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Illustrator - How to select and rotate multiple artboards

How do you select multiple artboards in Illustrator while in the editor mode and rotate them together with the artwork itself? Thanks!
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Illustrator: Can't enable pressure sensitive Brushes [on hold]

I just wanted to try out drawing with my Genius Graphic Tablet in Illustrator. Therefore I wanted to create a new Brush and enable pressure sensitivity for some properties, BUT its greyed out, but ...
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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How to get handles on the starting anchor point of a path with out leaving pen tool in illustrator?

How to get the handles on the starting anchor point(starting point of the path) without leaving the pen tool? I am able to get the handles by Leave the pen tool Press Shift+C to get to Convert ...
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Illustrator: Getting solid color values from transparency?

I created a logo in illustrator and after much experimentation, settled with a design which the client approved. The problem is, some shapes have a transparency of 60% which looks amazing on white ...
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Illustrator/Photoshop: how to get path points' coordinates?

Hi everybody In the picture there is a line with black points. While I know how to get the anchor points coordinates with the mouse cursor, I would love to know how to get the information of the ...
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How do I fill a vector (or rasterized object) with text?

I love this look, but I can't seem to copy it. I tried manipulating the text by hand in Photoshop (after exporting a vectorized animal shape to a PNG) and it turned out to be time consuming and not ...
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Copy/paste objects make them offset from path?

I've been having this problem lately where whenever I copy/paste something from a different Ai doc into another Ai doc the path is offset from the object. This has only started happening recently and ...
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Object won't align central to artboard in Illustrator

I create a new file in Illustrator. 30 x 30 px. No stroke just black fill. I create a new rectangle 27 27 px I select the rectangle and go to the icon align to artboard I click to the icon Horizontal ...
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Does a gaussian blur applied in illustrator stay vector?

Curious if this is appropriate for resizing, alpha transparency, etc.
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent ...
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Adobe Illustrator Save For Web SVG becomes empty

Windows 7, AI CS5 I have several artboards with different versions of a logo on them that I'm trying to save as an .svg file. ctrl+shift+alt+s to save for web. Active artboard's logo shows up in ...
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How do you use Apple's new emojis in Photoshop?

I'm trying to get a large version of one Apple's new emojis in Photoshop. I know how to write with emojis in something like TextEdit, but I need the emoji to have a transparent background. I've even ...
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Metallic Text Effects in Illustrator [on hold]

what's the best way to create metallic texts effects in adobe illustrator? Are there any tutorials that work best? I'm not an Illustrator pro!
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How do I copy and paste items with opacity to different files without changing the opacity? [on hold]

How do I copy and paste items with opacity to different files without changing the opacity? When I create new files and paste in items from older files, the opacity changes to 100%
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Blurry vector graphics in web

I'm using illustrator and I have a graphic that is 22 pixels by 22 pixels. I export it as a png with 72 resolution, and it constantly comes up blurry. Is it just because it's too small? On my mac it ...
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Symbols or templates in Illustrator for use in developing an icon set

I know that symbols and templates are terms already used in Illustrator for different purposes; but what I am looking for is something that could help me avoid drawing the same objects multiple times. ...
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Cut hole without stroke into object with stroke

I have a custom white object with black stroke, like this: I want to cut a hole into that, so I create an object like this: If I do Minus Front from the pathfinder, I get this: But I don't ...
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Vertical flipped line exported as SVG shows coords “flipped”?

I have a line created in Illustrator. This line have some small curves. Im animating (revealing) this line with an animation library. My issue is: In Illustrator I flipped the line vertical and when ...
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Snapping to grid while using smart guides

Here it says I can't use snap to grid and smart guides at the same time: Note: When Snap To Grid or Pixel Preview is turned on, you cannot use Smart Guides (even if the menu command is ...
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Final size in Illustrator CS4 masked images

How do I find out the exact size of a graphic or image after it has a clipping mask applied in Illustrator? When you just select the image or do Ctrl+A it shows the entire image size(including the ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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How to compress a 30MB file of .psd to below 10MB file in .ai or .eps format?

I've been searching for a solution to this problem for a long time: How to compress a 30MB file of .psd to below 10MB file in .ai or .eps format? can anyone help me here? plz also cite your ...
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Colour difference between Ai file print and PDF file print

I am launching an online stationery business whereby I design stationery for clients who can print the products in their home or at a printers (My remote locate means that I am unable to offer the ...
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How to delete extra contour?

I have this , and want to delete all contour that emerge figures abroad UDPDATE : Here its
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How to render text pixel-perfectly with subpixel antialising with Illustrator?

I'm exporting a document to raster image with Illustrator and get this result: But I want to get this quality: It lookes more pixel-perfect and thin then the Illustrator's render. How do I setup ...
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Long Shadow Effect in SVG for Web

Basically I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to efficiently get a long shadow effect with an SVG: Example Image My three ideas on how this might be possible: Hella detailed gradient map, ...
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Illustrator: “the selection contains objects which can't be distorted”-error

I am trying to make a distort effect in illustrator. I use the white arrow, the direct selection tool, I cannot get it to work. I get an error message: "the selection contains objects which can't ...
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Is it possible to retain effects when saving Illustrator files for older versions?

I am working in Illustrator CC, but my printer needs the files saved back to ai version 6. Doing this embeds the effects, such as drop shadows. Is there a way to work around this other than keep 2 ...
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How can I use photoshop to design a scenic photo inlaid with subtle chevron shapes as shown in this magazine cover? [on hold]

I am trying to achieve an effect similar to the one in the picture of the magazine below using photoshop. Any ideas or tutorial for a similar effect? I would also like to know what it is called, if ...
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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [on hold]

I am looking for help solving the issue of Adobe Illustrator automatically assigning a color to a layer every time one creates a new one. I am aware that... This is part of the core code of Adobe ...
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How to copy layers template in Adobe Illustrator

I've created a layers template with 5 layers which I will be using on 160 different lease plans. How do I copy the template onto each LP to avoid recreating each layer from scratch?
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How do I recolor part of this shape in illustrator to create a 2-color svg?

I created shapes (icons) in photoshop and copied / pasted into illustrator in order to save as SVG, but I need to make one half of each icon (each 2-component icons) a different color. I'm pretty ...
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Is there a way to batch export Illustrator symbols as pngs?

I use Illustrator as my main graphics program for building modular UI components. Context: I'm exploring an animation software, Pixate, and will need to upload all UI assets to the project library ...
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Extra horizontal line after adding type to image using Pathfinder Unite in Illustrator

I am trying to make the path of the letters in 'hanwell' trim to/flush with the edges of the bridge illustration, so that the letters only appear in the gaps between the bridge pillars. I have drawn ...
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Specify CSS class names on SVG paths using Illustrator

Is there a way to edit SVG files in Illustrator where you can specify a CSS class for each path? I already know in Illustrator that if you give the layer name an actual name, Illustrator will use ...
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Resize or Scale Images changing aspect ratio without stretching?

I want to design a website. I've got some images with different w*h. For example, we have lots of pictures at 800*600 or 1024*768 or something else. In our website we have some restricted frame ...
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Why use Photoshop for Web Design

Aside from its bitmap effects, can someone tell me why I should use Photoshop for creating website layouts instead of Illustrator? To the best of my knowledge Photoshop was never intended to be used ...
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Illustrator - warp according shape without resizing font size [on hold]

I have a label to do and it's curved. How can I put text/images on it in a way to follow the blue shape? Thanks
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how to keep size of image same when moving from illustrator to photoshop and then back to illustrator [on hold]

I'm trying to put in some nice gradients and effects into a shape from Illustrator while in Photoshop, but when I bring the image back to Illustrator I end up with a shrunk version of the shape... and ...
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Spacing objects evenly on a spine with an open path using the blend tool

I made a blend of stars and chose the replace with spine command. The stars are not evenly spaced. I then decided to add anchor points and adjust them to try and space the stars evenly. Is there an ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from resizing partial screenshots pasted from clipboard?

So I use a screenshot capture program to capture a part of the screen and copy it to the clipboard. Whenever I paste it into Illustrator, the captured object is automatically resized to smaller and ...
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Object pushed to back upon export to PFD in Adobe Illustrator [on hold]

I inserted a vector graphic in my Adobe Illustrator document: Then I exported the Adobe Illustrator document to PDF, and opened the exported PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, where I saw that the vector ...
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Illustrator cs6 won't launch on window 7 [on hold]

I am having a problem with getting Illustrator cs6 from to launch on windows 7. I have downloaded the Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium files and done clean installs a number of times. I have tried ...
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Aligning neighbouring paths and “connecting” anchors in Illustrator

I am working on isometric design that will be printed on the 1000mm x 2000mm Roll Up. Design includes lots of similar paths that should be perfectly aligned and create isometric 3d scene (image 1.) ...
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How I can achieve this (light) effect in CMYK illustrator/Photoshop? [closed]

I want an identical effect for the background done in either Photoshop or Illustrator but I want it print ready that means in CMYK. Ideally I would like the design to be in Illustrator but I think I ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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Saving as jpg in Illustrator

When I try to "save for web" my work in Illustrator (258px - 170px) it shows the right image size (258px - 170px) but after I save the image, and open it in windows, the image is really small. When I ...