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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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Creating vector image using .png in photoshop

I have a project that I am assigned and am unsure how to do it. I'm supposed to redesign a logo by doing a few easy edits to a logo that is already created. I have the old logo in an .ai and a .png ...
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Need to Compress/Reduce ai File

I have a 13.7 mb ai file I need to email (from my iMac) to a a few screen printing companies. Their minimum file sizes are 10 and 12 mb. Can anyone recommend a good app for me to use to reduce or ...
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Hand-written typography

I'm interested in whats the methods you would use to create a typographic effect similar to this poster (click for larger size) The part I'm referring to the the title "7 Letters".
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Removing area from stroked circle [closed]

I've been trying to design a logo, however I can not figure out the simplest thing. I have two circles, with no fill and a stroke. I've added a white rectangle to "cut out" area of both the strokes, ...
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Why does Photoshop display slight color differences for the same eps file depending on how it is placed into Photoshop?

I have an EPS (logo.eps). The logo's color is #C34500 (orange). When I open logo.eps in Adobe Illustrator CC and sample the color is shows as #C34500. When I copy/paste the artwork into Adobe ...
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Illustrator Path Exclusion

I get how the pathfinder tools work whether it's uniting, exclusion, intersect, etc. Is there a way to do the same thing, only exclude a path instead of the whole shape? Example: There's a square ...
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Turn shape into individual paths - Illustrator

Is it possible in Illustrator to automatically cut a shape of points so each segmented line is separated?
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Illustrator CS4 - how to align objects treated as they were group to the artboard

I have multiple objects accross many layers. What I would like to do is to select all of those objects and then align everything selected (as if it was a group) to something (e.g. to artboard, to some ...
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Step and repeat for offset path - Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, is there a workaround to easily repeat the process of offsetting a path? Just as you can input the number of desired steps using the blend tool, is there a similar option for the ...
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AI file appears blank?

So, I was working on Illustrator, I saved my progress and my computer went off. When I came back the AI file was blank, the file had 6 art boards and a lot of content, it was a brand guideline I was ...
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Illustrator: How to avoid the double rectangle when using two fills in one object?

Why do I get this effect as if I had another smaller rectangle underneath? How can I fix that?
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Lines appear on my outer fonts, its not stroke

The font is Myraid pro and the color is white. There is no stroke or anything added to it. Why is it showing like this? Even if I put another color on, it will still show these lines. Even when I ...
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Updating artwork across multiple artboards simoutaneosuly

If you have a navigation element like a header or footer that you are constantly changing and you want it to update simultaneously across multiple artboards is there a way to achieve this in ...
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Illustrator Global Swatches and Creative Cloud Libraries

I've been playing around with using Creative Cloud Libraries to share assets between a group of files that I am prepping for print, but I'm struggling to get my head around sharing colours. Without ...
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Is Shearing Text Acceptable?

I was wondering if shearing/skewing text is acceptable? Obviously stretching text is bad and frowned upon, but is shearing text okay or is it considered the same as stretching it? I have a few ...
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How Do I Make a Sharp Corner

I'd like to know the best way to make a sharp corner after a corner point has been set. I've tried dragging the handle around, but maybe I'm missing a step?
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How to save my icon into 192*192 resolution with out spoiling its shape

I need to make an icon for android phones which have 192*192 resolution. How to make it proportionate with out losing the shape? This is the shape I want to be made to 192*192. When ever I keep the ...
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Illustrator CS4 - how to find out the radius of rounded rectangle corners?

Is it possible to somehow find out the value of radius of rounded rectangle corners in Illustrator CS4? I know one could just click with Rounded Rectangle tool after drawing the rectangle to display ...
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Buffer function for paths in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Is there a function to create a buffer of a path and handle it as a separate object? I am using Adobe Illustrator CS4. EDIT, further description: I have a line diagram in vector format, representing ...
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How to produce a ripple effect like this?

I have been seeing these materials, so I would like to know the exact steps how to reproduce something like this. I've tried to reproduce this creating a mesh of horizontal wavy lines in ...
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How can make visible outline to vector from multiple layers?

1st half is the object I made in illustrator and second half is the only stroke of objects and now I want only visible object not the back layers one. Help me please
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How to scale objects around a point, mantaining an anchor point fixed on illustrator?

I am trying to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAdzGj4vR0 There are multiple copies of a losange, rotated around the base anchor of the center one. The guy on the video just ...
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How to make spirals into endcaps for strokes?

I'm creating an illustration for a quote and I want to finish the strokes with swirls -like in the image below- but I'm having problems making them look similar. I'm using a spiral tool and adding a ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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How to remove the color fills from this drawing and transfrom lines to B&W vector

I'm trying to figure out the best way to remove the color fills from this drawing and transform the gray outlines to a B&W vector (or sharp clean edges)--think "coloring book" style. It's not ...
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How to print hairline objects without fill? [duplicate]

I have a very complex pattern in AI where 2500 objects with hairline outlines are spread between ~30 layers and all are filled in with colors. I have to print out only outlines of all objects without ...
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How to convert selected anchor points to smooth in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there a shortcut key for converting selected anchor points to smooth? If not, is there a way to set one? I've looked in the keyboard shortcuts menu, but I can not see an option. Do i have to ...
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Is it possible to add perspective effects to type objects in Illustrator CC?

I'd like to apply a perspective effect to some type in Illustrator (CC 2015 OSX) but the perspective options are greyed out. I tried to create outlines and rasterise but that didn't resolve the issue. ...
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How to use a vector mockup with perspective?

I don't know how to explain what do I want, so I put some images to explain that. We have a vector mockup here for example (image 1). There is no problem with this mockup because you need just put ...
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How to “save for web” multiple Illustrator files with Illustrator script?

I have about 55 ai files and i wanted to save for web for all these files using adobe illustrator script. I wanted to save all of them at 1200 percent size of the document size.
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Cannot See Text When Moving in Illustrator

Whenever I click drag / move text in illustrator, a grey box blocks the typeface. How can I disable this?
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Export Your Logo to Different File formats [duplicate]

Is there a way to export a file or logo from illustrator to various formats all in one go? ie pdf,eps,tiff,png,jpeg to supply a Client rather than manually exporting as each format? Thanks
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Does anyonw have a script for adding sequential numbers (as a prefix) to layer names in Illustrator [closed]

I'm looking for a script that can add sequential numbers as a prefix to existing names of layers in Adobe Illustrator. Does anyone here known of one? Or, could you direct me to where I may find one? ...
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How to do a stroke raster effect [closed]

I would like to do this effect. http://scriptographer.org/scripts/raster-scripts/stroke-raster/ Unfortunately the pug is no longer available or updated for today's versions of Adobe Illustrator. ...
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Scaled multiple paths when creating shape of segment Illustrator cs6

I had an issue recently with illustrator. When I tried to create a simple shape, it created several scaled paths when I drag to sized the shape, same thing happened when using segments. I resolved ...
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Delete everything beyond the artboard in Illustrator

I am making graphs for a scientific publication. They must be submitted as EPS vector graphics. The graphics program that I'm using can output a vector based PDF. I have made an artboard the exact ...
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Print effect similar to Tom Haugomat

I'm curious how the a printing effect (I'm not entirely sure what it's called so feel free to enlighten) similar to Tom Haugomat's work is achieved. An example of this can be seen here (click for ...
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Importing illustration into photoshop shows pixels

I'm copy and pasting from illustrator the Wild Turkey logo into my photoshop file as a smart object. While doing so the logo appears to have very pixelated edges. Like this here: Is there a ...
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How to convert guides to objects in Illustrator

Can someone please suggest how to convert guides to objects in Illustrator? I have guides at the moment in a design that I am filling with color, however, it doesn't work for a clipping mask. I ...
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How to make the Paintbrush tool and Pencil tool paths accurate to the image I am drawing

When using the Paintbrush tool or pencil tool in Illustrator, the lines I draw aren't copying the image i've traced over. The paths look correct while i'm doing it initially, but as soon as I release ...
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Align traced text into an object (square). Illustrator

Can someone tell me what Am I doing wrong? I want my traced text (Schlitz) to be aligned in the center of the red square. I tried several methods but can't get it done(wether nothing happens, wether ...
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Star tool not working properly. Illustrator

I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the star tool by pressing Keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL+ALT. And suddenly I got my star tool broken. What I have: How it should be : The ...
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How do I remove the outline in Illustrator?

I just designed a logo for my own freelance business. It's funny that I don't know how to remove the lines of my own logo. I don't know how to describe the problem in English. Please see the picture ...
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Remove text from path

I have quite a complicated path: How can I get rid of this text so I have a standard line again. (It is nerve wracking to alter the path while having text on it)
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AI vs EPS vs SVG

What's the technical difference? I'm interested in switching from Illustrator to Inkscape and would prefer to work exclusively with SVG, but is this going to be a problem for my team if they stay on ...
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Justifying single letters in Illustrator

I don't know if the title is right, so I'll explain it with an example. I am working on a simple project in Adobe Illustrator and I would like to do a thing similar to justifying a paragraph, but for ...
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Arrange one object specifically behind another object?

I have a complex artwork in illustrator with a few hundred separate objects altogether. I want object A behind object B. I know I can send object A all the way to the back, but I would like it to be ...
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Font name has '*' added and type has a pink background in Illustrator

I've been using Illustrator for a short time and just now installed some fonts on my computer to use them in my project, only Illustrator doesn't recognize them. The background is getting pink. And ...
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Translating Photoshop and Illustrator files for multilang. versions

I'm having about 500 .psd and .ai files that I want to translate so that I have multiple language versions. Are there any tools inside AI/PSD that allow to assign multiple languages to a text layer? ...