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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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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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3 Point Perspective grid in Illustrator CS5

I'm playing around with the perspective grid in Ill CS5. I know that, by default, the 3 point perspective grid sort of has you looking at the edge of a cube. Is there a way to 'invert' it so that you ...
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Align text in exact center (vertically and horizontally) without creating outlines?

In Illustrator, how do you align text in the exact center of a shape for example without creating outlines. If I go to center text using the align palette, Illustrator aligns the text to it's bounding ...
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Find Inkscape element that is breaking AI SVG export

When I attempt to export my AI file to SVG, the SVG only renders up until it encounters an Inkscape element that causes the following error. error on line 12625 at column 115: Namespace prefix ...
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Turning Multiple Vector Paths into a Solid Object/Image

I'm having troubles trying to figure out how to make a complete object/image with NO pen tool paths or anchors etc... I have a vector tree... theres lots of completed paths/shapes but still in path ...
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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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Split an image with a zig-zag in Illustrator?

I've been trying for the last 3 nights to halve a simple vector image of a padlock I had drawn following a tutorial. My headache is: I don't want to simple divide it right at the middle, I want to ...
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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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PNG files blurry when exported form Illustrator and opened in Photoshop

I have designed app screens on Illustrator and trying to mock up in Photoshop. When I export from png and place in PS the fonts/imagery looks very low quality etc. I need to make a print leaflet ...
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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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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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Automated method of setting ideal sizes and positions of symbols or logos of various proportions, when put together (ignoring any text) [duplicate]

I always spend too much time trying to scale symbols or logos that are supposed to look harmoniously next to each other, like below: These seem to be acceptable to me, but I wonder if there is any ...
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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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Change default program “edit original” on Illustrator

How to change default program for edit original" linked file? my default is MS paint, I want to change into Photoshop. how to change this? thank you!
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Change CS5 Language [on hold]

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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How do I export an SVG from Illustrator such that it renders well in small sizes?

I come from a Photoshop background and this is my first time dabbling with AI. I would like to show my product logo in a small size on a webpage (about 15px height). I currently have a PNG (created ...
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Anchor points not showing up when I hover over a path in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1

'Highlight anchors on mouse over' is checked in the Selection & Anchor Display panel and I don't have Hide Edges on. This happens with every file and I'm still having the same issue after ...
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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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I Want Transparent Board On My Illustrator File?

I Want To Make a Text effect And For That I Want A Transparent Background So My Question Arises From Here How Do I Get Transparent Background!! I Am Using Illustrator CC
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SVG anitmaion transform origen property - issue in firefox and safari [on hold]

I am facing an issue with the transform origin property in firefox and safari. Here is the link what i have done so far : http://jsfiddle.net/Hassanpervaiz/aLfhfstt/ SVG CSS animation. Is there any ...
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Illustrator issue [on hold]

We have an illustrator file sent to me from a company. The front half is different color on one of the graphics than back half(doing a wrap for a suv )in 2 parts. I see the problem,we need a layer ...
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Change viewbox attribute in svg exported by illustrator

I have a SVG file with viewBox="-155.7 -99 510 510". I believe this offset the paths in Mac OS X preview by -155.7 -99. when I open the SVG in Illustrator, the paths are not offset at all. how do I ...
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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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Disappearing font list in Adobe Illustrator with OS X 10.10 [on hold]

Open Illustrator Preferences and under "Type" turn off "Font Preview" and your font list will magically re-appear... Ta.. Da
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How to paste in the center of your window in FontLab [on hold]

I designed a font on a large Illustrator canvas, so whenever I copy and paste from illustrator to Fontlab, it pastes the glyph at X distance of the 0 point in Illustrator. Is there a way to disable ...
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Why is my Illustrator design exporting as an EPS and making white things transparent and transparent things with a white color block behind it?

I have talked to several other designers and they can't figure it out. I've read multiple forums and have tried everything they recommend to no avail. My client wants the center glow effect as seen. ...
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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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ILLUSTRATOR: Pattern Brush Doesn't Keep Original Shape

Adobe Illustrator: I created a circle (using the shape tool and while holding down shift), and turned it into a pattern brush. Then I applied that pattern brush to another circle with the intent of ...
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Transparent PNG has white edges when Saving for Web from Illustrator CC [on hold]

I am making circle icon pngs with transparent backgrounds. I keep having the problem where it looks perfectly fine until I try to Save for Web and they export with white halo edges. Image in ...
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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 create a fade to transparent gradient effect in Illustrator?

The black gradient effect that is placed in front of the pattern but behind the text is what I'm looking to achieve. I've tried creating a black to transparent gradient but can't the nice blur/fade ...
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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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Why can't I edit text in Illustrator files from China, and how can I help it?

I am working with a packaging manufacturer in China. I create the files using Illustrator cs6 but after they make adjustments to my files and send the file back to me, I can't edit the text like I ...
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When creating a new file from a template, can you name the file before you open the template? [on hold]

When I create a new file from a template in Illustrator, I want the file to already be named, instead of having to do 'save as,' is this possible?
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Why are my corners “inside-out” in Illustrator?

There are 2 big things I don't get about this image (two identical paths in Illustrator, one of which is reflected, with a pretty simple brush applied to them both in order to highlight the issue) ...
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How create such amazingly smooth grain with gradient like this? [duplicate]

Is it made in Photoshop or illustrator? I tried many way but can't reach this smooth level
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How to save text in Photoshop and open it in Illustrator without pixellation

I want to do silkscreen printing. I have done all the labels with Photoshop and saved as PDF. But, my printer said it is very blurry. I need to use Illustrator. So, if I have already done my label ...
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Stop a line (stroke) on the edge of a triangle

I want to stop these lines right on the edge. I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6, I'm fairly new to Illustrator so please be specific.
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Text imported from Freehand

I have an old Freehand file I have imported to Illustrator cs4 and then open and save with Illustrator cs6. In Illustrator cs6 most of the text boxes have problems. The text overflows the text ...
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Why are all my colors dull in Illustrator CS6?

I just installed Creative Suite 6 on my computer. I was working on some artwork for a client in Illustrator and having a hard time getting the right colors. I noticed they were all very dull. So I did ...
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how do i change the colour of an .ai linked file? [on hold]

I have placed an existing .ai file into an illustrator project and want to change the colour of the placed file. Please tell me how to do this.
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Exporting Illustrator Art Boards without bounding box

I have a bunch of art boards that are sized to 88x88 pixels. When I export my art boards, all the images are sized as 88x88, where transparent pixels are surround my actual art work. Is there a way ...
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How to design for large scale? [duplicate]

I'm interested to know the processes involved in designing for large scale output i.e. billboards/ banners. What Illustrator/ Photoshop document size should I work with. Do I work in a scaled size ...
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How do I 'save as' with a placed file's name in Illustrator?

Say I have a file DSC_0377.jpg. I can open a this with Illustrator, make changes, then choose File Save As Save as type Adobe PDF and it will be saved as DSC_0377.pdf, as desired. However if I open ...
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Converting a full colour vector to a single outline vector

Im looking to convert a full colour vector image into pretty much a line drawing with no fill. I use illustrator CS6. I have tried the Edit> Edit Colours> Recolour Artwork. However, when I'm done it ...
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How to rotate and snap an object into a desired position? [Illustrator]

so I'm working with Adobe Illustrator, and I'm trying to have a rectangle pass through the centre, and also snap to two points. Basically, I want the marked (with the black lines) corner of the ...