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You dont actually specify whether or not the image is something you have generated yourself in TK, have at hand or not. If you already have this code then you can export the TK applications canvas as EPS and open it in illustrator. All you need to do is call canvas.postscript(). If you want to use TK Simple sample in python 2: #!/usr/bin/python # -*- ...


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If you don't care about the dots lining up... You can quickly make something similar to your example in Illustrator using a dashed stroke. To draw the evenly spaced rings easily, I'd use the Polar Grid Tool. Then it's just a matter of setting the Stroke on the rings to dashed with gaps that fit your liking: You can of course fine tune each row to ...


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If you do care about the dots lining up... Illustrator's distort and transform effect is perfect for this sort of repeating pattern, but in order to get that exact pattern it will require some tweaking. Start with a dotted line (with 11 dots for your example) Add a Transform Effect via Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform... You'll notice ...


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Use Inkscape: Create co-centric guide lines and double click the lines to rotate by equal amount (I used 30 degrees). Create a series of co-centric unfilled circles manually setting the width and height, and moving them to the center. Create a filled circle, and copy paste some number of times. Use the "Rows and Columns" tool to spread them out along a ...


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I'll add my method, since it seems to me like it's the simplest. Basically, you: Computationally generate the circles in Python Render them as a simple SVG file Open file in Illustrator Here is the Python script (requires svgwrite and math): """ This script has two purposes: - Simple demonstration of using Python (specifically the svgwrite library) to ...


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My way to align/join etc multiple points is as follows: Press "A" and choose the points in question - Now, right click and choose Average->Both: + The result: gif:


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I won't directly answer the question, I will, instead suggest an alternate workflow. The benefit of this workflow is that it is guaranteed that you will not get this problem. First build a isometric grid. Make vertical lines and rotate the field 2 times with 120 degree offset. Tip: If you make the lines uncolored then you can just directly color the image. ...


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You'll be wanting to use Offset Path here. Type out your characters; Choose Type > Create Outlines to convert them into a group of actual objects; Ungroup the group, or double-click it with the Move tool (V) to edit it in isolation mode; Select the 'O'; Choose Oject > Path > Offset Path...; This option will create a second instance of the path, which is ...


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While most of the answers posted online are almost correct and give visually desired effect, I needed something 100% precise. Check out the references at the end to see animated geometrical construction of tangents. For starters make sure to disable "Align to Pixel Grid" and "Align New Objects to Pixel Grid" in Transform Pane. You would probably have to ...


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The following method uses the Polar Grid Tool I would use the Polar Grid Tool (shortcut is "\"). Use the up and down arrows to create segmented lines and use the left and right arrow keys to set the number of times the circle is divided. You can set a stroke if desired or leave as none. After you create the shape. You can go to Object -> Image Paint ...


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This is now a built-in feature as of 2014 in Adobe Illustrator CC. You'll find it under Type > Area Type Options > Auto Size.


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One way of doing it is to do the following. Type out the text in a color that you aren't using, like black. Use the selection tool(V), and with the text selected, right click and choose Create Outlines. Right click again and choose Ungroup. Move each character into place, then select all the characters and give them a stroke in a another color you are not ...


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Set the Text Type > Create Outlines Draw the rectangle Grab the Shape Builder Tool Hold down the Option/Alt key and click-drag across rectangle


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First, segment circle into 12 & convert to live paint. Fill with CMYK values (I used this website for ref.). Next, add your concentric circles. What I did here was to create twice as many & paired them up with Pathfinder-> Minus-Front. I then filled half in black and the inner half in white, and then graded the opacity accordingly (ensuring I ...


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Sending a client source files is fine, provided you've adjusted pricing accordingly. Native files should never be "free". Related Questions: Delivering a graphic design to a customer How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client? My contract clearly states: (I'm paraphrasing) In the event native files are delivered, files will ...


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Sure its possible. Use the pen tool click once and exit pen tool (select any other tool, or hold Ctrl and click to clear selection)


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If you are frustrated with how your design tools render designs vs. the browser, then the solution is to start spending more of your time designing in the browser. The reality is that the web is built with HTML CSS and JS. It's not build with Photoshop or Illustrator. So it's best to get into the actual medium as soon as possible. In your case, you do have ...


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You can use the scale tool with the tangent. Once the tangent is selected with the direct selection tool (a) click on the vertex tangent to move scale pivot to vertex. By holding Shift you can now constrain the scaling to be equal in both direction, which achieves what you want. You can also scale both tangents in unison this way. Screencast 1: Moving ...


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If you only need the parallel inner path, you can use the Offset Path tool under Object->Path->Offset Path. You'll just need to enter a negative number as the offset value to make an inner path. The Joins and Miter Limit options work the same as the Corner and Limit options in the Stroke panel. Just make sure you have the Preview box checked to make sure it ...


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Measurement settings are application wide and are not document specific. Just right-click, or control-click the rulers in the document and choose the scale you want. You can also input any scale into measurement fields. If the document is set to use pixels, you can input 50mm and it will automatically be converted to pixels. There's no need to keep changing ...


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You don't have many options if you really want to keep the text in the same exact position on all the pages. You can only shrink the size of all your images to have the same height. You can have a look at catalogs to see how they do it. It's acceptable to have a layout for vertically tall products and one for products that are more horizontally long. ...


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If you don't have any white background on your Illustrator file, then there will not be any background on your .ai or .pdf. If you want to test this and make sure there's none, open your .ai created from your Illustrator software in Photoshop. You should get only one layer with the logo on it only and no background. If you see some gray and white ...


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Try long-clicking on the pen tool and you will have like some kind of a drop down that will help you choose the " > " tool you are searching for. Or hold shift + C and you will get it. I hope this is what you are asking for :)


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I believe the best you can do is to utilize the Layers Panel. The currently selected object will be highlighted by a small color box to the right of the object name in the Layers Panel. The next object above/below will be above/below that highlight. Just click the circle on the right of the object above/below to select it. Not an ideal solution, I ...


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There is NO reliable way to do this. Powerpoint is a very bad program to preserve imported paths. The EMF and WMF are very buggy vector file formats. I would ask, What is the purpose of the images? What kind of images are thoose? If they are ment to stay in power point, then you probably should learn how to stick into power point's features. If they are ...


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The reason why the font does not render correctly to the actual font type is because, when the SVG is saved using the Illustrator application. The application automatically converts the design to code. And if observed closely the font name within the code does not match to the actual font installed within the system. To overcome the issue of font rendering ...


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You can change the stroke endpoint. If you do not have your stroke panel open you can go to Window - Stroke. Select your path with the direct select tool. Go to the panel options and under Corner, select Round Join or Bevel Join If you are worried about lines protruding, you can also create an outside shape and use that as a clipping mask.


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Why Well, take two lines that meet at a point. When you make them bigger, you're basically drawing two parallel lines around the baseline and filling whatever is between those lines with your stroke fill color. So, the more acute the angle between your (base)lines, the farther the external parallels will meet, causing these spikes. How The Stroke panel ...


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Not sure how well it works with data compression, but you may want to give git annex a try: http://git-annex.branchable.com If your files aren't so big, plain git or mercurial may be the best fit. Just avoid SVN at all costs


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You could record an action regardless and save it next to your file. This would have the benefit of easy repeatability. You could then check the dialog buttons that you wanted to manually tweak. Now even if you dont want to use the action you can still read it this saves you from needing to type the procedure down. It also saves you time on the easily ...



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