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How to find out whether an Illustrator file or object has been copied from somewhere else, and from?

I have received an Illustrator file as an entry for a competition that I had organised. But, I seriously doubt that the illustration is completely or parts of it are copied from other sources. I ...
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Export multiple png from one illustrator artboard?

Another designer left me this AI file while everything is in one layer and in one art board. I have only exported assets on Photoshop with plugin before and I have no idea how to export individual ...
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Illustrator - Shape outlines show through on other shapes

I started getting a weird issue where outlines of shapes that are behind other shapes are showing through. I tested if it happens in a new document and it doesn't, so it must be something strange ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual ...
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Illustrator breaking apart and prepending '_x3' to every element that starts with a number in SVG export

I'm not sure if this is regular behavior, but when I do an SVG export in Illustrator, each layer name I have that is a number with be converted to a format I don't quite understand. I'm creating an ...
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Align .svg images of heads so they will all mix and match with a set of bodies

A wonderful woman made me a set of animal heads and animal bodies that will all interchange however when she saved them they are sort of all over the place. I've asked her if she can save them so ...
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How to convert greyscale to alpha in Illustrator?

I have a scanned image I converted to outlines in Illustrator. To do that, I have used the greyscale option, which gave me a decent result. What I need to do now is to convert the greyscale values to ...
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How to tile a pattern in Illustrator?

I have joined two same sized rounded rectangles creating 90 degrees. Then I made 45 degrees guide and copied figure so they both can be on the same guide. Then using a blend tool I evenly ...
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Designing a laser cut cube

I'm designing the net of a cube that can be laser cut such that it fits together seamlessly. I know this can be done, and I've seen a couple of examples on the net. I have made the net with a jig saw ...
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Glisten shine in illustrator

Thanks for suggesting as i am not pro in illustrator but still try to use flare tool & create this glisten effect.Am I doing it right??
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SVG image not displaying CSS base-64 data URL encoded fonts in Illustrator

I'm dynamically generating an SVG that includes text and a font using an embedded base-64 font-face with this method: How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG? <defs> <style> ...
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How can I join a path to a compound shape in Illustrator?

I'm struggling to join the compound shape and path I have created in Illustrator. My usual click and hope in the pathfinder dialog is not working. See attached screenshots. The selected path is blue, ...
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How to anchor text to bottom-right of container?

When I use the Type tool in Illustrator, text automatically flows from the top-left: Is it possible to have the text flow from the bottom-right instead, like this (Illustrator CC 2014)? The ...
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Is there a tool that converts Adobe Illustrator's 3D Rotate effect to SVG or CSS transforms?

I'd like to export a graphic as SVG, and it contains text that has a 3D Rotate effect applied to it. Saving as SVG this expands my text to outlines :( I'd like it instead to output <text> ...
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Illustrator opacity rendering on artboard vs. white objects

I recently stumbled on something curious: the white of the artboard and the white of white objects in Illustrator act quite vastly differently on translucent objects on top of them. For example, this ...
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can't work out the Minus Front

I'm supposed to have a result like the picture on the left when I click minus front but all I'm getting is like the picture on the right. Help is very much appreciated.
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How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit?

How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit? i have "Googled" all over the web, but i cant find anything on changing color depth of a AI file to 16bit ...
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Transforming 3rd-party discrete gradient mesh to AI's smooth gradient-mesh

The problem I use pst-solides3d (part of pstricks bundle for LaTeX) to generate the following surface. The surface is not a mesh, but a collection of disjoint quadrilateral patches, each with a ...
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Uniform Scaling a Grouped Object, Shapes Move Out of Place or Distort. How can I fix this?

Here's my problem: I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 and I'm trying to scale a grouped object uniformly or proportionately but the shapes that make up the object move out of place. Here's what I'm ...
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Help needed with special variable data creation in Illustrator

I am trying to create a variable data Illustrator file but with a catch, I have to create multiple points of data on one artboard. I am using a template with 36 identical shapes, and I'm trying to ...
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Adobe Illustrator Appearance Panel: Where Did My Effects Go?

Granted I'm new to Adobe Illustrator I'm having trouble figuring out the appearance panel. Namely when I add an effect, I can't seem to select the right selection again to get it to come back up on ...
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Illustrator - How to rearrange cut 3d paths align accurately after a cut in the original 3d path

Desired Effect: To achieve 3d paths circling around one another like twisted wires/ribbons (eg: 's' over 's' reflected). I drew two 2d paths one over the other with overlapping sections -> ...
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Icons for ios app in illustrator… how to automate the export and naming of slices for different resolutions

So I have an artboard with a load of icons at 44px, individually sliced using the slice tool. Now I can export them using save-for-web dialogue and I get them all at 44px. I want to export them at ...
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Illustrator giving two values for ppi for a linked raster image, only when rotated?

I am trying to place this raster logo supplied by a client on a large format template (this being a raster logo of some text in Arial is a separate issue). In Photoshop, the image is showing at ...
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How to create an array of circles within a circle

I'm looking to place exactly 750 filled circles in a random array within a circular shape, essentially a static version of this infographic: ...
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How do I convert B&W penciled book drawings to Illustrator colored drawings?

I have an opportunity with an author, but I want to see if I can even deliver first, if I were to take it. The author needs her current black and white drawings to be in color for a book she is ...
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How can I Curve my premade logo vector, around a circle in illustrator cs5?

Hi i want to curve my logo-text vector around A circle, like this: With this (my logo): But my logo is a premade vector, not text file, so each letter is its own SHAPE/Path or whatever you call ...
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How to incorporate gradient fill in embedded files in Illustrator?

I've placed File B (a circle with a gradient fill) inside File A (simple blue background). When I embed File B the gradient is not treated as a regular fill - instead it gets a weird double mask ...
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Can Adobe Illustrator export hidden sublayers as svg group with attribute display=“none”?

Inkscape can do that, but I've been told Illustrator is not able to export nested layers (sublayers) with attribute display="none". Is this true? If so, how can I have all my hidden sublayers be ...
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Best way for 3D perspective in Illustrator

Before I begin, please keep in mind that my end is to make svg files for the web and I'm using Illustrator CS6. I'm wondering if there is a better to rotate my graphic so that it looks like it is ...
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Illustrator: Export layer combinations with a script

I'm working on images for multilingual manuals. I have a looot of ai files of similar structure and I wonder if anyone could help me to batch export all of the stuff in one run. The files are layered ...
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Illustrator: Mouse hover with selection tool (V) does not highlight group objects

I seem to have hit a hotkey combo by accident or changed some preferences in Illustrator and I can't figure out what. When using the selection tool (V) and hovering over an object (Object selection ...
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Shortcut for not saving document in Illustrator

I am using Photoshop in Mac and I know there is a shortcut key for not saving a document, which is Cmd + Shift + '[back] Delete' (the one same as Windows' Backspace), but I cannot find the same ...
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Illustrator File - Preview is different from image

I am a graphic designer and recently I noticed one of my .ai files has a weird preview. Instead of seeing the image I created, I see a white box with a bunch of small text at the lower left corner. ...
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Illustrator Active paint thins out lines

When I use draw a picture with paintbrush in illustrator, and i wanna fill it in with active paint; my lines become very thin. Before i do tho, i get a message. ill try to deceipher it: Complex ...
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How to create the 3D mock-up look

I saw this on Dribbble and I thought I'd have a go at reproducing it - https://dribbble.com/shots/2200956-Controlled-Content But i'm struggling to do so. I've had a play around with shear and ...
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Problem gradient design pdf

I'm facing this little problem for a design I am creating. I need to create an gradient from transparant to white and in Illustrator it seems ok. But when saving the file as an pdf I get the ...
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Differences in complementary colors reported

I am trying to find the correct complementary color for rgb(252,84,79). However, each of the following reports a different color: Illustrator's built-in color guide (both complementary & ...
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How to select the bottom anchor point, when two anchors are stacked on top of each other

How can I choose between two anchor points when the two anchor points are stacked on top of each other? Note: I mean anchor points and not objects.
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How to do a Corel Draw action in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I warp text to fit a shape like you can in Corel Draw in Illustrator. I know about the warping function in Illustrator but it is nothing like Corel's Envelope tool. I want to adjust 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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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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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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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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What are those strange shapes appearing in the strokes' angles?

That's what I got after joining parts of circles with custom paths with anchor points at the same spot. Moving anchor points make those shapes disappear, as well as changing strokes to inside or ...
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An easy way to reduce depth of a path?

So my graphic designer sent me my files today, but I'm wanting to make a change. My problem is layer 1 is a lot thicker than layer 2, and is just hidden behind to create the bubbled outline effect. ...
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can't zero co-ordinates for relative positioning

I created a shape in Illustrator and exported it as a psd. I dropped it into an open document in Photoshop as a new layer. I want to repeat the shape using relative positioning (with each shape on a ...
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How would you go about creating elegant patterns

So here are some exaples of what I mean What program should I use (Photoshop or Illustrator maybe?), any tutorials you could point out or any tips? Thanks for your time!
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How to improve the quality of raster images (embedded or linked) in SVG created with Illustrator CC

I created a new file and placed a PNG image as background. If I try to save that as an SVG file with Adobe Illustrator, the quality of the background image is very degraded compared to the original ...
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Using Shape Builder and Image Trace

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to remove a section of an image traced object. It will be easier if I explain using diagrams.Before I continue, I know how to use Shape Builder for ...