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You can use this short little snippet of a script: #target illustrator function ChangeTextContents(){ if(app.documents.length > 0 && app.documents[0].selection != null){ var newText = prompt("Enter new text:", ""); if(newText != null){ var sel = app.activeDocument.selection; for(var i=0; ...


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Don't trust on-screen representations of CMYK. Like, ever. Even the most sophisticated .pdf viewers are bad at representing CMYK colours on an RGB screen. If you have created a proper .pdf with a proper colour profile, colours should be ok. The only ways you're ever going to be sure of how it's going to look when printed is either calibrating your monitor ...


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In Adobe Illustrator the best way to fake an Italic, on a sans-serif font, is to Shear as others have said but also then reduce the kerning. I find for most sans-serif fonts a 10degree horizontal shear, and -10 kerning is very very close to what an Italic would be. Again for sans-serif fonts. Here's an example using Source Sans Pro and Arial. Top is the ...


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You need to separate inner and outer "circle" and Exlude them with Pathfinder tool. If you cant see the light gray shape, you have it below the dark gray object. Before Exclusion — two objects: After exclusion — one object:


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I'm starting backwards on this answer. From the final question. Exporting to pdf When you export a pdf format for print, you should use a specific subformat for example the X family X-1a. This format excude unnesesary features and process the file so it only have the data you need for print. This are old formats but work well. This dosen't alow ...


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I'm not really certain what the question is here. Yes, you can use Illustrator and yes you can use Photoshop. It all depends upon your preferred working method and desired end results. Illustrator will be slower the more objects you have. There's no real workaround for that, but utilizing layers and symbols properly will assist (turn off layer visibility ...


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No. Symbols and libraries are document independent, they do not "link" to other documents. In addition you can't use linked images within symbols. You will have to either duplicate symbols manually across documents, or used linked files and forget about using symbols. Just create a file that is "footer.ai" and use File > Place to place a linked version ...


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It is not a frequent problem, however sometimes one wants to move an artboard with all the guides. The solution is not perfect, but worked for me: Before I drag the artboard I "release the guides" - View->Guides->Release guides After I dragged the artboard I "make the guides" from converted shapes (+ select the lines again): View->Guides->Make guides


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Before setting your guides, switch to the Artboard Tool (Shift + O), then drag out your guides. You'll notice when you do this that the guides will finish at the edge of the artboard, instead of running off over the entire work area. When you move your artboard, the guides will travel with it.


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The PNG format is for screen. It is an entirely incorrect format to use in any print production files. Not only does PNG not support CMYK, many Raster Image Processors (RIPs) do not understand the format and will choke on it. The correct formats to use would be the native Photoshop format (.psd) or .TIFF. Both these formats support CMYK color, allow ...


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You can use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select the paths of the clipping mask and add a stroke to them. Do not use the Selection Tool (black arrow). I'd just use a gradient with middle stops as an extra fill on text objects, allowing the text to remain "live" and editable. This is easiest with single lines of text, but the gradient can ...


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There is no effect which is going to mimic that sample. You can try: Adjusting the settings for image trace Scan the original at a higher resolution Enlarge the original when you scan it (tracing a larger image will pick up more detail because the detail will be larger). Manually add the areas which are not being traced well.


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I used a negative value for the "First-line indent" it works like charm


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Your question is a little file specific, but I'm sure you're not the only one stuck at this basic point ... Judging by the screens you provided, it appears that you have a couple of things going on: The orange "mountains" consist of a fill and blending mode to create the color overlay on the "lake bed" texture. You are trying to take that mountain shape, ...


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Clipping mask shapes should encompass the areas you want visible. From your screen shot, it would appear you need to mask or remove the blue gradient from the areas outside your clipping mask. It is really difficult to understand what you are seeking to accomplish though.


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Artboards (or canvases) are not drawable objects. That is to say, you can't fill them with color or otherwise alter them the same way you would an object. Think of the artboard/canvas in Illustrator as your desk... things just sit on top of it, but you don't actually alter it. It's because of this fundamental difference that they are generally referred to ...


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Instead of connecting the circles with a line at the bottom connect it with a rectangle: Use the unite tool:


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Try the shape Builder tool, it lets you precisely combine many shapes into one in a more intuitive way. Here's a tutorial from Adobe


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The first image appears to have been processed on Adobe Photoshop; it looks like halftone. Here are the steps described in a tutorial on halftone: Step 1 Open the Photoshop PSD file you want to convert to a halftone by clicking the "File" menu and choosing "Open." This displays the Open dialog box. Navigate to the file, select it, then click "Open." ...


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Vincent is correct, you can't really get a correct representation of CMYK (subtractive color process) on an RGB screen (additive color process), especially with certain colors like green. That said, most quality commercial printers will/should provide a printed color proof of some sort before printing the whole run. Definitely check with your printer (or ...


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I am quite a newbie at Ai so came to the thread looking for answers to the same question. I also couldn't be bothered looking for THE font as I just wanted to slant the font I had already picked. I found out that if you type your text in MS Word and "italicise" it you can copy and paste it into Ai and it keeps its shape. Ai doesn't recognise what font it is ...



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