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My printer is asking me for a huge jpeg that makes AI run out of memory. How do I fix that?

I require a 10ft x 10ft banner. My printer asked HI-resolution .jpeg file in actual size (1:1), but when I make the .jpeg file, pop up show I get an error of insufficient memory. How much memory is ...
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Global color settings for illustrator / keeps switching to gray

Is there a setting in illustrator that will make all of my colors, in all new projects, RGB? I'm not really sure why it often ends up as grayscale. I only use RGB for web assets and having to change ...
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Pathfinder Effect via Pathfinder Panel

I try to solve some "enigmatic" issue with the Pathfinder panel used along Alt/Option button as Ai suggests - The help explains as follows - Apply a Pathfinder effect using the Pathfinder ...
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How to change color of the dot on the “i” letter in Illustrator?

How can I change the color of the dot part (in this case, the dot is the triangle) on "i" letter with Illustrator? I have done the Create Outlines but I can only change the I color as a whole. I'm ...
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Why is the shape/path changing the value of another shape?

The problem that I have here is that the value of the dark curved shape is being changed once I'm putting a white shape behind/below it. The curved shape is marked above as 'Clip Group' the white ...
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Adobe Illustrator Vector colors look completely different when opened on another computer

I have sent a file to a client which was saved in CMYK colors. They opened the file and the colors are nothing like the original design. Any ideas what is happening here? Any help is much appreciated. ...
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How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
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Illustrator: How to prevent layers showing white background?

Just installed Illustrator CC. Coming from PS, I would really like to see a 'transparent' background in my layers. In PS, you see a checkered background when no pixels are present in the canvas -- ...
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Bleed on a banner

Hi I'm wondering if someone can help me. What bleed should I add to a banner that is 5 meters x 1.3 meters? Any help is much appreciated.
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CMYK colours wrong on export in Illustrator

I am making a flyer on Illustrator. It has a grey background 0,0,0,30 is the CMYK value. When I export to any format or even in RGB the grey seems to have a red hue to it. How do i get a realistic ...
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Highlight/Show Objects Paths?

When I select an object its path gets highlighted in its respective color, and this made me wonder, if it is possible to highlight/show all objects paths in some way without them being selected.
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How was this mosaic graphic of Jimi Hendrix created?

I found this image long time ago, even if I search with the google images search I could not find the creator to ask him/her how this was created. I do not think it was created manually. It looks ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Align by key object to artboard

I'm trying to align my main object to the center of the artboard while retaining the spacing of the objects. Whats the best way to do this? Basically I want the yellow box to be centered and the ...
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In Illustrator, how do I set my file at 10% scale?

I have a large print job. The design is sized at 36" by 72" with 1" bleed. The printer is asking that I set the file at 10% scale. How do I do that???
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Blending Colors after Image Trace - Illustrator CS6

I've used image trace to turn a .png file into a vector image but some of the colors in the sky background look kind of off. Is there a way that I can blend the shades of blue in the sky so that it ...
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Cutting out shape with pathfinder renders differently to uncut shape

Cutting out a shape is rendering totally differently to a shape with shape above, even though the paths are identical. Any ideas why this may be happening?
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Illustrator help: My white image border is not appearing in saved .png or .tiff files

I am using Illustrator CC to create an 18in x 24in poster. I have a one inch white border around the image. When I export the file for the client to proof it, the border is gone and the image is ...
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Illustrator: How to intersect a picture with a curved line

I am completely new to designs and illustrator. I am designing a scientific poster, so I want to create a curved line on the left of the poster where the left of the line is filled with a background ...
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Illustrator: How to make a repetitive change to a path?

I'm one day into learning how to use Illustrator (though I've got some experience with paths in Photoshop, from 5 years back). I want to take a simple, rectangular path and put tabs on the sides so ...
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Why have all the colors from the picture disappeared? [duplicate]

Hello, can anyone tell me why are the colors from picture disappeared? How can I bring them back? Thanks!
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Illustrator CC keyboard shortcut to select next similar object

If I have 5 similar elements, say circles or text boxes in a row is there any way to quickly move the selection to the next item similar to being able to tab through browser windows? If not, is there ...
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Why does Illustrator CS6 read font information from a SVG file incorrectly?

I have a bunch of SVG files that were created by MagicDraw. In these files, I have several font definitions, e.g., <text x="152" space="preserve" font-size="11" y="376.958" ...
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How do I make everything appear on one screen in Mavericks [closed]

When I open illustrator and move it to my secondary monitor in Mavericks and try and open anything... for example a new document, it will appear in my laptop screen as opposed to my second monitor. Is ...
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Shape moves when changing stroke thickness in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Why does this happen and how do I prevent it?
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Customize strikethrough in Illustrator?

When you apply strikethrough or underline to text in Illustrator you can't define the color or weight of that line. Is there an easy way to do this? Maybe using an effect and saving that as a style?
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Illustrator - resize position but keep shape

I am looking for a simple way to resize the position of elements of a group of elements in one dimension, without resizing/distorting the individual elements. I.e. I have a simple scatter graph ...
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Pixel lines using Shape builder tool Illustrator

I'm doing a logo design and these messy lines appears after using shape builder tool in Illustrator. See the image. It's the faded lines on the intersections between the P and the A. I have tried ...
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scale pattern in illustrator when already applied to object

I have created a pattern by creating 2 rectangles with different colors, selected both and moved them to swatches. After applying pattern to a desired object I would like to scale the pattern ...
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Splitting a live trace into 6 parts?

I am doing a project in my woodwork class and I need to split a design (in Illustrator) into multiple parts so that it can fit into the laser cutter. This is the design i used: Next I simply put ...
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How to crop everything hidden by an vector OPACITY mask in Adobe Illustrator?

I have lot of objects which are bounded by opacity mask. I need to get rid of my opacity mask, clipping each object where it intersects with my mask. It is a lot of hassles to do it manually. Is ...
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How to save pdf with transparent background in illustrator [duplicate]

Iam really new to illustrator & i want to know how can i save pdf with transparent background in illustrator.
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Illustrator: Cannot select text behind “Place” Object

I did a File > Place in my Illustrator document, and it is displaying the X frame over the thing, even after I press Enter. Unfortunately, I cannot select the text box or do any of the stuff I want ...
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Text imported from Freehand

I have an old Freehand file I have imported to Illustrator cs4 and then open and save with Illustrator cs6. In Illustrator cs6 most of the text boxes have problems. The text overflows the text ...
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How set my Illustrator document to be 150 dpi?

I am creating something for print that will be 160.472"w x 89.764"h. I'm not sure where to set these dimensions in Illustrator and set the dpi.
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Cleaning up messy corner lines?

I'm kind of new to this stack exchange thing so please bear with me! Anyway, I'm trying make a ribbon on Illustrator. Upon making this ribbon from basic shapes and combining them with the Shape ...
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Batch image trace in Illustrator

Is there any way to batch trace images located in a directory with High fidelity option? I created an action including open an image, image trace it with high fidelity option, save it as PDF and ...
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Illustrator CS5 (Mac) Pathfinder Tool Messing up Paths

So I'm trying to cut an image out of a solid background in Illustrator CS5 (Mac). I do this fairly often and my typical workflow is to: Place the image to be cut out on top of the background Group ...
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Convert low resolution Image into High resolution Image in Adobe Photoshop? [duplicate]

How to Convert a low quality Image into High quality Image in Adobe Photoshop?? Anyone Helps!!!!!
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how to make selection on certain part of shape in adobe illustrator?

I'm new to illustrator. I just want to ask how and what is the best way to make selection of certain part of shape in illustrator. Currently i'm just using pen tool and it's quite messy. In photoshop ...
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Problem with pixelation when copying an illustrator logo to photoshop as a smart object and exporting for web as a png

I'm having issues since I upgraded my CS Suite with copying vector files to photoshop as a smart object and then saving for web as a png 24. The files look quite pixelated even though they are sharp ...
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manipulate part of a letter without changing overall shape

I am attempting to alter the letter "e" in the font Arial. I want to match it in similarity to the "e" in Helvetica where the top of the tail is flat. I am using the direct selection tool but yet ...
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save for web produces blurry png's with white tracing

I'm having an issue that I can't seem to get around. I wouldn't call myself a graphic designer, as I only use photoshop and illustrator in relation to web design, so I know enough to be dangerous. ...
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How can I use a clipping mask on a pen tool?

I used the pen tool to make a basic graphic in foreground. Then created a background using the blend tool with three different colors. source1 Then with both objects I made a clipping masks and ...
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How to create a circular tower with windows in illustrator

As close to this as possible, thank you!
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Exporting Illustrator Art Boards without bounding box

I have a bunch of art boards that are sized to 88x88 pixels. When I export my art boards, all the images are sized as 88x88, where transparent pixels are surround my actual art work. Is there a way ...
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Illustrator CC Color Guide Shades & Tints not working correctly

I have the color Guide's "Warm / Cool" display option selected. I Select a color group in my swatches panel. Then I select the color guide's "Shades / Tints" option. Shades are displayed accurately. ...
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Hard color transition gradients

I am trying to reproduce this hard transition of colors with the gradient tool. I had this gradient: And what I need was hard transition between of the colors like here - What is the trick ...
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How to create a polyline in illustrator, with each edge a different color?

I have a sequence of thick segments of different colors, which overlap at the end points. It looks like this: I would like it to look more like a single path, like so (note the change in the ...
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How do I in some way save a texture (with borders, effects and all) in Illustrator?

I have multiple objects that will have the same color, border color, brush and texture (with texturizer). How can I either save this as some default style, or copy everything from one object to ...
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SOLVED: Scaling Issue with Illustrator [duplicate]

I've read a considerable number of responses to this issue but haven't located a straight answer. My problem seems simple enough to solve: When I'm scaling a logo I created, it isn't scaling properly. ...