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This is what I find to be an acceptable solution. First, create a gradient mesh to a box as follows. Second, drag every other box to a suitable location. Third, rotate each box to a suitable angle. Fourth, drag each vertex to a suitable location. Fifth, pick up color for each vertex from the original figure. Sixth, use the original figure to ...


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Illustrator can't do Pathfinder effects on rasterised files it has placed. To achieve this effect, you will indeed have to use a clipping mask: draw a circle snugly around your star; unite all your white lines to a single shape; subtract the lines shape from the circle using the Pathfinder; ungroup the result... ...and make it a compound path: Object > ...


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You can transform selected anchor points using the Free Transform Tool. You do not have to transform an entire shape. I've seen the video. However, I don't recall the exact part you are posting about and I'm not going to scour the video for that half second clip. But, with the Free Transform tool you can make a perspective transform which will bring two ...


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There are many ways to do this and to achieve this effect very easy you can just use a ready-made texture (search for example for “vintage” or “letterpress”). If I wanted to make my own texture I would use photoshop and start with a new black layer on top of my image. Then i would add a low amount of Noise to it (Filter > Noise > Add Noise …) Now ...


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you can achieve the desire effect without redraw your star. using clipping mask and it can work perfectly with rasterized shapes. unite all your white strokes (after your convert it to outline) and color it to black. cut the united shape [CTRL+x] click on your star and make a mask in the transparency panel by clicking on [make ] button. now your star is ...


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Those aren't distressed per se. They are emulating offset printing on lower quality substrates. Photocopies, or newsprint. Essentially, it's an effect that you'd see when printing solid blocks of color where you get uneven ink coverage. The most typical way to achieve this is scanning in the actual texture you want to use. If you Google "print textures" ...


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Since GitHub supports PSD file viewing & diffing, there is no reason not to use it for collaborative graphic design.


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I have a tip maybe it could help. make some dummy boxes (or group your objects you want it in the same artboard). each one of those dummy boxes represent a new Artboards, arrange it the way you want with your favorit tools (smart guides, align panel, dynamic transformation ..etc). after you finished the alignment and arrangement of those boxes, click on ...


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Not sure what version of illustrator your using, and there are multiple ways to handle this, but one way is... One Simple Solve: Go to illustrators top menu, and select view, scroll down and select "Snap to Pixel", then drag only the offending edge/points a tiny bit one way or the other and it will snap to the pixel grid fixing your issue. Additional ...


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I would simply use a Graphic Style which has 3 strokes of varying offsets. The graphic style will always follow the shape outline without any additional editing. If you must use a brush, the Pattern Brush is the best option if you want the ends to join. However, you need to set the corners properly: Corner options only available in Illustrator CC+. ...


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you have two choices using brushes. using the pattern brush, and to create corners you have to define the shape of the corners in the pattern brush. please follow this link how to do a pattern brush but if you want to use the art brush or even the pattern brush, you have to add an anchor point between the last anchor that have the problem and the one ...


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Scott hit the nail on the head by saying this isn't possible. You can work around this, however, by making clever use of the Smart Guides. Ensure your Smart Guides are switched on (View > Smart Guides or Ctrl / Cmd+U and that snapping to all kinds of grid is turned off. Turn Snap to Point on (View > Snap to Point or Ctrl / Cmd+Alt+". Choose the objects you ...


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If these anchor points are unconnected or have at least one open end, then you can simply use the Join command (Object > Path > Join). If these anchor points already have 2 paths connected to them, no you won't be able to connect a third path to the anchor points. Illustrator anchors have an "in" and an "out" direction and that's all they can do. In ...


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In the video, he uses the scale tool (s). Select the two points with your direct selection tool, click scale, and then pull into the middle.


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It's a pretty straight-forward, simple, thing to combine the countries into continents for that file. Granted, it's simple, but will take some time. Simply select the countries and then click the Pathfinder Unite Button. That's all there is to it. To make selection easier, you can select via the Layers Panel by clicking the circle to the right of the layer ...


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It's your Eyedropper settings. Double-click the Eyedropper tool to open the Eyedropper Settings. Uncheck the Appearance box under the, "Eyedropper Picks Up" column. If you've been trying to sample colors before changing this setting, you may have to clear the appearance by clicking on the Appearance palette options and choosing the, "Clear Appearance" ...


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Unfortunately, Adobe hasn't seen a scenario where a user would want to move more than one artboard at a time. I'm not certain why this limitation exists. However, there's no way to manually move two or more artboards at the same time. The only way to move more than one artboard simultaneously is via Object > Artboards > Rearrange... which may or may ...


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The features you list are part of Photoshop and have never been part of Illustrator.


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Most likely due to Smart Guides being on. View > Smart Guides (unless it's in a different place for CS5, which is possible).


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You might want to check that you don't have the option "Align New Objects to Pixel Grid" checked in the Transform panel (under the submenu in the upper right hand corner). See the image below for further explanation on its placement.


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I would go about creating your shapes then applying the Wrinkle Tool: If you double click the tool you get the options for the tool: Create your shape: Apply your settings in the panel and apply it to the stroke: You will need to play with it but you can adjust your stroke and make the effect thicker, finer, or whatever you want:


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Any of your 3 attempts are good. You need to realize that filters, effects, and automated methods only get you so far. There comes a point where you need to stop looking for the "magic button" or "shortcut" to an end product and roll up your sleeves and start some manual effort. What I would do is take any of your three attempts (probably #2) and start ...


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@DA01 I think you are missing the point. You are correct that spot colors can't be printed via a CMYK printer. The Pantone to CMYK values provided by illustrator swatches also don't always accurately match Pantone Book colors with what comes out of the printer. The large format print solution to this problem is to print an entire CMYK pantone chart using ...



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