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Apply gradient to a path made of 2 paths

As you can see in the pic, I drew a Rectangle with no fill and black stroke. Then I added a curvy shape. I want to add a gradient to the place bound by those two shapes. How can I do it?
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scale raster image to meet defined ppi in Illustrator

Background: I am using Illustrator to combine several raster images. I apply scaling and clipping masks to them. Next, I try - if possible - to avoid non-integer resampling steps during subsequent ...
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How can I get an EPS or PDF to open in Illustrator?

Just downloaded some vector graphics from Shutterstock for my landscape design project in Illustrator. When I open the document I see a blank sheet so how do I get the downloaded file (PDF or EPS) ...
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Too many compound paths in illustrator.. need to merge and delete from an object

Hello everyone I had been trying to cut out many paths from a single layer in Illustrator. I was trying to convert an anchor point so I could move it but apparently I have ran into a problem.. My ...
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Why are there unwanted white lines appearing in a PDF print proof?

I designed a christmas card and I normally print it on vista print. When I ask for a print proof the outlines show. They don't show when I print it at home. Why are there unwanted white lines ...
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Why am I seeing boxes in the outline overview in illustrator CC

I have downloaded this vector graphic from a freebie site and when i see the outline overview using "ctrl+y", i can see these boxes. Why is this happening and how to remove them?
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Stroke doesn't scale proportionately when entering new size via keyboard

I'm using Illustrator CC and I have a logo which has a stroke around part of it. I want to resize the logo while scaling the stroke proportionately. Yes, I know that question has been asked and ...
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Adjustment layer/filter to uniformly colorize illustrator objects?

I'm trying to create an image that contains a set of logos. Each logo has different colors and I need to neutralize them. I tried converting the image colors to gray scale but it's not uniform, some ...
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Raster effects causing issues with selection in Illustrator

I have several assets I'm creating in Illustrator; I've used a drop shadow on a bunch of the shapes in each one to add depth to the drawing (clapboard, window frames, etc.). Unfortunately, once I've ...
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Illustrator script - create objects, rotated and centred with a selected object

Edit: Oops, it's working! It seems that the problem has been solved by loading the updated script via File / Script / Other File... option. Before the stroke width change wasn't affecting the ...
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Web design what to use Photoshop or Illustrator?

What should i use to design photoshop or illustrator ? There's a correct software or its more a personal choise ?
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Hard vector inset shadow

I'm trying to re-create a hard inner shadow effect in illustrator, similar to the effect on the text in the Kit Kat logo: Heres another good example: Heres my attempt at re-creating it: Mine ...
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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illustrator cc pathfinder minus front function [duplicate]

I'd like to know what the difference is between click on the Minus Front option in the Pathfinder palette and Alt+click.
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Illustrator: copying an artboard to a new document

I have a document with dozens of artboards. I would like to copy a single artboard into a new document. What's the easiest way to do this?
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How can I recreate these gradients? in illustrator or Photoshop?

Hi all! I've been trying to recreate the gradients inside the two coloured shapes in this logo. I've tried using gradients, hand drawing them with brushes, inner glow and a whole bunch of other ...
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Adobe-illustrator: Soft-Cut group into two parts

I'm trying to cut a group of layers into two pieces, but I don't want a clear cut but the pieces should overlap and have a gradient-like border. Can I do this with a opacity-mask? Every time I export ...
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how to automatically generate a text variable for each text box in my illustrator file

I have a big file with hundreds of images and texts. I need to export all the texts in order to send them to the translator. I know I can do it with the variables, but its still a long process because ...
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How to prevent wireframe art from having sharp point in Adobe Illustrator

I was attempting to create 2d low poly art in Illustrator, but I ended up liking the wireframe version more. The problem however is that the individual paths have a thick stroke, the outline of the ...
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illustrator pencil tool jagged line problem

I used pencil tool, but almost lines are jagged. I checked anti-aliased art work in preference setting, but it can't solve the problem. and I will use the picture for web. (700px * 344px) It is okay ...
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Illustrator Not Scaling Proportionally? [duplicate]

I'm having issues getting Illustrator to scale and subtract proportionally. Problem #1: I designed a blueprint icon, and every time I try to scale it down, some of the lines disappear. There are no ...
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determine the area of colours used in a design

We do design work using illustrator. Pricing is based on the percentage of the area that is printed versus the non printed area. Is there a way or tool that can determine that for me?
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I created files AI files using adobe creative cloud. How can I open .eps files in AI CS6?

I created a bunch of files using Adobe Creative Cloud, saved files in both .ai and .eps, but have since decided switch to AI CS6. I am able to open the .ai file versions without a problem, but when ...
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Is there a keyboard way to navigate items in Illustrator's layers panel?

I've got lots items in the layers panel that I need to group, re-arrange, re-name etc and it'd be nice to be able to do it all with just keyboard. What shortcuts, or keys can I use? I did google ...
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How do I use pathfinder on multiple objects?

I have some text. I changed it to outline. Drew a rectangle on it. Selected all and then pathfinder->minus front. I got a weird result. How can get my desired effect in this way?
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Where to start learning Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi i am really interested to learn Illustrator. I already know Photoshop and i also have the experience of working with it. I am really confused about where to start from with Illustrator !
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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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images in 3d text

I am making this logo and I'm trying to get my colorful block image throughout my 3d text instead of just on the front of it. Anyone know of a way to do that? help pleaasse!
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Illustrator - I need the CMYK values of hundreds of colors in one file

I made a color chart by using the eyedropper to get colors from another file. When I go to get the CMYK values it only gives me a percentage. The Document Color Mode was RGB - changing it to CMYK ...
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Path/shape (not really sure how to formulate this question)

I would like delete parts of the shape with the path. Its 4am, and I have deadline to meet, and I am really stuck. I am adding a picture so you can understand what i am jibbering about. I would ...
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color not changing in illustrator

I created a vector object from a drawing. But after I added the color, it will not change. I added it as a layer into my logo anyways. Now trying to change the color there but will not work. After I ...
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Adjusting the Document size for Adobe Illustrator CS6 files

I've read many articles on how to adjust Artboard width and height settings in Adobe Illustrator, but have not found a single article on how to adjust the width and height for the background document ...
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Making extremely large screenshots

Hello fellow designers. I have to make a banner promoting a mobile application. The banner size is 80x200 cm. So, normal screenshots of the application screens will be too small. There are too many ...
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workflow illustrator photoshop

I have searched for an answer to this and found tidbits here: workflow for print publishing childrens book but it didn't answer my question fully. My question is how do you usually divide the work ...
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Lifting one side of text - Illustrator

I'm trying to lift the right side of my text, so it is similar to text in this logo: I've tried different kinds of warps, but can't find the right one. Maybe I should be looking at another effect?
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Adobe illustrator perfect curve between two grids

How would you combine a vertical grid and horizontal grid with matching width & heights with perfect curved lines? Example: I'm trying to find a method that would be salable for 100, 1000, etc ...
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How to import keyboard shortcuts into Illustrator CC?

How to import custom keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator CC? Does it work with Edit > My Parameter > Import or is there something else?
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How to open Illustrator file in Photoshop

How to open a large Illustrator file (eg. 120 in x 48 in) saved in Illustrator. Then, how to open the same file to actual size in Photoshop?
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How to access shortcut in illustrator for showing the grid?

I'm a new user on graphic design stack exchange, I will try to earn some point, here is my first answer : I've got some difficulty to show/hide the grid with shortcut. Everything that I need to ...
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Defining a brush with a non-straight graphic as the base in Illustrator

I have designed a dragon but it isn't completely round so I am thinking to use it on brush definition and add this dragon on a circle stroke. It should be easy if the dragon were straight but it ...
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In illustrator how do I create a clipping mask path based on a path layer?

I am trying to apply a pattern piece of vector artwork which is from one image to another image. The original image has the following: it has a clip group - with a clipping path and a artwork ...
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Default “Preview On” - Illustrator plugins and effects

Every time I use an effect or a modifying function ("Extrude and Bevel" or "Split into grid" for example) I have to check "Preview". I always want preview to be enabled. Is there a way to get ...
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What kind of style is this?

I was looking for a description of what kind of style these images are: How can I replicate this style and also would I be better use Photoshop or Illustrator for it?
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.eps logo disappears when I export artwork

I am creating a print advert artwork for a magazine on illustrator cs6. However, I'm having problems with one .eps logo on the artwork which disappears once I export the artwork as a jpeg. What could ...
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I made a map in AI, but the file size is HUGE as an svg?

I made an svg in Illustrator, but now I want to use it in a website/app but it's a huge size (around 10 MB) how can I decrease the size of it? My illustrator file is pretty big but that because I have ...
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Illustrator: “the selection contains objects which can't be distorted”-error

I am trying to make a distort effect in illustrator. I use the white arrow, the direct selection tool, I cannot get it to work. I get an error message: "the selection contains objects which can't ...
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how to resize object with additive styles applied to it, while keeping it's copies in place?

What I want to do is shown here at 0:52, unfortunatelly there is no explanation in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fh-9Ajs0ck The author applies additive style to a square to acquire a ...
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How to create a vector curve programmatically?

I want to create a vector curve that is symmetric in the top and the bottom. For example, in this baseball icon (How to draw a baseball in Pixelmator?), if I try to write the vector as suggested by ...
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How do i change the size of a drawing on illustrator without affecting the line thickness

Hi im new sorry if this is a stupid question. I have a logo made up using the pen tool and blob brush tool and have all the thicknesses right however when i try re-sizing the whole logo the line ...
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How to export a file in illustrator

How to export a specific length and width of my work in illustrator? I made a background asset that's longer than the stage and I don't know how to export it properly. This is how it looks like in ...