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Creating PPT shapes in Illustrator. I do this practically everyday: Create shape in Illustrator, export as .emf from Illustrator. PLACE .emf into PowerPoint. Ungroup .emf. (Answer "Yes" to "do you want to convert to a MS Office drawing object") UNGROUP AGAIN. This reveals an invisible bounding bound on top of your shape. Select the invisible bounding ...


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First of all, your shape isn't created correctly, to get that perfect shape you need to use the Polar Grid Tool, set the width and the height (they should be the same), the Concentric Dividers to 0 and the Radial dividers to 6. After that you need to create a simple Circle the size of the desired inner circle, select both shapes, center them Horizontally ...


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After you created outlines to that font, the letters are then put in a group and minus front doesn't work well with groups. Try to ungroup the letters, select all and try again. If this doesn't work, try with each letter individually. PS: This is due to the fact that AI expects you to choose two layers when using Minus Front/Back and this is done with ...


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You should kern your text, not track it. Kerning is located in the character palette, below font size and left of tracking (CS6). Negative numbers will shift your text left, the units are 1/1000 em, so you may need to enter a large number like -100 (put your cursor on the left side of the E before you enter it of course). Tracking is for adjusting uniform ...


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Your composition is 400% zoomed. Switch to 100% and there will be no pixelation. But better make new composition with higher resolution. Current is only 332x554 px.


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When you Unite multiple shapes they become one shape. All the individual fills are ignored and a single fill is applied to the united object. That gradient you have can't be accomplished on a single shape as a fill, other than using a gradient mesh. But when using the Unite command, meshes aren't generated for you. A better option may be using a stroke ...


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One way of doing it is making a Clipping Mask. You have to make another triangle like the pink one but from the other side (bottom-left corner) and make it black, then copy and paste-in-place the text, go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make . You will end up with this: PS: There are other ways of doing this, but the ones that I know of involve Outlining ...


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Other option if you don't want to calculate anything: Simply duplicate that outline you already have (menu "object", then "transform" then "copy" with the 0 value everywhere) Then set your outlines to "Align stroke to inside" in the stroke panel.


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You can use path offset. Select the path for guitar outline. Go to Object -> Path -> Offset Path. For inside offsets, use a negative number.


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This happens because some characters like 'S' and 'O' slightly higher than 'I'. You could convert the text into outline Type > Create Outline and place it to the top left corner. By enabling Smart Guides (CTRL + U) you could easily position the text.


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put your varnishes on the topmost layers--each on a separate layer--do not trap! the print provider will handle it in a way that's best for their process. note: I work in prepress (30 years+) we do not trap varnishes--we do however use a variety of processes depending on the press--sometimes we use what's called a 'strike thru' varnish--the gloss is applied ...


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Choose any font you want and then simply apply a grunge texture on it that will be divided with pathfinder. You can use any grunge effect you want online or in stock vectors. If it's an image rasterize and low quality, you can use the "trace" to make it a vector. Then apply this in white on top of your text and use the "divide" in the Pathfinder panel. ...


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In Word, it is not possible to use Fill to change an imported image's color like you can with Word's native shapes, BUT you can tint them to more than just a handful of colors. Note: There's a discrepancy between the "Format Picture" sidebar (where there are only a handful of recolor options, as you've mentioned), and the similarly named "Picture Format" tab ...


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I've noticed the knife tool is extra choppy when it has a smaller number of pixels to cut around. You could try scaling up your artwork temporarily for smoother cuts.


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As the others have stated, this is a font issue, not an Illustrator one. I've noticed this happening in other Adobe programs as well, not only AI. My workaround for this is a simple one and involves placing a space in front of your first character, then you adjust the tracking of the space to a negative value, until it lines up where you'd like it. In the ...


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It depends a bit on the situation, but the most generic answer is to use shape builder. Select the lines you want to participate in the cutting and cut. Activate the shape builder tool (Shift + M) Alt + Click or drag on line you do not want to keep. Image 1: Trim lines using shape builder. This all depends a bit on your base understanding of how ...


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"Saving as editable PDF" in Illustrator means that Illustrator embeds the ai file when it creates the PDF, so that it can reuse it. This does, of course, bloat the PDF… and it requires Illustrator for editing. Acrobat does not have the capability to edit vector graphics; it does need a helper for that (such as Illustrator). Acrobat DC is quite good with ...



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