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How to save text in illustrator and open it in photoshop without pixellation

I want to do silkscreen printing. I have done all the labels with Photoshop and saved as PDF. But, my printer said it is very blurry. I need to use Illustrator. So, if I have already done my label ...
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How can I make crisp icons for Windows Store apps?

I'm pretty new to making graphics for a specific platform but not to graphic design in general. I have a logo I made using Illustrator and had scaled it accordingly by using the Save to Web feature ...
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When ever I write something in Arabic or Persian in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 the word do not appear on the screen?

When ever I write something in Arabic or Persian in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 the word do not appear on the screen? But I can see the word which I have written in layer names.
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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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Colour difference between Ai file print and PDF file print

I hope someone is able to help me solve this issue. I am launching an online stationery business whereby I design stationery for clients who can print the products in their home or at a printers (My ...
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Graphical errors when exporting to the web from illustrator

I am having problems with graphical errors when i export from illustrator The problem is small border along the right side of the export, the colors of the line varies from export to export. first ...
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Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed

I have been downloading google fonts for the last few months and not been aware of any issues. They normally work fine. However, today I downloaded 3 more - I am using suitcase to manage these fonts ...
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How to create 3D extruded text?

I am pretty sure I'm not using the right terminology, but I'm trying to create the same effect in this image: Is there any way to do this in Illustrator? What is the proper terminology for that ...
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Attempting to segment a rounded rectangle after path adjustment

I'm teaching myself illustrator and I'm attempting to draw a worm. I have created a rounded rectangle, added extra anchor points and adjusted the anchor points so my rectangle is now a rippled line ...
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How can I reduce the size of my .ai file

I've designed a catalog, using Illustrator CS4 and I have placed high resolution images into the document, which now has a file size of 1 GB. How can I reduce this file size to 20-30 MB? Thank you.
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How to convert the shapes stroke into open or transparent in Illustrator CS5?

I created a path Inside that path I created several more paths and group those on separate layer. Inside paths doesn’t have any fill but have a stroke of 1. Since I want that stroke to be open( or ...
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Apply graphic styles to objects in a clip group

I can't seem to apply graphic styles to objects if they're behind a clipping mask. I encountered this problem when I wanted to use graphic styles in order to change the fill colour of a symbol ...
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Find weight of all lines/drawings

I need to know if it's possible to find the weight (diameter) of all lines/drawings in a psd file. Since silk screen printing dosen't allow me to print smaller lines/paths/drawings than 0,6mm i need ...
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Warp/arc text shows original text too

I have created text in Illustrator that I want to show in an arc'ed format. I selected the text and then chose Effect/warp then I chose the type of arc I wanted. So far so good. The text shows as ...
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Illustrator rounded corner inside stroke artifacts

After creating a path with rounded corners in Illustrator, I added a dashed stroke and aligned it inside the path (but the problem is the same when aligning outside). Strangely I ended up with a lot ...
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Selection Tool doesn't rotate in Illustrator [closed]

Why my selection tool doesn't rotate object? I selected the object and it doesn't work. How do I fix this?
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Curve-to-straight joining problem

Consider this ... Notice three joins are very good, but one is not so good. My question: in fact, is the problem shown in fact precisely an example of THE FOLLOWING type of problem, and solution: ...
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Illustrator - Document Raster Effect Settings - no effect to PDF file size

I had a little research, but I can't explain this little anomaly I have here. When I save a PDF with Document Raster Effect turned to 72 dpi it will have the same size as the file when I switch ...
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How to change colour of all elements of a group, at once, in Illustrator

I have a group of objects of the same colour, consisting of compound paths, regular paths and groups of these. How to change the colour of all objects at once? When I tried to use colour picker or ...
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How to export groups to separate PNG files?

I have an Illustrator file that contains several animation frames for a game. Every frame is a single group and they are all on the same layer. How can I quickly export all these groups, each to a ...
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Adobe Illustrator Save For Web SVG becomes empty

Windows 7, AI CS5 I have several artboards with different versions of a logo on them that I'm trying to save as an .svg file. ctrl+shift+alt+s to save for web. Active artboard's logo shows up in ...
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Adobe Illustrator Does Not Allow Me to Snap to Pixel

Illustrator CS5 on Windows 7. I have an artboard where I keep trying to move anchors onto even-pixel points and they keep moving back to odd numbers. E.g. I have these two anchor points on a path: ...
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Long Shadow Effect in SVG for Web

Basically I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to efficiently get a long shadow effect with an SVG: Example Image My three ideas on how this might be possible: Hella detailed gradient map, ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...
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Restore snap-to-grid behaviour for path handles in AI CC 2014

one of the new features in AI CC 2014 is path handles ignoring any grid. However, when one wants to construct C2-contious joins between separate objects, precise control over the handle position is ...
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How to digitally draw webcomics like sintitulocomic.com using sketchbook pro

I am a visual interface designer based in India. I design web/mobile screens in photoshop, do logos and stuff in Illustrator. Lately, I've come up with an idea of making a webcomic, like the one here ...
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Search Help Keyboard Shortcut on Mac Illustrator CS6

The standard mac shortcut (Command+?) for opening the menu item search field doesn't work. As Beibei mentioned - This is about cueing the cursor to the "Search" box of the help menu, not invoking the ...
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How to make Photoshop Effects on Adobe Illustrator unlimited?

When I apply Blur > Gaussian Blur on this shape, this is the result: The result is that the Gaussian Blur doesn't appear completely, and borders indicated below limits it. How can I make the ...
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How to make an area transparent in Illustrator

In the image below you'll see the white section (highlighted blue). The black section behind it is one path, and the white another. How do I remove the white from the black so it becomes transparent? ...
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Can't set background object color in Illustrator?

I set red background for entire document and now I can't set any color for interior of any object. Apparently it behaves as if it would transparent or somehow combined with background, but I can't ...
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Grunge effect for vinyl

As the title says what is the best way to take an existing sans serif font, such as Helvetica, and add a grunge effect to the text for die cut vinyl? I know it can be done manually but that tends to ...
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How to automate setting position and dimensions to round values?

I'm trying to set the position and size of selected objects in Illustrator to whole numbers quickly. Is there an Action or Script that does that already ? If so, where can I find that ? Otherwise, ...
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Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator

This is an odd request and something I've never had to worry about in Illustrator until now. I'm building out a logo that will be printed on a shirt. Instead of having a solid black border around the ...
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Illustrator CC zoom accuracy

As a former CAD draftsman I always found the snap function in Illustrator very inaccurate. But now in AI CC I find it even more inaccurate. Am I the only one? Is there something one can do in order ...
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How to take an accurate outline (ONLY) of an image PSD

I would like a technique on how to take only the outline of an image. This image is of a car and would need to be accurate. I am using Photoshop however do have Illustrator if that program is more ...
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How to erase through one layer using Adobe Illustrator CC?

There is a segment of a font that I'm not wanting to be used. I am wanting to simply erase that swirl like I could using Photoshop. Is it possible to erase on one layer in Adobe Illustrator instead of ...
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Illustrator: shape dimension and resize

Is there a way in Illustrator to know the exact dimension of shape in pixel and possibly to resize it down to different (but precise) dimension?
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How to remove detailed backgrounds and take ONLY an outline of an image PSD [duplicate]

I would like a technique on how to take only the outline of an image. This image is of a car and would need to be accurate. I am using Photoshop however do have Illustrator if that program is more ...
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How to align all objects in the center of your art board using Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is there a simple shortcut to align all objects in the center of an art board instead of doing it manually?
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How can I create woodcut illustration in Illustrator and/or Photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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How to paint graphics exported from Illustrator to flash professional

I work doing e learning, and I need to use graphics from pdf manuals. I open the pdf manuals in Illustrators ,and I grab the graphics from there and drag them to flash professional. But when I get the ...
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Glossy gift box designing in Illustrator

I have to design a glossy gift box for a client in various sizes. Can I create just one design which the printing company can use for various sizes or should my designs be dimension-specific? Also, ...
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Illustrator stroke color appears lighter than same fill color

When I apply a color with the exact same RGB as the fill for 1 shape and the stroke of another, the shape with the stroke shows a slightly lighter color. Why does this happen and what can I do to ...
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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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Illustrator - Make paths as a compound path

I am having a simple issue from import SVG path to Fontello: 'id.svg' contains multiple paths/shapes. Please, make them a compound path, and try import again. So, I have this vector: What I ...
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Effectively creating this effect in Illustrator?

Been lurking awhile but this is my first post. I've always wondered what this effect is called and I'm almost certain there's an easier way to doing it than how I do it. I'm talking about the ...
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How to easily erase excess fill around a shape? [duplicate]

I have a vector design that I want to cut a heart shape out of. I also have the specific heart shape as a vector in the AI file. What I have been doing is putting the heart vector over the design ...
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Trim a Clipping Mask in Illustrator?

Is it possible to trim a clipping mask in Illustrator? I have an image that I created a mask for, but the entire image is so much larger than the space I need, I would like to crop the rest of the ...
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removing partial shapes/objects

I have a template on the artboard and I am using basic shapes to fill the template with designs. Some shapes overlap the template. I want to remove the parts that go outside the template box. I have ...