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Alignment trouble shows in SVG but not in JPG

I have a weird Illustrator problem. I type a letter (only fill no border), expand it, duplicate it and reflect the duplicate and finally move if to the right so the two letters are partly overlapping. ...
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trying to recreate a logo & need some pointers

I am trying to figure out how to create a logo based on a series of semi-circles within another, with only one end of the most interior semi-circle extended. This is the original logo I'm trying to ...
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Illustrator: Why are color options grayed out and why do does pressing “D” changes my doted lines?

As you can see paths is gray, and options are grayed out. After pressing "D" options are selectable and drawing is trully black, but the dotted lines and stroke weight configurations are gone Any ...
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Merging pen lines to create logo

I have finally got my logo to where I want it in illustrator, and I want to preserve all of my pen lines and strokes but just make it one joined object, so that I can transform it and move it around. ...
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Starburst/Stroke Messing Up on Export

Having some issues exporting a file in Illustrator. I'm using a dashed stroke for the starburst effect and it gets all weird on me when I export it to pdf. If I export to png then I'm left with ...
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Illustrator vs InDesign - missing image path, link edits, update

I use InDesign where your image is linked and you can click on it to edit in photoshop and see the resolution. I'm working with another graphic designers files ALL Illustrator files. Illustrator ...
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How to recreate this cut out effect? [closed]

In searching for themes for my personal blog, I stumbled upon the following design and I'm really curious about how the effect was created as I want to do something similar. It appears to be some ...
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Illustrator CC: Prevent Export -> SVG from ignoring artboard?

I have the following file: Artboard = 500 x 500 Shape = 500 x 800 Clipping mask = 500 x 500 Saving for web you end up with an image that's 500 x 500. Exporting as svg results in an image that's 500 ...
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Image trace creates points in strange way

After image trace I got picture close to original, but with strange anchors locations. If I try to delete one of them I cut whole peace of immage. Looks like another anchor is located in oposite ...
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Cut text outline of rectangle

This is the result i'd like to have: So it's a text, with a rectangle exactly the size of the text, than translating up for 50% of the text height and to the right with 50% of the first letter ...
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How to creat a percentage of a color in Sketch

Illustrator has a feature that I find very useful to get a percentage of the color. Not by decreasing the opacity but mixing the color with white. is it possible to do that in Sketch?
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Simulate pressure brush with mouse in Illustrator

I want to get a brush working like in Adobe Illustrator Draw where the ends are thinner than the main body. I cannot figure out how to apply a fake pressure like this without having a drawing ...
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Cannot create rounded corners on object in Illustrator

I am following this tutorial to get some inspiration: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/logo-design.html?set=illustrator--get-started--ready-to-use I used steps from the fourth video to ...
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Adobe I - PNG export is not transparent and cannot be viewed in Photo Viewer

When I export my image as a PNG file it does not come out as so. When I view it in windows photo viewer the image is just black. If I import it to Paint the image comes up but it has a normal white ...
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Clean .svg - export of text layers in Illustrator

I'd like to use .svg as a wrapper for illustrations so that all kinds of elements (captions, image) can be put in groups and controlled by the backend or browser. In the example below, I want to code ...
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Resizing an image bounding box after scaling in Illustrator CC

Good morning, I have imported a drawing from Adobe Illustrator Draw to illustrator CC. I then had to scale it down to about 60%. My bounding box is staying at the original size. Resetting the ...
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Text hidden - no anchor points

I have some text that came with a file, and I increased the size of text thereby hiding some of the text. I have used the direct selection tool on some text, and chosen the little white box, which I ...
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Is there way to automatically generate a revision/version number for illustrator files?

I'd like to keep track of the number of revisions made to an illustrator file, is there a way to do this similar to InDesign's text variables?
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Using Paper.js with Illustrator

I've been searching for a way to get the average color of a raster image, to use in a vector grid in front of it to create a mosaic effect - the "Object > Create Object Mosaic..." menu option does not ...
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How to create own bleed markings to cut after printing?

We are making PDFs/EPS files to print. If we needed to make a crop mark to cut, we made small 90 degree angles from lines in the corners where the graphic was white. I checked crop marks which you ...
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Using multiple strokes with arrowheads in Adobe Illustrator

Is there a way to use multiple strokes with arrowheads in Adobe Illustrator? When I add another stroke the arrowhead portion of the new stroke is misaligned and looks odd.
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Can't select an image even when it's not locked and it is in front

This happens in Adobe Illustrator CC. When I tried to select an object, it tends to select the thing behind it. The object is not locked and is in the front of the same layer. I have took a video ...
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What DPI to design at for small label on 4800 DPI printer

I have a printer that prints onto labels at supposedly up to 4800 DPI. https://www.primeralabel.com/lx900_features.html I'm guessing this is mostly marketing. I need to print onto 25mm by 51mm ...
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Divide Objects Below

I've been trying what I thought would be a simple operation, which is to use one object as a cookie-cutter for objects below it. Specifically, I have a simple circle as a cutting shape, and the ...
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Acrobat / Illustrator: Grayscale images lose contrast on import

The original image I imported into Gimp, then converted it to grayscale by switching to grayscale mode. I exported it as Lenna-gray.jpg. After switching back to RGB mode, I exported again, as ...
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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SVG text cross-browser compatibility issue

First of all, I have to say that I am not good at Illustrator. I just make some basic graphics for the websites that I am working on. Here is one that I made: I exported as SVG format and put it ...
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How to open with a mac, an illustrator file, generated with windows, containing linked files? [duplicate]

We work sharing files with Google Drive. So far we always worked with Windows and since the Google Drive for desktop is installed in the Drive C://. We never faced problems because the path is the ...
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Shapes are not clean from Illustrator to Photoshop CC

New problem since I use Creative Cloud: I divide a shape with pathfinder in Illustrator. Path seems clean, no problem. I copy the shape in Illustrator and paste it in Photoshop. A small hairline ...
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Illustrator: wrap a rounded rectangle around a point

I am wondering how to achieve this effect: Basically what I'm trying to do is create rounded rectangles and wrap them around a center point. I have tried to create rounded rectangles and apply a ...
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Reshape a picture using a single coloured image in Illustrator or Indesign

I am fairly new to both Indesign and Illustrator, so I'm sure I'm missing the obvious here. I would like to do the following: I have a single colored image with a transparent background, TIFF file, ...
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Trouble with closing pen tool lines in Illustrator for vector illustration

I’ve had experience with drawing in Photoshop, but never tried vector artwork in Illustrator before. I drew this illustration using separate pen tool lines for the majority of the outlines (her ...
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high res illustrator file downsamples to low res--help!

I have received an illustrator file from a client in which she used "effects" to soften a photo. When I review and attempt to save the file it comes up with the dreaded "72 ppi" warning. My ...
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How to resize a path without resize the type in it?

I made a ellipse path and use "type on a path tool" tool to make a rounded text effect, but when im resizing the path, the fount resizing too according to the path aspect ratio. any way that the text ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce rotating object effect in array

Could be this effect achieved using a menu command in Illustrator or the only way to produce this it's to rotate each element by hand (which I've tried so far)?
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Can I rasterize a banner without lowering the quality?

I'm trying to arc a banner and rotate it at a slight angle but the only way I found a way to arc a banner is by warping it under effects. When I rotate the banner is distorts the banner. I know I can ...
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Illustrator applies effects on copy?

I'm using several objects with vector effects in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. When I select such an object either by clicking it in the layers panel or using the select-tool, copy and paste it again, ...
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Illustrator - Convert path to lots of little lines [duplicate]

I have a complex text logo that is made up of paths and fonts. I have to give the logo to a PCB (circuit board) manufacturer in a DXF format with no curved paths or arcs as his software can not open ...
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Reducing colors in illustrator

Thank you in advance for any help you might have. I have an original jpeg image of birch trees. These are the steps I took to make the image below: Brought it into AI. Made into an object mosaic. ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 to Word 2016: Vector not displaying correctly

I have a vector art on Illustrator that I'd like to use as background image for my cover on some projects (display only, not print). I intend to keep the document as a high-quality vector PDF, like ...
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It is possible to fill a path with some part of my image?

I have really cool hand made lines on my image and I want to clone them going in different directions. Right now I'm using the clone tool's rotation property, but this is very tedious (I have to set ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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Pantone Color Manager - exported colors have diffferent values when imported in Illustrator

Im new to Pantone colors and have some doubts. I started using Pantone Bridge Coated book and Pantone software named Pantone Color Manager. Software is regularly updated and I export palettes as soon ...
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How to prevent Adobe Illustrator CS5 exporting SVG file without adding adding _x3##_##__ to each numbered path [duplicate]

OK I'm designing large car park maps with lots of spaces, up to 3000. I ran a script to automatically number the paths (spaces) to save doing this manually which can take hours and hours to get right. ...
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A logo looking like the image in description

How can i make a logo filled with other shape like the example i have given I have already used "CIRCLEFILL" plugin in illustrator but that was not as clear as unilever logo is. Please suggest is ...
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Best way to create a gradient/blend like this one?

I'm trying to create a blend similar to the one in the attached image. Would it have a better result in Photoshop or Illustrator, and what would be the best method?
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Can I use DXF files for prepress artwork?

My client is providing Autocad DXF files (which open in Illustrator) and suggests that I should be placing our packaging artwork into this to supply for prepress. These templates have no standard ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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Any tips for creating huge banners? [duplicate]

Ok. So i started collaborating with a company that needs 300dpi photos for printing on walls ceilings floors etc. They are going to need huge stuff like 5 meters, i don't know maybe 8/10 meters. What ...