Adobe Illustrator is a vector digital file editing and creation application created by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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How do your place your artwork on a package?

I'm designing a box and I was wondering how I could place my graphics and text on it. I was curious about the printing process involved in getting the design on the box I built. I googled "how to ...
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Illustrator: Complicated objects to single path

I have a scan of a B&W marker drawing that I vectorized using Vector Magic. Vector Magic makes my drawn lines an object with a fill color. To further process the image to meet my needs, I need to ...
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Toggling Bounding Box and Transform Controls in Illustrator

I apologize if this has been covered a thousand times, but I'm new to AI and I don't even know the technical terms of these things to find anything in Google, I've been trying. When you select an ...
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How to know if Extension Manager for Illustrator CS6 has already been installed?

I have Illustrator CS6 and want to install some common plugin. This plugin needs Extension Manager being installed - How can I know if it (Extension Manager) exists on my Mac?
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector

I have a raster image, basically a scanned drawing of the outlines (and some detail) of various objects, and I wish to convert these lines to vectors, using either Illustrator or Inkscape. My present ...
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How do I use an SVG “icon font” within Illustrator?

Trello uses an icon font and I'd like to figure out how to bring in some of the glyphs into an Illustrator project. Admittedly, this is going a bit backwards (usually you want to import Illustrator ...
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Shape Points Not Align in Sketch

For some reason after working with a shape for a little while, the transform the points (corners, edges, whatever) get out of alignment. Notice below in the rectangle in the middle.
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Illustrator Performance Issue When Dealing with Heavy Files

I'm trying to create a repeat square out of six pretty heavy (100MB-700MB) Illustrator illustrations. When all six files are placed they weigh in at around 1GB. I need around 30 of these files placed ...
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How to change Adobe Illustrator CC's pixel to inch ratio?

We all know today the devices have different ppi. Traditionally a pixel is a point, which is 1/72 an inch. But today, iPhones have 326 pixel per inch why the point should remain the same for ...
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Acrobat X “moves” object on save from Illustrator

Have an odd issue with Acrobat X, when selecting an object (Tools > Edit Object). I then right click and "Edit Object" which opens Illustrator CS5.1, make my necessary changes, which 9/10 is ...
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How do I draw shirt with vertical stripes?

I am redrawing the character on the following picture via Illustrator: Regarding the stripes on the shirt, I already tried to create it by creating a white and a blue linie and using it as a fill, ...
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Moving both handles of a bezier curve simultaneously in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to be able to move the two handles for the bezier curve with the direct select tool the same way they are moved on initial creation of the anchor point. When a new anchor is created, ...
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Cleaning up a shape in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am working on a character and the mouth looks like this so far: My problem: The upper and lower teeth booth go beyond the black part. My goal is to neaten the mouth up so that it has a linear ...
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Drop shadows that cast lines from object

Does anyone know of a quick way to create drop shadows that cast lighter from inside corners and heavier from protrusions? Link
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converting image to vector, resizing, in illustrator cs6 [closed]

A question about using adobe illustrator cs6... Basically I want to be able to put images I’ve drawn (simple outline drawings.) in to illustrator, having scanned them on to my desktop, turn them in to ...
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How do I divide a circle into equal parts like a pie chart with Adobe Illustrator?

Is there a fairly simple way to divide a circle into equal parts using Adobe Illustrator CC?
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How to convert complex objects into one lighter object in Illustrator

I have some Illustrator art, and it's too complex (it has too many objects in it). It's too hard for the hardware to render it. How can I convert all those objects into one to make it lighter?
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What is the difference between a spot color and a global process color?

I just learned about both global process color swatches and spot color swatches (which are inherently global) in Adobe Illustrator. My question: What is the difference between the two? When should ...
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Subtle vector 3D effect in Illustrator

How did they create this very subtle 3D vector effect in Illustrator? Link
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Can you create linked objects in illustrator that are not grouped?

When I think of Indesign and editing/ type setting, I use character and paragraph styles. These functions are extraordinarily useful when you get into formatting/adjusting styles over many pages etc. ...
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What is proper methodology for creating a mood board for a logo design?

There exists a fair amount of references online on how to create mood boards using various online services. I'm looking to create a mood board that has a visual hierarchy, incorporated's colors, ...
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Is there a method to browse Illustrator swatch libraries easily?

I'm using Illustrator CS6 and find that browsing through all the swatch libraries is not very user-friendly. I have to load every library individually. As the library names are not really helpful (for ...
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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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Adobe illustrator merge two objects [duplicate]

in Illustrator, to make the square background into the roof. how can i merge this roof vector in Illustrator to the background of the square? roof and square
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Merging multiple paths in Illustrator CS6

I've got multiple paths which, together, create a single sprite in Illustrator. I'm trying to merge the paths in order to apply a gradient to the whole thing; however, Pathfinder does nothing, and ...
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How to fill half of a word with one colour and the other half with a different colour in Adobe Illustrator

I want to recreate the text of a logo I have. It had black half way down the text and then yellow for the other half. How do I create text with a different colour on each half in Adobe ...
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Is there a version of Illustrator's “Divide Objects Below” for Inkscape?

In the project I am working on, I need to draw a line across the image and split all paths below that in Inkscape. I know Illustrator has Object > Path > Divide Objects Below. Does Inkscape have ...
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How to form a shape with selective shapes in various size? [duplicate]

Basically my question is how to make this like the image that I uploaded. I know that you need to pick a shapes, and a picture of what whatever you would like to form into. Where can I buy or ...
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Illustrator skew only one corner of the object

I just want to know how to skew only one corner of the object specially a none square object using Selection Tool (V) or Direct Selection Tool (A). I just want the letter A look like its fell. Please ...
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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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How to convert every pixel of raster picture to square objects in Illustrator?

For example I have 10×10px icon. I want to produce 100 squares with correspondent color and location each. Actually, the question is how to make exact pixel mosaic out of raster image. I try Live ...
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What are some recommended online training courses (video) for Adobe illustrator?

I've just finished trialing TutsPlus and decided not to renew as the majority of their content is coding tutorials. However I did watch a course on Adobe illustrator which was really good and want ...
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How to shrink vector object without distoring it in Illustrator?

I always bump into this problem of distorting a logo when I shrink it in illustrator. I have expanded the object and converted all outlines. I tried 'simplify' and 'clean up' the anchor points, and ...
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Illustrator pdf converts object to grey

I have created some art work in illustrator but when I export to PDF some of the obects are converted to grey as per the attached image. Please help on why this is happening. Thanks
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Cannot place images into Illustrator

I cannot import images into Illustrator CS6. Dragging in doesn't work. "Place" command doesn't work. Any ideas? I have uninstalled and re-installed.
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Illustrator CC: align new objects to pixel grid - TURN OFF!

I have inadvertently created an illustration with the align new objects to pixel grid turned on (not sure why it was on, I did not now or ever turn it on) and want to now scale the image. When I ...
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Convert Illustrator Live Paint Objects to Standard Objects

I can hobble my way around Illustrator, but I'm far from a pro, so please bear with me here. For most of my work in Illustrator, I use basic shapes. I draw a rectangle; move around the anchors; ...
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How to link [and reuse] layers?

I have been using Photoshop/Illustrator for about 6 years or so now. I never really learned from official resources, nor did I attend a course which would have taught me how to use the Creative Suite ...
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How to select and delete the border in an EPS file in Adobe Illustrator

I have a graphic CS5 eps here that draws a honeycomb lattice. But I have a problem: When I selected it, I found that there is a border around it as shown in But I only want the honeycomb lattice ...
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Illustrator to photoshop export

I am having problems with some illustrator files (I'm a developer more than a graphic designer). Basically, I can't seem to get around two things. Firstly, I have an illustrator file in which some of ...
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Can I use custom fonts in my SVGs in my Illustrator > Edge Animate > web workflow?

I'm creating an animation for web, using Adobe Edge Animate for the first time. I'm creating the SVGs in Illustrator, including text that uses a custom font. I need to link this font to an external ...
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How to make a monochrome like this?

I don't know how to call this but how to make a monochrome like the one on bottom. The exclusion (white), but originally it doesn't overlap.
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Sampling color of partially transparent objects in Illustrator

Sometimes when using Adobe Illustrator I need to get a range of tints from a certain color, so I'll drop the opacity to, say, 75%, 50%, and 25% on a white background to get there. It's the quickest ...
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Can't select paths from PDF file in Illustrator

I need to work with this file for a school project I have. Currently I am trying to make roads. I saw that the roads in the original image will work fine with what I am working on, so I am tried ...
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Divide objects below issue

I am learning seamless pattern creation in Illustrator CS6. I've created some repeated pattern and divide it by rectangle using the Object-Path-Divide objects below menu. Unexpectedly, there is some ...
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Paste into specific artboard

I searched all over but can't find a solution - maybe I'm just not grasping the concept of an artboard quite yet. Here's the issue: I can't paste into a specific artboard that is not on top (not the ...
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How can I snap or connect lines to circles in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I snap or connect lines to circles in Adobe Illustrator? I want to snap and or merge the lines to the circles in order for me to create a slash \ type design.
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Transparency is lost in illustrator CS6 when I use image trace. Help!

so I'm pretty new to illustrator so sorry if this is obvious - but, I'm having troubles with the transparency of a flower image. I placed the image of the flower which has no background from a saved ...
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Illustrator CS5 Artboard convert error

I'm trying to convert a vanilla rectangle to Artboard in Illustrator CS5. Using the rectangle tool, creating a 100x100 rectangle, selecting Object > Artboards > Convert to artboard, I get a error ...
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Using Illustrator CS6 to create shape out of multiple paths

I am very new to Illustrator, in fact I am only experimenting with it in an attempt to help my friend develop a logo for a new business venture. I managed to draw out the shell of the logo using the ...