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Illustrator: how to reproduce rotating object effect in array

Could be this effect achieved using a menu command in Illustrator or the only way to produce this it's to rotate each element by hand (which I've tried so far)?
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Can I rasterize a banner without lowering the quality?

I'm trying to arc a banner and rotate it at a slight angle but the only way I found a way to arc a banner is by warping it under effects. When I rotate the banner is distorts the banner. I know I can ...
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Illustrator applies effects on copy?

I'm using several objects with vector effects in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. When I select such an object either by clicking it in the layers panel or using the select-tool, copy and paste it again, ...
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Illustrator - Convert path to lots of little lines [duplicate]

I have a complex text logo that is made up of paths and fonts. I have to give the logo to a PCB (circuit board) manufacturer in a DXF format with no curved paths or arcs as his software can not open ...
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Reducing colors in illustrator

Thank you in advance for any help you might have. I have an original jpeg image of birch trees. These are the steps I took to make the image below: Brought it into AI. Made into an object mosaic. ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 to Word 2016: Vector not displaying correctly

I have a vector art on Illustrator that I'd like to use as background image for my cover on some projects (display only, not print). I intend to keep the document as a high-quality vector PDF, like ...
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It is possible to fill a path with some part of my image?

I have really cool hand made lines on my image and I want to clone them going in different directions. Right now I'm using the clone tool's rotation property, but this is very tedious (I have to set ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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Pantone Color Manager - exported colors have diffferent values when imported in Illustrator

Im new to Pantone colors and have some doubts. I started using Pantone Bridge Coated book and Pantone software named Pantone Color Manager. Software is regularly updated and I export palettes as soon ...
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How to prevent Adobe Illustrator CS5 exporting SVG file without adding adding _x3##_##__ to each numbered path [duplicate]

OK I'm designing large car park maps with lots of spaces, up to 3000. I ran a script to automatically number the paths (spaces) to save doing this manually which can take hours and hours to get right. ...
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A logo looking like the image in description

How can i make a logo filled with other shape like the example i have given I have already used "CIRCLEFILL" plugin in illustrator but that was not as clear as unilever logo is. Please suggest is ...
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Best way to create a gradient/blend like this one?

I'm trying to create a blend similar to the one in the attached image. Would it have a better result in Photoshop or Illustrator, and what would be the best method?
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Can I use DXF files for prepress artwork?

My client is providing Autocad DXF files (which open in Illustrator) and suggests that I should be placing our packaging artwork into this to supply for prepress. These templates have no standard ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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Any tips for creating huge banners? [duplicate]

Ok. So i started collaborating with a company that needs 300dpi photos for printing on walls ceilings floors etc. They are going to need huge stuff like 5 meters, i don't know maybe 8/10 meters. What ...
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color fill segments of a path

I'm designing a board game in Adobe Illustrator for my cultural youth work, and I've drawn the paths that mark the trails of the game where the player can move along: Now I want to divide that ...
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How do I prepare semi-transparent objects for print in Illustrator?

I'm working on a brochure for a client that contains some objects with lowered opacity. I've heard that problems can occur when sending these files to a printer so I want to make sure I prepare them ...
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Aligning text illustrator [duplicate]

So does anyone have this issue, they have live text that they need to align to a box, however, it takes into account the extra space below the text and the alignment isn't right, see here: ...
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How can I randomly distribute objects in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have a small star object that I'd like to randomly distribute copies of all over a large space background in Illustrator CC. How can I do this automatically? I've tried to do it manually but the ...
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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.