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How to fix Adobe Illustrator Interface Resolution?

This is my perfect resolution for my Adobe Photoshop, it calibrate with my monitor resolution Now look at my Adobe Illustrator, everything seems big. How to make it small like my Adobe Photoshop? ...
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How to add a background to a logo?

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them), if I accidently hold the alt button and move my hand on the ...
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Can Illustrator use a clipping path from a jpg created in Photoshop?

I have images created in Photoshop that have a clipping path around the main part of the image and are saved as jpg. When I open these jpg files in InDesign, the image is clipped using the stored ...
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Why does this AI Illustrator clipping mask not work?

Below is a link to a very simple AI file that represents the issue I am having. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6136148/question.ai I am trying to get the dots to be coloured by the gradient ...
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Preserving font type in illustrator SVG file

Hi I am new to illustrator and created an image that uses "Skia-Regular" font. But when I save that image in .svg format, it changes the font type. And when I open the .svg format file in browser the ...
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Why can't I draw on my image with illustrator?

I opened an image from the internet in Illustrator. Right after, when I selected the paintbrush tool, it turned into a circle with a line through it, implying that I couldn't draw. Does anyone ...
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Data is incorrect after importing variable library into Illustrator

I have a bunch of graphs in an Illustrator document. All of them are tagged and have been exported to an XML document. I want to change the numbers in the XML and re-import it to update the graphs ...
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Clear content from “draw inside” - Illustrator

I have created a rounded rectangle and pasted picture inside of it by using "draw inside" tool. Now I would like to clear inside drawing. Is it possible? How?
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How do I create this type of shadow effect on the letters in Illustrator?

Can someone help provide a tutorial or instructions on how to get this effect? Thanks!!
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Why am I getting dotted grey edges on my batch exported images?

I have created a script which batch exports an ai file into an SVG file and multiple sizes of JPG and PNG files. The script creates three directories in the parent directory of the directory the ai ...
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How to change 'print' margins using Adobe Illustrator?

My document size is US Legal paper size (14 X 8.5 inches). I've chosen that setting under the page setup. In the viewer window, I can see that there are what seems to be preset margins, and my design ...
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Maintaining the clarity of a PNG exported from Illustrator [on hold]

I have drawn a vector image in Illustrator that I want to export as a PNG. But when exporting it to PNG the clarity of the image is missing. Is there any way to maintain the clarity of the image? I am ...
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Can I get rid of all the extra layers that Illustrator creates after I use pathfinder?

I'm not an experienced Illustrator user, but whenever I use pathfinder to combine a few shapes together, Illustrator would create a whole bunch of what appears to look like outlines of every shape and ...
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Three colors applied on a group of objects

I am trying to color this shape with three colors, but it must be equally distributed. Usually for a simple object I would have created the three rectangles, duplicated the main object for each color ...
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Random Scatter of the one object multiple times

Have only recently got into 3D design, found this image on google and wondered what software is used there is no way this designer scattered the pills one by one surely? The pills them selves where ...
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Why can't I resize my text box in Illustrator CS6?

The resize tool just don't appear. When I try to resize, it only turn out that I only move my text box. Is there something wrong with my software?
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How to create zoom-in effect in Illustrator?

I have a vector image, which I'm using for a presentation. There are some minute details in the image that I want to focus on during my presentation. The problem with raster-based technique is that ...
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How to export only what is on the artboard CS6

So I have part of an image hanging off my Artboard because I only need to show part of the image. I was having trouble with making clipping masks and all that jazz so I decided quit messing with those,...
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Need help making my logo stand out from the background

I would like to ask for suggestions on how to make the logo (Printzilla House) below stand out more on the pattern background. I've tried adding an oval white shape, but it seems to look a bit weird. ...
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Illustrator: Change the colors of a symbol

Is it possible to change the colors of a symbol in a document without breaking the link with its original shape. Eg.: I have a square a symbol. I have two I races of them in my document. I want on ...
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How to change artboard size in AI CS6?

Sorry can't find this simple feature. I was asked for document size at creation time but don't know how to change this later.
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How to find out whether an Illustrator file or object has been copied from somewhere else

I have received an Illustrator file, as an entry for a competition that I had organised, but I seriously doubt the illustration is completely original and suspect that parts of it are copied from ...
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How to create my own typography poster with perfect lines and curves? [on hold]

I want to create my own typography poster. I created that poster on paper and I want that poster exactly like that in Illustrator, but I want to make changes like perfect lines and curves. How can I ...
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What is the recommended way to export a logo from Sketch to Illustrator?

I've always been intimidated by Illustrator and it's pen tool to the point that I void using it. I usually do everything on Photoshop and then import to Illustrator to use the live trace feature ...
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Need help with Adobe Illustrator!

Whenever I click on the "Rectangle Tool" the resulting rectangle is always pitched 15 degrees up, on the right hand side. The solution I am sure is simple and probably too simple for this forum, but ...
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Wacom Tablet - Illustrator brush tool

I currently got the intuos art wacom tablet so still learning how to use it. I'm currently in illustrator trying to draw out a map and the brush tool is doing something weird and I cannot figure out ...
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Java Script to Reveal layers (or sub-layers/paths) one at a time

I have an Illustrator file with several objects. I would like to record, via screen video, the process of each object appearing one at a time. I've read the beginner java manual, but all I could find ...
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Illustrator/photoshop: give stroke sharp corners

Here is what I want. This is the image I got. and I do outline by first creating the pen outline.. then stroking by brush. this is what i get: but i want the all edges pointed. For example like ...
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Blurred, bad quality logo [duplicate]

I'm working on logo design in adobe illustrator. It's typography with border and I have problem. When I export it do png or jpg in small size it looks blurry and overall bad. I'm working on pixel ...
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black box in middle of illustrator CC art board

I'm new to Illustrator and I'm making an illustration, the problem is when I moved the red rectangle, the surrounding border seems to stay there, I can't select it and it does not move or remove, and ...
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Looking for a way to create a White logo on translucent background that will be viewable in preview?

I'm delivering a package of logos (saved as .pdf), some of which are white on transparent background. When opened in preview or finder, the files appear blank because those applications default to ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool/Paint Bucket Tool

I already wrote in Adobe forum about this issue (https://forums.adobe.com/message/8339546#8339546) and tried all suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem ...
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Creating old neon advertisement

Good day everyone. I am trying hard to create a high resolution computer made image of an old German "Plaste und Elaste" neon advertisement (see below). After thinking a lot, the way to go I have ...
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illustrator brush path to pen path

I need to convert brush path to pen path. I need the path not the outline of the brush stroke. So "expand appearance" or "create outline" is not a solution for me. This is for a project with ...
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how do I create this type of grid in illustrator?

I'm trying to create a logo grid and I would like to know how I can achieve something such as the image below in illustrator
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Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to import a path from a list of points?

I want to be able to take a list of point coordinates created by a script and import them as a path. The list would be just be a text document with the coordinates separated by line breaks. Is there a ...
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Recolor an element after applying an effect in Illustrator

I want to change the colors (kind of recolor) of an element A on which I apply an effect E(x), such that the new colors will be based on the colors of the element after the effect B=E(A). Does anyone ...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

I have tried using scatter brushes in Illustrator but it is not exactly the same thing. Please help!
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I can't join lines in Illustrator. CMD-J gives an error

We're doing a project for our university, where we have to lasercut some gears. We've found a template for our gears online, but somehow the lines aren't joined, which makes the lasercutter cut twice. ...
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Illustrator Fonts

I'm trying to open a file in Illustrator but when I do it says "The document contains pdf objects that have been reinterpreted" and it changes almost all the fonts to something different. I don't ...
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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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Objects do not abut precisely in Illustrator CC

I am trying to make a logo with a pattern of varied transparencies since the client wants a transparent png logo. No matter what I try, I cannot get the squares to line up perfectly. It looked fine as ...
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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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Distorted text when exporting as png from Illustrator CC

I'm trying to export text as a png from Illustrator CC, but the text is getting slightly distorted. The lowercase e's look like they have a serif or something: I'm required to make art that ...
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How to automatically Update place linked file without switching to photoshop? [on hold]

I know How to update "place linked..." file in Photoshop CC. I have placed illustrator file as a place linked file in Photoshop. "Place Linked" automatically updates when i save illustrator file but ...
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How to stop auto correct out of gamut colour in Illustrator CC?

Recently, my Illustrator been behaving something odd. I have always been working with CMYK mode, before, I could always use colour like pure blue, neon green in conjunction with other colour without ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from changing my anchor coordinates?

I am an Architecture student creating some graphics for my website. I am trying to set up some construction lines for my graphics and the snap to points tool is not setting my anchor points to the ...
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iPad Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

Can you use the Adobe Creative Clouds apps, the desktop version, on an iPad Pro? Possibly through mirroring the display ( desktop to iPad)?