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Pattern filled background is not exporting to SVG

I am trying to draw some electromechanic components in SVG format files. In the example below, you can see the symbol for one of these components in which I have filled the squares with a linear ...
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Why my can't I resize my text box in my Illustrator CS6?

The resize tool just don't appear. When I try to resize, it only turn out that I only move my text box. Is there something wrong with my software?
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Why are the lines of one object darker than another behind another object of 50% opacity? [closed]

Please take a look at this screenshot: What you see here are two shapes in Illustrator, both on a different layer. They are overlapped by a third shape, a blue box with 50% opacity. Why are the ...
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How can I create and transfer the same metering scale (vector) to a mass of different .jpg images?

I am given a lot (about 300) of single, different size jewelry as .jpg images (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, etc). I am asked to create and place a vector image of a metering scale (as the one ...
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Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!

I have been trying to load the Cooperhewitt font family on Windows 7 running Illustrator CS6. But it fails to load any font from the family most of the time or sometime only few of the fonts from the ...
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Importing psd file into Illustrator with error message

I've CS3 and created a file on my laptop. I was able to place the transparent psd file into my Illustrator file without any problem. Now that I have a new desktop, when I open the saved file in ...
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Set preview mode to pixels in illustrator after the fact?

How can I set the preview mode in an illustrator document to pixel instead of default after the fact? If it is not possible, what would be a good workaround?
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How can I add a live corner to a corner in Illustrator?

For some reason only some corners have the live corner tool available. Is there a way to add it to the corners that don't?
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What is happening to my Illustrator pdfs?

I'm running into something very strange. When I re-open an Illustrator pdf file that's been saved in the Illustrator default manner, edit it, save it, and close it, sometimes when I re-re-open it, all ...
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Does anybody knows how to recreate this hansje van halem op art artwork?

She seems to work in non-digital, but I was wondering if there is a to make such work in Adobe Illustrator?
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Illustrator: Why do layers and sublayers sometimes have different colors?

Not sure if it matters, but before I make some mistake that will cause a lot of work to correct afterwards: Why are some sublayers not colored like the partent-layer (see screenshot)? Are they somehow ...
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How to convert a gradient mesh created in Illustrator into a browser-compatible, scalable SVG?

I need to convert a gradient mesh generated in illustrator into an SVG file that is browser compatible. The mesh generates this gradient which I need to use as a background for a responsive web site ...
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How to copy vector graphics from Illustrator to Photoshop as shape layer?

I do lot of work in vectors. How can I copy an Illustrator-created shape with stroke into Photoshop as shape layer with the same stroke and everything I used in illustrator? Is there any solution to ...
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Illustrator Artwork, from only one of our artists, is extremely slow to work with

I work for a company that mainly sells city and state art transfer-printed, etched, engraved, etc. onto dinnerware. Most of the time i deal with the art, personally, i see that it contains anywhere ...
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How can I connect with an experienced graphic design mentor?

I'm a self-learning graphic designer. I work with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and I thought I was doing fine until I got this big shock at work. I've been working for a year at some web design ...
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Creating a Font w/o New Software [duplicate]

I recently asked this question and I left out a few things. As I mentioned in that question, I have psd files for each letter as well as svg files for each letter. I do not want to use some other ...
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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Losing transparency when placing or pasting items into InDesign CS5

I know others have asked similar questions, but the answers don't seem to be working for me. If I have an Illustrator file open and am also working in InDesign, I often copy/paste the vector image ...
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How to create rounded corners on WiFi signal shape in Adobe Illustator?

I want to recreate my logo in AI. I do not know how to achieve arched WiFi signal vector shape with rounded corners. What I tried: I tried to use rounded rectangle + warp arch effect. This ...
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Can I Illustrator Symbols with editable text that does not update all instances?

I was wondering if it's possible to create Symbols with editable text elements in Illustrator CS6, i.e. when using form elements in wire framing. I'm seeking to use live text in symbols but not have ...
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How to extend line off side of shape?

Is there an easy way to extend lines off the side of the shape, with perfectly the same angle as the edge of the shape. Without having to zoom in as far as possible and just eye it. I feel like there ...
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Converting from CSS3 to SVG

So, I was working on my site and an accidental mistake did a nice 3D effect to my new Logo, is there any way to convert or import a CSS3 code to illustrator so I can have it as .SVG?
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How do I change the brush roundness and size of a Calligraphy brush in Illustrator?

When I try to use a calligraphy brush the roundness and the size doesn't change to another option? I go to the brushes library menu → new brush → select the calligraphy brushes Pop up the ...
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Illustrator reverse character without creating outlines

Is it possible to reverse (as in flip vertically) a single character (in my case the '~' character) inside a line of text WITHOUT converting the text to outlines? As in it's still a character, it just ...
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How to make this kind of logo?

1:I want to know how to make this effect. Please help me
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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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How do I make a radial gradient with “rays” from the origin, not circles?

Learning Illustrator, and I'm trying to find how to make a "radial" gradient that, rather than forming circles around the origin, creates "rays" from the origin: Example I've got a similar button ...
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How can I cut and replaced on illustrator

this is not the actual picture but lets say that girl was vectorized in illustrator. I want to know how can I cut 1 piece of puzzle in vectorized picture and place it somewhere using illustrator, as ...
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How to make graphics that can NOT be Traced on illustrator?

We are making a website for graphic designers to sell there work to fashion designers. However the problem is that if we showcase there work, it can simply be copied and traced on illustrator. I want ...
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Fill object with object in Illustrator cs6 [duplicate]

I needed to remake this particular brochure for my client. I did something alike for this map with brush of courrse It doesn't look neat, but for this project it was good enough. But I was wondering ...
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Which is the inverse operation to ''Expand'?

I am new to Illustrator and can't figure out how to make a single object from many paths and shapes. I used Image trace to trace a black&white image (settings: abutting, create fills and ignore ...
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Why aren't handles showing up when I draw a rectangle, even though I've selected Show Bounding Box & Show Edges in Illustrator CC 2014?

I recently reinstalled Illustrator CC 2014 (have been working with it since it's initial release) and suddenly, my rectangle shapes have no handles - I can't select and resize with my selection tool. ...
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Illustrator 18 Bounding Box

I just downloaded the new CC Illustrator and the bounding box works on everything except when i draw a square. I have turned the bounding box option on and off and restarted. The bounding box works on ...
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How can I draw different light shades inside an object?

Look at this picture: It is part of an Adobe Illustrator tutorial. The tutorial is about using patterns, but what I am interested in is how to draw the darker parts inside the objects. I'am ...
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“Apply” luminosity colors in Illustrator

I have some colourful objects: And plain colour background. When I applying Luminosity and transparency I have something like this: So my goal is "apply" these colours (and optionally ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Selection strange behavior [closed]

I am facing a problem with selection in Illustrator 6. Sometimes I see selection handle without selecting any object. Although it doesn't select anything, but its quite annoying.
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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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How can I remove compression artifacts from an image?

I got a picture where there is some noise in it. To remove that I have to redraw it with pen because all I want is a crystal clear image. Is there any simple way to do it? I not, what steps would you ...
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How can I change colors in an Illustrator file without modifying other aspects?

I purchased a stock vector design. I want to change the preset colors used in vector art and leave everything as it is. The object is made up of bunch of shapes. As I try to change the colors ...
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My SVG file shows as a blank icon on the desktop

I'm a new at the web design and I'm not sure if I've done right thing while saving my icon as svg file. Here's the thing - I got an outline icon and when I save it as svg with options shown in ...
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Cut strokes from other shapes via pathfinder

Im not that good in illustrator but i followed other people answers here with almost the same problems but didn't help. So i want to cut out the stroke from the other 2 path-s. I already made a ...
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How to make a jpg logo able to be enlarged without distortion?

So i have a logo on jpg , how or what can i do to be able to expand it with out distortion and have it on a format that can be used for marketing, like newspaper adds, apparel, etc..
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Android video editing app design

I am developing a video editing helper app. I went with a dark design (for some reason everything even remotely like this has a dark UI), as flat and simple as possible. I've worked on this for a ...
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Change default alignment type-on-a-path on Illustrator

I have to name some lines in a mathematical plot and using the type on the path tool seems to be the perfect choice, however for some reason Illustrator draws the values backwards. Check the picture: ...
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How to create vector from raster images in Adobe CC 2014?

I am new to Illustrator and have a simple task of changing the color of a tab.png file. I would either like to re-create the file to maintain quality of the image or just change the colors of the ...
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How can I export image in Adobe Illustrator to a specific resolution?

I need 120x120 pixel image, but Illustrator is asking for ppi. Strange I can not set less than 72 pixel / inch, or if I set the rendered image will have 72.
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Why exporting an EPS file to PNG from Illustrator gives a different result than with Photoshop?

I have a logo in EPS format (size: 338x50 pixel). When I convert it to PNG (Size: 169x25) from Illustrator the output is pixelated. If I convert the same image from Photoshop, the PNG output is much ...
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Print ready billboard design example

I made one simple example of print ready billboard design (4m x 3m) and I have some questions about it. 1.) In this example I used .jpg picture 7644x5000 and 96 dpi. I learned that for billboard in ...
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Help needed with special variable data creation in Illustrator

I am trying to create a variable data Illustrator file but with a catch, I have to create multiple points of data on one artboard. I am using a template with 36 identical shapes, and I'm trying to ...
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Transparency issue in PDF [High Quality Print]

I'm about to send some artwork to print and noticed on the logo which has some transparency, displays a faint outline around each triangle. The artwork was designed in Illustrator CS5 (CMYK), saved ...