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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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Importing and Editing File in Adobe Illustrator

I have what I'm sure is a very basic question. I've just opened a friend's ai file into adobe illustrator, but the text had been completely changed and the images/pictures removed because 'they could ...
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How do I scatter icons all over a background randomly?

I've been wondering this a time now but I just saw a background like this on dribbble. I want to have multiple icons scattered across a background with random position and random rotation using ...
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What is the best way to export an artwork in Illustrator?

I have 18 artworks in an .eps file. I wonder what is the best way to extract/export one of those artwork into a .png/.jpg ? Example I'm not sure if this possible, but is there a way to ...
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How I can achieve this (light) effect in CMYK illustrator/Photoshop? [closed]

I want an identical effect for the background done in either Photoshop or Illustrator but I want it print ready that means in CMYK. Ideally I would like the design to be in Illustrator but I think I ...
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How to do the shape borders like this in the image attached

I'm going to create something similar. Circles can be made very easily. Color Gradient can be applied easily. Shadows are left-hand play. But, there is something different about the edges of ...
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Aligning neighbouring paths and “connecting” anchors in Illustrator

I am working on isometric design that will be printed on the 1000mm x 2000mm Roll Up. Design includes lots of similar paths that should be perfectly aligned and create isometric 3d scene (image 1.) ...
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Insert a new column or row in Adobe Illustrator's graph data editor

Is it possible to insert a new column or row in Adobe Illustrator's graph data editor? (without having to move the existing data through Ctrl + X, Ctrl + V) I use Adobe Illustrator CC 17.0.0 ...
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How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design

I'm trying to achieve a black-on-black design on a business card. See link here: AHC 180 Youth Ministry Business Card. The large black arrow and the grunge splotches are a rich black of 40-40-40-100, ...
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Is it possible to invert colours in a gradient in Illustrator?

Is it possible to invert colours in a gradient in Illustrator (CC 2014)? When I try Edit > Edit Colours > Invert Colours on the box that I want inverted, it tells me "Colors Note: No invertible ...
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What are those strange shapes appearing in the strokes' angles?

That's what I got after joining parts of circles with custom paths with anchor points at the same spot. Moving anchor points make those shapes disappear, as well as changing strokes to inside or ...
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Change snapping boundary

Here it says when using "snap to grid", that it snaps when I am within 2 px of the grid When the object’s boundaries come within 2 pixels of a gridline, it snaps to the point. How can I change ...
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Illustrator CS6 Perpendicular Lines following a path

I have a closed path from which I would like to create a parallel inner path. If I drew a series of lines, all the same length, with one end at points along the path (all extending inward), the second ...
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Draw diagonal line with a specific offset to another diagonal line

I have a vertical line with a 45° turn. I want to draw another line next to it with a specific offset. What is the best way to do it? I tried moving the pink anchors directly over the orange ...
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hello, i'm having trouble with this particular image as it is an image that has a multicolor vector [closed]

i'm having trouble with this particular image as it is an image that has a multicolor vector and i need to change it into an ai editable artwork, tried using image trace before but the smaller parts ...
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Converting Face Into Shape in illustrator [closed]

can anyone tell my how can achieve effect similar to this in illustrator or any program, I'm an ios developer and designer.
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Why is 1080px in illustrator not 1080px wide (on screen) when zooming at 100%? [duplicate]

Or more generally, "Why isn't illustrator displaying things at their correct sizes when zooming at 100%?". It has always been bothering the life out of me, I've been using Illustrator for 4years, and ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a svg as a background image for a website file size wise?

I need to save out some images for a website project at work. These images will span the full background of the site using background-cover. I first thought that svg would be the correct choice but I ...
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Photoshop export to PDF - Shape issues

This little screenshot explains well the issue. I have shapes from Photoshop (also made a test from copying shapes from Illustrator) and exporting to PDF. Here is the ugly results. If I reduce the ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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Illustrator - warp according shape without resizing font size [closed]

I have a label to do and it's curved. How can I put text/images on it in a way to follow the blue shape? Thanks
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Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
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Keeping Transparency and White color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

First off I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have an image that has a white stroke and a transparent background. Whenever I try to use image trace a white background fills up the transparent areas ...
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Illustrator - my rectangles are all sheared skewed?

When I try to create a rectangle in a certain .ai file they all come out sheared: but this isn't the case in other projects. Is there any way to fix
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How to move one bezier anchor point while keeping the direction locked?

In below image I'd like to move the position of the green anchor point along the green dotted line (I freehanded in there, image it's a straight extension of the anchor point handle's line). I'd like ...
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Is it possible to move /copy artboard to other file?

Is it possible to move /copy artboard to other file in illustrator?
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Raster letter object to Vector, Tracing or Manual re-creation

I need this big letter a to separate from the image and vectorize it. How do I do that in Illustrator? When I try trace image, everything disappears except few random lines. I guess I am doing ...
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Exporting a shape from Illustrator in multiple colours at once?

I'm creating assets for a game using Illustrator. I have created a bunch of shapes, and i want to export each shape in 24 different colours (which i've made swatches of, if that helps) I was wondering ...
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How can I create a fine diagonal stripe pattern with Adobe design tools?

I wanted to recreate this fine stripe pattern - see dark bar behind the logo on top card: I started copy / pasting 90 dregree single stripes at set distances from each other manually, however in ...
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Move Ai brushes to Ps?

My son wants to move his brushes from Ai to Photoshop. We just got through reading on this site how to move his color using the exchange but I am not seeing a similar way to do it with brushes.
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Illustrator image size info

I try compression to used images. How can i see images size (like 15MB, 20MB) to in my Illustrator file. Links window not show embeded images size.
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Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC

I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch) When I place it into a new ...
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How do I prevent my Illustrator graphics from distorting when I scale them? [duplicate]

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. When I scale my vector graphic in illustrator down to a smaller size, the graphic itself distorts. I have multiple rectangles that are evenly spaced horizontally, ...
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Efficient workflows for handing off designs to developers

I work as a UX/UI designer for my company's web sites. After I make the designs, I send the mockups to web developers, who implement them. It's a little more collaborative than that, but that's ...
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How to get outlines for Arc object after using Envelope Distort in Illustrator?

I need to arc a vector logo in illustrator so it matches a curve. But I need the outlines. I don't want a "mesh" as one object, because it goes to plotter to plot on vinyl. I used Envelope Distort ...
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An easy way to reduce depth of a path?

So my graphic designer sent me my files today, but I'm wanting to make a change. My problem is layer 1 is a lot thicker than layer 2, and is just hidden behind to create the bubbled outline effect. ...
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Creating Isolated Points in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I noticed that isolated points appear when I import some pictures and made from them the paths (OBJECT >> IMAGE TRACE >> MAKE). Moreover, there is the way to remove stray points: OBJECT >> PATH ...
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Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
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PNGs at 400.997 PPI and need them at 401 PPI

I'm having an issue right now where I'm trying to get my designer to send over icons at 401 PPI. My designer says he is exporting my icons at 401 PPI but when I receive them I open them up in ...
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Moving Illustrator undocked tool palette between monitors

So between home and work I have 2 & 4 monitors, does someone know how to move the little undocked tool palette windows around monitors so I can get it back on screen and see it? Like if I used ...
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Best practice to track procedural image creation?

I often create a collection of images in Illustrator or Photoshop which require a specific sequence of manual steps in order to maintain a similar appearance across a series. Actions or scripts ...
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can't zero co-ordinates for relative positioning

I created a shape in Illustrator and exported it as a psd. I dropped it into an open document in Photoshop as a new layer. I want to repeat the shape using relative positioning (with each shape on a ...
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Illustrator clipping mask on blended lines

I am newbie to Illustrator, just started out like a few weeks ago and was hoping someone could help me with this. I wanted to do a clipping mask over few blends and its kinda not working out... ...
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How to export the images that inside adobe illustrator file

Right now I have a AI file, and there are some images used in it , the problem is , how to export all of them? Thanks a lot for helping.
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How would you go about creating elegant patterns

So here are some exaples of what I mean What program should I use (Photoshop or Illustrator maybe?), any tutorials you could point out or any tips? Thanks for your time!
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Problems with exporting SVG assets out of Illustrator

My workflow generally goes like this, design the icon on Illustrator and paste the icon and resize it for the design. Because our dev team needs SVG icons and not just the typical 1x,2x,3x assets, I ...
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How can I create a mosaic with my own tessellating tile shape?

The effect I want to achieve is the same as the one created by 'create object mosaic' command in Illustrator - but using my tile shape instead of a square or rectangle. I have created the effect I ...
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I am new to graphic designing. I am searching for a mentor [duplicate]

I am familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. However, I am not sure to call it a creative block or lack of industry knowledge, I am not able to take the this interest beyond certain level. I lack ...
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PDF saved from Adobe Illustrator CS5 not displaying correctly in Apple Preview

Hi, I have an issue with PDFs that have been saved out of Adobe Illustrator CS5 (yes, I know, old) not displaying correctly in Apple Preview. In the attached image, the left side shows how the ...
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Cutting Out Type in a Gussian Blur in Illustrator

I have a logo a client likes a lot. It uses gaussian blur ( few gaussian blur layers on top of each other) to create a glowing effect around the type. Then white type is placed on top to give it the ...