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Polar Grid Tool Method :: Quick and dirty :: On the Tools Palette, click and hold on the "Line Tool". Choose "Polar Grid Tool" from the drop-down Begin dragging your shape, but don't release the mouse button Pressing the arrow keys in this "unreleased shape" state will alter the number of line dividers, and will yield something like the result you seem ...


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Option 1: Draw 1 circle. Select it. Choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform from the menu. Enter the scale amount you want in the upper fields. Enter the number of copies you want in the Copies field. Tick the Previewbox. When satisfied, hit OK Choose Object > Expand Appearance to expand the effect into actual circles you can ...


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That kind of tight, uniform spiral is called an Archimedean spiral (aka Archimedes spiral). They can't be made by the regular spiral tool which only makes expanding (logarithmic) spirals. There are two ways to make them I know of: A method using art brushes described on vector guru: Take as many parrallel lines as you want loops Nudge one end of the ...


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I was hoping someone with experience of this sort of vinyl print design would answer but since they haven't yet, here's what I'd try if it was me dropped in at the deep end on this project: I haven't tried actually making the sphere but it looks like all the joins and curves would be in the right places to straighten and match when the template is printed ...


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Can you do it? Probably! It would not be all that difficult to create this logo within Illustrator. However, that's not the important aspect to take away for logo design. What you really should aim for is the logo to be 100% vector. That would be a little bit trickier due to some of the effects you've used. Here are the areas that jump out at me as ...


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EDIT: I have just learned from @AlanGilbertson in this thread What unique benefits does the EPS format provide? ..that eps has limited uses, and in general that pdf is the way to go. If the client does not have any preferences; a good practice would be to give them an .eps and a pdf and an svg file in addition to jpg/png in different sizes. If you also ...


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EPS is "Encapsulated PostScript," which pretty much gives you its origin and its purpose. It's a legacy file format that permits a visual representation of PostScript code. The only benefit of EPS today is that it's theoretically usable by any vector graphic application, no matter how old, and by legacy equipment such as older computer-controlled engraving ...


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We'd likely need to refer you to this question--namely the first line of the first answer: Ask your vendor. Alas, that's the only 'correct' answer here as whatever solution you come up with, you're going to have to be partnering with your vendor that will be printing it. And they are going to help you figure out the specific software, layout, ...


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If the lower arcs are closed you can Select all the shapes, go to Pathfinder (Window -> Pathfinder) and choose Unite function Two upper circles are compound path


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I would recommend something like: yEd, used to use this a lot, today not so much. Probably best for simple-moderately complex stuff. Good support for different formats. Gephi, for beautiful big force directed graphs. Tulip, havent used more than once seemed ok graphwiz, I use this all the time and then do final touches in illutrator. It probably produced ...


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This can be done in Illustrator with the blend tool. You just need a starting curve and an end curve and create all the lines in between with the blend tool. This can be done with lines or shapes. Create a blend with the Blend tool Select the Blend tool . Do one of the following: To blend in sequential order with no rotation, click anywhere on each ...


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Your drawings are very good! In a digital world, illustrations that possess some humanity (like yours) are unfortunately rare. Digital drawing tablets are fantastic for many uses but they do still have a certain quality that is distinct from hand made art. I like using physical media. For line drawings and shapes that need to have some organic ...


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Spherical projections onto a 2D surface can quickly get complicated and confusing. The image in that forum post is what's known as an "interrupted projection". It's quite similar to an interrupted sinusoidal projection. I understand you're probably not making a globe of the Earth, but you might have better luck searching for cartography solutions. This ...


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When converting a path to a text-path, the fill and stroke of the path is automatically changed to None, but you can re-assign colors to the path that are independent of the fill/stroke applied to the text. The trick is to select the path portion of the object using the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow). Here's how to tell which you have selected: ...


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The main problem you're having is that both your logo and background are in focus. You need to take the background out of focus; so blur the background image. Also the path/trail in your background image clashes with the white of your logo. Secondly, your logo is a little too obtrusive. Make it a bit smaller to expose more of the background image. Here's ...


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Is it easily possible to merge these two points into one point which has two bezier-handles: the left from the former left point and the right from the former right point? No. Not with the stock version of Illustrator. Because any alteration to either anchor's position will ultimate alter the path, there's no way for Illustrator to calculate the ...


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More on unique features of EPS. PDF is a distilled EPS , that is all the intelligence the EPS file contained has been stripped away. For example, since the EPS is intended to be executed at the printer or RIP stage it can use the printers settings. So the logo could decide to print a specially made black and white version instead of printing a grayscale ...


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You can't save pattern swatches in ase format: The best way to to this is to have an Illustrator file that you can simply paste a new pattern-filled shape to then save. You can then share that .ai file and load it as an "Other Library" to import all the pattern swatches.


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If you're looking for something internal, why not use Smart Guides and adjust the Preferences to show Construction Guides at 30° angles? This will give you a "snap" at the 30° angles. While not the same as constraining, I often find the smart Guides snapping sufficient. The only thing perhaps easier than adjusting preferences is using the Protractor ...


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If you want the handles to be "similar" the first thing you do - you press Shift+C (Convert Anchor Point) and click once on the point of interest: you had a smooth point (otherwise it has no handles) and converted it to sharp one. Next, you click on the point of interest the second time and begin to drag to desired direction - by this action you convert ...


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Blend modes will give very unexpected results in CMYK if you're used to working with them only in RGB. If the purpose of the PSD is only to provide a transparency mask, why not create a PSD consisting only of the (alpha channel) luminosity values and place that instead? You could create that very quickly with Image > Calculations, using the gray values ...


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You can edit the original art and the placed image will update. If you don't want to alter the original, highlight the placed art in the Links Panel and then choose Embed from the Link Panel menu. This will embed the placed artwork and make it actually editable artwork in the file you are working in. This also breaks the link or relationship to the ...


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You could try using the "smooth" tool located as a secondary option to the pencil tool. Hard to predict and takes getting use to, but simply take it and smooth near/on lines you want to smooth and it will lessen the number of anchors giving a smoother line appearance.


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If you are looking for an opensource program there is Inkscape. Some apparel/embroidery shops do use Coredraw. There is always Illustrator but if you purchase Adobe's design package it does come with InDesign which can be used, too. In regards to fitting a sphere, from your prior questions, it would depend on the artwork setup and you should consider the ...


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In Photoshop, select one of the dots with the Magic Wand tool, then choose Select > Similar. This will select all the dots. Use Layer > New > Layer via Copy to make a new layer from these dots, then in the Layers Panel, click the checkerboard icon next to the word Lock. This will prevent painting from leaking out of the dot area. All you have to do now is ...


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Edit: I might have misunderstood you: to apply different colours separately, I am not sure if there are any other way than selecting each and applying colour individually. Select your text box, set both outline and fill to blank: in the appearance panel, select add fill Find a gradient you want to use, or create your own, and select that: Oh, I ...


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Your background is too busy (shapes and colors). Try either blurring it a lot or making it black and white. Maybe also reduce the contrast. Also, on both examples you show, the logos have a very faint shadow. When doing your drop shadow, just don't put any distance so it shows from all sides of the type. Make it big and quite transparent. This should do the ...


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You can create Graphic Styles within Illustrator by using the Graphic Styles Panel (Window > Graphic Styles). The purpose of Graphic Styles is to quickly apply the same appearance to multiple objects or to create a library of commonly used appearance settings. In function, they are similar to the "Styles" panel within Photoshop (but not the actual Layer ...


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Which part are you referring to? If it's the spiral, don't use the spiral tool. You'll want a linear/Archimedean spiral for that. You can find a tutorial on creating those here: http://vectorguru.com/tutorials/013-archimedean-spiral-in-illustrator.html If it's the circled segments of the spiral, just split your spiral into individual paths and give them ...


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Select selection tool, black arrow, V Click on the line (handle) in the middle of the text and drag it upwards.



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