low poly image (zoomed in version of just the eye). I followed all of the steps and I couldn't have done anything wrong: If you look closely, you can see these white lines between ...
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Typekit font in SVG icon

I am trying to achieve my logo to be properly displayed on my website. I have created an SVG icon in Illustrator with a font from Adobe Typekit, it's Proxima Nova. The SVG Icon with text in it show's ...
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Best way to save an illustrator design so it cannot be altered

I have designed a logo for a non-profit that I want to allow different committees to use it, but I don't want them to be able to alter anything but the size. I have created the design as a vector ...
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Outter stroke is overlapping other characters

Here's an example: And here's an image I designed yesterday without that problem: I didn't use any special process on the second image to keep the character strokes from overlapping things.
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Exporting AI file to PSD - why do my layers merge?

I'm trying to export an AI file, which has a ton of sublayers under one layer and some groups and stuff. I've tried exporting to PSD, following the guidelines I've found online (Write Layers and ...
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Illustrator doesn't respect coordinates [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw a simple line in Illustrator starting from an anchor, but it just won't work. Illustrator offset the end result for no apparent reason. In this figure you see that the new line is ...
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How would I divide up this vector map in Adobe Illustrator?

So I just traced out a map of Westeros using Illustrator's pen tool, what I want to do is divide the map into the different "provinces" or kingdoms. In other words, how do I draw the borders on the ...
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Text grabbing in cc illustrator

I can't grab text from just anywhere, I have to specifically click the text line or bounding box, is this new to cc illustrator or is there a setting for this? example, there is a letter "B" in size ...
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How to batch save data driven graphics with a script in Illustrator?

I build data-driven graphics in Illustrator and am able to run a batch "Save to PDF" action on these graphics. Can I do the batch "Save to PDF" action with a script instead? My thinking is that the ...
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Is there a way to join an open path to a closed one? [closed]

I'm trying to connect the anchor of an oppen path to a closed path, is this doable? I would assume paths had the ability to fork.
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How to randomize curved lines in Sketch to create a pattern?

I'm looking to figure out a method to automate randomized curved lines to achieve an effect similar to the image below
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Why does After Effects sometimes have an import dialog and sometimes don't?

I'm trying to import illustrator .ai file to After Effects, sometimes I get a dialog within After Effects asking me how I want to import the file. But sometimes the dialog won't show up, and it will ...
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Illustrator exporting wrong RGB colours

Illustrator is exporting rgb colours with a different value from the one I choose. The purple to the left is part of an image, it has the proper RGB colours when picked from photoshop AND illustrator,...
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How to view SVG's code in Illustrator [closed]

I've been searching and I can't find out how to view the code of the SVG we have designed in Illustrator. Does anyone know how? I'm relatively new to Illustrator.
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Inverse selection in Adobe Illustrator

How do I invert selected objects in Adobe Illustrator? I have made a group of different shapes and I want to apply two different colours on them. Is there is a way to invert selection?
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The vector logo disappear after printing

I got a problem with the vector logo. I had created the artwork with photo, vector logo and text. Unfortunately, when my client printed the artwork, the logo has disappeared! I have checked ...
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remove white-space from blend while maintaining lines as strokes

I am trying to make a laser cut pattern in illustrator and I want to make the following image etched into wood (red lines etched). So, here is the rub. Right now those lines are just a blend under ...
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How to wipe the active document clean at the beginning of a script?

I want to have a blank slate at the start of my script. My two current approaches both have downsides. First, I create a new document at the start of the script. However, during development, I test ...
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Dot fade pattern brush is 'squished' in corners, how do i solve this?

I have created a pattern brush in illustrator, and i need it to follow this path (below) evenly, however it seems to be getting 'squished' into the corners and the dots are stretching. Is there a ...
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Quickest way to create a 'stepped' or zig-zagged path in Illustrator?

Is there a really simple way to create a stepped or zig-zagged path like this in Illustrator? I created this by showing the grid, 'snapping' to it and drawing each step. Ideally I'd like to find 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 CC Text not turning, acting like indesign text

In my CC Illustrator, the text box won't allow me to turn on its side/rotate, every time I try to turn, the text stays horizontal and moves within the box. It is acting like text in indesign. Is there ...
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Consecutive numbering all the path's anchors?

I would like to ask, if there's a possibility in Adobe Illustrator a) - to number path's anchors consecutively (or even in any other way, illustrator, just do it already. Please) so that b) - i ...
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Offset path on curved points

I have a shape with curved points (like horns) that I want to add an offset path to in Illustrator. The problem is the offset path does not follow the curved shape all the way to the point, and ...
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Smart object in Illustrator - Photoshop

Does anyone have an idea why when I try to edit an illustration made initially in AI, and placed in PS afterwards, the illustration isn't pixel perfect, so I double click it, it opens in AI, I snap ...
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Creating nested grids in Illustrator

I'm currently using Illustrator and Photoshop CS6 and my goal is to create a UI for a Battleship game. I have my eyes on this to use as a reference: Photoshop cannot do much vector and grid work so ...
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How to get the coordinates of different points in Illustrator?

While writing a script, I have to go through a lot of trial and error to simply get a text frame to appear where I want it to be. The main hurdle is that I can't tell in advance where a [200, 200] ...
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How to crop a vector graphic in Adobe Illustrator to paste into InDesign?

I tried cropping a vector image in Adobe Illustrator by following this link: How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator? I was able to do it once. I repeated the steps and it ...
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Drawing hair, joining up all of the segments correctly

In illustrator: I have the following drawing, drawn with the pen tool. The problem is that i drew each hair segment separately to be able to fill them separately, but redrew over lines in order to ...
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Reliable method to extract fragments from an SVG in HTML/Javascript

I have a large SVG graphic containing several elements that I want to display across different parts of an HTML page. I'm using Illustrator. The reason I'm not putting them as distinct elements is ...
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How to set a colour ratio in different sectors and manipulate it? [closed]

Please see picture 1: I am trying to make a colour scale in the picture for example the picture right now is red/orange colour in the background is 1:0 (orange background:white dots), and if the ...
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illustrator CMYK help

Hoping someone can help. 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 then all looks fine. But when I click back on the shape, ...
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JPG image colors change when opened on Illustrator/Photoshop

I have logo which format is .jpg. That's the only logo file that my client has provided me. Now, when I open this file on Illustrator or Photoshop, it suddenly change its colors. Here's what I mean; ...
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Difference between PSD paths and AI paths

Bit of a noob question, but I've only recently discovered Illustrator. I've always worked with Photoshop to edit images. Can anyone tell me the difference between paths created in PSD and paths ...