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How to flood fill shapes made with line segment tool on Adobe Illustrator CC

How do I flood fill like the paint bucket in Microsoft Paint? I've tried selecting a group of line segments -> object -> live paint -> make. But it changes the weight of the lines to all the same. I ...
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How to rotate around shifter center precisely in Illustrator?

If I select Rotate tool, I can select center of rotation then and move it. After that I am able to rotate object around that center. But this rotation is imprecise. Suppose I want to rotate for 120 ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

Is it possible to hide the objects that are outside of the artboard? As you can see in the picture below, the polygons are shown outside of the artboard. I want to hide everything that is outside of ...
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Gradient Colors in Illustrator

I'm wondering if there is a way to select a color off of the gradient slider without adding another slider tab. I just want to make the middle slider tab the same color as whats right next to it ...
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SVG won't Align in Illustrator

Can't seem to figure out why svgs won't properly align in illustrator. I'm aligning to artboard and for whatever reason the object refuses to align properly. Here's it aligned horizontally Any ...
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How to export from illustrator to Photoshop and preserve the artboard structure?

The app "app.zeplin.io" (wich is a tool that provide developpers informations about an user interface design) works with Photoshop artboards and Sketch exclusively. I would like to know if there is a ...
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Illustrator brush pen pressure distortion

After a few months of using my Wacom, I started to notice that my strokes became distorted near sharp corners and curves when I changed the default 5pt brush to pen pressure. I saw similar questions ...
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Illustrator CS6 How to get my text box to scale upwards when a new line is added?

I am using a point type text box (one that scales horizontally and vertically) but when I add a new line it expands the text box downwards. Is there was a way to get it to jump up when a new line is ...
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Can you create dynamic button styles/shapes in Photoshop that resize with text?

I need to make rounded buttons (pill shaped) in different sizes that will automatically adjust height/width based on the size/length of text on them. In Illustrator you can select a text object and ...
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Objects in Illustrator Not Aligning to Pixel Grid Correctly [duplicate]

I'm having problems aligning my objects to the pixel grid in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture, my object is correctly aligned with the pixel grid. However there are still parts outside of ...
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Artwork hidden after move

I'm working with an architectural drawing in illustrator (I know, I know). I selected a wall system (a bunch of objects) and then went to Object->Transform->Move. I then put in the distances I ...
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How to merge outlines and fills after using image trace on a hand drawn image?

I'm new to illustrator and I'm trying to import my hand drawn line art to color in illustrator. When I add the jpeg to illustrator and do image trace I'm left with an outline (solid black shape behind ...
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Adobe Illustrator Rectangular Grid Tool: How to remove boxes after drawn

Hey guys, I am quite new to Adobe Illustrator (last time I used it was 5 years ago) and I am really rusty. I am trying to make some 8bit artwork via using "Rectangular Grid Tool" and would like to get ...
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How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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How to delete a Rectangular Grid without deleting the color in Illustrator

I am new to the use of the Rectangular Grid Tool and I created an 8-bit style background using it and the LivePaint Bucket. I'm afraid that some how, some of the lines of the grid were colored and are ...
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Illustrator svg with screen shot image, large file size

I am using screen shots to present my web work then building an .svg with some additional layers, the resolution turns out great. I choose to save it as an svg because it maintains clarity, in the ...
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Relative file paths for linked assets in Illustrator

I would like to link external assets relatively rather than absolutely in Illustrator. Is that possible?
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Is there a way to make the bounding box of a group rotate with the group in Illustrator?

I'm trying to skew square grouped art onto a "cube" shape (a hexagon). I can get the two sides, but the top "diamond" is hard to do because, when I rotate the square image to match the front edge of ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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How to make this overlapping shape on Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm working for hours trying to do this effect overlapping on Illustrator... One shape are above of each one... its so cofused for me!! Can you help me? Thanks!
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How do I trim the overlapping elements in Adobe Illustrator?

Whenever I am working with Adobe Illustrator, I can't figure this out for the life of me so I end up doing all kinds of knifing to get it sort of the way I want it. I am posting this here so I can ...
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How to create an orthogonal triad of vectors as a single object in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Here is what I have done: I create three arrows by using the line command and then the stroke panel to add an arrowhead. I then make two duplicates of the arrow by pressing Alt + Shift + Left Arrow. ...
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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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How does “Reflect X” work in Transform effects?

I am unable to understand the Step 3 in this tutorial: https://vectorcove.com/illustration/brick-seamless-background-in-adobe-illustrator/ Why does 'Reflect X' bring back every alternate row in line ...
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Can't make straight lines less than 1 point in illustrator.

This question has been asked before by the solutions don't work for me. When I try to make the stroke of a line or rectangle a value under 1 pt it flips from the new value back to 1. I'm using ...
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Illustrator: how to align grouped objects and expand to be aligned top and bottom?

The rectangles below have been grouped together by me. I realized that I probably should have aligned them before grouping them. I'm wondering if there is a way to align them (to their top edge) ...
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Illustrator won't undo and doesn't recognise document as saved [closed]

I'm working on the latest Illustrator per 8th of July 2016. I have a document that seems to be corrupted. It won't accept Undo. First I thought it was the shortcut that was at fault but undo won't be ...
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Making transparent but still hiding any objects below in Illustrator

Hello I am new to Illustrator (I was working with photoshop a few years). How can I fix this problem?
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Rectangle Tool pitched 15 degrees in Illustrator

Whenever I click on the "Rectangle Tool" the resulting rectangle is always pitched 15 degrees up, on the right hand side. The solution I am sure is simple and probably too simple for this forum, but ...
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Outlining dot patterns in Illustrator

I have a logo created with a dot pattern clipped by a mask. Is there anyway to outline that pattern as is without losing its look? I design for custom engraving and the laser machine needs to read ...
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eps to Adobe Illustrator. Color changes completely

I have done a sort of brochure/book in flash, the printer needs ai. Here is what i am doing. I am exporting the image as eps, and importing into AI The problem is this: The colors look different ...
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How to align rotated shape back to 0 degrees?

I have a "rotation" issue with Illustrator. I've rotated some shape which has no horizontal component which I could align to guide, so I have no idea how to rotate the shape back to 0 degrees. In the ...
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unifying sizing of font icon into a set with illustrator?

I look around the web, and there are a lot of tutorials on how to create icons, but my question is, how do you unify the icons into a set using illustrator? So here's the problem: I am a UI Designer,...
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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Illustrator pathfinder shortcuts

I constantly use the pathfinder tool and I began to wonder, is there any shortcut for this? specially for the "add shapes" function.
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How to change the curve of two separate points simultaneously in Illustrator

Is it possible in Illustrator to change the curve of two separate points at the same time so that the change is symmetrical? For example if I have a rounded cornered square but want to further adjust ...
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Can't set CMYK “K” to “0”

I've been asked to create a vector illustration where "K" must equal 0. I keep going to the shape fill, set it as 0 and all looks fine. But when I click back on the shape, the K value still shows up ...
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Unable to snap guide or the the vertical line to the intersecting point

Hello, I'm trying to create an Isometric Grid in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Everything with regards to snapping to point was fine till yesterday (although never tried creating an isometric grid before). ...
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Shape not working on Fontello

I'm trying to convert this shape image from illustrator to svg and to font in Fontello. The result I get it is and I get this message from Fontello "If image looks not as expected please convert to ...
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent this?...
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Is there a way to 'arrange' anchor points within a single shape?

In the image below, my problem is shown; I want to tangle two shapes. I had hoped that arranging individual anchor points would be the solution, but that is not the case. Is is possible to make it '...
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How can I arrange overlapping circles into a rosette?

How can I make an image like this? When I try doing this in Adobe Illustrator, it ends up like this. the final few circles overlap with the first few. How do I avoid this?
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How can I open a PDF in illustrator and convert text with a missing font into outlines

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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Best practices for that evenly weighted line look [closed]

I know it's a stupid enough question, but I'd like to hear from people about their approach to creating an evenly weighted line design like you see on basically half of dribbble these days. You know ...
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Big distortion when scaling illustrator

i read a lot of a threads on this web but still i can't find a solution for my problem. I saw a similar problem thread but it didn't fix it for me. SO when i want to scale my created logo I always ...
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Adobe Illustrator - How do I separate the dot from a lower case “i”?

How do I separate the dot from a lower case "i" so I can re-color just the dot? I want the straight part black and the dot red.
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How to connect solid connected pieces?

Simple question, how do I make this one piece? Ive tried all the pathfinder options, and it does not connect the pieces, same as compound shape. I'm stuck trying to do this the hard way, there has ...
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Svg sprite from Illustrator (with separate viewBox for each element)?

Is there a way to export an .svg sprite directly from Illustrator, with a separate viewBox for each element? I am only able get one viewBox for the whole set of icons, even when each of them is on ...
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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...