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You can create a knockout stroke by using transparency to shape a knockout group. Put all three people together in a single layer On the top-most person, add a stroke with thickness of your liking From the Transparency pane, click Knockout Group twice and Opacity & Mask Define Knockout Shape once so that both have a checkmark Set the opacity of your ...


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1) Open your PNG in Photoshop, not Illustrator 2) Double-click on your layer, to apply a style 3) Select Color Overlay 4) Choose your color and click OK


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Based on the Illustrator JS manual I've come up with the code below. This code does exactly what you want: Creates a gradient with two color stops: black and white Repeats it five times Applies it as a stroke to the active (selected) element A more generalistic version can be found below the line. (1) First we set the desired number of colors and the ...


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You can achieve this with Illustrator scripting. Checking the documentation for CC15.3 in the JavaScript Reference PDF under Gradients on page 68. Create the colors: // Create the colors var startColor = new RGBColor(); startColor.red = 0; startColor.green = 100; startColor.blue = 255; var middleColor = new RGBColor(); middleColor.red = 252; ...


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This will only work if you are using the gradient as a stroke (as in your question). If you want to repeat the gradient endlessly (as opposed to a specific number of repeats) then you can skip steps 2 and 3 and use a pattern brush instead of an art brush. In CC you can now use images in brushes so you may be able to rasterize the gradient instead of ...


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Layers are inherently different in Photoshop and Illustrator. Everything in Photoshop is a layer, but Illustrator's Layers panel is actually layers and objects. Everything is created on one layer by default but you can still open that layer and see each object as it's own "layer". If you do want everything on it's own layer (although you probably don't need ...


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If you want to color your lines with a single gradient without combining them in to a single object you could use your lines as an opacity mask on a single solid gradient. Editing opacity masks can be a bit annoying if you're not used to working with opacity masks but it is easy enough once you get used to it. Opacity masks work with grayscale values, so ...


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A bit late to the party, but there is a way to change the fill color for this PNG in Illustrator. I use CC, so the controls may be a bit different from what you see, but in case it helps, here is what I would use. "Object" » "Image Trace" » "Make" If needed, go to the "Image Trace Panel" to adjust things until you have what you need. The first thing I'd ...


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The easiest way would be to separate your circle segments with stroked paths originating from the center of your circle. You can then outline your strokes (Object → Path → Outline Stroke) and use the Pathfinder panel to cut out the segments from your circle.


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To create a diagram like this, you can make use of Dashed Strokes in the Stroke panel. However, if your diagram needs dashes of different lengths, this method can only adjust up to 3 segment sizes. Step 1: Draw an ellipse with the Circle tool and add a stroke. Step 2: Using the Dashed Stroke feature, start by setting the gap size you desire. Note: This gap ...


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You can simply use a dashed stroke: You can even apply multiple strokes with different offsets to a single live text object using the appearance panel. You can add effects (such as Offset Path in this case, so that the strokes are outset from the text) to a specific stroke by selecting that stroke and using the "fx" button at the bottom of the appearance ...


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Once you've converted the text to an outline, you could user object>path>offset path to add one or more offset versions (offset path will take positive and negative values) and then just chop the resulting paths up by deleting sections of them. It's a bit of work, but it will get you the effect that you are looking for. Alternatively, if you don't want to ...


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Instead of using the Scissor tool, you can just create a circle then add dashed Stroke to it and adjust the gap.


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I think there are 2 distinct steps in designing a mood board: Form/style of the mood board: freeform or tight pattern, what type of images, soft or bright colors, fonts - these factors are determined by what the mood board is for. Once you have decided on a style, you need to come up with a way to put everything together - a software to do the mood board. ...


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Here's an example that uses an opacity mask to create the opening and the inner outline. I'm using a red background just to clearly set apart the other objects that will appear above the background. Create a white fill (no stroke) object. This will be the stand in for a region. Select the white object and copy/paste in front (Cmd-C, Cmd-F), two times. (...


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You're right that you need to adjust the fidelity and and smoothness. Fidelity controls how many points are added to the paths you are drawing and smoothness controls the amount Illustrator auto-smooths the shapes. If you drag both sliders as low as they go then you will have minimal changes to your shapes. I normally keep them slightly above the minimum so ...


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There is no way to rotate different parts of a single layer so you need to import each of your pictures on different layers. You can easily separate everything in Illustrator to its own layer by selecting the top level layer in the Layers panel and choosing "Release to Layers (Sequence)" from the panel menu: The created layers will be sub-layers so you ...


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Here is one thing that could work: picking one of the two overlapping segments and simply deleting it so the other stands alone. Find the Scissors Tool on your Tools Panel. If it isn't showing up, look for either the Eraser Tool or the Knife, then right-click it to reveal the options for that Tool Panel slot. The Scissors Tool should appear in a small menu....


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Align to Bottom in the Alignment Panel


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An alternative option is to select all of the items you wish to apply the gradient to and then go Object > Compound Path > Make. Gradients will be continuous across a Compound Path. The downside to this is that it can only apply one set of Fill and Outline settings for all the paths contained in a Compound Path, and it can sometimes do funky things with ...


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Go to Window > Gradient and set the strokes to "Apply grid along strokes", I guess thats what you are looking for.


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The solution i found was to change the properties of the dashed line. Select the dashed line with the selection tool (V) in the Path toolbar go to brush definition(the one with a dropbox showing the dashed line), select the dashed line and open options of selected object. Change colorization method to tints, OK Now change the color of the outline as you ...


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Try to "Hide Artboards". Your artboards won't disappear but you won't be disturbed by their edges and the background will be white. It's in the "View" menu between "Hide Edges" and "Show Print Tiling".


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What might be happening is you have a stroke color that matches the fill color applied to your shape. You can do one of two things: Option 1: Change the stroke color to NONE on your overlapping objects. (I prefer this option, because the shape remains an easily editable shape.) Option 2: Make a duplicate of your objects, because what you will do next will ...


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Option 1 You can try changing the blending mode of the drop shadow. This will depend on the effect you want, what the underlying object is etc. Different blending modes will have different effects so experiment and see what works. Keep in mind that blending modes work differently in CMYK vs RGB so that may have an affect. You can see in this example that ...


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The document or shape may be in "Greyscale" mode. If you open the Color tab, and click on the options menu, is it set to "Greyscale"? You can select whichever color mode you want from this menu... Note: You may need to select the shapes/strokes in question to apply the change, but that should do it.


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Save your shape from Illustrator as .EMF file. Go to PowerPoint -> Insert a picture -> select your .emf file and click open. At this point it will act as a picture. You will have to right click the shape -> Group -> Ungroup. A prompt will appear asking you if you want to convert it. Click yes and after Ungroup it one more time. You will see that the ...


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You can select the path key you want to edit. And then use Free Transform Tool (E) to do that operation. To select the path key, use Direct Selection Tool (A).


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You can make a shape around the text Color it Black And then set Gaussian blur to the shape, works nicely with irregular shapes. Will work both in Illustrator and Photoshop.



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