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filling in color into a repeated pattern

I was wondering if there is a way in Illustrator CC to fill in certain parts of a repeating pattern. The image is of a rectangle with a pattern I created and put in there. I want to put two ...
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How do I get a creamy / soft look like this? [duplicate]

I've been working on remaking a logo by Yoga Perdana, a digital artist who creates some really great logos that always seem to have a creamy, dreamy, soft look to them: Long story short, I've been ...
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Illustrator opens images with a black square

Hi whenever I open a picture in Illustrator it opens with a black square in the middle. Any Ideas as to why it's doing this?
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How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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Measure Path Length in Illustrator CC

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC to create SVG for my web animations, but the only tedious process is finding the length of each path lines in the generated SVG. I tried Googling, but couldn't find ...
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How to get rid of lines on 3d object in photoshop? [closed]

See on the inside of the circle? it has these lines that won't go away even after rendered!
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how do i draw dashed vertical lines on a path in illustrator?

I'm trying to figure out how to draw the below circle. I've looked through all my brushes, and I definitely don't have it. Is that what that is? A brush? Is it something I need to purchase? It seems ...
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Subtract lines from background?

Have create in illustrator some text by my self, with lines tool and arc tool. Then put that text on some background, where the lines have a width of 3 pt. Then i go to object->expand on the text, ...
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How to change multiple colors in the same text area quickly?

As shown picture, how can I change the color of "Ms" or "Mr" in one go? Any Way or Script?
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illustrator actions - live trace settings

I'm trying to set a macro to batch vectorize png to svg vectors, but i'm stuck at the Live Trace action. Illustrator will only use the default preset, how can overwrite the default preset OR create an ...
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Is there a way to remove pixelation in an image from the web?

I have an image that I got from the web for personal use. It got saved as a .png file. I am trying to enlarge it in Illustrator without the individual pixels getting larger or it getting pixelated, ...
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Illustrator: remove curves from multiple points

I have some shapes i am working with in illustrator CS5 and I want to remove the curves from some of the points. Normally i would use the convert anchor point tool and single click each point, ...
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InDesign's “Live Distribute” function possible in Illustrator?

I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this! In InDesign, I always use the Live Distribute feature to equally space objects. This is much quicker than trying to calculate the space you want between ...
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Why are pixels not the same from Photoshop to Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm so confused! I'm sure I'm missing something very simple. But when I create a new file in Photoshop that 320x240px at 300ppi then save that out as a JPEG and try to place onto an Illustrator ...
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pixel lines when copy from illustrator to photoshop

Hi I have searched the forum for a solution of my problem but i can't seem to find one. I have made some shapes in Illustrator and added a 3D effect. It looks good in illustrator but when i try to use ...
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Making parts of a shape transparent

I'm building a website. For part of this website I want to have a picture that has rounded corners. If I insert the picture normally then it will remain rectangular- the rounded corners being ugly ...
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Cannot drag/drop vector objects from Illustrator CC to Photoshop CC

I recently formatted my computer and in doing so lost my preferences from my Adobe programs. I drag and drop vector images to Photoshop constantly. After the reset, dragging images to Photoshop will ...
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How does Yoga Perdana colorize his illustrations?

If you haven't heard of him or seen any of his work, Yoga Perdana is a digital artist who, in my opinion, creates some really awesome illustrations with a very soft feel to them. I believe I ...
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How can I have bleeds for Artboards that are touching?

Context I am designing graphics that will be placed on the front side of stairs. I am going for a continuous look like tiling graphics. Reference I have the artboards 0" away from each other and ...
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Ugly edges around shapes in Illustrator

When I work with bold colors in Illustrator I get these ugly edges between shapes. Both previewed in Illustrator and when exported (I have played around with different formats and settings). I think ...
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How to produce difficult variant of Taegeuk symbol? (see images)

The Republic of Korea (or, "South Korea") has a Taegeuk at the centre (essentially, a blue and red yin and yang symbol). This design is derived from the flag of the Korean Empire (used between 1882 ...
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Image looks embossed when converted to SVG

I converted a raster image to vector in Illustrator CS6 using Image Trace then the Expand option, though when I save as an svg the image looks embossed. I suspect it's due to the layer background ...
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Is there a way to trace objects to get this old fashion 3D effect?

Just like the question says. Here's the video. It's from a recent Progressive commercial. Is there a way to do this, preferably in Illustrator, without drawing the outline by hand?
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How to avoid rich blacks on inkjet?

I'm printing a short-run of labels at home on my Epson Inkjet. I have a CMYK pdf I've exported from Illustrator. No rich blacks, no color conversion when creating the pdf, Appearance of Black: both ...
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All but one stroke will scale in illustrator

I know the topic of scaling strokes in Illustrator has been answered to death and yes, I know how to do it. However, I have an outline image I did and when I resize this grouping of objects with the ...
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How to create textured objects that blend in with the background in Illustrator?

Ok, so the question by itself might be a little confusing, but basically, I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to create something like this: Or something like this: ...
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Random Color Patterns

I'm trying to create hexagonal pattern of slightly offset colors. Similar to Code Review's background, but with hexagons. I've attempted to draw a hexagon and slightly change the colors but doing ...
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How to set the export dimensions in Illustrator?

I have used illustrator for quite a while now and every time I export my vectors as png's, they export into the most ridiculous resolutions you would ever see. For example, I just exported a png about ...
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Line width Illustrator multiple lines

How do I apply width effects to multiple lines? I've drawn two lines: And when I select both lines and apply the width effect with the width tool, only one changes: How do I make multiple lines ...
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Does rasterization in Illustrator reduce quality when printing

I am preparing a template for a client from scratch, drawing with shapes in Illustrator. Client wants the finished product in PDF. I noticed that when I saved it in PDF, my vector shapes are STILL ...
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How to make TB studio vector lines to look like pencil lines in AI patch processor?

So I made this drawn animation in ToonBoom Studio 8.1. TB-S does not have very many snazzy brush options so I took the image to AI to make nice brush line. I also need Alpha in the frames for comp. ...
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White Lines (Not Strokes) Appearing between shapes after using Pathfinder tool. How do I get rid of them?

I'm working on a large illustration project in Illustrator CC. I hand-drew hundreds of shapes which overlapped to create the image how I wanted it to look. However, I have several shapes that needed ...
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Is there a way to automate reversing the order of artboards in Illustrator?

Is there a way to reverse the order of artboards so that pages 1 2 3 4 become 4 3 2 1 ? I am trying to extract the English pages from a bilingual booklet and changing each artboard manually is not the ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round ...
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best way to remove some lines and keep some closed objects in illustrator?

I'm making a graphic in illustrator CS2 and want to remove some parts of the image. How i want the image to be: I have currently four layers. Layer 1 have the circle in it Layer 2, layer 3 ...
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How to resize shapes with stroke?

I have this logo with two ellipses and multiple line segments. The ellipses have 5pt strokes on them, no fill and the line segments are 3 pt, no fill. I placed the .ai file into another file and ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool/Paint Bucket Tool

I already wrote in Adobe forum about this issue (https://forums.adobe.com/message/8339546#8339546) and tried all suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem ...
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Joining Paths to form closed shapes

Hello stackexchange community, I will try to illustrate what I'm trying to do. I have started with this cartoon mouth: I want to make the mouth open like this: I want to fill in this area ...
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How to hide objects outside artboard in illustrator?

Is it possible to hide the object that's outside the artboard? As you can see in the picture below, the polygons are showed outside the artboard. I want to hide the part that's outside.
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Exporting Photoshop Paths to Illustrator?

I'll just start by saying that I have indeed tried the "built-in" "Export Paths to Ai" option and followed-through by changing the view mode in Ai to "Outline" but the document is still empty. I have ...
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Image look crispy when in original size

So, I have an image (logo) that should be 130x40px. When I export it as .png from .svg file with 300ppi, it looks really good in 100% size.. if I resize it on smaller dimensions (130x40), it looks ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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Computer can't recognise svgz file [closed]

I have CS5 and CS6 and Adobe Reader etc on my computer. Why can't my computer recognise and open an svgz file?
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Colours in Illustrator CC are not the same as in other software

I've got a problem with Adobe Illustrator CC. The fact is that I create a design just with black and red colour (#EC0000). But then, when I save this document in PDF or when I export it to JPEG, and ...
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Illustrator CC : Distributing Objects (spacing)

I'm having an issue re-spacing the dots on the map below evenly. I created the whole thing in Illustrator and somehow missed that spacing issue in the early stages. Needless to say the issue repeats ...
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Distort circle so it looks like it is on a 3D surface (Illustrator CC)

Below is a diagram I have made in Illustrator CC: How can I skew the shaded circle so that it looks like it is placed on the surface of the dashed shape?
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illustrator cs6: cut through multiple layers with top layer

I have a vector with multiple layers, through all of which I want to cut through using the top-most layer's shape so that there is a transparent void through the entire design. So far I have been ...
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How to ensure the whole path has same width

I'm trying to make a old style font for Oriya language from early 20th century prints which have been scanned. I need this font to train tesseract for OCR-ing old books. My illustrator skills are ...
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How to draw art like Dropbox?

I know some methods. 1st: I can draw it on a paper and then trace it in Illustrator. 2nd: I can draw it with pen tablet. Maybe anyone knows other methods?
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Adobe Illustrator - rotate about point [duplicate]

I have an object I want to rotate about a specific point. How to rotate around shifter center precisely in Illustrator? I've tried this answer but it doesn't work because when I open the Transform ...