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Fit objects into certain size in Illustrator

I have 20 logos with different sizes. I would like them all to fit (maintaining proportions) into certain size – let's say limit both width and height by 100px. So that they can be later redistributed ...
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How to print a pure CMYK colors in a regular inkjet printer?

How to print a pure CMYK color in a regular printer? Let's say I would like to print a pure cyan or a pure magenta in a regular printer. first I work in a CMYK document .. but when sending the file to ...
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Align circles in diagonal corners

I was wondering if there was any way of aligning circles in diagonal corners like in my first picture down below. Now I know there is a round corner effect and I also have a script that rounds only ...
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How do I draw straight lines tangent or perpendicular to a path?

The tangent is the line which is perpendicular to the local radius. Intuitively, it's the line "resting" or "balanced" on that point in the curve. The perpendicular (or the normal) is the line ...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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How to warp text like it's in a tube?

I am looking for ways to warp text so that it looks like it inside of a tube. Here is a piece by Felix Pfaeffli that is similar to what I want to accomplish.
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I can see the color gradient when my mouse is over the stroke but once I move my mouse away, the gradient goes away with it. How do I apply the gradient, I have been at this for 3 hours?! I am using ...
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How manual is this rough paint brushed edge effect?

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to replicate this style of illustration where the edges have this rough, paint brushed edge. I'm wondering how manual this effect is to create. I ...
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Exporting a high res logo for web in Illustrator?

I have created a logo in Illustrator that I have used for printing but now need it for a website. How do I convert it so I have a high resolution image for the web? I am not web savvy, it's the first ...
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Average stroke from a fill

I would like to generate an average stroke from a given compound enclosed path, or fill, in Adobe Illustrator CC or Inkscape. Sorry I don't know the mathematical function name to achieve this. I've ...
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Changing Text Inside Logo

I am very new to design and I want edit the text of an logo which is white and translucent PNG image, so all I want to know is what is the proper way to do that in Illustrator. For the ones who are ...
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replace content of smart object by variables(data sheet)

I have about 15 smart objects in my photoshop file and I also have more than 200 pictures that needed to be replaced in those layers and be saved.Data sets doesn't display pixed replacement for smart ...
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How do I blur an object in Illustrator?

I'm trying get this blurry graphic effect in Adobe Illustrator but I'm not succeeding. Can anyone help me?
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How would I create this “dot shading” effect

I really like the shading in-between waves, and was wondering if there's an easy way to create a similar effect in Illustrator. https://dribbble.com/shots/1933245-Blake-2
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How to bend a rectangle along a path?

I am trying to draw a diagram similar to this: As you can see, a curvy closed shape has been drawn as a line/path. Then, part of this path (for instance by adding anchor points and cutting at them) ...
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Intersect (Pathfinder) a picture and shape on Illustrator

How to subtract a shape from a picture without using Clipping Mask? I don't want to use Clipping Mask because it lefts a bouding box instead permanent crop. See: Left image with bounding box ...
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Structured pattern, random elements in Illustrator

I'm trying to make a subtle background out of a collection of symbols, arranged in randomly order in multiple roughly structured rows. A bit like: The Symbol Sprayer Tool is close to what I need, ...
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How do I expand objects from my live traced drawing?

At the moment I am using CS5 Illustrator. When I make a drawing I draw by hand, ink it and then scan it. I just place in Illustrator then Live Trace and Expand. My drawings always have many small ...
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Text on path not working as it should be

Whenever I'm trying to type on path the text appears in the circle; not around as it should be. (see image bellow) I've searched the web but without result.. Is this something in my settings or ...
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professor would like a 3d form made from laser cutting , from an illustrator file

My professor would like a 3D form made from laser cutting from an Illustrator file. Its needs to be fairly intricate because its supposed to be a human form. On all the blogs I have looked at ...
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Adobe Illustrator - how to prevent the “Eraser Tool” from changing the target brushes' size?

I am running Adobe Illustrator 2014, Release 2014.0.0 18.0.0 (x64). I'm using a custom brush with these settings: Whenever I draw a (pressure sensitive) line using my Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator for this kind of work?

I want to make a similiar picture like this: https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/138443753/hd/ee481bcee17e5ee402d570ae3fa0d833.jpg My question is now, should I use inkscape or Illustrator? Will ...
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How can I get rid of these jagged lines?

I am trying to create a box shape using pen tool but its looks jagged, and when I save this image its looks very rough. How can I fix this kind of problem?
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1 PDF File = x unique codes > How to insert all the unique codes on specific places [duplicate]

Hello everybody & Thanks in advance for your answers I'm what we call a newbie in inDesign, Illustrator so I really need your help on the following : I ve a file with, let's say 100 text boxes ...
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Entering Data for Graphs - Illustrator CC

I'm entering data for graphs I'm making in Illustrator, and notice that value labels (for the X axis in this case) need to be put in quotation marks in order for them to appear on the X axis. The ...
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What should be the basic points to know while creating a logo

Either using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, what are the basic rules that anyone should follow. Currently I am working on a logo design and using Photoshop, but getting very confused about how ...
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Can I save an .ai file as a .psd

I have a large 300mb layered .ai file containing .jpg and .psd images. I would like to save it as a Photoshop.psd file. Is this possible?
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How to create overlapping objects in Illustrator CC

I am trying to create a turbine engine in Illustrator with overlapping fan blades, but whenever I rotate the object around the center, I get one blade that does not follow the same curvature as the ...
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Illustrator: cannot fill transparent areas without compromising strokes using Live Paint

I've read a number of posts about this and am unsure of how to proceed. I received an AI file that contains the following: Here it is unselected: However, when I group these paths/shapes and ...
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How can I “combine” shapes with a stroke in Illustrator? [duplicate]

So I created a logo in Illustrator. I used multiple shapes and set the stroke to 1 px to get the white spacing. The first example in the upper left corner shows it at the size I designed it. The ...
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Change CS5 Language

I have CS5 on OS X Yosemite, but it is in Japanese. I have managed to change Photoshop to english, but cannot find a way to change InDesign and Illustrator. Can anyone help? Thanks
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Illustrator - combine shapes and keep perimeter as path

Trying to merge two shapes, and keep only the perimeter path. I have a triangle and a curved stem, which together form an arrow. When I merge the two using pathfinder, then apply a stroke, it outlines ...
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Placing the names of layers in Photoshop into Illustrator as text

I'm using a linked .psd file to quickly make a series of images for screen-printing and web all at the same time. I use it to place images from Photoshop into Illustrator. The linked file is really ...
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Space between 2 paths illustrator

How can i align 2 paths perfectly? No matter what i do i get a little space (gap between the 2 paths i create, and they are straight lines not as i saw in other questions with pixel problems) An ...
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How can I find an illustrator who can produce game art in a particular style?

I have searched a number of sites like Behance, Dribbble for an illustrator with flat vector-like art style similar to Two Dots and Jellies. I've not made any progress. How can I find an illustrator ...
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How can I manually add outlines to image traced using Image Trace

I have an image traced in Black and White mode using Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator. Doing this gives me outlines of which areas of the image will be rendered in white and which will be in black. I ...
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Bad profile color (desaturated)

I have an huge color difference between Ai and all my others apps. Ai looks desaturated. Here are Ai next to Ps. To solve the problem i checked "proof color" in the "Display" menu and choose "RVB ...
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Why is a PDF made with AI showing a faint black ghost outline around some shapes?

I am trying to help with an .ai document I did not create. It has multiple layers and when they save as PDF, a faint black outline appears behind one of the images but an inch below it--just the ...
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What is this grey block around my workspace in Illustrator?

When I create a new document in Adobe Illustrator, a dark grey block appears around my workspace and I do not know how to disable it. What is this and can I turn it off? Thanks !
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How to replace a blend's spine with a text outline in Illustrator?

I'm having a weird problem in Illustrator CC. I created a blend of objects. Usually, I can then manually create any path and can easily replace the blend's spine with that path. But when I create a ...
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Perfectly blending dots along infinity symbol path

I am trying to figure out how to produce the below image in Illustrator. Is there a systematic way to do it via first blending the dots and then via “Replace Spine”? (Or, perhaps, there is an better ...
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Why can't I merge two points?

I drew a circle, added a diameter to it, joined objects, removed topmost anchor point... Now I need to make it united shape: The question is general and the situation is general: suppose I have ...
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Distorted shape after using pathfinder (illustrator cc) [duplicate]

I have this shape (no strokes): when I use the pathfinder unite tool the image is distorted to the following: I have unchecked align to pixel grid, scale rectangle corners and scale stroke from ...
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Copy and paste from photoshop to illustrator and maintain transparency?

Hi is it possible to copy something in photoshop and paste it into illustrator and maintain the transparency instead of having a white background?
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How do I curve Text in Illustrator CS5?

I'm wondering how can I curve the text below to fit the curve of the shape below. I am somewhat new to Illustrator and yes I know my version is outdated
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How can I select a specific anchor point that intersects with many others from the same object?

I'm working with a gradient mesh in Illustrator CS6 that's arranged in a tightly closed 'C' shape, as illustrated here; As you can see from the control handles, the central-most anchor points ...
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Tube Label Gradient Abrupt Cutoff when Printing Help!

We are trying to print some labels on a plastic tube(Using a third party company). We are supplying the artwork. The gradients on the tube sample, when viewed rather closely, are cutting off ...
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How to go about creating 54 individual post cards that create a map when all put together?

I need to create 54 individual post cards/ brochure cards that all have different graphic designs on them. When they are all laid out they need to create a map of the world. For instance, one of the ...
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Illustrator: Lock artboards' content

Can you lock all other artboards (or their content) so this gets not affected by any command like "select same stroke colour" etc
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why won't my ai (creativeCloud) file save a thumbnail for quick find in Finder?

I used to be able to have an automatic thumbnail when saving an ai file, but now it doesn't work. I'm using the latest/greatest Adobe Creative Cloud. It used to work but does't seem to anymore. Any ...