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Export to SVG with blend mode or “Apply” it

I have an image with a gradient background and a transparent gray shadow on top of it set to multiply. When I export to SVG, it loses the blend mode and appears gray. How can I have Illustrator ...
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Which tool is better for mobile ui design: Photoshop or Illustrator [duplicate]

I want to know which software we should use for mobile app ui design.
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How can I change the color of this object in illustrator? [closed]

I have a jpg of gold glitter and I would like to add that as the background color of a circle thats part of my soon to be logo. Ive tried to add it as a "texture" under "transparency" but it comes up ...
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Fill shapes in Illustrator [closed]

I am very new to Illustrator (read: this is the first thing I have ever tried) and I am trying to do what I am sure is a very simple task. Using the line segment tool I drew the above shapes and ...
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Select analogous colors in Illustrator

Using Illustrator's "recolor artwork" feature, is there a way to select at once a drawing's analogous colors? (selecting for instance cyans, blues and navys?)
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How can I ensure that my logo will display exactly the same in RGB on the web and CMYK when pritned?

I've always struggled with this and more and more often it causes me issues in the stage when I've received payment and then they client tries to print their design. Especially with my designs that ...
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How to retain pixel dimensions when exporting to PNG in Illustrator [closed]

In Adobe Illustrator, I'm creating for a screen size of 800px X 480px but while exporting to png/jpeg my file size gets changed to 3333px X 2000px. I don't know what's happening? Whatever the file ...
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Illustrator Scatter Graph

Hey does anyone know how to add numbers to data points of a scatter graph in illustrator? I can make the scatter graph but I have no idea how to add numbers to the data like in the screen shot? ...
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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

I'm trying to do a semi-transparent stroke on a path. When 2 different paths overlap (right) the area where they cross is darker, as expected. But if it a single path there is no such area (left). Any ...
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How do I edit text on graphics downloaded from Shutterstock in Illustrator?

I have an event coming up for a social group of mine and have signed up to Shutterstock to download a single flyer (for a not so small fee of $300). All I want to do is use one of the flyers from the ...
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Using Free Distort on text in Illustrator CC

Why does this not seem to work, and does anybody else know a way to get type distorted? Specifically I have an isometric building and I would like to put the names of the surrounding streets "on the ...
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Same Business Card Design, New Picture and Info: How much should I charge? [duplicate]

I created a business for a Real Estate company a few months ago which also included a picture of the realtor. Now they're asking me to use the same design for a new realtor. How much should I charge ...
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Creating a ring and preserving thickness while scaling in Illustrator

To create my rings, I use two instances of the Ellipse tool. Then, I center the two circles, and use the Pathfinder tool to delete the intersection. I am left with a thick ring. I make some copies of ...
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How to edit the category labels in a graph in Adobe Illustrator?

Does anyone know how to make the text on the Category axis of a graph in Illustrator on the right look like the one on the left? On the one on the left I have done it manually but surely there is ...
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Illustrator: make EPS bounding box match artboard

I need to produce an EPS file with a specific bounding box using Illustrator. If I export to PDF, the PDF page size will correspond to the artboard. However, if I export to EPS, the bounding box ...
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Duplicated object that reflects changes in illustrator

I've been using Sketch recently and they have this really nice concept of grouped objects that can be cloned. When you make a change to the master group item it reflects the other items. Optionally ...
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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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How do I add hyperlinks to an SVG export out of Illustrator?

I've followed the instructions here on GDSE on how to create image maps that open a URL in Adobe Illustrator (using CC): Add a hyperlink within Illustrator However, it simply doesn't work for me. I ...
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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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How to create an fade effect like this in Illustrator?

I would like to know how to create an effect like this in Illustrator. I already tried grunge textures but I can't get the same kind of fade. Thanks
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Merge circle with lines

Let's say, I am trying to recreate a shape (the circle attached within the M shape) like the attached image. Is there any way to do this simply and perfect? They way I have tried it is not giving me ...
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Why is the brush dot far away from it's anchor point?

Using Illustrator CC & i use a wacom intuos pro tablet to currently draw using the brush tool (just on basic settings). My problem is that there is a brush dot on the far top left corner and its ...
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So I designed a logo in Illustrator using just text which I'm looking to have it printed, can it still be used as a vector [closed]

Basically, what the title says, I designed a logo in Illustrator which I'm planning to print as stickers using just text/fonts. Will I be able to export/save it as a vector and have it printed? My ...
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Create rounded highlight in Illustrator

So I'm trying to figure out how to add a curved little highlight to the right of this rounded rectangle. I have a highlight underneath (in it light green), but I can not for the life of me create one ...
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How do I create a 3D linear shape (like this in figure) in Illustrator?

How do I create a 3D linear shape (like this in figure) in Illustrator? I try to use mesh tool (but it deformed all lines) and blending tool (but it not works with closed shape). Can you help me? ...
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How to make white background in binary image transparent in Illustrator

I am a beginner in Adobe Illustrator. I would just like to take the attached binary image and make the white background transparent. Is there a simple way to do this?
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How to create a grain in illustrator with specific colors?

I'm trying to reverse engineer a graphic that I like in Illustrator, and here is the part that gives me trouble: I have followed a few tutorials using the Grain effect with multiply, however it ...
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Generating isometric grids in Illustrator CC

How does one generate accurate isometric grids in Illustrator CC?
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Removing an element from text in Illustrator

I want to remove the dot above the "i" in Illustrator but still keeping the text as an editable vector object, is this possible?
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Having some issues with missing fonts

I have several InDesign/Illustrator files to edit and I am repeatedly getting a missing fonts issue. I'll have the fonts on my computer but they will be named slightly differently than what InDesign ...
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How to properly export from Illustrator to Photoshop? [closed]

And by that I mean that each layer with sublayers in AI should become a group in PS.
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How do I subtract the inner path from the outer circle in Adobe Illustrator?

Imagine if you took the following shape... ...and flipped it on its side in a three-dimensional space. I'm trying to do that in Illustrator, and so far I have this: From the outer circle, I want ...
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There and Back Again: What changed when importing a vector from Illustrator to Indesign?

I designed this portfolio piece for a class using Illustrator, and in my rendering I created a crayon by revolving a shape along its axis. I then used Object -> Expand Appearance and it appeared ...
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Illustrator modular designing list items?

I like symbols in illustrator but I read somewhere it's not recommended to use text within symbols. In my design I have a bunch of list items that maintain the same proportions, but some minor ...
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Layers dont show up when exporting file from illustrator to photoshop

I made a graphic in Illustrator and wanted to add finishing touches in Photoshop. But when I export the file as a PSD from Illustrator, only one layer shows up in Photoshop. I use RGB color mode and ...
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Remove transform attribute from export selection to SVG in Illustrator CC

I have an illustrator file and all I want to do is export a selection as an SVG. When this happens, Illustrator adds a transform attribute to the path with a translate value. I believe this is added ...
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How do I keep transparency from one AI file to another?

I am trying to create a a shape for a project. As I started to create it, I realized that when I go to copy it into my other AI file, it has a white background to it and transfers over to my page as ...
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How to fill in a shape with content in illustrator

I am completely new to Illustrator, however my boss asked me to make a graphic in illustrator. A list of things he sent me: First, this mock up image for what he wants: as well as the .ai file ...
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InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator and PDF-file-sizes

I’m observing strange behavior in Adobes Creative Suite (I’m on CS6 right now) when it comes to file size of PDFs. I export PDFs from InDesign with various options and sometimes need to make smaller ...
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How to select multiple objects with different appearance in Illustrator?

Say I want to select e.g. all red diamonds AND all text in the following image. What should I do? I can select all red diamonds by choosing one, then Select --> Same --> Appearance. I can also ...
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Join two paths to become one? [closed]

I have two lines intersecting forming a cross. I outline the strokes but they continue to be individual lines in stead of one path. I want these lines to be one undivided line but cant get there?
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Setting the object size in Illustrator [duplicate]

I need to set the specific size and position for objects in Illustrator. For example, I need to set the size to 100 × 50 mm, but Illustrator automatically sets its size to 100.189 × 50.094 mm. Same ...
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What is the name of Design style used in Monument valley opening? Other examples?

I am designing a poster and saw recently a bunch of designs using very thin white font and some thin logo illustration-type ordeal on a dark background. A lot of these seem to be on a sort of "sky-...
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Illustrator: Clipping Mask Struggles

Illustrator noob here (pls bear with me). I'm trying to make a face, and I want to add some shading on the left cheek, so this is my process: first make the shading, and then clip it to the original ...
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Little Gaps between rectangles when exporting .svg with Illustrator

i have these little white gaps between the rectangles (only in exported .svg files) In illustrator im able to zoom in as far as possible without seeing any of these Is there a way to fix this? I ...
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What is a good workflow to create background patterns for web designs?

I am designing a website in Photoshop and I want to try create a background pattern myself. I have both Photoshop and Illustrator at my disposal. I am aware that in Photoshop I can use Edit -> ...
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Can I lock my workspace?

Struggling with Illustrator, I keep dragging my panels out and it's super irritating. How do I lock them in place?
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Why rasterizing objects in Illustrator causes them to be pixelated [duplicate]

I am having a sudden problem with my vectors after being rasterized within Illustrator. The rasterized image becomes pixelated. If anyone might have an idea as to what might have happened all of a ...
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Can I get rid of all the extra layers that Illustrator creates after I use pathfinder?

I'm not an experienced Illustrator user, but whenever I use pathfinder to combine a few shapes together, Illustrator would create a whole bunch of what appears to look like outlines of every shape and ...
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CC Libraries Assets into InD: place linked VS place copy

After playing around a bit with the CC Libraries, I noticed an odd problem: In InD I create, for instance, a vector shape and a bit of text over it, and import these as a single graphic into CC ...