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Lengthening a curve, without changing the width of a line

I have looked for the answer to this simple question for months, but I just cannot seem to find it. I apologize if it has been answered before. I have a simple curve that was drawn for me. I have ...
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Illustrator CS6- How do I draw a rectangle to perfectly fit my artboard?

Is it possible to drag a rectangle to fit my template? I already have bleed markers in a layer for guides, but I want the general background to look a color other than white.
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how to resize object with additive styles applied to it, while keeping it's copies in place?

What I want to do is shown here at 0:52, unfortunatelly there is no explanation in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fh-9Ajs0ck The author applies additive style to a square to acquire a ...
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How do I carve a text shape or “negative space” into an object? [duplicate]

I have a logo design that I'm trying to re-create digitally. I want to situate the company name in front of a vector design (a wheel) and cut-away from the wheel in the shape of the text so there is ...
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Color Change with PDF on iDevices

I was wondering if someone had a solution to keep PMS colors the right color when exporting a PDF from Adobe Illustrator. I have been having issues when i create a document using specific PMS colors ...
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How can I Change the color of a bunch of symbols in Illustrator

I have a set of flat objects and they are independent, they only share the same file. I mean they are all in one single .AI file. How can I Change the colors of those objects while they are in symbol ...
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Removing white segment from a svg image

I am designing an Arabic font for which I have created the glyphs using MetaFont and processed the MetaFont sources with MetaPost. As a result, I got an svg image for each of the glyph. There is one ...
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How to get the location of a bezier curve's handle in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

How can I get the exact coordinates of the handle point? For reference its the coordinates of the blue points at the end of the handles I am interested in.
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Vintage/Stamped text effect in Illustrator

I really like the look of this image but can't figure out how to replicate it: I understand that rounded corners were used, and then texture within the letters, but how do you get the roughened ...
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How do I clear the inside of my circles? [duplicate]

I have some overlapping circles to create a cloud shape. How do I erase the inner parts of the circles so I just have the outline like in the cloud in the top right?
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Make fill translucent but keep stroke opaque in Illustrator

How do I set the fill of a rectangle to be 50% opacity, but keep the stroke at full opacity? The transparency panel controls both fill and stroke. I want to set them independently.
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Merging multiple paths in Illustrator CS6

I've got multiple paths which, together, create a single sprite in Illustrator. I'm trying to merge the paths in order to apply a gradient to the whole thing; however, Pathfinder does nothing, and ...
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Can I generate series of one object around a curve line in illustrator cc?

I drew a golden cup which you can see below by illustrator. Actually I am looking for speeding up ways for drawing . I'm familiar with blend tool which we can create series of shapes if we have first ...
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Convert guides to vector objects

I'm making an identity book, and I'd like to show proportions used in the logo construction. The effect is easly achieved by using guidelines - can i convert guidelines to vector objects (I'd like to ...
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How can i draw shape with depth in illustrator?

How can i draw the 3d shape like i attached in image. wanted to make banner with just tiled slop. i tried in adobe illustrator but cant get the depth between the blocks. Please let me know how can i ...
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SVG export from Illustrator CC distorts paths

I'm trying to create some icons to add to the Glyphicons library. I've created them using the pen tool (shapes) in Adobe Illustrator CC, they're ultra-basic. As PNG, or EPS they export fine. ...
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Overlay Object With Paint, And Delete Everything Else

I only want the paint that intersects with the black object to be visible (as well as the black object). Better yet, I would like the paint that is not covering the black object to be deleted. I have ...
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How to have a “live preview” when changing colors in Illustrator?

I'm a bit used to Photoshop and I just started to learn Illustrator but there's a little thing that's really bothering me. In Photoshop when you are changing a color you can see it previewed on the ...
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Using the Crop Pathfinder Tool on complex paths [on hold]

I work a lot with maps and detailed lot plans in my work, I currently have a file which is covering a large chunk of Sydney with multiple shapes for each single lot of land. I am trying to remove ...
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is there a way to ad hyperlinks in a illustrator document?

I am creating a CV in illustrator and exporting it to a PDF. I just read an article which stated that it is a good idea that we use hyperlinks in the CV so that the employer can just click and not ...
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I want to extract a logo from a picture , save it and use it in other projects in illustrator

Sorry I am pretty new to Illustrator, using CC. I want to extract this band logo to use in posters.
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is there an illustrator “components | block”

Is there any way to create some sort of component or a "smart" group in illustrator? One that when duplicated can be cahanged and all its other copies will change as well?
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When exporting from Illustrator to Photoshop, should I be worried about aspect ratio?

when I am exporting a design made in Illustrator to a Photoshop document, I have to use different resolutions and each of them have its own aspect ratio. Is Illustrator able handle this without ...
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How to make a font with Adobe Illustrator?

I have recently created my own font/typeface with Adobe Illustrator, and I would like to use it as a real font (e.g I would like to use it as I type something). Is this possible in Adobe Illustrator ...
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Group texts next each other

When I open a PDF on Illustrator, somethings the text layers are separated -- possiblely because of PDF compression. How I can group this text layers in a unique layer -- not grouping. Example: Many ...
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How do you make perspective layer formation?

I want to make a graphic that looks similar to the image below using "flat" or birdseye images. I'm not even sure of the right way to ask the question. Can someone please tell me what it is called and ...
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Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
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Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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How to export a high resolution JPEG in Illustrator? [on hold]

I have made a design in Adobe Illustrator that I wish to make into a poster. It needs to be a JPEG file in RGB colours and it needs to be at least 3000 x 3000 pixels (i'm uploading it to a poster site ...
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...
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Illustrator CS6 align objects keyboard shortcut

Is it possible to create a custom keyboard shortcut in Adobe Illustrator CS6 on OS X 10.8.5 to align and/or distribute objects (center/left/right/etc)? I know I can open the Align window, but I would ...
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Actually snapping to pixel grid

Does anyone know if there's a way to have Illustrator CC (2014) constrain control points to the pixel grid? I understand that "Align to pixel grid" makes it so that a shape will try to match the pixel ...
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High quality watercolor effect in illustrator [on hold]

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. Or actually, I am looking to achieve this: ...
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How do I prevent the Arc effect to be undone after I ungroup the objects I used it on?

I grouped a bunch of little things together and arced it, and it looked fine. I later tried to modify a single one of my objects and it didn't work without modifying everything, so I ungrouped them. ...
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How to make this? [on hold]

Hi im using adobe illustrator, and i want to make this artwork. I have mouse and keyboard, i know how to use them. Illustrator is cs6. How make monster pattern and what tool to use help me ? sorry ...
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I want to draw but [on hold]

i see video at you tube, human make many beautiful object. i try follow but fail . help ? teach ? thank you. :) happy day sorry English . this question body does not meet our quality standards.Please ...
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Illustrator space around outline and removing shape

I've used "//" and "\" to create this "W", and have made them into outlines, as I'm trying to give the different layers a colour, as well as having a white space where the lines touch and I would like ...
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How to align a single letter within a text object to the edge of the bounding box in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks: The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using: ...
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How to know the first anchor point in a path?

I am in a middle of a website project to learn drawing for children. that project require me to know the starting anchor point for each path I draw. and if it is miss ordered I have to revers it. I ...
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Illustrator art brush corner problem

I created a brush because I needed the terminals of my line had angles. But the brush is generating some kind of thorn in the corners, when the brush option "Do not adjust corners and folds" is ...
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How do I use Illlustrator to create magnifying effects [closed]

I have a graphic I created In Illustrator and want to magnify certain sections to draw attention to them while placing the other sections in the background. Graphic illustrates the development of a ...
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How do you paste one object, several times at once on one artboard in illustrator CS6?

I have 20 of the same icons on one art board. I would like to select all and replace all with a new icon. I want the icons to show in the same spot as the replaced icons.
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How to convert text to single stroke in illustrator

The question really says it all. I want to apply brush effect on the stroke once it looks like text. All my tries have resulted in stroke being outline of the text.
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Importing transparent background PNG in CMYK

So I have Illustrator document in CMYK mode intended for print. I need to import PNG image (because I need to place object extracted from the background). And here I step on the unknown area because I ...
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Illustrator symbols: How to edit symbol to affect mulitiple files?

QUESTION Part 1. As far as I know, when you edit a symbol, it affects all instances of the symbol within the current document open. Is there a way to have the changes affect other documents? ...
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Acrobat: Font changes on paste

Using Acrobat Pro CS2, I observe strange behavior to text when pasting a certain diagram exported from Excel as PDF into the current document. This issue concerns the text already in the document, not ...
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Workflow and tools recommendation for detailed large print and web project

I've seen lot of question on the topic of DPI size when doing large print jobs and some about the actual workflow. The problem is that I can't decide how to proceed in my situation: I have to design ...
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Creating outline using extendscript distorts text

I believe this is an Illustrator issue and not a coding issue therefore I'm posting it here. I have this script that does a few things to my documents including outlining the text (then saving as a ...
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How to Save .svg in Illustrator so it shows right on Adroid?

I am trying to create a .svg image for Android devices, but it is not visible clearly in the device. How should I save the file from Adobe Illustrator and how can I optimise the file?
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How do you use the slice tool in your webpage layouts?

I have used Photoshop for about 11 years and Illustrator for about 5 years for webdesign. But I can hardly remember ever using the slice tool that much. I did try to use it, but the difficulties ...