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That kind of tight, uniform spiral is called an Archimedean spiral (aka Archimedes spiral). They can't be made by the regular spiral tool which only makes expanding (logarithmic) spirals. There are two ways to make them I know of: A method using art brushes described on vector guru: Take as many parrallel lines as you want loops Nudge one end of the ...


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This can be done in Illustrator with the blend tool. You just need a starting curve and an end curve and create all the lines in between with the blend tool. This can be done with lines or shapes. Create a blend with the Blend tool Select the Blend tool . Do one of the following: To blend in sequential order with no rotation, click anywhere on each ...


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I would recommend something like: yEd, used to use this a lot, today not so much. Probably best for simple-moderately complex stuff. Good support for different formats. Gephi, for beautiful big force directed graphs. Tulip, havent used more than once seemed ok graphwiz, I use this all the time and then do final touches in illutrator. It probably produced ...


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The main problem you're having is that both your logo and background are in focus. You need to take the background out of focus; so blur the background image. Also the path/trail in your background image clashes with the white of your logo. Secondly, your logo is a little too obtrusive. Make it a bit smaller to expose more of the background image. Here's ...


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Which part are you referring to? If it's the spiral, don't use the spiral tool. You'll want a linear/Archimedean spiral for that. You can find a tutorial on creating those here: http://vectorguru.com/tutorials/013-archimedean-spiral-in-illustrator.html If it's the circled segments of the spiral, just split your spiral into individual paths and give them ...


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You can create Graphic Styles within Illustrator by using the Graphic Styles Panel (Window > Graphic Styles). The purpose of Graphic Styles is to quickly apply the same appearance to multiple objects or to create a library of commonly used appearance settings. In function, they are similar to the "Styles" panel within Photoshop (but not the actual Layer ...


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Select selection tool, black arrow, V Click on the line (handle) in the middle of the text and drag it upwards.


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You either have (as you noted yourself) different units set for the grid and ruler, or the grid is set to repeat on a weird interval. You can change the units of the ruler by right clicking on it. For the other settings, you have to look into the preference pane (⌘+K or ctrl+K). Units are obviously under the Units tab. Changing the grid is done under the ...


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Edit: I might have misunderstood you: to apply different colours separately, I am not sure if there are any other way than selecting each and applying colour individually. Select your text box, set both outline and fill to blank: in the appearance panel, select add fill Find a gradient you want to use, or create your own, and select that: Oh, I ...


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Your background is too busy (shapes and colors). Try either blurring it a lot or making it black and white. Maybe also reduce the contrast. Also, on both examples you show, the logos have a very faint shadow. When doing your drop shadow, just don't put any distance so it shows from all sides of the type. Make it big and quite transparent. This should do the ...


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Other than the View > New View... Menu item, no there is not. You may find the Navigator Panel helpful though. You can also open an additional window for a document (Window > New Window) which will allow you to zoom in on one window and see the zoomed out view in the other. Changes will be reflected in both windows.


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Let me answer the question itself - i.e. how to move objects together in Illustrator exactly as you ask. Assume you have this picture, where there are 5 rectangles and 4 direct lines pointing as provided - You want to move the grey rectangle to any other position in the way where all direct lines move simultaneously with the grey rectangle to the new ...


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Probably, you would like this way click on menu item Object->Artboards->Fit to Artwork Bounds and after that File->Save As... PDF as usual. If you want artboard size back - just press Command-Z or if you on Win Control-Z after saving. The same result you can achieve by pressing Shift-O (or clicking on the artboard icon) and choosing the option as on the ...


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As Random O'Reilly mentioned in their answer but didn't explain, you can highlight each letter while in 'type mode(?)' and choose the fill for each one separately without needing to expand it or use any destructive method.


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Type > Type on a Path > Type on a path options Tick the Flip box. Depending on what version of Illustrator you are using, dragging the I-beam across the path can be troublesome. The flip box does it easily and without the jerky, uncontrollable, dragging which can occur at times. But dragging, as cockypop suggest, does work as well.


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Spirals in Inkscape The default spiral in Inkscape can be nicely shaped according to our needs. It is three parameters that control our spiral: Turns: number of turns a spiral takes Divergence: relative change of distance between lines Inner radius: relative size of the innermost circle Below are some examples for various settings (inner radius always ...


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I have found a tutorial from lynda.com: http://blog.lynda.com/2012/08/14/dekes-techniques-drawing-a-perfect-spiral-in-illustrator/ No need for extra scripts and gives a lot of control(more paths) not like a circle in the vector guru. They are suggesting using Polar Grid tool, by using arrows up,down and right,left we can add or remove the circles(up/down) ...


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Edit: I stand corrected; I was a little too fast there. What you want is, as @user568458 and @rpauldesign points out, an Archimedian spiral. I will however let this answer stand, as it might be useful to someone some day. And the last bit on the bottom is still valid. The spiral tool: Duplicate the first spiral, and then use the scissors to divide ...


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It is not necessary to apply this type of effect manually. You can select all the objects you want at once (there are many ways to select them, one is Shift-Click when you use Selection Tool = V on keyboard) and apply Drop Shadow to all of them simultaneously. Effect->Stylize->Drop Shadow... You can choose the color in the menu - Additionally, if you ...


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The Publishing View in Microsoft Word 2007 lets you maneuver all text and graphics very easily. You can create text boxes just like in InDesign, use rulers and guides to align text, group or ungroup objects, insert info graphic shapes using circles, squares, and rectangles, and more. I've been using Word tools for over 3 months to develop creative, info ...



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