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Notice on the tooltip that pathfinder minus says "minus front". It can subtract many things from one thing - out of everything you have in a selection the one thing in the back is what it subtracts everything that's in front of it. When I say "one thing", groups don't count. When you expanded the text you got a group, and expand text puts the first letter ...


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After getting a good hint from @joojaa, I tried to create my own script and ultimately I found a great script called MultiExporter that is made by TomByrne. This script provides variety of options to export by layers or artboards, creating a ultimate streamline for tedious work of exporting many different individual icons. You get almost every possible ...


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Select the flags for a row Click vertical align center Click horizontal distribute center Click to make them a group (Ctrl+G) Repeat all rows. Then select all rows and horizontal align them as groups and distribute them. The tools needed are on the Align Palette:


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There is no fix for this as far as I know. Illustrator doesn't treat white as a color, but as a lack of color. So changing the documents background color changes how white, or rather the absence of color, is displayed. The background color will also alter any colors you place on it. This makes sense if you imagine how things print in the real world – you ...


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Select the object. Navigate the menu bar: Select > Object > Directional Handles. Press Delete. Now all you have is points!


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It may be beneficial to scan the drawing at very large dimensions, such as a 600% enlargement. Then trace the enlarged version. This will allow you to trace with more accuracy. There is a limit to the size of detail Image Trace can see and pick up. If you are at the edge of that, there's not much you can do to force the feature to be more accurate. By ...


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Well you could simply only use the Grey swatches in the Swatch Panel. Or you could select art and choose Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to Greyscale -- note that this will not alter placed raster images or raster effects.


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Illustrator does not really excel at this sort of operation. This is why I linked to Excentro in the comment above. Excentro is specifically designed to create guillochés and it's artwork is exportable (as vector) to Illustrator. Of course, I realize Excentro is an extra cost. The ways I can think to try and pull it off with only Illustrator include: ...


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The title of your question is "how to distress a font". The body of your question is "why doesn't Pathfinder do what I want". I like the first question better, so I'll answer that. Set the type you want to "distress" at several sizes. Print it out. Trace over the font with various types of media until you find one that feels right. Scan a few of your ...


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Select the object you want to transfer the color to, then click the i key on your keyboard to access the eyedropper tool. Now click with the eyedropper tool on the object you want to copy the color from.


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I have done this exact same thing here's my script: #target illustrator var path_prefix=("d:/temp/floormap_") var layer = app.activeDocument.layers.getByName("rooms"); function exportFileToPNG8(dest) { if ( app.documents.length > 0 ) { var exportOptions = new ExportOptionsPNG8(); var type = ExportType.PNG8; var fileSpec = ...


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It really depends upon the artwork. If the art is comprised of a bunch of raster images with clipping masks you are sort of stuck. You can't crop, cut, or clip raster images within Illustrator - you can only mask them. If the art is all vector and merely contains clipping masks..... In some cases, Object > Flatten Transparency will quickly "bake in" ...


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As long as you are just trying to duplicate the artboard within the same file, you should be able to just pick Duplicate Artboards from the Artboards panel. As @Lauren Ipsum noted though, you need to be sure all of the content you wish to have duplicated is unlocked. I recommend going to Object > Unlock All or pressing ⌘ / Ctrl / Command+⌥ / Alt / ...



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