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Duplicate the object that you wish to create a reflection of and flip it vertically (Object > Transform > Reflect, making sure you choose Horizontally) Duplicate the "reflection" group that you just made in the last step, then use the Pathfinder to combine all of the shapes into one Fill the new path with a black to white gradient (black = ...


When you outline text it creates a group, with each letter being its own shape. You can't use a group as a mask, what you need to do is create a compound path from your group. With your outlined text selected: Object → Compound Path → Make (or hit cmd + 8) But—You don't need to outline text to use it as a mask. Just use your live text as a mask and theres ...


You can find the rotation in: Edit → Preferences → General... Set Constrain Angle to 0°


Illustrator uses a font engine that is not capable of doing single line fonts. All fonts in illustrator are outlines no matter what. If we take CNC Vector as an example its simply a outline that turns up on itself, so it is not truly a singe line font as far as illustrator or your cad is concerned. So beware if you use a cnc machine/ laser cutter the area ...


I too am new to illustrator but I might be able to give you a simple solution. You should be able to create three parallel lines by using your Line Segment tool or your pen tool. Don't forget to use the alignment tool for accuracy. Make them dashed Open your strokes palette and tick on dashed line Since your dashes look closer together you can set ...


You have a raster image. You can't use pathfinder on a raster image, hence your error message. Pathfinder only works on paths. If you are working exclusively with a raster image you're probably better off doing this in Photoshop (or some other raster image editor). If you do want to do this in Illustrator you can create a clipping mask: Draw a rectangle ...


If your problem is with the points aligning, then you can use the alignment tool. But if its about the behavior of your strokes overlapping, you can try experimenting with its corners. Hope this helps!


Someone answered me on another forum, so I'll put the answer here as well in case anyone else is looking in the future. Creating a compound path should output a single path within your SVG code. Select your elements and then Object → Compound Path → Make. Keep in mind this requires your entire SVG to be just one color.

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