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There are many ways of approaching this. Your right a curve does not have to be made out of one piece, it can be built out of several pieces. In fact one curve can be built out of several curves. I have answered a similar question, about spiral caps, mostly the same applies here. When you do is you make a initial shape and then rotate and mirror it about. ...


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Duplicate the object that you wish to create a reflection of and flip it vertically (Object > Transform > Reflect, making sure you choose Horizontally) Duplicate the "reflection" group that you just made in the last step, then use the Pathfinder to combine all of the shapes into one Fill the new path with a black to white gradient (black = ...


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In Illustrator, you when you rotate an object using the rotate tool, you can first click once to set the pivot pint and that's what your object will rotate around. arrange your cards in a row so that they are not quite on top of each other, and then pivot them all at the same pivot point. To ensure they are all rotated at the same pivot point, rotate the ...


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When you outline text it creates a group, with each letter being its own shape. You can't use a group as a mask, what you need to do is create a compound path from your group. With your outlined text selected: Object → Compound Path → Make (or hit cmd + 8) But—You don't need to outline text to use it as a mask. Just use your live text as a mask and theres ...


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You can find the rotation in: Edit → Preferences → General... Set Constrain Angle to 0°


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You could use clipping mask instead. Create your shape over your grid. right click > Clipping mask


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Spot colors These refer to the ink process of how a color is printed. If you're using CMYK (process colors), the colors on your page will be created by printing various amounts of either Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and/or Black on top of each other to create that color. But spot colors are their own ink color. So if you have a spot orange color, you're not ...


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tldr No, because of standards. Not out of the box Adobe and PostScript simply use cubic Béziers. A cubic Bézier has 4 points. The decision is arbitrary and was done ages ago. The underlying vector specifications PostScript, PDF and SVG only natively support 2 (square) and 3 (cubic) order Béziers. So any export to these engines would need to change your ...


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Most large format inkjet printers have a 700 dpi setting. This is usually a medium to high quality printer setting (depending on the printer). Usually solvent inkjet printers have a lot of noise (printer and material dependent) so 700 ppi is absolutely an overkill. For a regular banner print 200 dpi is enough, you won't notice the difference. Higher ...


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You'll first want to use the Offset Path command, to offset your arrow by 2px (or whatever value you so please): Giving you a second instance of your shape, at the newly specified size: Then, you can place your new, wider, arrow into a group above your rings. Open the Transparency Window (Window > Transparency) and adjust the wide arrow's opacity to ...


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The optimum way to do what you're seeking is to create the book in InDesign, as you mentioned, but... 1) The text should all be done in InDesign, not Illustrator or Photoshop. Your file size will be much smaller, you'll have a much easier time editing the text, and your printed product will be better. Illustrator and PS are hugely powerful, but page layout ...


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This is because Illustrator now creates Linked Assets. In previous versions of Illustrator CC, every graphic asset, once dragged from the Libraries panel into an Illustrator document, was no longer linked in any way to the original asset. Consequently, modifying the original asset in a library had no effect on the copy used in the document. Illustrator ...


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I find it is helpful to blend the palette you want arbitrarily first until you are happy with the colour transitions. You can then apply this palette blend to your desired path. The blend tool will generate a dynamic colour range between each blended colour/gradient. Step One: Create circle shapes for blending, and choose a gradient palette for each one. ...


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There are two solutions to this. The first: Go to Edit > Preferences > General Check the box "Scale strokes and effects" That solves it! The first is somewhat temporal or should I say local to your machine because if you send the ai file to someone else and they don't have this stuff checked, they run into the same issue. The Second fix. Click on ...


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The purpose of an icon is to be a visual symbol that is used as a mnemonic device to denote a complicated object in a simplified way, so avoid unnecessary details in the icon as they can be distracting. It would be better to use just one object in the first icon instead of two objects. The second, third and fifth icons have unnecessary small detailed ...


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Here's a really simple way of doing this. Create a single square of your grid, including the nested grid Select this square and group it by hitting Command+G Make sure Smart Guides art turned on by hitting Command+U Now, with this group selected, hold down Shift and drag your shape sideways until it 'clicks' into the next shape Repeat this step with the ...


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There is no info on how the curve should continue. Adobe gives you three (or four more on that later) choices in these cases. The choices are miter, which continues the path straight after information stops, round, which makes a circular join, and bevel which just connects the parts at the unknown. Image 1: The three choices provided by Adobe when ...


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The behavior you're seeing is because you're actually rotating a text frame...much like InDesign, as you said. You can rotate the object the way you want using the Rotate Tool (R) or the Free Transform Tool (E).


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here's a sample showing how to loop thru the Datasets var idoc = app.activeDocument; var ds = idoc.dataSets; var activeds = idoc.activeDataSet; // save the current dataset for (i=0; i<ds.length; i++) { ds[i].display(); // this is the same as clicking the dataset arrows in the UI app.redraw(); // we don't need to redraw, it's here so you can ...


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I believe the setting is "Type Object Selection by Path Only" under the Type tab in Preferences. If that box is checked it will behave the way you are describing.


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For live text, set your stroke and fill in the Appearance panel and make sure your fill is above the stroke by dragging it to the top. If your type is outlined, you either need to apply the stroke to the group (you need to do this through the Appearance panel, otherwise the stroke is applied to each path individually). Or you can create a compound path by ...


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The key is to make it easier for people, not harder. I have seen people Google their own company logo, then pick the first result (an off-color 200px JPG) blow it up to 1800px and use that as the introductory slide for their sales presentation. All because they were too lazy to search for the logo files on the company drive (admittedly, they were about 36 ...


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Illustrator uses a font engine that is not capable of doing single line fonts. All fonts in illustrator are outlines no matter what. If we take CNC Vector as an example its simply a outline that turns up on itself, so it is not truly a singe line font as far as illustrator or your cad is concerned. So beware if you use a cnc machine/ laser cutter the area ...


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If your problem is with the points aligning, then you can use the alignment tool. But if its about the behavior of your strokes overlapping, you can try experimenting with its corners. Hope this helps!


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In Illustrator's preferences there is an option to change an objects bounding box: Use Preview Bounds With this selected the bounding box of an object (and therefor what is affected by alignment etc.) takes in to account any and all appearances that object has, including drop shadows or any other effects. Turn this option off and your bounding box will ...


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The way you can achieve the soft shading similar to the examples you've showed is to create a new shape that has a gradient fade from black to black with 0% transparency on one end. Create a duplicate of the shape you want to add the shadow to, and use it as a clipping mask for your "shadow"(cmd/ctrl+7). Then drag that over the main shape (or you could ...


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An apparently not so known feature of Adobe Illustrator is that the path that you typed on still remains a separate object, albeit grouped under the text object. You can select just the path with any of the 2 white arrow tools allows you to select the sub object. After you have selected the sub object you can manipulate it just as it was just the path and ...


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You simply can not prepare an exact two dimensional file for a Sphere. This has being the problem for making acurate maps of the earth and visual apealing at the same time. Here is a recopilation of diferent maps trying "to solve" the problem: http://www.otake.com.mx/Apuntes/Imagen/EnviromentMaps/Maps.html What you can do is a projection. What type of ...


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You're having an issue, because the source file is tiny. To illustrate this, I increased the object's size by 500% (Object > Transform > Scale): At 500% scale, you can finally begin to notice the offset path (-1 px here): I would increase your object's size, to begin with. Alternatively, you can try to mess around with small decimals to offset your ...


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Similar in principal to joojaa, here, my post concerns itself with the whys and tries, more than the whats. If you're at a plateau in your learning for particular digital processes then why not take a step back? Perhaps you can achieve more in a completely different way. Sometimes I find, for instance, that the perfect image cannot be created digitally ...



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