Using Illustrator effect tools to manipulate objects, images, paths; handle colour control and altering shapes.

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jagged looking in illustrator CS5

So i've been using illustrator for years now and out of nowhere my lines are jagged like little stairs, I did not ever have this problem and i'm very concerned because even if i bring a logo in it ...
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How to preserve a drop shadow and outline when clipping?

I’m trying to make an icon of the Australian flag overlayed onto a map of Australia for an Android app at work, but I cannot figure out how to get the drop shadow and outline to be clipped too. ...
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Changing this graphic to a top down perspective

I've tried to use the perspective grid to get the same effect as the monitor on my wordpress logo graphic but nothing is working. How would i go about applying the same perspective to my wordpress ...
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool [duplicate]

I already wrote about this issue and tried a lot of suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I will try to explain my problem as clearly as possible one more time. Maybe more people will ...
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How to create textured objects that blend in with the background in Illustrator?

Ok, so the question by itself might be a little confusing, but basically, I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to create something like this: Or something like this: ...
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Make font size bigger than max limit of 1296 pt in Adobe Illustrator (2015)?

For some reason and for many years there's a limit for font size in Illustrator. It is 1296 points max, so you can't go bigger without converting type to outlines first. Converting to outlines means ...
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What Illustrator effect was used to create this design? [closed]

How can I achieve the same effect on different forms? (in this case it is applied to the letter A, I want to apply it to other letter and shape). The author of this work also has an animated ...
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Illustrator warp effect not editable

I am having a problem with effects in Illustrator CS4. I applied a warp effect to a path. Normally, when I want to modify the warp effect, I go to my Appearance panel and click on the Warp: Arc link. ...
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How to Blend Colors of Merged Paths in AI CC2015

and thanks for taking the time to consider my inquiry beforehand. I am looking for a answer to my question which is, is there a function / tool / proper method for blending the colors of merged paths ...
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How to create editable text with effects

I need help to know by steps how to create the same as the attached snapshot. It's done in Adobe Illustrator (Strokes, fills and effects from the appearance box), I manage to create editable ...
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Mapping Text with Effects onto 3D object in Illustrator. Possible or not?

I've spent a good deal of time trying to map a symbol that contains (live) text with a drop shadow onto the exterior of a ring-shaped object, and it makes part of the symbol de-render, leaving the 3D ...
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Creating a custom Arrowhead [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a custom arrowhead for a set of 500+ pre-made lines. I am currently able to select one of the default arrowheads from the stroke toolbar, but I need to create a cone shaped one ...
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In Illustrator, how should I typically set “Preserve Spot Colors” under “Document Raster Effect Settings”

I am learning Illustrator. Under Document Raster Effect Settings there is a check box which is labeled "Preserve Spot Colors". The fact that is unchecked by default is puzzling to me. Surely I would ...
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Create the following light effect on Illustrator

Hello. I love this composition and would like to to do something similar (the sky over the houses that are kind of faded in, not the computer, etc). I am unsure whether I should use different HSB ...
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Any Advice On Shadows and Highlights?

I'm trying to create my first sports-style logo, but I can't seem to get the right shadows and highlights. Does anybody know of resources that thoroughly go over this? I've been going through Fraser ...
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How to do the shape borders like this in the image attached

I'm going to create something similar. Circles can be made very easily. Color Gradient can be applied easily. Shadows are left-hand play. But, there is something different about the edges of ...
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Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

I'm extremely new at graphic designing and my sister hired me to create a logo for her company. It took a few days and I've finally perfected everything except the company name.I typed it along the ...
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Not getting “fit to artwork bounds” and “create outlines for all font type” in Illustrator 10

I am not finding the following in my Illustrator 10: Once your object is ready, you need to specify Artboard to use by using Artboard tool (Shift + O) a. Make sure your Reference point is ...
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Create a custom stroke with an exact pattern of many different square and rectangular dashes

Can anyone suggest a method that will essentially allow me to use the pattern shown in the below image as a stroke? I want to be able to apply this to any path, and want to ensure that the each ...
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Make Image have Brushed metal look [closed]

Picture 1 picture 2 Can someone tell me how the developer made picture 1 into picture 2 in Photoshop or illustrator?
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Trying to Create a Preset in AI That Gives Object Strokes a Hand Drawn, Blueprint Drafting Sketch Style

I've been working on a few logo ideas for a friend's company in my spare time; for one of them I wanted to have the logo look like it was sketched out first and then given an outline - like it's a ...
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Is it possible to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator?

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. My question essentially is: Is this created by scans and then tracing it? If so, what kind of tracing options would you use for ...
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Detail work in illustrator?

I have some very detailed artwork which I drew by hand on pen and paper but I'm looking to turn them into a vector. I have already done the live trace but it doesn't pick up all the tiny dots which ...
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Illustrator: Create a clipping mask for a long-shadow that was made using the blend tool [duplicate]

So I'm trying to make an icon with a long shadow, I used Illustrators blend tool to make the shadow in between my two pigs like so. What I would like to do now is create a clipping mask for the long ...
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is there a way to convert an illustrator extrude & bevel effect to a path?

I draw a square in Adobe Illustrator and I extruded to create a 3D bar. but now I would like to add dimension lines and so on to the drawing, but of course these don't snap to the 3D drawing but to ...
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How to bend text to create a typography portrait in illustrator?

Trying to create a self portrait, I've already tried Envelope Distort---> Make with Mesh as I saw in the article link below, but the text gets distorted when I just want it to bend alone. Can you tell ...
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The Select Tool doesn't seem to be shrinking or expanding an object on Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi guys, I'm a bit stuck here. The Select Tool doesn't seem to shrink or enlarge objects. I'm using Illustrator CS6. It only seems to just move it around. Please help, thanks x
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How to get rid of the box in the middle of the art board [closed]

There is a little box thing in the middle of an art board on Illustrator CS6. Just wanting to ask how I get rid of it. It's been there for a while but it's getting really distracting. Can't even ...
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How do I blur an object in Illustrator?

I'm trying get this blurry graphic effect in Adobe Illustrator but I'm not succeeding. Can anyone help me?
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Glisten shine in illustrator [closed]

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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How to create a shadow effect like sketch

I want to know how to how to create a shadow in Adobe Illustrator, like this
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How can I get rid of a visual flaw in my logo. It appears to be coming from 3D effect

I'm creating a logo that is text-based. When I add the 3D Bevel and Extrude effect, it makes an odd-looking glitch on one of the letters. This logo is something I created in Photoshop then had to ...
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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 can I create a block shadow effect for text? [duplicate]

I want to recreate this image in illustrator. I'm looking to create two tone 3-d colors with a variety of different fonts.
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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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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 ...
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Illustrator 3D Extrude & Bevel- saving produces empty planes in graphic

I have had this issue before, but I can't remember what I did to solve the problem. I have created an object using the pen tool, used the gaussian blur to create more highlight on the gradient, and ...
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Dividing a rectangle with type (torn paper with pieces)

I am a newbie on Illustrator and am trying to produce an image that contains a paper that is divided/torn to, say 3, pieces. I don't want to rather throw torn pieces (similar to torn paper effect ...
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What do you call this distorted text effect and how can I reproduce it?

I came acorss this picture online, but i'm not sure how to achieve it, its not overlay right? I think.
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Converting from CSS3 to SVG

So, I was working on my site and an accidental mistake did a nice 3D effect to my new Logo, is there any way to convert or import a CSS3 code to illustrator so I can have it as .SVG?
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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 to achieve a metal engraving effect in Adobe Illustrator CC?

I want to make more realistic looking laser-engraved logo mockups for clients but can't seem to get it quite right. I might need a new approach and could definitely use some perspective. Details: I ...
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How to make Photoshop Effects on Adobe Illustrator unlimited?

When I apply Blur > Gaussian Blur on this shape, this is the result: The result is that the Gaussian Blur doesn't appear completely, and borders indicated below limits it. How can I make the ...
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Glossy gift box designing in Illustrator

I have to design a glossy gift box for a client in various sizes. Can I create just one design which the printing company can use for various sizes or should my designs be dimension-specific? Also, ...
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Easiest way to create vintage grane/corners/angles in Ai

I am looking for an easy way to create in Illustrator vintage style corners like on the picture provided. I have some technical ideas, but they are time consuming, there should be an easier way I ...
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How do I bring back sharp edges on a Rounded Corner object in illustrator CS6?

As you see below, I've made a shape and I added round corners to it from Effect > Stylize > Round Corners, but now I want to bring it back to its original shape so I can make the edges less ...
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Vinyl cut vectors

I am 'artworking' some of my designs making them ready to be vinyl cut. How do I go about putting in the colour? Should the colour references be on a separate layer to the outlines? thanks.
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Warp/arc text shows original text too

I have created text in Illustrator that I want to show in an arc'ed format. I selected the text and then chose Effect/warp then I chose the type of arc I wanted. So far so good. The text shows as ...
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How do I keep the spaces in my dashed line from changing when I modify the line length in Illustrator?

Using Adobe Illustrator CS6, I drew a line and clicked the "Dashed Line" option in the stroke palette. When I change the length of the dashed line, by grabbing an endpoint and moving it or clipping ...
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Why do paintbrush loops get thicker at the top in Illustrator?

When I do swirls in Illustrator with the paintbrush tool I often get this result (see image). The loops doesn't get perfectly rounded, instead sometimes some of them gets thicker at the top of the ...