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How to create basic animations of Illustrator files?

I have this device that I need to create a movie for. I also have the Illustrator files for it. I now have to create a basic animation out of them , things such as basic moving parts, changing ...
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How do I delete an object over something, and have the shape of where it was stay with nothing there?

I apologize for the title, I can't explain for my life... But the problem i'm having is, I am trying to create a blank space over a letter. You can see in the screenshots that I have two elbow shapes ...
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Adobe Illustrator Auto Check 'Use Artboards'

I want to automatically check 'Use Artboards' check box, when exporting JPEG/PNG from Illustrator. Is there any way to do it? May I have to change some script file to avoid manual checking for every ...
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Photoshop CC2015: *Pasted* Vector Smart Objects not Launching Ai

I get it that if I place an Ai file in my PSD, it will launch Ai for Smart Object editing. However, it used to be just last year that simply pasting a vector object from Ai into PSD file, it would be ...
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Shortcut to open the Color Picker in Illustrator

What is the Shortcut in Illustrator to open the color picker window for the active color (fill/stroke).
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How to generate tint, shade and shadow colors in illustrator?

I am trying to make an app icon by following the guidelines given here in Adobe Illustrator, but I am unable to figure out how to generate the colors for tint, shade and shadow. Can anyone help me ...
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Need help with designing this image [closed]

How can I create this image or extract it, I guess, in Adobe Illustrator?
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How to create 736px rounded triangle with 18px border radius in Illustrator?

I am creating an app icon and, for the envelope's top part, and I want pixel perfect accuracy. When I try to create a rounded triangle using the polygon tool with a width 736px and then use live ...
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How can I get visual queues for anchor snap in the new Illustrator CC 2015.2

Before the last update Illustrator would give a visual queue when it snapped to anchors. Now it only displays an ambiguous "intersect", and when there's a lot of elements, it's difficult to know ...
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best way to import from ArcGIS to Illustrator

My client, a small publisher, uses Illustrator to prepare maps for publishing. Many of their authors generate their maps in ArcGIS. The Illustrator files I receive are broken into 1,000 tiny pieces, ...
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How can I flatten (combine?) a group of brush strokes in Illustrator?

Warning: I am not an expert with Adobe Illustrator I have done an illustration, using Adobe Illustrator, of some hair and a beard using only brushstrokes. I want to copy-and-paste this illustration ...
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How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
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Illustrator is slow / Not responding when redrawing complex / many paths?

My illustrator seems to be taking naps, that blue wheel turning and churning ;( Damn blue circular thinking and greye'd out .ai window focus. My art is a polygon design with anywhere from 500 - 1000 ...
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Can I make these very large Illustrator files smaller? Can linked files be increasing the size?

I've been creating art for some very large wall graphics (approx. 23'x10') in Illustrator CC. I've been cutting the walls into 5 sections, creating separate files and laying out the art at half size ...
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How can I hide parts of an object that don't overlap another object? [closed]

What is the best way to remove the part of the blue object that doesn't overlap the grey object?
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Can Adobe Ilustrator export to Sketch?

Can Adobe Ilustrator export to Sketch file? If not, is there any plugin that can be used?
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Illustrator: Move selected items to seperate Layers

Title says it all. Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to move selected items to new seperate layers? Thanks in Advance
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How do you make the endpoints of a diagonal line straight?

I have to make a gradient "V" using the pen tool, but the endpoints are slightly slanted and I want to make the start point and end point look like the image on the right, which is clean and ...
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Smart guide snapping not accurate

I have setup a isometric grid by creating smart guider rotated 120 degrees and working with the intersect points. When I'm working on vertex level this works great but when I want to group my object ...
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How can I italize my Myriad-pro font? [closed]

I am trying to make my first illustration. I got text with the Myriad-pro font that I want to make italic. When I click on the button that says Regular next to Myriad-Pro it does not show any other ...
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How can you render an SVG path with only the d=“…” attribute?

In looking to add another SVG to our svg-def.svg file for our website, one would assume it wise to mirror the approach of a previous developer. In our case, the prior developer was able to entirely ...
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Enlarging a Vector Image

I'm pretty new when it comes to working with Illustrator and Photoshop. Basically I've got a vectorized Illustrator file at 2838 x 893 and I want to scale that as large as I can. In Illutrator ...
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Fish scale type pattern using blend and custom brush tool

I'm trying follow this tutorial to create the leaf pattern.(Scroll down to see step 7. SO won't allow me to post more than 2 links). I created the lines using blend tool, and created the brush and ...
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How do I export a vector file for CAD?

I am new to AI. I have saved my file in DWG, but the person I am sending it to says it opens in raster and has a double line. I am creating patent drawings, so there should be only one line. I am ...
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What is the best way to utilize graphs and charts in either Indesign or Illustrator?

I am trying to create a one page fact sheet in InDesign or Illustrator. What is the best way to create/show charts and graphs in either application? Should I create the graph in another program like ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC pixel do not match Paint pixel

The pixel values of my layer's group item in Adobe Illustrator CC do not match the pixel values of Ms-paint. i.e. After loading an .ai image in Adobe, I captured its screenshot and pasted it in ...
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What Illustrator effect was used to create this design? [closed]

How can I achieve the same effect on different forms? (in this case it is applied to the letter A, I want to apply it to other letter and shape). The author of this work also has an animated ...
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Can't release guides in illustrator CC (2015)

I'm trying to delete a guide and I can't seem to figure out how. I did a Google search and found that I have to select the guide, right click and select release guide. However, it doesn't show My ...
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Why doesn't my opacity mask fully hide my object?

I've got a problem with masking. I've made an object and masked it over. The masking effect is visible, but it should go behind the object. The transparent part should be at 0% visibility, but ...
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Save for web from selected artboard

I have several pictures in different artboards. I would like to save "for web" picture in artboard #2 . When I do "save for web" I'm always pointed to dartboard #1 an I must use mouse o move right ...
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Creating large banners to be viewed from a distance, at a size Illustrator can't handle

I need to design large banner, 40ft X 10ft, but Illustrator can't handle that size, so I create it at 1/3 size in Illustrator. Once done, I export a web image (JPEG), and set it to 100% quality. Then ...
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Illustrator question. How do I cut a section out of a circle, without leaving 2 lines going to the centre

When I use the "Start Angle" tool to cut a circle, Illustrator draws the radius lines to the centre. I just want a space cut from the circle, without leaving a "Pacman" Shape.
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How to input a specific Pantone color number in Illustrator?

Can someone please tell me the steps to input a Pantone number in Illustrator? For example, I have selected what I want to color, now I want to make that selection Pantone #300. Where do I input ...
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How to trim overlaping object?

I want to cut only the part outside, I tried with pathfinder clicking everything, but it didn't work.
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What steps should i take to make my .eps file less editable?

I am pretty new to the adobe program and love it. I just have trouble finding answers by searching the internet. I have a certain group that likes my design posters but prefer the .eps (thus using the ...
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Adobe Illustrator Pathfinder Outline problem

How to make same steps as mentioned in tutorial? First picture is mine other are from tutorial I made shape and the graph with brush then Pathfinder + Outline, but it's just blank.
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Adobe Illustrator - Share a path among several objects

I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and I'm really hoping there's a way to combine a single path with several objects at once in Adobe Illustrator. Let's imagine recreating the ying-yang sign. My ...
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Unsharp PNG logo on website

I've an issue I've been struggelig with a while now. I've made a logo with Illustrator CC 2015 for my new website. The issue is that on most Windows computers, the logo looks unsharp, while on Macs it ...
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How to distribute large amount of icons in Illustrator?

I want to make a design, where there will be a lot of randomly placed icons, and few of them will be of different color to visually form the shae of some large object. Kind of like this effect, but ...
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Adjusting workspace size according image in clipboard

I have image in clipboard and would like to paste it into Adobe Illustrator new document. I don't know what is size of image, but I would like that new artboard would be created according to picture ...
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Layering silhouette using Illustrator/Photoshop [closed]

How does one attain this type silhouetting using layers and the laso tool? My intention is to have a different background photo. ...
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Nesting Paths for Vector Artwork in Illustrator

Good day! Just wanted to ask designers for tips on how to speed up my workflow when creating the following: Example 1: When creating wrapped effects for paths on top of another, i have to add anchor ...
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How can I optimize the resolution of my type? [closed]

Sometimes when I go to print, my text will either come out immaculate and sharp and sometimes it will come out little fuzzy, almost as though it was bitmap. I know the printer has the capability of ...
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Illustrator CC Snap to Grid with Pen Tool Not Working Correctly

This is my first time using Illustrator CC and I'm just trying to draw some simple shapes with the pen tool and snap to grid turned on. It's a bit hard to see the grid in the image, but I've zoomed ...
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How do I combine a group of circles and open paths to make one shape in Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a clubs symbol for some cards I am designing, but I do not know how to combine closed shapes with open paths. I know how to use pathfinder to combine closed shapes but that does ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Slicing is not precise

How to slice elements in Adobe Illustrator precisely using the slicing tool? There is a few method to create slices, few of them: Object > Slicing cut > Create from guide lines Object > Slicing ...
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How to use Rotate tool to create this window design?

Hi I'm looking for some way to create this window design with rotate tool The Problem is I can't able to achieve the Beginning and ending of those Red shape as straight line (Green line as a ...
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Illustrator: Why is the “expand” function greyed out on my trace I just made?

Why is the "expand" function greyed out on my trace I just made? Was an image of maize grains that I converted into 4 colours. So although very complex, only 4 different colours.
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How to leave a gap between two objects [Illustrator] [duplicate]

So for a while now I've been wondering how to put a gap between two objects like in the example given. , , between the wings and shield, there is an even gap. Is there a short cut or do I have to go ...
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How can I cut text out of a svg in illustrator?

I'm not sure this is described well, but suppose I use the shape tool and create a square with a fill of Black. Now I take the text tool and create the word "test" in the square, then convert it to ...