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Create a custom brush in Illustrator. Draw your lines Drag the lines to the brushes panel. Draw your "S" as a single path Apply your brush You can either create your brush as an Art Brush or a Pattern Brush. You can define custom corners and ends with a pattern brush which may be useful to you, or you can use an art brush which will stretch the ...


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You can get good results if you use 3 lines for the blend! You are right that the blend tool does not work for this with closed shapes. But you really only need it to look closed. I made a quick example to show you: As you can see on the left I drew 3 lines. The blue and the green one are drawn in a way that they seem to be one closed shape. The line ...


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Just going off of what I picture in my head that you are after. I would use a circular path, stroked, with a round cap: Select which Anchor Point(s) you'd like removed and delete: Add a round cap: Voilà: When you get your highlight how you want it, I would suggest expanding its appearance (Object > Expand). Edit I just realized that I made my ...


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What I did: Create each wave with white to transparent gradient in different layers (maybe solid fill works better) Each layer is set as "Soft Light" Layer order does matter, play around which ones should go on top of which till you get the effect desired. Set varying opacity for the lighter ones I did it in all of 10 minutes I think. Hope it gives you ...


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In my opinion the easiest and quickest way would be mesh tool and just some desaturated/pastel colours. First create a mesh'ed object. I already have opened desaturated swatch library (open swatch library > color properties > desaturated). You can also create your own or import one that suits you best. Then, with direct selection tool select some ...


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You can do this in Photoshop with custom brush you need to define (rectangle shape) and then play with the settings (remember that "roundness" in this case will be thickness of the shape. This is what you could get. In illustrator the easiest way (for me) would be do create few different patterns, fill objects with them, then expand and multiply and ...


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Use a Pattern Brush. Type your label and Convert to Outlines (brushes can't contain type). Drag your outlined type to the Brushes panel and choose Pattern Brush from the New Brush dialog. The text itself isn't editable (creating a new brush is quick enough though) but you can easily change the size, spacing etc. at any time by double clicking the brush ...


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Yes. Just make sure you outline your type first. Right-click, Create outlines To add to Vicki's comment, I usually save my "working" documents (with editable text) as .ai files. I then save my outlined, print-ready designs as .eps or .pdf files, depending on which the printer asks for. That way, you can always go back and change something if need be, ...


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A detailed explination of of creating more complex shapes can be found here. In this specific case though you can easily start with a circle and extend the paths with the pen tool. Start with a circle: Rotate 45 degrees and delete the top section: Using the Pen Tool, extend the path from each open anchor point: From there it's easy enough to ...


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You should specify a resolution of 72 dpi in the save dialog or then use the save for web option.


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Yes. In photoshop from drop menu choose "save swatches for exchange", choose destination and name. Then in illustrator Open swatch library "other library" and point to *.ase file you created.


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Rasterization turns your vector artwork in to a raster image. A raster image is made up of pixels. Ergo pixelation. There's no way around that. Either your Illustrator document is too small (Illustrator defaults to 1pt = 1px, i.e 72PPI) or you chose too low a resolution in the rasterize dialog. To get a higher resolution image (i.e less pixelation), simply ...


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I work in printing / imaging. And NO they don't always disappear at print. What happens is the pre press technician has to do some extra work to guarantee they don't show up. You are better saving in a non X pdf format (High quality print for example). This also doesn't chop your file into tiles and makes it easier for it to be edited @ the prepares level if ...


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Just to add to John's answer—If you are working with irregular shapes, you can use the Offset Path function (Object → Path → Offset Path...) to get the paths you need. Use a negative value to inset and a positive value to outset. Delete the parts you don't need, set a stroke etc:


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You can use the Pen tool to create the "M" shape, then select the anchor points like in the screenshot I attached and increase the corner radius to the maximum.


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What a mess, to lift ourselves out of the rabbit hole we need to a bit of a lengthy explanation. Warning wall of text! TL:DR Pixelation is not defined so it descries many unrelated/related problems, so explanations vary. On pixelation People see different things for different terms for multiple overlapping things. When people use the term "pixelated" ...


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Choice of tools is always a personal preference although some tools work better for certain tasks than others. For stickers (or finely-cut materials) a vector-based tool (like Illustrator) will likely be ideal. You can bring a pixel-based image - like a photo - into Illustrator (and most other vector-based tools). Then use Illustrator's tools to "trace" ...


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If anyone's still looking, I think I found a solution. Release your opacity mask. Select the mask shape, Copy it to your clipboard, then delete it. Draw a rectangle around ALL of the other objects that you want to be removed/trimmed. Color this larger rectangle some other color so you can see it clearly. Ctrl/Cmd+F to Paste in Place the original mask shape ...


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None of these suggestions work or worked for me - I need something simple and bulletproof, and the final suggestion ("Checking this option: "Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers" worked for me. I also chose the Acrobat version 8") DIDN'T work, and still exported all the layers for me. I found the solution in that dialog box setting the eps file save ...


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How can I create/export SVG's that contain stroke, stroke-width, stroke-dasharray, and stroke-dashoffset fields? With Inkscape this is really easy: Create stroke: Draw or import your object, select the object, then simply pick a color from the palette while holding Shift or set the stroke directly in the "Fill and Stroke" menu (Shift+Ctrl+F). The ...


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For the Mac, Spark is a fantastic app that easily lets you set shortcuts for illustrator scripts (File>Scripts) as well as other oft-used menu items you want to setup.


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I had the same issue and found this page, but nothing here seemed to solve it. I did some hunting and found that I had somehow pressed the shortcut for Hide Edges - or cmd + H. You can toggle this by going to View > Hide Edges. I must have accidentally hit H instead of G. Hope this helps.


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If you are confident that you have selected a font that you have installed on the machine, you may have a font style selected that isn't available. For example, I see that the style you have set is "Normal", but it may need to be "Regular". This can happen usually when you switch from one font to another and the assigned style isn't present in the new font.


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Select all paths with Direct Selection Tool. Open Pathfinder in Windows tab. Under Pathfinders heading select crop. You will find your stroke disappears. In Fill/Stroke tool in Toolbar you will notice your stroke has been removed. Simply put it back with correct colour and size etc.


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From the Pathfinder panel use Unite to combine your shapes: (Illustrator Help / Combine objects using Pathfinder effects) Left: before / Right: after


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I think the style is called Geometric Design or minimal design(even though not all of them use thin typeface) search for geometric POSTER design, geometric WEBSITE design and geometric BROCHURE design on image search sites (pinterest & google images are my Go To sites for this) and you should get plenty of examples https://www.pinterest.com/explore/...


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You can use the 'Draw Inside' drawing mode. Illustrator Help / Drawing basics – Drawing Modes   1. Start with your face (a little different from yours I know...): 2. With the shape you want to clip to selected, chose the Draw Inside drawing mode: You can also hit SHIFT + D to cycle through drawing modes. 3. Draw your shadows, highlights and ...


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Those lines are a result of the anti aliasing settings inside Illustrator. If you have a computer that supports GPU processing, as opposed to CPU, you can enable the GPU settings by going to View > GPU Preview (⌘+E) and that will get rid of them. You can also refer to this post, which is basically asking the same thing you are and describes two workarounds....


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Actually you could reset the work space each time your illustrator is started. Make a startup script with extendscript that calls something like: app.sendScriptMessage("Adobe Custom Workspace" , "Switch Workspace", '<workspace="Essentials" >'); Then it will reset the work space each time you start


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1) You can also do this using Knockout. This is a non destructive method. Make the parts you want cutout white. Then group objects (CTRL/CMD + G). In the Transparency Panel click on Knockout Group. Select the white objects with the Direct Select Tool (A), go to the Appearance Panel and set the Fill to 0 2) You can also use Minus Front if you have the ...



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