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See ya If you've been paid for the scope of work completed, walk away. If you haven't, you might want want to walk away anyway. You're not likely to get to the bottom of the file issue without investing a lot of time. She doesn't know how to use Illustrator -- she just downloaded it! It sounds to me like you're not likely to get paid for the time it will ...


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File - save for web Select your output file (jpg|png|gif) and the quality In the middle you will see a drop down under percent. Select "Type Optimized"


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This has been asked several times and I will still say the same thing each time. The best place to develop websites is in the browser which is the environment it will live in. Photoshop and Illustrator have their merits but should, at best, be only used for mockup or wireframing to get a general idea. If this is for a client that will also use the same ...


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It looks like you want a hexagon that has symmetric handles at each node. I don't think there's any standard tool to do this, so use something like Effect > Pucker & Bloat with a value around 100%. Expanding this shape and adding points with Object > Path > Add Anchor Points gives you a shape with 12 nodes that has a nice amount of curvature in ...


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It Depends. The EPS format is merely a container. What is in that container can vary. An EPS can include 100% raster data. An EPS can include 100% vector data. An EPS can include any combination of raster and vector. The simple fact that a file is saved to the EPS format does not mean it's automatically vector. Unlike Photoshop, it is possible to create ...


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Select the path you want to edit. Use the Scissors tool and click on the path at both ends of the gap you'd like to create. Then use the Selection tool (black arrow tool) to click the portion to remove and click delete. Before After Tip: Adding guides to the document to help guide you on where to apply the Scissors is a good idea, too, but not ...


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You can use grunge maps as overlays for your base image in Photoshop. grunge maps are just images which are usually black and white that are used for adding small dirt-like details to images. you can find pictures of scratches and concrete to use as gunge maps from a site like cgtextures since the images on this site are free for any use. Here's the ...


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I'm not aware of anything identical (would be great if there is though), but you can achieve something equivalent by: Turn on smart guides (from view menu or toggle with ctrl-U). Move the second object so that it touches and the smart guides tell you it intersects with the other object. This snaps to the intersect so the distance between the edges is ...


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I have a client from hell, she wants my original .ai files and that is fine, however she downloaded Ai CC and is now complaining that "things don't show up right"... Can you get her to define "what doesn't show up right?" I would suggest you ask her for screenshots. this is a map and has about 70 layers and is very complex. I outlined the ...


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You can achieve the effect you desire using the 'pucker & bloat' dialog in 'Effect>Distort & Transform'. The only caveat is that is it will only work up to 3% bloat before the effect starts to turn your hexagon into a flower. 1. Start with your hexagon 2.Apply 3% Bloat 3. By 5% you will see inward facing nodes start to form at your vertices. and ...


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I'm going to assume here that you're not using the pen or shape tools. In this case you'll want to use the live paint tool. Select your design and press the K-key. Then choose a color and start filling. In the future you may want to use the pen tool. This will give you more control.


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Since it wasn't complicated, I decided to write it from scratch. I wouldn't expect the script to be very fast, due to the fact that it's opening, saving and closing files. It should highly depend on your computer and the .ai file(s) in question. Make sure to check the first two variables: overwrite and targetVersion, before trying to run the script. You may ...


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To put it simply: lots of effects in Illustrator involve automatically generating vector shapes in a pattern based on rules that can be tweaked and re-applied. Normally, you can't select those shapes, because they're part of the pattern, brush, etc etc. "Expand appearance" breaks these effects, turning the automatically-generated shapes into normal vectors ...


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Locking any layer in Illustrator (or Photoshop, or InDesign) has no effect in PDFs. Layer locking is a function of the originating application and has no bearing on output. You're free to try this yourself. You should be able to open your PDF and edit the text in Acrobat. But then, you'll also be able to use the Object Touch Up Tool to edit anything else ...


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Objects can have no fill, when you select them you just change the fill to none. But since you have that white circle behind the shapes you need to use the Pathfinder pallet. This will cut a hole in that white circle in the shape you want. Window>Pathfinder Then select each of the elements you want to subtract from the white circle and make a compound ...


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There's a similar question regarding InDesign and PDFs here somewhere. But darned if I can find it. Basically.. the file saves the name of the export/web image. So that next time it'll default to the same name (allowing you to overwrite easily). The software is just storing the file name you used. If you don't care about that, you don't have to save after ...


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Don’t paste content into InD! Okay, that takes care of that nightmare. I’ll let others explain the limited exceptions to the rule. Check your vector display settings InDesign tries to spare your memory by displaying linked vector files in a pixelated preview mode. It assumes you know what it looks like. However, unless you’re working in ...


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For designing the elements of a web site, you should use whatever tool works for you. Photoshop is a common tool, but there's no requirement that you use it. As for designing full layouts, I'd suggest you treat your tools as napkins. Whether photoshop or illustrator, it's just a napkin sketch and it may need to be changed as it gets put into HTML/CSS/JS.


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Once you have the shape selected you can go to (Effect > Stylize > Round Corners). You can then select the 'preview' button to get live changes.


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Here is an attempt to reproduce your picture with Inkscape, which uses a different rendering and PNG-conversion engine, as far as I know: I would guess that you would consider this to exhibit the same problem as your example pictures. If I am correct, this indicates that your problem is probably not related to you using the wrong options but rather to ...


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Place figure instead of importing Illustrator is able to place EPS and PDF figures inside of a document without importing them. If you only need to add some elements to the figure and you do not need to edit it, this feature allows to avoid all the headache associated with importing it into Illustrator in the editable form. Related questions: "Embedding ...


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That's the Artboard and you don't remove it. You can make it larger or smaller by going to File > Document Setup and then click on Edit Artboards: Your artwork must be contained in the Artboard. I'd suggest you read the link above from Adobe to get a better understanding of this concept.


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As Vincent already said, illustrator doesn't persist this information when you use SVG as the file format. However you can still set a blend mode to individual SVG elements via the CSS attribute mix-blend-mode attribute, here's an example: Protip: Illustrator will attach the id attribute to SVG elements with layer names. #svgLabelName { ...


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I may be lazy, but I usually just draw a rectangle with the same width as the desired gap, position copies of it in the gaps and align the objects with those copies. Then, I delete the copies. Don't forget to keep the original rectangle somewhere off-canvas or hidden, for later reuse.


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It's easy to change the color of guides in Illustrator. Just select your guide line, right click on it and select the Ruler Guide option. There you can change the color into whatever you want. If it's not a ruler guide (say you made it by going to Layout -> Create Guides) I think you have to change its color on the Master page using the above method.


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These answers are not quite correct (at least not anymore). SVG actually does support some blending modes using the feBlend filter. You'll probably have to edit the actual SVG code of the file though. What you need to do is add a <feBlend> filter. See this article for more info: SVG Blend Modes As you might suspect, SVG does have its own ...


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Depends on what the file contains. Unlike a straight raster format like say a PNG file, vector formats can embed much wider amount of data. Raster files included. So no you can not draw the conclusion that a encapsulated PostScript (EPS) is automatically scalable. If you convert a PDF to postscript via Illustrator you go trough the filters of Illustrator. ...


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Select all the artwork that you want to make less bright Go to Edit -> Edit Colors -> Recolor Artwork Check the Preview check mark to see the results immediately Check the Edit (picture)


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Your monitor uses pixels to display anything. There's no such thing as a digital display where pixels are not present, regardless of how an image is constructed. Some construction method do not output pixel data, but all displays use pixels.


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I wouldn't be concerned about this. You seem to be zoomed in quite far too. Also I'm pretty sure this is an artifact of raster anti-aliasing. If the "black line" or blend wasn't there, you would have a very jagged edge between colors.



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