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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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How to align left just a single sentence in a justified paragraph in Illustrator?

I am pretty much new to Illustrator and I stumble upon a problem (for me) on the text area. Here is a screenshot: As you can see I have justified the whole paragraph, but the last sentence with ...
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Place psd file into Illustrator without losing quality

I want import a psd file into Illustrator without losing quality. I have a 300dpi image at Photoshop with height 60 cm, as you can see below. (You can see a smooth "D") I create an Illustrator ...
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How Do I save Illustration as a Jpeg as it's normal size?

Hi there, I'm really struggling here I am going to print these off in a little while as an A1 I set this up as a JPEG for me to print. The left picture shows the way I want it to print out. The ...
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Specify CSS class names on SVG paths using Illustrator

Is there a way to edit SVG files in Illustrator where you can specify a CSS class for each path? I already know in Illustrator that if you give the layer name an actual name, Illustrator will use ...
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Change color on object after 3d extrude and bevel and transform

I have google this but can not find an answer to my specific problem. I am using Illustrator CC (2015) I am new to illustrator, but know the basics and am learning as I go along using different ...
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How to switch to the clipped symbol?

I have a symbol which is clipped. When I place the symbol into document, I can't adjust the size of clipped object. In fact transform shows me unclipped bounding box. Above on the left side ...
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I need some advice on the process of designing window banners for a newsagents

I'm designing a window graphic for a newsagents (what covers the actual window with and advertises what they sell, booze etc), now I've got the sizing, 180cm Height x 170cm width so at first I made ...
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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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Drawing a ribbon banner with text in Illustrator

Basically, I want to draw a “fluttering” banner/ribbon in Illustrator, such that the text follows the curve of the ribbon. There is to be a pseudo-3D effect, where the ribbon doubles back over itself, ...
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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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Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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Merge Point Text Objects Into One Text Area In Illustrator

After importing from PDF I have several single line point text objects which I want to convert to one multiline text area object. Currently I have several lines of text represented as separate point ...
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Trim lines for vinyl cutting

I have created an image for a door consisting of vector based (AI) emoticon balls in InDesign on a Mac. The supplier doing the print and installation is having an issue where hidden lines are also ...
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White space around vector portrait 12 x 18 inch' rule(s)? Best practices?

I'm doing a poster series around vector portraits and I have two elements on the page. a. Portrait / Head + Neck b. { just below } a small centered logo connected to a box with a persons name. What ...
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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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is there a fast way to make parallelograms into rectangles in illustrator?

these shapes were hand traced, and as you can see there are slight angles that deviate from 90 degrees on the right side of the rectangles below. is there a way to make them vertical in illustrator? ...
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Clipping Mask, Pathfinder or Compound Path?

I'm sorry for such a generic title, but I couldn't figure out a title that would make sense with what I am trying to do. So I am a novice when it comes to illustrator, but I am trying to cut out the ...
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How Do You Find The Dimensions of A Document in Illustrator?

Is it possible to find the dimensions of an imported document in Illustrator? For example, if you drag a SVG into Illustrator (On Mac)/open a pre-made SVG, it doesn't necessarily tell you the ...
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Editing some pages in a PDF document of more than 200 pages

I am trying to edit a huge PDF document (annual report) of more than 200 pages. The original file was a Word document which was deleted after being saved as a PDF. Given that the changes are on about ...
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Any Advice On Shadows and Highlights?

I'm trying to create my first sports-style logo, but I can't seem to get the right shadows and highlights. Does anybody know of resources that thoroughly go over this? I've been going through Fraser ...
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Color values change between Illustrator and InDesign

I've googled and searched here for an answer to my question but haven't been able to find anything. I designed several pieces of collateral, all using the same single color. Some of the pieces I ...
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is there an easy way to convert custom letters from a .png file to illustrator

So I have made a custom title for my game. Because it exist out of two colors, I decided to make it in paint because I find it handy for pixel art. I would like to port this to Adobe Illustrator so I ...
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How to do a Corel Draw action in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I warp text to fit a shape like you can in Corel Draw in Illustrator. I know about the warping function in Illustrator but it is nothing like Corel's Envelope tool. I want to adjust the ...
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Exporting to PDF in Illustrator: Reduce file size in document with multiple occurrences of the same raster graphic

I have a multi-page PDF created with 7 Artboards in Adobe Illustrator CS6. The problem is the PDF file created is too large (40MB). The pages (artboards) have the same exact high-res raster graphic ...
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selecting only bottom anchor points using direct selection tool

I'm trying to select only the bottom anchor points using the Direct Selection Tool. And apply the following effect: Effect > Stylize > Round Corners However, all the four anchor points get ...
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Exporting web design from illustrator to photoshop

I have a website designed in Illustrator that I have exported to PSD, which works okay apart from the fact that it doesn't like clipping paths which I can deal with. The main issue is that when the ...
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Finding open paths in Adobe Illustrator

I uploaded a file to a market place but it got rejected. They sent me messages for some modifications and the one modification they want is to close opened paths. How can I find open paths or their ...
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Creating coloured images Illustrator/Photoshop [duplicate]

I was wondering what's the best way to achieve the same coloured effect on my images, as these images in this slider on this website: example website I've tried it in Photoshop and Illustrator by ...
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How do i make a white object non transparent in adobe illustrator

I'am working on a game, and in that game I have a white paper plane. My problem is, is that my white paper plane is not white but transparent, is there a way to make this white/non transparent. I ...
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

When creating illustrations, I have seen recently there is this new rounded edges trend going on in the design world like in this image here and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this with ...
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creating a lighting shadow illustrator [duplicate]

I am a beginner in illustrator, and want to create a lighting shadow just like the material design from android Here is an image I want to create: Now the current Image I have is the person but ...
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Save for Web & Devices in Illustrator CS5 Causes Artifacts on Large Files

I am saving with these settings: And ending up with weird transparent line artifacts: The ai file does not have this, and the path has nothing near the place where the lines are showing: From ...
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How to Smoothly Distort a Pattern in Illustrator

In trying to improve my Illustrator skills, I'm imitating some posters. Currently, I'm onto the one below. What I'm having trouble with is the distorted background. I tried to convert a dot pattern ...
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creating a tinted and shaded edge

I`m new to illustrator and want to create a tinted and shaded edges from the google material design guidelines. The above is the sample, the blue colors are the tinted edges, which I want to ...
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Variable Text Size for Illustrator Variables

Using Adobe Illustrator, I have imported a list of data from a CSV file into illustrator variables. I'm wondering if I can have different font sizes for each record. Some records are longer than ...
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How can I stop Illustrator's eraser tool from making small details vanish?

When I use the Eraser Tool (Shift+E) in Illustrator, there is a strange and undesired effect. It seems to clean up fine details on the effected layer, sometimes removing small shapes. For example, ...
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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SVG optimization practices when drawing in Illustrator

I’ve noticed that when exporting a file from AI to SVG, there is a lot of code created that is not necessary and I realized then that this code can be certainly optimised. Found this interesting SVG ...
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Why doesn't the gradient tool appear over the object I've applied it to in Illustrator CS6?

Why doesn't the gradient tool appear over the object I've applied it to in Illustrator CS6? I have to click and hold down to adjust the size of the gradient on an object or just use the gradient ...
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Illustrator CS6 - Can't Find the NON-Perspective Free Transform

So, in Illustrator, there's a tool called the free-transform tool (shortcut is E), and while stretching an object, by holding control, it changes to the perspective stretch (allowing me to pull just ...
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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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Why are drop shadows so hard to render, and is there an easier alternative for an aging computer?

I've been using drop shadows on a logo I'm working with and when I apply the effect it takes a good 30-40 seconds for it to finish, and then same amount of time for each edit. I'm using an older ...
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How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4

In Illustrator CS4 I have a scatter graph with four data sets. Now I want to use dashed and dotted patterns. However the dashes are not distributed uniformly over a plot. Click here to see a PDF ...
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Setting up A5 landscape brochure layout in Illustrator - HOW?

I have an 8 page brochure to design but I'm using Illustrator instead of InDesign (don't know my way around indesign). How do I arrange the artboards? Do I have the artboards seperately? Do I have ...
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remove curves from a shape with all curves drawn with pen tool; quick technique

Is there a simple method in removing all curves from an irregular shape drawn by the pen tool? I want to make it all angular with sharp corners. Basically blocky. I want to make sure the basic ...
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp tool to wrap a label around a bottle but it's hard to get perfect results in this way. I'd love a more consistent method so I tried experimenting with ...
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Illustrator - How to clone text fields along anchor points?

I'm working on a large number of dot-to-dot puzzles and want to speed up the process and make it easier. Right now I'm trying to find a way to clone one text field along the path so every anchor ...
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Special shape in Illustrator CS6

I was wondering how can I create a shape like this one? In Photoshop there are several options with Brushes and I think you could do the same thing in Illustrator. But my question is, how can I ...
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How do I delete two sides of a rectangle in Adobe Illustrator?

I have this rectangle with of course a border around it on all four sides. I would like to delete two of these sides so you have a rectangle with only two colored sides instead of four. The problem is ...