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In Illustrator, you can use a Mesh Envelope distort to non-destructively warp text like this: Select your text object, then use Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Mesh... and add however many rows and columns you need to get the desired effect. I used 16 rows and 1 column in my example.


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After some fiddling around here's way that might be quicker than copying/pasting/moving. Create your popup. On a separate layer or file, create a black square that is the same size as the popup. Select it and define a new brush (Edit > Define Brush Preset). You can then discard the black square. Make your canvas fit the final size of the artwork you wish ...


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Why use an inferior product when you already have MS Paint installed? In Paint, use the Select tool and select the area you wish to "drag" around. Hold Shift and hold down the left mouse button as you drag the selection around, producing the desired effect.


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IMO, that looks like displacement mapping over a photo of stairs -or fabric over stairs?


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Create a circle and make it's stroke as wide as the circle itself. In the image I made a circle 100px wide, thus I made the stroke 100 px wide. I then set the stroke fill as a gradient.


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Well among what could be many answers—right here. We're all different levels of experience, and in different aspects of graphic design. Some more web, others more print, others more technical drawings, etc... But we're all here to help people just like you (and each other, because we don't know everything either). I agree with John Manly's comment. ...


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Stretching the bleep out of a jpg is a pretty feasible technique in this case, since this is a blurry image to begin with. You are going to see some banding if you stretch it too much, but there are things you could do to try and avoid that. Here's the image you provided, stretched to viewport siz. On my 1440p screen res, the banding goes slightly over ...


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What your client means is that the logo you create has to be scalable. So you are not supposed to use raster graphics, as they would lose quality when you resize them. Because you are using Illustrator, if you created your logo with vectorial tools (drawing your shapes, for example), that should be enough. As long as your client has access to the original ...


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You can rotate a character - which may or may not work for you. There's no way to "flip" a character though. To rotate, simply select the character and alter the option fields in the Character Panel. You may need to choose Show Options from the Character Panel Menu first. Here, I've adjusted the baseline shift as well to bring the rotated character back ...


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Using the Mesh tool with some tweaking will get you the desired results.


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Let's say you have a layer. This layer has two fills. Your primary fill is blue. Your secondary fill is a gradient, with the angle somewhere between 85 and 60 degrees, from white (or black) 100% to white(or black) 100%. Your secondary fill sits on top of the primary. Apply film grain (or grain, depends on how you'd like your final graphic to look like) on ...


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For an Illustrator file, that seems perfectly normal. Illustrator mainly draws resolution-independent vectors: images built up with curves and anchor points rather than pixels. Since .pdf is capable of containing vectors as well, Illustrator will store its vector art in a .pdf as actual vectors. Talking about resolution in a vector-only file is useless: it ...


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Set type. Draw a box behind it Select box and type Use the Shear Tool - click once on one side of the box to set the origin, then click-drag at the other side of the box, hold the Shift down and drag up or down. There are a few other methods you could use, from the Free Transform Tool to Type on a Path to Envelopes and transform effects, but this is ...


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There are two ways to create crop marks. 1. It can be done from the "object menu" These crop marks are directly editable. You can turn them off in the layers panel, or just by clicking on them and pressing delete. 2. Another way to add crop marks is from the "Effects" panel I'm guessing that you accidentally did this. These can be deleted (select ...


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Simple steps for that file... although that file isn't problematic here. First fix the type counters on the arch by filling them with white. Then . . . Select All Object > Expand Pathfinder Panel > Merge Click a white filled object (with the Direct Select Tool - white arrow) Select > Same > Fill & Stroke Hit Delete Draw a no fill, no stroke ...


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Open the file and choose File > Save for Web... In the Image Size area input 87x87.


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It seems to me that you already have artefacts in your before image. In Photoshop, when you scale up that type of image with a lot of flat solid colors, use the Nearest neighbor setting. But that won't help if the source image already has artefacts. To fix your original image, you can use try Filter > Noise > Reduce noise, click Remove JPG artefacts and ...


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It is merely drawn paths with gradient fills. There's honestly nothing complex in that image whatsoever.


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By using Clipping Masks and locking your layers, that's how I would do it. Here is a sunglasses(ish) shape that I just made. Copy the two circular paths that make up the lenses and past them in place. I have hidden the frames, so you can better see the lens circles. Place the design that you wish to have fill your lenses below everything else ...


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You’ve come across the Live Rectangle bug which is limited to the MAC versions starting with 10.7 and 10.8, but not 10.9 (Mavericks), see this thread (official Adobe Illustrator Forum): probleme with the handles on new version of AI CC 2014 Since we’ve already experienced some serious problems with the Live Rectangle (snap to grid bug) I’ve decided to write ...


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I contacted Adobe about this issue because I was having the same problem. They said that in order to use the latest version of CC you need to upgrade your OS (operating system) to 10.9. I am on 10.8.5 which is as high as the OS X Mountain Lion goes. This means that you need to upgrade to the OS X Mavericks, which is currently on 10.9.5. I have been ...


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I wrote a Javascript to do this; see https://forums.adobe.com/thread/735457 for a description (direct download link: http://www.jongware.com/binaries/puzzlify.zip). After running the script, you end up with separate puzzle pieces, which you can move around at will. The script assumes a single object or group is selected before running. It asks for a few ...


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No. Illustrator wouldn't know what to do with CSS and HTML.


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There are several ways to play with color. Use would depend on desired end results. You could use Live Paint to color one iteration, then copy the artboard and art and continue to use Live Paint to color a second iteration... and so on. You could ensure you use Global Swatches when coloring (with live Paint or any other method). Then simply double-clicking ...


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Take Add Anchor Point Tool which is part of the Pen Tool and put an Anchor Point at the Intersection like so: Select the anchor point at the end of the arc using the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow): Delete it:


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Let me see if I understood your question right (using Illustrator CS 6): We start with this shape: Select the dotted line and from the main menu select Object/Expand Appearance Select the dotted line again and select Object/Expand Step 2 and 3 will make each dot of the line to become separate objects. Select both the dotted line and the ...


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So, this seems like it's going to take a lot of finagling and trial and error. Have you tried using the 'puppet warp tool'? I changed the string of text to a smart object so I could still edit it and made the puppet warp a smart filter. This would allow you to hit every letter to curve it. Alternatively, I think the warp tool should work just fine (and ...


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If the animation is just going to be pivoting around a point, a relatively simple solution would be to bring the arm in front, and then pop a mask of the same colour over the whole shoulder joint. Something roughly cam shaped seems to work well here, but obviously you could adjust that to make more or less of the outline appear as the arm moves across the ...


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Make a thick line with the pen and change the cap style to rounded:


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The shape can be drawn with three stroked lines (I used the Ellipse tool and cut to size). To get the rounding all you have to do is apply rounded caps on the stroke.



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